Friday Favorites

Aveda Damage Remedy This daily hair repair is a lightweight leave in treatment that helps repair damaged hair, reduce breakage AND its a heat protectant too. I like that it’s lightweight and just a little amount goes a long way. Easy to use too…just work a small amount in towel dried hair & comb it through.

Olaplex Bonding Oil I have heard rave reviews about Olaplex shampoo and conditioner and I haven’t tried them yet…but this oil is wonderful!!! It good for all hair types (I have fine hair and it doesn’t weigh down my hair at all) and it helps protect color treated hair, fight frizz and provides heat protection.. I like that this can be used on damp and dry hair. I love to use it after I style my hair to smooth out any frizz and it helps smooth the end of my hair.

Clinique Pop LipColor I have worn Clinique lipstick off and on since I was in high school and I admit it’s been awhile since I have, but every time I put this color on I’m reminded how good their lipsticks are! The are never drying on my lips and they have a huge selection on colors and finishes…anyway this color (Beige Pop) is a great nude with a very slight pink undertone. I fill in my lips with neutral lipliner (right now I’m loving Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk liner) and then I apply the lipstick and it looks great!

Essie Nail Polish in Seeking Stars If your looking for a great dark bronze color with the slightest hint of shimmer this is the color for you! It screams fall and makes me want to put on a sweater and booties…but that’ll have to wait for now since today’s high is 90!!!

 

Okay, there you have it a few of my favorites for the week. We have a busy weekend of sports, but I’m hoping I get a chance to get in the kitchen and whip up one of my families favorite desserts…apple cake! What are your plans for the weekend? Whatever they are I hope you have a great weekend.

 

Until next time-

Beth

 

 

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My Stella & Dot Holiday Picks

One of the reason I starting selling Stella & Dot was because I fell in love with one of their holiday collections about 2 years ago.  I remember seeing a pair of earrings online and instantly thought of an outfit that would be perfect for them to wear to a Christmas party that I was going to.  Fast forward to now and once again I can’t help but look at all of the outfit possibilities that I could create with different pieces Stella & Dot has to offer and they make great gifts too!!!

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Whiplash Gift Set

This set is something new for Stella & Dot.  It includes a mascara from the brand EVER (our sister brand)  and is perfect for the girl on the go. It includes an essential rose gold eyelash pouch for makeup necessities, WHIPLASHmascara for elevating the everyday look and smokey sparkle studs for a little extra something!

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Shine On Gift Set

This set offers a lip gloss from our sister brand (EVER) in an exclusive holiday color FLASH that visibly plumps lips while simultaneously delivering hydrating and softening benefits. As well as silver sparkle studs and the Leopard Pouf.

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Sparkle Gift Set

This set includes our Dutches studs. As well as our favorite wishing bracelet dressed up in pavé sparkle and a sliding knot closure for adjustable length. It’s all tied together in our new Pouf in Grey Metallic Neoprene!

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Navy Multi Metallic Clutch

This clutch!!!! I feel in love with it as soon as a saw it. This is one of the pieces that will elevated ANY outfit you pair it with. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on outfits for the holidays, this is perfect for you…and under $70.00!!!

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Thea Lace Cuff

This beautiful vintage silver cuff makes a lavish statement for any occasion. This cuff fits a variety of wrist too which makes it a great gift!

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The Renegade Top

This top features a sequin front with beautifully hand sewn sequins with a super soft knit backing. Featuring the same beautiful double V neckline in front and back, pair this style with your favorite black skinny jeans and you will be set for a night on the town!

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Gala Top

The Gala top is fabricated in a luxurious stretch satin with a v neckline and raglan sleeve. An elongated shirt tail allows for more coverage and can easily be tucked in. This deep rich navy color pairs beautifully with the clutch I talked about above or a pair of statement earrings.

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Thea Lace Chandeliers

These beautiful vintage silver chandeliers make a lavish statement for any occasion. The heritage lace pattern on these has such great detail.

 

Okay, if you like any of these of would like to see more please visit my Stella & Dot site https://www.stelladot.com/sites/bethsigala

I also love how Stella & Dot has expanded into clothing.  They have so many great options to choose from and the quality is great!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my top picks for the holidays and I’d love to know which it your favorite!

Have a great day.

Beth

My Sephora picks

Since Sephora is offering 15% off (code: BIBONUS ends 11/19) I thought it would be fun to share a few items that I’ve been looking at.  The sale ends on 11/19 so be sure to shop before then to save yourself a little money!

 

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Philosopy Purity Cleanser   This cleanser is my favorite!  I use this (actually my hubby & two daughters do too!)  It gently enough for my daughters sensitive skin, but also removes my makeup at the end of the day!

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Party Girl Kit   I think this kit is a great way to try a few different things from Charlotte Tilbury.  I’ve heard so many people say how great her makeup is and this is a great way to try it out!

