I am someone who is always using technology. Whether it be my phone, laptop, iPad, desktop, etc. I work in front of a computer for eight-plus hours a day and then come home to watch television. Over the past couple of years, my eyes have been directly affected. I had trouble reading signs from far away, noticing people as they approached me, etc. and finally had to get glasses.

Since I started working, I knew I wanted to look into the whole digital screen protection range of lenses. I would end the day with a serious strain on my eyes, and sometimes even headaches. I didn’t want to drop a ton of money on a pair of glasses because #stillonacollegebudget, so I did some digging to find an affordable pair.

One of my coworkers had placed an order from Eye Buy Direct for the same issue and had nothing but good things to say about the pair she received.

Eye Buy Direct has a HUGE variety of different lenses, whatever your style preference is.

The glasses that I ended up ordering from Eye Buy Direct is the ‘Arcade’ style. I knew I wanted a wide pair of frames, and have minimal detail. I like the way larger frames look on my face, so I tried to base it off of the images on the website.

They even have a section on their website where you can upload a photo of yourself to see how the frames would look on your face. I think this is super important, especially if you’re trying out a new style like I was!

Regarding the overall quality of the glasses, I think they are great! I love how lightweight the frames are in addition to their simplicity. I will say that they do have a little bit of a ‘cheap’ feel when you’re holding them in your hand, but once on your face, you can’t tell at all! Does that make sense?

When I wear these while on any aspect of technology, I do notice a bit of a blue hue (which you can see better in the above photo). This also happens when I look at lights. I don’t know the proper way of describing it, but it’s like a blue dot! I assume this is from the counteracting of the blue light in the lenses because my coworker has the same thing happening!

These lenses definitely help ease any strain on my eyes throughout the day, and I feel a lot better about being on a computer all day.

My eyesight has gotten worse just over the course of the past two/three years, so I want to make sure I keep using these lenses to counteract that! When it comes to my eyesight, I want to do all of the preventative care that I can.

One thing that I like about these lenses is that you don’t need a prescription to wear them! You can get them solely for the screen protection.

Do you wear digital screen protection glasses? Or, would you?

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When it comes to winter nail polishes (for myself), the darker the better! While I do love wearing pastels and bright colors, I tend to stay away from them in the winter.

I have always done my nails at home. I actually do not enjoy getting manicures (crazy right?). I typically do my own nails every week or every other week, and it takes me maybe thirty minutes tops! I don’t do the whole buff my nails, work on any cuticles, etc. because I just simply don’t have time for that.

I have been exclusively using the KL Polish range ever since they came out! If you aren’t familiar with them, they were created by the YouTuber Kathleen Lights. What I love about the range is they are “five free” meaning they don’t have any of the harsh chemicals that some other polishes may have.

What I love about the KL brand is that their polishes have some serious staying power. That’s all I’ll say about the overall range because I do have a review if you would like to read it.

Even though I have basically every collection from the range, I definitely have some favorites depending on the season. I will also say that all of these colors just need two layers and they are completely opaque! For some, you might even be able to use just one, but I like two for good measure.

My Favorite Winter Nail Polishes

+ Cassiopeia is a gorgeous black/gray shimmer color. It’s what I currently have on my nails right now! The shimmer in it is described as “multi-dimensional” on the website (if we’re getting all official). This color is perfect for an evening out or for an event. When you first glance at it on your nails you might think it’s just a black!

+ Mozart is from their fall collection, but definitely is a must-have winter color for me, too. It’s a dusty purple shade that is definitely one I reach for when I do want a kind of bright pop of color. It’s a great color to put on your toes for this time of year!

+ Central Park is a dark green shade that, like Cassiopeia, can be mistaken for a plain black pretty easily. It is perfect for those instances where you might not want to wear a dark black color, so it’s a nice alternative. I wore this around Christmastime to avoid a bright green and it looked perfect!

+ Mindy is an absolutely gorgeous dark berry shade. I’ve worn this several times already during the winter and can’t see myself stopping! I love berry shades, especially for this time of year because they go with a lot of different outfits (does that sound weird? Tell me I’m not the only one who matches their nail polishes to their outfits!).

+ Gumption! is actually one of the first polishes that KL Polish released! I think a navy is a staple for any nail polish collection and this one is perfect!

What are you most-reached for or favorite winter nail polishes? Have you tried KL Polish before?

