Stocking-Stuffers

DC4384EB-E2B5-46E3-935A-A6B007484CE3.jpegWell ladies and gents, it is that time of the year!! We are a week away from Christmas!! I’m so excited because I truly LOVE buying gifts for others! I think it is so much fun, and seeing their face light up is priceless. With that being said, today I wanted to share with y’all my favorite stocking-stuffers to give for guys and girls!

Stockings are probably one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Every Christmas morning my mom would wake up and make us cinnamon rolls. As she was making those I would start opening my stocking (I could never wait, I usually woke up at 1 in the morning to see if Santa came yet). Since I’ve gotten older I started making my mom a stocking of her own. Now every Christmas morning we wake up, make our cinnamon rolls, grab a cup of coffee, and sit down by the Christmas tree together to open our stockings.

Today I am going to share some of my favorite stocking-stuffers for her, him, and even your fur babies! We can’t forget about them! I mean if they are anything like my fur babies they are sure to be on Santa’s good list! (even if they were naughty)

Stocking-Stuffers For Her.

I’ll admit I probably spend way too much on my stockings, but it is just another gift all in itself. With that being said two of my favorite places to shop “For Her” are Sephora and Bath & Body Works. Together these make for the ultimate stocking stuffer, but don’t worry I put throw other items in there too!

At Sephora I ALWAYS get stuck at the cash rap looking at all of the travel size items! I love Christmas because they always have some adorable stocking-stuffers, that have some of the cutest packaging.

  1. Bath & Body Works: Buy 3 Get 3 Free
  2. Bath & Body Works: Car Scentportables
  3. Pandora: Christmas Charm
  4. Lush: Bath Bomb
  5. Sephora: Moroccanoil, Moroccanoil Treatment
  6. Sephora: Benefit Cosmetics, BADgal BANG! Mascara
  7. Sephora: Peter Thomas Roth, Water Drench Cream
  8. Apple: Apple Watch
  9. Fitbit: Fitbit Versa

Stocking Stuffers For Him.

Guys aren’t usually too hard to shop for, but how many times do you get them the same things over and over. I’m hoping to help you find something different to stick in his stocking this year. Below are some of my favorite stocking-stuffers “For Him.”

  1. Jack Black: Beard Oil
  2. Fanatics: Men’s NFL Beanie
  3. Bath & Body Works: Men’s Body Care & Cologne
  4. Target: O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream
  5. Carhartt: Artic Thermal Crew Sock
  6. Jack Black: Lip Balm
  7. Apple: PowerBeats3
  8. Calvin Klein: Billfold Wallet
  9. Sephora: Cologne

 

Stocking-Stuffers For Fur Babies.

Now you can’t leave out your fur animals, they need to know St. Nicholas loves them too! Christmas is always a good reason to spoil your babies, i know we will be in our household.

  1. Kong: Leash
  2. Kong: Harness
  3. Rae Dunn: Water & Food Dish
  4. Whole Earth: Dog Treats (or whatever brand or food you feed your dog)
  5. Kong: Rubber Toys
  6. Chewy: Dog Sweaters
  7. Chewy: Catnip
  8. Petsmart: Kong Cat Toys
  9. The Cat Connection: Made By Cleo Cat Collars
  10. Blue Buffalo: Soft Cat Treats
  11. Amazon: Corner Biz Pets, Cat Corner

 

Well y’all that is my stocking stuffer gift guide. I truly hope you got some new ideas for your stockings this year!! What are some of your favorite stocking stuffer?! Let me know in the comments.

Love always, Chloé Danielle

 

 

 

 

 

 

L’Ange

Hey you, I’ve missed you! So with that being said welcome back darling! I’m so happy you’re joining me today. Today we are talking about one of my new found loves, the L’Ange Hair Tools!!

I am not typically the type of girl that does her hair often simply because of how long it takes me. I have long, thick, curly hair and tackling this mane typically takes me over an hour to do! I have a CHI straightener and I absolutely love it! It does an amazing job for me, but I wanted a wider straightener to help knock that time down! Even though I have naturally curly hair, I love curling my hair with a wand! I just love how it makes my hair look. I still have my very first curling wand that was probably $30.00 and she works wonders (BedHead curling wand), but I figured it was time for a new one (especially this nice of quality) so I treated myself to one (of each)!

