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Cotton and Cashmere V-Neck Sweater

Men’s Christmas Sweaters

Flannel Patterned Sleep Pant

DJI – Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter – White 

North Face Bones Beanie

Kiehl’s ‘Jeremyville – Healthy Skin For Him’ Collection ($45 Value)

Dior Sauvage Set

Ugg ‘Leighton’ Chukka Boot 

Apple Watch Series 1 38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band

Cigars International Diesel Sampler 6-Pack Gift Set

Men’s gift guide is finally here! Linked are all of the items, which are on sale now through this weekend for Black Friday. There may be additional sales because of Cyber Monday, so feel free to check multiple vendors like Amazon or Target.

Men can be hard to shop for, but the items above are a perfect mix for that certain man in your life! Enjoy and happy shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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Nike Air Max Thea SE Sneaker

Rose All Day Phone Case

Tory Burch Reva Logo Dial Bracelet Watch 36mm

Flowerbomb- Holiday Eau de Parfum

Elisa Gold Pendent Necklace in Iridescent Drusy

Tarte Pretty Paintbox Collector’s Makeup Case

Bath and Body Works Holiday Gift Set

Beats by Dr. Dre – Solo2 On-Ear Wireless Headphones – Rose Gold

Gap Shearling Moto Jacket

Ted Baker London ‘Large Bow-Madlynn’ Cosmetics Case

Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Leather Crossbody Bag

Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Look in a Clutch Collection

These are just a few of some of the top items to purchase for “her” or yourself this season! All products are listed above. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday, sales may even be applicable on these items, and I will update, as they roll in!

Shop smart this season, with items that are luxury, great quality, and a great deal! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and happy shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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This past Saturday, I was lucky to shoot with Courtney MacDougall! She is an amazing and talented local photographer. She shot me in a few simple looks, giving light to nature and the environment around us! I want to thank her again!

Make sure to check out her social media and portfolio pages down below!

Courtney MacDougall social media and portfolio:

Instagram: lifewithcourt

Twitter: lifewithcourt

Portfolio: With My Soul Photography

XOXO Courtney Kaner

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I have officially found my favorite face masks, and they are the Sephora Sheet Masks. I am so incredibly behind on the obsession, but my love for these are real.

I was actually very nervous to try these the first time around because I am always fearful that new products will break me out. My skin is on the sensitive side at times, and I didn’t feel like having to deal with the consequences if things didn’t go as planned. However, I took the plunge and boy, was I glad I did.

The first mask I tried was the pearl eye mask. I had been running off of a busy twelve hour day with makeup that was slowly melting off of my face. I hopped in the shower, cleansed, toned, and placed these babies underneath my eyes and was ready for the magic to happen. I left them on for the required amount of time, and when I went to remove them, my under eyes felt so hydrated and refreshed. I patted in the rest of the liquid heaven under my eyes and went to sleep to wake up to diminished dryness and puffiness.

I decided to try the orchid face mask a few days later and was equally pleased. Even though I looked like a character out of the film Halloween, I was in love with the outcome. The next day my skin was no longer dry or peeling, and it felt softer than before.

These masks range from $5-$6 and are an affordable way to enjoy the luxury of a sheet mask.

Sephora Sheet Masks

Definitely try these masks out! They can be found at all Sephora retailers in store and online. They are the perfect gift and stocking stuffer for this holiday!

-XOXO Courtney Kaner

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It’s that time of year again! I officially broke out of my comfort zone and did something so crazy! I decided I wanted to tackle ventriloquist makeup, which was actually more challenging than I thought! But I conquered all those challenges to bring you a simplified tutorial, so you can recreate it!

At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about how it turned out, but after I liked the creepy and “messy” animation of it.

I think this is the cutest Halloween look, and wish I thought of being this for Halloween this year! Below I added a few touches that would look perfect with this makeup look and make you look like the ultimate ventriloquist puppet.

XOXO Courtney Kaner

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Fall is here, and Halloween is around the corner! Regardless, it is the season of warm pumpkin scents, candles, candy corn, and cozy blankets. It can be hard decorating practically, especially on a budget. The key is to pick items that are reusable every year, interchangeable, and can be used all year round! Below is my latest video one how I decorated my apartment for the season, along with a few inspiration pictures from my Pinterest board !

Most of my vases and bedroom decor is maintained throughout the whole year, along with candles, but I tend to remove the pumpkin decorations and keep them for the next year! My decor is from Homegoods, Marshalls, TJ Max, Michael’s, and Target.

These are my inspirations for my future home! I love how non-traditional the pieces are, using white pumpkins instead of orange, giving a rustic vibe to your home. Candles are an essential with the colder months on their way. If you have a porch or front deck, I recommend having fun and adding barrels of hay, pumpkins, and fall wreaths to the mix.

That is my dream!

XOXO Courtney Kaner

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It is been a hot minute since I have filmed a video. Getting settled into school has been hard, but I am finally back and will be filming as regularly as possible!

Since fall is officially here, meaning the weather is matching the season, we can finally wear our fave fall makeup looks.

This everyday makeup tutorial is the perfect and simple look to sport for class, a meeting, errands, lunch, dinner, or even a nice event or formal. Maybe even homecoming?!

Below are some of my fave shades that you can use to recreate this look or other fall makeup looks.

The palette I used in this tutorial is the Anastasia of Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. (Sold at Sephora and Ulta)

XOXO

Courtney

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With New York Fashion Week here, beauty trends are on the rise with each designer that shows on the runway! Below are a few of my favorites thus far.

Carmen Marc Valvo

Marissa Webb

Desigual

Tommy Hilfiger

Nicole Miller

Carolina Herrera

Misha

Smokey eyes and lots of dewy highlight seems to be the main focus for this season’s S/S 2017 runway!

For more New York Fashion Week updates, stay tuned!

-XOXO Courtney

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Marble Aesthetic

Marble seems to be everywhere lately. It is no longer what you see in your parent’s bathroom or the counter of an upscale kitchen. The marble aesthetic is a huge trend for accessories, home decor, and even clothing!

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Most of these items can be found in stores, such as Marshalls, Homegoods, Target, Urban Outfitters, Amazon and more! Classic pieces like these can spruce up any bedroom, dorm, outfit, even computer!

My notebook above is from Homegoods, my computer case is from Amazon, and phone case is from Amazon.

-XOXO Courtney

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Back to school is here! And although I am bittersweet and anxious about the new academic year to start, it is time to face reality and plan this year’s series of fashionable weeks!

Since fall doesn’t officially arrive until the end of September, we will still be forced to wear cooler clothes for the classroom heat. But that’s not a problem! We can still look back to school ready, while keeping up with the summer weather.

For the first day and first few weeks, a simple striped tee and shorts are a must. You can spruce it up with your favorite adidas, converse, hair and new backpack. My small black bag is perfect for any necessary school items. The long straps allow for shoulder comfort and the distressed material adds a vintage style! I got mine at Marshalls, but there are similar ones here and here.

Whatever your back to school look may be, have an excellent beginning of the year!

-XOXO Courtney

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