5.26.2017

A Few Natural Skin Care Product Recommendation

It has been three months since my last review with Mad Hippie skin care. Want to know the best thing about it? I just this week needed to replenish just my cream cleanser. It has lasted me over three months. (When I did my first review, I had been using the products for two weeks already.) Mad Hippie has only gotten better for me. My skin LOVES it. I haven't had one bit of dry skin (I have really dry skin ALWAYS) and my blemishes have been minimal. 
I originally started using the Vitamin A Serum, which I really liked...but then switched to the Exfoliating Serum and I wouldn't use anything else now. I have blemish prone skin and I feel it really helps with that. I can literally feel it working when I get a blemish. Also, when I do get one, they're really small and only last a day or so. Please, if you're looking for a great skin cleanser, go no further! This is all natural and feels so great on my skin. It is a little pricy in the initial start of it. (Around $80-$100 depending on how many products you want.) But over the time I've had it and how a little goes a long way, it is completely worth it and monthly cost is really low. I would recommend starting with the Cream Cleanser, the Exfoliating Serum, and the Face Cream. These three are my everyday "go-to" products. I have a couple of others (the face oil and the eye cream) but the first three are my must haves.

In my journey to kinda switch my skin products to all natural products I have also added a new product called Lavido into my routine. 
Their products are all organic and natural. I got some of their body wash and lotion. Obsessed. Smells amazing. I feel super clean after using. It is light and never harsh to use.  The Tea Tree soap bar is PERFECT for traveling and smells so so good. My regular routine I have been using their Patchouli and Vanilla Body wash and the Aromatic Body lotion in the same scent which I have absolutely loved. In fact, I just ran out of the lotion so I need to restock hehe.  As with Mad Hippie, Lavido products require very little to go a long way. I have been using them for two months and am only needing the lotion because I got a tester size to make sure I liked it. Otherwise the body wash isn't even close to needing replacement. I highly recommend giving them a shot!
Side note: these are all fantastic products for travel. Easy to store and no problems with leaking. I took them to Lake Powell and they traveled well.

xoxo

5.24.2017

Lake Powell 2017

We just got back from the most amazing trip to Lake Powell with our Walker side family. (Not all of them... sadly.) It was so relaxing and fun. I put my phone away for the entire time there and it was heaven. The photos speak for themselves. It is a magical place that you're often pinching yourself that it's real and you're really there. It has become one of my favorite places on Earth.
 The most perfect road trip shoes from Emu Australia. Oh so comfy. 
 My husband is the cutest. He was captain of the houseboat most of the time.
 Our houseboat's name is Here Comes The Sun.
 My cute fly fisherman husband.
 Everyone loves Grandma and Grandpa. Thank you Frank and Traci for such a fun trip for the family!!
 Alan and my brother-in-law Colton going off the slide.
 Yes, I am aware of Alan's duct tape hat. He says it serves its purpose. hehe
 Stopping off for a little hike.
 ^^He is my all and everything and every happiness.
 Kya was cracking us up. She has such a fun imagination (as do all the kiddos.) She was playing doggie.
 Kya (3) and Maci (8) being brave going off the slide!
 And Kristin (24). wink wink
 This was the view from our houseboat. I woke up to this every morning. Surreal huh!
 Sunday Miracle Beach. We named it that. We got lost for an evening from a few of our crew. It was stressful to say the least but turned out ok in the end.
Definitely went by way way way too fast. Can't wait to go again.

xoxo

5.15.2017

The Essential Leather Jacket from DSTLD

I have been on the search for the perfect black leather jacket this year and finally found it. I wear a leather jacket any time, any place. This one from DSTLD is an all-season style that I will no doubt wear over and over and over. Even better, the leather is absolutely so comfortable and soft. I know it will only get better with time. DSTLD wanted to create the staple jacket that every girl needs in their closet, and in my opinion, have succeeded. They have several options to get the exact one for you too. I opted for the all black hardware to have a sleek look to go with everything. 
I LOVE IT!! I highly recommend you go check their selection out. It's an amazing price for a leather jacket too. As a company, they strive to create the perfect essential items (tees, denim, leather, etc.) at the best price for you. Go see HERE. Look at their tees? $23 for a great basic. 
I am really trying this year to be cognizant of where I am spending my money and filling my closet with sustainable items. This jacket included. Seeing as I'm a small business owner, I am striving to also support other small businesses. I love these shoes from JoJo and Suse and am telling all my friends they need a pair too. They're genuine leather and the perfect, easy, throw on flat. The company is owned by two friends that want to give you that ONE pair of shoes you need that will last you forever. Quality over quantity. I've always tried to live by that too!
 Happy shopping! 

xoxo