As I'm sure you've heard from every other blogger out there... today is the ShopBop sale! And while almost everything on ShopBop's website is way out of my budget and only mine in my dreams, there were a few things that caught my eye. Like I said a few posts back, I am in the Spring mood right now--seriously, the weather in Idaho has been in the 40s and I have been driving with the windows down and wearing short sleeves. This is my kind of weather!!-- and have been craving a bright handbag for the upcoming season!
**I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.
This past week, I had the opportunity to team up with #WalgreenBeauty and #CollectiveBias to bring you a makeup tutorial using some of my favorite drugstore products! To be honest with you, I don't use a ton of drugstore products on a regular basis, but H and I spent quite a while in Walgreens, going up and down the aisles, looking at every possible product. [Sorry, H!] I feel like I found some of the best products to share with you, so be sure to watch my makeup tutorial below. I didn't realize until writing this post that the majority of products are Maybelline. I guess that's just my favorite brand! Plus, Walgreens has a ton of great deals going on in their cosmetics section--especially on the Maybeline products! [In the tutorial, I was talking and giving step-by-step instructions, but after watching it back, it didn't quite sound as good as I thought it would. So I put music over top, but I will list all of the products that I used! :]
*Yes, my eyebrows were done before I started filming, because I wasn't able to find a drugstore product that would work for my light brows. If you have any recommendations, I would LOVE to hear them!!
Okay, okay... Shortest post ever, I know. Rexburg was crazy windy and cold yesterday, so the majority of the pictures had hair in my face and/or me shivering, haha! I did want to share this outfit though, because I am loving pink layered on pink, especially with spring coming up so soon! I wanted to share a few of my favorite spring pieces with you, so be sure to check down below. What are YOU craving this spring? I'd love to hear, because I can't seem to get enough of these spring trends lately!
I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately! But to make it up to you, I am teaming up with Mariposa Medley to give one Fashion Flirtation reader one of these stunning infinity bracelets! This bracelet is so unique and it is definitely one of my favorites to wear! In order to enter, simply follow along via Pinterest HERE, and leave a comment letting me know you did so! You can also re-pin any of the items from her shop HERE [or from my Pinterest board HERE] for an extra entry! Please leave a separate comment if you do!
Today I am teaming up with Lulu's to show you [one of] my Valentine's Day looks! Every year, I seem to go with the typical red or pink outfit, but this year I wanted to do something a little different. I accessorized with red heels and red lips, and kept the rest of the outfit simple, yet sexy, with this gorgeous black dress. Stay tuned for another Valentine's Day look!
My life isn't perfect. As I'm sure you know, I am very flawed. A lot of times I read other blogs and wonder what their lives are really like. People [including myself] don't want to showcase the things that aren't "perfect." We take "selfies" at our most flattering angles, we edit all of our pictures to make us look the most attractive, and we only share the happiest and most exciting moments of our lives. If I'm being completely honest, sometimes I get so sick of it. I wish that people would share more personal pieces of their lives, even if they aren't perfect, because that is what I can relate to.
So I wanted to get real with you today, and tell you a few of my not so great qualities. Because I never want any of you to think that my life is perfect or that you can't relate to me.
I take way too many selfies. And it takes about 30 bad ones to get 1 good one.
I currently don't have a job. Neither does H. We moved up to Idaho with a little bit of money and a lot of faith. It has been a very stressful month for us, trying to find jobs, and not having any money come in. [I had a few interviews this week though, so cross your fingers!]
I am not always put together. I don't even wear clothes or makeup most of the time, unless we are running errands or taking pictures.
I watch an unbelievable [and kind of disgusting] amount of Netflix/Hulu. I have seen almost every TV show you can think of. Seriously-- ask me. I've seen it.
I don't have an unlimited budget. The only way I can buy new clothes so often is because I sell my old clothes. I cycle through clothes like crazy so I can keep up this blog.
I am not a bed maker. 97% of the time our bed is not made.
I am bossy. I'm also that person who backseat drives constantly. I can't help it. [Sorry, H!]
