Fourth Of July!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend filled with great food, good vibes, and nice weather!! – We kept it pretty simple this year, mostly because we  had to work the next day, but it was a great time!

It’s been busy over here with wedding planning & work, but I had to share some of my fourth of July looks! For some reason I wanted to be festive this year -LOL.

0dfac1b7-eabf-48ce-8169-d860d381799f -How cute is this t-shirt dress from The Pink Lily Boutique! If you don’t know about this online boutique I strongly suggest you check it out! So affordable and they have something for every occasion.

I like tying a jacket around my waist to make it more defined, especially since the dress is not tight to the body. This look is super casual, but you could also dress it up. I think that’s what I love about it! Plus it’s only $36 dollars!

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-Next up is this two piece amazon find! I wasn’t sure when I purchased it if I was going to like it, but I ended up REALLY liking it! Since I’m short I was concerned about the high waist making me look odd. However, I have seen so many other bloggers (of all body types) with this same bathing suit & it looks great on all of them! It comes in a lot of other colors & its only $25 dollars! – STEAL

I’ve linked below – HOWEVER the blue/white t-shirt dress is sold out so I linked the same dress in a different color!

Swimsuit – here

T-Shirt Dress – here

 

P.S. – You can always follow & check out my Instagram for more!! Go to @Ifyouseektara

-Always

Tara XOXO

LashMe Review

-As a blogger it’s our job to find products, test them, and then relay the good with the bad. Sometimes that means making mistakes so you don’t have to!! So today I wanted to give you my review of LashMe growth serum.

It seems as though everyone wants longer, fuller lashes, so it’s no surprise this product on Amazon has a ton of reviews. It’s also an Amazon’s choice product. The price isn’t bad either, only $19.95 (on sale). So, I decided to give it a try and found that it works, but very slowly.

Let’s start with the good things about the product. First, it’s cruelty free. Which is a bonus for me. It’s made in the Unites States and is also 100% vegan. You can also use it on your eyebrows!

Now, some of the cons about the product. It takes weeks to see results, and up to 3 months for full results. You also have to apply it every night, which if you are anything like me, you forget. For example, I’ve been using LashMe for a month now & just started to see a difference.

Now, if the cons don’t seem that bad to you, I would say go for it. However, if you want instant results this is not the product for you. Which for me was the case. With events, social outings, and trips coming up, I didn’t give myself the time needed.

Lash extensions and buying fake lashes to apply can be expensive, so I would recommend LashMe for a more affordable option. Just make sure you follow the directions and recommended steps in order to see the results you want.

If you are interested or have been thinking about trying a product like this you can go to Amazon and use the code IFYOUSEEK20 for 20% off your order!!

Let me know what your results are if you do!!

-Always, Tara XOXO

Friday Vibes

-If you’re anything like me you want to look cute, but be comfortable. Especially on the weekends! For the most part we’re pretty laid back when it comes to what we do. Hiking, drinking, and casual nights in with friends is our vibe. However, sometimes you want to look and feel good while doing it!!

-I have TWO looks that I am sharing with you today that I would wear for those weekend nights out!! Of course, you all know I love my black-LOL.

First up is this jumpsuit from Amazon!! That’s right, and only $20 dollars & comes in more colors! I’ll link it here.

I’m pretty short, so it’s a little long. I ordered a medium due to chest size, however I think a small would have worked, especially for a shorter length. Nothing the dryer probably couldn’t fix!

Next up is a romper from Express! Now, its from last season so it’s no longer on their website, BUT I’ll link a similar one in shape & style here. Currently on SALE TOO!!

-You could change both looks up depending on what you wanted. Create a more casual look with each by adding flats/sandals. Or dress it up with some heels and cute accessories!! I love jackets, so that’s usually my go to.

-Always, Tara XOXO

Let’s Jump Around!

Recently, while walking around Marshalls I stumbled upon this jumpsuit that I couldn’t pass up. Now, normally I would have NEVER thought twice about buying something so bright and bold… but I had to have it! Not to mention it was only $12 dollars!! – A STEAL

Fashion is something I love, but am never brave enough to take chances with – which I’m working on. Every now and then though, it’s exciting and fun to try something you normally wouldn’t!

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I paired it with a jean jacket that I got from Express years ago, and a nude shoe. However, it can be worn by itself as well with flats or sandals for a more casual look. It really is perfect for Spring/Summer! I think the only thing that would make it better is pockets!

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I received so many compliments on my Instagram post that I wanted to share similar looks with you. That way everyone can enjoy stripes of their own!! – Obviously, we all know I can’t link Marshalls (which is sad) but I do recommend going to your local store and exploring for random finds! – Below, I linked three similar option, all under $100!!

