Behind the Beauty: How Well Do You Know …

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post like this. I always love reading posts where you get to know the blogger more and thanks to Steffanie (Brighter, Darling) for tagging me in her post because now I get to answer the questions she asked me. It’s a great to know me outside of the beauty posts that I only write. 

Beauty Must-Haves for this Summer

Summer is slowly coming to an end. But before fall comes along, I had to share with you guys what beauty products I have been loving this summer. These beauty products have been my holy grail this summer. Especially if you’re someone with oily skin like myself. I’ve mentioned this before but in the summer I don’t like to wear so much makeup products because I don’t like the feeling of products layered on my skin, on a hot day. 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Collection

I’m going, to be honest with you, the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette was in my Ulta cart when it came out and right before I purchased it, I received this in my mailbox. I was NOT expecting Urban Decay to send me a PR package of their Naked Heat Collection. I literally screamed like a little girl when I opened the package. Of course, I had to play around with this palette for a while before sharing my input on this palette because there have been SO MANY mixed reviews out there but I wanted to share my opinion. 

PUR Cosmetics – Soiree Diaries

This post has been a long time coming. I received the Soiree Diaries palette from PUR Cosmetics a few weeks ago and I was extremely in love the packaging. I mean how cute is this marble packaging with the rose gold lettering. Two of my favorite things. Besides the packaging being so pretty, so are the colors inside. I’m a huge fan of dark and warm tone shades. And that’s what this palette has. 

Ways I Take A Moment For Me

As a mom and full-time blogger, things can get hectic throughout the day. Especially during the times, my kids are in school. I’ve talked about how important it is for me (or any parent) to spend time for themselves before. It’s seriously the best way to recharge, unwind, and keep your sanity. I love sharing with you ways how I do me time as a mom because there are so many things you can do but the following are my favorite ways to have a moment for me. 

Red Lobster Crabfest- Our Favorite Date Night Spot

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #Crabfest #CrabfestSummer #CollectiveBias Ever since Brian met me, he knew that I love seafood. I’m half Ecuadorian so seafood was given to us growing up and we actually enjoyed eating. Surprising right? When Brian and I went on our first date I remember telling him how much I like to go to Red Lobster because they have the best seafood and their cheddar bay biscuits are BOMB. Throughout the summer we definitely like to take advantage of any specials Red Lobster has and this year we went during Crabfest. 

Rylan’s Birth Story at SSM Health St. …

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SSM Health St. Mary’s. The opinions and text are all mine. We are going to be throwing it back to 9 years ago. I remember taking the pregnancy test on Memorial Day and anxiously waiting to find out if we were expecting. When we saw that test turn “positive” my heart dropped. I got pregnant at a very young age (at least for me it felt like it was young). At the time my boy’s dad (my ex-husband) and I had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Being 19 and pregnant, we were still living at our parent’s house. I remember telling my mom I was pregnant and she told me immediately to schedule an appointment at my clinic to make sure I was pregnant.


Do you guys remember a while back when I was sent the HAIRFINITY products? Well, when I got my first package from them I was so curious to see if these products truly helped with reducing hair breakage and strengthening your hair. Let me tell you something first, I don’t promote anything that I don’t think actually works and with these types of products that claim to do something, it’s really hard to prove to someone that it can because products may or may not work for you.