Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Shades of Fall

 I'm so excited the Fall season is in the air!
 The time when the leaves change color, along with our beauty color pallets. The beginning of a new season brings an itch to change up our look, and our hair color is the easiest way to do it! I've come up with some of my favorite hair colors of the season to help you choose the perfect one for you!!
STRAWBERRY RED 
Looks best if you have green eyes, fair/light skin with pink undertones, natural hair color is honey blonde/light brown, your favorite colors on yourself are greens and magenta and you get your hair done every 6-8 weeks.  
PLATNIUM
Looks best if you have blue eyes, fair/light skin tones with a blue undertone, naturally blond hair,  you like yourself best in cool tones, and can handle a lot of upkeep.

COLORFUL OMBRE
Looks best with dark brown eyes, warm skin tones, you like most colors on yourself, and your low maintance with your color.
CHOCOLATE BROWN
Looks best If you have hazel eyesmedium olive skin, medium to dark brown hair natually, and light upkeep then your perfect color is Chocolate brown.

For all my Dallas friends out there- I am now using Style Seat to make it easier for my clients to book appointments with me online! Check out my new profile for pricing/availabilty and book yourselft an appointment for your new fall look today!! Thanks for reading!

XOX
Elise

Friday, September 5, 2014

Summer G o o d b y e s + Bumpdate

Here's a little recap of our summer trips to Newport Beach in California and Fort Walton Beach in Florida...
I am so sad to say goodbye to an amazing summer on these gorgeous beaches with our family!  I can't believe it will be our last summer on the beach without a little one! I hope our little guy will love the ocean as much as his parents! 
BUMPDATE:

I am now 24 weeks preggo which means only a few more weeks until I hit the 3rd trimester! WHAT??  This second trimester has flown by and I can now see why its called the "honeymoon" trimester. My morning sickness completely went away and all things food taste amazing! My energy levels have been pretty much back to normal and I get to feel my little man start to move more and more everyday!

I made a list of a few reasons why being pregnant has its awesome moments!:)
*Your hair is way more full and gorgeous than it's ever been.(thanks to your prenatal vitamins).
*Going to bed at 7 p.m. is perfectly acceptable, if not encouraged.
*You can eat whatever you want whenever you want.
*Since you keep getting bigger, you have to go shopping all the time for new clothes that fit. Valid excuse to spend money.
*The special reserved parking spot for pregnant women at the grocery store.
*Your husband is extra nice to you. Requesting a foot massage is no big deal!
*Unless you're really passionate about it, you don't have to work out at all.
*People throw you parties with lots of presents and cake.
*You get to wear pants with an elastic waist every single day!

BABY IS THE SIZE OF: A spaghetti squash! About 11 inches long and a full POUND 1/2!

MATERNITY CLOTHES: Finally had to break down and buy a maternity band! It feels so amazing though and I can wear all my normal jeans now! Investigating lots of dresses for this fall. I just ordered a few  on Asos.

SLEEP: I sleep like a baby but have the most intense realistic dreams every night. I have to go pee every few hours too so im getting up a few times a night. He must be sitting very low!

MOVEMENT: I will never get sick of answering YES to this question. Just this week he has been kicking me during the day and right before I go to bed they get really strong!

BEST MOMENT OF THE WEEK: Buying his first pair of white/purple converse. And finding one of Raineys adorable baby outfits in an old box at his parents house.  A velvet vest and a matching hat, literally the cutest thing I have ever seen!

MISS ANYTHING: Not really!!

FOOD CRAVINGS: Flaming hot Cheetos….those things I tell ya. Frosted Flakes cereal, bean and cheese burritos, and blue gatorade.

ANYTHING MAKE YOU QUEASY: Too much sugar and most sandwiches.

AM I SHOWING: see above picture….the bump is out for good!

WEIGHT GAIN: 10lbs!!

STRETCH MARKS:  None yet…. i'm putting coconut oil on every night.

HAPPY OR MOODY: Super super happy lately! I have a ton of energy.

LOOKING FORWARD TO: My next ultrasound in a few weeks! We are planning on getting the 3D so we can see a little glimpse as to what our little boy will look like. Also registering at Target and Babys R Us so we can get the nursery started!!


XO
Elise

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

4 ways to wear a Flower Crown

 I styled 4 different hairstyles using White Plums new floral headbands!  This retro and adorable look is surprisingly easy to pull off whether you have long and luscious locks or a short bob. You can style your hair up or down because this look will be perfect either way with one of the many choices White Plum has to offer.

Dress & Headband/ White Plum
One of the easiest and cute ways to style a floral headband is with your hair down and curled across the forehead. This was a perfect style for me because it smoothed out all my frizzy, unwanted flyaways on top and added some excitment to my everyday loose waves.

This loose fishtail to the side was stunning on Brookes long blonde locks. I decided to change up the style by pinning her braid up on top to give her hair a pretty crown braid look. Here is a crown braid tutorial for you to try! Just fishtail instead of french braid:)



The double inverted french braid wrapped around the back worked great with Caroline's cute little bob. I love how braids next to the headband compliment the flowers and give it an extra flair. I used elements of this wrap around braid tutorial to create the look!

 This messy boho braid is soo easy and cute!! I made a tutorial when I first discovered this braid because it has always been one of my favorites. Boho Braid Tutorial 
**FYI Jane.com is offering a flash sale on these headbands just for today!  
There are so many ways to wear these headbands and create different looks. You just have to be creative and have fun with it! Here are some looks that i'm obsessed with..

xo
Elise

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

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