Friday, January 18, 2019

Currently Loving

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! Yesterday, I took my best friend to brunch and we had the most delicious french toast, bacon, and lattes. While we were there, my local blogger friend Samantha (from Life and Messy Hair) texted me to tell me about the amazing deal she got at a local thrift store. She scored this Opalhouse chair from Targt (that's still available online) for $35! The best news: they had two! So, she texted me to let me know she got one and that there was one left. I hurried over there right after brunch and took home that gorgeous chair. I have had my eye on it for months! Such a great score!



Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm currently loving. This week's picks are items that I either already own (or something similar) or things that are on the top of my wish list!



Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. J A C K E T | I already own a similar jacket but I love this one. A utility jacket is a closet staple! It's perfect for fall, winter, and early spring!



2. S N E A K E R S | I've shared these sneakers on a currently loving roundup before but I wanted to share them again now that I own them. I bought them for the gym but I've been wearing them everywhere! They fit true to size and require zero breaking in.



3. B A C K P A C K | I have been wanting a cognac backpack but I haven't really been able to find a leather one that I liked enough to invest in. These faux leather one is a great option to try out a backpack. I love the style!



4. B O W | I got this adorable bow scrunchie in the mail this week and it's even better in person. I love adding one of these to my top knot! Oh and it's four dollars!



5. J E A N S | Yes to high rise skinny jeans! I don't have a distressed pair of skinny jeans so I'm adding this pair to my wish list. They are under $40!



6. L E G G I N G S | These high rise leggings are my very favorite budget friendly ones. They are the only kind of leggings that I workout in! The fit is true to size. 



7. E A R R I N G S | Gimme all of the hoop earring. I really love these clear resin ones!



8. S W E A T S H I R T | This is another item that I've shared before but now that I have it, I know for a fact that you need it! This super sweatshirt will make you want to live it. The fit is true to size. It looks great with leggings and jeans!



Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hair and Beauty Bag

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Hey y'all! I hope you are all having a great start to your week! Today, I'm sharing my latest cut and style as well as what's currently on rotation in my beauty bag. I have to get my hair colored on about an every seven to eight week schedule because I've had some gray hair since I was 18. Not fun and it seems like I have even more gray hair every time. My hair is naturally pretty dark so I've decided to embrace the dark hair. Dark hair is definitely here to stay! My cut is long bob with some layers. I just get the ends trimmed because I am currently still letting it grow out. My hair has grown so much in the past year! I am loving the current length!

My stylist curled it with a 1.25 inch curling iron. To achieve this style she used Kenra Dry Texture Spray and the Kenra Working Spray. These are two of my personal favorite hair products and they are worth every penny. I wish Kahli could come to my house and style my hair for me every day so that it could look this good all of the time! She's the best! Luckily, we just so happened to have family pictures scheduled the same day that I got my hair done. I was super excited about that because I didn't have to worry about doing my own hair and hoping it looked good, lol. My stylist is Kahli at Renew and she's been doing my hair for over eight years! If you decide to let her work her magic on your hair, be sure to let her know that I sent you over!

You can also read more about my hair care routine and how I go four or more days without washing my hair in this blog post! I don't skip washes because I'm lazy (but that might be part of it haha), I skip washing because my hair is so much healthier and so much more manageable when I skip a few days between washes. 

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Now, on to my beauty bag! For the most part, my beauty routine has stayed the same because when I find what works, I keep doing it but I have added in a couple new products. But, I feel like the most important parts of my makeup routine is skincare. When I started intentionally taking better care of my skin, my makeup starting going on so much better. You can read more about my budget friendly skincare routine in this post! I am by no means a beauty pro but this is what works for me.

P R I M E R | I received this primer free as a part of a sponsored Instagram project and I fell in love with it! I had never even really used a primer... pretty much ever so I was excited to give it a try. I applied it after my moisturizer and before my BB cream. I couldn't really tell the difference it made until all of my makeup was on. My skin was literally glowing and my makeup stayed on (and looked better) all day long. I'm officially a fan!

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B B  C R E A M | I love this super budget friendly BB cream! It comes out white but as soon as you put it on your face, it blends into your skin tone. It comes in several shades but I personally use the shade fair because I think the shades run a little dark. I have been using this product for over a year and half and I highly recommend it!


C O N C E A L E R | I have been using for almost a year and I am still absolutely loving it! Such a great concealer and worth the extra pennies! This product is a game changer! I wear the shade "light sand" but I would recommend getting color matched at an Ulta store if you're unsure about which color to get for your skin tone.


P O W D E R | I have been using this powder for over two years and I still love it. I discovered it from an Influenster box and have continued to purchase it. I use a layer of it on top of my BB cream and it leaves my skin looking flawless. It's such a great product and a great price! It's under ten dollars! I would recommend applying this powder with the kabuki brush that I'm sharing at the bottom of this post instead of the sponge that it's included in the package. It goes on more smoothly and you can blend it better!


C O L O R  P  A L E T T E | This palette is one of my splurges but it's also worth the price. I brush the bronzer on my cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead then I add the blush to my cheeks and finish off with the highlighter on my eye lids, nose, cheeks, and chin. This palette gives just the perfect amount of color! I always end up running out of the highlighter first (I love highlighter) so I picked up this super budget friendly highlighter (I'm using the shade moonlight pearls) to use since I still have plenty of bronzer and blush left in my palette.


