Omg…is this stressful for anyone else, or is it just me? I hate getting a new phone. I worry about everything transferring even though it’s stored to the cloud. I hate that I have to reorganize it so I can find my apps. And learning to work the damn thing is painful! Regardless, I’m upgrading [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Dutch Oven
Dutch ovens have so many uses! From making roasts, stews, casseroles, or even baking bread, you can’t go wrong with this kitchen staple! Here are two I love. Image Credit: Williams Sonoma The classic at its best!! Le Creuset 6 qt. Dutch Oven in white is fabulous! I love the basic shade opposed to their [...]
A Recommendation From a Friend
Yep, our dog is totally food motivated. She loves a good treat. I mean, who doesn’t??? We get her favorites from Chewy. Delivered right to our door so no extra trips for me! Image Credit: Chewy Her absolute favorite is the Busy Roll Hide. She gets one a couple times a week. The excitement when [...]
Makeup Tips – Mascara
Aging has changed the way I use mascara. Never thought that would be a thing but it is. I've changed up my routine. I now use primer and waterproof mascara. I've ditched the eyelash curler. It's amazing the difference small changes can make. Image Credit: Ulta I never used mascara primer before. My lashes are [...]
I still don’t want to cook!
Even though I plan out dinner for the week, I still rarely feel like cooking. Thank goodness last night was an easy one! Skinnytaste to the rescue for a fast & delicious dinner that didn’t take a whole lot of effort on my part! Image Credit: Skinnytaste Last night I made Fish Florentine. It’s one [...]
Company Is Coming
When I have company stay over, I want everyone to feel at home. Come on in and make yourself comfortable! I seriously want you to help yourself and make our home yours. Over the years, I’ve learned some tricks to help. First, I stock their bedroom with water, coffee, and tea. Nothing fancy, just some [...]
It’s all about the pillows!
Makeup Tips – Blush
I switched to cream blush years ago. Powder blush never lasted that long on my oily skin. It always seemed to disappear before lunch. I've started following #makeupover40 & cream blush seems to be the go-to for aging skin. I'm glad I'm doing something right for my old skin! Image Credit: NudeStix My absolute favorite [...]
Random Finds on Amazon
Your package has shipped!
I love getting these notifications. I just placed a new order with Walmart and got my shipping confirmation today. Here’s what’s on its way. Image Credit: Walmart I wanted some lightweight tops for our upcoming trip to AL. It’ll be over 90 degrees with at least 80% humidity so I don’t want to be any [...]
Lotion is your skin’s best friend!
I’ve written about it before, but I’m writing about it because I can’t say enough good things about lotioning up after your shower or bath. It helps so much to keep aging skin from looking crepey. Image Credit: Target Jergen’s Original Scent is hands down my favorite. I’ve tried a bunch, but I always come [...]
Back to School – Lunch Containers
Now that you know what you're packing, you gotta have something to pack it in, right? I'm a big fan of reusable containers. Below are some of my favorites. Image Credit: Amazon If you don't want to use disposable plastic bags, these silicone bags are a good replacement. Just remember to get enough so you [...]
Back to School – What’s for Lunch
While back to school this year looks totally different for me, I was thinking about what used to make packing lunches easier. I hate packing lunches almost as much as I hate planning what's for dinner. It's such a pain. One day everyone loves bananas, and the next, everyone hates them. There's just no winning. [...]
Nordstrom Anniversary Review – Part 2
FINALLY! The rest of my purchases were delivered. I was freaking excited to try the jeans. This was the first time I didn't pick a pair of skinny jeans. Everything was bootcut or straight leg. Did I mention I was excited? Image Credit: Nordstrom Up first, Topshop's Jamie Low Rise Bootcut. LOW RISE y'all. I [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Counter Stools
Splurge Vs. Save – Dorm Edition
Packing for school as changed so much from when I was a college freshman. I never thought about wallpaper, a headboard, or a nightstand. Kids these days look at soooooo much stuff. After some searching, we found some really good dupes for some of the most expensive products. Image Credit: Dormify Up first, the Dormify [...]
Do you really need that?
Where’s the beef?
