I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m a Milwaukee area blogger of 8 years! My blog is a way of sharing my “gems” with others- I love beauty products that work, practicing mindfulness, relaxing, working from home, and leading a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle. I love all things girly. I’ve been a total makeup snob my whole life. If it’s high end beauty, I probably like it! I love to read, and will choose a book over TV any day.
I have a husband and three daughters who I love more than anything. Occasionally I write about them, but keeping this blog is my escape (from them) and hauling my family around to take curated pictures of us for the ‘gram makes them stabby (though I would love it). Unfortunately, Mike doesn’t enjoy the Instagram husband life, and my kids look like heathens in pictures unless they are bribed with copious amounts of candy, so if we’re keeping it real, I don’t have a ton of pics of them on here. I don’t really care about the highlight reel so if you wanted to view a perfectly filtered feed of freshly washed children and happy smiling parents wearing matching clothing, you should definitely find another blog to follow!
Makeup brand: This is like asking me to choose a favorite child! A few of my favorites are Bite Beauty, Fitglow Beauty, Kosas, Aveda, Dr. Jart+, Tarte…if you want to know some specific favorites check out my shop my favorites page.
Favorite foundation: I love Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid for every day.
Hair tool: I’ve tried so many but I keep going back to the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver. That’s what I used for all the pics here that the lovely Meghan Goering Photography took for me! I’ve actually heard people say these suck now because they keep breaking, but mine is from 8 years ago and I’m obsessed. Maybe they don’t make them like they used to?
But to be completely honest…I wear a messy bun 97% of the time.
Perfume: Phlur is the bomb diggity. Favorite non-toxic fragrance on the planet. I’m a Hanami girl! Click here for $10 off a sample set 😁
Favorite dessert: Carrot cake. Obsessed.
Clothing brand: I wear athleisure clothes almost every single day. When I don’t, it’s usually from Stitch Fix, something I found on a clearance rack, or something I’ve owned since college that’s still hanging out in the back of my closet.
2 Truths and a Lie: (1) I have a degree in Music Education K-12. Saxophone is my main instrument! (2) Cantaloupe is my favorite fruit. (3) There was a virus that abruptly took over the world and now everyone is on quarantine in their home and I’m forced to homeschool my kids because they’ve shut the schools down.
I know, right?! If you asked me before, I would’ve thought #3 was the lie too.
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