Turkey time is almost upon us! It’s a lovely holiday that feeds the soul ….and my stuffing loving tummy. Lol. For this blog link up I asked a few fellow bloggers to share a Thanksgiving dinner outfit idea. They did a great job so be sure to stop by their blogs and check out their outfits! (Links at the end of this post)
For my outfit I wanted a somewhat dressy look but nothing overly formal. I’ll be honest, my sweater is what makes this outfit work. It adds that cozy holiday touch to a simple dress. Plus, it’s nice & warm :) You can check it out here at Kiki La’Rue or you can browse their other lovely coats HERE. I’m sure you’ll find something you like on their site!
Be sure to let me know in the comments if you would like to be a part of next Tuesday’s link up! The challenge will be…a chilly date night outfit!
Goooood morning! I know most ‘must have’ lists include designer bags and expensive clothes but I wanted to share some great products that are affordable & can improve the rest of your week!
The ribbon elastics feel so much better than the basic elastic hair bands. They don’t pull or tug while you wear them. They do cost a little more but not by much.
The Listerine mouthwash is a new addition to my teeth cleaning routine but it’s exactly what I needed. My teeth are cavity prone and not as white as they could be thanks to my daily cup of jo. I’ve tried whitening strips before but they left my teeth super sensitive and did nothing to help my enamel.
48 hour deodorant is aaaammmmaaaazzzziiiing. No, I don’t go days without reapplying and I’m not exceptionally smelly Lol but I’m usually out of the house for long periods of time doing a million different things. This stuff lasts through it all. And it’s so much better than having to carry a deodorant around with you. I shove enough stuff in my purse so the less I have to add, the better.
I stopped buying heat tamer to save a few dollars and my ends started splitting and my hair became rough and dry. This is not the area to make budget cuts in! Lesson learned.
These basic products will definitely improve your week!Plus you can get it all for under $20, maybe even under $15 if you find a sale. A new deodorant may not be as chic as that handbag you’ve been eyeing but when the holidays come around and your rushing from one gathering to the next, you’ll be glad you spent a few dollars on some of the little things.
I have gone through “it’s time for a change, I need a bob haircut” cycle quite a few times. And after the new haircut high wears off a few weeks later, I find myself desperately looking for ways to make my hair grow as long as possible as quickly as possible.
I’ve definitely learned a few things and accepted some difficult truths about hair and growing it out. Here’s what you should know:
1. Stop cutting it. Sounds silly to say but it’s the only way to start adding length. I had a hard time giving up a visit to the salon. It feels awesome to have someone wash you hair! If you have damaged hair, you can stop by the salon for a trim but be sure to space out your appointments so that you’re gaining more than you’re losing.
2. Be patient, it’s going to take YEARS. It’s true. Go ahead, cry. If you want long flowy hair it takes A LONG time. You get about 6 inches a year and that’s before deducting anything you may have trimmed off.
3. You don’t look like her. You know that pinterest photo of that girl with long, sexy, thick hair you stare at daily? Well that’s not you or your hair. That was harsh…sorry…Lol But seriously, very few people warn you that when you grow your hair out it might not look anything like you expected it to.
I was expecting loooong luscious wavy goodness once I got my hair down to my mid back but instead it’s heavy, straight, and a little stringy. I have to rely on styling tools and products for thick looking voluminous hair
4. Massage your scalp. Get the blood flowing to your scalp! A gentle massage increases circulation which aids your body in delivering nutrients to your locks which is a must for optimal hair growth.
5. Eat your carrots! Your diet shows. And I don’t just mean on your waistline. Hair tends to reflect your health (both mental and physical) so eat well and take time to combat stress with relaxing activities.
Hope this helps! Let me know what hair struggles you’re currently dealing with!
Happy Friday! You made it through another week! The blog changes continue but I feel good about it all :) Whenever things get busy, you can always keep up with me on Instagram @MsLoveNiki
So there is one particular hashtag that’s popular today… #FF. It’s a great way to discover new people and connect with & support fellow bloggers. Cool right?
I went ahead and put all my links below and super duper hope you’ll leave your links in the comment section so I can follow you back & show you some love!
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I’ve tried a lot of mascaras but my current favorites are pretty awesome.
My top pick is by Benefit Cosmetics and is also the priciest at $23 but I love how pigmented the color is and how well it extends every lash. They’re Real! Mascara also has a unique brush that helps you reach all the way to the base of your lashes and into the corners of your eye.
Runner ups 2 and 3 can both be found at any drugstore or Ulta for around $10 :) Maybelline’s Illegal Lengths Mascara is very similar to my top pick but it doesn’t add as much volume or color.
The L’OREAL mascara is all about volume….as it says….on the package. Lol. It’s great if that’s all your looking for and it definitely adds drama to the eyes.
Have you tried any of my top picks?
Just a quick little round up of my recent going-ons. I’ve been wearing some new makeup that has been AMAZING. It creates an airbrushed yet natural look, similar to the maybelline makeup I like but with added coverage. I’ll do a post on it soon. I’ve also started my enjoy my week long bday celebration and made my first birthday wish at dinner on Friday :)
The peas are self explanatory. Lmao
You can follow all of my daily adventures via instagram @MsLoveNiki
Yay! I finally got a few snapshots of my Katniss look! BUT…I didn’t have the good camera :( Lol…life huh? I thought it’d still be fun to share this look and than maybe reshoot it with an outfit inspired by the movie! That would be pretty cool. I’ll see what I can do ;)
I’d really love to hear from you pretty ladies out there! Send in photos or links of looks you’d like to see recreated! Email me at Niki@LoveNiki.com or post the look on my Facebook Page :)
Hope to hear from you girls!
My red lip is so easy to replicate! And you can get both the lip pencil & lipstick for around $10 bucks total. For the price, I think you’ll be super happy but I’m going to be honest with you, this is not the kind of lip duo that lasts all night. It will rub off and eating with it on means your straw, food, and napkins will be smeared with red.
So is it really worth the price? Yes! Just plan ahead to wipe it off before sitting down to eat and then quickly reapply after your meal.
What’s your favorite lip color?