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Big Picture, High Performance

3 Things You Need to Know About Grit

There are 3 things you need to know about grit. It’s not the gunk that’s stuck on your sinks and shower tubs. It’s not that feeling you get when you’re exfoliating your face either. And, it’s definitely not the texture you feel in your mouth when you eat one of those baked goods that are not fluffy and moist. Grit is defined as having perseverance and passion for long-term goals (Duckworth, 2016). But, what does grit feel like? Think back to finals week for school or when you had 52 deadlines set for the coming week. You know you have […]

Resources, Videos

GREEN BEAUTY MAKEUP STARTER KIT!

Here is my updated 2017 Green Beauty Makeup Starter Kit video that is now live on YouTube. A lot of products won’t surprise you because you know my love for neutral eyeshadows, but I’ve also included some newly discovered favorites. Green Beauty is evolving with so many new products that have come out in the past year that it can get overwhelming as to where to begin. I really hope this helps you in putting together your first green beauty starter kit and that you enjoy the video as it’s also NOT an hour long, as usual. I would love […]

Resources, Videos

Vlog: Juice Cleanse Fail

I’m bringing the vlogs back as many of you have shared with me that you really love my ramblings. This is the first vlog in done in years and it’s on my “Juice Cleanse Fail + Easy Vegan Dinner Cooking” that’s now live on my YouTube channel!&#x1f31e. I plan to vlog about easy vegan cooking, hauls, vegan fashion, bullet journaling, and more. If you have any requests on what you’d like me to vlog about, please let me know in the comments section below.     Find out the best clean cosmetic products! Grab our FREE Green Beauty guide by […]

Resources, Videos

Smokey Bronze Eye Look ft. New Physicians Formula #InstaReady Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone! There’s a new video tutorial on my smokey bronze eye makeup is up on my YouTube channel. I’m demo’ing the new Physician’s Formula InstaReady eyeshadow palette that I picked up at Ulta recently. It’s a great palette that’s cruelty-free and the ingredients aren’t half bad for $13 considering that it’s from the drugstore. I also show what I use for contour/highlight/blush/and lips! I’d love to know what your favorite bronze eye makeup is as of late. I’ve been on a shimmery bronze kick these days which is unusual for me considering I’m notoriously obsessed with matte brown eyeshadow! […]

Home & Family, Well Being

How to Say Sorry

Since February’s theme is about relationships with your spouse, family, friends, and even yourself, the next unavoidable topic is how to say you’re sorry to the people you care about. When people say “nothing’s perfect”, deep down inside, they do expect it to be perfect. It’s one of those subconscious psychological statements people make when they think they are indeed, perfect. But, for a lack of a better term, “nothing’s perfect”, so eventually someone somewhere will have to say sorry. Saying sorry and really meaning it can be a difficult thing to do. It’s sometimes admitting and accepting that you’re […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

5 Hacks to Stay Accountable

We’ve talked about productivity hacks in the past here, here, and here, but this one is a little different because the focus is on accountability. Accountability is your way of being responsible and proactive with your any of your goals. Everyone has different tricks and tips to help them keep moving towards their goals. But, as easy as it is to set goals, it can be just as difficult to keep up with them. Life always gets in the way and we easily quit going to the gym or quit altogether. So, here are 5 easy hacks to help us […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Fast & Easy Beauty

Fast and easy makeup is what we all yearn for when we have busy lives. Especially when you become a mom, beauty takes a backseat to everything else! We often don’t get to shower or eat like normal people, let alone slowly blend in our eyeshadows. However, feeling pretty is still essential. We were once women before we became selfless moms who cared about how we looked. None of that is dead now that we have little lives to worry about. So, I’m here to share some of my daily beauty staples. I keep it very simple by using products […]

Home & Family, Well Being

10 Secrets of Happy Friendships

Have you thought about what makes a particular friendship so satisfying and how both of you feel good inside when you think of one another? Friendships are like marriages in some ways without the ceremonial hoopla, jewelry, and physicalities. But, the trust, intimacy, closeness and unconditional nature of it can be similar to being friends with a puppy. Only, that puppy talks to you and is able to bring you wine on the bad days. Friends are Family We Choose Here are the 10 secrets to a happy friendship that may or may not have been inspired by puppies.   […]

Big Picture, Mindset

The Secrets of Self-Care and Beauty for Mature Women

I’m here to tell you about the secrets of self-care and beauty for mature women, but I think these tips can be applied to every age bracket. I’ve lived a pretty full life and I’ve been past the stages that many are you in right now. Worrying about the size of your pants, if people think you’re pretty, wasting time on things that don’t matter, and pretty much everything that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of life. We all have those days when we may look in the mirror and think ” OMG”. But, hopefully, we have days when […]

Sleep & Stress, Well Being

How to Stop a Bad Mood

It’s purely a coincidence that the bad mood article falls on Valentine’s. But, hey, it’s probably a good day than any to address the bad moods. Remember for today, don’t have any expectations so that you’ll be pleasantly surprised. *Wink* With bad moods in general, life happens. People annoy you, someone cut you off in traffic, the train was late, you got a ticket, you lost your 50th tube of lip balm, or you just woke up moody because of a bad dream. Do you know the bad dream I’m talking about? The one where your spouse does something he […]