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Road Trip Anyone? | Road Trip Esssentials | Sedona

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Sedona is one of my favorite places to go to in Arizona. The beautiful red and orange colors and mountains and trees and just about everything about it, I LOVE.

Recently I took a mini road trip to sedona. (but lets be honest I go at least once every few months) So I wanted to share with you all how I do a mini road trip and some of the things I bring along. I would say always bring a change of clothes, even for a day trip because you never know. Also a sweater and a change of shoes as well.

On any car ride a solid play list is the best. This time around I just went for the play list that apple music provided and let me tell you they have some good ones. Just type in the genre of music and listen to the play list. You can also create your own play list on other music platforms like spotify.

Water is probably one of the best things to have on a road trip. It's horrible being thirsty and not having anything to drink and having to wait until you find a gas station. so stocking up on water is ESSENTIAL. (pun intended) Just remember the more you drink the more you may need to stop and go to the bathroom.

Snacks on road trips are one of the best parts besides looking at all the beautiful land. I like having a variety or just a few snacks depending on how long the trip is and how hungry I am. This trip I ate before we left so I wasn't very hungry. A few snacks were good for me. Getting non perishable snacks are easy to travel with and can go with you just about anywhere.

Here's a list of a few of my favorites.


(anything that wont be to hard to manage on a car ride)




My Everyday Basic Makeup Favorites

Friday, September 21, 2018

Yay! Hello There, Welcome back to the blog. Todays post is all about my everyday basic makeup that I have been using and loving. If I could be a makeup guru, and be good at it for one day, I probably would! I love and can spend time on Youtube watching girls do makeup but when It comes to me personally, I’m just am not interested.

Fun fact I started wearing makeup in like Highschool when one of my friends wore it and told me I should (laughs) I loved wearing it, I thought I was just so cool. Let me know when did you start wearing makeup? Also, do most girls start in Highschool or was I late? Okay back to the post.

When I go out, or to work or any event. I want to have the most minimal makeup on. Not because I don’t like makeup, but mostly because I don’t want to deal with the maintenance.  I don’t want to have to constantly check my face or apply anything, unless its lip moisturizer! I want to enjoy whatever it is that I’m doing.  I have a few products that I use all the time and they work Great!

Something For The Face

The first everyday product I use is this MAYBELLINE Matte + Poreless Fit Me Powder! When I’m talking about everyday makeup, I don’t want to use any creams or foundations. They can all be so heavy and I just want something that gives me a light coat and still looks natural. Not all powders work well, ive tried a few. But this particular one goes on smooth and adds a nice finish.
 I like to apply a little of this using a medium buffing brush. It gives me the perfect amount of coverage and doesn’t leave me oily or dry. It adds a nice, natural fresh look. I use the color 360 Mocha. Always remember the key to having a great application of just powder is having healthy skin underneath, and exfoliating to get rid of dead skin.

Something For The Eyes

The next product is also a MAYBELLINE product. The Big Shot Mascara. Makeup Shayla on youtube actually put me on to this mascara. I actually watched her use it in a tutorial and thought to myself, I want to try that.
Having long eyelashes really helps me look awake in the mornings on my way to work and just looks so pretty. I love long eyelashes. But I wouldn’t dare get extensions (that just scares me). This mascara does a great job adding volume and length to my lashes. I feel so naked and not awake if I don’t have it on. Let me know if you are the same.

Something For The Eyebrows

I then move on to my eyebrows! I’m not to obsessed with my eyebrows, if they are defined and NOT super thin. I’m fine! I love thick eyebrows but I want them to look and feel as natural as possible and I would be fine without shading them in, but the darkness adds a nice contrast to my face.
 This small eyebrow pencil brush from NYX Is easy to apply and Inexpensive. I use the brush on the back to comb through my brows and then slightly fill in my brows. It adds a nice definition to my face and I love dark eyebrows.

Something For The Lips

Having moisturized lips is the most important part! I cannot stand dry lips, that just looks painful and not good. Sometimes you can go out with a little rose water spray on your face and a hydrated lip and look somewhat put together. but having dry lips, no no no haha.
For my lips I like using a few things, whatever I have on hand to be honest but all of them work. I really enjoy the chap stick brand (cherry yumm) Its super east to grab and put on. You can even carry it in your pocket its so small and convenient and does the trick.
I also use EOS lip balm, the MAYBELLINE shine shot lip gloss is nice also. I recently tried this new lip water balm that came in my ipsy glam bag and its called “bkr paris’. It works so well! I just need to order a full size bottle, but it does wonders.

