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Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring Everyday Makeup Routine

CC Cream | Concealer | Under Eye Corrector

Perfecting Micro-Powder | CC+ Perfecting Powder | Blush

Brow Pencil | Brow Gel | Mascara

Bronzer | Tinted Lip | Setting Spray


It finally feels like spring is here.  We had beautiful weather this past weekend and really tried to get outside and enjoy it.  We even went and bout new patio furniture since we have a bigger deck on our new townhouse.  I can already picture us sitting out there nonstop this summer. We are supposed to have even nicer weather this coming weekend so Friday can't come soon enough!  With the transition to warmer weather, I like the pair down my everyday makeup routine.  I typically don't wear much unless we are headed to an event.  I try to spend as much of the week makeup free as possible, but this is what I wear on the days that I head into the office or am running around town. I concentrate more on evening out my skin-tone and making it more of a no makeup makeup look.  This routine also includes lots of SPF which I think is so important this time of year!

CC Cream - If you have not tried this cc cream, add it to your next Sephora haul.  It has such a great natural coverage.  It is a lot more full coverage than I was expecting when I first tried it, but it feels so light on your skin.  There are limited color options, but don't let that deter you, becuase it's easier than you think to find a good match.  I sometimes mix the 'light' and 'medium colors if I am a little more tan or self-tanned, but usually can just wear the 'light' shade.  I also love that this has SPF 50 included in it.  

Concealer - Another item to add to your next beauty haul if you have not tried this concealer.  This concealer is amazing.  It is so full coverage and hydrating.  I can have really dry under-eyes and some concealers just extenuate the problem, but this one has great coverage and actually looks like my skin.  This concealer is thicker than most so a little bit goes a long way and it's really build-able.  So if I want something more dramatic for nighttime, it's easy just to apply more. I also have a few colors of this depending on how tan I am and whether I am using it for my under-eyes or spot concealing.  I have also tried the matte foundation version of shape tape and really like that as well!

Under Eye Corrector - I use this as the very first step of my makeup routine before I even put on foundation.  It is a mircle worker in getting rid of dark circles.  It has a really creamy feel so I usually just put it on with my ring finger and press it lightly on my under eye.  You only need a little bit to see a big difference.  

Perfecting Micro-Powder - I had a hard time picking between this product and the next one as a setting powder.  I honestly use both of them if I'm putting anything on my face.  This is the lightest powder I've ever used.  You honestly can barely see the little micro-powders, but it does a great job of keeping your makeup set in place. I especially use this powder to set my under-eye concealer.  I don't like the use anything heavy in my under-eyes, because I feel like there is already enough product there with the color corrector and concealer.  I have yet to find a Charlotte Tilbury product that I don't like.  This brand is not sold as Ulta or Sephora, but you can easily find it at Nordstrom with free shipping and free returns!

CC+ Perfecting Powder - Another product with 50+ SPF and really build-able. I use this to set my makeup after putting on CC cream.  This is great even on it's own so it's great to travel with, especially on a beach vacation, because it's easy to just thrown on this powder and you'll have 50+ SPF ready to go. I like to use this to add a little more coverage in area that I want to cover. 

Blush - I love this blush for everyday.  I use it in the color 'Mood Exposure'.  It's such an easy blush to blend out.  I sometime struggle with blushes not looking natural or easily looking like you applied too much.  This blush is so natural and blends easily into my bronzer.  I originally received this in the sample size as a free gift from Sephora and knew I'd be purchasing the full size.  I think this is just a great universal shade for any skin-tone.

Brow Pencil and Brow Gel - I recently got my brows tinted and it was honestly a game changer in making it that much faster to do my makeup.  This look so much more natural so if you haven't tried tinting you brows and you have light colors brows like I do, then I can't recommend it enough. I love these two products to fill in my grows.  I honestly don't spend more than 20 seconds filling them in and throwing on a little brow gel to hold them in place.  I've tried a million different brow products and love these the most, because of how quick they are to use everyday.  If I'm going to an event or a night out then I may spend a little more time, but for everyday, these products work great!

