7.03.2015

June Chat: It Cosmetics Giveaway, SBS Con, Summer Trips, #JALS Update & More

Hey you! Happy Friday and happy 4th of July weekend! I actually thought yesterday was Friday, so if my blogging comments sounded odd, that's why. But anyway, June flew by and I have been so busy that I thought I'd get everyone caught up on life. Let me know how your June was and check out my video below:



#JALS June Update

  • So how was my June? BUSY. I've been gone every weekend for the past couple of months and am super behind on life, so I totally failed on my Just a Little Something (#JALS) challenge, which was to declutter. So for July, I'm continuing that goal. Did you choose a #JALS goal for June? What about July?
My Charleston SBS Con Outfits. Thanks EverydayRunway (my friend Parker) for her outfit ideas and for Talbots for the pretty dress! Of course my faithful sidekick Charlie was there.

Summer Trips
  • I had the opportunity to go to the beach for a girls' weekend so I just *had* to go. I'll post more on that later, but I shared a little on Instagram. It was a nice break from life and I was there on Fathers' Day, a day I was dreading since it was the first without my Daddy. I made a video about it here. I even avoided social media at first, but remembered it's a day to celebrate, and thanks to YOU, I felt much better by the end of the day.
  • Last weekend I went to Charleston for the Southern Blog Society conference! I am super shy and I have severe social anxiety, but I really pushed myself to talk to people! I took Charlie with me and we had the best time. As pictured below, he slept most of time!

I need a pineapple fountain now! Charlie, doing what he does best--snoozing and looking cute.

  • In addition to helpful sessions from different brands (like using affiliates to make $, photography tips, tax tips, etc) I got to network with brands and get some awesome swag. You'll have to check out the video to see what I got! #shameless plug I did get a bunch of stuff from IT COSMETICS--did you see this post? And one item I already had, so I am giving away the extra one. 
  • If you are interested in winning the matte Naturally Pretty Palette, please leave your email in the comments. Contest is international and runs until July 31st, 2015.
  • For 2 additional entries, follow me on Instagram and/or subscribe to my Youtube channel. Please let me know in the comments.
Extra Elle:
  • I tend to stick to the same places to eat near my house. But yesterday I ate at George's in Virginia Highland (Atlanta) and had an amazing burger. It looks like a bar but is a kid-friendly.
  • Happy birthday to my sister Jess! I love you.
  • Happy 4th of July! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

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81 comments:

  1. I would love to win the Naturally Pretty palette! In Canada we only have 1 place to get It and that is the shopping channel so we can't swatch before we buy. I love reading/watching your videos, you seem to have so much energy! my email is sandie2007@gmail.com and I also am subscribed to you on YouTube-Sandra Clements

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  2. Your 4th of July nails are perfect! And I am so loving the idea of a girls weekend - I kind of want to plan one myself now!

    xx

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  3. The shades on that palette are so pretty and I would love to win it! My email is dousedinpink@gmail.com. Your 4th of July nails are so cute! Have a fantastic weekend!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. Ok, I want to be an honorary southern blog society member now! I wish there was one for us up here! I would love to sneak in and meet all my favorite southern bloggers and what an incredible goody bag you got! The dresses you wore are GORGEOUS!! laura.bambrick@gmail.com

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  5. also follow you on ig! (lbambrick)

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  6. I think thr whole world is joining snapchat &I'm still over here not sure how it works :)

    Glad you got to take your baby with you on the trip

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  7. So awesome you got to spend time with your girlfriends! Those dresses looked fabulous on you- so colorful! Love reading your blog- I follow you on IG:) would love to win the beautiful matte naturally pretty palette. Glenda.kastning@gmail.com
    Thank you for sharing & enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Thanks for the chance of this lovely giveaway my email isbrendagarcia899@gmail.com my IG name is Beauty_mrs_gastelum and my you tube is Yeya bg my name is Brenda Garcia

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  9. My email is brendagarcia899@gmail.com

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  10. I would love to win! My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com and my Instagram is breelovesfashion8 and Youtube is Ashley Perez. I follow you on all social media platforms. :)

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  11. jktouss@gmail.com
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. The fact that you took your dog to your blog conference makes me love you that much more.

