Evening Routine Vlog

I love watching other people’s vlogs. There’s just something about seeing what other people do in their day-to-day lives that intrigues me. With that being said, I’m trying to get into vlogging more (or at least doing more “My Day” type blog posts). This post and video was a way to get my toes wet. I filmed it while no one else was around and I only did it for a short amount of time. Still, I did it! Hopefully there will be more to come!

In the video, I am making dinner which I mention is a blog post already. You can find my sausage and veggies recipe here.

If you’d like to see what I get up to in the evenings after work, check out my video here!

What does your evening routine look like?

February BoxyCharm Try-On

I’m changing it up a bit over on my YouTube channel. Instead of just showing the products I got in my Boxycharm box this month, I’m also trying them out for the first time!

How Boxycharm Works:

Boxycharm is $21 per month. This price includes all the products as well as shipping charges. Inside your box you get 4 or 5 full size products and a paper describing what each product it and how much it would usually cost. All boxes are worth AT LEAST $100. Mine was definitely over that this month.

My Box this Month:

Three Crown Brushes for the Face: This is now the third month in a row we have gotten a product from Crown cosmetics. Interesting… Anyway, I do like these brushes – they are soft and seem to stand up well during washes. I especially liked the biggest of the three, which I used to contour my face with in my video.

Naked Cosmetics Holographic Highlighter Collection: If you are into crazy highlighting shades, then this is your palette. Usually, these colors of highlight are not my cup of tea (green highlighter anyone?) but I did enjoy the top row of highlighters in this palette. I guess it’s a good way to get me out of my highlighting comfort zone!

Cover FX Shimmer Veil in Amethyst: My favorite product in the box this month! This is a liquid eyeshadow similar to the Stila Magnificent Metals or ColorPop Supernova Shadows. This is color is a gorgeous light pink with purple reflects. Ah love!

Bellapiere Cosmetic Glitter in Cosmic Purple: I didn’t actually  try this product out for a few different reasons. 1) I already had a glittery eyeshadow on my lids. 2) I don’t actually own any glitter glue and that is definitely needed for this product. So, I’m not sure about this product. Seems impractical since we didn’t get any glitter glue with it.

Vintage Cosmetics Smokey Eye Pencil: I was shocked at how smooth this eyeliner is – especially for a pencil! This might be my new go-to water line pencil!

Check out my video for a full review on these products!


Mini Beauty Haul – ColourPop and Drugstore


In my recent post (here) I asked for suggestions for new foundation, concealer, and powder. I ended up using a foundation I already had, but I needed new concealer and powder. Some of these products I have already tried out, but not all. A video will be coming next week of me trying all of these on!


Maybelline Fit Me! Powder in 05 Fair

EcoTools Perfecting Cushion Blender


No Filter Concealer in Fair Neutral 10

Matte lipstick in Mama

Kathleen Lights Aquarius Lip Gloss 

Times Infinity Set Super Shock Shadow

Let me know if you already own any of these products and what you think of them!

January BoxyCharm

This month was my FAVORITE box I’ve gotten so far! You know, out of the two I’ve gotten!

How Boxycharm Works:

Boxycharm is $21 per month. This price includes all the products as well as shipping charges. Inside your box you get 4 or 5 full size products and a paper describing what each product it and how much it would usually cost. All boxes are worth AT LEAST $100. Mine was definitely over that this month.


My Box This Month:

Dr. Brandt Luminizer Primer: This is such an expensive product normally, so I was so excited to see this in the box. I’ve never bought anything from this brand before, but I’ve heard lots of people rave about it! So far, I love everything about this, except for the somewhat strong scent. However, I love the way my skin looks so I’m willing to look past that. Find it here.

Pur Bronze and Brighten Cheek Palette: I have used this every day since I got this palette. And not just one of the shades – all of the shades! The bronzer is definitely shimmery, which I would prefer more in the summer, but oh well. I LOVE the blush and highlighting shades. Find it here.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Pencil in Universal Taupe: I haven’t used a brow pencil in quite a while as I prefer brow pomade. However, I love the shape of this pencil. It’s basically long and flat and it’s easy to carve out your brows. Plus, the shade is perfect, at least for me! Find it here.

