Tuesday, April 16, 2019

recent amazon purchases!

Let’s talk about a place we all love to shop…Amazon. Literally most days, I have a prime package waiting for me on the porch. Amazon has made me layzier, but more efficient-you can have things you need auto delivered, like dog food which helps keep my four-legged friends happy! I’ve been putting together a list with shoppable links for you all of my latest Amazon purchases (minus the hats my dad bought because I don’t think you need Cobra golf hats…if you do tho, hit me up, I’m your girl!)

Good Vibes tank-almost like every IGer has this tank in orange, so I went with the blue! It runs TTS, but I wanted it a little more baggy so I sized up. 
Faux Love bracelets-I had been waiting one of these FOR-freaking-EVER & I pulled the trigger accidentally (the gold one was in my shopping cart). After I got it, I promptly ordered the silver and rose gold. They never (they are screwed on) leave my wrist!  
Black Oversized Sunnies-I think almost every one of my friends HATES these sunnies, but I LOVE THEM the most. 
Lilac Top-if you remember on stories, I said I was going to return this, but then somehow I wore it on a Monday…a lot of you said nice things on IG, so it’s a keeper!
Heart Sunnies-these are a YSL knockoff and I love them on Amanda Stanton (which hers are real), but I don’t really love them on me. But I will continue to wear them cause it’s cool…right?
Collagen Creamer-I grabbed the coconut flavor cause Amanda (pardonmuahinsta on IG) uses it and I love it!
Black Jumpsuit-I wanted a jumpsuit that was a teeny bit more casual like the one Emily (champageandchanel on IG) has and stumbled across this one. It’s exactly what I was looking for and I’m going to grab it in other colors cause it’s the perfect throw on and go. You can dress it up if needed or keep it cas. 
*nsync tee-it dawned on me that I don’t have any actual *nsync tees-I know you gasped. Hear me out, I have a bunch of special tees (like the one they did for the children’s charity from Planet Hollywood with their handprints.) But I didn’t have an album tees, so I got this one!
Crest Whitestrips-I buy these once a year and use them every so often in between using my SmileBrilliant trays and gel. 
Jeans-this is going to sound weird, but I went on a jeans buying spree (& promptly returned almost more than half of them), but I got these from Amazon on a whim and they fit pretty well. I was on the fence, but wore them, so they’re mine now…(do you see a bit of a pattern here?)
What have you picked up lately from Amazon? I’m always in the market for new things, so let’s chat in the comments…

*ps-if you use any of these links, I'll get a small commission. && will love you long time. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Sephora Current Faves | GIVEAWAY!

I was in my bathroom the other day and did a quick inventory and realized I have so many current Sephora faves that I never shared with you! I mean you're not surprised, right? You do know I'm layz...well anyway, I happen to be giving away a $300 gift card to Sephora over on IG (with the easiest rules eva!), so as some inspo for how you will spend you $$ when you win, here we are!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

how I get the perfect shave!

Let's talk about my least fave part of the beauty routine...shaving! I HATE it. I love the way my legs feel after, but it's a complete chore and I always nick myself no matter how careful I am, but I think this may have changed because I found the most perfect razor of all time! Read on to see how I get the perfect shave and to find out the shaving tip I SWEAR by and have for years...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Target Budget Challenge!

A couple of weeks ago I teased on stories that I was heading to Target with my childhood bff Jen to do something fun & today I'm finally sharing part 1 with you! 

The Challenge: 5 different outfit needs, 5 different price points to stay under

Outfits Needed:
 Girls' Night Out
Spring Wedding Guest
Date Night

Price Points:

After we grabbed some Starbs (& took a pic for a giveaway), we got down to business. We had previously written down the prices and outfits needed on pieces of paper and then we picked at random. I'll start off before I show you what I picked that this was A LOT harder than we imagined. There were a few times where I wanted to go over, but Jen was not having that! Anyway, grab a snack & let's dive into this because it's going to be a long one :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Battle of the Dry Shampoos!

Let's chat about something we all use...the real hero of the hair game...dry shampoo! I'm always trying new ones, so I decided that I'd share my experience with the latest ones I've gotten my hands on. 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Quick 3 Step Pamper Session!

