Dove Product Review

Hello everyone! I don’t know about you but for me it is very hard to find a brand that I buy a majority of my products from. However, recently I have been doing that with Dove. I first found this brand when I was in need of a good dry shampoo. Boy did I find one. From there I wanted to try more and more of their products. I love this brand because it is a great price for the quality of the products. I have four products of theirs that I purchase regularly; two hair products and two body products.

  • Dove Refresh + Care: Volume & fullness dry shampoo. So I basically bathe in dry shampoo. I use it on first day hair for styling, second day hair for volume and third day hair to try and trick everyone into thinking it’s not third day hair. With that being said I needed to find a dry shampoo that did everything I needed it to without leaving my hair feeling even more dirty. This product comes out as a white spray but very easily absorbs any unwanted oil in my hair and blends into my dark brown hair color. It also gives my hair volume throughout the day! There is no need to reapply. Added bonus: it smells great!
  • Dove Style + Care: I was never really into using mousse. That was until I found a way to give myself a lovely blow out. On days when I don’t feel like doing anything to my hair but still want a little volume and style, I just spray a small amount in my hand and apply it to my roots after I get out of the shower. I rub it into my roots and then blow dry my hair while using a round brush to give it a slight curl. I make sure to lift up from the roots so my hair gets bigger. My boyfriend will use this as well to style his hair sometimes and he loves it too. It doesn’t make my hair feel weird or crunchy (which is a great thing).
  • Dove Advanced Care: I have very sensitive skin so it has been hard finding a deodorant that didn’t irritate me. The advanced care works so well and I can apply it right after shaving without the fear of it making my skin break out. I love the coconut scent and the smooth application. If you aren’t into stick deodorant, they also have it in a spray.
  • Dove Shower Foam: I didn’t realize how much I would love this product until I used it. First, I love that it is a foam. Just two pumps is enough for my whole body. Second, it has Shea butter in it which makes my skin so happy and nourished. Third, it smells wonderful!! I grabbed this products because I was out of body wash and wanted to try a foam one. This truly makes my skin feel amazing. After using it I don’t need to use as much lotion on my body after the shower. It is especially amazing while it is still cold out and my skin needs all the extra love it can get. I highly recommend this product. They have other scents in this foam range if you don’t like vanilla.


Not only is the women’s line of products amazing but I know that the men’s line is great as well. They are the only shower products that my boyfriend will buy. I know they have a wider variety of products that I am very excited to try for myself. I linked each product to the Target website, check them out!

Let me know in the comments if you have a favorite Dove product or if you try any of them out!!



*All the views and opinions mentioned above are completely my own. I was not sent products, nor was I paid in exchange for a review. The photo used above is my own and can not be used with out written permission from myself. I am in no way a medical professional, these products worked for my hair and skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Midweek Motivation: 2 Difficult Co-Workers

Hello world! This week’s midweek motivation is brought to you by unpleasant co-workers. You know that one person that thinks everything they do is the best work ever done. The person who will do one thing all day and then get mad when you are trying to juggle five things at once. The type of person who is constantly negative about everything and always has a very specific opinion on anything that’s happening. I could go on and on about the person I have in mind but I’m sure you’re thinking of your own co-worker. There are days when I think “how can I possibly get through the day sitting next to this person” but then I think to myself, just because this person is bothering me they aren’t preventing me from doing the best I can at my job. That thought is something that I have been trying to work on every day when I show up for my job. It’s not fun working with difficult people, but sometimes we don’t have a choice. All we can do is put a smile on our faces and get the job done because in the end you will come out on top. I’ll be honest, I’ve struggled taking my own advice on this for a while and I’m still working on it. But I have come up with a list of ways to try to make working with difficult people a little easier.

