A New Chapter

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Hello world! I’m back. In the time that I have been gone a lot has happened. Some good, some bad, but I want to share it all with you guys! A few of the events will have their own post so I wont get into too many details here. So, lets get started. Today will be a little over two months since my last post. In that time I have travel to 2 different states, moved again (kind of), got out of a relationship, and really started my journey of self love/care.  These past two months gave me a much needed break and clarity on where I want to be and what I want to be doing.

 

 

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Even though I wasn’t posting while I was away I was still working on content for you guys! I got the opportunity to meet an amazing guy, Geoff, who gave me the chance to get out of my comfort zone a little. Geoff is an up and coming photographer in the Denver, Colorado area. Geoff is a friend of a friend and very kindly agreed to wander around Denver taking photos of me. That was something I’ve never experienced before. For the most part I like to stay behind the camera, but the more I practice self love, the more I realize that there is nothing to be scared of. All the pictures on this post (plus many more to come), were taken by him. I would love for everyone to go check out more of his stuff! His Instagram is: captured_rooster. Please go over and show him some love.

 

 

 

 

One of the more difficult things that I went through during these past two months was my breakup. I had been with my ex for 2 1/2 years. Breakups are never easy, especially when you live together and have created a whole life together. It can be devastating. I don’t want to get into too much detail on it, but I would like to say that even though at the time it felt like everything around me was crumbling down, I know that in the end I will be stronger because of it. I think it also took that experience to really push me to put myself first. I want nothing but happiness for him, as well as myself. I will continue to turn a negative into a positive.

I have so many ideas on posts I want to write but I would also love your input! Please comment below telling me what type of things you like to read most! It can be hauls, DIY, product reviews, favorites, day in the life, etc. I can’t wait to share all of my ideas with you guys!

 

xoxo!!

Every Day Makeup

Hello!! Let me start off this post by saying I am not a morning person. I have an 8a.m.-5p.m. job and every day is a struggle for me to wake up with enough time to get fully ready for the day. In the past I would try to squeeze a full face of glam makeup in about 15 minutes of getting ready…the results were very bad. As I’ve grown up – and accepted that I will never leave myself enough time to fully get ready in the morning – I have perfected my everyday makeup look! I am very excited to share with you my favorite products and as always I will link each product down below!

Okay, so, I have just included my makeup portion of my routine. Before I put any of this on my face I will wash it and apply moisturizer! Let’s get started:

No7 Beautifully Matte Foundation: I get the shade “Cool Vanilla”. I have been using this foundation for YEARS!!! It really is my holy grail product. I use this all year – on the days I do a full face of makeup – and have never had any problems with it. It is hypoallergenic, so it doesn’t make me break out. It is also full coverage but doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. It blends very well! This brand has a lot of foundations like this one, but my favorite part about this specific on is that it is matte. I have weird combination skin and I don’t really like the “dewy” look that other foundations tend to create. I recommend this to everyone I know!

Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer: I get this product in the color “Fair”. I like this product because it I can go a day with only this on and it last all day long. I have very red cheeks and nose and this concealer does a really good job at making my skin look even. It is also a great price and I can find it at pretty much any drugstore.

L’Oreal Lash Paradise: In the color black. I originally got this product because I heard it was a dupe for the Too Faced “Better Than Sex” mascara and let me tell you….I was not disappointed! It really thickens your lashes while spreading them out. It doesn’t go on clumpy and it comes off easily at the end of the night. I will put on a coat of this mascara

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eyeliner: In the color black. I really enjoy the liquid eyeliner that have a felt tip. I have a love/hate relationship with winged eyeliner and the felt tip helps make it more love and less hate. My only issue with this specific liner is that if  I mess up or try to remove any part of it, it smudges real bad. So I end up wiping my all the makeup off around my eye.

L’Oreal Brow Stylist: In the color Medium Brown. I really like this product. I fill my eyebrows in every day just to give them a little more shape and fullness. In the past I would just use a dark brown eye shadow and an angled brush until I found this product. I have always been a little weary of eyebrow pencils or other filler products because I don’t like the look of wet eyebrows. This product doesn’t do that at all!!! It also has a bunch of product in the pot so it last FOREVER!!!

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter: In the shade “Champagne Pop”. This highlighter is something that I have wanted to purchase for a very long time. A few months ago I decided that I needed to “treat myself” and get it. Best. Decision. Ever. I had a hard time deciding what shade I wanted, but Champagne Pop created more of a “golden goddess” type look that I wanted. It is nicely pigmented and goes on so smoothly. I think that this product is worth saving up for.

No7 Match Made Bronzer: In the shade “Caramel”. I just recently found this product while wandering around target. Like I have mentioned above I absolutely LOVE the No7 brand foundation, so I figured I’d give it a try. This brand has yet to let me down. I am so impressed by how the color looks on my skin. It looks like a bronze and not a weird orange/brown color.

Sonia Kashuk Limited Edition Lace Makeup brush Set- 6pc: In the lace pattern. I also found these brushes while wandering around target. The second I saw them I knew I had to get them. I got the whole set for $20 and it is by far the best $20 I have ever spent. The brushes are so soft and just such great quality. I use them every day.

 

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So that is everything I use on the daily! I hope you enjoyed reading and learning more about me! Please comment below your favorite everyday products!

 

xoxo!

 

*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 skin type. If you have questions about your own, please ask a professional.

Exciting News!!

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I’m back! I am so sorry that I haven’t made a post in a while, my life has been CRAZY!! With getting registered for classes, work and constantly driving back and forth from the town I lived in to the town I worked in, it seemed like I never had a free moment. Well that’s all going to change now because I MOVED HOUSE!!! I actually moved from an apartment to an actual house. And I couldn’t be more excited.

So here is a little backstory to help you all understand why I am beyond excited for this move. I was living in a college town about 45 minutes away from the town I grew up in. I have been going to school for….too long and it is very hard to find a job in the town I was living in. It’s very small aside from the University being there. This past April I got a job in my home town working at a small boutique. So for about 5 months I was driving 45 minutes there and back, about 4-5 times a week. It. Was. Exhausting. About 3 months into doing this drive constantly my boyfriend and I decided that we would move to my home town. He is starting classes at the community college here in town and I am finishing my degree online. We both work inmy home town so it just made sense to move down!

It took about two months for us to find a place that we liked and saved up enough for our deposit and first months rent. We also decided that one of our friends was going to move in with us, so there are 3 of us living in our new house. I absolutely love it! There is a huge yard for our dog, a garage for my boyfriend to work in and I have a room for my own office!!! (picture above)

I am so excited for all of the post I want to do in the future! I have an office tour coming once I have everything unpacked and settled. I am just so excited for this next step in my life and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!!! I would love to hear any ideas or topics you would like me to do a post about, please please please comment below!

Until next time!

xoxoxo!