Skincare Saturday: Hydration Station

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img_2701Happy #nationalhydrationday T-Belles! I don’t know about you but there aren’t too many things I love more than skin that naturally radiates on it’s own all day. You know, that moisturized without trying look. One glance at you turns into three long stares in admiration and suddenly everyone wants to ask you what product you have on your face giving you that luscious glow but instead you get to say “nope that’s just me”. Take it from me, looking for the right products can be A PAIN! I’m going to be sharing a #skincaresecret that most of us if not all will love and use. Not to mention it’s 100% free and only takes 3 minutes or less.

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Fashion Fri-Yay: 4th of July Edition

IT’S FINALLY FRIDAY!! Though we still have a whole week to get through, we’re running out of town to secure our fourth of July outfits (for those who celebrate). Of course, I want my T-Belles to be draped in style. I’m confident that you all will look beyond outstanding but this is for our T-Belles who need a little extra help or know someone else who does! Continue reading

5 Best Cardio Workouts – No Gym Required

skinnyHappy #workoutwednesday T-Belles!! As I start this hump day off with a quick but tough workout to keep me in that productive head space for the rest of the week, I realized I’ve been keeping my hidden workout treasures to myself! Many of us think we can only work out efficiently at a gym or with a personal trainer. I enjoy both of those but it’s not always convenient and doesn’t always work with my  schedule. So what do I do … adjust! Continue reading

How To Love Yourself A Little More & Why

“Of all the people I’ve hurt, I’ve hurt myself the most; I owe myself an apology.”

– autumn

Good morning T-Belles and happy #affirmationtuesdayAs we not only are making it through another page this week, we’re also beginning to exit the chapter we’ve currently been stuck inWe all swallow wavering chunks of life meaning we have our moments when we feel unstoppable, quick-witted and spicy then we also have our moments where we don’t feel very much at all and do the best we can to “get the job done”. So how can we start working towards feeling better than ourselves again?  Continue reading

Makeup Find: Lancôme Defencils

Happy Monday T-Belles! I hope we all remember to start the week off with some form of positivity and radiance! This morning while getting ready, I realized that I’ve been holding back on a new mascara I’ve recently tried and have been absolutely loving: Lancôme Defencils. I don’t believe any look is complete without a full dramatic eye. Like most of us though, I want to be able to achieve this in a quicker manner. Finding the right mascara is like finding a comfortable pair of heels … you have to search. Continue reading

How To Get Rid of Dry Skin

dry flowersHappy  Saturday T-Belles! Today is #skincaresaturday. Why dedicate a whole Saturday to skincare? Simple, most of us need help. I was lucky to have healthy skin growing up even though my parents had to force me to wash my face most of the time. I used to think “skin is just skin, how important could it be”. As I got older my skin progressively regressed. My skin got so bad at one point that even my makeup wanted to jump off of my face. As someone who loves a beat face (at least 4 times a week), I’ve been working to revitalize my skin by trying different products with natural ingredients. Of course, it’s been hit or miss, but after much experimentation, I’ve found products that work for me. I have many recommendations that you’ll slowly get to know. Today I want to share two products that have drastically changed my skin in a short time … Continue reading

5 Songs I’ve Been Blasting All Month

IMG_1404Welcome back T-Belles! I’ve been discovering recently that like me, many of us are always on the search for new music which is partially why I find the “Mood of The Month” section to be so important. Since many of you enjoyed my “10 Songs I’m Currently Obsessed With”, I’m back with another version of songs I’m obsessed with but this time the ‘feels’ edition. How many of you are like me and have an oddly deep appreciation for low-tempo, “pain-staking” music? No matter what mood I’m in, I’m always listening to music that plays with the emotions. You don’t want to go without knowing these any longer… Continue reading

5 Reasons Why It’s Important to Reinvent Yourself

Reinvent 2Life is an obstacle course. At times we question how we’re going to battle with it. Well, the secret is to constantly evolve. As with anything, eventually you have to conform and then re-conform, over and over again. The problem? Many of us are too afraid of change to want to try. Let me give you a few undeniable reasons why reinvention is crucial. Continue reading

The To-Do List: 05/28 – 06/04

d9d5af85-a128-4739-9610-1f93e0494d4bWelcome back, T-Belles and Happy Memorial Day! I just had a birthday recently. It was a 3 day long event that took me a week to recover from. Because of this, I’ve gotten way off track when it comes to productivity.  To get back on schedule, I’ve decided to post my weekly to-do lists here so that you all can not only hold me accountable but can be a little more encouraged to get what you need to get done as well. Let’s jump right into to my goals for this week! Continue reading

How I Organize My Closet

33e988e8-106d-4e7f-86e8-676a00c7d715-1Those of you struggling with how to organize a small closet may find this helpful. For the last few months, I’ve been trying to find a closet organization system that works for me. My main issue is trying to figure out how to accommodate for all of my  wardrobe for the various seasons. I have a major closet renovation coming up that I’ll share. In the meantime, I had to reorganize and find a simple system that would work for me now.

