Real Techniques Brushes & Sponge Favorites

Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own. Many of you know that besides blogging full time, I’m also a freelance makeup artist in my city. As a freelancer, you basically depend on reliable tools that are affordable. Definitely, can’t be spending so much money on expensive brushes for work when you’re starting off. My favorite brushes to use when it comes to my freelance job is definitely the Real Techniques Brushes & Sponges. 

Mommy Essentials with Alley & Rae Apparel

As a mom of boys, I always have my hands full. I feel like my house is a mad house every day with the boys so of course I never have time to fully get all cute. Plus I’m not that type of mom that loves to dress up all the time. I basically like to be comfortable. I mean who doesn’t! Today I want to share with you some Mommy Essentials. These essentials are my must haves and I constantly find myself using every day. 

Pixi Beauty + Maryamnyc

Highlighting and contouring can be hard for some people, who aren’t skilled in makeup. But when I started to get into makeup and improving my makeup application skills, I knew that eventually, I would need to do highlighting and contouring. When I saw that Pixi Beauty collaborated with Maryam Maquillage, I knew that I would love this highlighting and contouring palette. 

Get Rid of Dry Skin with Oliën …

Now that Spring has finally arrived, well according to the calendar. It’s time that I start getting prepared for the summer season. This means getting my skin ready for dresses, shorts, tanks, and tees. But don’t forget we also need to take care of our hands and feet as well. Because I my skin gets so dry in the winter time, I’m always looking for a great quality body scrubs that also works as a moisturizer for my skin. Which is why I’m sharing with you today this new brand that I haven’t tried or heard of. It’s called “Oliën Body”. 

Go To Midday Snack with Yoplait Yogurt

Disclaimer: This post is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  Every day my morning is pretty chaotic. With having to get myself ready, get the coffee started, wake the kids up for school, get them ready/fed and I pack their lunches. I tend to forget sometimes to have breakfast or any at all. I’m sure other moms can relate. You forget to eat because you get so distracted with everything else that is happening around you. But I no longer have to worry about missing or skipping a meal thanks to Yoplait Yogurt. My kids take yogurts to school in their lunch boxes because they’re receiving 20% of their daily calcium so why not have some for myself as well. 

Happily Hilldale: Madison’s Go-To Shopping and Lifestyle …

I have lived in Madison for a few years now since moving from New York, and a few of my favorite things about living in this city are the local shopping offerings and the delicious places to eat. If you’re a Madison native or find yourself in the area, Hilldale is a perfect destination for shopping and dining (and houses one of my cupcake shops!). Hilldale is Madison’s premium open-air shopping destination with a unique mix of more than 50 local and national retailers.

8 Ways to Have a Healthy Relationship

A while back I had written a post on how to keep your relationship alive and it was such a huge hit on my blog. But let’s talk about how to keep it healthy! I want to share with you guys more lifestyle posts. I know that my blog is mainly beauty although I describe myself as a beauty + lifestyle blog. So today I’m going to share with you 8 Ways to Have a Healthy Relationship. I’ve seen (and been) in unhealthy relationships. 

PÜR Cosmetics Chrome Glaze + Velvet Matte Lipsticks

PÜR Cosmetics has done it again. They’re seriously trying to help me step up my lipstick game and I’m not even mad about it. They have launched their NEWEST Chrome Glaze and Velvet Matte lipstick inspired by Fifty Shades. There are 6 Chrome Glaze shades and 6 Velvet Matte shades. We already know that I’m a HUGE matte lipstick kind of girl, so when I saw that there were lip gloss lipsticks and I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it.