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Milk Makeup Foundation and Dab + Blend Applicator Review | Influenster VoxBox

I received the Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation ($40 value) and the Dab + Blend Applicator ($14 value) from Influenster recently and have been testing it out! Today I am sharing my thoughts and review, as well as some photos of the products!

Disclaimer**I received this product free from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

At first, I thought the color I chose was way off, but after trying it on the skin, it was pretty darn perfect! Funny how different makeup looks on skin than in packaging.

I received the shade light and golden light.

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6 Ways to Wear My FabFitFun Ruana + Quick Reviews from my FabFitFun Box

Happy Wednesday! I promised to show you some ways to wear the ruana from the FabFitFun Summer box, as well as a review on some of the products in the box. If you missed the unboxing post + video, check it out here. ,I’ve also included it below.

The Ruana from the box is from Michael Stars and is a $54 value. The fabric is so soft and great quality! I love it! Get $20 off your order of $100+ with code: FABFITFUN20

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Date Night Style Guide Featuring JORD Watches+ A GIVEAWAY!

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Happy Tuesday! This past weekend was my bridal shower & I had so much fun! At the end of the shower, my fiance, Conor came to help wrap things up & transport the gifts. Once we were done packing up, we had a mini date night before heading home to put away our gifts. Although this was an out of the ordinary date night, I wanted to share with you what our typical date night looks like, and include our outfit details from this past weekend. Plus, read on for a GIVEAWAY!

Our typical date night usually just involves going to dinner, but lately, we have been trying to mix it up a bit. We’ve done dinner and a movie, dinner and the driving range (that night was especially fun), or just a movie night (sneaking in some snacks in place of dinner). Conor and I love going to the same places to eat and ordering the same things, so recently we’ve had a mission to try new places to eat or if we do go somewhere that we’ve been before, we try to change up what we order.

Depending on the restaurant and itinerary we choose for date night, we dress accordingly. If we’re just doing a movie night and no dinner, we will wear comfy clothes, which is our favorite! For dinner and the driving range, or dinner and a movie, we dress a bit more casual. Every once in a while we will go out to a fancy restaurant so we will dress it up a bit, usually a dress for me and some slacks and a nice button up for Conor.

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Hourglass VoxBox from Influenster | Lipstick Review

I am so excited to share that I received another VoxBox from Influenster for testing purposes. (My opinions in this post are my own.) This time, I received the Hourglass VoxBox. Inside the box came the Hourglass Confession Ultra slim high-intensity refillable lipstick in the shade “I Lust For – Peachy Beige!

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I have never tried Hourglass’ lip products, so I was super excited to try this out! First off, let’s start with the packaging. It is super slim, but heavy – it’s a metal type casing that makes it look very luxurious and expensive. The inner part of the lipstick is the part that is refillable. I’ve never seen a lipstick like this before, so I was very intrigued when I heard it was refillable.

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My Bachelorette Party Weekend | Photos + Vlog | My Wedding Series

Hey everyone, last month I had my bachelorette party weekend and wanted to share with you the details and fun from the weekend! (Plus a video at the end)

Most bachelorette parties are all about going out and getting drunk and penis shaped everything, but what I wanted for my party was just a relaxing weekend away, still some drinks and just an overall good time. If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I haven’t had a vacation in almost 5 years (I know- crazy right?), so I can count this as a mini-vacation. 😉

 

We spent the weekend at a vacation rental home in the Galena Territories in Illinois. The photos and videos didn’t do this scenery justice. The home was posted at the top of a hill and all you could see were hills and trees and such beautiful scenery. The house was so cool, it had a ping pong table, pac man table, hot tub, fire pit and much more.

On Friday, we had a relaxing night and had dinner at the house (lasagna and zucchini lasagna made by my mama-so yummy) and we had some drinks and hung out by the fire and in the hot tub. My maid of honor brought some face masks for us to use also! Such a relaxing night and went to bed feeling great.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | My Affordable Picks for Under $50

Happy Sunday my loves! It has been a crazy/busy week and weekend! Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale has passed, and now it’s time for my absolute favorite Nordstrom Sale of the Year, the Anniversary Sale!!! You get a first look at the Fall Must-Haves and a chance to get items at such a great price!

