Monday, November 9, 2015

Some days just go like that..

 I love being a homemaker and a stay at home mama. And I am beyond grateful to my hubster for working as hard as he does so that I can have that opportunity. I truly wouldn't trade being able to be home with my kiddies for anything in the world. I've been the mama that works a job outside of the home and goes to school and then still has to come home and be mommy, and that's not easy. I truly don't know how some of you ladies do it! 

I have to admit tho, that whether you stay at home or you work, being a mama is sometimes not easy. In fact, some days it can feel downright impossible! There are those days where for every two things you pick up and put away, your toddler tears out seventeen. Sometimes, I swear my whole life feels like that.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Is there anything better than coffee? I mean, seriously, I think not. Hot coffee, iced coffee, flavored coffee, plain black coffee, coffee ice cream, coffee all over your face and body...

...Wait, what? I'm not crazy, I swear. Tho it certainly may look that way in this pic, uh?
Covered in coffee. A dream come true!

Sugar scrubs are widely known and loved, right? But coffee? Hey, I'm not one to turn away from something made with coffee. So when I saw this on good old Pinterest, I started to research it a bit. And by research it I mean continued to surf the web, and by a bit I mean for hours. What I kept reading was that coffee (and caffeine) can help diminish the appearance of cellulite, tighten and tone the look of your skin, and serve as one hell of an exfoliant when used as a scrub. Now, maybe it's true, maybe it's not, but it has coffee in it. Coffee. So you know I just had to try it!

All you need is 3 Tbsp used coffee grounds (yep, what's left in your coffee filter after you make a pot of joe), 2 Tbsp cocnut oil, melted (or olive oil), and 1 Tbsp brown sugar. That's it. Just mix it all together really well and store in a sealed jar for up to 2 months!

Whether it does all it claims to do or not, (I mean, my cellulite is still hanging around) it's still pretty awesome to take a shower and have the smell of coffee surround you. And, my skin really did feel amazing after using it. Be sure to use hot water when using this so that the grounds don't clog your drain. Cuz that would suck.

Are you a fan of sugar scrubs? Have you tried it with coffee? What did you think?

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ready or not, Christmas is fast approaching!

I can't even believe that we're less than 2 months away from Christmas already! Sure, that may seem like a lot of time, but if you're anything like me, that's not enough time!

I always find myself trying to juggle bills around in order to come up with money to get some Christmas shopping done early. Does it ever happen? Nope. Why? Well, quite simply, the money is just never there.

But this year is going to be different and I owe it all to makeup. Yes, you read that right! My Christmas will be paid for (most of it, at least) just by playing with makeup and sharing selfies. Never in a million years did I think that this would be a path I would take. I'm quiet. I don't have a million friends and a big family to "sell" to. Hell, I actually suffer from social anxiety pretty badly. And more importantly: I'm NOT a salesperson! That's the best part about this business: I don't have to be a salesperson. I'm just sharing my life and my love of makeup with the world.

If you find yourself with too many bills left at the end of your paycheck, you need some extra money for your rainy day fund, or you need some extra money for Christmas shopping, please feel free to reach out to me and we can chat about how this business could work for you! 

Find me on my Younique website. You won't regret it!

November's Customer Kudos Special is AMAZING!

Seriously, there's no other way to put it!! Not only did they just unroll a brand spankin' new product (you can't even order this stuff until December!) but YOU get it FREE with purchase!!

I'm already in absolute love with Younique's Glorious Primer, so I cannot wait to get my hands on this bad boy!

This is the perfect time to knock out some Christmas shopping AND score yourself a sweet freebie for your own stocking!

If you have any questions, want to host a party, or there is any other way I can help you out, please feel free to reach out to me on my Younique website and let's chat!! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

Girls just wanna have fun...

Right? I'm supposed to stay off of my foot as much as possible right now since I messed up my foot. How is it possible that I play Roller Derby and yet I injure myself simply walking?!? No cool derby injury story to go along with it or anything. Hahaha

Anyways, time off my feet just means more time to play with my make-up. I had been really playing with Fall colors and different techniques, but since Halloween is quickly approaching I thought I'd see what I could do with my everyday makeup.

Please note two things:
1) These were done very roughly and quickly. (Kinda like the make-up equivalent of a rough draft?) Whichever one I decide to do for Halloween I will take my time and try to improve it.
2) I am by NO means a make-up artist. (As you can plainly see!) I'm just a girl who loves make-up. (and gets paid to play with it. Score!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's Fall Y'all!

I love Fall.The cool crisp air, the hoodies, the bonfires, hot chocolate, and the colors... my gosh, the colors. Beautiful colors at every turn. And that includes makeup! I'm really digging rocking Fall colors on my eyes and lips. Do you love Fall? What's your favorite part? 

My favorite Fall look:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Who Are You??

Many of us stumble through this thing called life, just trying to put together the pieces and figure out who we are.

So to help figure this question out, for myself and for you, I created this. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I can't believe how accurate this really is!

**Disclaimer: Please be sure to do the math correctly, otherwise your answer will be WAY off!!

If your result was accurate, please feel free to share! ;)

Monday, October 19, 2015

The BEST alarm app EVER!!

Ok, so in the past I wrote about the only thing that gets me up in the morning: drinking a BIG glass of water before bed. That way, my only option is to get out of bed NOW or pee the bed. Lol My body has finally gotten used to drinking the recommended amount of water each day, so that doesn't wake me up anymore. 

Needless to say, I was right back to struggling to wake up in the morning.
SIX alarms set every night. Five on my phone and then the main alarm clock in my bedroom. And I'd hit snooze every time. Or I'd shut em off and go back to sleep. I tried moving the main alarm clock across the room so I'd have to get up and turn it off. Nope, just walking across the room isn't enough for me cuz I'll go right back to my bed and snuggle back in. I even downloaded an alarm app that makes you stimulate your brain by solving math problems or typing a random string of letters correctly in order to wake you up. After a while tho, my brain was able to solve the problems and still let me go right back to sleep. 

*click* *uninstall*

Lately, it's been even worse. I am not even hearing my alarms go off at all. I'm sleeping right through them!! It doesn't help that they only play my music for about a minute or less before they automatically snooze themselves.

Whaaaaat is a tiiiired mama to doooo?

Enter my new BFF, an app called Alarmy.

 Alarmy is quite different than most other alarm apps out there. You have a couple wake up options but the one that works best for me is the photo option. You take a picture of something and set it as your wake up pic. Then when your alarm goes off, the only way to shut it the hell off is to take a picture of that same object. Since I need to actually walk around to wake up, I set my picture as a picture of my coffee pot. My coffee pot, like most coffee pots, is in my kitchen. My kitchen is downstairs from my bedroom. So of course that means that I have to get out of bed, trudge down the stairs, open my camera, and focus enough to take a pic to match it.  This is my exact wake up pic:


 And of course it doesn't hurt that after I snap the pic to shut my alarm off,  I'm now standing right in front of my coffee pot. Which, unless I forget to set it up the night before, is ready and waiting to assist in waking me up the rest of the way. I call that a score, for sure!

Goooood mooooooorning! 

 If you are morning challenged like I am, I strongly urge you to give it a try! Then come on back here and let me know if it worked for you!