Merry Christmas!! I hope that you all had a wonderful day with family and friends. I will see you in the new year with some very exciting things that are coming to The Wondering Brunette. I wish you all a happy and safe New Year!
During the fall everything seems to get a cozy vibe and for me that even goes for the music that I listen to. To me there is nothing better than putting on some relaxing song and get lost in a book on a lazy Saturday afternoon. I put this playlist together about a year ago and I am always adding new song to it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Does your music taste change with the season or do you listen to the same style all year round?
I have been wanting to share my skincare routine for a while but I wanted to make sure that I was pretty happy with it before I shared it. I have always been quite lucky with my skin and not having to worry about having crazy acne prone skin. For the longest time, I didn’t have a skincare routine that I consistently followed. Now, as I have moved more into my adult life I have noticed that my skin had changed quite a bit due to more stress in my life and requires more of a skincare routine.
To begin with, I like using the Philosophy Purity Cleaner to get rid of any of the dirt or oil that has built up overnight. I like to put a pump of Purity on my Clarisonic, wet my face and let the Clarisonic do its job. The Purity cleanser leaves my skin feeling super clean without leaving it with any of the tightness that you can get from some other cleanser.
As of late, my skin has been a little drier than normal that I have been using the Pacifica Coconut Essence Hydro Mist to give my skin a little shot of hydration. After I let that soak into my skin I like to hit with some more hydration with a moisturizer. As of lately, I have really been enjoying the Philosophy Purity Moisturizer it is super lightweight but lets my skin feeling hydrated all day long without feeling super greasy.
To finishes off my routine, I use an eye cream that helps with the really bad undereye circles that I got from my momma. (LOVE YOU MOM) You got to love genes. However, I have been using the Sunday Riley Auto Correct which I have honestly have seen a true difference in my undereye circles. All in all, I am really enjoying my skincare routine and my skin has been responded supremely well. My skin is looking the best it has looked in a long time.
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Fall is almost here and it is my favorite time of the year. I just love how the vibrant the leaves are, the crispness of the air and just how everything becomes so cozy. I really could write a whole blog post on why I love fall but I will save that for another time. I thought that I would share with you my fall to do list for this year.
– Decorate for fall.
– Bake. Bake and Bake some more.
-Have lunch with my Best Friend.
– Visit my sister and her family in Maryland.
– Go for a fall hike.
-Read the 5 Books that I just picked up.
-Have a movie Marathon.
– Go to a Farmer Market.
– Hit up some fall festivals.
What are you looking forward to doing this fall?
Happy July everyone!! I can’t believe that we are over half way through 2018 already!! That is just too crazy to even think about!! July is going to be super busy month with a lot of exciting things going on. I have yet to find my footing with my blog. I have all of these ideas in my head but yet I can’t seem to get them down. That is where the focus of my goals for July is going to be. Just trying to make my blog become what I feel it should be.
Have three weeks of blog post done every week.
Be more present with my social media.
Grow my Instagram to 500 followers.
Connect with other bloggers.
Work on my photography skills.
Posting two times a week.
Workout three times a week.
Read 3 Book.
Be able to run a mile without stopping.
As of late, I have been listening to podcasts non-stop. I have always enjoyed listening to them as a great alternative to music but lately, it’s like I cannot get enough of them. They have quickly become an obsession for me. I love listening to them on my drive to work in the morning to help get my mind rolling for the day ahead or while relaxing in the bath to unwind from the day. Here are three podcasts that I have not been able to stop listening to lately.
If you are a fan of things that are unusual or that cannot be fully be explained then this is the perfect podcast for you. The way that the stories are told is done in a beautifully poetic and intriguing way that keeps your mind turning long after the episode has finished. It is the perfect blend of history and the unexplained that intertwined perfectly with each other. The mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Keepers that is in episode 8, When the Light Fades is the one story that I have found the most intriguing of all the episodes that I have listening to so far. Listen to Unexplained Here.
Great Women of Business
This is a fairly new podcast that had come out and I am quite happy that I had come across it early this month. There is only six episode out so far but I have loved them all. During each episode, the hosts talk about the women who have revolutionized the industry that they are famous for. The hosts break down these women life stories and show how their choices that they made had an affected on their business. They start off with a bang with Coco Chanel, and I learned a lot of things about Ms. Chanel that I had never know before. I found this podcast quite inspiring and empowering, it is defiantly worth a listen. Listen to Great Women of BusinessHere.
