Rose Petal Bath Bombs D.I.Y.

There is nothing I love more than receiving a surprise bouquet of roses. It is sweet, thoughtful, and it makes the house smell great and feel amazingly homey. The only problem is that I can be a seriously nostalgic person, and parting with said flowers once they’ve reached their expiration date can leave me feeling blue. Not to mention I have a total phobia of wasting anything so I get way bummed composting flowers. That is why this year I decided to find a way to utilize my Valentine’s Day flowers as much as possible. I will be posting this…

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8 Tips For Becoming a Morning Person

As long as I can remember, I have always been a morning person. Well, I used to naturally be a morning person. Then college happened. To put it lightly, I began to sleep the sleep of a drunk teenage boy.  I mostly chalked this up to be due to my senior year of college and the toll that it took on my mental state – staying up so late that I called going to bed “taking a nap” since it wasn’t even long enough to constitute a night’s sleep. But then after I graduated from college, and got a real…

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My Take on the Smokey Eye

Sometimes I wonder if growing up with two brothers having a vast knowledge of Kung Fu movies and sports trivia has somehow drained my ability to perform basic girl tasks.  I remember watching my friends in high school apply mascara in the bathroom like ballerinas preparing for a show, whereas I looked more like a drunk, overgrown toddler trying to face paint my own face. Basically, makeup has never been my jam until I got into blogging and had the time to really focus on the basics of makeup application. But even with the makeup skills I have recently nailed down,…

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Repairing Damaged Hair Naturally with NightBlooming

Before we jump into this post here, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for bearing with me while we moved to Austin this past week. Things have definitely been hectic to say the least, and incredibly unexpected – i.e. I am now working a few days a week as a preschool teacher and our moving truck has still yet to arrive (#yay/#yikes). That is the thing that I love about new beginnings though, no matter how organized and hyper-controlling I am, nothing goes to plan and it gives you such an amazing fresh start. We are living…

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Sensitive Skin Care Line GIVEAWAY!!! **CLOSED**

A special congratulations to our winner Beth! Thanks for all who entered! As I have mentioned in previous articles, my skin tends to lean to the sensitive side. Especially in eye creams and face wipes, I have found that my skin has a tendency to become red and irritated- it can even be as bad as breaking out in hives! The tricky part is finding skincare products that work on sensitive skin, but still have the strength to fight adult acne (always a fun problem at 23). I have gone through plenty of trial and error to find a skincare…

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