Negative people are unfortunately everywhere. They can be in your home, they can be in your workplace, or even amongst your closest groups of friends.  Negative people can also be very draining. We’ve all experienced the side effect of having a pessimist around. A couple of years ago we had a new girl join our lab and everything she said was negative, she put off such a depressing vibe that I ended up not being able to eat lunch with my labmates anymore. I just didn’t need that type of karma around me. Breaking up with negative people can be hard,… View Post

Spring is right around the corner so let’s get into this Sephora Exclusive NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette shall we? This is an all-in-one palette that is filled with the must need items of a gal on the go. You have your highlight/ contour duo, your bronzer, and four blush shades perfect for any situation whether it be day or night.This is the type of palette I would throw in my travel bag when packing my makeup for a trip.  When I first laid eyes on promo pictures of the NARSissist Cheek Studio Palette I was super excited as I saw some great… View Post

I’m always intrigued by products that come out strictly for highlighting and contouring. There are so many degrees to mastering this technique and most of it depends on the type of product you use. I typically highlight and contour with powder products because I tend to not like to use products that are super heavy, but when I’m going out for a date night with the hubs or hanging with my friends I like to use products that are a bit denser. Kind of like these Cameo Contour Dual-ended Contour Sticks by Pur Cosmetics.   Dual-ended Contour Sticks aren’t new… View Post

Now that I’ve shared with you all the items from my winter capsule wardrobe I had the grand idea to start snapping pictures of each outfit as I wore them. However, there is one slight problem. My husband leaves super early in the morning for work and I haven’t even budged from the bed before he’s out the door. To remedy this, I had the grand idea that I would shoot my own OOTD photos. I mean I have a tripod, I have a remote control for my camera and I have lights. How hard could it be?  For my… View Post

When it comes to home decor I’m a sucker for accent pieces. Accent pieces allow you express your style without a huge overhaul or remodel.  I’m a sucker for metallics as you can probably guess from some of the pictures below. In my studio, I’ve paired gold accent pieces with pink and cream to give it a soft feminine chic feel. I keep a lot of smaller items on hand for staging. Even though they’re used for staging they still tie in with the overall vibe of the room so that I’m not having to put things away after a… View Post

When my husband and I first started to get a hold on our bills one of the first things that we did was take a look at our utility bills. Utilities are huge money guzzlers when it comes to the budget. We knew we really couldn’t do anything about our water consumption, but we could do something about our cable and electricity. By calling the cable company, we were able to knock our cable bill down by 50%! The next thing we focused on was the electricity. We decided we would make a conscious effort to use less energy around the… View Post

So you want to learn how to coupon? Couponing is a great way to say money on household essentials. If you’re new to couponing don’t worry. Here are a few simple steps to help you jump start your coupon journey. Step #1 Buying Sunday Newspapers Most major newspapers papers carry coupon inserts and sales ads every Sunday. The quantity that you need will be dependent on your household. For example, if your family has 3-5 people I recommend you buying 4-5 new papers. This will ensure that you have the same coupon at multiple times, which will allow you to… View Post