Shake, Spray and Go! Dove x Bowling

I partnered up with Dove and Simply Stylist to share my favorite weekend activity and how I stay fresh thanks to Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant. One of my favorite things to do during the weekend is to go bowling with my better half, even if I win 1 every 20 games. haha I’ve always been a huge competitor at any sport I’ve ever played, well let’s be honest I’m competive in anything I do with Carl. It’s hard to beat someone who’s a retired NFL player. *Rolls my eyes* I’m thankful that Dove Dry Antiperspirant keeps me dry and smelling good when I’m “hard in the paint” trying to win my game! It’s always a heated competition and with one spray I’m ready to go — protected & feeling fresh.

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I always keep a Dove Dry Spray in my bowling bag, it’s a must have right next to my bowling shoes. Yes, I own my own bowling shoes. One spray and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and start throwing some strikes, or gutter balls. haha Below is a photo of how easily it fits into my bag! My bowling bag is glamorous but my Dove Dry Spray is a necessity.

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Deodorant is a key part of every woman’s daily beauty routine, which is why it is so important to use one you can trust to keep feeling fresh and confident as you go about exploring your passions and interests. Whether you’re in the middle of a heated bowling game or at the gym crushing your daily workouts. WithDove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, you can just #ShakeSprayGo and have the assurance of 48-hour protection that goes on instantly dry and cares for skin with Dove 1⁄4 moisturizers. They currently have 8 different formulas / scents, my two favorite scents are “Beauty Finish” and “Cool Essentials”.

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Beauty Finish is delicate and soft, think of a big fresh floral arrangement filled with freesia, jasmine and water lily. Also add the light scent of pineapples and pears.

Cool Essentials is cooling / watery notes of freshly cut cucumber, green tea and melon which are combined with fresh floral notes to give you a refreshing scent. Click here to learn more or to purchase at your local store.

Don’t they sound amazing? No, you can’t spray them in your mouth – even though sometimes I’ve been tempted. Do not try that. You can simply raise your hand, spray and dance around in happiness.

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I’ve been using Dove since I went from a girl who turned into a young woman, who’s now over 30. Ha – I honestly use their products daily and truly believe in Dove. Thank you Dove and Simply Stylist for letting me be part of a great collaboration. I hope you all now run to your local store and pick up a new Dove Dry Spray and also join me in this fabulous way to stay dry for 48 hours! Remember, raise your hand – spray and go!

 

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My Favorite Affordable Black Friday Sales

Hey Everyone! I hope ya’ll had a great Thanksgiving – I am going to be sharing my top affordable places I love to shop that’s having a Black Friday Sale!! Everything from clothing to skincare. Also at the bottom of this post is a great $1000 Nordstrom giveaway for you to enter if you’d like!

First up, my favorite boutiques:

1. @shopgraciejames – 20% using code BLACKFRIDAY ; below I’m wearing one of her dresses.

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2. @shoppineapplelace – shop their Black Friday sale category on their website! Below is me in one of their floral dresses which is currently 40%

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3. @happilyeveraften – Black friday sale: $10 off $50 BF10 – $20 off $100 BF20 – $50 off $100 BF50

Photo below of me in their moto jacket!

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4. @jujulaneboutique – 4am-5am 40% Code: EARLYBIRD – 5am-noon 30% Code: BLACKFRIDAY, noon-midnight 20% off Code: HOLIDAY

Below is a photo of me in their teal tunic dress!

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5. @daisyloveboutique – 30% off Black Friday sale using code: BLACKFRIDAY

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6. @fashionjunkeedotcom save 10% off entire site with code: PREBLACKFRIDALY – buy more to save more, head to their website for more details! Below I am wearing their black moto leggings.

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7. @shopather

Black Friday (Begins Thursday, Nov. 24 @ 12pm PST): Entire website 25% off + free gift with purchase of $75 or more + free shipping… Promo code: blackfriday

Cyber Monday (Begins Sunday – Monday): Entire website 25% off + free gift with purchase + free shipping…. Promo code: cybermonday

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Now for my favorite beauty deals:

1.  @oseamalibu :  A Free Mineral Hydration Set (Atmosphere Protection Cream + Travel Sea Minerals Mist = $64 value) with any purchase of $135 or more

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2. @tula – 25% site wide with code : TULAHOLIDAY25

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@frankandwhit – 40% using code: BLACKFRIDAY

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4. @flattummytea – 20% for black friday! Must needed after that Turkey Bloat! ha-ha.

