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    Weekly Favorites | 3.24.18

    DIY Purple Hair Mask For Blondes

    1. DIY Purple Hair Mask

    I shared this little DIY tutorial over on my IG Stories highlights (still there under HAIR if you want to watch) that I use to refresh my blonde. I mix up my own purple hair mask and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes to cancel out any brassiness while deep conditioning at the same time. My blonde tends to turn a little golden yellow/orange in between highlights – can be caused by different water types, product build up etc. So to neutralize those colors, you have to use it’s complementary color on the color wheel.

    A little art school lesson for ya: Purple cancels orange, blue cancels yellow. 

    Here are two of my favorite concoctions for my DIY Purple Hair Mask:

    Kerastase Reflection Mask + Kerastase Reflection Touche Chromatique
    Any regular Hair Mask + Amika Bust Your Brass Conditioner

    Bonus: I LOVE  the Alterna Color Hold Shampoo + Conditioner for regular color protection.

    SodaStream Review

    2. SodaStream Obsession

    Don’t get me wrong, I will not be giving up my LaCroix infatuation anytime soon. If anything, it’s only amplified my obsession with carbonated water. So much so that I now also make my own using SodaStream. I love SodaStream because instead of casually drinking a LaCroix here and there, I’ll fill up my water bottle and have it next to me while I work. And I can tell myself “Okay Krystal, you have to finish this bottle of water before EOD.”

    The bottle also makes it super easy to put the cap on and pop it into the fridge without losing the fizz. I can’t tell you how many times Jordan has put a half-full LaCroix can into the fridge thinking that he can go drink it later… NO FOOL, the bubbles will be gone. What he doesn’t know is that I throw it into my SodaStream bottle and then re-carbonate it. 😉

    The flavor drops I like the best are the raspberry and lemon – so yummy for spring!

    Capri Blue Volcano Products

    3. Capri Blue Products

    If you have ever walked into an Anthropologie store, than you already know what Capri Blue Volcano smells like. It’s literally the scent of Anthro. Literally. They are always burning it in there. See this post for more about my Capri Blue candle obsession

    BUT what I want to scream to the world is that they now make a Capri Blue Volcano PERFUME and SOAP. My gosh, I can finally bathe myself in my favorite smelling candle of all time.

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Botanics

    4. Botanics Skincare Giveaway!

    Get fresh-faced for spring with a few Botanics hibiscus products! Use the toner to prep and revitalize your skin before using a moisturizer. And use the facial wipes to wash off oil and makeup from your day – they gently exfoliate while you cleanse!

    To enter to win this trio of Botanics Skincare, just drop a comment below with one of your favorite things this week + your IG handle so that I can contact you!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off sale styles + 40% off shoes and accessories at Ann Taylor

    Take 40% off select tops at Express

    30% off  tops and sweaters at Loft and 40% off sale items

    Up to 40% off Closet Favoritse at Banana Republic

    All orders ship free at Anthropologie *

    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 3.9.18

    Brow and Lash Grown Serums | BrowFood + LashFood

    1. BrowFood + LashFood

    Want to keep your lashes and brows looking full and healthy? Makeup (and removing it!) can take a toll on your brows and lashes throughout the year, so I’m just starting to use BrowFood and LashFood‘s certified NATURAL enhancers. They are infused with Phyto-Medic Complex, a natural & powerful formulation that helps transform with every drop. Will let you guys know how they work since I have used both NeuLash and NeuBrow in the past!

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | Soap & Glory

    2. Soap and Glory

    I’m currently loving Soap and Glory – but not just because of their super fun packaging. Okay yes, I totally am obsessed with their packaging, but even better this British brand knows how to keep your skin feeling clean and vibrant while keeping you on budget! Soap and Glory has a full range of beauty, body and bath goodies all available at Ulta, Target, and Walgreens with prices at $20 or less. (Perfect for putting together a little spa package or gift!)

    Coolest New Masks To Try Now | Dr. Jart Rubber Peel Off Mask

    3. Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Rubber Masks

    Y’all know I love a good face mask. Especially ones that involve really cool technology or colors or anything that’s kinda crazy sounding. And these Dr. Jart Shake and Shot Rubber Masks are insane. There are two mask packets that come inside of a mixing cup. You open each packet and pour inside, shake vigorously, and then apply to your face. The product basically takes on rubber form as it dries that infuses skin with potent ingredients for a healthy, dewy-looking complexion. SO much fun to create, apply and even take off.

    Budget-Friendly Beauty and Skincare Brands | No7 Beauty

    4. No7 Skincare Airbrush Away Giveaway!

    Warm weather means switching up your beauty routine. This time of year, I like to wear tinted moisturizers that feel light on my face but still provide enough coverage. Beauty and skincare brand No7 just came out with their Airbrush Away Tinted Skin Perfector that helps blur the appearance of pores and fine lines.

    I’m giving away each shade of Airbrush Away, and all you need to do is leave a comment below sharing your favorite spring beauty product and your ideal shade: Light, Medium or Dark along with your IG handle!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off everything at Ann Taylor

    Take 40% off women’s dresses in the Express Spring Sale

    40% off  everything at Loft with code NEWNOW

    Take 40% off regular-priced items at Banana Republic

    Extra 30% off sale items at Anthropologie *

    Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 2.16.18

    Back this weekend with more of my favorite things! I’ve got a lot to share especially now that the seasons and weather are taking a turn for spring. I’m rounding up some statement accessories, how I keep my makeup organized (shared this on Instagram Stories, but haven’t over here yet), a peek into my Tide trip and also some new hair products from L’Oreal!

