I’ve partnered with the Dove team for today's post - all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support HTC. Well, it's no secret to my Instagram family that I've been on one heck of a skin journey over the last few months. I went from having the best/clearest skin of my adult life to having the worst skin of my whole life in general. Painful cystic acne, uneven skin tone and texture, and dry patches everywhere. As a self-proclaimed beauty-junkie, it's been frustrating and a bit scary to have my skin have this kind of meltdown of epic proportions. I've been worried I would have to get rid of all my favorite makeup and haircare products and . . .
*affiliates Last year, instead of doing a "best of beauty post," I put together a very extensive list of my absolute favorite beauty products and recommendations and titles it: "40 Beauty Products to Try in 2018." I did NOT expect it to take off the way that it did. It's been shared thousands of times on Pinterest, referred to frequently by the HTC community, and became a one-stop shop for anyone looking for a solid recommendation on what product to add to their beauty collection. So, it only made sense to sit down and create the same type of post for this year. Without further ado, here are my top 40 beauty products that I TRULY tested out through 2018 and . . .
It's the first Monday of the new year and I don't know about you, but I'm feeling on fire after spending the weekend checking off the rest of my list of things to do to prepare for the new year! My house is clean, laundry has been folded and put away, we've meal planned and prepped and I'm slowly (but surely) getting ahead of myself on blog/business work. I'm feeling all of that motivation that comes with a new year, but I know that in the next couple of months, I'll start to lose some steam and get lazy (and I know I'm not the only one.) So, I'm pulling together a list of motivational quotes to refer to when we're feeling a little stuck or unmotivated to keep . . .
*affiliate links There's nothing quite like the feeling a fresh start, am I right? Even though I know that I can have a fresh start any time or day or month during the year, there is just something so special and motivating about the fresh start that comes with a new year. However, I've found that I typically start the New Year with a sense of chaos because of the holidays just ending and all the traveling and craziness that comes with the holidays, especially when you're hosting. This year, I wanted to make sure that we did everything we could to put some distance between that chaos (as magical as it is) and carve out some time to really prepare for the . . .
Hi. Hey there. Hello. 2019 is here and I honestly can't believe that another year has flown by. I normally feel so hopeful and bright and shiny at the beginning of a new year, and while I have had glimpses of that feeling over the last week, I've also felt a bit more unsettled. Weird, right? I just have this feeling that 2019 is going to be life-changing, in more than one way and even though I'm excited to see what changes come, I'm also a bit nervous. Change can be hard, ya know? But, if there's any lesson that 2018 has taught me, it's that sometimes, the pain of staying the same outweighs the pain of change. So, I'm doing my best to mentally prepare for 2019 . . .