Friday Faves – Inside My Makeup Bag

I wanted to give you a peek inside my beauty bag and share a few of the products I love to use. I am really particular when it comes to my beauty products and after much searching, testing and daily use, these are some of my favorites.

Have you tried any of these? I’d LOVE to hear from you… what is one makeup product you can’t live without?

Mine is definitely Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I’ve used it for years and nothing else compares, it has beautiful coverage which you can build or by applying with a damp beauty blender, apply lightly too.

Inside My Makeup Bag…

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My Top Beauty Products:
Mascara – total game changer, the consistency is different and it’s truly fabulous
Double Wear Foundation – this is my holy grail, lasts all day and has great coverage without looking heavy (my color is 3N1 Ivory Beige)
Red Lipstick – in #13 Le Orange, also Kourtney Kardashian’s fave lipstick, it’s the perfect red / orange hue
Leave-In Hair Condish – an easy way to maintain soft, frizz-free hair and counteract styling damage
Illuminating Face Powder – love this! I use the ‘illuminating’ one
Powder Brush – an extra large soft powder brush is essential for a flawless face and you don’t have to spend big
Beauty Blender – this gives you the perfect base for airbrushed flawless foundation, be sure to get the original
Juicy Couture Perfume – this has been one of my affordable faves for years and I’m often asked “what are you wearing?”
NARS Blush – this is THE perfect color, it’s called Deep Throat and will add a natural warm peachy pink that flatters everyone
Primer – I’ve tried many, Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer and Cover FX are my favorites for keeping your makeup in place all day
 

 

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Friday Faves – Our Beautiful Wedding Styling

I am excited to share another element of our wedding with you today, our beautiful wedding styling! I love this part, as it really is what sets the mood and vibe of the day. It’s all about the details and little touches that bring your vision to life!

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Before I started planning my wedding, I always imagined having something outdoors. However, when it came to planning my own the reality set it… and that is you can’t control the weather! So my search for a beautiful church that would allow me to bring the outside in began. I also wanted to mix a fresh garden vibe with a romantic, warm and elegant feel. I’ve always been a big fan of juxtaposing elements and weaving in the unexpected. I was thrilled with how our beautiful wedding styling turned out… the opulence of chandeliers mixed with the grass aisle and fresh picked flowers, the topiary trees and candle-lit fireplace.

I adored all the little details and was so thankful to the amazing team at WOW Weddings for making my vision a reality. They were supremely organised and executed the set-up of our ceremony and reception flawlessly. Plus, they were just so nice to deal with – they made everything so easy and such a fun experience.

Our Beautiful Wedding Styling

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We love the warm glow the candle-lit fireplace gave to the room, it exuded such a romantic feel and it was beautiful to stand beside this and say our vows. It also provided a gorgeous backdrop for photos…

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The details were perfection and I really appreciated the attention to detail Zoran and the team at WOW Weddings put into creating an amazing space for our ceremony. As a busy bride in the lead up to the wedding, it was brilliant to know I could count on them to do what they said and nothing was a problem. On the day, they arrived on time to set-up the ceremony and reception, ensuring everything was just as we had discussed and I’m a very particular person… it was such a great feeling to know the WOW Weddings team understood my vision and executed it flawlessly.

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Bridal Party Church styling photo wow weddings hugh church brisbane gold sequin bridesmaid dresses

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One of my favourite photos from the reception. Capturing our first dance as husband and wife was made even more perfect with the beautiful wedding reception styling, how fun are the giant illuminated LOVE letters – a fabulous back drop to the dance floor!

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The flower centerpieces on the tables gave the whole room such an elegant feel when you walked in. A lot of our guests commented how beautiful they were and it really set the scene and gave a wow factor when people arrived.

Again, I wanted to mix elements of high and low, the exposed reclaimed wood tables and tall gold flower centerpieces worked beautifully together. For me, I like things to appear effortless and not be overly styled. This balance combined with tea light candles, scattered gold heart chocolates, crisp white linen napkins and a fun menu card set was just perfect for the elegant, relaxed vibe we wanted for the reception.

