Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Finds: Memorial Day Sales







There are SO many sales going on this weekend! Memorial weekend is one of the best weekends of the year for discounts so today I'm going to list some of my favorite steals and deals :) I'm not sure if you've already heard but Nordstrom is having their half-yearly sale, so lots of items are going for 40% off there. Old navy is having a 50% summer wear sale, banana republic is having a 40% off sale (don't forget to use the code), and Gap is having an online exclusive of 50% off of everything!

Wyatt and I are celebrating our 3 year anniversary a little early this year, we are currently waiting for our flight to San Francisco. We found some really cheap plane tickets back during black Friday last year, so we've had this trip planned for some time. We are staying with some friends and are really excited. I cried last night putting the babies to bed and leaving this morning, keeping my fingers crossed that that's the last of my crying. But who knows this is our first time leaving our babies together but I'm glad they will get to spend some time with their Lola! I hope you all have a great memorial day weekend :) 

My Friday Finds
(don't forget to use the store's code for the percentage off :))

Thursday, May 24, 2018

White Denim







I LOVE denim, especially white denim. It's perfect for spring and summer and there are so many different ways to wear it. They have the cutest denim jackets out right now and I like white denim jackets to change up my casual looks. But when it comes to white denim jeans there is a constant struggle with them being see through. Every single pair I've tried on are see-through... even these really cute pair I found for $200. Just for the record I'd never pay that much for a pair but I had to try them on to see if there was a difference, and there wasn't! Still see-through! haha! Overall, I've found that they weren't worth the investment for me. So, I found the pair above from Old Navy and I love them! The are a midrise and a true white! They are constantly going on sale and are even on sale right now for $25. I've linked some of my favorite white denim jackets and jeans below! So many of them are on sale! I hope you all have a great Thursday :)

Jacket's

Jeans


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Recap








(My shirt is already sold out, but I linked a similar one)


I finally finished The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People this last week. I had started it a while ago but it took me forever to get through. I wasn't the most exciting audio and honestly probably one of the most "boring" books I've listened to in a long time. But I feel like I learned so much from it. I love audiobooks because there is no way I would read as many books as I've listened to in the past two years. Stephen Covey's 7 habits are all about how to better interact with people, and how we personally react to adversity. He implements trust and loyalty in every single habit, it might be why I"m so drawn to this book because I take loyalty and trust very seriously in my life. One of my favorite principles of the book is to "seek to understand before being understood," this principle speaks the most to me, probably because I know I need to practice this one the most. I love connecting with people in all ways whether it's a quick interaction at the grocery store, through social media, or with close family and friends. But I always feel more connected when I heard about how the other person is experiencing a situation and I put them before myself. I will probably listen to this book again because I tend to do that with books I really enjoy. I'm also thinking about doing a monthly book club. Where I just share what I'm listening to, you can read along with me, and I can interact more with all of you! :) I hope your week has been going great!
XOXO

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Where I Get My Church Dresses









Over the years I've had the most success with the following stores listed below. I've been through cute little boutique that carry more modest clothes but I have found that most of the time the dresses won't last past a season. Which is a little disheartening especially when the dresses are a bit pricier just because they are more modest. What I've found to be true when shopping for clothes, but especially dresses is, if you want ALL three things: quality, style, and modesty (through the chest, sleeve, and length area) most of the time "you get what you pay for". Meaning if you're paying less than $30 of a dress your probably going to sacrifice on either style, quality, or modesty. Not always lots of stores can have amazing sales, but most of the time that's the case. Like the dress I'm wearing above, it's modest and stylish, but is lacking in quality. It's something I don't mind sacrificing because it's $26 and I can probably get it to last me at least a year. I've had ALL of my maternity dresses from ASOS last me two pregnancies! That's impressive to me!

Anyway, I've tried my best to find budget friendly options but there are a few dresses in this that are more investment pieces :) 

ASOS


NORDSTROM
Under $100

Over 100

BANANA REPUBLIC

HM


Other places I love to browse is Nordstroms Rack, TJ Maxx, Gap, Old Navy, and Downeast


Sunday, May 20, 2018

My Make-up Staples
















(I couldn't link the jeans because I got them years ago from forever 21, by some miracle they still fit.  I wouldn't get them again, they aren't life changing but they do a pretty decent job now. lol! Emmett's shirt and Ruby's romper are already sold out so I linked great alternatives :)) Also that cute makeup bag was gifted to me from some family friends for my wedding, I love it!

I did a quick little makeup tutorial on my instagram a couple months ago. I showed you guys the products that I used and how I do my everyday makeup. Well since then, I've added and changed some products. Ulta and Sephora had some sales and I figured now was the time to upgrade or replace some of my makeup. I'm so glad I did because most of the make up I purchased was at least 50% off! So, now I'll give you some of my reviews :)

Old Favorites:
I have used NYX finishing powder for over 3 years I used to use the Makeup Forever brand of finishing powder and it worked amazing but I saw this doupe in Target and haven't gone back since. There are certain makeup essentials that I like to save up for but a finishing powder isn't that. Especially when this works just as well as the pricey brand.


I love the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick! I have 3 colors but this one is probably the one I wear the most, I can tell by the broken cap from overuse! Haha


Anastasia Brow Wiz: Color-Soft Brown. I have been using this since I was 19 and will never stop. It is the perfect brow pencil and I stocked up when it went on sale for 1/2 off.


New Favorites:

Maskcara Beauty: My girlfriend Corissa, the photographer that takes all my pictures (she's amazing) sells Maskcara makeup. I had seen it a lot on instagram and what attracted me to it was the convenience. You can have your foundation, blush, contour, and even eyeshadow(s) all in the same pallet. I'm a minimalist when it comes to make up and will only use the essentials so I love that type of convenience. I decided to try the contour and blush colors. I will never stray away from Makeup Forever foundation, so that seemed like a great place to start and I LOVE THEM! I also got a new brush and beauty blender from her which I absolutely love!

I got the beauty blender, 30 second hack brush, contour shade: stone, and blush shade: sandstone

Becca backlight priming filter. I've never used a primer before and I can't believe it took me this long. To be honest I never thought it would make that much of a difference. I probably never would have tried this if it didn't go on sale... This bad boy is almost $40. I got it for $20 when it went on sale and I highly recommend you do the same if you're interested. It totally gives you this glowly look without the shine (as long as you don't apply too much, a mistake I've made before hahah)


Tarte Shape Tape. I've heard lots of reviews on under eye concealer. I was really indecisive between this and trying the IT cosmetics under eye concealer. I ended up going with Tarte because I felt like it was more versatile and I am actually really happy with it. It is great in the coverage department to where you really don't need a lot of product. I can already tell it's going to last me forever!


Makeup forever HD protector skin tint foundation with spf 25. I was running low on the foundation I had since my wedding (3 years ago in June) and I decided I wanted something with less coverage. I'm not into the full face of makeup but like to bring a more even toned look to my face. This stuff is so perfect I'm never going back. It feels like I'm not even wearing make up and a little goes a long way without the cake-y feeling!


Not my favorite:
Lancome hypnose drama instant full volume mascara. It's the worst, I literally don't even know how it has 4 stars on it's reviews because it's the flakey-est (not a real word) mascara I've ever tried. The brush is fun but that's about it. If anything this purchase taught me a lesson, never stray away from what you know and love (real life)! haha! I'm not even linking it.


Otherwise here are some of my other favorite mascaras:

If you are in the market for some new make up let me know what you try and love! Thanks for reading :)