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February Beauty Favorites

A little vitamin D from the sun goes a long way for me, and we’ve had such a beautiful, sunny stretch of weather in Raleigh this week! How is the weather where you are?

I’m savoring the calm before the storm of travel (both for Justin and myself, some for business, and some for pleasure!) that kicks off in March.

I’m so excited to share a few projects I’ve been working on behind the screens in the next few weeks. I filmed a blow-dry brush comparison video, and a demo using my *favorite* blow dry brush! There is one very popular blow-dry brush system that I considered adding into the mix but I truly dislike using it every second that I’ve tried it so I left it out. Any guesses what it was?

If you’re looking to brighten up your blonde a bit, check this post for some recommendations!

Do you need some new podcast recommendations? I shared a few favorites here.

I trust Andreea’s recommendations and loved hearing her honest takes on some new products in this video.

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

Raleigh Founded Co-Working Space – urban spot downtown with community and private office spaces.

Soma Bralette

Sallys Cookie Addiction

Ivory Side Chair – just added two of these to my office!

Outlet Extension Cord

Bumble and bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Hyaluronic Treatment Lotion

SLIP silk scrunchie

Virtue Healing Oil

Pimple Stickers – these REALLY work!

Armani Fluid Sheer Liquid Glow Enhancer

Created Colorful

Virtue Flourish Line

Stripe Boxy Tee from ABLE

Lash lift and facial by EstheticsbySheila

This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

Rifle Paper Co. x Summersalt: KATEB will get you 20% off your purchase at Rifle Paper Co and $10 toward your next order over $95+.

Spanx: Use code “KateXSpanx” for 10% off plus free shipping!

Loopy Cases: Code Smallthings10 for 10% off

ABLE: KATE15 is active for 15% off full-price items

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

Bagging Rights: KATE10 gives you 10% off any items at

Miranda Frye: “Smallthings10” will get you 10% off and free shipping!

Beddy’s: Code “SmallThings” saves you 20%!


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Shannon says · 03.07.22

For natural blondes – wouldn’t you follow the same routine to brighten hair?