Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Holiday Product Spotlight with JORD Wood Watches

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.

I know I have been bombarding you all with gift guides for certain people in your life...but today I have a unique gift idea that will be perfect for your picky teenager, your hard-to-buy-for husband, your mom who owns everything, your tech-savvy brother, or even for yourself! 

Unique Wood Watch, Perfect Gift for a Loved One | beautywithlily.com

When JORD reached out to me, I was beyond thrilled because I've seen them ALL over Instagram and had been itching to get my hands on one. They have several styles to choose from in the women's shop, so I had a hard time picking but I decided to go with their newest style. It's from the Reece Series in Walnut & Navy, it's so pretty and literally goes with everything! I love the unique, modern look and design to it. 

Unique Wood Watch, Perfect Gift for a Loved One | beautywithlily.com

The super unique thing about JORD is that all their watches are made from 100% natural wood from around the world. And they also custom size the watch for YOU, no need to hassle with worrying if it will fit or not. Which is actually a problem my husband deals with...watches not fitting. So if you have a special man in your life who struggles with the same problem, you should definitely check out their men's section. By the way...all of the men in my life (husband, dad and both brothers) LOVED my watch, they all want one of their own. 

Unique Wood Watch, Perfect Gift for a Loved One | beautywithlily.com

Oh...they also do personalized engraving -- either on the box or on the watch itself. Perfect for your special loved one! I am actually going to be buying one for my husband for our anniversary that's coming up early next year -- and I'll definitely take advantage of the engraving. You guys have to give me ideas on how to be sneaky and measure his wrist...that's going to be the tricky part. 

Unique Wood Watch, Perfect Gift for a Loved One | beautywithlily.com

Now that I'm sure you have fallen in love with JORD and their watches, you have a chance to get one of your own! You can get a $25 gift card emailed right to you so you can save some cash on your purchase. #heckyeah 

Click HERE to Get a $25 Gift Card


Have you heard of JORD Wood Watches? What watch would you use your gift card towards? See all of the styles here.



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Monday, December 5, 2016

5 Mascaras To Try

I'm pretty sure we have all tried at least a dozen mascaras and have only loved a couple of them. It's hard finding a really good mascara and it doesn't help that the beauty aisles are overflowing with so many different types. 30x the length, 300% more volume...I mean, how do they even come out with these numbers? 

5 Must Try Mascaras That Actually Do What They Claim | beautywithlily.com

To help make it easier for you, I have narrowed down my top 5 mascaras. Yes, I said narrowed down. I actually love and repurchase a few mascaras, all for different reasons. But if I shared them all, it would defeat the purpose of this post. So, here are my 5 must try mascaras! 

5 Must Try Mascaras That Actually Do What They Claim | beautywithlily.com

Benefit's They're Real 

This is one of the only high-end mascara's that I love enough to repurchase. It's a highly talked about mascara for a reason, it's GOOD! It lengthens, volumizes and holds a curl. The unique wand helps you get to those hard to reach lashes and also helps lift the lashes. 

Pacifica Dream Big 

I've gone through so many tubes of this mascara, it's AMAZING! If I had to choose one mascara to purchase for the rest of my life...it would have to be this one. This mascara has a really neat wand, it's a 2-in-1 brush that gives you awesome length and mega volume! I have a full review here. In the review I mention that the formula is really wet, but it does dry up over a couple of days and it just magically transforms to an awesome mascara. 

L'Oreal Carbon Black Telescopic 

Before trying the Pacifica mascara, this would have been my first choice. It's really good if you have full lashes and just want some extra added length. If you are looking for something to give you volume, unfortunately, this mascara doesn't do a good job at that, but it's a great layering mascara. 

CoverGirl Clump Crusher 

This mascara is okay for your top lashes, but I LOVE it for my lower lashes. Crazy, I know...especially because the wand is on the bigger size. But I love it because it doesn't smudge, it doesn't flake, no clumping, it lasts a long time and it's really dark. Seriously, give it a try for those lower lashes! 

CoverGirl Super Sizer

This mascara is super inexpensive and lasts a long time. The wand on this is very skinny and rather unique...there's actually instructions on how to use this mascara. Just like the L'Oreal mascara...this gives you more length than volume, but it does give a bit more volume than the L'Oreal mascara. If you would like to see a full review on this, click here

Have you tried any of these mascaras? What is YOUR absolute favorite mascara?


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Decorator

When it comes to shopping for my mom, I have SO much fun. She is so easy to shop for, she is not picky, and she loves to decorate her home. I'm sure we all have someone in our lives that love to change things up in there homes or perhaps just bought a house and need more decor. I think this gift guide will be of some inspiration. 

