Natural Makeup Look + Sephora Sale

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Natural make up look this week!

My friends and followers on Instagram wanted to know how I did this natural makeup look. I will let y’all know the products that are 15% off until Nov 15th with the Sephora sale! The products that didn’t come from Sephora all came from Nordstrom or Ulta. I love to order makeup from Nordstrom and Ulta because you can easily return it if you don’t like it. *Use code INSIDER15 for 15% off Sephora products!*

What I used for this look:

First I applied Colorscience tinted primer. I use this instead of foundation in the daytime. I love to be bronze, and this product is amazing for your skin with 20 SPF! Protect that skin!! This is from Nordstrom. There are also options without a bronze tint. $49

I primed my eyes with this Mac paint pot in “Painterly”. I order from Nordstrom and my bestie Sabrina told me about this stuff. It is the best eyeshadow primer without a doubt. $22 and have never had to re-purchase.

For eyeshadow I mixed “quiet time” and “sable” from this Mac eyeshadow palette. If I had to choose one eyeshadow palette to use for my whole life, it would be this one. I have had it for years! The colors are just that good. It is $32 and can still be found at Ulta. Use with the best eyeshadow brush ever by MAC from Nordstrom, $25.

Next I did a super light eyeliner. I love this Elf liner stick in “Black Smoke”. It also has a gel silver shadow on the other side. $3 from Ulta or you can sometimes find at Target.

The magic happened when I applied the Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder in “Golden Hour” all over my face. I am obsessed with this stuff!! It seriously takes away all the bad stuff and gives you a glow without being sparkly and cakey. $38 & 15% off with INSIDER15 from Sephora

Next I applied BRONZER!! My favorite. I love to be bronze. My favorite bronzer is Bali Brown by Bobbi Brown. This stuff just takes your look to a whole other level. This is one of my can’t-live-without beauty products from Nordstrom- I have had this for a year and have not hit pan yet. I use it every time I do my makeup so I definitely think it’s worth the price! $44

To apply my bronzer I used the best bronzer brush OF ALL TIME that my girl Sabrina got me obsessed with. It is the Tarte Bronze & Glow Contour Brush. This brush is soooo high quality and just amazing. It is $34 & 15% off with INSIDER15 from Sephora

Next I applied this Mineralizing Skin Finish in Global Glow pretty much all over my face. It is sooooo pretty! I have had this stuff for years and have not had to repurchase so far. Definitely worth the price. It is $34 from Nordstrom.

After I finished up with the powders, I applied the only mascara I will ever use- L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black  mascara. I get mine for $7.99 at Ulta, but it can be found at any drugstore or Target.

Now for the lips!!! I applied this Mac lipstick in color “Angel”, $17.50 from Nordstrom. One of the best light pinks. Then I applied my new Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer by Fenty Beauty from Sephora! $18 & 15% off with INSIDER15 from Sephora. This is a great product. It is not sticky AT ALL! I would highly recommend trying this out- Rihanna did an excellent job!

Here is what the gloss looks like on my skin tone:

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If you have made it this far into the post, THANK YOU! Blogger’s makeup posts used to overwhelm me because I felt like I needed to go out and buy everything new. I would recommend slowly building your makeup collection and only buying what you really need at the moment. Over time, your collection will build up and I honestly rarely have to buy new makeup anymore. I hope that this post was helpful and not overwhelming! Let me know if you try any of the products! Xoxo Olivia

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Nordstrom Sale: Home Edition

Lately I have been interior design obsessed because we are in the middle of furnishing and designing our home with Maggie from Lucy and Co. I cannot wait to show y’all the finished product!! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things from the home section of the current sale going on at Nordstrom. *Click on links or photos to go to product page!*

TRENZA PILLOW

I am in love with everything BLUE for my home. So of course I love this pillow that is on sale for under $30. It would be so cute on a neutral couch or in the bedroom for a fun pop of color!

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I am loving this Le Creuset pitcher for serving drinks or for using as a vase! This would make a great Christmas gift with the $45 sale price. It also comes in a soft white color.

Stripe Rug

This casual striped rug would be perfect as a runner for a kitchen or hallway. It has that beachy cottage vibe that I am so drawn to! The runner size is only $118, which is a great deal considering the five star reviews.woven suede pouf

I cannot wait to show y’all the poufs we picked out for our living room! Maggie and I looked at so many beautiful options before deciding on the perfect ones. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they have so many amazing pouf options at the Nordstrom sale. I really love this woven suede pouf! These may seem expensive at $247 each, but this is actually a good price point for a high quality pouf with great reviews. I love the suede and silver fabrics that are woven into this one.

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I have this herringbone rug in my guest bedroom in the “Indigo” blue color (shocker)!! It is so gorgeous and on sale for an amazing price! The 6×9 size is currently $238. It is high quality and looks much more expensive than it is. I considered getting the coral color pictured above, which I think would have been equally as beautiful.

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These monogrammed organizing canvas bins are great for storage closets and shelves! They are on sale for $30 and are nice and sturdy. They also come in this bigger size.

