Sunday, January 27, 2019

My Current Skincare Routine & Fav Products

Happy day my loves!

I wanted to share my current nighttime skincare routine along with my favorite products as of late.  I would classify my skin as dry, I used to as a child, and occasionally now, still get eczema.  Therefore, moisturizing is a key priority for me.  Progress pictures for my eye cream are at the bottom!
**Pro Tip: I recently learned a tip from a model I follow that says you should apply your facial products according to consistency, so lightest to thickest! 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

How To: Get Into Reading

Hi friends, happy Sunday!  It's been quite the eventful day here, I woke up around 7ish to the power going out due to the ice.  I ended up walking over to my grandparents house across the road to get my morning coffee and oatmeal since they have a generator.  It thankfully returned around 11:30, praise to those Duke Power workers!  Then, we had a birthday lunch for my papa, mom cooked some banging homemade lasagna.  I did myself a Rebecca Louise HIIT workout, washed some clothes, and now here I am writing to all of you!

I wanted to talk about reading, one of my favorite hobbies.  I used to despise it in elementary school and early middle school, but in 7th grade I got a book for Christmas and ever since I have loved to read.  I'm a HUGE believer in the saying, "If you don't like to read, you haven't found the right book."

I've currently read 2 books so far for 2019 that I'd easily recommend to y'all (below).  I loved them both.  My 2019 book challenge is to read 25 books this year, but I hope I read more than that, it's a little more difficult to make the time during the school year but I'm trying.

A couple of tips I have for those of you who either 
A. Don't like to read or B. Want to read more.

1.  Find a friend/friends who like to read! 

Shoutout to my besties Lizzie and Hayley who have shared books with me and I with them.  It's so much more fun to read when you can share books with someone else who likes the same thing, and can broaden your horizons on books you typically wouldn't read.

2. Make a Good Reads Account

I just did this last weekend and I LOVE IT!  I'm able to connect with my friends online about books we've read, are currently reading, and want to read.  I created my profile based on what I've read since I graduated college.  It's super easy to type in a book, add it, then rate it!  I love being able to rate what I've read, and see what my friends rate the books they've read.  For example, I saw Liz had given a book a good rating, so I clicked on it, read the synopsis and decided to add it to my "want to read" shelf.  Here's my profile if you want to connect with me!
Good Reads!

3. Follow Reese Witherspoons Book Club!

"One Day in December" I found on her book club website, along with another book I got for Christmas.  Here's the link: Hello Sunshine

4. Google

Quite possibly the greatest invention on the internet.  I google stuff probably at least 10 times a day.  So google whatever you're interested in.   Example, if you're in your 20s, you could google books every 20 something should read.   Here's one I found  Or, if you're into health, google health books, fashion, top fashion books.  The list is endless!

Leave me a comment of your favorite book so I can check it out!

I'm currently reading "The Tattooist of Auschwitz".

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to: Start the New Year Healthy

Happy New Year Y'all!
I'm beyond excited to kick off 2019 and make it better than last year.  2018 was one of the most difficult years I've experienced, (next to 2010/2011, if ya know ya know) but I'm ready to move forward and conquer some of the goals I've set for myself.   I personally do not believe in resolutions, but I definitely believe in goals!  One goal on my list, and I'm sure on many others as well, is health.

I am in no way, shape, or form, a go to health person.  However, I do have several tips and tricks that work well for me to achieve my fitness/health goals, that I think could help you too!


  • Drink Water:  The first thing I do in the morning is down a glass of H20.  If you're feeling frisky, add some apple cider vinegar to it ;) But ya have to cut the soda out people.  I promise it's possible.  I went from drinking 2 Mountain Dews a day in high school, to 1 a day in college, to hardly any since my senior year of college, which was 3 years ago.  I occasionally pop one open when I'm craving that fizz but I cant even finish a whole can anymore because it's now too sweet for me.