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Bumble and bumble – Happy Hairdays Volume + Texture Trio  I decided to give this a try after noticing my hair was starting to look thin and flat and I’m very happy with it.  The shampoo has a nice clean sent and make my hair feel thicker.  The texture spray is a nice way to finish off my hair and helps give it a nice extra lift! This is a great way to try out these products and would be nice for travel.

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Dyson – Supersonic Hair Dryer  I have heard so many wonderful things about this hairdryer from Dyson!  It claims to dry hair faster and cause less damage to hair…oh and it helps promote smooth, shiny hair.

 

Okay so there are a few things I found online.  Some are products that I’ve used and there are a few new things in there too!  What are you getting from the Sephora sale?

Have a great weekend!

Beth

 

 

 

 

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Cold weather skincare favorites!

Happy Friday!  Here in the Midwest we have started getting some cooler temps and my skin has a tendency to get dry in the winter so I wanted to share with you what I use to help prevent that from happening.  What I’m sharing with you today are products that I have used for a few years and really have helped my skin stay hydrated during the cooler months.

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  1.  Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter  This is the most hydrating body butter I have ever used!  It moisturizes my skin, but doesn’t feel greasy and absorbs into my skin really fast.  It comes in unscented (which is truly unscented!) and a few other scent too.
  2. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil  I have oily/combo skin which breaks out very easily and my face loves this stuff!  It sinks in right away and leaves no oily residue at all.  A little bit goes a long way so this bottle will last awhile.  I also use it on my the ends of my hair, my cuticles and I have even used it on my dogs coats and let me tell you, they both have beautiful fur:)
  3. Aquaphor Lip Repair  I have spent a lot of money on lip balms in a ton of different price ranges and I ALWAYS come back to this one!  I reach for it everyday and it keeps my lips from getting dry.  It moisturizes and keeps my lips looking hydrated and the price tag of under $5.00 is pretty amazing too!
  4. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Foot Cream  I have a slight obsession with making sure my feet are well moisturized before I go to bed and this cream does the job.  Sometimes I’ll even layer it on a little thick, throw a pair of socks on and climb in bed.  In the morning my feet feel sooooo soft!

Okay, that wraps up my top items to keep me from getting scaly!

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Beth

 

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Friday Favorites!

I don’t know about you, but I love learning about new things that other people have had luck with so here are a few items that I’ve been really liking…

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Peter Thomas Roth Skin To Die For   This primer ROCKS!  I can 100% tell a difference from the way my foundation wears when I have this on.  It helps my foundation wear longer, blurs my pores and helps control the shine I usually get a few hours into my day.  I highly recommend this to anyone who is

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Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist   This setting spray is the perfect way to set my makeup during the hot weather we have had here in St. Louis and I love that it has SPF 50 also.  This is also nice to use on my daughters too after they have been in and out of the pool and hasn’t caused any breakouts of any of our skin.  I have the travel size which is perfect for my pool bag!

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Addison & Gates Blackberry Vanilla hand cream.  I found this at World Market (I love that place). It smells really good and is perfect for my purse or nightstand.

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Stella & Dot Essential Hammered Hoops in Gold  These featherweight hammered hoops are great.  I have been wearing them a ton and they are so lightweight I can’t even feel them in my ear!  (They come in silver too)

 

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Flatout Foldit  This flatbread has quickly become a lunchtime staple for me.  It has great flavor, only 100 calories and 6 grams of protein.  It comes in a few other flavors too which I’m excited to try.

Ok, there you have it!  I hope you all have a great Friday-I’m relishing the last few weeks of summer break with my daughters.

Have a great day!

Beth

 

 

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Happy Friday!

I hope you all had a good week!  It’s been a busy few weeks for me so I apologize for my lack of posts!  Spring Break and A LOT of school events has taken up a big chunk of my time.  Today my kiddos don’t have school and the rain in St. Louis finally let up (seriously I think it’s rained for a good 5 day straight!).  The sun came out today too so I was happy I got to take my sweet puppy Mr. Henry for a nice walk this morning.  I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you like this dress that I bought to wear on Easter from the Loft.

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Unfortunately the temperature for Easter where I live are going to be the 30’s with a chance of snow (boo hoo) so I guess I’ll have to throw on a sweater too!

I also picked up a new self tanning mousse from Ulta since I’ll be wearing a dress this weekend and my skin could use a little hint of color!  It has really good reviews so I decided to give it a try.

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I have fair skin so a choose the medium shade, but it comes in a dark shade also.  This mousse has such a light scent that I couldn’t even smell it 10 minutes after I applied it & spread really easy.  I used this mitt to apply it…

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This is my first time using a mitt to apply self tanner and I have to tell you I really liked it.  Overall my experience with this self tanning mousse and mitt were great and I would definitely recommend it.

I picked up these shoes to wear with my dress…

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These shoes are really cute and I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of them-they come in a few other colors too!

Okay, now I’m off to put together my girls Easter baskets and head to dinner.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

Beth

 

Beauty Gift Guide

This is one of my favorite guides to put together!  I really LOVE finding new products and sharing some that I have and really like.  I hope this beauty guide helps you out this holiday season!  Happy Shopping!!!

