bareSkin by bareMinerals

Friday, April 18, 2014

I am just all too excited today to be teaming up with bareMinerals to announce the launch of their brand new liquid foundation, bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation


I'm sure you're familiar with bareMinerals...I've been using their line for probably close to 10 years now. Their founder, Leslie Blodgett, found conventional foundation to be thick, and mask like, and it would often clog pores. She formed bareMinerals, centered around the power of minerals and powder foundations to improve the skin, instead of hiding it. I've loved their products for a long time, and I'm so happy to say I now love them even more!
Why?
They created a liquid foundation that contains no silicone, no oil, no water, no parabens and no fragrance. 
It is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic (won't clog your pores), AND is SPF 20. 
I know. I can't believe it either. 

They used a coconut derived base with jojoba-coated mineral pigments and brightening ingredients in the formula, and key ingredients like Lilac Plant Stem Cells and Vitamin C. 

I'm constantly drawn to products with Vitamin C in them, I ALWAYS notice an improvement in my skin. Also I personally hate when people tout a product with fancy ingredients and you have no idea what it means, like "Lilac Plant Stem Cells". Yeah that sounds great and all, but WHAT are they?! I'll tell you. Lilac Plant Stem Cells have been recognized for their healing abilities and are known to provide antioxidant protection to your skin. bareMinerals extracts those cells, fortifies them with a mineral complex, and infuses them into the foundation which improves the appearance of the skin, and defends against environmental factors that can cause stress to the skin. 
So not only are lilacs beautiful, they're good for your skin too! (You learn something every day folks...)


To apply this magical stuff, they even came up with the perfect brush! The Perfecting Face Brush is the most unique brush I've ever seen. It has a little reservoir where you place drops of the foundation, and then spread it on your skin. The bristles are uber-soft, I've seriously found myself looking forward to applying my foundation in the morning, is that weird? Sooooo soft. 

When applying the foundation, you drop 2 drops in to the brush for sheer coverage, 4 drops for medium coverage, and 6-8 drops for full coverage. Then buff on to the skin in circular motions. 


I've become addicted to this foundation ladies. 
It is PERFECT for spring and summer, when heavy, cake-y foundations are my nightmare in the hot sun. It is ultra-thin, silky and just enough coverage. If I have any trouble spots I just apply the bareSkin foundation, and then dot any problem areas with concealer. 
I finish off with bareMinerals Mineral Veil, and my foundation is set and ready to go. 


bareSkin will be available May 1st, and you can find it at bareminerals.com, bareMinerals boutiques, QVS, Sephora, Ulta, Macy's and Dillards. There are 20 different shades to choose from so don't worry about finding the right one!
I'm so excited to finally have a foundation that WON'T make me break out, will cover evenly, and doesn't LOOK like I'm wearing that typical, heavy foundation! I'm in love and I think you will be too. 

(Excuse me while I go brush my face with the Perfecting Face Brush purely because it is so silky soft.)


xoxo

All That Glitters

Wednesday, April 16, 2014






- Photos by Randi Rose (randirosephoto@gmail.com) -

Jacket: Faubourg du Temple, similar here | Tee: ASOS | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Wedges: Shoedazzle | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Glimmer Lane | Sunnies: Gap

This is one of those perfect outfits, comfy favorite jeans, wedges that feel like they were made for me, statement jacket, and I'm out the door!
I'm still waiting for one time when I wear this jacket and don't get any comments on it, I guess that's the hazard of wearing sequins during the day!

In case you somehow didn't notice, I have a large scar on my ankle. 
You know how your parents would tell you, "Don't jump in the shallow end of the pool, you could hurt yourself!" Well I'm living proof! I didn't do it on purpose of course, I just didn't realize how shallow the pool was that I jumped in to, and landed just right on my ankle! I got a few screws and a gnarly scar out of it, so now you know the story next time it makes an appearance! :)

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

White Blazer

Monday, April 14, 2014




  
- Photos by JessaKae Photography -
Blazer: Nordstrom | Tee: Nordstrom | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Heels: Zara, similar here, and here | Clutch: Glimmer Lane | Jewelry: Glimmer Lane (bow bracelet, black bracelet, chain bracelet, banded rings, heart ring) | Necklace: Glimmer Lane | Sunnies: c/o ZeroUV

Are you just SO excited that it's Monday?! 
Okay, of course you're not, but we have to look on the bright side. The weather is getting warmer and it's the start of a brand new week in your life. You can't change the fact that it's Monday so you might as well embrace it! Look at me getting all motivational speaker on you...

This outfit is just so "me" I can't even get over it. I wear these Rag & Bone jeans constantly....At first I was really on the fence with them because they're so pricey, and then I got them home and literally I think I've worn them almost every day since I got them. Whoops! 
They're just great with everything! Not too tight too, they're a perfect transition to boyfriend jeans if you're not too comfortable with the trend yet. Also I've been on the hunt for a white blazer for awhile now and I finally found one, they're so great for Spring when you want a bright look, but it can still be a little chilly.

Here's to having a great week!
xoxo

Casual Go-To & A Giveaway!

Friday, April 11, 2014

  



- Photos by Randi Rose (randirosephoto@gmail.com)-

Tee: H&M | Jacket: Nordstrom (sold out) similar here, and here | BF Jeans: Kensie via Nordstrom | Wedges: Shoedazzle | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Glimmer Lane

Well I didn't mean to look like a Coke ad but sometimes that's what happens!
I got together with Randi to do some photos and we discovered the nice employees of Provo Beach Resort were very cooperative and we went for it! 

