YAY! The Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Vault Collection launched last month and when I received it I, unfortunately, had to wait a few weeks before I had some time to play in all of it.Read More
Summer is coming to a screeching halt with school starting for most and going to start this upcoming week for others. I have already started to get Fall inspired styles and makeup looks ready for you guys over on the blog and this is the first look I have ready.
I desperately need to work on my winged liner! If you have tips for me, let ya girl know!Read More
It is fri-yay and this q we are supposed to finally make our way to Austin. E and I both have trips coming up and then before we know it our cruise will be here.
So we are using this weekend to spend some much needed family time together, if you know of any places we should visit in Austin let me know.Read More
Man I conquered yesterday like a boss!
I was able to get a ton of household chores done because my house looked like a total disaster. [At least in my eyes]
Toys were everywhere, J had shoes thrown all over the house and laundry was at it's wits end. The problem with laundry I guess, is that it is never ending then E and I have wayy to much clothes. I have boxes in our garage that need to go to the donation center asap.Read More
I have watched so many videos over the years that I knew I wanted to have my own channel one day but I wasn’t sure I wanted to put myself out there.
It is really scary, but my friends kept urging me to do it and I knew that eventually I needed to put my nerves to the side and make the jump.
Especially when my niece is telling me I have no excuses I knew it was time to do it.Read More
I recently picked up this beautiful pink lipstick "Blake's Pink" by Loreal.
If I never mentioned it before Blake Lively is one of my favorite style icons. I love how a lot of her simple styles are always a hit with the fashion community. Plus on top of it all she is naturally beautiful.
I used the lipstick color for inspiration on the overall look, it is a very bright pink color with some peach like undertones.Read More
Finally! I was able to get around to using the Tarte Cosmetics: Be a Mermaid and Make Waves Palette and I am so, so in love. This buy far is one of my favorite palettes, I absolutely love when a palette will come with matte shades along with some shimmer. I am not an avid user of shimmer shades but I am slowly introducing them into my makeup routine and while I don't love them for certain looks, I do love playing with them.Read More
Disclaimer: This post contains links to all of the products I used in this makeup look at no extra cost to you I may earn a small commission off of any purchase or clicks.
hello there, loves!
I am back today with this beautiful transition of pinks! I recently went to The Orlando Salon to update my locks and Orlando did this beautiful transition of pinks in my hair. I just knew that I had to pay homage to his beautiful work and do a make up look to compliment the hair.
I used my new morphe 3502 Second Nature Palette that finally was restocked at my local Ulta, and created some beautiful transitional pinks. I also used my first eye shadow palette ever the Naked Palette to get some of the pinks with shimmer.
Now I am typically not a shimmery kind of girl but I knew that I needed to add some to this look because if the sun hits my hair at the right spots I can really see some shimmer in the color.
Orlando does an amazing job on my hair and I remember when I first started going to him he busted out this make up brush to blend my hair color and I was like, this guy is going to do great things because he isn't the norm. He doesn't try to fit in some box and I love that about him.
*this post contains affilate links that I may earn a small commission if a purchase is made, it is at no extra cost to you.
I am so excited to share this look with you guys today it is by far one of my favorite looks.
A couple of weeks ago when the weather was still gloomy and cold, I wanted to use my Morphe 350 Palette and lighten up my mood.
Some days when J goes down for a nap I take some time for myself and do my makeup, I am trying to build the courage to eventually do videos and maybe vlogs but until then these little blog post will have to do the trick. It is a lot of work doing videos so I want to make sure I am doing my best.
I had picked up this palette knowing that with summer right around the corner I would want to do some brighter pretty colors.
I am still struggling in the false lash department the application just stresses me out and I end up regretting even using them.
I am still going to keep practicing maybe even more when I don’t do my makeup and see how it works out. If you have any tips for me I would love to hear them.
This makeup look was inspired by Summer and the orange remind me of that color you see right as the sun is setting.
🤣 Writing that makes me a loser!
But I hope I get to be the cool mom but also the mom who is well respected too! 🤦🏽♀️
I know it's Saturday morning and not my regularly scheduled post but I just wanted to make sure I was able to get two post up this week for y'all!
This week had it's ups and downs, whew and I am glad it's almost to an end.
I went and updated my hair and got these really gorgeous pink locks now with my boo Orlando at The Orlando Salon and I am in love 😍.
But, on my way home from my hair appointment I got rear ended and now I have to be without my car and in a rental. I am not sure about you guys but I am one of those people that like to have things a certain way.
I love to put things back in their place and I want things to be organized the way I like it. So when I have to be without the things I use on a daily basis, it kind of throws a wrench in my life. I know it is just a car but it is my space where I like all of the features and all of the space, and the luxuries.
My bestie also came to town and instead of getting a blog post up and running I decided I wanted to spend time with her. It sucks not having her close by all the time.
We have some down time since the kids are currently taking naps and I am wondering why I am not finding myself in a bath? Hmm, let's relocate.
Okay I don't have a bath tub shelf thingy yet but it is definitely on my get for the house list, I am out now and use that great bath bomb I received from The Hurried Hostess while in Kerrville, you can find the info here.
* below are a few affiliate links that may earn me a small commission if you purchase an item. This is at no extra cost to you but it is greatly appreciated as it helps me keep this blog alive.