So from my brain to yours, here is my top 6 ways to work with difficult people:

  1. Don’t loose your cool. I know that it is easy to get overwhelmed and want to freak out on the other person for not helping, but by keeping your cool it will show your manager and other co-workers that you can work under pressure and juggle many tasks at once.
  2. Don’t take it personally. This tip is really hard for me to remember. I like when people like me, so if one of my co-workers gives me a bit of an attitude or just doesn’t do their job, I take it to heart. I shouldn’t. We all have our bad days and at the end of the day, you don’t know what’s going on in that persons personal life. The reason they are upset or unhelpful could have literally nothing to do with you.
  3. Don’t expect their behavior to change. There are many days where I sit at my desk and think “why am I sitting here helping every person that walks in and she is on Facebook”, yet day after day she does the same thing. If I come into work thinking she is going to change then I will just leave feeling frustrated. In different words, don’t expect anything.
  4. Connect with the people you can help. In my line of work I have found that it is highly effective to make connections with the people I work with. Whether it is my other co-workers or someone who comes in needing help. I have had my manager come to me many times saying how great of a job I am doing because of those connections I am making. It proves that I value MY job over anything.
  5. Try to understand why that person is difficult. I have worked with a lot of people in my life and something I’ve found out is that some people just don’t have a good work ethic. For all I know, she could be thinking she is doing an A+ job.
  6. Offer your help. Even if the task they are doing is simple, if you have free time reach out and see if there is anything you can do to help them. Hopefully they will take a note and help you in return. Again, even if they don’t help you, you reaching out shows that you are willing to help when you have the time and that reflects positively on you.

I know that some days you will feel overwhelmed and underappreciated, but trust me when I say, I have used these tips myself and it has really worked in my favor. The most important thing to remember is that you are always going to have to deal with difficult people in your life, just make sure not to become that difficult person.

That’s all I have for you today! I would LOVE to hear your ways of working with difficult co-workers in the comments below!!


Midweek Motivation: 1

Alright everyone, it’s Wednesday. That means we are half way through the week. I don’t know about you but I can already taste the weekend. Recently I seem to find that Wednesdays drag on and on. It’s hard to stay motivated to do, really, anything.  All I can think about is the weekend, sleeping in, binge watching everything on Netflix, and pretty much anything that doesn’t have to do with my 9-5 job. Now, I hate being unmotivated. I am constantly planning out different aspects of my life in my head, so when I make plans and then don’t see them through I get pretty upset with myself. So I have decided that I am going to use Wednesdays as a day full of motivation. Instead of being upset that the day seems to be the longest day of the week, I am going to use that imaginary “extra time” to make sure I’m doing things that help me reach my goals.

(If you want to know my goals for the year go check out my Vision board post!!)

There are a few things that I am unmotivated to do when I feel the day slowing down. Some of those things include going to the gym, cleaning my house, and actually creating content. Below I am going to share with you some ticks I use to make it through my Wednesday blues.

Going to the gym:

I made it one of my goals this year to get back into shape. That means that I have to actually leave my house and interact with other humans…..I’m not really into that haha. Luckily I have a boyfriend who decided to keep me on track with this goal. My biggest problem is that once I start feeling sore I don’t want to move until I feel better. I have started using Wednesdays as the day to exercise the way I love most. Whether that means doing some yoga, a Zumba class,  going on a hike (when it’s not freezing outside), whatever makes me feel better than being surrounded by people significantly stronger than me. If I do an activity I love, not only will I be getting my workout in, but I will feel better throughout my body, mind and soul.



Cleaning my house:

Let me start by saying that I live with two boys. My boyfriend and his friend. Let me also say that I do not claim to be the cleanest person, but I usually just stick to making my office a mess with papers and unnecessary things from my past. Me and the boys are also on different work schedules, so when I get home after work there are usually multiple meals that have been had by them all over the house. So cleaning….is a job and a half. Don’t get me wrong, they will also clean so it’s not just left on me, but when it’s my turn, I like to have little to no distractions. To make cleaning better I will grab my beats and listen to a podcast. Currently I am catching up on some John Jay and Rich radio.

(I am OBSESSED with this radio show)

I like listening to podcast because it feels like I’m having a conversation with someone. It keeps my brain active. Whereas, I usually just zone out listening to music. A few other podcast I enjoy are “Not too Deep with Grace Helbig” and “Jenna+Julien Podcast”.



Creating content:

6fe6bb0a-4f79-4136-bcbe-be24703338d5This is probably one of the hardest things to do when I am feeling unmotivated. That is because I second guess everything. Everything I try to create doesn’t feel good enough to me. One thing that I have been trying not to do is put as much pressure on myself. If I am feeling stuck, I take a step back and revisit it later with a clear mind. I try to spend time not only creating content but revisiting some of my favorite content created by other amazing people. I get inspiration from the people I follow on Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.  Revisiting the content that I love helps me focus on what I want my content to look like and represent. I highly recommend looking into other creators that you admire. I have found sooooo many people that I dream of working with through people I watch/read on the regular.








Wednesdays can be hard but your attitude towards it is what makes the day harder. The most important thing to remember is it is OK to feel unmotivated sometimes. And it is OK to give yourself a break. As long as you don’t let that feeling take over your everyday life. Stay positive, stay motivated, stay you!!! I’d love for all of you to comment down below and tell me what helps you stay motivated during the week!!!











My 2018 Vision Board

Holy cow guys! It’s 2018!!! With the new year comes new goals, new attitudes, and new motivation. 2017 ended with a lot of struggling. Struggling with my anxiety, struggling with my career, struggling with my degree, struggling with a move to a different town, but as of now I can say I officially got through it. Some of these are still things I’m figuring out in the new year but in the last year I can say for certain that I am stronger now because of it.

Why a vision board?

I am a firm believer that if you put something into the universe then you will get that. Whether its something positive, negative, goals, dreams, anything. If you put it into the universe enough, it will happen. That is my attitude going into this new year. By putting my goals on a board that I will see everyday, I will be putting those goals into the universe. It’ll also remind me to do something that brings me one step closer to those goals everyday. Along with my goals, I also put positive quotes. By seeing and reading these quotes, I’m hoping it helps me keep positive throughout my day.


Supplies needed to make a vision board:

-Printed out pictures/quotes



-Cork board/ picture frame/ fee wall space

-Washi Tape (optional)

-Stickers (optional)

-Markers/ colored pencils/ crayons (optional)

-Basically any additional decorations that you want! (:


Creating my Vision Board:

My process of creating my vision board was going on Pinterest and looking up pictures of other peoples vision boards haha. I knew what they were but I wasn’t sure where to start. After getting a general idea of the goals and messages I wanted, I searched them (again on Pinterest) and printed out the ones I liked. Now, I could have taken pictures of how I put the board together, but it is pretty….boring. Print pictures, cut pictures out, tape to a board/frame. Pretty standard. Luckily I had a large cork board already, so I just repainted the frame and taped all my pictures to it.

Goals represented on my board:

-Do more yoga

-Be in nature more

-Be active

-Less stress

-Make more time to relax

-Let things go

-Stay positive

-Create more content


Your vision board can represent whatever you want it to! These are just expressions of who you are and what you want to achieve in your life! I would love to see if you guys make your own! Please tag me on Instagram and I’ll share my favorites!!! Can’t wait to see what you guys create!



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L’Oreal Pure Clay Face Mask Review

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Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite beauty products. If you have been here before, you probably know that I am crazy into face masks. I have a growing collection in my office and I try to use one every three days (or whenever I’m stresses….Which ever comes first, ha). Recently, I have been doing reviews on sheet masks. I really enjoy those because they are convenient and they don’t make that big of a mess. However, I have been loving L’Oreal’s Pure Clay masks. 

So far I have purchased and used the Clear&Comfort, Detox&Brighten and Exfoliate-Refine pure clay masks. I found all of these (plus others that I would love to try) at Target for about $10 each. My very first thought about these products is that there is a lot of product for the price. I have used each of mine at least 5 times on my entire face and I still have a lot left to use! I also love the fact that they come in little glass jars. Very aesthetically pleasing! 

