Beauty Routine

Step Up Your Beauty Routine – 3 Easy Switches to Make Life Better

Change is good. While sometimes, it might make people on the uneasy side, making changes in your life can be refreshing and much needed. For me, a great place to make changes is in my beauty routine. I’ve built up a small arsenal of beauty products to keep in rotation, but for some people, they may only have the bare minimum. That being said, beauty is intensely personal, so bare minimum might be all you want!

Little changes here and there can make a MASSIVE difference in your routines and how you feel. Beauty is different for everyone. Some people may like makeup, styling hair, or none at all. Everyone’s experience is totally different and thats perfect. It would be super boring if everyone felt the same!

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Bring in light!

 

Getting up early is bad enough, but if you don’t have a place to do your makeup, that makes it even worse. For me personally, I wouldn’t be into beauty as much as I am now if I didn’t find it to be enjoyable. My routine totally changed when I started using a backlit mirror similar to this one that helped me to see what I was actually doing to my face. Seriously, I’m nearly blind with how bad my eyesight is and having a good mirror makes an entire world of difference.

Put down the hand mirror already and get yourself one with lights! A big thank you to Mirrormore for sending this new mirror my way at a super discount! I appreciate the generosity (and my face thanks you!).

 

Find time for you!

 

Among other things, it’s always important to schedule out some me time in your schedule. Find some ounce of time to do the things that you love, and you’ll feel better just about instantly. I love to write, so pretty much on a nightly basis I sit down with my laptop and work here or on my social channels. On a more relaxing note, I die for just about any sort of bath products (I’m a bath FIEND) and so the uptick in the bath bomb trend was a holy grail of moments for me.

When Tronco reached out and wanted to send me some bath bombs to try for free, of course I was in. Who turns down a good bath bomb? Certainly not me. You can find Tronco bath bombs here ! They come in super pretty packaging perfect for gifts, and with grad party season coming, they would make for a super cute gift!

 

Invest in brushes

 

Again, another love in my life is my makeup brushes. If you know me personally, it’s pretty likely you’ve heard me rant and rave about brushes in one way or another. Good brushes can change up your entire beauty routine and they don’t have to be expensive. I love these brushes with glitter in the handles. I am a sucker for glitter, so having brushes that glittered and were easy to clean were an obvious choice for me.

Obviously, if you have the cash, you can always invest in luxury brushes if you wanted. I have a few, and while those are totally my babies, having some low cost guys to add to the mix helps to keep your worry low if you travel often or wear a full face on the daily. I haven’t had any issues washing my budget brushes, and they are still like new even after using them for a couple years!

Do you have a beauty routine that you hold near and dear? Tips and tricks to make it a little easier to get ready? Share in the comments below, I always need new tricks to speed up my mornings!

Happy Monday!

XOXO Em

Beauty Routine

See Ya Later May! Favorites From the Past Month


Ah, May. You’ve left me with such mixed emotions. I finished up my Junior year at college, moved all my apartment fixings home (moving is the WORST!) and settled back into a much more relaxed routine. I have been dying to have some time away from the books where I can just focus on myself, writing, and winding down.

So many exciting things are on the horizon for me and my blog this month! I am finally taking the dive into vlogging, and hopefully, will be bringing back footage from Disney World! In addition, I plan on doing some live streams from the parks to share the magic. If you’d like to tune in, I’ll be streaming from my Facebook Page! Let’s get together and watch the fireworks, okay?

One of the best things about the start of a new month is getting to reflect. May was a successful month in my eyes, and I could not be more excited for what is to come this summer. Before moving onto June, however, I have to share all my favorite things from this month!

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May Favorites

AncordWorks

The first thing that totally blew my mind this last month is the AncordWorks Wireless Bluetooth Speaker! I was in great need of a speaker to play music while I work at my desk, and this little guy came to the rescue! The sound is clear, crisp, and so pretty. For the price, the speaker is really quality, and I have been loving getting to play some music at night!

Thank you to AncordWorks for sending me this product at a discount so I could try it out!

Discount or not, this is a powerful little speaker for you to have in your arsenal. It’s a perfect edition to my desk for sure!

I have also been totally obsessed with my Vera Bradley Tote! It is totally soft on my shoulders when I’m lugging stuff from home to work, and I don’t have to worry about getting it dirty since it’s washable! Tons of pockets, organization, with everything in its place in this tote. I decorate mine with a big bow, and some hand sanitizer in a holder to help keep the germs at bay! 

I’m not going to lie; it hurt a little inside handing my card over to get a new pair of Birkenstocks. I had them as a kid, and wanted them back in my life, but was worried that the hefty price tag wouldn’t reflect the quality. Woah, was I wrong.

These sandals have quickly moved to the front of the list in terms of shoes I wear the most. Once broken in, they are some of the most comfortable shoes I own, and are super cute in pink. 110% would purchase these again, even if they were more expensive.I am OBSESSED with this Corkcicle cup. The glitter is so gorgeous and it keeps my drinks cold all day long. I recently discovered the brand and have had to hold back on buying more. They’re seriously so pretty! The color I have (pictured above) has a rainbow glitter effect when the light hits it right. I am in LOVE.

My last favorite this month is my new Vera Bradley Backpack! I love swapping this backpack for my standard purse on days that I want to be hands free. I’m taking mine to Disney World later this month because it is so perfect for days in the park! Plus, with all Vera products, they come in so many colors and patterns, so there’s one perfect for just about anyone.

What was on your list of must haves this month? Discover anything really cool? Share in the comments below!

XOXO Em