New Year, New Beginnings

A new year makes us all stop, reflect, and think about what we want to achieve in the upcoming year.

To be honest, this time last year I was going through a lot personally where I was struggling mentally with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and felt uninspired to create content.

When I realized that I lost interest in things that I once loved, I knew I needed to change in my mindset. I learned that I must be open to growing and evolving. Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.

At the end of last year, I really felt like I made the most progress in different goal areas that I had for myself mainly because of these changes.  I’m much more inspired and happy with myself and about creating new content. I feel confident now to share my story and to let you all know, whoever you are, that no one is alone on their mental health journey.

With that being said, I am so excited for what 2019 will bring and cannot wait to start planning amazing, unique and inspiring content for you all. I hope this year brings you all happiness, love, joy, and success. Bring on 2019!

Let me know what you want to see more from me in the comments below! Outfits? Motivational tips? Travel? I always am grateful for your guy’s love and support, especially those who have followed along since the very beginning!

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a great resource for anyone seeking help.

Original Skin

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In the winter, when my skin tends to get dry, dull, and flaky. I’m always on the hunt for products to give me back my radiant glow. That is why I turned to Origins Original Skin set. 

My favorite is the Rose Clay mask. It works as an exfoliant that helps create a fresh canvas for your moisturizer and serum. It shrinks your pores and gets rid of those pesky blackheads that appear on your nose. 


The Matte moisturizer with Willowherb is hydrating and has a pleasant, faint orange citrus scent. It absorbs into the skin leaving it exquisitely soft.

The renewal serum illuminates and fills fine lines to create a smooth base that almost exiles concealers. It’s a soft pearl pink which also slightly color corrects.

Overall, the mask, moisturizer, and serum were exactly what I needed to give my skin a little pick-me-up this winter season. All three are worth the buy and last a long time even using it everyday. 

Once you try let me know your results in the comments below! 




I received these products free or complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.


My 28-day skin transformation with Lancôme’s Visionnaire Crescendo

As you all know, I am a skincare enthusiast. And, if you’re a regular reader, you know how difficult it is for me to find a product that works well with hormonal acne.

Over two weeks ago I received Lancôme’s Visionaire Crescendo. This 28-day skin peel works in a two-phase process and is meant to exfoliate skin surface cells and address multiple skin concerns: uneven skin texture, the appearance of pores, wrinkles/fine lines, and dark spots.  

I’ve never used any kind of in-home chemical peel and was somewhat leery about trying this product, but I gave it a chance because I know Lancôme is a trustworthy brand. So, here’s how the first 14 days went: Continue reading “My 28-day skin transformation with Lancôme’s Visionnaire Crescendo”