Crown Glam Metals Eyeshadow Palette: Out of all the products in the box this month, this was the one I was least impressed by. It’s not a bad palette by any means, but there is only one matte shade, making it impossible to do a whole eye look with just this palette. I do like the different shimmery shades it has, though! Find it here.

Girlactik Liquid Lipstick in Posh: This was another product that I’ve heard people rave about but never had myself. Well, they were right! This is a beautiful darker nude shade that is so comfortable on the lips you don’t even know it’s there. I’m so glad I got this! Find it here. 

You can get boxycharm here!

For more details checkout the video I posted reviewing this month’s box!

Help Wanted – Foundation, Concealer, and Powder Needed

Since filming my “Best of 2017” video, I’ve realized that I am running out of foundation, concealer, and powder. The three things I use every day and I need more immediately! Of course I could watch favorites and recommendations videos or just buy something and hope for the best, but I wanted to know what the people reading my blog would recommend!

I’m not picky about the brand of the items, but I would prefer if they were drugstore. They don’t have to all three be from the same brand or even the same store! I’m just looking for your favorite, high-quality foundation, concealer, and powder.

So what would you recommend? What are your favorites?

Best of Beauty 2017

You know all those products that you loved so much this year? You know the ones that are dirty and you’ve hit pan on them, but you still can’t stop using them? Well, I’ve made a list of my favorite products from this past year!

I tried to select one product from each category (tried…) and I went in the order that I put them on my face.

Without further ado here are my most loved products of 2017:

NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer http://bit.ly/2bFrg3m

Bare Minerals BarePro Liquid Foundation http://seph.me/2eqgxuZ

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer http://bit.ly/2xdnPgS

RCMA No Color Powder http://bit.ly/2lullmI

Benefit Hoola Bronzer http://bit.ly/2acyk7h

ELF Dark Blush Palette http://bit.ly/2eVjrsl

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champage Pop http://seph.me/2whAL1V

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Taupe http://bit.ly/29B17nq

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara http://bit.ly/29QBey1

ELF Liquid Eyeshadows http://bit.ly/2zA2efC

Stila Magnificent Metals in Diamond Dust http://seph.me/2xNuzPB

Colour Pop Supernova Shadow http://bit.ly/2yuNuPc

Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette http://bit.ly/2y10YpB

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks http://bit.ly/2lrj4sI

I’ve made a video detailing what these products are and why I love them so much. Make sure you check it out at the end of this post!

I’m definitely looking forward to 2018 already – there are some products I need replacements of and I’m excited to start looking around for new products. Let me know what your favorites were!

Goals for 2018

With 2017 coming to a close in just a few hours, I thought I would write my goals down for 2018 as a way to make myself more accountable. I’d also love to know what your goals are! Is 2018 going to be your year!? I hope so!


My Personal Goals:

  1. Work out more (the goal everyone else has) – This is not original by any means but I really would like to try to workout more. I’ve already started this by getting a skiing season pass. Let me tell you, I was SORE after my first night skiing! I would feel accomplished if I skied (or played kickball etc.) once a week, and then one other day of the week went to the gym or did an at-home workout.
  2. Spend less money on food – I got into a bad habit of eating out or ordering out this past year. Not only is this less healthy, but it’s become expensive. I could be saving more money or spending it on other things (makeup…).This is a goal that I’ll have to work on with my boyfriend as well.

My Blogging/YouTube Goals:


  1. Post one blog post a week for each of my three categories (life, beauty, and food). That’s 3 blog posts a week! I never even considered the fact that I could post once a week in each category until someone suggested it in a blogging group on Facebook. It seems so obvious! To help myself plan out my posts I will be using a planner that I created. It will be available for FREE on tomorrow’s post!
  2. Post a video on my YouTube channel (Here) once a week. I’m not going to restrict myself to a certain day of the week (for example every Monday) for posting, but I think that once a week is a goal I can accomplish.

My Usborne Books and More Goal:


  1. Host a party at least once a month. I don’t expect this to be a ludicrous side hustle and I’m not putting in enough work to make it one. However, I enjoy the books and the company and I like hosting parties so I will continue to make this a regular goal in 2018.

And that’s it! I think it’s important to be reasonable about the number of goals you set for yourself. Too many and you’ll just get overwhelmed. Too few and you won’t be motivated. This seems like a good amount for me and I am hopeful that I will reach these goals! What are your goals for 2018?