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Overnight oats

Chocolate Blackberry Banana + Collagen Overnight Oats

I love overnight oats because they make busy mornings just sooo much easier! Have you tried overnight oats yet? It's pretty simple and all you have to do is make it the night before. You guys and gals with busy mornings this one is for you. Waking up in the morning knowing that my first meal of the day is already good to go sets my day up on the high road. This recipe is healthy and super easy to make[...]
Beauty Collagen

Beauty Collagen On The Go

If you've been following me on Instagram you've seen that I've been traveling a lot lately. My husband Ryan and I just got back form a 10 day trip to Japan and before that I was in Florida a couple of times. With all this traveling, jetlag, and airplanes the one thing that has really helped me keep my skin in check is this on the go collagen packs from Vital Proteins.   They've been an easy[...]

Chocolate Raspberry Collagen Smoothie

So by now you hopefully know all there is to know about the benefits of drinking collagen. If not check out this post here and here. I always like to start my day off on a healthy note by having a smoothie or smoothie bowl as my first meal. This has always been my go-to for years to make sure I get super nutritious high vibration foods into my body first thing. By lunch or dinner time it's much har[...]
Natural Nakeup for dark skin

Natural Makeup for Dark Skin

I always tend to keep my makeup more on the natural side. I love doing my eye shadow in a natural side, throw on a nude lip and I'm out the door. This year 2018 I vow to go bigger than ever and I do want to break out of my shell and try some bold colorful looks. For now though these are my current favs for an everyday natural glowy look. Hands down my all time favorite foundation is the Luminous Sil[...]
Collagen Beauty Benefits

Collagen Beauty Benefits

You must have heard about all the amazing health benefits of collagen by now especially when it comes to beauty. I can honestly vouch that they’re true after drinking collagen consistently for over 3 months. Collagen works very well when it comes to achieving many beauty goals we all have, like improving the texture of our skin and having a clearer complexion. Daily consumption of collagen can he[...]
Vital Proteins

5 reasons why you need collagen in your life

I'm sure you've heard about collagen before in topical beauty and skincare products,  but recently ingestible collagen is having a huge resurgence being blended into smoothies, stirred in juices and mixed into baked goods. Let's take it back a little in case you don't know what collagen is all about. Collagen is a fibrous protein found in the body and it acts as a glue that holds the body together. Co[...]
anastasia beverly hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipstick

I'm a big fan of the brand Anastasia Beverly Hills lipsticks and glosses, as I'm sure all of you are as well. I've spent an ample amount of time scrolling through their Instagram page and I'm just like all googly eyed at the level of "face beat" on there. Their glosses are so pigmented and pack a color punch. I just got the "Venom" lipgloss and it's so perfect for fall. All skin tones can rock this plu[...]
easy 3 step updo

Easy 3 Step Updo

My cousin was getting married in Florence, Italy, and had some issues finding a hair dresser to do her hair on the big day. She had a trial session the week before and it just didn't go as planned. So she asked if I could do her hair. Of course I said yes, even though I was feeling the pressure of not having her hair turn out perfect. Well wedding day finally came around, and lets just say I had to pul[...]

Blushington Beauty Lounge

I had the pleasure of being invited to check out Blushington in West Hollywood and I truly had a fabulous time. Walking in to this beauty lounge I was immediately blown away by the decor. It is so pretty in there and not in an over the top way. I loved the hits of coral through out the place and the plush seating makes for a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. The makeup artists are all so fr[...]
Jo malone, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC

February Beauty Products

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette I went to Sephora to get my favorite Caudalie oil makeup remover that I just ran out of, when this stunner of an eye-shadow palette caught my eye. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette has 14 beautiful high- pigmented shades in neutral to berry tones. I was instantly drawn to this palette because of the colors. I lik[...]