Teami aka my secret weapon to being FIT and HEALTHY

I have posted about Teami Blends before, but now the benefits of drinking it consistently are SO REAL I have to share details.

I have been drinking Teami blends for 3 months but in the past month, I have been drinking the Skinny Tea every single morning and the Relax Tea on most nights before bed. I want to scream from the rooftops how much drinking Teami every day has helped me in so many different ways but you won’t hear me so here’s a list:

  1. My bloat is GONE. I bloat, you bloat, *most* everyone bloats. I have always had a hard time getting rid of the bloating in my lower stomach and I noticed a significant difference in the loss of my bloat after just one week of consistently drinking Teami. No joke people.
  2. My skin is clearer. Every blend from Teami is all-natural and healthy in so many ways. One thing I have noticed is how much clearer my skin has become. Acne is one thing I have struggled with over the years and it’s awesome that something as simple as tea is a huge part of the solution.
  3. I am energized. I am not morning person and I am usually extraordinarily lazy until at least after lunch… oops. But not anymore! I wake up in the mornings and I drink my Skinny Tea first thing. The Skinny Tea gives me energy to last throughout the entire day, thus helping my days be much more productive.
  4. Overall, I feel healthier. Not only am I physically healthier, I FEEL healthier and that is so satisfying. I love that I know I am putting something good in my body and the results only prove that.


If you are ready to change your lifestyle and become a better you, Teami may be something for you to try to help you get there. Use my code OC10 for money off your order 🙂 You won’t regret it!



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How to care for your skin while traveling

I have lots of skincare tips, but today I would like to share my skincare tips specifically for when you are traveling by airplane.

I recently was traveling from the United States to Europe and within Europe, I was traveling by plane to explore different countries. I know how my skin reacts to the extraordinarily low level of humidity in the air inside an airplane, and I wanted to share some tips I have gathered with you!

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, or a combination, your skin will be affected. Our skin is what holds us all together and it deserves to be taken care of! Don’t let the dry air inside an aircraft take a toll on your skin. If you have dry skin, your skin will get extra dry. If you have oily skin, your skin will get oilier to compensate for the dryness. Who wants that?! Here are a list of some tips to help you be prepared:

  1. Avoid wearing makeup while traveling.
    • I like to wear makeup every day, but if you can avoid wearing liquid foundation and powder foundation your skin will thank you! And besides, you can always hide behind a pair of sunglasses if you really are afraid of anyone seeing you bare-faced.
    • BUT, there is never anything wrong with some lip gloss and mascara.
  2. Before taking a flight, be sure to moisturize your whole body.
    • Whole body includes your face, lips, and hands too!
  3. Bring travel-sized body lotion, moisturizer, chapstick, and hand lotion in your carry on!
    • It is so important to keep hydrating your body during the course of a long flight. Make sure to check the sizes of your liquids before bringing them in your carry-on bag. You can bring as many 3.4 ounce containers of liquids that will fit in a quart-sized bag.
  4. Drink water.
    • Stay hydrated from the inside out!

If you are taking an international flight, these tips will be extra helpful to you. You will walk off your flight with luminous, beautifully hydrated skin.

Safe travels!



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Cookies made with… Carrots?!

I am the kind of person that always wants to eat healthy but struggles because… cookies. But, I have good news! Today, I came across a healthy cookie recipe and I adjusted it to make perfect! And there is one very important secret ingredient… carrots!

This recipe is for the perfect taste of sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth and it’s still healthy! It might not taste like it, but I promise it is!



  • 1 & 1/4 cups of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp All Spice
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup or honey (I used maple syrup)
  • 1 cup grated carrots


  • Preheat oven to 350° fahrenheit
  • Mix together dry ingredients (oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, All Spice, Nutmeg, salt)
  • In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients (yogurt, vanilla extract, eggs, maple syrup/honey)
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix
  • Fold in grated carrots (I grated my carrots with my Cuisinart food processor)
  • Leave batter in the fridge to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Scoop dough onto parchment paper on a baking sheet to make 12-14 cookies.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool before enjoying. 🙂


I hope you love these cookies as much as I do! They are perfect for summer and most definitely worth a try. 🙂



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Calling ALL Tea Lovers!!!

If you love tea, you’ll love Teami Blends tea! I have been using Teami Blends for about 6 months now and the results are just amazing.

