Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tuesday Shoesday




Today on the blog sharing some of my favorite Adidas shoes!! I love Adidas they are a great classic sneaker brand and have been making quality shoes since 1924! So I'm excited to do this post as these are my fav picks for Spring/Summer!

FAVS!!!

These Colorful Slides are beautiful!!😍😍😍 They are only $50 and will be on trend all year long!! Seriously love the different prints and will be cute with sweats and running errands!



These are cute neutral sneakers! They are versatile and a great trendy sneaker with neutral and lace style. Click here for the link!


Neutral/ Mauve Pink! Need I say more?
These definitely can be mixed in with your daily wear and could even be paired with a romper or sweats!! 
Mauve pink sneaker -click here for link


UltraBoost
These shoes are actually the most popular at the moment on the website! And I can see why! They are a little pricey at $180 but they are amazing running shoes and will make a difference on those long runs! (Ultra Boost) click here for link!

Alpha-Bounce- $100
These are ideal for a movie night or casual outfit! I'm always nervous about rocking the light color sneakers.... MUDD! & mixed in I'm clumsy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so I try not to buy too many light colored shoes! 
But these are a great price point and are good to check out if you are okay with upkeep!
click here for link!



SuperStar:
Lastly the Superstar style  are the most classic style that I remember as a little girl! They come on different styles and colors! I like the pink color stripe as well! Click here for link!

Okay y'all those are my favorite picks!  Let me know which ones are your favorite in the comments below!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•
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Monday, May 28, 2018

#MakeupMonday πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

Just in time for Makeup Monday...I'm so excited to announce that I will be launching my YouTube Channel on June 11th! I was so hesitant to do it because of course fear! But when there is nothing but fear standing in the way you gotta go for it!! Stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming weeks!!! I'm so excited y'all!!πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ


I will be sharing more updates of the journey on the blog! As I appreciate al of the support on this new endeavor! 
I will be posting the official launch date on the blog with an official timer and everything! For me this has been an idea that has manifested into an entire adventure! If you would have asked me a year ago and even a month ago I would not have even thought of it! What I can tell you is that life  is amazing and to always stay open to new opportunities!!
Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend Sales


Do you know that look you make when you realize it's Memorial Day weekend and all of the sales are going on! Haha I kid by When I was younger I always looked forward to the BIG Sale weekends(ie Presidents' Day, Labor Day, Black Friday, Cyber Monday) as I love getting things on a budget. Still rings true today! Below I'm sharing some of my favorite sales from my favorite retailers! Also this weekend I'll be sharing some of my favorite picks and deals from these shops so stay tuned!  Seriously all of the bargainistas and fashionistas on a budget this is the post to check out!!

Nordstrom-One of the bigger sales to watch out for has started at Nordy and lasts til 6/3. The Half Yearly Sale is great! I will be devoting a whole post to the sale soon! Stay tuned for that one!

Nordstrom Rack- CLEAR The RACK Sale!!!! This is my favorite favorite Sale of the year. These sales happen several times in the year but is amazing as you can get additional percentage off already marked down prices they already offer!! This is a must check out Sale!!

JCPenney-20%-25% off depending on the purchase value! The more you spend the more percent off it looks like!

Bestbuy- huge Appliance Sale!
This is a good sale if you need any appliances. Me and Michael got great deals last year looking at washers machines during a big sale.

Macy's- use code MEMDAY
This option is 10%-15% or 20% off similar to the JcPenneys Sale!!

Francesca's- (30% off swim Shop) I always check out this place because I have bought cute transitional pieces like kimonos and those signature floral boots for only $20!! Seriously can't make this up! So don't count out Francesca's!

Urban Outfitters-Save 30% off all sale items!
Bloomingdales- There is a store wide sale going on where you can take 40-50% off sale items!  Which is a pretty good sale! 


Calvin Klein has sitewide additional 40% off. Calvin Klein's need I say more?

Click here for this set!

This is only a small sampling of all of the sales so I highly recommend going into the stores and browsing online for bargains as this is a great time to buy!

Til next time,
Peace & Love
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Training Thursday


#Training Thursday


Today on the blog sharing my favorite green smoothie recipe!!

1 oz Strawberry
1 oz Pineapples
4 oz Milk/Almond Milk
1/2 Cup of Spinach
1 Scoop of Protein Powder
1/2 Cup of Ice
Bonus- Add Collagen Powder/Blueberries for amazing skin benefits!!
I love Smoothies as an option for my busy life! It's great as meal replacement option and also before it after a workout!
I personally use bigger portions as I love to make 2 servings so I will have one for later! 

