Winter Beauty Essentials

This winter seems to be neverending. As this post is going live, Western Maryland is getting a lovely 5-8 inches of snow.

In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my favorite winter beauty essentials. The cold, dry air can certainly do a number on anyone’s skin – this is how I deal with it.

Also, if you follow my Instagram you would have seen that I applied to be a part of the #SephoraSquad.


They are looking for someone to be a “unique, unfiltered, sorry-not-sorry storyteller.” I have never shied away from telling you guys how it is! So, I would really appreciate it if you could support me in joining the #SephoraSquad. If you want to help out, please go leave a testimonial for me HERE.

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Healthy Lifestyle Gift Guide

Christmas is upon us and the gift buying has started! Whether family members, friends, or even just yourself are trying to live a healthy lifestyle buying gifts for that person can be a struggle. Candy canes, Reese’s Peanut Butter Christmas Trees, and gift cards to their favorite restaurant aren’t going to cut it this year! Even buying clothes can be hard if they are losing weight!

Have no fear here is my gift guide for anyone on your list that is working to achieve a healthier lifestyle. I have grouped the gifts together depending on the type of person you are buying for: healthy eater, fitness buff, or calm body and mind. These products are some of my favorites and I would be happy with any one of these under my tree!


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My Favorite Blogs

I ¬†enjoy writing my blog here at My Beautiful Ideal, but I really enjoy reading other people’s blogs and websites. From fitness¬†to food to beauty to lifestyle I love to read about them all. Each website gives me ideas and inspiration for both my life and my writing.

I wanted to share with you some of my favorite blogs that help me live a healthy, full life!Read More »