Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Destination: Dinner Party with Wayfair

Justin and I have been living with my parents the last nine months (BLESS THEM), but we're getting ready to move out in a couple weeks. One thing I miss about living on our own is having the energy/willingness to be creative in the kitchen. It's too easy to fall into my high school habits of not cooking when my mom makes us amazing food ;) [oops!] But I can't wait to be able to host dinner parties in our own space again! One thing I have wanted to do so badly is to have a Japanese food party! Obviously I loooove Japanese food, and sushi is at the top of that list. 

When my mom makes sushi, she prepares all of the ingredients for us, and we get to make our own sushi rolls! It's the best because the combinations are endless, so you get to make something unique each time. I can't wait to follow in her footsteps and host a Japanese inspired dinner party one day! Wayfair has a ton of amazing Japanese inspired products that will make hosting this party one to always remember!
Make your own sushi. 
Seaweed squares
Cream Cheese
Tempura Shrimp
Spicy Mayo (mix some mayo with Sriracha sauce and a little bit of sweetened condensed milk) 
Soy Sauce
Side Dishes:
Miso Soup
Mochi ice cream!

Making sushi is a LOT easier than you think! I actually posted another recipe for it AGES ago here if you want to go check it out! And be sure to stop by Wayfair for more "destination dinner party" products!! 
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Monday, February 26, 2018

Skincare Routines with Olay Whips

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LightAsAir #FeelTheWhip #CollectiveBias

Last week I was talking to a new coworker at my office. She was so mature and well put-together. When she told me she was 21, I was SHOCKED. "That's sooo young!" (You know you're getting old when people five years younger than you seem soooo young;) Just in November, I turned 26 years old. Sometimes I can't believe I'm 26, I still feel like I am 20 years old! I know that now more than ever it is so important to develop a good skincare routine to be able to age gracefully. I've already noticed a couple faint fine lines that kind of have me freaking out, but that's why finding a good skincare routine is SO important!

I have definitely tried my fair share of different moisturizers, because my skin NEEDS it! However with my skin, it can be tricky to find a good product because my nose/chin can get super dry and flaky while my forehead is oily. A lot of moisturizers I have used make my face feel even more oily and look shiny, which is a huge no-no!

Lucky for me and the many other ladies out there who are struggling with the same issue, Olay came out with a genius product that will help resolve this! Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer is not your average lightweight moisturizer-- it is a moisturizer that delivers potent skincare while leaving your skin with a smooth, matte finish! Olay Whips are formulated differently to work and feel differently. I have never had a moisturizer that leaves my skin with a matte finish, so this is amazing news for me! Powerful wrinkle results without heaviness? Yes, please.

Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer is a product that was easily incorporated into my daily skin care routine-- keep reading below to check out my skincare routine!
For mornings--

My morning routine is quite simple, because I take care of most of my skincare routine at night (as you'll see below!). After I wake up, I like to make sure to I wash my face, and get the "sleep" off of my face. It makes me feel refreshed for the morning. After that, I like to dab some of my AM eye cream to help with my dark circles. 

Next is when I get to slather on my Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer! Olay Whips are available with and without SPF in Regenerist, Total Effects, and Luminous. Each product provides youth-restoring benefits, whether you're wanting smoothness and firmness, tone perfection, or just overall nourishment!

The Olay Whips I picked up is great for mornings because it has SPF 25 - double duty- moisturizing AND sun protecting!

After I admire my matte, super-soft skin in the mirror for a moment, I proceed with my makeup routine. My makeup goes on much smoother on top of the matte finish I get from Olay Whips! Then I'm good to go for the day!

For nighttime- 

I always start off by putting my hair up to get it out of my face. I love using a makeup remover wipe to clean off my face. It's the best way to feel so refreshed!

After that, I like to use an exfoliation pad to give my face a good scrub. It helps get rid of my dry skin, and opens up my pores. Once I'm done with that, I wash my face.

Once or twice a week I like to apply a one minute charcoal heating mask. It feels amazing and makes my skin feel tingly :) 

For the grande finale, I slather on some more Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer. It is the perfect finishing touch at the end of the night before hopping into bed. With so many benefits like the diminishing of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrating to improve skin firmness and elasticity on top of the matte finish, Olay Whips is a product you'll want to add into your daily skincare routine as well!

I found my Olay Whips Face Moisturizer at my local Fred Meyer, but you can find yours at your local Kroger or Kroger banner store.

Check out Olay Regenerist Whip Face Moisturizer and walk on air just like I did!
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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Resolutions in Decor with Wayfair

It's a new year, and I just love fresh starts! Do you guys have any resolutions in decor for 2018? I want to live more simply, be more organized, and have clean, plain (but not boring!) shapes and lines. 
I want to focus especially on my kitchen/dining area this year. I love the kitchen because (fooood;) it's a central gathering area for everyone! So many memories are made in the kitchen - whether it's cooking with friends, baking with kids, or trying out a new recipe with your loved one. 
Below are some items I dream of getting from Wayfair to spruce up our place!
RUNNER: I love runners in the kitchen to spruce up the space! this maroon/tan one would look amazing in an all white kitchen
TABLE: I love super simple lines when it comes to dining tables. This one is gorgeous and timeless
CANISTERS: Organization in the kitchen is key! Instead of having half opened flour and sugar bags, I want to organize ingredients in these nice canisters
CABINET PULLS: I don't know why these cabinet pulls resonate with me, haha, but THEY DO! I just love the simplicity and functionality -- I'm just having a hard time choosing between black or nickel.

SALT & PEPPER SHAKER: I have just been using the ugly disposable salt and pepper shakers. I just got these adorable salt and pepper shakers (first time in my adult life, ha!). Click on the link and look at the other photos- the back of them is SO cute!
SINK GRID: I am nervous about pots and pans and other dishes scratching up the sink, so I want to get