We don’t but most of our beef at the grocery store any more. My husband found Snake River Farms, and we haven’t looked back. We’ve tried a bunch of their products and love everything. We’ve been given their bacon as a gift! Not kidding!! Image Credit: Snake River Farms We’ve ordered the brisket, filet mignon, [...]
Scentsy So Far
What’s for dinner?
I’ll take Duckworth for the win.
This one’s for the fellas. My husband is loving Birddog’s shorts and khakis. He started with the khakis and moved onto the shorts. Aside from Vuori, these are the only shorts he’ll wear. Image Credit: Birddogs Up first, the khakis. These are slim fit khakis, but they aren’t a skinny fit. He’s not going to [...]
Nordstrom Anniversary Part 1
I was online around 2am to place my order. One of the few perks of not being able to sleep! After hours scrolling & reviewing others’ posts, I was happy with individual pieces but I didn’t find a great capsule wardrobe for fall. I received my first shipment yesterday. I received half of the items [...]
Red, White, and Blah
Blah is how I felt after trying on my purchases from the Red, White & Blue sale from Old Navy. I had posted on my social media story on what I was picking up. Below are the details. Image Credit: Old Navy Y’all I was so pumped for this shirt!! I couldn’t wait. This is [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Silk Scrunchies
If you pull your hair up, you got check out these silk scrunchies. Especially if you sleep with your hair up - ponytail, pineapple, or other variation. I love them because they don’t crease or kink my hair, they don’t break my hair or cause damage, and they never get tangled in my hair. They’re [...]
Let’s Talk Bags
Easy Summer Sides
Can you say easy clean up?
Holy crap Batman!! I just discovered liners for my air fryer? How have I not known about these before??????????? They save some much time with cleanup. Image Credit: Amazon I found these liners on Amazon. They’re currently on sale for $12.59. They fit my Ninja Indoor Grill/Air Fryer really well!! I love that I can [...]
Perfect Jean Shorts
Tips for Vacation – Packing
Tips for Vacations – Travel
Summer travel is upon us & whether you’re driving or flying, you better have a plan and some patience!! Let’s start with flying. Already this summer, a ton of flights have been cancelled. There are numerous reasons & they don’t really matter when you can’t get where you’re going. First up, make sure to do [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Bath Mats
Sephora Review – Part Two
Sephora Review – Part One
What I’m Reading Now 📖
While I’m waiting on my pre-ordered books from my favorite authors, I needed something else to read. I’ve tried a couple new authors on BookBub, but haven’t found anyone worth mentioning. I was desperate so I raided my daughter’s bookshelf. Shockingly, I found an author that’s keeping me entertained. Colleen Hoover has filled my Nook. [...]
What’s On My Wishlist.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming up. I browsed through the preview, and below is what I’ve added to my wishlist. Image Credit: Nordstrom I added the Zella Amazing Cozy Wrap Jacket. I think this will become my new travel staple. It’s nicer that a sweatshirt but not yet a sweater. This jacket will be [...]
60% Off at Old Navy – What’s In My Cart
Old Navy’s annual Red, White & Blue sale is going on now along with 60% off site wide. It’s a great time to stock up on essentials. Here’s what’s in my cart… Image Credit: Old Navy I’m getting the EveryWear V-Neck T-Shirt in white and black. While I don’t wear t-shirts by themselves that often, [...]
Best Coverup Ever!
Ideas for your outdoor space.
Just in time for your 4th of July festivities!! Below are my picks keeping your outdoor space comfortable and inviting. Up first, you gotta take care of the bugs. My absolute favorite product for that is Cutter Backyard Bug Control. You attach it to your hose and spray away. It’s supposed to last 12 weeks [...]
My picks for facial sunscreen.
I’m super careful about what I put on my face. I breakout easily and have sensitive skin. It’s taken a lot of trial and error to find sunscreen that works for me. Below are my three favorites. Image Credit: Sephora My favorite is Drunk Elephant’s Umbra Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30. It’s not greasy or [...]
Summer PJ’s – Travel
Kitchen Hacks & Products
I know you’ve seen the meme about being an adult and having your favorite spatula. It’s hysterical because it’s so freaking true. Thinking about my favorite spatula made me decide to share some of my favorite kitchen hacks and gadgets. First up, remove the freaking connector holding your measuring cups and spoons together. It’s so [...]
My go to apps.
