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Galer Estate Winery/Vineyard Review

Galer Estate Winery/Vineyard Review

If you’re looking to mix it up and try something new in the Philadelphia area, but don’t want to break the bank, I highly recommend doing a wine tasting at Galer Estate. Here is my winery review!

8 Must Have Shoes for Working Women in the Summer

8 Must Have Shoes for Working Women in the Summer

These are just a few of my favorite shoe styles this summer for women who work.The best part is that most of these shoes can be worn outside of work too.

20 Something Reminders For Every 20 Something Year Old

20 Something Reminders For Every 20 Something Year Old

Our 20’s can be the most fun years of our lives, but also the scariest. There are a lot of unanswered questions and we’re all just trying to climb our way to the top. We try to balance a social life with a budding career. Everyone is calling us adults, but we still feel like we’re teenagers. Everyone in their 20’s needs the occasional reminder that they’re doing just fine, so here’s yours 🙂 20 something reminders for every 20 something year old!

Here are your reminders:

 

 

20 Something Reminders For Every 20 Something Year Old

 

 

 

 

Cool Amazon Finds

Cool Amazon Finds

Amazon is the Target of the Internet, you can’t go on without buying something! Here are the coolest Amazon finds from this week.

Eating Your Way Through Italy – 10 MUST Hit Food Spots

Eating Your Way Through Italy – 10 MUST Hit Food Spots

What better way to explore Italy than eating your way through it?! These are the ten MUST hit food spots on your next trip

My Favorite Beauty Products from April

My Favorite Beauty Products from April

Hey guys! I know I’m a few days late, but my travel schedule with work has been crazy this month.

 

I’m really excited to share my favorites from this month. With summer just around the corner I know these are going to be my style staples! Each of the products below link to the product if you’re interested in checking them out for yourself 🙂 As always, there is something for every price point!

 

Cover FX Foundation

Cover FX Liquid Foundation

 

Some of you may know this already, but this is the most natural line of products that Sephora carries. Not only is this liquid foundation oil free, but it is also free of parabens, fragrance, mineral oils, talc, and gluten. On top of that it is vegan and cruelty-free, but still packed with vitamins and minerals! When I heard all of that I had to try it! I have semi-sensitive skin, so I am always pretty conscious about what I’m putting on my face.

 

One of my favorite things about this product, besides the fact that the color matches my skin perfectly, is that it can be sheer to full coverage depending on how you apply it. I usually have to use a sheer coverage foundation for my daytime casual look and then a full coverage foundation when I go out. Cover FX foundation allows me to determine my own coverage based how much I build the product up!

 

I plan on trying more of their products in the future so stay tuned!

St Tropez

St. Tropez Express Self Tanning Mousse 

 

Spring is my favorite season, you can finally start to trade your big bulky sweaters for sundresses. But you realize really quickly just how pale you got over the winter. I’m really against tanning beds and try to use sunscreen whenever I go outside, but I still love when my skin is bronzed and glowing. While I am a fan of Jergens (LINK) self tanners for maintaining a tan, I am in loveee with this St. Tropez self tanner.

 

You use a mitt to apply it, so you don’t have to worry about orange palms. You also get to control your tan based on the length of time you keep it on, compared to a lot of other self tanners that are based on the color that you buy. You also aren’t left walking around smelling like self tanner for the next couple of days, which is definitely a plus.

 

After using this I really feel like I just sat on a beach for a few hours, and when I want to be dramatic I look like I just got back from vacation 🙂

BUXOM

BUXOM Lip Polish Lip Plumper

 

Another product free of parabens and sulfates, and packed with Vitamin A & E! I love the sensation of lip plumpers because they make me hyper aware of my lips. Something about this gloss makes me feel like I’m drawing attention to my lips, and isn’t that the whole point of lip products? This gloss comes in over 60 shades, so it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll find one you love!

 

Full disclosure, it is a little stickier than I usually go with for my lips, but the plumper part of it totally makes up for it IMO.

Living Proof

Living Proof Perfect Day-In Shower Styler

 

I lovee innovative products that make my life easier, and this is definitely one of them. I may have a slight obsession with all Living Proof products, but that’s only because they really work. I’m super picky about what I put in my hair and I dislike products more often than I like them, honestly. This is a style product for those of us with straight to wavy hair that like to let our hair air dry on occasion, aka my perfect weekend product.

 

You apply it in the shower and then lightly rinse it out, enhancing your hair’s natural texture and body while still leaving it soft and shiny. It’s sulfate and silicone free so it’s safe for chemically and color treated hair.

Elf Kabuki Brush 

 

I usually hate cheap makeup brushes because they don’t apply my makeup evenly and/or they leave behind bristols on my face. This brush is similar to a Mac kabuki brush that I used to have, but it’s a fraction of the cost. I am literally obsessed with it. I use it to apply my powder foundation or my setting powder. It’s a really high quality kabuki brush for a really low cost.

