Weekend Favorites and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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There are some weekends where I just want to sleep the entire two days, and this weekend is definitely one of them! Sometimes life just gets crazy, and I feel like that’s about to be my entire year. As some of you may know, I’m moving apartments in August and although I have been planning for months already, it never feels like I prepared enough. Choosing a floor lamp for the living room took me three months, alone! I finally started shopping this week and I snagged this gorgeous farmhouse-style table from Wayfair for just $200. Let the shopping begin!

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How to Get Creative with Fashion and Mix Up Prints

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If you asked any one of my friends, they would probably tell you that my wardrobe consists of one thing: navy and white stripes. I swear, I’m not obsessed; I just really, really like navy and white stripes. But just like how I try to break out of my comfort zone and try a new song or a new dessert, it’s also good to try new fashion! I grabbed a bottle of LIFEWTR at 7-Eleven last week, and I fell in love with the mixed prints on the front of the bottle. These artist-designed bottles inspired me to create an outfit that mixed stripes and blues.

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Summer Travel Beauty Products I’m Obsessed With

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2017 is going to be the summer of traveling for me – hopefully! My goal for this year has been one of self-caring and I’ve made a point to step away from work at times and just enjoy life. And that includes taking more than just one weekend trip! I’ve already pulled my favorite summer travel beauty products just in case one of those spontaneous weekend trips happens to pop up, you just never know!

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Five Chic First Apartment DIY Projects to Try

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I’m moving into my third apartment soon and because your home girl Kelly likes to stretch her dollar, I’ve been doing some heavy research on DIY’s I can do. I’m losing my roommate so it’s up to me to provide all the decor! Let’s be real, I’ve had my shopping list building a year and this apartment is going to be hella stylish. But to compensate for some of the more expensive pieces (who knew sectional couches were big money) I’m going to make an effort to DIY basically anything and everything I can, and I’ve rounded up my top five chic projects below!

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Four Easy Beauty Hacks for a Better Selfie

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I’m guilty of taking the occasional selfie – as a beauty blogger I have a pretty good excuse for snapping one from time to time…or more like every weekend, at the rate I’ve been putting out posts! Taking the perfect selfie is an art, and after six years of beauty blogging I think I finally have it figured out. It isn’t rocket science, but there are a few subtle tricks and hacks that I use to take effortless selfies, every time!

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Sweatproof Beauty Essentials

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Maybe it’s just me, but it sure did feel like summer in Michigan last weekend! I was of course, completely unprepared and discovered I only have one pair of shorts left for some reason, so a shopping trip is definitely in order. I also was unprepared in the beauty department – I forgot how much my routine changes for hot weather but there are a few favorites I rediscovered that are my ultimate, sweatproof beauty essentials.

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Weekly Recap + Links I Love and Coffee Chat

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Happy Saturday before Easter! I don’t celebrate Easter all that much usually but there’s something about the first few days of spring that I just love. Of course, this year in Michigan, the day before Easter is 80+ degrees outside but at least we know for sure the snow is done for the season! Life has gotten unbelievably busy lately, so there’s been a slow down of posting lately, but hopefully things will settle down soon. Even though I’m not in school anymore I still feel like March/April is one of the busiest times of the year! Also, don’t forget to enter in this month’s giveaway to win a gift card to Nordstrom – enter before midnight EST tonight!

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Five Time-Saving Hacks to Prepare for Vacation

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It was a beautiful seventy degrees in Michigan this weekend and I can’t tell you how excited I am for summer to finally get here! I have so many exciting travel plans this summer that I literally can’t wait. I’ve been preparing already, buying new luggage, making itineraries and doing a little extra prep work to help my skin get that vacation glow before I’ve even stepped off the plane! Preparing for vacations can take a lot of time and stress but my five time-saving hacks to prepare for vacation take little to no time at all.

Five Time-Saving Hacks to Prepare for Vacation
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Put it to the Test: Giovanni Hair Care Routine

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Another month, another hair care line to test out! I’ve been getting so many hair care samples lately that my hair has never looked so good! This month I’ve been putting the Giovanni 2Chic line to the test and man, has it been getting tested in this Michigan weather lately. I raved about a cleanser from Giovanni a few months ago and they since contacted me asking if I would like to try more of their products and I have the opportunity to share many of them today. This post is just going to be an overview, for some of the other products like hair wipes or body products, I’m going to dedicate separate posts. Let’s see how they fared…

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The Weekly Recap + Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

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I made it through the week! To say this week has been crazy for me is 110% an understatement. I’m spending this weekend prepping for an awards ceremony I’m attending for work Monday evening and that included running out for a last minute dress! Which, I’m proud to say I found for under $50 – I’m a budget-shopping babe! But to reward anyone else who’s having a busy or tough month, I’m giving away a $15 e-gift card to Nordstrom, in honor of the new month! Details to enter are at the bottom of this post.

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