I don't know about you, but 2018 has flown by. It's hard to believe that another Christmas season is upon us and now more than ever, I'm relying on my Amazon Prime membership. When I feel overwhelmed with the cooking, cleaning, decorating, hosting, shopping, wrapping, baking, etc it is so nice to be able to order gifts or household items without an additional errand. I still shop traditional retail stores, but there are always those hard to shop for people or sold out items that can complicate your to do list. I've shopped from my bed during an insomniac episode, and from the bathtub trying to soak away the stress. Ya feel me?
No matter what online shopping you do this season (or ever, really) you must--I repeat, YOU MUST, sign up for Ebates. It's free and tracks your shopping trips to reimburse you with whatever percentage they are offering for the specific retailer. Right now, Amazon is up to 10% cashback for example. Sign up with this link and then make sure to go to ebates, click on the store you want to shop at, and then the cash back will be added to your account. They send checks out quarterly and I just cashed my most recent one.
Now, back to Amazon. Here are some of my handpicked items that I think anyone who likes rose gold glam would love. A charging cable to keep your phone selfie-ready, a portable speaker to jam to while getting ready with the super cute makeup brush set and a coffee travel mug to keep you fueled up through all of the holiday craziness. Click each photo to be redirected to each specific item. I know I personally would love to receive any of these items as gifts, and already own several of them.
Do you want to see more gift ideas? Different retailers? Let me know below! Cheers to another holiday season.
We all know how important it is to drink plenty of water, right? It keeps all of your body's systems working in tip top shape and makes your skin look more youthful and plump as an added bonus. I have made drinking more water an important goal in my daily routine and there is one simple hack that has made it easier for me to do. Buy yourself a cute tumbler or water bottle. At home I prefer to use a tumbler with a lid and straw, but if I am on the go or at work, I like to use a bottle with a screw-top. Here are some super cute options that would definitely motivate me to drink my H2O.
Here is the tumbler I am using today, and as you can see I am ready for my third refill. Even though St. Louis easily has the best water, I still prefer the taste of it filtered. I used to use a Brita pitcher, but found that I would dread having to refill it every day or more. I decided to purchase this Ultramax version which I typically have to refill every 2-3 days. You can get your own Brita system HERE.
BUT HOW MUCH WATER AM I SUPPOSED TO DRINK?! At minimum, you should drink about half your weight in ounces each day, and I know for some people they find it difficult to even accomplish that. Ideally, you should drink about 2/3 of your weight. For someone who is 125 lbs, they should be consuming about 84 oz each day.
If you are someone who does not enjoy the taste of water, try adding fruit. I wrote a blog about 2 years ago about the benefits of drinking lemon water. You can check it out here: www.xofancy.com/blog/benefits-of-drinking-lemon-water
I'm curious to know if you have any hacks that help you consume your water for the day. Share them below!
One low-cost, easy way to freshen up your everyday style is a brand new phone case. These are 50%+ off at Nordstrom Rack right now! Which one is your favorite?
My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico and it was amazing! It was my first time visiting Mexico, and we stayed at Secrets Akumal which is a beautiful & luxurious all inclusive resort. We spent most of our days either at the beach or lounging next to one of the three infinity pools.
Despite owning a global beauty business, I prefer to be as bare-faced as possible at the beach. I saw lots of ladies rocking their bold lips, but for me I prefer the natural look of a tinted lip balm that nourishes the lips while giving a hint of color. It's also the perfect time to relax with shades on and catch up on your favorite podcasts. And don't forget to reapply that SPF! I thought I would share the items I kept at my side the whole trip!
1. Tarte Iridescent Makeup bag to keep everything protected. This is also where I kept my phone and cash for tips.
2. Neutrogena Age Shield SPF 70 face lotion // shopstyle.it/l/khnb
3. Kate Spade New York Crystal Stone Earbuds // amzn.to/2xBKlf9
4. Younique Lip BonBon Tinted Lip Balm in Red Velvet Cake // bit.ly/2yk7UNp
5. Kate Spade New York Cissy Sunglasses // shopstyle.it/l/khpL
Being back home is a little bittersweet, but I'm excited to spend my favorite month ever as a Mrs. What do you always bring with you to the beach?
I've been drawn to graphic tees for as long as I can remember having my own money to shop with. They're comfortable, easy, and allow you to express yourself without having to say a word. My go-to travel outfit is an extra loose graphic tee, black leggings, and comfortable shoes that are easy to slip on and off (becauseee...airport security).
One of my favorite outfits to wear for a night out with friends is a graphic tee with ripped jeans, kitten heels, and statement jewelry. You'll be comfortable and trendy. Throw on a blazer to up your urban chic ante.
Have I mentioned how comfortable they are? Seriously, ya'll. I'm on the other side of 30. I can't be bothered to wear anything that makes me feel bound up or constricted. Here are a few of my faves from my collection & a few on my wishlist:
Go on now, I dare you to treat yo'self this weekend. Welcome to the comfy side of life.
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