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February Beauty Favorites

This week flew by and I’m looking forward to a very easy weekend ahead with minimal commitments.

The pollen is everywhere in Raleigh right now, and it’s bothered my allergies more than ever before this year. As much as I hate rain, I’m glad we have a bit of rain coming to help wash away the coating of pollen on everything outside.

I shared a beautiful brown dress and a heavyweight cotton tank on IG stories that are recent purchases from Banana Republic but I just saw they are on sale for 40% off! Shop for the dress here, and shop for the tank here!

Did you see the new colors of Merit blush? Stockholm is perfection!

Y’all know Naptime Kitchen Kate? She was in town yesterday and she, our mutual friend Megan, and I got together for a little afternoon playdate. It’s so fun to be at a stage where the kids just run off and play, and we can sip lemonade on the porch and catch up! Kate was wearing a pair of Birks that caught my eye. I just dove into the deep end of classic Birkenstocks (the EVA pair was my gateway….) and now I’m already considering another pair. Who am I?!

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


Wander Beauty On-The-Glow “Coral”

Hourglass lipstick in “Reef”

Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer

Colour Pop bronzer in “Avila Beach” (drugstore dupe)

Varley HalfZip Pullover

Lined White Summer dress

Cute Pompom slippers

Iconic London rollerball highlighter

Wide Leg denim from Target

Vaseline Body Balm



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Joni says · 03.10.23

I am pretty sure you have said you wear a size 9 shoe. What size did you get in the birks?

Kate says · 03.11.23