Daily Dose of Design: 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

What to do to Keep Stress from Messing with Your Skin

This post is sponsored by Bioré, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own!

Something that I've learned over the past few years (AKA since having to adult... coincidence? I think not!) is that stress can affect just about everything - mood, health and especially our skin. Combine added stress with hormones and you have a recipe for disaster on your hands. Most of us have a great skincare routine that we can count on each day but what happens when it's just not enough? Or when your skin is craving something new? I look for a lot of things in my skincare products and am super picky with what I put on my face, but I also know that there's much more that goes into the appearance of your skin and how to handle what stress can do. And when I need to get my skin back in check, it's all hands on deck!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Re-Create the 2019 Grammy's Red Carpet Looks into Everyday Outfits


Anyone else love award season?! The Grammy's are the best award show and I will never get tired of watching hours of a Red Carpet on Grammy Sunday! For the past few years I've been turning the best Grammy's looks into everyday looks and this year there were a lot of different looks on the carpet and I love these re-created outfits! Some of the best dressed women from the carpet this year - check it out!

Friday, February 8, 2019

DIY Galentine's Day Gift Basket

Thank you to Vanilla Gift Cards for sponsoring this post! As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This year, take time to celebrate your best friends and best girls in your life on Valentine's Day! Whether you're single or in a relationship, there's always time and good reason to celebrate your girls. This year I put together customized gift baskets for my friends and filled them with things I knew each of them would love - best part about giving a gift basket is that it's a super personalized gift! They were all different but all included a Vanilla Gift Card that I found at CVS, because there's no better gift!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Valentine's Inspired Buys You'll Love


All of the Valentines inspired, red/pink/rose gold shaded new arrivals and heart graphics out there as of late, I can't help but share the cutest ones! As February rolls around there's no better time to treat yourself to some of these cute finds and gift them to other girls in your life! There's tons and tons of love-ly finds here and most definitely something for everyone - check them out!

Monday, January 28, 2019

7 Ways to Beat the Mid-Winter Blues


Cheers to the 974 day month also known as January ALMOST being over. Just a few more days - finally! This month always feels never ending and it's on a whole new level if you live somewhere cold! The good news is the sun is starting to set past 5 PM again and spring is in sight. We're getting closer and if you're needing a few ways to get through the rest of the never-ending season of winter, I can't recommend these ideas enough!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Currently Craving: Top 10 Purchases of 2018


I know that I'm 2+ weeks late with December's/the final Currently Craving of 2018, but for good reason - it's all of my favorite and top purchases from 2018 and these are SO good you guys! It took some time to narrow it down to my top 10, but these are my most used/worn/loved things I bought last year and are all 100% items I'd recommend to you all! Best part is everything is still in stock! From clothing to beauty buys to useful must haves, you'll love these!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Best Buys to Celebrate the Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral


This year's Pantone Color of the Year is called Living Coral and it's the absolute prettiest shade of peach ever! Last year I searched for the best products in the Color of the Year, which was Ultra Violet (read that post and shop those finds here!) and I've been so excited to put something similar together for this year's color because it's one of my favorite shades ever. My mom is absolutely obsessed with anything and everything in this shade of peach - I kid you not, she has a closet FILLED with peach/coral colored clothing, shoes and probably 15+ peach nail polishes, lol! Needless to say she's a bit excited about this year's Color of the Year. ;)
From home decor to clothes and accessories, here's everything you could possibly want in this year's beautiful and vibrant color!

Monday, January 7, 2019

How I'm Starting 2019 with a Positive Outlook and Setting Realistic Goals


Happy 2019! Wow, it's so crazy to be saying that and I hate to be the one to remind you, but 2009 was 10 years ago. Take a moment to realize where you were in 2009... What even is happening?!?! When I realized that it's been a D E C A D E since '09 on New Year's Eve, I about spit my drink out. Anyway, I always love and look forward to the holiday season but there's something SO refreshing about the start of a new, 365 day chapter; I know there's some who don't think it's a big deal and stand by saying that you can make changes and goals whenever, regardless of the time of year. True, but the way I see January 1st is a true, fresh new page to write a new story on.

I always like to spend the last few days of the year/first week or two of the new year to reflect on the past year. The positives, what I can and want to work on and even the negatives and how to bounce back or learn something from them. I obviously love to write, so I spend time writing out all of my goals (both short-term and long-term) and split them up by personal goals and business goals. I get detailed in my planner with each, and then have a more simplistic bullet-point list somewhere that I can see every. single. day. That's always my #1 tip when it comes to achieving any type of goal - the more you see it, the more motivated you'll become to be able to check it off! Be it on your bathroom mirror, on the refrigerator or at your desk, let it be something that stands out to you 24/7.