Devotional | We Were Made To Love + Be Loved

Hi everyone, happy Tuesday! Today’s blog is a little different, but I’m really excited to share it with you guys. Something that’s been weighing on my heart lately has been to share a quick weekly devotional, every Tuesday, right here on the blog!

I hope that these devotionals will give you a little extra encouragement for the week.

Nightly Skincare Routine for Acne-Prone Skin | Featuring Alba Botanica

Happy October everyone! I’m SO happy it’s finally starting to feel (a little) like fall here in Phoenix. It’s been cooler and cloudy, we’ve even had some thunderstorms here and there. I know some of you probably think I’m crazy for loving this type of weather, but we do not get it often enough here in Phoenix so I am livin for it.

Today’s blog post is all about my current nightly skincare routine! I’m so excited to share this post with you all because honestly, just about a month ago I was in no position to share a skincare routine of any kind (my skin was for sure struggling).

5 Most Instagrammable Places In Oahu

Our recent trip to Oahu was a complete DREAM. It was sad to come back but it's been nice getting back into a routine at home. I always spend way too much money and eat way too much food on vacation (anyone else?!), so it'll probably be good for us to be home for a bit. 

Traveling is so addicting though, ever since we landed back in Phoenix I can't stop thinking about where to next?! I convinced Mihran that we need to cross Paris off our list SOON so we're thinking February!!

It was so fun to get creative and capture some cute photos while we were in Oahu. I'm really exciting to share some of our favorite spots with you guys. Obviously there's hundreds of cute spots in Oahu but these are really just my top five that you should not miss!

My Latest Obsession | Featuring CaseApp

I’m so excited to share my latest obsession with you guys: my matching phone case and laptop skin from CaseApp.

CaseApp lets you make custom phone cases and laptop skins, or choose from their pre-made designs. I ended up ordering their Sweet Lemons design, but it was a hard choice!! They have SO many cute ones to choose from.

10 SheIn Finds To Add To Your Closet

I love high quality investment pieces as much as the next girl. In fact, over the past few months I’ve shopped at Nordstrom and Free People a few more times than I’d like to admit. I love buying staples that will last me a long time that I can wear over and over again.

HOWEVER… sometimes you just want to add some new special pieces to fill out your closet for the season without breaking the bank. We’re headed to Hawaii next week and I really just wanted to pack my suitcase full of new and cute outfits. But buying an entirely new wardrobe for vacation is just not cost effective. That’s why I LOVE SheIn.

Best At Home Teeth Whitening + GIVEAWAY | Featuring Smile Brilliant

I’ve always struggled with feeling self-conscious about my teeth. I have tried to so many things through the years to whiten my teeth at home such as whitening strips, charcoal whitening powder and whitening mouthwash. Each time I try one of these new things, I rationalize spending the money and get excited about the possibility of whiter teeth, just to be disappointed with little to no results.

Well, I’m so excited to share this blog post with you all because I have FINALLY found what works: Smile Brilliant. The Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System is a customized at-home teeth whitening process that honestly does it all.

3 Steps To Naturally Thicker Brows

As we all know, back in the day it was cool to have pencil thin eyebrows and well, lots of us are still recovering from this sad trend. For a while now the new trend has been to have the opposite: big thick, healthy brows, AND I AM HERE FOR THIS TREND. I love bushy eyebrows, the thicker the BETTER.

However, I’m not a fan of the fake drawn on look because I want my brows to look good all the time, even without makeup!! So because of this, I’m always working to grow out my eyebrows and I thought it was finally time to share my tricks.

Hawaii Packing Guide

Hiiii guys! This blog post is being uploaded today in honor of our trip to Hawaii that is exactly 1 month away! We went to Honolulu for our honeymoon a couple of years ago and completely fell in love with everything about it. We have been DYING to go back ever since! A couple of months ago we finally got around to booking our trip back. We’re even going back to the exact same resort. I'm so excited!!!

Honestly, this packing guide is relevant for almost ANY vacation this summer. It's modeled after my own packing essentials for Hawaii, but everything listed is totally universal for any warm summer getaway.

Keto Cheesecake Cupcakes | Recipe

I’m so excited to share this recipe! These cheesecakes are the BEST Keto dessert I’ve had so far. They taste just like regular cheesecake except they won’t kick you out of ketosis! Typically, I’m not a huge fan of baking things from scratch (it’s just so time consuming), but this recipe is EASY and totally worth it.

7 Days Of The Keto Diet | What You Need To Know

In case you didn’t see my single Instagram story last week (the one where I rationalized eating 2 Sprinkles cupcakes before bed since we were starting Keto the next day), Mihran and I decided to start keto!

It was on a total whim, I happened across one of my favorite bloggers on Instagram talking about how much they love it and I was like okay, let’s start tomorrow. I didn’t even know much about it, except for the fact that I knew a few family and friends that did it/were on it. And guess whattttt, we LOVE IT.

8 Most Instagrammable Places in San Diego

Hey everyone! If you’ve seen some of my recent IG photos and stories you probably know that we took a trip out to San Diego with our friend Brianna a couple weeks ago! We went with the intention of visiting all of the cutest places that San Diego has to offer. A couple days before the trip I did some research and honestly Googled “most instagrammable places in San Diego”. Most of these lists were great, but there was so many options that it was hard to narrow it down to which ones were truly worth visiting and making a top priority, especially when your trip is short like ours was.

January Favorites

Hey there! So, it's been a couple months since I've last written about some favorite things so I feel like I have alottt to talk about. So, below you guys will find 10 things I am loving this month and I will link them below also so you can check them out yourself if you want!

Favorite Cozy Weather Pieces

Cold weather outfits are the best outfits. They are so cute and so cozy! My closet is half sweaters which is unfortunate since I live in Phoenix where I only get to wear them 2-3 months out of the year. Regardless, those months are always the best months. My cutie husband and I went to Flagstaff this weekend to get away from Phoenix's warm fall. It was 60 degrees and cloudy so I finally got to break out all of my cozy pieces and hang out in the woods. Keep reading to see some of my favorite pieces that I brought with me to Flagstaff this weekend!

10 Favorites // October

I love reading this type of post from some of my favorite bloggers so I’m pretty excited to share this one with you guys! I’m going try to post my current 10 favorite things from each month. I’m a little late on this one but I definitely am still super obsessed with all of these things!

Dutch Side Braid // DIY

I recently learned how to do this cute braid, and I have been obsessed ever since! I love it because I don’t have to use any heat tools but it still looks so pretty! Usually, if I don’t have time to curl my hair, I’ll just throw it in a high pony which is easy but not as cute and typically by the end of the day I have a headache. So yes, this cute braid is much better, plus once you get the hang of it, you can do this hairstyle in less than 5 minutes!