Best Buys of 2019

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2019 was a great year!

The fact that I had a baby at the beginning of it was good motivation to dive deep into the products that would help me feel like a regular person again and fast.

Which is good for you! Because I’ve accumulated those products here to showcase my favorite buys of 2019…

1. Revlon Volumizer Hair Brush

It’s like you grew a third hand and that hand can hold both a round brush and the hair dryer for you to give you the best, fastest blowout.

Sometimes I use it instead of straightening my hair. Other times I get detailed with it and will dry a section then hold it with a regular round brush to let the hair set while it cools. Regardless, it’s awesome, fast and gives you a blowout that will last for days.

Don’t start with sopping wet hair, dry it half way with a regular dryer then just wait for the fabulousness to come forth.

2. Tula Glow and Get it Brightening Eye Balm

Bought this in my car after I had pulled up to the house. My toddler was asleep in the back seat and it was one of those moment when I was not willing to get me and my baby belly out of the car just yet. So I sat and scrolled Instagram and came across this.

I bought it on the spot because I would be having a baby soon and I knew that after my last kid my under eyes needed HELP.

Boy was this the best purchase. It’s cooling, brightening and good for your skin. I’ve seen noticeable improvement in my under eye area since I’ve started using it – it’s brighter, just better. I will use this for a long, long time (and not just because the tube will last me forever).

There is the Rose glow and the Blue one – go with whatever would work with your skin type. If you have red undertones go with the Rose Glow. I’ve used both and they’re just both awesome.

3. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

I’ve heard a lot about this stuff. I would often ignore it. Then I bought it and I get it – this is the greatest concealer of all time. Why? It’s long lasting, gives you great coverage, mattefying, brightening and blends in really well. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted in a concealer.

Don’t be like me and read those statements and ignore them – click that link and buy some. You won’t regret it.

4. Marc Jacobs Eyelash Primer

This isn’t going to give you long luscious lashes – let’s get that out of the way. But it is going to get you fuller lashes than if you would just use mascara.

I’ve tried it and it really gives you a fuller look. Now it’s not HOLY COW WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO YOUR EYES THESE DAYS GINA?! – kind of full, but it is the confidence boost you need to walk out and wink at the security cameras in the grocery store.

5. Rocksbox

This isn’t the first time I’ve talked about this and it won’t be the last.

Okay, $21 per month gets you a round of jewelry with three pieces in it. That box you can keep as long as you want or return it as many times as you want. I generally use two boxes a month to give you an idea and it usually takes about 4 days for turn around.

The great thing is that $21 goes towards anything you decide to keep.

What I’ve used it for is to systematically update my jewelry collection with quality pieces that I don’t have to pay full price for. Each piece is discounted then with the $21 you’re putting toward on top of it you can get a lot of good stuff without paying a ton.

And you get to live with the piece before deciding to give it a forever home.

I’m going to write a full post on it, but if you’re tired of your jewelry and want to refresh for the new year – this is the way to do it.

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Spiffy Family Holiday Outfits

I’ve been making TV appearances every other week for six and a half years now. In that time I can think of a handful of special appearances like the time I announced being pregnant with Jackson or the time my husband went with me (and made me the latest I’ve ever been, haha). I’d include the time I announced Elianna but it wasn’t as exciting only because there was a miscommunication and we kind of glossed over it. Oh well.

Recently, however, I had another TV appearance to add to that list – I had my little boy join me on air! It wasn’t his first time on TV, haha no that happened when he was three months old. But it was his first time being a clothing model.

So give it a watch and see how good he does! Oh yeah and enjoy the looks for your kids from Dillard’s. And double oh yeah – there’s some good tips on dressing your family in there too ;)

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Keep your Bag Spiffy & Organized

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Tired of digging around receipts and Goldfish crumbs in your old purse or diaper bag?

I tell you what gets me – being in a hurry and not being able to get what I need RIGHT when I need it.

I’m always looking for ways to help you stay spiffy and that includes your bag! Below are some beautiful fall bag options and tips on how to keep them clean and organized. All of the bags you can find around West Town Mall and the helpful tips are free ;)

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The Shoes You Need are at Belk and They’re on Sale

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The amount of self control it’s taken for me not to buy every pair of animal print shoes I’ve come across in the past month is immeasurable. Any one else feel me?

Stripes and animal print are pretty much the only two colors in my closet, so when I open any of my social media apps and see everything being offered in animal print I want to buy it all.

The fact that I just walked through Belk in West Town Mall and they not only have great shoes in said prints, but they ALSO have them on sale was almost more than my self control could handle. And the thing is, I’ve got to go back tomorrow so we’ll see how it goes.

I did, however, want to make sure you knew of all the fabulous options they have so I walked around and took pictures, maybe licking a pair or two – but that’s not important.

Okay back at Nordstrom Sale time (it’s like a full season of the year – Spring, Nordrstom Sale, Summer, Fall, Winter) these puppies were everywhere. And everyone was raging about how cheap they were if they rang in even slightly under $80. These, my friends, are $50!

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I’m just going to close my eyes and post the next two shoes. After transferring the one with the stripe down the side from my pictures, I was mentally making plans to go back to the store and buy them. The Lord, my husband and my closet knows I don’t need another pair of athleisure shoes. If you do, please buy these and let me wear them through you…

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Look at the sale on these!!!

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Okay let’s take a break from animal print for a second and talk about these floral heels. While you might think you couldn’t pull these off in the fall (CAUSE IT’S FALL OFFICIALLY YOU GUYS) you’re wrong. I think these would add a cool pop of fun to an all black outfit, even a gray tshirt and jeans.

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Now back to our regularly scheduled animal print program…the kitten heel on these is just right.

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You guys. These booties. Hold. Me. Back.

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If that didn’t add things to your wish list I don’t know what to do for you.

Belk is having a great sale this week with door buster sales all over the store – go check them out in West Town Mall!

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