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Tips and Tricks Uncategorized Winter Style

Black Friday Deals, Favorites, and Coupon Codes!



I am here to tell you all of the Black Friday Sales that you don’t want to miss out on this post! This is to help you enjoy your family time and get your list done at your convenience. I also wrote about my rule book for shopping Black Friday HERE, it has been perfected for about 10 years!

Abercrombie and Fitch
11/25 – Entire store is 50% off, online only!
All Clearance 50-70% off
11/24-11/28 – Free Shipping on ALL orders!


AMAZON:
These deals are insane! Electronics, sewing machines, kitchen supplies!


American Eagle:
11/21-11/29 – 40% off!
Jeans, sweaters, coats, and accessories!

Ann Taylor
11/23-11/25 – 50% off sitewide and in store
CODE: celebrate
A great place for sweaters and layers!


ASOS:
Extra 30% until Monday!


Banana Republic
11/24-11/26 (online) 11/24-11/28 (in store) – 50% off 5 regular priced items!

BaubleBar :
(my FAVORITE jewelry site!)
11/25-11/27 – 30% off 
CODE: THANKS30



Chicwish:
11/25-11/28 – Extra 25% off
CODE: BLK25


Coach:
11/19-11/27 – 30% off select styles
11/24 – up to 50% off select styles and shop 125+ online SALE EXCLUSIVES!


Gap:
NOW! 50% off sitewide!
CODE: TGIF50
Great kiddos selection for pajamas and clothes!


Hollister Co:
11/24-11/25 (in store) 11/25 (online) – 50% off! 
Free Shipping on ALL orders!
I LOVE their SWEATERS, PAJAMAS, and COATS!


Nordstrom:
11/24-11/28 – Take an extra 20% off select Sale Items!
There is also a designer sale: 40% off!
The best basics and fun pieces for a great deal, plus free shipping!


Old Navy:
The best sale I have seen from them in a while! 
50% off Everything-ish!

Romwe:
up to 80% off!! A great deal on these items. 


Sephora:
Get access HERE!
A great place to stock up on your favorite makeup items or stocking stuffers!


ShopBop:
11/22-11/28 – Spend $200+ get 15% off, $500 get 20% off, $800 get 25% off!
CODE: GOBIG16
Includes full price AND sale items!


Sole Society
The BEST weekender is on sale HERE!
11/25-11/27 – 30% off all footwear, select bags and accessories. 


Steve Madden
11/25 – 30% off and 30% off CLEARANCE 
CODE: BACKINBLACK


Target:
Amazing deals on pajamas, movies, electronics, and more!



T3:
This is my new curling iron and I am OBSESSED!
11/24-11/25 – 25% off site wide
CODE: T3FRIDAY16




TOPSHOP:
11/23-11/28 – up to 50% off select items!


Tory Burch
30% off with CODE: THANKS


ULTA:
HERE is their ad for all their promos!

Younique Makeup:
Black Friday deals HERE
Contact Kinsey HERE if you have any questions!

Fall Style Tips and Tricks Uncategorized

How I elongate my legs.

 Cardigan: c/o Tobi (on sale for $22!)| T-shirt: Caslon | Jeans: Articles of Society | Flats: Nordstrom
Watch: Tory Burch | Bracelets: BP | Necklace: Baublebar | Lips: Revlon 




I never realized that this trick I always use to make my outfit look effortless actually made my legs look longer! I have long legs and a short torso but can still wear things that make my legs look short. This trick is a trend I started doing about a year ago, it’s literally front tucking my top into my pants on the center or the side.


These photos below show the difference. I love to wear heeled boots or heels with jeans, this always makes your legs look longer. I wanted to show you this trick works even while wearing flats! I have my shirt lightly tucked to the side of my hips. You can tuck it into the center of your pants, this is a more casual look. 




PRACTICE. It took me a while to figure out the look I liked. I do this with my blouses, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc. It’s a super easy trick that makes a whole minimalistic look come together perfectly. 


Let me know if you would like a short video tutorial on how I achieved this front tuck!
Have fun with your new long legs 😉




I have two Giveaways going right now! One is on Instagram HERE! The other FAB one is HERE!


Beauty Tips and Tricks Uncategorized

5 Steps for Healthier Hair

 Sweatshirt: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: Victoria’s Secret | Dessange Paris Shampoo and Mask: c/o Target | 
Faux Fur Throw: TJ Maxx (similar here) | Acrylic Tray: Target | Bedding: Target 


I think it’s safe to say we all struggle with our hair now and again. When I get stressed, experience weather changes, or even food changes: my hair suffers. I constantly am battling scalp shampoo buildup, an awful  combination of oily and dry hair, and repairing heat damage. I have 5 steps that I have been following that have changed my hair and scalp. I literally do not recognize it anymore!


Step 1: Only wash hair twice a week. 

Yes, I only wash my hair twice a week. I slip my hair in a bun and rinse off each day. This has changed my hair in the best way. It doesn’t get as oily anymore. The transition was difficult but if you stick with it, your hair will be so much healthier You will need to invest in dry shampoo though. I LOVE this ONE and this ONE.



Step 2: Condition from the ends of hair up to base of head.

I used to condition my hair all the way up my scalp…whoops! You only need conditioner on the part of your hair that doesn’t absorb the natural oils. For me, this is at the base of my head. I start my conditioner at the tips of my hair to add the most moisturizer there, then slower lather it up and stop at the base of my head.



Step 3: Shampoo twice. 

Use a smaller amount of shampoo and shampoo twice. This helps to really clean your hair and make sure you didn’t miss anything. You can also use two different shampoos for solving multiple problems. I use THIS one for helping with my scalp, and THIS one to help keep it moisturized! 



Step 4: Scalp mask once a week along with the scalp shampoo. 

I have always struggled with dry scalp. Your scalp holds onto shampoo when it’s dry, especially if you have thick hair like I do. I have to use the highest power setting on our shower head to rinse my shampoo. I found this Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask that completely changed my scalp. You use the small brush that is included and press it into your scalp. I make about 1/2 inch wide parts along my hair and brush the mask along the part. Let it sit for 10 minutes before you shower, then wash it out with the Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo. These products smell amazing! You can find them at Target for a price that won’t break the bank. A product that helps my hair and my wallet is a win-win!



Step 5: Hair turban to dry hair 3/4 of the way.

I started using a microfiber hair turban a year ago. I haven’t stopped using it since. Instead of towel drying your hair that can cause frizz and breakage, wrap your hair in THIS and let it absorb the water. I let my hair stay wrapped in this for 30 minutes, then it only takes me about 5 minutes to give myself a super simple 
blow out. No more standing and drying my hair for 30 minutes!

I hope these steps will help you have renewed healthy hair! xo

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