My favorite beauty products of 2017

We're a week into 2018 but I want to share my favorite products from 2017. It seems like I tried out a lot of new things last year and so many of them were huge hits. It's always a little nerve-wracking when I discover another product that I can't live without because I'm always thinking that they could discontinue it at any minute - have I mentioned that I'm a worrier? But never-the-less, here is my list of can't live withouts from 2017. 


1. Invisibobble Hair Rings - these are my new favorite hair ties! They don't leave a crease and they're so darn cute!

2.  Kate Somerville Tight'N Cryogenic - this stuff is definitely a splurge but my face has never been smoother! I wear it day and night.

3. Oribe Dry Texture Spray - one of my top favorite hair products ever, this texturizing spray is powder light and gives my hair body and, of course, texture!

4. Smashbox Liquid Lip - a pigmented gloss, liquid lip has a great texture and stays on even after drinking my afternoon La Croix. 

5. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better - I wear this CC cream everyday instead of foundation. Great coverage, lightweight and SPF 50. I've loved everything I've tried from IT Cosmetics.

6. Tarte Drink of H2O - I am always trying to combat my oily skin and I read something somewhere that a gel moisturizer is the way to go if you've got excess face oil. I've noticed a little difference but my skin is still pretty shiny throughout the day but I really like this moisturizer!

7. IT Cosmetics Pressed Powder - if you're looking for a great setting powder, this is the best one I've tried in a while.

8. Fabuloso Platinum Blonde - if you've got blonde hair, this stuff is a must. It keeps the brassy tones at bay and smells amazing. 

9. Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara - my top criteria for mascara is easy removability. My second criteria is that it doesn't smudge under my eyes and my third criteria is volume. This mascara meets all of my criteria. 

10. Tarte Shape Tape - this is by far my favorite product from 2017. It's my under eye concealer and it stays on all day long! I can't recommend this stuff enough.

11. Browfood Aqua Brow Powder - this aqua powder is so easy to apply and fills in brows in a hurry.

Have you guys tried any of these too?



Shape Tape / Oribe Dry Texture Spray / Invisibobble Hair Rings / IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better / IT Cosmetics Pressed Powder / Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara / Kate Somerville Tight'N Cryogenic / Tarte Drink of H2O / Fabuloso Platinum Blonde / Browfood Aqua Brow Powder / Smashbox Liquid Lip 

My New Favorite Thursday Routine

A couple of months ago, I realized that I really enjoyed having someone else blow-dry my hair. This didn't really come as a shock to me because washing and drying my hair are huge pain points in my day-to-day life. And then I realized that I really enjoy sweating, in a sauna. But I don't enjoy sweating anytime I'm not in a sauna. So, when I realized that the Sweathouse was right across from The Dry House in Green Hills, I realized one more thing, my destiny. 

What is the Sweathouse, you ask? Well, you can read about the many benefits here but I'll tell you, it's such a relaxing 30 minutes and I leave feeling so great! I heard about this from another one of my favorite instagrammers to follow - Mallory Ervin. She raves about it so I knew I had to give it a shot!

So I lay in this little pod, turn on a meditation on the Calm app on my phone and just sweat away. I always feel so great afterwards!

Then, when I'm finished sweating I literally cross the street to go to The Dry House for a blowout. Because I'm worth it. 

The Dry House is a great experience from the second I walk in and I always walk out feeling gorgeous. The products that they use smell like heaven and the best part is that I don't have to wash/dry/style my hair for like five days! That's a huge win for me. 

What are your favorite ways to treat yourself?




Galentine's Gift Guide

Today's post is probably one you'll just want to forward on to your significant other as a little hint-hint, wink-wink. Let him know what you really want for Valentine's Day, besides the roses and fancy dinner of course.


Also, I've teamed up with Jord watches and we're doing a giveaway! Enter here: for your chance to win $100 towards a watch of your choice. You'll get a $25 e-code sent to your inbox just for entering!


What are your Valentine's Day plans?



5 Things You Need This Winter

It's probably safe to say that 50% of the blog posts on this website are about hating winter. I don't know how I got here really. Winter used to be such a joyous time for me. Bundling up, sledding, hot cocoa, snow days. Now it's all about scraping windows, waiting for the car to warm up, no snow days, not being able to text through my gloves and saying "I'm freezing" 800 times a day. What's worse is that my lips get chapped, my skin gets dry and my hair gets frizzy. So I'm really glad to be here guys.

Anyway, to avoid looking like Spongebob Squarepants all dried up, here are the 5 things I use:

1. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion- I love this stuff because I'm lazy.

2. L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil - soap can be very drying so I prefer shower oil. Bonus points because it smells like heaven.

3. Queen Bee Skincare Lip Balm - lip balm is so obvious but this particular lip balm is my favorite lip balm of all of the lip balms. I got the cinnamon flavor and it's made with good ingredients! It's made here in Maury County.

4. Argan Oil - I got mine from Maple Holistics and I put it on the ends of my hair after I shower. It keeps my hair from drying out and feels amazing after I blowdry.

5. Neocutis Bio-Cream -  I've told you all about this time and time again but this is the only moisturizer I use. Winter or not.

What are some of your go-to winter products? I'd love to know!

At least snow looks pretty on our little white house. This is from last winter where I went outside for 2 minutes to take this photo.