Water Over Caffeine

September 16, 2014

I hate to admit it, but I didn’t have a single drop of water to drink today until around 5 o’clock. I stayed hydrated(if you can call it that) with coffee and diet coke all day until I finished cleaning the house and finishing other “to do” list stuff and was so parched. It totally explained why I was so exhausted. Normally I can go, go, go when I’m drinking water, but today I felt so lethargic and knew it was all the caffeine I’d drank to keep my energy up after a sleepless night. Classic mistake! But once I got some good ole H2O in me I was right as rain!!! Water is always a better hydrator/energy giver over caffeinated drinks.

The reason for the sleepless night was because Harper wasn’t feeling too good. She woke us up a few times in the night frantic to go outside. She wouldn’t eat today and acted a little tired, but I think it’s just a little bug because she was still pretty playful.


My dad was driving through Atlanta and had his dog Boone with him so Harper and him played and hung out a little. Boone is only 10 months and is a haus! He thinks he’s the size of a puppy and it definitely not at almost 100 lbs.

After they left I worked on a few things and had originally thought of the day as my rest day, but decided I needed a good run.

running shoes

We only did about three miles because Harper was going really slow and I could tell she was still feeling bad.


I felt bad in taking her once we got home, but she fell right to sleep so she probably needed a good cardio workout. I know I felt better after our run! It could’ve been the water kicking in too;)

Have a great night!!!


Fall is just a couple of weeks away and I’m so excited! I won’t break out my seasonal decor or bake anything pumpkin until Summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean I can’t start planning. And if you’re like me you transition your beauty and makeup routine along with your clothes. And if you’re not like me(likely the case), then here are some beauty buys you may look into just to try to mix it up!

beauty Buys

1. NARS Stylo liner in Koala: Liquid liner is something I love using on clients and always recommend others try but don’t actually use myself. I never could find one that I absolutely loved as much as my other liners so I just gave up until I came across this one. The applicator in this liquid liner is so precise I never have to worry about messing up and it being the end of the world. It goes on so smooth and the color is dark enough to make my eyes pop, but not too dark that it looks really heavy.

2. Sleek Blush in Pumpkin: I couldn’t resist sharing a Fall beauty buy that didn’t involve pumpkin. In the Fall I don’t stop using my bronzer but tone it down and use a richer color on my cheeks. The colors in this palette look dark but go on nicely if you don’t use a heavy hand. The orange looks intimidating, but if you apply VERY lightly it gives a rich peach color that is gorgeous for the upcoming season.

3. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Hyde Park: If you look in my makeup bag all the lip colors are pretty much the same shade of natural pink. I’m a creature of habit when it comes to my lips and I don’t like to deviate. Since I work with tons of lip colors one day I decided to step outside my box and try a bolder color which was Hyde Park. Oh My Gah!!!! This color is so pretty and works brilliantly with my skin tone. The texture is so soft it doesn’t feel like a heavy lipstick and the color lasts a long time. My favorite part is that it’s a pencil so I don’t have to use a lip liner(I do though so I don’t risk the color bleeding)if I didn’t want to or didn’t have mine with me.

4. NARS Audacious Lipstick in Raquel: So…like I said in the above, I tend to veer in the direction of pinks for my lips. Well, I like to think this is different because this lipstick is so amazingly awesome!!!! The color is very natural with just a hint of pinky beige and glides on with a creamy feel. I just adore this line. They’re limited edition colors so I like to think that there won’t be another like this one so I need to get it now even though that’s likely not true. Oh well I bought it so whaddaya do?

5. Beauty Blender: This little guy works so much better than any of my brushes at blending leftover makeup into my neck, hairline, and nose. The brushes are ok, but I always break out my beauty blender to get in the nooks and crannies and blend in my makeup. The product calls for it to be used damp, but I use it dry and it works just the same. If you take care of it like your brushes(which is cleaning them regularly) than it’ll last forever. I’ve had mine for a few years and it’s still going.

6. Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This stuff makes my skin feel so hydrated and smells amazing. When my skin feels dry or just blah I spray a little bit before my moisturizer as a light toner. It’s also great to set makeup and refresh your look throughout the day too. It comes in two sizes so you can keep one at home and one in your purse if you get addicted to it like I have.

7. Trish McEvoy 24 Hr Liner and Eyeshadow: Cream shadows are such an easy step for quick application on rushed days or even when you want a super natural easy look. I’ve tried lots of different brands but never get the same results as I do with the Trish McEvoy one. I just swipe along my lash line, blend up with my finger and done. When I want more drama I’ll use it under my eye for a smokey look and it’s just as easy and stays ALL day!

8. Real Techniques Blush Brush: You really only need a couple of brushes to get you through a daily routine and this is one of my favorites! My blush always looks better when I use this brush because I can just sweep color on and blend without having to get out another tool. The bristles are SO soft and for $9 you can’t get much better.



Friday Links

September 5, 2014

I have the day off which means I’ve been cleaning the house a little, folding laundry, running a few errands, working on some business items, etc. Most importantly I’ve been catching up on Scandal season 3 episodes and looking at random fun stuff online. Here are a few I just had to share: Wouldn’t it […]

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Three Common Skin Mistakes to Avoid

September 3, 2014

As an Esthetician I see the good, the bad, and the ugly(not the actual clients but skin stuff) of skin habits(and lack there of). Here are the top three mistakes I generally see from my clients and how you can avoid these same mistakes. Not using the right products for your skin type For the longest […]

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Vegetable Lentil Soup

July 25, 2014

It’s been such a crazy couple of months. I have so much to catch you up on including trips, how my new job is going, favorite new beauty products, eats, etc. We took a 10 day trip to Vancouver and Seattle at the beginning of the month and it was such a great vacay! I’ll […]

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Breakfast Over Beauty and What To Look for in an SPF

May 28, 2014

I get in food ruts sometimes, and more recently my lunches and dinners have been kinda blah and nothing too exciting. I feel like I’ve eaten out a lot instead of cooking or made a smoothie for something simple and easy. We’re leaving for Mississippi tomorrow so I have another few days of avoiding cooking. […]

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Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2014

I hope you had as good of a Memorial Day weekend as I did! It’s always good to have a holiday weekend, but more importantly I’m grateful to the men and women who served, and continue to serve, our country. I’m beyond appreciative to those that protect our families and allow for us to have […]

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Double Berry Muffins

May 20, 2014

  I’ve turned into a binge television show watcher. My newest binge watch is Orphan Black. I watched the first 4 episodes last night staying up past my bedtime almost causing me to miss my workout this morning. I could have easily skipped it, but then I would’ve had to do the evening workout and […]

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Starting a New Chapter and Still Letting Go of Fear

May 19, 2014

HAPPY MONDAY!!!!! My horoscope said that I’ve been distracted since March and this week I’ll finally get that “jolt” of inspiration to get started on all the things that’ve taken a backseat while I’ve been people-pleasing, peacemaking, and placating. Normally I take those with a grain of salt, but I really believe this one. At […]

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Pollen Vortex, Eats, and Workouts

April 23, 2014

Is anyone else enjoying the warm weather as much as me? I don’t even mind the pollen that much because it’s so pretty out! I hear there’s a pollen vortex coming soon though so maybe I’m speaking way too soon. I think the rain every few days has helped ward off any serious allergies issues […]

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