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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Unique Art, Invites and More at Minted


Is it just me or has this week been completely messed up? Starting Tuesday I thought everyday was Thursday, and now that it is Thursday, it of course feels like Friday. Regardless, we’re almost there…a much needed weekend! I’ve already started planning weekend projects and once again, my list is too long to actually complete. Slowly but surely I’m painting the first floor of my house: two shades of grey and white trim. I am absolutely loving it and eventually will post some before/after pics. But, all this painting has me in the mood for new decor and I’ve been checking out all kinds “homey” type stores. One place I’m ADORING is Minted, an online marketplace for independent designers. They seriously have not just the most amazing artwork but also stationary and save-the-date cards.

These are a few of the pieces I’m currently swooning over:

Fashion Artwork Pieces, Fashion Home Prints

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day and Summer Staples

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I absolutely love this holiday…it’s so humbling. When you think of the character and bravery of the men and women who gave the ultimate cost to protect our American freedoms and values, it’s almost overwhelming. If any of you reading this serve, served or are family members of those who protect the USA, THANK YOU!!!

I was watching the Yankees earlier today and the announcers were talking about all the former MLB players who didn’t just serve in the military but actually fought in wars – stars like Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, Ernie Banks and Jackie Robinson! Can you imagine? No offense to our sports heroes these days, but I don’t see the likes of Tom Brady or Lebron James suiting up for armed services anytime soon. Grant it, it’s a much different time, but it’s astonishing to me really.

So did you do anything fun to celebrate today? I turned down a couple of cookouts in favor of catching up on some overdue cleaning, laundry and email. Doesn’t sound that exciting, but I’ll sleep better tonight being just a little bit more caught up:) Today’s outfit isn’t necessarily, “special,” but these summer staples are very much me. And I have to say, these retro Nike’s are some of my absolute favorites. I’ve had them for at least 6 six years but because I wear them sparingly, they look like new. So cute, right?!? I love the brown and hot pink combo!

Summer Staples for Women, Cordury Ladies Bag, Cute Cutoff Shorts

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Extreme Review

With new beauty products popping up here, there and everywhere it can get beyond confusing when you’re looking to boost your beauty routine. However when your goal is to both improve upon and prevent fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging, a lady can never go wrong with a classic. Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Extreme has continuously collected rave reviews for both it’s immediate and long term impacts:

  • Immediate results include more moisturized radiant skin.
  • After 4 weeks, women report a diminished appearance of lines and wrinkles by up to 45% and skin that is visibly more smooth and firm.
  • After just 8 weeks, diminished appearance of lines and wrinkles by up to 54% and skin that’s even more firm and smooth.

Yay!! I couldn’t wait to try it! The serum-like product is applied day and night to clean skin PRIOR to moisturizing. It goes on super smooth and feels neither sticky or oily. The only place I’m currently noticing fine lines is around my eyes so I’m most interested in the prevention properties of Super Line Preventor Extreme. That said, I LOVE how my skin looks after applying. Kinda all glowy and dewy in a super natural way. I also definitely see a difference in the way my skin looks when I first wake up. I didn’t realize how dull it was until after a couple of weeks using Super Line Preventor…it just seems so much more youthful.


Prsecriptives Super Line Preventor Xtreme  Review

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May Beauty Box 5 Review: SOS

Yay!!!! It’s my favorite time of the month already…Beauty Box 5 review time! I love love love these sweet little monthly subscription boxes. If you’re not already a subscriber and can afford $12 or less per month, then what are you waiting for??? I adore the full-size and deluxe sample-size products they send. How could I not be a fan of being introduced to new lines and/or trying something before I pay full-price? But, I’m digressing, I know you’re all really wanting to read what I thought of this month’s box, SOS.

