Fasting for 90 Hours: What I Learned & What I Would Do Differently

image of fasting benefitsI went 90 hours without eating. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? I would have never guessed that my body would feel so amazing without physically eating food since Monday night, but it does! I’m kind in awe of myself in a “you’re quite the badass” kind of way. Ha!

Today marks Day 70 of doing Keto and Intermittent Fasting without cheating. Not even once. I’ve been so committed to this new way of life and eating, but I think it’s also because of just how easy it is to follow. Another major plus is that I just feel great! Forget the scale, I feel amazing on the inside. More energy, better sleep, more alert, and more!

The whole reason I embarked [Read more…]

Hybrid Gear Product Review

image of hybrid gear product reviewY’all, I was so excited when I was contacted by Hybrid Gear about doing a review on a moisture wicking tri-blend scoop neck raglan t-shirt in the color pink raspberry heather. I was sent the shirt right away and really loved everything about it right off the bat.

I mean, just look at it!!

The shirt is oh so soft and you won’t want to take it off. Besides being soft, it’s so functional and perfect to sweat in because the moisture wicking technology keeps you dry. The color is [Read more…]

How to get the BEST results using Younique 4D Mascara

image of how to apply younique 4d mascaraIf your Younique 4D Epic mascara just arrived in the mail, open that bad boy up and let’s talk about how to apply it to your lashes so that you end up with the best results!

The 4D Epic mascara is a one-step mascara that comes with a double-sided brush. This two-sided brush interlocks with Y-shaped fibers to produce natural lashes for the ultimate WOW factor look! It’s easy to use and gives you results off the charts! It’s completely up to you on just how drastic you want to take your [Read more…]

Keto Avocado Fries Recipe

image of avocado fries keto friendlyIf you love nachos and fries, you have to try this Keto avocado fries recipe because it is delicious! It’s pure bliss and there’s no way that you will feel like you are staying on the plan. They are SO yummy and incredibly filling!

You can eat them plain or use a Keto-friendly dipping sauce for extra deliciousness! I dipped them into a ranch dip that I made using sour cream, mayonnaise, water, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, Celtic salt, and black pepper. It is such a heavenly combination and so many ingredients that really satisfy your taste [Read more…]

Review: 2 Weeks Into Using Younique Epic 4D Mascara

image of before and after results younique 4d mascaraTwo weeks into having 4D mascara from Younique in my hands and on my lashes and I am absolutely smitten with this product. This mascara just launched today on May 1, 2019 and what a huge day it has been! Take a seat & grab a beverage so you can read all about my crazy awesome review of the brand new Moodstruck 4D mascara from Younique. This tube of awesomeness has made sure that my lashes have never looked so good. That’s right, I’m even talking to you, 2014 lashes.

This 4D mascara, you guys. Whoa. It is amazing. Like really amazing.

Since having [Read more…]

Day 30 is here! Here’s what I learned & what I lost

image of body loveDay 30, nice to see you!

Today marks:
30 days of eating Keto.
30 days of no alcohol.
30 days of Intermittent Fasting.
30 days of personal development.
30 days of no Mexican food.
30 days of living my best life.
30 days of believing in myself, being disciplined, showing up, AND (the most important in my mind) keeping a promise to myself.

That’s right – I [Read more…]

It’s here! The Younique Moodstruck Epic 4D Mascara!

image of younique 4d mascara resultDid you hear the exciting news?! Younique has done it again!! The title of industry Lash Leader is still ours, especially now with our brand new product, Moodstruck Epic 4D Mascara.

Back in 2014, we had the incredible 3D Fiber Lashes and that’s how Younique got the attention of so many out there. It was a must-have product and everyone wanted it. I mean everyone. Back then we didn’t have a whole lot of products and mascara was “the” product to have and to sell and to increase women’s confidence (and lashes, of course). It’s been some time since I’ve felt that super wow feeling (you know the one I’m talking about) like I did with the 3D until this afternoon.

Let me explain… [Read more…]

Day 12: Down 11.6 lbs & feeling a little sad. Whaaaat?!

image of Kristin HawthorneYesterday marked the end of my monthly visitor so I went to bed excited to wake up and step on the scale. Today is Day 12 of my new life and I’ve been so crazy proud of myself. Something in me has most definitely shifted and I feel like I’m getting to that place of being comfortable in my skin. While I feel like the outside of me is starting to change and look different, I can’t even describe how I feel on the inside. I know there’s been a lot changing and developing going on in there and I’ve felt incredible lately. Invincible almost.

