Ann Taylor SALE!

Hi everyone! Just thought I would pop on here and let you guys know about the amazing Ann Taylor Sale going on 6/17-6/19!!

This sale is amazing it’s 50% off EVERYTHING!

That’s right, you read it correctly! Ann Taylor is having 50 % off everything and I have the amazing code for you to get the best deal of the year!

I’ve already started adding things to my chart so that when 6/17 hits I can use my code and get all these amazing clothes!

I’ll share with you some of the amazing clothes I’m crushing on right now!

Check out all these gorgeous clothes I found below. Feel free to click on any of the images to directly shop the item and add it to your cart!

Ok, are these clothes not just the cutest!?

I’m seriously crushing on all the Ann Taylor skirts right now. They are just so fun and flirty!

Also, these block heels and classic necklaces have me so in love. I am seriously obsessed with everything Ann Taylor is making right now!

Ok, so on to the most important part! Now that you have found some of your favorite items to shop, you gotta use this code to get 50% off!

The code is: MAKEWAVES

Make sure you use this code in the promo code line to get 50% off your total purchase!

I mean, I seriously am so excited to get these amazing deals for only half the asking price! Aren’t you!?

I can’t wait to start wearing these amazing items as soon as they arrive!

These are all going to be so perfect for the summer season! Don’t you agree?

Do you guys have any favorites from this list?

If you do, message me below with your favorite looks!

Till next time!

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Dry Shampoo Review: Who Makes the Best Dry Shampoo?

If you have super long hair like me, then you might be a dry shampoo lover too!

I have been using dry shampoo for years now and I cannot live without it.

However, not all dry shampoos are made the same.

I have tried a ton of different brands and have narrowed down my list to these top dry shampoo brands.

Some dry shampoos are better for certain things which is why I decided to make this review with a breakdown of which dry shampoo is best to a specific end result.

This way you can find the best dry shampoo for you!

So, let’s get on to the list…

First up is the BEST DRY SHAMPOO FOR VOLUME!

If you are looking to add a ton of volume to your hair then this stuff is the dry shampoo for you. I love the amount of volume I get from using this stuff. This stuff feels like a hairspray in my hair and after wearing it for one day I am definitely ready to shower and get it out of my hair. So it not my ultimate favorite dry shampoo.

Next up is BEST DRY SHAMPOO FOR SCENT!

If you are looking for an amazing dry shampoo that has a heavenly clean scent then this is the stuff for you! I absolutely love this dry shampoo after a sweaty day at the gym because is smells amazing. However this doesn’t seem to hold up the whole day and if feel like my hair looks oily again by the end of the day.

Next up is BEST DRY SHAMPOO FOR DARK HAIR!

If you have super dark roots and are looking for a dry shampoo that won’t make you look like you’re going gray then this tinted dry shampoo is definitely for you! I used this when I had dark brown hair and it was great!

Finally, the ULTIMATE, BEST ALL-AROUND DRY SHAMPOO!!!

If someone told me I could only use one dry shampoo for the rest of my life then THIS stuff would be it! This is my holy grail! Seriously, I’m so in love with this stuff. I spray it on and my hair immediately looks so clean and healthy. There is no gross lasting residue. My hair does not feel stiff or grimy all day like with other brands. Plus, this stuff last literally for days in my hair. I absolutely love this! This stuff has been able to help me go even more days in-between washes and help keep my hair super healthy and long!

So, there you have it my little review on the best dry shampoos!

For more hair tips click HERE!

Until next time!

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My Favorite OPI Nail Polish Colors

OPI nail polish has always been my favorite since I can remember. They have the best colors and highest quality nail polish that lasts for days!

I do all my own nails and no longer go out to nail salons to have my nails done. So obviously now that I’m buying all my own OPI nail polish, and I have come up with a list of my favorite OPI colors!

When picking nail polish I try to stick to the simple classic colors so that my nails look appropriate for work.

At work our nails need to be either a pink, white, nude, or red color. They prefer for us not to have any crazy blue or green colored nails. However, I have been able to get away with some super cute pastel purples and blues without an issue.

Like most things in life I gravitate toward the pastel spectrum of colors. So of course for my nails I pick every similar colors for my nail polish.

These are my go-to OPI nail polish colors that I wear on repeat all the time!

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MY FAVORITE OPI NAIL POLISH COLORS:

Steel Waters Run Deep (light gray nail color)

Funny Bunny (white nail color)

You’re such a Budapest (pastel purple nail color)

Kiss me, I’m Brazilian (orange/pink nail color)

Tiramisu for Two (nude nail color)

It’s Pink P.M. (pastel pink nail color)

Princesses Rule (glitter pink nail color)

Got the Blues for Red (deep red nail color)

Got Myself into a Jam-balaya (hot pink nail color)

I’ve been wearing these OPI nail polish colors on repeat lately.

I can’t wait to start getting more OPI colors to add to the list. There are so many I want to try. You can follow along with me on my Pinterest board called “Nailed It!” for more OPI nail inspirations!

Till next time!

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Summer Dresses you Will Want to Wear All Year Long!