Mascara - If you follow me on instagram then you know that I've been on a recent hunt to try new mascaras.  I love my go-to DoubleWear Lengthening Mascara, but want to find something that may give me a more dramatic lash look. I don't typically wear eyeliner or shadow on an everyday basis so I want to find a mascara that will give me more dramatic lashes.  Jury is still out, but I'm loving this new to me mascara from Lancome.  I first was impressed with Lancome when trying out their eyelash primer so I figured I should give their mascara a go as well.

Bronzer - I've mentioned this bronzer a few times on my blog.  This is definitely a holy grail for me.  This is the first bronzer that I have completed used up and currently need to restock!  It is a matte bronzer so it's great for contouring, but honestly just gives you the most natural glow.  Can't recommend this enough!

Tinted Lip -  I've had a few colors of these tinted lips for months and recently pulled those out for my most recent beach trip and fell back in love with them.  I have a really hard time with lipstick being too drying for my lips and this tinted lip is so hydrating.  It even has SPF 15 so it's great for this time of year.  I have the colors 'Petal' and 'Honey' and they're the most natural colors on your lips.  It goes on like a lip balm, but gives you lips the prettiest color!

Setting Spray - My love for the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray is not gone and that's still a staple for me, but I recently tried out this Supergoop X Milly Setting Spray and love that is has SPF in it.  So it's great for those days when you know you'll be out in the sun a lot and want to have some extra coverage.  You can tell from this post that I'm all about the sun protection and I love that you can continue to spray this throughout the day or as the refresh to ensure you have an SPF on your face.  It smells minted and fresh.  



Friday, April 27, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Happy Friday! Mother's Day is fast approaching - May 13th! It always seems to sneak up on me, especially since it's right around my birthday!  Mom's can be so hard to shop for, but here are a few gift ideas to make sure you're prepared.

Picture Frame

Who can't use a nice picture frame with a fresh picture in it?  This is especially a good gift if you recently had a big life event and have some good photos that would be worth framing such as a wedding or the birth of a child. Nowadays with a million pictures on your phone, it can sometimes seem like so much work to get a picture developed and put into a frame.  This is a great opportunity to do that work for them and have nice photos taken. Bonus points if you get professional photos taken with your siblings to frame for Mother's day!




Jewelry

I think jewelry can be such a classic items to get Mother's.  It's something beautiful for them to wear to remind them of their children, it seems like a no brainer, but it's important to know your Mom's tastes.  It's usually more safe to get them something classic and something that they wouldn't feel like they have to wear all of the time.  





Spa Day

Bonus points if you join them for the spa day to spend time with them. I think this is a great two birds with one stone, you get to go to the spa and you get to treat your mama for Mother's Day.  It's a great way to spend time together without all of the distractions and a great way to treat them for their special day.  This is especially good timing since it's about to be flip flop weather so you know you'll both be wanting a pedicure soon anyways. Find a good day spa in your areas or even just book pedicures for the day, but make sure to make an appointment, because I know nail salons usually get really busy on Mother's Day!

Robe, Slippers or PJS

These are sometimes items that we can easy neglect or not want to spend money on ourselves, but a nice pair of slippers or PJs can easily feel like heavy.  My mom has always been a big slipper wearer, and can wear them out pretty quickly.  The last few years we have gifted her a new pair or slippers and she always loves them!  A nice, fluffy robe is always a really nice gift as well.  You can find some really nice and soft robes that are not cheap so it's nice to splurge a little for her and get something that's higher quality than she may spend if she were busying it herself.



Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Xo,
Kelsie

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wedding Planning 101: 4 Tips for Stress Free Wedding Planning

So you just got engaged?  First of all, congratulations!  How exciting to start wedding planning.  It's so easy to get overwhelmed at the thought of planning this big event.  If you're anything like me, I didn't already have my perfect wedding on cue for when I got engaged.  I had no idea what I wanted and was starting from square one in the wedding planning process.  Yes, I had plenty of friends that had gotten married in recent years and I had been to plenty of weddings prior to getting engaged, but that didn't equate to my Pinterest board being ready to go and my venue picked out. Here are my tips and trips to getting through the planning process stress-free (almost!):