I have days when I don't feel cute, don't feel skinny, can't figure out what to wear, etc. I have a lot of them, actually. It's easy to get discouraged in the blogging world, because you are constantly comparing yourself to others.
I don't always have the best mouth, and occasionally let a swear word slip from time to time. I'm not proud of it.
I have clothes covering the floor of my closet [and room] all the time. I'm bad at hanging up my clothes after wearing them.
I can be a total drama queen.
I feel like I am surrounded by pregnant friends/family members and it really makes me want a baby. I probably beg H on a weekly basis to give me one of his babies, but it won't be happening for a long while.
I cry. On a daily basis. I cry when I'm happy, I cry when I'm mad, I cry when I'm sad, and I cry when I see other people crying. I'm a crybaby.
I don't do the dishes. That is H's job in our marriage.
I have a permanent line on my forehead from my many facial expressions, and I am very self conscious about it.
I sometimes wonder if I'm too young to be married and in love. Not that I would ever take any of it back, but being 21 years old and having already found my soul mate just seems crazy sometimes!
I love gossip. I don't like to talk bad about others, but I do like to speculate on their lives with my friends or with my husband. I am also not proud of that.
I fight with H sometimes. [Notice I didn't say that we fight. He is definitely the peacemaker in our relationship.] It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, trust me.
I am, however, completely obsessed with my husband. My heart feels like it's going to explode on a daily basis because of how much I love him. I don't know how he puts up with me and all of my craziness, but I sure am grateful that he does. I don't know how I would be able to get through my imperfect life without him.
Thank you all so much for reading today's post. I know it was different from my normal posts, but I think I'm ready to try something new with my blog. I will still be posting outfit pictures, but I have always had a passion for writing, and I want to write something meaningful every day-- not just something about my current outfit.
I posted a picture a few weeks ago of the mirrored cubicle that I had put together, and got a ton of comments asking for a tutorial. I saw a really beautiful [and expensive] mirrored cubicle at a store I was in over a year ago, and desperately needed it. [My parents also have a big Ikea cubicle that apparently they DIY'd and added mirrors to as well, and I had no idea until a few months ago! Ha!] When we moved up to Idaho, I still couldn't get it out of my mind, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. I bought 2 of these ClosetMaid Cube Organizers from Target [on sale] and 3 packs of these mirror tiles from Walmart. [The mirror tiles are 12" x 12" and fit perfectly!] Once we had put the cubicles together, I glued the mirror tiles to the back of the cubicle with some Gorilla Glue and gloves. [You don't want to get that stuff on your hands! Also, make sure to only put a thin layer of glue, because otherwise it will seep through to front and dry on the mirror. I didn't notice until the next morning, and had to scrape the glue off of the mirror and the inside of the cubes with a screwdriver. Ugh.] *Make sure you clamp or put something heavy on them for at least 2 hours. We stacked books on ours and left them overnight.
It really is so simple, but I honestly think that adding mirrors to the back of the cubicles makes them look so much nicer and makes the room feel bigger! I definitely recommend this quick and easy DIY project to anyone who wants to spruce up a room. [I plan on also adding mirrors to the back of my shoe shelf one of these days!] The whole project cost me around $100-- but if you are only doing one cubicle, it will only cost you around $50! :]
Like I said, it's a pretty straight forward project, but if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or comment below!
Thanks so much for reading, and have a great weekend! xoxo,
Last week, I pulled out my Bip and Bop Sweetheart's Necklace again, and haven't been able to take it off. If you don't know this by now, I am obsessed with anything that says "H" or "Heath." I love showing him off, and I seriously can never have enough of anything with his initials. H thinks that sometimes I go overboard with the "H" jewelry, but that's okay... ;]
I love spicing up an otherwise neutral outfit with bold and colorful accessories. I'm not typically drawn to anything without a 3 inch+ heel, but I immediately fell in love with the color of these Sole Society flats and had to have them! They are the perfect addition to any wardrobe-- especially since they are the Pantone 2014 Color of the Year: "Radiant Orchid."