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Hello & welcome to my fashion & lifestyle blog, Style My Mind! Here I post weekly about affordable fashion trends, but ya know, like real affordable! My favorite products, beauty routines & lifestyle experiences! I'm a girls-girl who loves the outdoors, white tee shirts & Disney World. Join me on my journey!

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Sorry I have been MIA y'all. I just have not been motivated to write, if I am being completely transparent, which I am. But I thought doing a blog on Arizona would help get me going. I generally like to choose at LEAST one place to visit that I have never been every year. 2021 I am making up for 2020 haha, with already 5 trips booked :) The first one I took (aside from NJ) was to Scottsdale and Sedona, AZ. I have always wanted to go out there and I have a blogger friend who I have been chatting with for 2 years now. I knew she wasn't a serial killer or psycho bitch so I said hey Niki I am coming out, let's do it up.

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Sorry I have been MIA y'all. I just have not been motivated to write, if I am being completely transparent, which I am. But I thought doing a blog on Arizona would help get me going. I generally like to choose at LEAST one place to visit that I have never been every year. 2021 I am making up for 2020 haha, with already 5 trips booked :) The first one I took (aside from NJ) was to Scottsdale and Sedona, AZ. I have always wanted to go out there and I have a blogger friend who I have been chatting with for 2 years now. I knew she wasn't a serial killer or psycho bitch so I said hey Niki I am coming out, let's do it up.

DAY ONE

First stop was the Canopy Hotel in Scottsdale. I chose this hotel because I wanted to be in oldtown and I love Hilton Hotels. I quickly changed and headed to the rooftop bar/pool. Of course of all weeks it was FREEZING there and calling for snow° perfect! I rallied. It was about 70 degrees, I did not swim but instead I indulged in the most delicious margaritas and ceviche I have ever had. The ceviche was made with papaya and spicy, crushed cashews. So good.

I took a sweet little nap then Niki came and met me around 6 or 7, who knows. It was so cool to finally meet. We hugged and popped the champs right away. Then, we walked to a local burrito bar and legit ate our weight in burritos since ceviche was all I had all day. I was starved. We double fisted margs, and somehow got pretty (enter IDK emoji) got pretty tispy. We hailed a golf cart, cause that is what they do there and he took us to the hotel where we proceeded to get lost. HAHA it was a great first day. 

DAY TWO

We woke up and got glammed to go to brunch at HASH. They were on a 45 minute wait so we asked if we could get a drink at the bar, the guy said ok. So I saw two seats open and said well why don't we just sit here. So we did. And we ordered two spicy boodys° only to find out those seats were part of the wait. Haha oh well, too late now! We don't do "waits" apparently. We had a quick delicious breakfast and two drinks and left so someone else could snag our stolen seats. By this time we already needed naps. I don't know if you have been on vacation with time change but I do not handle it very well. I am constantly tired. I always get sleepy at 2 or 3p EST so around noon there I was beat.

 

We laid down until about 3 and then walked up the street to a new place called "Unbaked". They have edible cookie dough and boozy smoothies.We got a small 4 scoop sampler of the dough and two drinks. Not bad. The drink was a little sweet for me, and I did not taste enough booze but a cool concept. We then walked to oldtown and found the cutest little rooftop bar. I just wanted to chill. In my older age chilling on vacation is way more my jam.  We had some wine (it was 55 degrees and I was freezing) and just chatted for about 2 hours. We then went back to the hotel, explored there a bit then got ready for dinner across the street at a local sushi bar called RA Sushi. I am not sure if I was just drunk but that sushi was DAMN GOOD!! I would love to tell you after dinner we hit the town and kicked our feet up° we -- did -- not! I passed out early. Time change and wine just does not mix with me. Oh well, was a fun day regardless.

DAY THREE

Onto Sedona. Not before stopping to get a cute IG pic at the wall mural. We made a pit stop at Niki's then made our way to the snowy mountains of Sedona, AZ. It was rainy, cold and then snowy. But damn was it beautiful. Kind of strange but when I got up the mountain I felt a little sick from the altitude, bizarre but it does happen. We first stopped at a cute Mexican place for some soup, chips and of course a prickly pear marg. After we were warmed up, we checked into the airbnb which I was in love with. So quaint and different but had the most amazing views. A loft bedroom with snowy mountain views. We decided to unpack and throw back some wine before going to dinner at Mariposas. I enjoyed this. We were drinking wine, singing and cozying up under the mountains. Dinner was AH-MAZING. I don't have any photos because I was too busy eating haha. But highly recommended if you are in Sedona. 