I drink the Skinny Tea in the mornings to feel refreshed and get the energy I need to last throughout the day. Every other night, I drink the Colon Tea to get rid of toxins that have been in my body for YEARS, yes YEARS. And for those nights where I want to relax and get a good night’s sleep, I drink the Relax tea and it does wonders for me.

If you are interested in learning more about Teami, I am taking over their Snapchat today until 3pm EST! Be sure to check it out! @TeamiBlends

I am giving out a special discount code on their Snapchat TODAY!!!!! 🙂



Liquid Lipstick LIFE HACK

One of the biggest trends in the makeup industry right now is liquid lipstick. The kind that comes in what looks like a lipgloss tube, goes on wet, and dries to a matte finish. This is the kind of makeup product that you really can’t find in a drug store. And we all know how expensive stores like Sephora can be.

I have been doing my research on liquid lipsticks because I really love them! They last all day or all night and look fantastic. Most of them cost from $20-30 and I just think it’s crazy to spend that much money on a tube of lipstick. BUT, I found a fantastic brand called Colourpop Cosmetics that sells lots and lots of shades of liquid lipsticks for such an affordable price! $6 to be exact. Yes, $6 for a single tube of liquid lipstick!

Check out some of my favorite shades:


This is Limbo by Colourpop Cosmetics. It is a beautiful shade of dark brown that has such a comfortable and light wear.


This is Beeper by Colourpop Cosmetics. Light enough to wear during the daytime for a more dramatic look and dark enough to look fierce during the night.


This is Rooch by Colourpop Cosmetics. If you’re like me and have always loved a classic dark, blood red lip, this is perfect for you!

I was thrilled to find a makeup brand that sells quality liquid lipsticks at an affordable price so I hope you are thrilled too! Be sure to check out their website here where you can find their other products like lipglosses, eyeshadow palettes, eyebrow pencils, and much more all at an affordable price.



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How to Liv like Liv

A common question for me lately is “how do you travel?”

Well, for one thing, I am studying abroad so I have been living in Florence, Italy for 5 weeks and counting. I have tips and tricks for fellow young adults looking to travel the world.

Save your money.

One of the best parts about traveling is immersing yourself in the different culture(s). Wait to travel until you have saved up enough money to be able to truly adapt to the lifestyle of the places you want to go.

Take advantage of spontaneity.

Yes, wait to travel until you are financially ready. But once you are abroad, take advantage of every opportunity presented to you. Live like it is the only time you will visit that place. Airfare, trains, and busses are much cheaper to travel around Europe than they are in the United States. For example, for me living in Florence, I can book a train last-minute to another city in Italy for as little as 8 euro for a fun day trip.

Be cautious with travel agencies.

There are good travel agencies and there are bad travel agencies. It is worth researching before you book with one. They are good to use to get a low rate on travel and stay for weekend trips, but make sure you know what is included and what isn’t. You don’t want to have to deal with surprise expenses. It’s also important to know if any planned itinerary is mandatory or not. Some people like to follow planned itinerary but if you’re like me, you like to do your own thing. I took advantage of travel agencies to save money on travel and stay but I made sure I would be able to do what I wanted to do upon arrival.

Get to know the locals.

Whether or not you are in a city for an extended period of time, meet the locals. It’s the best way to discover authentic restaurants and less touristy places to go. It will also help you adapt to the culture and understand the different lifestyle.

Take advantage of every moment you have abroad.

As I said before, travel like you won’t travel to the place you’re in again. Get up early, see the city, try new things, experience the nightlife. There is no time to be lazy while you’re abroad!

Happy travels!



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Liv Abroad

Those of you who keep up with me on my Instagram know that I am spending the next few weeks studying abroad in Italy. I have been having the time of my life trying new foods and immersing myself in the different culture. If there is anything I have learned over my first two weeks here, it is to take advantage of traveling while you’re young. As a young adult, my responsibilities are minimal and I have much more freedom than I will have in the future when I have a career and a family of my own.

I am taking this period of my life to focus on personal growth and to expand my perception of the world. I only have these 6 weeks abroad in the experience of a lifetime and I am making the best of it! I can’t wait to share all of my travel stories and photos with you. For a sneak peek of photos I have taken already, visit me here on Instagram!