Home Upgrades – Family & Living Rooms
Home Updates – Dining Room & Half Bath
Home Upgrades – Kitchen
I desperately wanted a brand new kitchen but knew that wasn’t in the budget. Instead, I got new countertops, a new sink, and painted our existing cabinets. Our appliances were fairly new so we didn’t have to update those. Instead of a couple of months, we had a new kitchen in two weeks! The kitchen [...]
Home Upgrades – Paint
I’ve been referencing updating our home for awhile now, so I figured I’d share some more specifics. I wanted a clean, classic look that would stand the test of time and wouldn’t be too trendy. I don’t want to go through this crap again!! Up first, changing out the paint. When we moved in there [...]
Things you learn at orientation…
I have to say I was a little skeptical about attending the Parents portion of Freshman Orientation, but I was pleasantly surprised. Alabama did a great job of keeping things informative without being too boring. Figured I’d share some of the key takeaways for any of you getting ready to send your kids off for [...]
Basically if you’re anywhere east of the Mississippi River, you’re under a heat advisory. In this weather it’s so important to stay hydrated. My favorite thing to help with hydration is Liquid I.V. Image Credit: Amazon Liquid I.V. helps to rapidly hydrate with the same amount of water. I love that! And it’s only 45 [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Chandeliers
Gifts Just In Time For Father’s Day
I don’t do t-shirts.
Leaving on a jet plane 🎵🎶
We’re leaving soon to head down for our baby girl’s college orientation. Where has the ducking time gone? If you’re going through the same thing, I wanted to pass along some things that have helped us with staying in the know. First, join the Parent Group page for your child’s college or university. These pages [...]
Coastal Grandmother – Decor
Why limit this great look to just your clothes? Check out the below items to update you home decor too! You’ll feel like you’re in the Hamptons!! All items are on Amazon. Image Credit: Amazon This LSKYTOP 58 Inches Wood Bead Garland will add the right vibe to your home. The white color and tan [...]
Coastal Grandmother – Fashion
Have you been wondering how to channel your inner Diane Keaton from Something’s Gotta Give? She embodies the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic perfectly in that movie! Below are my suggestions to create the look with pieces from Amazon. 😎 Image Credit: Amazon Up first, the GRECERELLE Women's Kimono Open Front Knitted Slouchy Sweater. Perfect look for [...]
Have you heard of it? It’s basically what it sounds like, you wash your hair in reverse order…condition then shampoo. It trends every now and again, and it’s a hot topic once again. It’s recommended for fine/thin hair. Supposedly it gives you more volume and leaves your hair less greasy. Of course I had to [...]
Spritzs make me happy!
Who doesn’t love a goo spritz during warmer weather? While I love an Aperol Spritz, sometimes I don’t have the ingredients or want to spend the time making it. That’s where Ramona saves the day!!! I’ve talked about them before, it’s so worth mentioning them again!!! Plus there are now more flavors! Yum! The original [...]
What’s better than Eggs Benedict?
Eggs Benedict Casserole!!! This dish takes your favorite flavors and combines it into an easy to make casserole. No poaching eggs! And just in time for Sunday brunch. 😉 I discovered this recipe in a Southern Living cookbook years ago. It’s my husband’s favorite breakfast dish. I love that it’s super easy to make and [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Lamp Edition
Still in Florida, so that means my hair products are working extra hard to fight the humidity. When I travel to humid places, I switch out my shampoo and conditioner for extra moisturizing products. My favorite two are from CurlSmith. Image Credit: CurlSmith I rotate this products at home, but they are my go to’s [...]
Best Aluminum Free Deodorants
Sitting in Orlando and it’s freaking hot so I might as well talk about deodorant! Awhile ago I switched to aluminum free deodorant. I’ve tried a few, including Native, but the two below are my favorite! Image Credit: Amazon For everyday wear, I love Dove’s 0% Aluminum Free deodorant. They have great fresh scents that [...]
Today everyone is opening their pools and celebrating the unofficial start to summer. That means it’s time to breakout your swimsuits! My go to brands year after year are Magic Suit and Cupshe. My tried and tested suits are detailed below along with what I’m buying next. Image Credit: Amazon Image Credit: Amazon My absolute, [...]
It’s HomeGoods but Online!
