Lace Dresser Update

Hello and happy Sunday! You may remember but I did a post on the blog a long time ago where I did an update to my mom’s old dresser with paint and lace.

It has proven to be a very popular post even today! Well I decided to update that dresser again!

I changed the paint and the way the lace was placed this time. I also added new pulls. Check out the before and after and if you want to see the original, search for the lace dresser post to see where it all started!

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What do you think?

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Mid Week Haul #2

Bringing you a mini haul this hump day. I was shopping for birthday gifts and I stumbled on a few things for me too!

I just received my Ulta catalog and there were a few items I had to check out.

I ended up purchasing the Urban Decay Naked Petite Heat (I’m in love with this palette!), a backup Perversion Mascara, Morphe blending brush, and ELF highlighter brush. The Vice lipstick was a freebie for purchasing a certain amount in Urban Decay products.

 

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What have you purchased lately?

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The Bougie Water Challenge

Here’s something fun for your Wednesday. There was a debate going on about bottle water; which brand is better or does it really matter it’s all the same.

I used to laugh at the bougie people paying upwards of $3 a bottle for “artisan water”. I thought water is water is water and it’s all nasty! LOL I don’t like to drink water so in an effort to drink more water and see what all the fuss was about I created the bougie water challenge.

I went to the store and I bought all the different waters so I could evaluate them and see if one was superior to the others.

I purchased: Fiji, Evian, Voss still and sparkling, Eternal Water, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, Life Wtr, Core Hydration, and Boxed Water.

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Evaluation:

Fiji: Claim to fame: Natural artisan water from the islands of Fiji, bottled at the source. Untouched by humans until you unscrew the cap (nice huh!).

Pros: crisp, refreshing, quenching, no weird taste, 7.7 pH, easy to open bottle, travel friendly, aesthetically pleasing

Cons: none

Conclusion: I like this water I would buy it regularly

Evian: Claim to fame: Natural spring water from the French Alps.

Pros: 7.2 pH, travel friendly, easy to open bottle, quenching, no after taste

Cons: spring water taste, not as crisp and refreshing as Fiji

Conclusion: I would buy it if I couldn’t find Fiji

Voss Sparkling: Claim to fame: Artesian water from Norway.

Pros: This was my first time trying plain sparkling water it was weird in a good way! Refreshing and crisp, cool aesthetic- glass bottle very tall, no after taste, taste best ice cold

Cons: not quenching, not travel friendly, no pH given

Conclusion: Great sparkling water! I would buy it again. Regularly? Probably not just because it’s sparkling.

Voss Still: Claim to fame: Artesian water from Norway.

Pros: refreshing, quenching, great bottle aesthetic

Cons: not travel friendly, extremely hard to open (may have just been that bottle lol), no pH given

Conclusion: I would keep a bottle or two in my fridge.

Eternal Water:  Claim to fame: Naturally alkaline spring water from the most pure and pristine sources on Earth.

Pros: Bio bottle (environmentally friendly), pH 7.8-8.2, nice bottle design, easy to open, crisp, refreshing, and quenching, travel friendly, no taste

Cons: none

Conclusion: I would purchase again.

S. Pellegrino: Claim to fame: bottled at the source San Pellegrino Terme (Bergamo) Italy. Sparkling natural mineral water.

Pros: refreshing, love the bottle design (I’m a sucker for glass bottles), easy screw top

Cons: tasted minerally, weird during taste (felt like I needed a chaser), no pH given

Conclusion: I would stock some for looks on my bar cart but I would NEVER drink S. Pellegrino again.

Perrier: Claim to fame: Captured at the source in France. Sparkling natural mineral water.

Pros: love the bottle, easy to drink from, refreshing, no sodium

Cons: still minerally tasting (not as bad as Pellegrino), no pH given, not quenching, not travel friendly

Conclusion: I would buy for looks not for drinking. I DO NOT like mineral water!

