TOP 10 TRADER JOE'S BEAUTY PRODUCTS UNDER $10... THAT ACTUALLY WORK!

As if my cart wasn't already full to the brim with sweet potato gnocchi, cauliflower pizza, green juice, fresh flowers and my favorite rosé.... I discovered Trader Joe's has beauty/skincare products ?!? I wasn't sure what to expect with the quality of the products but since TJ's can do no wrong in my eyes, I knew I'd have #noragrets by adding pretty much one of everything to my cart. I've implemented several of the products in my every day skincare/beauty routine and have tried all of these products in the post for an extended period of time (I'm even on my seconds on some of these) so I feel like I can give a pretty fair review on the the products. These products are all low in price (ALL UNDER $10, LIKE WHAT) but definitely high in quality! Keep reading for a breakdown of my top ten favorites in no particular order.

TRAVEL DIARIES: 10 DAYS IN SPAIN (MADRID, SEVILLA, BARCELONA)

This post has taken WAY too long to publish but I'm finally sharing all the deets on my 10 days in Spain! Keep reading for all the best things to see/do/eat, hottest rooftops, pick pocketing stories, and my ironic love affair with olives.

4TH OF JULY FAVES



CARRY ON ESSENTIALS FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS


I've been pretty MIA on the blog recently because I've been a little stressed (but super excited!) about my upcoming trip. The outfits, the activities, the packing, etc has consumed my mind for the last couple of weeks. I'm headed to Spain on THURSDAY and I'm sooo excited and actually feel very prepared packing wise! Keep reading for a complete & broken down list of carry on essentials for international flights. 

MUST HAVE TRAVEL MAKEUP CASE

If I told you I found a sensible sized travel makeup case that fits ALL of my makeup and skincare products I need every time I travel...would you believe me??

SPRING SHOE GUIDE



In the words of the ever popular and viral 2006 YouTube video....Let's get some shoes. Spring is...dare I say... HERE in Chicago?!?! ... and I'm celebrating with some much needed retail therapy. I'm retiring my Sorel's until next year and bringing out the mules. Check out some of my favorite shoe finds for the Spring season!

HOW I'M CELEBRATING VALENTINES DAY + EASY & CUTE RECIPE



It's Valentine's weeeeeeek and love is in the air 😍 I'm sharing all the ways I'll be celebrating this year! Note: boyfriend not required ;)

VALENTINES DAY GIFT GUIDE // FOR HER, HIM, GALENTINES


No matter what your relationship status is on Valentine's Day, I think it's a great holiday to celebrate ~love~. Whether you're shopping for a boyfriend, girlfriend, your bff, or even just yourself (because TREAT YO SELF), I have compiled a few gift guides to help with your shopping! Of course material items aren't what showing love is all about but I really enjoy spoiling my loved ones and buying gifts for other people so I thought I'd share some of my favorite things I've found recently.


HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF


It's crazy to think Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Whether you love or hate the holiday, I know one thing is for certain: I truly don't think one is able to entirely give love to someone else without having love for themselves first. Living without self love creates insecurities that leak into relationships, friendships, etc.... So no matter what your relationship status is this Valentine's Day, let's vow to fall in love with ourselves first.

10 WAYS TO DECLUTTER YOUR LIFE IN 2019



New Years resolutions are great but I don't think you have to wait for a certain time of year to make a change to better yourself. I am constantly a work in progress. One thing I have been trying to work on and will continue to do so in 2019 is decluttering my life (and mind). I'd say I'm pretty organized when I want to be - I'll go on random cleaning/organizing sprees and I find that it really makes me happy and calm. When I find my environment or mind cluttered, I truly see it taking a negative toll on my wellbeing.With that, I've compiled a list of random things you can do to declutter your life in one way or another!