And since we’re talking about jeans…
The best jeans for only $10!!
And they’re fabulous!! Seriously!!!! I found the Memphis Slim Fit Trouser Jeans at Walmart. Did I mention they are on sale for $10? Even at a regular price of $26, these are a steal! 😳 Jump on Walmart’s site to grab a pair before they’re gone! Image Credits: Walmart These jeans soft. Very comfortable! The [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Bar Cart Edition
The Thank You Note
What’s for Breakfast?
Do you switch it up for breakfast? I pretty much stick to the same four things…English Muffins, Egg Frittatas, Protein Shakes, or Açaí Bowls. I’m not a morning person so the last thing I want to think about is what’s for breakfast. All of these items are super quick and fill me up until lunch. [...]
It’s that time again…Fire Pit Season
Summer Days Turn into Summer Nights
Braided for Summer
You'd have to be still hiding from Covid to not know that braided leather sandals are the trend for this summer. While these are a classic look, I'm not sure if they'll stick around for more than a few years, so I searched to find them at the best price points. Image from http://www.Walmart.com Absolute [...]
The Perfect LBD for Summer
I’m not kidding! I found it. The perfect little black dress for summer. It works no matter your size, height, or age. And it’s only $24.50. You’re welcome!! 😉😉 Images from http://www.target.com This dress is a perfect linen blend that makes it very versatile. You can dress it up or down. For dressing down, I’ll [...]
Splurge Vs. Save – Linen Pants
Who doesn’t love linen pants in the summer? I recent bought two pairs in black. I already have a white pair and love them so I figured it was time to add to the collection. 😎 Image from http://www.target.com I snagged this pair the other day while shopping with my mom. I can’t say enough [...]
What’s that smell?
You guys know I'm obsessed with how things smell. I always have some sort of room fragrance and/or candle in the house. I especially like candles burning when I'm working or when we have company over. I have plugins in every bathroom as well. I just like everything to smell good as it helps to [...]
I have a love hate relationship with doing my nails. I always like the look when they're done but hate spending the time and money to do them. I've mentioned Color Street before. Their strips are perfect when I want a quick polished look on my natural nails. Check out the previous post: https://tipsycurls.com/2020/08/02/easy-peasy-nails-for-days/ Sometimes [...]
I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted anything!! I'd blame COVID, but I was overwhelmed with work and couldn't think about anything else. Please look out for new posts coming soon! In the meantime, please follow me on Facebook at Tipsy Curls or on Instagram at tipsycurlblog. I'd love to hear [...]
Splurge vs. Save: Bonding Treatments
Curly Products: Mousse
Hand Sanitizer…need I say more?
Shave or Wax Part 2
Shave or Wax Part 1
Summer will be here before you know it, and you know what that means...bathing suit season. Which means it’s time to get the bikini line in shape! There’s always the debate between waxing & shaving your bikini line, but as I’ve gotten older, waxing is the best for me. Shaving started giving me awful ingrown [...]
Guilty as charged!
Yes sir, I multitask. Every damn day! I’m writing emails, answering questions, talking on the phone and eating lunch all at the same time. How else do you get anything done??? I’ve always prided myself on multitasking. I thought doing it made me a super star. Unfortunately I’m realizing it made me a super star [...]
Best shave ever!
Not kidding. You gotta check out Tree Hut’s Shave Oil. Seriously obsessed! It comes in three scents - Coconut Lime (what I have), Moroccan Rose, and Vanilla. It’s way better than shaving cream, gel or foam. I love that it’s a pump bottle so I don’t spill it or get too much. It’s the closest [...]
Maskne be gone!
Yep, maskne is a real thing!! I’ve been struggling more and more with breakouts since I’m wearing a mask 8 hours a day. My Drunk Elephant skincare routine just wasn’t cutting it anymore. An old friend of mine started selling SeneGence, so I figured I’d try it out and support her at the same time. [...]
45 days in and I’m sticking with it. You guys know I have thinning hair. I’m sticking with my L’Oréal EverStrong Shampoo & Conditioner, but I needed some reinforcements. Nutrafol to the rescue!! I wanted to start with something I could do without having to see a doctor. One, COVID and two, I wanted to [...]
Piper Lou Who?
