It didn’t take long before these cropped black jeans started to become a favorite choice from my closet. I have shared a few different ways to style them on Instagram so be sure to follow along over there!
How was your week? I am so happy that it’s Friday and my mind is focused on celebrating Luke’s birthday in one week! My boys are close in age (14 months apart) so with David’s birthday in December and then Christmas shortly thereafter, Luke can sometimes feel snubbed BUT I’m glad that his birthday is in February so we can make him feel special early on in the year! He has a lot of specific requests (like the exact breakfast he desires, very specific gifts, etc.) and I hope he has a wonderful birthday next week.
I loved reading Caralyn’s post about her confidence journey. She’s someone I’ve truly loved following on Instagram and getting to know. Remember when I got properly fitted for a bra last year? She was a huge reason why I did that!
Just added this sports bra into the mix and love how comfortable it is. I wouldn’t choose it for a HIIT or Bootcamp class that involves a lot of motion, but it’s great for cycling or lifting weights.
NARS, the maker of one of my all-time favorite blushes, released a cream blush in a pot. I bought “Darling” and “Orgasm”. Both are beautiful on the skin!
My team and I launched a new e-mail contact as a way to best serve questions that come in from readers/followers. If you have questions about anything that you cannot find using my search box on the site, you can e-mail us at [email protected] ! I really hope this is helpful for those of you that have questions. I’ve mentioned on IG stories several times, but I thought it’s worth mentioning again, that sending a DM on Instagram is the worst way to get ahold of me. E-mail is best as it does not get buried immediately by newer requests. That said, in an effort to set boundaries with my work hours, I will do my best to reply to as many e-mails as I can but I cannot guarantee a reply directly.
Naked 2 Basics Palette – check my IG highlights for a tutorial!
T3Micro Convertible Collection – one of my most used curling irons!
Caviar Leave-in Overnight serum – essential for repairing really distressed hair!
“We Were the Lucky Ones” book by Georgia Hunter – last month’s book in the Small Loves Book Club on Facebook
Waffle hooded sweatshirt – such a great, classic fit and I love the waffle texture!
Londontown Kur Restorative Nail Cream – This is the most nourishing nail/cuticle/hand cream I’ve ever used!
Setting Powders: Hourglass ambient lighting powder, Laura Mercier translucent glow setting powder, Charlotte Tilbury airbrush flawless powder, Laura Mercier Candleglow sheer perfecting powder, ELF loose setting powder
lululemon align leggings – nothing comes close to the comfort of these!
Boxwood Spiral Tree – just added two of these to my front porch.
Bumble and Bumble dry shampoo mist – My favorite for recovering really sweaty hair if I don’t have time to wash.
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Q&A from Monday’s Question Box on Instagram Stories:
In what order should I apply skincare products? Generally thinnest to thickest!
Is it normal to lose hair when you brush your hair? Typically yes, and everyone loses a different amount. If you notice an uptick in the amount of fallout, check in on your diet, hair products, etc.
Is there an eye cream that really works for under-eye bags? It’s hard to counteract bags with a topical product BUT what would work best is assessing any bloating or puff-inducing foods and see if that affects your eye bags, otherwise look for a cooling under-eye tool like a roller!
Have you tried magnetic lashes? No!
What eyebrow serum are you using? I‘ve been using Grande Cosmetics lash and brow serum for a few months!
What are your thoughts on Artis brushes? I have a few and they are very luxurious. I think I’m just old-fashioned and like the traditional handle.
Any opinions on Monat? None as I haven’t tried it!