Monday, December 31, 2018

2018: Favorite Splurge Beauty Products of the Year

2018 is almost over, so I thought I would share some of my favorite splurge beauty products of the year..... 

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream | This moisturizer has saved my skin! I will say this ish is expensive, but so worth it. I have really dry skin in the winter so this moisturizer is key to my skin's success. It's super light and can be worn under makeup. I usually apply it after cleansing each night. For sure a big splurge, but it has lasted me quite some time. If you are looking for a high end skincare moisturizer to try, I highly suggest this one!

Born this Way Two Faced Foundation | I've re-purchased this foundation I think 3-4 times. It is my new go-to! The wearing power is very good, lasts me through the entire day! Plus it is pretty full coverage, which is important to me. The price isn't too outrageous but it is for sure more than your drug store foundation. But, I believe investing in good foundation helps keep your skin clear. 

Caviar Stick Eye Shadow Laura Mercier | I mourned the loss of my Benefit cream eyeshadows, they stopped making them, so I had to find a replacement for a cream eyeshadow base. This Laura Mercier eyeshadow stick has done that! I apply this under all of my eye looks. It works as a good base, or is pretty on its own. Rose gold is the shade that I use. 

Two Faced Just Peachy Velvet Matte Eyeshadow Palette | One of my most used eyeshadow palettes of the year by far is my Two Faced peach matte palette. Number one is smells like peaches, which is amazing. Second, it creates such unique looks! Whenever I wear these shadows I always get a compliment on my makeup. They apply very well with little fall out, and have great pink and brown options included. 

What are your favorite beauty products of the year? Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sew Cute Holiday: Christmas at Aulani

Spending time at Aulani at the end of November meant we got to take in all of the gorgeous holiday decorations all around the resort. So, today I'm showing off some of these beautiful trees, garland, and more! 

What was your favorite decoration from the resort? I love the little lights near the shaved ice stand! Let me know your favorite in the comments below. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sew Cute Holiday: A Hawaiian Holiday

Another day another Christmas look am I right? I have a confession to make: I stole this sweatshirt from my mom to take this photo. What can I say, it was too cute not to steal! 

This adorable sweatshirt is from Walt's Wardrobe! Aulani was the perfect place to snap a picture in it. This is right in front of their coy pond that has a picture perfect view of the lobby area. The hotel gives me major Polynesian vibes, for obvious reasons. Turns out the hotel was actually designed by the same guy in charge of Animal Kingdom. So cool!

Where it's from:
Sweatshirt: Walt's Wardrobe 
Shorts: J. Crew 
Ears: Aulani Resort 
Location: Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa

I hope you enjoyed this little post! Let me know your favorite Christmas movie in the comments, I wanna know! 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sew Cute Holiday: Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say, on a Hawaiian Christmas day. It's that time of year friends! Merry almost Christmas. Today I wanted to share a fun Christmas look I wore while I was on vacation at Aulani a Disney property in Hawaii. 

Aulani had a pretty good selection fo Christmas themed items, which I was all over. Originally we were supposed to be there during Christmas time, but I'm kind of happy we were able to see all of the Christmas decor! I'm doing a full post on all of the decor at Aulani soon, so look out for that. But, in the meantime you can enjoy this adorable Christmas tee I picked up in the gift shop. 

It features a Mickey holding a pineapple, which is adorable, and a big Christmas tree! And of course it says Mele Kalikimaka on the bottom, which means Merry Christmas in Hawaiian. 

I paired my tee with simple white shorts and of course my Aulani Minnie ears! But, to wear this tee during the holiday season in Chicago I would probably swap the shorts for leggings or a pair of jeans and add a cozy sweater on top. If I was wearing shorts right now I would be freezing to say the least! 

Where it's from: 
Tee: Aulani Resort 
Shorts: J. Crew 
Ears: Aulani Resort 
Necklace: KJP 
Sunglasses: Ray Ban 
Bracelets: Hermes, Pandora 
Location: Aulani a Disney Resort and Spa 

Mele Kalikimaka everyone! Do you celebrate a warm or cold Christmas? Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sew Cute Holiday: Mom Gift Guide

pom pom beanie | bow stud earrings | fox watch | Daniel Wellington watch 
Jack Rogers | new pair of sunnies | leather gloves | jetsetter bag 
tartan scarf | birthstone necklace | bow ear muffs 

Shopping for mom's seems to be so much easier then shopping for dads. I'm not sure why, it just is! But, regardless I asked my mom what was on her wishlist, plus I added a few other fun gift ideas perfect for your mom!

Some splurge items for your mom include a classic Barbour jacket, whether it be quilted or wax. Then of course a watch makes a great gift for mom! My mom is all about watches, so I included a simple Daniel Wellington watch, which is on her wishlist. Plus a Olivia Burton watch that I got my mom while I was in London. A nice handbag or pair of leather gloves also make great gifts for mom.

As for stocking stuffers a new pair of sunglasses, dainty earrings or necklaces, or a brand new beanie or scarf are great small gift ideas!

What are your go-to gifts for your mom? Let me know in the comments below! 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Sew Cute Holiday: Chuck's Christmas Wishlist

Mickey Mouse club toy | waffle toy | plaid hoodie

Merry Woof-mas from Chuck! Chuck decided he wanted to join in on the gift guide bandwagon, why should I have all the fun right? So, today I'm sharing Chuck's Christmas wishlist. He's super excited for his first Christmas, and to turn 6 months old in December. It's a very exciting time.

The first things on his wishlist are some fun Disney Dog items! He's all about some squeaky toys to bite and play with. This Mickey waffle toy is too cute! Plus he's dying to become apart of the Mickey Mouse Club with this little hat toy too. Don't forget this adorable Mickey rope toy also! Now to up his Disney style game he is eyeing this Mickey sweatshirt, holiday harness, and Mickey bandana.

For his more refined side he's wanting a big boy Barbour dog bed. Right now he can't be trusted with his bed, but he's hoping he'll get upgraded by Santa. Then he wants another Barbour dog coat because you just can't have enough! To complete his dapper look he's wishing for a new bowtie collar, he's loving plaids and tartan patterns.

Then to get festive for the holidays he wants some pjs and a cozy hoodie from Frenchie!

What is on your pup's Christmas list? Are you interested in more puppy or dog content? Let me know in the comments! 

P.S. Yes I know I am on that crazy dog mom status, we've been here for quite some time.