Outfit Inspo x SeasonSash

Who doesn’t love getting a new skirt or new dress? I know I was so excited when I received my package from @SeasonSash — I got a gorgeous red Aria Bow Skirt, it sold out so quickly but I will link some of her other skirts below! I also received a stunning Bailey Dress which is inspired by the 1920’s — I wish I could go back in time and wear this. Scroll down for some links to shop & photos!!

 

The Aria Bow Skirt sold out! In both red and green, but she has two other gorgeous skirts you can purchase. One is called the Belle Pocket Skirt in Burgundy, direct link to purchase is here. Also in Blue, direct link to purchase is here.

My favorite dress in my closet currently is the Bailey Dress, I mean, isn’t this stunning?!? I should of added a red lip when I shot this but I went with a nude. The dress is lined, which is another plus. The lining it short so depending on how tall you are you might need a slip under! Direct link to purchase is here. This dress runs true to size, I’m a 2-4 and I purchased a small.

Hope everyone loved these as much as I do! Feel free to ask me any questions you may have on their boutique, Season Sash direct website is linked here.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Fit Fab Fun Winter Box + Coupon Code!

I received the @FabFitFun winter box last week and I LOVED every item in this box! Below I will be giving you more details on every item, (Note: I did receive the Butter London Mega Volume Mascara but my mother-in law wanted some new mascara during winter break, I wasn’t able to take a photo, haha but I will give details on it below as well). With every item they include in the box, they give a tip on how to use the product! What a great touch!!

This months Winter Box collaborated with their charity; Starlight Children’s Foundation.  

For more information on the Starlight Children’s Foundation click here.

You can donate $25 and give a child a “Starlight Brave Gown” Click here to learn more.

D.L. & CO Candle; I received the Bergamot Woods in Silver, it smells so good that I don’t even want to light it. haha Has that happened to anyone else before? It retails for $45.

Their Website is linked here & their Instagram here.

They are currently have a hug sale on their website! Some candles are up to 50% off.

TIP: The intricately designed candle holder makes a gorgeous centerpiece. Fill it with a cute succulent once your candle burns out.

GORJANA Necklace; I received the Kiernan Double Pendant Necklace in Silver. You can mix and match this necklace with any other necklace and it would look perfect! This will help anyone shine in their NYE outfit. It retails for $75.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram here.

TIP: This bauble is made to amp up and LBD during the holiday season.

Marie Mae Company Thank You Card Set; Who doesn’t love receiving a “Thank You” card? or even a “Thinking of You” card? I know for me it’s the smallest gestures that mean the most! You can a gorgeous 10 pack in this box! These retail for $24.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram linked here.

TIP: Include a photo with a sprinkle of confetti for a festive surprise!

Moleskine 2017 Weekly Planner; Stay on schedule and in style with this planner. It features a diary, planner and notebook pages. You can’t go wrong with a planner that keeps you on task! This planner retails for $20.95

Their website is linked here and their Instagram is linked here.

TIP: Use the stickers in the back of the book to mark special events like birthdays.

Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Mascara; It separates, defines, and lifts your lashes to epic heights! It retails for $20.

Direct link to purchase here.

TIP: Wiggle the wand at the base of your lashes ti create extra volume. Apply the wand vertically for a more natural look.

O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face; This name made me think about what would happen if I put this on my face. But, it’s appealing — lol. You simply spray it on, massage it off and get ready to glow. I will be trying this later tonight and putting my thoughts on Instagram. This retails for $44.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram is linked here.

TIP: Eliminate “cakey” makeup by prepping your skin for flawless makeup application.

Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream;  Everyone’s skin needs a little extra TLC, especially if you’re dealing with crazy weather conditions! You can apply this to your hands, feet, elbows and any other body part that is prone to dry skin. It retails for $24.

Their website is linked here and their Instagram is linked here.

TIP: Apply to the soles of your feet and wear socks to bed to lock in moisture overnight.

This total box retails for $252.95 and you can get yours for $39.99 and if you use the discount code “TONYA” to get $10 OFF!! The regular price is $49.99!!

You can sign up here.

Feel free to send me an email or direct message on Instagram if you have any questions about any of these products or the box subscription! Happy Wednesday Everyone.

xx, Tonya Michelle

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Deal of the Day! Macy’s x Anne Klein

Who doesn’t love a good deal!?? The deal of the day is from Macy’s and you can get select Anne Klein Watch sets and brackets for $99!!! Click here to view all of Anne Klein’s watches.

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Women’s Rose Gold-Tone Chain Bracelet Watch & Beaded Bracelet Set

I love a watch that you can dress up or down. This gorgeous ceramic watch is perfect for your daily outfit, either to the office or a fun lunch with the girls.

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I personally feel that you can’t go wrong with white ceramic, it’s classic. The watches that come with bracelets are always a way to know you’re always matching when you leave the house.

It’s one less thing you have to worry about styling!

This watch comes in silver which is pictured or rose gold!