DAY FOUR

We packed up and walked the town a bit and grabbed some lunch before leaving. I again felt super sick. Not hangover sick, just a car sick feeling. It was hard to kick. We left and drove through some cool towns like Jerome, odd little place if you ask me. Then we took the scenic route back to Niki's through Prescott and some other little towns. It is very cool seeing different areas of the country. Driving through the mountains was absolutely breathtaking and peaceful, even though I was still a little nauseous I thoroughly enjoyed the views. We got back to Niki's, watched Meghan and Harry interview and I went to bed early of course, and headed home the next morning. The time change sucked. I was at the airport at 8am CST and got home at 5pm EST. BLAH. But it was worth it. It was a great trip but whenever I leave and go somewhere else, coming home is the best because it reminds me how much I love where I live. I love being on the water, I love the weather and I just know I am where I am supposed to be.

 

XO, Cheers

Jenn

So I am going to focus more on what I have been eating this year. But in a nutshell as far as workouts go, I do CYCLEBAR 2-3 times a week, 2 of these include workouts for arms. I don't like weight lifting, I like doing more cardio, body workouts so I will use the PELETON app to do some HIIT workouts 1-2 times a week on top of the CB. The days I do not do CB I do the HIIT or jog 1.5-2 miles. I recently finished my first 5k of 2021 through a vineyard at 37 min. It was not easy, but was fun!

We are 13 days in 2021 and I would have to say my diet and exercise has been pretty on-point. In the poll I took, it was about half that wanted meal plan and half that wanted workout plan. I did a workout plan a few months ago, so I will link that here. 

Weekly Workout Routine

So I am going to focus more on what I have been eating this year. But in a nutshell as far as workouts go, I do CYCLEBAR 2-3 times a week, 2 of these include workouts for arms. I don't like weight lifting, I like doing more cardio, body workouts so I will use the PELETON app to do some HIIT workouts 1-2 times a week ontop of the CB. The days I do not do CB I do the HIIT or jog 1.5-2 miles. I recently finished my first 5k of 2021 through a vineyard at 37 min. It was not easy, but was fun!


INTERMITTENT FASTING

I have been doing this technique for over 6 months now. Basically, I don't eat until 11a or 12p and I give myself only an 8 hour window to eat. An piece of an article from www.healthline.com helps to explain why it works:

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating.

It doesn't specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them.

In this respect, it's not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern.

Common intermittent fasting methods involve daily 16-hour fasts or fasting for 24 hours, twice per week.

Fasting has been a practice throughout human evolution. Ancient hunter-gatherers didn't have supermarkets, refrigerators or food available year-round. Sometimes they couldn't find anything to eat.

As a result, humans evolved to be able to function without food for extended periods of time.

In fact, fasting from time to time is more natural than always eating 3–4 (or more) meals per day.

...

I do this Monday-Friday normally, and sometimes on the weekends by accident when I just have too much going on. Since I do this, I eat most of my carbs at lunch. My carbs generally will consist of:

2 pieces of multigrain WASA
Brown Rice
Sweet Potato

Along with that for lunch I normally do a salad. Lately this has been my go-to:

Some of my mid-afternoon snacks include cucumbers with whipped cream cheese and dill. I also really like cherry tomatoes (the tri colored ones) with balsamic, fresh basil, feta cheese, red onion, garlic powder, S+P, Avocado oil-- YUM!

For a sweet tooth craving I do fresh berries or a shake. I use 310 Nutrition for all my shake replacements.???? Code 310STYLEMYMIND_JENN for free shipping!

I also like making my own little parfait. You can generally add whatever you like. The Chobani or Oikos ZERO has the lowest sugar as far as yogurt goes. Chia seeds are great for you! I put them on everything. I use Safe & Fair granola for mine! 

Lastly one of the most important factors is staying hydrated. I use LIQUIDIV everyday! One pack equals 3 glasses of water. My fave flavors are Pina Colada, Strawberry and Berry Acai! Use code STYLEMYMIND_JENN for 25% off. Side note: GREAT FOR HANGOVERS!!


