My Nordstrom Sale Picks

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Excited to share my Nordstrom Sale picks with you all today. Today you can shop the sale if you are a Nordstrom card holder of any kind. I am shopping today too! (I am not any special member at Nordstrom, If I was Ross would not be happy lol). I was really selective on what I purchased this year. Ill show you what I tried on in my store, what I purchased and and what I saw online that looks promising. Shoes, accessories and beauty were my favorite categories. I am not in the mood for sweaters yet, so I passed on a lot of those types of items. I tried to also only grab things I could wear to work because I find myself getting most out of those types of items! Here are some pictures of what I got and liked.

SHOES

I took these home in the gray/white color. Very comfortable for work. I got my true size.

I took these home in the gray/white color. Very comfortable for work. I got my true size.

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MY FAVORITE PURCHASE. I only allowed myself one pair of booties and these were my choice. You can wear with black or brown and they are a fun print for fall. I got my true size!

MY FAVORITE PURCHASE. I only allowed myself one pair of booties and these were my choice. You can wear with black or brown and they are a fun print for fall. I got my true size!

They also come in this neutral brown color. Loved both options but I didn’t need another pair of brown booties.

They also come in this neutral brown color. Loved both options but I didn’t need another pair of brown booties.

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I have these shoes in tan and I’m excited that they are included in the sale in white and black! I didn’t purchase these because I already have them lol but I’ll insert a picture below of me wearing the tan color.

I have these shoes in tan and I’m excited that they are included in the sale in white and black! I didn’t purchase these because I already have them lol but I’ll insert a picture below of me wearing the tan color.

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I thought these were adorable.

I thought these were adorable.

I bought addias tennis shoes from the sale last year and I wear them so much. By far my favorite purchase. These were super light weight and comfortable. I did not purchase them because i have tennis shoes already #makingsmarterchoices, BUT if you are in the market I liked these.

I bought addias tennis shoes from the sale last year and I wear them so much. By far my favorite purchase. These were super light weight and comfortable. I did not purchase them because i have tennis shoes already #makingsmarterchoices, BUT if you are in the market I liked these.

I didn’t grab the tall boots from the sale last year because they sold out before I could and all fall I wished i had some. So this year I grabbed this pair! The heel is low so I can wear these to work. Love them.

I didn’t grab the tall boots from the sale last year because they sold out before I could and all fall I wished i had some. So this year I grabbed this pair! The heel is low so I can wear these to work. Love them.

Last pair of shoes I purchased were these leopard madewell flats. Very comfortable. Perfect work. A lot of mules I’ve tried I have a hard time keeping them on my feet. These stay on. And I can wear them now to work.

Last pair of shoes I purchased were these leopard madewell flats. Very comfortable. Perfect work. A lot of mules I’ve tried I have a hard time keeping them on my feet. These stay on. And I can wear them now to work.

Another neutral bootie option. I did not purchase these because I did not need them. But I did like them if you need a tan bootie. These are a little cheaper than the ones I posted above.

Another neutral bootie option. I did not purchase these because I did not need them. But I did like them if you need a tan bootie. These are a little cheaper than the ones I posted above.

Shoes linked below:

I like these long line cardigans for work. I liked them last year during the sale too. I didn’t purchase them yet. But I did like them.

I like these long line cardigans for work. I liked them last year during the sale too. I didn’t purchase them yet. But I did like them.

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Same cardigan in black. I liked these jeans too. But I don’t need any jeans right now. If you do ill link all the jeans I tried on below!

Same cardigan in black. I liked these jeans too. But I don’t need any jeans right now. If you do ill link all the jeans I tried on below!

I actually loved this cardigan. very soft. the cheapest leopard cardi of the sale

I actually loved this cardigan. very soft. the cheapest leopard cardi of the sale

LOVED this cardigan/blazer. Its shaped like a blazer but its the material of a cardigan. It came home with me and I might grab it in another color too.

LOVED this cardigan/blazer. Its shaped like a blazer but its the material of a cardigan. It came home with me and I might grab it in another color too.

Favorite outfit. I purchased these shoes and this hat! I love hats and I didn’t own a black one so I snagged this one. I loved this leather jacket but I already own one so I didn’t buy it. These jeans are super affordable too.

Favorite outfit. I purchased these shoes and this hat! I love hats and I didn’t own a black one so I snagged this one. I loved this leather jacket but I already own one so I didn’t buy it. These jeans are super affordable too.

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I LOVED this jacket. It was fuzzy on the inside and so cozy.

I LOVED this jacket. It was fuzzy on the inside and so cozy.

Very soft and light weight. Would be cute with the spanx leather leggings.

Very soft and light weight. Would be cute with the spanx leather leggings.

Loved this jacket. Still might purchase. Wearing a size small.

Loved this jacket. Still might purchase. Wearing a size small.

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I purchased this blanket at the sale 3 years ago. Very affordable and soft!

