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Sheer Perfection!

2 Apr

Let me start by saying that I love all things pink.  I love any and every shade of the pretty color but I’m partial to blush.  Blush pink is so soft and feminine, looks great on all skin tones, and goes with everything…..which led me to a year-long search for the prettiest sheer pink nail polishes.

I’ve tried so many pinks along the way and have narrowed it down to my 3 favorites that I’m going to share with you today.  The colors below are perfect for year round wear, but I especially love wearing them in the Summer.

Starting with the sheerest of them all,  Essie Sugar Daddy is like your nails, only better. This color looks like you have really healthy nails- think nude with a hint of pink.

essie sugar daddy

Next up, a slightly pinker -but still not too pink color is Essie Mademoiselle. It is sheer just like Sugar daddy but can build (2-3 coats) to a pretty milky pink.

essie mademoiselle

Lastly, this super shiny pink(slightly more pink than the others)  is OPI Passion. This color is similar to the others and can be built up just like mademoiselle can be.

OPI Passion

Pink heart shaped dutch oven under $45

30 Jan

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, I found a heart shaped dutch oven that is a dupe for the very pricey Le Creuset version. Both are gorgeous, but the Le Creuset version will set you back $200. If that is out of your budget, no need to worry, just click HERE to shop the $45 version. I actually like the dupe better because it has gold detail.

Images of both versions are pictured below.

Le Creuset $200 (pictured below)

Beautiful by Drew Barrymore $44.97 (pictured below)

Must have combat boots (under $50)

1 Oct

I recently found the cutest combat boots for under $50 and will be wearing them all Fall and Winter long. Combat boots are versatile and can be worn with jeans, dress, shorts and more. I chose the heeled version, but there is also a flat version available.

Today, I’m wearing mine with a floral dress and moto jacket. How will you style yours? Shop boots below

Shop heeled version HERE

Shop flat version HERE

Oil Free Moisture!

13 Oct

I don’t know about you, but since this pandemic has begun, I’ve been breaking out more than ever due to wearing a mask. I’ve exclusively used the same Origins cream nightly for years(powerful lifting cream), until recently when I added a new moisturizer (clear improvement)to my regimen. It’s basically an acne treatment & oil-free moisturizer in one- formulated with 1% Salicylic Acid to help clear and help prevent new breakouts. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and already see an improvement. I go back and forth between the clear improvement and the powerful lifting cream every other night and it’s been working out perfect for me. If you’re looking to moisturize while preventing breakouts, I highly suggest this product.

Cute & Comfy Hiking Boots!

14 Jul

Hiking is one of my favorite activities, I’ve been doing it for years- in sneakers. I had never really given any thought to getting hiking boots. I had nothing against them, but I just always threw on sneakers for workouts including hikes. Once the Covid-19 pandemic started, I started hiking more than ever and doing difficult hikes as well. I thought  hiking boots might be a good idea, and began to research. I quickly realized that Columbia hiking boots had some of the best reviews. What struck me as important is the fact that so many reviews mentioned comfort. People went on and on about how comfortable they were. Avid hikers raved about these boots. So I found some with pink laces(of course) and bought them without trying them on. I’m glad I did, they are cute, waterproof, easy to get on and off, and very comfortable- comfortable right out of the box!!! No breaking in needed at all. I have been on 4 hikes with them now and am so impressed. I can’t recommend these boots enough.

This style is called Newton Ridge. They’re available in other colors as well and are waterproof. Click Here to shop.

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Wrap yourself in Holiday Magic! (under $30)

19 Dec

I’ve been wanting a holiday cape for quite some time. They’re cute, comfy, and super festive. The only con when purchasing a holiday cape is that they will be worn for a limited amount of time. So for me, it never felt right to spend a lot of money on a holiday cape. Hence, why I never had one.

I recently found so many affordable capes on She in.  I chose a red plaid cape with gold button detail and already have an outfit planned for it! If you’re looking for a year round cape or a holiday cape, you should definitely check out She in.

cape

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My go-to Berry Lipstick for Fall!

9 Oct

Fall is in full swing and I got quite a few questions about my bold lips in my Instagram post a few days ago.brazen berry1 The lip color is called Brazen berry and it’s under $8!! The gorgeous shade is a magenta meets purple and it’s the perfect satin finish to compliment your Fall looks!

brazen berry

Shop Brazen berry HERE

The perfect bag for Fall! (On Major sale)

6 Sep

As I shared on my Instagram story today, My beautiful brick colored Mansur Gavriel suede bucket bag has arrived! I purchased it through the online sample sale at half off….. The bag is still half off for a limited time!!!! Bucket bags are going to be huge this Fall, and this texture and color are so perfect for fall!!!!! Shop Brick bucket bag HERE! 

Note* This bag size is called the “mini” but it measures 10 inches tall, so it can hold a good amount of stuff. It’s not that mini at all!

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Affordable Luxury. Fine jewelry that you can afford!

23 Jul

When shopping for jewelry, two things catch my eye before anything else. Quality and price. Some quality pieces are unattainable, while some affordable pieces are lacking in quality. I’m so excited to share a jewelry company that offers affordable luxury. YES, you read that right. Ethically sourced gold, diamond and pearl jewelry that is fairly priced. Let me introduce you to AUrate .AUrate necklace

I have yet to see a company this transparent when it comes to pricing and the designs are so beautiful, you’re going to want everything.  If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know dainty jewelry is my thing.  The AUrate website is dainty jewelry heaven.  As if that wasn’t enough, with every purchase, AUrate donates a book to a child in need.

aurate2AUrate anklet

The pieces I’ve been obsessed with since they’ve arrived on my doorstep are the Stackable ring ($50) and the Diamond bezel ring. ($150) (pictured below)I’ve been wearing them together and can’t get enough! I’ve received so many compliments on them and I’ve only had them for a few days now.

Look for Less (Rose gold Aviators)

27 Jun

As soon as the world set eyes on these $300+ industrial chic Celine aviators, they sold out!  celineIf you missed out on them or can’t afford the steep price, don’t you worry. I’ve found a $14, YES $14 alternative. Keep scrolling……

 

YESSSSSSS!!!!look for less

Click HERE to shop the $14 rose gold aviators that look just as stunning as the Celine pair.  Not a rose gold type? They come in 3 other colors as well.

Happy Shopping

xo, Journey