Loving my new lip colors!

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I feel as though I’ve grown up and join the world if adult women and that means adding adult makeup accents. I’ve really come to LOVE adding lip color to my makeup collection. I’m not afraid to admit that I am a little bit of a brand name girl and I really do like the quality lipsticks that MAC makeup makes. I have started with a small collection with some more dimmer colors because I find it works better with my skin tone and I’m going to work my way up to the brighter ones.

Two of the lipsticks I had known I wanted based off of friend recommendations and the other two I had an idea of the shade that I wanted and the employees were so helpful in finding me the right shade. (The lipstick tubes are in the same order in all three pictures so that the names line up with their respected color).

The first two lipsticks Fanfare and Capricious are more of my everyday lipsticks for work, lunches and brunches, and just going out during the day. They are a little more understated while still giving a little more color to my face.

The other two, Diva and Viva Glam I, are my dark statement lipsticks. They are very popular shades from MAC and I find are often sold out during the holidays. I think that Viva Glam I is the perfect statement red lipstick for those night out on the town where those red lips are all you need. And I love Diva for that darker tone when the red is just a bit too much.

I’m so excited to see my lipstick collection grow as I find more colors for my skin tone! Let us know what you think or which ones are your favorite!

Celebrity Inspired Make Up: Kim K!

Her face is iconic, and her skin is porcelain… Kim Kardashian’s make up is always on point! A friend (thanks Rachel!) sent in this pic of her, along with the fab idea of doing this make up look! Here it is, and product list below! Of everything listed, my favorites that I recommend are the 2 lip colors (1 lipstick and 1 gloss), the liquid foundation, and the dusting makeup brush!!!! (I got it on a QVC deal, but found a link where you can buy the brush alone.) Enjoy, and go have fun trying a new look!

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THE PRODUCTS: WHAT I WORE

 Don’t forget… Your SMILE IS ALWAYS YOUR BEST ACCESSORY!

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Maxi-“mum” Joy!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this maxi I wore for my first baby shower! The navy blue is classic, and easy to style with a messy bun and statement earrings. So excited to be a “mum,” and super happy to celebrate in style! If you wear giant earrings like these, go sans necklace, so you don’t overdo it (wait, did I just say that accessories can be “overdone?!” Never thought I’d say that…but yes, it’s possible!) I feel so thankful to the women who surrounded me with so much LOVE, and threw me the most beautifully hosted/decorated/catered baby shower ever. It was GORGEOUS! So much fun spending time with people I love.

Dress: Modern Vintage Boutique (current); Earrings: Arden B. (old) – alternate options on Bauble Bar here. Wearing Ardell #120 demi lashes, and Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation in Natural (4).

Flashback Friday!

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Flashback to my gorgeous sister/coblogger’s baby shower! I wore this simple blush pink spring dress that cinches in at the waist with a modest neckline and flowy skirt. If I were to turn around however you would see a cut out from the too down to the cinching waist line to add a little flare to the outfit. I mixed colors and paired this dress with a cobalt Kendra Scott statement necklace (which I love and am totally obsessed with!) and was so pleasantly surprised when I loved how the colors worked together! The colors were nice compliments because of the contrast between the soft pink and the bright blue. Fun tip to all if our readers to not be afraid to mix and match colors! Because I felt like I had a lot going on in the outfits I kept it simple in the feet and wore minimalist nude wedges by Steve Madden! Let us know what you think!

Currently Loving…

Hello Glamazons! It is SPRING, and there are SO MANY things I’m LOVING right now!!! Check these beauties out; you might find something you love too!

**FASHION!**

I am having a blast dressing this bump! Don’t get me wrong, I have to work at keeping myself healthy and fit, but that’s part of the joy too! Eating right, exercising the right amount, and enjoying every second of it! It’s an indescribable blessing to go through this experience. As far as the fashion goes: Sporty, casual, dressy glam…I love it ALL!!!

Draw inspiration from these pics for how to throw your own ensemble together! A fierce jacket with some Nike hi tops for a sporty chic day? I think YES! Leave your blouse open with a plain tank and and wear a cute hat + statement jewelry…unexpected and so fun!

All of these outfit details can be found on my daily Instagram! Go to @sara_hodge, and find out where you can get these threads! For example, my favorite black moto jacket and the blush pink blouse are both Forever 21! Can you believe it? So inexpensive, but they look high end! Jewelry, shoes, accessories, leggings and more!

