Sunday, July 31, 2016

Launching Our New Brand and GIVEAWAY

It has been a busy few months. I am in the process of getting my new brand of bath, body, and beauty products ready to launch.Blossom Beach will be having a giveaway for a free goody bag!  I have created a temporary site on blogger HERE where you can view some of my products! We will be designing several products that include luxury bath items, bar soaps, bath bombs, face scrubs, sugar scrubs, lotions, face wash, and so much more! We even have candles! Everything we make is natural and chemical free!

We are really excited about getting the word out and expanding the brand. You can enter the giveaway below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to spread the word with your friends and good luck in the drawing!











Love and Hugs!!



Friday, June 3, 2016

Makeup Comparison | Drugstore vs. Prestige Brand Smoky Eye

There is always a lot of talk about dupes and comparisons between drugstore and prestige brand makeup. Some people say they can find perfect matches. I decided that I would pull out an old drugstore smoky eye palette that was once a favorite. It has been quite some time since I used it and decided to give it a try!

I filmed my drugstore makeup look and then filmed the Urban Decay look using similar products. I decided that I was going to start a new series with this! I thought it would be fun to try out different makeup products and see which ones are worth they hype and which ones are best left on the shelf! 

To start this series off I plan on going back through some of my old makeup favorites and seeing how well they compare to the products I use now. 

Here is the video on the drugstore makeup look! This entire look was created by all drugstore products. Please keep in mind I am definitely not a makeup artist. I am just a wife and mom who happens to love makeup. 


This next video is using the Urban Decay Smoky Palette and all higher end products. 



Here are the products I used to create the drugstore look.



Drugstore Smoky Look

Here are the products used to create the higher end products look.


Naked Smoky

Make sure you check out the description boxes on my youtube channel for details on each product.
I also took a quick picture of swatches of both shadows side by side.


And a side by side of the eye look.



Check out this video for details on the new series and my final opinion of these two looks.



Love and Hugs!!


Friday, May 13, 2016

The Guide to Wearing Sequins | Style options for everyone

For some people hearing the word sequin sparks fear. They are reminded of the horrible and tacky outfits of the eighties that still linger in hidden family photo albums! You remember those? The same basic deal as the crazy Christmas sweat shirts with the built in turtle neck and cat with the Santa hat!

Today's sequin trend is much easier to style and anyone can find something they like! I have created a few different looks using a sequin piece for each! I found the most amazing sequin skirt on pinterest and am secretly waiting for a reason to go buy it! I love how easy it is to dress it up or style it in a more casual look.

This first look is similar to the cute outfit I found on pinterest. I love the use of the plain white knotted tee with the sequin maxi skirt!


sequin 1

This next look is using sequin shorts for a fun date outfit or great for an evening out!


sequin 2



This next look is a business fun look! I love the knee length business style skirt paired with fun pops of pink!

sequin 3

This is a very simple and more casual look adding the pop of sequins on the top. This style can easily be worn with jeans, slacks, or even a skirt.


sequin 4

If you still aren't ready to dive into the sequin trend you can still find some simpler choices below. With these you can add a tiny pop of sparkle without going overboard!

sequin 5


Which one of these do you hope to try? I think I have a few different options on my list! Love and hugs as always!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Spark Your Creative Side | Home Office

With all the big projects finally finished at our house I have decided to start planning the next one. This one will definitely take some time since we are going to need to add another room to our home. We have been planning to make two additions to our home over the past couple of years, and it is finally almost time. The two additions will be a home office that will double as a sun-room and seating area. The second addition is a game room that can double as a guest room.

The easier job would probably be the game room. We will be utilizing unused space in our garage for that. I, however, have been waiting on my office for entirely too long! I need a space to be creative and have some time to myself! I am ready to get going on this project! In the meantime I have been looking at pinterest and other sites for some decor ideas. Since I live with my husband and two sons I decided this room needed to be as feminine as possible! I wanted it to be filled with things that make me smile! Things I can't have all over my house! 

