My Spring Capsule Wardrobe is Complete!

Spring is here, even though it doesn’t feel like it outside yet. I’m super excited about my Spring Capsule Wardrobe. This whole thing is a learning experience. I’m a shopper and usually, just buy whatever I think will make me happy. With a capsule wardrobe, I’ve had to learn to be a lot more intentional on the things I purchase, not only for my Spring wardrobe but for all my capsule wardrobes as select items will be used interchangeably throughout each season.  Below I’ve walked you briefly through my process on how I choose my color scheme, budget, and the… View Post

Travel to Paradise from your Desk or on a Actual Vacation with Sunsweet Dried Fruit.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that we have an office at work I’ve been stockpiling my desk with tons of snacks for those days when I’m sitting at my desk sifting through mounds of data. This year I vowed to do something about my health and weight and so one of the first things I did beside dusting off my gym membership was to change the types of snacks I kept at my desk. No more are the days of nacho cheese chips, pretzels, or bags… View Post

How I Keep it Cute and Dry Under Pressure.

I teamed up with Dove to share to the new Dove Dry Spray. All opinions are my own #TryDry #dovepartner  Have you ever thought about what makes you feel beautiful?  Do you find yourself drawn towards certain fragrances or shades of colors?  I used to be all about bold bright colors and patterns, but now I find myself wanting softer touches in everything.  This may be because my life is super hectic right now and all I want to do is look around and see things that make feel happy, calm, and loved. When I’m running around getting my girl boss… View Post

Defeat Natural Hair Dryness With Salon Inspired Products from Sally Beauty

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sally Beauty. My hair has undergone lots of changes. It’s been purple and blonde, styled in a tapered fashion, and even completely shaved off in an undercut style. It’s safe to say my hairstyles have run the gamut, and while this year I vowed to keep my styles a bit more toned down, I still haven’t been able to avoid dryness. A while back, I shared with you all how I identified where my dryness was coming from, but I’m still working to treat this problem.  I’m a product junkie,… View Post

Make Iced Coffee Better Than Your Barista at Home!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IDSimplyPure #CollectiveBias So my time as a doctoral candidate is winding down and it looks like I may be getting those magical letters at the end of my name as early as this summer. In preparation, I’ve been doing a lot of writing so that when I go before my thesis committee, and they inquire about papers I say “Tada” do a little jig and place these carefully crafted documents in front of them. They’ll be so awed my drive and willingness to take… View Post

How to Create a Winning Life in Three Easy Steps.

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ Have you ever had that feeling that you wanted something bigger and better for your life but you just weren’t sure how to get started or what steps you needed to take get there? Stepping up to the plate and claiming your place in the world can be both a scary yet completely gratifying move.  I know this because I did just that in November of 2013 when I listened to that still small voice pushing me to rebrand my beloved beauty only site “Cosmetically… View Post

Sleek Makeup LIP VIP Lipstick Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

A couple of weeks ago I received a delicious package from Sleek Makeup featuring five shades of their LIP VIP lipsticks.There’s six lipstick in all.  The lipsticks are a full coverage semi-matte formula that glides on smooth. Since these are semi-matte lipsticks I would suggest exfoliating your lips before wearing. The shades range from a natural pinky nude to a true red. I was able to get a normal amount of wear of the lipsticks, nothing that was super impressive but it did last through eating, at least, one meal before having to touch up.  Some of the shades appear muted… View Post