I've teamed up with some great girls to bring you a giveaway, enter to win $185 CASH!
Add that to the fact that today is Friday and you've got yourself an awesome day! Make sure you go enter below. 
:)

(And don't forget about the Glimmer Lane giveaway, it ends on Saturday at 11:59pm so make sure you enter!!)


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Mindy Mae's Market Guest Post

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Today I'm guest posting over at Mindy Mae's Market, to see this full outfit head over there by clicking here!

xoxo

Spring Essentials!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Doesn't everyone just love spring? I think I especially love the weather because you can layer up and still be creative without getting too hot like you would in the heat of summer! 
Here are my suggestions for some spring essentials.

Bright bags: Here, here, and here
Light denim: Here, here, and here
Fresh sandals: Here, here and here
Lightweight jackets: Here, here and here.
Feminine accessories: Here, here and here

Happy Wednesday (you're halfway to the weekend)!

**Make sure you enter the Glimmer Lane Grand Opening Giveaway if you haven't yet, there will be FIVE winners chosen!

xoxo

Shoedazzled

Sunday, April 6, 2014






- Photos by Jessakae Photography -

Top: James Perse | Pants: Blank NYC, similar here | Wedges: Shoedazzle | Hat: Topshop | Bracelets & Rings: Glimmer Lane | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Lipstick: Sephora "Crush"

You will be seeing LOTS more of these wedges I can promise you that. 
I've been a bit obsessed with Shoedazzle lately, they have some seriously amazing shoes and bags, from their own brand and even others like BCBGeneration. 
Also their prices are so great, these wedges were $19.95 (normally $39.95 but you get a discount on  your first order).
I feel like I robbed them a little bit... long story short I've been wearing them non-stop.

One place I did not wear them was to my parents this weekend, we're helping them finish their basement and our weekends have consisted of long Saturdays drilling, cutting drywall, sanding, and getting all sorts of messy. 
I actually kind of love it, because we are literally the ones building the rooms and seeing it all come together really gives you a sense of accomplishment. I've always enjoyed doing things with my hands, building things... so sign me up for the construction business! 
Okay just kidding, my feet hurt, my hands are all cut up, my back is killing me...
;)
Have an amazing Monday my loves!


Glimmer Lane Giveaway & Grand Opening!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Over the last few months I have been working most nights and weekends on a project I've wanted to do for quite some time, and now it's a reality! 
I recently opened an online shop called Glimmer Lane.



I feature jewelry and accessories, and I really hope you love it! 
Don't judge me too harshly, I just launched the website this week and I'm still working out the kinks.  :)
I'll also be adding more items in the next couple weeks, so keep checking back!

Here are a few examples of what I've been wearing lately from Glimmer Lane:





The Banded Midi Ring Set, the Adore Ring, the Starlight Ring, the Round Gem Bracelet, the Double Chain Bracelet

To really kick off this shop opening I'm doing a giveaway where FIVE winners will each win a $25 credit to Glimmer Lane!

Also exclusively for readers of my blog, you can use coupon code: LITTLEJSTYLE to get 20% off your order (expires 4/12)! I'm so excited to finally make my little shop dreams a reality, now best of luck to you all!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Ends 4/12 (Saturday) at 11:59pm. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

B&W Graphics

Wednesday, April 2, 2014






- Photos by Jessa Kae Photography -

Top: ASOS (old) similar here | Bow tie: ASOS | Skirt: ASOS | Heels: ZARA, similar here | Clutch: c/o GigiNY | Bracelets & Rings: Glimmer Lane | Sunnies: c/o ZeroUV

I know I said I'd have a giveaway for you today but you'll have to forgive me, its been pushed back to Friday! It'll be worth it though I promise!

Can we just talk about how ASOS has the BEST skirts? I remember first finding them years ago when I was beyond frustrated with the un-availability of midi skirts and long dresses. ASOS to the rescue! 
They are my go-to for dresses & skirts in the lengths I need (being 5'9", it can be tough).
I was pretty hesitant ordering this tie-on bow, but I'm kind of obsessed now because I find myself taking old-ish shirts and making them into new tops with just this bow! Versatility is my favorite.

You also need to know that some Hunter rain boots are on sale at Nordstrom right now! I've been waiting for this because I've had the 'Original Tall Gloss' boots on my wish list for a loooooooong time, AND I had a Nordstrom Note so I was a very happy camper ordering them this morning...(I got these.)
I plan on wearing them almost constantly this month as it has been raining like crazy. Bring it on Mother Nature, I'm ready for you now!
(Well at least I will be in 3-5 business days...)

Stay tuned for that giveaway coming on Friday, I'm excited!!!

xoxo

Love at First Sight

Monday, March 31, 2014






 - Photos by Randi Rose (randirosephoto@gmail.com) -

Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: c/o Windsor | Shoes: F21 (old) similar here | Undershirt: H&M | Bag: JustFab | Sunnies: c/o ZeroUVJewelry: Glimmer Lane

I walked by this top in Nordstrom and couldn't resist it! The COLORS! 
So bright and fun, it had me at "hello". 

We had quite the busy weekend, we spent most of Saturday installing drywall in my parent's basement which was exhausting, but fun somehow! 
I guess the feeling of accomplishment when you look around and see the room coming together. 
Also in high school I took a career test and it told me the best career for me would be "drywall installer" so I feel like I'm fulfilling my calling, obviously I'm a natural. 

It's going to be a hectic week, but fun! 
I have a great giveaway coming for you on Wednesday so look out for that! 

xoxo

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