Early Access

Early access to the Anniversary Sale started on July 13th. This means if you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you can get first dibs on your favorites!

The public sale begins on July 21st and the sale ends on Aug 6th!

You can browse the catalog for the sale here.

As I did with the Half Yearly Sale, I am rounding up some of my favorite items, but this time, I’m sharing my affordable favorites under $50!


Clothing:

V Neck Pullover | Tie knot Sweatshirt | Woven Shirt |Spiral Sleeve Mini Dress

Birds on High Blouse | Satin Ruffle Hem Romper | Easy Circle Cardigan

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Summer 2017 FabFitFun Box | Unboxing + Deals

Hello everyone!! Back at it again with another FabFitFun Box Unboxing!

Today I’m sharing my Summer 2017 FabFitFun Box unboxing, plus I’m sharing my add on’s I purchased with my box!

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The Breakdown:

FabFitFun is a seasonal subscription box – 4 boxes per year.  $49.99 per box, or save money by becoming a VIP member and pay $174.99 up front. As a VIP member, you can customize your box, as well as get priority shipment. Each box comes with about $200+ worth of products, so it’s such a great deal!  The Summer FabFitFun Box is valued between $272 to $287.50, depending on the contents.

Get $10 OFF your own FABFITFUN Box HERE

See my Spring 2017 FabFitFun Review & Unboxing Video HERE!

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4th of July | Outfit Ideas & Inspiration

20% off clothing, shoes & accessories at TARGET with promo code JULY4. Valid Through 7/1

Happy Wednesday everyone! I wanted to share with you some easy outfit ideas for a 4th of July celebration! I don’t know about you guys, but red, white and blue just go so well together. (This could be because it was my high school mascot colors when I lived in Iowa, but who knows?!)

All of these items are very affordable and very versatile. I will link everything I can below, and link similar items if I cannot find the exact link or if the item is no longer available!

Side notes: You’re not going to see a lot of my face in these photos since I was still peeling from my chemical peel (if you follow me on Instagram I share a little about that on there, as well as on my Insta stories). Also, I had the wrong camera for these, so I apologize in advance if the quality is not good in some photos.


First up, let’s start with this super simple red tank top from Target. This can be worn several different ways: tucked in, partially tucked in, untucked, knotted, etc. I added this very cute blue beaded necklace with it (I cannot find anything similar online currently), along with these super awesome blue shades that I found at a thrift store in Galena, IL during my Bachelorette party weekend. (Don’t worry- I still have a post coming on that- I just have to get around to editing my video from the weekend before I can post about it) My shoes here are simple gray pointed toe flats that go with everything, especially blue jeans!

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My Favorite Spring/Summer Wax Melts | WaxPops

Ahh, Summer is here, which means it’s time for more floral and beachy scents in our homes. As much as I love burning candles, I love a good wax melt! I try to avoid burning candles in the summer as they can up the temperature in your home. I opt for an electric wax melter in the summertime.

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I was introduced to Waxpops by a friend/coworker. The smells are amazing and so different than most wax melts I’ve ever tried/smelled! Prior to Waxpops launching, I was part of their Fragrance Feedback Team. We got to test lots of different scents, and thus determined the scents for their Spring Collection.
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5 Fashion Bloggers I’m Following Right Now & You Should Be Too! | Current Obsessions

Happy Wednesday everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts over the past week or so! I have been crazy busy with Wedding planning and getting ready for my Bachelorette Party, which was this past weekend! (Don’t worry- blog post coming soon all about that).

There are so many bloggers out there and all of them are unique, but today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Fashion Bloggers that I have been following recently. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them, but I just LOVE all of their stuff!! If you’re not following them, you definitely should be! 😉

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