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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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.
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.
Holy cow I can not believe that we are in March already! February was a tough month for me, and I am so ready for the fresh start that a new month gives you. I am already looking to this month because I have a lot planned for this blog and super excited to go visit my sister at the end of the month for easter. For March a lot of my goals are based around my blog with some personal goals, also.
– Workout four days a week.
– Post 15 blog post this month
– Get over 300 views on my blog in one month
– Grow my Instagram page.
– Comment more on other blogs
– Connet with other bloggers
– Stick to my schedule
What are you looking forward to this March?
Hi guys! It has been a little while since I have posted on my blog and as much as I wanted to spent February putting a lot a work into it. Life likes to remind us that sometimes it does not always go as we would like it to go. At the beginning of February, my Grandpa got sick and had to go into the hospital. He did get a little better and was able to go home.
The following week he took a turn for the worst and had to go back into the hospital. As the days went on he got a lot worst and we all knew that it would not be long until he would pass away. Then on February 12th, my grandpa passed away.
I ended up taking off work for the rest of the work to help my mom with the funeral and anything else that she needed help with. At the funeral, I spoke about my grandpa’s life and his love of ice cream. I truly felt honored to speak about my grandpa’s life and his love for his family. I feel very privileged to have been his granddaughter.
After what seemed like some of the longest weeks of my life, it reminded me that life is short. You have to work hard to make your dreams come true and you can’t just sit around wishing that they will happen. It takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen.
I just wanted to let you guys know what was going on in my life and why I had not been posting like I said I would in my February goals. However, in the last few days, I have been working on some blog posts that will be coming out very soon. I am ready to make this blog the best that it can be.
What kinda of posts would you like to see more of?
Hello, February! I am over the moon that February is here, I swear January is the longest month of the whole year! This year January seemed extra long for me as I was sick for almost all of it. So as I am starting to get back to my healthy self I want to get back on track with the goals that I have set myself for the new year. While also working on my big goals, I like to set myself some small goals for the month ahead. On a side note isn’t crazy that there is now only 11 more months in 2018!?!? So here are my goals for February…
– Workout three or four times a week
– Post two blog post a week
– Find some new podcast to listen too
– Pack my lunch 4 out of the 5 days at work
– Plan out my blog post for March
– Try something new
– Find a new book to read ( Any suggestion?)
– Start planning a solo trip
– Drink more water
– Use my bullet journal more
What are you most looking forward to this month?
New make up is always coming out every time I look and it’s everywhere from Instagram to Pinterest. I always love finding new products to obsessive over.So, with the holidays coming up I find it even harder to contain myself. Here are a few things that I hopefully can get my hands on soon.
Any new makeup you have been obsessing over?
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