I purchased this blanket at the sale 3 years ago. Very affordable and soft!

I loved this chunky knit blanket! These are normally really expensive so this is actually a good deal.

I loved this chunky knit blanket! These are normally really expensive so this is actually a good deal.

All of my favorite candles on sale. Ill link some of my favorites below.

All of my favorite candles on sale. Ill link some of my favorites below.

THESE TOWELS. Multiple of you that have worked at Nordstrom raved about these towels and how they are underrated during the sale. I felt these for myself and they are awesome. I’m going to order a couple because our current towels need replaced.

THESE TOWELS. Multiple of you that have worked at Nordstrom raved about these towels and how they are underrated during the sale. I felt these for myself and they are awesome. I’m going to order a couple because our current towels need replaced.

Loved this duffel bag and I still might purchase it. I need a weekender type bag so I can get rid of my Vera Bradley bag from high school lol.

Loved this duffel bag and I still might purchase it. I need a weekender type bag so I can get rid of my Vera Bradley bag from high school lol.

Really want this for work. It would be so cute for fall. I just haven’t let myself pull the trigger yet. But the sale on these is awesome.

Really want this for work. It would be so cute for fall. I just haven’t let myself pull the trigger yet. But the sale on these is awesome.

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Loved this rose candle set. I thought it was a great deal.

Loved this rose candle set. I thought it was a great deal.

I purchased this lip kit. It comes with a lip liner, lip stick and a lip gloss. I got the nude color.

I purchased this lip kit. It comes with a lip liner, lip stick and a lip gloss. I got the nude color.

I own this already so I didn’t purchase it but if you don’t own this set its awesome. A great everyday color.

I own this already so I didn’t purchase it but if you don’t own this set its awesome. A great everyday color.

4 lip glosses for $45.

4 lip glosses for $45.

Loved this set. I have so many face pallets so I didn’t buy this but if you are on the market this is a good option.

Loved this set. I have so many face pallets so I didn’t buy this but if you are on the market this is a good option.

Another great face pallet option. I swatched this and its gorgeous.

Another great face pallet option. I swatched this and its gorgeous.

Another gorgeous set for only $35.

Another gorgeous set for only $35.

This mirror was really cool. A Nordstrom associate was telling me how great of a deal this was. I already have a make up mirror but if you were looking to invest in one this one was cool

This mirror was really cool. A Nordstrom associate was telling me how great of a deal this was. I already have a make up mirror but if you were looking to invest in one this one was cool

My curling Iron is on sale. Love this curling iron. Really smooth on the hair and I love that there are 5 heat settings.

My curling Iron is on sale. Love this curling iron. Really smooth on the hair and I love that there are 5 heat settings.

My blow dryer is on sale too. Also has 5 heat settings.

My blow dryer is on sale too. Also has 5 heat settings.

Lots of good perfume sales. Jo Malone is one of my favorites.

Lots of good perfume sales. Jo Malone is one of my favorites.

Another great set.

Another great set.

LOVE this glow set. Really pretty and worth the price.

LOVE this glow set. Really pretty and worth the price.

I own this scalp and body scrub and I really love it. Getting the oil and the scrub for this price is amazing.

I own this scalp and body scrub and I really love it. Getting the oil and the scrub for this price is amazing.

I purchased this. I have really been wanting to try the Midnight Recovery oil so I felt like this was a good set to grab to try these products.

I purchased this. I have really been wanting to try the Midnight Recovery oil so I felt like this was a good set to grab to try these products.

Last thing that I purchased. This spray set. You get the full size texturizing spray (smells amazing) and the dry shampoo for basically the price of one of these items.

Last thing that I purchased. This spray set. You get the full size texturizing spray (smells amazing) and the dry shampoo for basically the price of one of these items.

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BAREFOOT DREAMS LINKED HERE. These are always at the top of my list.

PERRICONE MD NO MAKE UP MAKE UP

Hey Friends!

Today I am sharing some new products from the Perricone MD line. You can find all of these products at Ulta Beauty! Perricone MD is a “no make up” make up line. It has good for your skin ingredients and was created to enhance your skin but not look like you are wearing make up. A super natural look which I LOVE! You all know how skincare focused I am so this brand is right up my alley. A couple of products that I am loving include the No Make Up Blush, and the No Make Up Mascara!

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The No Make Up Blush is a coral/pink color and a little goes a long way. I brush it on my cheeks with the applicator and use a brush it blend it into my skin! It stays well and gives a nice flush to the cheeks.

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The mascara is a 2 in 1 treatment for your lashes and mascara combo! It helps to nourish your lashes as well as add volume and thickness. I really like how it separates my lashes and is not clumpy at all.

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Other Perricone MD products on my list to try include the No Make Up Bronzer, the No Make Up Serum Foundation with SPF, and the No Make Up Lipstick. All of them not only look beautiful but have great benefits for your skin, lips, and eye lashes!

