Everything I Wish I Learned About Plan B One-Step® in Sex Ed

30 September 2019

Personal opinions and thoughts within this post are my own. This post was developed in collaboration with Plan B One-Step®

Did you know that September is Sexual Health Awareness Month?! 

With that being said, I’m so excited to partner with Plan B One-Step® emergency contraception and
open up a conversation about women’s sexual health—a topic I rarely see discussed on social media. As y’all know, I pride myself on being completely open and honest with you guys, so I’m really excited to partner with Plan B again to share and educate on the importance of always taking control of your reproductive health, no matter the situation. It’s important for me to use my platform to share topics that really matter to me, sexual health being one of them.

Growing up in Texas, I wasn’t exactly well-informed about sexual health, and my teachers definitely did not discuss emergency contraception in our Sex Ed classes. Here’s everything I wish I learned in Sex Ed about emergency contraception, your backup option for when ‘plan a’ fails. 

First of all, we were never told what to do if the condom breaks, if you miss a dose of birth control, or if birth control wasn’t used at all. Not knowing all the facts as a teen and even in my early twenties left me feeling unprepared, which is a super scary feeling when it comes to sexual health.

So, in case you had the same experience as me in your Sex Ed 101 class, I’m here to tell you the facts! Plan B One-Step is an emergency contraceptive that helps prevent pregnancy BEFORE it begins, by delaying ovulation. It should be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex or birth control failure, the sooner it’s taken, the better it works! Plan B One-Step in no way hurts a woman’s chance of getting pregnant in the future, and also contains the same ingredient that’s used in popular kinds of birth control pills, just at a single, higher dose. Plan B One-Step is available right off the shelf at all major retailers for anyone to purchase, and no prescription or ID is required.
If birth control failure happens, whether I forget to take a pill or have a lack of contraception (which we all agree should not happen!) I know I have a backup plan I can feel confident in thanks to Plan B. 

I’m so excited that I can be a voice and advocate for women so that they too can have that same peace of mind that I have after being educated on all of the ins and outs of Plan B. Everyone should feel empowered in making the decision to take control of their sexual health.

For more info, check out how Plan B helps prevent pregnancy. I’m so proud to be a voice in informing and empowering ladies to take control over their reproductive health this Sexual Health Awareness Month! Tell me – what do you wish you
learned in Sex Ed?

Summer Adventures with Stage

28 June 2019

Summer is officially here! One of my favorite things to do in the Texas heat is grab some friends, put on my cutest swimsuit and head to the water. I've partnered with my favorite store, Stage to capture my adventures and special summer moments with the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, as well as celebrate National Camera Day on June 29th! As a blogger, you already know I am all about documenting my adventures. I haven't gone on a trip yet this summer, but I've been spending tons of time with friends around Austin, and I'm so grateful to capture my moments as a tourist in my own city with this Instax Mini

On this particular day, I headed down to South Congress street downtown with my friends to hit up my favorite pool at the Austin Motel. I scored this black one-piece from Stage that I absolutely adore. It is so flattering, and I honestly feel like it would look wonderful on any body type. I also saw this adorable flamingo towel, and knew I had to have it for all of my summer swimming adventures. It even matched the decor at the Austin Motel, which worked out quite perfectly. Nothin' but vintage vibes all around, including my mint green instax + macaron colored polaroid film

Stage is one of my go-to stores to stock up on decor/clothes/festivities of any kind each season and their summer shop is no exception! Stage is a destination for all summer needs in home, fashion, beauty, finds for everyone in the family. Join me in celebrating National Camera Day/creating memories of all your summer moments, and check out all of the cute Instax Minis (there are several other colors!) at Stage. 
  • Shop Stage at Stage.com or check out their store locator to find a location near you.

post sponsored by Stage #OnAnyStage #StageSummerMoments

Plan B One-Step: I’ve Got This!

13 May 2019

Personal opinions and thoughts within this post are my own. This post was developed in collaboration with Plan B One-Step

If y’all know me, you know I love pushing the boundaries and to me, no topic is off-limits. That being said, I’m so excited to partner with Plan B One-Step®  emergency contraception on the “I’ve Got This” campaign to open up the conversation about women’s sexual health with y’all! I pride myself on being completely open and honest with you guys, and I am proud to be a voice and advocate for women. So here we go!

