Makeup 101: Makeup basics for beginners

Hi loves!  This post is going to be all about my favorite subject, makeup! If you are new(ish) to makeup and want to learn more, this post is for you. It will help answer questions like “What products should I invest in?” “Should I go with high-end or drugstore makeup?” “What do I need to start out with and what can I wait on purchasing?”

My old makeup habits were sad to say the least. I didn’t have very many products (and certainly not any good ones) and I was clueless on how to apply them. I started on a mission to learn all I could about makeup and two years later am still on that journey but have learned oh so much. Now it’s time to share what I’ve learned.  Soooo if you’d like to learn how to get your makeup collection started or improved upon without wasting money on products you don’t need (like I did waayyy too many times) then keep on reading!  Continue reading


F&F for Hy-Vee & $100 Giveaway!

Getting older, you really start treasuring certain memories, for example, being 7 years old and running to your local small town grocery store, Hy-Vee, to get that free chocolate chip cookie after school. Five years after moving up to the cities, Hy-Vee started opening up stores like wild fire. All we kept hearing was people raving about how great it is, affordable and how the options are endless. So we decided to hop on the bandwagon and headed out to see what all the talk is about! Walking up to the store brought back those childhood memories and awakened a new shopping experience.

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In Review: Envision 10th Anniversary Fall Fashion Show 2016

Kindred Folk at Envision 2016 Fall Fashion Show

Photo Credits: Josh Stokes courtesy of Envision

As some of you may know, each Fashion Week in Minnesota exits with a bang as the Envision Fashion Show wraps it all up. This year was their 10th anniversary and marked the 20th Envision fashion show. The runway show, starring Ignite Models and local Minnesotan fashion designers, has grown into a must-see event with tickets in high demand. We were lucky enough to snag a front row seat to this year’s event.

From casual to evening gown attire, the designers hit all the marks with their Fall 2016 collections. New color palettes, bold patterns, and striking pieces dazzled us throughout the entirety of the show. Let us break down some of our favorites. Continue reading

Where Everything is Pink + White

My trip to Palm Beach, Florida was more of learning about myself, cultures, and human interactions, rather then the whole concept of a vacation, something I did not expect. As mentioned in my Growing up in a Broken English Home post, my dad is a bodyguard, he spends half the month working in Palm Beach and the other half in Minnesota. So I took full advantage of booking a flight and visiting while he was there!

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September: A month of transitions

Happy September loves! I’m going to go ahead and throw in a cliché “I can’t believe it’s September already” statement, because I truly cannot and I’m sure you feel the same. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the month of September. The month is always filled with changes, which are usually great and exciting but also slightly chaotic.

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Growing up in a Broken English Home

Recently my sister posted a video about growing up with parents who speak broken English. When I first started watching it I thought, wow, how incredibly selfish of them to be turning their parent’s hardships into their own. Not even half way through I was about to turn it off until a girl started crying about how she never had help writing those English papers. I broke down, had snot coming out my nose and mascara streaks going down my cheeks. Continue reading

Shopping with Whit & Dre

Summer one piece outfits with flare

If you saw on this whole Snapchat Instagram thing we’ve got going now (give us a follow!) you saw that our mission this week was to have our boyfriends become best friends. Best way to do that? Beer and a grill. Five minutes into our double date they started talking about golf so we knew that this was the perfect time to slip out to our shoot. Continue reading