It's no secret I love me some skincare, so when my sweet blogging friend, Carlene offered to send me samples of the Rodan & Fields 3 step anti-aging line, I was down! The 3 step sample kit comes with a   daily cleansing mask, lip renewing serum, and intensive renewing serum. 

while the cleansing mask was drying

after the mask-skin was feeling so smooth!

lip serum on and working! 

no filter-this was after the mask, lip serum, and renewing serum

I used all of these products right after a shower and was excited to give my face a little treat. After you rub the cleansing masks in, you let it dry for 2 minutes which was the perfect amount of time for me to comb through my hair.  After I washed off the mask, my skin felt so soft and really clean.

The next steps you can apply at the same time and you'll instantly see the effects from the lip serum. I really loved the effects from it on my super dry & cracked lips. The renewing serum felt nice on my skin, but I didn't see any changes right away, but I guess it's a product you have to continue to use to see long term effects. 

All in all, this was a nice little change in my regular after shower skin care routine and I would def check out this line again. Have you tried R&F? If you want to test out any of the products that I mentioned or any of their others-I LIVE for their eyelash serum. Check out Carlene's IG for more info! Until next time, 

*these products were sent to me, all thoughts are my own!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

must have Spring staple!

Spring is OFFICIALLY here. Well according to the calendar & that’s good enough for me! I love pieces in my closet that I can wear every season and one that I am loving for spring is the duster. In case you don’t know what, a duster is, that’s a long cardigan-why it’s called a duster, idk. But it’s the best transitional sweater you could have. (it also makes for a fun toy for your nephew and he’ll giggle a bunch if you keep draping it over him and removing it.)  I styled my fave duster which was only $14 (!!) a bunch of different ways to show just how versatile it can be.

Casual Look
tee: Target
jeans: Old Navy
duster: Rainbow
sunnies: Amazon
mules: Target 

Night Out
duster: Rainbow
top: Rainbow
leggings: Torrid
heels: Primark, but I found these similar ones for you from Old Navy!

tee: Amazon
leggings: Torrid
sneakers: Walmart

how funny is that out take? That was the exact moment I realized someone else was around and that I had to change all of my clothes again, lol!

Casual Friday
top: Forever 21
jeans: Old Navy
inital necklace: Loft

Which look was your fave? I personally love it with the leather leggings cause the pink makes them look more delicate. What piece of clothing do you love for spring? Let’s chat in the comments,

*some of these links are affiliate links & if you use them, I'll receive a small commission. Which means I will love you foreva-eva. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

spa night in && your next Netflix binge!

I live for a trip to the spa-like yes, please rub my back for an hour. But let's face it, we can't all make it to the spa as often as we'd like, so cue spa night in! I've finally found my fave combo that my face wants on a weekly basis. Here's what I've been using back to back (or even alone on the nights I need some selfcare)...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Green Go Lucky!

If you've seen my IG, then you know I wear a lot of green, which is great for March's only holiday-St Patrick's Day! Here's some of my latest IG pics that all include a green sweater, cardi, or shirt.

I've linked all of these outfits in the liketoknowit app for you to shop your little heart away in case you are in need of some green items! What's a color you tend to wear often? My closet has mostly black, grey, and now a bunch of green. Let me know if the comments, 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Throwback Thursday!

I recently stumbled upon a podcast that is based on one of my all time favorite things, The Baby-Sitters Club series. Yup, that's right...there's a whole podcast-The Baby-Sitters Club Club (they even have catchy theme song) where each episode is based on one of the novels. Now you're probably thinking okay, sounds kinda cool, but where's the catch. The catch is that it's two men in their 30s that host it. They read each book and then take the time to discuss the book, plot, subplot, characters, etc.

It started back in 2016, but I just heard about it last week and started it on Monday & I'm hooked! Literally, I was laughing out loud at my desk because these guys are funny and it's hilarious to hear them talk about books I know so well.

one of my faves from the series

When I was in elementary school, I remember our library days and the feeling when we could take out books we wanted to read. I would head to the back of the lib where the computers were and check out the giant (it's probably shorter than me now) yellow rack that had the 4th & 5th grade level books. As early as second grade,  I was borrowing the BSC books. I loved the girls, their stories, their lives-Stoneybrook, CT was the place to be.  

