My New Beauty Secret 


Maintaining my youthful skin and radiant glow are two things that are important to me. Along with my new skincare regimen I have added a new device that I can’t get enough of. My favorite is the Genius Ultra. It warms at the tip and helps to renew and smooth fine lines from the surface of my skin. It’s a must-have now that I’ve added it to my regimen!

The Genius Ultra and the Arbonne Lifting and Contouring Cream help make a powerful duo to give me everything my skin needs. 
Shops these items here: 

Genius Ultra

Lifting and Contouring Cream

3 All-Natural Berry Colored Lipsticks to Try


Left to Right: Aster, Dahlia, Iris


I love when I find lipstick colors that compliment my skin tone and provide long wear coverage throughout the day. These 3 colors are in the berry family and are vegan, plant based and all natural lip products. 

The featured colors work well for transitioning between seasons or even adding a little pop of excitement to your day. They compliment a variety of skin tones and as a women of color I must say these colors are incredibly pigmented and add even more brightness to my completed makeup look when applied.

You can shop each featured lipstick here:

Aster Smoothed Over Lipstick

Dahlia Smoothed Over Lipstick

Iris Smoothed Over Lipstick

Shop these Smoothed Over Lipsticks individually by the links above or visit my website to see other all-natural, vegan and plant based products

Which color would you wear?

4 Strategies to Declutter Your Email Inbox


Over the past 2 holidays I spent time decluttering my email. Seeing that 1k number of emails in an inbox is stressful. Can you relate? Decluttering your email isn’t fun but I think we can agree that it makes life a lot easier. I gathered a few ways to help you Declutter and manage your emails over the course of a day, week, weekend or on your next holiday break. 

  1. Schedule time to Declutter: By designating a time to Declutter your email you’re ensuring that it will get done. Take 5 to 15 minutes to delete emails daily. 
  2. Create folders: Folders are your friend! If you want to keep your emails organized, create new folders to store them. The tip is that you actually have to use them. They really make finding important information (new or old) easy to find.
  3. Unsubscribe to email lists: some email subscriptions to companies I love and others begin to become a bit much. Especially if your interests change. Unsubscribing to lists helps negate the process of emails just sitting in your inbox unopened.
  4. Separate emails by interest: Manu of us have multiple email addresses. Let’s take me for example… I have separate emails for my blog, personal mail, work and a back up account (thanks to iCloud). It’s important that what’s sent to these emails are kept separate. I know what to expect to be sent to each account.

What strategy will you use to declutter your email? 

15 Cozy Coats for Winter


What’s winter without a cozy coat to keep you warm? It’s pretty much a necessity in my book and if it has faux fur than it’s a must-have. I gathered 15 cozy coats that will keep you looking stylish all season.

Which coat is your favorite?

Why I Use Planner Pad



The Planner Pad has changed my work life balance in a major way. If you’re a list lady like me you’ll love this planner and all the space it has to offer you. 

I love to see my to do list, week and month in front me and this version of Planner Pad gives me that and more. In my undergrad years it was imperative for me to learn how to manage my time better. I quickly learned that I needed to find a system that worked best for me and a visual learner this helped me a great deal.

Grab this FREE printable guide to improve your time management. 

After consistently using a planner I can’t live without it. If you would like a visual aid on how to use a planner effectively comment below.

So I guess you’re wondering how I got hooked on Planner Pad? My previous supervisor ordered me a planner pad for a full year of work. I needed something bigger than the one I had and this one has:

  • more space to write
  • organized group sections
  • see my plans for weeks and months a head at a time

 Upon opening it I instantly fell I love and have never looked back (At-a-Glance is great too!).

See more planner pads here.

*this is not a sponsored post, all thoughts are my own.

    Holiday Style Must-Haves


    Tis’ the season to bring out all of your festive, fancy and fun wardrobe items. I’m sure you will be attending tons of fabulous holiday engagements so of course you have to look good! Right? I mean, that really isn’t debatable!

    See holiday gifts under $50 here.
    I have the perfect pieces to help you look stunning over the holiday season. Here’s what to expect: faux fur on faux fur on faux fur, leather or pleather (your choice), neutrals and tons of glitter and sheer! Have to have some sheer pieces too!

    Shop these holiday style must-haves below:

    Talk About it: 3 New E.L.F. Cosmetic Flavored Exfoliators



    E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator in Clear and other featured products from this company.

    E.L.F. (Eyes Lips Face) Cosmetics has been one of my favorite drug store brands for some time now. The items produced from this line are inexpensive and work as great dupes for many high-end products.

    When I wear matte lipsticks/glosses (which is often) I love to use E.L.F.’s exfoliator lipstick in Clear. It has a sweet taste and the line also features more flavors: Sweet Cherry and Mint Maniac for $3. This lip exfoliator been a beauty staple I use to keep my lips smooth and moisturized. It also gives my matte lip looks a flawless finish.

    Check out these 3 NEW exfoliator lipstick flavors in Pink Grapefruit, Rose and Coconut here.

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