| On-the-Go|

 

Now that it is officially summertime, it’s time to rethink our leggings and pullover on-the-go look (one of my personal favorites for cold months). It can be really hard for some women, especially mothers, to find that perfect balance of not looking like they are still in pajamas but also not looking like they are trying too hard. For this reason, I’ve decided to give you guys an example of a simple, everyday outfit that is easy to throw on but looks put together enough to run errands in all day. Remember that no matter WHAT you’re wearing, the most beautiful thing about you is what is on the INSIDE!

If you have a favorite on-the-go look, feel free to comment down below!

ºKeds Baseball CapI love this hat because it is affordable and the solid color matches with almost any outfit. I wear this one with a pony, as pictured, or with a low messy bun. If you’re looking for other options of solid colored hats, I would check out Nordstrom,     H & M, or Target!

ºNike Women’s V-NeckThis shirt is great for a workout at the gym, for a quick run, or for a comfortable shirt to run errands in. It is lightweight and easy to pair with just about anything. If you’re looking for a different style t-shirt, Nike has a lot of great workout shirts out right now!

ºThin Black Belt: Really any brand will do for this accessory! This adds just a little bit of detail that really pulls the entire outfit together. You can pick one up for yourself at Old Navy or Target!

ºOld Navy Denim ShortsAgain, any brand of shorts will do the trick for this look. I suggest wearing a slightly longer pair than you would normally wear to a day at the beach simply because you will be bending and moving while loading and unloading your car all day and you should have the comfort of knowing that you’re covered! (Nobody wants to see that!!!) If you’re looking for a more bermuda style short, check out Gap or Maurices!

ºNike Free Run FlyknitThese are by far the most comfortable pair of tennis shoes that I have ever owned. I know that Nikes are a little bit more on the expensive side, but trust me, you will get plenty of use out of them! These are great for a training day at the gym or for a day that you will be on your feet for several hours.

 

 

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|Go-To Palettes |

While I know there are extremely nice eyeshadow palettes out on the market today,

(Such as the MAC and Laura Mercier), I love trying to find more affordable products that are in some ways comparable to the more expensive brands. Now there is a definite difference in quality between these products and high-end products, but here are two more affordable palettes that act as a great substitute if you’re looking to save a few bucks!

ºL’oréal La Palette Nude 1This palette retails for only $20 and contains both matte and shimmery shades which allow you to accomplish different looks all with the same palette. It comes with a nice sized mirror and its own eyeshadow brush! (Although, you should know the brush is not the best quality so I tend to use some EcoTools brushes). This palette is perfect for everyday wear and has become one of the staples in my makeup routine!

It is also available for purchase at Target, Walmart, and Ulta.

º Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics: This palette retails for $30 and has the quality of a full-sized Urban Decay palette but is less expensive. This palette contains six matte colors and a nice sized personal mirror. Each and every shade has amazing color payoff and is very blendable and it has become one of my very favorite makeup products. If you’re looking to give yourself a smoky eye for a night out or a softer look for your job, this is the palette for you!

This palette is also available for purchase at Sephora and Ulta!

| Let me know YOUR thoughts about these palettes and whether or not there is a palette you would like me to try next! |

 

| Face Mask |

I recently used the last bit of my Mask of Magnaminty face mask from LUSH! Everyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with this company and with their commitment to hand-make all-natural products. I truly believe that the Earth provides everything that we need to heal and treat our skin! This particular face mask contains evening primrose seeds, kaolin clay and peppermint oil to clean your pores along with ground aduki beans that exfoliate your dry skin! Not only this, but also this face mask contains vanilla absolute and honey which calms redness, soothes and moisturizes your skin. I purchased this awhile ago and got about 7-10 uses out of it (which is great for the price of this product!) I normally use this mask one to two times a week and I can literally see a difference in my skin. Being that I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, I was so excited to find a product that was gentle enough to not make my skin freak yet effective enough to clear my mini breakouts! If you have used this product or if you have a face mask you want me to try out next, comment down below!