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Those are just SOME of my favorite Black Friday sales, I could go on and on but I would love to now let you enter to win $1000 to Nordstrom!

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the holidays!

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You’ll receive one entry per completion.
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Your Must Have Bag & A Giveaway!!!!

So excited to share with you my must-have bag & also at the bottom of this blog post is an amazing $1000 Nordstrom giveaway with SO many chances to enter. Who said Monday’s were bad?! Not after today.

Dagne Dover is hands down my favorite bag to carry for many reasons.

For one, their leather bags put your normal work bag to shame. I use mine DAILY. I honestly couldn’t live without it. They offer different styles and colors depending on your wants and needs for a bag.

Go on, scroll down and see why!!

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The Simone Satchel is large enough to carry your lap top  and also features a center console for effortless organization. Simone comes in five different colors, I chose mine in “Bone” – goes with everything effortlessly and inside is a soft grey and creme camo, soft edge is perfection– Yes, I’m obsessed. This bag helps you keep organized and looking in style at all times. What more could you ask for?

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Dagne Dover also carries totes & an amazing collaboration with Marianna Hewitt. Click here for more details on their new releases and limited edition bags.

 

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the holidays!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 12/5.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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Good luck!! xx Tonya Michelle

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Holiday Must Haves x Katy Perry’s “Mad Love”

Holidays are creeping up behind us and I’ve already started my Holiday shopping! Below are some of my must have’s for your stocking stuffers. I always like to give my friend and family members stockings filled with my favorite items for them, each is personalized to their likes and needs. I feel like putting together a bunch of little gifts is more meaningful to them! Who doesn’t love a stocking filled with bloggers must haves?!!? I know I would be pumped! Below I will help you find one of the best stocking stuffers for under $20! (Currently on sale)
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One of my must-have perfumes this year is Katy Perry’s Mad Love – I introduced you to this fragrance a few weeks ago and it’s still one that I use weekly. It’s currently on sale for less than $20! At the bottom of this blog post you could WIN one for yourself!!!!

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The scent of Mad Love, is one of my favorites! It’s truly such a fun and flirty scent. Below describes the layers for you, my favorite part of the scent is the sandalwood.

Addictive from the start, this playfully sexy floriental fruity fragrance opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with the freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses. Indulgent warmth builds in the background with the allure of Coconut Wood, Skin Musk, and ever so sensual Sandalwood.”

Katy also has a great application tip for putting on her fragrance which I think we all live by, “I never spritz on my skin. I always spritz and walk into it and I like to spray on my hair.” I do this as well and my boyfriend always looks at me — but he appreciates how the smell stays on evenly and doesn’t over power him as well.

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A direct link to purchase Katy Perry’s Mad Love is here – Found at your local Walgreens, purchase for yourself or to gift loved ones with the perfume this Holiday season. This is defilently a perfume you want to add to your collection. Your better half will thank you as well.

Enter our giveaway!!! Giveaway will run from 11/20-11/27! Good Luck. Winner must claim prize within 24 hours or a new winner will be picked.

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Sponsored by Single Edition Media on behalf of Coty, Inc. Thoughts and the love I have for these products are mine, some lucky friends will be getting these!!

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Clarksburg Premium Outlets Grand Opening

The Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Maryland are officially open!!! If you live in the NOVA area I know you have to be as excited as I am about this. Who doesn’t love a new outlet mall? The grand opening took place on Thursday October 27th and I am thrilled that I was invited to attend and do some media coverage for the event. Below you’ll fine some photos that were taken by Simon — Doesn’t it make you wanna grab a coffee from Starbucks (Which there is one on location!) and go shopping for the holidays?!

The center is Simon’s second LEED-certified Premium Outlets center, incorporating numerous energy-saving measures in its day-to-day operations, such as LED-lighting, bike racks, solar technology and an enhanced storm water management system. Love it!

