Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mothers Day Gift Ideas 2016

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8

With Mothers Day about one week away, I thought it would be appropriate to share some gift ideas with y'all! Number 5 is my all time favorite MK fragrance. It smells sooo good! If you are struggling to figure out what to give your mom, hopefully this will give you some inspiration!
Thanks for reading!

Have a great day!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Easy Does It...

 ...And then some weird boy showed up on his motorcycle... ;)

Plaid Top // Forever 21 Shorts // Tory Burch Tote // Similar Espadrilles // Fossil Watch // Earrings // Ring 

Happy Friday loves!! 
Is it just me or does it seem like this week has gone by super slow? Carrie was AMAZING Wednesday night. That was the 3rd time I have seen her in concert I think and she was just incredible. Literally she's the definition of perfection. 
I'm not one to wear much yellow, but I really like this yellow plaid top! And I am loving these distressed F21 shorts! They are somewhat high waisted, which I am liking more and more. Its just an all around easy casual look. Perfect for the weekend!

Have a great weekend!
Thanks for reading. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

One Dress, 3 Different Ways

 So, I bought this dress a few weeks ago at Belk and as I was trying to decided how I wanted to style it for my blog and I was thinking it would be super cute with heels for a "dressed up" look or even sandals for a more casual look, or even cowgirl boots! I couldn't decide which idea I liked more so I just decided to go ahead and wear it all 3 ways! Enjoy!

 Dress (similar here & here) // Dune London Cross Body // Shoes (similar linked) // Kate Spade Ring // MK Ring
First of all, how dreamy is this dress?! Everything about it is gorgeous! I got my Dune London cross body bag while I was in London and I love it! Is is different than any other bag I have so I was kind of unsure about it, but I knew I really liked it and would probably regret it if I didn't get it so I went ahead and got it and I am so glad I did! 

 Dress (similar here & here) // Tory Burch Tote // Kate Spade Ring // MK Ring // Sandals (similar linked) 
This is the more casual look I was going for... I love these coral sandals! They are a great pop of color for any outfit and I love the gold details! 

Dress (similar here & here) // Earrings // Old Gringo Boots // Ring 
So, I am pretty positive this is what I will be wearing to the Carrie Underwood concert tonight! CANT WAIT. These are some of my faaaaavortie boots! The perfect outfit to sing and dance along to every song Carrie sings! 

Hope you have a great Wednesday!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Floral Print Dress

Stay Fierce Boutique Dress (sold out, similar here & here) // Tory Burch Tote // Steve Madden Shoes (similar linked) // Necklace // Similar Cuff  

Happy Monday!
Hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty relaxing. On Saturday it was Gavin's (my nephew) 2nd birthday! Hard to believe he is already 2! But he had so much fun opening his presents!
Trey and I went to see The Jungle Book Saturday night and it was really good! We both liked it a lot! Its hard to believe its already Monday again...
Anyway, I am loving this dress from Stay Fierce Boutique! The colors are gorgeous! Stay Fierce Boutique is an online boutique with mostly dresses and accessories, they also have a plus size section as well! They have so many cute things! My dress is not currently available right now but I am loving  this mint green dress (the bow on the back is so cute!), this romper and I am kind of obsessing over this jumpsuit! Check out their website and be sure to use promo code 'BLUEDIAMOND' for 15% off  your order! :)

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

What's in my Makeup Bag... (Current Favorites)

Hello lovelies! 
I haven't really done any posts on "beauty", which is silly because I love makeup! So today I wanted to share with y'all my top current favorites in my makeup bag. I am going to share with you why these are my favorites and where you can find them! 

First & Foremost....
These primers aren't just my "current" faves, they are my "longtime" faves. Some people don't understand why they need a primer. They have obviously never tried it!! When I am asked if a primer is really necessary, my response is always "yes, yes, YES!" I have tried various other primers and I have found these two to be my favorites! 

I use this on my face daily! It allows my makeup to go on so smooth and helps it last all day long. Believe me when I say that it is completely worth the money! It lasts so long! All you really need is about a pea sized amount-a little bit goes a long way! 

