Fancy Pants

29 Aug 2014 Permalink

striped pants

striped pants

striped pants

Because sometimes you just need to wear a big pair of pants…

sweater, pants (vintage Gap) – thrifted

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box (WARNING…amateur video ahead!)

27 Aug 2014 Permalink

I’ve shared all about POPSUGAR Must Have boxes here before.  And usually I’ve just taken snap shots of all the goodies, but today you’re in for a real treat.  (Cue sarcasm now!)

This time I decided to entertain you with a video.  Julia joined in on the fun for a little comic relief.  Don’t worry, we kept it under 10 minutes.

For those who’d rather pass on the video (You’re totally missing out!), here’s a few highlights from this month’s Must Have Box…

POPSUGAR Must Have Box for August

POPSUGAR Must Have Box for August

POPSUGAR Must Have Box for August

POPSUGAR Must Have Box for August

The box included:

Total value of the box is $124!  For just $39.95 for the box, you’re totally getting your money’s worth!

Click here to find out more about the POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes.  Multiple month subscriptions are available too!  You can save $10 on a 3-month subscription with code AUG14SELECT until 9/10/14!

POPSUGAR provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own and POPSUGAR did not tell me what to say or how to say it.

Statement Necklace

25 Aug 2014 Permalink

vintage statement necklace

vintage statement necklace

vintage statement necklace

All summer I’ve been layering my thin gold necklaces and piling my wrists with bangles.  But I will gladly give those pieces a break for a nice chunky necklace like this one.  I used to have the most perfect gold statement necklace…then one of the kids broke it.  So when I saw this beauty on Jen’s instagram feed, I didn’t hesitate to grab it!

top – thrifted // skirt – Calvin Klein c/o thredUP // shoes – Nine West // necklace – My Edit

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Hot Date Essentials

20 Aug 2014 Permalink

hot date essentials

I swear, men have it soooo easy when it comes to date night prep.  What do they have to really do anyway?  Shower?  Maybe iron a shirt?  Whatever is it, it doesn’t compare to what women go though to get ready for a night out.

hot date essentials

I usually start prepping for date night the day before.  I like washing my hair in advance so that it’s a little dirty…my curls (or whatever I decide to do with my hair!) hold better.  I also like to shave a day ahead of time too.  This Not Your Ordinary Daily Shampoo and Conditioner is perfect for doing both!  Obviously, it’s great for my hair.  But I love using the conditioner as a shaving cream, too.  It makes my legs so smooth and soft!  Plus, both products have a light coconut scent…smells so good.

hot date essentials

For my body, I love a great exfoliating scrub.  The Lemon Sugar Body Scrub is my favorite!  It cleans up all those little rough patches and leaves my skin feeling soft.  Sometimes I just rub in on my hands and feet, but for date nights I use it on my elbows, knees, upper thighs, and tush.  Gotta make sure everything is soft and smooth!

hot date essentials

hot date essentials

Now for the actual night of date night, there’s a whole ‘nother list of things to do!  After I finish my makeup, before I apply any lip stick, I coat my lips heavily with Rose Salve.  This stuff hydrates my lips and allows for a smooth and easy application of my lipstick.  Once I do apply my lip color, I follow up with Mentha Lip Shine.  It’s adds just the right amount of shine to my lips…plus it has a great minty taste.

hot date essentials

And of course, I have to moisturize my body as well!  I’m a sucker for anything lemon or citrus scent.  This lemon body lotion totally fits the bill…it really smells like lemons!

hot date essentials

hot date essentials

By looking at these pictures, you cannot tell that I just pampered myself with all sorts of bottles of beauty goodness.  I know my husband had no idea!  But it was all worth the effort when he felt how smooth my skin was and noticed how great I smelled (he especially loved the scent of my hair!)

Right now you can get 15% off of all C.O. Bigelow products (plus your choice of two free samples at checkout!)  I’ve been a fan of them for a while…I got hooked on Rose Salve back in college!

I collaborated with ShopAtHome.com on this post.  All opinions are completely true and my own!
 

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