Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Wellness Products Worth Trying

Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Wellness Products Worth Trying

This past weekend I attended the Wanderlust Wellspring Festival here in Palm Springs, what a fun event! This event is targeted at the greater community of wellness innovators, brands, influencers, and enthusiasts. It was a weekend full of cool workout classes, meditation, insightful talks on the health and wellness industry, the list goes on and on.  The purpose of the event is to connect wellness leaders and enthusiasts, discover the latest products and witness trends taking place in the wellness industry. A wellness event like no other.

I had the opportunity to try out so many amazing products but for the sake of this blog post I narrowed it down to my top 5 favorite products from the Wellspring Festival.

5 Wellness Products Worth Trying

Swisse Vitamins and Supplements

I’ve used their skin nails liquid for a while but this event introduced me to their Swisse Ultiboost Sleep, a sleep support supplement containing magnesium and herbs. One of the key ingredients in this product is valerian, a more natural pure ingredient compared to its melatonin counterpart.  I struggle with sleep, have for many years so I am always on the lookout for an all natural sleep product. The Ultiboost sleep is my new go to and I know how clean the ingredients are so I never have to worry about feeling my body with junk.

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Such a relaxing meditating space

Flow Water

This stuff is so damn good. I am trying to cut back the amount of soda I drink so I am always on the lookout for new delicious drinks and this one is a winner. It is a supernatural, delicious alkaline water that has the right amount of sweetness. I suffer from really bad acid reflux and the one thing that has completely helped all of my symptoms is alkaline water. So not only is Flow Water delicious but it also is really helping my acid reflux symptoms.

My Favorite: Strawberry and Rose Flavored

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Flow Alkaline Spring Water is for sure my new go-to water

Bulletproof Coffee

I have read the reviews on Bulletproof Coffee but never took the time to invest in the product. I was given a few boxes of bulletproof coffee at the event and I’m a believer. I think a lot of people are scared of bulletproof coffee because of its high-fat content but it is a meal replacement that will absolutely keep you full until lunch. Not only does it keep you feeling full but it also helps your brain stay focused throughout the day, win, win, win.

My Favorite: Orignal Coldbrew Plue Collagen Protein

RX Bar

I hate eggs, I wish I loved them because I know the health benefits they contain but seriously since I was a little teeny tiny kid I have always hated eggs. When you see RX bar at the store one of the first ingredients on the label is eggs, for that reason alone I have always been so wary of this product. BUT! I finally tried RX bar over the weekend and I am a believer! YUMMMM!!! I tried a ton of different varieties of this bar but the one I fell in love with and will be purchasing ASAP is the Chocolate Sea Salt, SO. DANG. GOOD!

Purely Elizabeth

Okay, this is not a new product to me but I saw the represented over the weekend and just had to give a huge shout out to them because I love their product. I first discovered their product last year when I was on a grain free diet. My favorite breakfast is yogurt with granola and I was really struggling to find a grain-free granola at a good price point and then  I discovered Purely Elizabeth. Since discovering this brand I have tried a majority of their products, my all time favorite is The Purely Elizabeth Probiotic Gluten Free Granola, Chocolate Sea Salt. I didn’t realize I loved Chocolate Sea Salt so much but apparently, I have a type.

I love that I live in Palm Springs and have the opportunity to attend such cool events like this one. Thanks so much to Swisse Vitamins and Supplements for having me, I had such a blast and can’t wait to go back next year!

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The Best Foundation For Dry Skin

The Best Foundation For Dry Skin

Its that time of year again where my skin just goes to hell in a handbasket. I have insanely dry/ sensitive skin and anytime there is a slight weather change my skin immediately reacts to it. My skin usually has the most reactions around the eyes but increasing dryness all over my face is normal as well.

Even with weather changes I still like to look cute and wear makeup almost every day. The irony is as I am typing this up I have no makeup on because I have a very bad eczema outbreak around my eyes, happens every fall and never gets less annoying. I am always on the lookout for new foundations to combat my dry skin symptoms, I have tried at least 100 different foundations over the years and think I have finally pinpointed the best of the best.