You’ll also find below are some live small videos from my Insta-stories while I was shopping and enjoying the festivities they had going on. Lastly, I will show you some great outfits I put together from my shopping spree I had.

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As pictured above you will find some great outlets stores such as Banana Republic Factory, Levi’s Outlet Store, Tory Burch, Steve Madden, ALDO, Kay Jewelers and more! To find a complete list of stores click here. Clarksburg Premium Outlets is the first outdoor, two-level outlet center in North America where shoppers can enjoy a sophisticated community space with covered walkways, spacious courtyards, landscaping, fountains, waterfalls, custom art, a fireplace and a children’s play area.

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Now let’s get into some fun highlights of the event!!!!

I brought one of my best friends with me to enjoy the fun! Shopping is always better with a friend. Below you will find a view videos showing the Steve Madden and Nike outlets.

 

When walking into the Steve Madden outlet, I wanted to take everything in a size 9 home with me, I mean thats normal right? They had an extra 20% off that day as well. Total win-win!!

I literally had a blast, this place is not only gorgeous, the layout is perfect, every person I came across was so happy to be working there. The customer service was impeccable. Even with it being a crowded event, everyone seemed so happy just to be there. It put me into the holiday spirit and I’m glad I began some of my Christmas shopping! I will be putting together some great Holiday gift guides coming up for everyone as well so keep your eye out for that, in the mean time, below are some great items I purchased while shopping at Clarksburg Premium Outlets!

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First great purchase I made was this gorgeous bright color sweater from the Express Factory Outlets!

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I also fell in love with this vest from Old Navy which is pictured below.

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Can we also discuss this leather skirt from Express Factory Outlets? (Picture below) To die for! You can also pair with some black tights, body suit and knee high boots as well.

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I also grabbed these brown booties from Express Factory Outlets as well, can never have enough booties!!

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I didn’t get the chance to hit every store as I wanted to but I will be going back to cover more ground later this month! I did most of the damage (shopping) in Nike, Express and Old Navy. I plan to stop in Tory Burch, Kate Spade and Under Armor next time! This is definitely a great place to find some amazing deals wether it’s for the holiday shopping or even just for yourself. You can even bring the whole family, tons of choices to grab lunch or dinner at as well. One of my favorite places where I ate was Rise Pies, photo below (yes, I’m sorry if you’re hungry now) The pizza is made in less than 2 mins and the meatballs are a MUST!!

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I hope ya’ll who are local are able to stop by and find some great new items for your home, wardrobe or maybe some Diamond’s from Kay’s!! (Wink, Wink) Happy Holidays & make sure to keep your eye out on my Holiday Gift guides that will be coming later this month!!

For more information on The Clarksburg Premium Outlets click here.

Their social media accounts are as followed:

Facebook – @clarksburgpremiumoutlets
Twitter – @ClarksburgPO
Instagram – @clarksburgpremiumoutlet

Feel free to them in any of your posts!! We love to see your purchases.

xx, Tonya Michelle

This post was sponsored by Clarksburg Premium Outlets, my opinions, thoughts and all the fun I had is 100% mine!

 

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Kate Somerville x Foreo Spa Indulgences Gift Set

Christmas is right around the corner!!! Crazy right? I feel like it was just July – I know I miss that July weather. With that being said, it’s time to think stocking stuffers and thoughtful gifts for your better half, friends, family or even the boss! Today I will be giving you more information on one of my favorite gift sets that was just released by Kate Somerville & Foreo!

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You can get the professional-level skin care at home with this gift set. It retails for around $312 but you can find this at Nordstrom for $249! The set includes: FOREO LUNA™ 2 professional, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Cleanser, Kate Somerville Kateceutical Multi-Active Revive Triple Peptide Cream. Direct link to purchase click here – you can also get FREE shipping.

What is the LUNA 2 Pro? “It is a powerful cleansing device designed to give you a daily mini-facial in the comfort of your own home.”

