It’s halfway through the year, and I’ve been quite the lil globe trotter. Since January, I’ve traveled to Kentucky (my hometown!), San Francisco, Bali (read my travel guide here), and just recently Portland for a work trip. I have several more trips planned (and unplanned) through the rest of the year, so I can’t wait to share more on that later.
The following post was sponsored by 100% Pure. All thoughts and opinions are completely (and always will be) my own. Hi guys! Well, this is surely a wildcard, but who doesn’t love surprises? I want to share a quick little makeup video I made for *fun* using the 100% natural products I use every day. I talk about this brand all the time, and that is because I truly, truly love them so much. It is the core beauty brand I use. My mom wears it, too. So, we all know it’s legit, ’cause mama don’t play around. We are ALL about it. Who is this incredible makeup brand, you might ask?
Last Friday I attended the highly-anticipated FounderMade Wellness Summit hosted at Spring Studios in NYC. I was personally very excited to be invited, because so many of the speakers and attendees were people I’ve long admired. From the Founders & CEOs of companies like MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, and Greatist to the Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health Magazine, it was quite an explosion of empowering leaders to say the least.
Periods. Let’s talk about ’em. We all know having your period can be annoying, painful, inconvenient, and if you live in a big city, it’s a little expensive. Running out of tampons and having to stop by the store day of isn’t ideal. In reality though, this is a #firstworldproblem. Did you know that over 100 MILLION girls lack adequate menstrual products all over the world? Think about it for a second. No menstrual products. Nada. This means their entire world is put on pause for the duration of their cycles – girls are missing school, work, and life in general, because they can’t hide it. In many countries, when a girl starts her period, it’s considered her “week of shame”. Something that is so womanly, so natural, and so out of our control is considered shameful or taboo. Imagine that.
When I moved into my apartment, my bedroom already came equipped with a mirror mounted on the wall. I thought, cool, one less thing I have to buy. The only problem is it made anyone and everyone look shorter and significantly wider than they truly were. My friends and I started referring to it as “The Fat Mirror”. It was basically a fun house mirror and it succeeded in making everyone feel chunky.