I know what you are thinking, trust me I thought the same thing. I can’t afford this high end brand. Well lucky for you L’Ange Hair is having a BLOWOUT SALE! Yes you heard me right, a blowout sale! Don’t walk but run for these deals before they are gone! Wait not yet, I’m not done with this post silly!

I’ve heard of L’Ange before, but I just couldn’t bring myself to purchase their products for the price. Like I said earlier I still have my first ever curling wand from high school, so this was going to be a big deal for me! I thought about it for a couple days before purchasing the Titanium Ondulé 32mm curling wand in blush! There are so many amazing reviews and I truly understand why! The best part is, this curling wand is on sale for only $39.00 orginally $129.00! So you are saving more than you are spending! Sounds like a win-win to me!

Having long, thick, curly hair and trying to straighten it might as well be my part time job! (This is typically why I don’t straighten my hair.) I need a high quality hair-straightener to get this job done, and that’s exactly what I got by purchasing from L’Ange. I bought the L’Ange Le Gloss hair straightener in blush.

“Get your sleek, sexy styles or crazy-curvy curls with this salon-inspired, ergonomically-designed, titanium flat iron — Le Gloss is the hot styling tool that does it all! Its extra-wide plates mean that you’ll be able to straighten more hair at once and cut your straightening time in half! And if you have thick or coarse hair, you’ll be amazed at the Le Gloss’s ability to exceed your expectations. The extra-wide 100% titanium plates are embedded with infrared light technology that instills the hair cuticle with intense moisture and eye-catching luminosity. And its curved edges provide endless styling possibilities without sacrificing your strands.”

This beauty is on sale for $99.00 orginally $200.00! You are getting half off, and that’s what we call a win over here!! Unfortunately they are sold out of the blush but they still have the black and white one!

Okay, now you can run for the sale ladies!! If you do decide to purchase something from L’Ange or you already own something from them let me know by leaving a comment!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

Boxycharm: Boxyluxe

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Welcome back loves! Today we are diving right into another one of my subscription boxes! Boxycharm is by far my favorite monthly subscription, especially for the price! Boxycharm, oh Boxycharm, 

The first item I happened to pull out were the LUXIE Rose Gold Complete Face Brush Set. I was so excited because I rarely ever buy myself nice brushes, especially a full set!

“Get a flawless look with your new, cruelty-free LUXIE brushes.j This bruh set has every brush you need to create a full face look. Fill and define your brows with the LUXIE 201 Brow and Lash Spoolie and LUXIE 221 Flat Definer brush. Blend your foundation effortlessly with the LUXIE 532 Round Top Blender. Get your glow on with the LECIE 522 Tapered Highlighting brush. Apply your favorite lip color with the LUXIE 160 lip brush, contour with LUXIE 229 Tapered Blending and LUXIE 213 Eye Shading brush.”

“#BOXYTIP: All of these brushes are extremely versatile and can be used for anything you can think of. the LUXIE 522 Tapered Highlighting brush also makes an amazing powder brush and LUCXIE 680 Pro Precision Face brush works great for blush!” $65.00

Next in my BOXYLUXE I received the Tarte Glitter Lip Paint. I thought this could be fun for all the holidays coming up!

“This sheer lip gloss is infused with shimmering glitter and delivers a luscious, multidimensional and high-shine finish. The reflective glitter gives your lips a fuller look while the sunflower seed wax and mineral pigments coat, soothe and soften the lips.”

“#BOXYTIP: Use this lippie alone or over your favorite lipstick to give it some sparkly dimension.” $22.00

Okay okay okay, if you thought those were good, this next item was pretty amazing! The net item I pulled out of my box was the Violet Voss Pro HG Palette. I have heard amazing things about the pigmentation in these palettes so I am so excited to try this out!

“Indulge in 20 highly pigmented eye shadow shades ranging in finish from creamy matte, to bold metallic and silky satin. the vegan, cruelty free formula is created with finely milled pigments, making for smooth application and easy blending.”