Is anyone else obsessed with summer dresses like me?
I’m all about the cute, flirty dress for summer. It’s the easiest way to look stylish and to beat the summer heat!
I personal love the midi style dresses that go to mid shin. I think these just look so elegant and stylish. Of course, every once in a while I have to throw in some cute short dresses to mix things up.
Not to mention these looks are giving me some great ideas for accessories and way to style these dresses. I definitely need to step up my hat and sandal game this summer.
Though I do have a favorite sunhat that I have been sporting this spring and you guys can check it out by clicking HERE!
Also, I’m thinking I need to start selling some of my clothes to make room for more of these cute dresses! Why can my house have more closets…? That would solve all my storage problems.
But anyways….
Here is a list of my top picks for dresses this summer that I am crushing on!
Click on any of the dresses below to directly shop the look!
Happy shopping, loves!

As you can see I’m a lover of the light colored floral style dresses. But these bright blue, yellow, and red dresses are definitely calling my name this summer!

For more fashion inspiration and fun style’s click HERE!

What’s your favorite dress style?

I have to say for me, My favorite style is the pick dress, third row down in the middle. Those ruffles and that gorgeous blush color are stunning!

Till next time!

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Marriage Monday: Why Compliments are the Key to Happiness

Marriage Monday has not been forgotten. I know it’s been awhile since I did one of these posts but I swear I’m trying to do more of them for you guys.

For this Marriage Monday, I wanted to talk about why compliments are key to a happy healthy marriage.

I, of course, am only talking from my own experience so I’m not stating any of this as a fact. These are just things I’ve noticed that help bring me and my husband together.

So I know we hear compliments everyday, but there is something special about hearing it from your spouse. A simple “you look beautiful/handsome”, really goes a long way.

I think the reason compliments are so important is that it’s a way of showing gratitude for the other person. By saying a simple compliment here and there, you are letting your spouse know that you are grateful for them and that you are recognizing them.

Compliments are huge for staying connected with your spouse.

Nobody likes to feel ignored or unappreciated. So make sure you shower your spouse in some compliments today!

Here are a couple of my favorite compliments that always bring a smile to my face and make me feel special:

“you look incredible”

“I’m so lucky to be with you”

“I can’t wait to show you off”

“You make me so happy”

“I love being with you”

“I love everything about you”

These are just some examples of simple compliments that can speak volumes and really brighten your spouses day when they hear it.

I love when my husband surprises me with a little compliment like this here and there. It really helps me to know that he is grateful for me and that he is taking the time to notice me.

So next time you are at a loss for words or just sitting around, try saying one of these simple compliments to your spouse and see their face light up with a smile!

Till next time!

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My Top 5 Tips on How to Stay Motivated

DO you ever struggle with staying motivated?

Motivation is a tricky thing. Especially when you are overwhelmed with a million things to do and have no idea how to get it all done!

I struggle with staying motivated all the time. I may appear as though I have endless energy but that is not always the case.

I have to work hard at staying motivated on certain things in order to get them done.

The things that a struggle with to stay motivated on are finishing my work, working out, eating healthy, making time for my husband and blogging.

These things may not seem like a lot but it’s hard to make sure you are giving a little bit of energy to everything without overwhelming yourself. And yes, at times I just don’t feel like doing anything, which is why I have to stay motivated.

So I came up with 5 easy tips to help you stay motived that really work:

motivatedUSE A DAILY PLANNER! I plan out my weeks sometimes months in advance so that I know what I have to do at a specific time to stay on track.

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USE AN HOURGLASS! ok this may sound like some crazy ancient thing, but it really works! I have an hourglass on my desk at work and I use it all the time to time myself to get things done efficiently. So, this is how it works, you turn the hourglass upside down and you do not stop working until your tasks are done or until the hourglass runs out. This helps keep you from distractions and helps you manage your time better. I do this with all my paperwork tasks at the office.

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SET TIME BLOCKS FOR TASKS! This goes with the daily planner. I will portion off specific times of the day to complete certain tasks. So before work I block off 20mins to catch up on social media and blog stuff. Then, of course, at work I’m working and seeing patients, and then after work I have about 1 hour before my husband gets home. So durning that time I either blog again or work on instagram content. Then for 1 hour after that I cook/clean and then I have 1 hour to shower/prepare for the next day, then the rest of the night is to unwind and watch TV with my hubs.

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SET TINY GOALS! I did this when I first started my blog. I would set tiny goals of things I wanted to achieve. I didn’t give myself a time frame, only cause I didn’t know what I was doing in the beginning. But I use the tiny goals motto to help me stay motivated in everything. Tiny goals are easier to reach and there is positive feedback quicker than large goals. So by setting small goals you are helping yourself stay more motivated through your journey. I especially do this with my healthy eating and workouts.

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DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS! I wish someone told me this when I was younger, cause I have a really bad habit of doing it now. I constantly catch myself comparing myself to other girls and I get so discouraged and down about it. I have learned that by not comparing myself to others I stay much more motivated and in a positive mind frame overall. Of course, I will catch myself still doing it sometimes by saying, “wow I wish I had her body”, or “wow she is so photogenic”, or silly things like that. And to be honest that’s what social media does to us but you’re not helping anyone by comparing yourself to others. So I say, ignore others and stay focus on you!