    Keep reading to see them all + take a peek at my last top picks here!

    Spring Statement Earrings | Baublebar New Arrivals

    1. BaubleBar Statement Earrings

    Looking for new statement earrings for spring? BaubleBar has you covered y’all. The gold tassels just might be my favorite right now, but there are so many more swoon-worthy pieces. Check out more of the earrings that I’ve got my eye on below – I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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    Friday Favorites, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 2.3.18

    Shoulder Tie Sweater | Jane Winchester Jewelry | JOY amulet necklace

    1. Jane Winchester Jewelry

    Chatted about this gorgeous Jane Winchester necklace over on Instagram earlier this week. Each of her seven charms represents a different abundance of life. I chose the JOY amulet because it resonates so much with the goals I’ve set for myself this year. Which would you choose? 

    Sweater | Necklace | Crossbody

    My Must-Haves from the Kendra Scott Spring Collection

    2. Kendra Scott Spring Collection

    Kendra Scott‘s spring collections are always my absolute favorite, and this year could be my favorite ever! So many pink stones – I can’t stop wearing the Justyne earrings! So I wanted to share a peek at my absolute favorites that you’ll see me wearing non-stop from Kendra Scott Spring Collection. Plus, I got the scoop from the local KS ladies who said this collection is going FAST, and they are already out of stock in several styles!

    Rituals Women's Multivitamin - 9 essential ingredients most women don’t get enough of out of their diets alone

    3. Rituals Vitamins

    I want to dive more into my vitamin routine in a full post soon – I’ve shared it a little already on IG Stories. But, I need to talk about this vitamins brand that’s been getting some real buzz lately. Rituals is a multi-vitamin made specifically for women. It features nine essential vitamins that women do not get enough of from their everyday diets. And not only that, they are transparent (literally) about where they source every single ingredient. I just got my first bottle to try out, and I’ll be reporting back in a later post! For more info, take a look at the Rituals website.  

    Arcona Beauty Four O'Clock Flower Cleanser

    4. Arcona Giveaway!

    Alright, now that I’ve gotten my weekly favorites post to be more consistent each week, I wanted to start giving away some of my favorite things too! SO, I’m excited to team up with Arcona and give away two of their amazing products! One lucky gal will win her very own Arcona Wine Oil ($58) and Four O’Clock Flower Cleansing Cream ($46).

    To Enter: Just leave a comment below sharing a favorite new product that you’ve discovered this week. You must leave your IG handle in your comment so that I can contact you if you win!

    5. Best Weekend Sales

     * Score 40% off full-price dresses and skirts at Ann Taylor

    Take an additional 50% off clearance at Express

    Fresh new arrivals at Loft and $50 off your $100 purchase

    Take 40% off select items at Banana Republic

    Extra 25% off sale items at Anthropologie *

    Lifestyle, Lovely Favorites

    Weekly Favorites | 1.27.18

    What To Wear for Mardi Gras

    1. Mardi Gras Shoe Suggestions

    I’ve been getting some DM’s on Instagram with questions on what to wear for Mardi Gras. I wish that I had time to put together an entire post on this – maybe next year – but I wanted to highlight how IMPORTANT your footwear is during carnival season. I think it’s a no-brainer to say you absolutely 100% must wear closed toe shoes, but it’s just as important to make sure they are comfortable. And that they will be comfortable all day long! There’s also a really good chance that you’re going to get them dirty, so keep that in mind take precautions to pre-treat any leather shoes. I normally will wear a sneaker that I know is durable and that I won’t be upset about ruining – especially depending on the weather!

    New Orleans Makeup Artist | Makeup by Meggan Lip Products

    2. Makeup by Meggan

    Speaking of Nola, you guys – I have been wearing lip mattes by a local New Orleans makeup artist. And obsessed is an understatement. I love love Makeup By Meggan‘s new lip products. I have two colors that are beautiful neutrals. The brush allows me to easily overline my top lip (I literally have no top lip) which isn’t always the case for lip wands. Would you want me to do a tutorial on how to overline your lips without looking like a clown? Let me know!

    Meal Delivery Subscription | Hello Fresh Meals

    3. Meal Delivery Service

    This past week, I filmed two videos testing out meal delivery subscriptions to see how easy it is for a novice like me to get in the kitchen. With a little help from an instruction sheet and pre-portioned ingredients, haha. The results were both delicious and hilarious, and I can’t wait to share more with you on this! Do you use meal subscriptions? I’d love to hear your own experiences!

    Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen

    4. Supergoop

    With warmer months ahead, it’s never too soon to be thinking about your sunscreen strategy. I cannot tell you how much I love the Supergoop CC cream. I use it as my everyday makeup when I’m just running around town and needs something to even out my skin. LOVE IT. I’m literally almost out. Supergoop also just came out with their new Unseen Suncreen that’s supposed to be weightless while gripping onto your makeup!

    5. Weekend Sales

     * Score 50% off full-price sweaters and tops at Ann Taylor

    Take an additional 50% off clearance at Express

    Fresh new arrivals at Loft are 40% off

    Pottery Barn is offering 20% off one item with code WEEKEND

    The Lulu and Georgia 20% off rug sale is going on now

    Take 40% off full-price items at Banana Republic *