MY SEVEN FAVORITE SELF HELP BOOKS

If you’re anything like me you LOVE to read non-fiction. I not only love non-fiction, but I absolutely ADORE self help. ANYTHING self help, count me in. I think my boyfriend thinks I’m crazy at this point but I am straight addicted and I don’t care. Since I spend so much time reading these books, I thought I’d share with you my favorite ones that I’ve read so far. Have you read any of these? If so, which ones did you like?

Each book is linked via Amazon if you want to order any today!

Happy Halloween! XO

THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK

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THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

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THE SECRET

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THE POWER OF NOW

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THE MASTERY OF SELF

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GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE

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THE POWER OF HABIT
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PINTEREST QUOTES

I am loving Pinterest these days. I have divided my boards into three different sections so far:

  • FASHION
  • QUOTES
  • INTERIOR

I wanted to share my favorite quotes I’ve pinned so far. I really like that Pinterest allows for a lot of #inspo. I think it’s a fun and positive social media platform — follow me at: https://www.pinterest.com/ultragoldenlove/

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XO.

PINTEREST AND PODCASTS

Happy August babes! I had a couple of questions for you:

  1. Do you pin?
  2. Do you listen to podcasts?

I am super excited to announce that I have finally figured out how to use Pinterest LOL. I know, late bloomer. I used to absolutely love Tumblr for street style photos and style inspo in general. I am going to start using Pinterest for exactly that: lifestyle, street style, and overall inspiration. So if you use Pinterest, feel free to find me: https://www.pinterest.com/ultragoldenlove/

In regards to Podcasts, I wanted to share some of my favorites:

  • The Good Life with Stevie and Sazan
  • Girlboss Radio with Sophia Amoruso
  • hey, girl. by Alex Elle
  • The goop Podcast

Have you listened to any of these podcasts? If not, take a listen. I really need some recommendations, so feel free to share in the comments below or DM me. XO.

SKINVESTMENT

I have been meaning to do a post on my skincare routine for quite some time now. My skin isn’t perfect by any means but I do my best to take good care of it. For starters, I rarely wear face makeup. I am forever in a cat eye and liquid lipstick, but actual face makeup? Rare. Mainly because I have yet to find good enough face makeup that keeps the glowy/dewy look. Before I go into what face makeup I use (when needed), let me share the greatest thing to ever happen to my skin: boscia.

boscia honestly changed my skin. First of all, all of their products expire – that alone should tell you something. All natural, all the time. I use a couple of their products that I am obsessed with (the Purifying Cleansing Gel being my favorite). They also have an Essence Water that I love as well.

Another great brand I swear by is Clinique – their 72 Hour Moisture Surge is my go-to moisturizer. Like I’ve mentioned in a previous post (see here) I know that your diet, sleep, and stress levels can all affect your skin – but Clinique and boscia are two brands I absolutely love.

When it comes to make up – I only use ONE liquid foundation and that’s the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – there is nothing better in my opinion. Buildable coverage, great ingredients, and it WON’T break you out! I am currently in the market for a good concealer and would LOVE any suggestions on which ones my readers currently use. If you haven’t tried boscia, PLEASE try it and let me know if you like it! Cheers to happy and healthy skin.

 

WHERE DID MAY GO?

It’s JUNE on Friday! I wasn’t going to let this month slip by without some blog posts so be ready for a few emails to pop up in your inbox this week. I wanted to start with the most important day in May for me – my anniversary. 2017 was life changing for me – a lot of new and exciting changes were happening for me and this year I finally get to look back and celebrate all of them. One of them being my one year anniversary with CA. I truly believe a lot of my personal growth comes from witnessing our own growth together. Emotional intelligence and support, communication, appreciation and love…lots of love: that’s where we are at right now. I am so grateful for everything CA is…and is becoming. I learn from him every single day – not just as his girlfriend, but as his friend and his peer. So this anniversary was so special for me. It wasn’t just a culmination of our past year together – but the culmination of knowing someone for over a decade and being able to get to know him on a deeper level and just love him with no inhibitions. He’s a dream, but I can go on and on. I wanted to share a few photos from our trip to Catalina. He gave me a couple days’ notice (GOD BLESS – girls, you already know we need an outfit, a nail appointment, etc.) to prep for our day trip. I had never been to Catalina and I absolutely LOVED it…being on the island was exactly what we needed. We had incredible meals (steak, tacos, swordfish, ice cream, candy – everything lol), enjoyed a few drinks, rode around in a golf cart ALL over the island and just really spent one on one time together. Nothing beats ditching the cell phone and getting quality time. He probably won’t even see this post because he’s “social media averse” (I think I just created that term) but I wanted to thank him on here anyways.