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20 Things I Learned At 20

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When you’re a child, “they” always say life goes by fast and before you know it you’re 50 wondering where the time went. At some point your teenage years will feel as if they are dragging, but as soon as you hit 19, 20, then suddenly you’re 21, you realize that “they” weren’t lying. I was fortunate enough to become a full adult (21) this past May 17th and have since had a crazy, nostalgic feeling. Not only do I feel like a profound new woman, because I am a new woman but also a bit bitter as I further pull away from my childhood years. To embrace this new chapter of my story, I decided to reflect on the 20 years of lessons that got me to 21. Continue reading

My 15 Minute Makeup Routine

timerHey T-Belles! I hope you’re all having an amazing week! I’ve been having a great week so far despite minor illness. Lately I’ve been getting more compliments than usual on my makeup and appearance, although I’m not sure why. Some days I’m hopping out of bed, eating breakfast, scrambling to get ready, then racing to class. On others, I’m studying or working all day, working out for an hour and a half, getting ready, then racing to get to class.

Because I haven’t had infinite amounts of time on my hands I’ve been forced to go with a quicker makeup routine than normal (no time to pack on the makeup or try new things). Recently I’ve just been putting on the basics. I’m actually quite excited that I found a makeup routine that doesn’t take two hours. This is perfect for the woman constantly on the go or the woman who hates absorbing too much time into her makeup. Also, if you’re one of those who loves to wear makeup, this just might be your new go-to, especially on “lazy” days or sick days. Continue reading

My Monthly Zodiac Reading

2c4f8dd8-f0d8-4bbc-bb2e-e3f0139d3dbcHAPPY MAY 4TH, T-BELLES! Many of you may not know but May is my birthday month so of course, it’s my very favorite month. Over the past few years I’ve gotten in touch with my spiritual side. I like to check my horoscope as often as I can to see what it predicts and how accurate it truly is. I have a habit of consistently checking my tarot reading for my zodiac sign (Taurus) at the beginning of each month. This is my response to the below YouTube May 2018 Tarot Reading for all of my fellow Taureans out there (or those who are just interested). Continue reading

How Much Does My Everyday Makeup Look Cost?

6d4e1790-17c4-44c2-bec4-598627a216cdHi T-Belles! When getting ready quickly, I instantly default to my go-to every day makeup look. I recently noticed that I was running low in a lot of my products. So, naturally I asked myself: “How much does this all cost, anyway?” Well, let’s find out together! Continue reading

2018 ATX Food Truck Festival

food truck festThe Austin Food Truck Festival at Barton Square Creek Mall (in the parking lot) was held Sunday April 15th from 12-4 with VIP tickets gaining entry around 10:45a. Many trucks were featured including:

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5 Affordable Online Clothing Stores for the Average College Student

shoppingHey T-Belles! Since Spring has finally arrived and the warmer weather is prompting us to look presentable, I put together a brief list of GREAT online shops to order from when looking for something affordable. For my fellow college students out there, I’d say that this is a great starter pack for cheap finds throughout the year, but of course this is the perfect shopping starter kit for anyone. Continue reading

The Beauty of Being Human

globeRecently, I’ve been studying neorealism in my cinema class – one of the most fascinating genres out there (says me, a girl who doesn’t like genres or categories or whatever else you want to call it). Neorealism focuses on...reality; the moments we, as humans, face everyday but that many other movie genres choose to ignore or cut out. Think of the last time somebody has intimidated you with whom they are. By that I mean, when was the last time someone or something approached you in an organic way and because of your disconnect, you felt uncomfortable?  Continue reading

2018 Austin Beer and Music Festival.

beer festThis weekend was the 1st annual Austin Beer and Music festival headlined by Zoodust (a 90s party band) hosted by Rockstar Beer.

First and foremost the event was on a beautiful Austin day at Stubb’s BBQ, a local favorite for musical venues. We stood in a line that ran around the corner and down the block and it took about 20 mins before we got inside. Once we made it through security we were handed a small tasting cup and a sampling card good for 30 tastings.

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My Go-To Spring Skincare Products.

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Hi T-Belles! Currently Central Texas has been dealing with a thunderstorm, creating some really warm days in between, as many of us know. Because of this moody weather lately, the urge to put on makeup has been lacking, so instead I’ve been doing the unbearable thing for many: leaving the house (mostly) bare-faced. There are two crucial things you all should know about me:

One: As much as I love makeup, if the weather isn’t right outside I’m not putting it on

Two: I don’t play any games when it comes to skincare because of thing #1

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