Friday, August 18, 2017

Lipsense


Lip Color: Dark Pink | Lip Gloss: Glossy Gloss

Hi everyone! Welcome to the new Friday segment! Today I want to talk to you about a new lip product that I am completely obsessed with and its one that you've probably already heard about. When new items like this come out on the market, there tends to be some skepticism and varying opinions. I am here today to share with you my personal, honest review of Lipsense. 

Well, to start, I'm obsessed. The boldness of the colors mixed with the long lasting effect that they have, is truly amazing. I put the color I have on in the pictures above first thing that morning, had a busy day of work and blog photos, ate three meals, and was still perfect that night as I got home. I mean, what other lipstick do you know that can do that? 

So here's a little talk about how it works:

1. You MUST put on three layers of the color. You can mix and match different ones to come up with lots of different unique ones. With just two colors you can make 6-8 other colors. Make sure these layers are somewhat thin, you don't need to cake on the product. Disclaimer: it will sting a little but that's just it cleansing your lips and getting rid of some of the bad toxins on it. 

2. Then add gloss! There are so many different ones to choose from too, and they all can change up the overall look. I am wearing the glossy gloss in my photos. 

3. Because there is alcohol in the product, it can tend to dry your lips out, but they make an amazing lip moisturizer that keeps the dryness from happening. 

4. Because of its long lasting nature of it, it takes a certain product to fix mistakes. They make an 'oops' product that easily removes any excess color. It's great and I highly recommend getting it as well. 

I've partnered with my friend, Courtney to provide you all with an exclusive discount for your entire purchase (and this is something that is rare for this product). You can purchase through her Facebook page (Beauty In The Fast Lane) and use the code 'aqcgirl15' to get 15% off your entire purchase. She also guarantees same or next day shipping. If you are in the Charlotte area, she is willing to meet up with you and let you try them!

I promise, you will become just as obsessed with this product as I am!    
 
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Little Black Dress



 | Loft | Heels: old, similar (only $27!) | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Watch: Kate Spade

When it comes to events such as bridal showers, casual weddings, work events, etc., I always have a hard time deciding what to wear. Because of my busy schedule, I need something quick and easy to put together. This little black dress I found at the Loft is perfect! I am obsessing over these the cute ruffle details. It's super flattering, soft, and a great price point. I promise you won't regret buying this dress! I've already decided to wear it for two events in the future.

So, I am on the hunt for some wall decor and I am having a hard time finding stuff that I like and that's not super expensive. Would love to hear any suggestions that you guys might have as to wear to find some! I do find the occasional piece that I like at HomeGoods (I have a serious obsession with that store). I really wish they would start an online website, I mean, how amazing would that be? 

Also, how great is the lip color that I am wearing?!? Stay tuned for Friday's post to find out how to get in and for an exclusive discount!! 

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Fall Ruffles



 | Top: Storee | Shorts: American Eagle | Wedges: Steve Madden | Handbag: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban |

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I finally got to spend some much needed time on the lake, and get a little bit of a tan (thank goodness). On top of that, I got some things done around the house that have been on my to do list for a while. As soon as my furniture arrives, I should be mostly done with decorating the house.... well, minus all of the painting that I have to do. 

So, I'm loving this ruffle top. Its the perfect piece to help transition into fall. Its going to be getting a lot of wear over the next few months! Its comfy, a great price point, and such a fun color. These wedges have also been a favorite piece of mine from this summer and will be great as we move into fall too! I did a little shopping yesterday and actually picked out clothes I knew would match them. 

This Friday my new segment on the blog will be starting. A brief explanation as to what it will be like is; every Friday I hope to introduce you guys to a new product that I'm currently loving and to provide you with a discount code that you can use to purchase it. Hoping to keep this segment going over the next month. Let me know if there are any products out there that I should try!

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Olive, The Perfect Transitional Color



 | Top: Loft | Jeans: Treasure & Bond | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Sandals: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Bracelet: Loren Hope

For the longest time, I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of light wash distressed denim. I'm happy to say that I finally found a pair! They are super comfy, not too thick or thin, and a great price point. For size reference, I went up one size from my normal size, because I prefer a looser fit. They are going to be a staple for my wardrobe this fall.

So, I am currently trying to decorate my house. And, boy, this is definitely not my thing. I have such a hard time imagining things and how to best utilize a space. Luckily, my future roommate has a better eye for these things and she has been helping a lot! Hoping to have it all mostly completed by next month and to do an entire home reveal on the blog! Are there any particular things that you would like to see or tips you would like to have?

Tomorrow is my last day of graduate school (contingent on passing my exams ;) ), and I truly am so happy that I can't even put it into words. The hardest year of my life is finally coming to an end. Now, time to knock out the rest of these CPA exams and to take a few vacations!

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Cutest Ruffled Jacket



| Jacket: Hinge | Tank: Loft | Jeans: Articles of Society  | Booties: 1.State | Handbag: Vince Camuto | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Love Always | Earrings: Moon and Lola

Happy Monday everyone! Doing my happy dance today, because its my last week of grad school! Woohoo!! August is turning out to be quite the busy month. My new roommate is moving in, in a few weeks, Jax is going back to training for a few weeks, and my furniture will finally be arriving at the end of the month (fingers crossed!).

So, I totally intended to have this post up before the Nordstrom Sale was over, but life got the best of me. But, I hope you all found lots of great goodies during the sale, I know I sure did (too many). This cute ruffle jacket and booties were my two favorite things from the sale. As you already know, I love ruffles, but even for me, ruffles on a jacket were a stretch, but I absolutely LOVE it!! I also crushing on this tank because it is going to be perfect for the fall and go great with all of my cardigans and jackets that I live in during the fall and winter.

In other news, I am having pictures done on Wednesday, and working on my new segment. My goal is to each week have a new product and review for you all along with a discount to purchase it! First up, Lipsense! It should be up either this Friday or early next week so stay tuned!

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pops of Pink



| Top: Loft | Shorts: STS Blue | Wedges: old, similar | Handbag: Gigi New York | Earrings: Baublebar | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Necklace: Love Always | Watch: Wristology

How darling is this top?? It caught my eye the moment I walked into the store. This summer I have love anything off the shoulder or that has ruffles. Its become a little bit of an obsession. But, I couldn't pass up these cute details. Aside from the ruffle obsession, I also love pink details, so this top was a must have!

So, I want to take a minute to talk about this watch. I've been looking for a leather band watch for a while now and I've finally found the perfect one! It's the perfect size, not too bulk, not too small. It also is a great price point, and you can get another 10% off if you use the code 'Chloe10" at checkout. The link is here: Wristology Watch. I promise, this is one purchase that you won't regret.

Sorry to keep it short today but I have a final study for and a term paper to write. Details on a new segment ill be doing on the blog later this week.

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