Living in Arizona is amazing! This state has so much to offer and one of my favorite little road trips is Sedona. I live only an hour and a half away which makes it the perfect escape for the day.
My best friend and I headed up to enjoy lunch, take some pictures, and enjoy the change of scenery. We mostly hung out around Tlaquepaque. Our first stop was The Secret Garden! It is one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is amazing, and they have a covered patio for seating. I highly recommend trying the Taos Club, it is delicious.
We spent most of the rest of the time walking around. It is so beautiful there. It is busier in the winter, most of the time I go to Sedona during the summer months so there are less people walking around.
Being there you almost feel like you are in another country. It is stunningly picturesque. Day tripping or vacationing in Sedona in general is a great break from reality.
2020 was all about staying home and doing it ourselves and I think with some things we should keep that going into 2021! Like at home laser hair removal. I have gone to spas for laser and I have also done it myself. It is so nice not to have to pay crazy prices to get a smooth hairless look! The price of the laser is the price of one treatment at some spas! This saves you so much money.
I love my RoseSkinCo IPL. I can use it wherever I want and whenever I want! It is so handy being able to do it myself.
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It is a total game changer and everyone I know who has purchased theirs absolutely loves it! I am so happy with my results and I love not having to pay spa prices.
This is my long awaited blog post! I work with a ton of great companies all year long and these are the best of the best items with amazing discounts!l wanted this guide to have something for all the ladies in your life (and maybe guys too).
First up is the item I get the most comments and questions on. The RoseSkinCo IPL. With everything going on this year, this at home laser has been extremely popular with everyone.
When you go to the spa you end up spending thousands of dollars to be able to do your full body. This device is under $100 and so easy to use! My discount makes it even more affordable! Use code TheBusyBrunette. Click This Link To Shop
Next up is a line of makeup I am incredibly passionate about! Frankie Rose Cosmetics has been a total game changer for me. I have used the same foundation for years and years. I have tried to many foundations and never liked them and ended up going back to the same foundation…until Frankie Rose. I am obsessed with their foundation. It is super easy to color match online also which is so helpful! They also have so many great pallets and lip colors. I also love their concealers! Use my code BUSYBRUNETTE for a discount at checkout. Click Here To Shop
This next beauty tool is an absolute game changer! We all wash our faces, and we all have a different skincare routine. This device is amazing! Face cleaners like the Clarisonic don’t really clean your pores. Most ways that we clean our faces don’t actually get dirt and makeup out of our pores. The LumiSkin does! I am going to add an informational photo that do an even better job explaining.
You can shop This Link if you are interested in the LumiSkin. This would make an amazing gift and I know any woman in my life would love to get this!
Last but not least is my favorite self tanner. Self tanner is another product I am so picky about. I have used Loving Tan for years and now this tanner has replaced it!
Hi friends! If you know me you know I am not much of a cook. In fact I try to avoid cooking as much as possible! I am a big fan of really super simple recipes. That is the only thing you will ever see me post on here. Unless you enjoy cooking (good for you), you’re going to want all the simple ones that I make!
What you are going to need are salmon filets and veggies of your choice to roast with it. I personally like carrots and sugar snap pees. The snap pees always turn out amazing! Grab a sheet pan and put some foil on top of it and spray some cooking oil on top.
1. Minced garlic.
2. Butter mixture- 6 tablespoons butter, oregano, thyme, pinch of salt and pepper.
Melt the butter and mix the ingredients in. You will need to rub the minced garlic on the filets and then spread the butter mixture all over. Also put the butter mix on the veggies.
Preheat to 375 and cook for about 15 minutes or until the salmon flakes off.
I hope you try out this super easy recipe and love it as much as I do! It is really fast and also healthy which is a huge bonus when it comes to an easy meal.
Hi friends! Today on the blog we are talking all about skincare. I am working with a company for today’s post. They were kind enough to send me a variety of products from their line!
They sent me the cutest basket of stuff! I absolutely love bath products. Anything from bath bombs to scrubs or bath salts, I’m all for it! Especially the products from the Dead Sea.
The products all smell so amazing! I am a big fan of organic products and I love that they have that option. If you ask any of my friends they would tell you I’m obsessed with lavender. I always carry a bottle of it with me everywhere!
These products would all make amazing stocking stuffers or gifts for someone! I know a lot of the people in my life would love to receive these goodies!
This company also has tons of other great products! I’ll make sure to link their website so you are able to shop all of the products I’ve mentioned and also the other ones from their website.
Hi friends! Every year you can look forward to one thing from bloggers for the holiday season….gift guides! I am a big fan of gift guides. Even before I was a blogger I loved to see what all of the bloggers would put together. I tried to make one for everyone in your life without going too crazy!
My favorite guide to make is gifts for her! I love picking out things I want and also things people in my life would love.
Next up is gifts for the guys in your life! This is always the most requested guide.
I love cozy things and being gifted them is always so nice! I think any woman or even a man appreciates the comfy stuff.
The next guide is all about finding something for anyone in your life! This can be friends, family, teachers, pets…you name it!
I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone with all of the gifts. I wanted this to be a super simple guide for anyone who needs a little extra help shopping this year!
As always thank you for supporting me and shopping my links. I really appreciate it!
Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram (@thebusybrunetteblog) you would know that I started doing my own laser hair removal at home during covid! I use a device from RoseSkinCo. It is super easy to use and so much cheaper than going to a spa.
The IPL has five different settings depending on what level you want. Starting out a level 3 is good and then I suggest working your way up! You can use it up to two times a week. This will get you the best results. The more consistent you are the better.
If you want to try it out or gift it to someone for the holidays I have a code to try the RoseSkinCo laser. Use TheBusyBrunette at checkout for 15% off!
Hi friends! I just got home from my amazing weekend stay at Civana Resort. They invited me to stay for two nights, so my boyfriend and I packed our bags and went to this beautiful resort. We got there Saturday in the afternoon and took some time to hang out and check out the hotel. I had been there a couple times before but this was my first time staying! We happened to be there at the same time as Restaurant Week in Carefree. My boyfriend made reservations for us for dinner at one of the local restaurants called Keelers. It is located five minutes down the road in Spanish Village.
When we got back from dinner we went down to the pool and spent some time in the hot tub. There was only one other person there so it was nice basically having it all to ourselves!
Sunday morning we woke up and went to brunch at a spot in Cave Creek that we absolutely love called Local Johnny’s. Carefree and Cave Creek boarder each other so there is a ton of restaurant choices and fun things to do all in a small area.
In the afternoon we laid by the pool and went for a swim. They have an gorgeous pool and a limited amount of chairs so it doesn’t get overcrowded. One thing I loved about Civana is how they were handling covid. Everything was very clean and they did a great job taking precautions to make their guests feel safe.
After we had enough of the pool we went back to the room to make the charcuterie board. I loaded up the mini fridge with all of the stuff we needed to make one, and it came out perfect!
We ended the night with a pizza from another great local spot and sat out on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the cool nighttime air.
If you are looking for a place to stay I highly recommend Civana. They are a wellness resort and offer a ton of different fitness and wellness classes. They also have a spectacular spa that I got to tour previously. I’m dying for the next time I get to stay there and try all of the amenities!