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So there you have it my top 5 tips on how to stay motivated on any task!

For other helpful advice pieces, check out my post on Top 8 Tips for Stress Relief.

Talk to you guys soon!

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Top 8 Stress Relief Tips

Let’s face it, today’s world is built to stress people out. From the full work schedules, to family, to social outings. Keeping up with everything can sometimes leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed.

I know when I started my new job as a Physician Assistant I was so overwhelmed and stressed everyday that my neck muscles were killing me from being so tense. I was constantly getting headaches and just feeling burnt out. I knew I needed to change something quick or else I was going to end up burnt out in my first year working. So I started messing around with some stress relief remedies and final came up with these top 8 stress relief tips that have been working like a dream for me.

These are just some basic tips and tricks that I have been using for the last couple weeks and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my stress levels (and my husband has too!). I’ve started getting less headaches and my neck hasn’t been killing me everyday, plus I’ve had more energy and have been feeling less anxious and overwhelmed at work.

Disclaimer: These tips are just some things I’ve tried and wanted to share. Always check with you medical provider before taking anything new or starting new workout routines.

OK so let’s get on to the list!

Top 8 Stress Relief Tips:

  1. Use essential oils- I diffuse a “stress relief” blend in my office daily. It’s smells incredible and helps me unwind and feel more relaxed at work. I’ve also noticed my patients seem more calm and relaxed durning our appointments which is an added bonus. The best blends are ones that contain pachouli oil.
  2. Start mediation- I downloaded an app called “breethe” and started the mediation guided sessions in the morning to help me relax before my day starts. It’s a great way to start your day on a positive note. Plus the app comes with positive affirmations and meditation guides for better sleep and even weight loss.
  3. Exercise- I used to wake up at 4:45am every morning before work and workout, but then by the time I would be half way through my day I was drained and mentally done. So I have now adjusted my schedule so that after work everyday I do a quick 30min full body circuit workout and then I’m done. It’s easy and quick and it doesn’t interfere with my sleep. Which brings me to tip #4.
  4. SLEEP- This one is huge for me. When I was waking up at 4:45am everyday I was only getting 6 hours of sleep a night. I was burnt out by the time noon came around and I was increasing my caffeine intake to stay awake which was adding to my anxiety and stress. So I knew I need to get more sleep, which is why I now sleep in till 6am and give myself a full 8 hours of sleep. I have been waking up so much more refreshed and energized for the day. Plus i’ve noticed a huge change in my anxiety level at work since I’ve been able to decrease my caffeine intake.
  5. Get involved in a hobby you love! This one has really helped me. I love that I go to work, help patients, and then can come home and indulge myself in an activity I love. For me that activity is blogging. I love creating content and engaging my followers on instagram. I find it really helps me decompress after a long day and just forget about anything bad that might of happened that day. I think it has something to do with how therapeutic journaling can be and let’s face it, that is pretty much what blogging is.
  6. Positive affirmations- I noticed I really have a negative thought process. I was constantly telling myself negative things and making myself more anxious and overwhelmed. I started to notice I was getting really irritable and I definitely did not like that, so I knew that had to change. Your thoughts will drive your behavior and reaction. So If you say to yourself “I’m stressed, I’m overwhelmed, and I can’t do this”, then you are just setting yourself up for failure. Our minds can convince us of anything, so if you change your thoughts to positive ones, your whole outlook will change. I starting repeating positive affirmations to myself daily when I started feeling more stressed and I realized after awhile of doing this, the things I was stressing about stopped bothering me. I’ve been more calm and collected at work and seem to be able to get through my days easier. One of my favorite ones to repeat is “don’t turn a bad 5 minutes into a bad day”. I used to do that a lot and brew on one little bad thing that happened all day, now I just let them go and move on.
  7. Find a positive influence. My husband has always had an optimist personality. Nothing is ever negative. He always seems to only see the good. So, having someone like that always around really helps me develop a more care-free, positive outlook. It’s normal to pick up behaviors and mannerisms of people we surround ourselves with. So the more you can surround yourself with positive people, the more positive you will be and the more stress-free you will feel.
  8. Cut back the caffeine- I now only drink my morning coffee or tea and then a green tea in the afternoon for a pick me up. Before I was drinking coffee, pre-workout, and tea and I was all over the place. I was so caffeinated I was constantly anxious and my mind was going a mile a minute and I couldn’t concentrate. Now with just a coffee in the morning and a green tea in the afternoon I feel energized without being overstimulated which has helped keep my stress levels way down.

These 8 tips have been huge in helping lower my stress levels. I’m still working on other things I can do to help decrease my stress but so far these have been amazing. My next step is to start working on my diet and what I eat to help lower my stress. I’m a terribly unhealthy eater. I crave sweets and carbs all the time and barely eat any protein and I know that has to change, because the few times when I eat super healthy I feel amazing. So, that is my new goal I am working towards. But I hope some of these tips might help you feel less stressed and less overwhelmed. I know they have been an amazing addition to my routine and so my hope that they may be helpful to you as well.

Talk to you soon!

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