Drugstore Find for Keeps Makeup Series

Drugstore Finds for Keeps: L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paints

July 18, 2018

Hump day! Something about Wednesday folks, I’m telling ya. Feeling the mid-week sensation of being oh-so-close to the weekend. Not to mention, I am just short of 2 weeks from my family’s annual beach vacation and I cannot wait for a blissful week of no work and plenty of sun, sand, and waves. The countdown is ON. One of the things I’ll be packing for my upcoming beach vacay? These fabulous lip paints I am about to tell you about!…

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Vanity Toppers #6

July 3, 2018

Hi there! I hope you have a shortened week or at least Wednesday off for 4th of July. I know this week of work will be extremely slowed down for me as most folks are out on vacation, though I did manage to get several meetings scheduled on me for today.  Having Wednesday off is a nice bonus, though, and I’m looking forward to celebrating the holiday with my husband, family, and friends.  A little parade action and some quality…

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Foundation-less Look with all the Glow for Summer Nights

June 27, 2018

A zero-foundation look that will change your summer makeup routine. Happy Hump Day! Can you believe we’re a week away from 4th of July? This summer is flying, and if I’m being honest I’ve not had much time to soak up any of it. I’ve gotten in two pool days, zero beach time (other than a quick glimpse of the ocean at a wedding if that counts), and I’m still as pale as can be.  Self-tanner and makeup tricks are…

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Our Euro Trip: Italy Recap

June 12, 2018

This post is part two of my Euro trip recap and covers our time in Italy.  To see the first post about Ireland, click here. Hello! I am back today to recap the second half of our trip to Europe, our time in Italia! To go from Ireland to Italy was quite a change-up in scenery, culture, and food. I absolutely loved it. It’s tough to say that I liked a country better than the other because they really are…

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Vanity Toppers #5

May 25, 2018

A monthly series focused on the beauty & skincare products making it to the top of my vanity. Hello there my little ray of sunshine. Welcome to the fifth installment of my Vanity Toppers series. Happy, happy Friday and happy unofficial start to summer! If you’re reading this with an ocean view or while poolside, consider me jealous of you. I am planning to head into the office this morning for a couple of meetings, hit the gym, and then…

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A Calbex ‘All the Rage’ Review: Glossier Lash Slick Mascara

May 24, 2018

Happy Thursday! Many of you may be considering today your Friday, especially if you have plans to spend the weekend out of town. I am so excited for Memorial Day Weekend this year. I’m ready for the unofficial kick-off of the summer season and all the good stuff that comes with it: beach days, barbecues, warm sunshine, summer colors and patterns. Oh, I’m also excited to not be the color of a marshmellow anymore! Last summer I was still finishing…

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Our Euro Trip: Ireland Recap

May 22, 2018

Ciao! I’m finally back with another post after 2 weeks away, and 1 week of re-organizing my life. After weeks of blog silence, I feel like there’s much to recap, products to review, vanity toppers to announce, and more. If you’re just joining me on this blog journey, I recently came back from 16 days abroad – the first half of those days were spent in Ireland and the second half of them in Italy. This was my first trip…

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Vanity Toppers #4

April 26, 2018

A monthly series focused on the beauty & skincare products making it to the top of my vanity. You didn’t think I’d leave the country without giving you my April Vanity Toppers, did you?! That would just be cruel. Also, I don’t think my OCD would have allowed me to skip a month without a mental beating… so here we are. Let’s get to it! This is the fourth post of my Vanity Toppers series, you can see the last…

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All Packed Up

April 25, 2018

What I’m bringing as a first-timer to Ireland and Italy You can take a girl out of the country, but you can’t take the makeup habits, clothing obsession, packing-too-much-all-the-time out of the girl! I’m the kind of girl that over packs for a weekend trip.  I’ll bring five outfits for two nights just incase I’m not feeling the one I originally planned to wear. That’s just who I am! However, when you’re about to be in Europe for 16 days,…

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A Low Key Weekend with Family & this Week’s #MondayMask

April 23, 2018

Hey there! How was your weekend? This Monday is quite special to me because it is officially the start of the week I leave for Europe! More on that later this week — I’ll be sharing what I’m packing for each country and the items I snagged in preparation for the trip. I’m stopping by today to share my weekend recap with all of you and to dive into the details of today’s #MondayMask. Let’s get to it!   Dinner…

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