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June 22, 2018

Some New Favorites!- Personal

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Every once in awhile, I like to give you guys a heads up on some new things I’m loving lately, and some things I can’t live without!

 

Business

I recently signed up for Honeybook, and I can’t believe how much easier it’s been to stay on top of business tasks! I had used a different CRM before, but I’m really glad I made the switch. It’s been like having someone take care of all my admin tasks for me- I can just tell it what to do, and it does it! If you’d like to try Honeybook for half off your first year (!!!), click here to sign up! And FYI, I’ll get a little kickback too.

I finally ordered a new camera bag after over a year of needing one. As much as I loved my old bag, it just wasn’t holding my stuff anymore. Quite literally. Every wedding I had gear tumbling out! Yikes! I stumbled on the Australian based company Kamrette and, after reading amazing reviews, decided to give the backpack a try. Guys, this is the best camera bag I’ve ever owned! I can fit way more than I thought I’d be able to fit, it’s comfortable to wear, and it looks stylish. Check out their two bag styles here.

 

Beauty

I’ve been using Root Pretty cosmetics for awhile now, but I seriously love everything they make! I’m obsessed with their eyeshadows and they have the yummiest smelling mascara (thanks to lavender, coffee, and vanilla ingredients!) Click here to save 10% off your first purchase!

Summer is here, so bring on all the bright and fun nail colors! I’m an Essie girl all the way, and am loving their new summer collection!

Speaking of nail polish, I found a completely organic, non-toxic remover on Amazon! Smells pretty and leaves my nails feeling nourished instead of dry and stripped. Best part is it’s only $12!

 

Clothing

On my humiliating and depressing hunt for a swimsuit, I had a friend recommend one she got on Amazon of all places! I ordered with low expectations, and was surprised by how much I liked it! Fits great, accentuates what it needs to and hides what it needs to, and is so flattering! There are a ton of colors and patterns, and it’s a steal of a deal!

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me talk a million times about the floral dresses I wear to shoot weddings. I get them from Jessa Kae and Neese’s Dresses.

 

Essential Oils

I’m a huge believer in essential oils. In fact, it’s still weird for me to say that, given how skeptical I was of them! Oils have helped my health in so many ways, and I love being able to share that with people! The best deal Young Living has on their site is the Premium Starter Kit, with a savings of over half off the retail price! You can check out the kit with the link above, and if you’re ready to grab your own kit, click this link here to sign up. FYI, I’ll get a little kickback too.

I’ve been a DIY fool over here lately, and have been cranking out all sorts of concoctions! I made bug repellent using Citronella oil and sunburn relief using Lavender. I’m also enjoying some of my favorite oils in the diffuser like Stress Away, Joy, and Thieves!

 

Restaurants

If you haven’t been to Condado Tacos yet, you are seriously missing out! It’s a made to order, build your own taco restaurant that I can’t get enough of! I recommend the brisket for your taco and queso for your chips!

Just about every week or two you’ll find me at Fox in the Snow. Make sure you try their egg sandwich, it’s the best around!

 

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