a weekend in RVA

This weekend, I went to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Richmond, VA (RVA). Our weekend was full with just the right amount of activity. We also did some of my favorite things! I love visiting farmers’ markets when I’m in other cities. (Or in my own city!) This was my first time at the […]

Indie Beauty Expo 2016 Recap

On Wednesday, August 24, I went to the Indie Beauty Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. You guys. It was AMAZING. I had such a blast walking around, meeting all the vendors, and chatting with a few brands a bit more in depth. I picked up several new-to-me products and I can’t […]

cherry + banana + almond butter smoothie

I make a smoothie for breakfast almost every day. My love of smoothies started when my husband gave me a Vitamix for Christmas three years ago. The Vitamix was a game-changer for me. (I have the Pro Series 300.) You definitely don’t need a Vitamix (or a Blendtec) to make a good smoothie, so if […]

cleansing oil

At first, I was skeptical about using an oil to clean my face. But this cleansing oil, the Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover from One Love Organics, converted me. It was one of the first oils I tried and I’ve never looked back. The scent of this cleanser is nice + light + […]

Califia Farms Better Half Creamer

I love this creamer. It’s quickly become my favorite addition to my cold brew concentrate. I first tried this creamer at the recommendation of Jessica from How Sweet Eats. I was doing Whole30 at the time, and since you’re not allowed to have sugar and dairy while doing Whole30, I had to say goodbye to […]

daily makeup routine

I am a makeup hoarder. When I was in high school, I used to spend all the money I made lifeguarding on makeup. But, I used to keep it in its package, I loved just looking at it! So lame. These days I still don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I am trying to […]

two current hair care favorites

I wanted to share two of my current hair care favorites. I first heard about Yarok a few years ago and my entry into their line was with their “Feed Your Volume” shampoo. I still love that shampoo, but I was recently given a sample of the “Feed Your Moisture” shampoo by Integrity Botanicals and I […]