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Day-in, day-out I like to stay pretty casual but sometimes a girl just wants to get dolled up and feel pretty! Whether you have a special occasion like a wedding or anniversary coming up (or even a weekly date night!), I’m sharing a few of my essentials for taking your look up a notch! A couple of these products I have been using for over a year but others are recent discoveries that I am in love with and couldn’t wait to share with you all. Read on for my easy tips on how you can transform your everyday look into something more glam that will for sure be turning heads!
HOW TO TRANSFORM INTO A MORE GLAM VERSION OF YOU
Dress: Express Ruffle Wrap Dress (XSP) – (regular size)
Shoes: Badgley Mischka ‘Katrina’ c/o (5.5) – (also here)
Bag: Chloe ‘Nile’ dupe in beige – under $40!
Earrings: Sugarfix Crystal Hoop Earrings – 20% off w/ SPRING
Sunglasses: Zenni ‘Laurel’ c/o
Lips: BareMinerals ‘Friendship’ Liquid Lip
It’s no secret that I love shoes. Finding the perfect shoe can be a Cinderella-like moment and is something that completes a look. Badgley Mischka is a brand that is renowned for their signature style that is simple, streamlined, and thoroughly elegant. The styles are absolute glamour and so stunning that I literally could not stop looking at them for days after they came in — they sat in my office for about a week cause it made me so happy seeing the pretty mix of rhinestones, beads and tassels against the gorgeous rose gold satin fabric.
When it comes to sizing, I’m usually between a 5 and 5.5. I ordered these in the larger 5.5 size and would say that they fit perfectly! Size up if you straddle sizes like me but otherwise I’d say they run fairly true-to-size. I wore these for 3 hours last weekend and actually found them to be surprisingly comfortable! Take advantage of the current 40% markdown on these shoes and pick them up for your next wedding, bridal shower, or date night out!
If you have a wedding coming up or are looking for a bridesmaid shoe, you certainly don’t want to miss Badgley Mischka — so many elegant styles that would be perfect for that special day! I love the elegant look of her styles (some even look very similar to much more expensive designer options like this shoe!)
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Make Your Skin Radiant
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I was introduced to Colleen Rothschild around this time last year and they have become a staple in my skincare regimen! The Face Oil N°9 was one of the first oils where I actually saw a noticeable difference in my skin (mentioned in this post) and when I saw that the brand launched an oil that combined the moisturizing benefits of the original Face Oil N°9 with the added anti-aging benefits of retinol, I knew I had to get my hands on a bottle! The Colleen Rothschild Retinol Supreme Night Oil has been absolutely transformative when it comes to my skin as it’s actually one of the few Retinol products I have been able to use without seeing dry patches. The oil has helped tremendously in evening out my skin tone and giving it a plumpness that keeps it looking youthful. You may remember me first featuring the Retinol Supreme Night Oil in this post at the end of last year and seriously, I cannot recommend it enough.
When it come to cleansing my skin, I’ve been following the “double cleanse” method for awhile now and it’s a must if you wear make-up! The first step in double-cleansing involves using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and then following up in the second step with a water-based cleanser to remove dirt and sweat. I recently started the Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm as the first step in my routine to remove makeup and love how easily it removes all traces of my makeup without the need for me go through multiple passes. The balm warms right up when I rub it between my fingers and has the most amazing smell and consistency that actually makes me look forward to using it everyday — which is key for this tired mama to take off her makeup at the end of a long day! I also find that the Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm package is unique in that it actually comes with a muslin cloth to use in wiping clean your face after applying the product and I just love the way my skin feels soft and soothed after cleansing!
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If you’re new to the line, I would recommend trying the 7-piece Discovery Kit as it lets you sample the best of the Colleen Rothschild line at an amazing price — you’re sure to discover some favorites of your own!
Feel Confident In Your Clothes
Bali One Smooth U Strapless Multiway Underwire Bra c/o – on sale + free ship with SHIPBRAS
You know the struggle when it comes to finding a strapless bra that’s supportive and stays put right? I’ve had years where I’ve struggled with strapless bras that prevent me from raising my arms as they will end up sliding down to my waist, but I love that this Bali strapless bra offers straps that allow you to customize it 8 different ways to pair with whatever outfit you’re wearing!
I love that this Bali One Smooth U bra is also designed with extra panels on the side and back that actually smooth out your skin. One of my biggest issues with bras is how it compresses that area of skin under your arms and on your back to create mini rolls so I love that there is now a line out there specifically designed for this issue!
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Add a Dust of Highlight
I really started using highlight in my makeup routine last year when Jaclyn Hill launched her highlight and noticed how big of a difference it made in giving me that “goddess” look that had a glamour feel to it. The Erin’s Faces Magic Dust is perfect for spring / summer and has the perfect soft gold shimmer to it that gives you that perfect sun-kissed glow — plus you can feel good using it knowing it’s vegan and cruelty free! When I want to give my cheekbones that extra pop, I dust some on my cheekbones. If I’m wearing something where I’m showing some more skin (like this halter dress, for example!), then I love swiping a bit on my collarbone and even on the top of my shoulder to give it more definition. I can also see the Magic Dust as a great option swiped over the eyes as an eyeshadow or even patted on top of lip gloss — you know, when you want to look a little extra!
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Finish With Sleek Shades
No look is complete without the finishing pair of sleek shades! I always keep a pair in my purse and love this one from Zenni’s latest Spring 2018 collection. The light cream frame paired with the amber tint make it a perfect option to pair with lighter outfits in the spring / summer and I love the gradient coloring that give it a movie-star vibe! Zenni allows you to customize all the options when it comes to your sunglasses including prescription, tint, and gradient amount.
Zenni offers glasses as well so I also picked up a pair of Beyond UV Blue Blocker eyeglasses given that I’m spending over 10 hours a day looking at a computer screen. Blue light is especially prevalent from technology devices and has been shown to cause strained eyes, headaches, and even blurred vision, so I knew I needed something to protect my eyesight! This tortoise pair is definitely my favorite.
I hope you found some of these tips helpful and discovered some new products to try.
Let me know your tips for getting glam!
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