I Don’t Want to be Only Surface Deep

After a little over a year and a half of blogging, I realized I haven’t shared many details on who I am as a person. Yeah, I’m sharing my personal style, blog tips, and some motivation from time to time but I haven’t gone very deep. Blogging for me isn’t only happy topics and personal style. This is entirely a personal choice for me. Sharing my life experiences is one of the main reasons I started blogging. I had and still have a desire to create and share with others, but I don’t want to be surface deep. Surface deep,…

Maxi Dresses with Romwe

I hope everyone is having an awesome Monday. Monday’s can be awesome right? I’ve said this a ton lately, but it has been beautiful outside. I feel like I can’t get enough sun! I guess that is about to change though because apparently the rest of the week will be nothing but rain and storms. Sounds fun huh?  Today, I have a style post that is a bit different from my regular stye in collaboration with Romwe. This fun site has become my go-to for good deals when I want to try something new or different (previous post here). If…

HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

  I’ve been talking serious skincare on the blog for quite some time now. I’ve also had the opportunity to try some great products that have really changed the way I care for my skin. I recently tried Nimni Cream c/o of HydroPeptide. This little jar packs some powerful claims. Nimni Cream contains an amino acid patented technology designed to improve the appearance of the skin’s tone and texture. The creme works to boost and optimize collagen production. Collagen production rejuvenates skin to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of fullness and elasticity. Nimni…

Pocket Tee Dresses and OTK Boots

It has been absolutely gorgeous outside for the past few days. Bright blue skies and perfect temps have me loving being outdoors. I’ve been been craving easy outfits on these gorgeous days. Specifically, dresses that are easy to wear. One thing I love almost as much as my OTK boots are lightweight and easy dresses. Dresses that can be worn basically any way you chose. If you want to get dressed up – add some boots or heels. If you want to dress down – throw on sneakers or sandals. Yeah, those kind of dresses. Light summer dresses and sneakers…

Exuviance Microdermabrasion Face Polish

Microdermabrasion, this is a new topic for me on the blog. I’ve collaborated with Exuviance before on a couple different face products and I’m excited to collaborate again on a new product. Exuviance recently sent me the Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish to try out. This face polish is their latest anti-aging product. It works through a triple action approach to skin renewal with a unique blend of physical, chemical and enzymes exfoliates. These ingredients work to deliver instant skin resurfacing benefits. Now, I’m not going to lie. Microdermabrasion scares me a bit. A year or so ago I was really…

Just Stop and Slow Down

I love to be busy. By busy, I mean I love to meet deadline after deadline, work on weekends, plan, and create nonstop. I’m a thinker and a do’er. I don’t like to sit idle when I could be doing something productive. I’ve got ideas, plans, goals, vision, and determination like no other. I like to get stuff done. I love the rush to the finish line just to turn around and start the race again. Real talk, I have a hard time watching TV or relaxing because I have so many things I want to do. For me, it’s…

The Little Black Dress Meets Spring

I hope everyone had an awesome weekend and spent time with loved ones. I’m not going to lie, my house avoided family events and laid low all weekend. We used the time to catch up on work then crashed for two straight days. Monday was spent more like a Sunday. We binge watched Catfish then The Blues Brothers Movie (true story). I think it’s safe to say we are living the life. Anyway, I’m so in love with the beauty of the season right now. Lately, I’ve had this revived sense of being alive. Springtime brings out this amazing sense…

Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex

   You probably know by now I’m really focused on improving my skincare routine. From my previous posts, you may remember I learned about hyaluronic acid through my skin care esthetician. I’ve been getting professional facials done over the last several months and I love it! She always uses a hyaluronic acid containing product on my face. The results have been awesome so I’ve incorporated a few hyaluronic acid products into my home skincare routine. After using products with this ingredient my face looks visibly hydrated and refreshed. My makeup applies smother and my makeup free natural skin glows afterward.…

Rodial Lux Makeup and Skincare

Hello Weekend! I’ve been super motivated this week and my to-do list is almost complete. There is such enjoyment in a complete task list. Ah, beautiful. My to-do list today is super easy, write and create. This is such a fun post for me because it is in collaboration with one of my favorite beauty brands. I’ve partnered with Rodial three times and each collaboration has left me with products that have been game changers in my beauty routine (previous posts here and here). For this collaboration, I received c/o of Rodial, The Smokey Eye Brush, Nude Eyeshadow Palette, Snake…

Blog Life & Real Talk

Ain’t that Same Old Been Done Kind. Yup, these are lyrics from one of my favorite Eric Church songs. The lyrics came to mind while I was thinking about how to summarize my thoughts for this post. Basically, my thoughts are about blogging and what it means to me on a personal level. Just that, what blogging means to me as an individual and what kind of blog I want. If any of this sounds rude then please forgive me because I’m not being rude, just honest. I’ve learned so much since I started blogging. Some of my original thoughts…

HASK Exotic Oil Collection

A few months back I posted about the HASK Greek Yogurt Shampoo set. You can check out that post here. HASK has some great products to chose from and they’ve launched an exotic oils line of shampoos and conditioners. Each set is formulated for a specific hair concern. I enjoyed using the previous products and I’m excited to try the new Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil collection c/o of HASK. Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil Collection The Blue Chamomile & Argan Oil collection is formulated with blue chamomile & argan oil. The blue chamomile nourishes and the blue violet hue…

Blue Jean Baby

Blue Jean Baby, that is the best title I could come up with? Have I lost my creative touch? Just kidding! I actually like it! So, for weeks I have been on the hunt for the perfect vintage denim jacket. I knew it had to be the one, and I would feel instant love when I found it. I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of denim jackets. I’ve owned a few over the years but I didn’t wear them. I’m not sure what sparked my want for a denim jacket this season but I knew I wanted a…

Ordering Glasses Online Made Easy with Coastal

This post is sponsored by Coastal and they’re changing the way you order eyeglasses. In fourth grade, my mom took me to the eye doctor and I picked out my first pair of giant glasses. The best part of it all – I could see clearly! I had no idea I needed glasses until I could finally see clearly. I wish I could rewind time and see my little kid face light up! Flash forward and guess what? I still love a great pair of giant frames! What to know what I don’t like? Sure you do! I don’t like choosing…

Short Skirts and Long Jackets

I want a girl in a short skirt and a long jacket. Come on, you remember that Cake song, right? When I see these photos I want to sing that song. It was a great song! Just like the song, I do love pairing short dresses and skirts with long jackets (previous looks here and here). I’ve been doing it every season and it feels so glam! I love no fuss looks but sometimes I want to glam things up a bit! Instant glam is easy to create if you have the right pieces. In my opinion, a longline coat…

The Best Online Resale Sites

Online resale, ah I love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to resale! Back in my store owner days, many a beautiful vintage or lux item passed through my hands. Even after I ended the storefront location I continued my love of resale through online resale. I’m always browsing, buying, or selling items online. There are tons of sites to chose from when looking for lux, vintage, or maybe just your fav pair of jeans. I’m outlining some of my favorite sites to buy or sell from below. I’m not going into major detail, just the highlights. PoshMark…