I also use this one daily as well! It keeps my eyeshadow in place and crease free all day long! Sometimes when I am taking my makeup off at night I hate doing it because my eyeshadow still looks so pretty haha. This stuff is the bomb!

I am so picky when it comes to concealers. I have tried countless ones and been disappointed many times. These 3 have been winners! They are a bit thicker, which personally, I like because I feel like the thicker ones conceal the best! 

I started using the 12 hour waterproof concealer a few years ago and I continue to repurchase. This little stick doesn't last long-which is a downside. BUT it does work really well. I normally use this one to conceal blemishes on my face. It is not one I recommend for under eyes, just because I don't like how it pulls on my skin...

This Erase Paste is a newer purchase, and I love it!! It works so well! I use it under my eyes mostly. It goes on smoother under my eyes than the Maracuja concealer does. I apply it with my middle finger and then blend it will my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge (Which is a life saver!!) I have been using this everyday under my eyes since the day I got it and I have been very impressed with how well it works! 

When I first started using the Maracuja Concealer, I was using it to conceal my under eyes, because at the time I purchased it I was looking for an under eye concealer, so I went with this. I wasn't crazy about the consistency of it under my eyes; it was too thick and almost cakey looking. I quit using it under my eyes and thats when I got the erase paste... I have ended up using this concealer mostly for the blemishes that I feel like the waterproof stick doesn't cover up as well.  

I get a lot of questions about what kind of foundation I use... My top 2 foundations that I have ever tried (so far) are these two! I think this is like my third bottle of the Tarte foundation, and I just bought the L'oreal Infallible a couple of weeks ago and I was very surprised at how well it works! 

If you are on a budget, this is hands down the best foundation you can buy! I had heard some really good things about it so I figured I might as well go ahead and give it a try (its only $12.99)! And I am loving it! I have been using it almost every day since I bought it! It is very lightweight and goes on very smooth and last all day long! It also gives my skin a dewy glow, which I really love about it! Honestly, it works just about as well as my Tarte foundation, its just not as thick! 

Okay, I have tried many foundations in my day, and this one is by far the best foundation I have ever used. It is a full coverage foundation, which I really like. It is thick (I know some girls don't like the thicker foundations) but it has worked really well for me! It lasts all day-and still looks great by the end of the day! 

I love love LOVE this brow mousse! It literally stays in place all day and doesn't fade or rub off during the day. The brush allows for precise application. They have 5 different shades so you can find the perfect one for you! 

These 3 lash products will give you the best lashes ever! I start off with the L'oreal Double Extend to help lengthen and thicken my lashes before I apply my mascara. Of course I love my Better Than Sex mascara, for big & bold lashes! I also have found that the Mega Plush works great as well!

I have naturally long lashes already, but with L'oreal Lash Extend combined with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, my lashes are on another level! I LOVE the L'oreal Lash Extend because it  helps thicken and lengthen before I put on my mascara. I don't use the mascara that comes with the L'oreal Lash Extend because I don't think it works very well. But combined with the Better Than Sex like a dream!

This is a perfect palette if you are just starting to try out contouring! It comes with a guide, which is super helpful!

I mainly use Steps 1-3 and the highlight. I mix steps 1 & 2 together and apply it under my eyes, the tops of my cheek bones and on my nose and chin with the smaller end of the brush. I don't like the blush included in this palette. I just don't feel like it is a good shade for me. I am really happy I decided to get the brush as well. The palette and brush come separate. The brush is worth buying and is great quality! 

Eye Shadows
I use these every day! The Naked 2 palette is perfect for everyday use because it has many neutral shades that work great for day time. The Naked Smoky palette is good for creating the heavier/darker looks. I love both of these palettes and highly recommend them! They also last a really long time!


L'oreal Lipsticks:
This one is an easy to wear, pretty and has some shimmer to it! I love it for Spring!
All time favorite nude lipstick right here!! Can't go wrong with this one. 
This one is so bright and pretty! Couldn't be a more perfect lipstick shade for Spring and Summer.
This one is more pink than nude, I think. I really like it a lot, and it is a great day time/ everyday shade.

All of these have quickly become my favorites! They are all perfect shades for this season! 

Thanks so much for reading!!

Have a great weekend!