Sunday, October 21, 2018

Current Beauty Favorites with Stage Stores







Hi y'all!! Recently I have incorporated a few new items into my weekly beauty routine for the colder months coming up. I dont know about y'all but my skin gets extra dry when it is cold outside, so I have to add a few very moisturizing products into my routine to help maintain my skin.

1. Estee Lauder DayWear Eye Cooling Anti-Oxidant Moisture GelCreme: I am always on the hunt for new eye creams and products, because I just don't feel like you can ever have enough to help ya out with under eye problems. I have been using this cooling gel for a little over two weeks now and I am OBSESSED. The cucumber extract cools and reduces under eye bags and keeps your under eyes extremely hydrated.

2. Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Lotion: This lotion has been my lifesaver lately. For starters, I love the neutral smell of it so you are not mixing a million different scents with your perfume. I love using this when I use my self tanner on the drier areas (knees, elbows, etc.) and it truly helps my self tanner go on sooo much smoother. I also have been using it with my stretch mark products on my stomach to help give myself some extra moisturizer (stretch marks are just not an option over here-- i refuse LOL). Truly though, I cannot recommend this firming lotion enough. I highly recommend adding this into your daily routine. Your skin will feel so hydrated and firm. 

3. Philosophy Purity Deep Clean Mask: I have been using this mask about 1-2 times a week for the past few weeks and it gets your skin CLEAN. Like really clean. My skin has been a hormonal roller coaster, so I love the days when I use this mask at night, because my skin truly feels brand new. I also love that you only have to leave it on for 60 seconds and then rinse, so this mask is perfect for anyone who doesn't want to wait forever for a normal mask to dry. 

Stage Beauty Stores is having an AMAZING Beauty Bash Sale going on for the next few days of October (ending October 23rd), so definitely make sure you take care of snagging these products and others that are part of the big event while you can get them discounted! They have new deals every single day! 

**Thank you so much to Stage Stores for sponsoring this post**

Monday, October 1, 2018

Casual Slip Ons with Steve Madden





::BOTH OUTFIT DETAILS::
Shoes: Dillard's // Cardigan:: here // Sweater Hoodie:: here // 
Shorts:: here // Jeans:: here

Happy Monday y'all! I am so excited to be partnering today with Steve Madden for this fun post. I have been shopping at Steven Madden before I can remember, because their shoes are amazing quality for an even better price. I am pretty positive I still have a pair of Steve Madden shoes from when I was in middle school, if that tells ya anything! 

If you have been following me for a bit now, you know that I am ALL about a good combo of comfortable and causal style that can work any day and anywhere. These Steve Madden slip on sneakers fit right into that category. They truly go with EVERYTHING and are so unbelievably comfortable to wear all day long. Most slip on shoes can look a little bleh and not so feminine but I love the quilted look of these that give it a girly but edgy feel. 

Y'all have been just loving these sneakers, which is amazing, but I also wanted to take this time on the blog to share more so the meaning behind the message in this campaign with Steve Madden X Gen Steve. The whole purpose is to blur the generational lines and focus more so on the individual in all of us. I personally LOVE this campaign, because I am all about everyone being true to who they are and just really not caring what anyone else thinks! Being yourself is truly the best feeling! Am I right? I am beyond thankful and blessed to have this incredible platform to share my love for fashion and life in general with y'all, but what truly makes me love what I do is when I get to connect with y'all on an authentic level. There is nothing I love more than connecting with followers through messages, comments, emails, etc. I love hearing everyone's stories and what makes them unique and individual. Being yourself and going after your dreams (such as blogging) may not always be the easiest leap of faith, but I promise you will love life so much more by taking a chance and staying true to the individual in you. 


**Thank you to Steve Madden for sponsoring this post**

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Whats in my Amazon Cart

One of my favorite things to do is explore Amazon for hours... but really LOL. I am so excited about some items that I currently in my cart and on the way, so today I am going to share with you my current top picks from Amazon! 


1. Designer Dupe Belts: If you have been following me for a bit, you know that I am a sucker for finding a good designer duplicate. The designer belts are all really popular right now, but lets be real-- most of us are balling on a budget and don't want to spend $400+ for a belt. I have found and bought these dupe belts and wear them ALL the time. The quality is so great that you can't even tell they aren't the real deal. I highly recommend all of these. 



2. Detergent: Okay-- this one may seem silly but I swear this stuff smells like heaven. I used to use it for all my sheets and towels and a little goes a long way. To be honest, I totally forgot to reorder some once I moved and now I am about to order a super jumbo size. Diva is the scent to go with!


3. Two Pack Tees: These basic tees come in a pack of two and are only $18 for both--steal! There are a few different print and color options they come in and are perfect for layering or wearing by themselves.


4. Floppy Fedora Hat: I have been on the hunt for a good hat I can dress up, because this girl definitely does not feel like washing her hair all the time. The reviews on this hat are great and I have seen a few other bloggers wearing it in pictures-- so A+ on this $16 hat. I cannot wait for it to get here. 