Gift Guide | For Home Decor // Perfect gift ideas for people who love home decor | beautywithlily.com
If you still need to shop for the man in your life, check out THIS guide -- for the girly girl in your life, THIS guide will help -- for the couples, there's THIS guide -- and for the fashionista, I have THIS guide. Or you can check out the Holiday Shopping tab above!

Gift Guide | For Home Decor // Perfect gift ideas for people who love home decor | beautywithlily.com

For the decorators that love to switch out their wall art every now and then -- a wall panel would be lovely, it fits almost any decor style. For those more into the rustic look, how cute is this stag head wooden wall piece or this white deer head plaque!? And if you just can't find anything that will go with there style, a big wall clock is always nice. 

Tabletop decor is always a good idea -- I mean, look at these rustic wooden trays! Or this pretty glass tray?! They are not only pretty but also practical. #win Another super practical gift, are coasters...they may seem a bit boring. But have you seen some of the coasters nowadays!? The ones above are marble coasters with gold trim! (And UNDER $25!!) Yes please! If your loved one enjoys coffee table books, a set of designer coffee table books would be a wonderful surprise and make great decor pieces too. 

A couple of years ago, I gifted my mom some beautiful wall candle sconces and she LOVED them! Any type of candle or candle holder would also make for a good present. Vases...we can't forget about vases! You can go an affordable route or perhaps splurge and go for real crystal. PS -- How cool is this prism lantern

There's also comfy throws you can purchase, those always come in handy on cold winter nights...along with throw pillows -- because there is NO such thing as too many pillows. Lastly, if it's in your budget...how cool would it be to gift someone a bar cart?! 


I hope this gift guide has given you some inspiration -- or perhaps made you want to spoil yourself, because you totally deserve it. 



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How To Style Over The Knee Boots

I was going through some of my old blog posts and came across an old series I used to do and was inspired to bring it back, especially since I never really ended it. It's a fashion series where I share how to style a trendy piece in three different ways -- a casual, work and night out outfit. You can find more from this series here if you'd like. 

How to Style Over the Knee Boots | 3 Different Outfits

Over the knee boots are nothing new anymore, but they are still highly in style and very loved amongst top fashion bloggers. While I personally don't own a pair of thigh highs, I find them to be so fashionable! So I've put together 3 different outfits that I think would go great with a killer pair of OTK boots! 

I know Stuart Weitzman boots are the "in" thing...but let's be real here, not everyone wants to, or can, buy a pair of $800 boots. The boots pictured below are UNDER $100, and look pretty darn similar if you ask me. These Sam Edelman boots are also super similar to the SW's at only $130 and they are flat. 

How to Style Over the Knee Boots for a Casual, Everyday Outfit


For the casual gal's out there, I figured a comfy, oversized sweater would be perfect. Paired with some gray skinnies and a warm beanie, you'd be ready to go shopping or have brunch with friends. Add some dainty earrings, a big watch, easy to carry backpack and fun sunglasses and you have an entire outfit. If you aren't an OTK boot kinda gal, you can totally swap them for some sneakers or flats! 


How to Style Over The Knee Boots for a Work, Professional Outfit


I think styling a pair of thigh highs for work can be difficult, especially depending on what kind of profession you are in. But I wanted to keep with the original concept of this series and I went for it. I opted for a tweed skirt and tie neck blouse to keep things looking professional. The coat is absolutely gorgeous (and pricey, but I linked a few other coats that resemble it, for much less) and so is the bag. Simple and classic jewelry pieces like these earrings and bracelet, really tied the look together. 


How to Style Over the Knee Boots for a Date or Girl's Night


Finally, for a night out...faux leather leggings were a must, along with a flirty bodysuit. To add some drama, I added this beautiful maxi trench (only $35!) A cool choker, edgy ear crawlers and a pretty clutch finish off this cool outfit. 

I really hope you like that I brought back this series and hope you look forward for more. I love incorporating more fashion posts on the blog -- and I know you all like them too (thanks to those who took my survey!) 


Are you into OTK boots? If so, how do you wear them? Let's chat below! 


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament

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Have I mentioned that I live about a mile from Target before? In case I haven't, you might have figured it out by some of my snaps already. Target is like my second home! I'm an avid Cartwheel user and I especially love when they offer their text coupons. Because who isn't down to save some cash? Especially during the holidays! 


