Thank you to Tide for partnering on this fun learning experience and for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m just going to come out and say it. When it comes to laundry – and household chores in general – I’m not the most experienced. In fact, up until about a month ago, we only had one type of detergent in our house which Jordan and I used for all types of clothing and stains. I found that the occasional stain from dinner just wasn’t coming out in my old laundry routine. Not to mention, our clothes – particularly Jordan’s workout clothes – just didn’t smell fresh after months continuing to wear and wash them.
My trip to the Tide Lab in January changed my whole mindset about laundry – who knew I’d actually be EXCITED to wash my clothes now? Sharing some of the most common laundry hacks and why they are no match for Tide’s newest products in today’s full post!
It’s too often I find myself placing more emphasis on fashion and makeup that I end up neglecting my hair when I’m on the go. One of the primary reasons for this is because it can be confusing to know which products to test with so many labels and ingredients out there. I’ve personally pored through the shelves of many brands, so I understand the confusion myself. I’m so excited to have discovered Hair Food and can’t wait to share all the benefits with you.
I love the concept of Hair Food because of its emphasis on nutrition. I recently shared a post about my “clean eating grocery list”, and this line of hair care products reinforce everything I believe about diet. Not only do whole, hearty foods make you feel better, but they help you look better. What’s great about Hair Food is that its recipes are created by a team of nutritionists and hair experts so you can treat your locks in a safe and healthy way.
A few weeks ago, I shared on IG Stories that my me and my friends spent a Saturday morning getting photos of our auras taken. Kind of a different way to spend a day out with your besties right? But not really because we always have the most fun when we’re doing something new and unexpected together. We’ve gone on a vampire tour in the French Quarter, had our tarot cards read, and eaten dinner in haunted restaurants. We have annual fancy hat brunches, Friendsmas dinners and more. Most recently, we got together to have a watch party for the Say Yes To The Dress episode that we filmed for my bffs wedding.
My point is, we LOVE any and every excuse to get together and make unforgettable memories. I wanted to put together a list of Galentine’s Day ideas to help you share the love with your besties not just this month, but any time of year!
I’ve been getting some DM’s on Instagram with questions on what to wear for Mardi Gras. I wish that I had time to put together an entire post on this – maybe next year – but I wanted to highlight how IMPORTANT your footwear is during carnival season. I think it’s a no-brainer to say you absolutely 100% must wear closed toe shoes, but it’s just as important to make sure they are comfortable. And that they will be comfortable all day long! There’s also a really good chance that you’re going to get them dirty, so keep that in mind take precautions to pre-treat any leather shoes. I normally will wear a sneaker that I know is durable and that I won’t be upset about ruining – especially depending on the weather!
Speaking of Nola, you guys – I have been wearing lip mattes by a local New Orleans makeup artist. And obsessed is an understatement. I love love Makeup By Meggan‘s new lip products. I have two colors that are beautiful neutrals. The brush allows me to easily overline my top lip (I literally have no top lip) which isn’t always the case for lip wands. Would you want me to do a tutorial on how to overline your lips without looking like a clown? Let me know!
3. Meal Delivery Service
This past week, I filmed two videos testing out meal delivery subscriptions to see how easy it is for a novice like me to get in the kitchen. With a little help from an instruction sheet and pre-portioned ingredients, haha. The results were both delicious and hilarious, and I can’t wait to share more with you on this! Do you use meal subscriptions? I’d love to hear your own experiences!
With warmer months ahead, it’s never too soon to be thinking about your sunscreen strategy. I cannot tell you how much I love the Supergoop CC cream. I use it as my everyday makeup when I’m just running around town and needs something to even out my skin. LOVE IT. I’m literally almost out. Supergoop also just came out with their new Unseen Suncreenthat’s supposed to be weightless while gripping onto your makeup!
5. Weekend Sales
* Score 50% off full-price sweaters and tops at Ann Taylor
This is a bit of a different post for me, BUT like I said in my resolutions post, I want to provide you guys with more content of value this year. One of the priorities on my list is to get more REAL about my daily life and a look at my normal routine. So why not include a peek into my fridge and my newly adopted clean eating grocery list?
I don’t often post about my diet – this is something that I think is so private and personal for a lot of people. The last thing I want to do is make you feel like what you’re eating is WRONG. I think it’s important for everyone to listen to their bodies when it comes to making informed food decisions.
I have a sensitive stomach and several food allergies (gluten and dairy specifically) which is why I chose to start the year by adopting clean eating habits. The months of November and December had me eating SO poorly and making the worst food choices for my system. I was tired, unmotivated, unproductive – walking around in basically a fog. Bad food decisions were impacting me in BIG ways.
In today’s post, I’m outlining easy food swaps that I made in our fridge, my clean eating grocery list, and how it’s changed the way I feel!