Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekend Wellness 09.18.16

What brings you joy?
Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a peaceful start to your morning. This week the focus is on finding joy. I personally get a lot of joy out of a quiet Sunday morning with my cup of coffee. This is usually the time where I do my weekly planning, which really helps me stay on track for the days head. Setting intentions, goals, and plans in the peace and quiet of my home (and in my PJs) really sets the tone for the week. What brings you joy?

Friday, September 2, 2016

HIGH & LOW: Face Wash

Best Face Wash

fresh vs. simple

High: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser; Price: $38.00
Low: Simple Moisturizing Face Wash; Price: $4.69
Verdict: Both of these options are great for sensitive skin, a necessary element for any product in my skincare routine. They both also have similar textures, which is creamy and gel-like at the same time. I also love how well the Fresh face wash removes makeup; however, at $38 per bottle, it quickly adds up. So, my trade-off is to use Simple as my day-to-day wash and keep a travel/trial size version of Fresh. It's a nice little luxury when I am traveling and missing the convenience of having all of my products at my disposal.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Time & Change

blogger in sunflowers

Blogger with Sunflowers

Virginia Wineries


Virginia Wineries

Change. It’s something that we are told to embrace, yet feared by many. Why do so many people dread change? Is it that our minds automatically assume the worse and that any change, will result in a lesser situation? Or is it that we are afraid of how hard the process of change will be? Or is it the discomfort that lies with the unknown? Whatever the reasoning, there is truth in the saying that "people are creatures of habit," and when pushed from our routine, things can get uncomfortable. 

So as time changes, seasons begin to change, and we all inevitably begin to change, I’ve put a lot of thinking lately into how to best deal. I definitely don't have the answers on this, but I just keep going back to a quote from a favorite #girlboss of mine, Jillian Michaels. In her epic Yoga Meltdown video she forcefully reminds us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. With my marching orders from Jillian, I'm seeking to thrive in the discomfort.

Have an inspiring advice to share on coping with change? Let me know in the comments.

xx

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekend Wellness 08.21.16

How do you show gratitude?

Maybe I am old school, but I find that a personal, hand-written note goes a long way in showing someone gratitude. Regardless of the mode of delivery, I always try to put my words of thanks in writing; because let's be honest, who doesn't love getting a "just because" card or text from a friend? Like many other simple acts of kindness, showing gratitude can be easily overlooked or forgotten. However, this week I am going to make it a priority to let people know how much I appreciate them. How will you show gratitude this week?

Friday, August 19, 2016

HIGH & LOW: TINTED MOISTURIZER

Best tinted moistureizer

laura mercier vs. neutrogena


Verdict: Both options come with SPF 20, which is A+ in my book. The Laura Mercier is great, especially when paired with one of the brand's primers and comes in 12 different shades for a great match. Even though the Neutrogena tinted moisturizer only comes in 6 shades, it's much more affordable and pairs well with many other primers or BB cremes. If you are on a budget, Neutrogena is a great drug store option.
 

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