I've tried to get better about my shopping, I really have, and I've done very well since the days of my early twenties. I am now more methodical about what I need for our home, for my business, for my beauty cabinet and for my fashion wardrobe. (ok, so that last one may still cause problems, haha, but I am trying to do better.)
Taking inventory of what I needed for the New Year I headed to one of my favorite stores on the planet, Target. Of course it's Target, what girl doesn't adore getting lost in the aisles and filling her cart with a million things you don't need piled in on top of the few you do?
So, I was on a mission for a planner for 2016. And of course I found the cutest set by Sugar Paper. The neutral design matches my brand and my office and I fell in love. I had used their products last year and loved that it had exactly what I needed on a daily, weekly and monthly basis for how I work.
After I got what I needed for the office to kick off the year right, I headed over to the beauty department, you know, just to look, and to my pleasant surprise, (OK, I was ECSTATIC), Target started carrying Derma E! My FAVORITE skincare line that I rave about ALL. THE. TIME. Having it at Target means I don't have to wait on shipping times and get my beloved Eye Life Creme anytime I need it! Seriously, through the holidays, we didn't get much sleep and it was a God send for my puffy, tired eyes.
For those of you new to Derma E, it's 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, and it WORKS. My best friend was here over Christmas and she even stocked up after using it at my house. She has super sensitive skin and loved the night cream and day cream. Neither being too heavy for her.
After I stocked up on my Derma E goodies and some new mineral make-up pretties that I didn't get in my stocking from my Santa this year, I of course, headed to clothes where I got a couple of cute wintery tops while we are still enjoying chillier temps.
What are YOUR favorite Target finds? #NoticeTheLotus at Target and try Derma E. I'd love to hear your favorite product from the line. I love spreading the word on healthy options that don't damage our bodies, but instead enhance it's beauty and health. Isn't that how it's supposed to work?
This post sponsored by Derma E and Brand Backer. All opinions are my own.
I adore nails. A fun, flirty, colorful manicure is one of those warm fuzzies in life that just makes me happy. Never one to have the longest or strongest nails naturally (even through increased vitamin intake and hormone balance) I always have to help them out a bit with faux extension.
No longer a fan of chemical laden acrylics at the salon, I wanted to find something that was durable, but safer for my skin and my nails. As someone who takes pride in cleaning her house, playing with my fur babies, doing archery, getting dirty in the mountains camping with Mr. Charming and constant travel, I always seek products that are durable, and imPRESS Manicure Nails have been my go-to since leaving the nail salons over two years ago.
My nail care routine is quite simple and starts with moisturizing with a good lotion after my shower and then applying a high quality cuticle oil to prevent cracking and dry skin. Once dry I then I apply my chosen imPRESS set and voila! Beautiful nails for a week.
One of my favorite accessories to pack when I travel, I like to mix it up with my nails and always keep a couple of looks on hand. As I head to Dallas, Palm Springs and Anaheim all before October hits, I want to make sure I have a mix of sophisticated styles for high-end dinners and writing meetings (for this I've got my Tweetheart red and Stalker french tips. For hitting Disneyland I packed my favorite fun pattern in the minty Bells & Whistles. (shown above in my first photo) - it's a regular go-to style because mint is swoon-worthy year round.
I've used many nail brands over time and I've never found one I've loved more. As you can see below in my nail gallery, I've been wearing imPRESS for a while now. From archery to cabin trips, beach life to typing for hours on end, they last and are practical for my lifestyle. I also love the way they elongate my tiny hands.
They are safe on natural nails and don't cause any skin or nail damage like salon acrylics & you simply peel and press. They last me, on average, seven to ten days and they have a mega gel shine, which is an important feature to me to help them look natural and elegant.
For those looking to save money, these little beauts saved me a TON switching from salon to shopping for nails. My gel manicures use to cost me $50-$65 every month. imPRESS nails are available at Walgreens, Walmart and Target for only $7.99 a package. For the price of one spa manicure I can get six imPRESS boxes. This fact in itself sold me on it in the beginning and sometimes I swap out nails midweek on a whim to match my outfit or event without feeling guilty.
I would love to know your nail care routine and your favorite nail colors & designs. I personally love to express my personality & accessorize my ensembles with fun, colorful nails.
This post was sponsored by imPRESS nails and I received complimentary packages of nails in exchange for an honest review. I welcomed the packages to my already large stash of imPRESS Manicure Nails, because as you can see above, I've been a fan for quite some time. All photos and opinions are my own.