Christmas is right around the corner and that means Christmas parties! Especially if you belong to a church! Man, do we really like to celebrate Christmas for some reason 😉 And the holidays are a great time to get glam! Think sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and red lipstick 💄 That was the inspiration for this look! I wanted something pretty and extra but still simple to do. I went with timeless winged liner, a pearly highlight, and contoured cheeks. And while my (overdrawn) lips are obviously eye catching, the real fun is in the glittery silver eyeshadow! To achieve this look, […]
Bullet journaling has been a life saver for me. Quite literally. I was at my breaking point – my depression was out of control, my brain and house were a chaotic, disorganized mess, I was always forgetting things, I wasn’t accomplishing anything. So my prayers were literally answered when I stumbled upon bullet journaling. Now, if you’re scratching your head wondering what the heck bullet journaling is, then visit bulletjournal.com for a quick overview on the system and the concept behind it. Then visit this blog post that gives more detail and examples. In a bullet journal, everything is […]
Disclaimer: All links go to Ulta.com. Mary Kay products are linked to my Facebook group, should you be so interested to purchase. If you already work with a beauty consultant, please reach out to them to make any purchases. I’ve seen this blog post and YouTube video circulating for a bit and thought it would be fun to do! Basically I’m going to give a quick tutorial on my everyday makeup look and then break down the cost. I think this will be really interesting to see – I’ve never calculated the cost before! First, I started off by […]
Now, if you aren’t into makeup, venturing into the world of makeup for the sake of a gift for someone else can be intimidating. Trust me – I’ve seen the panicked look in my husband’s eyes as he realizes he has to go into a Sephora or Ulta without me to buy me a gift.
My husband and I are soup people. We love a delicious soup to warm our souls during the bracing, bitter winter. Just kidding. We live in Phoenix and the coldest it gets is like, 28 degrees Fahrenheit during the dead of night. BUT STILL! We love soup! I love how easy they are to make and it creates a cozy atmosphere and leftovers are almost always more delicious. So it was important to us that we found some great ketogenic friendly soups this winter season! I’m thrilled to say that we have! Broccoli Cheese Soup This recipe is so […]
All righty, let’s talk about something that often goes hand-in-hand with direct sales companies: brand loyalty. Brand loyalty is a simple concept: it means that you only use products from that brand. All network marketing companies encourage brand loyalty, and some representatives will tell you it’s a must. Brand loyalty shows that you’re confident enough in your product to use it yourself on the daily. It’s also a great lead in. For example, if someone compliments you on an item from your line because you’re wearing it, it’s easy to strike up a conversation about it. Let’s just get it out […]
Disclaimer: this post is not about whether or not direct selling companies are scams or a pyramid scheme. This post is for people who are considering entering into a contract with a company but want to weigh the options first. Any rude or negative comments will be deleted. I think it’s safe to say that direct sales are on the rise. Almost everyone has their hand in one company (or two). I mean, that’s really easy to do when there are so many to pick from nowadays. There’s cosmetics, purses, clothes, toiletry/bath products, sex toys, candles, kitchen gadgets, nail care, […]
Meal planning was always something that sounded really complicated and time consuming to me. You mean, I have to plan a menu and shopping list before going grocery shopping?? But my husband and I had a lot of issues revolving around food in our household, so it was time to change things up! I’m going to share with you why I started meal planning, so that you can better gage if it would be a good fit for you, as well as how I meal plan. Why? Have you ever had the dinner fight with your spouse? Ya know, when it’s dinner time […]
While the quality of a product matters a great deal, the quality of the tool being used to work with the product matters a great deal more. That’s basically a complicated way of saying that if your brushes suck, so will the way your eyeshadow looks. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with luxury eyeshadows, crappy brushes will destroy your look – guaranteed. But the good news is that quality brushes don’t have to be expensive! There are lots of affordable brushes out there that perform very well, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today. Brushes that rock […]
I’m in a very different season of my life than I’ve ever been. I’m officially referring to it as The Spiritual Drought of 2017. I haven’t been a Christian for very long, and I would call this season my first real spiritual trial. It started when my daughter was born in January of 2016 – I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and things haven’t been the same since.