I’m a girly girl at heart and usually feel my best when I’ve at least but on a couple coats of mascara! Most days I do a quick 7-minute makeup routine and put my hair in a topknot. Here you’ll find my beauty and hair posts including my over-40 skincare routine, my experience with microblading (wish I’d done it sooner) and lash extensions (took them off but miss them), and my easy hair curling tutorial for loose waves.
Thank you to Kohl’s and Shopstyle Collective for sponsoring today’s post!
Hi friend! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! I’m popping in to share a Spring Beauty finds at Kohl’s! The Sephora collection at Kohl’s is on FLASH SALE, and you’ll get 30% off all Sephora Collection sale items!
Brian and I are heading to Cozumel for Spring Break next week and these goodies are coming with!
Hi friends! Did you have a great weekend? Brian and I spent the weekend in Galveston and it was such a nice getaway. Galveston is just about an hour south of Houston, so it’s easy to get to, but you feel like you’re a world away. It was really good to get my man all to myself for a couple of days- and the weather was perfect!
Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! And Happy Father’s Day! Our kids wouldn’t be who they are without him and we’re so very grateful! The day is always bittersweet for me since my own dad passed way too young. We miss him terribly and it feels sad that he didn’t get to meet two of his grandchildren. We keep his memory alive though, and talk about ‘grandpa’ all the time. If you’re missing your own dad right now, I’m with you. ♥
On another note, I’ve been a busy little bee packing, organizing and cleaning, and getting ready for our trip to Florida.
Hi friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! I had a super busy Monday, starting with my favorite workout class and followed by trying to get all.the.things done, and squeeze in a doctor’s appointment! Remind me not to make doctor’s appointments on a Monday please!
Today, I’m inviting you to get ready with me and I’m sharing my everyday makeup routine, plus a Tarte Makeup Sale! Many of the products I use daily to pretty myself up are from Tarte, and I feel good knowing that their brand is female founded and their products are always cruelty-free.
Sometimes I feel like you’ve already seen most of my home decor since I haven’t done any major room makeovers in a long time. But, I can still share how I’m organizing everything, and little changes here and there. I have ahome tour here if you’re interested.
Just a hop skip and a jump to the weekend now! Every other weekend when I have some extra time to myself I like to do a leisurely evening beauty routine.
Most days are so busy and my night routine is as quick as possible- just wash, apply a night serum, moisturizer, lash & lip serum, and hit the sack! But Sunday’s I prefer to be slow and intentional. It’s wonderfully indulgent to take time to pamper your face and body and nurture yourself.
In this post, I’m going to share my full evening beauty routine,
Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine kicked off early on Thursday with a girls’ birthday celebration for Tarah at Backstreet Cafe, then a couples dinner on Friday at A’Bouzy, and Saturday night we ate at Bombay Brasserie. I’m crazy for their Chicken Tikka Masala, and after eating Indian food in Mexico, was continuing to crave it at home!
I usually meal prep and eat my meals at home, but Houston has some amazing restaurants and it’s fun to get dressed and go out once in awhile! I will have some new healthy meal prep ideas for you tomorrow,
Hi friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! The Monday after Spring Break was a rough one, but we made it! And I think we’ve finally adjusted to the time change. I love when it stays lighter later- we were able to go on a family bike ride after dinner yesterday- so nice!
Hi friends! I blinked and we’re almost at the end of the week! With Spring Break, this whole week has felt like the weekend, and coming home yesterday on a Wednesday threw me off track! We ate the best Mexican food in San Antonio, and had double scoops of ice cream (Bluebell coffee and salted caramel in a waffle cone for me!) Sooo good!
And, to get back on track, I ordered groceries right before we left and already have my fridge stocked with healthy groceries again! That feels like a great start?? to the week!
Hi friends! Welcome to a fresh, new week! Did you have a good Valentine’s Day? Brian gave me the most beautiful red roses I’ve ever seen. ♥ They are so big and fully opened and just gorgeous. He had them delivered and I was so surprised! Usually when my doorbell rings, it’s cardboard boxes or a bunch of kiddos. 🙂
I gave him a heart-shaped box of chocolate caramels and wrote him a card. It was our first Valentine’s Day together and so lovely to just be in each other’s lives. I hope you had a wonderful day and felt the love.
Hi friends! I’m popping in with a quick winter skincare saver tip for you today! Our typical hot and humid Houston weather has turned cold and dry and my skin isn’t used to it. I’ve noticed that my skin been much drier and flaky, especially at my cheeks and on forehead. It tends to feel tight in those areas too. Whenever I need a boost of hydration to my skin, I make a ‘cocktail’ with just two ingredients.
MY 2-INGREDIENT COCKTAIL FOR DRY SKIN
At night, after cleansing my face and patting almost dry, I apply my skincare cocktail.
Hi friends! Just a hop, skip and a jump to the weekend now! I’m ready for it! We have nothing on the agenda, and that’s fine by me! If the weather cooperates, we’ll walk to the park and get some fresh air, and have a Friday night movie night!
Hi friends! I’m excited for today’s post because I’m hoping it will answer a lot of your hair questions all in one spot! I know lots of us have a love/hate relationship with our hair, myself included.
Some days it looks great, many days it’s a hot mess. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned a thing or two about how to care for my hair, how to style it, and how to go longer in between washes so I don’t have to take so much time getting ready. I’m happy to share all my tips and tricks with you!
Hi friends! Just a hop, skip and a jump to the weekend now! That’s how Thursdays always feel- they’re my busiest day of the week, trying to get all the things done for Friday and prepare for the weekend. Usually such a whirlwind trying to fit it all in!
Tonight, I’m looking forward to a fun date night at a new Houston restaurant, Bludorn. It took weeks to get a reservation, so I’m super excited to try it! If you’re there and see me, I’d love to say hi! And a special hello to Gillian, who I met at Mutiny a few weeks ago!
Hello friends! How’s your week going? I seriously hit the wall yesterday and was so tired! I think I pushed myself too hard over the weekend and paid for it on Monday. I was so happy to go to bed with Jordan at her bedtime! I woke up feeling so much better!
Today, I’m sharing my top picks for Beauty & Hair in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale AND I’m excited to bring you a Colleen Rothschild GIVEAWAY! I’ll choose 2 winners that can pick 3 of their favorite products!!
Good morning friends! Welcome back to my blog! I’m super pumped for today’s post because it involves one of my passions – skincare! I truly believe that how our skin looks affects more than just our appearance, it can affect how we feel about ourselves.
When my face was breaking out and I had a lot of hyperpigmentation, I felt very self conscious. Once my acne cleared up and my dark spots faded, I felt so much more confident in my skin! And trust me, I didn’t really start taking good care of my skin until I turned 40,
Hi friends! I hope you dominated Monday and your week is off to a great start! My Monday was super busy, catching up on chores like laundry and grocery shopping that I didn’t get done during the weekend. And I’m also looking forward to sprucing up the landscaping around my house. Two bushes right by my front door have died and I want to plant flowers to bring some life to the front yard. The backyard is also in need of maintenance and weed pulling!