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LOFT EXTRA 40% OFF SALE

 

I walked into the Loft this past week to do some browsing after a meeting I had. I typically don’t shop at the Loft (truth be told I think they’re kind of expensive!) but decided to give it a try. They currently have a ton of cute sale items at an extra 40% off. Some items are only $5!. I tried on a bunch of stuff from the sale rack including these tops. A lot of the items on sale could be seen as more for summer, but there are some really good basics that could be worn well into fall and winter, especially the tees and camis —- perfect for layering! Even the dresses I linked can be worn with denim jackets, cardigans, or other cute fall coats. I sorted everything I really like into categories below (because ya’ll know I LOVE organization).

 

What do you guys think of the Loft? I’m often looking for work attire and honestly struggle to find good places that have dress outfits that I like. I’d love to hear your favorite places to shop for work wear!

 

Hope you guys had an extra special weekend! Xo, Brooke

 

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Current Makeup Products I’m Using

 

The past few weeks I’ve been looking for new makeup products to try out. Makeup is ever changing so every few months I like to head to Ulta or Sephora to browse recent beauty items. I actually use a lot of the same products, but when the season changes I try to spice it up!

 

MAC Prep + Prime Setting Spray

A great spray to set make up and give your face a dewy finish. I’ve used several other primers and setting sprays that feel thick and this one is very lightweight and refreshing!

 

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder

The best powder I’ve ever used! It doesn’t go on cakey and it’s super smooth and helps my makeup stay put (unless it’s 90 degrees like today).

 

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Bronzer

If you’ve been following me a while you know this is my #1 bronzer! It stays put and contours so nicely. I’m pretty pale so this adds some color and dimension.

 

Morphe 9C Jewel Crew Eyeshadow Palette

This is by far my favorite shadow palette for fall. The colors are rich and so gorgeous! Such a great steal for only $12!

 

Morphe Eyelid Primer

I just switched over to this primer. It’s lightweight yet really holds my eyeshadow well with no creasing.

 

NARS Blush

I normally just use bronzer but since using this blush I like adding some color to my cheeks! Super smooth and stays put.  I wear the Orgasm shade!

 

Morphe High Impact Highlighter

I used a liquid highlighter for a while but I felt like it didn’t really stay as long as a powder one, so this Morphe one is my new favorite. Extra is my go-to shade!

 

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara

Ohhhh myyyy word ya’ll, this is the best mascara! It lengthens and separates so good and wait for it — it’s only $5!

 

NYX Professional Makeup Super Skinny Eye Marker

I picked this up on a whim and am actually not crazy about it! It goes on nice, but doesn’t stay as well as I’d hoped. The NYX Vinyl Liquid Liner is way better and stays so well.

 

Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss

I’ve used this gloss in the Beach Babe shade all summer and it’s the perfect nude to carry into the fall and winter!

 

 

Ulta is having a 21 Days of Beauty Sale so I have a feeling I’ll be stopping there several more times this month and Sephora extended their Labor Day Sale! So much makeup, such little time lol. Xo, Brooke

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Hair Products that Pack a Punch

 

You guys voted on my Instastories for some of my current go-to hair products so here we are! In the past, I was super cheap with what I would buy for my hair and didn’t really give it the time of day. Think White Rain hairspray, shampoo only (no conditioner — cringe), brushes that broke my follicles, I could go on and on! I’ve always had very thick hair, which is my family was actually pretty rare.

 

Over time, my hair got super thin and broke off a lot. Which I was so bummed about! (My thyroid has a lot to do with this. It’s under active so thinning hair is sadly a big side effect/symptom). I currently use this Biotin Shampoo to help it get stronger. I did a ton of research on what I could use to help get my hair thicker and healthier and the biotin got really great reviews! So far, so good.

 

Since my hair was becoming sparse, I purchased a clip in extension! (Truth be told I was feeling really self-conscious about how much hair I’ve lost in the last 6 months. This helps me feel better when I wear it!). This is the extension I purchased (in the dark brown to dark blonde.) I eventually want to get real hair extensions, but for now this is a good and really cheap alternative!

 

I love using any of the OGX Beauty products for my mane. They have my favorite hair spray here (all the OGX products are currently B1G1 40% off). The OGX products smell so good. I also love the root boosting spray which I feel makes a huge difference in my hair’s volume. I spray it on at the roots after I just wash my hair.  I use the Hydrate + Repair Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner too.  I’ve always liked having two to three different shampoo and conditioner sets to switch it up every so often when I’m washing my hair.

 

To add texture, my go-to is the Aquage Sea Salt Texturizing Spray. I always feel like I’m at the beach when I use it! And last but not least, my all time favorite dry shampoo is Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo.  I’ve tried a ton of dry shampoos and they all ended up making my hair feel super matte and sticky. The Drybar is really light and the smell is to die for!

 

These are just some of my current favorite products. I’m definitely no hair expert, but I do love trying out new ones to test and see what works best with my hair. What are some of your must-have hair products? Comment and let me know!

 

XO, Brooke

 

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My Top Favorite Books + Podcasts

OUTFIT DETAILS

Top: Amazon || Jeans: Express || Shoes: Target || Hat: Old (Similar Here)

Sunglasses: H&M || Earrings: Red Dress Boutique || Bag: LV Neverfull MM (Discounted here!)

 

 

Happy Tuesday sweets! One of my favorite things to do to wind down is read or listen to podcasts. I thought it would be fun to round up what I’ve read or listened to lately. Ya’ll know I love crime and mystery, so a lot of these will be in that genre!

 

 

TOP BOOKS:

Girl, Wash Your Face – I’m sure you’ve seen this title all over. And it’s because it’s uplifting, yet raw and real. One of the best books I’ve read.

Little Fires Everywhere – Took me a bit to get into this one, but it ended up being a really good book!

Behind Closed Doors – I couldn’t put this down and read it in 2 days! So many twists and turn.

A Man Called Ove  – I read this during a trip to Dallas. I remember being on the plane going home and crying at the the ending! Such a great read.

The Good Girl – So suspenseful! The ending was a big shock so it definitely had me reading it every chance I got!

 

 

TOP PODCASTS:

Up & Vanished – This one sucked me in! I listened to it for 4 straight hours one night after the kids went to bed. Such a great story.

Atlanta Monster – This one is from the producers of the previous one and is just as good!

Dirty John – Not one of my favorites, but it was interesting!

Missing & Murdered – Such a great podcast. You’ll want to keep listening as each episode ends.

Personal Best – Not crime related but very relatable and funny!

 

I’d love to hear some of the books or podcasts you’ve read/listened to and loved! I’m always looking for new ones so comment and give me some ideas!

 

Xo, Brooke

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Killer Camis

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Top: Express || Pants: Nordstrom Rack || Hat: Free People

Heels: Express || Sunglasses: Free People || Earrings: Scout & Molly’s

 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve worn camis under all my shirts. They were always the standard kinda boring ones for layering. But lately, I’ve been loving all the lace and cute cutout out ones! They are great for transitioning into fall. You can wear them under almost anything: jean jackets, cardigans, blazers, etc. And you can wear them every single day like I do!

 

Tomorrow is Vinny’s last day of summer break. I just cannot believe how fast the school year came. I talked about my feelings on my kids going back to school in this post. I’ll have more time to blog and create posts, but I sure will miss their loud, silly selves. (MOST of the time lol).

 

Xo, Brooke

 

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