Challenge #70: Get Unready with Me

Good Evening,

Yes, I said "good evening," because this is going to be a special post about getting "unready" with the ladies of Bluebird and Blackberries.

This week, I am challenging the ladies to get unready, and show us how they get ready for bed every evening—if there's a new routine that they like to do, or what their favorite thing is to do before bed—maybe they don't get to do it very often.

This is just to share with me—and with all of you—how you get unready and wind down for your evening, so you can get a good night's rest, and your beauty sleep, because it's important.

 So, let's see what you got, ladies.  Sweet dreams!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #67: Apple Cider Vinegar Detox


Good morning!

So this week, I've challenged the girls to an apple cider vinegar detox.

Working in the restaurant industry most of my life, you kind of go through these highs and lows of eating well and then eating everything in sight that isn't necessarily good for you—and sometimes you just need a reset.

I want to see what the girls can come up with—good ways to use apple cider vinegar to detox!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #66: Camera-Ready Brows


Well ladies, I have a new challenge for you.

I’m standing here in my bathroom and realizing that I have an issue.

And that is that as I’m getting older, you can see, my eyebrows are getting more sparse (and don’t pay attention to the fact that I need to wax them as well!).

They’re getting more and more sparse towards the ends, and less filled in the middles as well.

So I just want to know, what are you ladies doing about this? What tips or tricks or things are you doing to keep your brows camera-ready?

Because I need that and I need you to help me out. So, get back to me.

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #65: Making + Deepening Friendships


Hey Ladies,

So this week I was hoping you could help me with something a little personal, that I feel a lot of people aren’t talking about:

…how to make new friends.

So I recently moved, a lot of my friends have left the city in the last couple of years, I had twins, I’ve been a little out of the game. I’m trying to broaden my circle of friends and meet some people.

And it’s really hard.

I’m also trying to focus on how to make those relationships that I am forming a little bit deeper.

So I’d love to just hear your experiences, tips, techniques, really anything—so we can have this conversation about friends, which I think is a really important one.

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #62: At-Home Workout


For those of you who know me, I love to work out.

Since I’ve had the baby, I don’t have quite as much time to go to the gym as I used to. So I’ve started doing a lot of at-home workouts while the baby is napping. There’s some really great popular ones out there that I’ve been trying out.

I’d really love to challenge the girls this week to see which at-home workout they can come up with.

I got mine done in a naptime or less!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #58: Makeup Brush Cleaning



It is finally spring, you guys!

And with spring, usually comes spring cleaning…

I thought this week our challenge could be a little bit of a different kind of “spring cleaning.”

Something that I realized recently that I have neglected is my makeup brushes. I only started really wearing makeup in the last year or two a little more frequently, and I’ve realized that’s an area where I needed help with the spring cleaning.

So I am taking on the challenge of figuring out a really good way to keep these makeup brushes clean—which, in turn, will keep my skin clean!

I am one that likes to use lots of oils, so I have rose hip oil, I have a glow oil that I like to use, and sometimes even sweet almond oil. I use those for oil cleansing or just moisturizing, and they can all really “gunk up” my brushes!

That’s why I wanted to take on this challenge and figure out how to get those brushes clean!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #56: Journaling


This week I challenged the girls to journaling for a week straight.

I want to know what their tips and tricks were, and how they got into the rhythm of doing it every day to make it more of a habit rather than just an occasional thing.

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #52: Water Challenge


Okay, ladies, it is a New Year and so I think we should start it out strong!

 How ‘bout with a water challenge—eight 8-ounce glasses, 64 ounces total, every single day.

Can we do it?!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #44: Charcoal Beauty Products


Well ladies, I was inspired by our Instagram question to followers last week asking what is the ongoing beauty trend.

Today happens to be my self-care day, and so I thought why not marry the two—incorporating your answers into something beauty-related.

One of the answers we got back was about the charcoal trend, so I thought it’d be really fun to see if everyone could do a charcoal mask, and then share what your experience was with it.

So let’s make this a Healthy Beauty Challenge with charcoal!

(Excuse the voice—I have laryngitis. Sorry, guys!)

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #43: Mythical Makeup


With Halloween approaching, I thought it would so much fun to challenge the girls to a Mythical Makeup Challenge!

