One of the goals I decided to really pursue this year was to read more. I ended last year with four books. I know, I know, that is not a large number. In my defense, I have two little dudes who do not give me much time for my own reading choices and a pre-teen who loves to chat for hours on end about what is going on in her current favorite anime. One thing I have found that helped me this year was Audible. I like that I can listen to books while I drive to the gym since it is a half-hour away, I live in the boondocks remember? It works out for me and I am able to finish books.
I have found that some books are better read aloud to me. The audible book Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis has been one of my favorite books to listen to. First of all, this book is pure fire and I think every woman should read it. I know some men that would benefit from reading this book. Rachel does an amazing job at reading it. She is able to really drive her points home. I mean, they are her words and there is just something about the message being delivered by the author that was super motivating. Especially when the author is a fire cracker with enormous personality. Rachel’s personality comes to life in her reading and this is a book you should definitely listen to!
I am so glad I choose to listen to Girl, Stop Apologizing. Not all audiobooks are good for listening, maybe I just need the energy and life Rachel brings to the table to keep me engaged and listening. I have recommended this book to friends and you can bet I will be listening to it again!
Have you read it? What’s your take on audiobooks and do you have any recommendations?
My lashes are nothing spectacular, they are average I’d say. I’m happy with them, but finding mascara that worked for me has always been kind of a pain. After I had my sons my eyes became super sensitive and I had to change my whole eye makeup routine! I couldn’t wear certain mascaras because they would make my eyes water uncontrollably and other mascaras I tried smudged like crazy!
I tried a few different mascaras and it was always the same. Luckily I subscribed to Ipsy and had sample mascaras to try! It was always the same. Smudged or watery eyes. I was losing hope. Then, believe it or not, I found one I love! I probably would never have tried it had my mom not purchased it for me, thanks mom!
The mascara I found that doesn’t irritate my eyes, doesn’t smudge, and on top of that gives me full, long lashes is, Almay One Coat Thickening Mascara. I definetly recommend this mascara if you are having any issues like I was. Even if you’re not, it’s still better than many of the other mascaras I tried at lengthening and making my lashes look full and stay curled!
What are some of your favorite mascaras?
I don’t have a lot of room in my closet and I am ready for spring! I decided to clean out some pieces I haven’t worn in a while and fill them with something new. I follow Fashionnova on Instagram and they have super cute clothes. Some of them are a little revealing for me but they have a large selection of items that aren’t as well. I don’t dress up much since I am a homeschooling mom with two young boys, so I was a little reluctant to order.
I ended up ordering four tops, a pair of jeans, and a bralette. They were having a sale so I took advantage and also made the free shipping quota. I am so impressed with their shipping time, I ordered on Saturday and received it Monday! It was so awesome that I didn’t have to wait so long to receive my order! The clothing is good quality and fit well. I am super happy with my experience ordering from Fashionnova and will do so again in the future!
If you want to check out their site here is the link Fashionnova