What is in my Sephora Cart!?

The BEST time to try new products and restock on your favorites is during the Sephora Insider sale. Whether you are a insider reward member, VIB or Rouge status Sephora is offering savings for you. This is one of my favorite sales of the year, therefore I wanted to share what is in my cart. 

#1  TOO FACED PEACHY PERFECT FOUNDATION - This is my NEW favorite foundation! A oil-free medium coverage foundation that claims to last 14 hours, which I can say is very long lasting. Since moving to WA state and experiencing colder weather, my skin has been less oily and more dry. This foundation has helped with keeping my skin glowing, but not oily despite the dryness of the climate. You have to try it! Did I mention it smells like peaches!?

#2 TOO FACED JUST PEACHY PALETTE - This is a palette that I wanted to try! The colors are beautiful for fall, yet one could use for an everyday look any time of the year. I have heard great reviews about the pigmentation and creamy feel of the eye shadows. I cannot wait to try this palette!

#3 BEAUTYBLENDER GOLD MINE KIT - This is a limited edition holiday kit! I was in the market for a new beautyblender and saw that Sephora was offering two beautyblenders plus a couple of bonus items as a kit for $40. The kit offers a blotterazzi which is a reusable blotting pad. I am excited to try this out!

#4 STILA ALL-DAY LIQUID EYELINER - This is a eyeliner that I have been using for a while now and love how it locks to my eyelid all day. The color is fresh and does not transfer. I wanted to have another one of these on hand at a discounted price. 

#5 DIOR ADDICT LIP MAXIMIZER PLUMPING GLOSS - This is a lip plumper that I hear great reviews about, yet I love the Too Faced Extreme lip plumper and have been using for years. With the sale, I decided this was the time to try a new plumper!

#6 TACHA POLISHED RICE ENZYME POWDER - I have been using the Pixie Peel & Polish enzyme peel for a while now, but I wanted to try this one by Tacha. This is a more pricey peel than my current one, but the consistency is less gritty than the Pixie one. Therefore, the peel is softer on the skin. I will do a review after I have used this for a few weeks.

#7 ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS GLOW KIT - This is a new glow kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills and the highlights are beautiful! I tried them out in store and could not get enough of the GLOW! They are metallic in color and come in 4 different shades. 

#8 URBAN DECAY NAKEN SKIN CONCEALER - One of my favorite concealers that I wanted to restock on was from Urban Decay. For me the coverage is medium to full, blends easily, and does not crease with or without setting it. I LOVE it!

My full VIB Sale haul will be up on my beauty channel on Tuesday, Click here! Check that out and happy shopping!

SALE ENDS 11/15!

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Meet Ivy + J'adore Custom Pet Bed

The Story of Ivy

      Today, I am officially introducing a new addition to our family, a sweet cat named Ivy! Jake and I traveled over 4 hours to meet him at a breeder near Greenville, South Carolina. We initially planned to take home a female kitten, but after being introduced to Ivy, there was no kitten more perfect for us. He was incredibly lovable and had a fun personality. No other kitten was interested in being held by me except for Ivy, he loved the attention. Friends and families of ours told us that the kitten will choose us and that is exactly what happened. I guess that meant the pink colored cat carrier, and bejeweled pink collar had to be returned. Oh well! He certainly has become apart of the family and likes to be apart of everything we are doing. His curiosity can be quite entertaining to watch. If you have been watching my snapchat (@bowlinesandlace) then you know, Ivy is a fluff ball of love and sweetness. Ivy really loves his custom bed from J'adore, they make high quality pet beds with many different colors and prints to choose from. The comfort of his new bed makes nap time 10x more enjoyable now.

About the Company

     If you have a beloved pet then J 'adore custom pet beds will be the perfect gift for your cat or dog. These pet beds come in all different sizes, ranging from xx-small to xx-large as well as different styles. Ivy's particular bed is a "cuddle bed" but J'adore offers 5 other pet bed options. The quality of their beds is top of the line, durable and easily washable with pockets that unzip to maintain cleanliness. Check here for washing instructions and care information.
     J'adore has over 200 fabric options for your pet bed. My only issue with creating Ivy's bed was choosing the fabric patterns, with the vast selection, it was easy to become indecisive. Thankfully, the pet beds are reversible which allows one to choose several other patterns for a completely different look. J'adore allows one to have two beds in one essentially. Did I mention J'adore's products are HANDMADE IN THE USA, Kansas City to be exact! Support local businesses here in the USA.

                  You can check out their website here: J'adore Cusom Pet Beds      
Use code for free embroidery ($10 value) with your order of a pet bed: bowlinesandlace


Make up Monday: Nordstrom Beauty Travel Essentials

#NSale Beauty

The #NSale is still going on, but only for one more week! When searching through the beauty products still available, my cart instantly became full with discounted make up favorites. 

#NSale Beauty


Many beloved make up brands have been offering travel size versions of popular products. With another summer vacations nearing, these compact brushes and beautiful lipsticks will nicely fit in my carry on. The Anniversary Sale has 1 more week left before prices increase, therefore I wanted to shop the beauty products before the sale ended. Since I have been looking for a new collection of blushes and lip colors. The Nars blushes are simply beautiful and very complimentary on the skin. This cheek palette has 4 blushes, 1 highlight, and the Laguna bronzer. When you are traveling, make up palettes are the way to go for a lighter load without having to leave your favorite products at home. Lip products are tricky to buy without trying on, but believe these YSL lip products are my new favorites. Visit your nearest Nordstrom to test them out or if leave in the Charleston area without a store close by, try them out at Sephora. Nordstrom has a hassle-free return policy which makes for shopping online a more relaxing shopping experience. I know that if a product does not turn out the way my heart desired, I can return it with no issues.
The Laura Mercier make up palette, oh my goodness, beautiful! If you have blue eyes, this eye palette is going to make your eyes pop! Browns, and bronze shades are my go-to shadows for highlighting my eye color. Even if you do not have blue eyes, these shadows will become your daily essentials. The other great thing about this palette is that it comes with a highlight and bronzer which makes it another all-in-one perfect for traveling. You can use all these products mentioned with the Bobbi Brown brush collection with a bag to store them in. I love that these brushes comes with a makeup bag, because my makeup brushes are usually thrown in with my other makeup. Which ends up leaving makeup stains all over my other products.


A 1920's Charleston feature: Blush-Colored Pleated Skirt

It was a beautiful evening in Charleston, a change from the usual humid weather that summer months bring to the southern coastline. Which presented the perfect opportunity to wear a pleated maxi skirt paired with a high neck line top.  

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