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Color Of The Moment – It’s all About Gold!


I’ve always had a love affair with metallics, there’s just something so luxe about them. The color of the moment is gold and I have to say gals, it truly is a neutral.

From decor, to fashion, accessories and homewares, gold is gorgeous! I recently fell in love with these gold glitter bow heels (pictured below), they are perfect for wedding season – or anytime for that matter.

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Gold Glitter Bow Heels

I’d love to hear what you think! Are you gold obsessed too? Here are a few of my favorite little things to add a touch of gold to your life…

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Hottest Off The Shoulder Tops and Dresses:  1.  Gold Zebra Dish   |    2. Merci Note Card Set    |    3.  Polka Dot Notebook    |    4. Gold Bar Cart    |    5.   Gold Cross Ring    |    6. Gold Flatware

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Friday Faves – The Truth About Our Secret Makeup Routines


I’m currently sitting in a flight lounge, drinking a glass of rose (cheers!), about to fly to Sydney for my sister’s bachelorette weekend! Her wedding is next Saturday and we are all so excited – I can’t believe my little sister is getting married!  Somehow she doesn’t seem so ‘little’ anymore. Be sure to connect with me on Instagram for all the fun!

With all the wedding talk that’s been happening, our hair and makeup for the day has been a hot topic!  It got me thinking about our own secret daily makeup routines and I really wanted to know more about yours.

After sharing Lauren Conrad’s makeup bag with you previously, I wanted to discover more about real girl glam. I love learning how other people do things and when it comes to makeup, I’m particularly fascinated. I think it’s something you can always discover more about – a new tip, trick or product. Today, I’m sharing my favorites and would love if you left a comment and told me your one makeup must-have (so I can go and try it).

But first, let’s talk about our own makeup routines – I want to know yours!

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Let’s talk about our makeup routines…

What is your makeup style, do you prefer natural or more made-up and glamorous? Do you wear makeup every day? How long does it take you to apply makeup? Is there anything you wish you could do better?

To answer those questions myself, I prefer a natural look with a little glam – I love lashings of mascara and always wear a tinted moisturizer, bronzer, hint of blush and pretty gloss. You’ll find me in makeup most days and it usually takes around 20 minutes from start to finish.

I’d like to really master the eyes, from shadow layering to liner. I’m ok, but think I could do a lot more if I knew how! Leave a comment or vote below, I’d love to know about you…

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My Favorite Makeup Products…

Primer: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shied (although pricey, this is ahhmazing. You only need a little and it truly makes your skin feel and look airbrushed)
Foundation: Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup (lasts ALL day, my color is Ivory Beige #3N1)
Concealer: M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer
Blush: NARS Blush in Deep Throat
Bronzer: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer
Eye Brow Pencil:  M.A.C Eye Brows Brow Definer
Mascara: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Lip Gloss: Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica
Face Mask: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Soap: Aspen Kay Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap

 

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Friday Faves – Stunning White Outfit Ideas


It’s hard to beat a stunning white outfit for summer. Day or night, there is something so beautiful about a crisp floaty white dress or off the shoulder top. I also find myself living in white jeans or shorts, they make it super easy to create a gorgeous outfit – just add a cute top or casual tee, pair of gladiator sandals, cute jewelry and a great pair of mirrored sunglasses.

Gladiator sandals are a must this season and these Topshop Farady Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals are my top pick. They are leather and only $65! Also, off-the-shoulder tops are every where right now and this Socialite Off The Shoulder Top is beautiful. Oh and one of the most blogged dresses is this Wayf Blouson Midi Dress, it seems to look beautiful on everyone and at only $68, it’s a summer steal!

Have you been shopping in the huge Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale yet? It’s the perfect way to update your new wardrobe with summer pieces on sale – I’ve found lots of beautiful new things!

I’d love to hear your thoughts… what do you think of whites for summer, do you live in them too? How about gladiators? Love them or leave them?

 

Stunning White Outfit Ideas for Summer

 

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White Outfit Ideas:  1.  Wayf Blouson Midi Dress    |    2.  Topshop Farady Lace-Up Gladiator Sandals (real leather, only $65!)    |    3. Lead Beaded Tassel Necklace    |    4. Eliza J Bell Sleeve Fit and Flare Dress    |    5.  Illesteva Leonard Mirrored Sunglasses    |    6.  Socialite Off The Shoulder Top    |   7. KUT from the Cloth White Denim Boyfriend Shorts    |    8.  J Brand White Distressed Jeans

 

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Friday Faves – Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale


The famous Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here! Someone asked me the other day where my favorite place to shop is and Nordstrom was the first store that came to mind… they just have everything! Plus, I must admit I love their returns policy… I always like the comfort of knowing if I change my mind, I can get a refund. Do you guys think the same about this too?

So I’ve been hunting through the sale and wanted to share a few of my top picks with you. Be sure to check out all the homewares, beauty and clothing!  Oh and the menswear on sale is great too, surprise him with a little ‘just because’ gift. It’s the perfect time to snap up some designer pieces for your wardrobe, I always look for handbags, shoes and watches, after all they’re the pieces that really elevate a simple outfit. Get in quick to snap up the best pieces before they sell out, happy shopping!

 

Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

 

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Best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: 1. KUT From The Cloth Boyfriend Denim Shorts (under $50!)   |    2. Kate Spade Metro Grand Quilted Watch    |   3. Feyonce Pillow (such a great gift idea!)    |    4. Lancome Flash Bronzer    |    5.  GHD Classic Styler (I’ve had these for 10 years, best flat irons ever)    |    6.  Steve Madden Bestii Sandals    |    7.  Tory Burch Marion Quilted Shoulder Bag

 

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Friday Faves – Holy Grail Beauty Products You Need To Know About


I’m excited to share my holy grail beauty products with you! I often receive emails from people asking about what makeup and beauty products I love, so here they are…

When it comes to choosing what I use, I am incredibly picky. I read countless reviews online before I buy anything, so these are all vetted and loved by hundreds of other people too!

One of the best products ever is this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, it has over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. It’s ridiculously cheap, under $10 and works wonders on spots and drawing impurities from your skin.

This Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara is also a product I can’t say enough good things about. It makes your lashes look incredible and lasts all day (there’s nothing worse than mascara’s that wear off on your eye lids!). It adds length, volume and doesn’t clump. The first time I used it, I actually couldn’t believe how good it was!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these and how you found them? Do you have any holy grail beauty products? Please leave a comment and share, I always love discovering amazing products to try.

Oh and I’m also super excited because the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on Monday! I’m taking final sign-up’s this weekend – you can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

Holy Grail Beauty Products

 

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Holy Grail Beauty Products:  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup (my color is Ivory Beige #3N1)    |    2. NARS Blush in Deep Throat   |     3. Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica    |    4. M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer    |    5. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer    |    6. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay    |    7. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara    |   8. Aspen Kay Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap

 

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