For the most part, I only use drugstore make up, with one exception, foundation. I love drugstore products, I think there are so many great products that you can purchase at a very good price but I am always willing to spend a good bit of money on the best foundation for my skin type. Doesn’t matter if your eyeshadow and lipstick look great if your foundation is a mess then it distracts from everything else.

In the spring of this year, I started using Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and my life has been changed. I like a full coverage that lasts all day long and this is the holy grail of staying power. I can’t recommend this enough, IT IS EVERYTHING!!!!!

Now let’s get to the best of the best foundations. I am typically a full coverage kind of gal but there is always a time and a place for a nice, light coverage.

Best Foundations for Dry Skin

Full Coverage

Medium Coverage

 

Light Coverage

Most makeup tutorials recommend a setting powder post foundation but with dry skin, I prefer to use a good primer and a setting spray and skip the setting powder portion. Skipping the setting powder step allows for less caking on the skin and helps to ensure flawless foundation all day long.

Best Primers For Dry Skin

Best Setting Spray For Dry Skin


If you don’t own the up all night setting spray run fast and buy it, its everything I could hope for and more.

I am working on collecting foundation dupes for these products because I know these price points are not in everyone’s budget. Next month, I will be putting out the best foundations under $20 but I need time to test everything out so please hold on that post.

Hope this post helps you look beautiful and flawless and winter long.

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Things To Buy On Amazon: Long Sweaters

Things To Buy On Amazon: Long Sweaters

When I started blogging about fashion one thing was VERY important to me, I wanted everything I blogged about to be affordable to everyone. I am a very proud bargain shopper and love to share my attainable fashion finds with all readers or really anyone who will listen.

I am able to find affordable pieces everywhere! My mom taught me never to buy anything at full price and I think I do an EXCELLENT job at sticking to that rule. I shop everywhere but my absolute favorite places for new clothing pieces are Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx and Amazon. Amazon is quickly becoming my number one source for my wardrobe but its just so easy!! 

Recently, I was home alone, bored by myself on a Saturday night so of course, what did I do, ONLINE SHOP! Within 10 minutes of searching the web, I did some damage, remember when I said Amazon was easy? I wasn’t kidding. I have been obsessing over long, fun sweaters so when I jumped on Amazon I knew exactly what I was looking for.

I strictly live by the policy that if something isn’t comfortable, I’m not wearing it. I hope my blog reflects that policy because in real life I am VERY serious about it. These three sweaters I am about to show you are just that COMFORTABLE! 

Okay now, let’s get to this amazing Amazon haul. Yall are going to LOVE these sweaters!

Rainbow Sweater

I realize that most people don’t see this loud rainbow cardigan as a fall staple but I am not most people. I love rainbow stripes. LOVE!!!! This cardigan really brightens up an all black or neutral outfit.

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Rainbow Cardigan Outfit

Olive Green Cardigan

Everyone once in a while you need a dark colored sweater that isn’t black. This fall I have been obsessing over olive green, it’s not a normal color in my wardrobe but I can’t stop buying items of this color.

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Fall Cardigan Outfit

Leopard Print Cardigan

We all know leopard print is all the rage this fall so I really have been on the lookout for the perfect, affordable long leopard cardigan. I have found tons but none were in a price range I was willing to pay and then I found this beauty! It’s perfect! Comfortable, cute, affordable, a real must purchase item.

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Leopard Print Cardigan

Do y’all love these sweaters as much as I do? I sure hope you do because I was blown away at the quality and price point of these three perfect fall sweaters.

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A Week In Colombia: What I Wore

A Week In Colombia: What I Wore

We just returned home from a week in Medellin, Colombia, its such a beautiful, unique city with beautiful shades of green and delicious coffee. Medellin weather is amazing, its known for its spring-like temperatures year round and with the exception of one cool morning, the entire trip was 75 degrees of perfection.