Let’s just say it’s much harder than I thought, and I think I’ll have to stick to these Instagram filters instead…

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #37: No Makeup for a Week


Okay, Ladies!

Have I got a challenge for you!

So, you all know that I don’t love makeup, but I do wear it sometimes when I’m needing to feel pretty. But it’s been a million degrees, so I’m wondering if we can do a little experiment...

How about…

No makeup...

For a week!

One whole week—naked faces—let’s see what we learn, let’s see how we feel, let’s see how we look. Let’s just give it a try!

Okay? Can you do it?!

Chapstick’s okay!


Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #35: Simple Summer Beauty for Under $20


Well, summer is here, and if you’re like me, you might be going through some seasonal changes as far as your skincare goes. I have allergies that tend to change my skincare routine a lot. I’m still learning, because before I didn’t really have to have a routine. It just did what I needed it to do. I guess I was lucky.

But that’s no longer the case. So I have been working really hard to figure out what works for my skin during these seasonal changes.

And with summer, even though it’s really hot and humid here in Kentucky, your skin can get dried out so easily—being in the sun, going in and out of swimming pools, and in and out of air conditioning.

2018-06-13 19.10.48-1.jpg

So I’m trying to figure out what works best for me, and one of the things that I’ve come up with is this wonderful rosehip oil. It's really healing. And sometimes I just do an oil wash with it, or a treatment. Or you can just hydrate with it throughout the day or after a shower.

So it got me thinking, ladies—what are you doing to take care of your skin this summer? How are you using beauty products to help you “beat the heat?” Let’s do this as a Healthy Beauty Challenge, but also let’s combine that with a Jack$on Challenge. See if you can keep it under a Jack$on!

Alright, let’s see what you come up with!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #29: Natural Cleaning Products


Alright ladies, so for this challenge, here’s what I’m thinking...

I’m kind of in Spring Cleaning Mode—it is finally spring here in New York. You can see the pretty flowers out there, behind the “Happy Birthday” sign for my daughter!

I have been trying to get a lot more natural with a lot of my things—my beauty products and what not. And I have kind of half-and-half—some natural cleaners and some that are not so natural.

I was thinking maybe we could all take on the challenge of making some of our own cleaners from home, or giving some recommendations for the best natural cleaners.

I think I kind of need to go through mine and figure out what’s good and what’s bad, because it’s a mish-mosh underneath my kitchen cabinet.

So something to do with natural cleaners for spring cleaning! I’m really interested to see what you guys come up with...Because I am a little too lazy to make my own, but I know there’s some great options out there.

Let's see what you come up with. Bye!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #24: St. Paddy's Day Green Juice


Hello guys,

I’m thinking about how it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and while many of us will be indulging in things like green beer and some good, solid, somewhat-heavy Irish food—I was thinking about using something else green to detox and bring us back from all that indulgence.

And one of the things that came to mind is…

Green juice!

As you can see, there are many, many types of green juice behind me.

So I would like for this week’s challenge for you ladies to either make a green juice or try a green juice. See if you feel a difference, find out what the benefits are, maybe see if it cures you from a hangover. Who knows?

Let’s see what happens! And don’t forget—try to find yourself a nice discount. Look at these guys! $1.99? $1.49? I think we can swing that!

Alright ladies, see ya soon!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #21: DIY At-Home Beauty Treatment

Hey, Everybody!

Since I've been pregnant, I’ve been really conscientious about what I’ve been putting on my skin and in my body.

So this week's challenge is to the girls for a DIY beauty product or beauty treatment—something that you can make at home to make yourself feel better.

Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! Bye!

Challenge Submissions!

Challenge #9: Let's Meditate


If I am 100% honest, sometimes the holidays leave me feeling disappointed.

I work so hard to make everything special. But I'm always frazzled because there is never enough time. And when it's all said and done, I'm too tired to connect with people,

Even though it's the same every year, I can’t seem to change the parts of the holidays that drive me to distraction.

I would like to be able to let go of all the ego that drives the holidays and truly understand giving and gratitude. I would like to be more present and more mindful in my life.

So that’s my challenge, ladies. Moving into this very hectic holiday season, I would like you all to try meditating for a week. There are as many ways to meditate as there are ice cream flavors, and it takes some experimenting to find what works for you.

I can't wait to see what we learn from exercising our ability to be still and quiet!

Challenge Submissions!