8/30/14

A new favorite dress

I can't believe it's Labor Day weekend already! We're planning on some relaxation, good food (obviously), and I'm even going to fit in some gal-time (hello, Labor Day sales!).

So today I'm sharing what has become my current favorite dress. Seriously, I have to stop myself from wearing it every single day. Funny because this particular empire waist style dresses completely works if you're not pregnant too! I love not limiting myself to styles that work only for pregnancy, you know? It's just so easy and comfortable.
I've dressed it up. I've dressed it down. It's super easy to accessorize and just always works.

Oh, and it doesn't hurt that it just so happens to be in my favorite color. ;)






::details::
sandals: Sam Edelman 
necklace: Baublebar (similar)
sunglasses: Tom Ford





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8/24/14

Casual weekend look

I have reeally enjoyed the whole "dressing myself" thing while pregnant so far. Now that I'm past the whole awkward "is she or isn't she" phase, and the bump is a bit more obvious, it's been SO much fun! Don't get me wrong, the whole process has been great, but to all the mommas out there, you know those "is she pregnant or bloated" months all too well...

So before we headed out over the weekend, we snapped a few quick photos of the easy and casual look I wore.


I love starting with really simple pieces (in this case, white denim and stripes), and adding some stand-out details like the bold necklace, classic, yet eye-catching bag, and of course, my favorite new shoes.





::details::

necklace: BCBG
bag: Chanel (similar)



I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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8/22/14

My Fav Sexy & Smokey FULL MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Let's face it, we all need a go-to makeup look. I'm finding that a variation of this look is definitely mine.
I love my makeup to look sexy, flattering, a little smokey... You definitely can't go wrong with that combo, in my opinion!
So today I decided to just turn the camera on and go for it. *Be prepared for a lot of details in this one... I left NOTHING out! 
Seriously, this is my complete current makeup routine, start to finish for when I want to go for something a little sexier. This particular variation involves a bit of bronze, peach, and plum. One of my favorite eye shadow combos.
I hope you all love it!




:Products Used:




Lorac 3D gloss in Polished

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!!

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8/21/14

Major Makeup Declutter...

I'm in total nesting mode... Must. Clean. Out. Everything...

Makeup is no exception. Actually, even if I weren't nesting, I would have totally still needed to do this.
When you're kind of makeup-obsessed like me (not to mention when you make beauty videos and are constantly getting new things to try and sample), a decent-sized collection can cross the line into totally out of control overnight. Mine had crossed that line.

So I decided to do a major makeup overhaul and film this little video to give you some of my guidelines and tips that I followed as I completed this crazy task.
Seriously though, it felt so good to get rid of things I no longer needed and things that were just plain old and expired.




I posted this video last week and already I've gotten so many messages and comments from viewers who have done the same and pared-down their collections a bit. It really is a great feeling! 
Oh and a little update for ya... As I mentioned in the video, I still had a long way to go as I took you guys through my smaller (but still quite large, to me) makeup collection.  I'm happy to report that I've gone through it again since filming and gotten rid of so much more! Sometimes you feel differently on different days, so I always like to go through areas I'm in the process of cleaning out again and again on totally different days.  
So I'm feeling good about my makeup stash now (and totally itching to clean out something else). Any of you cleaning out your collections? ...Or anyone else in a total nesting/Spring cleaning in the Summer mood like me?