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Clean Living with Raw Sugar Living Products

I finally got to try Raw Sugar Living products after hearing so many great things about them, like how they promote clean and healthy living. I've seen them during my many trips to the Target beauty section and was always admiring their simple, eco-friendly packaging. What's also great is that you get the bang for your buck, each product is a good size for the price you pay. We have been loving the Avocado + Cactus Pear hand soap and Avocado + Cactus Pear body wash in my household! Not only do they smell amazing, but they are made with high quality ingredients that promote clean and healthy living. As a mom, I'm always making sure that the products that my kids use are clean and safe for them. Before trying Raw Sugar Living body wash, I had 3 different body soaps for my family. ...

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April Fitness Journey Update

Happy April, everyone! Since it's April, I wanted to give you all an update on my fitness journey. For those that follow me on Instagram, you know that I am currently on the BBG workout plan and was on a customized meal plan created by my friend and fellow blogger, Mama Rocki. I started the meal plan because I went months on months eating anything and everything. For someone who was always "healthy" in the past, I just didn't feel right after awhile and my body totally needed a cleanse. I did the meal plan for 2 months and definitely lost weight! I didn't get to where I want to be just yet (you know, summer 2019 bod haha) but my goal for the meal plan was to get back into a healthy lifestyle. Before kids, I naturally ate healthy for the most part but never deprived myself if I wanted ...

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Everyday Face Make-up for a Natural Look

As a dance teacher, I like to wear minimal and natural looking face make-up everyday. I love the almost no make-up look with make-up. Does that make sense? Lol. Well, CLOVE + HALLOW gifted me their Pressed Mineral Foundation compact and their Hydraglow and I'm in love. Not to mention, their products are 100% cruelty-free and vegan which is always a major plus! The CLOVE + HALLOW Pressed Mineral Foundation goes on smoothly and gives me the perfect amount of coverage for the everyday daytime look! I'm very picky when it comes to my face powder because I literally wear it every day. I don't wear liquid foundation often, only on special occasions or the days I take blog photos. I use Ofra Cosmetics Cool as a Cucumber Primer, Moira Mega Concealer in Latte and the Clove + Hallow Pressed ...

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GrandeLash MD Took My Lashes to the Next Level

GrandeLash MD has taken my natural lashes to the next level. I've always been a lash girl. Whenever there is a special event or just blog photos, I ALWAYS have to wear falsies to make my eyes pop. I wish my natural lashes look like falsies but that's not the case. Thankfully for GrandeLash MD growth serum, my lashes got longer after using it consistently every night for a month. I used to use Latisse back in college then stopped because it got too expensive. I think it was like $120 per bottle? GrandeLash MD is only $65 OR $120 for a 3 month supply! What a steal. I'm always skeptical because you obviously don't see results overnight so you really have to be consistent. A lot of nights, I was literally wondering if it was making a difference then after a few weeks, I really noticed it ...

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Products for Color Damaged Hair

Don't get me wrong, I LOVED my blonde hair! I needed a change and it was definitely fun being a blonde for a whole year. Do blondes have more fun? Hmm, negative. I had just the same amount of fun with being a brunette my whole life lol. The only downside is that it left my hair completely damaged. My hair is naturally thin which explains why it was so easily damaged by the bleach. I've recently gone back to dark and although, my hair appears to be "healthier," it's still the same hair that was blonde. It's like when you "sweep problems under the rug," get it? no? Ok, I tried lol. But yeah... thankfully for certain products, I'm able to at least salvage what's left of my hair. If your hair can get frizzy, thin, and needs some extra love like mine, then you need these products! Here's ...

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2019 Fitness Journey Update

Happy February everyone! How's everyone holding up on those New Year's resolutions?! I'm proud to say that I completed 4 weeks of the Bikini Body Guide workout via the Sweat app AND my friend Raquel Biddle's meal plan (check out her blog here). If you've read my past fitness journey posts, you'll know that the only strict diet I've ever had was when I was on the 21 Day Fix after giving birth to Scarlett. This current meal plan would be #2 for me. I've always lived a healthy lifestyle and made healthier choices, for the most part, so I never considered being on a strict diet. I was always active being a dancer, dance major, dance teacher and Pure Barre instructor. For the past few months, I've been eating horribly and wasn't on a consistent workout schedule... soI knew I needed to make a ...

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Morphe 15S Social Butterfly Artistry Palette

Morphe gifted me their 15S Social Butterfly Artistry Palette and it's absolutely beautiful! I just love all the hash tag names of all the eyeshadow... so cute! There's a variety of colors, from the stunning neutrals to more out there colors like hot pink and purple. They also gifted me their All Eye Want 6-piece eyebrush collection. My fave colors are black and gold so you already know I'm obsessed! Find the links to shop below :) Happy Hump Day! ...

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LES Labs Fertility Health

As crazy as this sounds because having 3 kids is no joke, Leo and I are open to having more kids... 2 max! BUUUT not any time soon, we're talking like when Liam is in pre-school already haha. When the time comes and we are ready, I want to make sure my fertility heath is great so I'm taking the first step by taking Fertility Health by LES labs because there are so many great benefits! Fertility Health is a natural dietary supplement taken to help support female fertility and hormonal balance, and to promote a healthy menstrual cycle. There are four main ingredients that contribute to making fertility healthy. This is from their website: Myo-Inositol - Myo-Inositol is a vitamin-like compound that can help promote fertility, hormonal balance, and menstrual regulation, especially in ...

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