Rounding up some last minute Mother’s Day gift ideas for all the beautiful Moms out there! See everything linked below.
Calling all beauty lovers! The Sephora sale is officially live and I’m here to share some of my favorite items with you that are definitely worth stocking up on. Sephora does not have sales often so it’s very worth it if you regularly shop via their site or you love to try new beauty items. I am such a sucker for all things beauty so I wanted to share my favorites with you today!
Here is the breakdown for when you can shop based on their system:
4/9-4/19: 20% Off for Rouge Members
4/13-4/19: 15% Off for VIB Members
4/15-4/19: 10% Off for Insider Members (sign up to be an Insider here!)
Use Code ‘OMGSPRING’ at checkout for the discount!
This blog post is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions stated are my own.
Rituals and daily routines are more important to me than ever before! They are truly part of what’s kept me feeling somewhat calm and sane during this crazy year. I’m so excited to partner with Pantene on today’s blog post to tell you a little bit more about the origin of my beauty routine and where I learned to take care of myself to help myself feel grounded, loved, and beautiful. Pantene recently launched their new Nutrient Blends Fortifying Damage Repair Collection that is formulated with Castor Oil to erase hair damage and improve the strength of hair. This collection is formulated without Sulfates, Parabens, Dyes, and Mineral Oil which I am so happy about. The collection is made of ingredients from different cultures all around the world and aims to highlight real stories of those who have inspire us and made us who we are today.
Someone who had a huge influence in who I am today was my Grandmary – yes we called her “Grandmary” rather than grandma because she didn’t want to be looked at as a grandma or feel old, ha! She was the most special woman I’ve ever met and was the epitome of true beauty from the inside out. Her career in life was as a Broadway actress and singer and she quite literally sung and danced her way through life. I remember watching her in awe as a little girl as she sung in her kitchen, took us out to ice cream at her favorite local shop, and took us swimming in the lake that she lived on. We were incredibly close and I would spend most of the summer with her growing up (she lived in Maine).
Grandmary was very passionate about beauty and taught me that taking care of your physical appearance is something to be cherished. She always took time to put on her lipstick, do her hair and take care of it, and to put herself together even if she was just going to the market! These habits wore off on me and truly influence my beauty routine to this day. She was a special and incredible person and I miss her all the time. I know she is watching down on me with love!
During my beauty routine today, I take time to think back to those who have influenced me and shaped me and she is at the top of the list. I love that this Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection is mindful in this way!
The shampoo, conditioner, and overnight restoring serum all smell so wonderful and leave my hair feeling nourished and cared- for. They smell fresh and clean – almost like those summers spent swimming on Grandmary’s lake!
As far as these products, I love to use both the shampoo and conditioner on my hair washing days because they work together to strengthen, protect, and nourish my hair. Castor Oil is the hero ingredient because it restores hair’s shine and luster and is majorly strengthening! The Castor Oil Repair Serum is probably my favorite from the line because it works overnight and makes a big different in the ends of my hair that tend to get dry! I have been putting it on at nighttime before bed and wake up with super nourished ends. It is the perfect wintertime hair product!
You can find the Pantene Nutrient Blends Collection at your local Walgreens or online here, I highly recommend the three of them together and hope they inspire you to dig into the stories that have shaped you into the person you are today.
Are you dressing up this year for Christmas? Even though we are staying home this year for the holidays, I still love to dress up, feel a little put together, and wear a cute holiday look! Something about a festive holiday outfit truly make me more excited to celebrate and always makes me feel more myself!
They give me a bit of height and in true ECCO fashion are SO comfortable and versatile. These are one of the few pairs of booties I own that have a tall heel but can still be worn for long hours comfortably. They can be worn with a dress like this look or jeans and a nice blouse for a more casual holiday look. Also true to usual ECCO form, they will last for years and are wonderful quality.
They also come in red and the cutest white color with a black trim for a more trendy look! You can find them linked here and you can still receive them by Christmas if you order by the 22nd with expedited shipping!
Dylan (like usual haha) will be wearing his favorite sneakers – the ones I continually share because we love them so much. They make the perfect gift for any man in your life. We have found that whoever we gift them to always says they become their favorite sneakers! Find them linked here.
Thank you to ECCO for being the most wonderful brand partner this year. We truly love each and every pair of ECCO shoes and can’t recommend them enough to our online family!
Why are men so incredibly hard to shop for?! They really can be! I asked you girls over on Instagram Stories who you were still trying to find holiday gifts for and many of you said the men in your lives! I am rounding up my top picks for men’s holiday gifts below! Some of our favorites of all time are always the ECCO sneakers, they are the most comfortable and versatile men’s sneakers and every man I have gotten them for are obsessed with them. We also love this massager, these Lululemon pants that are Dylan’s favorites for work, and the Ring doorbell. Dylan is constantly checking our Ring doorbell and loves the app! He also loves his GoPro and highly recommends it as a gift for any man in your life! All of these gifts will still arrive by Christmas if you are last minute shopping like me.