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NEW! Men’s Giorgio Armani | Acqua Di Gio

This post is sponsored by Influenster and Giorgio Armani and product was provided complimentary, but all opinions are my own.

I’ve never been one good at finding the perfect seasonal perfumes or colognes. I usually stumble upon one that I really like and just stick with it ….well er….until I stumble upon another. I have this same mentality when finding the perfect scent for my husband too! We usually just buy the same cologne and perfume over and over.

Maybe that’s just my picky side rearing it’s head. Colognes can be overpowering or in my case, can put me in weird moods. I have this one scent that was given to me as a gift and at first it was nice, but now when I wear it I can’t wait to change my clothes to get the smell off of me. Do you ever do that? Yuck! I’ll save you from my full dreaded story about trying to find a new perfume at Christmas, but I literally smelled 60 different scents and didn’t like not ONE!

I’ve noticed that my most favorite male and female scents tend to be those with a soft, light and fresh smell. They don’t overpower my nose and it’s just enough for any occasion. Yes, please! I’ve decided that I prefer these scents because it reminds me of the summer beach air all year around. I can’t complain about that!

I’ve partnered with Giorgio Armani to introduce you to their newest men’s cologne, Acqua Di Gio! OMG, can I just say…I might have a new favorite for my husband! (all the heart eyes) It smells like a mix of soft, fresh marine summer and warm cedar. That description doesn’t do it justice. You’ve got to get to the store and smell for yourself.

For those of you looking for Father’s Day gifts, this is for you!

Now that I’ve got my husband this new “summer” cologne the beach is calling our names!! We usually book our vacations in October to somewhere tropical where it’s warm all year around. This year – we are headed to Jamaica!! Woohoo!

My Giorgio Armani man is going to be the best smelling man on that island in October!



The Weekender Ft. Vanity Planet

These sunny days bring out my spontaneous side and I just can’t help but to reach for my nearest bag, camera and sun dress for a weekend adventure. I love the thrill of exploring all of what a new city has to offer. The food, shopping, entertainment, history, architecture – you can sign me up every time!

You know what the most challenging part of a spontaneous trip is? Being a little ball of excitement AND trying to pack your bag at the same time. Talk about a mess. More often times than not, we make it to our destination and I’ve left some of my most important items back at the house. Ugh.  Its usually either my concealer, matching shoes, makeup brushes, the right bra for the outfits I picked out. The list can go on… can you relate?? And as much as I hate to admit it, I can be such a perfectionist that it just throws me off. Cue the not so exciting spontaneous trip to the nearest store in town to pick up those forgotten items, leaving us with less time to explore. Ugh.

I think after many failed attempts of successfully packing for a weekend trip, I’ve got some things going right for once. Let me tell you one of my little secrets. It’s a glorious thing I like to call my weekend brush set. That’s right – pretty simple. Nothing is more annoying than packing all your makeup and forgetting to grab your makeup brushes. Yep. (rolling my eyes) Thanks to Vanity Planet, I’ll never have to remember to grab each individual brush I think I might need, I  can just toss in my Palette makeup brush collection call it a day! It’s my special weekend pack of makeup brushes keeping me a happy little camper.

Here is Vanity Planet Palette Makeup Brush Collection I recommend.

It has 15 extra-soft brushes and a sweet little rollout pouch to protect them. Pretty darn good brushes too! Whether you are a proclaimed professional makeup artist or just an average everyday gal like me, this collection will get the job done! Helping you look great on that weekend trip! You are welcome!

To make these brushes even sweeter, Vanity Planet is offering a few deals just for you!
SpinSpring70 — 70% off the spin brush
SpringHair25 — 25% off anything hair
MakeUpSpring70 — 70% off the make up brushes

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A Review: Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

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A Review: Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Influenster and Marc Jacobs for review purposes, but all opinions are my own. #sponsored #complimentary #contest #ad #review

Ever since my last vacation, which was my honeymoon last fall, I can not stop thinking about where we will choose to go for this year’s getaway. We’ve made a list of top 10 places, but how will we ever choose?! If you have any recommendations – send them our way! Until we decide, I’ll just keep dreaming of the sun to escape our dreary rainy days we’ve been having lately.