Add the ice and fruit-(organic frozen fruit is amazing πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ)
Then add the Protein Powder- my current favorite Powder is Vanilla Vega Powder. Thus Powder is my favorite since it has greens in the Powder as well. 
Then add the spinach it's easier for it to be on top as the frozen ingredients need to be mixed first then stir in the spinach!
Enjoy!
Also recommend adding more fruit as you please to sweeten up the smoothie!


Click the link for this great Powder as well!


Well let me know in the comments below what you think of the recipe!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Makeup Essentials Beach Edition




Today on the blog sharing some of my favorite makeup essentials beach edition!!

I personally love going to the beach as long as the weather is just right and I am under an umbrella with a Pina colada and there is a nice light breeze! Doesn't that sound amazing and way too perfect??
But that's not how it usually goes so I have gathered up several of my favorite makeup essentials to get through a beach vacay even if it isn't picture perfect!

1.  Foundation with SPF- my personal favorite is the EstΓ©e Lauder Full Coverage Option I actually use everyday. It has a SPF of 15 and just a small bit goes a long way! It's pictured above and the link is here for purchase.

2. Lightweight Primer- my current newest fav is from Maybelline called Baby Skin. It makes my skin feel so soft and preps my skin for my makeup.

3. Lip Stain/ Lipgloss-I use this also as a normal part of my routine as so find lipsticks to be too heavy for me for daily wear. But lipsticks can easily be too heavy in the heat of the sun! So it's a great option to opt for a lip stain! Also be sure to use a good quality chapstick which can double as help with sunburn aid.

4. Blush- Soft Corals and Pink for any skin tone will give you a good rosy glow which is good with light weight foundation and coverage.

5. Bronzer/Illuminator- This can be used with just a foundation as well! The Becca bronzer and highlighter is great as it's a good pigment and won't require much for a great shine!!

6. Waterproof Mascara- This waterproof Option is great for when the sand and wind interact with the hot sweltering sun! Believe me you don't want those lashes leaving mid-day! I personally like L'OrΓ©al False Fiber Lashes in waterproof!


7. Setting Spray-A lightweight spray to set your makeup and doesn't feel sticky is best! MAC has a has an amazing setting spray! As well as ELF has a good dupe that adds a small glow!
8. Blotting Paper- This one does not need a explanation! Believe me you will sweat I mean glow on the beach so blotting paper is good for an excess glow!!


9. Mirror & Bronzer Compact is perfect as well so you can check for any smudges and one that has a bronzer and eyeshadow is perfect! To shop the one above click here: Seriously can't get over how gorgeous this compact is 😍😍.

Also recommend as a bonus using a great moisturizer and sunscreen! 
I'm currently loving Clinique's Moisture Surge. It comes in a lotion which is good for dry skin type and a gel for those with oily/combination skin.

Overall hope y'all like my tips and comment below some of your favorite makeup essentials for the beach if I have missed any of your favs!

Til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday Shoesday- Getting your Feet Beach Ready πŸ–



In honor of Tuesday Shoesday on the blog today I'm sharing my at home remedy to make your feet beach ready! I personally am all about self-care all the way down to my toes! 

Ingredients:

Epsom Salt
Lavender Oil
Baking Soda
Lemon Juice 
Vaseline
Cotton Socks
Pumice Stone
Saran Wrap

Steps:


1. Run a bath of hot water. It doesn't have to be super hot but warm enough to soak your feet.
2. Add the Epsom salt and lavender oil as well as the lemon juice and baking soda. Soak your feet for 10-25 minutes.
3. After removing your feet from soak use the pumice stone to slough off any dead skin. What a weird word to say.
 
4. Once you feel free of the dead skin I recommend putting Vasline on the soles of your feet and wherever you would like the soft feeling. For a added bonus you could saran wrap your feet in the Vaseline.


5. Then put on the socks!! 
6. Go to sleep!! 
7. Wake up with softer feet

Also as an added bonus you could always use this fantastic foot spa I got from Target. 

It was only $5 and is a foot mask. You can use this step instead of the saran wrap option as it's a sock included and will be less messy!
Also I love to put Cocoa Butter on for a regular basis once I'm out of the shower so that my skin can soak up the lotion. 
Shea Butter is a good option as well. U always worry about my skin looking moisturized as a kid I would sometimes have ashy ankles and elbows and now that is a no go!! πŸ™…πŸΎ‍♀️πŸ™…πŸΎ‍♀️ Haha!

Well hope y'all enjoyed my post about getting your little piggies ready for the beach! πŸ–

Til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Last Minute Mothers Day Ideas


Mothers Day is an important holiday each year to celebrate our mothers. Everyone has them while some may have more than others-(step mom, mother in law, adopted mom) but having more definetly doesn't make it any easier on this special holiday.
Today I have put together a list of some good go-to gift ideas of you are last minute shopping and do not have enough time to have it shipped!!



