Favorite “Must Have” Beauty Products!

Happy Tuesday! #atleastitsnotmonday

I’ve had some questions about my “go to” make up products… which seems so funny to me since I’m clearly no make up expert but I thought I’d share a few of my favorite beauty products that I’ve deemed “must have” products!


I’ve been using it CC Cream for the past year and it’s definitely my favorite foundation!  There’s just enough coverage but it feels so light on my skin.

IT CC Cream

It also has 50 SPF which is a nice perk so you don’t have to add additional lotion over it!


I never really knew what to do with concealer growing up.. I mean, where does it go?! But after finally learning how to put it on the right way (and in the right places), it’s an absolute must have in my make up bag!

Urban Decay Concealer

This Urban Decay Naked Concealer feels totally weightless and just brights up my under-eye when I haven’t slept the best! I can’t imagine using another one after giving this one a try!


I use my Anastasia Contour Kit the majority of the time first and then use this bronzer over the top if I’m ambitious 🙂 Otherwise, I will just use this bronzer to contour and a big perk with this compact…? It comes with the perfect contour brush!Hoola Bronzer


I have a weird allergy to something in most mascara’s which makes it really hard to find the perfect one!  I mean, the allergy is so bad that in college, I used to go out with mascara on and my bags would be so bad within 2 hours that it was terrible (and painful!).  I tried so many different kinds/brands to no avail.

The fix?

This mascara! It’s hypoallergenic which helps and it makes my lashes nice and full! Also… it’s less than $10 in most stores 🙂

Physicians Formula Mascara

Of course, I use a few other products too but these are the ones that are definite “musts” in my book!

If you’re looking for some new products, give these a try!  I don’t think you’ll be disappointed 🙂 They have the travel size at Ulta by the checkout if you want to try them without spending a ton!

What are some of your must-have products? I’m always looking for some new ones to test out 🙂


Weekend Whereabouts + Target giveaway!

Happy May Day! 🌸

It’s also Monday and we’re supposed to be ready to rock another week of work, right?! Well, I’m not quite there yet! Now, give me Tuesday and we’ll start talking 😉

We had a low key weekend which was great (as usual!) mixed with a little bit of fun!  So let’s get to it…

Friday, I headed to the movies to see Boss Baby with this one below 🙂 Yes, you read that right.. the cartoon!  I’m a sucker for a kid movie with popcorn! #ineedchildren

After the movies, I hit up Nordstrom Rack and seriously…. swiped two pairs of boots for less than $19! I didn’t snap a picture because I figured, who cared BUT I got a cute pair of Steve Madden booties for $10 and a pair of MIA over-the-knee boots for $8.90… They were offering 50% off all boots! I could have totally grabbed so many more but #selfcontrol

After those great deals, I knew I could use a glass of wine (and the Mr a beer) so I met Gayle and the Mr at the curling club to watch our friend, Jason curl and enjoy a cocktail!


Saturday was so relaxing!  After getting up at 6:40 (seriously, how can I not sleep in on weekends?!) I relaxed while the hubs headed to a golf lesson.

I went to a few green houses in the area that were having their “Spring Opening” to see if I could catch any good deals.

I was a little obsessed with these geraniums.. their color was “hot pink”. Totally what I need, right?! And I just loved the lighter pink with the dark!

I ended up with nothing, mainly because it was like 46 degrees out and cold so I had no inhibition to start planting yet. But also… the check out lines!! They were insane!
Logan golfed the afternoon away and I headed home to get ready for a fun bachelorette night out!

I have to say.. I was a little nervous! I didn’t know a single gal (there were 19 of us!) and I knew everyone else knew each other so it was a little intimidating.  As much of an extrovert as I seem (I’m always told that!), I’m definitely not always feeling that on the inside!

We started the night with a drink at the Airbnb house before heading to dinner.

We went to Cov Wayzata and it was phenomenal! With the decor and view of the water, I almost felt like I was in Nantucket 🙂

I had the Calamari (so good!) and the Coppinio and I’d definitely recommend both if you love seafood!

Those girls I was so anxious about meeting?  They were all so sweet!! And it turns out, it’s a small world when these two girls went to UWEC and graduated the same time as me 🙂

I can’t wait to see everyone again at the wedding! Although, I do think I’ll be keeping in touch with at least a few girls 🙂

Love this beautiful bride to be!

I met Katie, so many years ago, when she moved from Idaho through a friend and I am so so thankful we’ve remained friends ever since!  She’s such a sweet girl and I’m so glad that I was able to join the festivities!

After dinner, we headed back to the house to do a little gift opening!

I headed home shortly after but it was so much fun to meet all those sweet girls! See you in a few weeks, if you’re reading 😉

Sunday, we just chilled out finally and did some meal planning! I totally admitted to my husband yesterday that I HATE meal planning.. it just gives me anxiety because I’m so picky and a terrible cook! Alas, we’ll keep working on those 🙂 (could I stop with the smiley faces yet?!?!?!).

Now for the part y’all actually opened this post for… the giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with some really great gals to give one lucky reader a $200 Target Gift Card Giveaway! To enter, just follow the link below – and honestly… it can be overwhelming to see all the opportunities to enter BUT if you follow me on Instagram (and if not, then you should!) then you already have one entry – you just need to click the button!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway goes through May 19 and the winner will be notified by email!

AND if you think you don’t want to enter this one… well, don’t worry, I have another fun giveaway coming in the next few weeks (not with all these great gals) because I’m so thankful for you!

Anyway… I rambled on a ton in end so I’m going to move on with my day and stop boring you!

Have a fabulous May Day!