These are pretty much the only things I use on an everyday basis. Like I said before I don’t like doing much but I do like looking put together and nice. The most important part of makeup is your actual skin and how well you take care of it.
Definitely adding and enhancing the already beautiful parts of your face can add so much and makes you look awake, even if your not.

Turning 26 | I'm Not Sure What I Want In Life

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This is the first time in my life that I can honestly say I don't know what I want. I am always the type of person to write down all of my goals and over time acomplish them. That's my motto, set a goal and achieve it. When I decided to get braces, when I decided I wanted a certain career with a certain job title. Those are all things I had planned for so long.

Usually around my birthday I have a lit of goals I'm working on and I don't have one. It seems like I'm just stuck. I'm not exactly set on what I want in life. It's crazy to think I'm turning 26, to some that might not be a big deal, but to me it is.

I am very happy and excited for my birthday but not like years in the past. This just feels different like another day is going to happen. Is that how it feels when you get older. I hope not because this is just such a weird thing for me.

I've tried multiple times of reading different books and trying to sit down and create a goal list but nothing comes to mind. I may think of a few and then 5 minutes later throw the paper out.

So with all that being said. I don't know what I want in life right now. There's nothing that is making  me excited or happy. On top of all of that, I don't know what I want to do about blogging.

Blogging to me was always a fun hobby I did on the weekends. Finding fun reciepes and doing simple lifestyle post made me so happy and fulfilled. But as of now I'm just not satisfied with my content or blogging in general. I love it don't get me wrong. I just don't know what to write about or what people are interested in and It's just a constant battle with what do I want to do.

If anyone is going through the same thing, maybe you have some tips on feeling revived again. For now I will just be taking a break and trying to figure out what it is that I want. Then maybe that will get some creative juices flowing.

My Love/Hate Relationship With Technology

Friday, July 27, 2018

I was recently asked the question will I be upgrading my phone. And my first response was NO! before I could even think about it the answer was no. That question had me thinking of all the reasons I love technology and also why I hate it.  I use my IPhone for normal everyday phone use. Work calls, personal call (Mostly texts because I'm not a fan of phone conversations) Social media and emails.

I have a love/ hate relationship with technology because I know of all the good it does and how convenient it is. I can transfer money between accounts on bank apps. I can quickly respond to emails and have 24/7 access to people, friends etc. Social media in itself can be full time job for some people. Technology has come so far and has advanced so much, it's hard not to love it and be around it all the time. It has become a permanent part in our lives. Checking your phone when you wake up before checking on your family is a normal in our society. And I'm not counting myself out of it. Just and observation.

But on the opposite side It is so impersonal. I just notice the lack of real life communication because of technology. Everything is so online based and we have access to peoples personal lives 24/7 and I don't think that's healthy.

A personal life should be just that personal. If you choose to have a blog and share parts of your home, life, etc then that's Great! I'm all for it, but seeing all the gossip blogs and just junk is just ridiculous.

I love social media and all the wonders of technology but I do miss the personal relationships and skills that were developed without it.

Mini Staycation At Towne Place Suites Hotels by Marriot | Room Tour

Sunday, July 22, 2018

I have never stayed at a Towne Place Suites By Marriot,  so I was very unsure of what I was going to see. I saw the pictures online but I still wasn't convinced.

But I' curious and I love new hotels I've never tried. I book all my rooms either through Expedia or  But lets get to the room tour shall we.


When you first walk in you are in the kitchen and closet space. I liked how the kitchen was well lit and it was a complete kitchen with pots and pans and dishes. I even made vegetarian tacos while I was here.


I loved organizing products and one of my favorite stores is the container store. The closet was a complete Elfa closet unit and was so organized I just fell in love.


A  large comfy bed always makes the best sleep. One of the best features was the TV had netflix and hulu. Which means your not stuck with boring cable shows you don't watch. I literally sat an binge watched my new favorite show Marlon. Have you seen it?
The vaulted ceilings made the space seem so much larger.


Last but not least the bathroom! I love a large shower and bright lights.

Organic Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

I am so obsessed with smoothie bowls. They are my absolute favorite food to make. I love adding the toppings and really playing around with it.