Each week for the next month, I'm going to be sharing some of my fave things from growing up cause the 90s are back big time when it comes to fashion and I'm feeling nostalgic. 

What was your fave book/series when you were growing up? Let's chat in the comments,

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

music to my ears!

 I love music, I seriously could just listen to music all day and be a happy camper. I decided that I'll share my seasonal playlists here with you as well as any new songs (or old ones I forgot I existed) as they pop up too!

If you want to give a listen to this playlist-I'm adding to it every day, follow me on Spotify kpaine718

Want kind of music do you listen to? Do you still with the same genres or switch it up? I'm a pop hop (pop & hip hop) girl through and through. Although if you were to ask me what I liked I'd say "Anything, but country" which as a wise man once said means "Britney fucking Spears!"

Thursday, February 21, 2019

beauty | cariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush & GIVEAWAY!

This will probably sound silly to most of you, but stuff with my teeth isn't my fave thing to do. I really don't like brushing my teeth. I hate the dentist. And don't even get me started on flossing. So when I was giving the chance to try an electric toothbrush which can help layz me step up my teeth cleaning game...I was all in!

Not only does this toothbrush help me really get my teeth clean, but it has 5 settings; clean, whiten, massage, gum care, and sensitive to get the job done. Now anything that includes a massage or making my teeth whiter are things I can always get behind. I actually look forward to brushing my teeth now! 
We all know that I'm mega layz, so one of my fave things about the toothbrush it tells you how long to brush for! Like seriously, the team over at Smile Brilliant took the thinking out of brushing. I even started having my own little routine with how I use the different settings. I start with clean and work my whole mouth, then after I rinse, I switch to whiten. Now is when I really focus on my smile and making sure I'm hitting each tooth to really give it an overall polish. Seriously, this toothbrush made my smile whiter and shiner after the first use! 
If you thought that the cariPRO couldn't get any better...it will last 30 days on one full charge. That makes it so easy to bring it along for traveling and not have to make room for the charging station as well. Which if I'm being honest is one of the reasons I hadn't gotten an electronic toothbrush sooner. I didn't want more stuff on my counter, but this literally takes up way less space than a regular toothbrush and a cup holder. 

The amazing team over at SmileBrillant want you to get in on the electronic tooth bandwagon and gave me a few things to share with you. The codes below will take you directly to the toothbrush or heads (in case you want to stock up) and if you use my code thelayzblonde20 you'll get 20% off! Which means you can get the toothbrush, charging station, and 2 heads for less than $100 which is unheard of for a professional level electronic toothbrush!!



*ps-a huge shout out to smile brilliant for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine and if you use any of the links to purchase, I will receive a small commish! (&& love you forever!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

nails | how I'm regrowing my nails

One of the most asked questions I get on IG is "OMG, are those your nails?" or "you do your own nails??" and the answer is always yes! (I've had two manicures in the last 3 years and had issues both times...) I'm a bit of a control freak when it comes to my mani and pedis, so every Sunday, I get out my tools and get to work. 

A month or so ago, I was having a lot of breakage on the tips and peeling of the polish, two things I don't really ever have to deal with. I chalked it up to the cold weather and just kept hoping it would get better. Well when I woke up with the worst canker sore in my mouth and googled why you get one, I saw you could be lacking vitamin E. Well guess what else I learned when you have a vitamin E deficiency? Yep, you guess it-brittle nails. I was shocked. Not only was it effecting my nails, but I was getting painful sores too? I had enough. 

I promptly ordered more of my fave hair, skin, & nails gummies and hit Rite Aid to grab some vitamin E. I literally can't not have nail polish on, but I didn't want to continue to deal with the chipping, so I grabbed two different shades of the Essie Treat, Love, and Color line that helps strengthen while the polish looks pretty. 

I'm tackling this thing head on, so I can get back to my long, real nails ASAP!

Do you prefer short or long nails? Have any tips for growing long, pretty nails? Let's chat in the comments,