Beauty, Fashion, Jewelry

With summer weekends in New England fast approaching, it’s time to break out your best summer wear for trips to the Cape! Below is an outfit guide for the perfect weekend in Cape Cod or other beach vacations!

From Left to Right:

Island Ferry Cream Sweater– Lulus       Capri Woven Tote with Pom Charms 

New Flora Skinny Scarf– Gucci      Ripped Denim Leggings– Hue

Blush Ruffle Bikini (Similar)        Stripe Ruffle Wrap Dress– Topshop

BP Multistrand Choker       Converse Chuck Taylors     Tom Ford Bronzer

Canvas Cosmetic Bag– G By Guess

For a beach weekend away, the best way to get the most out of what you pack is by bringing neutral tones to mix and match. Do not be afraid to combine whites for a clean and warm summer look, while adding pastels for a pretty pairing.

Happy Weekend Away

-XOXO Courtney

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Summer is around the corner, and it is time to get glam with peach shades and a glowing highlight!

Below are a few of my favorite peach toned makeup products perfect for summer (and featured in the tutorial)!

Too Faced Peaches Palette

Becca Highlighter- Champagne Pop

Anastasia Of Beverly Hills Gloss- Sunset Strip

Mac Peaches Blush

-XOXO Courtney

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and with little time left, it is time to get your mama a gift! Below are a few last minute ideas for your mom.

1. La Mer The Moisture Intensive Collection

2. Fitbit Alta HR Wireless Heart Rate and Fitness Tracker

3. Love, Bite Lip Set- Bite Beauty

4. Tory Burch Thin Flip Flop

5. Lush Cross Front Blouse

6. 7-in-1 Facial Massager and Cleanser- Grace and Stella (Coupon Code Here)

7. Kendra Scott ‘Elle’ Drop Earrings

8. In The Buff Bundle- Fresh

Happy Shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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When it comes to cleansing and exfoliating my face, I am always looking for the newest face wash or brush to wash away dirt and impurities. Removing makeup, dirt, and dry patches is crucial to clean and healthy skin! Using Grace and Stella Co.’s 7-in-1 Facial Massager and Cleanser, I can do all of that with one easy device!

Grace and Stella Co.’s 7-in-1 Facial Massager and Cleanser comes with 7 different heads to fit your cleaning needs. It exfoliates and massages your skin to reveal smooth and supple skin and is water resistant. The device massages and stimulates blood flow to your face, as well as exfoliates the feet and body with the change of the brush head. Simply click in your choice of head, wet your face, apply a dime sized amount of your favorite cleanser onto the brush head, and click the button to choose your speed.

The device is small enough for travel and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. Not to mention, the brush is only $18.95! I have noticed a huge difference in the look and feel of my skin. My dry patches are completely exfoliated and gone, and my skin looks much brighter and has better circulation. My favorite brush is the massager head, which helps puffiness under the eyes and face.

This makes an excellent gift for yourself and even your mom for mother’s day! Share the gift of clean and fresh skin, and click the link here to receive a discount on your facial massager and cleanser order!

For a more in depth review, check out the video I posted on the product too!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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Skincare has become my new favorite obsession (along with makeup still of course!) I have tested out and acquired quite a few favorites, which I love sharing! Here are my must have skincare products of right now!

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  1. The Pearlessence Cucumber Water Mist was an interesting find! I found it at TJ Maxx and seems to be some sort of unknown, indie skincare brand, that takes a lot of inspiration from the brand Herbivore. The scent is light, and the mist adds a refreshing feel to you skin. If you are in any of the TJ Maxx or Marshalls stores, see if they carry any of their items! They are hidden gems.
  2. The Tarte Brightening Eye Cream has been an absolute savior for my poor undereyes. I have continuously gone back to using this product after finding that other drug store eye creams were burning/not doing anything for the area. Even though it is pricey for the size, it does wonders with its thick and creamy formula.
  3. The Purity Made Simple has been my go to for removing makeup. I got my mom hooked on this as well for its gentle and fresh smelling formula. You can buy it in large bottles to save money and it lasts you for months. I can’t say enough good things about this product.
  4. Sephora has changed the game with their sheet masks. I love the rose one for its hydrating and plumping abilities, but they all are great. The mask is thin, and although you may look like Freddie or Jason, your skin looks noticeably better just after taking it off.
  5. Exfoliating is always my number one problem. The Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel is a gentle way to get rid of dead skin. The gel goes on dry and pushes away rolls of dead skin in an instant. It sounds gross, but is actually very satisfying and does the job well.
  6. The Murad Clarifying Mask is an overnight pimple saver. With just one dot, the mask dries out any existence of a pimple and leaves you with smooth looking skin. I like to use it as a spot treatment, but it can be applied as a full mask too.
  7. The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser has been my go to and has changed my skin for the better! It has helped to reduce over-drying and has faded impurities. It is also gentle enough for even the most sensitive and acne prone skin.

I hope you will take some of my must haves and try them for yourself! Obviously, not everyone is going to like everything, but that is the beauty of trying new skincare.

