Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I had to work half of Saturday, but I think I got a lot accomplished in the afternoon. I’ve got my posts written for this week, so that’s always exciting. Thank you all for your feedback on my outfit post! Stay tuned for this week’s look on Wednesday. Today I wanted to share my favorite beauty/skincare products that you can get at the drugstore. These WAY outperform their more expensive counterpart, so let’s get started!

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PSSSST dry shampoo // Maybelline “The Falsies” Push-up Mascara // L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask // Garnier Micellar Water // Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

Dry Shampoo: Having written about this before, I’m here to tell you (again) that you have to try this PSSSST dry shampoo. I love it for several reasons…it’s cheap, it smells great, and it works! Honestly, I go through probably two cans per month. Should I be embarrassed? Maybe. But I’m totally not! This doesn’t leave a white residue and has the most yummy coconut lime smell. It honestly transports me to the beach every single time I use it. (PS: My everyday scrunchy curls hair tutorial is here)

Mascara: I have a very specific lash problem. My lashes are super long but they are super straight. I find this kind of weird, because I have naturally curly hair. That being said, I found this Maybelline mascara and it works wonders. I apply a coat at the beginning of putting my makeup on, then apply another coat at the end. I definitely recommend this mascara if you need a curling effect. It adds volume as well!

Mask: This clay mask is very affordable, and that’s the number 1 reason I like it. It compares very similarly to a high priced department store version. It has a cooling effect that really feels good on the face, especially after getting home from a long day at work. L’Oreal has perfected its mask game with this product.

Makeup Remover: I give this Garnier micellar water 11 stars out of 10. It is the ONLY product that I’ve ever used that gets ALL of my makeup off without scrubbing my face raw. It is gentle, oil-free, alcohol free, and fragrance free. And for all of my low maintenance babes, you don’t have to rinse! WHAT A WIN.

Cleanser: Formulated without parabens, this Neutrogena exfoliating cleanser provides major hydration to even the driest skin. I love that it’s gentle enough to use everyday and it provides just enough exfoliation! The hyaluronic acid helps plump your skin.

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What are your favorite drugstore beauty, skincare, or hair care items? Let me know, because I love trying new products!



(Photos by: D. Keener Photography)



Hey everyone! I hope you have some amazing plans for the weekend. I am currently holed up at my school studying…doesn’t that sound like fun? I feel like I have missed out on so much as I was out of the country for SO long. BUT I did want to share a fun post on the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala.

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I am LOVING Pantone’s choice this year. I’m thankful that it’s a color that looks good on so many people. I’m obsessed with warm, rich colors like this. AND can I please just say I am thankful that I can wear this color in the spring/summer this year as well?

One of my favorite ways to explore the color of the year is by looking through Sephora’s Pantone collection. Sometimes I’m not totally sure what the exact color is, so Sephora to the rescue! Most of the current products are sold out, however, you can still visit the site to get ideas on this color & what it looks like.

So, once you have figured out just exactly what Marsala looks like, the next question is: how do I wear it?

I think a Marsala nail polish choice is a good way to dive right in without a huge commitment. You know what I mean! Also, a blush & a lip creme round out my top 3 picks. Believe it or not, it was pretty hard to find products that I thought defined this color of the year. Here’s what I came up with…

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{Nail Polish} Essie: In Stitches

{Blush} Nars: Seduction

{Lip Creme} Tarte: Admired

So, I want to know…what do you think of this Color of the Year? How will you wear it?

Y’all are never going to believe this BUT I have school today! NO. So this means you’ll have to shop all day & totally let me know what labor day sale finds you snagged! I’ve rounded up my favorite sales (and some items) below…

*click on the item to take you to my favorites!*

BaubleBar–Use code “SALE20” for 20% off already reduced prices

C. Wonder–additional 50% sale items & 30% full-priced items

DVF–30% off sale section (priced as marked)

J. Crew–30% off $125+ (also check out the sale section!)

Kendra Scott–15% Off sitewide, use code “2014LDW”

Nordstrom–up to 40% off the clearance sale (it’s AMAZING!)

Old Navy–extra 20% off already reduced sale prices (no code needed)

Rebecca Minkoff–GREAT sale prices!

I hope you enjoy shopping while I’m in class! Tell me what you buy! I CAN’T WAIT to see everything!