Don't Feel Rushed

It doesn't take long after your engagement for the questions to begin on locations, dates, venues, so it's easy to feel like you need to have all of the answers right off the bat.  Enjoy being engaged.  Once you start planning the wedding, it starts to snowball into having to make all of the decisions and every little detail everything falling into place.  Before you even start planning, enjoy the engagement phase.  Get used to calling each other "fiance" for a little while.  Unless you're someone that already knew your wedding venue, then go ahead and book a date, but if you're like we were and couldn't even nail down a city, take your time.  Don't feel the rush and panic, because things will fall into place as they should and when they should.  We got engaged right before the holidays which was great, because it meant that we didn't get a million questions about when we were getting engaged, instead we got a million questions about when and where our wedding would be. Don't let this pressure make you feel like you need to have all of the answers.  I have friends that had short engagements and friends that had long engagements, and guess what.. they're all married regardless of how long it took for them to walk down the aisle.  You'll figure out how much time is right for you, but don't feel like you need to have all of the answers.


Decide What Matters Together as a Couple

There are literally a million different ways and locations to get married and to spend money on a wedding.  At some point you'll have to prioritize where you want your time, money and resources to be dedicated. It's best to have those tough conversations with your spouse before the planning process begins.  When we first started planning, we threw everything on the table:  Destination vs. Local, Band vs. DJ, Big vs Small.  There is no right answer to any of these and ultimately, I think we would have been happy with any of these, but we had to have the conversation so that we could understand what the other person wanted.  We ended up deciding to have our wedding in Chicago, local to where we lived, and an easy city to travel to for all of our out of town guests.  We decided to have a band, because we love the vibe and energy that a band brings to an event.  We decided to have a fairly large wedding (large to us, about 150 people), because we really wanted all of our close friends and family to be there. But all of those decisions didn't come easy or without thorough discussion.  Keep in mind that these are decisions between you and your future spouse, and should be a joint decision.



Remember the Why

You make a lot of big decisions when wedding planning and it's easy to get caught up in trying to please everyone.  It's easy to start thinking about what location or timeline would be the easiest for everyone else.  You can easily forget that ultimately this is about you and your new husband and everything else will fall into place.  This applies to everything when wedding planning: city, church, food, date.  It's nice to be accommodating to friends and family, but ultimately, they will be happy if you're happy. It's easy to get stressed about every little detail, but that's not what you're going to remember in 5 years.  This is especially important to keep in mind in those last few weeks before the wedding and the actual day of. It can feel overwhelming and it's easy to get caught up in making sure everything runs smoothly, but remember that at the end of the day, regardless of all the little details, you'll be married, and that's what matters.

 

Have Fun with the Details


It's so easy to get caught up in the details and forget that they're supposed to be fun and it's supposed to be a celebration.  You can do a little or as much as you want when it comes to the little things at a wedding.  For instance, it's easy to stress about wanting little touches at the wedding to reflect you as a couple, but there should be fun in that.  I was stressed about having love quotes on chalk boards throughout the venue, and probably spent too much time than I needed to to make this happen.  Remember that the details are tiny, and not what you will remember about the event.  If it isn't fun for you to plan or coordinate, then just don't do it. You'll have enough to stress about that you don't need to add unnecessary stress to what should be a really positive day.

Here are a few more pictures of the details from our wedding!  

Xo, 
Kelsie

Vendor List:

Photographer: Olivia Leigh Photographie | www.olivialeighweddings.com

Venue:  IVY ROOM at TREE STUDIOS Chrissy Dwyer |  www.ivyroomchicago.com

Florist: Fleur de Lis Florist, Danielle Wisdom | www.fleurdelischicago.com

Lighting: Frost Chicago, Daneila Saporito | www.frostchicago.com

Videographer: One Fine Day Productions,  Amy Johnson | www.onefinedayproductions.com/

Band: Arlen Music Productions, Entourage, Leslie Hunt | www.arlenmusic.com

Chalkboard Rental: Lauren Hanson | letradesignstudio.com






Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring Activewear Favorites

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend.  We had terrible cold and rainy weather so the weekend was consumed with lots of hibernation and anxiousness for spring to finally get here.