E Y E L I N E R | I recently tried on this liquid eyeliner because it was a free gift with the purchase of my favorite mascara. I have never really used liquid eyeliner so I was a little hesitate to try it out. I have been using it on my top lash line and I love the bolder look. I also love this eyeliner for the bottom of my eye because the liquid eyeliner just looked a little too intense on the bottom. It goes on smoothly and lasts all day long plus it's super inexpensive! 


E Y E  S H A D O W | This eye shadow palette is definitely worth splurging on! It lasts forever and the colors are perfect. My eyeshadow lasts all day when I use this!


 M A S C A R A | I have been using the L'Oreal Lash Paradise for over a year and I still love it (especially for the price) but this It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara is probably the best mascara I have ever used! You only need one coat of this magic mascara. It adds so much volume and length to your lashes instantly. It's my favorite!


L I P S T I C K | This is the best lipstick ever! I am usually not a fan of lipstick because I feel like it drys my lips out but this one is different. My lips feel so soft after applying plus it lasts so long. My favorite shades are "Backtalk" and "Naked." 


L I P G LO S S | My lips get so dry this time of year so I was looking for a product that would hydrate my lips plus give a little hint of color for everyday wear. I have been using this lip gloss for the past month and I love it! Super hydrating. I have the shades radiant rose and berry brown. Both are great neutral, everyday shades!


B R O W  G E L | A good brow gel is something that I have been personally on the for. I have tried so many different brow products but I still love anything. Until now! This brow gel does exactly what I want it to... it subtly fills in my brows and holds them in place all day without looking unnatural or sticky. I use the brown shade and I would highly recommend this product!


 M A K E U P  T O O L S | I use this blender for applying my concealer (it's the perfect size), I use this kabuki brush for applying my face powder, I use this brush for applying bronzer and blush, and I use this brush for applying my highlighter. Another great tip is to dampen your blender with just a little water before using it. This really helps your makeup blend much more naturally and keeps it from looking cakey. One of my favorite tricks!


M A K E U P  T O O L  C L E A N E R | Also, keeping your makeup tools clean is a super important part of your beauty routine! When I was younger, I didn't do a great job at this and my skin paid for it in breakouts. I have been using this soap to clean my blender and brushes for a few months now. I love this soap because it's make out of all natural ingredients. It comes in a bar or liquid formula and can be used for everything from cleaning your makeup brushes to your body!


Thank you so much for visiting! Here's to good makeup and hair days!
 I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Instagram Roundup

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Happy Wednesday! I hope you've had a good week so far! Has anyone else watched Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix?! I'm kind of intimated by it but also super intrigued. I am all about the concept for letting anything go that doesn't spark joy! I feel like I have been working towards that this past year but I've feeling the urge (and motivation) to purge and organizing!

Today, I'm sharing my weekly Instagram roundup, including three of my favorite mom uniforms. My goal when creating an outfit is to always be comfortable yet put together!

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Leggings and a sweatshirt will always be my favorite and most comfortable way to dress in the winter. Layers area also a must!


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Leopard and more layers. This vest was an item that I realized I was missing in my closet because I found myself looking for a black vests a couple of times. I've worn this one so much!


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What's better than a Target run and pink cake pops?! Not much.


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I finally upgraded my workout sneakers and I have been loving this pair! The gold caught my eye but the comfort has me wanting to wear them in and out of the gym! They fit true to size.


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Oversized sweaters have been my go-to lately. I dress them up with heels and down with sneakers. I just absolutely love a cozy sweater!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Currently Loving

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Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! Today, I'm sharing my weekly roundup of what I'm currently loving. Several of this week's are items that I already own or I have something  super similar. I love to share items again that I am still wearing, using, and loving!


Which of this week's picks is your favorite?!

1. B O W | Inexpensive accessories are one of my favorite ways to make an outfit feel new without spending a ton of money. Throw this bow on with a denim skirt and black jeans for a fun, new look!


2. S W E A T  E R | I already own a sweater in this same fabric and it's the softest thing ever. I love this blush pink color and the side slits on this one!


3. M U L E S | I own and love these mules! They have been restocked in all sizes and I would recommend sizing up a half size for the best fit. Super comfy, too!


4. B A G | Windowpane plaid is one of my favorite and I love the tan trim detail on this bag. Since it's a canvas material, you can spray it with Scotchgard to prevent stains!


5. S W E A T S H I R T | How cute is this mama sweatshirt?! It would be so cute to throw on with leggings and a comfy pair of sneakers for the ultimate mom uniform.


6. J A C K E T | I have been a fan of denim jackets for a very long time and I love the boyfriend fit of this one. A closet staple for sure! 


7. E A R R I N G S | I own a similar pair of earrings that I love but this pair is even more affordable at around $8! I love wearing tortoise earrings with brown and black.


8. L I P S T I C K | This is my all time favorite lipstick and I know I've shared it here many times but it's worth sharing again! The shade "backtalk" is so pretty plus it's a very long lasting formula without drying your lips out. 


Thank you so much for visiting! Have a great weekend!

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