5. White Marble Diffuser: I have also loved essential oils and diffusers, but since I have been pregnant I am seriously addicted to using them all the time! Diffusers are not the prettiest items to have lying around, so when I found this white marble diffuser it was a miracle!! Cannot recommend it enough!


6. Clothes: I could talk about each item individually, but I feel like that is a bit silly. These are a few items that were either backordered or have amazing reviews that I was able to finally go ahead and order! I cannot wait for all of it to come in. I will definitely do a big try on session with all of it! 

7. Ice Roller: The best $10 you will ever spend on your skin-- trust me!! I can tell a major difference in my skin when I use my ice roller everyday vs when I haven't in a while. Ice rollers help soothe redness, reduce puffiness, release toxins by flushing fluids from your face, tighten your jawline, shrink enlarged pores, brighten under eye circles, and improve blood circulation. All that for TEN DOLLARS! When I am really on my game, I will ice roll my face every morning (great way to wake up!) and at night before I go to bed after I have washed my face. 


::EVERYTHING IN MY CART::



Sunday, September 2, 2018

Top Labor Day Sales and What I Bought

Another big sales weekend!! I shopped all the sales Friday and WOW were there some great ones! Today I am rounding up all the major Labor Weekend Sales going on and also sharing everything I bought! 

WHAT I BOUGHT




ALL THE SALES 

Abercrombie: 40% off entire site

Aerie: 40$ off entire site


American Eagle: 40% off 

Ann Taylor: 40% off

ASOS: 20% off new season items

Banana Republic: 40% off entire site 

BaubleBar: up to 80% off

Delsey Luggage: up to 50% off best sellers

Express: 40% off entire site 

Forever 21: 50% off with code EXTRA50

Gap: 40% off entire site 

H&M: up to 40% off site wide

Kendra Scott: up to 25% off

Loft: 40% off entire site 

Nordstrom: up to 40% off 

Overstock: up to 75% off 

Pottery Barn: up to 30% off

Red Dress Boutique: 20% off with code LABOR20

Revolve: up to 65% off 

Sephora: Beauty Insider event 




Friday, July 13, 2018

What I Bought From The Nordstrom Sale

Thursday, July 12, 2018

My Top Picks from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

YALL! The sale is finally here and it is GOOD this year--like blows last year out of the water! I rounded up all my top picks by category below! I will be posting everything I personally bought later today! 

SHOP THE ENTIRE SALE HERE 




TOPS & DRESSES


CARDIGANS & JACKETS


DENIM


SHOES


PURSES


FITNESS


BEAUTY

Monday, June 25, 2018

How To Prepare for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The best time of the year is almost here! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is one of my all time favorite sales of the year, because you can get SO many amazing items on major sale. Today, I am going to give you a few tips to help you smartly shop the sale and get all the items you have your eye on before they sell out! 



TIP #1: Get a Nordstrom Credit Card
This is something I wish I would have known much sooner, because having a Nordstrom credit card gives you early access to the sale. If you have early access you can start shopping the sale on July 12th versus public access that starts a full week later on July 19. I will say most of the popular items go during early access so if you want to guarantee you will get what you want -- GET A CARD! You can even apply to get a card a few days before the sale and they will send you the card number to use in store/online before your card arrives. It is completely free to apply for a Nordstrom card and you earn points every time you make purchases where you can get cash back to use for future Nordstrom purchases. You can easily apply for a Nordstrom card HERE.



Tip #2: Check out the Catalog 
My #1 tip is to check out the catalog and keep your eye on the site to see what is going to be part of the Nordstrom sale. By doing this, you can be ahead of the game and know which items you have your eye on so you will more than likely be able to snag them before they are sold out! 
You can check out the 2018 sale catalog HERE

Tip #3: Purchase the Popular Items First
The items that are most popular ALWAYS go first and fast. I remember last year the color block cardigans from Topshop sold out in less than 30 minutes and that was during early access. I went in store to shop before it opened at 7 am and was super lucky to find one left. I made it my mission to grab all the items I knew I really wanted first! Most people make several purchases throughout the sale, so my best advice is to make your first purchase all the items you REALLY want! Some of the most popular items last year were cardigans, jeans, booties, and basic tees. People always go for the high quality basics first--so keep that in mind! 



Tip #4: Browse the Sale at Midnight
Some of y'all may think I am a bit crazy for saying this, BUT I am telling you it made my life so much easier when shopping the sale! When the sale goes live at midnight on July 12th, be ready by your laptop and round up your favorites. I personally even made purchases right then so I could pick it up in the store when the store opened that morning! It is basically like just putting your items on hold, you can try it on, and if you need a different size, exchange it right there in the store! Definitely at least grab the items you think will go fast! 


IMPORTANT DATES: 
July 12- July 19: Early Access to Sale 
July 20- August 5: Public Access to Sale



Here are a few posts from last year's sale to help you see what items are part of the sale and also what I purchased:

POSTS FROM NORDSTROM SALE 2017:

What I Bought from the Nordstrom Sale

My Top Beauty Picks from the Sale

My Favorite Cardigans from the Sale 





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