Over the years of working out, everything from running to yoga class, I've learned the type of workout clothes that I always reach for.  I have a few requirements when looking at workout clothes, I don't like having hoods on my tops and I don't like my tops to be too tight.  I've really edited down my activewear collection over the year to really be the items that I'm most comfortable working out in.  I've found a love for neutrals items that I can easily mix and match and classic items that I know I will grab for those early morning workouts before my brain is functioning.  

Xo,
Kelsie


Friday, April 13, 2018

12 Beauty Items to Stock Up on During the Sephora Spring Sale


Lip Plumping Gloss | CC Cream | Self-Tanner
Mascara | Bronzer | Face Mask
Bomb Gloss | Body Wash | Setting Spray
Hair Ties | Face Wash | Beauty Blender

Happy Friday!  The Sephora VIB Rouge sale starts today!  It's been quite a week for sales and the one is one of my favorites!  VIB Rouge members get 15% off the whole store April 13th-16th and VIB members get 15% off April 20th-23rd. It's really easy to join so if you're not already a member, you can easily join to be a VIB member during the sale!  I think this is a great time to stock up on your favorites or the classic items that you know you'll use up during the year. These are the item that I will definitely be stocking up on during the sale.

Here are some of the posts that I have done linking my favorite beauty products to stock up on!  These include some of the classic, everyday beauty items from Sephora:

Spring Hair Products: My Healthy Hair Favorites

Spring Skincare: Face Mask Favorites

Current Makeup Favorites: March Edition

January Skincare Favorites

Current Makeup Routine

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Xo,
Kelsie

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Shopbop Spring Sale Event Picks

Sea Stripe Russel Dress | Breezin Through Striped One Piece | Long Bomber Jacket | Vintage Shortalls
Light Blue Desa One Piece | Gisele Short Set | Wedgie Straight JeansMovement Back Into Jogger Free
Sunglasses | Flemming Triple Compartment Tote | Wallet on a Chain |  Hinged Bangle
Espadrille SandalPlatform Espadrille Sneaker | Logan Tassel Sneaker

Better late than never right?  A day late and a dollar short, but here are my favorite picks from the Spring Shopbop sale!  It's always a great time to stock up on your favorites since the more you spend the more you save.  It's easy to do a lot damage!  I love how easy it is to buy and return to Shopbop.  Everything comes so fast and with return shipping so it's easy to try things out and even easier to return items that don't suit you.  The sale runs through Saturday, but items are known to sell out quicky, so if you see something you like, don't wait!

Xo,
Kelsie



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring Trend: Demin Favorites and More


I am all about comfort these days. Working from home and being more casual on the weekends, I've found that I just won't grab for something in my closet unless I feel comfortable in it.  These are the items that I'm constantly grabbing for.  Sometimes you think demin, especially for women (think skinny jeans) and you think it's going to be uncomfortable, but all of these items are so comfy.  My Madewell jeans are so soft that I just find myself grabbing them when I know I'm going to have a long day and want to be comfortable. I'm lucky that even when I do go into the office, I'm still able to wear jeans so I'll throw on one of these jeans and a sweater and still feel presentable.  

Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're all having a great week.  Any requests for blog topics?!  I'm always up for requests!

Xo,
Kelsie

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What's in My Bag: Spring Edition

These are my absolute favorite posts to read on other blogs and videos to watch on youtube.  I seem to be just a naturally very nosy person.

Bag - I have a few bags in my rotation, but love this one by Tory Burch, because it can easily be dressed up or used casually. It hold everything I need except my laptop (which I only carry a few days a week).

Wallet - I switch between carrying a large wallet and carrying a small card holder. I'm finding recently that I love just having a small card holder and love this one by LV that attaches to my keys.

Sunglasses - While I usually keep a pair in my car, I like to carry a pair with me just in case.  It seem like every post I've written, I found a need to write about sunglasses, but they're just an everyday essential!