I used the e.l.f. foundation brush to apply all of the masks. I find that it applies the masks evenly and makes less of a mess. I kept each mask on for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how much I put on or how long it takes to fully dry. I have tried two different ways to remove the masks, direct rinsing and with a wet face cloth. I found that using the face cloth is less messy, but it takes longer and more effort to remove it. Rinsing directly gets water everywhere, but it comes off quicker. 

  • Detox&Brighten: charcoal + 3 pure clays mask. I was very excited to try this mask specifically. I have tried so many charcoal face mask in the search for the perfect one. I put this one on and instantly noticed how thick the consistency was and how smoothly it went on my face. Once it was applied I noticed it working right away. As the mask dried I could feel it detoxing my skin! I felt it most in my T-zone (which happens to be where I break out the most). As the mask drys it makes it very hard to move your face, so when you can’t move any part of your face you know its ready to take off! I really like to use this mask on days when I break out, or after a night out with my friends. It automatically makes my skin/face feel cleaner, brighter and overall happier!


  • Clear&Comfort: Seaweed + 3 pure clays. Now I will be honest, I feel like an alien when I have this mask on because my face is SO blue, haha. I was very excited to try this mask. I got it because I needed an everyday mask. This mask is supposed to draw out the build up of dirt and oils in your pores. And it does exactly that. I have combination skin, where my t-zone is either oily or dry (depending on the time of the year). I really think this mask really balances out and improves my skin. While this masks dries, it’s not as hard as the charcoal mask, but you know it’s dry. 


  • Exfoliate- Refine: Red algae + 3 pure clays. I haven’t used this mask as much as the other two. I really enjoyed how the mask is creamy when you put it on and then you can feel the exfoliating part when you remove the mask. Out of the three, I would use this one about once a week. It really cleans your skin and makes your face feel SO smooth after. I really like to use this one before I get into the shower. I find it is easier to really exfoliate my skin if I’m not worried about getting water all over the place haha. I think that it would also be really nice to use one of those electric cleansing brushes to remove it. The box says to use three times a week for best results, however I am scared that if I exfoliate that often I will just break out more (my skin is weird like that). 


Overall, I am absolutely in love with this brand and these masks. There are a few more that I want to get my hands on, as well as, facial cleansers that match each mask. I highly recommend picking up one (or all) of these masks haha! My skin has really cleared up after using them and I just feel happy in my soul when I put one on. It truly is my favorite part of the day!

Let me know in the comments which masks or brands you like! 












Sweater Weather

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You guys….it’s happening. It’s cold Enough to wear sweaters!!!! I live for this time of the year. Temperatures are finally dropping, leaves are changing colors and the air smells like snow (yes, I can smell snow haha). I know I have mentioned before how much I love fall and my love for it continues to grow! Layers, boots, scarves and hot chocolate….count me in! Now I don’t know if I have every said how weird the weather is here in Wyoming, but let me tell you, its crazy. It usually starts snowing in October (it already has twice) but it won’t stick until about late November/ early December. The temperature does drop significantly and quickly. However, the temperature is highly inconsistent. One day it’ll be warm and sunny and the next day it’ll be as if we went into the next ice age. After growing up here I am at least a little prepared for the abnormal changes, so much so that once it is officially fall, I dress for fall. I don’t care what the weather is. I will wear boots, skinny jeans and sweaters. Luck for me I’m cold no matter what the weather, so it all works out in the end!

Along with my almost obsessive need to wear sweaters everyday, I also stick to a very basic color theme. I go for mostly blush pink, cream/white, grey, black, navy or olive. With that I will also go days in a row of wearing black on black on black on black. I love it. As I was preparing my closet for the new flow of knitted heaven, I picked out a few of my favorites so far!

