Monday, August 28, 2017

Pampering with SimplyScrub

Body Scrubs c/o SimplyScrub

Happy Monday, Friends!

Every Friday night is my "pamper night".  I like to enjoy a leisurely bath, a cup of tea, and a little "self-care."  That's usually the time when I pull out my special bath products, like bath salts and body scrubs.  I love a good body scrub, especially in the fall and winter when my skin just feels lack-luster and dull.  I feel like a scrub gives my skin some rejuvenation, and recently, SimplyScrub sent me a few of their scrubs to test out!  

First of all, they sent me two full-sized jars of the chocolate and coffee.  Yes, I picked my two favorite things to eat!  First off, the chocolate is like decadence in a jar.  It smells AMAZING.  And hey, coffee is like my life-source, so that was pretty much the next best thing to drinking it in a cup!  The chocolate scrub was a little smoother in nature, but left my legs feeling silky smooth, and smelling delightful.  The coffee smells just as good as you'd think, and also seemed a bit more exfoliating, while still, moisturizing!

They also sent me some samples of the soursop and rose, and let me tell you, they are both amazing as well!  I'm such a sucker for rose scents, and the scrub is so elegant looking too!  The best thing about all four of these scrubs is they are 100% organic, natural, and won't make your sensitive skin do anything crazy.  If you're a fellow sensitive skin girl, raise your hand!  And you seriously don't need to moisturize after using these... you're good to go!

So check out my new friends at SimplyScrub!  And be prepared to smell and feel amazing!


Friday, August 25, 2017

Waking Up With Origins GinZing

Hello, friends!  I had to take a quick minute to tell you about my newest favorite facial skincare products!  They're really too good not to share, and I'm not just saying that!  The Origins GinZing collection smells AMAZING (so fresh, light, and citrusy), and each product is goes on super smoothly, without being too heavy or greasy.  The scrub is light, gentle, yet exfoliating.  The moisturizer is probably my favorite.  Sooooo light, it's like whipped cream on your face!  And again, the smell just makes me so happy (it's a great way to wake up in the morning).  And the eye cream has a little subtle shimmer to it that just brightens and moisturizes the under-eye area beautifully.

I'm now hoarding these products as I love them so much, and I would highly recommend you try them!  You can get them at Sephora!  Links are above.

I received the above products complimentary in exchange for testing and review.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dress:  Lilly Pulitzer (Similar) // Bracelet: Lilly Pulitzer

I'm a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan, and for years, I wanted to purchase a classic shift dress that I could wear forever, and pass down to my own kids some day.  However, I never could find a shift that fit me perfectly on top, without being too short on bottom (long legs, here).  However, this year I was able to spend some time in Florida, where I was able to try on all the shifts, and found the PERFECT one for me!  The color makes me swoon, and the gold detailing is just divine.  It's literally the perfect dress to that you can adapt to make a little more dressy (with heels and sparkly accessories) or a little more casual (Jack Rogers and straw bag).

Are you guys ready for the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale?!?!  Word on the street is it's coming this upcoming Monday, August 28!  I can't wait!  Perhaps this very dress will be in the sale!

Monday, August 21, 2017

White and Violet Eyelet



Top: J. Crew // Pants: Paige Jeans (old), Similar // Hat: J. Crew // Necklace: J. Crew (old), Similar // Blazer: J. Crew // Straw Bag: TJ Maxx

I don't know about you, but I feel like J. Crew has been knocking it out of the park with their style lately.  I'm a huge fan of J. Crew, and tend to gravitate toward their classic styles.  However in the last few years, I felt like their collections went through and slump, and I didn't really love any of them.  But oh my, how I love so many of the styles this summer and fall!  

This outfit in particular really stole my heart!  This top is so perfect to dress up or down, and the details are just too adorable.  From the buttons in the back to the ribbon ties and eyelet detailing, it's just perfect.  Plus, it comes in black and white (totally going to get the white now that it's on sale!). 

I've also been looking for a well-fitting white blazer all summer.  This linen one fits perfectly, and the nautical buttons are darling.  And it fits to a "T".  

Have a wonderful week, friends!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ellie Activewear August Box Review

Outfit c/o Ellie

Hello Friends! 

One of my goals for the new year was to start running again, and this summer, I've actually been able to make my goal happen.  I've been running at least 5 times a week, and slowly building back endurance, and muscle.  Now, I've never been a muscular person, and really, REALLY don't like the gym, but boy do I love to run.  I also feel like I was built more for running as well.  I get fresh air, an endorphin rush, and can work out my legs at the same time.

One of the things that has helped me accomplish my running goals is Ellie Activewear.  Because let's be honest... if you have cute work-out clothes, you're more likely to go work-out, am I right?  If you'll remember, Ellie is an activewear subscription program where you get a box (or bag) monthly full of all sorts of wonderful work-out goodies!  Previously, they had offered a 5 item box that included some sort of work-out gear (Abs roller, running hat, towel, etc.) with the outfit $49.95.  Recently, however, they started offering the option of a 3 item box for $39.95 which just includes the outfit!  The outfit usually consists of a sports bra, top, and leggings. 

For the month of August, I received the 3 piece outfit, and just love it!  Seriously, I think the pants may be my new favorite.  They're longer than previous months, and so versatile to go with any top.  Plus the mesh on the lower part of the legs is so cute!  And I can't say enough about the comfort.

The top and sports bra have all the flirty details to make the outfit adorable, while also being incredibly comfortable themselves.  I thought at first that the detailing on the sports bra may be uncomfortable, but I wore it while running the other night, and it was perfectly supportive and comfortable.  And the tank is just too cute.

So my friends, get out there and work out! And check out Ellie Activewear!  You honestly won't regret it!

I received the above outfit in exchange for review as an Ellie Activewear Influencer.  All opinions are my own.