Small cosmetic pouch - I have a few items that I like to have with me no matter what I'm up to.  Lip balm, hand cream, Kleenex, Advil, Dramamine (I usually only need this when I'm flying, but I always seem to forget it so I just keep it in my bag at all times, just in case!), sample size mascara, a lipliner, lipstick, and at least one lipgloss.  I also like to throw in a compact, while I usually don't end up needing this, but it's like a safety blanket to me.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Packing List for a Weekend Beach Getaway

Cover Up Maxi Dress | Pull-On Short | Cotton-Linen Baseball Cap
Sunglasses | Silk Bandana | One-Piece Swinsuit
Straw Tassel Pouch | Woven Straw Tote | Sunscreen
Slide Sandal | Cardigan | Platform Sandal

When headed on a long weekend beach vacation, I prefer to pack in a carry on rather than having to check my bag, which means that I need to be very particular and picky about the items that I pack in my bag.  I am headed to Florida for a long weekend in a few weeks and these are the items that will definitely make it into my little checked bag!

Cover Ups - You know on a beach weekend that you'll be spending a lot of time in a swimsuit so you know you'll need a few cute cover-ups to throw on top!  Here are a few of my favorites:


Easy Shorts - I love a good casual pull on short for the summertime.  I love that they can be dressed up with heels or easily thrown on top of a swimsuit with flip flops and a tee shirt.  These are my favorites:


Hats - I'm all about sun protection these days, and while I'm fairly religious about putting on sunscreen, especially when I know I'm going to be in the sun, I still like to make sure I have a hat on when I'm at the beach or the pool.  I really like wide brim straw hats, but baseball caps are really easy to pack too.


Sunglasses - This one is a given.  The question isn't if I'm bringing sunglasses, but how many pairs I'll end of bringing.  I mentioned in a post last week how much I love sunglasses, so I know I'll have a few packed for our weekend vacation.

Silk Bandana - When I know it's going to be a casual day, I like to tie a bandana as a headband rather than trying to style my hair.  I think it's a easy way to look more presentable without having to add too much heat styling to my hair.  I just stocked up on a few new bandana for our trip.  It's nice that they're so affordable and have many uses!

Swimsuits - I don't know a girl that doesn't have too many swimsuits in their collection.  I've really gotten into one-pieces in recent years, because I just find them more flattering and conservative.  They're especially nice if your on a family vacation with a lot of little ones to chase around on the beach!


Clutch and Straw Tote - I like to bring one little clutch for heading out to dinner and a bigger tote to use when headed to the beach. I usually use the tote as my carry on and pack the clutch inside of that.  Bringing a tote leave me more room to pack since I'm only bringing a carry on and makes it easier to bring all my essentials to the pool or beach.  Here are some of my favorite beach bags and clutches:

Sunscreen - I'm really picky about my sunscreen since I have such sensitive skin.  I like to stock up on my go-to's before leaving since then I know I won't have a bad reaction to it.

Cardigan - I always seems to be cold and I love a classic cardigan to throw on over anything.  It can easily be thrown up on top of your swimsuit or dressed up with a maxi for dinner.  I usually wear a big cardigan on the plane since I'm always cold, so I make sure whatever I wear on the plane that I can easily re-purpose with the rest of the outfits that I bring.

Sandals - I like to bring a casual sandal and a wedge to dress up for dinner.  Again, I like to stick with one color family so that I can easily wear both of these shoes with any of the outfits that I bring.  You can tell here that for this trip I'm going for a more blush or neutral tone which makes it really easy to mix and match!



We've had some cold and rainy weather here in Chicago so I'm definitely ready for some warmth and sunshine. Hope you all have a great week!

Xo,

Kelsie

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sixth Edition: Friday Edit

I couldn't be more happy that it's Friday!  Here are a few things that I've been obsessing over lately.  Happy weekend!

1. All Things Lip Products :: Lipgloss \\ Lipstick \\ Lip Balm \\ Lip Liner \\ Lip Scrub


You name it and I'm reading all about it.  Every since getting my lash extensions taken off, lips are all I can think about when it comes to make up!  I'm planning to do a post next week on all of my favorite lip glosses, but thought I'd give you a little preview today!