Smoothie bowls are a meal within themselves. That's why I like them. They are also perfect for the summer.


(Use less water for a thicker consistency)


I like to add random things to the top of my smoothie bowl. Mostly fruit and some added extras like sunflower seeds for a salty, sweet taste.

I coat my frozen berries in honey to add a nice taste.



Surviving The Blazing Summer | Arizona Summer Guide

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer time is here and ready to stay. Summers in Arizona can be harsh,with the dry air the the constant beaming sun and lets not forget the 100+ degree weather. I've lived in Arizona my entire life so I'm use to preparing for the summer. I actually remember buying summer clothes and flip flops and pool supplies and being just super excited as a child when summer came around. Summer meant no school and swimming all day, but as an adult there's so many things you have to prepare for yourself. So here's a guide to surviving summer! Hope you enjoy

Everyday Tips


Overcast Days Are Still Hot
Sometime we think that because the clouds are over the city, that means you can walk around bare foot and just relax outside. Wrong! The heat in Arizona is so hot that even on a cloudy day you can still get blisters and burn your feet. If the sun was 115 one day and overcast the next, the ground is still hot so be careful.

Wear Breathable Clothing 
Cotton and breathable clothing can help with not overheating in the summer. Summer dresses and light linen cloths are comfortable and prefect for the summer. I've been in the dress mood lately and they are 

 Stainless Steel Water Bottle w/ Ice
Water is an essential part of living but definitely an essential part of the summer. Drink as much water as you can, your body will love you for it. I like using a stainless steel water bottle and adding ice t help it stay colder long and I can always add more water and the ice will still be there. So drink up! Takeya Stainless Steel Water Bottle 

 Baby Wipes
On those long days when your out and shopping, or at the park. Baby wipes help give your skin a refresh after you have been sweating all day. I don't like feeling sticky after I sweat so keeping a good bag of baby wipes keeps you clean and refreshed.

 A Fan (Big Or Small) 
Fans in a hot place like Arizona are much needed, whether they are a small desk fan or a large ceiling fan. They even have little phone fans that attached to your iphone, how cool is that! I can bring this little fan with me everywhere.
Mini Fans For Your Phone 

P46 Digital Mini Fan 2-in-1 Mini for iPhone/iPad and Android - Pink/Blue/Green - 3 Piece

Protect those sweat stains with a Panty Liner
If your prone to sweat stains under your arm pits, opt for placing a panty liner in your arm pits with the cotton side facing your arm pit to soak up the sweat and they sticky side on your shirt. This will help eliminate those embarrassing sweat stains that always happen. Especially when you love and  wear gray.

Water Proof Mascara
No one likes running mascara or if your start sweating and wipe your face you mascara starts to smear. A good water proof mascara give you the pretty awake eyelashes you want without the running black makeup

Cold Rose Water Spray
I like to place all natural rose water in the fridge and use it on my face before I leave the house. Its refreshing and also good for your skin.You can use it in a spray bottle or just a regular face pad. I prefer using a small spray bottle.

Places To Visit

Hotels/ Resort Stays
Having a mini stay cation is always fun and super affordable here in the summer. You can find great deals on expedia or if your looking to have a relaxing day at spa or just in a nice resort with room service. On the plus side most of them have pools

The perfect place to go to get away from the big city and spend some time with nature and red rocks, how cool is that, red rocks. I've lived in Arizona my entire life and I'm always so amazed by it.

Canon Lake
Going on a lake trip is fun! You can go swimming, boating, jet skiing. The most important part is spending time with your family and eating.

Arizona Museum Of Natural History
Any museum is a great summer idea. It's both educational and it has A/C. Some much history to catch up on so get started.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
Just want a simple place to escape the heat, find a mall and explore the shops. Scottsdale Fashion Square has many different shops to explore while still staying cool and great eating too.

Your local coffee shop
I don't know about you but I'm so in love with coffee. Iced coffee in the summer is just perfect. If you like energy drinks dutch bros coffee has some amazing varieties of flavors

Below is a printable for you to keep track of your goals and what you want to do this summer.


I hope you guys enjoyed this summer Arizona summer guide. The summer months are fun but the heat is not a joke. Stay safe and have a fantastic summer!
What are some of the things you guys use to survive in this hot weather, let me know

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