Hi Monday! How are we doing today? Woke up this morning feeling so refreshed and refocused. Spent the weekend unplugged as much as I could be and let me just tell you- it was so good for the soul. This Monday has been off to a great start & hoping it bleeds into the rest of the week!
Kicking off with a super fun collab with a small business I ran across and instantly fell in love it! One thing I am super passionate about it supporting local businesses and ones who I can tell put 100% of their heart into. I’ve always been drawn to small businesses and it’s been a blast being able to talk with these business owners and see first hand their products!
THE WILDFLOWER CO. x Brenna collab is here and to say I’m obsessed with Sheyanne and her business is an understatement. Let me just share a few things I love about Wildflower Co.
The Wildflower Company is home to handmade, crafted, and designed clay earrings by the sweetest soul, Sheyanne. These earrings are made to bring confidence and joy & that’s exactly what they do. Her Instagram is so fun and colorful which brings me joy and each design she makes is totally different and unique. I love how she pictures each earring and brings her passion to life! Which is another reason I love supporting her. Let me show you which pieces I got!
The honeycomb earrings and these stacked stars have me with all the heart eyes! Clearly need everything “bee” related because of this blog! And a neutral pair to go with any outfit. PLUS look how cute that Texas necklace is.
All of this to say, I would 100% purchase any of her earrings for gifts and to treat myself. I’ll link her website so you can go see for yourself how cute all of her earrings are.
Happy H U M P daayyyy! I cannot believe it’s already the middle of the week. I guess it seems like it’s gone by so fast because of the holiday weekend. I hope everyone had a fun and safe memorial day weekend. The rain really but a damper on plans but we still made the most out of it. Crawfish boils, fish frys, and lots of friends and family. For one of this week’s blog posts I thought it would be fun to share my top products I keep in my makeup bag at all times. I’ll save my skincare products for another post but this will be beauty and makeup!
Honest hour: I am not a makeup person. I can remember my mom taking me to get makeup for the first time and saying no to half of the things she picked out. I just am such a weirdo when it comes to how things feel on my skin. And I definitely do not want it to look like I tried too hard to do my makeup. Another honest hour moment here: I still use a few products I’ve had since my senior year of high school. (WHOOPs) IF you are a makeup genius please don’t get mad at me! When I say a couple I mean the same blush and I have 1 eyeshadow palette that I no longer use but its still almost full. But over the years I have really tried to stick with products I know will work on my face and will feel lightweight and pretty subtle. My hope is to one day get better at makeup and be a little more “professional” with the products I use, but for now I will stick to my low maintenance things and live life.
Here’s an inside look at what is currently in my makeup bag and what products I use. I’ll go into detail about what I love and why I use the products below. If you are interested in any of these products you can click on the picture above and it will take you straight to the links!
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer– I am in the shade ‘light-fair neutral’ and use this under my eyes and to highlight my T zone and bridge of my nose. Lately i’ve been using this as my overall foundation base.
Anastasia Contour Kit– I use the lighter shades to go over my concealer under my eyes and the bronze shades to contour my face. My favorite part of my makeup!
Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel– My holy grail of makeup. I cannot go out of the house without putting this stuff on my eyebrows. It’s like mascara for them. I use the darkest shade I think a 6 because my eyebrows are black.
Mac Blush– This i’ve had since high school and it still is trucking along. I am in shade Burnt Pepper and its such a pretty color on your cheeks.
Translucent Powder– You can use any kind of setting powder but I use this to set my concealer and to kinda set my face in the places I get oily.
Dior Mascara Blackout– The only mascara I use and will use until further notice. You’ll see why when you use it too. Another holy grail in my makeup routine.
Morphe Setting Spray– OBSESSED with how this feels on my face- goes on so smooth and lightweight which is a plus. And it keeps my makeup looking good all day.
Makeup Setting Fan– I have had this thing for like 3 years and I will never not have this in my bag. I use this to dry my setting spray. You will thank me later.
Face Razors– I do this about once/twice a week to remove the peach fuzz. Your makeup goes on so smooth after you do this, and your face is so soft.
Eyelash/brow Serum– This was an amazon find that I read amazon reviews on. I use this day and night everyday. Helps your lashes grow!
A little lengthy post this time but I had a lot of good little nuggets to share. By no means am I a beauty expert but if I help 1 person up their game, that’s a win for me. Of course there are a few things I add in (eyeshadow, lip stick, primers…) but this is the basics and things I cannot live without. And they are currently in my bag as we speak! Let me know if you have tried any of these or have any questions! Talk to ya later!
Just like the title says, It’s Not Work If You’re Having Fun, it’s hard to believe that your first job would end up having the greatest impact on your life. In my case, that is the case. I got my first big girl job at the age of 17. In high school I played club volleyball and school volleyball which was pretty much all year long. My parents were generous enough to not FORCE me to apply for any job until volleyball was over. So, after I graduated I began my job search. I have ALWAYS had a passion for clothing and accessories so it was natural for me to only apply to places that would benefit my fashion needs. HA! After a couple rejections, I got my first interview at Southern Roots. I had absolutely no idea how to even talk in an interview. So there I went, no experience, no interview practice, just me. After a couple weeks of waiting I got THE CALL. I got the job! So, fast forward through training and first day and all that fun stuff I became an official Sales Associate at Southern Roots.
Back to my story, I quickly became obsessed with working there. Its a clothing boutique, so what’s not to like. By the end of week 1 I’m pretty sure I had already spent more money than I was making but it comes with the job sometimes. I LOVED everything about working here. My co workers, my boss, even the customers. It seriously could not have been a better place to start a first job. So after a year and a half (2018) of going to school full time, and working part time, I was pulled aside and given the opportunity to take over the eCommerce & Marketing aspect of the business FULL TIME. HOW COOL Y’ALL. I still thank God daily that my boss had enough faith and trust in me to take on such a major part of her dream. Being that it’s a small business its crucial to have someone taking time to showcase your business. I never thought in a million years that person would be me. I remember my first couple months of working here I was so intrigued with taking pics for the store, captioning photos, planning photoshoots, and ultimately running the online store that I was just dreaming of the day that person could be me. Fast forward another year (2019) here I am today, going to school online full time, and working full time as THAT person. And y’all, its not all roses and butterflies, but the reward of knowing I am doing both and I am doing it to the best of my ability is SO SO worth it all. I am not here to brag about the accomplishments, just simply sharing that dreams even the small ones, do come true if you put your mind to it, believe in yourself, and just go for it. Eventually I would really love to share some of the things I am responsible for at SR and all the really cool things I’ve learned but here’s a small cliff hanger 😉
Here’s another one of my lists I was telling you I like making, except this one is shorter.
The clothing is just way too cute to pass up
I get to see the products we receive before anyone else, so like its kinda cool that I get first dibs, hahaha whoops!
My entire family, even my step dad, shops there. I just can’t escape it even if I could.
Did I mention that we also have a men’s section?
I have memorized my credit card number and, hello, I’m in charge of our online website/store so I have EASY access to what I want & when I want
If you are in any way, shape, or form, a shopper… listen here… I am not one to push things in peoples face, but this stuff is just way too cute to pass up.