-XOXO Courtney

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Since the holidays have been over, I’ve been dying to give my place a fresher look. I’ve been rapidly burning all of my Christmas candles and switching from snowmen to vases and flowers. However, it can get tricky trying to decide what to switch out and even find the items you are looking for, but I have the solution for you!

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When it comes to freshening up your space for a new season, I am all about switching up home décor and certain furnishings to add a new feel. Decorative pillows and blankets are an easy way to make a space feel fresh and like a new home. They are fairly inexpensive and can be changed as you go. I also will go and buy fresh lavender candles in bulk because the scent is so clean and will go perfectly at any time (even if it still looks like winter out.) Add a fresh new rug with vibrant colors or soft neutrals, a few large glass pieces, new bedding, and even accent tables, and your home will feel brand new!

The only problem is that I can never find everything in one place. I always have to travel all over to find exactly what I am looking for, but now I have finally found the solution. Furniture.com offers you the ability to find everything you need to spruce up your home for the new season in one place. Browse the type of room you’re looking to decorate, the mattress tab, and even my favorite, the home décor tab, to find items that you’ll need. Furniture.com will redirect you to the website to place your order, and you are on your way!

If you are looking for a bargain, like I always am, their new find local sales finder will locate stores in your area that are currently having a sale in what you’re looking for! It’s an easy and fast way to purchase everything you need to redecorate in one place and at home from the comfort of your own couch!

I have already found pieces of wall décor and decorative pillows I am ready to purchase, so I can make my apartment feel like spring, even if it is only mid-winter.

Check out Furniture.com today to find items and sales that you have been looking for!

Happy home shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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In conjunction with my last post, I filmed a video review on how I felt about my Grace and Stella Co. brush. I go into even more detail about the product and how it helped me! If you are interested in purchasing one of my favorite new products, click the link down below!

2-IN-1 BODY EXFOLIATING BRUSH & MASSAGER

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Make sure you also take the time to enter Grace and Stella Co.’s giveaway! Link below!

Click here to enter.

-XOXO Courtney

 

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I don’t know about you, but I suffer from extreme dryness in the winter time. My whole body is one big flaky mess. But I have officially found my go to brush from Grace and Stella Co. to whisk the dryness away.

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I partnered with Grace and Stella Co. for this post to show you how one product can get rid of even the toughest dry skin on your body. The 2-IN-1 BODY EXFOLIATING BRUSH & MASSAGER is made with natural boar bristles for effective dry brushing to help circulation and lessen the appearance of cellulite, but is also great wet with your favorite scrub or cleanser to exfoliate your whole body. The product is $24.95 and comes with a 16” long handle and strap, a free body cream (which is my favorite), travel bag and shower hook. The device is portable, easy to use, and great if you have sensitive skin.

I have been using this product for 2 weeks and have noticed such a difference. My main problem area is my legs. They were so dry and flaky that when I would take my leggings off, I could visibly see the dead skin… YUCK! But after using the brush wet with my daily cleanser, followed by the lotion, my skin felt instantly smooth and flake free. The brush worked perfectly in combination with shaving, allowing for a closer shave, getting rid of that dead skin, allowing you to get straight to the hair follicle. The lotion by itself is also to die for! It smells like lavender and is a non-greasy formula, which is a must for me. The company should seriously sell it in a larger tube separately!

The only complaint I have for this product is that the hook does not stick to the shower wall. I am not sure if the suction cup on mine doesn’t work properly, but I have not been able to attach it to my wall without having it fall.

Besides that, I will continue to use this product all over my body for a flake free winter and even into the summer!

Grace and Stella Co. are also holding a giveaway to win one of their foot masks!

Check out more of Grace and Stella Co. products for a smoother body!

-XOXO Courtney

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Venus Et Fleur Custom Arrangement

Nordstrom At Home Faux Fur Border Knit Throw

Keurig® 2.0 K200 Coffee Maker Brewing System

Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste 2.5 qt. Tea Kettle in Dots

3-Wick Bath and Body Works Candles 

Tom Ford Coffee Table Book

In need of a last minute gift? Does he or she love home decor? Above are some easy gifts to pick up (or get delivered) for that special person in your life! With the holidays starting this weekend, these picks are guaranteed to make them happy this jolly season! They all range in price, but you are sure to find something in your budget!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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The holidays are almost here! Whether it’s a gift or for yourself, holiday pajamas are key for this season! Finding the perfect set can be hard, but I’ve found that Nordstrom has the best selection of pj’s for your holiday and Christmas morning!

Make + Model Deck The Halls Pajamas

PJ Salvage Polar Fleece Shorts

Betsey Johnson Plush Sweater

Wildfox Baggy Beach Jumper-Winter Wonderland Pullover

PJ Salvage Print Flannel Pajamas

Ugg Raven Plaid Cotton Pajamas

Cozy Zoe Critter One-Piece Pajamas

Nordstrom Lingerie Sleepyhead Thermal Nightshirt

Linked above are some of my faves! Happy shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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