The Gift Guide

I will be the first to admit it, I’m not the world’s best gift-giver. But I do have some awesome suggestions. Even if these don’t fit, maybe one of them will spark an idea for ya!

What YOU could ask for when someone asks:

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These huggie hoop earrings are probably the #1 thing I’d ask for this year, they’re just so dainty and perfect. I have the necklace that matches this “mama” ring and it has held up SO incredibly well. I shower with it on, sleep with it on, swim with it on in the summer, etc. and it hasn’t shown any signs of wear at all. Such great quality for an awesome price.


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This. Blanket. Holy cow! Such a cute ‘snuggle on the couch’ throw. Available in several colors, too! It’s on sale right now, but don’t come after me later if the sale ends. Lol.


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Any FP bag would make a great gift, even for non-moms. Pro-tip though, their shipping can be painfully slow sometimes, so if you want to be absolutely sure you get your order before Christmas – you can order most of their bags through Amazon and use the free 2-day shipping. There are tons of color options for every style of bag. Here are some Amazon links to their bags –

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This hair dryer brush has been a super hot item this year. I have been wanting to try it out for months so I asked for it for Christmas from my Mama this year. Certain colors are cheaper, some are sold out, etc. But definitely check it out if you blow dry your hair a lot.


These beanies are so amazing! Their the closest thing I can find to my favorite beanies from last year that people always ask about. I’ve seen them style by tons of other bloggers and they look really, really similar to mine! Available in 4 colors!

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I’m actually wearing this cozy sweatshirt (and the leggings linked below) as I’m writing this blog post. I would buy them  both in every color if I could. I think the sweatshirt speaks for itself as far as coziness/comfort. It’s amazing and has fur in just the right places. And these leggings – They are the most buttery soft, amazing leggings I’ve ever found. Squat-proof, not too hot, they don’t pill at all and they are soon soft. SOOOOO soft. Both the sweatshirt and leggings are available in several colors. I’ll share a few of the colors, but there are tons more!

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The leggings –

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Can we please talk about how these slippers are this cheap? Plus free shipping? Okay. I’ll take one of every color, I guess (there are tons of colors, I chose shared a few here)!

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XO, b.

Black Friday Round-Up!

I’ve rounded up a few black friday sales from retailers/brands that I love and already own. I could have done a round-up of every black friday sale I know of, but that’s not really my style (& that would be really overwhelming).

So, here we go – my top fav Black Friday (week) sales to check out!

As always – you can shop anything and everything I love/own by going to my liketoknowit profile and shopping through the images.


First up – Everything here is 40% off, no code needed! I haven’t seen any exclusions at all. So this is a really good sale! I have way too many items from this retailer to link them all here, but you can scroll my liketoknow.it and see them all, styled in outfits & I share my size info often in the captions over there.

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BOGO on my absolute favorite bracelets, how could I not share? These are great for you, your friends, your sisters, teachers, cousins, mom, etc. The quality is amazing and every single one of their styles is really, really versatile! You can also find several IRL pictures of these on my liketoknow.it page & over on Instagram!


One of my absolute favorite cosmetics brands is having 30% off site wide this week, but their products do tend to sell out pretty quick when they have big sales, so you may find that a lot of items are gone at the end of the week. Their free shipping threshold is only $35 so it’s really easy to get a ton of stuff + free shipping for under $40 total. This post has 99% of my favorite products linked. I swear by the “flexitarian” highlighter, LOVE their setting spray & only use their brow gel on my brows. It’s my holy grail, #1, must-have makeup product. Shop here!

 


The. Best. Baby. Shoes. And bags and kiddo shoes, of course. Both my girls wore FP as babies and they still wear FP sandals. I have loved FP forever and ever. I even have some of their mama stuff with the FP logo on it. I’ve hosted giveaways with them on my IG before also. My love for this brand is YEARS old. Their sale is incredible. Everything is 30% off, plus an additional 20% off with the fringe. You should* be able to get a free membership as well.

If you want to learn more about the brand, go here! If you just want to shop, go here! I know this sounds cliche, but I *do* get messages from people who are bummed that something I shared is sold out, but the things I share do generally sell out quick because the bargains are so good. So please don’t wait if you’re hoping to score some great deals this week! The bags and popular shoe styles will FLY off the site.

I’ll also link a few of my current favs below with individual links to shop them directly!

