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I found this black gauze dress at Target (it’s $20!) and it is SUCH a win. It’s a looser fit but still has a bit of shape with the center seam, and the gauze material means it is lightweight and forgiving of wrinkles. I’ve been wearing it all day today and I’m *so* comfortable. It comes in a few other colors as well!

We’ve had 80-degree temps for a lot of the week and that thrills my summer-loving heart so much. Raleigh is currently covered in a huge amount of pollen, so while it makes going outside difficult due to allergies, it also has been a stunning weather week with lots of sunshine!

My folks are coming to town for the weekend, primarily to visit my sister and her family since they weren’t able to see them over Easter, but Justin and I will likely try to slip away for a date night since grandparents are free babysitting!

Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Here are a few other links and loves: 

Virtue, one of my favorite hair care lines, has launched a curl line! Check it out here.

Lauren, my sister and also a digital content creator, shared a rundown of a typical workday for her on this post!

Did you catch my recent post highlighting my favorite athletic clothes?

Need any help color matching foundation? Read this!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories that you may have missed: 

Lululemon Align Leggings – the peak of comfort when it comes to leggings.

Long-sleeve tee – I have this tee in 4 colors, and it’s been a very regular part of my athleisure wardrobe.

New Justin Bieber album – I’m obsessed.

Travel makeup bag from Amazon – Such a great option and I love the clear material so you can see what is inside!

AGolde Parker jean shorts – sky wave color – love the longer length without them being Bermuda-style!

Tommy John loungewear – does it get any better?

Slip Silk Hair Tie + Pillowcase – both of these are the reason my hair is re-styleable the second day.

Lake Pajamas Pima robe – this is my absolute favorite robe.

Calia women’s rib tank top – a nice athletic tank with a flattering cut.

Loving Tan self-tanner – I have a whole post about self-tanner (click here!) but this is my favorite color.

Laneige Lip Treatment Balm – I love the convenient little applicator in this product!

Blue-Grey Bodysuit – seen in the image below

This week’s discount code: 

Home Chef – Use code KATE90 and get $90 off – that’s 10 FREE meals.

Questions from Monday’s Q&A Box on Instagram Stories!

Something to help with frizzy hair? Yes! Try a smoothing cream like the Alterna Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter.

Prose v. Function of Beauty? I haven’t tried Prose but really enjoyed Function of Beauty!

How do I find a good foundation? It’s really trial and error but if you need a recommendation for a medium coverage foundation, here are a few of my favorites! 

Favorite eyeliner? Lately, I’ve been loving Charlotte Tilbury Bedroom Black or Patrick Starr Point Made eyeliner!

Detangler for little girls’ hair? I just use a Pureology product I have! It’s the Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-in Spray.

What’s a good Mother’s Day piece of jewelry? I love the delicate jewelry from Zoe Chicco.

Are you still using brow serum? Yes! I’ve been using GrandeBrow consistently for a while!

Do you have a charcoal mask recommendation? Yes! I love the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask.

What is your current favorite mascara? Lancome Lash Idole!

Leave-in Conditioner versus Regular? Both are so good and do different things (in a way). More to come on this question!

Have you tried a lash lift before? Yes. Big fan of them! Read about my experience here.



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Kendra says · 04.09.21

What type of scent (and strength of Fragrance ) does the Laneige lip treatment balm have?

Thanks for the Shani Darden rec! My fiancée and I are both 4 uses in! He keep saying his skin will look better than mine by our wedding! 😂

Danielle says · 04.10.21

I loved reading this post and clicking through the links!

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Melissa says · 04.11.21

Thank you for the charcoal mask recommendation! That was my question and it’s already in my Sephora cart for the Insider sale!