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This post was sponsored by Jamberry but all pictures, content and opinions are my own.

I don’t know if y’all have heard about the new trend in nails, but Jamberry Nails it is!  They are these adhesive wraps that come in a million different designs and are quite easy to apply!  This month (August), Jamberry just released a new product offering called StyleBox by Jamberry where you can get nails that complement your style sent to your door (along with a few other goodies like nail file, stick and style guide) to help apply your nails.

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This month’s trend is all about the monochromatic, which is all about shades of similar colors.  I love the pretty purple colors (great for Summer and Fall!) and chevron and florals are some of my favorite patterns, ever.  They know me so well.

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To apply nails is really pretty simple, I won’t go into the details but you can find them here and watch an instructional video too.  It’s pretty much remove, heat, cut, apply, heat, cut again and you are done.  For some reason, my ring finger was a lot easier to apply than my index finger, as my index finger seemed to have more bubbles/come off more easily.  Since I didn’t have small scissors to cut the “nails” down, I ended up using a nail clipper to trim the excess which really helped!  I definitely think with time and more applications, I will become better and faster at the whole process!  I decided to use these patterns as an accent on my nails instead of the whole nail and alternated with a solid purple Essie polish.

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The “jamicure” is supposed to last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 4 weeks on toes and is definitely a cheaper and fun alternative to my regular gel nail polish that I like to get done at a salon.  I think I’ve been converted.  Don’t forget to sign up for your own StyleBox by Jamberry here!

Have you tried JamBerry Nails before? What are your thoughts? 

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If you haven’t noticed, I got a new hairdo… and it’s A LOT shorter!  My mom convinced me to do it since she says that I will need lower maintenance hair for when baby comes.  So my hairs are not all up in her business when she is feeding (although a ponytail holder could have probably worked too).  Anywho, my hairs were in split end city so it was about time for the chop chop.  And so the number of items in my closet I can actually still wear now is slowly dwindling as I look like I’m about to pop.  I literally rotate between the same few maxi dresses, tunics, loose tops, leggings, jeans, shorts and skirts.  I have to admit, it does make it easier to get dressed in the morning, but I am also ready to start wearing my old clothes again!!

Outfit Details:

Top c/o Gypsy Threads
Leggings: ASOS Maternity
Sandals: Target
Bag: Madewell
Earrings: Hello Cheeseburger

Linking up to Style Elixir’s Style Sessions today!

08.17
2014

Sugary Sweet

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There’s something so true about the fact that if you are going to be having a girl, you crave sweets.  I mean, I’ve always craved sweets my whole life, but this pregnancy has really amplified it (or I just use her as an excuse to eat sweets).  ;)  It’s actually sweet stuff and lemonade that I’m craving… as I just went to Red Robin over the weekend and downed 3 glasses of their Strawberry (with real fruit!) lemonade and even asked for some to go.  And over the weekend I also made some almond jello with fruit cocktail, frozen limeade pie, and a watermelon smoothie to enjoy throughout the week.  By the way, the 2 ultrasound techs better be right because if this baby comes out a boy, then almost everything I’ve bought for baby #2 will be a waste, ha!!  Only time will tell, we’ve got 4 weeks left to go, friends!!

Outfit Details:
Top: Nasty Gal (old)
Skirt c/o Riffraff
Necklace: Olive + Piper
Sandals: Target
Bag: Tory Burch

Photos by Jessa Kae

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Because no makeup selfies are totally the thing right now, I figure I should just jump right on the bandwagon and join along.  ;) No, but really, lately, some days I just don’t have time in the mornings to do my full on makeup routine that I really need to start thinking about having good skincare BE my makeup.

Recently I discovered this wonderful beauty site called Gloss 48 and I haven’t been able to stop browsing is daily.  Each day they post a new brand(s) of makeup, skincare, nail, beauty item and it’s on super sale for that day.  The items will stay on their site for a while, but every day a new “sale item” will be featured.

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Today’s feature is a line called Napa Organics and I was sent a few products to try out beforehand; first, the Lemon Hand Soap (perfect for guest bathrooms), which smells wonderful and makes your hands silky smooth.

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Plum Kernel Oil, a luxury face oil that is rich in tocopherals (vitamin E), monounsaturated fats, and beta-carotene that dramatically increase skin’s elasticity and improve its clarity.  Silky and light, this face oil absorbs instantly leaving no residue on skin. Use daily to help calm redness, diminish fine lines, and deeply nourish your skin.

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And Prune and Walnut Face Scrub, a dry exfoliating blend that can be mixed with your favorite cleanser, a facial oil such as Plum Kernel Oil, or water to create a gentle skin polish that will clear your pores and leave skin silky smooth.

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I’ve used these Napa Organics for a couple weeks now and I can really see an improvement in the appearance of the skin on my face.  I feel like my pores are smaller and my skin just feels softer and smoother!

But like I said before, Gloss 48 has tons of beauty products listed daily and it’s about time you check it out!  From Aug 15 – Aug 22, you can use coupon code SANDY10 to get $10 off of orders of $30+!

This post was sponsored by Gloss 48 but all photos used and opinions expressed are truly my own.

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Again, here’s another outfit with non-maternity pieces, so even though I feel like I’m kind of busting out of that skirt right there, at least I know I can wear it after I have the baby too and it will look a bit more normal.  ;)  I also do love how it accentuates my bump though, so it’s a bonus either way.  For those in the Salt Lake City area, these photos were taken at Gardner Village and if you haven’t made it out there before, it is a must!  They have the cutest little shops of fudge, ice cream, baby clothes, adult clothes, vintage treasures, home decor and more.  And it’s pretty picturesque too.  It’s like a little village of shopping that you could spend an afternoon browsing and eating through, super cute.

Outfit Details:
Top: Forever 21
Skirt c/o Riffraff
Hat c/o Conversation Pieces
Sandals: Target
Necklace: Swell Caroline
Bag: Chloe

Photos by Jessa Kae