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**BEAUTY!**

Hello, Gorgeous! These are some fab finds right now, that you can ROCK ROCK ROCK! I’m loving staying on my nail game! It’s been my fun treat during pregnancy. Try a FIERCE white and gold combo this spring!!! I did a party nail + a chevron nail to dress this up…and I love how fun it is!

If you love that glammed up light pink nail polish, you can get it. It’s “Mod About You” by OPI!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this Sonia Kashuk Fan Brush (link here)!!! It’s the best $8.00 make up brush around, and a steal at that price! It’s fine fibered, and lightweight. Since it’s not thick and heavy, it distributes the perfectly faint amount of highlighter and shimmer to the highest part of my cheekbones. I LOVE IT!

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If you follow my daily Instagram, you’ve already seen this FABULOUS highlighting chunky brow pencil by Anastasia of Beverly Hills (link here). IT’S FANTASTIC!! The matte end PERFECTLY highlights my brow bone, and the shimmer side I actually use as a little accent on my inner lid and inner waterline.

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Diva Lipstick by Mac (link here)! Utilizing bright lipstick to channel my spring vibes isn’t the only reason for this amazing shade of rouge…it makes my teeth look whiter!!! Being pregnant is the best thing ever! BUT there are certain beauty products I can’t use during this time, for health purposes of course. I can’t whiten my teeth! I love having a bright smile, but right now, I can’t use the Crest White Strips that I love. Since wearing a bright lip makes your teeth look whiter, I’m taking advantage of it! This pic has NO EDITING ON MY TEETH! NO FILTER! This is truly how they look with this lipstick! If you go heavier handed with this lipstick, it can go do a really beautiful, deep oxblood color, but I like to wear it a little brighter. If you want another great RED by MAC, I love Russian Red (link here).

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**ACCESSORIES!**

Ahhhhhh! That’s my excitement for these GORGEOUS, incredible purses! Ju-Ju-Be has been on the scene for a while, but this company just took their product from diaper bag functionality to glamorous FABULOSITY! Yes, you heard me right: diaper bags! Hey, I’m becoming a mom, I need solutions for all of the “fun” things I need to tote around. The Legacy Line has the most functional, loaded-with-pockets, machine washable, products…and the list of benefits and features goes on and on! I’m not exaggerating! Can we all just swoon over the fabulous gold hardware on the purses? I’m OBSESSED! My favorite print is the black and white stripe called “First Lady” (hello?! so chic!!!)… and I love the smaller bags to carry inside the bigger one. Shop the line HERE (link). Finally, a company that has married function with fashion..thank you Ju-Ju-Be! A great solution for moms like me! I love not having to sacrifice style for the daily routine. We need more like this in the future! Keep it up!

Yes, I love the bags so much that you get 2 pics! If you follow me on Instagram @sara_hodge, you might have seen my blazer post! I picked the HOT PINK one (link here)! Thanks for all your help Glamazons!

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My thoughtful, and awesome-gift-giving in-laws got me these PERFECT Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings in neon pink (link here) for my bday! I’ve been waiting ’til now to post them, and I love them! They match with so many things in my closet, and they are too fun!

Also! If you’re a pen-to-paper kind of girl (like me), and you love keeping an organized schedule and life, this is FOR YOU! I can’t take credit for finding the Erin Condren Life Planner (link here) – one of my best gal pals, Rachel, introduced me to this super hero of all planners a couple years ago. I’m hooked! It’s worth EVERY PENNY! Tons of space, sections, and lots of fun features. Check them out online. They are coming back in stock next month; don’t miss out! I got mine this year in Tiffany Blue!

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The accessories I wore in my glam outfit above! The heels are Guess, and the jewelry, of course, is Kendra Scott! The gorgeous Ivy Bracelet in gold was also a birthday treat…beautiful! Bracelet link here, and earrings here.

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Another double product picture for you, because this wrap bracelet is TOO AMAZING for anything less! This is my second custom wrap bracelet by Mrs. Hipp Designs. You can follow and order actually on her Facebook or Instagram. She makes extremely high quality wraps, and pictured here is NATURAL LEATHER! The bead work is gorgeous, and I can wear at different lengths. So many different colors and options; you’ve got to check it out. Believe it or not, even though this style bracelet can retail upwards of $240.00… This designer sells them for $40.00+. Talk about a great GIFT to give yourself or a friend! Support local businesses; I love this one!

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I hope you all have an incredible weekend filled with love, laughter and family! Remember, you smile is always your best accessory!

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Throwback Thursday!

