Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July Goals | Elizabeth Kathryn

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I love summer. The warm days, long nights, days at the beach or fair. We spent all year working and summer is the best time to enjoy the weather are get out of our comfort zones. This summer, in August, we will be taking a vacation somewhere brand new - Cape May, NJ! My husband and I have never traveled there so we rented a condo for a week and I am SO excited! 

July 2018 Goals

1. Get back into blogging and blog at least once a week

2. Get back into working out and go to the gym at least three times a week

3. Read a book

4. Keep my house clean

5. Have some fun days, go to a baseball game or a park!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Summer Makeup with Profusion Cosmetics

Life is full of rules. Pay your bills. Go to work. Skip the makeup during the summer. Some more rules are important than the others but I find that makeup is an essential part of a women's repertoire. I wear makeup everyday to work and when Profusion Cosmetics reached out and asked if I wanted to check out some of their products, I had to say yes!  

The highlight & contour palette contains six shades to created a naturally radiant look or glowy look for a hot, summers night out. It retails for only $5.00 USD!!

The Mixed Metals Peach palette contains nine eyeshadows to create the perfect edgy look! It retails for only $10.00 USD!

The mixed metals lip creme can be worn alone or layered with the mixed metals lip liner to create the perfect metallic look. 

I swatched both the mixed metals liner and lip creme and was very impressed! The consistency is a little sticky but most liquid products are! I thought the color was gorgeous and is something I wouldn't necessarily gravitate towards myself. The lip liner did not hurt when I applied to my wrist like some liners can!

I also decided to swatch all of the eyeshadows from the Mixed Metals Peach palette. I did not use a primer on my skin to prep for the shadows. I have to say the colors are very beautiful and pigmented but that did not translate when swatched on my skin. They had a very dry and chalky texture and were not buttery. The more glittery shades, Certain and Bordeaux, were very pigmented and the texture for much more buttery. 

So do I like these products? I think these would be great for somebody who is just getting start with makeup and wants to buy products without breaking the bank. They are also cruelty-free which is pretty awesome too!
Would I repurchase? I sent was these products for review purposes. I am not affiliated with Profusion cosmetics. This are my honest review of the products I was sent.
Do I recommend? I would recommend the lip creme and lip liner. Skip the eyeshadows.

You can find Profusion Cosmetics online are at your local Target store!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

5 Tips on How to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe

Every season I go through my closet and declutter things that I haven't worn. I think most people do this on a somewhat regular basis. But, I am starting to think about being more eco-friendly with my choices, so here are my top five tips on how to declutter your wardrobe & make it sustainable!

1) The 30 wears test
When shopping, ask yourself "Will I where this piece at least 30 times?" If the answer is no, then put it back. Pick more versatile pieces that cane styled in different ways.

2) Stay informed
Stay informed Eco age is a great resources on some brands that building a sustainable legacy. Do your research and start with a few brands you love. For example, Pact has fresh-cut organic cotton clothing for men, women, and children.

3) Go Thrifting!
Thrifting is all the rage right now! Buying vintage reduces your carbon footprint because you aren't just purchasing another new piece of clothing, you are purchasing some well-loved. One of my favorite sites to buy gently loved pieces is Poshmark! P.S. don't forget to shop my closet :)

4) Invest in items you can wear all year long
Only buy items that will work for your all year long in the four seasons. Jeans, t-shirts, classic dresses, are all items that can be dressed up or down or styled differently for the four seasons.

5) Donate your unwanted clothes!
A great mantra to live by is every time you buy something new, you have donate a piece of clothing. I have donated clothing on several occasions and I always feel good because I know someone less fortunate to me will now have access to a basic necessity, clothing. A few charities include Goodwill, The Salvation Army, and your local youth, foster, or adoption organizations.

So, I hope you found this post interesting and don't forget to check out Pact on your adventure to building a sustainable wardrobe!

*This post was not sponsored. I am not affiliated with Pact. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Erin Condren Teacher Planner is Back!

The Erin Condren Teacher Planner is back and better than ever! 

You now have two calendar options to choose from: July 2018 - June 2019 or January 2019 - December 2019. The date dots are gone and have been replaced with printed dates. The new layout contains a two-page monthly calendar along with four weeks of lesson plans and dedicated notes pages! The planner also comes with the Keep it Together folder, 7 check list pages, 4 sticker sheets, and 1 sheet protector. The planner has a 33mm coil in either black, gold, rose or platinum color options. You also have the option to chose the infamous interchangeable covers in new options pencil me in, school sketches, teach & learn signature, and striped apple or the more permanent luxe cover.
These would make great end of year gifts for your children's teachers, mentors, tutors, etc!

Can't decide what planner to get? Here's an quick chart that compares and contrasts the EC Lineup!

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Small Target Beauty Haul

Hi loves! I am back today with a small Target haul! I got four products on my trip today, that I thought I would share will you in a blog post!

1) Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Translucent - This is my go-to, everyday powder.
2)  Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara - I loved the original peacock mascara, so I figured I would try out the Flare formula. Let me know if you want a more in-depth review!
3) Rimmel InstaFlawless Skin tint foundation - This was on clearence and I have never seen it before, so I thought I would pick it up. I am running low on my current BB cream and figured I would try it out. Let me know if you want  an in-depth review on this product! i have no idea if it has been discontinued or why it was on clearance. 
4) Bodycology free&lovely body spray  - I ran out of my body spray, so I wanted to pick up another. Target doesn't have a great selection, so I decide to go with this Lavender & Amber spray by bodycology. It is free of parabens, phlatates, dyes, and animal testing. They are not listed on the leaping bunny website 

What makeup products have you bought lately?

Sunday, April 8, 2018

How To Have a Side Hustle When You Have a Full-Time Job

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As some of you may know, I recently going a network marketing company back in January. We sell all-natural, vegan, cruelty-free hair products for men, women, and children. You are probably wonder how I manage to work my side hustle, while also working a full-time job, going to grad school, and having a blog and youtube channel. Here are my three tips on how to have a side hustle while you have a full-time job!

First, you need to address your sleep schedule. If you're having trouble time finding time during the day to work your side hustle, you need to wake up earlier or stay up later. This could be a simple as waking up 30 mins earlier. This helps you set your intentions for the day. What is your goal for the day?

Second, meal times. Your lunch break at work is essential in order to work your side hustle. You can use that time to work your side hustle. Use it wisely. Whatever you didn't get accomplished during your early morning or late night work time, you can get accomplished during your lunch break.

Third, family and personal time. You need to have put aside time for your family and for yourself! Make it habit to set aside an hour every day to spend time with your family or yourself. Whether that time is at night playing with your kids, if you have them, or doing a workout, you need to have some time to relax and enjoy life.

Do you have a side hustle? How do you manage your time?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter + Notes From My First Day of Grad School!

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I thought today I would talk about my first day of grad school. For those of you who don't know, I am attending Clarkson University part-time at their Capital Region Campus in Albany, NY and am pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). I hope to graduate within three years or by the time I am 31 years old. 

My first class was on Wednesday, March 28th. My class was from 6:25pm to 9:50pm ET. There are only two other students in my class, besides myself and Professor. My Professor is fantastic and I think it will be a really interesting class. I am also the only female in the class. It is a hybrid class so we meet in person and have online assignments and discussion. There is an online midterm and final exam, as well as a final project. If there is anything else you want me to share about grad school, let me know!