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WINTER

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OBSESSION

NEW THINGS // TARGET x SALLY'S x ULTA

Today I did an unplanned beauty haul from a few of my favorite locations to shop at. Picked up a bunch of things that (in my mind) I needed, whether I've tried it before or not. This haul actually has a bunch of new items that I want to test out. I've noticed that over the last few years, my skin is becoming increasingly oily, which is becoming a nightmare in warmer weather and in general. Take a look inside to see what I added to the beauty bag!
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SATURDAY IN THE PARK x L♥VE WITH FOOD

Today my June Love With Food box came and I felt like a kid in a candy store.  It didn't register to me to show you my May box (not sure why), but I definitely wanted to share this month's goodies.  To be honest, I wasn't too impressed with most of the products in the May box, which made me skeptical about this one.  As it turns out, this one is so on point! I'm in love again! 

*updated 6.20 with my reviews for each product below*
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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES #VOTEITGIRL

I usually don't enter into too many contests. I NEVER win and then I'm all disappointed! Call it the big kid in me, lol. But I took a chance and entered into the first phase of IT Cosmetics #VoteITGirl contest and I was actually picked! I was one of 250 lucky people to receive $200 worth of IT Cosmetics! YAY me! Come in and take a peek at all of the luscious goodies!
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BEAUTY + THE BEAST

You ever have those moments where you want to put something beautiful in not so beautiful surroundings? (see what I did there, lol) I find that some of the greatest shooting locations are the most unexpected ones. I've passed by these meters daily for years and the other day it just clicked.  Why not shoot some photos here? And not just any ol' regular pics.  The outfit has to be GREAT!

SATURDAY MORNING

I wish I lived near a prairie or farm because that would've been the perfect backdrop for this outfit. The ease and flow of it reminds me of summer days running through fields of flowers with the sun shining down.  Or sitting for a picnic drinking either lemonade or sweet tea from a Mason jar.  Just an "easy like Saturday morning" feel.

DENIM x SEQUINS x STRAPS // AMI CLUB WEAR

This has got to be one of my faves this year so far!  I've been really embracing 2 pc. sets (even though my body hasn't, smh), so I set out to find more that were reasonably priced, but still, with great quality!  It's so many to choose from out these days, so I really try to pick one based on what I haven't seen.  I think I hit the nail on the head with AMI Club Wear!

5 YEARS // YOU MAY ENTER/BOaFB

All kinds of birthdays going on this month.  This one's dedicated to my little blog that turns 5 years old today. My content has changed, themes and templates have changed (SO many times) and the latest change has been the introduction of fashion to the lineup!  The name of my blog, for a long time, was YOU MAY ENTER (for those of you who's been with me for a while, you remember) and oh MY, how the photography has changed!

6.5.43

I've been sitting here looking at my computer screen, then keyboard, then back to the screen trying to fight back tears with writing this.  I know this is the only therapy that I can take right now regarding this.  As much as it hurts right now to even think about today, I know I have to recognize it.  It wouldn't be right.
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"I'M FEELING MYSELF" NICKI MINAJ HAIR + MAKEUP

"I'm feeling myself, I'm feeling myself, I'm feeling, feeling my...!"  Everyone has done a tutorial on Nicki Minaj's' + Beyonce 's looks in their video and I decided to jump on that bandwagon!  I am NO WAY, in ANY form, a makeup artist and I'll admit, I struggled with Nicki's look.  Once complete, it clicked as to what I did wrong.  The contour of her eye makeup was higher and more pronounced than I did and mine was TOO blended.  But I am proud that I did this and can't wait to do more!