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Throwing it back to an occasion that required style with a little bit of business. It was a professional event but still called for a casual outfit. To dress it down a little but I added the maroon skinny jeans instead of the more formal black and the normal jeans. It added a flare of my own style and kept it casual without making it too informal. To keep the professional feel alive I paired it with a flowy white top and a loose black blazer. Since my pants and blazer were such a dark color (which didn’t pair well with the spring time season), I brightened it up with some nude stilettos by Steve Madden and a white, flower detailed necklace from Forever 21. Loved this outfit because it was half professional and half my style and works with my college student budget.

Jeans from Cotton On. White shirt from Francesca’s. Black blazer from H&M.

Flashback Friday!

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For a while I have been on the search for a new foundation to help out my skin because the ones I have been using have been very heavy. So a few weeks ago I went to Ulta to see what they had and ask for recommendations. The employees were so nice to me and gave a mini facial to help cleanse my skin. They tried multiple foundations on my skin and cleansed it between each one. When I was stuck between two of them they put one on either side of my face so I could compare. After I chose one they evened out my skin with the foundation I chose and finished it with some powder. My skin felt so nice afterwards and I was so excited because I love my new foundation! If you’re on a hunt I recommend stopping by Ulta because I loved the customer service and I am so happy with my find!

My new foundation is Benefit’s hello flawless foundation. It is so nice and airy on my skin and I only need to use a very small amount to completely cover my skin. I highly recommend this foundation!

Throwback Thursday!

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Throwing it back to my mini shopping spree at Forever 21 when they were having a flash sale. I got all of these three necklaces 30% off so all three cost me a grand total of $16.00! Now I think that’s such a steal! I took advantage of this sale and got some smaller, a little more simple necklaces than the statement ones that I have been collecting. Remember to keep a variety in your collection of accessories so you don’t find yourself with a bunch of the same style when wanting to change it up. Keep a look out for flash sales like this one on websites or sign up for emails from your favorite stores so that you don’t miss out!

Throwback Thursday!

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Throwing it back to when my lovely sister and co-blogger got married and I had the honor of being a bridesmaid. She changed up the tradition and let us all choose our own gowns in blush pink, a perfect color for the upcoming spring season, and our own hair styles. I chose two different ways to do of my hair. The classic curled with half up half down for the wedding, and a more simple straight hair look with a twist for the photos. The twist is such an easy look to accomplish with very little effort and can still provide an elegant look! Just take a small chunk of hair from the front and begin twisting it away from your face. Make sure though that your holding your hair toward the direction you’re going to pin it otherwise when you do set it in place you will get this strange out of place bump. Just continue twisting and adding on hair until you come to about your ear and then twist what ever hair you already have in the twist to where you want to pin it down. It gets your hair out of the way to show your gorgeous face and adds a little something extra to your ensemble. You can chose to do it on both side like me to still get a half up half down or just one side to add a little something extra to your style.

Throwback Thursday!

Throwing it back to last weekend when I went to Disneyland’s Dapper Days! I love Dapper Days because it is a really exciting time when all of the guests come to the park dressed all “dapper”. This was my outfit for the day and I had such a great time. Keep a look out for next year to see when it is!

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Throwback Thursday!

Throwing it back to when I decided to splurge and treat myself to the Naked Urban Decay 2 makeup palette. Out of the three this one is my favorite because I love the gold and bronze tones that it provides. The palettes are so great because you can use them for that dramatic, going out makeup and even for everyday. It has definitely become a staple in my makeup collection! Which one is your favorite?

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Throwback Thursday

Ending my sorority recruitment today I thought only fitting to throw it back to my last recruitment experience. It was one of the nicer days and I wore a khaki colored blouse from Forever 21, a white and cream colored lace skirt from a little boutique called Carol’s, some nude minimalistic wedges from Steve Madden, and a coral colored statement necklace from Francesca’s! I loved this outfit because it was simple colors with a pop of color to stand out! Let us know what you think!

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Glam Thanksgiving!!!

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We celebrated Thanksgiving on our vacation, and it was FABULOUS!!! For the special holiday I wore the Haute Hippie Theodora dress in Ombré, from Kyle by Alene Too in Beverly Hills. (My husband got me this dress as a gift!!!!!) <strongACCESSORIES: Nyla earrings in Amethyst, by Kendra Scott // Faux Snakeskin clutch from Arden B.

I really enjoyed wearing this all night! I just adore this dress!!! So much sparkle; so much fun!

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