Starting Fresh in September

Last week I wrote about how September is my favorite month and holds so much meaning for me. This month signifies a new start, the beginning of a new birth year for me, and reflection over the last year. September is about starting fresh.

Today I’m going to encourage you in some ways that you can also have a fresh start this month. What do you love most about this month??

Personal Health

Start a new workout plan. Be better at healthy meal planning and prepping. Go to bed earlier. Drink more water.

Relationships with Family and Friends

Put the phone down more. Be intentional about spending time with others. Have people over and look for ways to gather others. Send more texts or messages to friends and family to let them know you’re thinking of them. Look for ways to serve those you love.

Work Life

Get to work early. Focus on work tasks and really give it your all. Facilitate a positive work culture and environment. Clean and organize your work space.

Spiritual Health

Make a point to spend time with God each day. Spend your commute in prayer and as you go about the day. Be open for opportunities to share the love and compassion of Christ. Begin a new Bible study plan.


Bring out the fall candles and decorations. Make a point to keep the house clean and cozy. Put away your summer clothes and bring out all the fall wear. Declutter. Finish a project you’ve already started.


3 Spring Makeup Looks

Yesterday was the first day of spring and it did not disappoint! I am so happy that some warmer, brighter weather is just around the corner and that winter hibernation mode is ending. With spring comes new trends, bright colors, and an overall sense of fresh. I definitely feel extra pale right now so I’ve started to pull out anything in my makeup collection and closet to help brighten myself up. Today I’m going to share with you 3 easy spring makeup looks for any occasion. I wrote a blog post similar to this one last fall and I’ve linked it here. This is not a sponsored blog post, just a feature of products that I have been using a lot lately. Some of the products I found on my own, some through word-of-mouth, and some through BirchBox samples (which is a great way to test out products before deciding if you want to buy them or not).

Base Makeup

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Products Used:

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream in the shade “Light”
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer in the shade “Medium”
The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel–came in a previous FabFitFun Box.
Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in the shade “Hazel”
Ulta Amped Lashes Mascara

Blush Pink Makeup

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Products Used:

Ulta Highlighter/Blush Palette in the shade “Nude Pink”
e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter in the shade “Pink Diamonds”
Ulta Amped Lashes Mascara

Fresh and Glowy Makeup

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Products Used:

Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls in the shade “Translucent”
Ulta Eyeshadow Palette in the shade “Delicate”
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the shade “Gilded Honey”
bareMinerals Moxie Lip Gloss in the shade “Risk Taker”
Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in the shade “Light Bronzer”

Bright Statement Lip

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Products Used:

OCC Lip Tar in the shade “Strumpet” (this does go on like tar, for real)
Still Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Bella”

Have fun trying out these looks!