02 June, 2017

Focus On You

Well this entire week flew by!  I swear, I can't keep track of what day, month, or even year it is half the time.  Somehow we're already in June, it's hot as hell in Houston, and he mosquitoes are back with a vengeance.

Let's talk quickly about settling.  I'd really like to film a video with a friend talking about this in detail in all aspects of life, but today I'll just talk about settling with yourself.  Not settling in a relationship, with somebody else, or with something else, but with you and only you.

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28 May, 2017

Memorial Day Sales

OK, y'all.  Let me set something straight before I rattle off this weekend's best sales and potentially tempt you to spend some money.

I'm trying my best to save for my upcoming trips in June, so being completely honest and truthful, I won't be shopping these.  I might have finally purchased the pair of Vans I've been wanting, but it was a practical purchase - You know, to walk around outside and what not.

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Bikini Sales

My thing lately has been shopping from swimsuits.  Pacsun has hands-down been my favorite to shop for bikinis -- They have a HUGE selection and are all reasonably priced.  This one from LA Hearts is the perfect taupe-y pink color and looks bomb with a tan.  And yes, they're having a BOGO sale, so get on it!

If you're on the hunt for any specific pieces, need some summer outfits, or are shopping for some new workwear, now's the time to do it.  There are so many great sales right now that it's almost overwhelming.

When doing these sale guides, I only link stores that I typically shop myself.  There are so many other Memorial Day Sales happening, but these are the places that you'll find me browsing myself.

Hopefully this helps to have them all in one place -- Let me know if you end up shopping any and what you got!

ASOS - 20% off everything with code 'LIT20'
Banana Republic - 40% off with code 'BRSUMMER' (best place for corporate/work clothes!)
Forever 21 - Extra 30% off sale with code 'EXTRA30'
Nordstrom - 40% off half year sale (no code) - This is my favorite sale happening and I'm eyeing the below hard:


Nordstrom Rack- Extra 25% off clearance
Old Navy - All tees, tanks, & swim 50% off
Pacsun - BOGO 50% off
Urban Outfitters - Up to 50% off select items

K I'm going to attempt and X out of all of these tabs for now and say no to lust.  
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26 May, 2017

No Place Like Home

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T-shirt: Target

It's a pretty cool feeling to be proud of where you're from.

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23 May, 2017

Friendship in Your Twenties

Ebony and Ivory

name a more dynamic duo

friendship in your twenties
Photos by @bluestaar //Makeup by @xosophie_beauty

I wrote a post last year about the importance of keeping in touch with your college best friends.  This follows the same concept, but I wanted to do another on the importance of true, real friends in your 20s.

Also, how beautiful is my friend Jade?  We seriously had the best time staging these shots and getting every individual hair in place.  Not to mention how dang hard it is to not smile and be a dork when it's time to get serious.

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22 May, 2017

Me Time

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Photos taken by @coreighterry

I think it's safe to say we all go through periods of extreme highs and lows in life.  We have chapters, or pages sometimes, when we feel like we have our sh*t completely together, everything's going in the right direction, and then something comes to dramatically shift the course.

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27 April, 2017

The Pout

What's up, everyone?

I know I can't be the only one that swoons over the perfect nude lip.  I'm the woman who has a purse full of lip liners, lipsticks, and a couple glosses but somehow I manage to convince myself that that one perfect shade is missing.  You know, the one that's not too pink, not too brown, not too warm, just...my lips but better.

Oh, and I can't stand any lip products that are drying, flaky, or make me look like it's the middle of winter when they should be looking plumped and hydrated!  It's a deal-breaker for me.  I go for a hybrid between a liquid lipstick, semi-matte, and a long-lasting liner.

striped off shoulder romper
Maybe she's born with it?  Maybe it's the wind. 

Kendall and Kylie Romper
Wearing Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Dusty Rose & Magnetic Mauve
Romper: Pacsun / Shoes: Zara

The new Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners & Loaded Bolds Lipsticks are bomb.  The texture is not too dry and not too creamy, so they last all day/night.  Theres tons of colors to choose from, but a few of my favorites are Dusty Rose, Magnetic Mauve, and Rich Chocolate (YAS, ombre lip).  If you're feeling super edgy, or if blue is just your color, they even have a few blue-ish shades.  Hey, apparently blue makes your teeth look white!

Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner

Maybelline Lip Liner

Nude Matte Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick

I rocked these during a four hour photoshoot last week and didn't need to reapply once.  It lasted through the heat, wind, and a few jump squats and pretend sprints.