#1 Flowers 🌹🌹

Need I say more? These will come in clutch every year as they are gorgeous and can make a great centerpiece and brighten up your mom's vanity!!


#2 Hand Written Card

This is by far my favorite! There is nothing like writing down in your own handwriting how much you love and adore and appreciate your mom for all that she does! Also this will be a good surprise for her if you always purchase store bought cards!

#3 Giftcard

I like gift cards as they are all practical and you don't have to worry about picking out the right item! Just make sure you pick the right retailer! For example when me and Michael were first dating we would go to Sonic and buy his mom a Large Unsweet Ice Tea and make a cute date of it at the drive in picking up her tea. So  a Sonic Gift Card would be a good idea for my mother in law! Also see if you can remember some of their favorite shopping stores! 
Fav Stores for Gift Cards: Sephora, Nordstrom, JcPenney, Barnes & Nobles.


4. Jewelry
Fashion or High End Gold Jewelry are the main choices to think of when purchasing jewelry.  You will know right away if its a good choice for a jewelry purchase based on your mother's style. 
My favorite no fail jewelry purchase is diamond studs or a diamond drop! This is a classy gift that she can wear everyday and all day. I personally wear my drop everyday!


5. Gift 
This is the easiest and hardest gift idea depending on your time/effort and investigation skills. It's easy if you just purchase a random gift and hope it's okay. While if you want the "perfect" gift I would recommend researching like a FBI agent your mom's Pinterest and Amazon wishlist! 

***Most important is to keep your gift receipt!!!**

6. Massage/ Nail Saloon =Pampering for your Mami!!
No description is needed for this option as the hard work your mom does day in and day out this is a good option to pamper your mother!

7. Makeup & Beauty Gift Sets


http://shopstyle.it/l/JtGA


This one is what I have done several years in a row as my Madre likes Bath & Body Works. And usually around this time of the year they have crazy good deals for Mothers Day. Like purse included with gift sets. I even saw a gift set at Diliards in the Clinique area for the holiday!


Well hope yall love the gift ideas as I completely understand the stress of last minute shopping!! 


Comment below some of your favorite gift ideas!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty πŸ’•πŸ’•
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

#TrainingThursday



It feel good to be back in the groove of things! I've been so discouraged lately with working out lately as I have been stuck in this comparison game of when I was more fit and when I had more energy and motivation to run!  The crazy thing is I was comparing my 6 Minute mile times when I was younger and more dedicated to my current times! Which is setting myself up for discouragement. But once I started shifting my goals to accommodate my current situation I started seeing better results and better times! I say this to say that when you shift your perspective and change your mindset anything is possible! They say when you change your mind your body will follow!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Current Shopping Cart... full of Shoes



Today on the blog I am sharing several of my most recent shoe purchases. This is for Tuesday Shoesday and ending up finding crazy good deals! 
Like $4 pair of sandals for the beach from Nordstrom!! Yess you heard me right!! I got them from Nordy Rack online and had to get them! I personally am all about a deal!!!
The sandals I purchased are here:


Also I purchased a pair of Nike Sneakers!! These are the bees knees... just kidding but they are bright and pink which is exactly my style!!

These shoes are perfect to snazz up any athletic outfit! They were on sale for $64 but wait I had a $20 note so "technically" they were only $44....! Thats what I told Michael my fiance....you know a girls gotta get a deal!! 

Next Stop... Target!! 
Target right now is having a 20% off sale on their clearance... use code SAVE20 for 20% off! You don't have to tell me twice!! 

purchased a brown pair for under $7 with free shipping as long as you set it up for pickup in the store! 


Also a yellow/tan pair which is great with white pants! 

Lastly there have been some shoes I have been eyeing for the past 2 months I have in the cart that I didn't buy but will be buying once there is another sale at Target! They look like Chloe dupes! For under $40! Seriously!! Im debating about doing a full blogpost on great dupes as I am focused on high low fashion sometimes you have to splurge in the accessories department as its well worth it in the long run!

Chloe's newest espandrill actually has a strap and a sort of wave on the strap which is really smart in regards to the brand as this are key spring/summer essential shoes!


The Target dupes are below and are a comfortable pair of Espandrille! Sometime soon i'll be purchasing these...

Also getting these black pumps for a night out and only $22 from ShoeDazzlle are a great deal as well! 

If you are not a part of shoedazzle you gotta join if you are looking for a deal!!



Lastly I purchased a new pair of slides from Adidas but...


.....I have been completely crushing on these LV slides from GirlForceXo these are fire!!! I have these on my list for a purchase before the summer gets here! They are under $100 and come in brown and white LV.... also they have Gucci slides like this too! So best believe they are fierce!!

Well l hope y'all loved my post and comment below your favorite shoes from the list above!
Hope y'all have a great #humpday as well!

Til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty



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