Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Younique 3D Fiber Mascara



As you can see, the Younique 3D Lash kit significantly lengthened and thickened my lashes!!

If you are on Facebook pretty regularly then you've probably seen posts about Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara  popping up in your newsfeed everywhere. I have been dying to try it out so when Courtney reached out to me to review it for my blog, I was so excited to test it out!

This product delivers lush, long full lashes---but I think technique is KEY. You kind of have to play around with it to determine what your best application will be. It took me about a week of experimenting before I found the perfect application process for me.

The unique aspect of the Younique Fiber Lash system is that you apply it on top of your current favorite mascara.  It acts as a supplement to boost the effect of your current mascara routine with additional fibers that create even more length and volume on top of your existing result.  I like to use one coat of They're Real by Benifit Mascara, one coat of transfer gel, one coat of fibers and then finish off with a second coat of transfer gel to seal in the fibers. 

Younique 3D fiber lashes can make your lashes look clumpy if you aren't careful in your application.  This was a little more time consuming, but well worth it on days where you want a little more drama and don't want to use Li Lash or false lashes. 
I was also really impressed by the wear time throughout the day. The fibers didn't flake off at all during the day and I noticed it didn't smear onto my eyelids.

Regular Mascara>>>>>>>Mascara and Fibers

You can order this magical 3D Fiber Lash, and all other Younique products from Courtney

Your lashes will thank you later!!


BUMP update: I'm 21 weeks and it's hard to belive i'm already past the halfway point. I'm feeling this 
little boy kick and punch everyday now!! It’s so exciting!
 Baby really likes to move in the morning when I first get up and at night when I lay down on the couch & put my feet up or get into bed.
 It’s the best little feeling in the whole wide world! My bump is growing bigger everyday now and I can tell I am in serious need of some comfy maternity clothes. I'm trying to enjoy the second trimester as much as I can before I get too huge and uncomfortable!
Thanks for reading!!
XO
Elise

Monday, August 4, 2014

Exciting News!




Dress| H&M (Similar)



SO excited to annouce we will be having a baby BOY!! The anticipation we went through before finding out the gender was unreal!! We both had a feeling it would be a boy and I had a vivid dream one night that I had a little boy so it was not a huge shock when they told us he was going to be a boy in the ultarasound. I wanted my whole family to be there when we found out so we made an apt. in California while we were there on vacation last week. It was so special having everyone in the room with us and we even got to see a few pictures of him in 3D! Already so obsessed with this little guy! I am now 20 weeks and can feel him start to squrim a little in my belly. Right now it just feels like butterflys and I cannot wait until I can actually feel a little foot or a hand.  My whole life I have been surrounded by 3 sisters and I am the ultimate girly so I am not quite sure that I will know what to do with a boy. All I have ever known is barbies,playing dress up, and the color pink. Rain can cannot contain his excitment about this little boy and can hardly wait to be a daddy! He will seriously be the best:) I cant wait to have a sweet baby boy in our lives. Happy Monday!
XOX
Elise

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RocksBox

I've finally reached 17 weeks and the baby is starting to make a little appearance!
It feels good to finally have some energy back and start to feel the morning sickness go away:)
 I'm all about comfort right now so flowy maxi dresses and skirts are my go-to maternity look lately.


 
dress/skirt|Nordstrom
hat| Forever21
chambry shirt|Nordstrom
shoes| Urban Outfitters (Similar)
earings/ring| Rocksbox
ROCKSBOX is a cool new company I just discovered and I am loving having my very own personal jewelry stylist. All you have to do is fill out a few questions to describe your style and your personal stylist will send you a 3 piece set of jewels desgined just for you! I was in love with the pieces they picked for me and the best part is you get to refresh your box whenever you like! I get tired of jelwelry real fast so getting to send back in my box and recieve a new one full of new looks and designers is the best.

 These were the three lovely suprise pieces in my box! Cannot wait to see whats in the next one!