Drybar The Texture Toolkit • Drybar • $175
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Trio • Bobbi Brown • $52
Kitsch Personal Hair Tie Kan • $35
Impressions Vanity Co. Touch 2.0 Led Vanity Mirror • $45
The Glow-Getters • Bobbi Brown • $91
Peter Thomas Roth Mix & Mask Trio • Peter Thomas Roth • $150
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer w/ Olivia Garden, Living Proof & Case • Dyson • $399
Smashbox Photo Matte Mini Eye Palette – No Color • Smashbox • $21.25
Clinique Plenty Of Pop Set – No Color • Clinique • $45
Alterna Caviar Moisture Transformation Kit • Alterna • $28
Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath • philosophy • $18
IT Brushes For ULTA All That Shimmers – Only at ULTA • IT Brushes For ULTA • $58
Deborah Lippmann Bed Of Roses Set – No Color • Deborah Lippmann • $36
Slip(TM) For Beauty Sleep Pink Collection • $109
Invisibobble ORIGINAL the traceless hair ring • $8
Fresh Sugar Lip Suite Set • Fresh • $60
Foreo LUNA mini • Foreo • $99
Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette • Urban Decay • $29

Beauty Finds at Macy’s

I don’t know about you, but I love a good deal!  Free gifts with purchase and extra perks seems to always push me from “I don’t really need anything” to checking the shipping status on a daily basis to see if my stuff has shipped!  (Please tell me I’m not the only person that does this!!!)  Anyway, while on Macy’s website I came across some really good beauty deals I wanted to share with you!

First up Peter Thomas Roth.  With any $50 Peter Thomas Roth purchase you can receive a free 1.7 oz. Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.

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Free Pumpkin Enzyme Mask with any $50.00 PTR purchase ($42 value)

Might I suggest trying the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches.  I’ve never tried these, but I’ve heard really good things about them.  Another item I suggest is Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud.  I have combination skin and this charcoal based mask works so well with my skin.  It helps to pull out impurities in the skin and minimizing my pores.  My skin feels so soft and hydrating when I’m done.

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Next up is Clinique.  They are having a Purchase with Purchase (with any $29.50 purchase you can get their “Best of Clinique” set for $49.50 (a $197 value).  This “Best of” set includes 7 items and a pretty traincase.

“Best of Clinique” set $49.50 w/ any $29.50 purchase ($197 value)

One of my top favorites from Clinique that I recommend is their  All About Eyes.  I love this eye cream!  It’s not too heavy and wears well under my makeup.  Another favorite of mine is their Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate.  This Moisture Surge Concentrate has been a HUGE help with my skin during the colder weather.  Since the temperature’s have been dropping I’ve been using this and it keeps my skin hydrated and flake free, but doesn’t make me feel oily.   I’m also a huge fan of their Pop lip colors  This Pop Party set has 6 colors that would make a perfect holiday gift and includes everything from pinks to nude shades.

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Lastly, Bobbi Brown is offering a complimentary Luxe Lip Color (in the shade Neutral Rose) with any $50.00 Bobbi Brown purchase.

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Free Luxe Lip Color with any $50.00 Bobbi Brown purchase.  ($37 value)

There are so really good gift sets out right now with Bobbi Brown!  This Satin & Caviar Eye Shadow & Eyeliner Party Ready Palette is just great.  It comes with 3 eye shadows and their iconic gel liner (which is awesome btw!) AND a double-sided brush.  The other set that caught my attention was the 5 Piece Instant Pretty Party Ready Set.  This set comes with almost everything you need to get ready and I have to say I LOVE the blush duo and again gel eye liner too!

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Okay, so there is a roundup of a few brands that I thought were offering some good beauty finds!  These are all for a limited time only so if you see something you like be sure to grab it!

Until next time, have a great day!

Beth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Lipsticks

I admit I have way more lipsticks then I’ll ever use, but that doesn’t stop me from buying more.  I have purchased a few lipsticks this month and I wanted to share a few that I really like.

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Clinique Sweet Pop

This lipstick is a great formula that glides on smoothly and doesn’t dry out my lips. It has a nice satin finish.

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Bobbi Brown Art Stick-Dusty Pink

This lip crayon is one of my favorites! It’s so easy to glide on and wears for a long time on my lips without drying them out. This lipcolor has a nice matte finish.  I look forward to buying more of these!

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High Shimmer Lip Gloss-Pastel

This gloss is great for those days when I have to run out of the door, but still want a hint of color.  This gloss looks great over both of the lip colors I’ve mentioned above too!

Lastly, before I put ANY lip color on my lips I always put this on

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Aquaphor Lip Repair

This is my favorite lip product ever!  It helps prevent my lips from getting dry and chapped (even during the winter) and is fragrance and paraben free.  I have these everywhere…one in my purse, my bathroom, my bedside table, my car…seriously they are everywhere!

So there are a few pink toned lip colors I have recently bought and have been really happy with.  I’m always looking for new colors so let me know what you like.

Have a great day!