CoverGirl Review

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I recently got the chance to review some pretty great products from CoverGirl thanks to Influenster. I’m pretty basic when it comes to makeup, but I love to try new products to share with you guys – especially those that help you stick to your budget, like CG.

Oh Sugar Lip Balm in Caramel – This color did not work for me. At all. I’m also not completely sold on the idea of tinted lip balms, either. I don’t think the colors ever last long enough. That said, I like how smooth it is and the level of coverage, so if tinted lip balms are your thing, this is definitely worth the $8.99 price tag.

TruNaked Eye Pallette – Love love loved this. I’m not a huge eyeshadow person, because it tends to rub off for me after a few hours. (Okay, that’s probably user error.) However, this stayed put through an entire night out filled with dancing. Plus, I like how it has all the complementary colors in one handy place; makes it easy for us lazy makeup girls. These shades not for you? They also offer several other options.

Plumpify Mascara – I’m a mascara snob. I think everyone is making insanely shapes brushes that don’t live up to the hype. However, I was very impressed with this mascara. It volumized just as well as my They’re Real, and it’s half the price.

Valentine’s Day Ideas

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I seriously cannot believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It feels like I just put my Christmas tree away. (Well, maybe I was a little behind!) Yikes. Well, whether you’re trying to drop some hints for your boyfriend or buying a gift for your friend’s anti-Valentine’s Day party, my pretty in pink gift guide has you covered. Is it just me, or does all this snow have you hoping for extra chocolate this year?

 Wine Tote (filled with Pink Champange, of course!) // Candle // Water Bottle // Chocolates (duh) // Weekender Bag // Running Shorts // Nail Polish // Wallet // Phone Case //

Delight of the Day 1/19

Southern Marsh Fieldtec

Today’s Delight of the Day is the Southern Marsh Monogrammed Fieldtec Pullover. Normally $74.99, it’s on sale today only for $69.99 as part of Marley Lilly’s Outerwear Sale. Available in five different colors that will have you pining for springtime, this is not your average pullover.

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The FieldTec Pullover was engineered to help control and regulate your temperature throughout the day. The waffled grid pattern was designed to allow heat and moisture to flow out of the jacket while, at the same time, block the crisp fall air from entering – not too warm, not too cold. Pretty high-tech, right?

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You know I can’t turn down anything that resembles mint, so I’m partial to the Bimini Green, but I also really love the Camelia and the White. Which color would you order?

Marley Lilly Outerwear Sale

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Marley Lilly is having a huge outerwear sale. We’re talking 20-50% off. I’ve had quite a few items on my wishlist since Christmastime, and now that they’re on sale, I’m finally making my move. Plus,they’re offering free shipping if you spend $50, which is pretty easy to do when monograms are involved. Scroll through below to see my favorites.

New Year’s Resolution: Work Out More

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I always struggle with New Year’s Resolutions. I like a clean slate as much as the next girl, but I don’t see why January 1 has to be the new beginning. Plus, I typically keep indulging in Christmas cookies until mid-January (then start again once Girl Scout Cookies arrive in March), so it’s slightly hypocritical for me to pledge to work out more and eat better at the beginning of the year. However, being the planner that I am, I’ve been ordering cute workout gear in preparation. It also serves as motivation. What are your workout essentials?

Fitness Bracelet // Printed athletic tank // Shorts // Running Shoes // Sports Bra // Grey & Mint Running Shoes // Tory Burch FitBit // Foam Roller // Chevron Yoga Mat

Mexican Adventure

If you follow me on Instagram and SnapChat, you saw my endless supply of photos from Mexico. The beaches were beautiful, and the weather was perfect, so I maybe went a little camera happy. Oops! Here are some of the highlights:

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Maroma Beachboat

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Cozumel

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Rosewood’s Sense Spa (best EVER)

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The Fish Spa (I was so scared to try, and it tickled so much for the first 5 minutes I could hardly sit still, but it really works!)

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Jingle Vox Box

As you probably already know based on previous reviews, I’m a member of the Influenster community. It’s an awesome program for bloggers in which great companies send out their products in exchange for honest blogger reviews. I enjoy trying new things, but I’m sometimes afraid to unless a friend or a blogger I really trust recommends it, so I love the opportunity to do the same for you!

The latest box I received is the Jingle Vox Box. It came with seven great products that I recently tested and would love to share.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream – I actually already use this cream. I love how hydrating it is, and I use it year-round.

Hallmark itty bittys –  So cute! I don’t have kiddos, so I’m going to give this to one of my coworkers, but how sweet are these little cuties?

Pure Ice Nail Polish – I received this in Home Run. It’s remarkably similar to Essie’s Mint Candy Apple for a quarter of the price. Seriously.

KISS True Volume Lashes – I’m a total novice when it comes to false lashes (my makeup routine is very basic), but these were surprisingly easy to use and will be part of my NYE outfit. Wish me luck!

NYC Cityproof 24HR Waterproof Eye Liner – I can’t attest to whether it lasts for 24 hours, but this definitely lasted through an entire evening of drinks with friends, which makes it good in my books. Plus, it’s half the cost of everything else I’ve ever tried.

Ore-Ida Tater Tots – I won Best Girlfriend award when I busted these out for breakfast this weekend. Their website actually has a bunch of neat recipes that incorporate tater tots, which I’m looking forward to trying.

Thanks to Influenster and all of these great companies for sending me these products to review. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Winter Getaway

1535512_10152400347346949_2564902976211978200_nAfter an amazing Christmas (and entirely too many carbs!), I’m feeling slightly spoiled that I also get to go on vacation, but good things come to good people, right? The Boy and I went to the Riviera Maya last year for Thanksgiving (obviously loved it), and we’re headed there again! It couldn’t come at a more perfect time now that our second summer seems to be passing and the forecast is in the 40s. Brr!
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While I should have been busy packing, instead, I have been looking through our pictures from last year and making plans for our latest adventure. Oops! So, one day away from the trip, I’m frantically searching for all my bikinis and hoping two-day shipping pans out.10460414_10152400348706949_2365394065801061898_n Browse through below to see my winter getaway must-haves! What do you always take?

Delight of the Day 12/14

Marley LillyLet’s be honest. Ladies love monograms. We monogram our pillows, our bags, our planners, our towels – and especially our jewelry. One of my all-time favorite spots for buying monogrammed everything is Marley Lilly. They have pretty much everything you could think of. The best part? They offer items at every price range, so it’s a great place to find gifts this holiday season. Oh, and I have mentioned that they have flash sales almost every day? It’s true!

The lovely ladies there sent me one of their Monogrammed Classic Pearl Necklaces, typically $34.99, for the holidays, and it has been my staple necklace ever since. It comes in gold, silver, or rose gold and incorporates two of my favorite things – pearls and monograms. I love that it’s casual enough for everyday wear, but I could also wear it to my office holiday party.

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Holiday Gift Guide – The Philanthropist

 

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We all have that friend who makes us feel bad about ourselves is a super good person and always gives back to charity. She was Philanthropy Chair in your sorority, and now she’s heading all the community projects in the Junior League. So what do you get the girl who keeps on giving? How about some great gifts whose proceeds go to charity?

Phone Case // FEED Foodie Bag // Elephant Shirt // Bow Bracelet //  Flower Earrings //  Weekender Bag // Loafers //