Two Life Lessons My Mom Taught Me that help me Bring Out the Bold

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

Aaron’s Affordabilty is Something to Celebrate!

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

A Great pair of Jeans Always Completes my “Uniform”.

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

My Chic and Budget-Friendly, Succulent Terrarium.

Purging has to be one the absolute best things that I’ve done this year. I didn’t exactly Kon Marie my home, but I did get rid of massive amounts of “clutter”. I wanted my home to reflect calm and peace which is how I’m striving to live my life.  We deal with so much stuff in our daily lives, from work, bills, and family drama that I no longer wanted to walk into my home and be bombarded with massive amounts of stuff that made my world feel that much more busy.  So, after I got rid of practically all the… View Post

Nars Cosmetics Summer 2016 Color Collection on Medium Brown Skin.

Nevermind the fingerprints all over the sleek black Nars packaging we’ve all come to love, you’re only going to be interested in what’s on the inside as I’m sharing with you some of the items from the Nars Summer 2016 Color Collection! When the Nars Cosmetics Summer 2016 Color Collection was first revealed we all went crazy over the boxes illustrated by LA-based Greek painter Konstantin Kakanias . I was kind of bummed when those cute drawings of the girls living their best lives on vacation didn’t make it on the actual cases, but at least we got some bomb… View Post

Must Have Red-Orange Lipsticks for Medium Brown Skin!

We all have that one signature color lipstick that we like to wear. For some is a bold and sexy red and for others, it’s a soft subtle nude. I always thought my go to color was red, and then I went on this stint where I was all about the nudes because who doesn’t love a good nude (see my favorites here). Now I still love a good nude, but after trying out the Sleek VIP Lipsticks I realized that I may have found my “spirit color”. It was almost like I didn’t choose the color the color just choose… View Post

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

You all know that I love a good quality lipstick, but what I love more is when you find it in brands that you would have never even thought of trying. I have a very diverse makeup collection, but there are some brands that I walk past in the cosmetic section without even given a second thought, but after trying out the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipsticks that habit is about to change! The Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipsticks come in 38 yummy shades and they sent over four shades perfect for spring and summer for me to… View Post