05/10/17

Gifts For The Graduate

Happy Wednesday!

Today’s post is a little short and sweet… I have a viral infection which feels like strep. Trying to takes meds and rest as much as possible because this thing aint no joke!!! Ugh! My son graduated from Pre-K last night and I was slightly a hot mess but I definitely played it off like a champ. When I started to tear up, I would run over to the other side of the room like I was going to take a picture… while wiping tears at the same time. 🙂

Speaking of graduation, I wanted to share some gift ideas for the special grad in your life! I have two cousins BOTH graduating this year and they are completely different. I had to come up with some ideas that I know they both would like which wasnt easy. Here are some quick and simple things to make your gift hunting easier….

gifts for the graduate

1. V-Neck Tee :  These are the best shirts and I have them in 3 different colors! I wear them to bed, to the store, Saturday tee-ball games and literally everywhere! They would make amazing gifts. And under $30!

2. Wireless Activity Tracker:  This sleek, sporty wristband motivates you to achieve your fitness goals by calculating steps taken, calories burned, elevation climbed and distance traveled throughout the day. It literally does it all! Records workouts, shows real-time stats on screen, count hours of sleep and wakes you up in the morning!

3. Cuff Bracelet:  This statement bracelet is gorgeous and can be dressed up or down. Any fabulous female would love this as a gift. The filigree design looks amazing with the mixed metals!

4. Portable Bluetooth Speaker:   This portable speaker is great for summer time with all the fun pool parties and bbq nights. Its water resistant and will pair with bluetooth to make it wireless. Perfect for any occasion.

5. Personlized Planner:  The thing I love about this planner is it can be customized for anyone. Not only does it have a marble case but it has different tabs for staying organized. And its under  $40!

6. Amazon Gift Card:  To be honest, I think every graduate wants one thing… money! I am not one to just give a card with money and be done! I have to do something a little more thoughtful so gift cards are always a great idea. And I am pretty sure you can find any and everything on Amazon!

7. Graduation Wine Set:  Who doesnt love some wine?!? Give them something they can enjoy x 3!!  They can be customized for any holiday or event!

8. Barrington Duffel Bag: This is such a classy and sophisticated bag that is perfect for travel. These can also be personalized and customized with great prints and a monogram!

What are some exciting events you have coming up in May?

Brittany 🙂

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Brittany
05/04/17

The Best Self Tanners

Y,all… what day is it?!? This week has flown by and I am still writing April instead of May on my invoices at work aaahhh… I have been super busy that I didn’t have  chance to post yesterday but I had several requests for my favorite self tanners so I had to share asap!

 

 I am a big self-tanner fan and use them on the regular. I have been putting some new self-tanners to the test and found a few that I really liked so I need to update my list. Plus I am sharing the best new way to apply self-tanner so you need to read to the end of the post so you can be assured you get an even, flawless streak free tan too. These are my new favorites – the top 8 self-tanners to fake a beautiful, faux glow.

 

the best self tanners

1. Designer Skin Spray / 2. Banana Boat Self Tanning Lotion / 3. St. Tropez Sunless Mouse / 4. Tarte Brazilliance + Mitt / 5. Say Hello to Sexy Legs Gel / 6. Maui Babe Browning Lotion / 7.  Platinum Anti-Aging Face Tanner / 8. Kardashian Sunless Spray

 

Are you ready to give you skin the glow it needs without the harmful rays? Don’t forget, prolonged sun exposure is incredibly dangerous, and can lead to everything from premature aging to deadly forms of skin cancer. It’s just not worth it! I actually managed a tanning salon for 5 years and I have seen it all… very scary! If I could tell my 25 year old self to stay away from the tanning beds I would have…

 

When you want to apply sunless tanning lotion, or self-tanners, follow these simple steps for best results:

– Exfoliate dead skin, especially places like your elbows, knees, and ankles

– Don’t shave the same day you apply self-tanner

– Make sure your skin is dry before you begin application

-Wash your hands with both soap and water after each section is complete to keep them from getting unnaturally discolored (or use protective gloves)

-Wait at least ten minutes before dressing to make sure the product dries completely

-Continue to keep your skin hydrated so your new tan lasts as long as possible

-For best results, consider applying self tanner at night so it has time to work

 

What are some of your favorite self tanners?

