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Ipsy

Y'all, its FINALLY hump day. We have made it halfway through this week. I've come down with a summer cold so this weekend can't come sooner. Relaxation and Rejuvenation is at the top of my to-do list. 

I recently received my first IPSY package and was so pleasantly surprised, I might even have to put some of the products to use during my restful weekend.

Have you heard of IPSY

Some of my girlfriends at work introduced me to this curated make-up/beauty subscription. Its only $10 a month for designer (full sized!!!) samples that come in a cute little pouch (which also changes monthly).



When you initially sign up IPSY has you fill out a form which asks you simple questions about your current beauty routine and the types of products you are interested in.  That being said, your products/pouch wont be the same as your BFF or even mine. Its individually packed for your interests! I love that! Heres what I got this month!!



Starting from the top : Royal eyeshadow brush, TWO BioRepublic masks, Elizabeth Mott Blush, Formula X nail polish, and Urban Decay eyeshadow


I tried the blush this morning and absolutely love it. For a powder blush it felt so creamy. I havent used the nail polish yet but I'm digging the color - I see a pedi in my future. As for the eyeshadow... eh... cant say it was my favorite. It has a great texture but was a tad too pink for my tastes.


These masks might be the product Im most excited to use. They arent a cream mask like I am accustomed to but a paper mask that you lay on your face like a cloth and peel off after 15-20 minutes. I can only imagine how refreshing the cucumber mask would feel after a day at the pool!



Last but not least the Royal Eyeshadow Brush - its mini in size but works like a charm. The blunt end is great for applying eyeshadow in your crease. I used the large end of the brush for applying highlighter on my cheek bones. love!

Call it the analyst in my but I went through and looked up how much the products retail for (not including the discount you can get through IPSY).  I was surprised at what quality and deal you get through IPSY to try a full sized sample! I am all about the try before you buy!

Royal eyeshadow brush - $5.99
TWO BioRepublic masks - $4.99 each
Elizabeth Mott Blush - $23 
Formula X nail polish - $10.50 for full size
Urban Decay eyeshadow - $19 for full size

So for $10 this month I received $68.47 in products - to be fair the nail polish and eyeshadow weren't quite full sized so lets cut out $10. Thats still $58 in products for $10(!) cant quite beat that. 

Have you tried ISPY yet? Do you love it? 

Interested? Try it out here!

Chairish: Coffee Table Must Haves

I was recently introduced to Chairish- have you heard of it? Their tagline is "where designers love to buy and sell" - simply put its a site you can shop some great pieces and also gather TONS of inspiration!

Today I'm joining up with them to talk about various "must haves" for a great coffee table, which to me all boils down to functionality. In my home (see the kitchen here and living room here) functionality is key - along with lots of eclectic pieces! I tend to be a "messy" person by nature - organization is not my forte - so having furniture and accessories that help keep me organized is essential.

So lets get to it! Chairish has tons and tons of coffee tables to choose from - you can browse here. I chose the Sarreid trunk with drawers for stowing away remotes, charger cords, and all those little knick-nacks you seem to find taking up residence on your coffee table. I love love love the mirrored gold and the fun hammered details. There are so many pieces of furniture that can serve as a coffee table and I love the idea of using a trunk to add a bit of spice to your living area.




As for must haves those to me are simple. I like to make sure I have color (flowers), storage for magazines and books (tray) and my favorite candle always lit (Capri Blue in volcano). I also love the idea of adding a little jewelry dish to put hair ties and bobbi pins in - laying on the couch at night seems to be the trigger for me to let my hair down - literally - so having a little dish to catch those odds and ends is great!




1 Capri Blue candle in Volcano (anthropology) 2 Square tray (domino.com) 3 Pineapple Jewelry dish (etsy) 4 faux flowers 5 assortment of books and magazines


Even my own coffee table at home has flowers, books/magazines, and storage. I definitely practice what I preach ;)

Now its your turn, what are your coffee table essentials? Are you more of storage guru or do you love a nice clean space?

Bridals // Lyndsey


The Tulsa Garden Center has always been one of my most favorite places to capture brides. Most days it stays pretty quiet with minimal crowds and the grounds are always kept immaculate, it's a photographers dream! 

You'll remember Lyndsey from her Engagements here - and soon you'll get to see her gorgeous wedding day. We took these a mere 5 days before her wedding and she was calm as can be - dream bride! I'm not that calm before a vacation let alone a wedding!!! 

Anyways, I'll let you get to the good stuff - Enjoy!










Sweat Equity


I've been trying to hit the gym hard lately and needed some new motivation. This playlist has quickly become one of my favorites. I find it easiest create my workout playlists on Spotify and "shuffle play" during my workout.

Let me know what you think! Motivating? Does it get you moving?

Enjoy your weekend, love!