As evidenced by this post, I’ve been on a mission to get fit recently. A few weeks ago, I even bought and started using the Kayla Itsine’s Bikini Body Guide as my go-to for daily workouts, and my next step will be to shape up and refine my diet to be even cleaner. I’m looking forward to getting on the right track and sharing more healthy lifestyle tips and behind the scenes progress on this platform. It’s a topic I wrote about a lot more when I first started blogging, so I’m passionate about getting back to these roots, especially since I’ve noticed that health and wellness are topics that a lot of people seem to be interested in and enjoy talking about. To start it all off though, I want to tackle a term that I think we’ve all heard, and probably used ourselves (many times). Cheat meals. There’s…

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This post was sponsored by Tai Pei as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. There’s nothing more I love on a Friday night than a classic girls night in. And honestly, I usually have more fun at these gatherings than actually going out on the weekend (*gasp*). Going out can be appealing, sure. Buuuuuut, when the work week is all said and done, I’d rather sit in my pajamas, drink a glass o’ wine, and watch Real Housewives. My roommates and I did this in college practically every weekend, and I’m certainly not mad about it. I’m all about unwinding. Not to mention, since I graduated and started working full time, I’ve pretty much transformed into a grandma who physically needs to be in bed by 10 p.m. (or five-year-old-esque tantrums *might* ensue). One of the best things about…

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It makes some of my best girlfriends laugh, but I am darn meticulous when it comes to my skincare routine. There are certain products and rituals that I swear by, and I won’t go without them. I was even known to pack a facemask (or two) for overnight stays in hotels when I was on the equestrian team in college! #HighMaintenance, haha. Though I’ve always been focused on perfecting my skin, I’ve been thinking more about anti-aging practices in particular lately. This is what really gets my girlfriends going, since I’m only 20 and am already worried about getting wrinkles! It might sound a bit wild when put that way, but I really do believe that the secret to good skin years down the road is taking care of it now. I’ve done a lot of research on anti-aging products, but I’ve unfortunately found that many of them can simply…

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July 4th is comin’ in hot. Are you guys excited? I feel like it’s kind of an overdone, cheeseball holiday in a way, but I’m pretty sure we all love it nonetheless. After all, it’s an excuse to get little wild, enjoy the water, eat an offensive amount of pasta salad, and just be high on the fact that our country made it another year. Right? Personally, I’m going to be taking it easy chilling lakeside with a glass (or three) of Moscato. I can’t wait to unwind and take a day off of work. Life has been pretty crazy lately, so I’m all about unplugging when the holiday rolls around. Though I’ll be taking a little breaky-break for at least part of the day (let’s be honest, if I don’t post at least one July 4th photo to Insta, did it even happen?), I’m still ready to get festive —…

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We all love a good (sunless) tan, am I right? 

However, everyone also knows that one girl who straight looks like an Oompa Loompa each time she hits the tanning salon. To each their own, but I’d choose a natural, sunkissed look over a cheeto spray any day. I’m also all about tanning at home. Because who really has the time to keep up with a spray tan nowadays?

And can we just touch upon how freaking expensive spray tans are, too? Tanning beds are OUT (buh bye harmful UV rays & skin cancer scares), so it’s easy for salons to jack up the price of spray tans. It sucks, since this is the safer option, and the pricing difference might encourage some people to just take the risk and opt for a tanning bed. 

[In case you’re wondering, the tanning salon near my house has spray tan memberships priced at 4x the cost of a tanning bed membership.]

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A quote popped up on my Instagram feed a few weeks ago, and it really stuck with me.

All it said was:

Get out of your own way.

I know, it’s simple. Short and sweet. That’s why, when the idea to do a post on the subject came to me, I immediately thought, “Wait a second, everyone already knows this. It’s too easy. Like, thanks Captain Obvious.”

Then I realized though, even if people already know this short mantra in their hearts, their heads often interfere, making it extremely difficult to actually follow through with this seemingly simple direction. I mean, think about it. How many times have you wanted to do something so badly, but still found a reason not to?

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Ya’ll know I’m obsessed with all things beauty related, or at least it’s pretty obvious if you spend just a bit of time on my site. However, skincare is definitely my favorite niche topic within the beauty realm.

So guys, let’s talk about something v. important today.

Face wash.

Specifically, I want to chat about how to wash your face with my absolute FAVORITE face cleaner, which just so happens to be a cleanser and a makeup remover all in one. And boy do I love all-in-one products.

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