Early or late?
Ever heard of it? I hadn’t either until my sister in law introduced me to it a few years ago. It’s a company that focuses on cleaning without chemicals. They use microbial silver in their cloth to get rid of bacteria. It’s up to 99% effective according to their testing. I love my Bathroom Scrub [...]
Small Business Saturday.
I know this post is coming at you on Cyber Monday, but I’ve been thinking. Scary, I know. But why do we only have one day where we highlight small business? I figured while you’re surfing for great deals at the big stores, you could also check out some small shops too!! I have a [...]
Comfy and perky.
Yeah, I said it. We all want a bra that keeps the girls lifted and supported while staying comfortable; especially in this WFH era. My hands down favorite is Gap’s Live-In Pretty Bralette. It’s super comfy while keeping the girls lifted and supported. Would I workout in this bra? No, but for everyday it’s perfect!!! [...]
Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!!!
In our house the end of Thanksgiving means the beginning of Christmas! We begin decorating and more importantly, plan out our cookie baking days. Christmas cookies are a huge tradition in our family. We usually make the same types of cookies each year. Sometimes we mix it up. And a few years ago, we added [...]
Gift Guide for the Ladies in your life.
I know it’s not summer…
‘Tis the season.
Time to start thinking about holiday cards!!! How is that even possible? The time goes by so freaking fast!! We typically don’t pose for our Christmas cards. It’s usually a picture that we got taken as a family at some function - you know, wedding, birthday, etc. My absolute favorite one was taken by a [...]
Gift Guide for your Parents.
For the foodie parents: Omaha Steaks Butcher’s Gift Pack. Steaks, pork chops, meatballs, potatoes and desert?? It’s a great taster pack of some of their best sellers. It’s currently over 50% off. Check it out here. For the competitive parents: Aggravation Board Game set. We play this game more than any other in our family. [...]
Has anyone seen my motivation?
Get in my belly!! Part 4
You gotta have snacks. You can’t live on meals alone. I typically like a snack between lunch and dinner. Some days I like salty, other days I like sweet, just depends on my mood. Thinsters Cookies are the best!! I love all of their flavors. Right now I’m hooked on their Pumpkin Spice flavor. A [...]
Get in my belly!! Part 3
Up next, dinner ideas. I pretty much swear by anything from Skinnytaste for dinner. My family loves her recipes!!! Some of our favorites are listed below. Fish Florentine. Recipe is here. This is super quick and delicious. Always a go to when we have a busy day. Approx. 351 calories. Cuban Piccadillo. We make this a lot on [...]
Get in my belly!! Part 2
To continue from yesterday’s post, here are some typical lunch meals. Again, it gets tracked on the My Fitness Pal app. Shakeology. I like the Chocolate and Vanilla. My one caveat for these, have to be blended with unsweetened almond milk. I can’t do them with water or just shaken up. Sometimes I add a [...]
Get in my belly!! Part 1
Don’t touch that dial.
Since COVID started we’ve gotten into a routine of playing marbles and then watching a show together after dinner. We’ve enjoyed the family time. We’ve watched every single episode of Survivor, the Blacklist, Cobra Kai, Prison Break, How to Get Away with Murder, and we’re finishing up Chicago PD. Now we need another show. We [...]
Gift Guide for Your Teen.
Black Friday Starts Now Part 3
Target’s deals this week are on all things Apple. AirPods and Watches are 20% off (approximately $50 off per item). One of my favorite electronic toothbrushes is on sale too. For those of you that haven’t hopped on the bandwagon, you can get your AirPods and Watch at a great discount. The regular AirPods are [...]
I’m serious!! I thought milk frother wand thingys were stupid until I got one from Amazon. Holy shit Batman!! I just upped my tea game to a whole new level!!! I got the Zulay Milk Boss based on Amazon’s recommendations. Why didn’t I get this sucker sooner?????? I made myself an almond milk chai tea [...]
Red or white?
It’s officially that time of year where I stop drinking white wine and move to red. I don’t like white when the weather turns colder. Not sure why, but I don’t enjoy white when it’s cold outside. Instead I enjoy a nice full bodied red. 🍷🍷 I like Zinfandel, Malbec, Cabernet, and blends. Some of [...]
