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.
In the last few years, we recently settled down in our home state of Wisconsin. We are in the Milwaukee area and we are here to stay! We love living here and checking out all the fun events this area has to offer. I don’t get out as much as I wish I did because I am often wrangling three kids in a minivan, but slowly I am getting out more and experiencing more as the kids get a little older.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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! If you want to join my exclusive (girls only) chat group for all things beauty, easy recipes, healthy living, and more, click here!
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More About The Blog
I love to share content that reflects my passion for beauty, personal style, healthy living, and more. The majority of my blog focuses on makeup and skincare reviews and the photos I use on this blog are all taken by me!
Here is some the gear I use. The pictures below link to Amazon affiliate links:
Some of my favorite and most popular posts are linked below:
- Beauty Reviews: Best Foundation That Looks Like Real Skin; High End Lipstick for $8; Best Beauty Finds I Can’t Live Without; Favorite Non Toxic Perfume Line
- Beauty Tips: DIY Wax Strips; The Perfect Crease Color You Already Own; Fake the Awake Look; How I Grew All My Hair Back Naturally in One Month Post Partum
- Healthy Living: 5 Tips for Moving Toward a More Natural Lifestyle; 6 Ways I’ve Avoided Getting the Flu This Season
- Easy Recipes: Roasted Harvest Vegetable Salad; Chicken Quinoa Salad- Dairy & Soy Free
- Kid Stuff: Bedtime Essential Oil Roller for Night Terrors; No Bake, Artificial Dye-Free Chocolate Dessert Kids DIY