Summer is coming which means more time outdoors enjoying the sunshine and planning fun adventures with friends. In the cooler months I have no problem sitting around and taking time to doll myself up before I go out but in the summer I tend to be out the door in fifteen minutes. Couple that with the icky-feeling of makeup mingling with sweat in the hot summer months and I tend to go for a no makeup makeup look most days from April to October. This is great because it gives me extra time in the morning and it gives my… 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

In an alternate universe I would be gearing up to graduate college next month. I’d know where I was going to grad school, and I’d probably be shadowing a speech language pathologist at the local high school. For those of you who have been around for a while, you probably know that life didn’t quite go the way I’d once imagined. In the fall of 2015 I had a less than pretty struggle with depression and decided I needed to take time off college so that I could take care of myself. It wasn’t an easy decision for me, and one… View Post

I’m a year in, but sometimes I still feel the growing pains of transitioning from being a college student to working in my first full-time “big-kid” job. The beauty of being a college student that I was the only one depending on myself. It was a curse and a gift, really. I could justify allowing things to fall through the cracks, because really, who was it going to hurt? But that also meant that I felt a lot less pressure. Now my job has me working with a team of wonderful, brilliant people that I think the world of –… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten quite wary about what I put in and on my body. Growing up I was never really aware of the impact of chemicals and additives in foods or beauty products and I was happy to eat Cheez Wiz from the can and slather myself in dollar store body lotion. In recent years, though, I’ve been more intentional about how I treat my body and what I expose myself to. I cut out meat… View Post