Morphe Brushes X Jaclyn Hill’s New Eyeshadow Palette!

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It’s happening again my beauties! Jaclyn Hill and Morphe Brushes announced today on social media that they have been working on a brand new eyeshadow palette coming soon in 2017. This palette has been in the works since February 2015 and will contain 35 shadows that Jaclyn helped personally create. Jaclyn mentioned that herself and Linda the owner of Morphe, had a vision to create a palette that had the best pigmentation and the best blendability for an affordable price, which hello what more could we ask for? The palette will include shades suitable for all skin tones, and will contain your neutral shades, cool tones, highlight shades, smokey shades, etc.  Their goal was to create a product that had every shadow you need all in one palette.

Make sure to follow her on snapchat Jaclynrhill, to see swatches and hear more information about their new collaboration!

 

Update June 5th, 2017 –

The Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow palette will be launching on June 21st, 2017 and will retail for $38.

You Are A Badass

Hey guys, this year is quickly coming to an end and I think we can all agree it’s been a bit of a tough one. Before it’s over I wanted to share something that I’ve recently discovered that has changed my life for the better! I’ve never been much of a bookworm, but it has been a personal goal of mine to start reading more, so my husband Nathan introduced me to this wonderful little site called Audible (I’m sure you’ve heard of it). They have hundreds of thousands of audiobooks, you’re bound to find something you like. The great thing about audiobooks is how you have the option of listening to it basically anywhere. I’ve downloaded the app as well as to my iTunes account, so I can listen to my audiobooks in the morning while getting dressed, around the house while I’m cleaning, or my favorite in the car when I’m on my way to work or stuck in traffic. It makes getting through books so much quicker and enjoyable, especially if you can find one narrated by the actual author of the book. One of my personal favorites so far has been You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. You Are a Badass is a self-help/personal development book that shares awesome tips for improving your life and creating one you love. The author shares witty quotes, hilarious stories, inspiring messages and daily exercises to help you be the best you you can be! If you’re interested you can click the link below and start a 30 day trial with Audible, and you’ll get your first 2 books for free! Make sure to comment below if you have any audiobooks you would recommend.

Save the Date!

Today roles were reversed for my fiancé Nathan & I as we went in front of the camera instead of behind! My best friend/bridesmaid Lindsay was sweet enough to take our Save the Date photos for us! Her boyfriend Nick, who is also Nathan’s brother was the videographer for the day, playing around with the GoPro! It was the perfect weather and I’m so happy with the way everything turned out! Thanks Nick & Lindsay if you’re reading this! Here is a sneak peek of the pictures 😉 XO

 

Mini Omelets

With school about to start and me always running late, I was trying to think of a quick & easy breakfast that I could reheat and eat throughout the week. After raiding the refrigerator I came up with these mini breakfast omelets. They’re super easy to make and the fun part is deciding what fillings you want to add. I just used fresh spinach, deli ham & red onions. You could also use sausage, bell peppers, tomatoes, cheese or whatever you like!

omelet collage

 

What you’ll need:
cupcake pan
cupcake liners or PAM cooking spray
a dozen eggs

For the filling:
handful of fresh spinach
4 pieces of deli ham
¼  cup of chopped red onion
1 tsp of minced garlic
salt & pepper for seasoning

 

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees, take your cupcake pan and add 2 cupcake liners to each cup. You’ll need 2 liners so the egg doesn’t soak through. Then in a large bowl add your eggs, salt & pepper and whisk, whisk, whisk! Slowly add your eggs to each cup about ¾ of the way full, make sure to leave room for the filling! Next add your fillings in a skillet over medium heat and let sit for about 5 min, or until the onions and spinach get soft. Lastly add your filling into each cup and bake for about 20-25min, check about halfway through to make sure they don’t burn!Once they’re done and have cooled you can put them in a large plastic bag and refrigerate them until you’re ready to reheat. 🙂

 

 

My 2014 Summer Essentials

These are a few of my must-have products that I’ve been loving this summer!
During the summer months I spend a lot of time by the pool or at the beach, and I don’t like doing a full face of makeup when I’m probably going to sweat it off anyway. The Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew for Oily/Combination Skin is a perfect substitute for my regular foundation. It gives enough coverage to hide my imperfections, while improving my skins blotchiness, dullness, and overall clarity. It also has SPF 15 in it which is just enough to help keep my face from getting too much sun.

My new favorite sunless tanning product is the Venetian Sunless Mouse by Norvell. Unlike most self tanners which use either a green or red base in their solution, this product uses a violet base so it appears much more natural looking when applied, and doesn’t give you that awful orange fake-bake look! It also doesn’t have a super strong odor to it like most do, and the mouse has a dark guide color to help you apply it evenly. I use a Sunless Applicator Mitt which helps give a more even and flawless application and helps prevent the solution from staining your hands! I normally apply 2 heavy coats all over, and it’s the perfect shade for me! I recommend you start out with 1-2 coats and then let dry for a couple hours before you apply another coat, this way you can control how dark you want to be.

Sometimes sunless tanning can make your skin appear dry or flakey, especially when it’s starting to fade. To help keep my skin hydrated and glowing all day I have been loving The Body Shop Coconut Body Butter and for my lips the Coconut Lip Butter. The scent just screams summer, and it’s packed with virgin organic coconut oil for ultimate moisture. I like applying mine right after my shower, or before bed and it just melts into the skin, and does’t leave you feeling greasy what so ever!

And lastly…. drum roll please… The Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lipgloss in the shade Coral Craze! These lip glosses have become very popular lately, and now I know why. I sadly only own two shades right now, the Coral Craze and Nude which is their top seller. I’m a sucker for cute packaging on products, and these glosses come with a built in L.E.D light, and a mirror on the side of the container so you can apply your lip gloss literally anywhere. Besides that, the formula is amazing! I have very dry lips that constantly peel and crack, so I normally hate wearing lip glosses but these have changed my life! They’re super pigmented, buttery, and not sticky at all, so no more getting your hair stuck in your lipgloss, which is not cute!

Hope you all enjoyed this post, please comment below if you’ve tried any of these products and let me know what you think. Also let me know what your Summer Essentials are this year! 🙂

Royal Caribbean Cruise

Nathan and I had such an amazing time on this cruise. This was the first one I have ever been on and I must say I felt completely spoiled. We went one Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas for 7 days and  stopped at Belize, Honduras, and Cozumel! The ship was insanely big and had pretty much everything you could ever need. The food was probably one of my favorite parts, along with all of the fun shows. This was one of the most memorable trips Nathan & I have ever been on and I already can’t wait for our next one!