Life Wtr: Claim to fame: Purified water pH balanced, electrolytes for taste. Thirst Inspiration.

Pros: support artists/designers (adds to the aesthetic), squirt top (yassss), travel perfect, refreshing, tastes good, quenching, no after taste or during taste

Cons: basic

Conclusion: great everyday water; I would purchase again but it doesn’t give me those good bougie vibes

Core Hydration: Claim to fame: Perfect pH water.

Pros: cool bottle, 7.4 pH (the pH of your body), environmentally friendly bottle, no sodium, fresh, crisp, clean, no taste, quenching

Cons: could be more travel friendly

Conclusion: great water reminds me of Essentia (I would have included it in my test but I couldn’t find it- great water!), I would buy it regularly.

Boxed Water: Claim to fame: Boxed water is better. Purified water.

Pros: Eco friendly bottle, process, super small carbon footprint, charitable, crisp, refreshing, quenching, good water, fun aesthetic

Cons: not super easy to drink from

Conclusion: I would buy one or two for conversation but I wouldn’t purchase it regularly. It’s great water but not worth the money.

Ultimate Conclusion: Fiji is my choice for the ultimate bougie water. It’s good water and it gives me those good bougie vibes!

What do you think?

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Coffee Table Books

My favorite piece of functional and fashionable décor, the coffee table book! They come in all different sizes, colors, and subjects.

You can style coffee table books a number of ways: you can stack them, prop them up, stagger them, heck they don’t even have to go on your coffee table.

I think the reason I love them so much is because you can get coffee table books in subjects you like! They not only look good as décor but you can read them as well!

I have coffee table books on travel, fashion, makeup, designers, etc. I’ve found them in a couple of different places as well. Some I ordered from Amazon but I found lot of them at a local used book store! Prices vary but I think coffee table books are timeless and chic!

 

Mid- Week Haul

Happy Wednesday everybody! Coming to you today with a little haulage. I took my sissy out for her birthday and we did a little shopping. Here ‘s what I got:

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I haven’t really tried anything out yet but I’m extremely excited about the Morphe fan brush and the Milani brushes (brushes are have fav!). Also excited about the Makeup Revolution banana powder! Who wants a review?

Items purchased from Ulta and Walmart.

Have a good rest of your week!

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Brand Spotlight: GlamGlow

Happy Wednesday and Valentine’s day! Today we are highlighting GlamGlow! I have been ride or die for this company and their products for a long time. They have amazing range which means you can always find something to fit your needs.

GlamGlow has really expanded over the last few years. They started out with face masks and have ventured into moisturizers, face mists, and even lip products.

They are super fun as well! Their packaging is majorly cute and one of their latest products has glitter in it! Need I say more?

I have tried quite a few products from GlamGlow including: the Supermud clearing treatment, the Youthmud tingling and exfoliating treatment, the Powermud dualcleanse treatment, the Thirstymud hydrating treatment, the Flashmud brightening treatment, Brightmud eye treatment, the Poutmud fizzy lip exfoliating treatment, and the Glowsetter makeup setting spray. Just to name a few.

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All items purchased at Sephora.

Have you tried anything by GlamGlow?

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Coffee Table Styling

Are you a knick-knack person? Do you like tchotchkes? I do! I use my knick-knacks to add a flair to tables, bookshelves, etc. I use them as something extra or finishing touches.

I feel like your coffee table just screams for little decorative extras. Why not? I don’t drink coffee so I have no other choice. JK. The coffee table is such a versatile piece and often times it’s the center piece of a room, so have a little fun with it.

You can go in many different directions with coffee table styling depending on the fashion or the function of the room. This is were knick-knacks or tchotchkes come in. You can add these in to make something functional look fabulous.

Here are a few examples of different styles and pieces that create different looks.

As you can see you have quite a few options to mix and match I incorporated pictures, flowers, and books. You can add or take away just depends on your preference or the aesthetic of the room. You can have fun with color or stick to a theme.

What do you think?

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