Beauty, Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle

Last Wednesday was my 22nd birthday, and it was the best one yet! I spent the week enjoying time with friends and family and doing some pretty exciting things! Below is a recap of my birth week!

I enjoyed a Red Sox game on a beautiful night, tasted local wines at Nashoba Valley Winery, sipped on rose at my birthday dinner at Yvonne’s in Boston, created a masterpiece at Muse Paint Bar, and got my game on at Dave and Busters!

The entire week was filled with such fun and love, and I couldn’t ask for anything more!  Stay tuned for more on my Instagram and an exciting trip that I will be going on soon!

Thanks for all the birthday wishes!

-XOXO Courtney

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Fashion

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has officially begun! The sale opened today for  cardholders until the 20th, but will officially be open to the public on July 21! This sale is probably the biggest of the year! You can get so many designer pieces and more (brand new for fall) on sale! But BEWARE! It goes by super fast! Prices go back to their original mark up on August 8th, so make sure you take advantage as soon as you can! For more details, just go to the Nordstrom website.

Every summer, I keep a close eye on this sale because it is the one time of the year that I splurge and get all of my fall closet staples! It may still be 80 degrees out, but you better know that I am buying sweaters, jeans, and suede boots, if they are a deal! Below are my picks for this year’s sale!

From L to R:

Topshop Layered Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan

BP. Lace Trim Slipdress

Halogen Corbin Slide Loafer

ALLSAINTS Raye Leather Tote

Topshop Stripe Colorblock Cardigan

STS Blue Ashley High Waist Ankle Skinny

Leith Blouson Sleeve Sweater

BP. Faren Bootie

Topshop Jamie High Waist Skinny Jeans

Adidas Originals Trefoil Crewneck Sweatshirt 

Happy Shopping!

-XOXO Courtney

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Beauty

Grace and Stella Co. recently sent me a new product of their’s to try out, and I was super excited. I am all about hydrating the skin and making it look its best, especially in the summer. My skin tends to be the driest with being in the sun all day and working out constantly. They gifted me their Organic Shea Butter Lotion, which was going to fit my needs perfectly.

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The Shea Butter Lotion comes in a 16 oz bottle. The packaging is simple with light purple detail and a cute quote that says “You’re my butter half.”  The pump makes applying the product easy and quick, and the overall size of the bottle makes storing the product easy and looks adorable in any bedroom or bathroom setting. I am so in love with its soft scent. It is light and not over powering, so you won’t feel overwhelmed and on a verge of a headache like many other body lotions.

What I love most about this product is how light and non-greasy it feels. The formula is thinner than other typical lotions, which once applied to the skin, soaks in, giving you the best hydration. I always apply it after my shower, and I never once feel sticky or like I need another shower. The product is 100% pure and refined, giving your skin the best and most natural results.

Since using this product, I have noticed such a difference in my skin. My legs are no longer flaky and dry. It preserves my natural tan and even enhances it, giving me a natural glow. The product doesn’t just sit on top of the skin, but soaks in to the deepest layer, giving you the most amazing, natural hydrated feeling!

I would definitely recommend this product! It is only $14.95, and since the 4th of July is around the corner, Grace and Stella is offering up to 70% off their products from June 30 to July 5! In addition, they have given me an exclusive coupon code just for my viewers to get and addition discount!

Check out the product! I hope you love it as much as I do!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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Beauty

My favorite kind of nights are the ones that I can sit down, pamper myself, do my makeup, and get ready for a date night out. I love to take my time and use products that I normally wouldn’t on a day to day basis when I am in a rush! Below is my latest youtube tutorial of me getting ready for my night out! Enjoy and check the products I used below it!

-Use the Pacifica Vegan Probiotic and Spice Mask for 10 minutes

-Apply Makeup Forever Step One Smoothing Primer

-Used Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Warm Nude

-Apply Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

-Baked with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

-Set rest with Makeup Forever HD Powder

-Bronze with Benefit Hoola

-Use Too Faced Sweetheart Blush

-Highlight with Anastasia of Beverly Hills Gleam Palette

-Use Tarte Swamp Queen Palette on eyes

-Use L’oreal Mascaras (fave is telescopic)

-MAC lipliner in Whirl

-NYX gloss in Fortune Cookie

-XOXO Courtney

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Fashion, Jewelry, Lifestyle

I am OBSESSED with everything mermaid! When I was younger, I used to pretend that I was a mermaid swimming in the ocean. Now that I’m much older, I channel my love for the creature in a different way.

Off Duty Tee– Stylegirl Boutique     Mermaid Tail Pool Float       Mermaid Tea Towel

Mermaid Card        Mermaid Bikini– Dress Lily (Similar here)      Mermaid Essentials Bag

These goodies above are a cute and simple way to incorporate your love for mermaids into your home, heart, and life! Sport a shell shaped bikini on the beach, or send out thank you cards with a detailed fin on the paper. These items make great gifts for your friends or yourself!

-XOXO Courtney

 

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Lifestyle

This past weekend, I spent some time in Cape Cod with my family. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate as we would have liked, it was still so fun and great time spent away!

We stayed at a quaint Airbnb in Eastham near a beach. There was a beautiful roof view from our cottage of the ocean. I was able to get some sun in between the clouds, but the best day was on Sunday, when we visited Provincetown. I fell in love with the shops, the food, and of course the drinks! I definitely recommend visiting the area. The best food we had was from Arnold’s! The crab cakes are to die for! I could go for them all the time!

I also wanted to announce that my sister is raising money a second year in a row for Plummer Youth Promise. Since last summer, she paddles to raise money for the organization! Click here to support and donate. Every little amount helps!

For more adventures this summer, stay tuned!

-XOXO Courtney

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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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Jewelry

With summer dresses and off the shoulder tops, my favorite accessory to add are dainty necklaces. They are simple and perfect for layering, which is a trend I have been obsessed with! Below are a few, perfect for any look.

Moon and Lola- Metal Engraved Bar Necklace 

Moon and Lola- Metal Nameplate  Necklace 

Bauble Bar- Asymmetrical Alpha Pendant Necklace 

Bauble Bar- Edvina Bar Necklace 

Kendra Scott- Elisa Pendant Necklace 

Zoe Chicco- Dangling Semiprecious Stone Choker 

Simple necklaces like these are perfect to pair with simple tees and tops to add a pop to any look. I love this one that can double as a choker and long necklace.

-XOXO Courtney

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Beauty

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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Fashion, Lifestyle

Palm leaf is a new, must-have trend for spring and summer. Whether it is worn on a dress, bikini, or your iPhone case, the print is versatile and adds a cool, clean touch to any piece in your closet or home.

1. Stone Fox Hermosa One-Piece

2. Martinique Cosmetic Travel Bag

3. Palm Leaf Maxi Beach Dress

4. Outdoor Palm Leaf Pillow Cover

5. Adidas Cloudfoam Ultra Slide Sandal

6. Leaf Print Bikini

7. Tropical Pattern iPhone Case

The pattern will make any item look like it came from a tropical island!

-XOXO Courtney

 

 

 

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