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Anne Klein watches make the perfect stocking stuffer, for a friend, loved one…or even yourself! Don’t worry, I don’t blame you if you buy this for yourself. I did! Below are some of my other favorites that I currently have on my wish list!

 

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Women’s Crystal Accent Rose Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet Watch & Bracelets Set – Click here for the direct link.

crystalanneWomen’s Swarovski Crystal Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet Watch and Bracelets Set, click here for the direct link!

*Deal of the Day Select $99 Anne Klein Boxed Watch and Jewelry Sets –

Start: 12/16 -End: 12/17

 

Collaboration supported by Macys and Shopping Links. My love for my new stylish watch is all mine and could be yours too! 🙂 xo, Tonya Michelle.

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Holiday Makeup Look with Neutrogena

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetHolidayReady #CollectiveBias

Today I have teamed up with Neutrogena, Walmart, and Social Fabric to bring you guys two different easy ways to get your holiday look by using Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks and one easy way on how to remove it all with Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.

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I purchased these items from Walmart, for a direct link to purchase these items click here. Below is a few photos of where I found the Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, in a 21 pack and Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks in different colors. My looks that I created were with  Deep Plum (180) and Pink Nude (100).

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My Walmart offered 16 different colors!!! The colors they have to choose from are amazing. I love when companies offer more than just a few. We all have different likes and needs when it comes to our makeup looks. Since Neutrogena® MoistureSmooth Color Sticks are made with fruit extracts along with mango and shea butter, the balm-like formula glides on easily, providing a sheer wash of moisturizing color that lasts for hours. Amazing right? I know at least for me, living in VA – it’s needed to find a good moisture locked color stick. I did their 3 day test, they say within 3 days of using their products, your lips will feel smoother. I can give them a thumbs up on that!

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Neutrogena® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes – 21Count are my go-to makeup wipes. I’ve sworn by them for years and if you didn’t see my Instagram video, head there now to see how easy it is to remove your makeup by using their Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes. They say it erases 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara, in one easy step and I 100% believe them. One of my favorite things about using Neurogena makeup removes is how gentle they are on your eyes. I wear contacts and I’ve had the issue with other brands burning my eyes.

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For my first holiday look, I used Pink Nude (100) on my lips and cheeks. I did a soft daytime look, something you can wear to the office or during the day while you’re running errands. I think the soft pink is perfect for a natural look. This color is my go-to for day to day, I keep this in my bag as my “chapstick” – adds just the perfect amount of color to your lips!

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For my second below look I used Deep Plum (180) – I simply added some darker eye shadow, used the Deep Plum color stick on my lips and cheeks. It’s so easy to change up your look by using a darker lip color. This lip color is perfect for a holiday party that’s in the evening or a fun girls night!

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I hope this helped show how easy it can be to achieve that day to day holiday look or the night out on the town holiday glam!

Click here to see my Instagram video removing all my makeup using Neutrogena’s Makeup Wipes

xo, Tonya Michelle

 

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Microlink Extensions By Gina @glamyourhair

I had the best experience with Glamour Hair Extensions Boutique in Wheaton, MD. Gina from @glamyourhair is the owner and who made me go from basic to chic! Being in her chair was honestly such a good time, we laughed, shared stories and was able to connect. I personally love being able to get to know more about my stylist. I think it’s important to not only find a professional who can provide you a great service but also provide a great experience as well.

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Above is a before photo.

I’ve had every type of hair extensions you can think of and the Microlink is my favorite so far. Gina provides the following services: hairtalk ( formerly hotheads) tape installation, brainless weaves, fusion, microlinks, traditional weaves, one step extension & more.

Full head installation includes between 6-8 bundles, we used 7 bundles for my hair! Installations takes about 2-4 hours depending on how much hair you have.

The prices below are based on 20 or 24 inches, she has other lengths as well.
– full install: $599 20 inch with installation
– full install: $699 24 inch with installation
– 20 inch by bundle: $100
– 24 inch by bundle: $120

Maintenance: every 8-10 weeks $250 — Maintenance takes the same amount of time as install. All clips are opened and extension moved back close to the scalp. Clients should shampoo their hair before their appointment so that the extensions are clean and ready for maintenance.

If you mention you found out about her salon from me, you will get a $50 credit on any installation! Take advantage of her offer, she doesn’t do discounts!!!

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Above is a photo of the micro links being installed.

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Installation for mine took about 3 hours, she then layered my hair to the way I requested and then curled my hair as well. I don’t let many people touch my hair since my Grandma and Mom are both stylists but Gina layered my hair perfectly and listened to what my wants and needs were. She did a little at a time and had me check to see how it was laying. I appreciate the little things like that. I’m sure you have had a bad experience when someone cuts too much, lol. Don’t you hate that? Gina is amazing at what she does and I will trust her with my hair in any situation now!

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The finished product, amazing right? I could die!

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I waited a few weeks to write this post because I wanted to test the quality of the hair, how the micro links felt in my hair and etc.

Let’s start by saying the quality of the hair is great, no complaints at all. I’ve had extensions before where they should shed worse than my dog, which is annoying. That didn’t happen with these.