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My absolute favorite baby/kiddo clothing brand is having amazing deals all week. You have to be on top of it to take advantage of the best deals for you, though. So I’ll share a graphic below to help you keep-up!

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I’ll drop a few pictures of my girls in J&J below but most of the pieces we own are sold out by now. So sorry! There are TONS of really great pieces going out for this sale though!

You can also use my code BGROWW20 any time when there isn’t already a sale going!


 

XO, b.

 

 

 

Late Summer, Early Fall Must-Haves

I had originally planned to break this blog post down by price ranges, but according to my Instagram poll, most of you prefer things broken down by style. I already own some of these pieces but may not have shared them yet, so check my Instagram & my story highlights if you’d like to see them on a non-model!

For reference, I am 5’1 130 lbs. and I typically wear a size Small/4.

Tops

This boyfriend tee is amazing! SOOO soft and so oversized. I ordered the Raw Sienna color, size S and will definitely be wearing this a ton over the next few months.

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Bottoms

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Sweaters

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Activewear/Lounge Wear

I recently ordered these came leggings in the black color and as soon as I tried them on, I decided I should have ordered them in the other colors as well. So comfy, so breathable and flattering too! I ordered the ‘Small Short’ and they fit perfectly.

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I also recently ordered this cozy neon sweatshirt in yellow and am OBSESSED. It is soon soft on the inside, like the kind of sweatshirt you we as a shirt. SO GOOD. Also available in green & pink neon. I ordered the size S.

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Accessories

I’m super obsessed with bracelet stacks & arm wraps lately. I noticed these super awesome mix & match 3 for $30 bracelets the other day and couldn’t help but share! There are quite a few styles to choose from, but I just chose a couple pictures of my favs!

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Okay, honesty hour.. I’m dozing off trying to finish this post up. So it will double in size soon! I have dresses, kimonos, shoes & more basics to add. I’ll post on Instagram again when I update it! In the meantime, spoil yourselves! XO

 

Rocksbox Update!

I wrote a blog post several months ago when I received my very first Rocksbox (you can read it here). But I wanted to write an updated post now that I’ve worn their jewelry  daily and have been through the return process several times! I couldn’t really “review” the service before. But now I definitely can!


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My honest thoughts on Rocksbox? I. Love. It. And I don’t have to say that. I really do. I love it so much that I got a second subscription so I can have 6 pieces at a time (shh). I have loved every pair of earrings, even the ones I didn’t think I would wear. I’ve gotten TONS of pieces that I knew I would love and have been able to try styles I would have never tried if I had to buy them just to try them out. I’ve even kept some of the pieces out of my boxes. The jewelry is all really good quality too. I’ve worn the rings daily. Washed dishes with them on, showered with them on, etc. In total, I’ve worn 4 of their rings, 2 necklaces, 3 bracelets and 6 pairs of earrings. Not a single issue so far.
I have to brag on their return process for a minute, too. Each box comes with the label and packaging to send the items back whenever you’re ready. No printer, tape, etc. necessary. You package it up, drop it in your mailbox and as soon as your mail carrier scans the package, they start working on your next box. You don’t even have to wait for them to receive the current box. It’s seamless and they really work to maximize the amount of time you get to have the jewelry. I usually receive my new box within 3-4 days of sending back the old one. I don’t have a single complaint. None of the friends/followers who’ve signed up using my code have had any complaints either. A few of them have reached out to me and told me how much they loved it, though!


Ready to give it a shot? Click the banner below, sign up using code BGROWWXOXO and start adding items to your wish list immediately!

XO

Colourpop Brush Sale + discount code!

I. Am. So. Excited.

I have a special code to share with all of you for 20% off your entire purchase at Colourpop! All their brushes are currently 40% off as well ($6ish each) so if your current brushes need retired, take advantage of this sale! First I want to share a few super gorgeous products I’ve rounded up & I’ll leave the discount code at the end!

Brush styles I use for bronzer, blush & highlight.

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Some great lip colors in different sheens. Some mattes, satins, etc.

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ALL the highlighters & blushes because they’re my favorite part.

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Brows, a single, perfect summer shadow palette & a bargain primer/finish duo!

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I’ve never used any foundations, concealers, etc. from Colourpop, but they do sell those items as well! Happy bargain shopping & don’t forget to use code REWARD20 when you shop through my links! XO

A Few Things That Caught My Eye

Once again – why is naming a blog post so awkward for me? Make it stop.

