Favorites of 2019

I wanted to make a list of items that I really enjoyed in 2019.  A lot of these items I have purchased many times thought out the year. Most of them are affordable but there are a few that are a splurge, but i really enjoy them. I feel like this is going to be a long list but that’s okay. 

You can read 9 Holy Grail Skin Care Favorites Of 2018Holy Grail Home Favorites of 2018Holy Grail Health Favorites of 2018 Holy Grail Hair and Makeup Favorites of 2018

Skincare 

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater– I love this spray. I like to use this after washing my face, right before applying my moisturizer and setting my makeup. . The smell is divine.

Tone it up– Still one of my favorites form 2019. They have so many type of work outs to pick from. It has daily workouts, on demand workouts and studio classes that you sign up at a certain time and can chat with before and after the class. Every week they send emails of workouts for that week.
Diva Cup I started using one in  2018 and it has been life changing! I absolutely love mine. I hardly feel the cup,  I have also saved so much money since buying and switching from tampons and liners to my diva cup. You also save on creating zero waste for the environment, since it is reusable.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion – Helps with white heads and other blemishes.
B.tan– So many options! I love the gradual tanners, sweet sunset vibescosmic candy glow  & just act natural. I also love using B.tan forever + ever as my base coat once a week since it last so long. Disco candy tan also gives a nice dark base but faster.
Bondi Sands Milk Lotion– Smells amazing and goes on without streaking and leaves my skin so soft.
Alba Botanica Acnedote  is what I use on my face to help with the adult acne that I have to deal with. I have seen a great improvement since starting. I use the  Acnedote Maximum Strength Deep Pore WashAcnedote Deep Clean Astringent – 6 fl oz & Acnedote Maximum Strength Oil Control Lotion.
Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion– This is great for reducing cystic acne quickly. 
 
Pacifica Wake Up Beautiful Mask– Great if you have dry skin or in a colder climate.
 Bath & Body Works Rose Fine Fragrance Mist– One of my favorite scents that i feel you can wear all year long.
Bite Beauty Agave+ Nighttime Lip Therapy– I use this every night before bed. It smells amazing and I love the way it makes my lips so soft.
No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm–   This takes off all the makeup and makes the skin so soft and clean feeling.

Makeup

Primer-Both are great and really like how feel and work.  Elf Poreless Putty Primer  & Touch of Sol No Poreblem Priming Water
Foundation- I love the finish that Elf Flawless Finish Foundation gives me. Doesn’t dry out my face  or look cakey.
Eye liner- My favorites are NYX  Epic Ink Liner– My all time favorite liner. Does not budge at all. The brush is the best that I have used. Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner & Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner.
Tart Tarteist PRO glow cheek palette V3– My top go to palette for my face, it has everything that you need for bronzer, high light and blush.
Eyebrows- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade love the way it applies and the way it wears.
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Both great for giving your lashes that fake lash look.
Lashes- Ardell Lash Wispies Multipack are my favorite as well as their demi lashes.  JIMIRE Fake Eyelashes 4 Styles are great too.
Nails-Both have great designs.  imPRESS® Press-On Manicure are easy to apply  and very easy to remove.  Static Nails can be reused and can last up to 2 weeks. Personally I have had them last 3 weeks and with minimum damage to the nails.

Hair care

Three Little Words International– I use the whole haircare line from the shampoo, conditioner, hair oil, frizz fighter and Hair Shot Ampoules. The line smells amazing and makes my hair feel great.
 oVertone Color Conditioner – I use to color my hair and it is so easy. The colors last how ever long  you want it too, depending on how much you wash your hair.
 Deogra Mini Hair Straightener– Since I have a pixie again, its  the perfect size for creating curls and straightening.

Lifestyle/Misc

Instapot– I cook pretty much all of our meals it, it does so many different things  and it cuts down on kitchen appliances.
Fitbit versa lite– I track everything from steps, workouts, sleep and my period.
Lotus studs – You get 4 different colors, silver, gold, rose gold & black for $6.99.
Litter genie– I never thought it would be something I would buy but its so handy.

