This post has been a long time coming, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m more than excited to share it with you guys! For a little background knowledge, Mackenzie and I met on Instagram and instantly clicked after realizing many similarities between the two of us. We each had a child at a young age, grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and enjoy a lot of the same activities. I had recently started blogging during this time, and was later introduced to Mackenzie’s blog, Keeping Up With Kale. We agreed on the idea that it would be so much fun to collaborate on a post together – bringing me here! Continue reading “Q & A WITH MACKENZIE DEONIGI”



Contouring + highlighting has recently swept the beauty industry by storm, and for good reason. It’s a simple addition to your everyday beauty routine that will bring tired or dull-looking skin back to life. The concept of highlighting is to draw attention to certain features, which is why a little highlight is ideal for inner eyes, brow bones, and above cheekbones. With any of these ten amazing products from brands and budgets all across the board, you will have that gorgeous, lit-from-within glow in no time! Continue reading “10 BEST HIGHLIGHTERS FOR GLOWING SKIN”


With autumn in full swing, it’s that time of year again to add some new fall shades to your beauty collection. I know I’m not the only one who’s been anxiously awaiting berry-bitten lips, bold brows, and earthy shadow tones!

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This month I partnered up with the ever talented, self taught MUA, McKenna Leininger, to create this gorgeous fall makeup look. Using a few of our fall favorites by MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Jaclyn Hill, and others, McKenna captures the perfect look for a family photo shoot, holiday get together, or day out at the pumpkin patch. She also gives us the inside scoop on which products you can use to achieve this look on your own! Be sure to check out her Instagram (@malonemua) for even more beauty tips and tricks. Continue reading “MAKEUP WITH MCKENNA”