I have decided on using white, gold, and pink for my main color palette. Here are a few of my pins so you can see some of the pictures that inspired my color decision!

StylishPetite.com | Pink accent chair, gold shelves, striped bow pillow, gold accents - home office decor:

Nate Berkus gold scissors, clips, and tacks. Got these for my birthday 2015. Love them!:

Party Planning Tips & Office Tour  Read more - http://www.stylemepretty.com/living/2014/02/27/party-planning-tips-tricks/:

StylishPetite.com | Reviews and Weekly Outfits:



office




Check back soon for updates on our newest project! I'm ready to get started! Until next time lots of love and hugs!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Youtube, Pictures, Updates, and more!

Hey guys! Just wanted to post an Insta Update and let you know that I've been posting regular videos over on my youtube channel. If you haven't already checked that out you can do that HERE! I am planning to upload new videos every Wednesday and Sunday! I am also working to start putting regular content on here too! Here are a few pictures from the past month via Instagram!










Love and Hugs!!


House Remodel Part Two : Den

Today I thought I would cover part two of our house remodel and update. This post will cover the den updates. As many of you know we did polished concrete a few years back, but decided to go back to carpet.

This is the before...

First we needed to fix any water damage issues. That is another story for another day! We primed and sealed the floor again! Check below each picture for details!


1) The concrete floor
2) Changing the paint to gray
3) Prime and Seal floor
4) Floor after it was primed and sealed.


1) Laying carpet matting
6-8) Laying and seaming the carpet


My grandmother passed away almost 9 months ago and we decided to incorporate a few of her old pieces into our house. We have her antique record player, ship wheel mirror, lanterns, and custom coffee table my grandfather made. They remind me of my grandparents and I am happy we used them. I will have a tour of the house on my youtube channel soon! Don't forget to go check it out by clicking HERE!

Love and Hugs as always!



Saturday, April 16, 2016

Makeup Storage and Organization

Hey guys! Today I decided to take a break from the house remodel and decor and focus on makeup storage!After i used the KonMari method to declutter and clean out anything that I didn't use I thought I would show you a quick makeup storage tour!



Thanks for watching! Love and hugs as always!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

House Remodel Part One: Kitchen

I said that I was going to post this several months ago, but it took longer than I thought. I finally got around to do it! I am going to do this in a series of posts starting with the kitchen! We have gone room by room and updated a few things and added a few new touches! 

A few years back we redid our den floor and opted for stained concrete. I liked it for the most part, but with our family it just wasn't a practical option to keep it that way. We decided that since we still have kids at home we would go back to carpet for now. Everyone still likes to lounge around and lay in the floor at times. Concrete isn't the most comfortable option for that. 

I will be doing our latest den transformation in the next post. Today we will focus on the kitchen!
Here is the kitchen before! The kitchen had never been updated and has looked the same since 1989! It definitely needed some work.


We didn't replace all the cabinets, but we do plan to refinish them. That has not been done as of yet! We just did the basics! I will walk through the numbers below each photo!


1) A quick picture of the floor before we pulled it up.
2) The crazy wallpaper! That was not fun to rip off!
3) We just pulled apart the old counter! 
4) The stove after we pulled it out. It was a built in type stove and was not fun pulling out either. It was hard wired into the wall and did not have the "normal" plugs that stoves have now. We had to rewire everything when we put in the new stove. Again not fun!



5) This is the insane mess that was the sink side of the kitchen.
6) Just pulled off the counter
7) New counter down and to measure to cut the sink.
8) The sink is installed with a new faucet!


9) Removed all the floor and had to scrape the remaining glue from the cement foundation.
10) Time for the walls.
11) Creme on top, chair rail, then blue-green on bottom.
12) Almost time to caulk and fill in the nail holes.


13) We primed and sealed the floor then put down the tiles. I measured with spacers.
14) Next came grout!

There was a good bit of clean up when we finished! We also bought a few new things to add to the decor. We are still working on the "finishing touches", but this is our current kitchen! I hope you guys liked this post! Don't forget to check out my posts on how to organize your cabinets!



Love and Hugs!