My Skincare Favorites!

If there is anything I am really passionate about, it is my skin and taking care of it! As a natural redhead, I have pale, sensitive skin that needs extra TLC. Unfortunately, when I was in high school & college I didn’t have those same thoughts. My goal was getting as tan as possible (shockingly, I can get a lot of color for a redhead…), whether it was laying on the beach for hours, covered in oil by the pool, or in the tanning bed (not a proud moment and never happening again!)

Now, I’ve grown up and realized my health is more important than having a darker glow. Mario Badescu, Josie Maren, and St. Tropez are my favorites for getting my skin in shape, and just how I like it! Mario Badescu is fresh and soothing for my sensitive skin but gets the job done! I see an improvement with every use! After washing my face, I can feel pretty dry due to my sensitivity, that’s where Josie Maren comes in. I love love love her Light Argon Oil! I put it all over my face before I go to bed, and mix it with a matte foundation during the day! It gives me a natural dewy look that is perfect for Spring & Summer!

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To finish it off, since we are getting back into those pool and beach days, if the rain ever stops, I still like to have a nice glow! Usually 1-2 times a month I will go get a spray tan as it looks more even and it doesn’t rub off on my clothes. Then I will use the St. Tropez Bronzing Mouse between visits to keep up the color. It has a natural, brown hue, instead of the orange tint like most and it goes on easy with the mit!

| Photo by Anthro_Charlottesville on Instagram|

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Keep It Simple!

When getting ready for the day, I like to follow the “rule of three.”  It’s a concept that makes looking put together a lot simpler and cut your dressing time in half in my own opinion. The “rule of three” basically consists of 1 top, 1 bottom, and 1 accessory piece (jacket, hat, scarf, etc.) The third piece of your outfit just completes the look, and it makes sense. It takes an outfit that falls flat, to an outfit that stands out!

Here are some of my favorite “3rd pieces” as of late!

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Moto Jacket | White Vest | Leather Jacket | Necklace | Sun Hat | Scarf | Belt | Kimono

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Easter Treat: How To!

Coconut Macaroons are one of my all time favorite desserts! They are so simple and the coconut is just delicious! Another reason I love them so much is they are very easy to get creative with. For Easter these last couple of years, I’ve been making these little bird nests that are so adorable! They are perfect for the easter season and they take under an hour to make!

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I N G R E D I E N T S 

4 Egg Whites | 1/2 tsp Salt | 16oz Sweetened Coconut | Cooking Spray | Chocolate Chips | Egg Shaped Candy

I N S T R U C T I O N S

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees

-Combine egg whites, salt, and coconut until blended.

-Spray mini muffin tray with Cooking Spray and drop 2tbsp of mixture into each muffin cup.

-Place thumb in center of each drop to make an indent and pack the sides and bottoms around the muffin cup.

-Bake 30 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges.  Let cool in muffin cups for 10 minutes and then remove to cool all the way.

-Melt some chocolate chips and pour into center of each nest. Place egg shaped candy of your choosing and you’re all done!

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Apartment Tour Pt 1!

I thought since I moved into my apartment back in October it was time to do a mini tour of the place! It isn’t any wear near completed, but it’s definitely improved since my last update (you know, having furniture now and all that)! I love my little place and all of it’s natural light from the giant windows— I took these photos during a thunderstorm and it is still just as bright! So here is a peak at my living area & kitchen!

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|Excuse the missing knobs, they won’t stay attached so I’m in search for all new ones|

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Boho Top Knot & Fishtail Combo!

This is how I create one of my favorite looks for the summer time! It is really easy and super quick, which is why I love it so much! It is perfect for those days when your hair really should be washed but you would rather just not deal with it! I hope you enjoy and let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

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Home Goods!

I’ve put together a few of my newest home goods all from my favorite store that just happens to be my place of work, Anthropologie! Ever since moving out of my parents home and into my own little place, my love for all things home decor is at an all time high. I swear I buy more pillows and kitchen gadgets than I do clothes these days! But I must say I don’t hate it.  Each of these are my recent favorites that make me excited to come home after a long day as silly as it may be!

Hope this helps give you some inspiration for your own place, and let me know what you have been loving and think I should add to my ever growing collection!

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Room Spray | Pillow | Mug | Pineapple | Planner | Notepad | Coasters | Planters | Letters

Fit February!

1 Month down, another to go! I did pretty well on my January fitness goals, however the weather made my running routine rather difficult! The temperatures in the teens and with 3 feet of snow on the ground I wasn’t exactly putting on my running shoes. But to be fair, I did go out in the snow for walks, sledding & lets be real, putting on all those layers and snow suits is a workout in itself!

So when making this months schedule, I put the weather into account and decided this month will be the time of workout videos. I’ve always loved working out at home and I love having a video to watch that shows me how to properly do the movements and steps. My favorites are Tracy Anderson and Jillian Michaels because the really push you! Another thing I’m excited about is that there is a treadmill studio opening up in my area this month. They have numerous classes and routines to keep you motivated so I can’t wait to try it!

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