2. Allbird at Nordstrom!!



I have had a pair of Allbird tennis shoes for almost 18 months and LOVE them!  Allbirds just partnered with Nordstrom's to do a pop up shop.  For a limited time, you can buy them directly from Nordstroms rather than the Allbird's website. They have exclusive Nordstrom colors which I used as the perfect excuse to buy a new pair and try out their Slipper version. I bought the Dusk color and already received them in the mail.  They're like walking on clouds and love the spring color!  Sizes are already starting to sell out so make sure to order yours soon.  I've had the tennis shoe version for year and honestly think they're the most comfortable shoe that I've ever worn.  Can't recommend them enough!

3.  Kelsie Fox Blog on Instagram! 



I started a new instagram for all things blog related.  I've had fun this week posting about all of my new blog posts and building up my instagram content.  If you want to stay up to date with all things Kelsie Fox Blog follow along here!

4. Sunshine & Sunglasses


We're headed to Florida in a few weeks and it's getting me excited for sunshine and summertime.  Being a blue eyed girl, I just can't function without my sunglasses and think you can never have enough of them.  I have a few favorites that I always seem to grab for, but am always on the hunt for another pair.  Here are some of my favorite classics and some that I'm lusting over!

5. Favorite Spring Bag and Brand - Backpacks & Cuyana




I have always had a serious love for backpacks and can't seem to get enough of them.  I love that they can be so handfree!  On my wishlist right now is the Cuyana Large Leather Backpack and feel like it would be the perfect carryall for work and travel.  They have a smaller sized backpack that would be great for everyday use too.  I have been lusting over the whole Cuyana website lately, but can't seem to pull the plug on anything in hopes that the will eventually have a sale - no such luck yet!  Their Travel Case Set (I love that you can monogram them!) and Leather Computer Sleeve have been on my radar for months.


In case you missed it on the blog this week I talked about:

Must Have Shoes for Spring

Spring Trend: Rompers and Jumpsuit Favorites

Spring Hair Products: My Healthy Hair Favorites

9 Best White Tops to Update your Wardrobe for Spring

Hope you have a great weekend!

Xo,

Kelsie

Thursday, April 5, 2018

9 Best White Tops to Update Your Wardrobe for Spring

One (on sale!) \\ Two \\ Three (on sale!) \\ Four (on sale!) \\ Five \\ Six (on sale!) \\ Seven \\ Eight (on sale!) \\ Nine

I love a classic white top.  I love that they can be dropped up with a cardigan or blazer or dressed down with some casual jeans.  You can never have enough white tops in your wardrobe and here are a few of my favorites.  All of these tops are under $80, but most of them are even until $40.  I didn't realize until I started to pull together this post that so many of them are currently on sale!  It's a good time to stock up getting ready for summer tank tops!  Happy Friday Eve Everyone!

Xo,
Kelsie



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spring Hair Products: My Healthy Hair Favorites



One. | Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Shampoo Scrub with Sea Salt - I've talked about this shampoo scrub before on the blog, but I can't recommend it enough for someone who doesn't wash their hair often.  I try to go as long as possible between washes to keep my hair healthy which means having to use dry shampoo and texture spray.  This product does such a good job of getting rid of all of the product build up on my hair and scalp without overly drying out my hair.  It really scrubs all of the excess product out of your hair without making your hair feel overly dry.  I have found myself reaching for this product every time that I wash my hair, because it makes me feel like I'm starting with a clean slate!

Two. | Oribe Gold Lust Pre-Shampoo Intensive Treatment - I'm always on the hunt products to help make my hair more healthy. This product is a really intense preshampoo treatment.  A little bit goes a really long way.  I made the mistake the first time using this mask of putting on too much and it look a few shampoo washes to get the mask all out of my hair.  Make sure to concentrate this on just the ends of your hair and not use at your scalp since this is so thick and hard to wash out.  I love that you use this product before the shower so it's not something that you need to put on after your shower and then having to jump back in the shower to wash it off.  This really does re-seal the end of your hair leaving you with really shiny and soft hair! I love this whole gold lust line by Oribe.

Three. | Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner - This shampoo and conditioner is pricey, but I wash my hair so rarely that I found that one bottle is able to last me a really long time.  I think I've been using the same bottle for the last 5 months.  I like this hair care line, because it is nourishing, but does not weigh down your hair.  Sometimes I have a hard time using moisturizing shampoo, because it makes my hair feel more flat and weighed down, and that's not the case with this line.