For dinner I keep everything lean. A lot of protein and veggies, either salad or mixed veggies. And snack I usually do popcorn and hot tea. Also, I still drink alcohol but I limit it to 3 days a week. So usually dry Monday-Thursday or Sunday- Thursday. I drink wine or seltzers mostly. It's ok to keep alcohol in your diet if that is your lifestyle as it does help briefly relieve stress, but make sure you are staying very well hydrated when drinking. Alcohol is not good for your skin, like anything else in moderation!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Xo, Cheers! 
Jenn

About 4 years ago I got clip-in extensions and loved them but they became a pain to put in everyday so I stopped using them almost all together. Then a few months ago I found DonnaBellaHair.com and wanted to try the tape-ins, since that is what my stylist was used to doing. I had her review the colors to see what would work best and we decided on 12/600 balayage. I always liked a darker root and lighter ends.

About 4 years ago I got clip-in extensions and loved them but they became a pain to put in everyday so I stopped using them almost all together. Then a few months ago I found DonnaBella Hair and wanted to try the tape-ins, since that is what my stylist was used to doing. I had her review the colors to see what would work best and we decided on 12/600 balayage. I always liked a darker root and lighter ends.

Tape-Ins Below

I ordered 6 packs of hair, 3 packs of tape, 3 oil-based tape removers and this was around $850 total. The first go around we only had about 3 pieces of hair left over so we used 57 pieces of hair. I do have super coarse hair for a blonde so I need a lot. I liked it a lot but it just felt like it looked fake. It was not blending how I liked so the second time I went back which was about 7 weeks ago, we matched up my underhair a little more with the blonde but you could still tell it was fake. We used 3 less hair tapes that time too.

Finally, I saw my friend Jess with the 12/60 18" inch weft and I'm like ugh that looks way more like my color. So I ordered a full pack of hair, the clips, the beads, the bead tools, and the yarn for Jo to sewn the weft into my hair. She has never done this before, and neither have I so she did not have the tools. The hair is $260 for a full pack, THAT IS IT!! I was like thank God for the internet. We watched a video and it did not seem too hard. I liked how there is no glue involved and aside from the beads, nothing else is attached to the actual hair. 


We decided I needed 2 separate rows because of the thicknes of my hair. We doubled up the hair so it was 2 layers for the bottom row. You will need:1 pack of hair,1 pack of beads, A spool of hair thread to match the root, A long bead tool, Hair Pliers, Small clips, Curved needles...You can find all of these on donnabellahair.com

STEPS

Do a very straight part around the head, leave a thumb with a part between your ear and the hair.


Use the clips to keep the part in place while you use the bead tool to slide the bead onto a tiny square of hair. You can eye this part but we used about 9-12 on each row. 

You should have two sets of thread attached to two needles. One will be a single strand and one a double. We prepped this beforehand.

Take the SINGLE thread and sew through the bead before clamping down to secure the bead against the hair.

Tie a tight knot on the first bead and end of the thread.


Repeat these steps until you have a track of beads in place.

Take the hair and double it up so there are two-three layers. I did two on the bottom layer and 3 on the top layer.

Take the DOUBLE thread and sew the hair onto the single strand of thread. Tie a knot again on the ends to secure it. Sew it like you would sew a shirt all the way down, secure at end. 

That's it! It lies very flat, it is MUCH lighter and MUCH more natural looking. I only needed about half a pack so I still have plent of hair left for the future. The tape-ins are good for those who need thickness, but if you are just needing length I would 100% recommend to do the beaded weft.

You can get these on donnabellahair.com and use code JENN10.


XO, Cheers

Jenn

After quarantine I started to step my workout game up a bit. I was working out pretty good when it all started but of course when we all got incarcerated in our homes I turned to more booze and less work out. LOL. Your food and workout will really go by your goals; mine are to tone and lean. I absolutely love CYCLEBAR. I love HIIT as well. I used to do hot yoga which I also loved but now replaced that with core bootcamp twice a week.

After quarantine I started to step my workout game up a bit. I was working out pretty good when it all started but of course when we all got incarcerated in our homes I turned to more booze and less work out. LOL. Your food and workout will really go by your goals; mine are to tone and lean. I absolutely love CYCLEBAR. I love HIIT as well. I used to do hot yoga which I also loved but now replaced that with core bootcamp twice a week.

