The Lifestyle

My thoughts, ideas, opinions on life, beauty and beyond…

How to Pack Your Makeup Bag for Travel

Avoid a cosmetic explosion and learn how to pack your makeup bag for travel. Over the years, I have learned many packing tips and tricks for makeup travel essentials  what travel-friendly…

How to Stop Your Sad Talk

I will be the first to admit that I have struggled with sad talk behavior. I think we all do at some point and it’s up to us to stop…

The Never Enough Mentality

Sometimes I get caught up in the downward spiral of the ‘never enough mentality’. It’s that ugly voice that says no matter what you do, or how hard you work,…

Redefining Citizens of Beauty

Eight years ago I started Citizens of Beauty. I wanted to create a space where I could teach women about beauty, and that beauty comes in all forms. That we…

15 Black Cozy Winter Coats

I am headed to Portland this weekend where the weather is freezing and I’m on the hunt for a cozy black winter coat  that will go with everything.  I hate stuffy…

My Husband Hates My Boyfriend Jeans

My husband is usually all about the fashion trends, but when it comes to boyfriend jeans, he is vehemently against it. I bought a pair of Topshop boyfriend jeans for…