I scream, you scream,
We all scream for ice cream! Have you noticed the new, healthier versions of ice cream out there??? They range from keto friendly to low calorie. I’m sorry but I’ll stick with good old fashioned ice cream. I’ve tried Halo. I’ve had their Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Sea Salt Caramel, and Cookies & Cream. They [...]
Gift Guide for your Man!
In case you haven't been following my earlier posts, I've compiled my favorite men's items here. They are all approved by my husband! Take a look to get ideas for your holiday shopping. For the man who loves to workout or just lounge: Vuori Ponto Shorts. They're super comfortable, super soft, and fit true to [...]
Not everyone wants to be your friend.
Black Friday Starts Now Part 2
Bum Bum Cream
Slowly but Surely Update 4
Venti Chai Tea Latte, please.
That’s my typical Starbucks order. Cold in the summer with one less pump and hot in the winter. I always joke that it tastes like Christmas in a cup. It’s the ducking best!!! It always makes me happy. What doesn’t make me happy though are the freaking calories. 310 calories for one drink 😳. No [...]
Yeah, I said it. I haven’t used foundation in almost a year and it has nothing to do with Covid. I’ve tried the majority of them and haven’t found one I liked. I’ve used bare minerals, Estée Lauder, Lancôme, Cover FX, Makeup For Ever, It Cosmetics, Laura Mercier, and the list goes on. I’ve tried [...]
Black Friday Starts Now
Have you heard? Target is getting an early start on holiday shopping. They’re running new, Black Friday deals starting this week. They have new deals every week. This week it’s electronics. Two items that I have that are on sale are the Ring doorbell and the Beats Wireless headphones. The doorbell is 30% off and [...]
My girlfriend Cate always talked about razors helping you feel daisy fresh. It was an inside joke that started a million years ago. You know the crazy, feminine based commercials for tampons and crap, where the chick is running through the field? That’s daisy fresh! 🤣🤣 Any time we found a razor we loved, we’d [...]
It’s like the Sahara over here…
Does anyone else’s skin go bonkers when the weather changes? Not only do I break out more until the weather settles on a temp, but skin gets itchy & dry. When that happens, it’s time to exfoliate. Below are some of my favorites. I have the Cleanlogic Body Scrubber. It’s a sponge wrapped with a [...]
Best Kept Laundry Secret
Weirdly everyone always comments on how my laundry smells. I keep hearing that my clothes smell so good. I’ll take it but I couldn’t figure out what I was doing differently than most people. Before we were married, my husband loved when he left clothes at my house and I wash them. Teachers at my [...]
That usually stands for Chief Financial Officer. And while that title definitely applies to my husband when it comes to the family budget, it should also stand for Creative Financing Officer. Dude, this guy is a freaking genius!!! He’s so good a keeping our finances balanced and in check!! He’s also really good at looking [...]
Splurge vs Save: White Button Down Edition
I’ve been obsessed with a skin care routine since high school. I’ve tried tons of products and through the years I didn’t deviate from my routine much. I was always a fan of Clearasil face wash with Seabreeze toner and either moisturizer from Neutrogena or Clinique. Then I hit 35. None of those seemed to [...]
Coffee or tea?
I mentioned that my daughter got the Function of Beauty shampoo & conditioner awhile ago. She wanted to try them desperately. After months of asking, I caved and she placed her order. functionofbeauty.com She has curly hair like me but tends to wear it straighter than mine. She also inherited my oily scalp. Have I [...]
He loves them.
Not exaggerating one bit. He loves the Vuori Ponto Shorts. He picked & bought them himself. I get home from work, barely step in the door, and he’s like “They came. You gotta feel them.” Of course I had no idea what he was talking about. Available at vuoriclothing.com He pulls these shorts from the [...]
Everyone’s favorite item…leggings.
It’s a comeback route…
While watching football today, I decided I need to get back on track with the blog. I stepped away because I was so freaking busy with work I didn’t have time to think about much else. While away I realized I missed it. Not that I’m changing the world or saying anything important but it [...]
Tag, you’re it!
Thanks so much for keeping up with the blog!! Today, though, I’m asking you to write it. 😊 I started blogging because I wanted to create a community with people who wanted to share their thoughts. I’d love you to comment & tell me you want to hear about or discuss. I love hearing your [...]
