LashMe Review

-As a blogger it’s our job to find products, test them, and then relay the good with the bad. Sometimes that means making mistakes so you don’t have to!! So today I wanted to give you my review of LashMe growth serum.

It seems as though everyone wants longer, fuller lashes, so it’s no surprise this product on Amazon has a ton of reviews. It’s also an Amazon’s choice product. The price isn’t bad either, only $19.95 (on sale). So, I decided to give it a try and found that it works, but very slowly.

Let’s start with the good things about the product. First, it’s cruelty free. Which is a bonus for me. It’s made in the Unites States and is also 100% vegan. You can also use it on your eyebrows!

Now, some of the cons about the product. It takes weeks to see results, and up to 3 months for full results. You also have to apply it every night, which if you are anything like me, you forget. For example, I’ve been using LashMe for a month now & just started to see a difference.

Now, if the cons don’t seem that bad to you, I would say go for it. However, if you want instant results this is not the product for you. Which for me was the case. With events, social outings, and trips coming up, I didn’t give myself the time needed.

Lash extensions and buying fake lashes to apply can be expensive, so I would recommend LashMe for a more affordable option. Just make sure you follow the directions and recommended steps in order to see the results you want.

If you are interested or have been thinking about trying a product like this you can go to Amazon and use the code IFYOUSEEK20 for 20% off your order!!

Let me know what your results are if you do!!

-Always, Tara XOXO

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Friday Vibes

-If you’re anything like me you want to look cute, but be comfortable. Especially on the weekends! For the most part we’re pretty laid back when it comes to what we do. Hiking, drinking, and casual nights in with friends is our vibe. However, sometimes you want to look and feel good while doing it!!

-I have TWO looks that I am sharing with you today that I would wear for those weekend nights out!! Of course, you all know I love my black-LOL.

First up is this jumpsuit from Amazon!! That’s right, and only $20 dollars & comes in more colors! I’ll link it here.

I’m pretty short, so it’s a little long. I ordered a medium due to chest size, however I think a small would have worked, especially for a shorter length. Nothing the dryer probably couldn’t fix!

Next up is a romper from Express! Now, its from last season so it’s no longer on their website, BUT I’ll link a similar one in shape & style here. Currently on SALE TOO!!

-You could change both looks up depending on what you wanted. Create a more casual look with each by adding flats/sandals. Or dress it up with some heels and cute accessories!! I love jackets, so that’s usually my go to.

-Always, Tara XOXO

Let’s Jump Around!

Recently, while walking around Marshalls I stumbled upon this jumpsuit that I couldn’t pass up. Now, normally I would have NEVER thought twice about buying something so bright and bold… but I had to have it! Not to mention it was only $12 dollars!! – A STEAL

Fashion is something I love, but am never brave enough to take chances with – which I’m working on. Every now and then though, it’s exciting and fun to try something you normally wouldn’t!

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I paired it with a jean jacket that I got from Express years ago, and a nude shoe. However, it can be worn by itself as well with flats or sandals for a more casual look. It really is perfect for Spring/Summer! I think the only thing that would make it better is pockets!

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I received so many compliments on my Instagram post that I wanted to share similar looks with you. That way everyone can enjoy stripes of their own!! – Obviously, we all know I can’t link Marshalls (which is sad) but I do recommend going to your local store and exploring for random finds! – Below, I linked three similar option, all under $100!!

Nordstrom Rack                   Express                               H&M

 

-These jumpsuits are so cute! I think I might get all of them. Dress them up with jackets, heels, etc. for the perfect work look, or dress down for a casual night out. Let me know which one is your favorite! I think I know mine already! XOXO

-Always, Tara

 

3 Pieces Every Girl’s Closet Needs

-Lets talk about work attire. Deciding what to wear has been my biggest challenge lately. I always tend to go for comfort above all else. Sometimes though, I like to dress it up. Personally, I think you need to dress it up every once in awhile to boost your mood and confidence.

However, business casual can be tricky. You don’t want to be too casual and sometimes you don’t want to be all business. That’s why I have found that owning these three staple pieces are essential. -What are they you ask? A blazer, A high waisted skirt, A cute tank. You can dress each piece up or down, and together they can make a statement.

{  Blazer: Here  |  Tank: Here    |   Skirt: Here    }

I love this color tank so much I actually have this color in three other shirts I own! Plus, I love black so a pop of color is needed every now and then. Everything you see here is from Express. I was able to find the same blazer and skirt, however the tank is different.

-Each piece is sort of affordable – Lol. BUT keep in mind it can all be worn separately to make different outfits/looks. If you wanted a more casual look for a Friday you could replace the skirt with a nice pair of jeans & booties!

Spring is right around the corner so I’ll be sharing more skirts and dresses! I’ve yet to wear either with tennis shows, however I want to try it out! Maybe we can do it together and share our looks!

Always – Tara

Get To Know Me!

 

 

Hi! I’m Tara! I wanted to jump on here and properly introduce myself. I’ve noticed so many new faces, and a lot of you have been asking questions to get to know me better (which I love! ) so I figured I’d spill some details about myself to answer everyone’s questions. -Which to be honest, talking about myself feels kind of weird, haha.

I like sharing information about products, places, etc. & determining how much of my personal life to keep to myself or share is a new balancing experience for me. 🙂 So as I answer all your questions I’ll be an open book & I hope you enjoy!

Always, – Tara

About Yours Truly

How old are you? I’m 32

Do you have any siblings? Yes! I have an older sister. Where are all my youngest siblings at?!! -Lol. We are 8 1/2 years apart BUT you honestly wouldn’t know it! We have always been really close.

