5 Tips To Get Your Morning Started

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Happy Friday!!! I’m off to Nashville to meet some of my blogger babes for a fun weekend! Since I knew I had to be up early and my sleep schedule is thrown off from India, I kinda wanted to regroup my morning routine and share it with you all! Here’s some tips, thoughts, and suggestions (for you & for me!)

  • I know I should get better about setting an alarm and getting on a set sleeping schedule, but while C is still in college classes it’s almost impossible. Sleep comes and goes. The one thing that stays constant is.. I roll over, check the time, and open the notifications on my phone.  I’ve read studies about how you shouldn’t start your morning on social media or checking emails. Let’s be realistic though, half of my job takes place on my phone. I joke about it, but it’s my lifeline. After a quick glimpse at my phone, I click publish on my blog post. You’ve probably noticed some mornings they may go live at 6 A.M., majority of them go live around 9 A.M.
  • Stop and look at the roses (or whatever flowers I have in my vase). When I look at fresh blooms I tell myself it’s a new day, with new beginnings. Appreciate what I have and count my blessings!
  • Drink a glass of tea or ice water, with a squeezed lemon wedge. I read everywhere lemon water is suppose to help your metabolism. I guess I still believe that 😉
  • Read a bible verse or daily devotion. I have an app on my phone that I like to use. I also keep a couple books on my nightstand and in my office.
  • Plan out my day… In my head or on a post it note I like to set my goals and to-do-list. Each time I get to check one off I really like it!

Let me know what else you all like to do to get your morning routine started!!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo, T


Happy Legs Club

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Switching gears from fashion today to talk about something all of us gals do, shave! If you’re like me then you’ve probably tried every razor in the book. Sharp ones, cheap ones, hydrating ones, electric ones.. shaving  lotion, shaving cream, shaving wax.. everything.. Until one day we finally stumble upon a product we like! For me, it’s the Happy Legs Club Razor and replacement blades.

I have thin, blonde hair on my entire body. So I don’t need a heavy duty razor nor do I have to shave a lot. I normally shave twice a week and use my blades over the course of one to two months. I started using this razor last week and have shaved with it three times. In those three times I can barely tell there’s been any use! The blades are still in tact and very sharp. Since the package came with 6 replacement blades I think I could make this last for over half a year! That’s such  good deal if you ask me!

In summary here are the main things I love about this new subscription:

  • There are 2 different subscriptions (the $12 cycle or the $18 cycle)
  • You can choose to receive your package every 2 months or 3 months
  • The blades are stainless steel
  • They are made with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, and a lubricating strip
  • Each razor handle is heavy duty, coated with rubber, and reliable
  • Happy Legs Club is affordable, easy to order, and it gets shipped right to your house!

Nighttime Skin Routine with Enza Essentials

Today, for the first time ever, I am going to be discussing my skin care routine! I know I normally chat with y’all about clothes, fashion, and jewelry so this a little outside of my norm! However, I’ve received a couple questions about this topic over the past couple of months so I figured it was time to share! I am going to try to answer all the questions y’all have had and please let me know if you have any more.

Over the past year I have been trying to take better care of my skin. In my new years resolution post and the college letter I wrote to myself (blog post) I said, “I wish I took better care of my skin!”  Now, with Enza Essentials, I am feeling better than ever about my skin, especially around my facial area! I started using the Complete Sustaining System regimenabout a month ago and have slowly started seeing great results! I am going to take you all through a step-by-step night time routine. This way you can see what products I use, how I apply them, and what areas they target.

Step 1: Sustaining Cleanser 

This cleanser is a lightweight gel that lifts away the makeup and dirt from your skin. It helps maintain a natural level of moisture and softens the skin. I noticed after using this my skin is more smooth and feels very nourished.

Step 2: Fine Facial Polish

I use this product twice a week since it is a scrub. It contains rice bran that absorbs oil from your skin. The salicylic acid in the polish also helps exfoliate your pores. They say you can use this product as a mask but I haven’t yet! I bet it would be great to leave on a for a bit then scrub off!

Step 3: Cool Sustaining Toner

I highly recommend using a toner! This is a product that will help tone and texture your skin! It replenishes, brightens, and revitalizes your skin. I want smooth, blemish-free skin, so I use this constantly. I’ve noticed it helps balance my coloring, sun spots, and softens some scarring I have.

Step 4: Glycol Serum

The second to last steps helps offer a mild exfoliation. The serum includes aloe vera, vitamin A, and vitamin E. It works to refine your skin and hydrate it.

Step 5: Sustaining Glow Creme

I’ve heard so many myths about applying moisturizer to your skin after using a regimen. “Don’t use that it will clog your pores.” “The heavy lotion will just cause more breakouts.” I got to the point where I actually started listening to the reviews and my skin suffered.  Ladies, it’s so important to use a creme in the morning and night. Your skin needs hydration! It’s important to find the right creme for your skin and apply it correctly.

