September 11, 2014

August Favorites

I might be a week late, and haven't done this in a couple months but its HERE!!! August faves....

1. Maybelline's Color Show polish in Bad to the Bronze. Not the best quality but I love this color on my toes and fingers. A subtle bronze with just the right amount of metallic.
2. it's a 10 Miracle Leave-In plus Keratin. Winner!!!! Winner of all hair products in all the world. The best ever! This is all I use on my hair and it makes is shiney, thick, soft, manageable, healthy, etc, etc, etc. LOVE!
3. Arbonne's FC5 Moisturizing Night Creme. Hello amazing! Light, fresh, hydrating, perfect for everyone. A must have! PS> I can get you a discount...
4. The Body Shop's body soaps. I strayed for a while but came back and I"m so happy I did. BEST. SOAP. EVER! So moisturzing, smells great, frothy (?). They have buy 3 get 3 free sales and this is when I usually stock up. 
5. Bergamot essential oil. This has been by my makeup and applied daily. Bergamot helps ease stress and tension, plus calms irritability. That's one of my least favorite things about myself, I'm easily annoyed especially on certain times of the month. This helps and it smells citrus-y and fresh.

September 9, 2014

brow basics

I've said it before and I'll say it again....good, cleaned-up, filled in brows give your face dimension and balance. Brows are really an essential for making yourself look complete and pulled together. 

Lauren Conrad does it best. I love her brows and this picture. Basic and straight to the point. Plus, how about that classic LC liner? I love it. 

brow how-to's

September 8, 2014

back to school must-haves!

I know I might be a week late but wanted to share a few of my favorite back to school must-haves! I don't have any kids in grade school yet but I one in preschool and its just as fun for us to get back to school and back into the swing of a schedule too!

And I don't know if you noticed, but it really is the best time to buy Fall clothes and supplies because everyone is clearing things out for Christmas which means BIG SALES! I have already hit up some good deals!


London Fog Girls' Fleece Lined Jacket-Pink
I have yet to find a better place to get my kid's coats than Costco. They have the cutest styles and the BEST prices. 

Boot-Cut Jeans for Baby

I love Old Navy's clothes for kids but I really love their jeans for kids. They are durable and always on sale in the Fall. 


rainbow zebra graphic tee
The Children's Place has the best tops for kids. They have loads of different looks and are good quality. Plus, (side-not) HUGE sale right now on Fall clothes. ;)


Pretty happy about these sparkle-y shoes!

Skechers* are my go-to shoes for Fall. They really are a great back to school favorite. They have lots of different styles (including light-ups, my kids favorite!) and they last all Fall and Winter long. These are the first things I grab when the weather starts to change.

I hope this gives you some ideas of some essentials that you need for this Fall. These are my basics that I stock up on every Fall. Its almost here! Can't wait! :)

*Although Sketchers was kind enough to send me some new shoes, all the opinions are my own

August 29, 2014

the friday five

Its such a beautiful day today! I feel like Fall is creeping in over in our parts of the woods. I'm trying to enjoy the last bit of summer but really looking forward to Fall....and with that said, here is my friday five!

1. This beautiful window pane mirror for above my fireplace from Etsy.

Window Pane Mirror 46 X 36  Painted Barnwood  by ABWframes on Etsy, $159.00

2. This dinnerware set from CB2


3. This massive chalkboard cute! 

Love this chalk board--kitchen

4. This kettlebell workout from Tone it Up....kills me everytime. I love it!

LYB Kettlebell katrina tone it up toned up printable jpg

5. This hair cut and color...and pretty much everything about this person. (Any other Emma-lovers?)

Emma Stone: Emma's gorgeous red bob is all one length with long layers, making it the ultimate easy, wash-and-go style.

August 27, 2014

my easy, everyday makeup look

I'm a busy mom of two kids, BUT I don't wanna look like a slob-fest when I'm running errands. I feel better when I put a little something on and try to look like I tried. Here is a simple, everyday, go-to look for me that I do in about 5 minutes.

Foundation: I love my CC Cream by Arbonne. BB/CC Creams are perfect for quick application and if you get the right one you're skin can look flawless with light coverage. I just apply this with my finger tips, blend out and good to go!

Bronzer: I've been using Benefit's Hoola Bronzer for years and I usually just dust this on with a big powder brush to give me a little color.

Blush: I have fallen in love with Tarte's cheek stains. I apply a small amount to my cheeks with a blush brush and blend out.

Then for the eyes...

I take Era by MAC and blend onto my brow bone with a fluffly blending brush, then apply Nooner in the Urban Decay Naked 3 Pallette to my lids with a rounded eyeshadow brush and follow it up with a brown eyeliner and some mascara.

Lastly, some lipgloss in my favorite shade of the moment.

And there we have it! 5 minute makeup for the busy mom....

August 21, 2014

drugstore beauty bargains

Sharing my favorite drug-store beauty bargains. Now, if you know me...I will pay outta my tail for a good beauty product, but if I can find something just as good for half the price? I'm doing it! Yes, I do like to feel a little fancy and splurge here and there but I appreciate a good deal too. are some of my drugstore favorites!

I know! Its amazing...everything under $10. These really are my go-to, must-have products from the drugstore and I'm really picky. Everything is awesome and just as good as some high-end products I've used.

Let me know if you try them out or if you have some favorites.

August 20, 2014

living room inspiration

living room inspiration

Thought I would share my inspiration for my living room. Now, this is not EXACTLY what I will be using but the idea is still the same. Idea: main points neutral, with accenting bold colors. I like this idea because as time goes by and trends change the basic, main pieces are simple enough that I can just change the accessories. Plus, getting new pillows here and there is fun!

August 19, 2014

Awesome Deal!

I don't get paid by The Body Shop by the way...I just love their products and have to share this awesome sale! 50% off all their bath and body products. I absolutely LOVE their body butters. I have yet to find a moisturizer that I like as much as these and for $10, you CANNOT beat it! I'm stocking up! :) It only lasts today (August 19th) but sign up for emails to see what good deals they have. 

Bath & Body