One of the hardest things for
Hey, It’s Megan!
I’m a 9-5er Art Director in Chicago who loves vacations, peanut butter and champagne. I am not a big fan of: waking up early, salad, voicemails, and slow walkers. Adventure is my calling, and I love to be entertained (broadway shows, concerts, movies, etc). I’ve made a goal to read 30 books this year (I am on #6/30). Follow along!
There are constantly new blog posts being written by huge brands like Refinery 29, Create and Cultivate, Allure, The Everygirl... and the list goes on and on. When I saw that Dove came out with an aluminum-free deodorant, I knew it was time to actually read those posts. And dang, regular deodorant is not great for you! Our armpits are extremely absorbent. When we use antiperspirants with toxic chemicals that suppress our sweat, we are introducing our bodies to chemicals such as aluminum which can have negative effects on our bodies. Some people claim that aluminum can increase chances of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s (although both the Alzheimer Association as well as the National Cancer Institute have stated that there's no significant health risk associated with aluminum). Regardless, I'm not [...]
Let me set the scene: You're walking home from a stressful day at work. A loud firetruck races by, sirens blaring (your chest tightens). Cars start honking at a group of pedestrians crossing the street (chest tightens). A car doesn't stop at a red light and almost runs you over (chest tightens). There's a wall of people walking towards you, and it doesn't look like anyone will move to let you through (chest tightens). Then you come up behind a wall of people walking in the same direction you are, but they're so slow. At this point you just want to get home (chest tightens). Finally you're at home, but now you feel exhausted and combustable. I feel you. This is how I feel probably 1/3 of the week. The [...]
I have the most thin, fine hair out there. I would even go on to say my hair might be finer than "baby-fine" hair. The double-whammy. Can't a girl get some volume?? One of the hardest things for me to obtain is volume. If I use too much product, I look like I'm going out for a beauty pageant, or a Dolly Parton lookalike contest. If I don't use any product, my hair is super flat. I've teamed up with Formulate to bring you my tips on how to get volume for thin, fine hair: 1. The right shampoo and conditioner. Just like with anything, you need a good base. Having such fine hair means that you don't want anything that will weigh it down. Enter: Formulate Shampoo and [...]
I love being tan, but I spend way too much money on skincare products to get wrinkles from a tanning bed. Sunless tanning is the perfect solution for me! Through trial-and-error, I have learned a few do's and don'ts of sunless tanning: Find the perfect tanning products The first thing you're going to want to do is purchase a high quality self-tanner, or go to a quality spray tanner. Read reviews to help you make your decision – or let me make it for you. For at-home tanning, I use Mystic Tan® Mocha-Kyssed Bronzer and Booster Self-Tan Lotion. It's a duo lotion that comes in a clear tube, and you can see that half of the bottle is the bronzer and half of the bottle is lotion. It's the [...]
I need hot breakfast in the morning. I've tried smoothies – and I can't do them. Plus, if you're on Weight Watchers, you know that blended fruit smoothies aren't the best in the way of points anyways. So when you're craving something sweet, but need a hot breakfast, you definitely need this Weight Watchers French Toast Recipe! You can have four slices of this French Toast for 5sp (and that's with 1/4 cup of syrup!), or pair it with fruit and it is only 4 smart points. If you're on any other diet, this whole meal is under 170 calories! The key is finding low calorie bread that doesn't taste like cardboard, and Healthy Life's is the best I've found so far! It's 35 calories and 9 net carbs for [...]
I am a huge advocate for the Happy Planner! Not surprisingly, I have an embarrassing number of sticker books, and I've even cabbed from one Michael's to the next looking for a new release. 👀 I use the Happy Planner for everything! Here, I want to share with you how I use the Happy Planner and accessories to help me pack for vacation. First and Foremost If you're unfamiliar with the Happy Planner, have no fear! It's a planner system held together with discs, making it easy to add and remove pages. There are tons of expansion packs and sticker books that help guide your planning process. They have planner systems specifically designed for teens, moms, teachers, crafters – the list goes on! I chose my base planner based on 1. [...]