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Monday, June 10, 2013

My Weekend Bag Must-Haves

I spent this past weekend staying with my parents while Chris was doing some work around the house (I don’t particularly want to be around with all the paint fumes with baby!) and wanted to give you a little glimpse into my weekend bag!  I’ll be putting up a whole “Get Ready with Me / Vlog” video from the weekend soon, so this is a little sneak peek at my staples: splurge vs. save!

1. Bold Lashes
Don’t get me wrong – I love a good makeup-free weekend bumming around the house, but I was definitely in a let’s-play-with-makeup mood this past weekend!   I’ve been pinning a ton of bold, bronzed looks for summer with those big, bold lashes and I couldn’t resist looking for a way to make it wearable for day.  I recently came across this Maybelline mascara after noticing a few more expensive brands started coming out with dual-ended mascaras for top and bottom lashes.  This one gives you gorgeous no-I’m-not-wearing-falsies lashes and makes it 100 times easier to apply mascara to the bottom lashes.

SPLURGE
SAVE


2. Nautical Stripes
As many of you know, I have been living in maxi dresses over the past few weeks.  They’re cute, comfy and show off the 6 month baby bump perfectly!  The classic nautical stripes can be dressed up or down and to me, are a summer essential.

SPLURGE
SAVE


3. Embellished Wedges
Is it weird that I’m actually not a huge fan of flat sandals? I’ve just never found they look good on my huge feet!  Wedges are the one exception – they’re comfortable, cute and go with pretty much everything.  I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a pair with cute embellishments to add to my growing collection.  After months of staring longingly at these Michael Kors ones, I came across this pair from Aldo that fit the bill perfectly.

SPLURGE
SAVE


4. Sorbet-Coloured Clutches
I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for pastels.  Every single time the snow begins to melt, I immediately start shopping for creamy sorbet accessories to add a subtle pop to my outfit.  Mint, lilac, butter yellow, coral… they can all be incorporated into your outfit in so many different ways.   Try a pastel pink clutch like the ones below with a pretty white sundress and a bold lilac necklace.

SPLURGE
SAVE

Note: Maybelline sent me this mascara to try out and I LOVE IT.  So, we teamed up to do this blog post!  I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with brands I have so much respect for, like Maybelline, and I couldn't do it without your support and love. Thank you my Loves :) xx

Friday, March 29, 2013

Second Day Hair: 2 Cute Hairstyles





Please note that the 5 winners will be announced on my TWITTER ACCOUNT on April 14th so please watch for your name there!!













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Monday, February 25, 2013

10 Favorite Lip Products

I'm kind of obsessed of bright lips right now.  There are so many ways to wear them and they just add the perfect little pop to draw you out of the dreary winter weather.  Day to night, high end to budget friendly, I've got a list of some of my absolute FAVORITES that I highly recommend!


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Inspired Smokey Eye & GIVEAWAY!

With the snow FINALLY starting to melt (did I say FINALLY?!?!) I was inspired to add a little pop of color to the classic smokey eye.  Benefit Cosmetics was generous enough to provide me with a full set of their beautiful new spring makeup collection for one of you fabulous girls! Wanna enter?  See below for all the details!



Please note you must live in the United States or Canada so Benefit Cosmetics can ship you your prize.












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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Special Announcement

Happy New Year!  2012 was a year of incredible highs and lows - I feel like I just got off a rollercoaster and my head is still spinning.  But just like every year, I feel the placebo effect on January 1st: the promise of a fresh start and that sudden rush of motivation & determination.  Here's my start to the new year... and I wanted to share it with all of you!  I'm starting a new channel called RachhLovesLife, which is house all my future vlogs, travel videos, bloopers, tag videos unrelated to beauty, perhaps even future pregnancy vlogs... ;)




As a thank you for supporting me and subscribing to my new channel, I wanted to share two things with you!

#1: a fun Christmas vlog! (see my announcement video if you want a taste of what my crazy hilarious family)



#2: a GIVEAWAY!! Just a fun little something to thank you for all your support & love over the years and checking out our new edition to the RachhLoves fam :)














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