Ipsy Glam Bag Review | April 2019


The Ipsy Glam Bag is a monthly beauty subscription box that gives you a personalized bag of full-size and sample size beauty and make-up products for $10 a month. All of their products also come in a cute, handy little make-up bag!


Bag Fave:

Huangjisoo Masks: My favorite product of this month's bag by far were the masks! I love trying new masks and discovering new brands in this area and while I didn't love the smell of the broccoli mask, I enjoyed trying a new brand and I'll definitely re-visit this

Bag Flop:

Sugar Cosmetics Eyeliner: I've tried my hardest to indicate that I do not want to receive any eyeliners but I'm still receiving some eyeliners in my ipsy bags? I am super picky about eyeliners and either only use my favorite liquid eyeliners or no eyeliner at all so I don't really want any in my subscription boxes!!

This month's ipsy bag was just middle of the line for me :( I recently changed a lot of my preferences for what make-up I'd like to receive and while there are a lot more ways you can specify your preferences on ipsy, it seems like there might be a bit of a lag on those preferences being reflected in the actual bags themselves. What did you all think of this month's selection? Let me know in the comments!!


Hair Scarves & Oversized Sweaters

Jeans: Target // Sweater: Target // Earrings: Gift // Hair Scarf: Gift

Jeans: Target // Sweater: Target // Earrings: Gift // Hair Scarf: Gift


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Full disclosure, I actually planned this little outfit post nearly a year ago but just never got around to posting it - yeesh! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ Welp, better late than never right? My favorite trend of the past couple of years by far is the hair scarf. I am a big believer in color, color and more color and this is just another way to add more color :) It's also come in handy this year because I started a PhD program and long story short, how my hair looks is not really a priority anymore! Wearing my hair up is a pretty regular thing now but dressing it up with a scrunchie or a hair scarf still makes me feel like I'm at least doing something a little fun with my outfit! :)

If you're in the midwest, I hope you all are enjoying the spring-y weather! I'm writing this post at 6:00 in the evening and the sun is shining beautifully through my window - thank god for spring!


Month in Review | March 2019


The highlight of March this year was definitely our little trip to Turks & Caicos! I highly recommend it if you have never been! The gorgeous natural beauty and colors there were truly unparalleled. I felt the effect of the vacation even more than usual because…BURNOUT! Burnout is a real thing y'all and I honestly didn't realize how burned out I was until I noticed how relaxed I was on vacation. It's funny how you sort of get used to working all of the time and suddenly when you're not working all of the time, you realize how nice it is! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

This has really motivated me to try to take more intentional "vacation-ish" breaks. I'm not always going to be able to take a full-blown tropical vacation (I wish!) but I'm hoping to incorporate more breaks into my regular programming. I found that our trip to Turks & Caicos was immensely helpful in allowing me to reset and reconnect with why I do the work I do rather than just getting overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of it all.

I'm hoping to incorporate more long weekend-y trips throughout the year so I can get that rest and recharge feel with a shorter amount of time! Do you have any suggestions for how you incorporate more rest and relaxation into your regular schedule? I'd love to hear about your experience and your ideas!