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2018

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It feels so good to be back with a new post! Blogging is truly my passion, and I can’t wait to share so much with you!

2017 was my best year yet, after starting a new business venture, which rippled into countless positive changes. It’s easy to lose yourself after becoming a new mom, and it was just what I needed to find myself again, and really be able to utilize my creativity, while joining an amazing tribe of women. Not to mention, it’s drastically changed my skin!

My goals for 2018 are simplifying any area that I can. Instead of spending time searching for a new workout to do each day and creating a weekly schedule, I joined an app/program takes out all the guess work, and is ready with an alarm each morning. Drinking more water, because I simply forget throughout the day, is another, so I purchased a 1 L water bottle. I only have to fill up twice, and I know I met my water intake goal for the day, no more counting and guessing! Time management is something I’ve never excelled at, so I purchased an hourly planner, to stay on track and break down each day and set a schedule. Organization was what I lived by in college, and post-kids it’s hard to come by, so decluttering is key to begin reorganizing everything from my closet to cabinets. I’m Marie Kondo-ing our house right now. Her IG is goals. I’m excited to share everything with you along the way, and have the time to share what I love, and what works (the reason I started my blog!) Here’s to an even better year, thanks for following along!

Julep Maven

I’m really particular in making sure the foods I eat are as toxic-free as possible, but I’ve never really put much thought into the toxins that may be lurking in my nail polish. In need of a polish change, I browsed through my polishes to see which ones were toxic-free. Butter London has always been known as a 3-Free brand, so I was glad that the brand was my latest haul of shimmery holiday shades. I’ve been wanting to try out the Julep polish trio I received from the Lucky FABB conference. To my surprise, the brand is a “four-free” formulation,  free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin. Each of the colors I received are apart of the Trina Turk Fall 2012 Collection. A classic red, a chartreuse and my all-time fave polish color, a trendy griege. Since I wear the other two pretty often, I decided to opt for the unique chartreuse hue. I applied one coat, and … done. It applied evenly, without any sheer spots and was fast-drying. I instantly became a fan.

I decided to join Julep’s Maven program to receive my selection of the brand’s trendy new nail colors and products monthly. It’s the perfect treat for any nail polish junkie, and it serves as a fun and unique gift! Can you believe Christmas is already next month?! Get your shop on 🙂 To get your first Maven box for just a penny, Use code: COLOR2012 with this link. I’ll be sharing each box I receive every month. This month, I choose the American Beauty Intro Box, which comes with a classic nude, a metallic gunmetal and an essential cuticle oil.

Barely There

In need of a makeup refresher, I headed over to the bareMinerals booth at the IFB Conference. After trying out a couple of new products, I was on my way with a gift bag, filled with their newest foundation, precision brush, concealer and concealer brush.

While getting ready for Lucky FABB the next morning, I decided to test out the READY SPF 20 Foundation. To my surprise it was incredibly lightweight, yet had great coverage. Unfortunately I wasn’t matched the correct color, so with the help of bronzer, I was able to achieve the color of my skin tone. I later ordered my correct color from Nordstrom.  Their color palette made it easy to find the true match. Choose a color that appears darker than your skin tone. I was originally matched with Medium Beige, but Medium Tan was my best match.


I love the idea of wearing something lightweight, that doesn’t feel like a mask. The Precision Face angled brush makes it really simple apply the foundation evenly, even around hard to reach spots like around the nose. It looks completely natural, and after a long day at Lucky FABB, no touch-up needed. I’ve been using it ever since!

If you would like to learn more about the foundation, this Thursday, September 27th at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT Creator of bareMinerals, Leslie Blodgett, and Celebrity Makeup Artist, Fiona Stiles will be LIVE on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/bareMinerals. They will show you how to get Red Carpet Ready and introduce the bareMinerals Ready SPF 20 Foundation. Join the conversation at #bareMineralslive. Tune in the first ten minutes of the show for a chance to win an exclusive bareMinerals giveaway.

*This is not a sponsored post, just strictly my opinion.