Back to School Stylin’ with Carter’s at Kohl’s

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. We were paid for this post and received the included Carter’s clothing as compensation.

Back to school means new clothes shopping! Whether you love it or hate it, it must be done. So why not make it easy on yourself by stocking up on one brand at one store, for both your daughters and your sons? Save yourself time, money, and the hassle this year. It can be done!

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5 Beauty Products You Didn’t Know Were Multipurpose

Why spend money buying a ton of different beauty products when you don’t really need all of them? We think your makeup should work as hard as you do, which is why we’re sharing some tricks on how to use your makeup to its full potential. Stop wasting money and lighten up your makeup bag — learn how to get the most out of your beauty products using these tips and tricks.

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5 Beauty Oils and How They Can Benefit You This Summer

Oils have been used in beauty routines for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient times — Cleopatra being the most well-known to take advantage of their beauty benefits. During the summer, our skin, nails and hair often pay for the frequent exposure to chlorine, salt water and harsh sun, so we’ve put together a list of our top 5 beauty oils to recharge and refresh your body this summer. These all-natural oils are used in their purest form, so you don’t have to worry about the chemicals or toxic ingredients that some skincare products contain. Read on to see which oils made our list and how they can benefit you and your body this summer.

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Five Tips For Summer Jewelry Care

With the sun shining and a full calendar of outside activities over the month ahead, maintaining the shine and beauty of your jewelry might not be on the top of your to-do list. No matter where your summer plans take you, there are a few tips and tricks you should follow to ensure that your jewelry stays in tip-top shape for both the summer and the years to come.

Between pool chemicals, garden dirt and sunscreen, your most precious pieces of jewelry will come in contact with dozens of chemicals that can leave films of residue or remove layers of shine on your jewelry.

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How to Waterproof Your Makeup for Summer

If you’re going to be sweating in the heat or getting wet at the pool, you probably aren’t planning on caking your face with makeup or getting super “glammed” up — but if you want to look a little more polished or feel uncomfortable going completely bare faced, there are ways to waterproof your makeup. Aside from the obvious “waterproof” label found on makeup products, read on to learn 4 key things that will give your makeup added staying power and keep it from melting off your face this summer.

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Bohemian Resort Wear by Rikshaw Design

Before you grab your passport and fly off to some dreamy destination, you have to pack your bag, and you are going to want to pack a few pieces from Rikshaw DesignRikshaw creates gorgeous pieces for women, babies, and kids that use hand block printed textiles for an artistic, bohemian style that is perfect for summer and vacation! We have some of our favorite Rikshaw pieces here to inspire you. 

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The Best Swimwear of the Summer 2016

Are you ready to hit the beach and the pool this summer? The temperature is rising so get ready to splash around and cool off in the water in a new swimsuit. Don’t dig out that old tankini you’ve been wearing for years. You know your kids have outgrown their suits from last year. Celebrate summertime and get everyone a new swimsuit, including you! Here are our top picks for the best swimwear for the summer of 2016. 

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Fashion Guide – Summer 2016

Summertime fashion is the most fun. You can show a little skin. The patterns and colors are more vibrant. You can get a little flirty with your wardrobe and we love that! Besides looking amazing, you want clothes that will travel well and keep you cool and comfortable. You want accessories that will work with you even when you are on the go. We’ve put together some of our favorite styles in this Fashion Guide for the Summer of 2016. 

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How to Create the Perfect Beach Wave

Messy hair is in, but that doesn’t mean that you should run out of the house with bed head. Instead, why not try your hand at the “beach wave”? What? You don’t live at the beach? No worries!

While this simple look can be achieved with a curling iron or a straightener, today we’ll walk you through 7 easy steps to mastering the beach wave at home with your curling iron. Once you get the hang of it, the perfect beach wave is easy peasy.

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3 things you should tell yourself before getting into your swimsuit

It’s swimsuit season, usually a dreaded time for women everywhere, except for the ones whose bodies we ogle over, whose Instagram pictures we stare at until our eyes bleed, and those who make us feel like no matter how many hours we put into the gym or how many calories we count we will never amount to their bikini-goddess-role-modelness. What if this summer though, we learn how to embrace the body we’ve been graciously given, we try instead to become healthier rather than 6 pack toned, we enjoy our family and friends instead of living in the pit of gym-hell, and we tell ourselves a few things before getting into our swimsuit that might actually build us up instead of tear us down.

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How I Rescued My Morning Makeup Routine

Every mom dreams of peaceful mornings: a hot cup of coffee, a warm shower, and a relaxing start to her day. For most moms, however, that is rarely the case. Many times we are rushing ourselves out the door with our kids underfoot. Maybe you are a stay-at-home mom whose morning routine consists of hair in a messy bun, yoga pants on, and a quick brush of some makeup and you are out the door. Or you are a working mom who is expected to do more than the bare minimum to get ready each day and need something that is fast, easy, and provides the coverage needed to cover up those tired eyes and less-than-luminous skin. 

As a mom of three young girls, I am no exception. In fact, I’m more like the rule. Getting myself ready is usually low on the totem pole of the list of responsibilities I have in the morning, but I still like to have a decent amount of coverage before I head off to take my oldest to preschool or run errands. I want something that is light and easy to put on, looks natural, and helps to make me look fresh instead of the dead-tired exhaustion that I actually feel. That is where BareMinerals Complexion Rescue comes in to help me with my morning routine. 

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PinkBlush Maternity: Spring/Summer 2016

It’s not easy to be pregnant in the summer, but there’s nothing like some amazing new maternity clothing to help perk you right up! We’ve been big fans of PinkBlush Maternity for quite some time, and their latest spring/summer line is everything we’ve come to expect from this company: trendy, fashionable clothing at affordable prices. If you don’t want to break the bank buying maternity clothing this season, look no further than PinkBlush Maternity. 

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What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Home Waxing

Home waxing is a wonderful way to set aside some ‘me’ time to relax and focus on a personal beauty routine. Less intrusive than stripping down to your skivvies in front of a stranger, home waxing provides convenience and all the benefits of waxing, without the cost of going to a salon.

In this post we’ll outline the basic questions about home waxing and help you decide if home waxing is something you want to try for yourself.

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