Thursday, April 19, 2018

Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer

If you remember in my March favorites post, I mentioned a product that was a dud for me. Spoiler alert: this is it. Of course, this is my personal experience with the Nude by Nature Perfecting Primer. As a matter of fact, I think it would be pretty great for most people. Just not me! Keep reading to find out why.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

What's In My Purse?

I haven't done one of these in a long time now. If my search skills are correct, my last What's In My Purse post was just over two years ago. I used to be the girl that carries the kitchen sink and sometimes I still am when I carry one of my bigger bags. That's one of the things I like about choosing a smaller bag though. You only have so much space to delegate to the more important items. It depends on my mood and my daily plans, but my shoulder definitely thanks me when I go the smaller bag route!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

My Top 5 Nail Polish Picks for Spring 2018

I just recently did a post on my top 5 scents that I will (and have been!) reaching for this spring. I love doing these little Top 5 posts and I'm not sure why I ever stopped doing them so many moons ago, but I'm going to try to remember to put a few up every now and then. I hope you like them too!

Once spring comes, a switch goes off in my brain that I want pastel nails. All the pastels. I think it's simply because I practically live in darker colors in fall and winter and just crave a lighter change! So this post is heavy in pastel colors and it's totally okay if those aren't your "thing". I get it! Let me know what your favorite polish (or shade) that you reach for when spring hits!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Blog of the Month for April 2018

In March, Elaine from XOmisse was my featured blogger. You can read that post and see other past featured blogs under the "blog of the month" label! Being my blog of the month gets you a designated blog post, a sidebar button, and a mention on my Twitter account. The sidebar button stays up all month long. I don't believe in necessarily making bloggers pay for advertising and I'd much rather show you blogs that I really enjoy reading. And I hope you end up enjoying them too!

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I thought I would take it back to the very first blogger featured in my Blog of the Month series waaaay back in April of 2013 for a special anniversary. Not only is this series still going strong five years later, but so is Kar Yi's blog! So happy about that because after all of this time, she's still a favorite. Her beauty hauls are amazing and I never get tired of her travel posts. Let's hear it for my OG featured blogger! If you stop by her blog, let her know I sent you. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

InstaMonth for March 2018

With March came Daylight Savings Time. It knocks me off kilter for the first week or two with my schedule, but I sure do welcome the extra hours of daylight for my blog. Fall and winter is hard when it comes to photography, especially product photography. Limited sunshine, limited daylight. Happy to have longer days to allow longer windows of time to get in all of those snaps!

Somehow March came in quickly and went out just as fast. It was going slow while I waited for vacation and then flew by during and after my trip. Every. Darn. Time. It's like a cruel joke. Haha! Here are a few pictures from my Instagram from last month.

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1. Floral everything, please. // 2. See my top 5 spring 2018 scents! // 3. This top coat is life.
4. L'OCCITANE's Solidarity Balm does everything. // 5. FOTD. // 6. Kat Von D's OG Lolita.
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7. When all else fails, grab Chanel's Boy. // 8. New fave makeup pouch (Primark)!
9. Old Navy haul! // 10. Beauty I packed for our anniversary trip. 12 years married!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

March 2018 Favorites

It's April now! And we're definitely getting the April showers today, though snow is also in the forecast this week. One last blow and then spring weather? We shall see! I'm okay with spring, I just don't like summer. Heat is not my friend. Some of you are shaking your heads right now, I can sense it. Look, I grew up in the hot, humid south. I had my fill of heat! Now, I don't mind it if I'm poolside or on a beach. Send me on a hot vacation and I'll gladly accept the heat. Or take me on a cold climate vacation and I'll take that too. You know what...anything and everything is better when the word "vacation" is thrown in the mix. Wait, where was I going with this and how does it lead to my March faves? Forgive me. I've had two cups of coffee in the recent hours and my brain is in overdrive.

Back to this blog post topic. Here's what I have been loving recently! There's been one dud I tried this month and I've been thinking of doing a blog post on it. If not a blog post, stay tuned to my Instagram because I do want to talk about what I experienced while trying the product.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Spring 2018 Old Navy Haul

I still had an Old Navy gift card from Christmas to use when I got a $15 off of a $50 purchase coupon code, so I thought this past weekend was the perfect time to march myself into my local store! It did not hurt that the same email with the coupon code mentioned that the entire store was on sale and they were giving out Super Cash again. Guys, that's more than a trifecta. That is what we call a superfecta!

I believe they are still having the store-wide sale and handing out Super Cash. I have plans to use mine on an online order to hopefully get a swimsuit (loving this one). My swimsuit is dying a terrible death and if I wear it one more time, I think the whole thing might just disintegrate. And well, exhibitionism just ain't my thing.

I'm calling this a spring haul, because these sweaters are really light and perfect for spring and layering. And also, I live in Toronto. Spring consists of a 34-45F range of temperatures right now. Definitely still sweater and coat weather. Spring here is definitely not like my springs back home in SC (it's around 75F in my hometown today!), but I'm okay with that. I'm always down for sweater season being longer. Also, every single one of these things are still on regular price online but I found them in the clearance section of my store. Always check the clearance racks!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Beauty Items I Packed for Our Anniversary Trip

We got back yesterday and nothing makes you realize that vacation is over like coming home and having to unpack. Back to reality! Though a silver lining is that it is a long holiday weekend coming up, so it's a short week. Heck yes! Also, I hope to have a post coming up with pictures from our trip soon. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a few snippets on my Stories! We had a great time and made some fun memories.

I thought I'd share what I brought along for my traveling makeup and skincare routine. I also brought along some samples (not pictured) to try and to use up, because I'm a sample hoarder. I feel like trips are a good time to try samples, because if they look like you-know-what on my face I'm not seeing anyone I know. No harm, no foul. Haha! I also have a few deluxe-sized samples that I've been using a while to test or have multiples of in my collection like the Benefit Stay Don't Stray and the Clinique Cleansing Balm. Perfect way to save space in your bag! Here's what made it into my makeup bag.

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