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It was hard to pick my top five sweaters but I finally narrowed them down. The top two are from TJMaxx and the other 3 are from H&M. I wear these five almost religiously but I am still on the hunt for an oversized chunky sweater. I’m going to keep a look out for baggy ones as the weather starts getting colder.

If you guys have any favorites please share them down below!!!


My Favorite Youtubers

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you, if I am not listening to a podcast or watching Netflix, I am watching a Youtube video. Now sometimes I get into a deep dive and end up watching compilation videos of owners coming home to their dogs after being away and just balling my eyes out (and if you don’t cry watching those videos then you really have no soul). However, I mainly go on to keep up with a few of my favorite people (none of which know I exist….so that’s fun). I watch a wide range of genres, so I am just going to share with you my overall favorite people to watch.

7. Clevver TV/Style/News: These are 3 different channels but it is the same people. I love the Clevver girls. They are relatable and funny. These videos cover a range of topics from celebrity news to cheat day food inventions. Their videos range in length (personally I like really long videos) which is great for binge watching.

6. Emma Hill: I just recently got into her videos and I am in love! I have been binge watching all of her content and it is really getting me inspired to revamp my wardrobe. A lot of her videos are fashion related. My favorite videos so far are her hauls (I just love seeing what people buy. I’m nosey like that haha). She also has a few makeup videos and vlogs. She is pretty new to Youtube but she has an amazing blog that I think you all should check out!

5. Acacia and Jairus: I feel like this channel is a little controversial. A lot of people don’t like Acacia for things that happened in her past and because they do a lot of sponsored videos. I used to watch her when she was younger and then when she started making videos again I got sucked back in. Acacia and Jairus are young parents. They just had their daughter Brinley and I believe that Acacia is only 19. I enjoy watching their videos because I like to keep ups with their family and see how they are constantly growing and changing together.

4. Julien Solomita: Julien is a vlogger. He is probably one of the most creative vloggers I have ever watched. He doesn’t just talk in to the camera like other vloggers. He uses different angles, voice overs and just creates vlogs that are like movies. I know he also does short films and those are amazing too. He is dating Jenna Marbles a.k.a Jenna Mourey (whose videos I also love) so its fun to see another side of their lives outside of Jenna’s videos.

3. Grace Helbig: I have watched her FOREVER!!!!! Her videos are a lot of comedy with a little cooking, beauty and DIY thrown in. She is a hot mess express and I love every single second of her videos. Her style of comedy is very self depricating in a way that makes you want to make fun of yourself. Because if you can’t laugh at yourself then life will just be a bore. Grace has also written/produced/stared in 2 movies; Camp Takota and Dirty 30 (I highly recommend watching both of those).

2. Jenna Marbles a.k.a Jenna Mourey: Jenna also does comedy videos with a little cooking, drinking, beauty, DIY, dogs and hot mess thrown in. I believe Jenna has been around since Youtubers became a thing, ya know, one of the OG’s. She is hilarious and has the cutest dogs in the world that put up with so much of her craziness. Her earlier videos (which I think everyone in the world needs to watch) were more sketch-like videos and now she has gotten into doing whatever pops into her head. This ranges from seeing how many balloons it takes to lift her chihuahua in the air to attempting to make a wig out of eyelashes. Her and her boyfriend Julien also have a gaming channel and a podcast.

1. Zoella a.k.a Zoe Sugg: Zoe is my number one youtube to watch. I have watched her since she was making videos in her room living with her parents and now she has her own home, her own book series, her own beauty line and her own lifestyle line. She has two channels; her main channel which features beauty, cooking and lifestyle videos, and her second channel which features mainly vlogs. She also has a blog but it isn’t updated as much as I would like. She is a British youtuber who has been extremely open about her anxiety. Because of this I have related to her more then I ever thought was possible. She is one of the only youtubers whose videos I will constantly go back and watch because I genuinely love them.

I highly suggest checking out all these youtubers! Let me know below what channels you like to watch!!