Weekly Fall Favorites

Maple Pecan Latte – Starbucks & Dunkin

I’m a pumpkin spice girl during this time of year, don’t get me wrong. It’s just, the flavors of Fall are calling and they want me to try! One of those flavors is the Maple Pecan Latte from Starbs. This speciality latte is flavored with a sauce rather than a syrup and is sweet but not overpowering! The drink has a strong maple taste but gets balanced with the notes of pecans. I’ve only tried this iced at Starbucks so I can’t vouch whether or not the hot version is just as great. Pick one up for yourself and let me know how it is!

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Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser

I’ve always neglected my skin in the past and haven’t paid much attention to newer skin care products. Up until recently, I never knew there was a need for it! I just assumed my face was as good as it was gonna get and there wasn’t a thing I could do about what I didn’t like.

“But first, skin care”

I was never extremely unfortunate with my skin though. I’ve considerably been very lucky! Rather than struggling with acne or blemishes I’d regularly experience dryness, occasional blackheads, and redness. Nothing a little foundation and concealer couldn’t fix right? Wrong. I’ve come to the conclusion now that there are so many great products out in the world geared towards my specific problem areas. Things I never knew existed!

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One of those products (and my personal favorite) is this Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser. This little guy is made for removing make up, hydration, and of course cleansing. An added bonus, it’s great for people with sensitive skin – the texture is light weight and creamy which makes it perfect for massaging into the cheeks, chin, neck, and under eyes.

I use it both in the morning when I’m getting ready to put make up on my face and at night when I’m preparing to take it off. It leaves me feeling refreshed every time no matter what. It’s becoming quite the necessity in my daily routine.

Biking

“When in doubt, pedal it out”

Going to the gym everyday has been a habit of mine lately. I’m super committed to changing my lifestyle drastically and the gym is the way I’ve been doing that. Specifically, with cardio. Typically, you can find me on the treadmill or elliptical and occasionally using the weight machines (I’m still new at this so bear with me). But recently I’ve been loving the bike! I’ve been doing 20 minute workouts with intervals. Meaning I’ll go hardcore on a high level for 5 minutes and switch back to a lower level up until my time is up. It keeps my heart rate going and acts as a game I try to beat! Feels like I’m at my own soul cycle in a way! Lol.

So what are your Fall favorites this week?! Let me know in the comments!

Fab Fit Fun Unboxing Fall 2017

Hooray! I’m so happy I finally jumped on the FabFitFun train! These seasonal boxes are seriously amazing and full of great goodies. Everything from hair products, to skin care, accessories, makeup, and a bunch in between. If you’re not familiar with this awesome brand…let me give you some details! FFF is a seasonal subscription service that delivers to you for only $49.99! Which is a fabulous price considering the products inside are valued at over $200! They’re packaging is to-die-for, their customer service rocks, and best of all you’re given unique products you may have never picked out on your own! It’s like Christmas every season!

So anyways, the company just launched their Fall box and I couldn’t wait to share with you what’s inside. I’m sure there’s something in here that will fit your fancy someway or somehow. Let’s get into it!

  • Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder
  • Mytagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack
  • Ombré Wrap Scarf
  • Private PartyGym Bag
  • Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon
  • Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask
  • Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil
  • Cottonelle Freshcare Flushable Cleansing Wipes
  • One Of The Following 4 Products: B-Low The BeltFashion Belt, Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, The Jet-Set Diaries Beanie, Whitening Powder With Toothbrush

Can you believe how much is jam-packed into this lovely little thing?! My favorite most of all has gotta be that Ombré Wrap Scarf! Super cozy and comfortable for those crispy-cold mornings. You could even lay this piece down on your bed as a runner! Super cute!

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Another thing I was pleasantly surprised to find in this box was the charcoal teeth whitening powder. I’ve seen this on a ton of YouTube videos but have yet to give it a shot. It’s such a different type of product I would have never had the guts to get myself. Easily one of the items I’m just dying to test out!

What was your favorite piece from this months Fall box?! Let me know in the comments below! Haven’t tried FabFitFun yet? Don’t worry! Use the code PUMPKINSPICE to save $10 off your first box!

It’s Okay To Say No – How To Stand Your Ground

I’ve always struggled with finding ways to nicely say “no thank you”. And that sounds so dramatic to say. But as a young, millennial, female entrepreneur, there are more than enough reasons to justify why I feel the way I do. Especially in this point in time where the rights and equality of others are being recognized and yet continue to be manipulated.

“Never accept anything less than what you deserve. Remember you teach people how to treat you..”

Truthfully, it hasn’t been easy to overcome the fear of saying no. Yes, I said fear. I say this because in my case it stems from intimidation, the unknown, and the willingness to make someone else comfortable instead of myself. Whatever your case may be, I wanted to go through some of the ways I’ve been able to conquer this issue and tips that could help you too!

You Are The Priority

One of the reasons I felt so guilty for saying no was because I believed other people mattered more than I did. I would say yes to picking up extra shifts even though I knew I was stressed and overworked. I went out more often, spent money I didn’t have, and accepted unhealthy habits because I just didn’t feel confident enough to say no.

They’ll Get Over It

There’s always going to be a reason for saying no. It’s not just something we say for fun. It’s a word that lets others know “that’s not okay”, “I don’t like that”, or “I don’t want to do that”. It’s not easy and it’s not something we necessarily want to say but it’s empowering and allows you to make decisions. If someone does not respect a no or refuses to accept it, that’s their problem. Majority of the time the individuals who do that are the people whom you’d be better off without anyway.

“Life Tip: Do you”

You Are Not The Problem

In previous situations, I’ve been called a lot of different things for standing my ground on my no’s. But the truth is, I’m not the problem and neither are you. Stop blaming yourself for choosing an unpopular response. Whatever your reasoning is, I’m sure it’s a good one. Take the time to remember and reflect upon your values, morals, and goals. Did saying no keep you aligned with your overall plan? I know that’s hard to maybe understand over the internet but if you really think about it – our choices today truly reflect the things that happen to us tomorrow. So, choose your yes’ and no’s wisely.

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