Let’s talk for a minute about all the ins and outs of Plan B One-Step, commonly referred to as “Plan B.” Plan B is emergency contraception that helps prevent pregnancy BEFORE it starts by delaying ovulation. The sooner it’s taken after unprotected sex the better it works! Plan B contains the same active ingredient as many popular kinds of birth control pills, just at a single, higher dose, and it doesn’t hurt a woman’s chance of getting pregnant in the future. Knowing Plan B is readily available right off the shelf at all major retailers, without a prescription, ID or age limit makes me feel confident to say “I’ve Got This” should my regular birth control ever fail. I know I can head to CVS Health, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart and Target and pick up Plan B, no questions asked!

For whatever life throws at me, I always make sure to have a backup if my original plan doesn’t work out… sexual health and birth control failure is no different! For me, my friends and women around the world, we RELY on having Plan B as a backup birth control option. In fact, I can distinctly remember a time in my early twenties where I felt ashamed to purchase Plan B in my conservative college town. I rushed into the store with my gal pal, hoping no one would see me – scared to admit to myself that my birth control failed. Now, I realize that there is absolutely NOTHING WRONG in making the responsible decision to take control of my reproductive health because I have all the information I need! So this is a message to 20-year-old me, and ALL women – We’ve Got This!!  

For more info about Plan B, visit Plan B One-Step.

Check out the “I’ve Got This” Right Off The Shelf TV Spot and how Plan B Helps Prevent Pregnancy TV Spot. I’m so pumped to be a voice in informing + empowering ladies that we ALL have got this.

Festival Ready with Pantene Intense Rescue Shots

10 May 2019

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene.  The opinions and text are all mine.

Festival season is upon us y'all, aka my favorite time of year! Throughout the years I have gone to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Warped tour (hello emo teen Bonnie!) , Governor’s Ball in NYC, and many, many more. I’m typically my most free self, and honestly look forward to that feeling all year long.  Aside from the music, festivals are a time for me to get creative and express myself with fun outfits, makeup and of course hairstyles! Braids, space buns, temporary hair color, even glitter in my locks... you name it, I've tried it. Last year at ACL I tried a different style I wouldn’t normally do ALL three days!

Trying out new do's is so fun but leads to over-processed and over-worked hair post festival. My new favorite obsession to restore my hair to shiny full health after the festival weekend is Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots ! I notice an immediate difference in my hair after using them… and y’all, your girl typically has some dry, frizzy, and damaged hair. Especially after recently dyeing my ends lighter, I know I will need the extra TLC this festival season. Pantene came to the rescue as the official haircare sponsor of Coachella, Stage Coach and Firefly this year!

The Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots are a single-dose tube containing a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5 and strengthening lipids that target damaged areas to give hair the flexibility and resilience to handle styling and environmental stresses! It is also the #1 new selling treatment in the haircare category! I also love that they provide deep conditioning, without weighing my hair down. You simply apply the treatment for 30 seconds from root-to-tip in place of your conditioner and you rinse for 30 seconds.  The Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots make my hair so silky smooth and pretty much like I stepped out of a salon! It’s a win-win for me, and I’m so glad I discovered these little life savers!

I'm so pumped to try these out to repair my damaged hair post-festival season, let loose, feel free, and have amazing locks while doing so! The Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots are available now at Kroger – see here! #PlayRescueReset #PanteneFestivalHair 

Bring Heart Home with Stage!

24 April 2019

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE decorating my space, and making it feel like home. I'm so excited to share my spring refresh in my apartment with my favorite home decor by Stage ! They have such a vast selection, and so many boho styles that really suit my Spring vibes! These little vases are such a cute touch on my coffee table, and this woven basket is literally what my dreams are made of! I also hung up this little macrame piece by Stage, tying the whole refresh together. I love hosting friends in my apartment, and having cute decor like this makes me so excited to invite friends over for get togethers!

An another note, I'm beyond excited to be partnering with Stage, because throughout the month of April, for every photo with the hashtag #BringHeartHome , Stage will donate $1 to the American Heart Association! For me, the beginning of a new season is the perfect time to declutter and refresh and I #BringHeartHome , by fostering a peaceful and harmonious environment that inspires me. Join me in raising heart health awareness, by checking out the details here ! Stage will also be hosting in-store activations and events where you can help them give back to the American Heart Association.

I'm so pumped to be a part of such an amazing cause, and use my platform to spread awareness to give back! Join me, and show me how you #BringHeartHome !

post sponsored by Stage Stores

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