Hey July! June Favorites & Loves

I don’t know about you, but June flew by way too fast. The weather got beautiful, I got to spend so much time outside soaking up the sun, and best of all, got to visit Disney World! Posts about my trip are coming soon, but first, I need to share my June favorites!

I love getting to wrap up my month and think about everything good that came my way. Getting to reflect makes me all the more grateful, and this month is no different! I had so many lovely things happen, and I have so many new products to share that I have fallen in love with!

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Lifestyle June Favorites

I know that I’ve mentioned it before, but a good portable charger goes a really long way. I took this one to Disney with me, and didn’t have to charge it up ONCE! I charged it before I left, and there is STILL a charge left on it. Amazing! These are serious lifesavers, even to keep in your everyday bag. I wouldn’t leave home without one!

Ah, an item I didn’t think that I would really ever need, but now do! Since Apple decided to ditch the headphone jack on my phone (why? Not quite sure.) I have been loving this little guy so I can charge my phone while also playing music in my car! They’re on the inexpensive side too, which makes it all the more worth it!

Beauty June Favorites

Ah, these sprays make a reappearance. After my trip to Florida, my skin was DEAD and not having it. Between the sun, the layering of sunscreen day after day, and the lack of moisturizer, my skin was in a rut. These sprays CONTINUE to be the best thing that has ever happened to my skin.

These glosses are my entire life at this point. While my skin needed a serious pick-me-up, so did my lips. They were pretty much tortured with days upon days of matte lipsticks, sun, heat, and more. When I got home, I was looking at a sad state of affairds.

The strange thing about these glosses is that I actually prefer to wear these to bed. They are really gorgeous if you’re into wearing glosses (I’m not a big gloss girl!) but I like to let these work their magic while I’m sleeping. Somehow, someway, these manage to totally resurface my lips while I’m sleeping, leaving me with a great little canvas to use in the morning. I’m someone who likes to wear a matte lip on the daily, so it helps a ton!

I. Live. For. My. Lay and Go Cosmo!!  These bags are the coolest and easiest way to pack up your cosmetics when they’re on the go. My mother got me one for Christmas and I have loved it for toting my cosmetics and small skincare bottles. The bags are soft and cushioned and then cinch up to keep everything contained.

Travel July Favorites

In honor of my recent travel, I decided to share my favorites that got me through those treacherous hours at the airport! I’ll likely be sharing my flight anxiety tips and tricks soon (I HATE flying!) but these items definitely helped to make me a little more comfortable.This Pusheen Travel Pillow  net me so many compliments while I was walking the terminal! It is hands down the best travel pillow I have ever owned, the fabric is soft, and the pillow itself isn’t overly firm to the point where you feel low key paralyzed. This also fit through the handle on my backpack perfectly, so I was pretty hands free for the entire journey.

Ah, the return of the S’well bottle. I have put these in many of my previous favorites because I am obsessed with staying hydrated! I brought my (empty) bottle through security, filled up once I was finished with the TSA and ta-da! Saved about $4 for a plastic bottle of water on the plane! I hate paying the jacked up prices on a flight, and this is a good way to get ahead of the swing, and it is always nice to have a bottle with you while you travel! It is pretty easy to not drink enough fluids while you travel, leaving you feeling pretty gross. So, bring your own along, and say money AND stress!

I am so happy that when I traveled that I downsized my large wallet into a small Vera Zip Wallet. I was able to keep everything I needed handy, without worrying about my somewhat expensive wallet being lost, dirty, or stolen. It fit all my cards, has a window for your I.D. and can easily be slipped in just about any bag. Love!

That’s all I have for my June favorites this month! What did you fall in love with this month? Anything incredible you found!? Let me know in the comment section below. I love to try new things, and would love to see if your favorites could become mine too!

Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

XOXO Em

Fireworks Dessert Party Review – Disney World Travel

Another summer means another family vacation to Walt Disney World! In our family, trips to Disney are pretty commonplace. We love getting together and all driving down to Florida, camping out at a campsite, and spending some time in the parks. A new tradition that my mother and I have started is every year we visit a fireworks dessert party.

So, what is a fireworks dessert party? It’s pretty simple; it’s an extra experience you can have at the Walt Disney World Resort that might make your visit a little more special. It does come with a price tag, however; $79 for adults and $47 for each child that attends. For us, it’s usually just the two of us, so its worth the little bit of money to get to have a special experience.

When you arrive, you are seated at a table that you have until the end of the fireworks display. They also have another party that happens simultaneously where you are escorted to the courtyard to watch the fireworks. That option is slightly cheaper, with similar desserts. I’ve done both parties, but today I’m just working on covering the Tomorrowland Terrace seating option.

They also offer a massive array of desserts; cupcakes, macarons, and cookies! They also have sparkling apple juice, a marshmallow roasting station, and a section for sundaes. Cast members are present to help you decorate your own cookie, brownie, or rice crispy treats.

Once you find your table, you’re free to browse all the amazing little bite sized treats! There is something for everyone, and you are encouraged to visit the buffet as many times as you would like. They also offer lemonades, a coffee station, and water bottles.

Each table is decorated with a table cloth and a lantern, making the experience feel even more special for those attending.

Once the show begins, guests are welcome to move their chairs to make sure they have the view that they want. The show is beautiful, and honestly, one of my favorite ones I’ve seen to date. The view from the terrace is also lovely, and you have plenty of room to move around. One of the issues when viewing the fireworks is the insane crowds, so staying on the terrace ensures you’ll have plenty of space while watching the show.

Once the show concludes, we were encouraged to help ourselves to the remaining treats, and finished our night out in the Magic Kingdom with a few last rides.

