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This month has been nuts, but I finally wrap up my second to last semester of grad school, client work and blog stuff (which obvs is my favorite). So…this coming weekend is all about catch up. I need to finish all the cleaning and organization I started last weekend. I haven’t wrapped a single present so I’m kind of excited to clean, wrap presents and relax (already have my tickets for the new Star Wars movie on Saturday!)
Snagged these two books for one of my accent tables during the last Shopbop sale. There’s a couple more I want now that I have these and also spying some sale items for this new Shopbop sale with 25 percent off extra anything on sale with code BONUS25. I’m eyeing these Sam Edelman Belinda Suede booties with fringe! The code wasn’t working yesterday so hoping I still have time today to get these before the sale ends today.
Here are some goodies Meijer sent–so many beautiful lip shades! I put together little gift bags for bloggers/influencers in Lansing and can’t wait to share them in the next couple weeks!
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Beauty/Skincare Round Up + a GIVEAWAY!

As my skin slowly improves (thanks chemical peels and a different birth control), I’ve been venturing outside my normal make up routine to try new things. Essence sent me this palette (I picked it out) and love the rosy color of the blush. I do love me some blush and still use the holiday palette by.. for the most part, but love the compact that I can easily toss in my bag for work.
I haven’t tried the brightening mask yet, but the hydrating mask by Nerd Skincare is just what my skin needs, especially a couple days after a chemical peel. Want to win a package of masks (including six, almost a $200 value!)? Just comment with your email and for a second entry, share on Twitter or Facebook, and comment here again! Must be 18 and older and in the U.S. to enter!
Simple’s oil balancing wipes is my go-to cleansing wipes, especially post work-out. It doesn’t bug my skin and I love the price. Between skin peels, I like to exfoliate my face with Dr. Brandt’s PoreDermabrasion. I love how smooth my skin feels after using it. Also, Aesop’s hand lotion is really the shit. I love the scent and how soft my calloused, man hands feel after. It really softens them.
I was on the hunt for a super vampy lip color and the man at Sephora suggested Bite lip crayon in aubergine. I have Bite lipsticks in a few other colors and this was exactly the deep tone I was looking for. Goes on nice and is easy for someone like me, who has no patience to take my time and make it perfect–it makes it easy for ya. Milani’s nude lip pencil in very natural and Essence’s nude lip color are also staples for me when I want some low maintenance color.

Again, don’t forget to comment with your email to enter to win the Nerd Skincare masks!

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Love Dove

Dove’s stick deodorants have been a favorite of mine for almost six years. I made the switch to Dove just after I started my blog. I remember this moment in New York City trying Dove for the first time as I was a sweaty, nervous mess to be in town for Fashion Week for the first time. I instantly love how it felt (with moisturizers) and performed (that left pit of mine is sweat machine). And how wonderful it smelled.
Naturally, I’m thrilled to partner with Dove once again on Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. I’ve swapped out my dove stick deodorant for the dry spray antiperspirant since the beginning of October and quickly realized its instant drying capabilities and 48 hour protection. I don’t have much patience and I’m constantly rushing around from work to meetings to workouts. It’s what fits my lifestyle. 
Thank you for supporting collaborations such as this one with Simply Stylist and Dove!


Fall Beauty Haul with Meijer

Fall beauty classics like a deep red lip and smokey eyes are my favorite each year. My version usually involves a more subtle eyeshadow or a burgundy lip while keeping everything else simple and appearing make up-less. Milani lipsticks are magical and wonderful. I absolutely love the tones and this season, I bought lipliner in bordeaux and lipstick in cabaret blend. Which fall beauty trend are you most excited about?

Meijer sent me Versace’s Bright Crystal, which is perfect timing as I’ve been tired of my two go-to fragrances. I usually like a signature scent, but I’d like to switch it up from weekday to weekends.
One of my biggest obstacles, forever and ever, is skincare. My skin still suffers from acne (thank you hormones) and I’ve just started to do the double cleansing method, using the Burt’s Bee’s cleansing oil first to remove the make up and dirt and then either Simple’s facial cleanser or some light exfoliator second. I’ve been using the oil for a week now and think it’s going to become a permanent part of my skincare routine.
Thank you for supporting collaborations such as this with Meijer!