Brittany 🙂

 

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Brittany
04/19/17

HUGE Instagram Roundup

Insta-roundup

TEE // BLAZER // SHORTS// SANDALS // HAT // SUNGLASSES

KIMONO (OLD, SIMILAR) //  NECKLACE // EARRINGS

TOP // JEANS // HAT // SUNGLASSES

TOP // JEANS // HAT // SUNGLASSES

TOP // JEANS // NECKLACE // CLUTCH

TRAY // EARRINGS // LIPSTICK // BINDER (Target)

TOP // SHORTS // WEDGES // BAG (TJ Maxx) (Similar)

CLUTCH (TOTE) // HAT (Brooklyn Hat Co.) (Similar) // SUNGLASSES // WATER BOTTLE

TOP // JEANS // SNEAKERS // HAT 

MAXI // HAT // EARRINGS //  SUNGLASSES // PINEAPPLE SUITCASE // TOTE 

TOP // SHORTS (Marshalls, similar) // SANDALS // BAG (Similar) // HAT // SUNGLASSES

COVERUP // SANDALS // HAT // SWIMSUIT // CUP // SUNGLASSES

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Brittany
03/08/17

Favorite Beauty Products – February

 

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

I have just recently branched out from my usual lipsticks and wanted to try the Urban Decay lip products. Y’all… they are good!!! I was so surprised at how highly pigmented the lipsticks are and the colou pay off. And y’all know I love my purple lippies and this one does not dissapoint! 

L’Oreal Voluminous Super Star

ONE of my new favorite mascaras! I love the primer end of this one. If you build it up- your eyelashes will be SOOO long and so beautiful.

e.l.f. Blush Palette in Light

I use the bottom right color most often, but I will also use the two colors on the left when I feel like changing things up. I’ve also used the top right color to set my under eye highlight in the past. FUN FACT: Those little squares pop out, so if you wanted to buy the palatte in dark and light, you could move them around to mix and match your favorite colors into one pallet.

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

Heaven in a bottle!!! I absolutely love this product.. This is the number one selling Clarins products…on both sides of the pond! It has also helped with my pores 🙂

Moroccain Oil Hair Treatment

I’m a Moroccanoil fan! All of their products have been great for me. I use this on damp hair before blow drying and it helps smooth and add shine. I also use it to tame flyaways and frizz. I am happy with this product overall. The only downside is that especially if you use too much, it can leave the hair looking a little greasy after a long day.

TARTE Double-Ended Foundation Brush

This brush is a must have for anyone who likes an easy full coverage brush. The application is smooth and the finish is unbelievable! I’ve been stuck on the beauty blender for a while but this brush has taken its spot and then some for me! Also, I’ve been using it for a few months now and haven’t had any issues with the brush hairs falling out at all

The Wet Brush

The Wet Brush* is my go to for brushing my hair, whether it’s dry or wet. It’s a godsend. I remember using this as a little girl for dance competitions… GAME CHANGER!! No more tears during every outfit change! And now I re-introduced it to myself and I am so glad I did!

Have you tried any of these? What are some of you recent favorites?

Brittany 🙂

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02/15/17

Spring Fever

Happy Wednesday!!!

 

I hope you had a fun-filled Valentine’s Day! We kept it pretty low key and went to dinner at our favorite local spot… Rosa’s! I mean, who doesn’t want mexican food and margaritas?!?! And it was Taco Tuesday so WHY NOT?!? 🙂

 

Yesterday, I posted a Valentines’s Day treat that I make every year! Several people asked what it was and wanted the recipe

cupids chex mix

 

It’s called Cupid’s Chex Mix!! Its super easy AND super yummy!!

 

 Its a sweet and salty mix which I totally love!

 

Here are all the ingredients I used:

Berry Kix
Stick Pretzels
Strawberry Goldfish
M&M’s
Mini Marshmallows
Vanilla Chex Mix
chex mix

 

And since Spring is in the air, I wanted to share some of favorite pieces on my wish list.

 

Spring Fever

 

Blush Fedora / Pom Pom Earrings / Blue Dress / Polka Dot Skirt / Clutch / Tassel Bikini / Ankle Booties / Pink Peplum Top

 

I want ALL of these!! That hat is perfect for literally every outfit. The pom pom earrings give me life and those booties… TO DIE FOR!! I think I need this tassel bikini for our Mexico trip in April! I might just empty my bank account today and buy everything!! 🙂

 

What are you loving for Spring?

Brittany 🙂

 

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