Current Nightstand Essentials

Since everyone has a bedtime routine and items they keep by their beds, I thought I would share my necessities!  You’ll have to let me know if you have any of my current nightstand essentials or if there are any items I should absolutely add to my stash!

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Nightstand Essentials: The Skincare

Now this is not all of my nighttime skincare, but I like to have these few items by my bedside.

For the face:

Rodan + Fields Lip Renewing Serum.  You can read more about it in this post, but this stuff is a must!  You apply the contents of one capsule to your lips right before bed and wake up to lips that aren’t the slightest bit dry!  Before I started using this serum, I slathered on regular lip balm before bed but still awoke with parched lips.  I highly recommend this R+F Lip Renewing Serum. read more


Moving Made Easy

Happy Monday, everyone!  Being organized is a huge part of anyone’s well-being (or lack thereof).  I know it’s moving season for a lot of you, so here is a guest post that will help you tidy both your mind and your belongings when preparing for a move.  Whether you’re headed to a dorm, apartment, a months-long getaway, or a house, moving can be made easy!

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Moving into a new home can be such an exciting time! It’s a great way to start fresh, re-organize, and make your new house feel like home. Of course, all of this takes time and a lot of hard work. It can also be stressful packing up your items, keeping track of them and finally the most dreaded…unpacking. But moving doesn’t have to be complicated! Today, I will be sharing a few tips to help make the moving process easier. read more


Intensify Your Anti-Aging Efforts with Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules (+ Giveaway!!)

Vitamin C seems to be taking the skincare world by storm because it synthesizes collagen and is a potent antioxidant.  Exuviance, a skincare line developed by dermatologists, has such a smart way of utilizing Vitamin C.  They formulated a serum with 20% Vitamin C and a patented AminoFil® Amino Acid, which they packaged into single-use capsules.  Keep reading to find out how you can intensify your anti-aging efforts with Exuviance AF Vitamin C20 Serum Capsules!  (See instructions at the end of the post on how to win your own container!) read more


Worth-It Weekend Sales (August 18)

Happy Friday, everyone!  Since I love shopping so much, I decided to share some worth-it weekend sales with you!  These are all stores where I spend my own money, so I won’t steer you the wrong way!  I’ve also pulled some pieces from each shop that I thought you might enjoy and included a few of my outfits.  You can click the images to view details about each product.  Have fun shopping!

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Slay Your Everyday Skincare Routine with Simplicity Skincare’s Dual Pump

Hey, everyday girl!  If you’re like me, you want to spend 30 minutes on your daily skincare routine to achieve maximum benefits.   But most days, you’re lucky if you get 3 minutes to devote to your skin.   Simplicity Skincare created a Dual Pump, which contains an anti-aging serum in one chamber and hyaluronic acid moisturizer in the other.  It can totally simplify your skincare regimen without skimp-ifying it.  Slay your everyday skincare routine with simplicity skincare’s dual pump! read more


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable. #stayCHIComfy

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