I feel like none of my go-to stores have been getting anything new in, so I’ve been left feeling kind of uninspired, but I have spotted a few random things that I’ve *almost* bought for myself. So if you’re looking to treat yourself or have some Christmas money to burn through, maybe this post is for you! Fair warning, this is total randomness. Just things I’ve seen while out Christmas shopping or that I’ve come across online. No rhyme or reason, really. All photos are stoppable! So click away. And as always, you can just ask if you have questions about anything!

First up, my absolute favorite sweater is available in two new colors, as well as all the original colors. I love the two I have so much, but am a sucker for blush. So I might have to add one more to the arsenal! I’ve included a photo of me in the “unicorn” color for fit reference. I’m wearing a size XS, they are “oversized” w/o you having to size up!

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Daily Makeup (Kind Of)

Who am I kidding? I don’t wear daily makeup. But if I had to wear makeup everyday, this would be it. I’m not a makeup guru by any means, so don’t expect anything super fancy from me! But here it is! XO

I wear this cc+spf in place of foundation. It’s light enough so I don’t feel suffocated & has just the right highlight in it. I’ve also burned through an entire tube of this and would buy it again anyday. They are very very similar, one is just illuminated. I’m all about the “glowy” look.

Truthfully, I only have the travel size of this mascara, but I’ve used it a few times and really love it. When I become a real adult and stop buying drug store mascara, this will definitely be my go to. My current “everyday” mascara is here.

Brows. My favorite. I use two products, not at the same time. But I alternate this one & this.

I also use the eyebrow gel on this duo. I don’t use the eyelash gel though.

I only wear lipstick once or twice a week, but when I do, I wear this one! My favorite shade is 06 – Tan Lines. It’s pictured on the far left below.

I use pretty basic brushes like these and probably don’t even use the proper brushes for each part of my routine, but it works for me and I’ll learn more about it when I’m feeling ambitious.

I do wear highlighter on my cheekbones but it’s a random brand that came in an ipsy bag, so I’m not sure where to even buy it! That’s it for makeup for this mama!

I don’t use a lot of hair product either, but I do love a couple products by Not Your Mother’s. I put this moisturizer on my wet hair & use this dry shampoo when my hair gets too oily. I try not to wash my hair too much, so dry shampoo is crucial for me.

XO

Gift Guide – Under $50

A quick little gift guide. Buy your girlfriends, sisters, moms something sweet and simple or get some ideas for your own wish list. These are all things that I would be SO happy to get from Santa, so I’m sure your friends would too! As always, I super appreciate when you shop through my links! XO

1. These little brush gift set has some of my very favorite brushes in it. The bristles are so soft and they aren’t super huge in your hand. This is also a good variety of brushes if you only need a few but want the most crucial ones.

2. My absolute all-time favorite candle. We’ve burned through several just in the past year. Worth every single penny! Comes in other jar styles also, but make sure the “color” is volcano. That’s the scent.

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3. Marty actually bought me this necklace for Christmas last year & I just love it so much. I’ve worn it a ton, my kids have pulled on it, etc. and it has held up so well!

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4. This gift set has my absolute favorite moisturizer, along with tons of other great, realistic skin products. If you try out the Moisture Surge, I guarantee you’ll buy the full size jar as soon as you run out.

5. Lip stories are my go-to lipstick. My favorite shades are Oui, Deep Water Bay & Tan Lines, which you can purchase separately, here. But this little kit is perfect if your friend needs encouraged out of their comfort zone. These are the only lipsticks that don’t leave my lips feeling dry and helpless at the end of the day. SCORE.

6. This brush set is another really great option if you want to refresh your brush line-up or if you have a friend/sister who enjoys makeup but you aren’t sure what to get her. You can ALWAYS use more brushes, especially rose gold sparkly ones. #extraforlife

7. My sister is getting me this brush for Christmas because I’m totally spoiled and she’s an awesome gift-giver.

8. Every girl needs a perfect beanie. My daughter gave me one similar to this one last year and I love it so much! I wish I was outside in the freezing cold so I could wear it more!

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9. The perfect lip set for the minimal makeup look kinda gal. Some of the very best nudes, totally my style!

10. Another great beanie, this one chunkier than the one above. Comes in several colors, all gorgeous!

Happy Shopping! Or wish list-ing. XO