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My final pick is this beautiful teal stitched throw blanket on sale for right under $30. It is so soft and luxurious looking. This blanket would be great thrown at the end of your bed or sofa. It would also be the perfect Christmas gift.

They have a lot of other great sale options for the home, so let me know if you find anything that you love! Don’t forget that they have free shipping and returns.. which makes it a little too easy to order these goods online ;) xoxo Olivia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Fall Essentials

Happy November, everyone! November is one of my favorite months of the year. I love the cooler weather, the sweaters, the candles, the tea, and of course being able to have our fireplace on almost 24/7. I love everything about being cuddled up and cozy. So, I thought I would share some of my fall essentials with you. *Click the links or photos to go to product page!*

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First up is this amazing packable puffer jacket by BCBGeneration. It is super lightweight so it’s great for fall, but it keeps me warm through the winter months as well. It is also great for traveling because it hardly takes up any space!  I have the olive green color and get so many compliments on it.

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This scarf is seriously THE BEST! I have it in several colors. My mom and sister both have it in tons of colors too- we are obsessed! They are super warm and very high quality- I’m honestly shocked that they are on sale for $18 right now. These scarves also make great Christmas gifts!!

I love curling up with this lemon herbal tea in the afternoon. I am such a coffee girl, but lately I have been limiting myself to one cup per day.  So I love to have this tea in the afternoon- not only is it delicious but hot lemon tea is SO good for you!

My face needs some extra love to keep it nice and hydrated in the fall and winter. I have been using this Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for years. I love the glam little pot it comes in, and it lasts me the whole season! I would definitely try this if your skin tends to get dry in the colder months.

These are the pajamas I am wearing in the picture at the top of the page! They are so comfortable and not TOO thick. Fall in the Carolinas is not quite cold enough for those flannel PJs just yet ;) Pajamas that are too short are the opposite of cozy, so I love that these are available in long sizes. I order a size Small Long. I also ordered these for my bestie Sabrina last year! They make great gifts!

I love wearing these slippers around the house! They are key for the colder months while lounging around the house to avoid those ice cold floors- and they are ADORABLE. At only $20 + 30% off they are a must have! These are another great gift option :)

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Last but not least, I have to have a yummy candle in each room of the house. This candle is my favorite one for fall! It makes the whole house smell amazing, even when it’s not lit (which helps justify the $18 price tag)! I will share the best Christmas candle when we get a little closer to the holidays :)

What are your fall essentials? I love any tips on how to stay super cozy and festive! Let me know in the comments! Xoxo Olivia

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Forever 21 Favs

Hi guys!! I hope you are all having an amazing week so far. I just got my Forever 21 package in the mail today from the sale they were having, and I LOVE so many of the deals I got! I thought I would share and link everything for you, so keep reading if you want the details! *If you click on the images, it will take you to the item!*

Ok, first up is this cropped camo print tee, $15.90. I love the length and texture of this T shirt! I tried it on with my high waisted moto leggings and it was perfect! I shared that look on my insta stories :)

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I also ordered this fun cardigan, $23. It is a slightly oversized fit which I like! I will probably wear it with jeans or leggings and a simple long sleeve T.

These slip on sneakers ($24.50) are my FAVORITE! I was nervous to order them because they are a little funky compared to what I usually wear, but as soon as I opened the box I fell in love. They are super comfy + true to size.

Surprise! More camo! I am camo obsessed. This utility jacket is surprisingly high quality for the price- $35. I will wear this during the fall with T shirts, jeans, leggings and even dresses. And it’s roomy enough to wear sweaters underneath when it starts to get even colder.

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I also love this adorable little Panther cropped sweatshirt, $11.99. This is great for Panther fans or if you need something to wear with high waisted jeans and skirts. It is seriously the perfectly length, and boxy enough that it is super flattering.

Let me know what your favorites are!! xoxo Olivia

 

Isle Of Palms Weekend Trip

Hi guys! I hope you had an amazing weekend. We decided to go on a last minute trip to one of our favorite places, Isle of Palms. IOP is located right outside of Charleston and only a 3 hour drive from home. So when we saw that the forecast for the weekend was 75 + sunny, we packed our bags and headed down to the coast. (Warning: I didn’t get the best pics on this trip because I did not have my phone out much!)

We drove straight to Mex 1, a new (to me) Mexican restaurant on Sullivan’s Island, to meet some friends. This was my first time at Mex 1 and I am OBSESSED. The food and drinks were amazing and I love the casual cool vibe. I am definitely adding this place to my must visit list for future trips. Pro tip– order a quesadilla!!

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(Similar Skirt; Shoes; Tank)
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Love beach town restaurants.

After Mex 1, we all hit the beach for a couple of hours in Isle of Palms. I left my phone in the room so I don’t have any pics, but trust me it was one of the prettiest, almost-chilly beach days! We left the beach to catch the sunset on the golf course. One of our favorite things to do on IOP is ride around on the golf cart enjoying the sunset and perfect weather.

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Golf course sunset!