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wedding reception styling love lights letters wow weddings brisbane wedding flowers on table

wedding reception styling love lights letters wow weddings brisbane wedding flowers on table

wedding reception styling love lights letters wow weddings brisbane wedding flowers on table

I really do believe in sharing the great work of others and love to endorse amazing companies. I rely on reviews and referrals for everything, and when it came to planning our wedding, finding incredible suppliers was the key to having our day run so smoothly.

If you’re organising a wedding, engagement party or special event, I would absolutely recommend WOW Weddings without hesitation. I am so particular with details and had a very particular vision, they were phenomenal in bringing it all to life! You can choose from so many incredible pieces in their hire catalogue, plus they have some gorgeous styling packages on their website too, which makes it extra easy to put together a look that will impress and give your event a really special feel.

If you have any questions about our wedding day styling, please leave a comment below or email me – I love talking about this.

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Friday Faves: Wedding Series – Our Beautiful Wedding Cake by Petite Crumb

I am excited to share another very special part of our wedding with you today… our beautiful wedding cake! The ‘cake cut’ is definitely one of the highlights of any wedding day and we were absolutely blown away by how incredible our cake was – the second we walked in, I couldn’t believe how stunning it turned out! I had done hours (and hours) of research and cake stalking online and knew Jen from Petite Crumb was the only person I wanted to have design and create our wedding cake. I am a big believer in referrals, reviews and giving major credit where it’s due… I also love advocating for other women in business and was so immensely impressed with Jen that I wanted to share more about her business, Petite Crumb, with you.

Of course, a wedding cake has to look gorgeous… but as they say, it’s what’s inside that counts! We has so much fun deciding on the flavours and Jen helped us create the cake of our dreams. One of my favourite things in life is chocolate covered strawberries and berries, so we created one tier of the cake chocolate flavour with fresh berries and vanilla bean frosting. Word can’t even describe how incredible it was! For another tier we chose a classic vanilla with vanilla bean frosting and finally for my gluten free friends, we did another tier red velvet with vanilla bean frosting.

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They were all absolutely incredible! On the day I remember asking our waiter to please serve me a slice of each – I wasn’t missing out, I wanted to experience them all! Our cake ended up being quite the talking point, with everyone having so much fun sampling the different flavours. Both sets of parents and myself ended up fielding so many requests for who made our cake in the weeks after our wedding!

So many of our guests said rather emphatically that they hadn’t ever had a cake that tasted so delicious. As a cake connoisseur myself, I certainly agreed. The cake sponge was so delicate, fresh and light, plus the real vanilla beans in the icing gave it such a rich, decadent flavour.

 

Our Beautiful Wedding Cake

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Our three tier wedding cake was created by Jen from Petite Crumb. It had a chocolate and raspberry tier, a vanilla tier and a gluten free red velvet tier. All covered in the most delicious vanilla bean frosting and topped with fresh flowers, fruits, macaroons, meringue’s, white chocolate drips and gold foil.

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I was delighted that our cake generously served all our guests AND left us with more to take home to enjoy! We froze pieces and in the week after the wedding (when cares about fitting into a dress were long gone!), Chris and I both indulged in quite a few pieces. It was really fun and we’re looking forward to enjoying the rest on our first wedding anniversary. I actually made my parents store it in their fridge – Chris and I wouldn’t be able to resist if we had it at our house!

How stunning were the wedding cake decorations! In our early discussions, I shared some ideas with Jen and a few elements I’d like to incorporate, then left it up to her creative genius. She well and truly surpassed anything I could have dreamed of! I loved the touches of gold foil, the petite macaroons and meringue’s, fresh figs and fruits, vibrant flowers and perfectly dripped white chocolate. Jen has such meticulous attention to detail and genuinely cares about every creation, she even delivered the cake and decorated it on-site to ensure it was absolutely perfect.

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beautiful wedding cake white with drips gold foil pink flowers fruit macaroons by petite crumb bride and groom cake cut

I am so grateful to Petite Crumb for putting such creativity, care and heart into our stunning wedding cake, it’s what Pinterest dreams are made of! Straight after the wedding, we were all thinking of excuses to have another cake made … perhaps a birthday cake, or who knows down the track, maybe a baby shower!