“#BOXYTIP: The shade Crystal makes an amazing highlighter for lighter skin tones, and Toffee makes a nice highlighter for darker skin tones.” $45.00

The next item is something I have contemplated purchasing for a while now, so I guess the wait to try one is finally over. My next item from my box was a Spongelle Body Wash Infused Buffer.

“Spongelle’s Body Wash Infused Buffers will cleanse, exfoliate, massage, and nourish. This multi-use buffer is dermatologist tested and formulated with extracts of yuzu, edelweiss and vetiver.’

“#BOXYTIP: In order to get the most use out of this deliciously smelling sponge, squeeze out excess water after you finish using it!” $20.00

WOW. That’s all I have to say about this next item. I was truly shocked when I saw this in my box ladies! So what am I talking about? Well its the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream.

“Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkle this is everything your skin care routine has been missing.” Yeah you are probably right about that! “A potent content of seaweeds has been blended with Ginkgo biloba, roe, and mimosa to moisturize and visibly improve fine lines. This ultimate anti-aging cream will leave your skin feeling supple, firm, and radiant.”

“#BOXYTIP: Use after toning, before applying primer and foundation to give your makeup a flawless, healthy looking finish.” $89.oo

I’m still in shock over that last product! Next is an item every BOXYCHARM subscriber got. The Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Blush & Highlight Palette. This is one of the most perfect color schemes I have seen together, and it makes it perfect for traveling with!

“This Boxycharm exclusive launch contains three buttery shades that blend seemiessly onto the skin for a natural, glowing finish. The Wander Beauty Dusk to Dawn Palette offers two blushes and one highlighter, and is specially formulated to flatter all skin tones and types. “

“#BOXYTIP: This palette is incredibly versatile! You can use it for blush and highlight, or switch things up and use all the highly pigmented shades to create a beautiful eye look.” $26.00

One thing I love about subscription boxes is the chance to try out new products, especially mascara. I am the girl that will just buy the same one she loves, unless one is placed in her lap. Luckily for me I get them in my subscriptions like Boxycharm! This month I received the Lorac Royal Treatment Mascara.

“Treat your lashes like royalty with LORAC’s Royal Treatment Primer & Mascara Duo. One end features a blue tinted primer, making for the perfect base to achiebe the darkest lashes while nourishing and lengthening at the same time. The other end features a slim wand that will hug your lashed from root to tip, thickening and volumizing without being clumpy or flaky.”

“#BOXYTIP: Let the primer dry a bit before applying mascara to prevent clumping. If your are feeling bold, wear the primer alone, the blue tint is bound to make a statement!” $24.00

Omg Omg Omg, you guys, seriously! I am in shock right now! I just received a PYT Mini Hair Straightener in my box!!! Even though I have long thick hair I know who will love this!!

“Get those pesky baby hairs, straighten those bangs or touch up your curls on the go with this incredibly adorable PYT Mini Straightener. The floating ceramic plates adjust as you style, allowing you to create straight, wavy, or curly locks. This little guy reaches a maximum temperature of 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).”

“#BOXYTIP: Throw this cute little iron into your favorite bag and take it with you wherever you go. It’s ideal for a quick bathroom touch up.” $75.00

Last but never least is something ALL my felllow BoxyLuxe girls and guys got! The Crimes of Beauty Wristlet & Portable Charger! This is so adorable and perfect for a girls night out! Especially if you’re like me and get paranoid about your phone dying. 

“The ultimate bag for beauty essentials on the go. This durable and lightweight pebble faux leather bag is ideal for the jet setter, the trend setter and the girl boss who is always running to her next meeting. The portable charger is compatible with iPhone and Android devices and can be recharged through any USB port so that you’ll never miss an email, or an Instagram-able moment again.”

“#BOXYTIP: This Glam AF Wristlet makes the cutest statement clutch for a GNO or Sunday brunch.” $22.00

That’s everything from my December BoxyLuxe box ladies and lads. So were you keeping a talley on how much my box was worth? No? Well good thing I did for you! My BoxyLuxe box is valued at $386.00!!! That is AMAZING! BoxyLuxe is an upgraded version of the traditional Boxycharm that comes out once a quarter, similar to FabFitFun! The tradtional Boxycharm is $21 and is typically valued around $120.00. To upgrade to BoxyLuxe costs an additional $28, bringing you to roughly $50.00 for the box. So you decide… is it worth it?! 

