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Top Red-Orange Lipsticks

Aside from blush, lipsticks are my favorite beauty item! Lipsticks can really add something extra without having to go the whole nine yards when you’re going to get out of the house. I’m so excited that summer is finally here! It means I can play with my bronzers and lip colors all I want! My top favorite red-orange lipsticks, plus YSL and NARS dupes are now live on my Youtube! Red-orange is my absolute kind of red lipstick, and since the weather is warming up a little, I’ve been itching to bust these out of my collection! I feel like […]

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5 Ways to Make Green Beauty Work For You

I vividly remember when I discovered the world of Green Beauty. It was amazing and exciting and honestly, overwhelming. I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed so I wanted to share my top 5 tips to making Green Beauty work for you.   Do Your [Own] Research There is a lot of information out there and a lot of people saying different things. Don’t feel bad about questioning what you hear. It’s your health, your body, and your skin. Find out what ingredients you want to avoid and why.   Take It Slow Don’t feel like you need to replace […]

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Fresh Summer Beauty Look

Summer time is upon us, and what’s not to love!? Your skin gets tanner, days get longer, and the makeup options are endless. I love bronzed glowing skin and bronzed lids with a glossy pink lip for Summer time beauty. This isn’t really a pool or beach day look, but more of a fun daytime or evening Summer look. Hope you guys enjoy! Skin Prep I always prep my skin to make sure it’s well hydrated so that the makeup has a smooth canvas to go over. My current favorite is the Free Love Beauty Wildchild Illuminating Oil. Then, I […]

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Top 5 Natural Brands at Trader Joes

If Trader Joe’s started charging membership like Costco, I’d pay for it in a heartbeat. Trader Joe’s is a staple in life, if not life itself when you just can’t deal with grocery stores or Whole Foods (hey, we love Whole Foods too, but we also like to save money for things like when we break toes). I realized yesterday why I love Trader Joe’s so much and it has to be in this order: coffee samples where they don’t even care if you sample it twice, the super nice people who work there, and the selection of everything you […]

Home & Family, Well Being

Motherhood Is

Motherhood is. Obviously, this isn’t a complete thought because I’m still in the thick of it. Thus, I don’t know a singular term that fully embodies motherhood. Motherhood is the epitome of signing up for a lifelong commitment. One that lasts way longer than New Year’s resolutions, that juice cleanse where you’re going to gain all the weight back anyway, friendships, marriages, and lipstick. Yet, motherhood can be so many different things like Linda talked about in her recent article. I’ve gathered a teeny tiny bit of knowledge in my very short time as a mother and to me, this […]

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The Miracle of Adulthood (Go Thank Your Mom)

Stop for a minute. Look around you. Chances are you are surrounded by adult humans. Being an adult is a MIRACLE. You probably think nothing of it. I mean, what is there to notice? We are surrounded by adult human beings every day, right? I used to think that I understood the miracle of life. I work as a nurse and see the power of life every day. I once even got to observe an open heart surgery! If you are wondering where I am going with this, I will tell you. The fact that a human baby can be […]

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Mothers and Others

A Mother by any other name would still be a Mother. Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and disguises. There are many versions of mothers that have nothing to do with giving birth. To make this a bit more convoluted, there are mothers who fit into all the following categories of birth mother, adoptive mother, foster mother, father mother (dads who also act as moms), and lastly, mothers to others. Let me explain a little further. A Birth Mom with the Perfect Scenario This one seems to be a no-brainer but, it’s not. Let’s say you gave birth to your […]

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Top 5 Natural Brands at Target

You all know the wise saying by now that goes something like this: “If you’re sick, go to Target. If you’re sad, go to Target. If you’re tired, go to Target. If you’re happy, go to Target. If you’re dead, go to Target.” That said, Target has been expanding their natural brands quite extensively over the past few years. Every few months, it seems like they are adding something new to the store that causes a stir of oohs and ahs. You are probably familiar with many of the natural brands at Target at this point if you have been […]

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Monthly Green Beauty Favorites

Hi, everyone! My monthly green beauty favorites video is finally up! I’m excited to talk to you about some new favorites from Lush Cosmetics, Gressa Skin, Juice Beauty, Mun Skincare, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Trestique, and The Innate Life! I’d really love to know what you’ve been really loving lately! I always up being very loyal to certain products until they run out and then I end up restocking the same product!!! Are you like that, too?! However, I do love venturing out and trying to products and then when I find something that’s pretty amazing, I get all excited again […]

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Easy Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Easy cleaning kitchen hacks exist, thank you Pinterest. A kitchen is where life flourishes, blooms, bonds are made, laughter echoes through the home, and where bellies are happy. The kitchen should be a sanctuary but also a place of functionality. Of course, in order for a place to function well, especially a kitchen, it needs to be clean. But, how many of us have time to get everything sparkling and all the grease stains off our cabinets? Kitchen cleaning probably doesn’t rank very high up there as a life fulfilling hobby. Turning on the oven to the self-cleaning mode feels […]