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You can get $15 Off any $60 Perricone MD purchase with code RSPERRICONE6 at checkout!

This post has been in collaboration with Ulta and Perricone MD but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting me!

Xoxo,

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Glowy Summer Skin

Hey friends!

Sharing some affordable product picks with you all that will help you achieve bronze glowing summer skin! I love to incorporate more cream products in my summer make up routine so I linked several options below that are all at great price points. Click each item to shop.

Affordable Beauty Products with Walmart!

Hey Friends!

Today I am sharing some of my favorite make up products in collaboration with Walmart! The products I picked are some of my favorite affordable products. I love to have glowing dewy skin so you will see a lot of the skin products I chose are great for that summer glow. Face products are my favorite so I have included a lot of bronzers, blushes and highlights as well as some of my favorite affordable brushes (they are $2 and $3 you cannot beat that!). Check out all of my picks below and just click on each item to shop.

This post has been in collaboration with Walmart but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Xoxo,

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Colleen Rothschild SALE!

HI all!

Sharing an awesome sale with you today. Colleen Rothschild is having 25% off everything. See the details below.

5/14 - 5/20: Friends & Family Sale 
Receive 25% OFF Site-Wide with CODE: FAMILY25 

I am linking some of my favorite Colleen Rothschild products here. The Hydrating face mask is amazing if you have dry skin and it does not break me out. The candle I linked below is the perfect bathroom scent. Smells amazing. The body care set is probably my favorite out of everything. The honey vanilla scent is amazing. The body wash is super hydrating, the scrub is great because its not in a squeeze bottle vs a tub which is so convenient and the body butter is super hydrating. I also love the hair care set. It makes my hair super soft. I love the fact that the hair serum is actually the consistency of a serum and not runny like an oil. My hair absorbs it really well.

Favorite Summer Lip Combos

Hello!

Sharing some of my favorite summer lip combos. Sharing everyday colors as well as pops of color!

First up is my go to color. I use the Charlotte Tilbury lip liner in the shade pillow talk, with the pillow talk lip stick over it with the buxom gloss in the shade creamsicle over it. The best combo! Another CT lip stick i love is the shade Liv It Up. Its more of a brighter pink.

Wearing that combo here!

Wearing that combo here!

Another color I love is the Buxom gloss in the shade Hot Toddy. Its a little bit more nude. Ill wear that same lip liner with the Hot Toddy gloss over it and that’s it!

Wearing that lip liner and the Hot Toddy gloss here!

Wearing that lip liner and the Hot Toddy gloss here!

Here are some swatches of the Buxom glosses. From top to bottom: White Russian, Creamsicle, Hot toddy, Sangria.

Here are some swatches of the Buxom glosses. From top to bottom: White Russian, Creamsicle, Hot toddy, Sangria.

I also love a pop of color for Summer. This red works during the summer and I also love it during the holidays. I normally don’t like matte formulas but I like this one. The shade is “clique”.

Wearing “Clique” here!

Wearing “Clique” here!

I have recently been wearing the Buxom Lip Stains a ton. The formula is awesome. Hydrating and has a little bit of shine but they have lasting color pay off. I love the color “Beso” for a pop of color and I love the color “Frenchie” for a lighter everyday color.

Wearing the color Beso here with my friend Morgan!

Wearing the color Beso here with my friend Morgan!

Wearing “Frenchie” here with the Hot Toddy Gloss on top.

Wearing “Frenchie” here with the Hot Toddy Gloss on top.

Last color I wanted to mention is the Tarte Color splash lipstick in the shake “Sunkissed”. The most gorgeous peachy pink color. I don’t have any pictures of myself wearing it but I promise its worth checking out!

I hope this was helpful! I love talking makeup with you guys.

Talk soon!

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Sephora Spring Sale!

Here are my picks for the Sephora Spring sale event.

Event details:

Starts today 4/26 and goes through May 6th for Rouge members. Use code “HEYROUGE” at check out for 20% off.

All beauty insider access starts on May 2nd.

All of these items I either own are they are on my wish list! Happy shopping.

Monarch Skin - PhotoPro Laser

Hello!

If you follow me on stories you will have seen that I got a laser treatment done recently at Monarch Skin Rejuvenation! My girl Jessica performed what is called a PhotoPro Laser treatment on my face and neck. This is a full face treatment that includes a light pass with BBL laser and a light Profractional laser treatment. To read all about BBL lasers head here to read my post on them! BBL helps focus on getting rid of those brown and red spots we can get from the sun or left over acne scars. This is something I personally struggle with (dang tanning beds) so this treatment does wonders for my skin! The BBL paired with the Profractional laser did wonders for my overall skin health. The Profractional laser helps with collagen stimulation, also helps target those acne scars, smooths out fine lines and wrinkles and helps with overall skin texture. Here is some more info on the Profractional laser from Monarch’s website “The profractional laser treatment uses a fractional laser to create thousands of deep, tiny columns, or microscopic wounds in your skin without affecting the surrounding tissue. This ablative process promotes the skin’s natural healing response by replacing the damaged cells with new, healthier tissue. By triggering the body’s natural healing process, patients will benefit from the accelerated production of new, healthy skin cells as well as the production of new collagen.”

