It amazes me that there was a time, not too long ago that I didn't like shoes. Now, I literally dream of certain shoes. Tory Burch's latest shoes are just perfect. I don' think there is a pair that I dislike! I've pulled my favorites but I'm curious, what are yours? Have a fabulous day!
Ok so why so many photos of my face? Kind of weird, but let me tell you, winter makes my skin do weird things. Blogging definitely has its' perks, that's for sure. I get sent packages weekly from PR companies/ brands/ etc. who send me different things to try. 9 times out of 10, I don't post about the beauty products I receive because I truly don't like them and usually stick to my tried and true.
Well, I received a box of products from Physician's Formula and I fell in love. In the past, I've blogged about how I have super sensitive skin and can only use non-comodogenic products. I swear by the Tarte brand, but I often receive e-mails from Summer Wind readers that also need to use natural products but are on a budget or don't like to spend a lot on beauty products. So what to do? Physician's Formula is totally the answer.
The products are good for your skin and super easy to apply. Honestly, they are just as nice as my Tarte products. In the photos above, I was having a true breakout and you can barely tell. Also, the photos above have not been retouched, just brightened (none of my photos are ever retouched considering I don't use Photoshop).
Scroll through the above widget to see the makeup I'm wearing. I also swiped some VMV bronzer and lipstick on, which is PF's higher end line of makeup... another great find! You can find Physicians Formula at Target/Ulta and other drugstores. The Nude Wear products are all in the $10-$15 range and the concealer is extremely comparable to YSL's $40 Touche Eclat! What are your favorite drugstore finds? Have a fabulous day!
*Physicians Formula generously sent me these products. I am reviewing them because I truly like the products. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.
Something I love about blogging is connecting with others. I appreciate each and every e-mail I receive. Quite recently, I've received a large influx of e-mails and I am so grateful to have people who want to connect with me and who enjoy reading what I have to say (so bear with me as I dig through my inbox!!).
I think one of the most flattering e-mails I have ever received was a mom-to-be who e-mailed me letting me know she was going to be having a daughter (!!!) and she enjoys reading my blog. She explained how it seems as though my parents did a wonderful job of raising me. I mean quite the compliment, right? Thanks Mom and Dad!
Anyways, she wanted to know what I appreciated and remembered from my childhood that might have shaped me into the woman that I've become today so she can raise her daughter into a gracious young woman. Talk about a great question. I really thought about this one long and hard.
There are a lot of factors of raising a child, and honestly, I pretty much know nothing about that... but I do know what I loved from my childhood. The one thing that really sticks
out in my mind is having dinner with my family.
It sounds so simple and mundane but it's true. I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful childhood; of course there were ups and downs as such is life, but in my family, we always made time to have dinner together. As we got older, family dinners didn't happen every night, but it was still as often as possible.
Even to this day, at age 23, I can't begin tell you how much I love and appreciate having dinner with my family. Eating a delicious home cooked meal with people that mean the most to you...What more could you ask for? Honestly, it is something that makes me feel truly grateful about the life that I have lived thus far because I know that there are many families who don't have the luxury of having family dinners.
Now that our family is getting older, I have a full time job, cCm is away at school and life is busy and fuller than ever, we still find the time to sit down together and share a meal. It may not be each night, but we still do it as often as possible. When all of your family is in one room, it truly is one of life's greatest pleasures and that is what I think is one of my absolute favorite parts of life.
What was your favorite part of childhood? What did you love about growing up and what do you think shaped you into the person you are today? Have a fabulous day!