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If you guys read my weekday morning routine, then you know that my favorite part of the morning is my bulletproof coffee. Bulletproof coffee is something that I started to drink last month after seeing Allie Sevdalis and KGMTL talking about it for months.

It’s one of my goals for 2018 to live an overall healthier lifestyle, and to me, I believe that bulletproof coffee starts me off on the right foot in the morning.

One thing that I love about bulletproof coffee is how customizable it is. You can put absolutely whatever you want in it! Some people like to put in extra supplements and such, to target certain aspects of their daily lives that need a little more oomph. (Does that make sense?)

Now, if you’re looking for a background on bulletproof coffee, you can check out this video by KGMTL! Or, if you’re into a more reading mood, you can check out this link from the actual Bulletproof Coffee company (yes, it’s really a company that “created it”!).

To sum it up real quick, “It’s a high-performance drink that has a massive impact on your energy and cognitive function”. I highly recommend reading that post! It gives a full-depth look at bulletproof coffee in the easiest terms to understand.

As I mentioned, bulletproof coffee is completely customizable. I’m going to share my own personal “recipe” or maybe blend is the correct term?

My Bulletproof Coffee Recipe/Blend

Step One: I use my Nespresso to first brew my coffee. I typically use a vanilla flavor or just non-flavored coffee.

Step Two: Once my coffee is brewed, I move it to a larger jar where I mix in my Vital Proteins collagen powder, coconut oil, and ghee. I am using just plain coconut oil instead of XCT/Brain Octane Oil at the moment because I didn’t want to purchase the oil and not use it. But now that I drink bulletproof coffee every morning, I will most likely purchase one or the other.

Step Three: I take my frother and mix it all up! Then I pour it back into my mug and drink it up!

My blend of bulletproof is super simple, but I want to start introducing more things into my recipe! Who knows, maybe I’ll be redoing this in a couple months with an update.

Do you drink bulletproof coffee? If you do, what do you put in your blend?

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This weekend I decided to switch things up a bit and film my very first YouTube video. If you read my February goals post, then you know that one of my goals was the start a channel! I have always loved watching videos from my own favorite influencers and thought that it would be fun to try it out!

I am trying to get on a schedule of posting a video on Sunday and Wednesday. At first, I thought of just uploading whenever I want to, but I want to hold myself accountable for the videos, which is why I made a schedule.

If you have any ideas for videos or even blog posts, don’t hesitate to leave them down below! Make sure you’re subscribed to my channel to make sure you don’t miss a video!

Without further ado, here is my favorite for the past month of January!

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We made it folks!

Happy February! I’m jumping on the bandwagon when I say that January seemed like three months in one. Did you guys think that? I was super excited to start my new year off on the right foot, and hope that I can keep it up this month.

Last month I wanted to get back into the blogging routine, which I think I made a good attempt at. Towards the end of the month, I stepped back again because I was afraid of being over-saturated and not putting out high-quality posts, but I have so many ideas for genuinely good posts this month and I cannot wait to share!

There are several things that I want to accomplish this month, keeping my fingers crossed that I am still able to stay on track!

My February Goals

+ Make a YouTube Channel & Amp Up Instagram

This is a goal that I am so extremely excited for! YouTube is something that I have always wanted to incorporate into the blog, and I’m trying to make this month the month that I do! I have a couple ideas for videos and made a schedule, so definitely be on the lookout! I also want to really amp up my Instagram because I don’t post as often as I would like to, or post high-quality images as much as I would like to. I want to try to start taking pictures with my actual camera, rather than my phone, and start using Instagram stories more so make sure you’re following me here! (Shameless self-promo…)

+ Meditate *at least* three times a week

I got myself into a routine for working out, and I want to improve my mindfulness as well. I think meditating as on my overall 2018 goals, and I want to introduce it into my routine this month. I’ve heard so many great things about meditating and am so excited to start my journey! If you guys have any tips for meditating or apps to use, definitely let me know!

+ Introduce more greens into my food

I’ve definitely started eating a lot healthier since 2018 started, but there are still significant areas where I can improve. I really want to start my day with a green juice or smoothie, and I want to overall cook more greens! My go-to is just a salad and voila, so I’m excited to experiment in the kitchen more. If you have a favorite recipe, don’t hesitate to share!

What are your goals for the month of February?! We can tackle this month together!

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