If you read my BBL post you know that BBL doesn’t have any downtime. It will make your dark spots darker and they do eventually flake off but other than that you can wear make up right away. The Profractional laser does have a small amount of down time associated. Right after the treatment my skin we very red and felt like I had a sunburn. The heat in my skin subsided after a couple of hours but I was still really visibly red. Waking up the next day the redness was almost all the way gone but I did still have some texture to my skin. I wore mineral make up starting on day 2 and around day 3 I started having some dead skin come off. Day 4 I would say my skin was 95% back to normal besides still having a couple of dry areas! If you struggle with uneven skin tone, dark spots, scaring or texture on your skin this treatment would be awesome! Monarch also does free consultations so you can go in before your treatment to make sure this is the best treatment option for your skin type.

This treatment is actually Monarch’s March special and is $375 for the full face and if you wanted to add on the neck it would be an additional $250.

You can call Monarch at 913-317-9386 to schedule your consultation! And I see Jessica :). I hope this post was helpful!

Xoxo,

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*This post has been in collaboration with Monarch Skin but all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Revision Skincare Favorites

Hello!

Today I am sharing my favorite Revision Skincare products. Revision Skincare is a Medical Grade skincare line that is results based with high concentrations of ingredients that will actually improve and change your skin. I try tons of Skincare lines and products and you know I would never steer you in the wrong direction! I take my skincare seriously and want to make sure you are getting the best results for your money. One thing I wanted to address, when buying skincare online make sure you are purchasing from authorized retailers. Most Skincare websites will have a section that looks like this stating places that are NOT authorized to sell their products and are probably fake.

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I will link directly to the products from an authorized retailer :) You can also head to their website and search for a medical professional near you. Since revision is a Medical Grade line it is sold at Dermatology offices and Med Spa locations.

My Favorite Revision Products

  1. Papaya Enzyme Cleanser - I have used this product for 6 months now. First of all this stuff smells AMAZING. It is a liquid consistency and foams up nicely. My skin truly feels clean and bright after using this. The Papaya Fruit Extract contains Papain, an enzyme that gently exfoliates for naturally vibrant skin. It is not harsh at all but leaves your skin clear and even. I love using this in the morning. Main things this cleanser does:

    1. Gently polishes away dead surface cells

    2. Nourishes skin with Papaya Extract, rich in vitamins and minerals

    3. Cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural moisture content

  2. Hydrating Serum - This is a Hyularonic acid serum that is oil free and lightweight. I will use this in the morning or at night underneath my moisturizer if I feel that I need some extra hydration. This also helps with plumping up the skin which in turn helps with fine lines and wrinkles.

  3. Intellishade Original- This is one of my favorite SPFs to use on no make-up days. I use the Original formula in the winter when my skin is dry and I like the matte version for the summer time. If you are more oily I would use the matte version! The glow this stuff gives your skin is awesome and it helps to even out your skin tone while protecting you from the sun.

  4. The Black Mask- Currently my all time favorite mask. This mask uses Silt derived from European freshwater lakes to purify and soothe your skin. This mask is good for all skin types and helps to reduce the appearance of pores as it clears them out. Your skin truly feels so smooth after using it. If you try one thing I recommend here, try this! You can use this up to two times weekly.

  5. Revox 7 - This is a peptide rich serum for expression lines. If you have those annoying lines on your forehead, around your eyes, by your mouth etc and you do not want to or cannot get Botox this is a great alternative! I use the smallest amount of this and ONLY put it on my areas that have the fine lines. This helps to plump them up and make them less visible. I use this morning and night.

  6. Nectifirm Advanced - Okay I saved the most trans-formative product for last. This is a product for your neck and chest and it helps to diminish the fine lines and wrinkles as well as firm the skin in these areas. I have been using this product for a little over 3 weeks now and I see huge changes personally. I use this morning and night. See my before and after picture after only 3 weeks below.

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BEFORE AFTER

Products Mentioned

I hope this was helpful! These are products I truly love and use and see true results from. If you try any of these out please let me know what you think!

Xoxo,

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Current Favorite Skin Care Masks

Sharing my current favorite skincare masks with you today! I don’t love to keep a ton on hand at one time as they expire quickly before I can get through them. I try to finish one before I get a new one. I try to mask a couple of times a week and pick which mask I’m going to use that night based on the current state of my skin. I’ve listed below what each mask does and why I like them! Just click each photo to shop the mask if you are interested.

