Sale Alert: Swim Suits BOGO 50% Off

Happy Sunday! I am hoping on here to let you all know that Target is currently having Buy One Get One 50% off their swimsuit pieces! So many cute options to choose from. I’ve had such good luck at in the swimsuit department at Target – I find the quality is good and the styles are on point

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Presidents Day Weekend Sales 2019

The Presidents Day weekend Sales are in full effect and I’ve linked some of my favorite items from each store below!! Scroll through and shop away!

Old Navy – 50% Off Store Wide

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Express – 40% off everything

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NORDSTROM  – 40% Off Select Styles

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American Eagle 25%-60% Off Everything

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Goodnight Macaroon – 50% Off Pre-Spring items with Code GMSPRING

J Crew Factory – 60% Off everything

Loft – 40% Off with code XOXO

Target: Save $10 when you spend $40 on clothing, accessories and shoes!

 

Transition into Spring with Layers

No matter what time of year it is I am always layering. BUT for as great as spring is, the transition from winter is always a gamble. It’s chilly now, but will I be sweltering later? Will I become one giant goosebump if I just wear this t-shirt? You just never know.

Lightweight cardigans, jean jackets, and utility vests are all my jam when it comes to choosing an outfit for spring during the transitional phase. Those are a few key pieces I like to rotate throughout my wardrobe that you can pair with so many of your favorite basics that you probably already have in your closet! Keep scrolling for a little spring layering outfit inspo!

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Everyday Makeup Routine – Using {Mostly} Drugstore Products!

Prior to fashion blogging, I used to be obsessed with makeup. I still love playing with different beauty products but my love for beauty definitely took a back seat once I found fashion. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy putting my face together.

My go to makeup look is glowy skin, lashy eyes and a neutral lip. I always feel ‘prettier’ when I wear a more minimal look. Today, I am sharing with you guys my favorite go to, everyday makeup products and the best part is that most of them are from the drugstore.

**for reference, I have normal to dry skin**

Foundation – I have finickey skin.. Cyclopentasiloxane (i call it cyclops) is one of the most commonly used ingredients in beauty products and my skin DOES NOT agree with it.  If I use a foundation that contains this ingredient I will wake up with clogged pores ALL over the next day. Needless to say I am very careful with what I put on my skin.

I use a combination of two polar opposite foundations

  1. Mac Prolong Wear Foundation – this has a hydrating formula to help with my dry skin

2. Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation – I mix this in as I dislike a full blown dewy finish. This is also a full coverage foundation which I am not afraid of.

The combination of these two foundations  creates the perfect finish for me. Please do what is right for your skin type! I am by no means saying you need two foundations. It is all personal preference and what works with your skin type.

Concealer cyclopentasiloxane – It took me forever to find a concealer that A. did not contain the cyclops ingredient, and B. provided me with enough coverage. I have been really enjoying Maybelline’s Master conceal as it has a medium coverage and lasts all day!

Setting Powder – Guys, listen to me when I tell you, you do not need the Laura Mercier setting powder! I have been using the Boots No. 7 translucent setting powder for years and it does the job juuust fine! Seriously, give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.

Bronzer – There are so many qualities that I love about the E.L.F. bronzer quad, and for $6 bucks, you can’t beat it. The formula blends like a dream and provides a beautiful glow. There are some shimmers in two of the shades, but it doesn’t translate to the skin in a cheap way. There are also two shades that depending on your skin down that can be used for contouring as well. For my, it’s like I am getting two products in one, contour AND bronzer.

Highlighter – TheBalm’s highlighter formula is one of my favorites! It is so smooth and it applies so easily. I use Mary Loumanizer, but there are other shades for different skintones available.

Blush – I think one of the most under rated drugstore brands is Milani. I am obsessed with their blushes that come in a couple of formulas. I know it’s still winter but I can’t stop wearing their baked blush in Luminosi during the summer with a deep tan – it is such a gorgeous shade! I also really enjoy their matte blushes that have a matte finish in the winter.

