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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November Beauty Box 5 Review: Your Basics Don’t Have to Be Boring (Amen to That!)

Happy Thanksgiving Eve Eve loves! I can hardly believe we’re to this time of year already, but here we are. And being that we are here, I have the November Beauty Box 5 review all ready to go. I have to say, I have been so so impressed in recent months with their selection of products, and the November box was no different. What I love most is the fact that each and every month, they give me products I can use and that I truly enjoy trying. I meannnn, has anyone else wanted to try something but didn’t purchase because of the what-if-I-don’t-like-it mentality? Because, simply put, we’ve gone through the “I-can’t-believe-I-just-bought-this-and-I-hate-it-when-I-could-have-spent-less-for-a-Pumpkin-Pie-Blizzard-and-enjoyed-it-way-more-blues.” That can’t be just me! Well, regardless, the point is that I love these monthly boxes! See the goodies from November below:

November Beauty Box 5 Review

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Coziest Clothing for Snow Days!

Soooo, guess what??? Here in the Midwest we had our first snow fall of the year. It snowed. And snowed. And snowed a little more! All. Day. Saturday. I love the first snow, before I’m sick of the cold and tired of shoveling and financially stressed because of the ginormous heat bills (I like to stay warm) :) It’s honestly so so beautiful…for now (ask me in February and I might not be so positive). I seriously used Saturday to to catch up on a million things and wore my coziest clothes to do so. Enter these ca-razy cute (and affordable!) snowflake leggings from Simplicity. Trust me when I tell you they are the BEST leggings for cold winter days pretty much in the history of, well, ever. Not only is this snowflake print pant adorable for the season, but the fleece lined winter wear is beyond cozy. I can lounge in them, cook in them, sleep in them and then throw on a pair of boots and run errands in them. So yeah. Meet your new favorite winter legging.

Cozy Loungewear for Women

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tech Lover? Beauty Buff? Check out these Gift Options from Ulta!

With Thanksgiving practically days away, it seems everyone is also starting to think Christmas. For you ladies that love electronics AND beauty, did you guys know Ulta has a whole sweet little shopping-zone devoted to you? Yep! It’s their Beauty Techie gift guide section and I for one am loving it! I have a roundup of my favorites below, but be sure to check out all of the great options, so you can easily drop a hint or two to anyone who might be putting a gift for you under the tree. Or, of course, if you’re shopping for a favorite friend, sister or loved one who’s made their way to your nice list, they will undoubtedly appreciate any of these selections!

Ulta Colalge

Clockwise from Left:

Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator Universal Starter Kit, $54: This sweet little electric beauty tool mimics fingertapping at 15,000 times per minute. The result is said to yield a long-wear airbrushed looked.

Hot Tools Pink Glitter Gold Curling Iron, $39.99: Pulse technology and high speed heat-up help curls last all day, but let’s face it, I want this for the pink glitter and 24k gold surface. Beauty perfection!

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, $449: Permanent results all from the comfort of your own home? Yes please! This is also the only FDA-cleared laser available for home use.

Bellacore babyBelle Bodybuffer Kit, $295: There couldn’t be a better time to start using this kit…twice a day in the winter will help you become bikini ready come spring :) :) :)

Michael Todd Eye Eraser Anti-Aging Infusion Duo, $89: Featuring 3-in-1 sonic, ionic and thermal delivery technology all of which help to penetrate deep into skin and with time helps to reduce under eye circles, under eye bags and the appearance of fine line.

Chi Ultra Chi Glitter Sweet Hair Dryer, $89.95: Not only is this adorable, it uses a ceramic heater which helps to produce moisture and shine while negative ions reduce frizz and static electricity . Plus… It’s. Glitter.

Chi Ultra Chi Glitz and Glamour 1” Iron, $89.95: Ok, so, noticing a pattern? I like glitter, I’ll own it. BUT, in my defense, this chic little bad boy features tourmaline ceramic plates for even heat distribution and a ceramic iron that adds moisture and shine, while reducing frizz and static electricity. Boom. See, it’s not just pretty.


Hope your week’s have been wonderful…we’re half way through this one, only a couple more days until I’m in full-on chill mode!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Pleats Perfect for Fall and Winter Festivities!

Happy happy Monday everyone! I am definitely feeling like I needed a day between Sunday and Monday to recover from the weekend - 5 games in less than 48 hours left me exhausted and all of my typical weekend activities, like cleaning and blog work, didn’t get done. Here’s to hoping I get caught up during the week!

I’m so excited to show you guys this week’s outfit – I’ve literally worn it to at least 100 (maybe 150) events this fall. I’ve had the skirt and top for quite awhile and have NEVER paired them together. Like. Ever. Proof that maybe when you feel the need to shop, you really just need to re-invent your wardrobe:) Now, the accessories are all a bit on the new side – the shoes I picked up at DSW this summer and almost didn’t get them (I had already found the shoes I actually went in for), but seriously, they’ve been a go-to option for me ever since. So thank you DSW for offering styles I just can’t say no to:) The necklace from Mirina Collections, is actually 2 separate necklaces, but I’ve only ever worn them like this (use code 247style20 for 20% off). LOVE. And my Rakani watch is a serious staple that I feature all of the time on both the blog and my Instagram. It’s definitely watch perfection:)

Cute look for holiday parties for women

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Primer I Gave Up My Old Standby For

OK, so question: How many of you change your skincare/beauty routines from season to season? One thing I do see women tend to forget about in the cold weather months is sunscreen. You guys! The damaging rays can be just as detrimental to our skin during the winter as they are in the summer. And it’s so easy to make sure your face is protected by the array of products containing sunscreen perfect for this time of year. One such product I know you’re going to love is by a favorite brand of mine, Tatcha. Their Pore Perfecting Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 35 is heavenly!!! I recently replaced my had-forever-used-everyday-primer with this skin protector and my foundation and other makeup have been on-point ever since. LOVE! Like all of the other divine Tatcha products, ingredients are carefully chosen making this an ideal option for ALL skin types. The cream goes on smooth as silk (seriously) without being greasy and my large pores virtually disappear when I’m wearing.  Pore Perfecting Sunscreen retails for $68 online and can also be found in Barney’s New York.

Best New Makeup Primer to Try


Would love to hear if any of you beauties have tried this yet and your thoughts and if not, what’s your go-to primer?

Hope you’re having a great week!!



**Press sample received, opinions my own.