We are a family that loves to include our four-legged pets into the spirit of Christmas and gift giving. So Target is the place I love to shop at, it's convenient and basically my one stop shop for everything I need. 


And for all of us with furry friends who LOVE Purina products as much as my little Charlie does, starting the week of December 4th, Target will have an exclusive mobile coupon to save $10 off a $40 purchase of Purina products! Just text PETS10 to 827438 (data and messaging fees may apply.) I use Target's exclusive coupons so much, my phone already recognizes the number! It's seriously SO easy to use and redeem. And since Purina has a plethora of products at Target, you can find something your pet loves, along with a few extras, like I have done for gifts. 

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

This year I decided to gift our family pets a stocking stuffed with all of their favorite treats and goodies. I found the cutest stockings at Target, along with the rest of of the products. I picked up some of Charlie's favorite Purina products -- along with some new products he hasn't tried, like the Beyond Mix In Meal Enhancements and a few other things. We've been feeding Charlie Purina products since we rescued him, my mom's pup Sophie, is in love with the Beneful Prepared Meals. I appreciate that Purina has such a wide range of products for different types of needs. They offer senior formulations, products to help keep your pooch at a healthy weight, along with tons of treats! And they also believe that living is bigger when we involve our pets! Which just warms my heart, because I can totally relate. 

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

For their little stockings, I used clear cello bags to give all 3 of the pets in our family the same amount of treats that they all liked. I also gave each of them something that they personally liked, for my brothers dog, the Busy Chewnola Treats, for my mom's dog and for Charlie, a bag full of Beggin' Littles. As you can see below, they got a sniff of the treats and begged their way up to our work area. 

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

So let's get into the making of our paw print ornament! It's honestly very easy, the hardest thing is probably getting your pet to warm up to the idea of you touching their paws. 

DIY Paw Print Ornament 

What You Will Need: 
1/2 cup of cornstarch 
1 cup baking soda 
3/4 cup of water

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

What's Next:
In a medium pan mix all of the ingredients together, stir over medium heat until you reach the consistency of smooth mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and let cool. Once cool, place clay on parchment paper, smooth out and cut ornament in the desired shape. Using a straw, cut out a small circle to insert string into later. 

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

Once you have the shape you want, firmly but gently place pets paw over the clay and release. Once you have their sweet paw on the clay. Place ornaments into 175 degree preheated oven for an hour. Halfway through, turn ornaments onto the other side. 


Once they are finished baking and they have cooled, you can paint their paw print, add their name, date, etc. I used craft paint and a Sharpie for their name. 

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

After they have dried, insert string or ribbon onto the circle you made earlier with the straw and add a bow (optional.) 

Dog Stocking Stuffer Idea + DIY Paw Print Ornament | beautywithlily.com

These make the perfect little gift for your pets grandparents, just throw these into their stockings and you have a gift for both your furry friend and your loved one to keep for years to come. 

It's so easy and fun to incorporate your fur family into your holiday traditions. After all, they are a part of our family as well. Taking some extra time and advantage of coupons like the one mentioned above, make it easier as well. Head on over to Target the week of December 4th and spoil your four legged friends! Click here to see what all Purina offers! 


What are you getting your four legged friends this holiday season? Are you an avid Target shopper/coupon-er?


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Skincare Session | Benefits of Vitamin C & Matrixyl*

I've mentioned before that I'm beginning to pay more attention to my skincare needs. I'm trying to do more research on what products to try for anti-aging purposes, acne treatments, and just all around essential products for my skin. 

Benefits of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, & Matrixyl for the Skin | beautywithlily.com

And I believe I've also mentioned that I was a pretty basic girl when it came to my skincare routine -- I pretty much did the basics -- cleanse, exfoliate every once in awhile, and moisturize. No serums, no fancy oils...just the basics. While sticking to the basics is better than doing nothing at all, it was definitely time to add a few products into my regimen. 

Insert the Timeless Skincare 20% Vitamin C Serum and the Matrixyl S6 Serum

Benefits of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, & Matrixyl for the Skin | beautywithlily.com

When added to your skincare regimen, Vitamin C helps provide a range of benefits to your skin -- evening your skin tone, boosting hydration, and helps keep your skin look younger! The higher the concentration of Vitamin C, the more noticeable your results will be -- but you must also listen to your skin and determine what best works for you. 

So far, I haven't experienced any more breakouts than I usual and I haven't seen any allergic or sensitivity either, but I have refrained to using only a couple of drops once a day, versus 4 drops twice a day -- my skin is really sensitive, so I need to introduce product slowly.

