Taking Care of One’s self

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Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day, As you walk around today thinking about all the love that is being shown all around you I want to take a moment and focus on you! Yes you. Often times we tend to over look ourselves because we focus on others. Well I thought it would be appropriate to switch that up and share some ways that I do self care. Self Care is a term that we use regularly in social work and basically it means how are we taking care of ourselves. How are we replenishing our glass to be able to keep giving? Anyone in the working profession can tell you when you just give and give you burn out and that’s exactly what can happen in life if we don’t take care of ourselves we can and we will burn out.

#1: Pamper yourself

Okay so I know not everyone likes to pamper themselves, but hear me out when I say that when you feel good you actually de-stress and tend to accomplish more. So if you have been meaning to get that haircut or get your nails done do it! Spending time on yourself is one of the best investments you can do.

#2: Take time to do something you enjoy

Lately I have been reading and blogging a lot more because I know both of those things help reduce my stress and give me at least 30 min to a 1 hour of time where nothing else is pressing. Finding the time to achieve this is hard but totally worth it.

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#3: Enjoy a treat!

Take the time to treat yourself to your favorite treat and if you have the time to make it that’s even better. I opted to get some freshly baked cupcakes at my local bakery.

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#4: Take a moment to B R E A T H 

A way that I enjoy taking a breath is by meditating and I use this wonderful app that gives me a 5 minute guided meditation that leaves me feeling calm and ready to tackle my day or the next part of my day.

I hope this was a good reminder to take sometime for yourself this week! You are important and you need to make sure that you are looking after yourself.

What is your favorite way to do self care?

Have a great Valentine’s Day!

XOXO, M

Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today we are focusing on all the lovely ladies who have a boyfriend and want to buy their boyfriends/Partners/Husbands something nice for valentine’s day. If you don’t have a  crafty bone in your body, but still want to make your guy feel special you can check out this unique list of gifts I came up with. Just remember its the thought that counts and you don’t have to spend a ton of money to show someone that you love them.

For the Sports Enthusiast:

 You can get him a jersey or a jacket from his favorite team. You can also check here for a variety of Sports apparel. Just make sure you know what your guys favorite team is and you are all set.

For the Gentlemen who like to look stylish:

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 You can buy him a monthly subscription to Sprezzabox . This monthly subscription box includes 5-6 handpicked products. Typical items will include ties, socks, pocket squares, grooming products & more.

For the car enthusiast: 

You can buy him a new car mount for smartphones that is compact and won’t be falling apart on him. If he likes to go on road trips you can buy him a  dashboard camera that will provide endless fun on all of the adventures he goes on.

For the Nature Lover: 

If your guy loves the outdoors and enjoys time relaxing you can buy him this premium camping hammock that will be great next time you he wants to put his feet up while outdoors. If your guy is always forgetting his pocket knives while he goes on hikes you can get him this XOPRO Folding Credit Card Pocket Knife.

Hopefully these ideas were helpful and that you walked away with a more unique gift idea for the man in your life. If not just get him a cute Valentine’s Day card and his favorite take out!

What are you planning on getting your favorite guy in your life this Valentine’s Day? 

Have a great weekend!

-M

You Look Good: Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a look that I came up with if I did have somewhere to go on Valentine’s Day. I decided to tackle this look by creating something that made me feel and look good. I wanted to play with a new palette I recently purchased and I love what I came up with.

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These are the products I used (pictured above). 

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The final Look! I absolutely how well these colors compliment my eye color.

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Have you tried this Wet n Wild Palette? What is your go to Makeup Look for the days you want to feel like a rockstar?

Remember Makeup is used to enhance your natural beauty, so let that shine bright!

Have a great day!

-M

Wet n Wild Haul

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Happy Monday Everyone! 

Today I am sharing with you a few new things that I purchased from Wet n Wild. They recently released a ton of new things on their website and at the drugstores. I knew I had to jump and pick up a few of their new things and try them out for you .

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This is what I picked up:

-Brushes

-Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks

-AU Naturel Eyeshadow palettes

-Megalast The saving Base and Hard as Ice Top Coat

-Makeup Remover Micellar Cleansing Water

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Stay tune for a review within the next few weeks on all of these new products!

Let me know what you want me to review first?

Have a great day!

-M

My Everyday Makeup- February

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you my everyday Makeup routine. I had been using a bunch of new products at the beginning of January, but that was taking up too much time of my morning. I decided to create a look that I could wear everyday since I knew my time would be limited with grad school starting back up again. So here is what I came up with, hopefully you all enjoy.

I want to remind you that sometimes the basics are better than the extra fluff products we are being told to buy. This month try using some of your tried and true products and cut sometime in your beauty routine.

The product I used: 

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Here is what I did to achieve this look:

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I absolutely love how simple yet versatile this look is and I can change the lip color when I choose to tone it down or dress it up.

What are your go to products for a quick and easy everyday makeup look?

Have a great day!

-M

January Favorites 2017

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I wanted to take a few minutes to just say that we survived the first month of 2017! I know that January sometimes feels like the Monday of the year and let’s just take a moment to say that it’s over and we all survived. This past month I decided to focus my energy on products that made my life simpler or added to my mission to create a better version of myself and I am excited to share them with you. Now before you all start judging me most of these products are beauty related, but I will have some special posts this month focusing on other things that have brought balance and love into my life this past month.

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Pixi Colour Correcting Powder Foundation – Over the past month I have fallen in love with this powder. It is such a great undiscovered product that I am blown away by why it doesn’t not have any more hype. This product goes smoothly onto the skin and adjust to my skin without making it look too washed out or too orange. It make my foundation stay on all day and helps keep my shine stay at bay.

E.L.F Aqua Beauty Blush & Bronzer in Bronzed Pink Beige – Okay so I know from the picture the bronzer in this duo compact looks crazy. Well it’s a long more moveable than a powder bronzer, but it’s a nice way to keep my contour and bronzing natural. I love how pigmented this palette is and how easy it to apply.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Unstoppable – I am absolutely obsessed how natural this blush looks on my skin. It’s my cheeks but better and I don’t think I will ever put this blush down. It is definitely my go to every day blush.

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it Cosmetics CC+ Cream – I have been using this CC cream for over three months now and it has made such a difference in my skin and I absolutely love it. This CC cream does not break me out and has build able coverage.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – I absolutely this concealer! This blends beautifully and brightens my under eyes. I have used this on and off and I always come back to this concealer.

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Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara & Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara– I have been layering both of these mascaras for the past two months and I love how amazing my lashes look like. Both of these brushes work beautifully at creating long and full lashes.

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Fitbit Blaze – I absolutely love my Fitbit blaze and how it allows me to check my text, and my fitness. If you are looking at a way to track your fitness check this watch out I highly recommend it.

What are some of your monthly favorites? Have you tried any of my favorites?

Have a great day!

-M

My February!

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Happy Monday Everyone!

This blog post will be a introduction to this upcoming months theme. I thought it would be a nice change for the blog if I focused all of this months blog post on a particular theme. This months theme is going to be MY February. With Valentine’s Day coming up I wanted to focus all of my blog post on You. How can we make this month be extra special for us. Don’t worry I will have a little bit of everything from recipes to makeup tutorials and we can’t forget reviews with a few other things sprinkled here and there.

Here are a few picture previews for you all to get you excited.

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I will be featuring some guest bloggers on Friday that will be bringing a new spin to some of my favorite post so stay tune for that!

I promise to bring you all interesting content as well as some of the old things you are used to on this lovely space.

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Now grab you coffee or your favorite tea and let’s get started.

Here’s to making February all about You!

Let me know if there is something specific you want to see?

Have a great day!

-M