July 25, 2017

Slides on Slides

I have never been one to be a shoe aficionado. Sure, I have TONS of girlfriends who are crazy about shoes, but it has just never been my thing. I only go big on a pair if they are classic and I will wear them for a very long time (i.e. booties, tennis shoes, heels). So when I saw slides were making a comeback, I realized a black pair would fit very well into my wardrobe. I also realized that the return of these shoes is super trendy, and I didn't want to go overboard. I decided to check out Forever 21 and was completely blown away at how amazing their selection of slides currently is! They have a ton of different styles at inexpensive prices and great quality. I am absolutely thrilled with the pair I grabbed (linked below), but there are a ton of great options. Check out my current favorites!

Are there any cute slides you've been eyeing from Forever 21? If so, I'd love to hear your picks!

xoxo Mollie

July 20, 2017

Up in the Air

For my boyfriend's birthday, I wanted to do something really unique and special since he was turning 30. He loves photography and taking photos, so I was able to book us a ride around downtown Kansas City at sunset for him to take pictures. We had a blast and Kansas City was absolutely beautiful! All of the pictures here are just the ones I took on my iPhone, so I'm sure you can imagine how epic the camera photos are! It was definitely an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone! If you are in the KC area and interested in tours, please check out River's Edge.

Enough rambling and onto the beautiful photos!

July 19, 2017

Retro Pink Sunglasses Dreams

It's the peak of summertime, so you know what that means: sunshine!

Luckily, one of the best accessories for the sunny weather is a cute pair of sunglasses. I got so lucky when GlassesShop.com reached out and asked if I would like a pair of their fabulous and inexpensive sunnies, and after seeing all of their adorable options, I couldn't resist this pink retro pair with the mirrored frames.

GlassesShop.com offers so many different affordable options for glasses online including, prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses and prescription sunglasses. I love my pair of pink sunglasses because they are so different from anything I know and they are great quality and just so inexpensive for the quality.

If you want to check out GlassesShop.com, I have a coupon code for 50%! You can use the code GSHOT50 for 50% off eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses.

Let me know if there are any pairs you love or end up grabbing! I would love to see your pics.

July 11, 2017

There is Nothing Ordinary about The Ordinary

If you love skincare, you most likely have heard about the very hyped-up new brand, The Ordinary. It has kind of changed the skincare game, as it offers high-potent skincare with often expensive ingredients at a very affordable price. I truly love skincare and it is my most favorite part of my beauty routine, so I could not wait to get my hands on some products from The Ordinary.

This brand offers everything from retinol (used to speed-up cell turnover and decrease the signs of aging) to pure salicylic acid (for stubborn pimples) to very hydrating oils, all at an extremely affordable price.

I picked up 4 bottles from The Ordinary, because there was a lot I wanted to try and also, if you spend over $30, you are eligible for free shipping. I have been using these products for almost a month now, and have a lot of things to say, so let's jump into what I grabbed:

I first gravitated towards the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 ($6.80) because for the most part, I am a dry-skinned lady. I have loved using this in the morning before my moisturizer to give my skin extra bounce and hydration. I really notice a decrease in my tiny little lines around my eyes if I use this before I start the day, and my skin just looks a lot happier with it. Something else I was so excited to try was the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA ($8.90), since I am cursed with hyperpigmentation and melasma. I have been using this after cleansing in the evening, and while it has slightly lightened my melasma (at least I think) it has really helped out any dark spots leftover from previous pimples. I also grabbed the Salicylic Acid 2% Solution ($4.90) because my breakout react super well to SA. I put a dab of this on a zit before bed and it is way less angry and inflamed in the morning, if it's even still there at all! The last bottle I grabbed was the 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil ($9.80). I think this oil, although the most simple formula, may be my favorite! I put it on right before I go to bed and my skin is just so happy and hydrated in in the morning. It really does wonders to suppress any type of redness on my skin, and I can just tell my skin drinks it up.

All in all, I really love what The Ordinary is doing as a brand. I know that when I finish my expensive Sunday Riley Luna Oil (which I do love, and you can read about here), I will most definitely purchase the retinol from The Ordinary as its replacement, since it is just as active and has a way cheaper price tag. I can't wait to see what else this incredible brands puts out soon!

Have you ever tried anything from The Ordinary? If so, I would love to hear your experiences down below!

xoxo Mollie

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