Monday, September 18, 2017

An Important Me Time Routine with Aveeno

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2017 has brought a lot of changes and more than I was originally expecting. From day to day trials, day to day triumphs, things not working out the way we expected (both good and bad), job changes, Justin graduating law school, moving back to my hometown, and two weddings for our sisters...  I mean it has been a lot and I am so ready for 2017 to be over! Treating myself with favorite products I love like AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash and AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel from Walmart has been an important part of making it through the year so far.

Between the good and bad, the weekends, and the daily grind, I have found it is SO important to take some time to treat myself. How do I like to treat myself? Whether that’s laying out by the gym pool and reading a magazine, giving myself a gel manicure (finally caved and got myself a starter kit ha), or taking time for self-care, I NEED this dedicated time once a week or so for my sanity.

Have you ever been going, going, going, then look at yourself in the mirror, and realize you haven’t shaved your legs in a week? Or that you haven’t been taking care of your skin, and it’s all dry and flakey? (insert raising hand emoji here). Yes, that has happened. Whoops.
AVEENO® is a brand I know and love and trust. I mentioned that Justin just graduated law school-- pretty cool, right? Except the student loan debt part. We have some big financial goals we want to meet, which means I can’t be going to the spa every week to treat myself (which, I never really did in the first place anyways). However I still want to take good care of myself. Being able to purchase AVEENO® products at Walmart is everything! Getting quality products for a great price is the perfect combination. Treating myself with AVEENO® is even better than spending a pretty penny at the spa.

To take care of my dry skin, I use AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash. This feels so nice on my skin, leaving my after-shower skin feeling smooth. This body cleanser is the perfect addition to my everyday routine. No matter where I am in the world, whether dry or humid climate, my skin gets dry. This cleanser is gentle, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, dye-free, and soap-free. Its unique formula is designed to remove dirt and impurities off your skin without disrupting your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Having a moisturizing body wash in my routine is very important to me!

While washing my body and shaving is something that I do every day, using a shaving gel is not! It is quite a “treat yourself” moment when I get myself a shaving gel. Now that I have tried AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel, I don’t know if I can ever go back! The specifically formulated shaving gel helps you to shave less often, and helps prevent shaving irritation so your skin stays softer and smoother for a longer time. Not only does it help for a clean, smooth shave, but it also soothes my skin to help it look and feel healthier. It has a light, natural scent that is refreshing. The shaving gel helps protect skin against nicks, cuts, and even razor bumps. No more getting out of the shower to discover razor cuts!
Stop by your local Walmart and pick up some great AVEENO®  and treat yourself to soft and smooth skin!
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Savoring Summer with Cleo Madison

Because summer was so busy, it went by way too quickly. I'm holding on to the last bit of summer as long as the warm weather lets me ;) I have been taking advantage of my parents' pool for sure. It kind of became an after-work ritual to go read a magazine while floating around in the water on my less busy evenings. I am a summer girl through and through, and wearing this darling swim top from Cleo Madison while soaking up the sun makes me the happiest! Check out their other super cute suits for any upcoming vacations you may have! : ) 

When I wasn't swimming this summer, I was out and about wedding planning for my sister, or at work! I love wearing dresses in the summer to let my legs breath from my usual skinny jean attire, and this darling Stella Peplum Dress in Gray from Cleo Madison was one I reached for from my closet at least once a week (actually wearing it now as I type, lol!). They have a wide variety of modest and comfortable dresses that can be worn into the autumn season as well.

Be sure to browse their site, and stop by their Instagram for the latest and greatest!
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Friday, September 8, 2017


Good morning, lovelies!! Long time no blog. This summer has definitely been one for the books - Justin graduated law school in May, we moved from Oregon to Idaho, in June I didn't even spend a full consecutive week in Boise because I was out of town so much, Justin studied ALL day every day for the Bar exam and took it in July, his sister got married, and I helped my sister plan her wedding that was a couple weeks ago as well. It was pretty crazy, but it has been a nice summer full of swimming, family time, and friends.
Today I am styling some looks with ZAN.STYLE. They are an apparel brand that aims to bring the fashion lovers with premium daily wear clothing. I love that it's simple, not monotonous, high-quality, but at a reasonable price! The simplicity of the clothing is something I love - as simple as it may be, each item still has a unique flair. Check out the pieces I picked out!
First off is this fun hoodie/dress combo. I love the cool and casual vibe it has! It's crazy comfy, and just the perfect piece to change into after a long day of work.
Who doesn't love a good white tee? I love the fun strappy details on this top. It goes perfectly well with with my neutral closet ;)

Lastly is this adorable dress! I can't get enough of this light pink color. This is a dress that looks cute dressed up or down, depending on what your plans are! 

Thanks for reading today!! Have a happy weekend!
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