Friday, August 11, 2017

Current Favorite Lip Colors

Today I wanted to share with you all the lip colors and brand that I am currently loving:

This was one of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases when it was in the kit with the liner. Spice is a great neutral that is just a bit darker for a more dramatic look. This will probably be my go to when it gets a little colder outside. 

I resisted the Lipsense train for quite some time, but once I could not stop hearing wonderful things about it I decided why not give it a try. YALL.. this stuff does not come off which is perfect for all day wear. What I love is how vibrant the colors are. It also comes with a little "oops eraser" so if you do get some of it off your lip you can easily take it off. Contact my girl Rosaly (@rosepetallipz on Instagram) to try some for yourself! 

I probably wear this one a little TOO much. LOL. This is the color I wear in almost all of my blog pictures because it pops so well on camera with my skin tone! I love this for a go-to pink.

My mom got me this for Chirstmas and I just love how neutral and creamy it is. I wear this typically throughout the work day! It stays on so well! 

Last but definitely not least, this most amazing lip plumper ever. My lips need a little extra plump and this is the only plumper I have ever found to actually work. It is definitely worth the investment!

I would love to hear y'alls favorite lip colors and brands too! 

Have a wonderful Friday and an amazing weekend! 


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My Favorite Items on Sale NOW

The Nordstrom Sale may be over, BUT there are so many great sales going on right now! The Loft is currently 40% off everything and you can shop it all HERE. I have rounded up my favorite items from Nordstrom, Free People, and the Loft that are on sale now below:

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Purple Tie Top

TOP// here 
SHORTS// here 
WRAP HEELS// here 

When this purple tie top came in the mail, I immediately unwrapped it and tried it on. It is just one of those tops that fits so perfectly in an effortless way. I love it because it is very lightweight so you could wear it pretty much year round. This top is a little low cut in the front, so I would suggest wearing either a lace bralette or camisole with it. I also love how long the front tie is, because it makes such a statement.

Now lets talk about the shoes and the shorts! These shoes I like because they are versatile. You can wrap them pretty much any way you'd like. I also really like that they are suede so they are comfortable on your legs where you wrap them. These shorts are cut upward so they really define your legs, which I am ALL about!

Jon and I finally got all of our moving situation figured out (transferring services, moving trucks, etc.). I honestly am SO excited to move I could talk about it forever! I will make sure to post lots of photos of our new place whenever we move in in TWO WEEKS!


Blue Striped Shorts + Contest

Hello everyone! These blue high waisted shorts from Fabric Mache are some of my favorites! The fit on them is perfect. You know when you find the pair of high waisted shorts that fits in all the right places? This is them. I also really like these shorts because you just have to pair them with a simple white top and your outfit is complete! These shorts are a must have! 

Want to learn how to win $200 to Fabric Mache and a $50 AMEX gift card? Contest details at the bottom of this post! (Super easy to enter).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Off The Shoulder Tops + Life Update

Happy Wednesday y'all! I feel like I have been so MIA from blogging lately. This past weekend I got the opportunity to cheer for the Big3 game in Dallas, so I was rehearsing all weekend/performed Sunday for that! It was one of the coolest experiences ever! For those of you that don't know, the Big3 is a basketball tournament associated with the NBA, where NBA legends create teams of three and play each other. It is much different than a regular game (they play on one basket and it is the first team to 50), but it is SO COOL to see all the greats play together!  A lot of people have been asking me how I found out about this opportunity, so I thought I would share! I received the opportunity to be a Big3 Pro Dancer from the studio I teach dance at. They gave us the email to send in our headshots, resumes, etc. and then from there the director emailed you back letting you know. I was very fortunate to be selected as one of ten girls who got to cheer on the sidelines for the game, as well as perform some court routines! We got to meet LL Cool J, Ice Cube, and last but definitely not least, DR. J, who is one of the nicest guys! I fan girled a little bit. It really was one of the coolest experiences! 

I am currently loving everything off the shoulder. Especially with this Texas heat, OTS tops are the way to go. I love this one from Maude so much in particular! The fabric is very lightweight and soft and the brand around the top ensures that it does not fall down like some OTS tops can do. I will link all my outfit details below.

Have a wonderful Wednesday y'all!



Thank you so much to Maude for collaborating with me on this post!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My Favorite Cardigans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Today, I am rounding up all of my favorite cardigans that are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and still in stock. Cardigans are one of the best items you can purchase from the sale, because you can wear them for years and get nice, new cardigans for a discounted price. Below are all of my favorites: 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Four Ways I Stay Focused

I am a very busy girl working three jobs, keeping a social life, making time for Jon, taking care of my pets, etc., so something I get asked a lot is "how do you do it?". To be honest, it can be very overwhelming to be so busy all the time, but I really wouldn't have it any other way. Even Jon will tell you, I get SO bored when I have nothing to do. I love to stay busy and have things to look forward to. All that being said, I wanted to share with y'all my top ways I stay focused with a million things going on at once:

1. Write it out. 
If I do not write out everything I need to get done, more than likely most of it will not happen. I am a visual person , so having a written out list that I can hold in my hands and check tasks off is just PERFECT! Even if you aren't a visual person, maybe just make a list in your head of what all needs to get done and go from there! 

2. Prioritize
There are only 24 hours in the day and we do not have time to accomplish everything in one day. I have an agenda that I use to write down due dates, schedule blog posts and blog shoots, and other events. If there is something that I have a month to do versus something I need to get done in a day, I will obviously do the task that needs to get done today. It use to be really hard for me to not even touch the other task, but when you prioritize it makes your to-do list much smaller and you don't become as stressed. This being said also prioritize your life. You do not have to go to every single work event or go to all the weekly events. Take a night or two a week and just RELAX! The world will not end if you do not go to one event. 

3. Don't Procrastinate
I use to be the world's worst procrastinator in school. I would wait until the night before to start a HUGE project for a class (oops). I would get it done, but it would stress me out to no end. Now, I will plan out my blog shoots before. So if I know when I want to post about something I will start planning about it the week before. Doing this helps destress so much, so stay on top of your to-do list! 

4. Make Exercise a Priority
This is probably the most important tip that I have to stay sane when busy! If I do not wake up and get my morning workout in, my day is completely thrown off. Not only is working out great for you for physical health reasons, but also for mental health. When you workout it releases endorphins which in turn help your mind be happy and positive. The healthier you stay when busy, the easier it will be and you will look good while doing it LOL. 

I hope these tips help y'all stay sane when life gets crazy. I would love to hear your top tips too! 

I have linked all my outfit details below!

Have a wonderful day! 

XOXO- Nikki

**Thank you so much to Vestique for collaborating with me on this post**

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