Thursday, August 8, 2019

How to Make Matcha Tea

I am a coffee drinker. Through and through I love me some mocha cold brew with a splash of almond milk. But there are those days, which are happening more often than not lately, that I need something a little lighter on the tummy and green tea is my go-to. Matcha tea to be more specific. 

Watch how to make it 

What is Matcha? 

Matcha is high grade specially grown green tea leaves that have been ground down with a stone into a fine powder. FUN FACT: There is more caffeine in Matcha powder than bagged green tea leaves.

Why Matcha?

Matcha is an amazing source of clean energy, helps to reduce inflammation in the body and support healthy skin cells. YAY you know how I feel about plump happy skin. It is said to have cancer fighting properties too and boosts the bodies metabolism which aids in weight loss. Which is why it is great to drink this first thing in the morning.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

To be honest. I have never shopped the Nordstorm Anniversary Sale before. However, I have heard every other blogger and their mom talk about the deals and you know I am all about finding a great bargain.  I decided tonight to scroll through the early access pages. I don't have early access but anyone can see what will be on sale starting, July 18th at midnight. Which brings me to my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List. 

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After scrolling through a page or two of the sale. I noticed it was very cold weather themed. Which is a bit difficult of a mindset for me to get into right now with it being 115 degrees outside. 

BUT there were some pieces that stuck out to me ... 


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

20K Subscriber Giveaway !!

I started my channel a little over 6 years ago with the intent to share my favorite products and recommendations with friends and family back home all in one place. February 2013 I filmed my very first and very awkward ipsy glambag unboxing. My monthly ipsy unboxing videos are my longest running series on my channel. 

Since then I have done a few fun nail tutorials, more hair tutorials, makeup reviews, FabFitFun seasonal unboxings (since the brand began), my thyroid cancer journey, healthy lifestyle and most recently style / try on hauls

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Cheers to another amazing year of makeup, style try ons and healthy lifestyle videos. 

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Monday, February 25, 2019

15 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine + Check Back In

Whether it's to work, school or running errands, this is the default look I go for on the daily. I used to wear makeup everyday to cover up my excessive acne but now that it has currently calmed down a bit --- check out my skincare video to see how I did it, no tricks or sales pitches just pure esthetician school education driven results --- I STILL like to put a little something something on my face to jazz it up a bit. 

I also saw Samantha Ravndahl. post a 15 minute makeup routine. Sam, is it cool if I call you Sam? has been one of my fav YTers for years because of how REAL she is ... If you haven't watched her before YOU NEED TO. She is super rad and I wish we were friends. Seriously you need to go watch her take on this 15 minute challenge right after this!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

It is Not too Late to send out your Holiday Cards !!!

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Forgot to send out your Christmas cards

It’s OK. It is not too late! 

Grab a family photo ( even a goofy one) from this year and upload it to the Minted website. They offer hundreds of templates that are quick to ‘try on’ your special photo. If that seems too easy ( you over achiever ) you can customize the font, design placement, and colors. What I did was use the template the way it was but added our names to the bottom to give it what I felt was a reasonable amount of personal touch. The design I chose, Wonderfully Merry Holiday Photo Cards - Version 1