What it does: “With a motor two times as powerful as the original LUNA design and a brush surface made out of smooth, soft silicone, this device is gentle and effective, using dual T-Sonic™ pulsations that are channeled through softer, longer silicone touch points to deep cleanse the skin, unclogging pores of 99.5% of impurities and clearing away dead skin cells. Providing an essential step in any facial care routine, it cleanses in a way that protects the skin’s natural moisture barrier while nonporous silicone resists bacteria buildup, making it 35 times more hygienic than standard brush heads. Incorporating 12 varying intensities, LUNA 2 Pro channels lower frequency pulsations directly onto wrinkle-prone areas, diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking radiant, smoother and younger. Fully waterproof, a single charge offers up to 450 uses.”

For more information on this gift set head to the Nordstrom website here!

I know this set is saying with me, haha it’s my gift to myself.

xx, Tonya Michelle

The gift set was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are mine.

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How to Make a House a Home x Capital One

My better half and I made one of the biggest purchases of our life last year, we built our dream home! It’s crazy to say that our first home we bought, we were able to build. It’s the American Dream. I would love to share my secrets and tips on how to make a house into a home while not breaking the bank and taking full advantage of financing when it makes sense. I’m also thrilled to be partnering up with Capital One to share some amazing offers they have as well, you might even get a lower rate compared to what other companies might be offering you for debt consolidation or for home projects!

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Above is some of the progress photo we took while our home was being built. It was so fun to document the process along the way. During this time is when we would hit up HomeGoods and Home Depot to pick out not only our decor but to upgrade features such as our master bath shower head, our facet in the kitchen and more. I truly enjoyed this process from day 1 and still do today. It’s so much fun finding deals and starting new projects.

I do know that I am looking into turning one of our spare bedroom into a baby room soon and I will be looking into the options that Capital One has to provide. I always say — don’t open more lines of credit with random stores if you still have debt to pay off.  A great feature that Capital One has as well is with a Capital One home equity loan, you can consolidate credit cards, personal loans and more into one fixed monthly payment. By consolidating, you have fewer bills to pay and may even get a lower interest rate than what you’re paying now.

It’s crazy to think that more than half (57 percent) of homeowners in Washington D.C. have not taken out a home equity line of credit or loan, and approximately one in five (21 percent) respondents are unaware of the option to leverage their home’s equity for debt consolidation.

I know sometimes these things can seem confusing, that’s why Capital One has consulates there to help you figure out what would be best for you. Just by visiting capital one home equity, you can get your customized rate offer and estimated loan amount – with no impact to your credit score! Which is huge. No one likes a ding in their credit report. Even begin the application process – it’s simple and there are no burdensome fees.

The feeling of walking into your new home for the first time is priceless.

No one wants to have debt over their shoulders, you should be enjoying the simple moments together in your current or new home. Making memories VS worrying about interest rates and debt.

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I couldn’t be happier with our choices and the future only seems brighter now that I know what Capital One has to offer us for the future when we decide to tackle some major projects with our home.

In the meantime I will be enjoying the small decorating projects I have started!

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Click here for more information on Capital One’s home equity tools.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Color Reviving Gloss x Tonya Michelle

I’m thrilled to be working with Madison Reed again and this time I’m showing you how I’ve been maintaining my hair color with Color Reviving Gloss. I use the Expresso color, deep smoky ash tones. The color reviving gloss neutralizes any brassiness and adds depth to your hair. Below is a video with some quick steps on how to use the product!

This Color Reviving Gloss is infused with keratin, organ oil, and ginseng extract to gently condition and add some healthy shine to your natural OR colored-treated hair.

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How to use:

Apply directly to dry hair, wait 20-35 minutes, and wash out for a sheer tint that enhances color and adds shine. Use every 2-4 weeks or 6-8 shampoos. Two uses in each tube.

There is 6 different colors available and you’re able to use their online program to choose what’s best for you and what you’re trying to achieve.


For me hair care is one thing that it very important to me. You have to take care of your hair ladies, it’s so important for growth and shine. Taking less than 40 mins every 2-4 weeks is nothing. I love having my “pamper Tonya days” — there is just something about taking a little time to care for yourself.

Click here for more information on how you can get professional hair care at home!

Blog post is sponsored by Madison Reed – all thoughts and opinions are mine.

 

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