Top 5 Favorite Maternity Favorites

I am currently in my 6th month of pregnancy, what a long journey this has been. On this journey, I have been through a lot, but I have sound some favorites that have kept me happy during this time. I feel the need to share these products with you just in case you are in the same boat that I am. These favorites are some game-changers; I hope that you enjoy this post. 

  1. Coconut Oil – My skin has been incredibly dry this pregnancy; my son has been sucking all of the moisture from my skin and leaving me with nothing. Coconut oil has saved my skin! It has so many benefits, not only is it a great makeup remover, but it is also an excellent moisturizer.
  2. What To Expect When You’re Expecting– This book has helped me understand the changes that my body has been going through and the growth of my baby.
  3. Adjustable Maternity Pant Extenders– These bad boys have saved me a ton of money. No need to splurge on maternity pants, when these exist.
  4. Anything Sour- Sour skittles, sour belts, just anything sour.
  5. Leggings- They always fit!

All of these products I have been using religiously! I hope that I helped you discover a maternity favorite. If you have any products that you recommend, I would love to try them out! Please leave them in the comments.

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2020 New Year Goals

I love this time of year; this is the time to start fresh and become a better version of myself — it’s time to put my brain to use and think about what needs improvement in my life. So down below are some of my goals for the year 2020. I have put a lot of time and thought into these. I have a feeling that this is going to be the best year yet. 

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  1. I make more time for myself- I am always putting others before me. I am going to make it a priority to put myself first. 
  2. I will hit 50k followers on Instagram- I mean, who doesn’t want a big social media following. 
  3. I work with more local companies- Collaborations for my blog and Instagram. 
  4. I utilize my time better- I need to be more productive and manage my time better. 
  5. 2020 will be the year that I buy a house. 
  6. I drink more water- This goal is on my list every year. 
  7. I have stopped comparing myself and my life to others on social media. 
  8. I show up every day, and I do my personal best. 
  9. My credit score is 750. 
  10. I have more patience with everything and everyone. 

I can’t wait to cross all of these goals off my list next year; I can only go up from here. 

I hope that 2020 treats you better than in 2019. Happy Goal Setting. 

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Top 10 Favorite Red Lipsticks

The holidays are upon us!

I know that I can’t be the only one that loves a beautiful, classic, red lip this time of year. It’s so festive and speaks holiday time! The best part about wearing red lipstick is that it can be dressed up, (rocking a bold smokey eye, lashes to the heavens, and glitter upon glitter!). It can also be another casual Monday at the office kind of look (no eye shadow, natural and wispy lashes, and hair in a sleek bun).

Today I have gathered 10 of my top favorite red lipsticks to share with you. Most of these are super affordable and are at your local drug store. I hope that you enjoy this short yet informative post! I will be linking all of the lipsticks that I share with you down below.

All of these lipsticks apply smoothly and beautifully!

I hope that you enjoyed this post; it was fun to share these products with you. If you have other red lip recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I am always looking to try out something new.

Happy holidays!

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Liberex Makeup Brush Cleaner Review

Another day, another blog post! Today I have a review for you, all about the Liberex Electrical Makeup Brush Cleaner. I received this product a little while ago and tested it out for the first time today! 

Here is how she looks! Sleek, not too bulky, and comfortable to hold.
It includes:
electrical brush cleaner
-charger
-brush cleaner stand
-makeup brush holder attachments
bowl for the water

So if you have never heard of or seen an electrical makeup brush cleaner, I’ll give you a little run down. It is an excellent, small device that will spin your makeup brushes in a bowl of water, clean them for you, as well as air-drying them.

Can I just say, this product does wonders! If you are someone that has a lot of brushes like myself, then it probably takes you a while to hand wash them. With this device, it cuts my brush cleaning time in half! It was easy to figure out, very compact, and easy to travel with. Can I say this product does wonders! If you are someone that has a lot of brushes like myself, then it probably takes you a while to hand wash them. With this device, it cuts my brush cleaning time in half! It was easy to figure out, very compact, and easy to take on the road.

I love the fact that I can see how dirty the water gets; I can see all of the makeup coming out of my brush. It’s so satisfying to know that my brushes are getting a deep clean.

There are a variety of attachments, which I love because not all makeup brushes are the same size. I also like that I know when the device is ready for use, it will flash red when it is charging and turn blue when it’s fully charged.

Overall I believe that this product retails for $26 and is worth every penny. I received my cleaner from Amazon, and I will leave the link for you down below!

Thank you so much for reading! I look forward to posting for you soon.

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2020 Blog and Instagram Goals

I highly doubt that I am the only one that has ever been in a rut when it comes to blogging and Instagram. I love both platforms, but sometimes I just get burnt out. This post is all about changing up my style and direction with them both. It’s okay to grow and evolve, and that’s exactly what these goals are all about. Enjoy my 2020 goals for my Instagram and blog vision!