Xoxo,

Shelby

Winter Make up and Skincare Favorites

Sharing some of my go to products for Winter skin! I get very dry skin in the winter so I have to switch up my products I’m using to fight the flaky and dull looking skin. These make up and skincare products help to keep my skin glowing and hydrated.

Ill start off with make up. I’ve added all of my favorite products for winter. The hourglass powders and bronzers are amazing for dry skin. They are the secret to glowing skin for me. The Too Faced born this way foundation and translucent powder are my go to for my dry skin as well. See all my picks below!

Listing my skincare/ lip care products below. My lips get super dry in the winter time so exfoliating them and putting this sleeping mask or the Image lip complex on are game changers. For me its also important to keep my skin exfoliated. I use the cleanser I’ve listed below to keep my skin flake free and smooth. I’ve also included under eye patches I love, thermal spring water to spray on your face to keep the moisture in, the best hyaluronic acid and more! You can click on any photo to shop the item.

I hope this was helpful!

Xoxo,

Shelby

CYBER MONDAY SALES

Hey Friends!

I’m going to round up some of my favorite sales happening for Cyber Monday just like I did for Black Friday and i’m going to end with a gift guide at the bottom! I’m going to stick to gifts under $50. I hope this is helpful! If you find any great sales I haven't shared be sure to email me or message me :).

LOFT - 50% off everything AND free shipping- use code “CYBER” at check out - shop here

Here are some of my favorites from Loft:

ABERCROMBIE - 50% off everything and extra 15% off coats, no code required - shop here

Here are some of my picks from Abercrombie:

NORDSTROM- 60% off select pieces - shop here

Here are some of my new picks from the Nordstrom Sale

AMERICAN EAGLE - 40% off everything and free shipping and 50% off sweaters - shop here

ALO YOGA - 30% off full priced items and 70% off sale items - shop here

ANTHROPOLOGIE - 30% off everything (I would get the Capri Blue candles) - Shop here

BAUBLE BAR - 35% off everything - shop here

Bauble Bar picks linked here

TARTE COSMETICS - up to 60% off everything - shop here

NATIVE DEODORANT - 25% off everything - shop here

SIGMA BEAUTY - this is where I get all my make up brushes - 35% off everything - shop here

ERIN CONDREN - 30% off everything - get yourself the best planner for the new year! I just got mine and i’m obsessed - shop here

CHARLOTTE TILBURY- gifts sets 33-50% off - shop here

POTTERY BARN - Between 25-75% off site wide - shop here

CRATE AND BARREL- 20% off everything, some furniture 40% off and free shipping - shop here

JCREW - 50% off everything 60% off sale - shop here

Here are some of my Jcrew picks

Sephora - Up to 50% off-. shop here

GIFT GUIDE

I included things for him and her and all under $50! Happy shopping and Happy Holidays!

Black Friday Deals

Sharing all the retailers that I shop from that are having Black Friday sales as well as some of my picks. Lets do this!

Express - 50% off everything and extra deals on women’s sweaters and men’s dress shirts - Shop here

Here are some of my Express Picks

Abercrombie - 50% off everything - Shop here

Here are some of my Abercrombie picks

Nordstrom - up to 60% off select items - Shop here

Here are some of my Nordstrom picks

Loft - 50% off everything and free shipping - Shop here

Here are some of my Loft picks

Target - Random door buster sales - Shop here

Here are some of Ross and I’s picks from Target

Old Navy - 50% off everything- Shop here

Here are some of my Old Navy Picks

Sephora - $15 and under sale tab. I’ve linked that tab here

Cole Haan - 50% off 400+ styles - Shop here

Walmart- door buster sales - shop here

Here are some of our picks from Walmart

Anthropologie - 30% off everything (I would get the Capri Blue candles) - Shop here

Gap - 50% off everything - Shop here

Alo Yoga - 30% off full priced items and 70% off sale items - shop here

Aerie - 40% off everything and free shipping - shop here

American Eagle - 40% off everything and free shipping - shop here

Dicks Sporting Goods - 25% off everything - shop here

Here are some of Ross’s picks

Madewell - 25% off your purchase - shop here

Kendra Scott - 20% off all purchases, 25% off $100, 30% off $200 or more - Shop here

Ulta - door buster sales - shop the sale page here

Jcrew - 50% off everything - shop here

Here are some of my Jcrew picks

Bauble Bar - 30% off everything - shop here

Bauble Bar picks linked here

Banana Republic Outlet - 60% off everything - shop here

H&M - 30% off everything - shop here

Forever 21 - 30% off everything! - shop here

Dermstore - up to 30% off - shop here

Goodnight Macaroon - between 30-50% off depending on how much you spend - shop here

Tarte Cosmetics - 30% off everything - shop here

Pottery Barn - 25% off site wide - shop here

Native Deodorant - get $10 off $30 - shop here

Crate and Barrel - 20% off everything, some furniture 40% off and free shipping - shop here

Sigma Beauty - this is where I get all my make up brushes - 30% off everything - shop here

Charlotte Tilbury- gifts sets 33-50% off - shop here

Erin Condren - 30% off everything - get yourself the best planner for the new year! I just got mine and i’m obsessed - shop here

My BBL Treatment Experience

Hi Everyone!

