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12 Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks to Inspire You

Valentine’s is right around the corner, so grab your significant other (or boast proudly that you’re single and ready to mingle!) and your makeup palettes for some gorgeous Valentine’s makeup looks you’ll have to try. Glitter Glitter is fun and flirty! Dress up not only […]

OOTD: Jumpsuits + Statement Pieces

Over the holiday break, I bought some great new outfits from White House | Black Market and I’ve just been dying to wear them. Fast forward to this weekend and I finally got the opportunity to wear this gorgeous black jumpsuit. It’s such a chic […]

Coloring Books: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Coloring, once a staple of our every day, has fallen by the wayside as we grow. But in recent years it’s been making a resurgence in our adult lives. But why? Isn’t coloring for kids? Aren’t we a bit old for coloring books and crayons? No. You’re never too old to get the benefits of a good coloring session.

Studies have found that coloring can help take your mind off of what is bothering you. Instead you focus on what you are coloring and imagining how you want it to look. Coloring helps you let go of stress and focus more on being in the moment. While you color you can let your mind wander and open up. Sitting for even a few minutes coloring you’ll feel calmer and more relaxed. Just letting the image flow from your mind onto the paper can act as a way of meditating.

Another good thing about coloring is that it is a relatively cheap and portable hobby. To color all you need is some kind of crayon, marker, pencils, whatever you prefer, and a book. Some of my favorite books are; The Night Voyage, The Time Chamber,The Time Garden ,The Mortal Instruments and ,Pop Manga. But if these are not your cup of tea you then any coloring book will do. When you have your materials just sit down when you have a little time and get to coloring.

 

Embrace Your Creative Side with a Bullet Journal: Ideas to Get You Started

I’ve recently gotten into planning in order to help me reach my goals.  I’ve seen floating around bullet journals and find the idea behind them intriguing.  While I’m not much of an artist, I’ve compiled a few bullet journal suggestions to help bullet journal newbies […]

10 Bathroom Hacks that Will Change Your Life

Now that we’re all focusing on our resolutions for the year and preparing for a whole new way of life, there are some things that can be done to make our preparation for each day a little easier. Here are some hacks to transform your […]

6 Winter Coats To Add To Your Closet

Somehow a miracle occurred last year, and Texas experienced winter in December and had two days of a light snow (at least, that was the case in Austin). For all you Game of Thrones fans out there, winter has come.

And that means officially pulling out the jackets and dusting them off so that we can wear them out into society. Honestly, coats are my favorite part of the season, so I’m glad to be able to wear some of my heavier jackets.

If you’re feeling like you need something new, no worries! I’ve picked a few fun jackets that you can check out at some of my fave stores. And since most places are having semi-annual or after holiday sales right now, it’s totally the perfect time to grab winter wear.

Forever21 Woven Accordion-Pleat Duster Jacket, $48.00

www.forever21.com

I honestly fell in love with this jacket as soon as I set eyes on it. From the blush pink to the trail of pleats down the back, it’s all around adorable and stylish. Maybe not the best for colder weather, but hey, I’m in Texas and we don’t get harsh cold temps that often.

Express Collarless Pieces Faux Fur Coat, $90.99

www.express.com

Every girl needs a cute faux fur piece in their closet – and this one would definitely look great in any closet. The best thing about this coat is that you can add it to something casual for a super chic look or wear it with a real cute dress to dress it up. Plus, it’s so plush that you’ll be warm the entire day! Be warned, Texans, you may sweat in this but you’ll look gorgeous.

KENSIE Notch Lapel Peplum Coat, $119.90

www.nordstrom.com

Fam, this is what I’m here for. This coat is just gorgeous all around – I’m even in love with the buttons! The peplum flare is very fun and adds a special something that most winter coats just don’t have. Add in the bit of vintage feel that this coat has, and you’ve got something that is pretty timeless and will work for years.

 

NastyGal Bad Romance Shaggy Cardigan, $65.00

www.nastygal.com

Okay, so Netflix brought me over to NastyGal’s website, so I can’t say that I’ve been a diehard fan since she started her company. But I’m totally digging all of the cute clothes on this website, including this fun cardigan. The unique texture and popping red really make it stand out. It won’t go with every single outfit, but when you wear this you’ll definitely be the star of the show. It also just looks really warm.

