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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mermaid Curls
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Today's post is all about those messy mermaid curls that I am absolutely loving lately!  I am using my trusty NuMe Titan3 set to achieve these curls.  You can watch the tutorial and hopefully it will all make perfect sense, but I am using the largest wand and the medium wand for these curls today.  The Titan wand is a must for me because I can sleep in these curls and they still look fresh the next day. I also have to mention that because of these titanium barrels my hair continues to look shiny and healthy which is always important.  I get tons of questions about this because sometimes it's hard to keep blonde hair shiny, but I really think if you are going to use heat on your hair these wands help a ton. I hope you guys like the tutorial and please let me know what other kind of curls you would like to see.  Have a fabulous Monday!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Brightening Up
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Ever since having Arrow I have really felt like I need teeth whitening.  I have been using this kit from Smile Sciences and I am beyond thrilled about the results! Smile Sciences prides prides themselves in teeth whitening that is not only safe and effective, but pain and sensitive free.  I have to say that I couldn't agree more and it's much cheaper than going to the dentist office....which is always a plus. You can watch this tutorial to see all the details, it's super simple to use! I hope you enjoy and let me know if you try it, I want to hear if you love it as much as I do!

p.s. Discount code "Cara" for $29 off teeth whitening kit


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Darkness Falls
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We were out yesterday running errands and we went to snap a few pics not realizing it was dark by 6:00 that night, hence the darkness.  This is a true sign that fall is here and I can't quite decide how I feel about it.  Don't get me wrong, I lOVE fall.....I just love summer too! I love everything about fall except it getting darker earlier.  For some reason I just HATE it.  It makes me feel like the nights are so quick and we don't have any time to play! I don't know if anyone else agrees but I am definitely going to continue wishing for the sunlight! 

360 sweater c/o
AG jeans
denim jacket
French Connection tennies c/o
Lauren Cecchi bag c/o

Hanes' outfit:
top c/o
vest c/o

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Not the Norm
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While I was pregnant, all I wanted to wear was high-waisted things and now I remember why! I don't know what it is about them, but I feel like high-waisted items are so feminine yet so cool at the same time.  Everything from skirts, pants, shorts....everything! Don't get me wrong, I loved being pregnant and growing that little man inside me, but I was excited to expand my wardrobe a little bit. 
I paired this high-waisted skirt with a fun casual sweatshirt to mix up the look a little bit.  I would normally pair this skirt with a blouse or something a little more dressy, but I think it's always fun to try new things and I really like how it turned out.
Oh and if you can't already tell, I'm really into relaxed ponies lately.  Not only because they take me less than 1 minute in the morning, but I'm loving the effortless vibe they put off.  Are you guys onboard with the casual pony look or what's your take on it?
bag (old, similar)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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One of my absolute favorite sales is going on now.....SHOPBOP's 25% off your entire order (code: family25)! I already ordered this, this, and this but I keep finding myself browsing for more. Here are some of my favorites.  Hope you like and happy shopping!

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Shopbop Sale

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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One of my absolute favorite go-to make up lines is Urban Decay and I was so excited to hear that Nordstrom is now carrying it.  I have had the naked basic palette for over a year now and I swear I use at least one of the colors everyday.  I also picked up this naked flush palette awhile back and it has an amazing highlighter.  I love the blush and bronzer as well, but I obsess over the highlighter.  I like to apply it to my cheek bones as usually but I also love it for my lips.  It gives them that nice little shimmer that helps keep my lips looking shiny and fresh all day.   This beauty balm is also a must in my makeup routine lately, it makes my makeup feel creamy and go on so smooth. I sometimes have an issue with that since I have dry skin, so a good primer is a huge deal for me.  I will make sure to show it in a tutorial soon, because it makes a world of difference.  
Alongside this makeup, I believe there are times in a girls life you need to get all glammed up.  I am not the girlies of girls all the time, but I love a good dress up moment every now and then.  I saw this jumpsuit at Nordstrom last week and knew it was the glam piece that I needed in my wardrobe. I thought it was the perfect outfit to pair with this fabulous makeup....I hope you enjoyed my makeup and glamour rant for the day!

Urban Decay makeup used:
Naked Basic Palette
Naked Flushed Palette (native)
Naked Skin Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum (medium)
Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm

leather jacket (old, similar)
Kate Spade pumps
hat (old, similar)

* Thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

Friday, October 10, 2014

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I have to begin this post by saying that if you have never worn Rachel Pally before....you need to! I have to admit that this jumpsuit is my first Rachel Pally piece and I instantly fell in love.  The material is beyond amazing, I wish I would have had her pieces when I was pregnant because they would have been perfect.  I am actually partnering with my friends over at Gilt today and they are having an amazing sale featuring Rachel Pally.  Gilt offers amazing designer brands like Rachel Pally at a fraction of the retail cost everyday, so you know I'm all over that! So enjoy the sale ladies and shop away!

Rachel Pally jumpsuit
jacket c/o
pumps (similar)
lipstick (bar 317)

*Thank you Gilt for sponsoring this post.