MY WORKOUT

Mondays: 45 min CYCLEBAR burns around 350 calories or so per class & includes 5 min of arm workout

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 30 min of core bootcamp with HIIT and cardio i.e. boxing, body weights and core strengthening. 

Wednesdays: 30 min intense CYCLEBAR burns around 280 calories 

Fridays: moderate cardio, walking 2x, about 4-5miles within the day

Saturdays: Cardio- run, bike, row 

Sunday: R + R

For me this work out has not made me lose weight. Infact I am 145 lbs which is the most I have ever weighed. I have toned a LOT & maintained a size 4 waist. The cellulite on the back of my legs have disappeared and I am definitely stronger than ever and FINALLY have a booty!! My weakness is my stomach. I know for a fact I will never ever have a flat stomach and I have accepted that. I did get coolsculpting on my lower abdomen which helped but I still have a pooch and there is still some weight I need to drop there but I like to drink wine and margaritas and eat Mexican and those are things I am not willing to give up so° I try to be good Sunday-Thursday.

MID WEEK DIET

I do intermittent fasting. I only eat from 11am-7pm. I drink black coffee, pre and probiotics in the morning and apple cider vinegar tea. For lunch I sometimes will each breakfast, eggs with sweet potatoes, bacon etc. I also love salads, chicken salad or a simple quesadilla with a low carb wrap and mexcian cheese. For dinner I eat a high protein meat or fish with a vegetable and carb. I love sweets and I always need something after so I will have a piece of dark chocolate and homemade popcorn for my snack. Home made as in i measure the oil and butter with kernels in a Whirly Pop on the stove. I will also do protein and almond milk after my workouts, I use 310 Nutrition it is low in sugar and keto friendly.

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I do cheat though, like I said I let myself live. Cutting out carbs, alcohol and sugar is not realistic or something I WANT to do. If I do find myself over indulging I pull back for a bit and cut it out for a week or two. You have to find a lifestyle that works for you and keeps you feeling healthy and happy!

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XO Cheers, Jenn

I have been really into fall/winter clothes this year since I will be heading north. I feel like I have gotten so used to the comfies, I don't even know why I buy dress clothes anymore. Haha. I think I have worn jeans like twice in the last 5 months. I live in joggers, tanks, tees and workout gear. You know what I love about fall clothes, sweaters are comfy and also dressy!! So I went on Amazon and made a little look book below of my fave fall finds under $50. 

I have been really into fall/winter clothes this year since I will be heading north. I feel like I have gotten so used to the comfies, I don't even know why I buy dress clothes anymore. Haha. I think I have worn jeans like twice in the last 5 months. I live in joggers, tanks, tees and workout gear. You know what I love about fall clothes, sweaters are comfy and also dressy!! So I went on Amazon and made a little lookbook below of my fave fall finds under $50. 


$25 VNeck Thermal Tee



$21 Washed out pullover
 


$19 Thin sweatshirt pullover
 


$29 Cutest Halloween Sweater
 


$36 Teddy Cardi
 

$25 Turtleneck Sweater (I have this one)
 

$15 Blue & White Chevron Sweater
 

$24 Babydoll Dress
 


$24 Tie Dye Sweatshirt
 


$34 Braided Cardi
 


$9 Ruffle Turtleneck
 


$21 Color Block Cardi
 


$26 Leopard Sweater
 


$34 Color Block Sweater
 


$24 Tie Dye Long-Sleeve Tee
 


$22 Slouchy Cardi

Tag me if you snag any of these cuties!
@stylemymind_Jenn

Yes they are BACK! I love a good skort. I am a huge fan of the denim short, it's my go-to day-time oufit like everyday but I L O V E that a skort can easily make this look a bit dressier (or not). It's super versatile so I am sharing 6 transitional ways to wear a skort for fall 2020 featuring the "Be Mike Skort" from Shop Just Jadi.

Yes they are BACK! I love a good skort. I am a huge fan of the denim short, it's my go-to day-time oufit like everyday but I L O V E that a skort can easily make this look a bit dressier (or not). It's super versatile so I am sharing 6 transitional ways to wear a skort for fall 2020 featuring the "Be Mike Skort" from Shop Just Jadi.

