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Favorite Lip Products

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Favorite Lip Products

Do you forget to take care of your lips? I know that sounds kind of strange! But I feel like we do so much to take care of our face with skincare that sometimes our lips get forgotten about. I don't know about you, but I don't want wrinkly lips ;-) So today I'm rounding up some of my favorite lip products. From my favorite nourishing lip balm to my most treasured tubes of chapstick, shop my favorite product picks below…

Palmer's Cocoa Butter

Palmer's Swivel Stick Lip Moisturizer Cocoa Butter, $2.19
This is a drugstore steal! I have used this chapstick for years and always have one by my nightstand and in my purse. The cocoa butter formula moisterizes your lips. A great drugstore buy!

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment

Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment, $26
I usually wouldn't spend $26 on a chapstick but this stuff is good and lasts a long time (as long as you don't lose it!). The smells ah-mazingggg and it glides on like butta. I have the "Dream" shade with a sheer pink tint and use it while at the beach. It makes your lips so soft and plump...and the smell/taste makes you keep wanting to reapply. 

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $24
No matter what gloss or lipstick you apply to your lips, it just doesn’t look great over chapped lips. In the winter months and summer months our lips tend to be more chapped, and I'm a firm believer in keeping your lips moisturized. This lip scrub works like a charm. It leaves your lips super conditioned and smooth as can be!

Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Mask

Burt's Bees Lip Mask, $2.99
I hadn't used a lip mask until I tried this one. The product smells so good and fits both large and small lips. The lip mask really moisturizes and hydrates lips making them super soft, especially during the winter/drier months. And it's drugstore - score! 

Have you tried any of these lip products? I'd love to know some of your favorites in the comments below! 

'It Girl' Bag For A Fraction Of The Price

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I shared this bag a few weeks ago as a total dupe to the Cult Gaia Ark bag that retails for $148...I'm sorry, what!! I've had it for over a month now and wanted give you my review/show you the bag up close.

First off, this might be the greatest dupe of a bag (only $40) I've ever seen and it's on Amazon Prime. I bought the Small and am very happy with how much it holds: a full sized wallet, sunglasses, phone, and lipsticks with room to spare. The bamboo pieces are held together by clear plastic thread (which you can see in the photos). Compared to what you'd pay for the real deal ($148), I think this is a very reasonable compromise (40). It's the perfect bag for spring and summer that matches with literally everything! Overall it seems very durable and I would definitely recommend. It also comes in black here

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Retailer Sales

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I'm always on the hunt for the sales so wanted to create a page dedicated to retailers and their sales. I'll update this page every week with the latest sales and include when it was last updated. Just click on the retailer that you want to shop! 

Last updated: 4/4/2017

Retailers

ABERCROMBIE | Buy one get one 50% off all swim

AMAZON | Daily deals

AMERICAN EAGLE | 25-60% off AE, Aerie & Tailgate

ANN TAYLOR | Extra 60% off all sale

ANTRHOPOLOGIE | 20% off full priced home

ASOS | 

BANANA REPUBLIC | Up to 50% off sale

BAUBLEBAR | Up to 50% off sale

BLOOMINGDALES | 25% off with code FF25

DSW | Free umbrella with purchase over $39

EXPRESS | Up to 60% off new styles + additional 20% off clearance

FOREVER21 | Free shipping

FRANCESCAS | Buy one get one, 30% off

FREE PEOPLE | Free shipping on orders over $100

GAP | Free shipping on orders over $50

Goodnight Macaroon | Enter email for the chance to win free shipping or a 10-50% off discount code!