WORDS OF THE YEAR

  • LOVE
  • POSITIVE

INSTAGRAM

  • I only post photos that I love
  • I post once a day
  • 3 sponsorship/ collaborations a month
  • 10k followers
  • Constant photo shoots
  • New theme and direction
  • New audience
  • Buy a bad ass camera for better quality photos and content
  • Only follow those that inspire me

BLOG

  • I post relative blog posts
  • I post once a week
  • I collaborate with more creators
  • Website makeover

BOTH

  • CONSTANT PHOTO SHOOTS
  • NEW BIO NEW PROFILE PICS
  • NEW THEME AND DIRECTION
  • MORE FOCUSED AND ORGANIZED
  • COMMENT MORE AND SPREAD MORE LOVE

Best Cleaning Products + GIVEAWAY

I have spent the majority of my life cleaning. My mom always made me clean, so naturally, I spend about 85% of my life, cleaning my house and doing laundry. I am regularly washing dishes, vacuuming, and running back and forth to the laundry room. It can get pretty exhausting, but that’s my life.

With all of my years of cleaning, I have tried all kinds of different products. Just recently, I came across a new brand that I have been using non-stop. Have you heard of Sapadilla? If you have, you get a high-five from me. If you haven’t, that’s okay; I’m about to share some excellent information with you.

Sapadilla products have plant-based ingredients and have 100% pure essential oil blends. Did I mention that they are also cruelty-free and made in the United States?

Sapadilla carries products from laundry soap and dish soap to countertop and all-purpose cleansers.

Scents:
Grapefruit + Bergamont
Rosemary + Peppermint
Sweet Lavender + Lime

I love the fact that Sapadilla products are super affordable; I don’t want to spend a ton of money on something that I am continuously buying.

Since I love these products, I am giving you a chance to try them out for yourself! I am hosting a giveaway on my Instagram, make sure to head that way to enter. Sapadilla and I will be giving away a countertop cleaner, hand soap, and dish soap.

If you are too excited and don’t want to wait for the giveaway, you can head to Sapadilla.com and purchase your cleaning supplies.

I want to thank Sapadilla for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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5 Goals for August

I am back at it again with another goals blog post. I just love these so much, I get to share my goals with you and work my ass off to achieve them! So here they are.

  1. 4,000 Instagram followers – This is my main goal this month. I have been working so hard on my feed and I can’t wait for it to pay off. If you would like to follow me on Instagram, you would be helping me achieve my goal! —-> Follow me
  2. Upload a blog post once a week – I have been getting better at blogging, but I want to be more consistant with it.
  3. Make a Monat sale – If you didn’t already know, I sale Monat. One of my goals this month is to make 2 sales this month.
  4. Hit 1,500 Blog followers – I am almost there!
  5. Make a sale on Etsy – If you didn’t know, I sale bows on Etsy. I know, I am apart of a lot of things. My goal is to sale at least four bows.

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How To Get A Good Nights Rest

Lately, I have been all about my sleep; I love to get a good night’s rest so that I can have a productive next day. In today’s post, I’m sharing how I get a good nights sleep and what helps to sleep better.

Shower Time

STEP 1: I am a night time shower person. I love to take a shower to wash off everything from that day; it’s soothing to me. I love to take my time in the shower as well; I will play some music, listen to some music, or even do a little meditation.

STEP 2: After the shower, it’s skincare time! I wash my face, use a toner, eye cream, moisturize, and apply lip balm. I love how clean my skin feels once I am all done.

STEP 3: Time to hydrate, I will have some water before bed. I find that it is relaxing.

STEP 4: If I am in the mood, I will read a book, it helps me to get a little sleepier.

STEP 5: I am obsessed with this app that I found; it’s called Headspace. It is an app that helps with meditation, but it also tells stories and makes soothing sounds. I love to listen to the Midnight Launderette, there are washer and dryer sounds in the background, and the guy who tells the story has a very soothing voice.

STEP 6: After I listen to a few minutes of Headspace, I am usually out like a light!

I hope that you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what helps you get a better nights rest.

5 Favorite Walmart Purchases

I have not been this excited to write a blog post in a very long time. Today I was posting a few of my favorite products on my Instagram stories, but then realized that they were all from Walmart. SO I had the best idea to create a blog post for you and leave all of the links so you can get your hands on them as well.

So as you keep reading, you are going to discover my favorite Walmart purchases! I hope that you enjoy this post. I plan on writing a part two and maybe even turn this into a series.

  1. Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker $29.84 Marked Down from $39.99
This bad boy saves me from slaving over the stove in this Bakersfield heat! I love it and use it any chance that I get. There are plenty of crock pot recipes on Pinterest to try out. Follow my crock pot board for inspiration.

2. McCormick Garlic and Herb Black Pepper and Sea Salt $3.74

I use this guy in everything that I cook. It’s soooooo good. Take my word.

3. Stovetop Kettle $19.48 Marked Down from $24.00

She’s Bad. I’m a little old school when it comes to my coffee. I love using a stovetop kettle.

4. Pioneer Woman Knife Set $49.97 Marked Down from $59.97

This isn’t my photo, but I do own this knife set and now can’t live without it. Thank you Pioneer Woman, you are life goals.

5. Better Homes and Gardens Candles $6.97

These candles are amazing! They are super affordable, smell great, and fill up the house. I love the Bath and Bodywork candles, but they can get pretty pricy. At Walmart, I can get four for the price of one. Who doesn’t love a good save?

I hope that this post has inspired you to shop your local Walmart very soon, I love Target, but sometimes you can’t beat Walmart prices. If you have any of these products, let me know what you think of them. Also, I would love more Walmart recommendations.

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