If you love stalking cakes online as much as I do, be sure to check out Petite Crumb’s Instagram – so pretty and delicious! When I first contacted Jen to make our special wedding cake, I could instantly tell how passionate she is about her creations and genuinely cares about her clients. I learned through chatting with Jen that she’s been baking since she was only five years old and in 2015, made the big leap to start her own cake business. I am so glad she followed her heart and is now gracing the world with her very tasty talents! If you want to discover more, here is the Petite Crumb website.

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beautiful wedding cake white with drips gold foil pink flowers fruit macaroons by petite crumb bride and groom cake cut

beautiful wedding cake white with drips gold foil pink flowers fruit macaroons by petite crumb bride and groom cake cut

beautiful wedding cake white with drips gold foil pink flowers fruit macaroons by petite crumb bride and groom cake cut

 

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Friday Faves: His Platinum Wedding Band + Why Rings Are Worn On the Left Finger

It was wonderful to share our wedding day and special wedding video with you in my post this week. In case you missed it, be sure to check it out here and I’m also sharing our girls morning getting glam. We had such a magnificent day!

I want to take you further into our wedding and share some of the special elements. Of course, one of the most significant parts of the day is exchanging our wedding rings. I loved this part – after watching wedding movies my whole life, it was so surreal to be standing there saying our vows to each other and placing the wedding bands on our hands.

Chris truly did the most spectacular job with my engagement ring (ooooh, I couldn’t believe it – it’s absolutely stunning), so I really wanted to organize an amazing wedding band to surprise him with. I had always heard really positive reviews about Blue Nile, with many of my friends purchasing their engagement rings, wedding bands and other special occasion jewelry from the website.

I browsed the range of men’s wedding rings at Blue Nile and their collection is huge. I love how many options they had for design, metal and price… and of course, I must admit I also got distracted looking at beautiful jewelry for myself!

I’d love to hear from you… tell me, what kind of wedding bands did you and your husband choose? Or if you’re a fabulously single gal, what kind of wedding band would you love in the future?

 
 

Wedding Series – His Platinum Wedding Band + Why Rings Are Worn On the Left Finger

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I quickly found the perfect wedding band for Chris. It is classic, simple and effortlessly stylish. One of the things I said to Chris when we were discussing wedding rings, is how special it will be that when we’re 80 we will have the same rings that were blessed at our ceremony. They are such a powerful symbol of our love and commitment to each other, so investing in good quality that lasts a lifetime was one of our prerequisites.

I love wedding facts and often wondered how the ‘ring finger’ on our left hand came to be. This tradition all started in Roman times, they believed that the vein in the ring finger (the fourth finger on the left hand) ran straight to a person’s heart. Based on this strong belief, the Romans called that vein the “vena amoris” or vein of love.

I did a lot of research into platinum vs. white gold and decided a platinum wedding band was the best choice for him. One of the main reasons I chose platinum is because I read in my research that if you (inevitably) scratch the ring, the platinum metal doesn’t actually erode and you don’t lose any. If you scratch a platinum ring, it just moves the metal to the side, so when you get the ring buffed and polished, it moves back into place.

When browsing their huge range of wedding rings, I knew I wanted to keep the design for his wedding band simple. When choosing both our rings, I wanted something that no matter the stage of your life, you would always love. I chose the Mid-Weight Comfort Fit Wedding Band in 7mm Platinum and he was absolutely delighted!

Platinum wedding bands can be expensive, but if you’re a savvy shopper, you know where to go to get the best value for money. Due to their business model, Blue Nile offer premium quality and highly competitive prices, as the savings are passed on to consumers. I looked on a number of other website’s and honestly, nothing compared to the pricing, quality and guarantee offered by Blue Nile. Their customer service is incredible too! They really look after customers and one of the most helpful services is the free ring sizer tool they send out so you can ensure the perfect fit. We loved using this tool! It’s a full set of plastic rings you can try on to compare sizes and it makes finding your optimal ring size so easy. We had fun playing around with this and enjoyed that it helped us feel really confident about ordering the correct size.

