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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Playa Del Carmen Trip

  Ok, this post is pretty overdue, but I definitely wanted to do a little recap of my boyfriend and I’s trip to Mexico at the end of May! Hayden and I graduated from CU in May this year and we wanted to take a little post grad trip. When I studied abroad in Italy Hayden came out to visit me and we spent 10 days traveling from Perugia to Rome to the Amalfi Coast (a trip that will always be hard to top), and because of that and our budget we didn’t want to do Europe again quite yet. […]

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Lashes, lashes, LASHES

Some people think that brows are essential to every makeup look and that no look is complete without them. While I agree that filling in your brows helps frame your face and amplify a look, I would argue that your lashes are even more important. I don’t know about you guys, but if I am running to the grocery store and don’t want to look like I was beat by the ugly stick, the first item I grab is my mascara (and brow powder isn’t even second, shout out to my bronzer and concealer!). I have always been a lash […]

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Favorite Hair Products!

I have always been pretty low maintenance with my hair. I’m definitely more of a makeup person, so up until recently when I started getting into haircare, I was a shampoo, conditioner, and some hairspray/volumizing powder when I curl my hair kind of person (ok, maybe I’m not that low maintenance, but I like to think I am). Some background on my hair: I have a lot of it. Its pretty fine (thanks mama), but there is a LOT of it (thanks pops). I have been coloring my hair since I was a sophomore in high school, so 7 years […]

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The Jaclyn Hill Palette

 Five years ago I was sitting on my couch, just a 16 year old girl with an online shopping problem, scrolling through my new favorite website called Pinterest, when I stumbled upon a pin captioned “This girls tutorials are the bomb”. The pin was linked to Jaclyn Hill’s “Foundation Routine– how to get a flawless face” video on Youtube. Of course I repined (you can see it on my personal Pinterest here), and I went ahead and followed the link and watched the video. To say I was amazed was an understatement! At that point in my life my makeup routine […]

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