Matrixyl S6 Serum, doesn't it sound like something scary?!? Well, it's not. To put it simply, matrixyl is a type of peptide, or protein -- without peptides skin loses firmness, wrinkles begin to appear, and texture begins to change -- all things we don't want. While this isn't the cure-all for anti-aging, it's a wonderful product to add to your cocktail of goodies. This serum also contains hyaluronic acid -- a vital and natural substance that replenishes moisture, lots of moisture! As we age, our skin loses the ability to retain a well balanced amount of moisture -- which results in aging, loss of firmness and decreased appearance of plumpness. 

Thankfully, I also haven't experienced any bad side effects from this serum either, but I'm also using less of it. 

I've really enjoyed learning more about skincare and the benefits of these particular serums. Another thing I really like, is that Timeless Skincare is an all-natural, paraben-free and cruelty-free skincare company! And, they are currently running an awesome 50% off promotion! So if it's something that you are interested in adding to your skincare needs, hurry...it ends on the 29th! 

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What is your skincare routine like? What are some of your favorite anti-aging products?



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Monday, November 21, 2016

Best Subscription Box | November PopSugar #MustHaveBox

Last month I shared what was in my October PopSugar Must Have Box, and I was in love with everything! Well, I think November's box is even better! I mean...how is that even possible, considering we got a Hendri Bendel umbrella last month. Which, by the way, has definitely come in handy, that's beside the point. Let's get right into this months goodies! 
Pehr Chambray Runner Wine 
-How pretty is this runner going to look on our tablescape during our Thanksgiving dinner? I love the rich wine color and cute fringe detail. This has such a nice and durable feel to it, something that I know will last me awhile and good to bring out during the holidays. 
November PopSugar Must Have Box | Lifestyle Monthly Subscription Service
AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl
-I love wire bowls like this, they can be used for anything and everything. Right now I have these cute ornaments on our kitchen table. But once the holidays are over, I think I'm going to spray paint it rose gold and use it on my vanity. How pretty will it look with palettes and such? 

November PopSugar Must Have Box | Lifestyle Monthly Subscription Service

Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palette 
-You guys, this palette is the tiniest, cutest little thing EVER! It's perfect to use in the morning for a simple look and then throw in your bag to intensify your eye look for a night out. 

November PopSugar Must Have Box | Lifestyle Monthly Subscription Service

Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl 
-Literally the perfect everyday bracelet, so cute and dainty...exactly what I love. And the box even included a 20% off discount code!

November PopSugar Must Have Box | Lifestyle Monthly Subscription Service

Meri Meri Star Party Picks 
-I didn't open these cute picks because I'm saving them for New Year's Eve! How cute are they going to look on some cupcakes!? The colors are perfect for a NYE party. 

November PopSugar Must Have Box | Lifestyle Monthly Subscription Service

Oogie's Snacks Toffee Butter Popcorn 
-BEST. POPCORN. EVER! A great mix of sweet and salty, perfect snack to munch on while watching Christmas movies. That's totally what I did Sunday night. 

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September's box was awesome, October's box was awesome, and now the November box is just as awesome...if not better! Seriously, these keep getting better and better. 

If you are interested in trying PopSugar's Must Have Box, click here and don't forget to use the code SHOP5 to save some cash! 


What do you think, is this something you would give a try? What's your favorite thing from above?
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Trendsetter

I bet we all have at least one person in our circle that is fashion forward, not afraid to try new trends, and they are always sporting the latest finds. How in the world do we find the person who has it all? It might be difficult, but don't fear, I've got the perfect gift guide for that! ;) 


By the way, all of my other gift guides can now be easily accessed here. It's your one-stop-shop for Christmas this year! 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Fashionista | beautywithlily.com

For the outgoing fashion guru who isn't afraid to try new things -- a pair of sequined trousers or faux leather moto leggings will make her heart happy. For something less expensive, some pins and/or patches for a denim jacket are also very trendy and different. 

For the fashionista that is all about the accessories -- wide brimmed hats and embellished beanies will keep her in style and warm. Leopard print sunglasses are always a good choice, a pair of statement earrings or a choker are also great must have pieces. 

For the girls that are into shoes (because honestly, who isn't) -- over-the-knee boots or studded booties will make a great gift for any shoe lover. And more than likely if she's into shoes, she would love a backpack or this velvet crossbody bag

Lastly just about any girl would be thrilled to receive a velvet bomber (talk about being SO in style) and this gorgeous burgundy faux fur vest. 

Any ideas on what you are getting the fashionista in your life?

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