May Beauty Box 5 Review, What was in they May Beauty Box 5

Monday, May 18, 2015

But First, Coffee

Happy Monday friends! I saw this super-soft tee at Target a couple of weeks ago and had to have it, after all, these are words I live by! Early mornings (or any morning)? Start with coffee. Chat with friends? Better with coffee. Having a bad day? My comfort food is coffee.

On a side note, I got a new lob-cut, and cut off about 4-5” of hair…I love it! Are any of you trying any new styles this summer? Let me know in the comment section below, I love hearing from you! But first, coffee:)

Casual outfit for summer, Coffee t-shirts for women

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Versatile Weekend Overalls

Who else is excited for the weekend? I adore Fridays. Like Fridays at 5ish give-or-take. I feel like I can finally relax a little bit about that time and mainly, be alarm-free, even if it’s just for a day or two. Anyways, yay for Friday:)

Isn’t it funny how as soon as the weather warms up, there’s about a million and one things to do. Or at the very least, things you want to do? You can literally go from social activity to social activity to social activity without a break in between. I think that’s why I love the outfit below: it’s versatile. I can see myself wearing it for brunch, a cookout, even casual evening drinks with friends.

How to Wear Overalls for Women, What to Wear to Brunch this Summer

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My Little Black Dress for Summer

Ever have one of those weeks where it feels like Friday, but it’s really only Tuesday (like, today)? I hate those weeks!! Especially when they’re cold and a little gloomy like this week has been. BUT, I know things are looking up…the sun should be back out in a day or two and temperatures back to normal by the weekend, ANNNND, I get my hair cut Thursday! Yay!!! I love love love those days!

So, I know everyone is busy making plans for summer and I have to say, most of my plans include dressing up – I love throwing on a dress or jumper, open-toe heels of some sort and going just about anywhere – to dinner, for drinks, a party, a show, etc. There are so many reasons to get dressed up in the warm-weather months. The downside of course is wanting to actually wear a new dress to all of these fun functions and my wallet politely letting me know I don’t always get everything I want, lol. However, I found this cute dress option available in the huge selection at www.tmart.com for under $15! Yay!!! I adore the sheer back and sleeves, providing the perfect amount of edginess to pair with the embroidered/crochet floral base.

Little Black Dress For Summer, Inexpensive Little Black Dress

Friday, May 8, 2015

Check Out the New Tampax Pocket Pearl Tampons and Win 3 Free Boxes!

Ahhhh summer…it’s so much easier to be constantly on-the-go these warm-weather months, isn’t it? Brunch with the girls, long runs, days on the beach, curbside drinks, outdoor everything…you get the picture. I love all of these things and miss them beyond measure when winter hits and inches and inches (and inches) of snow bombard us. So, right now, I’m trying to take all of it in and live summer up to the fullest. One thing that can get in the way…my period. Ugh. Even the thought of it makes me cringe. Cramps, being so hungry I could munch on salted cardboard, and having to adjust the size of my bag to make sure I can fit the number of tampons necessary for my day’s or night’s festivities. I mean, seriously, mess with my accessory choices, and I’m not happy.

That said, have you guys heard of the new Pocket Pearl, from Tampax? The applicator extends to keep it small while the protection remains in tact…down to the Built-In Backup­™ Braid which channels leaks back into the core. The packaging is ca-razy cute and I promise…they fit in your smallest clutches, makeup bags and even pockets. I have to say, I never thought the tampon could be reinvented, BUT, I think Tampax did, giving us exactly what we need to get through summer (and back through winter, blech).

Not only can you win three (yes, 3, tres, a trilogy) boxes of tampons below, you can also follow their fun hashtag, #LooksLikeThis, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jump in on the fun for yourself; let the world know what your life looks like this warm-weather season! Can’t wait to see!!

Reinvent the tampon, √. Come up with the best hashtag ever to let everyone know you’ve reinvented the tampon, √. Tampax is kinda killin’ it this summer, huh?

Without further ado…my amazing life #LooksLikeThis equipped with these perfect beach option accessories!

Win Free Tampons, New Tampax Tampons