Friday, May 22, 2020

Floral Dress + Memorial Weekend Sales

Floral Dress
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Happy Friday and long weekend! Do you all have plans for Memorial Day? I know celebrating won't look the same this year, but I hope you're all able to enjoy the holiday weekend.  I'm excited to be heading to the lake for the first time this summer.  Although I will fully be enjoying the outdoors, and seeing family after months apart, I'll also be remembering all those who have served our country. 

Even though I'll be trying to enjoy most of the weekend outdoors and off social media, I will be checking out the sales because there are some good ones happening this weekend!  I'm personally on the hunt for summer clothes, easy dresses, bathing suits, and patio decor.  What are you shopping for this weekend? 

Speaking of easy dresses, how adorable is this floral number? It's perfect for any summer event, and I'm hoping to wear it out on a date night in the near future.  Plus it's under $70 and on sale this weekend!  I've also rounded up my top sale picks below!  

Spring Floral Dress

Short Floral Dress

Summer Floral Dress

Memorial Weekend Sales

Abercrombie: Take 40-60% off the entire store! Plus an extra 15% off select styles.
American Eagle/Aerie: 25-60% off everything!
Anthropologie: 25% off all clothing, shoes and accessories (for anthroperk members).
Baublebar: Up to 70% off sale.
Evereve: Up to 70% off clearance, plus 10% off site wide.  
Good American: 20% off full prices items, and take an extra 40% off sale.
Kendra Scott: Take 20% off everything!
Nordstrom: Up to 60% off clearance sale.
Old Navy: Take 50% off all tees, shorts, tanks and swim.
Sam Edelman: 20% off sitewide with code MEMORIAL20.
Sephora: Up to 50% off select beauty.
Steve Madden: 40% off site wide (restrictions apply). Use code SPRING40.
Target: Buy one get one free on swimsuits and sandals!  Also up to 25% off patio items!
Victoria Emerson: Bye one, get one free!
Wayfair: Up to 70% off.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mother's Day Gift Guide

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Mother's Day is less than two weeks away.  If there is ever a time to spoil that special woman in your life, it's now!  Between being a mom, teacher, cook, house cleaner, and business woman, make sure your mom/wife/significant other is extra pampered.  And don't forget, if you're a mom, it's always a great time to treat yourself. You deserve it!

Note:  Shipping times are taking longer, so I highly suggest ordering your Mother's Day gift this week.

Golden Radiance Peel-Off Mask: (Once you click on the link for the mask, scroll down to BODY CARE, then select SPA and you'll find the mask there! You can also purchase a spa collection with the mask under COLLECTIONS).  This mask is my #1 suggestion for Mother's Day!  I recently started using it, and love the results! Not only does it leave your skin feeling super smooth, but it instantly feels more firm.  Gold is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase collagen and blood circulation, tighten and firm the skin, and even skin tone.  Now who wouldn't want that?  At $50, this product feels like it should be more expensive, and is a great way to add a little luxury into your mother's life!

Beaded Bracelets: How cute are these bracelets! You can customize them with your kid's names or special dates and sayings, making them sentimental. They're the perfect accessory for the summer, as they're cheerful and look great layered with other bracelets.

Chain Necklace: Chain link necklaces are a must-have this summer, and I love how they can instantly dress up a blouse, or even a bathing suit!  Plus they look great layered with other necklaces.

Shea Butter Body Cream: (Once you click on the link for the body butter, scroll down to BODY CARE, then select SENEDERM BODYCARE. Once you click that, that Body Butter will be the first item listed). This is one of my top five products that I can't live without! Not only does it leave your skin feeling silky and hydrated (perfect for all the hand washing we've been doing), but it also works as an amazing makeup remover.  This is the perfect gift for pampering, and would be great paired with some bath salts, or bath bombs!

Satin Pajama Set: I don't know about you, but I've been wearing a lot of pajamas lately, and I want them to be cute!  This set is not only cute, but it looks super cozy (I have a similar pair from the brand, and love them!)  Plus, this set comes with an eye mask, making it the perfect gift.  It's is also available in black. 

Slippers: Since we're all spending a lot of time in our homes, slippers make a great gift.  They're cozy, warm and cute! And since this pair is open at the toes, it's perfect for the warmer days ahead.

Mug: In my opinion, one can never have too many mugs.  And boy, does Mama need her coffee these days!

Studded Sandals: These sandals are the must-have shoe of the summer, and I can see why!  I love the studs and they look great with everything from shorts to dresses.  I'm personally in love with the clear straps, but they also comes in other colors such as tan, white and yellow.