If you are ready to sign up, you can use this link to sign up! link  https://www.boxycharm.com/refer/Chloe-DPEJIPWE

Love always, Chloé Danielle

FabFitFun: Find Your Cozy.

Welcome back girly, long time no talk! Too long that is! I swear my life didn’t used to be this crazy (at least I don’t remember if it was! I am so excited because today we are finally talked about my Winter FabFitFun Box!! Oh my gosh girls, was this an amazing box or what?! I couldn’t believe all the goodies in there this quarter! So I will stop blabbing on and dive into the box! I mean that is why you’re here right?

Alright ladies, there were so many amazing choices this season. What poison did you choose? Or were you more like me this season and couldn’t make up your mind so you chose both, or maybe even all of them?! Whatever you decided on I’m sure you will love it. Here are the options I chose…

The first decision for me was easy. I didn’t need anymore gloves or head wraps, and honestly hair products are just a no brainer for me. So I chose the Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask

The Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask helps to “Seal split ends, strengthen hair, and make your tresses more manageable with this fortifying blend of argan oil and keratin components” $49.00

“Tip: After shampooing, leave mask in hair for 5 to 7 minutes, then rinse.”

This product is so amazing and I have already started to notice a difference.

The next decision was not easy for me at all!! I absolutely love jewelry and girl we know I love my hair products. So I ended up getting two out of the three choices. OOPS!

THIS necklace is EVERYTHING. I just HAD to have it in my collection.  Lele Sadoughi Silber Circle Necklace

“How gorgeous is this necklace? It’s a minimalistic yet statement-making piece with its dainty, silver-plated brass chain and chic, silver-plated circle pendant.” $49.00

This necklace is the perfect gift for any working woman’s wardrobe. Honestly a must have statement piece.

Like I said earlier I love my hair products so I HAD to HAVE this dry shampoo. Besides I have had a travel size of this, its pure gold! I mean it should be for $44.00

“It’s so easy to achieve lust-worthy locks. Use this sulfate-free dry shampoo to absorb product buildup, oil, and impurities while soothing the scalp and restoring strength and softness.” with the Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

“Tip: Spray 8 to 10 inches from scalp, then massage into scalp until product is completely absorbed.”

The next option was sort of easy for me as. I loved make-up whole heartedly, but I had so many eye-shadow palettes already. I also didn’t really want or need over the knee socks. So I ended up choosing the Sherrie Mathews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller.

I was pretty excited about this roller! I have been into anything and everything anti-aging lately!

“It’s no wonder this anti-aging beauty tool has been used by empresses for centuries. The jade roller helps stimulate qi (energy) and promotes a feeling of facial relaxation.” $45.00

“Tip: Gently wipe clean with an alcohol pad after each use.”

Next were the items that you didn’t get to choose, but FabFitFun chose for you! The first items you could receive were Bite Beauty lipstick, Chic & Tonic 4-piece coaster set, or Brooke Burke Body Sliders.

In my box I received the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in “Meringue.”  YAY!!

I loved getting lipsticks, but I love getting them more when I REALLY didn’t want coasters or body sliders lol! “A high-impact lipstick in a peachy-nude shade, this lipstick is handcrafted to deliver intense moisture and creamy wear.” $26.00

“Tip: Exfoliate your lips beforehand to create a smooth base for the lipstick.”

Okay, so that one was good! The next item I could receive was either Way of Will Elevate Essential Oil Set or the Anthropologie X Mer-Sea & Co. Body Cream. If you knew me, you knew I did not need anymore lotion OR body cream so I was hoping I got the essential oils!

So happy because in my FatFitFun box I received the Way of Will Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange & Eucalyptus Oil. I love essential oils and sometimes sweet orange is hard to find, so I was happy!

“Unlike typical essential oils, these oils can be applied directly onto the skin. Eucalyptus helps with sore muscles and cold symptoms, while Sweet Orange eases stomach cramps and headaches.” $31.00

The next items are things everyone received in the box this season! I really enjoyed these items this season!

