Beauty Product Must Haves

If you know me well enough, I will fully admit to hording beauty products.  We all know how much I love my lattes and polka dots but if sacrificing these for the newest hair or make-up product, count me in!
Here are some of my favorite beauty products:

Rosebud Salve. This is not only an amazing lip balm but does wonders on minor cuts and acne. It’s also a great night time mosturizer.


Davines Shampoo and Conditioner. Very mosturizing especially for those of us who get a little boost in the color department.


Bumble & Bumble Defrizz. Great product for a rainy or humid day or any other day for that matter. Perfect with or without a blow out.


YES Soothing Cucumber Towlettes. Hands down, the best make up remover/face refresher product I have found.

NARS Blush in Orgasm. It’s true, it looks good on everyone!


NYC Lip Gloss. Best lip gloss ever and it’s under $2.00 each.

What are your favorite beauty finds? Share below!

Newly Minted New Englander


On August 21, 2014, I boarded a plane from Charlotte, North Carolina and two hours later found myself in Boston, MA.

Nearly 3 weeks later, and it feels like I’ve been here for years.

Let’s be clear, I’m still very much a newbie to these parts and the learning curve is high…

I mean who knew the green line on the T has four different routes?!

Let’s be serious for a second, more than a year ago, moving to Boston was only in my dreams and I was conjuring up plenty of ways to talk myself out of it.

So much so, that I actually missed the priority deadline for the graduate program I really wanted to be a part of.

Thankfully, God had different ideas and that dream became a reality with my acceptance to said graduate program on June 30, 2014.  What followed were whirlwind weeks of planning, plotting and raising funds to make this dream happened.

And in His perfect clockwork, everything was provided to make this move and in a very short amount of time.  The only thing that I didn’t have in place when my plane landed was employment.

I was content with that because I knew it would be provided when the time was right.

And that it was, exactly 24 hours from my arrival in Boston, I got a job offer.

A job that I never saw on my radar. Which makes it that much more amazing!

I have the honor and privilege of working with children with autism and so far it’s the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my 34 years on this earth.

And yes, the learning curve is high there too.

But the best thing about this whole new adventure so far?

I’m being challenged in so many wonderful ways.  I am pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and explore with no hesitation.

It’s scary and exhilarating at the same time.

And I can’t wait to share more with you.

Things were very quiet in this space while I was busy with the move but they certainly weren’t behind the scenes.

Thank you to Kevin, Shane and Kendall of Peppermint Media for the amazing new blog design.  I was lucky enough to already call these gentlemen great friends and now even more lucky to be a client of theirs.  They surpassed my expectations on all regards and I encourage you to use them for all your marketing and web needs!