Hair is a huge part of our identities. The cut, colour, and style express who we are to the world. So why wouldn’t we want our hair to look its best?
With fall in full force here in Oregon – leaves are turning, I have to wear a jacket if I go outside – I figure it is time to update my beauty bag for the season.
This week has been one of the best weeks in forever. Actually, it might have been one of the best of 2017. It renewed my faith in good things and made me a little less cynical. My therapist would be very proud.
While the last few weeks have been me stressing over finding a new apartment, I am very happy to announce I found a new apartment this week. I’ve been scrambling to find a roommate/affordable apartment, and by the hand of God I found a place on Tuesday that was pretty near perfect.
With faith, anything is possible.
Other fantastic things happened as well (went on a great date, it rained, my skin cleared up) but finding an apartment was truly a godsend as I feel all of that stress fade away. My parents used to have a saying in their bathroom that said, “When you worry, God laughs.” And God has been laughing like a loon at me.
I am so grateful for all the good that I’ve experienced this week, and look forward spending my weekend giving some of it back.Read More
While I live for the autumn leaves, sweaters, and hot chocolate, the worst part of fall must be the dry skin that follows me around all season.
After years of dealing with finding lotions that leave my skin hydrated yet oil-free, I’ve found four lotions that are perfect for this dry season. Easy to apply and long lasting, these are the only lotions to be stocking up for what will be a cold, rainy autumn.Read More
And we’re back! I am going into this weekend feeling energized, excited, and enjoying a really good book. After weeks of feeling too stretched out, I’m looking forward to a weekend of getting back to my roots.
Highlights of this week were seeing my parents, a pizza party at work, and possibly finding a new apartment. Lows included a major breakout, sitting in traffic for way too long, and our summer intern at work leaving. But overall, a massively good week!Read More
Under my bathroom sink, in a large quilted bag, sits the tools for the natural look I go for every day. My makeup bag – like many others – is a reflection of myself. From my matte powder to my lengthening mascara, everything in there helps me show off my face in the best way possible.
Earlier this year I shared my full cupboard of beauty products, and as time has changed and I’ve moved to another city, I thought it was time I shared the more condensed version of my current makeup bag.Read More
If you have looked at any beauty trends over the past few years, you’ve likely seen that eyebrows have come back into style. And as someone with a funny eyebrow shape, it has been a blessing and a curse.
I have a naturally straight straight brow shape, with a small dimple right above my left brow. This has made for a strong decade of brow waxing and tweezer pinching. And now I’ve added products to shape, fill, and comb to keep my brows looking fabulous.Read More
As a Taurus, I am a creature of comfort and cannot live without those comforts. I am not completely happy unless all of my needs are met. Over the years I have made myself a grocery list of the things I need to feel comfortable and content in my surroundings. And today I thought I’d share them.
About a year ago I started to not wash my hair every day. While I’ve had a lot of slip-ups due to moving and a big change in my daily schedule, I’ve switched back to washing every other day and my strands have never felt healthier.
About a month ago I noticed my ‘do was more frizzy than ever. I did some research and saw that it was likely due to my ends getting dried out, especially from the hotter weather and constant washing. Which was no bueno.Read More
This weekend I was able to travel out of the the city and enjoy myself in wine country. A weekend away was exactly what I needed. The open air, good wine, and fantastic company!
Weekend travel is short and sweet, but always worth it. I always make sure to pack my bag for anything I could need, especially when the weather is fluctuating. I love products that can multi-task or work with other pieces as it’s important to pack light while not feeling like you’re missing a limb.
Here is my weekend travel essential list.Read More