Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Professional Makeup Under $20

After being introduced to Limelight, I quickly realized that their makeup was significantly different than the mix of drugstore and department store products I had been using. What helped me make the jump is that you can try any product with a 30 day money back return policy. Limelight features professional grade makeup products with many items under the $20 price range. Today, I'm sharing my favorite products that won't break the bank! Real life picture of me wearing all of my favorite items below.

1. Perfect Mascara- Currently my favorite Limelight product. There are built in fibers which eliminates the two step fiber/mascara process that I was using previously.

2. Perfect Eyeshadow- I am a quick and easy eye girl and the highly pigmented colors make application a breeze. My current favorite shade is Peachy Gleam.

3. Perfect Eyeliner Pen- The pen application can be used to draw a thin line for everyday or a more dramatic thick line for nights out.

4. Signature Lip Gloss- I'm currently loving the shade Grace and have been rocking it every single day. The formula is not sticky and has a wonderful sweet scent to it!

5. Enduring Lip Colors- When I want to look a bit more put together, I'll swipe on a layer of Cream Brûlée before topping with lip gloss. It truly does stay all day!

Most days I just swipe on some mascara, tame my curly brows and top with lip gloss before heading out the door. But when I have the time to put a few more minutes into getting ready, it makes me feel more confident and put together!

What is your favorite makeup product under $20? 

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Five

So excited to finally be back in the swing of things this week and catch up some more today! I'm popping in to share five things I'm loving this week. I desperately need help with maternity photo ideas and would love feedback on good outfits. Don't even get me started on tying to coordinate with Caroline's outfit as well. Ah, choices choices!!

New Venture. Alright, most exciting news first. A few months ago, I shared about a new to me line called Limelight by Alcone. I loved the products so much that I decided to become a beauty guide! Can't wait to share more about my new venture next week! 

Nordstrom Sale. While I have tried my best not to give into the Nordstrom sale because we have very little wiggle room in our budget. I'm having all the heart eyes for this bell sleeve pullover which would be perfect post part wear. 

Favorite Target Mom Finds. File this under things I never thought I would blog about. I picked up this fresh pod from Target the other day for Caroline's diaper pail. Amazing. Caroline's bathroom does not smell at all even when the diaper pail is filled with dirty diapers. The fresh pod plus my favorite diaper pail hack have eliminated all bathroom odors. 
Maternity Photoshoot. 
I've been on the lookout for a simple dress to wear for my maternity photos in August. I've been recycling most of my older pregnancy clothes which were hand-me-downs and I'm already sick of the same 3 outfits. Especially in this 100 degree heat! I would love to hear your favorite store for maternity wear if you have one! 

Web Favorites.
 These simple hairstyles are wonderful for when my hair just wont cooperate. Paired with my favorite dry shampoo.
 My favorite salad ingredients, goat cheese and beets combined together in one amazing salad.
We bought an IKEA Play Kitchen a few weeks ago and dressed it up using this simple hack. I can't wait for Caroline to play with it come Christmas!

What are your plans for the weekend? We are hoping to stay cool inside and grill out tonight! 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Other Sales Around the Web.

Guessing by now you have heard all about the wonderful deals happening at the Nordstrom Sale. If your anything like me your overwhelmed with all the sale recaps! If not, just check out Insta-Stories. They are everywhere! I love a good sale just like the next girl but honestly just can't afford it this year. I think I have gotten a bit too used to shopping at Target because $60 for a sweater does not seem like a steal to me.  

Thankfully Old Navy is always having an equally as amazing deal with products at half the price. I scored great fall staples for 40% using the code EMAIL. The great thing is that you can combine discounts if your a card holder for an even better deal. 

I realize that the sale ends soon. However, I know that they run these deals every few weeks! I'll be sure to share next time they run a sale.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Life Lately

Well, well, well. I have been pondering picking back up with the blog for some time now. Each time I give it thought, I become a bit overwhelmed with catching up on everything that has been going on. I am also wondering if posting 3-4 times a week is realistic right now with everything that is going on. I hope to commit to 2 times a week for the rest of the summer. 

There has been a lot going on lately.  I thought the best way to share it is just a few bullet points with pictures and I can share more details over the past few weeks.  

Shared we are expecting a baby boy at the end of October. I am thrilled that Caroline is going to be a big sister. Also, a little overwhelmed thinking about life with two under two. 

Spent many weekends enjoying Falls Lake with Caroline and the grandparents. 

Celebrated my 30th birthday with friends in Charlotte complete with an IKEA shopping trip. 

Hosted several girl’s nights/watch parties for my favorite reality show Southern Charm. 

Visited Asheboro Zoo with Caroline and our friends. Loved seeing Caroline's reaction to all the animals. 

Celebrated a wonderful Mother's Day with the greatest treat of all. Caroline started walking that Sunday! 

Enjoying lots of playdates with friends. New favorite place to explore is Marbles Kid's Museum. 

I'd love to hear what has been going on in y'alls lives. Looking forward to catching up with everyone and jump back into sharing more life soon. 

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