Steam Mop: Not only has having my kids home all day made my house messier, but I've been the one to do all of the cleaning, and I'm sure all moms can relate!  So anything to make cleaning easier makes a great gift in my book!  I've been seeing a lot of people using steam mops, and this one has great reviews.

Gua Sha:  I have heard so many great things about Gua Sha and the benefits it has one the skin, so I finally ordered one for myself.  This is the perfect little gift for pampering your mother!

Nu Face: (also here) I have heard so many great things about the Nu Face, as it helps reduce fine lines and plump the skin.  It has been on my wish list for a couple of months now, and I'm sure any woman would love this as a gift!

Another great idea is a wine club!  If you're local to the Boston area, one of my favorite liquor stores, Dions, offer Dions Circle, which is a monthly wine delivery service. Wines are picked out upon your preferences, and delivered to your door each month.  If you're not local, Winc is a wine subscription service that I have worked with in the past, and highly recommend.  Each month you get four bottles delivered to your home, selected upon your preferences.  I love the both the quality of the wine and the price.

XO Rachael


Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Sephora Spring Savings Event

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Sephora is having their Spring Savings Event, and it couldn't have come at a better time!  I don't know about you, but being stuck at home has left me changing up my beauty routine, and trying new products. Not only have I invested more in my skincare, but I've been stocking up on DIY items such as nail polish, self tanner, and hair masks.  I'm sharing my top picks from the sale, which are all products that I use on a regular basis, with a few that are on my wish list.  

Sale Details:
You do need to be a Beauty Insider to get access to the sale, but no worries, it's totally free.  Plus you earn points every time you shop, which leads to freebies!  The discount amount, and dates you can shop depend on your Beauty Insider status:

Rouge: 20% off from 4/17- 5/1
VIB: 15% off from 4/21-4/29
Insider: 10% off from 4/23- 4/27

(1) Nu Face: So I do not own this, yet, but it's been on my wish list for a while.  I've heard a lot of great things about the Nu Face, and how it helps with facial contour and wrinkles.

(2) Rose Quartz Gua Sha: This facial massage tool gently stimulates circulation, which helps decrease puffiness and helps with elasticity.

(3) SK-11 Treatment Masks: To be honest, I haven't used these in about two years, but they were always one of my favorite facial masks.  My skin always felt super hydrated after using them, and I think it's time to start using them again!

(4) Expensive Alma Oil High Shine Top Coat: This hair gloss is amazing! I use this once a week in place of my conditioner, and it leaves my hair so smooth and silky.  Every time I use it, I feel like I just stepped out of a salon.

(5) Glam Glow Charcoal Mask:  This is another facial mask that I've been using for years.  I don't use it very often, as I have dry skin and it can leave it feeling more dry. However, when I'm having breakouts, it's one of my favorite to use and help clear up my face.

(6) Cinema Secrets Brush Cleaner: I use this brush cleanser daily.  It not only does a great job at removing color and bacteria from my makeup brushes, but it is quick drying, so I'm able to use my brush seconds after I cleaned it!

(7) IGK Mixed Feelings Leave-In Blonde Drops: Every time I get my hair done, I tend to go more blonde.  Because I go months between my appointments, this product is great to have when my color starts getting dull.  With one use, it takes out the brassiness, freshening up my color.

(8) Self Tanning Drops:  I haven't used these drops yet, but will definitely be ordering them during the sale!  I've heard great things about them, and heard they're easy to use.  Simply mix a few drops in with your daytime or evening moisturizer, apply to your face, and you're left with the perfect glow.

(9) No More Baggage:  This product is a must-have when you're lacking on sleep.  It can instantly help to de-puff tired eyes, leaving you looking fresh and rested.  Definitely a must have for new moms!

(10) Verb Hydrating Shampoo:  I've been using this shampoo for over a year now and love it!  Not only does it cleanse well, but it adds the moisture that my dry hair needs.  It's also sulfate, vegan and paraben free.

(11) Verb Hydrating Conditioner: The perfect compliment to the shampoo! Having curly hair, it's always tangled after washing, but this conditioner makes it very easy to comb out.  You can also get the set here.

(12) Living Proof Dry Volume Blast: Having a flat hair day?  Just spray a little of this on your roots, and your volume will be back.  This is my favorite product to use on the days I don't wash my hair to give it extra volume.

(13) Living Proof Blowout: This has been my go-to heat protectant for a couple of years now.

(14) Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo:  If you haven't tried this dry shampoo, you're missing out!  Seriously, it's one of the best dry shampoos on the market!

XO Rachael

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