What other hobbies besides blogging do you have? Singing really loudly with headphones in! -Haha. I love music & it doesn’t matter what you put on, I will sing along. Growing up I was the one my friends would always go to for information like “what’s the name of this song?’ or “who is this singing”. To be honest, I’m kind of slipping now that I’m older, but that’s what Google is for, right?!  I also took vocal lessons as a teenager & into adulthood, so needless to say my fiancé gets front row seats when I clean the house!

What’s your real job? Currently I work in sales. To be more specific, I work in the insurance world. How I got into it, I really don’t know- Lol. I went to school first for broadcast/radio and went back for my bachelors in public relations. I’m still new to the sales gig, only been doing it for a year. Before that I bartended for 7 years!

How did you meet your fiancé & how long have you been together? – I met Ryan through mutual friends. His best friend is married to one of my besties that I used to bartend with. The first time we met in person was at a friends house for a scary movie night! ( I know, right?) It was awkward because we knew everyone was trying to hook us up, but it worked out! -Haha. We’ve been together for 5 years now and will be married this September!

You still haven’t shared your wedding location, where will it be? – Hmm. I think I still want  to keep it a secret! Even though I have given many hints on my insta stories! You’ll just have to keep your eyes out!

How long have you been blogging? What made you want to do it? – I have been blogging for 7 months now. It’s exciting and challenging! If you’ve been following me for awhile now, I’m sorry! You are seeing all the good with the bad, but hey that’s how we learn and grow!

I actually used to have my own website years ago for music/radio purposes. I knew I always wanted to be creative and share things with people, I just didn’t know where to start. So one day after thinking about creating my blog, I just did it!

How many dogs do you have? I have two! Henry is our 3 year old lab, and Beamer is our 9 year old corgi! If I could I would get another one!

Have you always lived in Michigan? Yes. I always said when I was younger I was moving out of state, but I think I like it here now, -lol.

Do you have any kids? No I do not. Might do a post on this topic.

Any tips for someone wanting to start a blog? I am still learning myself, but I will say you have to be YOURSELF! Don’t try and do what everyone else is doing, certain things don’t work for everyone. You also have to be a little patience. You won’t instantly get thousands of followers, likes, or comments. If you do great! but it always surprises me when people want instant gratification. Just keep working hard and you will reach your goals! Be positive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Masking We Love

I’ve been using Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask for four weeks now, two times a week and I absolutely love it! I’ll admit, I never got into masking or skin care products before. As I got older, however, I realized it’s not only super beneficial for my skin, but I also really enjoy the me time and doing something for myself.

What first caught my attention with Leahlani’s products is that they are all natural! If you follow them on Instagram you will fall in love with not only the beauty that they live in, but the beauty in their products!

“Leahlani Skincare is a Hawaii based artisanal skincare line made from fresh Hawaiian nectars, potent and vibrant botanical actives and luxurious, tropical beauty oils. Our products are blended fresh weekly in intimate batches in our private studio on the lush North Shore of Kauai Island.” – Leahlani

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The Mermaid Mask is perfect if you are a first time user because it’s easy to use & gentle on your skin. My skin has always been sensitive to lotions, makeup products, etc. and I haven’t had an issue. – Also, two problem spots I wanted to work on were the dark circles under my eyes & my greasy forehead. I have noticed a HUGE improvement in both areas!

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The best part is you don’t need a lot either when applying. I know for me when I was looking online at products the containers looked really small – this is not the case. It’s super affordable and the sizes are perfect. Like I said, I’ve been using it for a month now and I still have a full jar. It comes with a little spoon as well so you don’t have to guess how much to scoop out.

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Just add a little bit of water and apply! Most times I leave mine on for 15-20 mins, but there really is no wrong answer. Enjoy it with a glass of wine, or while you clean the house, up to you! I think it’s beneficial to not only do something good for your skin, but to take time out of your busy day to do something for YOU. It may seem like a little thing to do for yourself, but the first thing to get pushed to the side is our own personal health. If masking two nights a week helps you feel better -DO IT. Everyone benefits.

Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed my quick little review! I’ll be sure to update you with more products and routines in the future! I’d love to hear what products you use and love in the comments or head over to my Instagram & let me know there!

Always,

– Tara

 

Hikes & Drinks

One of my favorite things to do is go on little hiking adventures with our friends. -Mostly for what comes after….food & drinks! I mean listen, we like to get our fitness on, but we also like to enjoy our lives. -Lol & since I am clearly missing warmer weather here in Michigan, I decided to recap a little trip my fiancé and I took last Labor Day weekend.

Our first stop was Hartwick Pines State Park. According to michigandnr.com, Hartwick Pines is one of the largest state parks in the lower peninsula. My favorite part of the park, however, is the little chapel. I adore this park because the trees are so lush and big!

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Most of the hiking/walking is on a paved path, however, there are some trails. Also, if you visit in the fall when the colors change – it’s amazing!

Naturally, after the park we went to get some drinks! -Yay! We stopped in the town of Grayling, which until recently only really had one restaurant/bar. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love because it gives it character. However, now they have a couple little breweries that are really cute! The one we stopped at was Paddle Hard Brewery.

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The atmosphere is very local with a rustic vibe, which I love. The picture above is the flight I ordered. Not expensive either! -I literally ordered all the ciders & stouts I could. There is also a food menu, which is mostly flatbreads, tacos, etc. BUT perfect for snacking on while you get your drink on! Make sure you try their local beers as well while you’re there!

Thanks for reminiscing with me! More adventures are to come, and hopefully warmer weather sooner than later!

Always,

Tara