Now or Never…

Hey guys!! So I just wanted to share with you some things that are so fab and that I am totally lusting over right now! If there was ever a time to splurge on that bag or glasses you have been eyeing now is the time to pull the trigger!  Today is the last day for Neiman Marcus online July gift card event just head over to the website to check out all the regulations but most amazing brands are included in this and in a few weeks after your purchase you will get a gift card emailed to you depending on how much you spend! Here are some of my favorite items that I have been eyeing for a while!! Happy Shopping (click pictures below for links)!

Completely obsessing over this tote and how minimalistic and chic it is! Perfect go-to mommy bag for the fall!

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Ulta Haul…

Hey guys!! So my friend/cousin Erin from erineverfter.com let me know that Ulta was having this fab deal on an eyeshadow palette this morning and I obviously ordered it right away and wanted to let you guys know as well!  The eyeshadow palette is from the brand It Cosmetics.  It retails for $48.00 and is on sale for today only at $21.00!  I have heard great things about this brand but for some reason have never actually tried it!

So naturally I went on to order the palette and ended up finding some more great deals on things that I already love and use all the time!

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Real Techniques Complexion Sponge (Buy one RT get one RT %50 off)

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Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo (Buy one get one %50 off)

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Nyx Butter Gloss (Buy one get one %50 off)

Don’t forget to check your email for a $5.00 off coupon codes or try this one I found at Retailmenot.com **205730** I wanted to share what I picked up while they are still in stock in case any of you wanted to give it a try as well!! Thanks for the heads up Erin I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

xo Meg

Black & Cream…

I was absolutely in love with the scenery at the Castle Hill Resort, if you couldn’t tell by the latest posts 🙂 So I thought I would share an outfit I wore to dinner one night when we were on vacation!

I love this type of look because it is versatile and can go from day to-night.  We didn’t really know what we would be doing all day so this outfit transitioned perfectly.   Just by switching out flip-flops for heels and adding this blazer I scored at Target for under $10.00, I was ready to head to dinner!
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xo Meg

February Beauty Faves…

So for this month there are some products that I am loving and using all the time so I figured I would share with you guys!  I love trying new products out and unless it is truly amazing I rarely stick with the same products especially for my hair!

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My go-to perfume especially when it’s a little cooler out such a beautiful fragrance!

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This is a great volumizing mouse perfect to spray in your hair when it’s wet before you blow-dry.  It is a “no mess” formula and has a nozzle that is configured so you spray it directly on your hair line without getting your hands all sticky!  Found this at Sally’s Beauty Supply.  Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.05.42 PM I have tried a bunch of different dry shampoos and in my opinion they are all pretty much the same but at the moment I am using this one and it’s great even with having darker hair!  I found this one at Wal-Mart and its pretty inexpensive I love trying drug store products for your hair because you can go through them pretty quickly I would rather save and spend more on my makeup or shoes 🙂  Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.08.16 PM Since the weather was pretty dry and cold I went back to one of my fave lotions that I really only used in the summer but it works great to hydrate your skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.  The scent is Lime Coolada and reminds me of the beach so thats another bonus!Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.07.10 PM This Revlon Colorstay is one of my absolute go-to products, I have many other higher end foundations from when I worked at Nordstrom and the lasting power and finish of this product can’t be beat especially for the price!  I love this foundation by itself or mixed with other foundations to create the perfect finish or the perfect color.  I use the normal to dry skin formula in 220 Natural Beige and wear NW 20-NW25 in Mac as a reference.  Screen Shot 2014-03-09 at 4.07.35 PM I have been using this Frost and Glow kit for a couple months now and I am in LOVE!  For the price ($6.99 at my NC Target!) you can’t beat it!  I have used it at least three times on myself, my girlfriend Brittany and my sister Kelsey!  The color turns out great and doesn’t look at all orange or brassy and is not so intense so it doesn’t leave any harsh contrasting lines especially in darker hair.  This is so simple to use, you just mix the color and use the gloves that come with the kit to apply the color, I always start in the back and take a small piece of hair and work from the bottom up that way the formula is on the ends the longest allowing a perfect blend near the top of your hair.

After a horrible experience at the salon I can’t believe how easy this was, but if you have never colored your hair before or have heavily colored hair I would deff recommend getting a color consult at a salon you trust with a colorist who is certified in the type of highlighting that you want!

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Kelsey before with her amazing dark hair

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Another before shot of my sister

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After two sessions with the Revlon and I think it looks so fab! You can deff see the highlighting but it isn’t too harsh and came out beautifully with her darker hair!

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Gorge!

 If you want to hear more about my faves for this month check out the video below!

xo Meg

St. Tropez…

No not the St. Tropez you might be thinking where the sun is warm and there is sand between your toes, sounds amazing I know.  Then you realize… wait its winter and I am sitting here freezing cold and pale as a ghost (or at least I am)!  I am talking about the St. Tropez self tanning mouse that I am obsessed with, especially in the winter time!

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For a while in High School and College I was tanning in tanning beds which we all now know are horrible for your skin and can lead to sun damage and skin cancer.  My dad is continuously having to go to the dermatologist to have pre-cancerous spots checked and I have already had one removed myself.  It’s just not worth risking your health for that perfect tan you can achieve from the actual sun.  So wear your sunscreen and fake it instead!

This is a product that I have been using for a couple of years now after a string of bad breakups and experiences with other brands.  I won’t mention the “gradual” tanners I have tried that literally left me looking like I should have been a cast member for the Wizard of Oz.  I have very fair and freckly skin so I a lot of self tanners just looked horrible and un-natural on me.  They make an entire range of products from body polishes to moisturizers to help extend the life of your tan.  Personally I just make sure to shave and moisturize the next few days and it has worked perfectly!

I definitely recommend purchasing the tanning mitt that is sold separately which is genius because it protects your hand and the texture of the mitt helps the mouse glide on perfectly with no harsh lines or streaks.  I usually use about 2-3 pumps for each leg and about 2 for my arm and chest.  I now purchase the large bottle and it will last me for months!  The formula is great and I feel like it naturally fades away and I have never had it peel and get patchy like my tan from the spray machine at the salon which was a complete and total disaster!

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I like to use this once a week just to not look invisible in the winter months, but if you have an event or something special coming up I highly recommend finding a tanning technician who will use a spray gun to personalize a tan for you.  I have had this done a few times and they are fabulous deff a little more money but they look great and you can customize the color and even have them contour your body to make you look slimmer!

I feel like self-tanning has gotten a bad rap from people like tan mom and toddlers and tiaras, but there are great products out there that will give you a little color without making you look insane!  This product is buildable so you can determine how dark you want to be and when you apply the product it has a guide that will wash off after you let it soak in over night so that you know exactly where you have tanned.

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I also for the first time picked up the formula for the face and so far am loving it!  This is a formula that the company says also has skin care benefits along with their signature self tan formula.  The formula is a light weight lotion that is brown and goes on very smoothly with the little face mitt that is also sold separately.  So far it hasn’t irritated my skin caused any additional breakouts which is great!

*If you want to check out more of my thoughts about this product and other beauty products I have been trying this month check out the link below 🙂

xo Meg