Let me brag for just a second: My skin is the best it’s been in months. I don’t have a single active breakout on my face (though I’ve got about a dozen marks from healing spots). This is coming after a 3 month period of lots of travel, little sleep, and more acne than I’ve had in my life. I’ve played around a lot with anti-acne products the past few months, and am thrilled by the results. My anti-acne skincare routine was a work in progress but I’ve finally narrowed down some of the best acne-clearing, radiance boosting products. My personal… View Post

I’ve seen a concerning trend with friends in real life and in the blogging world. It seems that everyone is on a diet but isn’t dieting ‘right.’ I understand that figuring out how to get fit is hard because most of us are stressed, we are busy, and ordering a pizza is so much easier that cooking. But make the commitment to yourself and to your health to not take shortcuts when it comes to getting healthy! A lot of people are sticking to the resolutions they made to get fit in the New Year which is awesome, but so many people are going… View Post

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. First off, let’s address the elephant in the room: At 22 do I really need to be focusing on anti-aging in my skincare routine? Short answer: Yes. I could give you all sorts of platitudes about how it’s never too early to prevent wrinkles or that it’s easier to prevent aging than it is to reverse it. But instead let me say this: While anti-aging products do a fab job preventing avoidable signs of aging, they typically also come with incredible… View Post

I’m introducing a new series on my blog highlighting my favorite products from my favorite brands. When I was younger (and a lot more broke) if I needed any type of beauty product I would buy the cheapest version that the drugstore had to offer with varying results. Sometimes my finds would get the job done as hoped, other times I’d be disappointed and my $3.99 mascara would sit untouched in a drawer until it was long past expired. As I’ve gotten older I’ve found that it’s better to invest in things that I’ll love and actually use and have less than it… View Post

Essential oils are having their moment in a big way – every time I open Pinterest I see a dozen different oil focused pins, and essential oils have been popping up on my Facebook feed for months. To be honest, I was a little skeptical at first. Before I knew more about essential oils and diffusers I thought they were glorified air fresheners. Fast forward to now, and I’m an essential oil convert. Around two months ago I cracked and ordered a Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit thanks to encouragement from my boyfriend’s cousin (thanks, Katie!). Since then I’ve… View Post