I don’t know about you, but my skin is in some crazy limbo right now trying to adjust with the change in weather that comes along with fall. Living in Illinois, the fluctuation has been crazy: sunny and seventy five one day, dry and mid forties the next. This time of year always reeks havoc on my skin, but this year I am trying to combat that the best way I can. In a perfect world I would be able to steam, and exfoliate, and mask, and moisturize extensively each night; but personally I’m too busy for that and I suspect you are, too. But us busy girls gotta stick together, so I thought I would share some of my best, time saving fall skincare tips with you! Stay Hydrated. Alright, y’all. This one is the easiest and the benefits extend way further than just pretty skin. Staying hydrated is going to make you feel better, give you a ton of energy, and keep everything functioning as it should. I use the app ‘Plant Nanny’ to monitor my water intake – and it makes it impossible to get behind! Staying hydrated is going to help keep your skin moisturized from the inside… View Post
It’s June! My favorite month of the year – it’s my birthday month, the first month of summer, and the weather is absolutely beautiful! But after how incredible May was, I am almost sad to see it go. May brought a ton of happiness through coming home for the summer, spending time with my favorite babies, and catching up with everyone! In addition May brought me some some exciting news (that will be shared soon!) and I broke some blogging records, too! With all of my free time in the summer I thought that it would be a great idea to start up on my YouTube channel again because making videos is so much fun! My May Favorites Products Mentioned! Hautelook – This is my all time favorite place to go online shopping! Every day they feature new brands with products at a steep discount. I have gotten 30 dollar Steve Madden Boots, a ton of Urban Decay makeup for around 4o dollars and I have 6 books on the way that I got for around 30! Beauty Blender – I caved. I splurged. And I have no regrets. I am just so impressed with this! My makeup looks so much… View Post
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately. I have been doing a ton of research what I’m putting into my body, I’ve upped my water intake, and I’ve been working out (somewhat) consistently. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that while I’m doing a great job putting good into my body, I’ve been haphazardly slathering who knows what onto my body. In my recent health blog stalking, I read a lot about how skin is the largest organ and it can actually absorb ingredients from your lotion or makeup into the bloodstream. That is something I had never really considered, and it really had me thinking twice about my beauty regimen. I’ve made some simple changes like moisturizing with coconut oil, and removing my makeup as soon as I get home, but until recently that was about it. Even small switches can make a huge difference in my overall health, which is why I was thrilled to be able to test out Tom’s of Maine Long Lasting Natural Deodorant! When… View Post
This post brought to you by The North Face . The content and opinions expressed below are that of Mostly Morgan. Working out has always been such an important part of my life – I started running regularly when I joined my middle school cross country team, and from there I learned what an amazing stress reliever exercise is. Today I use my workouts as an escape and a time to clear my head from the stresses of college. As amazing as exercise is, nothing ruins my workout quicker than the wrong outfit. Hear me out – this isn’t about looking good at the gym, it’s about feeling good. And workout clothes that chafe, ride up, and cling will end my workout before it’s really even got started. I’ve suffered through that fate more times than I care to remember until I found brands with quality I could count on. I recently picked out a few pieces from the Mountain Athletics from The North Face, and I was absolutely blown away. When I work out I typically prefer to do so in just a sports bra, but my campus gym has a strict ‘no midriff’ policy, so I opted for the… View Post
I’ve mentioned before that I am was training for a half marathon this summer – unfortunately and ankle injury made running impossible for the time being, but I am still regularly going to the gym to use the elliptical, lift weights, and do core exercises. I can’t rave enough about the benefits of working out and getting your daily dose of endorphins, but I will spare you from dealing with that and just say that working out – even if just for 15 or 20 minutes a day – will lift your mood and give you a huge energy boost. Trust me. But if you’re just working out and not pairing that with eating right, you aren’t going to be getting the most out of your time at the gym. When you’re looking for the ideal pre-workout meal you want something light, full of protein, and that is going to give you a ton of energy. Lately my go-to has been old fashioned oatmeal doctored up with a ton of extra goodies.