Less than 5 Min Makeup Routine

Here are my 8 makeup products I use for a quick and easy makeup look. My go-to’s are foundation, bronzer, eye shadow, mascara, and a brow pencil.  This is a real simple and quick routine to add a little color to your face on days you don’t want to do a full makeup routine. This routine is also good if you aren’t big into makeup because these are some great products to get you started!

Bare Minerals Ready Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 $29.50– I apply this foundation with the brush below all over my face. It is a pressed powder and fool proof. Promise!

Bare Minerals Precision Face Brush $28.00– The brush I use to apply the foundation above.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer $29.00– I use the bronzer brush below and then apply this lightly all over the face to add a little extra color to my face. It gives it a nice “sun-kissed” look.

IT Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Essential Bronzer Brush #114 $26.00– I use this brush to apply my Benefit Hoola bronzer.

Bare Minerals The Top Shelf Eyeshadow Pallet $21.00– This is a two eye shadow color pallet. Using the fluffy brush below I take the light color and mix it with the darker color and put it all over my eyelid. This is a great casual look.

Mac 213 Fluff Brush $25.00– This is the brush I use to apply my eye shadows all over the eyelid.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz $21.00– This is a easy way to do simple brows. It has a pencil on one side. I softly glide the color pencil through the brow. The other side is a spoolie to help brush through the brows.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara  $22.00– This is a great lengthening and thickening mascara. I use this on my top and bottom lashes.


Thanksgiving: 5 Things I’m Thankful for Today



Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks to all things we are thankful for no matter how big or small. I wanted to take the time to not do the normal cliché thing. Of course I am thankful for my family, friends, job, my pup, and a roof over my head. So here is a little fun and less serious list of things I am thankful for this year.

  1. Over the knee boots– This is my new fall obsession. These boots are all glam, but look so cute with anything. Thank you to whom ever thought of the over the knee boots.
  1. Chestnut Praline– My ALL TIME favorite Starbucks drink. I don’t even know how to describe the taste, but it’s wonderful. Thank you Starbucks for this drink.
  1. Gilmore Girls Reboot– Oy With the Poodles Already! This is my all time favorite show, and it is coming back for 4 short movies. Still in shock that its back tomorrow, but so thankful that the original writers are writing it and the whole cast has come back. Gasp!
  1. Wine– Who do I need to give thanks to? The grape gods? The wine gods? Whomever it is… Thanks! I mean who doesn’t love a good glass of wine?
  1. Cubs- Thankful that after 108 years that the Chicago cubs won the 2016 World Series. I never thought this day would come. Maybe a bittersweet moment, but no better year than this year.

Three Things I Wear All Year Long


1. 90 Degree by Reflex Leggings– Best leggings EVER! I wear these with everything. They are so comfy, and look great with all my pieces in my wardrobe. They come is many different colors and patterns.


2. Old Navy Essential Fitted Layering Tank– These tanks I wear under everything. They are smoothing and make all my shirts lay nicer. I like that they come in multiple colors, so I can find one that matches with any outfit.


3. Flannels– Any and all. You can’t go wrong with a flannel. Granted in the summer they are usually tied around my waist. Though in the fall they come in handy quite often in the fluctuating temperatures. Not mention how cute they are!

It’s November!!

It’s November! To most people that means the beginning of many family gatherings for the holidays, but this year it’s a bit different for me. November means Gilmore Girls is coming back to Netflix for four 90 minutes episodes. A day I thought I would never see. This show brings so many memories for me. It showed me that is was ok to be the brainy girl who loved books and to stay at home. It was ok that my mom was my best friend, and I adored my grandparents. It’s was a place I could related and feel comfortable being me in those awkward pre-teen years (sigh). I now have become an adult, so it will be interesting watching the new episodes. I’m so hoping I can still relate to these characters in the same way. So in case you never watched (I forgive you) or if you want to relive the series with me here are my must watch episode before the new episodes come out November 25 (All can be watched on Netflix). And, yes all my Black Friday shopping will be done online!

*The Bolded Episodes are my ABSOLUTE Faves

Season 1

1.1 Pilot

1.2 The Lorelais’s First Day at Chilton

1.7 Kiss and Tell

1.17 The Breakup, Part 2

1.21 Love, Daises and Troubadours

Season 2

2.1 Sadie, Sadie

2.4 The Road Trip to Harvard

2.13 A-Tisket, A-Tasket

2.19 Teach Me Tonight

2.21 Loreali’s Graduation Day

2.22 I Can’t Get Started

Season 3

3.1 Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

3.7 They Shoot Gilmores, Don’t They?

3.8 Let the Games Begin

3.18 Happy Birthday, Baby

3.19 Keg! Max!

3.22 Those Are Strings, Pinocchio

Season 4 

4.2 The Lorelais’ First Day at Yale 

4.9 Ted Koopel’s Big Night Out

4.13 Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospels

4.22 Raincoats and Recipes

Season 5

5.1 Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller

5.3 Written in the Starts

5.7 You Jump, I Jump, Jack 

5.8 The Party’s Over

5.13 Wedding Bell Blues 

5.14 Say Something

5.17 Pulp Fiction

5.19 But I’m a Gilmore!

5.21 Blame Booze and Melville

5.22 A House Is Not a Home

Season 6

6.1 New and Improved Lorelai

6.5 We’ve Got Magic to Do

6.7 Twenty-One is the Loneliest Number

6.8 Let Me Hear You Balalaikas Ringing Out

6.9 The Prodigal Daughter Returns

6.12 Just Like Gwen and Gavin

6.13 Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting

6.15 A Vineyard Valentine

6.16 Bridesmaid Revisited

6.18 The Teal Paul Anka

6.20 Super Cool Party People

6.22 Partings

Season 7

7.1 The Long Morrow

7.7 French Twist

7.13 I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia

7.21 Unto the Breach

7.22 Bon Voyage

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (Trailer)