I learned so much from my trip to Medellin so I am working on a fun travel guide for Americans traveling to the city. A year ago, I never would have thought that I would travel to Colombia because I thought it was a violent, scary place. I was so wrong! It’s such a beautiful country with nice, welcoming individuals who are very proud of their country.

In true Heather fashion, I wanted to pack light. I only took a carry on for my 6-day trip so I had to pack items that were versatile and I could re-wear. Luckily my wardrobe is FULL of black, black pieces are so versatile and mix well with almost every other color.

I really don’t need new summer or spring clothes like, at all! but the day before the trip I made a stop in Target and bought several new things that I excitedly packed for Colombia. All over Instagram, I see women talking about their affinity for Target clothing. (Also, if you aren’t following me on Instagram, why don’t you head that way and follow me?)  To be honest, I am traditionally not the biggest fan of  Target clothes but they have new lines of clothing that are super cute and actually really nice quality.

Every piece I took on the trip was under $50 because you know this girl loves a deal!

Now let’s talk about some clothes!

Outfit 1: A Day In The Park

Medellin is covered in these big, gorgeous, luscious parks, such beautiful outdoor space.

Outfit 2: Exploring The Hotel Grounds

We stayed one night in a sprawling hotel in Rionegro, right near the airport. The grounds were beautiful and covered with Peacocks.

Outfit 4: Another Day, A Different Park

I love a graphic tee, I think they are so cute and look great with jeans or skirts. My favorite graphic tee is this old one from Abercrombie years ago. Unfortunately, its no longer available so I put a list together of my favorite graphic tees under $25.

Outfit 5: A Night Out On The Town

I was going through my pictures today and realized that I was so concerned with getting outfit pictures that I only got one picture with my husband in it, oops! I had such a great time in Medellin, I can’t wait to perfect my Spanish so I won’t be so embarrassing next time I visit South America.

Happy Weekend!

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Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Fall Lipstick Colors

Things I’m Obsessing Over This Week: Fall Lipstick Colors

It’s October? Already? 2018 flew by!!! I’ve had some MAJOR life changes in 2018 and can’t believe we are already knocking on 2019’s door.

One major change was a cross-country move to the desert town of Palm Springs, CA. Now that we live in Palm Springs, fall looks a bit different for us than it did in Birmingham. Palm Springs is hot year round, an average fall day is 85 with s slight breeze. Birmingham, AL isn’t known for its cool temperatures but its the coldest climate I have ever lived in and I was obsessed with fall there.

Palm Springs is the most beautiful and instagrammable place I have ever lived but definitely comes with some downsides, like no seasons.  I don’t get to experience the leaves changing or the cool evenings of fall but that doesn’t mean I can’t get myself in the Fall Spirit. I love Halloween and my birthday is in the Fall so I have lots of things to look forward to in Fall.

One of the things I really look forward to is updating my makeup routine. No matter the actual weather, every season I love to update my makeup routine just a little. For instance, in summer I like lots of golds and shimmer and by winter I prefer a clean more matte look. In the fall, I like to soften my blush to a more mauve color and use a lot of cool-toned eyeshadows. I like to subtly update my entire makeup routine every season but one thing I really love to update is my lip color.

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Fall Lipstick
Wearing NYX Liquid Suede in Vintage

I’ve said it once, I’ll say 10 more times, I LOVE A BOLD LIP! This summer I was obsessed with a very glossy nude lip but my usual go-to colors are purples and reds with a strong brown undertone.

Okay now, let’s get to the lip colors I am OBSESSING over this fall.

I have talked about this ALL over this blog but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE lipstick! To quote my girl Rhianna, “Lipstick. It draws attention away from any flaws. When someone is wearing lipstick, you just assume they’re wearing a full face of makeup. And guys are stupid–they won’t notice when you’re not.” YES GIRL!!! I couldn’t agree more! Its the easiest makeup to apply and really completes a look.

If you were to look in my current makeup bag about 40% of the bag is lip products, I really can’t live without a strong lip collection. What’s your go-to makeup product? Are you as obsessed with lip products as I am? If so, what brands are you obsessing over? I always need more lipsticks!!!

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