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Friday, May 26, 2017

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks Under $50

Hey everyone! 
As you probably already know, Nordstrom is currently having their Half Yearly Sale!
Now that's something to get your weekend started off right!  
Basically the sale runs now - June 4th and you can save up to 40% off some amazing items!
Sale items do go fast so make sure to grab what you want!  
I know I had a few things in my cart that sold out before I could buy them :(

Anyways, these are my top picks from the sale under $50!
Some items are things I already own and love, some are ones I ordered, and some are ones on my wish list! 

I hope you guys have an amazing Memorial Day Weekend!
Stay safe and thank you so much for stopping by!!!


One
Regular Price: $42 // Sale Price: $27.90
I own these in 2 colors and LOVE them!  They come in several colors too and are work so well if you are pregnant, like me! 



two
Regular Price: $70 / Sale Price: $47.40

three
Regular Price: $39 / Sale Price: $23.40
LOVE this! Comes in 3 colors! Would def get if I didn't have a huge preggo belly

four
Regular Price: $34 / Sale Price: $20.40
LOVE these!  I have them in a few colors!

five
Regular Price: $44.95 / Sale Price: $31.46
Getting these!  Comes in 10 color options
six
Regular Price: $69 / Sale Price: $41.40
LOVE this dress!  Perfect for mama to be's too!  Stretches so comfy over your belly!

seven
Regular Price: $45 / Sale Price: $26.98
Getting this!

eight
Regular Price: $68 / Sale Price: $40.80
I love this brand for denim! Such good quality! These look perfect for spring/summer!

nine
Regular Price: $59 / Sale Price: $35.40
This is sooo cute!  Would definitely get if I wasn't pregnant!

ten
Regular Price: $25 / Sale Price: $14.98
Ordered this!!!
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bows and Stripes + New Blog Design



Hey, everyone!  Okay, so first, can we talk about this top for just a second?!? I LOVE the blue and white stripes, but the bows on the sleeves instantly sold me!  Not to mention, it's non-maternity AND still covers my 30-week bump! 







Top // Jeans Maternity Version -  Non-Maternity Version //
Wedges // Bracelets here  here and here //
Sunglasses LOVE

 I ordered my regular size in this shirt (small) mainly because my intention was to wear it after the baby is here but to my surprise, it actually still covered my bump completely!  I know I won't be able to wear it my entire pregnancy, but for $35, I HAD to get it before it sold out!  I love it so much and can't wait to wear it with shorts too!  
And if you don't have these wedges yet.....GIRRRRRLLLL! Get them! They are THE most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! I also have them in this color and style.

These jeans are maternity and I purchased them during black Friday,  and got them at a HUGE discount!  I'm definitely not one to splurge on maternity clothes, but I literally got them over 50% off!  They do have a non-maternity version and don't get me wrong...I LOVE these jeans...but definitely wouldn't have paid full price for a pair I'm going to wear for a short period of time.
Just my opinion on that.

On another note....I spent some time last week completely redesigning my blog!  I liked my old design, but it just didn't feel like..me...you know!  This design, I'm completely in love with!  I purchase the template here and let me tell you, I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend her if you are looking to redesign your blog!  The instructions she includes are so incredibly easy to follow, and I was able to upload everything myself.  She also offers the option to upload everything for you for free if you don't want to tackle it yourself. 

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day Weekend!  Being a mom has been such an incredible blessing.  It's definitely not easy, but it's the most rewarding and amazing gift ever.  I can't imagine my life before Londyn, and I can't wait to welcome her baby sister in a few short weeks!  EEEEK!  

Have a great week everyone!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Pink Ruffle OTS Top
















Hey, loves!  Happy Monday! 
Ok, so can we talk about this OTS ruffle top for a minute!?! BTW, I found an almost identical one for half the price here. Not only is any cute non-maternity top that will last you throughout your entire pregnancy a major win in my books, but I love how this top can easily be paired with jeans or with denim shorts and flats to dress it down a bit. Once baby girl is here, I think it will be so cute tucked in the front too.  
The back is just as cute as the front and it's super lightweight and breezy for those hot summer days.