This post is all things BBL! I recently got my second BBL Treatment at Monarch Plastic Surgery here in KC. I loved my results so I wanted to share a little more information on this treatment.

What is BBL and what does it treat?

BBL stands for Broad Band Light and is a laser treatment you can get for you face, chest, neck and hands. BBL treats things like age spots, sun damage, sun induced freckles, and birth marks to name a few. I got it to help reverse some sun damage and acne scaring I have developed over the years to make my skin tone more even.

How does it work?

This is a little over my head so I’m going to quote the Monarch website here:

“The unique BBL technology sends a broad spectrum of therapeutic light into the skin. During treatment, the target tissue responds to the heat energy, which is absorbed without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Monarch Skin Rejuvenation Center uses BBL therapy from Forever Young BBL, the only device that has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with visible signs of aging. With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, patients' skin looks clearer, smoother, and much younger.”

You can check out the full page on BBL on Monarchs Website here.

What to expect

The treatment itself doesn’t take long at all. I would say mine took about 20 minutes each time. I will warn you… it does hurt a little. It feels like a rubber band lightly snapping on your face. Certain areas hurt worse than others but overall its a very short lived pain and nothing terrible but did make my eyes water a couple of times and I’m pretty sure you can ask for numbing cream if you are nervous about it. Right after my skin felt fine but was red both times. It calmed down after about an hour. Over the next 7-10 days your dark spots you were treating will get darker and come to the surface of your skin. This process is called peppering. These spots will eventually form a scab like texture and they will flake off and then your dark spots are gone or either dramatically faded! This process is honestly really cool. You can put make up on over them and no one really noticed the darker spots and flaking except for me. There is no downtime with this treatment which is amazing. I have a full time job so I don’t have time for treatments that have a long recovery process. Depending on how severe your dark spots or issues you are wanting to get treated are will depend on how many sessions you need to see the results you are wanting. I saw amazing results after one treatment! But I have a few areas I wanted treated an extra time. This is something you could get done once a year to keep your skin clear, younger looking and smooth.

How much does it cost?

Monarch is having a November special that includes a chemical peel and a BBL Treatment for $315. A full face BBL normally on its own is $350 for a treatment at Monarch.

*To book with Monarch you can call 913-317-9386*

I hope that was helpful! Head to my Instagram to see videos and photos of my skin post treatment! I have a BBL highlight saved to my profile.

Xoxo,

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Keratin Hair Treatment Experience

Hi Friends and welcome back!

I recently got a Keratin hair treatment at the Glossary Salon. I wanted to share this treatment and experience with you because I feel like this could help a lot of people. Keratin treatments help to smooth frizz and leave your hair sleek and beautiful. I have very curly, frizzy hair naturally so my hair dresser Leah suggested this treatment to help me better manage and control my frizz. I will take you through step by step so you know what to expect when getting a Keratin treatment at the Glossary.

What to expect

step 1- clarify the hair. They will wash your hair and make sure its super clean.

step 2- apply the product in small sections. They used a small brush and comb and combed the product through my wet hair.

step 3- blow dry the product into your hair

step 4 - flat iron the product into hair in small sections

step 5 - rewash and blow out

Then you are done! And you walk out with super smooth sleek beautiful hair. Glossary Salons Keratin treatment is different because you do not have to wait 48 hours to get your hair wet again like most Keratin treatments. You leave with the finished product and you have easy frizz free, easy to maintain hair. Your hair will stay smooth and sleek from this treatment for 4-6 months after the application. I will continue to get this treatment at least twice a year. It is so much easier to blow dry and style my hair.

Time:

allow 2-3 hours for this treatment. The time will vary depending on the length and thickness of your hair.

Cost:

$275 at the Glossary Salon

If you want to try out a Keratin Treatment at the Glossary you can mention my name and you will get a free shampoo and conditioner. What a great time to treat yourself to smooth, frizz free hair for the Holidays :). I hope this was helpful!

*Book your appointment by calling the Glossary at 913.725.8520*

Or book online using this link

https://na01.envisiongo.com/a/theglossarysalon/OnlineBooking.aspx

Xoxo,

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Clarifying process

Clarifying process

the solution and brush they use

the solution and brush they use

they section off the hair to make sure the solution coats all of the hair

they section off the hair to make sure the solution coats all of the hair

Very Thankful for Leah and her team!

Very Thankful for Leah and her team!

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Gift Guide for Her

Hi Friends!

