I am...Tessa

Hey everyone!

Today I have the honor of featuring the lovely words and honest truth of my friend, Tessa Benz. She's the mother of two beautiful girls and the voice behind True Motherhood (link below). If you haven't heard of her blog, I highly recommend checking it out. Tessa does a beautiful job talking about her experiences through pregnancy, delivery and just the daily struggles of being a mom.

Taking that Distance

In honor of my recent trip to Nashville and Atlanta, I thought I'd post my long flight skin care routine. To answer your immediate questions: 1. Yes, I actually do all of this on the plane like a crazy person. 2. Yes, I do take all of these with me for long flights (anything over 3 hours). This is partly the reason why I buy a majority of my beauty products in travel sizes...It's also way cheaper.

I am...Joyce

With the constant need to "stay relevant" for the blog, it's made me realize how heavily social media has become intertwined with mTrying to grow this blog has taught me a lot about my own identity and personal growth. It's also resulted with me relying heavily on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to promote it. But being more active in social media has also led me to struggle a little with my own persona and identity. This is where the I am... series came forth. I am going to make biweekly posts of other men and women who actively use social media to promote their own blogs and businesses - asking them the same set of questions regarding their own identity and social media's impact on it. persona. So I decided to start a new series called: I am... Where I post biweekly of different people who use social media to promote their blog, job, etc - asking them the same set of questions below. I thought it would be really cool to learn about how other men and women separate or don't from identity and the internet.

Seoul Mamas

Every once in a while you get the opportunity to write about a company that seems to be genuine and different in their cause (which I find to be super exciting).  Seoul Mamas is a small beauty company founded in St. Louis, Missouri, headed by Geri Cope and Soyun Choi, with the mission to hydrate and soften your skin while fighting them wrinkles and fine lines *insert punching/fist pump emoji*.  These ladies have developed a badass facial mask made from some solid ingredients guaranteed to hydrate that skin of yours.

Grow, baby, Grow

Now that the fattening season is finally behind us, the time has finally come to grow our lashes to match our new waist size. Okay... many of you probably used this thing called "self-control" during the holidays. Those closest to me know I have no self-control when it comes to eating and shopping; some may even consider me an enabler...But what do those words reaaaaally mean and who keeps track of titles these days?!

The All-in-One

It's been a long minute since my last post, so let me update you with the deets (is that word still a thing?) between then and now.

Shortly after my last post, I took off to Playa del Carmen with two of my girls for a week. There we burned in the sun, drank heavily and did a couple ventures outside the resort. 

That Morning Cleanse

So here it is..The first Under Eye Report video! I have to give a big shout out to my homie Josh for editing the video. Didn't he do a great job?!

So the video is a simple morning cleanse/moisturizing routine. I've changed up my routine since the No Soap for You post but this is a great video showing the basics most should do. The products used in the video are listed below.

No Soap for You!

Micellar water and cleansing balms have been all the rage for a long while but I've never understood why. The idea of not using soap for full makeup removal has become the new norm and I wanted to explore what the hype was about. So, I decided not to wash my face for a week. Side note: I do not stay in one place for more than 2 nights during the work week, so this took real commitment. I had to lug these bottles around rather than my typical traveling bag. The paranoia of the miscellar water pouring out was real...IT WAS REAL. Anyway...continue on below to find out the final judgement on this little experiment!

The Rx for Farmacy

Hello everyone!

After coming home from a long (but rad) weekend in Vegas, I found an awesome package waiting for me. Farmacy reached out a couple weeks ago to apologize for the broken cap of my Eye Dew cream and asked to send me a gift. I mean...What girl is going to say no?!

Confessions of a Lonely Heart

Hello all!

It's been such a long time since my last post and I apologize for that. I realize life consumes my time much more than expected. But I'm back and hopefully a little more consistent then before. To start the welcome back is a confession from my own heart...

The Natural Report: Cucumbrrrrr

After a long break of travels and family, it feels so good to be writing and making home skin products again. My mind has been reeling with ideas and I can't wait to share them with you all! So let's move quickly to the natural ingredient of this month...the cucumber. Side note: how clever was my title? Seriously. So clever right?? Ha...sorry, so corny

Breakups are a messy thing. You have to sort through physical belongings and slowly start the process of mentally and emotionally separating from a person. It's a lot of work at first, but it slowly becomes easier as time passes and healing continues. But what happens when a breakup doesn't go smoothly? When it adds to the already existing hurt from the end of a relationship? It's a pinch of salt to the wound that prevents you from moving on and healing. Boundaries become blurred and burdens become confused. So today, I want to propose the idea of showing a little consideration to your ex after a breakup.

Social media has totally changed the game of breakups and dating. What used to be a simple exchange of items and a "you don't call me and I don't call you" has now become the balance of deleting photo albums, removing hashtags, and "unfriending". Instagram and Facebook makes it so easy for us to have a captured timeline of a relationship, to share and brag about the joys of being loved. But what do you do when it all comes to end?? You now have to figure out how and when to delete this time capsule without it hurting the other person and yourself.

Those Under Eyes

This post has been long over due. I needed some time to just rest and re-group after the break up, had a hard time focusing for this post. Does it count that I did took these photos prior to all that happened? So many apologies for the delay. But!! This is my first official post on the new website! I hope you all enjoy scoping around :)