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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year & Welcome 2015

Wishing you all a fabulous New Years Eve!

2014 was a busy and eventful year and I am so looking forward to what 2015 will bring! I've been hit and miss with blogging this year (sorry about that) and plan to do better in 2015! 

THANK YOU to those of you who have been following along on my blogging journey - your comments, encouragement, and support mean so much.

Here's to all of us starting the new year with a bang! 

Lots of love!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Weekend Reading, A Merry Merry Christmas, & Happy New Year from a fashion blogger

Another year has come and gone and 2015 is staring us in the face waiting with anticipation.

2014 for me has been full of stand-out moments, both good and not so good, but memorable none-the-less. It's been a year of growth and learning and I'm beyond excited to begin 2015!

I don't make new years resolutions I never really have. Instead I do my best to stay mindful of the present. To do my best everyday and take things one step at a time. I find that for me that's a less overwhelming and anxiety inducing approach to improvement and personal growth. Not to say making goals and new years resolutions is a bad thing, it works and is a positive thing for many people, it's just really not my thing :)


There are a few things that have been rattling around in my head recently that I'm hoping to do more of in 2015 so I'll share those. 

They include (in no particular order)

1  //  Wedding planning. Priority number one.

2  //  More handwritten correspondence.

3  //  Reading my magazines in ONE sitting then filing them away or giving them away. This is a silly one, but seriously you should see the PILE of magazines under my bed. It's embarrassingly big. I'm determined to not allow myself to be a magazine hoarder! :)

4  //  Reading one book before starting another. I'm bad at this and am sometimes reading multiple books at once, then it takes me forever to finish them. 
One. Book. At. A. Time.

5  //  Take more walks

6  // Travel. Travel. Travel

7  //  Spend more time with my kiddos in the kitchen teaching them to cook/bake

8  //  Blog a little more

9  //  Take more family photos

10  //  Schedule an annual day of volunteering with my family


In other news I received a super pretty sequin dress from eShakti that I'll be reviewing soon, I already love it!

And I hope to be blogging more with this beauty I received from my super thoughtful fiance (thank you babe!)

I hope you all had a super lovely holiday. What are your plans for the new year? Do you make resolutions?


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Billion Dollar Brows - Limited Edition HOLIDAY Kit Review & GIVEAWAY!

We all know brows are important, but often times they're the most overlooked feature on our face, and let's be honest, they shouldn't be as they can make or break your look.

I've tried countless brow products over the years searching for a foolproof product to make shaping and perfecting my brows quick and easy. I'm thrilled to finally say that I think my search is over!

I'm super excited to introduce you to Billion Dollar Brows. They are the only company exclusively dedicated to eyebrows, and helping all girls achieve gorgeous brows!
(You can read about them here)

I was over-the-moon excited to try their best-selling brow kit and have to confess after weeks of use that it's very clear why it's a worldwide best-seller; it truly delivers what it claims...everything in one kit to achieve beautiful flawless brows! I love it! And it works with all skin-tones too!

Here's what's included in the Complete Brow Tools kit $34.99 -

* Universal brow pencil - blends flawless on brunettes & blondes

* Brow duo pencil - brow bone highlighter & concealer in one

* Brow gel - finishing gel to keep your brows neat

* Smudge brush - blend to perfection

* Sharpener

Here's a quick snapshot of my brows before and after application



And now for the FUN part!

Enter below to win a Billion Dollar Brows limited edition holiday brow kit for yourself! Or purchase one for $34.99 here!

Good luck & happy holidays!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Billion Dollar Brows/Brand Backer. All opinions are my own and I would never endorse something I didn't completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Kaizen Fashion Project going.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

KISS InstaWave Curling Wand Review

Styling my hair is a love hate relationship for me. A little about my hair - I have very thick long wavy hair and so it's time consuming to style it for the most part. I wash my hair twice a week and let it air dry. After I let it air dry I style it. And by "styling" I mean, leaving it how it dried, straightening it with my straightener, or curling it with my straightener.

When KISS offered my the opportunity to try their InstaWave curling wand I jumped at the chance since I have very limited experience curling my hair with anything other than my straightener.

Here's the InstaWave right out of the box -

It's different from other straighteners as it's an automatic curler. AKA you hold a piece of hair against it and push a button and PRESTO you have a pretty little curl :)

It instantly creates beautiful curls in seconds, and it's super easy to use at any angle and with either hand, left or right.

It features a high and low heat setting (low = beach waves, high = curls) and a curl dial with left/right curl directions to curl toward or away from your face. It has a max temp of 420 and will turn itself off after 90 minutes which is a great safety feature if you accidentally leave it on.

Here's a quick video of me using it so you can see it in action!


- Hold InstaWave vertically

- Place section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod

- Touch the Curl Dial either left or right, and the InstaWave instantly and automatically catches and curls the hair

- Hold for 5-10 seconds, hold longer for tighter curls and less for beachy waves

- Pull the InstaWave down vertically, letting hair out

**Tip: Switch between curling right and curling left to create the most natural looking curls

Here's a couple of shots of my hair in it's natural state - 



InstaWave can be purchased at 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kiss Products/Brand Backer. All opinions are my own and I would never endorse something I didn't completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Kaizen Fashion Project going.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mad for Buffalo Plaid

Buffalo plaid has always been a favorite of mine.
It's a pattern I've always been smitten with.

