March in Review | ’18

March in Review | ’18

How is March already over!? It’s always sad when my birthday month is coming to an end. I have to wait a whole year to celebrate again. Oh, well. It’s been an interesting month and this year is just going wild. Here’s March in review!

Lifestyle

– I mentioned this on my spring must haves but y’all I love wrap dresses. Target actually had tons of cute ones and had sales this month so I stocked up on them!

– I NEED NEW MAKEUP! I feel like I’m so out of the makeup loop and I’m trying to figure out what’s the cool thing now. What have y’all been loving?

A&E

– I was going to start a new show on Netflix, but I ended up re-watching Grey’s Anatomy. Don’t judge me.

– I started my March and April playlist on Spotify! Go and see what I’m listening to lately here

Personal

– I turned 25! It’s been weird and I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where I forget my age. It’s been interesting.

– I’m in the thick of writing my grad school thesis and I’m so tired. But I know I’ll be done soon! Send over all the good vibes and coffee!

Around the Web

– Over on the YouTubes, I’ve been loving Kristee Vetter. She’s doing her fitness journey and it’s so honest and helpful so it helps out a lot!


What’s new with you this month?

Catch up with the other months: Jan | Feb

Cross Equals Love

Cross Equals Love

For some reason, whenever Easter will roll around, I would get really uneasy. I never understood why. Christmas was always the best time but Easter always seemed overwhelming. It never hit me why until this year’s Cross Equals Love campaign. Easter confronts us with our sin so clearly because the main focus is Jesus’ sacrifice. 

Easter is all about Jesus’ death and resurrection. We all know that. But understanding the magnitude of that is a whole different level. Jesus’ love was so genuine and real and nothing we deserve. Imagine giving Jesus half our heart and living outside of His ways when He died a brutal death on a cross? How can we go through the Easter season without looking at ourselves and really aligning ourselves to God?

Easter is not just another event, it’s the event. We would not have hope if it wasn’t for Jesus. The crucifixion is a tough pill to swallow. It was bloody and painful, yet Jesus did it anyway for us. It’s so easy to forget the magnitude of what happened. It was a brutal death. Yet Jesus did it for love. A radical, pure, never-ending love. A love we don’t even deserve yet He gives so willingly.

This season is always important. But it’s also important to look to ourselves and see how we can be living more for Jesus. We need to honor His sacrifice and all He has done for us.

Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity He put us in right standing with Himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where He always wanted us to be. And He did it by means of Jesus Christ.

– Romans 3:23-24

Nothing to Prove – Jennie Allen | Review

Nothing to Prove – Jennie Allen | Review
I received this book from Blogging for Books for reviewing. All opinions are my own.

It’s really draining feeling like you have to prove yourself to people. But it’s something that people struggle with at one point of another. Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen looks at how we should stop trying to porve ourselves and just rest in who God is. Sometimes this is easier said than done, so the whole book tackles the idea and how we can truly live this way.

About the Book

This book is about finding freedom from the pressure we put on ourselves. This can be in all aspects of our lives like in church or in our communities. But it also looks at how we do things for God instead of doing things with Him. Jennie Allen explains how we basically need to just find ourselves in God and then we can be assured of who we are. God can meet all of our needs.

Thoughts

I feel like having to prove myself is just a recurring struggle for me so this book hit home. I love that Jennie shared her own struggles that are all too real. Sometimes it’s not a big moment that makes us feel insecure but the small every day life details. I think it’s a great book to reanalyze how we see ourselves and who God is in our lives. It’s a good book that reminds you to apply God’s views into our lives.


What books have you read lately?

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The Easiest Skin Care Routine

The Easiest Skin Care Routine

 

 

I’m in the middle of working full-time and going to grad school full-time. This means my schedule is crazy and having a moment to relax is rare. It’s really hard when you need a break and I usually don’t get home until really late. I needed to find the easiest skin care routine ever. That’s where Bioré comes in. They don’t just have one option but two that will make your routine easy! Let’s get into it.

Easy Skin Care Routine

No matter how tired I am, I usually set aside 5-10 minutes to just focus on cleaning my face. I have dry skin so it’s important to keep it always clean. My routine has to let me multitask and do other things because there’s always way too much to do. I need to be done soon. I feel like sometimes skin care routines take a long time and that is why people tend to put them off.

Bioré One Minute Self Heating Mask is a lifesaver. I’m a huge fan of the heating masks and have used it before. It’s easy to put on. All you do is wet your face then massage it on to activate the heat then rinse off in a minute. I love the heating up part because it’s such a cool sensation! What makes the Bioré One Minute Self Heating Mask great is that it’s infused with natural charcoal. The Bioré One Minute Self Heating Mask helps remove dirt, oil, and surface toxins and purifies pores. All in one minute! Imagine getting all that out of the day in 60 seconds. Worth it!

The Easiest Skin Care Routine The Easiest Skin Care Routine

My nose is usually a huge problem area for me. Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips are amazing! I usually do this once a week for 10 minutes. Perfect way to multitask and get your skin together. I usually catch up on emails and start doing assignments while letting the strip do its thing. It gets out blackheads and oil and even diminishes the appearance of pores!

I’ve always been a huge fan of Bioré and these products are a huge help right now since life is so busy and I need something quick!


Don’t forget to check out Bioré! You can easily find them at Target or Amazon!

What’s your easy skin care routine?

Spring Must Haves

Spring Must Haves

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Y’all I’m so excited for spring and sunshine! It’s been a rainy season in California, which is rare. So I’m so happy for warmer temperatures. I love spring because I always end up trying new styles I usually would never. I’m definitely excited for new trends. Here are my spring must haves!

Wrap and Overall Dresses

I’ve always been a rompers only kind of girl but I’m loving dresses this season. Not just any dresses, wrap and overall dresses. Wrap dresses are so easy to throw on and dress up or down. They’re perfect because you can look nice in seconds and fit me so well. Then there’s overall dresses. Over on the trend side, I’m all about overall dresses. I got one from Cotton On and it’s super cute and casual. I’m excited to wear some of these things!

Print Pants

I’ve always been a black pants only girl. The fact that I’m loving this trend is completely different for me! I’m still a little nervous about jumping on this trend and need to find the perfect pair before I commit but I just think it’s such a fun style!

Scarves

This spring has me breaking out of my usual. I’ve started to wear my hair up which is completely new for me. The silk scarves trend is one of my favorites. I love how putting a scarf around my ponytail makes it more fun and can easily make it look much more stylish. I’m stocking up on these!

Sneakers

Not a new trend but I trend I’m forever sticking with. I don’t know why but sneakers have been my go to. I love Vans’ platform line and got some of those in checkered slip ons. But also decided to buy some high top black Converse. I’m honestly going to keep buying more because they’re so cool.



What’s your current favorite spring trend?