This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pretty in My Pocket and Tria. Thank you for allowing me to share with you the brands I love. I think my 30’s have been the absolute best years of my life. Granted I’m only two years in, but it’s been one amazing thing after another. Thirty is when I realized I didn’t have it all figured out, and I was finally able to admit that I was completely okay with that. My finances are amazing (besides me paying off a mountain of student loans), I’m back down to a healthy weight,… View Post

I’ve slowly been developing this love for Liquid lipsticks. When the first came on the scene I couldn’t get down with some of the formulas. They’d either be too dry or just a splotchy mess. Some of the more popular ones weren’t readily available on the ground. On a recent trip to one of my local Sephoras ( I have three within reasonable driving distance) I picked up a liquid lipstick that I absolutely fell in love with. I’ll be sharing deets on that one a little bit later. This particular post is going to be all about the limited… View Post

Make Up For Ever is always coming out with new versatile products that make me want to scream “Take My Money!” In 2014 MUFE released 210 shades of their Artist Eyeshadows which everyone instantly fell in love with, and in 2015 they released their 35 new Artist Plexi-gloss which are ultra hydrating intensely pigmented lipglosses. This year to keep up with the trend Make Up For Ever has reformulated their Aqua liners with a new innovative long lasting and waterproof formula to give us the Aqua XL Eye Pencil. The Aqua XL Eye Pencils come in twenty shades and five… View Post

This post is created as part of a Sponsored Series by ROC SkinCare and SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #womenwhoroc The warm summer months are right around the corner for many that means it’s vacation time! I can’t believe time is going by so fast. I honestly feel like If I blink hard enough it will be the Fourth of July! I have a love-hate relationship with Summer. While I hate the heat and humidity I love being able to wear cute maxi dresses and skirts and all the fun colors that go along with it the warmer temperatures. Just last… View Post

Listerine’s Bring Out the Bold Campaign is stepping outside of your comfort zone and living your life to the fullest. As a part of a sponsored series with Listerine and SocialStars, I’m highlighting a woman who’s been “bringing out the bold” since as early as I can remember, my Mother.  Twenty years ago if you asked me who my best friend was my Mom, definitely wouldn’t have been in the running. Like most adolescents she was probably too busy thwarting every hair brained scheme that I came up with to be worried about whether or not she made it on my like… View Post

There are so many things to celebrate in life like graduating, getting a promotion, getting engaged, or even celebrating the start of a countdown. I’ve talked to you previously about how I’m finishing up my Ph.D. and well, we’ve officially hit countdown mode and not only is it time for me to get serious with my writing but it’s also important to get serious with prepping our house for that “next step” since we’re probably only to be here for another year! We’ve been living in our home for three years, but we haven’t actually “lived” in all the rooms,… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levi’s® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you asked me to describe my style it could easily be done with two words, “Comfy Cute.” Don’t get me wrong I’ll throw on some pumps and slay an outfit in a heartbeat, but for the most part, I want to look good and feel good at the same time. I don’t have enough time to pay attention to trends or worry about what other people are wearing. I just want to wear comfortable things and look nice while doing… View Post