I am so grateful for you babe – thanks for showing me what it means to LIVE MY BEST LIFE.

See some fun photos below from our one year anniversary getaway!

MY TOP 5 BEAUTY PRODUCTS AT THE MOMENT

I thought I’d share some of my favorite beauty products at the moment. I think that this year in particular, the weather has been CRAZY. I really needed some extra help in the beauty department and through lots of trial and error – I have found some favorites. See below!

JET LAG FACE MASK – This godsend. This weekend was filled with lots of celebrations, lots of drinks and very little sleep. This mask is my go-to morning mask after a long night of partying.

AQUAPHOR HEALING OINTMENT– I use this on my lips, dry spots on my face, and even on my body. It is such a good THICK healing ointment. I even got CA to buy into it.

BOSCIA PURIFYING CLEANSING GEL – My only facial cleanser. It’s very easy on my face and has no harsh chemicals.

YES TO CUCUMBERS CALMING PAPER MASK – This really goes hand in hand with my Jet Lag face mask. I love this paper mask – mainly because it’s so easy to put on and not messy at all! Once I take this off, my skin is literally GLOWING. I love it – not to mention it’s under $3! 🙂 Thank me later!

AVEENO DAILY MOISTURIZING LOTION – My fresh out of the shower go-to lotion. Easy on sensitive skin and super moisturizing.

What are your go-to beauty products at the moment? XO

Happy Monday!

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ULTRAGOLDENLOVE

I noticed everyone has a morning routine, day routine, night routine etc. Mine never seems to change so I thought I’d share what a day in the life of ULTRAGOLDENLOVE looks like.

7AM (WAKE UP): light a candle, go through emails, get ready, pour coffee, grab breakfast, and listen to a podcast.

11AM (PICK ME UP): head over to Starbucks for matcha or a snack…or both.

1PM (LUNCH): I always try to make sure I’m eating healthy during the week so I can splurge all weekend LOL. Lunches are usually Whole Foods runs, Chipotle salads, etc.

5PM (AFTER WORK ACTIVITIES): I like to try and squeeze in a workout whenever I can, call friends, have a date night, etc. On days where I am at home relaxing: I read, put on a facemask, watch Blue Bloods (a must) and sometimes listen to a podcast. I have noticed that my night time routine is my favorite. Never underestimate the power of a facemask and a good book LOL. I don’t watch TV unless it’s Blue Bloods or the Food Network. I enjoy reading so much and I love to share the books I read too.

(WEEKENDS) DISCLAIMER: My weekends are for blogging. Content. Content. Content. And more importantly, my weekends are for things I love doing. Saturday morning hikes are a must – it switches up and I LOVE when we bring Ryder boy with us. After our hike, smoothies and bagels are usually our go-to. I like to clean, shoot content and post on IG during the day. Saturday nights are always up in the air – which I love. There’s always something to do. My FAVORITE Saturday night (my favorite kind of night PERIOD actually) is staying in. I LOVE staying in. I don’t like going out that much at all. I don’t mind putting on a good outfit, dinners, etc…But I’d much rather stay in and be comfortable. I truly enjoy a night at home, cooking, watching a good movie, taking the dog on a walk, reading, etc. (I don’t really care how fun I sound, it’s my favorite). I just started cooking and I swear we are cooking gourmet meals lately –clam chowder in a bread bowl, carbonara, clam linguine and tofu stir-fry just to name a few (I’ll make sure to share some recipes soon). If Saturday nights were up to me, it’d be all about QUALITY TIME. Sundays are usually the same except I try to sleep earlier just to get my week started on the right foot. I love planning so I have recently started writing 5 goals for the week. I’ve stuck to my goals this week: hydrating, meditating, and reading were on the list (just to name a few)!

I truly love the way my life is finally coming together after all this time. The only thing missing on my list as of late is yoga. Once I incorporate yoga more often I’ll be good to go. I think it’s important to have a routine for life. I am pretty sure we all have one, we just don’t talk about it too much. I find that sharing my goals, routines and tips have not only helped others but has opened the door for others to share their goals and routines with me. I am constantly tweaking my lifestyle so I welcome the feedback!

Please comment below and share some lifestyle tips! I am always open to new suggestions!

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