Best Sunscreen 2016


I know what you’re thinking, “It’s March, why are you talking about sunscreen?”  If you live in the South, you will quickly realize that we have been having late April/early May weather now.  Take yesterday for example.  It was a sunny 76 degrees.  

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February Favorites


February flew by!  In fact, 2016 is already whizzing by in a haze.  But February had it’s share of fun products!  We’ve got a nice mix of skincare, haircare, and makeup products to peruse. 

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Designer Look, Budget Price

Designer on a Budget 1
I’ve lived my whole life fully aware that I have a “champagne taste on a beer budget.”  I have always been drawn to luxury items, even before I’m aware that they are luxury.  We can go shopping together, and you can observe me pick up a shirt only to realize it’s the most expensive one in the store.  Story of my life!  So it was no surprise that as I was browsing through Apartment Therapy house tours, I fell in love with this quirky coat rack.  It was perfect for our modern, eclectic house.  It was perfect until I realized that this was no ordinary wall hanging coat rack.  It was an Eames designer rack with a price tag at $199.  Ouch!  Though I’m not against investing in pieces, especially ones that are like artwork in and of themselves, I just couldn’t bring myself to dish out that kind of money on a coat rack.  So, I did what every thrifty girl does, and I went to searching for a knock off.  I found the perfect one on Amazon!


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NYC in a Whirlwind

Let it be known that I love photography, but I’m awful at remembering to take pictures.  My husband is the same way, so any time we travel, we have to remind each other to take pictures!  Honestly, we’re just too busy living in the moment to waste precious time behind a phone screen.  However, we did manage to snag some fun pictures from our recent jaunt in the Big Apple!  This was our Christmas present to each other, and we wouldn’t have traded this experience for any amount of material things.  It was Justin’s first time in NYC, and he loved it!  It was my first time seeing the ginormous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center! Wow is it beautiful!  Here are a few shots from our trip!


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Mask of the Month


For the past month or possibly longer, I have been really enjoying this mask by the Sephora skincare line.  It’s the Sephora Mud Mask purifying and mattifying, and it gives some pretty great results.  Am I saying that it will rid you of every blackhead and impurity you ever had? No, and any mask that says it can is downright lying in my book.  I have never used a mask, high end or drugstore, that completely removed everything from my pores.  That being said, this mask does remove a lot, and you can visibly see a difference in your pore size after using it.  

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The Capsule Wardrobe Experiment

The Experiment

You might have already heard of capsule wardrobes or Project 333, but if not here’s a breakdown of the experiment.  It’s basically a minimalist style of living where your wardrobe consists of only items that you truly love.  Project 333 is pretty intense as you can only have 33 items for 3 months, and that includes clothes, shoes, accessories, and jewelry!  Exercise clothes, pajamas, and under garments are not included.  Needless to say, I’m not going that extreme.  I have decided to make a capsule wardrobe instead.  A capsule wardrobe is based around the same principles as Project 333, but it’s not so intense.  Every three months, you change out your capsule wardrobe based on the season.  

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