How To: Cleaning Makeup Brushes

Do you clean your makeup brushes regularly? I know so many people in my life who don’t- and I totally get it! I used to DREAD cleaning my makeup brushes until I found the routine I have now. No matter how big a hassle though, cleaning your makeup brushes is essential for getting the best possible makeup application and to keep your brushes (and therefore your face!) bacteria free and squeaky clean. Let’s jump right in because this routine is super simple and it’s more than likely you have most of the tools needed to get clean brushes! WHAT YOU’LL […]

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Sneak Peak: Fall Sweaters from Violet Joy

Am I the only one who started dressing like it was fall several weeks ago? Especially with a 9-to-5 job now, I think its so much easier to dress business casual when the weather is a little crisp and you can just throw on a sweater and go! The other day while I was shooting new arrivals for Violet Joy I fell in love with so many of the sweaters we have coming that I had to get on here and do a post about them. As some of you have probably seen, I have been working very closely with […]

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PSA: My favorite lipgloss EVER is now at Nordstrom Rack!

The other day I was casually strolling through my favorite section in Norstrom Rack when I saw the MAC logo out of the corner of my eye. As a Norstrom Rack regular and a MAC freelancer I knew this was a new display so I walked over, half expecting to find a bunch of unsuccessful MAC products that were probably in shades I would never even think of wearing. I was mostly right, but before I gave up I just so happened to stumble upon my favorite lipgloss of all time. Ample Pink Plushglass by MAC is something I can come […]

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DIY French Themed Baby Shower

My sister is having a baby!!!! We held the baby shower last weekend and unfortunately I am just now getting around to posting about it! For the shower, I planned the entire thing but I had a LOT of help executing all my big ideas. To start: the theme. My sisters name is Jaclyn and one of the names she is considering for the baby is french as well so I thought a french theme with a lot of white, pale pink (its a girl!), and greenery would be perfect! As I always do with events like this, Pinterest is […]

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I Colored My Hair!! Back to Brunette <3

This Persian girl is back to her roots! I naturally have darkish brown hair that lightens up in the summer, probably thanks to my blonde haired mama. For the past 2 and a half years I have been balayage highlighting my hair similar to the way Jessie James Decker’s hair looks, but I just recently decided to go back to brunette! Pics of my old hair below: I have a tough head of hair that can handle a lot, but this last summer I really started noticing the bleach taking its toll. My hair just wasn’t as soft and shiny […]

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Lake Glendo

Is it just me or is time going faster than usual? It seems like I always have something to do the last couple of weeks and I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon! This time of year I am usually preparing to head back to school, but since college is over, instead I am doing what I’ve done all summer: working my little tail off. The golf course is nuts this time of year, Violet Joy just launched our site and is crazy busy (YAY!), and looking for a full time job is a full time job in itself. […]

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A weekend of outfits

This weekend was an eventful one and I wanted to share the outfits that I wore with you guys! On Friday night Hayden and I went to one of our good friends from high school’s wedding (congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Rust!) For occasions like this I don’t like spending an arm and a leg on a dress I will wear once. Instead, I like to find something less expensive and simple so that I can dress it up and wear it on other occasions! I found the perfect dress from Norstrom and it was only $45. It is by […]

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My New Flat Iron (Drybar)

Who do I think I am, a hair junkie now? I’m not sure, but I have been loving playing around with my hair styling routine lately, which is why when my trusty CHI caputted on me on Wednesday night, I didn’t fret too hard at the idea of buying a new one. The first place I went was Ulta. I thought about just repurchasing the CHI but that seemed so boring and it was 100 dollars for the same of what I was used to (I didn’t absolutely love my CHI to begin with, but it did the job and […]

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KKW x Kylie Lip Collection

Alright. I know this kit is only available now on Amazon for absurd amounts of money, but just incase you’ve got a jingle in your pocket and are debating whether or not to splurge on this lip kit, here’s a little review for you to consider before you make your decision! I bought this lip kit the first minute it was launched on April 25th and received it in early May. I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t played with it much since the first day I tried them on. Many of the shades were way too light for […]

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A day in Estes Park

Ladies, if you’ve been in a long term relationship then you are probably pretty used to planning date nights/ date days for you and your man. It happens to the best of us, and for the most part I don’t mind making the plans, but every now and then when your boyfriend/fiancè/hubs takes the reins, shoots you a text that says “can you be ready in 30 minutes”, and then shows up with a venti passion tea lemonade from Starbucks with a day of fun planned… well, for me, it doesn’t get much better than that. On this beautiful Saturday […]

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