Dealing with Acne

Thursday, June 30, 2016

What is it about peoples lives that is so interesting to us? I always love reading about morning routines or watching vlogs. (I've thought about doing one, but we are CRAZY over here! haha) Our day typically starts out with a big cup of coffee followed by a few diaper changes, feeding both babes and then I can finally sit down and go through emails or finish up a blog post for the day. I'll put Kai down for a nap and then Madelyn will help me get ready for the day. She loves anytime she can watch me wash my face and put makeup on. Always copying what I do and asking for more lipgloss! ha ha! 

I enjoy sharing my sense of style along with beauty routines and products that I have found to work. When my skin recently broke out, I struggled with it so much because I wasn't used to that. When I do break out, it's always a big, obnoxious one right in the middle of my face! I tried a few different remedies and found that ZAPZYT acne treatment gel worked the best and the fastest. It vanishes almost instantly into your skin so I can go about my day. I'm going non-stop most days and I don't have time to wait around for a treatment to work, and this stuff gets the job done fast. The best part is that I can apply my moisturizer and makeup after and you would never know I have an acne gel on.

Have any of you struggled with acne breakouts? Chris has for a really long time, so I know how awful it is. What are some of your experiences and favorite remedies?

PS: If you would like to share your experience with acne, the first 5 readers to comment will receive one of each full size ZAPZYT products for free! I think this is a great way to test out this product :) Be sure to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you!
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Thank you to ZAPZYT for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Fashion Pants

Monday, June 27, 2016

Finding the perfect fitting dress pant is a lot harder than you would think. I like for mine to sit low on my waist, slim though the hip and leg and hit above my ankle, so I can wear them with a flat shoe, ankle boot or heel. There are tons of options out there, yet I haven't found the one, until I tried the Express Columnist Ankle pant. Besides being the perfect fit, you can easily dress these up or down. I went with two of my favorite staples - an elegant cami, and a sleeveless blazer on top. I love that this cami tank is reversible and gives my look a more sexy and modern vibe. It was love at first sight when I spotted this faux double breasted sleeveless blazer. You all know I LOVE the look of a blazer. It automatically elevates your style, and I always feel more confident and chic when I wear one. 

You'll start seeing me style fashion pants more often around here now that I found a flattering fit!


Express Cami Tank | Express Faux Double Breasted Sleeveless Jacket | Express Columnist Ankle Pant c/o | Stuart Weitzman heels | Celine` sunglasses, love these Express cat eyes | Celine` handbag, similar style here | Michele watch

Thank you to Express for partnering on this post! 
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DVF Embroidered Floral Dress

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Can you believe this week is almost over? I woke up today under the impression it was Wednesday :( 

The amount of white dresses in my closet might be a little bit ridiculous at this point, but they are just too good! You can always throw on a white or black dress and easily be ready in minutes. This DVF dress is no exception. From the embroidered floral to the ruffle detailing. Diane knows how to do a dress, thats for sure. Remember this post last year? I need to take that maxi dress out of the closet for a date night STAT!

My little brother is in town visiting so we are heading out! 

Love you guys!


DVF dress | Chloe bag | Vince espadrille sandals (sold out in my color) more options here | Isabel Marant necklace | Michele watch 

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Alice & Olivia Shirtdress

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hi, friends! Since Chris has gone back to work, I've now been alone with my little devils. Yesterday being the first day I actually had to leave the house with both of them. What a literal shit show... and I have now hurt my left shoulder from carrying Kai's fat ass in his car seat. Seriously, that kid has to start walking soon because he is HUGE. Yet here I am. We survived it! I'll say it every time, Chris is a better stay at home mom than I am! He can do it all and handle both of them without complaining once, and everything gets accomplished without looking like a frazzled mess. What is life?! Ha Ha!

Anyways, I wanted to share with you all a little outfit inspiration ft. this gorgeous Alice & Olivia shirtdress. The high-low hem is always my favorite touch with shirt dresses. You can easily wear this dress as a tunic with a pair of white denim for a more laid back summer style.

I hope you guys are having a great week so far!!

Alice & Olivia dress | Chloe espadrille wedges | Celine handbag | BCBG hat | Fendi sunglasses

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Favorite Foundations

Saturday, June 18, 2016

I asked, you answered! Today I'm sharing my favorite foundations with you, and I want you to let me know what you want to see next! Each week on Twitter (make sure you're following along!) I'll ask a poll, and whichever one wins, I'll be posting on that topic.

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect foundation, and I've got a few staples that I really love. When deciding which one to use, I think it comes down to my skins current condition, and definitely the weather. I rotate between these three! 

If you're looking for that radiant glow, and flawless full coverage, IT Cosmetics CC cream is a great option. This is an SPF (protects against both rays that age and burn your skin!), anti aging serum and color correcting all in one. My skin stays hydrated all day, and this formula doesn't crease or crack. I wear this daily. Either alone or a little bit layered under my Chanel Healthy Glow foundation.

I first tried this foundation, and felt the coverage was not what I was told by the sales associate. Am I the only one that buys a product and expects it to make me look like an angel the second I put it on? I have crazy high expectations, and sometimes I need to relax! I ended up LOVING this one. Again with the radiant complexion and SPF protection, Chanel Healthy Glow is a great option. Most days I'll wear it alone or add a little bit on top of my IT Cosmetics CC. If you want something light, radiant, smooth and long lasting, you'll love this one.

I've had this foundation the longest out of all three. While it's great for oily skin and I have more dry, sensitive skin, I still love it for other reasons. First, it won't transfer onto your clothes, or children in my case. (haha) And it will last from the moment you put it on until the moment you take it off. This foundation really stays all day! I'd say it's a full coverage formula, and the fullest coverage out of all three. If I know we will be out in the heat shooting all day, or busy with the kids, I'll usually wear this one! 

All three foundations I talked about are definitely staples in my beauty cabinet that I will always have on hand. What are your favorites so I can try? Leave in the comments below, and don't forget to let me know what favorites you would like to see next!


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Ever wanted what you couldn't have? Yeah, me too. I feel like this is a typical case that we as women face quite a bit when it comes to our hair. Growing up with naturally straight and fine hair was always so disappointing and a little depressing at times. I could never achieve those "sought after" looks you see on TV. You know the women on the commercials with those lusciously, thick locks with the perfect curl? That always got me down when I couldn't look that way, too!

I was constantly trying to "fix" myself. You see, we are fed an idea of what beautiful hair is "supposed to look like" - causing a lot of pressure, and like I mentioned, disappointment. The media has a way of doing that to us.

Dove Hair is committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, and not anxiety for us women. There's power and confidence that comes from loving your own, unique beautiful hair!

Over the years (and with the help of Dove Hair!), I've learned to love my hair. Without that negative weight in my head, I realized I can have fun with my hair. I love a good messy bun, or even a braid (which I never thought I could do!) It just took a little practice! I'll even rock a sleek, straight style and show off my naturally straight strands.

I want you to share how you #LoveYourHair by posting a photo of your beautiful locks on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - I can't wait to see!

I'd also love for you to join in on the fun with Dove Hair on Pinterest. I always love a good hair inspo board :)

Thank you all so much for stopping by,

Thank you Dove, for partnering on this post.
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