Lash Extensions with Plee Beauty

Lash Extensions with Plee  Beauty
Hello Loves!

I’m such a sucker for lash extensions. The feeling of instant beauty is a remarkable feeling. I only get lash extensions for special occasions because maintaining new lashes on a monthly basis can get very pricey. However, they are definitely worth it when you have a photoshoot, wedding, or vacation coming up.

I got my mine done by Plee Beauty. She has been my go to gal for all things beauty in my hometown. Let’s just say the experience was the best one yet! I have gotten my lash extended twice before setting up an appointment with Plee Beauty and she is by far the best I have encountered. Not only did the process fly by, I felt no discomfort during and after the process was completed. She is a pro!

I will say that since I have very sensitive eyes, the fumes did sting my eyes for the first week and has gotten better as the weeks go by. We also discovered that I am allergic to the lash extension glue. Even though this will be my lash extension set due to my allergic reaction, I would still recommend Plee Beauty if you are considering lash extensions. She is located in the Wausau, WI area!

love, gaonou

Extended Gel Nails Review | Plee Beauty

Extended Gel Nails Review | Plee Beauty

I finally tried out extended nails for the first time ever! I’ve always been reluctant to extending my nails because I could not tolerate the smell of the chemical fumes. But, did you know that there is such a thing called “extended gel nails”? It’s the better version of acrylic nails minus the chemical fumes and weakening of nails.

This blog post is in collaboration with Plee Beauty. All opinions are my own.

The inspiration for the nail look came from this Pinterest photo! I loved the pink theme and fell in love with the simple, mini heart design, which Plee Beauty was able to perfect!

The entire process went smoothly from start to finish. Plee Beauty handcrafted each gel nail by wrapped and filing it to perfectly fit on the natural nail. The only discomfort was the heating of the gel on the nails, however, Plee Beauty does walk you through each step to ease the discomfort. I did a little bit of everything from glitter, chrome, to matte nails. Her attention to detail is amazing and I love that she really listens to what her customers are looking for.

If you are in the Wausau, Wisconsin area and looking to extend your natural nails, definitely check out Plee Beauty! She’s a gem at what she does and such a pro 🙂

Thank you so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

love, gaonou

How I Prep for a Photoshoot

How I Prep for a Photoshoot

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Hello Loves! One of my favorite things about being a fashion blogger is prepping for a photoshoot. I love picking out my outfit to finding the perfect accessories! There are so many elements that go into prepping for a photoshoot, but I try to keep it as simple as possible. I have been asked multiple times on how I go about getting ready, so here it is!

Step 1: Pick Out THE Outfit

When picking out your outfit you need to make sure that it’s fitting to what you want to write about and showcase on social media. Fashion is more than clothes, it’s a way to inspire and tell stories through the movement of the fabric and location. I highly recommend purchasing an external clothing rack to put all of your fashion looks that need to be photograph. This has helped me be more organize and remember which photoshoots are coming up.

Step 2: Beauty Glow!

I’m all about the everyday, natural make-up because my blog focuses on outfits for the everyday woman. This is the time to add some life and color onto your face. And sometimes I’ll add a fun lipstick to give the look that extra pop.

Step 3: Keeping the Teeth White and Clean!

If I’m being honest, my teeth are really important to me when I’m prepping for a photoshoot. The reason is because I’m always smiling in all of my photos. To ensure that my teeth stay clean and white, I have been using the Colgate TotalSF Advanced Whitening Toothpaste. I have been a loyal consumer to Colgate because it has continued to keep my teeth white and squeaky clean especially for someone who has sensitive teeth like me. If I could only choose one step to recommend, it would definitely be this one. Your smile is what draws people in and in my opinion really makes or break a photo.

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Step 4: Accessories, whether Hair or Jewelry.

Even though an outfit may be cute or trendy, it’s the accessories that brings the entire look together! I recently purchased this pearl hairpin and it literally glams up an entire look. The pearls are gorgeous and gives off that glam feel!

Thank you for reading! I hope these easy steps help you prep for future fashion photoshoots!

love, gaonou

Thrifted Work Outfits

Thrifted Work Outfits

My love for thrifted fashion continues to grow! I discovered my love for thrifting in 2017 and ever since then, I can’t seem to stop myself. I have found a few of my favorite staple pieces from thrift stores for less than $20, which I am sharing on this blog post today!

I’m all about mixing affordable fashion with luxury accents, especially when it comes to work fashion. We all know that work style pieces like blazers can get pretty pricey. As a graduate student on a fashion budget, thrift stores are my go to place for blazers. Blazers are such an iconic part of a work uniform, it helps add structure and sometimes is the stand out piece that pulls the entire look together.

thrifted blazer work outfit idea
burgundy blazer thrifted for work outfit

Another work outfit piece I love to thrift are turtle-neck sweaters. Thrift stores are filled with this classic piece and they are seriously the perfect winter work top! I thrifted two turtle-neck sweaters (black and white), as styled below. These sweaters were less than $5 each AND they give the work outfit a chic look while appropriate for the winter season. Let’s be honest, sometimes button-ups can’t fight against the cold weather.

thrifted work outfit

I am so excited to be partnering with some of my gal pals to share their thrift store finds, tips, and more. Check out their thrift posts below!

The Dark Plum
9 thrift store shopping tips featuring thrifted outfits from all 4 seasons.

Everyday Mrs
Boho Home Finds and High End Designer Wear.

Sugar, Spice and Style Thats Nice
Bar Cart Styling and Colorful Kitchen Vintage Finds.

Live Laugh Rowe
Boho Baskets and Beautiful Vintage Vase via Live Laugh Rowe

Curlybyrdie Chirps
Revamping My Spring Style on a Budget

Everyday Teacher Style
Perk Up Your Home Decor on a Budget with Thrifted Finds

love, gaonou

5 Ways to Pamper Yourself!

5 Ways to Pamper Yourself!
Hello Loves!

This year is the year of self-care! What is self-care without a few pampering activities, right? I’m sharing 5 ways I pamper myself, which I love to do at least once a week 🙂

1.Netflix and Chill with Food! I’m such a homebody and foodie. I love to sit on my couch and have a movie marathon with my favorite foods. It is such a great time 🙂 Here is a list of my favorite fashion/chick flick movies to binge watch.

2. Face Mask and Wine Up! What is more relaxing than a soothing face mask and your favorite bottle of wine? Nothing I tell you! In a way it’s the perfect way to relax from the outside in.

3. Splurge on a Manicure! I love getting pamper at a salon, especially if it means leaving the salon with the cutest nails. This blog post is in collaboration with PLee Beauty, which is a beauty salon located in Wausau, WI. PLee Beauty does everything from manicures to eye lash extensions. She is such a pro and what I love about PLee Beauty is that not only is she crazy talented with her nail art, but also her customer service is so amazing. I met her for the first time a few weeks ago and after the appointment, I truly felt like we developed a mini friendship. I don’t know about you ladies, but I’m not all about just the service, but also who is providing me the service as well. If you are in the Wausau area, I highly recommend PLee Beauty for your next manicure appointment.

4. Write A ‘Life is Good’ List to remind yourself what is good in your life. This is such a great idea to compile all the good things in your life. I love all the positive vibes you get from the list.

5. SHOPPING! Retail therapy is so real and personally it has proven to be such a great way to release stress and splurge on yourself 🙂

Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this blog post!

love, gaonou