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  13. I have been eyeing this palette! Following on Instagram as awherring and YouTube. EMail is ashleywherring at gmail. Ps love the green dress on you!

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  14. I did a big declutter in June as well. Good luck with getting your project done in July! Girls weekends are the best!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  15. So glad to hear you had a good time at the conference, Elle:) Your swag bag was just awesome!!!!
    And I want that palette! hehe

    iloveparis@rogers.com

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  16. Have a wonderful 4th! So glad you had a good time at the conference. I love Charleston and would love to go there again someday. The swag you received looks amazing. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  17. Can't wait to watch the video later!!
    I love your Fourth of July nails in that picture! I'm glad you got to get away to the beach and how cool you were in charleston too!!
    That palette is so gorgoues! I've been eyeing that for so long!! And thank you for the giveaway elle! ashleysue22@gmail.com

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  18. Have a great weekend/holiday and happy 4th of July xoxo

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  19. Love your pictures and you look so pretty and aww you puppy is so cute :) xoxo

    annmakeupblog.blogspot.com

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  20. Love that pallette! Thanks so much for the great giveway!

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  21. and I follow you on you tube!
    Have a great weekend!

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  22. Thank you so much for offering this generous giveaway! I've been eyeing that palette for a long time! -Makyla somethingapolitical (at) gmail (.) com.

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  23. i would love to enter the giveaway. email is austinsmomca@hotmail.com

    Charleston looks SOOOOOO beautiful and i would love to go there one day.

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  24. Charleston is our favorite city! So glad you got to visit! I am loving the popsicle mani too! I've just discovered It cosmetics but I have never tried their shadows. I would love to win this pretty palette! I follow you on IG and YouTube and my email mail is charminglucy01@gmail.com. thanks friend (: susan

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  25. Hi Elle!
    That conference looked like a lot of fun and you got lots of goodies in that swag bag, which was also super cute!
    Charleston is one of my favorite cities I've been to recently and would love to go back soon!
    I've been eyeing that palette for a while and would love to win it :) My email is sestucke @ gmail . com and OF COURSE I am subscribed to you on YT (that's what brought me to your blog today!) and IG.
    Hope you have a good holiday!
    --Sarah

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  26. I would love to win the it cosmetics palette! I already follow you on both YouTube and instagram my name on both is Loveld5674. My email is Loveld5674@aol.com
    Have a wonderful 4th

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  27. your summer trips have looked so fun, hope you have a great July!!

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  28. June went by so fast! Love the Vera Bradley towel :)

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  29. I would LOVE to win the It Cosmetics pallette and I would love to talk with you about blogging and SBS conference! I'm just getting started at all this and feel like I'd love to connect with someone ahead of me on the journey, particularly someone like you who it sounds like may have some of the same characteristics I do. Email me @ Julie.vb@comcast.net if you wouldn't mind connecting and answering a few questions. 😀

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  30. Great giveaway! Enter me please :)

    I also follow you on Instagram: @giveawayeverywhere
    And on YouTube: Debbuz94

    Debora Ferri
    debby_f@hotmail.it

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  31. Wow, June sounds like it was busy but really fun! Glad you enjoyed the conference, and a girls beach getaway sounds pretty amazing! I love your bomb pop nails too :)
    I'd love to win the palette - I'm shealennon[at]gmail[dot]com

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  32. oo yay I have always had a crush on It! cosmetics but never had the chance! That palette looks beautiful!! My Email is lilmelissabeth@aol.com, I'm subscribed on youtube as Melissa Stephens and follow on ig as @Melisastephens ... Thank you so much for the chance gorgeous! <3

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  33. You have a cute dog! I love this palette!
    shivercarla at gmail dot com

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  34. I follow you on instagram with the name shroomfrog.