Everyone received the Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in “Stella”. “Infused with macadamia and meadow-foam oil, this silky champagne eye-brightener instantly highlights and brightens your eyes.” $24.00

“Tip: Highlight the inner-corners of your eyes for a brightening effect.”

Next everyone received the Ahava Hydration Cream Mask, and for me this is amazing! I suffer from severely dry skin so I was super excited about this!

“Enriched with mineral spring water, shea butter, and vitamin E, this rich, creams mask softens and smooths the skin while providing intense hydration and comfort.” $33.00

“Tip: Use it as a three-minute hydration boost or as an overnight sleeping mask.”

Everyone also received Blaq Hydrogel Eye Mask with Hyaluronic Acid!! Again yay, who doesn’t love products with hyaluronic acid in them?!

“Is your under-eye area puffy or swollen? Detox and de-puff with this activated charcoal eye mask for a refreshed look.” $29.00

“Tip: Leave the eye mask on for 10 to 15 minutes before carefully peeling it off the skin.”

Last but definitely not least everyone received the Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw in “Gray/Ivory” or “Natural/Ivory”

I received the “Natural/Ivory” one in my box this season and I love it! “Cozy up with this woven throw, which features a stripe design and cool fringe detailing.” $49.00

“Tip: Hand wash cold and lay flat to dry.”

This season my box totaled (without my extra add on) $335.00 and all I pay is $49.99 every season! Are you ready to sign up for your own FabFitFun Box? With code ‘WINTERFUN’ you can save $10 off of your first box!! Just use the link below to sign up!

https://t.fabfitfun.com/aff_c?offer_id=13&aff_id=17646&source=chloedanielle

I hope you love FatFitFun as much as I do!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

Where I’ve Been.

Well hello there Gorgeous, long time no talk. I know I have been extremely distant lately and for that I apologize but girl its been a crazy past couple of months. Are you ready for me to spill all the beans about my crazy life? Well get ready, make sure you have a snack ready and a coffee (or a glass of wine) because you are going to need it.

It’s been a really long 2 1/2 months, full of ups and downs, turn arounds, whirl winds, and so much more than I ever expected. Let’s start with the biggest bump in the road. Justin and I are no longer engaged, in fact we weren’t together for almost 3 months. We just recently rekindled our relationship, which we are both very happy and excited about, but it took me a while to get to that point.

It was Justin’s decision to end our relationship for personal reasons. When he first ended our relationship I was blown away and honestly just shocked. I mean the man I planned on marrying no longer wanted to be with me and it just turned my world upside down completely. It was just before this happened that I finally admitted I needed help for my anxiety and depression so this just came at one of the worse times for me. I knew that he did not do this to hurt me, because that’s not the man Justin is. I was always going to love him and I would never have anything bad to say about him, but in the moment I was just so mad and sad that I couldn’t even think straight. I had no motivation. I wanted to give up.

I persevered.

Thank goodness for moms, nanas, and girlfriends because without all of them I wouldn’t have made it out okay. I have learned a lot about who I want to be in a relationship and who I never want to be again. I learned that just because I was treated wrong in a previous relationship doesn’t mean the person I’m with now deserves me to take it out on them. It wasn’t their fault I was wronged. I learned to love myself in ways I never thought were possible. Justin always complimented me and told me how pretty I was, but I could never see that in myself, (this was one of his biggest pet peeves) but I can finally see that. I love my body. I love who I am again. That was a big moment for me while we were apart, and I knew this would make a big difference if we were to ever get back together again.

We eventually did… but there’s so much before we get to that part!

When J and I first broke up we continued to talk and I would go over and visit our pups, but eventually it became too hard for me. I would always get my hopes up when I saw him, thinking “maybe this time he will tell me to stay” but that didn’t happen. Eventually I became more and more distant, and it wasn’t because I didn’t want to see him because trust me I wanted to. It just started to become more than I could handle. I would break down in tears almost every time I saw him because I did love him. He will always hold my heart, and deep down I truly knew he still loved me. I also knew that if we were ever going to have a friendship I needed to distance myself from him so my feelings wouldn’t all come rushing back at once.