 

 

And that’s it for my April Favorite Beauty Products. If you are looking for other products that I have loved in the past check out February and March!

 

Let me know if you have tried any of these products, if any products stick out to you, or if there’s anything I should review for next month!

 

 

6 Mothers Day Gifts Your Mom Will Actually Use

6 Mothers Day Gifts Your Mom Will Actually Use

Here are 6 great Mother’s Day gifts that your mom will actually find both meaningful and useful. A great way to celebrate the amazing woman in your life!

Using Cheap Caribbean to Plan a Trip to the Dominican Republic

Using Cheap Caribbean to Plan a Trip to the Dominican Republic

My genuine experience with booking a girls trip to the Dominican Republic using the Cheap Caribbean travel website.

My March Favorite Beauty Products

My March Favorite Beauty Products

It’s that time again – my favorite beauty products from March! This month I tried a wind range of products in terms of categories and prices. On this list you will find things you can purchase from $7 to $125, so there is something for every budget. I wouldn’t recommend any of these products if I didn’t fully believe in them and use them regularly.

 

Smashbox Studio Skin 24 Hour Concealer -Light/Medium

While this is a good all-around concealer, it has really become my go-to undereye concealer. It is super light weight but the coverage is amazing. It immediately gives my look a wake up in the morning, removing any trace of dark circles under my eyes. One of my favorite things about it is that it stays in place all day, it doesn’t clump in the creases of my skin halfway through the day like some other concealers I have used before.

 

RUSK Sensories Calm Guarana and Ginger Nourishing Shampoo

I recently did a post about different ways to grow your hair long and strong. Sulfate free shampoos are one of the most popular ways to accomplish this right now. To be completely honest, I do not like the conditioner in this pair. I didn’t even finish the whole thing before I switched to a different one. But I LOVE the shampoo. It still

 

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA ‘REPLICA’ Lazy Sunday Morning – Sample Size

I have been looking for a perfume forever. I am extremely picky when it comes to perfumes and colognes. I don’t want anything too heavy or overwhelming, nor do I like the overly floral scents. While everyone’s skin reacts differently to perfume, and everyone has a different preference, I wanted to list this as a new favorite product of mine and put it on your radar!

 

Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Washable Mascara – Very Black
The best every day mascara I have tried in a long time. And the best part? You can buy this one in any drug store! It doesn’t clump or go on too heavy. It lengthens the lashes without weighing them down or causing them to stick together. Seriously, every other mascara I have is between $25-$30, and this one has become my go-to and is just $7. On the weekends or a night out I layer this with a MAC mascara I have for a more bold look.

 
Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette
I have the 1st Urban Decay Naked Palette, which I used until there was nothing left. I have been using smaller palettes from all different brands the past couple of months trying to find something I liked. I took numerous suggestions from my friends and sisters, but I came back to Urban Decay as a March Favorite. I also love it because it comes with a really high quality, double-sided brush. One finer, more pointed and one thats great for blending. The only negative about the 3 palette is that it doesn’t have a black, which I like to use along with my eyeliner for a more dramatic look.

 

All-in-all though this palette does not disappoint. It doesn’t take much pigment on the brush to leave beautiful results. It blends great and the colors work so well together. These palettes will always have a place in my heart.

 

I had so much fun trying these beauty products out and I am already looking into the products I want to try in April, but as always, I’m open to suggestions. Leave a comment and let me know what products you love so I can give them a try!

 

March Beauty Favorites Pinterest Graphic

 

 

The 7 Best Websites for Women Who Work

The 7 Best Websites for Women Who Work

  Attention all women who work! There are websites out there designed with you in mind. These websites are so valuable for growth, development, and networking with other female professionals. I have found each one of these sites so useful in my daily, working world. […]


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About The Blogger

PR professional by day, grad student by night.

I want to be successful but haven’t yet figured out exactly what that means.

I strive to see the beauty in simplicity because that’s what makes me happy, and I wanted to share that with the world. I’m a self-proclaimed foodie, a food-a-holic if you will. I love to indulge in fine dining, but nothing excites me more than finding a hidden gem hole in the wall. I’m a connoisseur of all things cheese, chocolate, and truffle.

One of my greatest passions in life is traveling; I take a trip every chance I get – it’s not always large and luxurious, and sometimes it’s as simple as a hike. I lust for the beautiful things in life, because they’re things that make me happy, the things that light a fire in me and the things that ignite my passion.

I believe in beauty and power for all women. I believe in self-confidence and self-love. I want to provide a channel for all women to come to get advice about things that may promote these ideals in them.

We only get one life and while it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, I’m here to remind you to stop and look around because this life is pretty amazing.