Hi, I’m Justina!

This blog covers my interests in high end beauty products, my newfound love for clean and natural beauty, with other hobbies of mine sprinkled in. I have recently been working towards developing a photography business as well as other creative pursuits, and I often like to write about them as I learn and grow. This blog was founded on my love of pampering myself and feeling like ME and not just a mom. I have found it’s so important to maintain a sense of self as I grow my family and have things I set aside just for me. I am a mom of three, all September babies, and all girls. They are so much fun to stay home with full time. 

In the last few years, we recently settled down in our home state of Wisconsin. We are in the Milwaukee area and we bought our first home last year, so we are here to stay! It’s a goal of mine to write about more Milwaukee area events in the future. Maybe when I’m not wrangling three kids in a minivan it’ll be easier to hold a camera when I’m out in public. If you’re here for things to do in Milwaukee, check back in a few years 😉 

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If you’re here for beauty product recommendations and reviews, you’re in the right place! I have light skin and fall in the fair-light range of most foundations. I have medium brown hair that is naturally wavy that I’ve been wearing in an ombré style for the past few years. I’m really low maintenance and don’t do a lot of “looks”- most of my posts where I show my face are just showing you what something looks like on my skin/face/hair and not elaborate at all. I get ready in 5-10 minutes most days unless I am going on a date with my husband, in which case I’ll take as much time as possible to get ready! I love special occasions because I love to play with makeup, but don’t take the time to do so on a daily basis.

I tend to use and show mostly high end makeup on the blog. Where I grew up, we didn’t have a lot of stores that sold makeup besides the drugstore and our local department store. I never really got into drugstore makeup and the first line I ever tried was Clinique. I also lived for trips to the cities to visit the Sephora there. I have been hooked since my first mall makeover when I was in 5th grade, and haven’t stopped using makeup since. Although I typically wear a minimal amount, when I’m wearing makeup I feel confident and beautiful, and like I can put my best foot forward to accomplish whatever I need to do in a day. Over the years, I have branched out from Clinique and found other favorite brands. I cover a lot of makeup launches from high end brands, and I’ve started to dabble in natural beauty a little bit too. I just wrote about 5 ways I started transitioning to a natural lifestyle the other day. I doubt I’ll ever go all natural but it’s something I’m interested in at the moment!

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In my post college- pre mommy life I was a music teacher. Maybe at some point I’ll go back, but at the moment I am loving that I get to stay home with my girls while pursuing a creative business. Blogging has opened me up to a lot of interests I may not have discovered otherwise- natural and clean beauty products, photography, working for myself, etc. 

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When I’m not blogging or watching my kiddos, I like to shop, read (I dream of a day I have time to read something longer than a magazine), play the saxophone, exercise, attempt to cook, travel, spend time with friends, etc. In the summer we love to go geocaching and go to concerts and festivals and family walks. I have yet to find a winter hobby that I look forward to so much that winter in Wisconsin feels bearable to me. 

If there’s something you want to know more about, feel free to email me at justinalayne@gmail.com. My social media buttons are on the top nav bar and on the right side bar as well if you are interested in following my blog. My favorite way to read blogs is through Bloglovin’ so make sure to follow me there as well!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate every comment and interaction from people who read my site. Have a beautiful day! 

2 Comments on ABOUT

  1. jbrobeck
    June 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fabulous About page! I didn’t know you started off with Jessica! And did you know Carleen from the BBC is also into geocaching?

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  2. Breanne Olson
    August 2, 2016 at 7:39 pm (11 months ago)

    Hi! Glad I found your blog. I love reading reviews on makeup. What lip color are you wearing in your profile picture? It’s lovely.

    Reply

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