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Lancer The Method Review

As a teen I never broke out but in college and my adult life it was a completely different story. Then when I turned 33 it seemed like that was going to be the magic age where the adult acne stopped, and for the most part it has but now I get some pesky flair ups during my period - I hate this because well duh, don't we all hate acne? But also I feel like I might as well be wearing a giant neo sign that says HEY, I"M ON MY PERIORD Y'ALL! Not that having a period is weird or anything to be ashamed of but it feels so personal and the rest of the world knowing exactly what is going on with my body just bothers me. Point being, I'm always on the look out for ways to deal with this little monthly annoyances. Lucky for me right as my last cycle was ending and I had one stubborn spot in particular to deal with The Method arrived. This skin care routine is a three step process meant to be used together. and for the past few weeks I have been following the daily routine.

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Fall Fashion 2017

Ok, so I know once labor day passes we get all excited and consider it fall but officially it starts this Friday. Right now here in the south mother nature still hasn't made up her mind - we've had beautiful days in the 70s and chilly nights but we still get some days in the 90s too. It makes fall fashion a wee bit difficult so I find myself waiting until Thanksgiving weekend before I even think about busting out a sweater. Luckily this year a lot of the trends can work for this it's fall but it doesn't really feel like it weather. I think it is important for any fashionista to think about what trends he or she would like to incorporate into their style for the current season. Fashion is after all supposed to be a form of expression so it never makes sense to me to wear something just because it's "in". For example camo is big this year, but it's not my style and not something you'll ever see me in. However, there's a lot of trends this year…

The Perfect Plus Size Jeans

The perfect pair of jeans can be such a challenge to find and it means something different to everyone. I was kind of a prissy kid and didn't wear jeans until I was 11.In high school and college I wore jeans on occasion and once I entered the professional world I rarely wore jeans, even on casual Fridays. For years the only jeans I even owned were Talbots Trouser Jeans - which I still strongly recommend if you work in a more formal environment that only allows jeans on Fridays. But where I am in my life currently jeans really fit my lifestyle and I wear them to work several times a week. When I started my current job last year I knew that I'd need to start wearing jeans more and I purchased two high end pairs off the Nordstrom site. Unless you're just really anti pants I think everyone needs a pair of dark wash, boot cut jeans as they are universally flattering and can be dressed up and down - from there the possibilities are endless! I also own a faded wash pair and I t…

Mandysue at Home - The Living Room

Happy almost weekend! I wish every week could be a four day work week but hey I’ll take them when I can get them. Over the Labor Day weekend Shaun and I hosted a party at our house – not only was this exciting because it was the first time having a bunch of friends over to our new home but it was our first time hosting a party together. Paying the mortgage every month certainly makes it feel like it’s our house but there’s two things that really make a house a home- filling it with love and making it your own with decorating. We certainly felt loved by all our family and friends and we’re getting there on the decorating so now that that a few rooms are feeling pretty finished I figured it’s time to share some peaks inside.
When we first bought the house I had a very clear vision for our living room, it’s the very center of our house and you can see if not only right when you walk in but from most other rooms in the house. We had every intention of painting the walls and filling this…

Southern Muse

In August I got to attend a fun blogger event at a boutique in Collierville, TN - Southern Muse. Southern Muse is such a fun store and the owner Kim and her staff are so very nice! The store was fully stocked with fall fashions for the event - check out this fabulously styled outfit:

I wound up selecting a soft kimono with a tassel trim. I know, just one thing, what? Well to be honest I haven't finished picking my fall fashion picks yet - at this event I had yet to receive my September Issue of Vogue or my Trunk Club box , now that I have both and the later turned out to be a bust I'm putting together my wish list and will have to go back. There was a fun red tunic with bell sleeves I was thisclose to buying.

I've already worn it twice it's such a fun piece - but my bad on not hanging it back up and realizing it was wrinkly before taking this photo. In addition to great fashion Southern Muse also has lots of beautiful accessories, gift items, cosmetics and bath item…

Trunk Club Review

Recently I saw the trunk club service advertised on instagram and I was very interested. The service started as a personal shopping service for men but since being purchased by Nordstrom has expanded the service offering to women. The basic premise is something similar to Stich Fix - create a profile providing sizes, likes and dislikes, converse with a stylist and be sent a box with 10 items to try on -keep what you like and send back the rest. This service has a $25 styling fee that is waived for Nordstrom card holders. When I first created my profile I knew that I wanted to add some tops to my wardrobe but I was really looking for a dress to wear to my brother in laws upcoming wedding. I was super excited when my assigned stylist indicated I could request specific items and there were three items I asked to be included. Before the trunk is sent out you have the option to preview, decline any items that are not what you're looking for and then either just get the previewed item…

Sephora Play August 2017

Y'all - I swear I do more than just go to work and get subscription boxes but lately I've been so busy I haven't had time to blog about anything else. But I did take a few minutes to snap some pics of this month's Sephora play box so I could show y'all what's inside.

Beauty Blender Micro Mini 2for $18
I'll admit, I don't really "get" this product - it's so tiny! I don't mind beauty blenders and during drier weather I appreciate the dewy look they can provide but in Memphis that's not going to be November at least.  Clinique Mascara $17 and Lash Building Primer $17 I've come to conclusion that I just can't be impressed with mascara- I have pretty dark and long lashes naturally so there's just no wow factor for me. I'm sure this is perfectly great mascara and I'll certainty use it. Alterna Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist $30 Say that 5 times fast. That long name basically equates t…