Blue Nile Mens Platinum Wedding Band Review

Blue Nile Mid-Weight Comfort Fit Wedding Band in 7mm Platinum

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Blue Nile Mid-Weight Comfort Fit Wedding Band in 7mm Platinum

The customer service team was so quick to respond to emails and kept me completely informed every step of the way. When his platinum wedding band arrived (via really fast shipping), I couldn’t have been more thrilled! It was incredibly beautiful in real life and Chris was blown away – he was so excited to start wearing his ring (he even asked if he could wear it for a day before the wedding!). There’s just something about a stylish wedding band that changes a man… he instantly looked so grown up and I couldn’t believe he was my husband!

On our wedding day, a lot of my friends and family commented how stylish Chris’s wedding band was and asked where it was from. If ever there was a wedding band to suit every man, this Mid-Weight Comfort Fit Wedding Band in 7mm Platinum is it.

My experience with Blue Nile was flawless, from their extensive range and premium quality, to highly competitive prices and exceptional customer service, I truly recommend Blue Nile so highly for wedding bands, engagement rings and any special occasion jewelry. They gave me the best shopping experience I’ve had in years and exceeded all my expectations for finding Chris the perfect, high quality wedding band to last a lifetime.

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Disclosure: I received compensation in exchange for promoting Blue Nile, however I only collaborate with brands and products I genuinely love. All opinions expressed are 100% authentic and my own.
 

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Friday Faves – Draper James by Reese Witherspoon and Pretty Accessories

I was browsing Nordstrom late one night this week (I’m sure I am not the only one who iPhone shops in bed) and came across the new Draper James by Reese Witherspoon collection, I was super impressed! Such cute and affordable pieces, I adore the classic vibe with pretty details… think ruffle sleeves, bows and feminine silhouettes.

These are a few of my favourite pieces from Draper James, plus some fun accessories I’m also loving right now… what do you think of Reese Witherspoon’s fashion line? I’d love to know, which of my picks below do you like best?

 

Draper James by Reese Witherspoon and Pretty Accessories

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Draper James by Reese Witherspoon: 1.  Stripe Cloister Top    |    2.  NARS Lip Gloss in Angelika    |    3.  Rosie Ruffle Top    |    4.  Igloo Ring    |    5.  Questa Earrings Trio Set   |    6.  Sadie Cotton Shorts

 

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Friday Faves: 6 Best Spring Lipstick Colors with AMAZING Reviews

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to update your style each season is makeup! I wanted to share some of the best spring lipstick colors with you, a swipe of one of these beauties will instantly elevate any outfit.

Whether you have a date night to dress up for, fun girls brunch or simply want to add a pretty touch to a classic tee and jeans combo, lipstick is your answer! Here are the best of the best spring lipsticks – oh and it’s not just me who thinks so, they each have incredible reviews.

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I am wearing Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Impassioned. I found this last year on a cruise holiday for my birthday and bought it as a little ‘gift to self’. It’s one of my favorite lipsticks, the color is rich and has a little shine to it (it’s not sparkly, it’s luminous) and it seems to have a lip stain in it, as even after I’ve eaten and the original coat has worn off, the color is stained on my lips. This is one of my lipstick prerequisites, as I hate having to reapply often. I highly recommend this range!

When my sister was looking for a lipstick for her wedding, I took her to try this at the beauty counter – she loved it and bought a rich red shade from the Estee Lauder Pure Color Matte Lipstick range, the color is called ‘Decisive Poppy’.

6 Best Spring Lipstick Colors

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Best Spring Lipstick Colors:  1.  Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Neon Azalea (56 five-star reviews)    |    2.    Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Brat (141 five-star reviews)    |    3.  YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Fuchsia Innocent (184 five-star reviews)    |    4. Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Impassioned (56 five-star reviews)    |    5.  NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave (202 five-star reviews)    |    6.    M.A.C Versicolor Trio Lip Kit in Kit 2

 

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Friday Faves: Best Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Papinelle Sleepwear

I absolutely love celebrating Mother’s Day. It’s a beautiful occasion and always so wonderful to spend quality time with my Momma! We often enjoy a special morning tea or afternoon tea together – it’s lovely to spend time chatting, reminiscing and laughing together.

