August 2017 Beauty & Lifestyle Favorites

It’s the last day of August so that means 2 things to me. First, it is the birthday of the most special woman in my life, my mom. Happy Birthday Mama! Second, it is time for me to share with you the products that stood out over the last month for me. I think I have some great things to share with you, so make sure to check out the video below!

What have you been loving lately?

NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment | Review & Swatches

NARS has been one of my favorite brands for awhile now, so when I saw that they were coming out with new liquid lipsticks (finally!), I had to try them! The NARS Powermatte Lip Pigments launched a little over a month ago with 20 shades ranging from nudes to black! There were so many colors that I wanted to try, but I narrowed it down to 5. If you want to know what I thought of them, keep reading!

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Haul & Mini Reviews

I’m currently on a no-buy, but I wanted to review some products that I have recently been trying out. Make sure to check out the video below if you’re interested!

Have you tried any of the products I mentioned? What did you think?

Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation

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Why do foundations now have to have a name with 10 words in it??? The new Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Water Fresh Foundation is definitely no exception! I picked this up in the shade 5W1 Bronze to test out. As a new addition to the Double Wear line, it is supposed to give a lightweight but long lasting coverage. If you have been following my blog for awhile, you will know that this sounds right up my alley! I tested this out for you in the video below, so make sure to watch that. If you are short on time and want to quickly know what I thought of the foundation, check out my pros and cons below.

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Welcome to the World Baby Girl

Hi friends! I’ve missed you all! If you follow me on any social media then you probably know that we welcomed a sweet baby girl into the world last month! Miss Chloe Jayde Philyaw was born on May 1st at 4:11am weighing in at 4 lbs 11 oz. We are so thankful that she is here and she is healthy!

Prior to giving birth, I filmed a tour of her nursery, but I just got around to finally editing the footage. I love the way her room turned out; girly, but not overdone (in my humble opinion). Not to mention I’m proud of myself for being a bit more frugal this time around and still being very happy with the final result. Check out the tour video below if you would like to take a peek inside of her room!

For a listing of the items shown, please see links in the YouTube description box.

Thanks for the constant support and well wishes!


Grand Opening!

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So I know this post has absolutely NOTHING to do with beauty, but it is something that I wanted to share with you all. For those of you who know me personally, I’m sure you already know about this, but I hadn’t previously shared it on my blog or social media. My husband and I are now business owners! We recently opened our first location of Club Pilates. Our grand opening will be held this weekend, February 18th & 19th. If you live in the Tampa Bay area, make sure to book a free demo session so you can check us out! Also if you are wondering, yes I have been doing pilates while pregnant and it has really helped with the back and leg pains that I was having. I take classes with everyone else and the teachers modify the exercises based on what I feel comfortable with and what is safe during pregnancy!

So, if you are in the area, I would love to see you at the Grand Opening! You can book your free session by emailing us at carrollwoodgm@clubpilates.com or calling us at 813-773-3880! Spots are filling up quickly, so book today!

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Best of Beauty 2016

Even though I was absent from my blog, youtube, and social media for most of 2016, I was still buying and trying all kinds of makeup! If you would like to see the products that made my list for the Best of Beauty 2016, check it out below!

What are your standout products for 2016?

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