tips for finding the best sunscreens for face + body

tips for finding the best sunscreens for face + body

summer in the south is in full swing. it’s not usually something we look as it generally feels we’re going to melt within seconds of stepping out the door; we either find ourselves aggressively avoiding having to step foot outside or spending hours down at the pool or water parks to try and keep cool.

when it comes to sunscreen, there seems to be a lot of controversy. I googled “sunscreen news” and saw mostly negative headlines saying things like, “are you getting burned by your sunscreen?” and “most sunscreen products don’t even work. everyone has become up in arms over the chemicals in sunscreen and how they are probably causing more instances of skin cancer than overexposure to the sun. it honestly feels hard to keep up anymore – we almost feel like we just have to decide between the lesser of two evils. here are some things I keep in mind when I’m choosing sunscreens. Continue reading “tips for finding the best sunscreens for face + body”

how I’m working more fruits + veggies into my diet

how I’m working more fruits + veggies into my diet

studies health + exercise science in college, sucks at eating fruits + veggies. not because I don’t like them, but they feel kind of easy to forget, or maybe I’m just not eating as healthy as I should be in the first place lol. I know a lot of times I mean well and will buy ingredients to make salads and what not, but then I either forget about it until the produce goes bad or I feel too lazy to take the time to wash + chop veggies. I choose to think it happens to the best of us.

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beauty beneath the surface: how is your makeup effecting you?

beauty beneath the surface: how is your makeup effecting you?

I love my skincare + makeup as much as the next girl. I love pampering myself – doing at-home spa days, using smoothing + anti-aging skincare lines, getting glammed up… because who doesn’t love feeling comfortable in their own skin? but what if I told you that beauty is not just skin deep?

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May Goals + Tracker

May Goals + Tracker

y’all I cannot believe it’s MAY. time flies so so so fast. for a lot of you this is graduation month – it’s going to mark a lot of endings, but also a lot of beginnings. it’s also about that time that everyone’s starting to realize “oh crap I have one month until summer” lol which means a loooot of goals are about to be set. well, look no further because I am here with your May mood + habit tracker! but first, a little update on my April and my April goals!

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the quotes that boosted my fitness motivation

the quotes that boosted my fitness motivation

ahhh, the gym. the place we love to hate.

it can be hard to find the motivation to drag ourselves over to the gym, I think for a lot of reasons, the main one in my mind being that we’ve equated exercise as punishment – punishment for what we ate, punishment for being overweight. as a result, we have broken perceptions + damaged views of the beauty of exercise.

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My April Goals & FREE Mood + Habit Tracker

My April Goals & FREE Mood + Habit Tracker

I can’t believe it’s practically April, already! March has been a good month – filled with a lot of busy weekends spent with friends + family, so I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun! March has been a good month as far as implementing some more structure into my life, especially as far as my health is concerned, so I’m excited to see how April will add to it.

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My Top 5 Free Health + Fitness Apps

My Top 5 Free Health + Fitness Apps

I love how easy it’s become to log/track health with the use of apps. I’m guilty of loading so many apps on my phone to test out – unfortunately, there are quite a few that only offer a free trial but require a subscription in order to continue having access. However, if you’re someone that likes having guidance when it comes to your workout, you might find it worth it to download + pay for apps that provide workouts.

There are also some apps that help with stress + anxiety by providing different meditation and breathing techniques, but again – most times you end up having to subscribe after a 7- or 30-day trial.

But, here’s my list of my favorite free apps that I use to help track my health! I am not affiliated with any of these companies/apps.

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