Fancii mirror– Super handy when doing my makeup. Dimmable with soft warm, neutral white, and natural daylight.

Earring book– I use this to hold my stud earrings.
Makeup organizer– Holds all of my makup that I own
Hayday fitbit band– Great alternative to the fitbit bands.

2020 Goals

My list of goals is nothing crazy or to hard to do, and 2019  wasn’t bad but it wasn’t terrible. I mainly wanted to make a list of things I want to continue or improve in 2020. Which you can read here, about what they where. So here is a list of things I would like to change or work towards in 2019.

Health

  • Eat cleaner. Continue making healthier choices and taking vitamins .
  • Workout 3 times a week at a minimum
  • Drinking water. I think I have been doing well with my 16oz bottle 2 times a day.

Self Care 

 
  • Read 12 books in 2020 and if i read more that’s great then. I read about 5/19 books in 2019. I think my goal was to big.
  • Read tarot more often.
  • Journal everyday.
  • Art. I did zip. Nothing in 2018.
  • Spend less. Only buy what I really need. Not because I want it.

Social Media 

  • Blog once a week or at lest every other week. Some months are better then others with work and life.
  • More constituent schedule with the Blogging RT account I run on twitter, BloggingBeesRT.
So those are my goals for 2020! I would love to read any goals that you might have!

6 Blogging Tools Any Blogger Needs

Blogging can be sometimes overwhelming. I decided to put together a list of blogging tools that helped me with my blogging game by keeping me organize and on track. I’m no expert but I’m hoping it will be helpful to you. These are 6 blogging tool that I think any blogger needs.
  1. Twitter- My blog has exploded by using twitter. I started this blog in March/April of 2017 and got some traffic and didn’t start using twitter until July 2017. The amount of traffic i get now just from twitter is unreal. Twitter chats and RT accounts are super helpful for connecting to other bloggers. I recommend joining a twitter chat just 1-2 a week and see for your self.
  2. Hootsuite – This has been really helpful getting word out about my blog and my  Twitter RT account. I can tell the difference on my blog  when I don’t have it setup for day. I use Hootsuite  to schedule tweets for my Twitter & RT account Blogging Bees RT.  I love that I can have all three under one and manage them in one place.
  3. Planner– A planner is really helpful in planning blog post, tracking views and so much more. I use a happy planner and I plan out the blog posts I would like to write-up and schedule any posts for my blog and twitter.
  4. Photo Editing Software– Snapseed  is a great app for editing photos, best part its free. I have it on my phone and iPad. I wish they had it for desktop/laptop. I love Adobe Spark. I think I make all of my blog titles in adobe spark.  They have a mobile app and desktop version. Both are free. Canva is anther great app that can be used for photo editing. You can use canva on mobile and desktop, but with mobile I find a little tricky at times.
  5. Camera– Most of the time I use my phone camera on my iPhone 11 for convenience. Even though I have a really nice Nikon COOLPIX P520. I really need to break that bad boy out again and use it more often. You don’t need a fancy camera. If you only have a cell phone then that’s okay. Or if you’re not into taking pictures for your blog that okay too.
  6. Computer/tablet– You need ether one to write blog posts on. I know a few  bloggers who write only on a phone because that’s all they have and that okay too. What ever works for you. I myself use my MacBook pro and my iPod pro. Sometime I will use my husbands Chromebook that we bought last year at tax time for under $200 at walmart, which if I didn’t have my MacBook or iPad, I would have bought one for myself. The battery life is now better than my MacBook. I’m jealous.
So that’s all I use for my blog right now. What tools do you use for blogging?

About Me

Welcome!
You have stumbled across upon my lifestyle blog on the interweb. Be aware of art, alternative health, earthly jewelry, DIY,  bullet journaling, essential oils, beauty, photography and other interests of mine.

A little more about myself. Let’s see, I am 27, married, a virgo, type 1 diabetic, has a college degree in art and was homeschooled from 5th grade to high school. I have 4 siblings and I’m the oldest, I don’t look my age at all. Everyone always thinks I’m younger than I look and no it’s not the blue hair.  I am also from the midwest.

