Stitch Fix – My New Fashion Bundle Obsession

Hi Ladies!
Today, I want to tell you about Stitch Fix, a brand new concept in fashion. Have you ever wanted to have your own personal stylist, but never thought you’d be able to afford it? Do you lead a busy lifestyle, and are unable to go out and shop as often as you’d like to? I think I’ve found what we’ve all been looking for in that regard.

Meet Stitch Fix, the personal styling team that caters to you at an affordable price – and you will always receive a variety of clothing items to choose from that you will most likely love!

The concept behind the service is simple:

You complete a style profile, letting the team know your true personal style, stats, measurements, and the other items aside from clothing you’d be interested in. You schedule a date to receive a shipment. Once you schedule your shipment, you will need to pay a $20 styling fee. The $20 is then applied as a credit towards whatever items you choose to keep from your box. From there, a bundle box is dispatched out to you with items your personal stylist has chosen for you, and the shipment will usually contain 5 items. From there, you will choose what to keep and what to send back within a 3 day time frame. Shipping items you don’t want back is free, as a pre-paid return sticker is included with your shipment. Only pay for what you keep, and send the rest back!

You can schedule shipments as often as you like – or even once every 3 months. It’s completely up to you!

Items your stylist may send out in a shipment to you are as follows:

Shirts/tops/blouses

Jeans

Shorts

Skirts

Dresses

Purses

Jackets

Scarves

Jewelry

and so much more. They are always adding new items into their arsenal, and work with a lot of indie and up and coming brands to bring you styles nobody else you know will be wearing. To me, I think that’s pretty awesome!

Most items cost about $50 each, but you can choose the ‘least expensive’ option, which will get you finds for any price range below that. There is a lot to choose from.

They offer sizes available from XS (0)- XL (14)! Petite sizes are also available as well.

If you’re interested in checking them out and signing up for the service, click here to find out more. I am literally obsessed with this site, and can’t wait to receive my first shipment in August!

Do yourself a favor, and check them out!

Summer Hairstyle Files: 2 Minute Headband Chignon for Chin Length Hair

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Today, I am going to be demonstrating how simple and easy the headband chignon truly is to achieve. One day this past week, I was thinking of a new way to fix my hair that I hadn’t yet tried before – and it hit me. The headband chignon became my mission, and I figured I would give the style a try and see if I loved it as much on me as I did on other people. I’m glad to say I totally love the style, and I will definitely be wearing it many more times this summer.

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e.l.f. Beauty Bundle Service

Hi ladies!

For those of you who love e.l.f. cosmetics, I have some exciting news!

I wanted to point out to you all that e.l.f. Cosmetics offers a beauty subscription where they send out a beauty bundle box every eight weeks, and it contains $40+ worth of e.l.f. products each time! They are full sized products, and many times, you will receive brushes as well. For those of you who adore receiving other beauty boxes, such as Birchbox, Beauty Army, and et cetera, this is the perfect addition to your makeup arsenal. If you haven’t subscribed to the e.l.f beauty bundle as of yet, what are you waiting for? It’s only $19.99 per every 8 weeks, and is delivered to your door.

Here are some of the products you can expect to receive in an e.l.f. beauty bundle (photo courtest of Shassy on e.l.f. review section)
Here are some of the products you can expect to receive in an e.l.f. beauty bundle (photo courtesy of Shassy on e.l.f. review section)

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DollBoxx – Your Newest Australian Addiction!

So, today I want to take a minute to highlight the fantastic company, Dollboxx. Dollboxx is based out of Australia, and offers up some of the most adorable and downright Sexy Bikinis I have seen to date. I love the color schemes, and the styles they have to offer. If you haven’t heard of them before, now is the time to check out their website!

The best part? They don’t only offer bikinis and swimwear – they also offer Sexy Beach Dresses, cover ups, and Funky Gym Wear like yoga pants and more! For a girl like me, I’m in love with their line.

They host tons of Sale Items as well – if you’re like me, you love a good bargain!

They offer a 10% discount code if you sign up for their VIP e-mail list, which of course is awesome.

Dollboxx has been seen in Cosmopolitan magazine, and they feature a wide variety of sizes and styles. I am definitely going to be placing my order with them very soon!

Check them out!
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1920’s Skin Care: Then and Now

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So, I am working on some posts for the Lionesse brand this week on the 1920’s beauty, fashion, hair and skin care world. Tonight, I stumbled on an incredibly entertaining read from a magazine – an issue of McCalls Magazine, February 1920, to be exact – and I read it, laughing at a few different points throughout. The article was written by actress Suzanne Sheldon, and to my surprise, much of the article was extremely on point with what doctors and dermatologists recommend today, such as getting in plenty of exercise and eating a balanced diet, as well as drinking 6-8 glasses of water today (which, we all know now is extremely beneficial – but we should all be opting for 8-10, in truth) while much of it was completely laughable. My, how times have changed!

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E.L.F. Studio High Definition Powder – Best Setting Powder to Date!

Hi ladies!

So, I wanted to take a minute to talk about the e.l.f. Studio High Definition Powder, my absolute favorite and must have powder to date. I have tried many, many setting powders, but none have given me the results that this particular product has.

For those of you who haven’t tried it, it’s an amazing translucent powder that goes on silky smooth, and gives the face a soft-glow effect, as if your face has been photoshopped. It’s seriously the best at hiding fine lines, wrinkles, and setting your makeup in place all day. It works really well when it comes to setting concealer in place. I also love it’s capabilities when it comes to setting foundation and other products such as eyebrow pencil or powder for the entire day! I love to use it over my finished makeup look, however – you can use it alone over a moisturizer to give the face a beautiful soft glow. I own the Sheer powder, however they also have them available in Shimmer and Corrective Yellow as well. The Shimmer powder is great if you want to use it as sort of a highlighter or need to brighten your face that day, and the Corrective Yellow works fabulously at disguising dark circles or pigmentation issues, such as from pregnancy or other skin conditions such as Rosacea.

I will now show you two photos – one without having used the powder, and one after I had.

This first picture is a done makeup look – without the powder. Although my face still looks shimmery, pretty, and great, you can still see the fine lines around my eyes and a couple blemishes. I did not take the first picture today, however.

The second picture is a picture I took on my phone – not the best quality, but there were no filters applied when I took the picture. I did take this one today. You can see the soft effect the powder has, and how it blends out any blemishes (which, by the way, I have a hormonal breakout today – and had at least 4 pimples at the time of this picture) and really enhances the look of my bronzer and blush.

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Gorgeous stuff, right?

If you want to get the look, click the picture below to check it out and buy it for yourself! At only $6.00, you literally can’t beat the product. It’s become an absolute must have in my beauty routine, and it’s also being used by many makeup artists across the country due to it’s brilliance and ability to work as good as, if not better than, the competitor brands.
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Have you used the e.l.f. High Definition Powder? Has it changed your mind about how you do beauty? How do you think it compares to the more expensive brands? Have I convinced you to give it a try? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Have a fabulous night, girls!

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