For the skirt AND this adorable BLONDE sweatshirt (which BTW is the softest thing you will ever wear) you can use my code SMMJ10 for 10% off at Shop Just Jadi. I love this look to lounge around the house, or throw on for a good fire night by the pool. Super cozy and casual with a side of style. My slipper slides are from Amazon and perfect for house shoes.


This sweater cardi will be my life in a few months. It is from the N sale and so cute. I honestly did not want to buy it when I saw it online but once I saw it in person, I was like omg yes please. This is one of my fave outfits I styled for this post. The boots are my go-to OTK from Just Fab and under $50!! I wear these CONSTANTLY. The color is perfection. 

I love a good waffle OTS shoulder and this one is no exeption. They also have it In a blue-ish grey. The beach hat was my go-to summer one but I am also linking a fall panama hat that is adorable. The Gandy platform sandal are so comfy to walk in and very summer meets fall. 

Here's that hat again! I just love it. I bought this fab Wild Flower graphc tees from Amaryllis with the Easy Morning joggers I am obsessed. It is SO cute with this skort for a day adventure. I paired it with my fave chunky rhinestone Steve Madden sandals

Ok so... I returned this sweater because mine came in torn around the neck sadly. It is SO cute but they ran out of smalls early on. I am linking the Free People My Only Sunshine Sweater here just in case. I am obsessed with this cute Tweed Paperboy hat from Amazon. I love anything tweed. My booties are ages old but linked a pair I love here for you. Alyssa Slouchy Boot.

Everyone's favorite sweater!! I bought this BP sweater in cream and grey because I love it so much!! It is also super soft and super affordable. I paired with black booties (mine are old linked others) and a panama hat as per usual. I am all about hats all the time. 


Don't forget this skort 10% (under $30) with code SMMJ10% from Shop Just Jadi!

XO, Cheers,
Jenn!

I feel like everyone had found their "thing" during the 2020 quarantine° my "thing" is making margaritas, specifically spicy ones. I was infusing my own tequila with jalapenos for either watermelon or pineapple spicy margs. I became quite the mixologist and muddler! 

A few weeks ago I was at Whiskey Joe's beach bar and I ran into a tequila rep who offered me a shot. Umm YES please. It was a spicy tequila and IT WAS AMAZING. I ended up getting two bottles and created a recipe to share with y'all. I never ever use margarita mix, that will tear your stomach UP. There is way too much sugar in those, trust.

I feel like everyone has found their "thing" during the 2020 quarantine, my "thing" is making margaritas, specifically spicy ones. I started infusing my own tequila with jalapenos for either watermelon or pineapple spicy margs. I became quite the mixologist and muddler! 

A few weeks ago I was at Whiskey Joe's beach bar and I ran into a tequila rep who offered me a shot. Umm YES please. It was a spicy tequila and IT WAS AMAZING. I ended up getting two bottles of the Ghost Tequila and created a recipe to share with y'all. I never ever use margarita mix, that will tear your stomach UP. There is way too much sugar in those, trust.

Fresh Spicy Watermelon Margarita with Ghost Tequila

What you need:

1 bottle Ghost Tequila
Double Shot Glass
Shaker
Muddler
Watermelon
Simply Watermelon Juice
Agave
Key West Lime juice
Cayenne Pepper
Chili Powder
Limes
Ice

How to create the perfect marg!

Step 1:

Add a few shakes of cayenne and chili powder on a plate
Coat the rim in lime and spin on the plate coating the glass rim

 

Step 2:

Pour in 1 double shot of Ghost tequila into the shaker
Muddle in 1-2 cubes of watermelon with the tequila
Add in a double shot of watermelon juice
Add in a double shot of of Key West lime juice

Add 1 TBS agave
Add Ice


S H A K E 
 

Step 3: 

Open the whole shaker and pour all contents into rimmed glass
Add a chunk of watermelon and piece of lime for garnish

E N J O Y!


**You can also substitute the watermelon/watermelon juice for pineapple/pineapple juice.

Y'all can try this tequila for 10% off at  Reserve Bar with code JENN10.


XO, Cheers!
Jenn

 

This is a paid partnership with Ghost Tequila.

I fell in love with the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette when I was at my sisters and she had it. The pigments are like nothing I have used before. For blue eyes, tans and browns are the best to make the eyes pop and this palette has a variety of choices in this color scope. Today I want to talk about the colors I use for my go-to eye makeup.