Like I’ve said before, I’ve never been the type to really stick to anything when the going got tough. Or when life got in the way. Or when friends wanted to do something. I was so easily influenced and dropped what was *supposed* to be important to me at the time. I’ve given up on myself so much in the past and when I set out to make these huge changes now, I just knew deep down in my soul that the outcome would be [Read more…]

The New Younique Presenter Kit 2019! Bonus: There’s 2 To Pick From

image of Younique presenter kitYounique has a new Presenter Kit that just launched today! Not only is it a great new kit to really get your business going, but there’s more. Yep, there’s something brand new this time around and Younique has never done this before. What is it? I know you’re on the edge of your seat with anticipation right now.

Younique now has two Presenter Kits that you can choose from! That’s right, there’s two amazing kits, both full of makeup to propel your business and start you off on the right foot! In the past every time that  the presenter kit [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 5 Adjusting & Too Much Urine

image of believing in yourselfI don’t want to toot my own horn, but TOOT TOOT!! Y’all. I’m five days in and feeling amazing! I feel excited and energized. I feel optimistic and stronger. I feel so dang proud of myself! I love that I can tell you that it has not been hard, at least not yet. I’m sure that’s strongly due to the fact that I’m motivated, but more so than that, I am disciplined.

That’s right. DISCIPLINED. I AM disciplined.

You know when you have your first baby and you stick to that nap schedule no matter what? No, I will not go to lunch. No, I will not run that errand that I’ve needed to do for 4 days now. Nothing will disrupt the naps during the day because that time is so precious to you? That’s kind of where I’m at right now. I don’t want to derail myself, so I’m sticking to my routine for the first time in my life[Read more…]

Living My Best Life: Day 1

Today is the beginning of the rest of my life… or does that sound way too dramatic? But really, it is! I am so ready for today and all that it means. You know when you’re just ready for something without a shadow of a doubt. Like R-E-A-D-Y? That’s me right now.

In addition to incorporating my daily routine, I’ve also made some other decisions regarding wine and food, but before I share that I want to touch on something that I’ve never written about on here. I do have a whole other site dedicated to it, but up until right now, it’s been two completely separate things.

And that’s because that’s how I wanted it. It’s under my maiden name on purpose. Just sayin’. It’s the fear of it all, especially being vulnerable… But I do know that being real helps me [Read more…]

Living My Best Life: #KristinsRise

image of motivational quoteIt could have been just feeling so fed up with myself. It might have been that I was concerned with the reflection staring back at me in the mirror that I didn’t seem to recognize. Maybe it was just what was supposed to happen this whole time. Like maybe everything that I’ve been reading and listening to was now coming into fruition. I guess how it happened doesn’t matter as much as the fact that it did happen.

This is my time, y’all.

I’ve struggled a lot the past couple of years. There’s been so many [Read more…]

Review: 1 Month Using Younique Touch Stick Foundation

image of Younique Stick FoundationIt’s been about a month since I’ve had Younique’s brand new stick foundation and it’s time to share all the things I love about it… because you need to have this product in your hands. With just a few swipes of this magic stick foundation, your face is literally transformed. It hides the imperfections, including any acne, lone pimple, rosacea, uneven skin tone, and redness. You have it and Younique’s stick foundation will help hide, cover, and enhance.

Younique’s stick foundation is a full coverage foundation. The coverage that you get from using this product will seriously knock your socks off (if people still even say that!). You will have a dewy finish if you use [Read more…]

This Lenten Season

Enough is enough. Picture me throwing my hands in the air and waving the white flag because this girl right here is fed up. I’ve had enough.

Let me share what got me to this place. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Lenten season and, as you know, it’s the time when most people decide to give up something for 40 days, just like the sacrifice Jesus made into the desert. It goes without saying that I often start the [Read more…]

When To Get Your Eyebrows Wet After Microblading

image of brows after microbladingIt’s Day 8 after my microblading touch up appointment and the big question popped into my head: Can I shower (translation: Can I get my brows wet yet)? I did what any other girl that was given contradictory after care instructions and took my question to Google. I learned that if you are using the dry healing process after microblading, your best bet is to not get your brows wet for 10-14 days.

Hmm, this left me in quite a predicament being that I needed to shampoo my hair. Living off of dry shampoo for so long is making me feel very dirty… not to mention that I bought the tint dry shampoo this time around and every single time my hand goes on my head I’m left with brown finger tips. It’s really [Read more…]