Lipstick – If you suffer from dry lips and feel like you can’t wear liquid lipstick, I encourage you to try the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams. I can tell you from experience, no other formula works on my lips like this one does! They have so many shades to choose from and it’s only $3!

Brows – The Nyx Microbrow dupe is a great alternative for the Anastasia Brow Pencil! I use the shade ash brown. The product gives a very natural look and the formula lasts!

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I knew that was going to be a long post! If you have any questions, PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out via Insta DM, or comment down below.

So tell me, what is your must have makeup product?!

Valentines Day 2019 Outfit Inspo

With Valentine’s Day being nearly a week away, I wanted to share some fun, and maybe not so typical looks with you all! I do admit, red and pink are not my favorite colors. ::cough:: anything other than neutral makes me uncomfortable. ::cough:: I’m only kinda kidding about that.

I took a poll on Instagram to gauge who was staying in and who was going out this Valentine’s Day. It was a close call – 60% voted staying in while 40% of you voted going out. I put together some options for either event!

First up is this adorable PJs set from Forever21. I thought this was such a cute way to stay festive while staying home! And those socks, they’re chenille….

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While leopard might not be the first pattern that comes to mind for Valentine’s Day, I saw this dress online at Nordstrom and thought it would make the cutest date night look! I love that you can dress it down with booties, or keep it fancy with a pair of heels.

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I think this casual look is my favorite! If you and your significant other are anything like me and my fiance and just end up low key grabbing a bite to eat together, this is such a cute way to keep it casual but still show some Valentine’s day spirit!

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So tell me! What are your plans for Valentines Day!?

Content Planning w*My Plum Paper Planner

Last week on Insta I shared that my blogger bestie and I had a content planning session. I’ve always had a planner for projects at work and my personal to-do’s but up until now haven’t really planned any content for my blog or instagram.

I know a lot of people use a multiple planning system buuut that doesn’t work for me – it’s way too much to keep track of so I got a planner that allows me to segment my day and different categories, like blog and social media content!

This year I went with a Plum Paper vertical planner with headers that I can fill out for whatever the weeks needs will be. But I always leave a section toward the bottom of the planner for blog/social media content.

I’ll track 1/3 or even 3/3 of the following in the blog/social media of my planner:

1. Social media posts – if there is a specific post I want to plan ahead for, I’ll mark the date I want to post the image in my planner.

2. Photo shoots – I always plan my outfits out ahead of time. I use this section of my planner to keep track of what outfits I want to shoot when. I’ll also make notes to myself as I am a very forgetful person! If I want to remember to shoot a detail shot of jewelry or shoes, ill make note of it under the outfit idea.

3. Content timelines/deadlines- The space allows me to jot down deadlines for myself. For instance if I want to get a blog post up by Friday, I usually like to have the content and post all completed by Wednesday. This section is huge on holding me accountable to get my sh*t done and in order.

Another way I use this space for content and deadlines is for purchases! If I want to put together say, an amazon haul, I’ll include when I need to place the order by so I have everything I need by the time I’m ready to shoot the content.

The side bar section is also really helpful as well. The notes section of this planner is great to make lists of items I need, or want to purchase.

I feel so much more confident that I will provide consistent content for you guys after figuring out this system! If you’re interested in this specific planner I’ll link it here. Keep in mind they have multiple layouts that you can choose from so you can find something that works for you specifically.

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for Her

February Already!? Honestly, I’m okay with it. It just means we are one month closer to spring which means we are one month closer to leaving behind the 5 degree weather we’ve been having in New Jersey….BURRR.

It also means we’ve entered the month of lo0o0ove. My fiance and I really never celebrate Valentines day or exchange gifts but I might ask for one of these items that I am sharing with you all today…

I admit, I am swooning over all of the heart shaped gifts floating around all the stores for! Today I’m sharing a bunch of great gift ideas for your friends, sister, co-worker … whomever! I think these items would make the cutest gifts if you are celebrating Galentines day with your girls and wanna exchange a little sommin, sommin.

Or if you see something you like, you can also nonchalantly e-mail this blog link to your significant other 😉

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