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Anyone else have a love for Valentine's Day? It always gets a bad reputation but I've always loved it ever since I was a kid! It's probably cause it's the most girly day ever but I can't help it. Whether you're treating yourself, a girlfriend or your mom, here are some of my favorite picks for Valentine's Day. I was wondering - do you guys want to see a gift guide for men for Valentine's Day? I wasn't sure so drop a comment below!

1. Kendra Scott Diamond Drop Earrings

I love all things Kendra Scott (the love for it grows when you live in Texas lol) and their diamond collection is stunning and perfect if you want to splurge on someone or just on yourself. These diamond drop earrings are dainty enough for everyday but still make an impact.

2. Rose Quartz Facial Roller

If you know a busy adult in your life, then they need a facial roller! It's perfect when you wake up in the morning with a puffy face and really helps keep skin looking refreshed and youthful.

3. Summer Fridays R+R Mask

I've been dying to try the new Summer Fridays face mask - a must for anyone who's into skincare or beauty.

4. Giorgio Armani Rouge Malachite Fragrance

For the perfect gift for a mom, sister or best friend - I love Giorgio Armani fragrances. The bottles are luxurious and the scents are so unique (this coming from a girl who used to work at a perfume shop and has smelled almost every scent out there!)

5. Tory Burch Leather Strap Watch

Everyone needs a great watch and I love the pop of color this one gives.

6. Prada Wallet

If you want to splurge on something designer without paying a fortune, a wallet is a great gift.

7. David Yurman 18k Gold Bracelet

I love David Yurman jewelry and this one is 18k gold with small diamonds and comes in so many different colors. Great by itself or layered with other bracelets!

8. Off The Shoulder Bow Dress

Wondering what to wear for Valentine's Day? This bow dress is sweet and feminine and shows off all your curves.

9. Red Open Back Top

Staying in for Valentine's Day? Pair this open-back top with some high waisted jeans for a sexy but casual look.

10. Gucci Arrow Sneakers

I never thought sneakers would get into a Valentine's Day gift guide but I'm obsessed with the design on these!

11. Tory Burch Black Leather Bag

A classic black handbag is always a great gift and on the safe side. This one is great quality and will last for years - without having to spend thousands.

Should I create a gift guide for men's? Let me know below!

Top // Jeans // Heels // Bag // Lipstick // Sunglasses // Watch 

In the wintertime, I always go through this strange phase where I'm just not inspired when it comes to fashion. It happens every year and I even went back and look at old blog posts from the wintertime and I was complaining about the same thing back then too! I just don't know what it is but winter fashion just isn't that exciting to me. Around this time of year, I like to go back to the basics and not really "think" too much about what I'm going to wear. That's when monochromatic looks come in. It's so easy to get dressed when you're sticking to one color such as maroon in today's post. While it's a simple outfit and easy to recreate, it looks pulled together with the handbag, shirt and shoes that match. I highly recommend it - especially when you're getting ready for work in the mornings! 

As for life outside of blogging, I'm still going through the 365 day work year that I talked about in this post. Although I'll admit I'm struggling to update my blog at least 2-3 times per week and juggle everything else but I'm determined! Thank you to everyone for sticking with me even though I'm so inconsistent lately! 

How do you juggle your career and other responsibilities? Drop a comment below! 

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For 2019, one of my resolutions is to use more safe and healthy beauty products. A few weeks before the New Year, I watched a documentary on the harmful chemicals that are in our everyday beauty products and household products and quite honestly it scared me! I vowed for 2019 to switch over to better products especially when there's so many great options out there these days. I thought I'd share with you my new everyday beauty routine that's perfect for work or school - yet includes products that are safe for your skin: 

S T E P  O N E: 

The first thing I do every morning before I put on my makeup is to moisturize especially when it's winter and you have dry patches all over your face (like I do!). Next, I'm trying a new foundation: the Revlon PhotoReady Candid™ Foundation in "240 Natural Beige" which is packed with antioxidants, anti-pollutants and anti-blue light ingredients (useful for us gals who are always in front of a computer). It also doesn't have parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances or dyes which I try to avoid since they can irritate and harm your skin. 

The best part? The foundation went on so smoothly, has medium coverage and feels so light on my skin. This feels exactly like a BB cream! I was in such a rush for work on the day that I was trying this foundation for the first time that I just applied the foundation with my fingers (it has a pump which makes it so much easier) and it easily blended into my skin without streaks. Super impressed! 

S T E P  T W O: 

You know the sign of adulthood is having dark bags under your eyes! I can't live without concealer so I had to pick up the Revlon PhotoReady CandidAntioxidant Concealer in "010 Vanilla". It's made out of the same medium coverage formula as the foundation (which includes not having any parabens or other harmful ingredients in it!) but also contains caffeine so it can reduce puffiness and perk up tired eyes. 

Normally I layer my concealer with a color corrector underneath but I decided to skip the corrector and loved the results with just the concealer alone! I also love the doe-foot applicator which makes it easy to apply the perfect amount. 

S T E P  T H R E E: 

My beauty look is never complete without the perfect lip color. My go-to lip color is always a berry-shade - that's not too light or too dark and usually matte. I decided to test out the Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint in the shade "230 Naughty Mauve". Normally I stay away from lip stains since they're usually water-y and the color ends up being too sheer for me but I was pleasantly surprised with this. It applies like a balm but the color is full coverage and looks more like I applied a matte lipstick - without it being too heavy and cake-y. Okay, I'm obsessed! 

Have you tried any of these new Revlon products? Be sure to go in-store to your local Rite Aid for additional savings on Revlon products! 

Thanks for reading,

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