I was really excited to hear about a new link-up hosted by some of my favorite bloggers. Today I'm sharing a day in my life through photos. What better way to start off the week than with an overload of unedited (that makes this a REAL behind the scenes peek) pictures?
6:10 am: BUT FIRST, COFFEE.
My Keurig greets me while I get ready for work. Most days I have to be there at 7:30 am so I need all the help I can get to wake up. I always lay out my clothes and accessories the night before, because there is no time for wardrobe changes this early in the morning. I always try to get up a little earlier than I need to be to have some "me time" but I seem to love the snooze button more than that.
7:15 am: WERK.
I usually aim to be early for work, just in case I am walking in to any craziness. I manage a salon and spa and my days are extremely busy. I love my quiet time in the morning when no one has arrived yet. One fun bonus of my job is getting to wear the fabulous jewelry from our little boutique.
The hours of 8-4 are spent running around the building. I chase after stylists and estheticians looking for answers to questions from clients, make sure all our clients are happy and at the right place at the right time and lead a great group to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Two nights a week are spent at the soccer field watching my stepson play in his games. He is doing so well this year, and I love watching him hustle on the field. I played soccer all my life so it really makes me happy to see him enjoy the game. He is a great sport and such a team player...always clapping for his teammates and celebrating. If we're not at the soccer field, we are outside enjoying summer...either by the pool, out for a walk, or an an ice cream run. This is the favorite part of my day, since it's our time together as a family.
7:30 PM: GET IT DONE
At least 3-4 nights a week my time is spent working on things for our wedding in September. My bachelorette party is in July, and my bridal shower is the first weekend in August, so from here on out there is something each month.
Tackling the to-do list and creating one thing or another is constantly happening in wedding central over here. I can't believe how quick the weeks are flying by!
8:30 PM: WINDING DOWN
I go to bed early most nights, so I start winding down around 8:30 or 9 pm. I have become an old lady who enjoys tea, so sometimes I sip on that while I'm catching up on blog work. I read all my e-mails, respond to comments, read others' posts and tweak my own posts. Sometimes I plan household things and write out grocery lists, meal ideas, or fold laundry and watch TV.
10:00 PM: SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN
I am someone who needs my 8 hours of sleep, so I aim for that each day so that I'm not a total sassy pants. I always wash my face and have been trying to develop a nightly skincare routine so that I stay on track. I use the Skinceuticals LHA Cleansing Gel twice a day and love the way it cleans my skin. The smallest amount creates such a good lather that really deep cleans. I've been using the Dickinson's toner for about a month and it's amazing. Since I'm not getting any younger I started using an eye cream, and love the smell of Pond's. I chose to go with this brand because my grandmother has used Pond's forever and her skin looks like porcelain and is so soft and smooth for her age.
So there you have it...a day in my life, through photos. What's your favorite part of your day?
Before I go...how about a giveaway?
To celebrate The Blush Blonde’s (formerly Crumbs & Curls) 2nd Blogiversary we are bringing you a giveaway made for the summertime. This giveaway includes beauty products specially picked for the warm weather & a gift card to Nordstrom! Here are all of the goodies that you have a chance to win:
Supergoop! Day to Day Value Set- A limited edition set filled with all of the SPF essentials necessary to stay sun safe this summer from Supergoop!, a leading brand in sun care at Sephora that is co-owned by tennis player Maria Sharapova. This set includesCity Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50, Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37, Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40, & AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30, all of which are packaged in a cheeky little travel bag.
Tarte Play It Safe Essentials Set- This limited edition set is filled with everything you need to get a gorgeous bronze glow without the damaging effects of the sun; it includes Tarteguard sunscreen lotion broad spectrum SPF 30, Maracuja bronzing serum gradual self tanner, Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self tanner, Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer in park ave princess™, & Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self-tanning face towelette.
Benefit Cosmetics Lip Lovin' Tinted Balms- Three super moisturizing tinted lip balms packaged together in a limited edition set.
Essie Summer 2015 Mini Four Pack- This set includes four mini polishes in Chillato, Peach Side Babe, Sunset Sneaks, & Prêt-a-Surfer, all from Essie’s Summer 2015 line.
$40.00 Nordstrom Gift Card- This is included to buy any other summer essentials you might need!