I also have a morning routine that I use with the Enza Essential products. It consists of 4 steps (sustaining cleanser, cool sustaining toner, vitamin C serum, and advanced SPF protection). Applying the Vitamin C serum helps hydrate my skin and the SPF is a skin protector. My dermatologist once told me if their is any product I should apply in the morning it should be SPF. We never realize how damaging the sun can keep and what times we are exposed. Just driving down the road in your car can cause sun exposure and you probably don’t even realize it! My tip to y’all – wear the sunscreen!

You can shop the Enza Essential collections at their website, www.enza.com. When you receive your regimen you will also get a folder that contains everything you need to know! I found the product sheets and information very helpful! It shares what ingredients are in each product, the purpose of them, and the benefits you are receiving!

If y’all have any more questions about today’s post please send them my way or comment below!

Have a great weekend!



RAD Soap

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Rad Soaps is a small, family owned business run by two brothers & their mother, in upstate New York. All their products are crafted by hand, all-natural, non GMO, gluten free, vegan friendly, and made in the U.S.A.! When making their soaps the use a new process called, “The Rad Process”, which is a combination of a hot/cold process that allows them to create bars of soap within 24 hours!  They have recently partnered with Death Wish Coffee and currently hold the world’s most caffeinated body-care!! how cool, right!?  they also won the Intuit Quickbooks Super Bowl Ad beating out 15,000 small businesses!!

I have truly loved each of these products and highly suggest giving them a try!! They can also make for great gift boxes for any occasion!!

Emerald City Shuga-Bubs

This may now very well be my all time favorite scrub! For starters, the smell is so so fresh!! and the aroma fills my bathroom leaving a trace of cucumber- which I love 😉  The exfoliating beads in the soap are also great– love the moisturizing touch! also, did I mention it has Japanese matcha tea infused in it!!!  pour on those antioxidants and heel your skin!!

American Beauty Youth Preserving Cream

I received this RAD soap box last week & have used this youth cream twice! It’s going to be my goal to keep it in my weekly routine as a full moisturizer! it’s ingredients are all natural and the blend helps aid in promoting healthy skin!

Chaga Antioxidant Natural Body Bar

So I after I shot this blog post I left this bar of soap sitting on the counter.. no joke, when I got back home it had my bathroom smelling the best it’s ever smelt!  the citrus scent is addicting and you won’t be able to get enough of this bar!! It’s an all around great cleansing soap!


Teami Blends | a 30 Day tea Detox

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Hey pals, let’s talk detox, colon cleanse, and the best tea ever!! On May 21st I began my 30 day detox journey, with Teami… as my pack comes to an end I wanted to share a review and answer lots of questions I have been getting regarding my results.  First & foremost, I don’t promote anything I don’t believe in or have high regard for.. so for me to be sharing my experience and talking about the pros of this detox, it must mean I really, really like it! so take my word for it & trust that this is worth trying!!!

With my active lifestyle, irregular diet, constant travel, and stress levels, it’s so easy for me to feel bloated and heavy at times.  When I started drinking the “skinny” tea I noticed I had higher levels of energy, reduced some of my chocolate cravings (which I have a lot of), helped clear up some blemishes on my skin, and a felt it was promoting a healthy effect on my metabolism.  crazy how a tea can do all these things, right!? but I promise at some point in the past 24 days I have experienced these at multiple stages.

The Teami Colon Cleanse, which I had a 15 day supply for, has been great and worked well for me. After a couple uses I immediately noticed my body was adapting to the cleanse and working to flush out any toxins I was holding in. Personally, I never experienced any side effects, but I know as your body adjusts some may feel cramping or have to use the restroom more as toxins are getting pushed out.  As always, it’s good to try and see what effect it has on your body, then continue accordingly.

Some FAQ’s:

  1. When did you drink your Teami Skinny? — I drink mine in the morning before or during my breakfast. Some days I recycled my tea leaves from the morning & had a drink at night as well.
  2. Does Colon Cleanse work like a laxative on you? — I have never actually taken a laxative, but I add probiotics, fiber dosages, and colon cleanse pills in my diet regularly. Since my body has adapted to these I think it responded well to the colon cleanse tea. The natural effects were good for a change!
  3. Did Teami Colon Cleanse upset my stomach?  — Nope!  It only made me feel better!!  clean and less bloated!
  4. Did you drink coffee while taking Teami? —  It’s recommend you don’t.. so I decreased the amount of coffee I drank.. however, when I went to Vegas, Starbucks got the best of me haha
  5. How did you use the Teami infuser?  — Actually, it’s super easy!  Just add the loose leaf tea (I normally do about a tablespoon) in the infuser and place it in your hot cup of water.
  6. Did you change anything about your diet?  — I didn’t.. I continued eating as normal.