Splurge vs Save: Thinning Hair Edition
I’ve talked about my thinning hair repeatedly so you don’t need details. I’ve tried a ton of products. Everything from vitamins and supplements to shampoos to serums. Below are my picks. By now you know the splurge option comes first - Aveda’s Invati System. Love the smell. I liked the system but I always have [...]
Write that down…
Seriously has become almost a mantra for me. If I don’t write it down, I’ll forget about it. I didn’t used to have that problem, but you know, getting older. 🤷🏻♀️ I’ve always been obsessed with penmanship, writing and pens. I used to sign my name over and over again growing up. Ask my parents, [...]
Best ducking blush ever - NudeStix Nudies All Over Face Color in Bare Back!!!! Not even joking. Available at Sephora.com I heard somewhere that as you get older you should switch from powder to cream blush. I found one years ago by Make Up Forever but they stopped making it. 😢 Everything else I tried [...]
Def Con Level 4
Slowly but Surely Part 3
Dolla, Dolla Bills Y’All!
No aluminum here.
I’m finally got on the bandwagon and checked out natural deodorant. And the verdict, no thanks. I get all the positives, but it wasn’t for me! As always I did research before I bought anything. I settled on Native and Each & Every. Can you say sticker shock?? I was not expecting natural deodorant to [...]
Splurge vs Save – Concealer Edition
I don’t know about you, but I can’t live without concealer. Even if I don’t put on foundation, I usually put on a little concealer. Below are my two favorites!! (Plus one extra 😎). Splurge version - Bobbi Brown’s Instant Full Cover Concealer. It truly lives up to its name! Great coverage with no caking [...]
Three fluid ounces.
I’m a sucker for curl products.
Two, Dos, Deux, Zwei, Due.
It puts the lotion on the body.
I love my vacuum!
How many of you can say that? I have a Dyson V7 in Fuschia. While I hate the color, I love what it does. I just wished the battery lasted a little longer. You can’t get this model at Target any longer but is available at http://www.dyson.com for $299. I grabbed this sucker on a [...]
Let me introduce you to…
Marks & Spencer. It’s one of my favorite stores. They’re headquartered in London. It’s sort of Europe’s version of Target, or a cross between Target & Kohl’s. I go there when I want excellent quality at a great price. My favorite flats are from M&S. I discovered this store years ago on a trip to [...]
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…
Splurge vs Save: Face Brushes/Scrubber Thingys
Keeping it real.
On Monday, I had another virtual session with my therapist. I was thinking about our visit while getting ready for today. It’s so much freaking easier to meet virtually!!!!!!!! I save an hour in drive time, I don’t have to put on makeup, and showering is optional. Score!!! Although I do usually try to have [...]
Nordstrom Sale Review Part 2
Splurge vs Save: Flats Edition
Diffuse those curls!
My new, cozy uniform!
Thanks to Target, I’ve found my WFH fall uniform! I’m always cold so I think this outfit will keep my toasty while I’m doing my Zoom meetings & conference calls! Love the tunic length! And this sucker has pockets! That way I won’t lose my phone. This sweatshirt is the perfect weight...not too heavy so [...]
It’s a bright idea!
Splurge vs Save – Chelsea Boots
With fall right around the corner, and the fashion sites talking about their favorite boots, I figured I’d share two of mine in this edition of Splurge vs. Save. 👢 Up first, my splurge pick, Thursday Boot Co.’s Duchess in black leather. I got these because I was walking thru NYC in the winter and [...]
Not only for the ladies!
I know this isn’t a subject we normally talk about, let alone discuss openly but I have to share my favorites!! I’ve tried everything from expensive brands to grabbing the cheapest pair at Target. Hands down favorite for underwear...Love by the Gap!! They have the softest cotton, they last forever and they’re super comfy. What [...]
Blend it baby!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve used everything to blend my foundation. I’ve had regular makeup sponges, a Beauty Blender, a regular foundation brush, my fingers...you get the picture. I’ll stick with one thing for awhile and then move on to something new, but not this time. I’ve found my favorite tool!!! It’s the [...]
Don’t mess up a good thing!
