4.28.2017

Spring Outfits With Ashley Stewart (Plus Size Style)

This post has been sponsored by PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

I thought I'd do something a little different today--an outfit post! Today I'm bringing some spring style from Ashley Stewart (click the link to see). Ashley Stewart serves the latest in fashion for plus-size women (size 12-32). They have 89 stores and an online store (click here to shop). New styles are added every day!

First up is this floral off-shoulder top with white pants.



And for my next look, I chose this gorgeous aqua green floral dress:







I loved how affordable everything was! And to get you to click on over, Ashley Stewart is offering 40% off select styles with the code PRIMP40. Click here to check it out!

And I made a Spring Look Book that I've LOVE for you to check out!




4.27.2017

My Beauty Uniform: Elle Sees

So yes, I totally stole this from Cup of Jo's weekly series: My Beauty Uniform. She interviews all of these lovely ladies and asks them various beauty questions about their beauty routines, products they use, and more. I noticed she once interviewed herself, so I thought I'd do the same! I hope you play along, on your blog or maybe in the comments!

My Beauty Uniform: Elle Sees




Do you wear makeup?

On most days, yes
I am completely fine wearing no makeup, but I feel better when I do!

What is your daily beauty routine?

Wash my face with water, apply various lotions and potions for my dry skin, foundation, concealer, various shadows, mascara, a lip

Do you have any beauty “splurges”?

Armani foundations are so, so good--I wait until they are on sale at Sephora.

What do you do to style and care for your hair?

I wash it once or twice a week and using a curling iron or wand once a week. I also dye my roots every 6 weeks (boo).



What do you like about your look, whether or not it’s something “classically” beautiful?

I like that I never plucked my brows to bits. I don't ever get compliments on my "look," usually that they like my eyes or think I have really white teeth.

What products do you pack when you travel?

The same as I'd use daily--it really depends on where I'm going though.
I do love a good travel hack, and can make something if needed (see hotel beauty hacks).

Do you have a game-changing beauty product?

I have over 20 uses for lip balm--you can use it for so many things.
Curling your lashes and using a really good mascara can do wonders! For me, a red lip just takes it to another level.



Bath vs. shower?

Due to time, I usually shower. I get the best blog ideas in there. I do love a bath, and make all of my bath products, like bath bombs, sugar scrubs, etc. Check out more in my DIY tab.

Do you have a signature scent?

I'm around kids all day and don't want my scent to rub off on them--does that make sense? Plus, I have really bad headaches from most perfumes, so I only wear perfume on the weekends or special occasions, and that's usually Miss Dior (still miss the original version). I love Flower Bomb or Bon Bon too. My daily scent is Pacifica Body Butter in Tahitian Vanilla--I get the most compliments on it. I've tried to copy this scent and I just can't!

Was there a special person in your life (say, a friend or grandmother) who taught you about beauty?

Yes, my paternal Grandmother definitely influenced me with her beauty shop where she did hair and nails for 40 years. And my Mama, of course!!



When are times in your life that you’ve felt beautiful?

Anytime I am helping others or playing with kids (nanny or nieces/nephews)

What nail polish do you wear?

Usually something pink! I've going bare more and more lately though. I swear by the new Essie Gel polishes.

Do you have any regrettable beauty trends you tried?

Anything from the 80s-90s...especially those Big Bangs. I can still do my hair like then--my sister and I did it once for fun to make our mama laugh.

Do you have any beauty pet peeves? Or is there any product or treatment you’ll never use?

YES! Using stupid stuff to apply makeup (use a knife to contour! use a tampon to apply concealer!) in a bid to have your blog or YT channel to go viral is ridiculous and makes us all look bad.

Last but certainly not least: Do you have an overall beauty philosophy?

Don't let age, location, or the voices of others dictate your look.
And always remove your makeup at night!


I'd love to hear your answers to these!
What's your beauty uniform?

Extra Elle:
Finished the podcast S*Town earlier this week. As I come from a small Southern town, I found it fascinating and it reminded me of a nonfiction Southern Gothic novel. I wish it had more of an ending! Have you heard it?

4.26.2017

Sephora Buckhead Exchange Grand Opening (Plus $200 Sephora Giveaway)



Hey y'all! How was your weekend? Mine was great--on Friday I got to attend the grand opening of a new Sephora here in Atlanta. This one is located at Buckhead Exchange. I shared the ribbon cutting story and a tour of the place on my Instagram Stories--did you catch it?


Let's take a peek inside:

For the special occasion, there was a dj to really get the party started. I was greeted by the enthusiastic and awesome staff.
 Then I took a look at the huge 4,800 square feet store! Of course I was like a kid in a candy store, y'all.


Everything looked SO nice. I looked at everything! I loved this endcap display of Sephora Collection masks and wipes. Sephora Buckhead Exchange has everything from skincare, haircare, fragrance, and of course makeup!


 I loved the display from Too Faced.


 Look at all of the gorgeous offerings from Tarte!


 There are those unicorn brushes that I mentioned on this post. I picked up one of the lipsticks also on that post.


And there are lots of products from the Sephora Collection I love, like their lip creams--so good!

video


Thanks for inviting me, Sephora! And the next time you're in Atlanta, stop by Sephora Buckhead Exchange!

Extra Elle:
Atlanta had a tiny cool spell, so I was loving it. Note "cool" is the 50s around here.
Picked up a few items during the Sephora VIB Rouge spring sale!


Don't forget my $200 Sephora Gift Card giveaway to celebrate my blogiversary!

Disclaimer:

All products mentioned are purchased by me unless stated.
All pics, thoughts, etc, are mine unless otherwise noted. Publishing or redistributing any content from this blog is strictly prohibited. Please seek permission first. Thank you.




Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...