In the beginning of 2019, I dubbed this to be my most freeing year ever. Pretty bold statement if you ask me. I've said this before but I'm a pretty daring person in my personal life. I basically life by the saying "rule breaker, risk taker, dream chaser," however that was not true for my "brand" or my "biz persona." Why? I'm not really sure. Nervous about what people might think / say? Probably. Which drives me insane because thats just not the person I am. But that changed this year....or did it?? 

This year I decided to step out of my comfort zone for the LWB brand. I wanted to try new things and take big risks and so far...I'm doing OK. Life with a baby is obvi more challenging to get dedicated time to focus, plan and brainstorm all the things when it comes to my brand / biz. So I have definitely had to get creative with pockets of time to work on projects and to be honest, it hasn't been easy. I didn't expect it to be either and there's def been some weeks I think, "well what did I even do to better myself / my biz"? That takes a toll on you as well...which is when the endless Instagram scrolling and comparison starts to creep in. However overall, I'm pretty proud of myself. I've let go (not totally) of a lot of my perfectionism and started embracing the messy and the not picture perfect journey I'm on. 

Speaking of, I was just chatting with a good friend about how we never want to show the messy parts of our lives online. We always want to show the final product, ya know, at the end where it looks amazing and impressive. It terrifies me to show the parts in between, the blood, sweat and tears (and yes, there's tears sometimes) that it took to get to the end goal. But the messy, unapologetic parts where you're sometimes not sure what you're doing or if its even going to work out at the end is the good stuff. That's the parts people want to see. That's the relatable parts of your life that takes a lot of courage to let people in but once you do, that's how you form friendships and community. 

So I will try to let you into those parts of my life and we can walk through this journey together! I'll be sure to pop back in and do some updates along the way too but as always make sure to follow my insta and I always appreciate your support when you comment and like my photos! It helps me know what you want to see more of!

Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel yet? Be sure to check out why I decided to start a channel and what it will be about! 



Until the next time,
B

When you get your starter kit and begin to use your oils, you will want to explore other ways to use them and rollers are one of my fave ways to incorporate oils in your daily routine. 

I went on Amazon (PS I have an Amazon shop you can get all your oily goodies at) and purchase some rollers and a label maker and got my roll on! You can find all my fave oily essentials here. There is no right way to mix oils, you can just combine the ones you love and experiment! So here are my fave 3 rollers for the summer.


Seasonal Roller

My allergies have been awful this year. I never really had awful allergies but lately whoa, it's hit me hard. Between going outside and walking the pups to trying to get B out of the house as much as possible, my nose is so stuffy and my throat is really scratchy.

+10 ml roller bottle
+15 drops lemon
+15 drops lavender
+15 drops peppermint
+fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil

Summer Happy Roller 

This is my fave roller for everyday to feel good and have some energy!

+10 ml roller bottle
+10-15 drops citrus fresh
+10-15 drops stress away
+fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil

Calm Vibes

With it being light so much longer during the summer (which is obvi the best thing ever!), I like to have a little evening relaxation roller as I wind down for bedtime. I will also diffuse this combo at night for all the sleepy time vibes!!

+10 ml roller bottle
+10-15 lavender
+10-15 cedar wood (this doesn't come in the starter kit)
+fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil

Hope you try these and enjoy! Leave a comment with your fave rollers recipes!

Until the next time,
B
I'm always looking for easy recipes I can whip up in under 30 minutes with minimal fuss and this is a new fam fave!! My friend Lindsey gave us this idea and its so genius! She makes homemade falafel so you can get creative with the ingredients and put in whatever works for you!

Ingredients
+ basmati rice
+ hummus (we use garlic or olive)
+ greek dressing for the arugula 
+ arugula (we love the lemon one from Wegmans)
+ shredded chicken (we use rotisserie chicken)
+ kalamata olives
+ banana peppers
+ onion
+ tomato
+ cucumber










Until the next time,
B
Happy Monday y'all! This summer is flying by, I can't believe it's already July! Whoa! I have to admit, my skin has been on point lately! I've been really focused on taking care of my skin and ditching all my pore clogging makeup (well as much as I can) and focus on as much natural products as possible! I really want to even out my skin tone and keep my skin breakout free. I've been experimenting with some new skincare and trying to keep it as non-toxic and natural as possible.


Products Mentioned

04. Frankincense Essential Oil (email me for deets)
09. Mineral Sunscreen (email me for deets)

Let me know in the comments if you try any of these products, I would love to know your thoughts!!

Until the next time,
B
If you have followed me for a long, long time, you know I was obsessed with watching makeup tutorials and spent a ridic amount of money at Ulta and Sephora. Within the last few years (really since I left my 9-5) I have scaled back in a big way with my makeup and what I wear on an everyday basis. 

I've said farewell to full coverage foundation and love a good tinted moisturizer, bronzer (of course), and mascara! My friend Kristen who sells R+F introduced me to the Radiant Defense tinted moisturizer and I fell in love! I was surprised actually. I love my IT Cosmetics CC cream but lately, I feel like it's been too thick for me. I use a very, very small amount but it still felt heavy on the skin and lately my skin has been breaking out so I def need light coverage. She gave me two colors to try and I've been wearing it for a week and I'm truly obsessed. 

But enough talking...let's get into the tutorial...



Radiant Defense //
I used beige for my face and shell to spot conceal and sometimes use under my eyes as concealer. This tinted moisturizer is super lightweight and thin and doesn't cling to dry patches but also doesn't get shiny throughout the day which is so impressive with a lightweight tinted moisturizer.
BONUS! It has SPF 30!  

Under Eye Concealer  //
I just picked up this under eye concealer randomly because it has SPF. I'm not going to lie, this isn't the greatest, but for a quick look that you don't need to hide a lot of dark circles it works! I would recommend tarte shape tape, that stuff is the jam!!

Bronzer //
I usually use the R+F bronzer but it's a lose powder and I didn't want it to spill on me during this quick tutorial so I used physicians formula bronze bootser  with a little milani bronzer in glow.

Blush //
I am obsessed with this blush. It's the perfect everyday blush for a sun-kissed look plus it's a dupe for NARS! 

Mascara //
I've been loving this combo or everyday, loreal mascara primer with the loreal telescopic mascara. If I want more volume I will add the lash paradise for more thickness! I didn't do magnetic lashes but you can see my video here to learn how to apply them!

All my brush are a mix of bare minerals, real techniques or elf!

Let me know your fave tinted moisturizer, I'm always looking to try something new!

Until the next time,
B

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