Do you have any fun Mother’s Day traditions or ideas for activities to share together? Leave a comment below, I’d love some fun new inspiration!

Of course, I also adore spoiling the most important woman in my life! I think some of the best gift ideas, universally loved my mothers everywhere, are a set of beautiful pajamas, indulgent bath goodies and fresh flowers.

When it comes to sleepwear, my favorite brand in the world is Papinelle! They have the most stunning collections and they’re not just cute – they fit and feel incredible too! Seriously, you can genuinely notice a difference with Papinelle sleepwear, the cuts are really feminine and flattering. Plus, the fabrics used are such high quality and feel so soft against your skin.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:  Papinelle Bath Bombs and Longina Floral Pajama Set (c/o)

When I got married recently, I spoiled my bridal party and Momma with the most amazing Cate Floral Robes. The girls were all so thrilled! What truly impresses me is that the Papinelle sleepwear experience starts before you even lay eyes on your luxurious goodies… their items come in the most stunning gift boxes.

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For example, this Longina Floral Pajama Set was perfectly folded and wrapped in pink tissue paper, then gently placed in a gorgeous pink box. Even the Bath Bombs are delicately wrapped in a pretty floral silk and cotton fabrics, tied with a bow and placed inside a marble print lined drawer box. I’m a big believer that when giving a gift, the wrapping is just as important as the present – and words can’t do justice to the Papinelle experience. It’s perfection!

I’ve been looking forward to sharing their soft feminine pajamas and gorgeously scented bath and body products with you! They make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself too – how cute are matching pajamas with your Momma!

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Papinelle Bath Bombs

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Friday Faves – 25 Cute and Stylish Vacation Outfit Ideas

I live for vacations! I’m sure I am not the only one who feels this way. Whether you have plans to go somewhere fabulous, or just want to channel a vacay style vibe everyday, here are 25 cute and stylish vacation outfit ideas.

Also, a tip for those wanting to feel like you’re away on a gorgeous tropical holiday everyday – fragrance is key! I have spent years searching for the best perfume that smells like the beach and I found it… Replica Beach Walk Fragrance by Maison Margiela. It’s also currently on sale (which never seems to happen, so I snapped up another bottle!)… and if don’t just take my word for it, it also has 22 five-star reviews.

Seriously, it is amazing (I’m currently typing this in bed and I just thought to mention it because I can smell the fresh, summery, salty scent from the bottle on my bedside table – yep, it’s that good and it truly does transport me to my happy place of those warm, lazy summer days spent at the beach).

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Vacation Outfit Ideas: Off The Shoulder Dresses and Ruffle Details

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One Shoulder Gingham Check Dress    |     Lace Trim Seersucker Dress    |    Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress (plus more colors)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Statement Making Printed Maxi Dresses

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Devlin Beth Off The Shoulder Maxi Dress (LOVE!)    |    Eliza J Stripe Tiered Maxi Sundress    |    Tularosa Sid Wrap Maxi Dress (also in blush polka dots)    |    Eliza J Floral Maxi Dress (has over 120 five-star reviews!)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Emerald Green Dresses

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Felicity & Coco Crepe Shift Dress, $88 (more colors)    |    Pleione Off The Shoulder Dress, $69 (lots of colors)   |    Leith Racer Back Shift Dress, $49 (more colors, it has over 390 five-star reviews!)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Summer Denim (under $60)

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SP Black Ripped Knee Skinny Jeans, $58    |    Articles of Society Sarah Distressed Skinny Jeans, $59 (40 five-star reviews)    |    SP Black Crochet Hem Denim Shorts, $48 (LOVE!)

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Tops with Ruffles, Tassels and Bows

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Madewell One Shoulder Cotton Top, $59    |    Willow & Clay Crochet Peasant Blouse    |    J.O.A Stripe One Shoulder Peplum Top, $69

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Cute Cover Ups with Tassels

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Seafolly Antique Floral Kaftan    |    Seafolly Fine Stripe Cover Up Kaftan    |    Sundress Indiana Stripe Short Beach Dress

 
 

Vacation Outfit Ideas: Slide Sandals

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Slides are a huge trend this season! These ‘Mere’ Flat Slide Sandals are just $59.

