Welcome to Habits + Hues

 
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Hello and welcome to Habits + Hues! 

That's me up there Logan with my husband, Brett, and our rescue pup, Dixie Cup.  We've been married for three years and have been living in Denver, Colorado but are heading back home to Southern California in February 2018.  This site of mine is a place where I'll be sharing my interests and passion for beauty products, home decor, style, wellness products (I'm a Pilates instructor), and document significant moments of my life.

I dipped my toes into blogging during college and predominately shared beauty posts about products I've bought and tested.  While I would have loved to work on the blog more, a massive school load, getting engaged, married, and moving away took over and my little blog fell to the way side.  2018 seemed like a good year to get back at it.  I really missed having a place to spill all my creative energy and passion into.  Even if my only reader ends up being my husband, writing and editing each post makes me feel so good I don't think I'll mind.  

While you're here I'd love to offer you a lay of the land, so to speak.  On the home page you'll find featured posts at the top, those are usually the most recent posts or the most popular.  Next is a quick "about me" section with a Weekly 5 off to the right.  The Weekly 5 will be updated...weekly (duh), with the five products I have been loving or wanting that particular week.  If you like what you see there you can click right on the picture to take you to the page the item is sold on, it's that easy!  

Speaking of shopping, you can click on the "Shop" tab to see tons of products for each and every category you could think of!  This page is constantly updated and features products I both love and want to try.  Like the Weekly 5, all you have to do is click the photo and you'll be instantly transported to the site to shop.

Further down the page you'll see all the categories of the blog.   You can click on posts through there, or click "See all" which will show you all the posts in that category.   You can also get to this "See all" page with the navigation tabs under the site logo.  Scroll even further and you'll find a slider with both my current skincare and current haircare routines.  These are updated as my routine changes and are placed in the order in which I use them.  My goal is to make things as easy for you to understand and navigate as possible. 

At the very end of the home page you'll see a email list form.  At the moment I don't have a newsletter, but if you are interested in getting one in the future you can put all your information there and be added to my email list.  I promise I'll let you know here on the blog or on my social media platforms if I plan on sending out newsletters or other emails, the last thing I want is to be a nuisance in your inbox.

Now that you know how to navigate the site, I'll let you know of a few series to look forward to.  The first series is "What I've Liked."  These posts will highlight my saved collection on my Instagram so you can see where I find inspiration and who I'm following.  You can find these posts under the "Series" tab in the main navigation.  I plan to share these two times a month.  The next series is called "Weekly Face."  Once a week I'll post a photo and a description of all the products I've used on my face that day.  Sometimes that might mean just mascara and brows, while other days I might be fully made up.  If there are other series you'd like to see let me know in the comments or shoot me an email through the contact page. 

Lastly, at the end of each blog post you'll find a little heart.  You can click on that and that will "like" the post, just like you would on Instagram.  I love this feature because it lets me see quickly how well the posts have done and if you enjoy that particular content and want more like it.

Before I say goodbye on this very first post, I'd just like to say that I am so incredibly grateful that you are here and reading this.  I wish it was possible to extend a hug to you right through your screen because your support is so much appreciated. I hope Habits + Hues can be a place you love to visit regularly to find new products to try, inspiration for your home decor, or just to get to know me a little better. 

xoxo