My man even kissed me while I had the liner on and it didn't transfer (He usually won't come near me with any type of lip product on...am I alone?!).

I usually stay in my nude lip bubble, but I may even try Berry Bossy if I'm feeling a little adventurous.  Or I might wear it for a picture and take it off because nude is my comfort zone -- We'll see.

Huge thank you to Maybelline for providing me with these gorgeous products and sponsoring this post!  I'm beyond humbled and grateful to get to work with such a legendary company.  As always, all opinions are my own, and you wouldn't be reading this post if I wasn't a fan!
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08 March, 2017

Gorgeous Lashes at Chic Lash Boutique

Lash lift before and after

Well, well, well!  I'm not even going to get into a long intro about how long it's been since I've popped on here -- We all know life happens.  I'd just be giving excuses.  Let's get to the fun stuff!

If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, you know I've been sharing my excitement for getting a lash lift.  I'm a big lash girl.  I love a good mascara (shoutout to L'Oreal Voluminous), and I'm always trying to achieve a big, bright eyed look.

I haven't taken the lash extension plunge for a few reasons.  For starters, I like to rub my eyes, wash my face freely, and just don't want the hassle of maneuvering around them.  Knowing me, they'd fall out too quickly and wouldn't be worth the cash.  Plus, with working out, the sweat can break up the glue, and I just don't have the time, patience, or money to keep up with them.  Maybe I'll try them once for fun, but for now...bring on the lash lift!

A lash lift is designed to give your natural lashes a boost, lots of curl, and make your eyes look a bit bigger.  I searched through before and afters on Instagram for hours and decided I had to try it.  It's the perfect treatment to make you feel extra pretty but still natural -- Who doesn't love that?!

I had my lash lift done at Chic Lash Boutique, and I can't say how much I love this place.  They popped my brow threading cherry about a year ago, did a fantastic job, and their amazing work carries into their lashes too.  Nora hooked me up with some gorgeous lashes.

Before:
lash lift before
After:
Lash Lift Before and After

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OK, and I also have to mention how comfortable their beds are.  Prepare to take a nap.  Seriously.  You can't open your eyes during the process, so nap it is.

A few questions that I wanted to cover for any of you who are interested.  If you're nervous, have doubts, or just want to hear from someone who's had the lash lift done, look no further:

Is the lash lift really safe for the eyes?
Yup.  It's a small amount of product and doesn't stay on your lashes for long.  

Does it burn?
Not if you keep your eyes closed like you should be!  Take the hour and just relax.  If you open your eyes, it will burn.  Just keep your eyes closed and don't worry!  My eyes didn't burn at all, and I have EXTREMELY sensitive eyes.

Is it safe for contact lens wearers?
Yes!  This was one of the first questions I had.  You can wear your contacts during the treatment or take them out if you prefer.

Does the lash lift damage your lashes?
No!  The perming solution stays on and then a conditioner is applied and brushed through the lashes.

What's the difference between this and a lash curler?
A lash curler will amp up your lashes, but overtime it can cause some breakage.  I sometimes have nightmares about ripping my lashes out with a curler and have heard some serious horror stories.  The lash lift lasts about 3 months and you won't need a lash curler.

A few other tips/notes I have:
  • Don't wear makeup to your appointment!  You don't need it -- Just show up with a fresh face, or at least no eye makeup.
  • The perming solution does smell a little funky.  Kind of like a mix of sunscreen and a hair relaxer.  
  • Don't wear mascara or get your lashes wet for 8-24 hours after your lash lift.
Hit up Chic Lash Boutique for a lash lift!  I have naturally long eyelashes, so the lift helped keep them curled.  If you have shorter/straight lashes, this would be perfect for you.

And of course, we wanted to make sure to hook you all up.  Mention this post when booking your service and get $5 off your service! 

The lash lift will cost you $75 usually at Chic Lash Boutique, so mention my post and knock it down to $70.  It'l last you about 3 months, so if you're going for a natural but sexy lash look, it's definitely worth it!

Let me know if you'll be trying it out..and I want to see pictures!  I went to the Mid Lane location (ask for Nora), but the Waugh location is amazing too.

Follow them on Instagram @chiclashboutique for some serious brow and lash inspiration.  Why is seeing a set of perfectly threaded eyebrows so satisfying?!

If you visit Chic Lash Boutique, tag me in your pictures!  I love a set of pretty lashes. 



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