Overall, I plan on attending the Fireworks Dessert Party next year when we return to the parks for our vacation. I think that the value is justified for the event, and it really does feel special. The desserts are delicious, the cast members are great, and the view is beautiful.

Have you had a trip to Disney World? What was your favorite part? Let me know in the comments below!

XOXO Em

All Natural Beauty

All Natural Beauty Products For Your Next Night In


I have to say, I’m overdue for a night in with some relaxing self care and recharging. I don’t know about you, but after the last few weeks, I could go for a couple hours with a face mask and some candles and maybe a snack. In honor of my dire need for self care, I figured I would share some of my favorite all natural beauty finds with you! You can order all these items on Amazon, get that two day shipping, and have your best self care night ever.

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Natural Bath Products

These. THESE. As a self proclaimed bath connoisseur, I am a HUGE fan of the Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Soaks. These come in giant bags, and make your bath smell so good! Plus, they’re super cheap so you can try all the different scents! Eucalyptus is my favorite one!

I am full on and sincerely in love with ME! bath products! This lavender scented body scrub is the perfect way to treat yo self to a great night in. The scrub smells lovely, and leaves your skin feeling amazing too. Total win-win.

Pretty much, Donna.

 ME! bath also makes some pretty cute mini bath bombs! I like to pair these with the scrub to really double up on the great lavender scent.All natural beautyRecently I was lucky enough to receive some awesome products from Laila London at a discount! I really am loving the lovely rose scent of the balm and mixing up face masks. You can shop for yours here.

What are your favorite products to use on a night in? Bath bombs, masks or something else? Let me know in the comment section.

Happy Thursday!

XOXO Em

Natural Beauty

Ultimate Disney Packing List

Ultimate Disney Packing List – It’s Vacation Time!

It’s here again! It’s time for me to head back home to the Disney Parks in Orlando for the semi annual family trip. As usual, I am so excited to pack up and get ready to go, but before I go, I need to write up a packing list so I don’t leave anything behind.

I would consider myself a bit of a self proclaimed Disney vacation expert at this point. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve visited, but seriously, I have learned so much about what you need and DON’T need when you’re traveling the parks. Believe it or not, your list can be relatively simple! The less you need to carry in the sweltering heat, the absolute better.

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Plane Packing List

Checked Bag Packing List

  • Tops
  • Shorts
  • Leggings
  • Sweater (it gets chilly at night!)
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Walking shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Swim Suit
  • Beach Towel (if not provided by hotel or resort)
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Face wash
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Razor
  • Comb or brush
  • Deodorant
  • Waterproof Eyeliner/Mascara

Packing List for Parks Bag

  • Water bottle (water in the park is crazy expensive!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Chargers, Portable chargers
  • Magic Bands
  • Minnie Ears
  • Painkillers, Allergy Medicine
  • Snacks (granola or snacks that won’t melt in the sun!)
  • Glide (Lifesaving product right here)
  • Wallet
  • Pins to trade (Buy ahead online!)
  • Addresses of friends so you can send post cards from Main Street USA!
  • Bandaids to help sore feet
  • Portable fan

Are you headed to an amusement park this summer for a day getaway or for a vacation? What’s in your bag as you get ready to go? Best item you’ve ever discovered that makes travel easier? Share in the comments below!

Also, check out my post about keeping cool in Disney World here.

Happy Sunday!

XOXO Em

Disney World Packing List

June goals

June Goals & Aspirations – Lets Get To It!

June is here! It’s the first month this year that I won’t be in school full time, so I am excited to hash out some new June goals and see what I can accomplish this month. I wish I had done a May goals, as my latest was back in March, but I am excited to get everything I want to do written down. Writing things down for whatever reason makes it a lot more likely that I’ll actually get it done.

So, lets get to it!

June Goals – Physical Health

  • Walk more! I know this was a goal in my past post and theres still so much that I could be doing. Walking is good for your overall health, and I want to try to get to 10,000 steps as much as I can. Plus, I have a Disney Vacation coming up this month and I’m sure I’ll be hitting my step goals those days!
  • Drink more water. This is always a given for me. Drinking more water leads to healthier skin and feeling more energized, and I’m just about always tired. I’m aiming for 64oz a day.
  • Eat more things that come from the earth directly. I need to fit more “clean” foods into my diet for health’s sake. Plus, summer is the best time to get fresh fruit and veggies to cook with!

June Goals – Emotional Health

  • Stop caring about what other people think/say. I allow other people’s opinions to hold way too much value over my head. In all reality, it doesn’t matter whatsoever what anyone else thinks about what I do or am doing, because I’m doing it for me. So, if you don’t like it for some reason, whatever.

Yep, thanks Jinkx.

  • Let go of mistakes I’ve made in the past. There isn’t a thing I can do about them now, so stop focusing on them so much! I feel like getting this one down pat will be a massive weight off my shoulders.
  • Start a bullet journal! I have been pinning so many ideas for a bullet journal, and I feel like it would be so much fun to start! I love that you can customize them to be however you want, and there is one in my near future! Maybe I’ll even document and share my bullet journal so you guys can start one too.

June Goals – Blogging

  • Grow my Pinterest account! I know that it can be a great source of traffic, and I’m doing my best to learn how to use the platform to the best of my ability. It can be confusing, but at least I’m giving it a shot!
  • Grow my Instagram to 7K followers! I am so close, and it will be so amazing to finally hit that next milestone. I feel like it’s a never ending battle, but so far, so good!
  • Work on more sponsored campaigns! I was lucky enough to work with 19 companies within the last month, and I am hoping for another packed month of goodness! New things are on the horizon!

What’s on your agenda for the month? Plans? Goals? Let me know in the comment section below.

Happy Wednesday!

XOXO Em