Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Baby | Neutral Nursery

When planning our son's nursery I was at a total standstill for the longest time. Styling a girl's nursery is much easier than a boy's nursery. It's not that boys items are not cute or less cute than girls. I would say that it is much harder to find simple, classic designs for boys. Finally, I landed on a mix and match theme of simple blues, grey and white. No footballs or dinosaurs for this boy. Well, at least not just yet :)

All images from my Pinterest board. 

Now, it's time to get working on this nursery! Our goal is to have baby boy's nursery transformed by the end of August. This is quite a task seeing that it is functioning as a storage/ guest room right now.

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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!