Glam Fall Makeup Look

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I love making my makeup a little more moody as the seasons change. After a summer full of light and airy makeup, I am ready to bring on the rich colors of Fall. This glam Fall makeup look can easily be worn as an everyday look if it is paired with a little less dramatic lip color and looks fantastic for a night out with an even more dramatic lip color! I love how regal it feels, without being over the top and difficult to recreate.

Glam Fall Makeup on

When I do my makeup like this and really try to focus on my eye makeup, it is important that I wear contacts. I have experienced doing my makeup in the past, only to have to wear my glasses and it just kind of takes away the effect! I find my ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses just as important in my beauty routine as my actual beauty products. I have absolutely loved these ACUVUE®  VITA® Brand Contact lenses that were so highly recommended to me during my Target Optical® visit.

To create this eye makeup look, I used one eyeshadow palette with many neutral options. I love having a palette like this because I can find every color I need in one place. I also used a liquid eyeliner pen and volumizing mascara. [Read more…]

Dealing with the winter blues

Seasonal depression is a real thing. It is something that I have experienced firsthand on occasion. This winter has been a much different experience though. We are living in a city where the snow just doesn’t come down like it did in southeast Idaho. The winter has been really mild and it has been very refreshing for me to experience! Although I haven’t experienced full on seasonal depression like I have in the past, I have gotten a little of the “winter blues”. I have learned a few tricks that help me feel a lot better when I start feeling down with the winter blues.

The thing that makes me the most depressed in the winter is the lack of movement my body gets. I have found that if I continue to make exercise a priority during the winter months, I don’t feel as glum. My body continues to get exercise, even though I am not going outside to go for walks and taking my daughter to the park. I have found a lot of workouts that I enjoy doing inside, so I can stay comfortable inside while getting a good workout.

Staying hydrated on

Something that goes hand in hand with exercise that I have also felt like is really helpful is the amount of water that I drink. I naturally drink more water during the summer. I feel thirsty more often when it is hot outside, so I tend to forget to drink it during the winter. I have to force myself to remember to drink water throughout the day. Drinking water is good for your overall health, but I also feel like it just helps me personally feel like all of those toxins are flushing out of my system and it helps me feel happier.

Essential oils help boost my mood as well. I like to rub uplifting oils on the bottoms of my feet and on my wrists. It took me a little while to be converted to essential oils, but I really do think they can help boost my mood throughout the winter.

Aromatherapy Venta Airwasher on

I also really like aromatherapy to help my home feel happier. I use the [Read more…]

Sassy Date Night Looks

Photography by: Christine Marie Studios

I love getting dressed up for date night. It is one night that I can wear clothes and not have to worry about a toddler wiping her messy hands on me. I think it is important to dress up for you spouse to remind them of the person that you probably were when you were dating and didn’t have to worry about messy hands!

Cheetah Print Date Night Look on [Read more…]

Legit Casual Winter Outfit

Photo Credit: Cliq Photography by Ann | Makeup by Raquel Lazalde at Retreat Day Spa in Ammon, Idaho

Too legit! Too legit to quit! (Imagine me fist pumping right now. Or maybe don’t cause I’m an awkward white girl)

You get where I am headed though…

Comfortable Winter Outfit on

The new year is upon us. I am choosing to take 2015 on head first. I have goals set and a new perspective on the way I am choosing to take this year on. [Read more…]

Puffy Paint Snowman Kid Craft

Sometimes I question why I live in Idaho. That usually happens during the winter when I freeze 90% of the day. Now that my daughter is old enough to understand the fun that can come with snow, she wants to go outside all of the time! The problem is that I don’t always want to get all bundled up and freezing! Instead of feeling like a failure as a parent, I like to come up with fun activities that we can do in the house so we an stay nice and cozy. This puffy paint snowman kid craft has been a major lifesaver! She loves playing with the puffy paint and she feels like she is still building a snowman. Of course she named her girl snowman “Olaf” too. So, what do you say? Do you want to paint an Olaf? Do you want to build a snowman?

DIY Puffy Paint Snowman Kid Craft on

It is a quick and easy craft that kids of many different ages can enjoy and the best part is that you don’t have to get all bundled up to build this snowman!

To make your own, you need… [Read more…]

Metallic Trees Snow Globe Apothecary Jars

Metallic Tree Snow Globe Apothecary Jars

 I can’t believe that it is finally the time of year that I can talk about my love of Christmas on here and not get my wrist slapped! I am so excited to bring you my first Christmas post of the season! I have several holiday projects coming your way and some pretty amazing holiday giveaways too! It is going to be a pretty epic holiday season, if I do say so myself! When it comes to my holiday decor, I like things to be unique, but relatively simple. There are already so many things that come with Christmas decor, I don’t like to overwhelm myself too much by having really busy decorations everywhere too. That’s why I loved the concept of these snow globe apothecary jars. Forgive me, the pictures aren’t my best, but if you could see them in person, you would flip out over how gorgeous they really are!

Like I said, I like things to be pretty simple, that’s why this project can be done in pretty much no time. Here’s what you need… [Read more…]

Outerwear Eye Candy

One of the best parts about the weather turning chilly is the beautiful outerwear that is available! I am a total sucker for coats, jackets, vests, you name it! If it is outerwear, I love it! That’s why when I checked out the Andrew Marc website, I couldn’t help but be completely inspired by all of the gorgeous pieces they have.

Outerwear Eye Candy on [Read more…]

Fall Style, Facing Fears, & a Giveaway

Navy and Yellow Aztec Cardigan on

It is finally getting cold enough here to pull out the sweaters. That is a blessing and a curse for me. You see, I love the Fall/Winter fashion. I love all of the layers and the goodness that it comes with. BUT… there is one thing that I know is coming with the cold weather that I know is coming. [Read more…]