I've had short hair most of my life, but the past few years I have been growing my hair out and one thing has become very clear - long hair is a commitment. And long hair that has been color treated for years is a project, which is why I was so excited when the team at Formulate reached out to have me try their new custom shampoo and conditioner. Even better yet - we have teamed up to give one lucky reader their own custom set for FREE!
Enter GIVEAWAY here!
Getting hair care customized for your hair sounds complicated but the process was very simple as a consumer - I took a brief survey about my hair's current condition and what my hair goals were - you can pick up to five. I have a pretty oily scalp so that was my top priority but color protection, heat protection,. frizz and volume are also my concerns. I was then able to select my scent and strength - I like a strong scent in my shampoo that leaves a light linger and selected the green apple - I've been getting complime…
year I was so excited for our anniversary activity - the 2nd anniversary
traditional gift is cotton and there was a cotton field nearby. The website
said “mid October” would be the perfect time for pictures so I booked a session
for our anniversary weekend on the 21st. We stop by the field the day before to
check it out and it was all gone. Even though no harvest date was listed on the
website a week earlier it had since been updated that the cotton was harvested
that Friday – seriously, they couldn’t have given one more weekend for photos,
grr! All the other
cotton fields were too far away so I cried how our anniversary was ruined. We
wound up moving photos to the same spot where we took our wedding photos and
brought along the dogs to get our family Christmas card photo. This session did
not go as well as I would have liked – Because I didn’t plan to originally have
the dogs sweetie was not freshly groomed. My brand new sweater got snagged by
one of the dogs getting in and…
Woohoo! It's my birthday week y'all! Birthdays are always a great time for brands to make customers special and each year I'm able to take advantage of some pretty good discounts in July so I thought I would share the love and talk about some of my favorite discounts and how to get them.
My absolute favorite discount is from Kendra Scott! During your birthday month you can receive one regular item at 50% off. It's your first time you'll have to show your id in store and sign up for their email list but then once they have you on file you can just go into the store and say that you would like to apply your birthday discount to your purchase and give your email address. This year I purchased the Tatiana Long Pendant Necklace which usually sells for $175. This necklace takes the look of the popular Rayne necklace and really amps it up.
If jewelry is your thing you can also get a $10 credit from Charming Charlie - this discount is sent to Charm Rewards members at the…
Years before I had an instagram account I had a Yelp account and I must admit that my very first review was a terrible 1 star review. While I think honest good and bad experiences are valuable on review sites I realized that's not the person I wanted to be. Instead of only putting negative thoughts into the world I challenged myself that for every negative review to take the time to write five positive reviews. Soon I found myself gushing over businesses I love and writing reviews of businesses I was trying for the first time. Within a few months I was invited to join the Elite squad - now I have over 250 reviews and have reached gold elite status - this means I've been on the squad for five years.
As much as I enjoy sharing reviews I enjoy reading them. I'm a planner and researcher by nature so before I go anywhere I want to know as much as possible. For example, when we go out to California we're going to have tea at the Hello Kitty Grand Café - I have read every …
A few weeks ago I showed what I carry around in my purse. This week we're taking a look inside my makeup bag. This bag is from the Dillard's GWP, it's a Lilly print.
As you can see, I have a wide variety of brands represented.
Foundation - E.L.F., my actual preference is Heather ( a brand in Memphis) but I lost it so this is my temporary hold over. Not bad for a cheap brand
Blush - Hard Candy, one of those four in one blended boxes. This is a cheap knockoff of the benefit offerings, I will not purchase again. I do like the Benefit Dallas
Power - Arbone from a silent auction basket
Eyeshadow - Estée Lauder in the GWP
Lipstick - Estée Lauder in the GWP
Eyeliner - Estée Lauder , was a purchase to get the GWP
Mascara - Estée Lauder in the GWP, I never buy mascara since its always in someone's GWP and they dry up so quickly
Here's a look inside the eyeshadow pallet:
The reason I show these eye shadows is because they're perfect to get the "lilly look…