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I don’t like typical souvenirs. I don’t want a T shirt, a mug with my name on it, or a key chain…what I do want is a little treasure that I can wear or use on a normal basis that takes me back to one of my favorite trips. I absolutely love to travel and one of my favorite souvenirs of all time is a hat I purchased in Denver at a little hat shop called Goorin Bros. Its an ivory based fedora with a black ribbon that rims the base of that. I’ve had it for several years and I just love it. I get plenty of use out of it in the summertime and love that it takes me back to one of my favorite summer trips in Colorado (white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, smores…it was perfection). Well, while in California a few weeks ago, I stumbled across the same store in Pasadena and had to peek inside. What I found was the most adorable black summer sun hat. I’m in love and it was the absolute perfect souvenir. Enjoy!

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(dress, shoes: Target; hat: Goorin Bros; necklace, purse: Francesca’s)

xoxo Candice

 

 

 

Do you fill in your brows? If your answer is “no”, you don’t know what you are missing. Not only are they a major trend these days (think Kardashian/Jenner sisters), they are absolutely necessary in any make up look. While in California, I was able to attend a master class from Kelley Baker, a brow master/specialist/wizard based in Venice, California. She had some great tips and tricks to get your brows in tip top shape so I thought I would do a tutorial on all that I learned. Enjoy!

First comes first: products. I’m using all Kelley Baker Brow products for this tutorial. Below, you will find two different colors of Brow Powder (blonde and brown), Brow Gel, an Angle Spooley Brush, Tweezers, a Magic Stick, and a Perfect Highlighter Brush.

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1. Start with a naked brow, nothing on it. You can use the tweezers to tweeze any strays but be sure to not over-tweeze. Full brows are better!

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2. Using the spooley end of the Angle Spooley Brush, brush the hair in an upwards motion, giving your brows their best bet at a full look.

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3. Use the Magic Stick to draw an arched line underneath the brow.

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4. Use the Perfect Highlighter Brush to blend the highlighted area up and out to give an outline for the brow.

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5. Begin filling in the brow with Brow Powder (I’m using brown) and an Angle Spooley Brush by starting on the bottom line of the brow, on the inner corner.

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6. Continue filling in the brow by following the natural arch on the top of the brow and extending out to the outer corner.

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7. Use the Brow Gel and brush lightly in an upward motion to set the brows in place.

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8. You are left with a fuller, but still natural appearing brow.

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9. Add some eyeshadow and make sure you blend up into the highlighted area and you are done! Fuller, more beautiful brows have been created!

*Know that perfecting the art of filling in eyebrows takes some time and some getting used to but the more you practice, the better you will be.

(all products used are from the Kelley Baker Brow line and can be purchased HERE)

xoxo Candice

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Annette Garcia - I am having trouble ordering online. helpReplyCancel

New house = lots of people wanting to come see new house = need for dinner parties. And I ain’t complainin’ people. There isn’t a whole lot that I like more than being surrounded by the ones I love, ESPECIALLY when food is involved…and dinner parties require just that: people you love and food. My husband built this table for our new house right before we got married and gave it to me as a present for Valentine’s Day (pretty impressive if you ask me). And considering all that we’ve had to do in the new house to decorate, the table/dining room in general has been somewhat neglected. When I say neglected, I mean its been sanded 2 x 4’s put together in table form. My brother in law actually joked that it would be a year until we decided to stain it and I’m happy to say we surpassed his guess…it only took us a mere four months.

The husband and I took some time last weekend to work on it and now that we have a stained and finished table, I was excited to be able to set the dining room for the first time and I’m so happy with the end result. Rustic wood + neutrals + feminine touch of dinnerware = one good lookin’ dining room. Enjoy!

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(table: hubby made, instructions found HERE; plates, wine glasses: Martha Stewart Collection at Macy’s; napkins: Max Studio from Marshall’s; napkin rings, placemats: Bed, Bath & Beyond; chairs: Target; centerpiece: gold spray painted vases that were given to me as a gift)

xoxo Candice

  • Sara Holt - Love the table and all of the decor! Your hubby sounds precious!ReplyCancel

    • Candice - Thank you so much!! He’s definitely a keeper. 😉 Thank you for following along!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - Oh my goodness, that table is gorgeous! And Love all the white, so clean and beautiful :)ReplyCancel