Spring is Coming!!

I am so relieved that spring is FINALLY right around the corner! The past few days have been a tad bit warmer and I am loving every second. We do already have a possibility of flurries again where I live on Friday BUT I’m going to ignore that!

So what does Spring mean for you?? For me, it means iced coffee, bright manicures, lighter jackets, lighter hair color (!), sandals, (which mean pedicures), night drives, windows down, ice cream, walks in the park, … and that IT’S TIME TO GET TAN! 🙂

I will admit I am a fan of the tanning bed. This is my absolute favorite time of year to hop in the tanning bed, get some rays and pump myself up for the warmer weather that’s about to come! However, I want to recommend a sunless product to use as either to compliment your fake tan or to give you a completely sunless tan. And that is Novell’s new “Dancing with the Stars” line. Novell, a leader in the self-tanning industry, teamed up with ABC to launch this line and it’s pretty great.

Skin perfectorI tried the ENDURANCE color boosting skin perfector, and I really like it. It makes your skin feel smooth while evening out your skin tone. In the past, I have tried sunless tanning lotions that made me look super orange so I took it easy on this one. But after just one use I noticed it gave me a glow and made me look a shade darker. I love using this while going to the tanning salon because it really does deepen your tan, especially while starting up the tanning bed process again. I can really see myself using this lotion before an event, to maintain and deepen my tan. Plus, this lotion actually does a lot of different things for your skin. It’s a color corrector, which I personally always need on my face to help even out my skin tone, it’s moisturizing, and as I’ve already implied, it extends your color while tanning/sunless tanning.

Starting now, getting a “ten” from at-home self-tanning is as simple as picking the right partner – Dancing with the Stars Sunless Collection by Norvell. That’s because Norvell has done all the fancy footwork for consumers, putting its extensive knowledge of the art and science of sunless tanning into each and every bottle. “‘There’s no doubt that “Dancing with the Stars” has been a driving force in the rapid growth of sunless tanning, one of the beauty industry’s hottest categories, ” said Rick Norvell, president of the family owned, Tennessee-based company that has led the U.S. professional spray tanning industry for more than 20 years. “We’re excited to partner with the show to help consumers get that healthy, bronzed just-off-the-beach look they love… at home.”

To shop the rest of the line, visit http://norvelltanning.com/dwts/

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OCTOBER STYLE CHALLENGE: YOUR BEST BRIDESMAID LOOK

I was asked by Weddington Way to participate in their October Style Challenge, which is to imagine yourself as a maid of honor helping the bride style her wedding party and come up with your best bridesmaid look that you would recommend to her. Ironically, I will ACTUALLY be a maid of honor in one year! My older sister is getting married in October 2015!! So I was super excited that I was asked to participate in this challenge since it’s really not such a hypothetical situation for me!

I decided to go with my sister’s classic color theme of navy, light pink and nudes. I chose to style Weddington Way’s Donna Morgan Jessie Bridesmaid Dress in Midnight blue. I love this dress because it is a very classic style that will look good on any body type. My two other sisters will also be bridesmaids and we all have very different figures, so this dress would be perfect. My sister is getting married at the Sterling Mansion so I chose all classic and elegant pieces to style this dress.

Find Weddington Way’s many different dresses here.

I had so much fun creating my post for this challenge. I want to thank Weddington Way for inviting me to participate!

xoxo

Harper’s BAZAAR Prize Package

Last week I got an email that I won the Harper’s BAZAAR Shop & Share contest for Kate Moss’s collection for Topshop!! I won this contest by creating a post on my blog and posting about it on facebook, pinterest, twitter, and instagram.

I am so excited to share what I got in my prize package because I couldn’t believe they gave me all this stuff! – plus I never win contests like this, yay !

So here we go; a list of all the items I received in my prize package:

Along with all of this, I got a BAZAAR cell phone case and portable charger, a Harper’s BAZAAR loofah set, and a cute little “BAZAAR” notepad.

 

Thank you Harper’s BAZAAR ! I love all of these great products and what’s even better is that all of it is stuff I probably wouldn’t buy for myself (price-wise) but I’m excited to use it ALL! I’m very pleased and still super happy that I participated in that contest for this chance to win!

 

Do you use any of these products? Which is your favorite?!

XOXO

11 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have By 30

Today I wanted to pass along a post I found on Harper’s BAZAAR. It was written by Kerry Pieri back in February but I just love posts like these and had to share. These are 11 things you may want to save up for and own before you turn 30. I thought it was fun to see what items I own that fall into these categories for me personally. Below are links back to the Harper’s BAZAAR post, and my own items off of this list!

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60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life

Love this post! Lots of good stuff to remember. Many of them remind me of myself; if you know me you know I love my slippers, accessories, beauty sleep, and chocolate chip pancakes!

SERENDIPITY AND CREATIVITY

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One small step for girls, one giant leap for womankind.
  1. Download a banking app.
  2. Drink more herbal tea. It will save your life.
  3. Making your own coffee/tea instead of buying it will make you a rich woman.
  4. Always have at least 6 chap sticks stocked up.
  5. Check out thrift stores. You may have to wash things three times before you get the old lady smell out, but it’s well worth it.
  6. Never buy cheap jeans.
  7. Buy cheap sunglasses instead.
  8. Don’t chase boys.
  9. Wrinkle spray and a hair dryer erase all need to ever use an iron for all of you lazy ironers like me.
  10. Wear slippers when you have to drive in heels.
  11. Wear slippers when you’re travelling.
  12. Wear slippers at all moments that it’s even slightly acceptable to wear slippers.
  13. Spend a little extra money on your make up; it’s so worth it.
  14. Get running sneakers that are actually…

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