Below are my favorites of the season and everything shown is 40% off!
 How could I not share this you y'all? :)

Happy Shopping!

My personal favorite is the cape. SERIOUSLY. How amazing is that cape??

Ummm Santa... :)


(click photos to shop)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Red plaid, Red cups & Monograms

Who else is already listening to Christmas music?  

Come on, don't be shy :)

Well this girl LOVES the holidays. And let's be honest, I've been waiting for Christmas music and movies since July. That's right, July.

So naturally I've been doing some Christmas shopping, decorating, Starbuck holiday red-cup drinking and planning my Cyber Monday/Black Friday purchases (it's looking like there's going to be some GOOD ones!)

"It's a Wonderful Life"
Yes this is my photo and yes I've already watched it! :)
It's my MOST favorite Christmas films ever. Classic.

Lots of red cups in my hands lately. And if you haven't tried the new Chestnut Praline Latte, do, because it's amazing and delicious. My new favorite from Starbucks

This beauty is my new obsession. It's from Tuckernuck, an all-American style brand with gorgeous polished pieces. They have so many must-have goodies that would make perfect holiday gifts. Be on the lookout for a post next week featuring an exclusive Tuckernuck gift guide!

This is their CB Station Weekender bag.

I have so many fabulous goods to share with you this next week I can hardly stand it!

Hope you're all enjoying the season!

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Festival Style & A Giveaway Coming Soon!

Hi dolls! :)

A quick post to say 'hey' I'm back from a weeks vacation on a gorgeous houseboat on a lake.

Close as it gets ;)


Also, I'm starting a giveaway later this week for this gorgeous necklace from the fab shop Shine Bright For Good
They have gorgeous pieces that you MUST check out!

Outfit deets below.


Hat - Forever21  //  Top - American Eagle  //  Jeans - American Eagle  //  Boots - Old Navy  //  Sunglasses - American Eagle  //  Bracelets - Forever21  //  Tassel necklace - Shine Bright For Good  //  Leopard print watch - Feral Watches  //  Bag - "Michael Kors Selma"

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekend, I'm Coming

This week //



Made lots of bracelets. Shipped lots of bracelets. (yay!)

Frequented the doc's office a few times. (not yay)

Spent time with my favorites (double yay!)

T-minus 2 hours until it's the weekend.....



Hope you all had a lovely week and have an even lovelier weekend!

Bag // Michael Kors - Kicks //  Forever21 - Jeans // American Eagle

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Valentia Vitamin C Skin Glow Serum Review

I'm not a fan of generalizations, but I'm pretty convinced every single girl on this planet wants glowing radiant skin. I know I do. Life can be super harsh on our bodies and skin, and over time things really take a toll on our skin and it shows. That's when a girl could use some help. Help in the form of this pretty little bottle of delicious citrus smelling serum.

I was gifted this bottle of vitamin c serum for face by Valentia to try and share my opinion with you all, and let's just say I'm VERY impressed with the results I'm seeing so far. I've been using it for almost 2 weeks, applying it twice a day; morning and night, on clean dry skin (4 drops each time).

I didn't take a before/after photo of my skin as I don't think the results are dramatic enough to show on a photograph, but I can CLEARLY see the difference in my skin. It's brighter, much softer and I see a HUGE difference the size of my pores (yay!).

The ingredients are quite impressive! 

Here's a bit more about this game-changer serum and it's benefits:

Vitamin C: With a 20% concentration does more than boost the body’s immune system; it also provides many benefits to keep the skin tight, smooth and looking ageless. Vitamin C has been scientifically proven to reduces the effects of sun exposure on the skin, including sunburn, sun spots, redness and wrinkles.

In addition to helping reduce the signs of aging, Vitamin C is essential for everyday maintenance to strengthen and smooth out the skin, as well as neutralizing free radicals before they can damage the skin. 

***Our additional Key Ingredients below were all selected for their ability to enhance and support Vitamin C's effect on the skin. 

ORGANIC ROSEHIP SEED OIL & ORGANIC SEA BUCKTHORN OIL - These oils promote skin hydration and lock in moisture to protect your skin from signs of aging and improve its beauty and youthfulness. Rosehip Oil specifically has been used in medical communities around the world for those with serious skin ailments and only recently has North America learned to embrace natural solutions from our ancestors. These two organic oils are full of antioxidants and therefore act as the perfect supporting cast for our best friend - Vitamin C

RESISTEM (Plant Stem Cells) - This provides the perfect mix of protection from stress-related aging and promotes skin detoxification. Resistem will help your skin regenerate faster while protecting it from environmental stressors.

HYALURONIC ACID(Botanical) - Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin ,there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the market today. Penetrates deeply, and actives collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, and brighter complexion

GREEN TEA EXTRACT- The catechins in green tea are a potent antioxidant which also contribute to the overall anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant benefits of this ancient health and beauty secret.


98% Natural Ingredients (see below for a description of our Key Ingredients chosen specifically to enchance Vitamin C efficacy on the skin)

EVENS SKIN TONE: Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration with this new generation Vitamin C Serum. Quickly refresh uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

If you're looking for a product to brighten and renew your skin naturally I highly recommend you check out and try Valentia. I'm really thrilled with the results I see so far! I can't wait to continue to use it and see even more results!

Find Valentia here -------> //

FTC Disclosure: The product was provided by VALENTIA. However, all opinions are my own. 

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