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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ~ What to Look For!

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is truly a one of a kind sale. If you love fashion or Nordstrom, in general, buckle your seat belts. Because the next few weeks are going to go by fast and you’re going to want to be prepared for this once-a-year, spectacular SALE!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale takes place, each year, in mid-July. What makes this sale unique and unlike any other “SALE” is one major (and I mean MAJOR) factor…

These are NEW styles and items, from dozens of designers, that are coming out in the Fall. So, most of the public won’t even have access to these new styles. And, for a limited time, you can snag your favorite NEW items, for an unbelievably gracious discount!

In this blog post, I’m going to give you the lay of the land and share how this works. How you can prepare. Along with my picks that I’d recommend for any fashionista, as well. 

Summer 2019 ~ Fashion DUPES

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

I’ve written a few blog posts, recently, on fashion pieces and their much less expensive counterpart. I think there are a lot of variables to consider, when it comes to style and fashion. Personally, I look for specific qualities in fashion pieces over the fact that they are merely “on trend”. But, here are some heavy-hitter items, that are undeniably popular, right now. Along with their much-less-expensive twin. Some of these pairs look so identical (with similar quality) that it’s a NO-Brainer. Of course, you can be the judge. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite Fashion Dupes for the Summer 2019 season

Fashion Dupe Examples

Ingredients to Avoid

Fashion & Lifestyle

I know. You’ve already read articles, studies, blogs, etc. regarding healthy vs. unhealthy foods we eat. I’ve come across a few hundred…thousand myself. But, have you ever wondered what some of the ingredients are in your food? Have you ever felt overwhelmed with which ones are good and which one you should avoid, completely?

At one time or another, I’ve omitted something from my diet. I’ve tried depleting fat grams. Gluten. Meat. Dairy. Bread. Sugar. You name it, and I’ve tried it. Sure, there were some improvements in my health. I even lost a few pounds on some of these bandwagon lifestyles. But, it wasn’t until a few years ago, that I realized how important it was to avoid certain INGREDIENTS, in my diet!

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Health & Fitness, Travel & Leisure

Father’s Day is very special to me. I’m fortunate to have a dad that is (and always was) extraordinary, in every way! BUT…like most men, he’s not easy to shop for. So, I scoured the internet and found a bunch of ideas for this Father’s Day Gift Guide! One thing I believe most dads have in common is this: They don’t expect an expensive gift. So, most of these items are under $50 OR on sale!

Memorial Day Sales 2019 ~ My Top 8 Picks!

Fashion & Lifestyle

First things first. Memorial Day is a day to remember all of those who have served (or are currently serving) our country! Don’t forget to wear your red, white, and blue to celebrate this wonderful holiday. Also, if you decide to take advantage of the Memorial Day Sales, I’ve rounded up some of my picks that are great steals. I know these sale weekends can be overwhelming. So, I tried to find the best of the best for you.

Secrets in Los Cabos ~ Resort Wear

Fashion & Lifestyle

Recently, Scott was awarded a trip to the Secrets Resort, in Los Cabos, for being amongst the top ten percent Outside-Sales Reps, for Home Depot. Of course, I was thrilled to be invited and super proud of my hubby for his accomplishments. The Secrets resort, in Los Cabos, is a gorgeous resort with an intertwined gold course and breathtaking views. From the ocean and mountains, to palm trees and cactus! Talk about a great mix. Speaking of mix, I was excited to sport some of my favorite resort wear pieces mainly from Revolve, Amazon, Nordstrom, and Walmart. (I guess you can say that’s another great mix, right there!)

My Diet & Fitness Routine

Fashion & Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

I’m sometimes asked about my diet and fitness routine. Most likely because I’m in my forties, I look fairly fit, and yet I love food! I spend a lot of time, in my kitchen, creating home cooked meals. I’ve been a foodie from a young age, because I grew up in an Italian family that…You guessed it, LOVES FOOD! Fortunately, I also love fitness. So, just like everyone else, I do my best to stay fit. Everyone struggles in some shape or form, when it comes to balancing their diets and fitness.

We are living in a culture that worships “thin”. Most of us have grown up with the mentality that it’s better to LOOK GOOD than FEEL GOOD. But, I’m here to tell you that it’s AWESOME to FEEL GOOD! And, to actually be healthy. I’ve learned so many lessons about dieting and fitness over the past several decades. And, that’s what it’s all about! Finding that balance so we can reach our wellness potential. 

So, if you’re looking for some friend-to-friend advice. Or, just some tips on what I’ve learned throughout my years regarding diet and fitness, read on…

Concealers ~ My Review on Some of the Most Popular!

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of concealers for covering up dark spots or blemishes on my face. I find that as I get older I prefer less coverage. My skin is not as smooth as it was in my earlier, adult years. And, my priorities and preferences have changed. I like having an SPF in my concealer (and foundation). I also prefer something that goes on fairly light, and can last all day. I consider it a bonus if it’s waterproof so that I can wear it on vacation. 

In this post, I’m going to share my review on five concealers that I’ve recently tried over the past year! Yes, I spent that much time. Wearing each one, for up to two months! Everyone deserves to look and feel beautiful, and finding the right foundation and/or concealer is an important step in the right direction.

New BRAND Alert ~ PEACH Active Wear

Beauty & Fashion, Travel & Leisure

So, you may know by now, that I’ve been open to working with retailers and brands, as a Life & Style Influencer. It’s taken a while for me to gain some momentum, and I have a long way to go. One of the most important aspects of what I do is working with retailers and brands that I absolutely LOVE. 

Some days, I feel that I am inundated with invitations from brands that I have no interest in wearing or using. (Or, trying.) I’m very picky! If it’s clothing, per say, it has to be modest, well made, affordable, stylish, and comfortable. If it’s a retailer, they need to have excellent customer service, quick and low-cost shipping, and a FREE return policy.

I know. High standards.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a new brand that meets all of my criteria. I’m officially in love with this brand! It’s called Peach. (Also known as: Discover Peach.) Peach apparel is designed for gym, work, and play. These are super comfortable and stylish pieces for the active mommy and modern woman. Let me share a few reasons why I am in love with the brand, Peach!

How to Apply Individual Lashes

Beauty & Fashion, Fashion & Lifestyle

I’m often asked about my almost perfect eye lashes. Even though God didn’t give me perfect eye lashes. (Of course, my husband and Baby Blue have them!) Anyway, I can’t remember the first time I wore false eyelashes. What I do recall is having no luck with the traditional one-strip lash. It never looked natural. And, shortly after getting them to stay on, they’d peel off on one side or the other. Not attractive!

Then, about ten years ago, I had my lashes done at a salon, for a special occasion. They looked so natural, and stayed on for over a week! Soon after, I discovered that individual lashes and lash glue are available at any drug store! So, I decided to give try applying them, myself. 

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