Nordstrom Rack                   Express                               H&M

 

-These jumpsuits are so cute! I think I might get all of them. Dress them up with jackets, heels, etc. for the perfect work look, or dress down for a casual night out. Let me know which one is your favorite! I think I know mine already! XOXO

-Always, Tara

 

In Masking We Love

I’ve been using Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask for four weeks now, two times a week and I absolutely love it! I’ll admit, I never got into masking or skin care products before. As I got older, however, I realized it’s not only super beneficial for my skin, but I also really enjoy the me time and doing something for myself.

What first caught my attention with Leahlani’s products is that they are all natural! If you follow them on Instagram you will fall in love with not only the beauty that they live in, but the beauty in their products!

“Leahlani Skincare is a Hawaii based artisanal skincare line made from fresh Hawaiian nectars, potent and vibrant botanical actives and luxurious, tropical beauty oils. Our products are blended fresh weekly in intimate batches in our private studio on the lush North Shore of Kauai Island.” – Leahlani

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The Mermaid Mask is perfect if you are a first time user because it’s easy to use & gentle on your skin. My skin has always been sensitive to lotions, makeup products, etc. and I haven’t had an issue. – Also, two problem spots I wanted to work on were the dark circles under my eyes & my greasy forehead. I have noticed a HUGE improvement in both areas!

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The best part is you don’t need a lot either when applying. I know for me when I was looking online at products the containers looked really small – this is not the case. It’s super affordable and the sizes are perfect. Like I said, I’ve been using it for a month now and I still have a full jar. It comes with a little spoon as well so you don’t have to guess how much to scoop out.

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Just add a little bit of water and apply! Most times I leave mine on for 15-20 mins, but there really is no wrong answer. Enjoy it with a glass of wine, or while you clean the house, up to you! I think it’s beneficial to not only do something good for your skin, but to take time out of your busy day to do something for YOU. It may seem like a little thing to do for yourself, but the first thing to get pushed to the side is our own personal health. If masking two nights a week helps you feel better -DO IT. Everyone benefits.

Thanks for hanging out with me and I hope you enjoyed my quick little review! I’ll be sure to update you with more products and routines in the future! I’d love to hear what products you use and love in the comments or head over to my Instagram & let me know there!

Always,

– Tara

 

3 Kerastase Products I Can’t Live Without

Jumping on here to share a little more with you about the Kerastase Line that I use. I posted on Instagram ( @ifyouseektara) recently about the line and a lot of you shared how you either have been wanting to try it or use it and LOVE it as well!

A little back ground for you, I have been using Resistance // Extentioniste shampoo & conditioner because I am looking for length and have some damage to my hair. I have been highlighting my hair since I was sixteen! Blonde Blonde & more blonde! ( not to mention the RED I had for a brief second) So, as you can imagine my hair has decided to break up with me, and I’m trying to win it back! – Lol

Some of you asked if you have to be a blonde to use it – the answer is absolutely not! Anyone looking to add length & strength should try it out! Also, I would suggest asking your hair stylist for suggestions as well since they are the ones working on your hair. My hair stylist and Friend @Hannahpricebeauty suggested this line because blondes generally have weakened/damaged ends due to the chemicals used to lighten the hair.

The serum therapiste that I HIGHLY recommend is a fiber renewing serum that adds strength and elasticity. Heat protection up to 450 degrees. – Personally, I love my straightener and curling my hair so this is needed! I generally use it on damp hair before I blow dry, but you can also use a little on dry ends for finishing touches!

Now, I obviously asked a professional and did some research, so I strongly suggest you do the same. No one knows your hair like you do! If you are looking to invest in better hair care I would recommend jumping in and doing it. – There are a ton of hair care products out there, you just have to find what works for you!

Always,

Tara

Halloween Vibes

Hey everyone!

Can you believe that it’s already November?! I don’t know about you, but I’m already starting to feel the pressure. Getting the house ready, food menus, and of course hanging with FAMILY. 🙂 I know too much, right?

Don’t worry we have some time still. For right now, lets grab ourselves a drink and enjoy each other’s company. 🙂

So Halloween was not that long ago, and I wanted to jump on here real quick and share my DIY Costume I did this year! I always dress up, which could be because I bartender for seven years, and well… you dress up in a bar! ( Tips, ya know)

Anyway, now I work in an office, so my costume choices have changed to say the least, but I still enjoy it. So this year I decided to be Mary Poppins!

I went with the bag instead of the umbrella.

I did eventually decorate my hat, which I think made a big difference!

It was super cute and fun to do! I also posted some fun boomerangs and video’s on my Instagram! ( So if you missed it, make sure to go FOLLOW me on there!)

I bought all the pieces separately, which I am going to link below for you! The shoes I already had, which are from DSW!

Top – @HM

Skirt – @AMAZON

Hat – @AMAZON

Bow tie – @AMAZON