 

| All information for Mask of Magnaminity was taken directly from https://www.lushusa.com/ |

 

| Love Yourself |

If you’re looking for a simple way to improve your strength, stamina, and overall health, then look no further! This 30 Day Shred is one of my absolute favorites for a quick and effective at-home workout. Jillian Michaels has a way of motivating me that I hope helps you too! The DVD includes three different 20 minute workouts that go from beginner level strength and stamina to advanced so that you can gradually build your strength as you work out. One of the great things about this program is that you do not need to go out and purchase a lot of equipment to complete these workouts. Jillian combines a focus on strength, cardio, and abs to give you an amazing full body challenge. Comment below your favorite at-home workout!

 I am a firm believer in the importance of working out not necessarily to lose weight but to take care of your body. You are IMPORTANT and you are WORTH IT! Don’t let working out intimidate you. I think you will be shocked at how much peace you will feel emotionally and spiritually when you take care of your physical being. YOU CAN DO IT!

I believe in you.

The 30 Day Shred is also available at Walmart, Barnes and Noble, and Ebay.

If you’d like to purchase a yoga mat like the one pictured, click here.

If you’d like to purchase free weights like the ones pictured, click here.

**Please contact your doctor before starting any workout plan.**

| Clothe Your Neighbor As Yourself |

I am so excited to announce my partnership with Clothe Your Neighbor As Yourself! I fully support their mission to end extreme poverty in OUR lifetime. This nonprofit is an advocacy movement that is dedicated to empowering our impoverished neighbors both near and far. Not only this but also they work to bring awareness to the obstacles of those in poverty and to empower those who are struggling. So far, this movement has already put over 7,000 children into schools in four different countries, and has created 18 different jobs in 50 neighborhoods.

| HOW YOU CAN HELP |

If you would like to join me in supporting this mission, head over to cyny.org and make a donation or shop in their online store. 100% of their profit goes directly toward their mission. With YOUR help, we can partner with Clothe Your Neighbor to end poverty in OUR lifetime.

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| SHIRT PICTURED |  The shirt that I am wearing in this photo can be purchased here.

SHORTS PICTURED | The shorts that I am wearing in this photo are from LOFT and can be purchased here.

 

 

| Spring Lip Favorites |

As we cross the finish line of Spring and head into Summer (aka the best season), I thought I would share with you guys the lip products that I loved during Spring! Each of these shades could be worn in any season but I personally loved the way these products complemented my spring wardrobe. Comment down what your favorite spring lip product is!

 

ºMaybelline Color Blur: | Shade: Although the actual shade that I own is only available in certain stores (I’m Blushing!), the shade that is most comparable would be I Like to Mauve It. | This product is one of my all-time favorites because of how long-lasting it is! Not only is the formula matte but it also won’t make your lips dry or cracked. This product is double sided, one side with the lipstick and one side contains a smudger that you run over your lips to give the color that blurred effect. I would definitely recommend wearing a lip liner under it to give you a good base for longer wear.

This product is also available at: Ulta, Walgreens, and Amazon

ºMilani Amore Matte Lip Créme: |Shade 10: Adorable | You guys have already heard me talk about this product multiple times but I can’t help myself, I love it! This shade is a perfect transition from cold Winter months to Spring and even into early Summer. The formula is super long-lasting and dries very matte. I would suggest pairing this product with a lip liner as well just so the color has a good base to grab.

This products is also available at: Walgreens, Target, and CVS

ºRevlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor: | Shade: Comparable to HD Devotion and HD Intensity | This product I have had for a few months now and it has become one of my go-to’s because of its ability to compliment a variety of looks. The formula is very smooth and dries matte without being tacky. This product can be worn alone or paired with any lip liner (I personally don’t love the formula for Revlon’s lip liners).

This product is also available at: Ulta, Target, and CVS

| Handkerchief |

This is the perfect detail for an Independence Day look or simply to add a little flair to any outfit. My go-to hankie color is red, but here are some other options for you! (I actually purchased mine from a local dollar store. If you’re like me and look for ways to save money, check there first!)

ºForever 21 Bandana     ºForever 21 Silk Handkerchief     

ºAmazon Bulk Set of Handkerchiefs

If you want to stray from the classic handkerchief look, here are some great neck scarves for you!

ºUrban Outfitters Neck Scarves      ºJ.Crew Coral Neck Scarf   

º Old Navy Printed Neckerchief

***The lip color I’m wearing is Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Fuchsia Ecstasy and can be purchased HERE***