I've been obsessed with these shoes too because I've always lovvvved this style, but like I've said before, I'm definitely not a skinny heel kinda girl (especially when pregnant). These are a low wedge making them super comfy and easy to walk in.  They come in several colors too!

This week is marking my 29th whoa! week in pregnancy and the nesting phase has definitely settled in.  We spent a lot of the weekend getting the nursery together and today I plan on tackling the loads of laundry in her room.  Luckily, since we are having another girl, I have a ton of clothes I can reuse from little miss Londyn.  She's too excited to pass down her clothes to her baby sister but that doesn't stop us from picking her out some new things as well!

I hope you have a great week ahead!

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide + Special Coupon Code




Hey, guys!  Happy Cinco De Mayo!  
I reallly wish I could celebrate by sippin' on some margaritas today, BUT that's not going to happen with this preggo! Haha! 
I wanted to get a Mother's Day Gift Guide up to help with some gift ideas for that special mom in your life or if you want to do a little shopping for yourself!


Ok Y'all!  I have this stuff and use it every single night! I'm getting close to finishing my second container of it!  It's a gentle scrub that you apply in the shower (I use it towards the end), and it leaves your skin so silky smooth.  You don't even have to use lotion when you get out.  I suffer from keratosis pilaris that gets pretty bad when I'm pregnant (especially on the back of my arms and thighs), and this has significantly reduced it.  That's another reason why I will never stop using it! 

Okay, so this is definitely on my wish list.  I've always wanted these. These real roses last up to a year and come in so many beautiful color options.  I live for fresh flowers in our house!  And instead of giving your mom flowers that are going to last a week, why not get her flowers that last 365 days! Winning!

For that mom that has a million things going on (like my mom), this would be the perfect gift to help her stay organized.  I have one of these planners because I just wanted to see what all the hype was about and I'm obsessed!  

Right now you can get your mom a FitBit Blaze for 25% off!  I love mine! My husband and I always have competitions on who gets the most steps each day. 
You can also get really cute bands online like these for 15 bucks that come in a million colors! 

(on sale for under $15)
How cute are these mugs!  In my opinion, you can never have too many of these so you can take your coffee with you where ever you go!  And at that price...might as well get one for yourself too! 

OMG these smell soooooooo good! Another item you can never have too many of...candles!
I always have 1-2 candles burning in my house every day! Definitely, could use another one of these...hint, hint hubs!

Okay, how cute is this little recipe tin!  I'm pretty sure I'm going to get this for my mom so she can write down all her recipes and give it back to me!  Haha! 

This is such a unique and perfect gift for mother's day!  I mean, who wouldn't want a whiter smile!  I have a dedicated blog post with my before and afters here and I absolutely LOVE this system!  
I love that the teeth whitening gel is vegan and cruelty-free and that the trays are custom fit to your teeth! 

Smile Brilliant was kind enough to offer my readers $25 off a teeth whitening system!!

Link to order the system: here
Coupon Code for $25 off: lovinglondyn25


Well, that about does it!  I hope you guys a great weekend!
 And if you plan on having margaritas tonight...please have one for me too! :)





Monday, May 1, 2017

Beauty Must Haves for Oily Skin


Spring is here and if you're in Texas, like me, it's feeling more like summer!  This time of year, I love to go lighter on my makeup because, let's face it,  no one wants to walk outside and have all your makeup melting off your face. 

If you have oily skin, like me, this time of year can also be frustrating when battling the shine, which is why I wanted to do this post. 

I've categorized my tried and true primers, powder, BB Creams, Foundations and more for oily skin types for spring and summer.  

Sunscreen

I absolutely LOVE this sunscreen and use it every single day.  It has a tint to it so you can definitely wear it on its own which I love for beach, pool and lazy days.  It's perfect for oily skin because it does not leave your skin feeling or looking greasy at all!  
And if you are in the Houston area and looking for a Medical Spa that offers top notch skin care and new treatments and procedures, definitely check out SkinScriptions by Melissa Gibbens. Melissa is my GO-TO for all my skin care needs.  That's where I get this sunscreen, but you can also find it here if you aren't in the Houston area or don't have a medical spa/dermatologist that carries it.
Primers


 OMG, if y'all saw all the primers I have.....It's almost embarrassing. 
I feel like primers are a necessity especially if you battle oily skin.  These are my most reached for primers that never let me down. 