Speaking of a getaway, I recently received a complimentary bottle of the new Marc Jacobs “dew drops” coconut gel highlighter from Influenster for review and it immediately made me think of the beach (seriously, it smells like a pina-coloda and that’s my go-to on summer vacay). I couldn’t help but share my review with you.


I’ve always wondered how to get that natural, well blended summer glow…hello dew drops! This formula is made up of coconut extract that helps smooth, hydrate and perfect your summer skin for a radiant look. I was surprised at the size of the bottle (24mL or 0.08 FL Oz), but even more excited because I know this should last me a while – a little goes a long way! The consistency is light-weight and I love it’s versatility to be mixed with a liquid foundation or primer for an overall glow or simply just applied to the skin directly where you want a little extra dewy glow. (Um heellooo summer!)

One to two very small drops is all that is needed to get this perfect glowy effect. I applied one pump to my hand to show you how much it really is. It blended it well with my fingers  and it dried nicely without smear on my hand.

This will be a must have for your summer makeup bag! You can find this at your local Sephora along with the other items within the Marc Jacobs coconut collection.


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A Review: BITE Lip Pencils

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A Review: BITE Lip Pencils

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster, but all opinions are my own. #sponsored #ad

Bite Lip Pencil Vox Box

I got a little beauty surprise in the mail from Influenster this week that I can’t wait to share with you! As a member of Influenster, I received the new Bite Lip Pencils box. It included lip pencils in shades O20 and O44. It also included two corresponding Amuse Bouche lipsticks, honeycomb and whiskey.


The Lip Pencil

The lip pencils are made of a weightless formula and come in 22 neutral shades inspired by natural lip tones. I tested the #22 pencil first since it’s shade was great for an everyday natural look. It applied smooth and it’s texture was creamy. I then applied the corresponding lipstick, honeycomb. The combination gave my lips a very natural matte look.

Amuse Bouche Lipsticks

The lipsticks are also available in a wide range of colors . 34 shades to be exact! Like the lip pencil, I defaulted to the more natural shade, Honeycomb. It is a light pink that was just perfect for that everyday classic look..

Although the Whiskey was a little darker than I’d like, I blended it with the Honeycomb to make a custom shade and loved it. I will be using this combo for an evening look.

To try these product for yourself, head over to your local Sephora or go online and get them today!

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Give Your Hair What It Wants: L’Oreal EverCreme

I received these L'Oreal EVER products complimentary, but all opinions are my own.

Do you ever feel like your hair just has a mind of it’s own sometimes? I’ve felt like that lately with this crazy weather we’ve been having here in Arkansas. My hair doesn’t know if it should frizz up,  dry up or both. (Ugh.)

Thanks to L’Oreal ‘s new EverCreme Sulfate Free Moisture Care System, I can get through this brutal winter and keep my hair looking and feeling nourished all season long. Let me fill you in on the details!

This hair care system is made up of 3 products, EverCreme Shampoo, Conditioner and Renourishing Butter.

L'Oreal EverCreme

Renourishing Butter: I am going to tell you about this one first, because I know exactly what you are thinking. If you are like me, you are already thinking, ‘butter? Yea…probably not for me.’ Ha! Let me just tell you…,my hair is thick thick thick and I shy away from heavy cremes like this because they tend to weigh my hair down making it look limp. (Can you relate?) Well, I decided to give it a shot since I was trying new things and I’d do anything to get rid of my dry, frizzy mess. To my surprise, I LOVED it. I applied the butter on after shampooing and before I finished with conditioner. Um talk about some major softness.

L'Oreal EverCreme Renourishing Butter

The EverCreme Shampoo: I am crazy about this shampoo you guys. It smells incredible and my hair feels so clean afterwards. It is also a cream based product, but like the butter, it’s not a heavyweight on your hair. (Score!)