Pros of Teami Skinny

  • Tea is full of natural herbs and there’s no added chemicals (sometimes you get from tea bags)
  • Provides your body with lots of natural energy
  • Can suppress your appetite
  • Can promote more fat burning
  • Increase your metabolism
  • Offers a fresh flavor
  • Affordable Price

Pros of Teami Colon Cleanse

  • Helps detox the colon and flush out unwanted toxins
  • Improves digestion
  • Shown to improve quality of sleep

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit Review



Teeth Whitening Reviews

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Trays

we’ve all heard that quote, “a smile is the prettiest thing a girl can wear”, right? & in my opinion it’s sooooo true! that’s one reason why I care so much about my teeth and the shape they are in.. I guess that leads me to 2 small confessions.. I wear a lime green, glow-in-the-dark, sparkle retainer every night when I sleep & I now use Smile Brilliant as my #1 whitening kit. which would you prefer? teeth whitener? or retainer?  me… I’ll take the teeth whitener!!!! so… let me tell you a little bit about Smile Brilliant & why it’s my absolute favorite!  When they first reached out to me and asked if I wanted to test their product I was hesitant at first. I’m very iffy about what products I use on my teeth and around my gums. I never want to self destruct my enamel, my teeth, or anything in my mouth for that matter… but after researching their site and what they had to offer,  I thought, why not!? let’s give it a try!  They first sent me my kit, where I used catalyst paste to make my impressions. I then sent them off and a week or two later I received my own set of custom retainers. from there the rest is history… I just squeeze a little whitening gel in my retainers, leave them in for about 15 minutes, then rinse my mouth out with water. I do this about once a week and it’s enough to keep my teeth glowing! I love using Smile Brilliant because of the custom trays, the effectiveness of the whitening gel, and the results I feel/see.. unlike some other teeth whitening products I’ve used, Smile Brilliant is my favorite because it makes whitening easy, fast, convenient (I choose when I want to do it), and is affordable!  If you have ever considering using whitening products, I highly recommend this brand! You will see results fast and I have full confidence that you will love it as much as I do!!  If you have any questions or comments please let me know!! && for more information check out this video by Dani Munsutti on Youtube to see how she demoed her Smile Brilliant kit! It gives you a good idea about how to use the products and the immediate results! &&& remember, Always Smile :))


3 Day Juice Cleanse

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3 Day Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleanser

3 Day Juice Cleanse

Juice Cleanser Recipe

What made you want to do a juice cleanse?

I returned from Naples last Monday and just felt so ughhh… we had such amazing food, room service, and drinks, that when I got back I was still full from all we ate! I figured.. why not give my body a break, prepare for my cruise next week, & get some healthy food in my system.  I did a little research, browsed other websites/blogs, looked up recipes on Pinterest, and within an hour I was on my way to Publix!

Are the drinks filling?

After my Day 1, breakfast, drink I thought.. wow.. I am so full!  I also worked out right before it so I think that may have had something to do with it, but it still filled me up! My breakfast drink kept me feeling good until about 4 p.m., when I got out of class, and headed home to drink my afternoon one! sometimes you might find you don’t want to drink it all or don’t like the taste, try not to give up on it.. give it a day or two, let your body adjust, and then see how you feel!

How do the drinks make you feel?

if you are worried about lack of energy or nutrition, no need to worry! I assure you, I felt great throughout the day! if you aren’t use to eating a lot of these foods, you may have to let your body adjust. Either way we all handle food differently, so take it as it is!

Do you have cravings?

absolutely… lets be honest, I have the biggest sweet tooth ever & cravings for JifWhips Peanut Butter all day, everyday…. & it wasn’t any different when I was on these drinks.. you may be full, but sometimes your body just wants what it wants 😉

Did you snack?

When I set my mind to this juice cleanse, I wanted to do it right… although, I have to admit…. I snacked.. it wasn’t in the morning or in the afternoon, it was at night.. after I had a full day of walking around campus, going to work, & exercising. However, I snacked only on Peanut Butter (good protein) & cereal (needed some carbs).  I am very active most days & I think that’s why my body was in need of more!  Either way, the drinks are still great for getting in all your nutrients, cleaning your system, and leaving you with a feeling of very healthy!

Did you stop taking protein shakes while on the drinks? 

About 2 months ago, I started drinking protein shakes, 30 minutes post work out. I’ve wanted to try to add a little muscle, get toned, and put some extra meat on my bones! during these 3 days I did stay away from the protein shakes, but the drinks contain enough nutrients to give your body what it needs!

speaking from my experience, after the second day you start to adapt a little more to the drinks and all the fruits & veggies. only thing lacking in my diet is meat. I don’t eat much of it at all, maybe some chicken here & there.. so I’m trying to get better about grabbing a slice or ham or turkey every day & fulfilling my body with some protein it needs.  y’all might try the same! during the cleanse, or after the cleanse.



Keep in mind these drinks are working almost as meal replacements.. unless you are like me & still have to snack a little.. which is fine! we all handle food differently & our bodies react to situations differently! either way, this 3 day cleanse is a great way to fill your body with lots of nutrients, vitamins, & healthy substances, and I assure it will leave you feeling healthy & full!! I’ve never done anything like this before but enjoyed switching up my eating habits for a couple days!

as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!!! if choose to try this, hope your experience is great!