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  35. Yay I've missed watching your videos. :)
    Haven't been blogging as much but I'm back now.
    xx

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  36. yes pic me! trustinginudetime@gmail.com

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  37. I love this post! Such great recaps!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  38. Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July! June was busy for me - carting kids around to all their activities.

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  39. glad you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone and talked to people Elle! and those dresses look fabulous on you :) hope you had a great weekend!

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  40. That green dress looks amazing!! Im so glad you had fun at the conference! Hope you had a great 4th!!

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  41. I didn't get a chance to enjoy this at breakfast this morning, but I'm off again tomorrow--so, I'm looking forward to viewing it then (java in hand). :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  42. I'm glad that the conference was a success! Love that red and blue dress and your patriotic nail polish! tlovetere527@gmail.com..heading over to watch the video!

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  43. I love that green dress you're wearing and that bomb pop manicure. So adorable!

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  44. Sounds like your June was busy and fun! I'd love to win this beautiful palette - I've never owned any IT products and would love to start my collection! andreaunke@yahoo.com

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  45. Following on Instagram @adarst213

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  46. Following your YouTube channel as Andrea Darst!

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  47. This is such a great post, Elle! And of course, I'd love to win the IT Cosmetics! ;)
    xoxo,
    Amanda | thechambraybunny@gmail.com

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  48. Nice swag bag! I like that they personalized the items :) Very sweet.

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  49. I would love to win the it cosmetics palette! I follow you on YouTube my name is Teresa Lumia. My email is lumiateresa1@gmail.com
    Have a nice day

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  50. Both of your dresses are so pretty!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  51. It was nice to "meet you" through YouTube! That pallette looks lovely. My email is Chambanachik@gmail.com

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  52. And following on YouTube. Love your accent!

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  53. Wow, can't wait to enjoy summer!!
    s t a t z i n k @ g m a i l . c o m

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  54. I missed this post while I was sick! The Naturally Pretty Palette looks lovely, as do your colorful summer dresses. htwalrath@gmail.com

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  55. I follow on Instagram @Heather_28. htwalrath@gmail.com

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  56. I love that palette! The shades are perfect for everyday use! My email is 15tratre@lovelandstudents.org, and I do follow of instagram (beccamtrate) and subscribe on youtube (theBTparty)

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  57. Love those popsicle nails! meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  58. monicaandreea98@yahoo.com
    Instagram@cristiandreea

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  59. Thanks so much for this opportunity.
    reidsrd@hotmail.com email
    I am also following you on
    Ig: reidsrd
    YouTube: reidsrd@hotmail.com Christy DuBois

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  60. Would love to win the palette. Love your 4th of july nails!
    connsean@yahoo.com

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  61. IG follower: seanrconn
    connsean@yahoo.com

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  62. The colors are stunning.
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  63. I'm an instagram follower: alinapicazo
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  64. I also follow you on YouTube as Alina Conn
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  65. YouTube follower: Sean C
    connsean@yahoo.com

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  66. I follow you on Insta as EVA8128

    Email is eva4@case.edu

    Thanks so much!

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  67. Would LOVE to win this one, girl! allison_ladolcevita (at) yahoo (dot) com
    I follow you on Insta (obviously) - littleallygator
    What a great post and fantastic giveaway! Charlie is too cute for words and you are so absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

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  68. I would love to win! My email is kristinaleezer@gmail.com and I followed you on instagram (kleezer) and youtube (Kristina Leezer).

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  69. Great post! You have had a busy June!! Also super cute dresses and nails! <3
    Would love to win that awesome palette :) Email is amanda.h.rosson@gmail.com
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  70. IG: @cehennemden
    YT: Sara Cehennemden
    Email: sara.mynotsosecretlife@gmail.com

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  71. I would love to win this!!! <3
    email: pinkafternoons@gmail.com
    instagram: pinkpetalite
    youtube: ayanilla

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  72. I'd like to win it too!
    meghan@hayesdays.com
    ig:: meghan_hayesdays
    youtube:: affableolive

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