in my shopping cart

it is officially birthday week! my husband always warns me in the beginning of march that i need to try to not buy anything because my birthday is soon. of course when someone tells me i can’t buy something i find all the things that i really want! so instead of going out and buying it i thought i’d share with you guys what i have my eye on! here is what is currently in my shopping cart.

in my shopping cart

makeup brush| brush cleaning mat| graphic tee
letter board| patio lights| purse| swim top and bottom


do you clean your makeup brushes? i know i should but i am so bad at remembering to do it. i am hoping this cleaning mat by sigma beauty will make it easier so i do it more often! it suctions right to your sink and has 7 different textures to clean and refine your brushes. also, if you are in the market for new brushes make sure you check out the sonia kashuk brand at target! i’ve been really impressed with the quality of these brushes for the price!

|to wear|

i am a total sucker for a good graphic tee! old navy has some great ones right now and with spring break coming up i thought this one was perfect. i am currently carrying a black tote from target and am ready to switch it up for spring. i love the gray color and the fact that you can carry it or use it as a cross body. andrew graduates from grad school next month {hallelujah} and we are planning a trip somewhere warm! i love this mix n match gingham print suit from ASOS. have you browsed their suits? they are so unique and cute!

|for the home|

we are currently looking for a new place to rent! we got rid of quite a bit of our stuff when we left north dakota so i am slowly looking for fun home decor for our new place! how cute are these lights for the patio?

thanks for stopping by!



lets talk skincare


{origins super star set}

Confession: my skin has never been anything to be envious of. I have struggled with breakouts and dullness since middle school. Some of that is hormones but a lot of it was laziness and not taking care of my skin. i really thought that by my mid-twenties my skin issues would be figured out. unfortunately that is not the case so i am doing something about it!

I am finally getting into a good skincare routine and have been loving this super star set from Origins! this set includes their checks and balances face wash, night-a-mins cream and their super popular charcoal mask. my skin is very sensitive so i have a hard time buying full size products until i know my skin can handle it. the face wash is so frothy and leaves my skin feeling clean without drying it out. the cream is very thick and perfect for overnight. i have always struggled to use lotions because i feared they would make me break out even more. however, i am realizing that my skin is very dehydrated and needs the moisture so it does not look dull! i have been using the charcoal mask once a week for the past month. it is definitely the most popular product they carry and it totally lives up to the  hype! plus face masks are just super fun.

this set was only $20 and after a month of use i still have a ton of product left. my skin is still not perfect but it is looking more supple and healthy!