Mini Ulta Beauty Haul

Hey Loves! F & J!You may know by now that we like Ulta, and that sometimes we may go crazy. This time we had a mini little haul and we thought that we would share what we got, because they are all items we love. This is not sponsored, we just loved what we bought and wanted to make sure you guys could find these awesome items too.

The main reason for this shopping trip was to purchase some shampoo, but of course we couldn’t just stop there. But the shampoo we ended up purchasing was a major win! Not only does it smell delicious and clean, it is one of the most clarifying shampoos that we have ever used. We highly recommend it! It is dye free, sulfate free, paraben free, and more! They were having a buy one get half off sale so we decided to stock up and grab some delish smelling conditioner as well. Both are priced at $10 for a good sized bottle, but both these items are coupon eligible. You can find the shampoo we chose here, and the conditioner here.

We were also there because we needed to stock up on our go to toner, which is the Mario Badescu Rose water toner. It is affordable at only $12 for a large bottle that lasts us for several months. The product itself works really well and smells really nice. You can find it here!

We also picked up a fun little extra chapstick from Essence which is fun, because it changes colors with the contact of your lips. The color ended up being a little darker than we wanted, but the product itself was awesome and we may try a different shade. At only $3.50 it was definitely worth it, and you can find it here.

The rest of the items pictured were just free gifts, that we have yet to try but we love the brands of the items we received. Which were Kate Somerville and Stilla!

Even though this was mini haul we loved what we got! Comment below if you have tried any of these products.


F & J


CauseBox Unboxing – Fall 2018

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If you follow us you know we are all about subscription box, such as FabFitFun (check out our autumn 2018 unboxing here!). This season we decided to splurge and try a second one we have seen all of the internet. CauseBox. The selling point that caught our eye, is that every product is supposed to help support  better world. All items come with a tag telling the company’s story and how the products help the world.

For the fall box the item that we were most excited about was the October brand tote, which is huge and great quality, adorable, and not mention it can hold all we need anymore. There also is an adorable striped scarf which we plan on pairing with a long sleeve black tee and jeans, for a cute, casual, cozy fall look.

There was also a gorgeous eye shadow palette that we believe is perfect for fall and plan on using it all throughout the season. There is also a nice smelling hair mask that we are excited to use, because colder weather always equals drier hair.

Other awesome items in the box included a set of blank adorable Papryus cards, and a S’well water bottle.

This was our first box and we were pretty happy with it and we are excited to try it for another season.

Treat yourself to your very own CauseBox here.


F & J

Top 3 Facial Toners

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Toners are a very important part in our facial skin care routine. Over the years we have tried many different ones and we have accumulated a list of our top 3 favorites. Hopefully you find this as helpful as we would. [Our first stop before buying anything is always google 🙂 ]

Mario Badescu – This is a wonderful toner it smells like roses and we have become very used to the light smell, this toner is perfect for anyone’s price range. The linked website is Ulta and you can get a 4 oz bottle for only $7. Ultra hydrating and feels amazing when you put it on, we have been using this for awhile and have never had any issues with it, nor have we heard of anyone else having any problems.

Eau Roma Water  – This toner is from Lush so it is at a higher price point. A 3.3 oz bottle costs $10.95. This product is handmade and you know you can always trust your products from Lush to be made with the highest quality. This is also Rose scented and helps to calm the skin like the Mario Badescu. In all honesty, we love this product but did switch over to the Mario Badescu because they have the same quality and we appreciate the price point a bit more.

Tea Tree Water – This is another toner from Lush costing the same as the Eau Roma Water, a 3.3 oz bottle is $10.95. This does smell of Tea Tree Oil. It isn’t a very strong smell and to be honest we both like the smell. It does a great job at helping cleanse your face.

We hope you have found this post to be helpful. We would love to hear if you have other toners that you think we ought to give a try. Let us know  We always love finding out about different products and we will happily take all your suggestions to heart!


F & J

Title Boxing

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We had put on our 2018 bucket list (you can see that post here) that one of the things we wanted to try was a Kickboxing/Boxing class. It must’ve been fate because a Title Boxing Club opened up this summer in a very convenient and close location. They offer your first class free so we set up a time and date and went in to try it and we are so glad we did!

Since our one class we have QUIT the gym and JOINED the boxing club. In the short time we have started,  we feel more support from the employees of the club then we ever had in our 4 years at our previous gym. We are now extremely excited to take a lot of boxing classes to help keep our bodies and our minds healthy. After all who wouldn’t benefit from punching a bag a few times a week. 🙂

We wanted to share with you this change we are super excited about, and to tell you that we totally think you should give boxing a chance. It was very empowering and we loved the sense of community we got. We felt like badass females and we believe everyone deserves to feel badass. We also hope, that seeing we tried something new, and loved it,(so much so that we quit the gym we have been going to for years!)that maybe it will give you the little push you need to try something you have been wanting to as well.

We are happy to have knocked (or boxed) another thing off our 2018 bucket list!


F & J

Unapologetically You

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unapologetically you quote

We found this nice quote we really like, curtesy of Pinterest. We wanted to start off by sharing it with you. We want to pose the question: how can you be unapologetically you?

We find that in todays society that we are living in, and quite honestly the society pressures we have grown up with, that it is really hard to be unapologetically ourselves. We are always questioning ourselves. Should I post this on Instagram? Will people judge me for it? Do I look good enough to go out? Is my outfit fashionable enough? Will I look like I have no friends if eat out in public alone?

We know in our minds that we should be able to do what we want, wear what we want, and be who we want without caring what other people think but those thoughts never seem to translate to reality. So how do we become ok with ourselves? How do stop caring what other people think?

Honestly, we have no idea, and we really wish that this post was full of things to help us and you, but we have a hard time figuring out how to tackle this ourselves. We wanted to post this so that you can read it, think about it, and maybe start trying to answer these questions yourself. We want to spark conversations and hopefully use our corner of the internet to talk and help each other out.

How can we be unapologetically ourselves? Let us know what you think in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.


F & J

Hello Autumn

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Fall is officially here! The best season ever according to F. We just wanted to make a little post welcoming Autumn, and to say goodbye to summer.Even though we have been acting like its fall since the start of September. We hope all of you guys get your fair share of pumpkin spice, cozy sweaters, crisp nights, pumpkin patches, pretty leaves, football games, and all the other wonderful things autumn brings.

We can assure you we will be watching our fair share of Halloween movies, including classics like Hocus Pocus, and Casper meets Wendy.

We also plan on enjoying the fall weather with lots of cozy nights filled with tea, and soft blankets. And baking lots of yummy fall treats. We are super basic and we love.

Happy  Fall!


F & J

Fall Playlist 2018 – Part Two

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Here is part two of our Fall Playlist. We hope you enjoyed part one and will enjoy part two just as much. Like part one the link to the playlist on our YouTube is here. We have been listening to both these playlists non stop and we hope that you guys enjoy it too!

Waiting on an Angel – Ben Harper

Dust to Dust – The Civil Wars

Stay the Night – The Shires

Hollow Drum – Laura Welsh

A Little More – Alessia Cara

Over You – Ingrid Michaelson

I’m Getting Ready – Michael Kiwanuka

It is Well With My Soul – Michael Daniel Moore

Morning Breeze – Juke Ross

18 – One Direction

Like Real People Do – Hozier

One – Ed Sheeran

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room – Michael Henry & Justin Robinett

Happy Listening!


F & J