Later that night we visited another relatively new restaurant on Sullivan’s Island- 450 Pizza Joint. This place was the food winner of the whole weekend. Their fried mozzarella sticks were unreal and I was drooling over the garlic knots at the table next to us. Pro tip– order the De Marco pizza!

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Man bun making an appearance at 450.

My favorite restaurant on Sullivan’s Island (before this trip) used to be The Obstinate Daughter. We made reservations to go for brunch on Saturday.. I will skip the details but the service was underwhelming and it’s on my skip list for next time :) However, the interior is beautiful and the food is usually delicious so definitely give it a try.

 

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OD interior design is amazing.

We spent the rest of the day Saturday alternating between the Wild Dunes pool and the beach. It was so dreamy! Perfect weather and company.


Saturday night we wanted to keep it low key so we caught the sunset at Morgan Creek. We ended the night with peanut butter pie AND key lime pie for dessert. It was truly a perfect day!

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Saturday’s sunset was gorgeous!

I was so sad to leave! We stopped at my favorite home store Celadon Home on our way out of town where we found some gorgeous artwork that I can’t wait to hang! My travel outfit below consisted of my favorite nike joggers (I have several different colors) and my comfiest little slip on sneakers. Sunnies are sooo old but $8 from Asos! Links are below!

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(Tank; Cardigan; Favorite Nike Joggers; Crossbody; Shoes)
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Sad to leave!!

I cannot wait until our next trip to IOP. It truly feels like a second home to me. What did you do this weekend? Let me know the best part of your weekend!! xoxo Olivia

Gap + Old Navy Sale Haul

Hi guys! I am back WAY too soon, but I didn’t want y’all to miss out on the amazing sale at Gap and Old Navy that ends TONIGHT. The sale is 40% off of everything + additional 10% off from Gap and 30% off everything + additional 10% at Old Navy. You have to enter “MORE” at checkout for the extra discounts. ** Edit 10/19 The sale is still going with 40% off everything at Gap, and 30% off everything at Old Navy. ** These styles have gone on even MORE sale since I ordered them. I’ll share my fav things I got from the sale below!

Love the lace up!

I ordered two black sweaters because you can never have too many. This lace up one ($14) is my fav.

Order this in black.

I also love the black ribbed sweater ($18) with the open back.

Cutest colors!
Goes with everything!

I am obsessed with open cardigans for work. My office gets pretty chilly so I throw them over every outfit! Marled colorful sweater ($21) here and grey ribbed sweater ($20) here.

Comes in black too.

I LOVE this little star sweater ($18). It is so adorable. They also have a scarf ($24) in the same print that I think I have to order- I won’t wear them at the same time though don’t worry ;)

All the hearts.

This little heart print button down ($18) is SO adorable. It looks cute alone or layered under a red or navy sweater.

Work appropriate!

I am obsessed with this shirt dress ($26) I got for work. It will also be cute with leather leggings underneath + booties when it gets colder out.

Here are a few of the things I didn’t order last week but will probably order tonight:

I have these in cream from last year.

Tech touch knit gloves– $9. these really work! You can text without taking your gloves off.. so necessary!

Dreamy.

Suede Booties– $70. I love these because they have a lower heel and would be great for work or nights out when you don’t want to be wearing super high heels! I saw these in the store last week and am kicking myself for not buying them- I’ll order in black.

Mid-rise easy grey jeggings– $18. I have these jeans in medium blue and wear them almost every day. So comfy and true to size.

Let me know what your favs are and if you order anything from the sale! xoxo Olivia

 

Liz’s Wedding Weekend

One of my best friends, Liz the Shiz, got married a few weeks ago. The wedding was an absolute dream. Everything was perfection and it was so fun spending all weekend with my closest girlfriends. I thought I would share some of what I wore on Liz’s wedding weekend with you guys.

Rehearsal dinner! (Dress; Clutch)

The rehearsal dinner was so incredibly gorgeous. It looked like a mini wedding. I wanted to wear something special to this event and decided to splurge on a few nice dresses from Revolve. They arrived the week before the wedding and were all terrible. So, I went to the mall and found this tartan dress at Nordstrom for under $70. Score. I carried this clutch that is under $50… several people even asked me if it was Chloe. To top it off I wore $30 Steve Madden block heels from Nordstrom Rack (similar here).

Morning of the wedding! (Nightshirt; Foundation)

On the morning of the wedding Liz gifted us with these adorable nightshirts. We slipped them on as we got our glam done by the Be Pretty girls. We felt so glamorous all dolled up with our matching white outfits.

Almost wedding time! (Choker)
My hot date. (Shoes)

Liz was a dream bride and let us accessorize however we wanted. I chose this choker and I cannot wait to wear it again. I think it’s sold out right now but it should be restocked soon. I wanted to be comfortable dancing all night so I wore my favorite heels. I also have them in black. Y’all… these are the real deal. They are on sale for under $50 and are the most comfortable heels ever! I went down a half size.

What are your go-to wedding looks/shoes? Let me know what your favorite pieces are and what you would like to see more of from me!

Xoxo Olivia