This is so far out of my comfort zone I am still considering not posting this.
If you follow me you know that I am not great with make-up I mean I can't even do a good smokey eye. But I enjoy the palettes that I have been purchasing and the alone time in my beauty room.
Needless to say, when J went down for his nap today I was trying to go for a pineapple look. I had these earrings that were coming in and with summer right around the corner I knew it would be absolutely perfect.
Well somewhere things went slightly left and right and I ended up with this gorgeousness. I threw on a kimono I had hanging in my extra closet and called it a day.
It reminded me of a mermaid so that is what I am running with.
I have a few make up looks coming to you loves in the next couple of weeks and I am so excited.
I have finally been able to get my thoughts and life in order, since I started using oils and if you haven't read that post you can here.
I would absolutely love to know your thoughts on this look!
Many years back when we were trying to have a little one of our own I was taking mediciations, and while on the medicine I would get these very irrational hormonal spurts of emotion.
They would make me cry and feel completely and utterly lost in my own emotions, it was just something where I felt like internally I couldn't figure out what I was doing with my life in that moment. It felt like a freight train was coming straight at me and I didn't know how to get off the track or if I even wanted to.
I would get upset with E and I would just cry. Which if you know me personally I do get mad at E [lol] but crying isn't something that I do too often just out of the blue for no reason.
Once I was done with them my levels returned to normal and I felt great again. It was the oddest thing to me and E would seriously look at me like, what is wrong with you?
Then recently after having J, I asked a friend about these "oils" she was always talking about. She had talked about them constantly on her social media and honestly I kind of thought of her as one of those crazy cat lady types, but she doesn't own cats.
So in hopes of not coming off like one of those crazy cat lady kind of people I have kind of held back on talking about oils.
Sometimes, I feel like when people start talking about something on social it can seem like it's all about a sale.
And that's not it.
It's about educating people on what you can use to help your body, mind, and maybe your soul too.
I recently tried this new oil in hope to potentially get my body ready for maybe baby #2 if that was something in our future. It took so long and so many years with J that while I am in no rush it would be great to be in a good place health wise for an "if it were to happen" kind of moment.
For a while now my mental state hasn't been that great, it felt that their was potential for me to say that I was possibly bi-polar and maybe I should definitely try to find a therapist.
I am not a take medication type of person unless it is for extreme pain like my c-section so even when I had headache I would prefer to nap instead of pop a few Tylenol or Advil.
I never thought for a moment that my mental state could be due to having J or a hormone imbalances I just thought life was throwing some hard stones and I would eventually bounce back.
But once I saw the difference in my mentality after using a couple of drops of Progessence Plus I felt like a huge weight lifted off of me.
I wish I had started using it sooner. I immediately messaged my upline aka the girl who told me to try oils, and asked her is it possible?
Is it possible for my cycle to start, is it possible for me to not feel or look bloated, is it possible for me to immediately feel like a better person? A better mom?
And her response was it is totally possible. 😮
Everyday with J was a struggle E would call and immediately I would be frustrated. I envied him, his alone time working two jobs, being able to sit alone in a car with no one to worry about, being able to use the bathroom without someone standing their like "mom?".
We fought a lot because I never felt like "l" mattered anymore. I never felt like I was me, anymore.
J would do normal baby things, fuss, cry, throw a tantrum and I would just want to cry and sometimes I did. Not because he was doing things every mom wishes their child wouldn't do but because I couldn't handle it. I would feel enraged inside and I would just want to close my eyes and scream. I tried my best to fight back all of it. But sometimes I would yell and be like "what?!?" and after I would immediately feel horrible. I felt like Dr. Jykell and Mr. Hyde
After all these years of trying I felt like maybe it was just because I want supposed to have kids, I felt like a bad mom.
Hormonally I was out of whack and I tried to hide it as best as possible but my marriage was suffering and I could totally see my self losing interest in a lot of things.
If you have #PCOS you may know what I am talking about, if not think of it as a crazy psychotic bout of PMS. I literally had times where I wanted to just drop everything and leave.
I'd imagine myself on a solo road trip to absolutely no where. I remember messaging my best friend and being like I just want to get in a car and drive and never come back.
It was hard, because I love J and I love E but it was really making me doubt myself as a women. As a married women who loves her child and her husband.
So to feel the way I feel now and not share it with others who may be feeling the same exact way would be wrong on so many levels. I know I may not reach a ton of people with my writing but I do know there are a few of you out there that do read this and it may help you somehow.
And regardless of if you go get oils, or medication just make sure you are doing something about it for you.
Because you don't deserve to feel this way, no one does.
It's hard for strong women to admit that they aren't strong, to cry, to feel hopeless and outside of control of their emotions. I feel like I am a pretty strong women. I have made mistakes in my life, I have had bad things happen to me, and I have found myself on the other side of them all happier and healthier.
And I feel like maybe this is just another stepping stone in my life in order to share this with the people I know, the friends and family I love.
I am not asking you to buy into any scheme or fill my pockets with money. I am asking you to take care of yourself.
Oils are just the way that I do that.
How to apply:
1-2 drops on forearm twice a day, neat.
It has helped me with: