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Target Sale- Pick up new basics!

Hi! Liz here! If you are anything like me, I panic once the season has officially changed. That’s when I realize my kids have completely outgrown last year’s clothes and don’t have anything to wear!

Hop on over to Target today for a one day sale on tees, tanks, and shorts for everyone! That means you get to pick up stuff for the kids….and then I highly recommend picking up something for yourself 😉

Click here to shop all the deals!

Here are my top picks for my daughter, son and of course, me! (Commission links)

Eyelet Sleeve Tee
Heart Print Tee
Eyelet Woven Shorts
Light Denim Shorts
Short sleeve slub knit polo
Dino Tee
Basketball Shorts
Knit Jogger Shorts
Camo V-neck Tee
Sleeveless Crewneck Tank
High-rise Cuff Hem Denim Short
Cotton Pull On Shorts

Happy shopping!

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Gap Bottoms! So Good!

Hi! Colleen here!

It has been a while since I tried Gap bottoms, but since Liz is always saying how much she loves them I decided to give a couple a try!

White Tee / Worn Black Mid Rise Jegging / Black High Waisted Skinny Ankle Jean / High Rise Straight Crop Chino / Sandal

First I tried the Jegging. LOVE THESE!!! The fabric is SUPER stretch and holds you in everywhere. The front 2 pockets are not functional, which at first turned me off, but after wearing them for a little while did not mind it at all. The back pockets are normal. Fit is TTS

Next I tried the High Rise Skinny Ankle. I like these. What I like is the high rise. It holds you in in all the right places. I also, really like the leg and how skinny it is. I did not love the length of the ankle length, but I will definitely try the regular lengths! Here is a link to the Black High Rise Skinny Jean in regular length. Fit is TTS

Lastly I tried the Straight Crop Chino….LOVE THESE!! I have been loving wider legs lately and these fit perfect. Fabric is great and holds shape. The utility pockets on front and back have a very cool look. They come in 3 colors (cream, olive, and peach- the one I am wearing) and I may be ordering another color soon! These will be super cue for the Spring! I suggest size down 1 size, they run big.

Well that wraps up this try on session! I am overall really happy with the Gap bottoms I tried here and will definitely try some more and let you all know my thoughts!

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Dry Shampoo Comparison

Hi guys! Liz here! There aren’t many beauty products that I can say have changed my life. But dry shampoo is one that definitely makes the list.

Once you become a mom, you are just kidding yourself if you think you will have time to wash and style your hair every day. If you are a mom that is actually able to do this, then you really are a supermom!! For me, I can make time 2 days a week to wash and style my hair- please don’t judge!

I luckily have thick and wavy hair that doesn’t get too oily. But my secret to making it the 3 days in between washes, is dry shampoo!

I tested the below products over the course of 3 days to see what the pros and cons are of each, and which is my new favorite! Commission links are provided to check out the products for yourself!

How to use dry shampoo: It is very simple to apply dry shampoo. I typically use it in the morning on dry hair before I do any other styling. I first bend at the waist and tip my head over and apply some of the shampoo at the base hairline and at the hairline behind my ears (where I get more oily). I use by finger tips and rub the shampoo in- almost like when you are rubbing true shampoo into your scalp. I flip my head back up and then apply it to the roots on the top of my head. I do this by lifting sections of my hair and applying some shampoo on the scalp. I make sure I don’t put any in the section of my hair where my part shows since I don’t want any shampoo to be seen. I then use my fingers tips again to rub in the shampoo all over my scalp. Then I style as normal using my flat iron, curling iron/wand etc.  You can also re-apply it if you need a pick me up later in the day or if you are re-styling your hair again at night before going out.

Product #1- Verb Dry Shampoo

  • White fine powder with a very light scent
  • Very easy to use applicator- Pointed to allow for precise placement and controls how much product is released so you don’t overuse the powder
  • Very easy to blend into your scalp so the powder is not noticeable
  • Increases volume, doesn’t weight down the hair, and no residual product left on the hair
  • Scalp feels great after applying- soaks up the oil and scalp feels refreshed and not itchy
  • Bottle lasts a long time- have used for a couple of months and am only halfway through the bottle
  • Great price- very affordable compared to most dry shampoo products on the market

Here are before and after pictures using the Verb product. You can see the difference in the volume, especially at the roots.

Left: Before Right: After

Product #2 – Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

  • This item is a spray with a translucent powder. It was the only spray I tested. I was nervous as I had only used powders before. But I ended up loving it!
  • Easy to apply. Pointed the nozzle to the section of scalp I wanted to apply to and pressed down. Was easy to control the amount of product by doing short sprays.
  • For a few seconds your scalp will feel wet. But that does not last and does not ruin your hair texture or styling. It felt very cooling and soaked in well.
  • Increases volume, doesn’t weight down the hair, and no residual product left on the hair
  • Scalp felt great after applying- soaks up the oil and scalp feels refreshed and not wet. I wasn’t sure if I would love the spray since I was nervous of the product being wet at first. But it dries fast and feels great on the scalp and hair!
  • Similar to the powders, it is very easy to blend into your scalp using your fingertips.
  • Only cons are:
    • I’m not sure how long the bottle will last. I’ve used for a few months and it feels more empty than the powder bottles I have after using for the same amount of time
    • Higher price than the other options I tried. Love the product, but not sure if it’s worth the extra cost.

Here are before and after pictures using the Oribe product.

Left: Before Right: After

Product #3 – Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder

  • White fine powder with a light scent
  • This product was a little more difficult to apply vs the Verb. It was more difficult to control how much product is released. I still applied directly on the scalp but lightly shook the bottle vs squeezing it so only a small amount of product was released. Then if I needed more, I would repeat that step.
  • Very easy to blend into your scalp so the powder is not noticeable
  • Increases volume, doesn’t weight down the hair. Is a little more coarser on the hair compared to the Verb product above.
  • Soaks up all the oil and the scalp feel refreshed
  • Middle of the road price point. Expecting bottle to last awhile like the Verb powder has.
  • Only con is that this product added more texture and coarseness to my hair that is already thick and coarse. It may be better suited for hair that is thinner and softer since it would provide the right amount of volume and texture.

Here are before and after pictures using the Bumble and Bumble product. This is the product with the most obvious change in volume, especially by the roots!

Left: Before Right: After

So now that I’ve gone through all the details, I can reveal my new favorite dry shampoo…..

And the winner is……VERB! For me, this product was the overall winner. It worked great on my hair and left both my scalp and hair feeling refreshed and clean. The price is very affordable! And you don’t have to use much of the product, so I think it will last a long time.

I hope you find this product review helpful!! I highly recommend trying a dry shampoo. It’s been a lifesaver for me.

xo Liz

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JCrew Spring Style

Hey there! Colleen here with my favorite items on the JCrew site right now!

I am on a dress kick! I think I am actually on a on dress kick every spring…. So anyway, below are 2 floral styles I am loving right now! I especially love how versatile they are.

(please excuse how white my legs are!! Jergens Natural Glow is on the way!!)

(Commission links)

Long Floral Dress / Denim Jacket / Shoes
Short Floral Dress / Sandals / Sneakers

I love that both of these dresses can be dressed up with heels and jewelry or dressed down with sneakers or flip flops and a denim jacket!!

Eyelet t Trim Top / Black Ruffle Sleeve Top / White Lace Sleeve Top / Black Jeans / White Jeans / Taupe Sandals / Pink Pointed Toe Flats

These 3 tops will be on serious rotation in my #OOTD! I love how they can all be worn dressed up with jeans and cute shoes or dressed down with denim shorts and flip flops!

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#TargetfindFriday : Perfect Cardigan

Another Target win!  I’ve been searching for new cardigans/coverups now that my office has already turned on the AC.  Found this cardigan at Target and I’m loving the style and fit!

It’s soft, lightweight, flattering fit, and beautiful colors! I like it so much I’m considering getting another color. Comes in stripes and solids for less than $25! Fits TTS. I’m wearing an XS and normally wear an XS or S in tops/sweaters. See links below for details.

Have a great weekend!

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Spring Break Style

Easter and Passover are almost here. So in the Northeast that means it will be spring break time! Last year we were lucky enough to spend spring break in Florida with family. But this year we will be on a staycation! But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream about flying somewhere warm, preferably near a beach. I put together my fake packing list. And if you are heading on vacation, hopefully it will give you some outfit inspiration!

All J.Crew items are 40% off. Use code REFRESH

All Gap items are 45% off. Use code CYBER

All J.Crew Factory items are 40%-60% off. Prices as marked on the website.

(Commission Links)
From Left to Right:
Snake print sandals / White skinny denim / Straw clutch / Striped embroidered blouse
Navy ruffle one-shoulder swimsuit / Pineapple cover up / Straw hat / Striped beach fleece
Denim shorts / Rose gold sandals / Floral one-piece swimsuit / Navy crochet clutch
White eyelet sleeve tee / White denim shorts / Dobby striped shirt / Tassel key chain / Navy espadrille wedges

Here are some daytime looks for sightseeing, going out to eat, or just relaxing with a good book and drink!

(Commission Links)
Navy tee and denim shorts are 40% off- use code REFRESH
Snake print sandals 15% -25% off – use code BEESKNEES
From Left to Right:
Straw hat / Slub cotton v-neck tee / Denim shorts / Snake print sandals
Tassel key chain / Navy eyelet sleeve tee / White denim shorts / Rose gold sandals

Going out to dinner or just need a cute outfit change? Can’t go wrong with a fun top and white denim!

(Commission Links)
White denim shorts are 40% off- use code REFRESH
Dobby striped shirt 45% off – use code CYBER
Snake print sandals 15% – 25% off – use code BEESKNEES
From left to right:
Navy espadrille / Striped embroidered blouse/ / White skinny denim/ Navy crochet clutch / Dobby striped shirt / Straw clutch / White denim shorts / Snake print sandals

You will look so stylish by the pool or at the beach in these looks from Target or J.Crew. Since having 2 kids, I’m not very confident in a bikini. Plus, I have to be able to run around after them and I need to make sure my swimsuit will stay in place! These styles do the job but still make me feel young and trendy.

Safe travels!

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Old Navy Haul

Have you seen the Old Navy Sale!!! Well, they are up to 50% off spring style plus an additional 40% off  your purchase for the Family!!(of course exclusions apply) Since my kids grew like weeds over the winter it was Bella’s turn to pick out some new things for spring. Check out her picks below and check out the sale here!

(commission links)

Overalls

Mighty by Nature Top

Ankle Stripe Leggings

Melon Tee

Coral Shorts

Palm Tree Tee

Denim Bermudas

Floral Dress