Weekend Getaway: Vegas

I am a weekend getaway junkie, and Vegas is one of my favorite short-trip destinations. It usually has inexpensive flights from Denver, you can always find a hotel deal, and there is so much to do when you’re there! Last week when my mom had to go there for work I decided to join her and extend the stay over the weekend. Here is a recap of our trip! Friday: I flew in Thursday evening and on Friday my mom had to work, so I had the day to myself. I was looking to zen out, so the first thing […]

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Thoughtful and Practical Valentines Gift | Jord Watches

Practical but thoughtful gifts are so much easier said than done. For me, Valentine’s Day is the hardest holiday to shop for because of this. This isn’t just another birthday where you can buy your significant other exactly what they asked for and move on. On Valentine’s Day your gift is supposed to be sweet and thoughtful and romantic. But what about practical? Fashionable? Something your significant other will actually like? Finding a balance is difficult but this year I found the perfect gift, a wood watch, thanks to JORD. Jord is a company that makes fashion forward, high quality, […]

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Beauty Products That Are Worth The Hype

If you’re anything like me, you keep up with the latest trends in the beauty industry through social media. I would be lying if I didn’t say that a huge portion of the accounts I follow on Instagram are either beauty brands or beauty influencers. It is through them that I hear whats new and what’s awesome. Maybe you have seen some of these products too and wondered if they are really worth it or if you’d rather not spend the money and shake up your routine. Well, here is a list of products that I’ve tested for you and […]

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Study Abroad in Photos: Italy

Well, its officially been two years since I started the biggest adventure of my life: studying abroad in Italy for four months! To some this may seem like no big deal, and to many this may seem like the biggest deal ever. For me, it was huge because I’m a total home body and extremely close with my family, so to up and leave the country for the first time in my life and be gone for four months was pretty ballsy on my part. To say this was the experience of a lifetime is an understatement. Not only did […]

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Easiest Way to Remove Eye Makeup

If you get out of the shower and have two black rings around your eyes from eye makeup that your cleanser didn’t get off then: 1) get a new cleanser because you shouldn’t have that much makeup left over (this one is my fave from Tula- use the code MADI15VIP for 15% off!) and 2) your totally normal because every girl has a little eye makeup residue left over after cleansing. How do you get that little bit of makeup off? With an eye makeup remover? Well, that seems like a logical answer, but does anyone else have a thing […]

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2018 Resolutions

I have never been a big resolution person. I usually just say I’m going to “work out more and eat healthier”, and then I make no effort towards actually doing so. This year, I genuinely took the time to think about what I want to achieve in the upcoming 12 months, and so much of it relates to this blog. I tried to think of things that are ambitious but possible with hard work, here is what I came up with: Post regularly on my blog When I get home from work and the gym I am totally exhausted and […]

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Best Skincare of 2017

2017 was the year of skincare. I tried A TON of new products, played around with different routines, and figured out what worked and what doesn’t. Because of that, I wanted to summarize my absolute favorite products into one post where I lay it all out. Skincare isn’t easy and the same routine won’t work for everyone, but these are products that I love, that work on my skin, and that I would recommend to anyone. They are the best! Cleansers For each category I will try to choose one product… and I’m already off to a bad start because […]

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Cranberry Mimosa- Favorite Holiday Cocktail

One of my favorite parts of the holidays are the mornings, when all the guys are on the couch watching football, and all the girls are in the kitchen making food, listening to Christmas music, and sipping cocktails. I started making this drink a few years back and its become sort of a tradition in our house! While this is just about as easy as it gets for a cocktail, its still so festive and delicious so I thought I’d share! What you’ll need: Champagne Cranberry juice Cranberries Limes Sugar Toothpicks Step One: Cut a sliver of the lime and […]

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Tula Ambassador- MADI15VIP

I am so excited to announce that I am officially a Tula Ambassador! If you don’t know who Tula is, they are a probiotic skin care brand that was invented by a gastroenterologist! Probiotics (in short) are good bacteria that help from the inside out and have numerous health benefits such as weight loss, reduced risk of many diseases, and better skin. Tula has received press in Elle and Glamour magazines, and more importantly is recommended by some of my favorite beauty bloggers that I love and really trust! As a beauty blogger one of the most fun things to […]

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Herbal Essences Bio Renew

If you read my “Favorite Hair Products” post then you probably saw how obsessed I am with the Smooth Collection shampoo and conditioner from Herbal Essences. I have literally used that stuff for as long as I can remember and I think it’s simply the best. Because of that, you can probably imagine my excitement when the first products I received as a beauty blogger were some from Herbal Essences new BioRenew line. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little nervous to try these products, too. I was so obsessed with the Smooth Collection that I […]

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