BCBG Ryan Trench Coat, $398.00

www.bcbg.com

Okay, so this one is breaking the bank but I couldn’t resist adding it to my list. I mean, doesn’t it look like the attire of angels? A simple trench coat is always a great outfit option. And if it’s a neutral color like this one, you can wear it with practically everything. I tried finding some cheaper alternatives, but none of them quite matched up to this coat.

Rue21 Equal Power Moto Jacket, $15.00

www.rue21.com

Okay, bringing the price point waaay back down but also throwing in some positive vibes. This faux leather jacket is both a staple and a statement piece – literally. If you’re wanting to take a stand for equality, this is a perfect jacket to take out with you on your daily adventures.

 

What’s your favorite style jacket or coat? Do you tend to wear things that are more simple or things that make a statement? Share and let me know down below – I’d love to hear from you!

Love,
Brittany

Crest HD 2-Step Review

If you’re anything like me you spend your mornings mainlining coffee. Then spend your days sipping it like the cool kids. Coffee is an essential part of my diet but unfortunately it is not an essential part of oral health. I take steps to protect […]

65 Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas – 2018

With the new year come new ideas.  Here is a list of blog post ideas for lifestyle bloggers.   1. Tell the story behind your favorite picture that you took. 2. Show us your every day life through a series of pictures.  No words allowed! […]

Subscription Nation: December Ipsy Glam Bag

Subscription Nation: December Ipsy Glam Bag

Twinkling lights and silver bells – Christmas was so glam and fun and… it’s now over. Excuse me while I cry a bit in the corner and mourn the loss of our holiday celebrations. But even though the holiday season is over, there are still some things to enjoy such as last month’s Ipsy Glam Bag. The bag itself was super cute – all silver and sparkly and glam. It really fit the Ipsy theme.

The items were also all really wonderful! But with a theme like Snow Globe, how could it be bad?

Purlisse Beauty Sheet Masks

You can give me sheet masks anytime. I haven’t met a sheet mask that I don’t like and this brand does not disappoint. It has a whole bunch of goodies in it – ingredients that will make your skin glow for days on end. These masks are worth $8 each and two came in the bag – so that’s awesome!

Smashbox Cosmetics Always On Gel Liner in Fishnet

Smashbox is one of my absolute fave brands. Their makeup is always flawless on. While my collection of eyeliners has drastically increased since starting the Ipsy bags, I can’t say that I’m majorly disappointed with the addition to my collection. It goes on really smoothly and looks gorgeous on. Retail value of about $13.50.

Ofra Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in ipsy Unzipped

Liquid lipsticks are so fun to use mostly because they’re such a breeze to put on. And this shade that Ipsy created with OFRA is just the best. I could wear this everyday, all day – and I could because it’s just so long lasting. It’s pretty close to a full-size, which was also nice. Retail value is about $16.65.

Pixi by Petra Mesmerizing Mineral Duo in Orchid Ornament

These eyeshadow colors just make me all heart-eyed. The peachy champagne and vivid plum are the perfect combo that transitions over really well into the spring. Plus, they look great with my hair color and that’s a major plus. Add water to add some extra enhancement! The retail value is about $3.15.

Lottie London Lottie Lacquer in Riot!

Honestly, is there any other color that was perfect for the holidays? I could not hide the excitement I felt at seeing this nail polish in my December bag. The only downside was that it started cracking after the first day, so it didn’t stay on for long (cue the tears). Retail value is about $7.20.

Overall, this bag was worth about $56.50 – one of the better bags in terms of value. All of the products were great and I’ll be using them all through the spring.

Did you see a favorite brand or product in this bag? Have you started using Ipsy yet? Share and comment down below!

Love,
Brittany

How to Winter Proof Your Skincare Routine

In honor of the temperature dropping here in Texas I decided to update my skincare research. Different seasons mean different routines. The cold weather of winter treats your skin differently then the hot air of summer. With a few tweaks you can winter proof your […]