I’m still reliving our Maui vacation through the photos we took (yes, I know it’s February). However, when I finally got through the mountain of pictures and videos, I realized there was a recurring theme: this outfit. I ordered this simple, striped cotton dress from ASOS before we left and it became my most-reached-for item once we were there. It was perfect for throwing on over my swimsuit after a beach day and cute enough to wear if we went out to eat afterwards.
The name of the game in blogging and social media is engagement. Above amount of followers and readers, engagement (and quality engagement) is the number one thing that brands look at when they decide to partner with an influencer. It’s how the new Instagram algorithm decides which posts to feature in the Popular page. And now, it’s why so many bloggers have turned to Instagram comment pods to garner the quality engagement to get them noticed by brands and increase their engagement rate.
I was in 2 Instagram comment pods for approximately 3 weeks. So why did I decide to leave?
I’m finally getting around to sharing our photos from our trip to Maui in December! We took a mountain of photos and videos, so it was quite a task to slog through everything. It was our first trip to Hawaii, our first trip to a tropical location, and our first “real” vacation as a couple. Lots of firsts for this one!
Admittedly, many routines in my life have fallen to the wayside as the busyness of life sets in (working out, having my eyebrows tended to, blogging… to name a few). However, I’m always on it with my nightly skincare routine. Every night I take great joy in melting away the stresses of the day with a methodical skincare routine, finishing off with a cup of tea and an episode or two of Gilmore Girls.
As a beauty blogger, I test out a lot of skincare. When I find products that I love, they become like family to me: a comforting presence in an otherwise stressful world. And because you are also my family, I’m delighted to share the lineup with you.
There’s really nothing I love more than being cozy. It’s a word I use frequently in everyday life to describe the way certain things feel to me: slow walks with a close friend, the freedom of a wireless bra, and the feeling of luxuriating in bed on the weekend. Hygge is the Danish word for the feeling of coziness, but it encompasses so much more than that.
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There’s a common misconception that you must layer on thick creams and lotions to ward off dry, flaky skin. While that is an important step in any skincare routine, I would argue that what’s even more important is how you exfoliate beforehand. For me, there’s only one product for the job. These Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Pads have become my savior for flaky, dry winter skin.