I wanted to share some goodies that I love and would make a great gift for a friend, mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, whoever! And I included some things that I have on my wish list! I will do a gift guide for him next. If you think of any other types of gift guides you would like to see from me please let me know!

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Sephora Holiday Sale

The Sephora Holiday sale is here! Listing the important dates below and my picks for the sale! Its a great time to start picking up Holiday gifts and to stock up on your favorites. Hope you enjoy and let me know what you are picking up!

ROUGE BONUS WEEKEND: 11/2-11/5 20% off purchase with code: ROUGEBONUS

VIB ACCESS : 11/9-11/12 20% off purchase with code: VIBBONUS

ALL BEAUTY INSIDER ACCESS: 11/16-11/19 15% off purchase with code: BIBONUS

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The Best Natural Deodorant

Hi Friends!

If you have been following me for a little bit you know how much I love and support Native Deodorant. Two big reasons I love it: 1. It’s free of all the chemicals that we don’t necessarily want in our bodies and 2. It works! I have tried several other natural deodorants that still left me smelly, so when I found one that actually worked I have stuck to it and never looked back! My husband actually uses Native too and he loves it. His whole life he has had issues with normal deodorant irritating his sensitive skin. I recently switched him over to Native and he has had zero issues since switching and the health of his skin has significantly improved (this is 100% a real story I promise lol). If you are new to Native my number 1 recommendation would be to start off with the Coconut Vanilla scent! It is my favorite. If you have more sensitive skin I would try the coconut vanilla sensitive formula. Something I recently picked up is their seasonal fall sample pack! You get 3 sticks in the sample pack and end up actually saving about 17%. The fall sample pack includes Lilac & White Tea, Orange & Honeysuckle, and Lemon Zest & Pomegranate. They smell so good. There is also a Pumpkin Spice Latte scent I’ve had my eye on. These deodorants are free of aluminum, parabens, and sulfates and they also never test on animals!

If you want to test out this deodorant for yourself you can use the code “shelby10” at check out and get 10% off of your order! They also always offer free shipping.

This post was in collaboration with Native, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Xoxo,

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My Current Skincare Routine

It has been a little while since I have shared an updated skincare routine and with the seasons about the change I thought right now would be the perfect time to share! As you can see below I kind of have a favorite brand. I do mix in a couple of other items from other brands but I normally stick with SkinCeuticals for the most part. The research and science behind this brand is like no other. The medspa I go to sells this as well as my esthetician. Professionals back this brand too! The high quality and highly effective ingredients show results like no other brand that I have used. AND NO THIS ISN'T SPONSORED :). Just keeping it real with you guys. I hate to see people wasting money on products that they are not going to results from in the long term, so I'm here to help! I will start with my morning routine and talk about each product and why I use it. Lets get into it. 

First I cleanse my skin in the morning. Below are a couple of options I have been using recently. I like to use a scrub in the morning to get my skin prepared for make up for work. Below are two that I love! 

The SkinCeuticals cleanser is great for acne prone skin. The Avene' scrub is great for sensitive skin. 

Next I tone my skin. I love this toner. Its not drying and balances out your skin and preps it for your next products. 

Next I use a Vitamin C serum. THIS IS IMPORTANT PEOPLE. If you aren't using a Vitamin C serum now here are a couple of reasons you should start: 

-It produces collagen so it firms your skin and reduces wrinkles 

-It makes your sunscreen more effective 

-Improves the texture of your skin and makes it more smooth

-It prevents and fades dark spots 

-Helps protect your skin from pollution and free radical damage 

This specific serum is amazing. It is great for acne prone skin and does all of the above things. I have seen SUCH an improvement in my skin since adding this into my regimen. The gel is great for oily skin, but both show the same results! 

Next is eye cream! I love this one for daytime. Its lightweight but provides great moisture to the under eyes and makes your concealer go on smoothly. 

 

After that I use my SPF. This SPF is the first I've tried that does not break me out. This particular one is for acne prone skin and I love it.  SPF is very important, even in the fall and winter! Don't skip this step. 

 

And last I add a lightweight moisturizer on top! 

NIGHT TIME ROUTINE

First you need to remove your make up! This step is so important. Your cleanser can't do its job when there is a layer of make up between the cleanser and your skin. So first use a cleanser to remove your make up or a make up remover towel. Here are some cleansers I like to remove my make up with as well as the towel I love to use. 

Next I go in with another cleanser (this is called double cleansing) and I use the same ones I use in the morning! It is very important to make sure all of the make up from the day is off your skin! 

Next I tone my skin again just like I do in the morning. I am going to link the cotton pads that are a GAME CHANGER below. I know it sounds dumb to pay extra money for cotton pads but just trust me on this one. 