My absolute FAVORITE that I have repurchased and probably always will is this one.  Yes, It is a little pricey for a primer, but it does work!  I love that it has an SPF 50 it comes in a universal shade that definitely reduces any redness and makes your skin look gorgeous.  I also love using it for my non-makeup days, which is pretty much, every day! haha!
I do love this one as well that's similar in the shine control department but much more budget friendly.  

Now, I know the Urban Decay primer has gotten a lot of bad reviews, but I really love it!  I use it on days that I know I'm going to need the extra shine control.  It did take me a few times to figure out the best way to apply it, and for me, it's half a pump, then I rub it with my fingers and dab it on the oily areas of my face, not all over.  If you apply too much, it will leave a white residue that can be difficult to apply foundation over.  It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, I personally think it's a really good primer for severely oily skin. 

Now this primer, I love to help make my makeup stay on all day long.  You know with oily skin how foundation lovvvves to separate causing you to look like a hot mess?  This primer definitely helps avoid that.  It's not as good as the others when it comes to long lasting shine control, but I think this primer is perfect for ALL skin types to help give you that flawless, just applied makeup look.

Application


Although a beauty blender is made for all skin types, I had to add this in because it's probably my favorite tool ever!  I never use a foundation brush anymore.  I just get this bad boy damp and use it to apply my BB Cream or Foundation, concealer, and translucent powder and BAM!  Instant, flawless application.  To me, it helps make your makeup look more like your skin and not like it's just sitting on top of your skin.  Definitely, a MUST HAVE! 

BB Creams and Foundations


Now come spring and summer, I usually ditch the heavy foundation and reach for BB Creams on a daily basis.  
This one is my holy grail BB Cream, and it's less than $9 bucks!  It covers so well and helps keep you shine free for hours!  LOVE LOVE it! 
I've also been loving this one by Clinique.  It has an SPF 40 in it making it perfect for days you are going to be outside a lot!

Now, this Luxe foundation by Glo-Minerals is kind of a hidden gem.  I got mine from the sweet ladies at SkinScriptions by Melissa Gibbens.  It gives you that beautiful flawless finish that actually looks like your skin.  It does not cake up or separate at all, and it looks incredibly natural while covering any imperfections. It does have a luminous glow, so I definitely have to make sure I using a powder but I've been loving it especially on days I just want to a little more coverage than a BB cream but want to look like I'm not wearing any makeup. I'd say it's a sheer to medium coverage depending on how much you apply. It's formulated with light-diffusing diamond powder and has an SPF of 18 AND is anti-aging (which is never a bad deal). 

And of course, I couldn't forget my go-to, full coverage  Double Wear foundation by Estee Lauder.   If you have oily skin and haven't tried this one...you are definitely missing out.  Just try it!  I promise you will fall in love! It's an oily girl's dream when it comes to a full coverage foundation! 

Setting Powder


I've been using the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder for a loooong time, and I love it!  It's perfect for baking too and won't leave you looking cakey and overly powdered. Instead, it gives me a flawless finish that helps keep the shine at bay.  If you are looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, this one is SUCH a good dupe! And if you are more into pressed powders, this one is a great drugstore option, especially if you want something that will give you a little extra coverage. 

Setting Spray



And of course, you can't forget the setting spray.  I have tried tons and I always, always, always go back to this one.  It's just that good.  Whether I'm just wearing a BB Cream or a full coverage foundation, I always finish with the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray.  Not only does it make your makeup last so much longer and help it from separating, but for me, it helps melt my makeup into my skin preventing that cake face look and helps your makeup last...well....all night. This is a must for me! 


Well friends, that about does it!  If you have a holy grail makeup product for oily skin, leave it below, I'm always up for trying new products!



Hope you guys have a great week ahead!  Can you believe it's May already!  Ahhhh!  This year is flying by! Before I know it, our little baby girl will be here.  Speaking of that, I better go work on her nursery!  
Happy Monday! 

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