At Home With…
Two of my favorite Youtuber Anna Newton and Lily Pebble are behind this fabulous podcast. These two lovely ladies go and interview women that they admire in their homes. I really like how laid back the interview style. You feel like you are sitting around with a group of friends just having a conversation. I really find myself being truly inspired by hearing these women stories of how they became a kick-ass trailblazer in their respected industries. Listen to At Home With … Here
I am always looking for a new podcast to check out if you have any recommendation please let me know. I would love to go check them out.
Honestly, most days I am lucky if I am able to walk out the door with my scrub pants on the right way round let alone have a full face of makeup on my face. Nevertheless, when I do have a little extra time to put on more than mascara, that is where my trusty five minutes makeup routine comes in to play.
To begin with, I use the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue all over my face either with my fingers or a Real Techniques sponge. This is great for evening out my skin tone while giving me some SPF 30. I then like to give my face a little bit of color by using some bronzer. The bronzer that I have been loving lately is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer.
Now, that my face is done I move on to my eyes. I like to take a fluffy shadow brush and dip into a matte shade to give a wash of color on my eyelid. I focus most of the color on my lid and then blend outwards from that point. My go-to colors are mainly warm browns but I have been using the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions for the last couple months.
My favorite shade from the palette is the chocolate/purple color with works really well with my skin tone. I like to at least apply one coat of mascara to finish off my eye look. For the daytime I like my eyelashes to look pretty natural and that is what the Marc Jacobs Noir Velvet mascara does to my eyelashes .
To finishes off my look, I will throw on my lip balm like the glossier Blamdotcom. This routine takes me no longer than five minutes to do but it just gives me that little bit more put together look when I walk out the door.
Do you have your quick makeup routine when you’re in a rush? Do you have a makeup product that you always put on ?
A little over a week ago I turned 25 years old and it really got me thinking about what I have done in my life so far and what I want to do with my life in the future. I put together a list of things that I want to achieve before I turn 30 years old.
I want to take these next five years to say yes to as many possibilities that I can. For the last 2 year, I have kinda shut myself off from the world and have been in this weird funk. So, therefore I really want to take this next five year to really put myself out there, I am really sick of letting life pass me by. Here is what I hope to achieve before my 30th birthday.
Buy a house.
Live in a foreign country for a year.
Go on a Solo trip
Spend New Years in a different country.
Go to the Kentucky Derby
Run a half or a full Marathon
Go to the Olympics
Buy my first Luxury bag.
Buy a new car.
Buy a 1st class tickets
Pay off my student loan
Get a second degree.
Learn a new language. ( Currently trying my hand at Swedish )
Learn how to ski
Take my parents on a Holiday.
Have more confidence.
Grow my Blog.
Go to Amsterdam.
See the northern lights.
Attend Fashion Week
Visit all of the Disney Parks (3/5 so far !)
Get a tattoo
Take a cooking class
Take a girls with my mom and sister.
Pay for a vacation for my family.
Say yes to more opportunities
Travel for 6 months
Do you have anything that you want to achieve before your next big birthday?
Happy May !! It has been a little over a month since I have posted on my blog. Not that I didn’t want to be away for that long but due to one of my family members having some health issues, I put my blog on the backburner. I just wanted to take some time and not have to worry about getting my blog post up so I could spend some time together with my family.
However, I am now in a place where I can come back to my blog with some fresh ideas for this blog. I hope that you will enjoy all of the exciting things that will be coming to this blog in the next few months. I am really looking forward to seeing where this can take me. I am back and ready to roll.
Now, on to my May goals:
– Posting 10 or more post on my blog.
– Working out three days a week.
– Growing my Social Media.
– Drink more water.
– Watch the Royal Wedding
– Work on my fitness level.
– Celebrate my Birthday.
– Continue my job hunt.
– Work on becoming a morning person.
– Eat Breakfast.
Happy first day of Spring !!! I am soooooo ready for some warm weather here in Pennsylvania. I am pretty sure later on today that there is going to be a snowstorm.YIKES!!! What a way to welcome spring in?
At the beginning of every season, I like to create a seasonal bucket list of things I want to do for that season. I find it a fun way to look forward to the next few months. I thought that I would share with you my spring bucket list with you.
– Spend Easter with my sister and her family.
– Have a picnic
– Decorate Easter eggs
– Go for a bike ride
– Go for a hike
– Go stargazing
– Start a flower garden
– Try three new recipes
– Get outside more
– Grow my spring/summer wardrobe
– Working on growing my blog
– Take more photos
– Take up a new hobby
– Get much needed Mani/Pedi
– Treat myself to a facial
What are you most looking forward to this spring?