What one beauty item would you really love to receive this holiday season?

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Blushing Noir – Neutral for days! The MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection was made with me in mind – even though it’s all about that Ellie.

Clumps of Mascara – Tis the season for fabulous beauty finds from Target. But hey girl, don’t forget the pretty packaging, too!

Gouldylox Reviews – Need to survive the holidays in style? Determine your Elf-type and grab these to win the season!

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The Day My Daughter’s Teacher Found Out I Was A Beauty Blogger

This post is sponsored by Target.

Elle has been attending a formal preschool for a little over a year now, and I’m one of those parents who wishes her school was open on the weekends.

I’m not even kidding. Parenting a toddler is SO difficult, and sometimes I find myself needing a break from my (not so) darling little angel. Elle’s teachers have always been so wonderful, and I make it my business to really get to know them. I’ll never forget the day one of the teachers found out I had a beauty blog.

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“Seriously?!” she said.

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Jett’s Birth Story

I just went through 200+ pictures that my birth photographer took of Jett’s birth and I still get all emotional. Because ohmigoodness, what an INCREDIBLE birth!

Very rarely do you see words like incredible, life-changing and spectacular used next to “birth” but seriously, y’all…I love giving birth. I love everything about it. I love the mystery. I love how each contraction brings me closer to seeing my  baby. I love how if and when I trust my body, my baby and myself, a baby is…born!

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Subtle Lips + Red Nails + A Pop of Silver and Gold

This post is sponsored by Target.

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Tis the season, babes! I am sooooo ready. My baby is here. Our house is all kinds of decked out and I’m excited to spend the holiday season with just my small family of four. This year, however, I’m skipping the whole “GO INTO DEBT” theme for gifts and so I’ve selected only a few gal pals to receive gifts.

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Classy Diaper Bags and a Shopbop Sale That Will Thrill You

I’m still in Newborn Bliss and loving every minute of it but I had to break away to tell you about this faaaabulous sale that Shopbop has going on. And I know what you’re thinking. Who doesn’t have a fabulous sale going on? Black Friday is rearing its SPEND YO MONEY ,HONEY head and well, I’m answering these calls, girl.

I need a new diaper bag. And not one of those diaper bags that look like diaper bags. I want something fancy and classy and stylish.

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Why yessss…something like those! I am okay with spending a few hundred on a nice purse because shoot, mama is all about treating herself and now is as good of a time as any with this sale going on. 

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I Don’t Mind Aging As Long As My Skin Looks Good

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

You are never too young to start implementing anti-aging practices, girlfriend. Yes, I turned 30 this year and have no problem aging gracefully. But I am also okay with getting into products that will work nicely with my skin for when I hit those 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with style.

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Because, I’m ready, baby. Aging is a sign of life and living and I am ready to hit each decade with fierceness, babe! 

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Baby Jett is Here!

Sweet dreams from baby Jett.

Sweet dreams from baby Jett.

Hey y’all! He’s almost already 2 weeks old but Baby Jett made his arrival on November 4th. This baby boy is absolutely divine and I’ve been covering him in kisses every other second of the day. Posts will be slow but I hope you understand. I’m taking a real maternity leave this go ’round to take care of my growing family.

Plus, I actually have a baby that sucks boobs this time (not that it’s easy…it soooo isn’t easy) so I spend most of my days in bed feeding him. And I love it.

Be back with his birth story!

The Kind of Protection Tech Lovers Need

I married a techie. And I’ve been a techie since the day I received that Palm Pilot when I was 12 or 13 years old. Do you fine people remember those? Yes, I know I’m aging myself but I felt like a mini executive walking around with that Palm Pilot. You would have thought that I had access to the President with the way I strolled around with that thing.

And so began my love for all things tech. Since then, I’ve had over a dozen cell phones, various laptops and desktops (PCs and Macs – I don’t discriminate) and my entire livelihood is virtually surrounded around…tech. Which, okay is a little scary but also a sign of the times. That said, I’ve gotta protect my investments.

Enter the Canary Security Alarm.

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