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A Foundation-Free Casual Makeup Look

You know I love Andreea, especially when she shares common makeup mistakes, and she just shared a helpful video on makeup mistakes that may age you. Click here to watch it!

I shared a little bit about my recent travel experience on Instagram stories but to sum up: Delta took my carry-on and checked it because there wasn’t enough space. It wasn’t that the suitcase wouldn’t fit in the overhead storage, it was just that there were too many carry-on bags!

Either way, I still love my Away Bigger Carry On, and I’m on the fence about whether or not I’ll forgive Delta for this.

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

Soda Box

Pureology Color Fanatic Hair Mask

Baby Foot Exfoliation Peel

Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Serum – I use this as a mask but you can certainly leave it on overnight if your skin can tolerate it!

Wander Beauty Under Eye Masks

Everlane Eyelet Top

Sweater Tank

Tap Station in Apex

Di Fara Pizza Tavern – really great pizza (which is hard to come by where I live)

Cristo’s Bistro (Grandma’s Pizza)

Big Salad Bowls from Amazon

Amazon Swim Coverup

Black Dress with Cutouts

Similar Black Dress with Cutouts from Amazon

Tumi Travel Backpack

Lake Pajamas Pima Robe in Elderberry

Fresh Beauty Body Wash – These smell fantastic and lather really well!

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

Classic Stripe Tank

Green Shorts

Alys Beach in FL

Jewelry Insurance Policy

Kur Illuminating Nail Concealer

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

Blush Brush

Avryn Co. card wallet with wristlet

Everlane Riviera Dress

Virtue Frizz Blocking Spray – Works well upon first impression

Green Amazon dress under $50

Colletta Italian Food and Wine

This week’s discount codes:

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

Loopy Cases: Use code smallthings10 for 10% off of any phone case or accessory!

Brooklinen: They are having the Labor Day Sale this weekend! No code needed.

Ongoing promo codes:

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

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

ABLE: KATEB15 will get you 15% off

Rifle Paper Co.: Code KATE will get you 20% off your purchase at Rifle Paper Co. now through Sept. 30.

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

Brooklinen – Promo code smallthings for $20 off orders over $100. Good until the end of October.


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Adriana says · 09.02.22

I just noticed I have not been receiving your posts in my email any more. Only the newsletter. Curious if anyone else mentioned this issue?

Patricia Barney says · 09.06.22

Updated post please!