Four. | Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo - Again, this stuff is on the pricey side, but I've found that it lasts me forever!

Five. | Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray - I love this product, because I feel like it's an all in one spray.  Conditioning, detangling, and heat protectant all in one. I haven't found a living proof product that I don't love. I'm so bad about remember to put heat protectant in my hair before using my hot tools so I love that I can put this on right after I get out of the shower and before I even brush my hair out.  I've tried a lot of leave in conditioners and feel like it's hard to find one that doesn't leave my hair greasy and this product doesn't do that at all.  Can't recommend it enough!

Six. | Drybar 'Triple Sec' 3-in-1 Texturizer - I love that this is a 3 in 1 product for those mornings when I've feeling lazy or in a hurry to get to work.  You can tell that I love products that multi-task. I use it as a dry shampoo and it give me great volume and erases greasy areas around my face.  It goes on clear so I don't have to worry about rubbing in the white powder that usually comes with a dry shampoo (especially as a brunette). I also love that it doesn't leave my hair feeling hard, but just refreshes and texturizes second day hair.  This is a must have!

Seven. | Drybar Detox Original Scent Dry Shampoo - Speaking of dry shampoo, this is a good one.  I switch between this dry shampoo and the dry shampoo by Living Proof.  Both are awesome and do wonders for all of the days that I go without washing my hair.  I mentioned that I go as long as possible between washes and it's all due to my love for dry shampoo.  This stuff smells amazing.  It does come out with a white hue so if you're brunette, you'll want to make sure to rub it into your hair really well. 

Eight. | Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder - This product is literally magic. This adds so much volume to your hair.  It's like teasing your root without actually having to backcomb the root.  The only negative about this product is that it's really sticky and thick so I usually don't use it on first day hair, but wait until I'm closer to washing it again and need more volume.  A little bit goes a long way so while this product is pricy, you don't need much to see a big difference in the volume of your hair.  You can literally see your hair get bigger as you use this!

Nine. | Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray - This stuff is the best.  I was hesitant to try this product for the longest time, because I knew as soon as I bought it I would love it.  This gives such good volume and texture to your hair.  It gives your hair a beachy look with a slight hold similar to hairspray.  I don't even use hairspray, because I feel like this does such a good job of keeping my hair in place. 

Ten. | Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil - Everyone needs a good hair oil. I've tried a lot of different hair oils and love this one. I love to add this as the last step of my hair routine to soften the ends of my hair.  The ends can get really dry and this just makes them look more smooth and even with the rest of my hair. It's also great to put on at night before bed as treatment.

Seven. | Caviar Anti-Aging Overnight Hair Rescue -This is another hair care line that I love.  I've tried the shampoo and conditioner in this line and love that as well.  This overnight hair mask is an absolute favorite of mine, because of how easy it is to us.  I put it on before bed whether I plan to wash my hair the next morning or not.  It isn't overly greasy and just feels like it add so much moisture to my hair.  I love to add a quarter size amount to my hair and this put it in a braid before bed and wake up with such soft hair.  

I wanted to add in all of the hair tools that I used, but realized I already had so much to say about all of the products that I use so that will have to be a different post!  You can check out even more of my hair care favorites on my 'Favorites' page too! Happy Wednesday - Hope you all are having a great week!

Xo,
Kelsie

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring Trend: Rompers and Jumpsuit Favorites


One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven (on sale!) | Eight | Nine

I'm getting so excited for warm weather and refreshing my wardrobe for spring.  I've always had a love for rompers and jumpsuits and am excited to add a few more to my collection (#7 and #8 are currently on their way to me!). I love how simple they are to pack for a beach vacation.  We are headed to Florida in a few weeks and I'm sure a few will make it into my suitcase. 

Xo,
Kelsie


Monday, April 2, 2018

Must Have Shoes for Spring

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine

Monday, we meet again.  It was a great weekend which just makes Monday that much harder. I'm on a shoe kick lately -- refreshing my shoes for spring.  I'm anxious to kick off my boots and start wearing open toes shoes.  Some of these are classics that I've had for years and some are currently in my shopping cart and I can't wait to bust them out when the weather finally warms up!

Xo,
Kelsie