I always start with a flat neutral color from the center of the corner of the lid to about halfway across. I also use the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe brushes to apply the shadows.

I fell in love with the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette when I was at my sisters and she had it. The pigments are like nothing I have used before. For blue eyes, tans and browns are the best to make the eyes pop and this palette has a variety of choices in this color scope. Today I want to talk about the colors I use for my go-to eye makeup.

I always start with a flat neutral color from the center of the corner of the lid to about halfway across. I also use the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe brushes to apply the shadows. The neutrals I use are:

Silk Creme
Pukey
Pooter
Butter

I then will go over the actual lid with Creamsicle or if I want a little sparkle I hit it with Obsessed. Blend that in real well. Then I choose a deeper color for the crease. My faves are:

Cranapple
Firework

Jacz

Blend that in the crease from the corner in. Then I will take an even darker color like:

24/7
Chip
Soda Pop

I use Abyss with an eye liner brush for the bottom lid. Then highlight my brow-bone with:

Faint
Enlight

???????

These are the colors I have used so far. I am still exploring and playing with them but honestly this is the best palette and such an amazing price of $40. 40 bucks for 28 colors° UM YES PLEASE! 

XO, Cheers!
Jenn


 

It is here! The good ol' N SALE. It is my 3rd year shopping and every year I learn something new! Year one I bought a lot of trendy items- which I have learned is a big NO NO. Maybe one trendy, and one splurge item. Funnily enough last year my splurge was a Free People tunic, $80. I wore it twice. This is why I say not to buy "trendy" items at this sale.

It is here! The good ol' N SALE. It is my 3rd year shopping and every year I learn something new! Year one I bought a lot of trendy items- which I have learned is a big NO NO. Maybe one trendy, and one splurge item. Funnily enough last year my splurge was a Free People tunic, $80. I wore it twice...This is why I say not to buy "trendy" items at this sale. 

What I always buy:

STS Blue Jeans: they are the best fit for me and very affordable. Lots-o-stretch. Last year I bought a pair of TopShop jeans, SO cute but I never wear them. I still have them in the closet but again, one of those things I probably shouldn't have gotten.

 

Good Tees. So I always buy the BP tees: white, black and usually another color. I have been stocking up on SO many tees though during quarantine I am not planning on getting any at the sale except I am going to splurge a little on this Free People long sleeve one. I am going to be in NJ a lot this fall/winter with the twins so my 2 (actually 3) splurges are for winter. 

 

Booties: I always shoot for a cute pair of booties and sneaks. I don't buy a lot of high boots because well, I live in Florida so booties are a go-to. Also, obsessing over the UGG slippers!!

 


 

A Brixton Hat: I buy a new hat from Nordstrom every season. This year I am going for the white Brixton paperboy hat. SO cute!! I have one in green and I wear it all the time. I am a hat person though.

 

Zella leggings: THE BEST. Sadly I don't see the ones with the pockets at the sale but the fabric is amazing. If you see the pocketed ones, go for them.

 

 

What I am buying this year: 

Chunky knit blanket: I have wanted this blanket for 2 years so I am finally doing it. It's going for only $65 instead of $100. The other one I have and love is the Barefoot Dreams blanket. Get it NOW because it's regular price is steep. 

 

 

Candles: just because we love candles!!

2-3 pairs of joggers: well because it's still COVID and that's all I feel like wearing right now haha. Also like I said I will be in NJ a lot this year and these are cozy AF. I love love Zella.


Zella Joggers

 

BP joggers

 

 

GIBSON joggers

 

A chunky sweater: Because LOOK AT IT!!!!!!! Hello. It will be my NJ uniform with my Zellas and my joggers. Done.

 

SPANX: Grab them now 40% off. They really are as good as everyone says. I love mine! Sucks it all in!!



 

Kate Spade mini initial pendant: been wanting this for a long time and it's only $25 during the sale! This is such an easy go-to necklace I can layer with.

A pair of Jams: I love jams lately and Honeydew Intimates is SUPER SUPER soft. $25 for a set, worth it!! 