I hope you like your visit and continue reading my blog.

THE MEGA LOVE FOR AUTUMN TAG

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year next summer, I would have to say they are both at a tie.  The last time I did any kind of autumn post was last October, which you can read here. No one tagged me I saw this on Zombie Goddess Beauty  and  I thought this was a cool tag to do for fall. 

THE QUESTIONS:
1. What signifies the start of Autumn to you? In the last few weeks of august it starts to become hazy also when I start seeing the leaves change.

2. What are you most excited about for Fall? Leaves changing colors, pumpkins, sweaters, fall smelling candles & wax melts, leather jackets (faux), boots and cooler weather. Basically everything.

3. Name one place you want to visit this Autumn. The parks to take photos of the leaves changing color.


4. What is one item on your Autumn Bucket List? Going to the pumpkin farm and taking our niece (5) and nephew (1 and a half) to pick out pumpkins.


5. What is the best way to spend a rainy day? Reading. I don’t read as much as I would like.


6. What gets you into the fall spirit? Fall candles!


7. Describe your ideal fall day. Enjoy the crisp air and taking photos.


8. What TV show are you most excited about this fall? Supernatural! Cant believe they are on their 14th season, also Riverdale & AHS.


9. What are you being for Halloween/What were you this Halloween? I haven’t dressed up in a couple of years now, but the last time i was cat. I know very original.


10. What is the Fall weather like where you live? I live in South Eastern Wisconsin near Lake Michigan. Be prepared to experience all 4 seasons in one day. During fall it can be 50 degrees at night and 80+during the day. Gotta love Wisconsin.


11. What changes do you look forward to in Autumn? Wearing boots, sweaters and fall color makeup.


12. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? Honestly I tired my fist pumpkin spice latte last fall. Its good but I don’t think its all the hype.


13. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Autumn? Cooler weather and fall colors.


14. What is your go-to an autumnal beauty product? A must-have staple. Berry color nail polish.


15. Do you have any Autumn traditions? We go to a pumpkin farm every year.


16. The moment of truth, is Autumn your favourite season? It’s a tie between summer, only because my birthday is August 31st.


17. Do you decorate your room/home for autumn? Yes I decorate with pumpkins,   fake flowers and leaves, owls and candles. 


18. Do you have any fall pet peeves/something you dislike about fall? Honestly i not a fan on cold waether but i do like the cooler and warmish fall days, like 60-70 degrees. Perfect. 

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FALL FAVOURITES:
1. What is your favourite Autumnal Colour? A berry wine color. 
2. What is your favourite Fall Scent?  Apple Pumpkin 
3. What is your favourite Autumn Candle? Bath and body works Apple pumpkin

4. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Item?
Sweaters  and boots. Booties or tall. All of them. 
5. What is your favourite Fall Accessory? Beanies 
6. What is your favourite Autumn Lip Colour?  Queen B by Too faced. 
7. What is your favourite Fall Nail Polish? Lincoln Park after dark by OIP
8. What is your favourite Autumnal Drink? Salted caramel  anything.
9. What is your favourite Fall Treat?  Cinnamon raisin bread
10. What is your favourite Fall Flavour? Cinnamon anything
11. What is your favourite Thanksgiving Food? Sweet potatoes 
12. What is your favourite Halloween Candy? Caremal Apples 
13. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Song? This is halloween from The nightmare before Christmas 
14. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Film? The nightmare before Christmas 
15. What is your favourite Autumn Makeup Look? Any berry or bronze shades and purple hair.  
16. What is your favourite Autumn Beauty Trend this year? I think its still early to tell.
17. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Trend this year? Burnt oranges, reds and golds. 
18. What is your favourite/Most Worn Sweater/Jumper? Grey destressed sweater for Rue 21 a few years ago. 
19. What is your favourite Autumn Memory? 
20. What is your favourite photo you’ve taken in Fall?  It would have to bee these.
21. What is your favourite Autumn activity? Picking out pumpkins 
22. What is your favourite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn? It would have to be belle, from beauty and the beast when i was a kid 

