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The Bachelor

Three Reasons Why I’m Cool with Hannah B as The Bachelorette

Look, it’s no secret that the general Bachelor Nation population was less than thrilled with Hannah B.’s first go as Bachelorette during The Bachelor Finale. She was nervous, a little fidgety and yes, she didn’t know how to put on a boutonnière rose. That being said, I feel confident that producers, the showrunner and Chris B. Harrison himself, will do what is necessary to make her feel comfortable in her new skin. Every season I get tons of messages from…

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ya, we're basic.

omg hi.

Wow. This is the first post, under our new site and I’m thrilled to welcome you to yawerebasic.com It’s been a longtime coming and it was hard to say goodbye to i’m a little but the timing felt right and everything just fell in to place. That usually means we’re in for something real good. How fitting that I first started writing this after recapping Bachelor Monday (Finale Part I) on IG because that’s really what triggered this change in the…

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Podcast

Ya, We’re Basic Is Back

We’re back with a brand new episode as we ease into a new year of Ya, We’re Basic. I have a couple fun interviews and we get right into the nitty gritty of Jordyn Woods, The Bachelor and the most recent celebrity engagements. Starting with the hilarious ladies of Somebody Date Us, a new podcast hosted by Lauren, Carley and Asal – three singles girls in Toronto who are just trying to find someone bearable enough to date (follow them…

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Pop Culture

Six Reasons to Watch The Bachelor This Season

Another holiday season has come and gone and with the New Year brings a new bevvy of beauties vying for the affection of America’s Most Eligible Bachelor. Chris Harrison is waiting in the wings, to warm our hearts with edited delights of love, losses and the promise of the Most Dramatic Season of The Bachelor Ever (seriously has he trademarked this yet?). While some people are seriously disinterested in watching the new season of The Bachelor, with Colton Underwood, I…

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Lifestyle

2019 Goals

Well well well what a year it has been?! It was definitely one of self-discovery and one where dove in and I took risks, hit the bottom of the deep end and somehow managed to get back up again. It’s funny because despite it being one of the most difficult and emotionally challenging years of my life, it was absolutely also one of the most life-changing and focused too. I’m grateful for the decisions I made, the mistakes that taught…

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Lifestyle

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

I’ve had my fair share of holiday hiccups so I feel like I’ve created a solid list to avoid stress based on experience HA. From throwing fitness to the wind to thinking that I weigh 300 lbs and drinking like I do too, in the past I have totally lost my routine during the holiday season. Because of that I’ve constructed ideas that include self-care, self-reflection and self-control! It’s a healthy blend so not to worry, but the key to…

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Pop Culture

Welcome to Love Island

All right you guys. We are officially in the swing of the holidays and whether you’re celebrating US thanksgiving this weekend or like me and already prepping for Christmas, I have a little something to make those cozy nights at home majorly more enjoyable. Now I’m not sure if you remember but I’ll refresh your memory – one of my closest, dearest friends lives in London UK and I’ve been going to visit him and his friends often because they’re…

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Beauty

Fast Five: My Favorite Face Masks

This is a bit of a different Fast Five because you guys have asked me about my face masks so many times and I seriously just realized I haven’t rounded them ALL up in one post. Here’s the thing: my skin can change week-over-week and with the seasons so I do have a variety of masks that I rotate and can legitimately say are tried and true. I typically do a mask at least 2x per week – and I…

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Lifestyle

Women Making Waves: NIU BODY

This is about to be one of my favorite Women Making Waves to date. Why do you ask? Because you know my obsession with skin care, my commitment to my youth and my desire to share products that I truly am OBSESSED with. So when I was approached by NIU BODY to chat with the founders, Laura and Connie, I was actually quite thrilled. It’s not always the case that a product I have used religiously (hello lavender toning mist)…

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Lifestyle

Women (and Men) Making Waves: WELO

So here at i’m a little. I’m not like crazy about Women Making Waves only including women. Obvi we’re all like Girl Power, Spice World Tour 2019 – but just because a company we respect has a male boss babe involved doesn’t mean we’re going to give it the cold shoulder. HELL NO! When I love something, I’m in it to win it and that’s why I think I related so much to Welo – short for We Love – as this entrepreneurial trio…

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