 

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Friday Faves: 10 Best Selling Amazon Beauty Products Under $25

I’ve done plenty of research and am excited to share the 10 Best Selling Amazon Beauty Products under $25. Just like millions of other women around the world, Amazon is my go-to for beauty, fashion, tech, homewares… ok basically, everything. I’m also totally addicted to reading reviews, particularly when it comes to beauty products, I always google a review before I buy anything (if only I had a dollar for every time I’ve stood in the beauty section Google-ing reviews on my phone).

With infinite promises and claims made when it comes to beauty products, it’s so valuable to hear what people really think and learn what actually works. Amazon is my go-to for scoping out the best beauty products and discovering those under-the-radar holy grail products women swear by. The products I’m sharing have thousands of five-star reviews and are absolutely brilliant, without breaking the bank…

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I have used these best selling Amazon beauty products personally and agree, they are incredible – especially this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.  I applied it religiously two to three times a week before my wedding and it truly works wonders, your skin feels soft instantly and it zaps blemishes fast.

This Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer is also a cult beauty blogger favorite, everyone has been raving about it and it’s only $6!

 

10 Best Selling Amazon Beauty Products – Under $25

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1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (over 12,000 five-star reviews!)
2. Active Wow Teeth Whitening Charcoal Powder
3. Baebody Eye Gel for Dark Circles (the most effective anti-aging eye gel for under and around eyes)
4.  Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Skin Toner
5.  Fake Bake Flawless Tanning Set
6. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
7. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (just $6 and 3,000 five-star reviews!)
8.  Microdermabrasion Face Scrub and Mask
9. Burt’s Bees Baby 100% Natural Multipurpose Ointment (amazing and just $6! If it’s good enough for a baby, it’s good enough for us)
10. Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar
 

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Friday Faves – Beautiful Stripe Spring Dresses and Tops

It’s the perfect time of year to wear beautiful spring dresses! As you may have seen in Style Sessions this week, this Yumi Kim Floral Dress that I wore on a morning in Soho, New York, has been on major repeat. Yumi Kim design the most gorgeous floral dresses and until the end of the weekend, you can add these stunning spring dresses to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, as the big Shopbop sale has been extended through Sunday! Yay!

You get 20% off under $500 and 25% off when you spend over $500, you can shop lots of designer fashion on sale here with promo code EVENT17 at checkout. I always look forward to the Shopbop sale events as they basically include everything, so it’s a great way to get new season style on a budget. I recommend checking out these beautiful dresses, cute shorts, some flat sandals and also these fabulous hats! Plus, below are my fave finds of the week… a lot are currently on sale this weekend, so be sure to snap them up!

I’ve also found some more spring dresses and tops that are fabulous! Stripes are always on-point and these are beautiful to wear with flat sandals during the day, or dress them up for evenings with a cute pair of heels. Great style is all about the details, just look at the back of these dresses, ruffle details and luxe fabrics – stunning!

I hope you all enjoy the most wonderful Easter weekend! We are just relaxing today, then catching up with friends on Saturday afternoon for a few roof top drinks and Sunday will be breakfast at my parents house and of course, the annual Easter hunt!

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Must-Have Stripe Spring Dresses, Tops and Accessories:
1.  Eliza J Stripe Fit and Flare Dress (it also comes in a light blue stripe dress and a coral stripe dress too)
2.  BaubleBar Tratar Drop Tassel Earrings (also in more colors!)
3. Chelsea28 Stripe Open Back Fit and Flare Dress
4.  BP Luminate Open Toe Nude Sandals
5.  Stripe Cotton Shirt Dress
6.  Rails Charli Linen Stripe Shirt
7.  Off the Shoulder Stripe Peplum Top 
8.  Illesteva Milan Mirrored Sunglasses (on sale!) 
9.  Chinese Laundry Embellished Lace Up Sandals
10.  BaubleBar Oracle Drop Earrings (more colors too!)
11.  M.A.C Lipglass in Angel
 

 

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