Most of you will be shopping online I am sure. I will take you with me to do some try-ons during lunch on Monday the 10th at 12pm. The sale opens up to everyone on the 19th. They do re-stock most items before opening to the public. My advice, give yourself a budget, buy staple pieces and let yourself get 1-2 splurges. Go with what you have been wearing and see yourself wearing this year. Honestly not sure why I am buying jeans° I have so many newer ones and I have worn jeans like twice in the last month. Joggers on the other hand, necessity!!

 

GOOD LUCK!
XO, Cheers!
Jenn

Ever since I was born I have been bleach blonde everywhere and my eye brows were no exception. It's nice having light hair on your legs, arms and head of course but the brows... HELLO they look neglected. I have been filling them in brown for years. I tried pencil, gel, shadows, you name it and I tried it. The best pencil I found was the IT Cosmetics Universal brow. I have the thick one and the thin one. I got my technique down pretty well after watching a makeup tutorial (Nikki Tutorials) but once quaratine happened and I did not wear makeup like at all and did not want to color them in everyday I was like ok I am over this. I took to my IG to get some advice and my girl Patty told me to go to Brows and Beauty A Go-Go and see her friend Carrie. I immediately called and made an appointment for what I thought was microblading... turns out, it was not!

Ever since I was born I have been bleach blonde everywhere and my eye brows were no exception. It's nice having light hair on your legs, arms and head of course but the brows... HELLO they look neglected. I have been filling them in brown for years. I tried pencil, gel, shadows, you name it and I tried it. The best pencil I found was the IT Cosmetics Universal brow. I have the thick one and the thin one. I got my technique down pretty well after watching a makeup tutorial (Nikki Tutorials) but once quaratine happened and I did not wear makeup like at all and did not want to color them in everyday I was like ok I am over this. I took to my IG to get some advice and my girl Patty told me to go to Brows and Beauty A Go-Go and see her friend Carrie. I immediately called and made an appointment for what I thought was microblading... turns out, it was not!

Carrie's assitant sent me over all the paperwork, do's and don't's, the Corona Virus forms and some other ones to sign. I just signed them and didn't look at them again. Well I did look at the do's and don't's. A lot of the don'ts were like botox: don't drink before, don't take ibeuprofen, don't take vitamins etc because all this causes bleeding and bruising.Ok check, got it!

I showed up at the place and immediately loved Carrie's personality. Her and I were very much a like, outspoken, strong and fierce-- YES GIRL! She explained to me what was going to happen. When I asked how long she had been doing it she said she started with microblading like 8 years ago but then switched in the last few years. "ummmm switched to what Carrie?!" LOL. What am I getting done here? She explained it's called powder brow and it is a little different than the micorblading. Instead of making scratches on the surface of the skin it actually tattoos pigment into the top layer of the skin where it heals and lasts longer. So intead of making slices the needle makes dots and dashes into the skin like a tattoo. Ok let's do it!

The longest part was when she was measuring out the brows. Carrie was SUPER type A and detailed about what she was doing, HELLO BEST FRIEND. I was like please dear God take your time. The brows are sunglasses to the windows of the soul and they need to be badass, k?! haha. She showed me her work, I looked a little clownish but really said ok you're the expert hit me! I let her do whatever she thought was best. I am a little type A but I am not the expert. For my lips and botox I always let my Dr. decide what is best as I did with Carrie. And boy she NAILED it. The total time was about 3 hours start to finish. She did numb me and after about 5-10 min I didn't feel the needle at all. I have a very high pain tolorance anyway but it doesnt' hurt at all in my opinion, it was really relaxing. When I got done I was like oh HAWT DAMN!! I felt like queen. I was obsessed.

So like anythiny digging into your skin it takes time to heal. My total healing time was 7 days. As for caring, you just wash them twice a day with baby soap and water and then put on a sheer layer of Aquaphor, super easy to care for. Day 3-4 they started to peel but nothing crazy. By day 6 they were totally peeled and by day 7 they were totally healed. You cannot sweat for a least 10 days. No sun for 2 weeks. You should definitely be wearing a hat and prob sunblock on those brows in the sun though.

They can last anywhere from 18-24 months YAAS KWEEN!! They run about $550 which includes your 5-6 week follow up appointment. At this appointment is where she will basically redo the color and shape again. The first appointment is just the foundation, the second is where she builds the house and decorates the interior. Ya know what I mean?! 

Below are my photos before, the day after and one week after!


XO, Cheers!
Jenn

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