XOX

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lacoste Shoes+ 4th Recap




When Online Shoes sent Rain these Lacoste shoes they instantly became his favorite summer shoes! I see him sporting them with every type of outfit from cords with a button up to a simple striped tee and shorts. Rain has not been able to take these babies off and we made a wishlist of the next Lacoste shoes we want to buy! He also wore them in our pregnancy annoucment shoot


Shoes| Online Shoes
Chambray Shirt| Old Navy
Tan Cords| East Dane
Striped Shirt| Old Navy
Shorts| Gap
Hat| Similar
I hope everyone had a Happy 4th last week!! On the 4th, Rain and I got to relax and soak up the sun at the pool and that night we decided to brave the crowds downtown and join in the holiday festivities. We had our share of good food and a healthy dose of people watching (my favorite) and watched an amazing firework show! My first 4th in Texas was a success!!
XOX

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fashion Print +Cash G I V E A W A Y!


Happy Monday! 

Does anyone else love gold foil printing as much as I do? There's something about it that just gets my heart racing extra fast. It's kind of like the feeling you get with a first kiss... but with paper... so that's weird. haha 

Today I am bringing you a special giveaway because I love you guys so much. I've teamed up with Jess from Golden Swank and Kirsten from West End Girl along with lots of other babe bloggers to give one of you lucky ducks a three-piece set of gold foil fashion prints custom designed by West End Girl and $300 to spend however you want! 

It was such a blast styling these beauties in my home. Be sure to enter the giveaway by fulfilling the entries in the Rafflecopter widget. 

Good luck and may the biggest gold-lover win! Make sure to check out West End Girl's Etsy shop for more pretty goodness!

*Giveaway end July 15th at 12:00 a.m. MST. Open to international readers.

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Salt Style    ||    Ladies in Navy    ||    Kiss Me Darling    ||    The Allure Avenue


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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pregnant!












{Skirt: Sheinside Shirt: Gap Shoes (hers): Onlineshoes  Shoes (his) : Onlineshoes}
**Photos By Ashley Kasallis
Email her for inquires @askasallis@gmail.com
Skirt: 


 Rainey and I are having a baby in December!! We are so so so excited – it is all I think about and I wish December would hurry up! I am 12 weeks along and I know no one really cares when people say what size their baby is in relation to food… but my app said our baby is the size of a lime! We are so excited to meet this angel!

XOX
Elise



Friday, June 6, 2014

Top 10 Beauty Tips



I'm sharing a few of my favorite beauty tips from a beauty night I put together for some girls at my church this week! 

Enjoy!!
Natural Face: Minimal fresh faced makeup - brows, mascara, little eyeshadow, dewy face, lip gloss. Less is more during the day
All you really need is a great mascara, concealer for blemishes and gloss. Add a pop of blush in winter.
Here's a secret I wish I knew then: gorgeous skin is dewy and natural and heavy foundations leave look looking anything but. A better bet than foundation is tinted moisturizers, which didn't exist when I was a teenager. You pat concealer in, you never rub it in. 
Bold lips and light eyes: You always want to play up your lips or eyes, never both. It can look clownish when you play up both.What lip color works best with what skin tone. 
Fair skin often looks great with more orange-based shades. Look for fruity colors that really brighten your look without overpowering it!
For pinks, choose clear shades, and stick to a true red with equal amounts of yellow and blue.
To contrast with your olive skin, look for blue undertones.
Bold eyes and light lips : Brown eyes: can get away with most colors but rich shades of violet and green will make your eyes pop.enhance their natural warmth
Blue eyes:  shades of ashy brown and sienna naturally complement blue eyes
 Green eyes: go with warmer browns and violets with a hue of red
 Hazel eyes: go with darker eyeliner to make them appear lighter and use golds and browns for the eyeshadow.


I made this handout below for each girl so they could rememeber some top tips of the night! 


 XOX

Elise
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