Wednesday, August 31, 2022

National South Carolina Day

 Hello Everyone!

Did you know that August 31st is National South Carolina Day? I've known this for a few years, and today I wanted to focus on celebrating my home state with a few personal pictures that I've taken and shared here on my blog.


Lake Murray after sunset


Early morning over the Gervais St. Bridge


A sunny warm Fall day


It doesn't snow much here in South Carolina 


When it does snow it's beautiful, and I'm usually ready for it to be over lol 


South Carolina has beautiful weather. Sure it can be pretty hot and humid, but the sunshine and clouds are amazing here. 


To all my South Carolinans, Happy National South Carolina Day!

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Cinnamon Rolls

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Cinnamon Rolls are one of my guilty pleasures, especially when I make them with homemade cream cheese frosting. Cream cheese frosting is so good! 


I love that cinnamon rolls are great for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. Is there really any time that cinnamon rolls aren't good?


Incase you're wondering, these are regular cinnamon rolls. I haven't tried the TikTok hack for making Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls yet. I was thinking about trying the TikTok during the Fall.


Do you like cinnamon rolls? 



Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

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* Disclaimer: These products were gifted to me from Rare Beauty. I would like to thank Rare Beauty for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

As promised, today I'm going to share my thoughts and a makeup look using Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez. I'm really loving the brand. I also love that Rare Beauty focuses on awareness towards mental health. Rare Beauty also established an impact fund that raises money to help those with mental health issues. Depression and anxiety are issues that I deal with so it's nice to see a brand focus on mental health awareness and resources.


These are the products that I used for my makeup look. For this look I wanted to do a Simple Glam Smokey eye paired with a red lip.


Rare Beauty 
Always An Optimist Illuminating Primer

Rare Beauty
 Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation in 410N

Rare Beauty
 Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer in 410N

Rare Beauty 
Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in Nearly Neutral

Rare Beauty 
Positive Light Liquid Luminizer in Reflect

Rare Beauty 
Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara

Rare Beauty 
Perfect Strokes Matte Liquid Liner

Rare Beauty 
Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Cream in Inspire


I know that a smokey eye is usually geared toward the colder months, but I still love wearing a soft smokey eye. The mascara and eye liner made applying both products flawlessly. The mascara doesn't clump, adds volume to lashes and makes flash lashes look amazing. The eye liner glides so smoothly and helps create a fierce winged liner.


Rare Beauty's foundation and concealer have been two of my favorite products the past few weeks. I love that both products are lightweight and buildable. This foundation is a must have for me in general, but especially during South Carolina's heat and humidity. 


I love how the cream blush and liquid luminizer give my skin a healthy looking glow. 


I'm a fan of lip creams especially during the Summer. This lip cream is so pretty and it's a perfect red that looks good on any skin tone. 


I can't wait to try more products from Rare Beauty! What are your favorite products from Rare Beauty? 



Thursday, August 11, 2022

Summer PR Haul: Part 2

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Last month I shared on my blog a Summer PR Haul. This month I received a few more PR items. Today I wanted share some of the latest products that are good for the rest of the Summer and a few Fall Previews as well.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez 

I have been wanting to try Rare Beauty and when I received this parcel I was super excited! The packaging is really nice and I did a few swatches of the makeup and the quality is so good. Expect to see a few makeup looks!

DERMA E


So many goodies from DERMA E! It's almost like they read my mind because these are some of my favorite DERMA E skincare products.

DERMA E


This was the second box that I received from DERMA E this month. I've been using the some of products for years and the new hair mask has been working wonders on my hair. 

Replenix August PR Box


If you're looking to combat acne and hydrate your skin, give Replenix Skincare Products a try. These are a few restocks that they sent over this month.

Dr. Zenovia Skincare August PR Box


These are two of my holy grail products from Dr. Zenovia. I'm glad to have these restocks. 

Daily Concepts Deep Exfoliating Mitt


I typically exfoliate my skin, but I'm interested in using this deep exfoliating mitt from Daily Cocnepts. I've shared a few products that I've received from this amazing brand, and I'm sure this mitt will help keep my skin healthy.

Morgan Taylor Fall 2022 Collection 


It may still be Summer, but Fall collections are out and this is Morgan Taylor's Fall 2022 Collection. I love the mix of vampire and neutral hues for the upcoming Fall season.

Spa Sciences Nera


Healthy clean skin is so important to me. I've used many body loofah brushes before, but I never used a body powered shower brush before. 

Spa Sciences Daily Cleanser


Spa Sciences recently released new skincare products to their brand and they sent over this Daily Cleanser for me to try.


To see Summer PR Haul: Part 1 CLICK HERE


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Hydrated Skin: Body Edition

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Last month I shared my post for my Hydrated Skin: Face Edition. Today I want to share my Hydrated Skin: Body Edition. These are a few products that I like to use to keep my skin hydrated. 



La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Body & Face Cream: Shea butter and glycerin intensely hydrates to relieve dry and extra dry skin.

Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser: gently cleanses using ultra-mild surfactants while nonfragrant plant oils and skin-restorative amino acids replenish and soothe, leaving behind a light layer of protective lipids.

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion: Supercharged with ingredients that go beyond simple moisture, helping to strengthen and replenish a compromised skin barrier, boosting the production of vital natural moisturizing factors that keep it healthy, soft, and flexible—like ceramides and cholesterol—as well as helping restore and protect the water content of skin.

Olay Exfoliating & Hydrating Body Wash with Deep Sea Minerals, Coconut Water: Made with Deep Sea Minerals and Coconut Water, infuses your skin with premium skin care ingredients. Use our luxe formula daily to gently remove dead skin cells to reveal radiant, moisturized skin. Supercharged with Vitamin B3 Complex, this nourishing body wash revitalizes and quenches thirsty skin for long-lasting hydration.

Cetaphil Restoraderm Unscented Skin Restoring Body Wash: Strengthens & Protects Stressed Skin. Formulated with filaggrin technology to help restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier and leave sensitive skin feeling hydrated and healthy.


I also want to thank those who left me such kind messages on my last post for my 9th Blogiversary



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