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

4 Tips from a Smart Shopper

4 Tips from a Smart Shopper
Hello Loves!

I will admit, I’m a shopaholic. I love to buy whatever is in my lane, especially if it’s pink, vintage, and glam. However, these past few years, I have developed a few tips and tricks on how to look fabulous without breaking the bank.

Thrift Stores – The good ol’ hand me down playground that is filled with lots and lots of hidden gems. I will admit that thrifting does take a good chunk of your time, so prepare to be very patient. 90% of the time you will end up with nothing. However, when you find that hidden gem, it’s all worth it, especially when its in great condition for less than $10! I have found some of my best fashion statement pieces at a thrift shop. My go to online thrift shop is thredUP and my go to in-store thrift shop is Goodwill.

Department Stores – The best place to buy brand name clothing and accessories for a discounted price. Gordmans, TJ Maxx, and Nordstorm Rack are my favorite shops to buy Nike and Fila comfy clothes as well as Nine West shoes. Their discounted prices are unbeatable! If you are all about the brand names, these department stores are for you!

Ebates – If you love to online shop religiously, definitely sign up for Ebates. This is the place to receive cash back for simply shopping for what you need and want. Disclaimer: not all online stores are on Ebates, but a good chunk are. I probably online shop 3-4 times every year and my Ebates checks end up being between $5 – $15, which has helped pay a few bills here and there.

Holiday Sales are the best sales! – If you are dying to buy something and a holiday sale is coming up, I say wait for that Holiday Sale discount. I have saved so much by just waiting a day or two. Usually these sales will be 20% – 50% an entire purchases or buy one and get one free.

The Waiting Game – I have played this game so many times and it has paid off in the end. For example, Storets has this gorgeous blouse that I’ve been wanting for weeks, however, I convinced myself that it wasn’t in my budget to buy it full price. So, your girl waited and I finally snatched it a few days ago for half price. Best shopping score ever! Trust me, sometimes waiting for the price to drop can really pay off.

fashion blogger with feminine style in the winter time

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Thank you so much for reading! I hope my tips helped you save more with future online and in-store purchases 🙂

love, gaonou

New Treats Perfect for a Movie Night

New Treats Perfect for a Movie Night

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Wrigley Confectionery. All opinions are mine alone. #CreamySNICKERS #CollectiveBias

If I’m being honest, I’m a huge homebody where I love ending the night in my bed, snuggling to Netflix and a new treat! I am so excited to be trying 2 of the 3 new Creamy SNICKERS® flavors, which are new at Walmart. Of course, I had to try the Almond Butter and Maple Almond Butter flavors because I’ve been obsessed with Almond Butter lately. The treat is very smooth and creamy! It’s the perfect amount of rich milk chocolate paired with caramel and 3 available creamy options: Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, or Maple Almond Butter.

You can buy the Creamy SNICKERS® at your local Walmart store in the candy aisle or on the Walmart page. These goodies sold out fast at my local Walmart store, so I definitely recommend getting them ASAP before there is none left!

When I’m having a movie night, a treat is a must have to keep my hangry level at an all time low. I love the fun-size, they are the perfect amount to enjoy without the sugar rush! Also please note that the new Creamy SNICKERS® do not include the classic SNICKERS® nougat nor does it have whole peanuts, which makes these new treats all the better!

The next time you are having a movie night, definitely grab 1, 2 or even 3 of these new Creamy SNICKERS® square bars to enjoy! Comment down below your favorite flavor!

love, gaonou

Nutrition Facts — Calories per Serving: 110; Total Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 80mg; Total Carbohydrate: 12g; Protein: 2g

Fashion Movies/TV Shows for Inspiration!

Fashion Movies/TV Shows for Inspiration!
Hello Loves!

I’m a sucker for good ol’ fashion-themed movies and tv shows! Lately I have been binge watching The Carrie Diaries since I’ve been obsessed with the 90s/vintage style. I love the motivation and inspiration I get from each of the strong-female leads who find a way to be their authentic self while always looking fabulous. When I feel uninspired or lost in what I’m creating, I plop on my bed and watch one of these iconic movies/tv shows to help spruce up creative ideas and remind myself that a career in the fashion industry is possible.

The Devil Wears Prada
Legally Blonde

Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful day!

love, gaonou