Now that my eyebrows are on fleek (does anyone still say that? 🤪), I need to maintain them! I loved my results from microblading, so I want to keep them well groomed. I have three tools that I use regularly. First up, the Feather Flamingo Facial Razor. An award winning drag queen introduced these to [...]
What’s in your wallet?
Slowly but Surely Update
Started Week 6 of this getting healthy journey this past Monday. I’m happy to say I’m down over 8 pounds. The weight is staring to come off a little slower, but the important part is that it’s still coming off. That helps to keep me motivated! Non-scale victories help too! I can wear my favorite [...]
Splurge vs Save: Eye Cream Edition
But wait, there’s more!
If at first you don’t succeed…
I didn’t get everything I wanted on my wishlist for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so I went looking elsewhere. I landed on Amazon. While they may not be the same brands that I was looking for at Nordstrom, the price point makes these great alternatives. One item I really wanted was the True & Co. [...]
Nordstrom Sale Review Part 1
Warm & Cozy
Burn Baby Burn
I love burning scented candles. I burn them while I’m working, in the evenings when we’re binge watching tv, or just cause. I love them! Just like my perfume I switch up my candles based on the weather and season. 🕯 During spring and summer, my favorite candles come from Capri Blue (capri-blue.com). The absolute [...]
Covid Broke Our Dog
I’m not kidding! So our youngest got a mini labradoodle puppy for Christmas. Best parents ever!! So we we’re home for winter break then Bam!...here comes the ‘Rona. So this dog really hasn’t ever been alone. She doesn’t think she should ever be by herself. The dog, otherwise known as Nova, spends the days following [...]
Road Trip Part 4
Road Trip Part 3
Road Trip Part 2
Once upon a time…
Spray & Slay
I don’t leave home without putting on perfume. I blame my mother ☺️. She always smells fabulous and never leaves home without at least a spritz. 🌺 I seriously have a mini panic attack if I’ve left the house and realize I haven’t put any on. I feel incomplete without it! Weird...I know. 🤷🏻♀️ Obviously [...]
This little piggy…
Slowly but Surely Part 3
Time for the last post about what I’m doing to get healthy and lose weight. I’ve added some supplements to my daily morning regime. I already take a probiotic and biotin with my morning meds, but I’ve added Elevacity’s Happy Tea and Xanthomax supplement. I always have hot tea in the morning with breakfast. I [...]
Slowly but Surely Part 2
Slowly but Surely Part 1
I’ve mentioned a couple times about losing weight and getting healthy. I figure it’s time to elaborate. I’ve always been on the chunkier side. Never been a size 2 and never going to be. However as I’ve gotten older the weight keeps adding on and it is getting harder and harder to lose. Sound familiar [...]
What’s for dinner?
I’m Saved from the 90’s
I may be working on losing some weight and getting healthier (post to come!) but I’m not giving up alcohol! I love a glass of wine (or 2...okay, okay sometimes the whole bottle) with dinner or a drink to relax with while chillin’ on our patio. I’ve been experimenting to find some low-cal drinks. I’ve [...]
Did you say sale?
It’s that time of year...Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale is upon us. Everyone is commenting on what they want and what’s best. I’m lazy so I scoured The Mom Edit (themomedit.com) and then The Mother Chic (themotherchic.com) to see they’re favorite picks. There were a lot of similarities. Going through their sites paired down what I wanted [...]
Slip ‘n Silk
Bestest Bathing Suit Ever!!!!
I hate bathing suit season. I have a weird length torso, hate my cellulite and tummy and just don’t feel comfortable in a bathing suit. I’ve been playing around with different styles for years. And this summer, I landed on one I absolutely love, one that is pretty great and one that doesn’t makes me [...]
Easy Peasy Nails for Days
Holy Cauliflower Batman!!!
It was pizza night last night. My husband makes the best pizza!!! We tried something new instead of our usual crust. Wegman’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust for the win (wegmans.com)!! It was so good even my cauliflower hating husband loved it! He made each of us a pizza - margarita for me and chorizo for him. [...]
Curly girls know a regular, terry cloth towel can be disasterous to our curls. It actually took me until I was in my 30's to learn this tidbit. Ever since, I ditched my regular towel for a microfiber hair towel. BIG difference. Way less frizz with the microfiber towel. And, my hair dries much faster...those [...]