My curly hair has always been something I struggled with. Growing up bi-racial, my mom had no idea how to style or deal with my crazy curly hair. After 25 years of having curly hair, I can proudly say I know how to brush and style my locks. Getting my curls to where they are today was no easy task.Read More
High waisted denim jeans have been my go-to style for the past year. Is it just me or do they seem to put everything where it’s supposed to go? They flattering most, if not all body types, can be dressed up or down, and give me the confidence a crop top that I normally wouldn’t wear. I am really hoping they aren’t a fad that plans to leave anytime soon.Read More
Until I find a magic potion or solution, make-up is my go-to way to feel more confident in my acne-prone and scarred skin. I am super passionate about the power of make-up and how it can make a person feel (especially someone with bad acne and unruly skin). I know there are so many strong opinions on make-up out there. I totally understand both sides, but for me, this is what works!Read More
Welcome to my first series of "Life in Germany", this will be a monthly update of any and all things Germany. It's an idea I have had for a while and is long overdue, better late than never?
One of my favorite things about living in Germany is by far the Autobahn. Before I moved to Germany, I thought the Autobahn was just one road somewhere in the middle of Germany. Kind of like a touristy spot where people rented BMWs and drove fast.Read More
So here I am again. Wearing my favorite brand that is now taking up about 80% of my closet space. If you're a Zara fan than you know that sometimes they just hit it out of the park. This is one of those times.
I love, love this dress. Love it so much I've worn it a dozen times in 20 days. Yes, I know... it's excessive.Read More
My camera goes with me everywhere, I mean everywhere. So, when picking out the right camera, lens, and equipment I wanted to make sure I was absolutely certain before making such a big investment. Also, having lightweight gear was at the top of my list because of all the traveling I do (and who wants to have a sore neck?).Read More
In college one of my friends introduced me to the Starbucks Green Tea Latte and I have been hooked every since. Sadly, it's taken me 4+ years to finally perfect my own dupe of Starbucks Green Tea Matcha Latte (better late than never). This recipe is easy, super delicious, and the perfect treat on a dreary fall afternoon or morning.Read More
Today, I wanted to share with you a few photos of our newest piece, this IKEA plant holder. I saw in it stores a few months ago and envisioned my cactus and succulents having the perfect sun spot. Well, a few days later my cactus died and my succulents' lives were coming to an end as well. Who knew you could kill the most resilient plants? My "black thumb", as my husband so kindly said, was out in full force. I prefer to blame the dreary, German weather.Read More
Living abroad has been one the most incredible decisions my husband and I made and definitely the most life changing. There are hurdles that come with this new life. But overall, with an encouraging family, a few good friends, preparation, and the right mindset making the transition of living abroad is totally doable!Read More
I love a good steal, especially when it comes to make-up. Make-up has always allowed me to be more confident in my own skin. However, finding the right products that suit my skin and don't break the bank at the same time can be a challenge. That's why I wanted to share with you guys my absolute favorite drugstore make-up products.Read More
This was super easy to put together and the supplies are easy enough to find at your local Home Depot/Lowe's or in our case Hagebaumarkt.Read More
It’s been a little over one month since we packed our bags and moved to Germany. Looking back on our first week here seems like ages ago in a lot of ways. We've learned so much already, made a handful of mistakes, and embarrassed ourselves more times than I'd like to admit.Read More
This weekend, Erin and I decided to head over to the Oak Ridge Farmer's Market, which also included a Lavender Festival. When we arrived in the parking lot, you could smell the lavender from a mile away -- it was glorious. Of course we had to capture the beauty of all the bundles we purchased. Excited to use my new lavender in a recipe!Read More
Spring is here and so is the humidity. Today, I am sharing with you some of my favorite products, especially to help combat oily skin and give a natural finish. These are my go-to products that I use every day.Read More