J.CREW | 20% off two styles or 30% off 3 styles with code TAKE2030

J.CREW FACTORY | Buy one item get one free with code FREESTUFF

LOFT | 40% off all sale items

MACY’S | extra 20% off select items

MADEWELL | 20% off with code FOLLOWURCART free shipping and returns 

NORDSTROM | New markdowns + free shipping

OLD NAVY | 30% off your order + free shipping on orders over $25 with code ENJOY

PACSUN | Buy one get one 50% off mix & match sale

POTTERY BARN | Free shipping with code FREESHIP

SAM EDELMAN | Free shipping & returns

SEPHORA | Weekly specials to add to your order

SOLE SOCIETY | Free shipping on orders over $50

STEVE MADDEN | Free shipping over $50 with code SMFREE50

TARGET | Buy one get one 50% off swimwear & shoes

ULTA | 21 days of beauty giveaways 

URBAN OUTFITTERS | 25% off shorts, graphic tees and sandals

Vici | 50% off f"final few" with code SALEONSALE

ZAPPOS | Free shipping

Best Drugstore Skincare Products I'm Obsessed With For 2018

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A new year means new beauty products to the drugstore shelves. I find the drugstore aisles super overwhelming...anyone else? There are so many products, I never know what to pick or what produces are actually worth it. So I decided to try a lot of them to discover the best of the drugstore skincare products. Here's my favorite skincare products you can grab at your nearest drugstore (or Amazon). 

L'Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Scrubs

This stuff is good. It's gently-yet-effectively buffs off dead skin cells making your skin literally glow. The primary ingredients of this scrub is 3 different sugars and several fruit extracts, which makes is smell like kiwi. When you first apply the scrub it has a coarse feel due to the sugar but after scrubbing around your face it'll turn smoother as the sugars break down. There is a warming sensation while massaging the scrub your face but nothing alarming. I've been using it 2-3 times a week and love how it leaves my face feeling silky smooth with a healthy refreshed look to my skin. Oh and did I mention it smalls delicious. 

Clean & Clear Night Relaxing Gel Sheet Mask

This eye mask is very cooling and refreshing, while adding hydration to your eye area. 

St. Ives Glowing Apricot Sheet Mask

This drugstore mask makes your face glow! It made with 100% natural apricot extracts like apricot extracts that softens and smooths your skin.

Burt's Bees Lip Mask Lip Treatment
This lip mask has so much moisturizer-locking natural oils like Meadowfoam Seed and Almond Oils. This is a great mask for the winter months and during summer when you're skin is dry. I loved this it exfoliated and moisturizes . Post-masking, I make sure to rub in any excess oil into my lips for a some extra hydration.

Neutrogena Hydrating Makeup Remover Cleansing Facial Towelettes

I used to use makeup wipes to remove my makeup at night but felt like it was drying my face out. A few months ago on a Target run, I spotted these hydration makeup wipes and haven't stopped using them since. They take off all eye makeup, including mascara, shadow and eyeliner without tugging or stinging. I love how this takes everything off, while keeping my skin hydrated. 

Must Have Spring Outfit

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Off -The-Shoulder Top ($40) | Jeans (less than $60) | Shoes | Sunglasses (only $14) | Beaded Tassel Earrings ($13) | Lip Balm

Off-the-shoulder top | Jeans (less than $60) | Earrings ($13 + comes in multiple colors) | Sunglasses ($14) | Shoes (old, similar here) | Lipstick

If you had to choose, are you a dress girl or pants girl? I'm very much a pants girl, always have been and always will be. Now, there will be an occasion when a dress is just too cute to pass up, but 90% of the time, I'm in jeans/pants. When I stumbled upon these white high-waisted distressed jeans with the perfect amount of stretch, I had to have them! And then I found this striped off-the-shoulder crop top and my eyes turned into the heart-eyed emoji. It was a match made in heaven! I love the stripe pattern and tassel tie detail. I was a little worried when I saw "crop top" because this Momma doesn't need to be wearing a crop top but it's so subtle with a high-waisted jean. This outfit gets me so excited for spring and summer...I will basically be living in this outfit so don't judge me when you see it 100x. :)

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#MommyMonday: 3 RE-PURCHASES FROM AMAZON

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The addiction we have to Amazon is sickening...we get way too many packages a week. So I thought it would be fun to share 3 things I always re-purchase on Amazon for the baby. 

Diapers - Crazy enough, we are still getting free diapers from Ellen Degeneres's Mother's Day Show. Every new order I place, I'm convinced it's done but it's just the gift that keeps on giving! We purchase Huggies because they were the Sponsor of the Mother's Day Show where we got the gift card. I purchase her diapers and the overnight diapers

Baby Wipes - We really like the Pampers Sensitive Water Baby Wipes so I'm constantly replenishing our stash. I like Pampers because they're softer than some of the other brands we've tried.

Diaper Cream - I shared in this post my love for the Motherlove Diaper Balm. I make sure to have one upstairs and one downstairs, but always have one in my Amazon cart incase one is getting low. I love that it's all natural. 

What are some of your Amazon re-purchases for your little one?