The micro links themselves are a little weird at first because I wasn’t used to them, they are flat so when you sleep it doesn’t hurt. For the first 2-3 days they are a little tight, not to the point of pain though. I also changed up how I treated my hair, you must treat this hair like it’s your baby. Not only because you spent money on it, but you have to take care of it. I also condition my hair every other day now and use hair masks as well. I use a lot of products on my hair so it’s important not to dry the hair out.

I’ve gotten a question also about how heavy the hair is. This is the lightest my head has felt with extensions. I used to do a lot of sew-ins and it really weighs down your head and hair. I feel like with the microlinks it’s a lot less pressure on your scalp and the hair that it’s connected to. Again, this is just my opinion. All extensions can damage your hair if your stylist doesn’t install them correctly or you treat your hair bad. So remember, find a good stylist aka Gina and take care of your hair.

Another tip on brushing your hair with the microlinks in: Hold your hair at the scalp and then brush, you never want to brush and pull hard on your extensions. They could either loosen up or even fall out. Again, remember – baby these extensions!! I also always brush my hair after the shower and before bed I either put it into a braid or two, or even ponytail it, you don’t want to sleep with wet hair and have a bunch of knots when you wake up.

Feel free to reach out to me or Gina if you might have any other questions about the service! My email is tonyamichelle26@hotmail.com!

Gina’s Contact information:

t: 301-717-6964

e: gina@glamouryou.net

Instagram – Facebook – Twitter

And don’t forget $50 off your installation if you mention my name!

xo Tonya Michelle

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Rustic Console x Ana White Design

Hello everyone! Today we wanted to show you one of our first builds. When our house was being built we lived with Carl’s parents for 10 months, we then decided to start building our own furniture in their garage. Thank goodness they love us cause we built up a storm. haha Below we will share with you how Carl and I built our Rustic Console Table.

So let’s get down to business, to start we searched and found our plans from Ana White, if you’re not following her blog and Pinterest page do yourself a favor and start!! We love working from her plans because they are clear and well written. She does a great job of making beautiful furniture and providing plans that break each step down into simple steps. Her plans will give even the greenest builder confidence to tackle a project.

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Tools needed:

  • Safety glasses
  • Clamps
  • Tape measure
  • Speed Square
  • Drill or impact driver
  • Kreg pocket hole plugs
  • Sander
  • Kreg Jig
  • Miter saw
  • Wood filler

Optional Tools:

  • Biscuit Joiner
  • Hand held planer
  • Kreg pocket hole plugs

Review all steps in Ana’s plans prior to beginning to be sure you have what you need and understand the process. Measure all cuts and use your speed square to be sure they are accurate and visible. It is best to get yourself in the habit of cutting just to the side of your line to be sure you are not shortening your measurements which could lead to a wobbly table. After making our cuts we prefer to sand the pieces next to avoid having to sand in tight and awkward places. After sanding is complete (ugh) the fun begins, we can start assembling!!

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Break out your Kreg Jig and drill and get ready for your piece to start taking shape. A few key points with your Kreg Jig, first it is important to measure each piece of wood prior to setting your depth. When you buy wood from a store or lumber yard you are buying it in its “nominal width” this is what its called ie 2×4 or a 1×2 ect. This is the width that it was when it was first cut at the lumber yard. It is important to know that wood shrinks over time as the moisture from within evaporates making the actual width of 2×4 1 and a half by 3 and a half. The actual numbers are important when using your Kreg Jig and they can vary slightly between each board (especially after sanding or planing). Once you have measure the actual width of your board you can set your jig to the corresponding height. Next you will loosen the depth collar on the drill bit and place it in the cut out on jig to and set it to the corresponding depth as well (note set the drill bit collar to allow the wider part of the drill to line up with the proper depth). The Kreg Jig is now set so you can be sure you are getting a strong joint without the risk of driving your screw through the sides of your wood.

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When joining two pieces of wood you should always use wood glue as well the screws, wood glue is significantly strengthens your joints while the screw hold everything together while the glue dries. Making joints without glue will lead to loose joints over time, believe me you want glue on every possible joint. It is also best to clamp the two pieces together to keep them from moving while securing the screw.

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When making the table top it sometimes gets tough to keep everything perfectly flat, this is where the optional tools could come in to make things easier. If you have a biscuit joiner this will make aligning your boards a breeze. A biscuit joiner creates small cutouts on each board then when paired with the biscuits it aligns your pieces perfectly. Again it’s not needed but will make things go much smoother. If you happen to have a handheld planer you can use it to plane the edges of each board to be sure they fit together perfectly without a gap to create a smooth flat table top.

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As with anything, perfecting a new skill comes with a considerable learning curve so looking back at this project highlights some of the things we could have done to improve our new piece. Even despite these small changes we would have like to make we are still thrilled with how our new piece turned out and we receive many compliments on it when we visitors have come by.

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Aside from saving boatloads of money and getting the perfect piece in the perfect color for your home, making your own furniture provides you with great conversation during dinner parties or friendly visits. Good luck in building!! Please share your questions and your new creations!

Carl Morris & Tonya Michelle

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