L'Oreal EverCreme Shampoo

The EverCreme Conditioner: I use the conditioner last, after the butter to seal the deal for moisturizing. I didn’t know what to think about using the butter and conditioner in one washing, but it turned out amazing! I couldn’t stop touching my hair.

L'Oreal EverCreme Conditioner

Now for the details, this EverCreme line is sulfate-free!  It doesn’t contain those harsh salts, dyes or parabens that cause a wide variety of issues. (Can I get an amen?) It’s made up of natural botanicals making your hair feel free, fresh and clean. Say that 5 times fast 🙂

L'Oreal EverCreme Sulfate/Free

I’ve always heard that it’s good to change up your hair care routine every month or so. If you are looking to try something new, I would recommend this new L’Oreal EverCreme trio. Give your hair what it wants! #FreeYourHair

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Briogeo Babe

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Briogeo Babe


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

As of lately, I’ve been trying to clean out the clutter in my life and one of my biggest problem areas is my hair care product drawer (ahhmm…shelf…closet thing) . I just can’t help myself, I love to try new hair products and I don’t always love throwing them out. So in my efforts I’ve decided my new motto is, out with the old WHEN in with the new. 

Now this whole hair product hoarding thing I have going on is pretty seasonal, meaning in the summer I try every sea salt spray I can get my hands on and in the winter I test the deep conditioning ones to keep my hair moisturized. It’s exciting if you ask me!

Today, I’m sharing with you one of the newest products to hit my shelf, Briogeo. This line of hair products is stellar. Why, you might ask? Well, these products are all-natural and do not contain harsh or harmful chemicals. Instead, they are made of 90-100 naturally derived ingredients and they will tell you so themselves! I just love an honest company.

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Big Hair Alert!!

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Growing up in the pageant world has my scale of daily hair goals set pretty high. And by high, I mean…the higher the hair, the closer to God you are.  Here in the south, we like big volume and a whole lotta tease.

Now, I’ve been out of pageants for many years now, but I can confidently say that my teased up hair will be around for the rest of my days. You wanna know why? Because nobody likes dull, flat hair, that’s why!

Today I am sharing one of my new secret hair weapons with you that wasn’t around in my pageant days – and I sure wish it was. I’ve teamed up with Living Proof and Influenster to showcase a new product called “Dry Volume Blast”.

Living Proof Dry Volume Blast available at Sephora!
Living Proof Dry Volume Blast available at Sephora!

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5 Beauty Products for an Endless Summer

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions and photos are my own.

It’s that time of year again. You know what I’m talking about – when the 1st day of September hits and folks insist that its Fall and the boots and sweaters come out and there is a pumpkin spiced latte in the hand of literally everyone. Yep. It’s here, but its still just too hot outside to hide my toes in boots. Here in Arkansas we are STILL reaching the 80’s.

Did you know that the official first day of Fall is not until September 22 this year? Yea! We still have a few more weeks to soak up every ounce of summer we can! I am refusing to put away the sandals this early. Instead, I am going to make this an endless summer with a few products that will brighten our day and make us feel like it’s 80 degrees outside all year around.

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The Estée Edit Collection

Estee Edit Collection Review
Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.

Happpyy Fridayy!!

I am so excited to introduce to you the New! Estée Lauder beauty line called The Estée Edit! There are some pretty great products within this line that I have to tell you about!

I am all about a beauty routine that is simplistic and easy to accomplish in 5-7 minutes. (I’m sure the fiancee appreciates that too 🙂 ) I feel like the more I explore different makeups and beauty products I always resort to the ones that enable me to get that elegant natural look that can be dialed down for a day-to-day wear, but then can be dialed up for more of a date night look and feel. And that’s exactly what I love about the new Estée Edit collection – the products are so versatile. You can mix and match, blend and even use them by themselves.

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My  daily #BeautyAttitude using the new Estée Edit collection

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