AUTUMN THIS OR THAT:
1. Apple Picking or Pumpkin Patch? Pumpkin patch 
2. Football Games or Nature Walk?  Nature walk 
3. Halloween or Thanksgiving? Halloween 
4. Bat Wing Sleeves or Cat Eye Eyeshadow? Cat eye shadow
5. Dark Lips or Winged Liner? Wing liner 
6. Apple stuff or Pumpkin stuff? Apple stuff
7. Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice? Cinnamon 
8. Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider? Coffee
9. Jeans, Leggings or Skirts/Shorts w/Tights? Jeans
10. Beanie or Hair Scarf? Beanie 
11. Infinity Scarf or Body Wrap? Infinity Scarf
12. Booties or Knee High Boots? Booties 
13. Flats or Wedges? Flats 
14. Flannels or Jumpers/Sweaters? Flannel
15. Hair up in bun/ponnie tail or Hair Down? Down 
16. Fairy Lights or Candles? Candles 
17. Scary Movie or Haunted House? Scary Movie 
18. Apple Bobbing or Making Apple Pie? Making Apple Pie
19. DIY Halloween Costume or DIY House Decorations? DIY House Decorations
20. Pop of Orange or Pop of Yellow in your wardrobe? Pop of Yellow 

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THE QUESTIONS:


1. What signifies the start of Autumn to you?


2. What are you most excited about for Fall?


3. Name one place you want to visit this Autumn.


4. What is one item on your Autumn Bucket List?


5. What is the best way to spend a rainy day?


6. What gets you into the fall spirit?


7. Describe your ideal fall day.


8. What TV show are you most excited about this fall?


9. What are you being for Halloween/What were you this Halloween?


10. What is the Fall weather like where you live?


11. What changes do you look forward to in Autumn?


12. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?


13. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Autumn?


14. What is your go-to an autumnal beauty product? A must-have staple.


15. Do you have any Autumn traditions?


16. The moment of truth, is Autumn your favourite season?


17. Do you decorate your room/home for autumn?


18. Do you have any fall pet peeves/something you dislike about fall?




FALL FAVOURITES:


1. What is your favourite Autumnal Colour?


2. What is your favourite Fall Scent?


3. What is your favourite Autumn Candle?


4. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Item?


5. What is your favourite Fall Accessory?


6. What is your favourite Autumn Lip Colour?


7. What is your favourite Fall Nail Polish?


8. What is your favourite Autumnal Drink?


9. What is your favourite Fall Treat?


10. What is your favourite Fall Flavour?


11. What is your favourite Thanksgiving Food?


12. What is your favourite Halloween Candy?


13. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Song?


14. What is your favourite Fall/Halloween Film?


15. What is your favourite Autumn Makeup Look?


16. What is your favourite Autumn Beauty Trend this year?


17. What is your favourite Fall Fashion Trend this year?


18. What is your favourite/Most Worn Sweater/Jumper?


19. What is your favourite Autumn Memory?


20. What is your favourite photo you’ve taken in Fall?


21. What is your favourite Autumn activity?


22. What is your favourite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn?




AUTUMN THIS OR THAT:


1. Apple Picking or Pumpkin Patch?


2. Football Games or Nature Walk?


3. Halloween or Thanksgiving?


4. Bat Wing Sleeves or Cat Eye Eyeshadow?


5. Dark Lips or Winged Liner?


6. Apple stuff or Pumpkin stuff?


7. Cinnamon or Pumpkin Pie Spice?


8. Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa or Apple Cider?


9. Jeans, Leggings or Skirts/Shorts w/Tights?


10. Beanie or Hair Scarf?


11. Infinity Scarf or Body Wrap?


12. Booties or Knee High Boots?


13. Flats or Wedges?


14. Flannels or Jumpers/Sweaters?


15. Hair up in bun/ponnie tail or Hair Down?


16. Fairy Lights or Candles?


17. Scary Movie or Haunted House?


18. Apple Bobbing or Making Apple Pie?


19. DIY Halloween Costume or DIY House Decorations?


20. Pop of Orange or Pop of Yellow in your wardrobe?