Of course I could never pick just one product to tame my super thick, messily wavy hair. I use a combination of TXT It Tousle Waves Spray on my dry waves to liven them back up, AG’s re:coil Curl Activator for hold, and John Freida’s Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-Up Creme to tame the fly-aways and reduce frizz.
2. Exercising Must-Haves
The cutest workout ‘outfits’ ever can be found at Kate Hudson’s Fabletics… pretty much everything she offers is a favorite. Your first outfit is only $25!
I love these Nike kicks. They are the Nike Free Trainer 4 iD. You can customize them. How cool is that!
Hands down my ultimate favorite workout program has to be Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix. It’s a plug-and-play fitness + nutrition program that includes workouts (approx. 30 mins each), a full meal plan and nutrition guide, plus color-coded containers for easy portion control. It comes in a variety of kits. You can choose from the base kit, the ultimate kit, or the challenge pack (get this kit and you can become eligible to join me for a free fitness challenge online).
3. Everyday Makeup
I don’t ALWAYS wear a full face of makeup, but I do find that I feel more confidant with the essentials. For me those are mascara and some color (usually on the lips).
My all-time favorite mascara is Lancôme Paris’ Définicils High Definition Mascara. It lengthens and defines the lashes without clumping.
For quick color, Tarte’s LipSurgence Energy is the perfect choice. It is a ‘skintuitive’ lip tint that “responds to your skin’s natural pH and energy, giving you a personalized tint that is truly your own younique shade of pink.” It truly gives the perfect shade of pink with a quick swipe. No mirror necessary and it gives a subtly pleasant tingle sensation that I appreciate.
4. Work Attire
Every gal needs a day to night dress. I own many very similar to this New York & Company Seamed Crepe Fit & Flare Dress. Maybe I’ll snag this up while it’s on sale!
Another work wardrobe staple and favorite of mine is a great solid colored blazer. I own NY&Co’s 7th Avenue Suiting Collection Jacket in black and tan (maybe even in grey). The Optic White is next on my wish list.
The perfect black pump can go with so many ensembles. I love Nine West’s Adriana Pointy Toe Pumps. Although NW has a lot of sales to watch out for, they hardly ever offer them on staple colors like black or nude. Still worth every penny.
It is my utmost opinion that every lady needs a signature scent. Mine is without a doubt Thierry Mugler’s Angel Eau de Toilette. I always keep Clinique’s Happy on hand for a more casual scent. Perfumes are like shoes… one can never have too many.
6. Weekend Wear
A good skinny jean can be hard to come by. I love the fit and feel of Old Navy’s jeans. Particularly their The Pixie Skinny Ankle Pant. Available in a wide range of color options and a few fun patterns. I heart these Anchor Print ones. I could own them in every color and be completely satisfied.
Another recent favorite is the Slub-Knit Crew Pocket Tee (white of course) ON gave me when I bought those anchor jeans. What can I say? I’m a sucker for freebies!
I’m in love with the Aubrey in chocolate harness from Walk-Over’s vintage collection. Oxford shoes are so versatile and can last forever if they are of good quality. If I had the extra cash, I’d snag these puppies up for sure.
As my mother says, we must have been gypsies in another life. We are both obsessed with jewelry. Real. Costume. It doesn’t matter to me! Besides my wedding set, there are a few pieces that I gravitate toward in a rush.
I love my Bold Infinity Hook-On Bracelet from James Avery. It was a Christmas gift from the hubster. He is fabulous.
Another Christmas gift (from a few years ago) was my Fossil Decker Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch in their ‘boyfriend’ category. It’s face is nice and large (I have big hands), sits perfectly on my wrist, and works with both a casual or dressier look. Every professional should have two things of nice quality… a leather briefcase and a watch.
For Valentine’s Day one year, the hubster got me a fabulous pair of criss-cross diamond hoop earrings. Mine are slightly smaller, but very similar to this pair.
Last, but certainly not least, is my all-time favorite ring. I wear my Josten’s University of Arkansas Class Ring proudly. It was a graduation gift. See a theme going here?
Number 2 contains a fitness program that is sold by Beachbody, with which I am an independent coach. My opinions on The 21 Day Fix are entirely my own. I purchased the program with my money and highly recommend it for those looking for an easy to follow fitness and nutrition program. My services as a fitness coach are always offered free of charge. Contact me anytime on Facebook or via email by checking out my profile here on the blog.