Next I got in with my night time serums. First I put my Mandelic serum on my t-zone area where I am prone to break outs. (I havent been able to find this online, but I get mine from my esthetician Rachel Naster)

Benefits of Mandelic Serum: 

- Great for inflamed acne 

- Helps with hyper-pigmentation

- Gentle enough for sensitive skin  

Next I use my Hylauronic Acid serum. This is for that extra hydration. Great for plumping the skin. 

3 times a week I use a Retin-A. 

Benefits of Retin-A

-Increases/ speeds up cell turn over (which means you are getting new skin cells faster, new skin cells = younger looking skin) 

-Helps with the texture of the skin. Smoother, younger looking skin (and not the mention the GLOW it gives)

-Its great for acne 

I actually get my Retin-A from my doctor but I've linked some awesome options below!

Next is eye cream. I love this option for night time. Its a little heavier than the one I use during the day but is helpful for my dry under eyes (honestly I'm a little extra for having two eye creams and its 100% not necessary to have two, one is perfectly fine) 

Last I use my moisturizer and some lip treatments! I've linked some of my favorites below. 

Here I am going to link some of my favorite masks. I try to mask once a week at least! Some of these are for acne and some are for redness and calming the skin and some are for extra moisture. I love all of these and switch them out during the week depending on what issue my skin is having at the moment. And the spray I linked below is AMAZING to use at the end of your whole routine! 

Below I am linking some tools I use in my skincare routine. I use a jade roller for puffiness and lymphatic drainage, an Ice roller for inflamed acne and puffiness/redness. I also use a steamer to really open up my pores and clean them out. I will use the steamer after my face is totally clean and before all of my serums! Steaming is a game changer! I steam my face probably once or twice a week and I jade roll/ ice roll a couple of times a week as well. I will usually jade roll or ice roll once I have my serums on before my moisturizer. I also have an attachment for my Clarisonic that is for facial massage! (I don't recommend clarisonics for cleansing because of the bacteria it can accumulate but I do love using mine for facial massage) 

SO much information but I truly hope this is helpful! My routine is changing all the time because I love trying new things and trying to find the best products for you all but I am loving all of these products I am using right now! A lot of these are staples in my routine and will be for a long time! Let me know your favorite products below. 

Xoxo,

 

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My NBR Hair Extension Experience

Hey friends! 

Thanks for stopping by today. I wanted to create a post to answer ALL of your hair extension questions! I asked you all on Instagram to send me your questions so I am going to answer the most asked questions here. If you have additional questions after reading this post please leave your questions below in the comments. I was gifted these services but all opinions are my own. 

WHERE I GO

I went to The Glossary Salon and I see Leah! Leah is AWESOME and very qualified (she is a level 2 NBR stylist). I trust her fully when it comes to my hair. She also colored my hair if you are looking for someone awesome for hair color. 

WHAT ARE NBR EXTENSIONS 

NBR stands for Natural Beaded Rows. Directly from the NBR website (you can check it out here) "The hair extensions are placed in rows in the hair by creating a “track” with an exclusive bead and string technique. Wefts are then placed on the track and sewn in." There is absolutely no glue or head used in this method so the damage to your natural hair is very minimal. They do not slip and do not take long to get installed at all! 

THE PROCESS

I personally got extensions for volume and not necessarily length. I might go for length next time but for now I'm loving my shorter hair. I went in and got a consultation with Leah first. We talked about what I wanted to achieve and she consulted me on what would be best for my hair. This took about 30 minutes. I left feeling really comfortable with the process and excited! My actual appointment didn't take long at all. Leah will custom dye your  extensions before your appointment so everything is ready to go. I only got one row of extensions and 6 wefts of hair. The entire process for me only took about an hour and a half. She blended the extensions with my own hair by having me stand up and she cut my hair to make it all look seamless. It does not hurt and they are surprisingly comfortable. The extensions feel a little tight for the first 48 hours but then they loosen up and you cant even tell you have them in. You can wash, brush and style your hair just as normal! And YES you can wear your hair up :). 

COST

Everyone will be different in this category. I will depend on the length of the hair and how much hair you need. I only got one row of extensions and 6 wefts of hair. I got 18 in extensions and she cut them down to blend with my hair. The cost of the hair and the installation for me was around $600. Again this will vary greatly depending on the person and the amount of hair. You will find out the cost of everything after you have your consultation! 

HOW TO CARE FOR THE EXTENSIONS 

A couple of things Leah recommends are a wet brush (which are amazing by the way, ill link one below), oil, shine spray, detangler/leave in conditioner, and a smoothing shampoo and conditioner. You can wash, dry and style your hair as normal but it is important to keep the extensions moisturized and to comb through them every morning and night. I went to the beach with my extensions and I followed all of Leah's recommendations and they did great! It is important to take care of your new hair so it lasts as long as possible. The hair should last between 4 and 6 months and you have to get them moved up as your hair grows every 8 weeks. 

 

I hope this was helpful! If you go see Leah for some extensions don't forget to mention my name! 

 

 

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Xoxo,

 

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