I realized recently- I have a new purse fragrance. In the beginning of summer, I posted to instagram (follow my beauty page here & my lifestyle account here!) talking about my love of Arise from A Girl’s Gotta Spa! & why I’ve been so drawn to it. But becoming a purse perfume? That’s a big deal. That means I reach for it above all others- including other base favorites & oils I tend to reach for. I’m a mom to a toddler & the fragrance in my bag is my most worn- long ago are the days of luxuriating in front of my superabundant collection of luxe bottles. Keep reading to see why I don’t want to be without it! [Read more…]
Hair is one of my first categories that I totally bail on in a hurry. I always know that my signature large, super high bun with a bow is a favorite. Easy. Simple. & I practically have muscle memory to accomplish it. One of my goals this fall/winter was to wear my hair down more…something the Vegas heat doesn’t accommodate much of the year. So here are 3 products that have really made it into my routine (along with a SUPER sequined headband!) that have made a difference! [Read more…]
Traveling is all good & fun until something spills in your cosmetics bag. Or melts. Or melts & then spills. Been there? It is the WORST! So today I’m sharing seven of my top travel-friendly beauty finds & why they’re perfection in a product! Keep reading to check them all out! [Read more…]
In the past few years, along with liquid lipsticks & matte lip options, lip treatments have completely blown up. I’ve tried all natural remedies, funny shapes, & all kinds of other options on the way. I’m a huge Clinique fan so when I saw these adorable macaroons…I knew I needed them in my life! Keep reading to check out my thoughts on the Clinique Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub & Lip Balms in Candied Cassis, Orange Blossom, Sweet Velvet, & Sweet Rose! [Read more…]
If you’ve been around even a little while then you know It Cosmetics is my jam. I’ve reviewed SO much from the lines that has been a huge hit- this eyeshadow palette (here’s a tutorial even!)…& its Volume 2, these fantastic lipliners, this ridiculously great primer for dry skin…I could go on & on. No really- I could. Today I’m talking about the Your Superheroes Full-Size Travel Brush Set which is part of the It Brushes for ULTA line. I actually have a black case & now it comes in pewter but other than that- everything is the same! [Read more…]
Want a peek inside my gym bag? Then this is the post for you! If you’re coming up on a family trip or just always in a rush then you might pick up some lifestyle favorites too! Keep reading to check them out!
Things I’m loving- finally getting to travel a bit! I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the items I consider must-haves when I’m on the go. & these are especially for spring! Keep reading to check them all out! [Read more…]
Travel was kind of our thing this summer so today I thought I’d share some of my absolute must-haves! When you’re on the road suddenly things become more difficult. & a whole lot more inconvenient. Keep reading to see some of my traveling saviors! [Read more…]
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Let me tell you a tale- a story of going out after work unexpectedly with a gigantic purse packed to the hilt. First, it took me several minutes of digging to even find my wallet. Next- I dropped a half full water bottle in the middle of a restaurant. To top off the evening I actually had my strap break which trying to mingle my way back to my car in a full bar. I’m so glad this wasn’t some kind of date. This was the night I discovered the Emergency Clutch…
What is it you ask? Basically it is a clutch I can grab out of my car/work & take out with me at night. I’m not talking about a first aid kit or camping set… Just in case I’m missing any necessary items to get a bit more glammed up that I don’t usually keep in my car I keep them in the clutch too. It helps me transition to night or update my look quickly on the go. Let’s break down what I keep inside!
First let me show you my clutch- see how basic it is? I tried to pick something really basic. My basic might not be your basic- you might want to pick something with silver metal, no metal at all, or in a pattern. I also chose something with a sturdy wrist strap which is handy to grab & go. This one happened to be on sale at Old Navy a long time ago & I still dig the classic lines. Here are a few similar idea styles here, here, & here.
Ever been on a trip & regretted forgetting something? I know I have. Here is a list of some of my favorite beauty items that help me make it more comfortably without a trip- without bringing out my entire stash. Because for some reason people think that’s illogical! This is a special list because it isn’t my basic favorites like certain palettes but usually multi-purpose beauty products I find handy on the go! Plus a look at my favorite new makeup bake from the Hold Me Company! It is pretty incredible! [Read more…]