YOU GUYS! I have been dying to talk about the amazing day I had at the Merle Normal Boutique and Spa in Draper, Utah a couple of weeks ago. I was of course thrilled when they invited me in for a facial and makeover, but I was not even close to prepared for the absolutely amazing experience I would have during my visit, how much I would love their little boutique, and how in love I now am with Merle Norman product! If you live in Utah, you must go in and see them. They offer FREE express facials and FREE makeovers-and really it is heavenly. And while I normally don’t love the way other people do my makeup (weird, I know), when Chelsee was done with me, I was beyond giddy with the results. So Utah girls, be sure to stop in and see them! Below are some photos from my amazing visit and my favorite products that Chelsee used on me (which are all now staples in my daily beauty routine!)…
Photos: iPhone snaps
Now onto the good stuff…THE PRODUCT! I am pretty set in my makeup routine, so it takes a lot for me to switch up products. But after Chelsee worked her magic on me, there were a few items that I knew were going to be staples in my everyday makeup routine, and so I wanted to share them with you guys!
1. Liquid Shimmer: This stuff is AH-mazing! It’s my favorite highlighter that I’ve tried. It goes on silky smooth and gives you that amazing candlelight glow. Plus it looks great applied over your eyeshadow with a brush. LOVE this stuff!
2. Purely Mineral Makeup (in shade L10): This stuff is like a dream! The L10 shade gives you just a tiny bit of coverage and a tiny bit of shimmer. I wear it over my foundation as a setting powder and it gives me the perfect amount of glow-plus it helps my makeup stay put all day.
3. Lip Pencil Plus: I can’t say enough about this one. I mean really, a lipstick on one end and a liner on the other? Talk about convenience! I have actually used this stuff for years and it’s a great go-to product. Plus the lipstick is super hydrating, comfortable (a MUST for me), and really long lasting!
If you aren’t in Utah, be sure to stop into your local Merle Norman to check out their great products, or visit them online. And if you are in Utah, then make sure you go and see Chelsee and the team for your FREE makeover and express facial! I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
Merle Norman Draper
213 East 123000 South
Happy Friday lovelies!!!
I am honored to be the guest stylist over at DownEast this month. And if you aren’t familiar with DownEast-then you are missing out! They are a Utah based company that has super cute, affordable clothing for women (and girls!). They are expanding rapidly and I have been a HUGE fan of theirs since I moved to Utah a few years ago. So I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with them and sharing their fantastic fashion with all of you! Today’s post is a look I put together for the DownEast blog inspired by my favorite dress from their June collection-and it is seriously swoon worthy (AND under $50!)! Be sure to head over to DownEast to see more of my favorite picks from their current catalog and to shop their entire Summer line!
Do you guys remember L’eggs when they were sold in the iconic egg packaging? I know I sure do. And because I always thought of them as an ’80’s staple, I was surprised (and excited!) when they contacted me and asked me to be a part of their 40th birthday celebration and re-launch of their limited edition egg packaging. Now to be totally honest, I have always been on the fence when it comes to pantyhose and tights, and always have been. But with the popularity of tights and pantyhose over the last year, I figured why not give them a try. And I have to say-I am SO happy that I did. Not only are L’eggs totally affordable (and easy to find-check your local drug store!), but they are super comfy with just the right amount of control around the tummy and thighs. And with all of these in-between temperatures as we transition into warmer weather, they are the perfect accessory if you are anxious to start wearing all of your spring/summer dresses and skirts (like I am!).
In today’s post, I am wearing the sun-tan shade which gave my winter white legs just the right hint of color and smoothed out all of the unevenness caused by those long winter months of nothing but pants. In fact, when we shot these photos, my hubby didn’t even realize that I was wearing pantyhose. BUT he did tell me that my legs looked great! So be sure to check out L’eggs at your local drug store and go here for your chance to win $1,000 cash and a fabulous trip to Las Vegas! GOOD LUCK!!!!!
Vest: H&M (last season), similar
Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq
Monogram Necklace: LOVING this one
Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out), similar
Bracelet: Stella & Dot
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunnies: Karen Walker
Bag: Steve Madden (old), LOVE this
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was full of rain and cold temperatures which made for lots of naps and catching up around the house.
Here’s to warmer temperatures this week!