That obviously does not work.

In the meanwhile I went out with my girls quite a bit. People joke about how every weekend I was somewhere different, but I kind of was! Two of my best girlfriends and I took a day trip to Chicago and that was a blast! We got our favorite pizza, some yummy donuts, the best smelling bath bombs from Lush, and of course took our basic tourist pictures at the Bean. We seriously had so much fun that day it was ridiculous! We also went to the bar a couple of times and just had some drinks and danced the night away! Which if you know me, you probably know how much I love to dance! So those nights were a blast! Nicole and I also stayed overnight at a casino where we had the best drinks ever (they are called a love boat), danced our butts off again, and had the most amazing cheese fries ever! My mom also took me a couple of times with one of her friends from work. Oh my gosh they are too funny, plus they always buy my drinks which is even better!

I’m not exaggerating when I say these were the best cheese fries!

Nicole had a really close friend of hers getting married and that invited her to the bachelorette party and let me tag along. We drove 9 -10 hours from Elkhart, IN to Kansas City, Kansas! We had sooo much fun out there! Went to the Cheesecake Factory (they never disappoint) and then went out that night to the Power and lights district which is a ton of bars combined into one which is located in Kansas City, MO (only an 8 minute drive from one another). We just had so much fun getting to know one another, having drinks, getting ready  together, and just dancing up a storm!

That weekend was crazy but fun!

I also managed to go to a Notre Dame football game *insert heart eyes* after tailgating the weekend before at their opener against Michigan. Notre Dame just so happens to be UNDefeated so far this year *insert more heart eyes*. The game was a blast, we won! We also had some amazing tailgate food, which never disappoints at ND!

I just love my football!

Then things starting taking a turn.

Justin started reaching out to me more trying to get me to come see our son (boxer) Ceazar. I really wanted to but it was just so hard for me to see him, and realize that he is no longer mine. The first time I stayed strong and was like, “ya know I really just need some time to get over you before I see you again”. In the meanwhile his grandfather’s health was declining, and faster than we all thought it would. He would update me here and there about anything going on with grandpa, which was also hard on me because I truly loved his family as if they were my own.

October 1, 2018

The day things started coming back together again. At 5:55pm Justin texted me telling me he didn’t think grandpa had much time left. At 7:48 pm I left my house to go see them. It would end up being one of the last times I had a conversation with his grandpa Glen as he passed away that following Sunday October 7th, 2018 at 2:19pm surrounded by his family.

This night everything changed though.

It was like Justin and I were back in sync with one another. It was almost as if nothing had ever happened. We decided we would start working on things together as we both knew we deeply loved each other.

Sunday October 14th, 2018.

The day Justin and I officially got back together.

I am happy to say that we are working on things together and growing stronger with one another everyday. We are taking on the responsibility of a home with two boxer babies and while we are nervous we also couldn’t be more excited for this next step.

So yeah loves, that’s where I’ve been. How I am doing. What’s been going on in my life. Why I haven’t had like any time to post. Last but not least but that’s also why I’m back.

I hope you have some of your snack left after this long blog post, but just saying I did warn you!

Love you guys and all of your support always,

Chloé Danielle

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

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I don’t know about you, but I am already about 300% into fall mode! I am so EXCITED becuase it is OFFICIALLY Fall y’all and Halloween is almost here!!!  Fall is hands down my favorite season for many, many reasons. Today I wanted to share some of my all time favorite Fall traditions with you! I become the definition of a “basic white girl” when Fall rolls around! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, North Face, UGG boots, and so much more! So let’s go ahead and get started because we have a lot to cover!

Pumpkin Spice Lattes

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Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks

On August 28th you could probably hear my feet running to Starbucks, because yes that’s right the Pumpkin Spice Latte made its debut. For the first full week of the PSL being out, I had one everyday! I have since calmed down a little bit but just know that I am still dreaming of this everyday at work.

UGG Boots

When it starts getting cold, I bust out the UGGs! I don’t know about you but my feet and fingers are always the first things to get cold in this Fall weather! I have a pair of UGGs in pretty much all the neutral colors, (I might have a slight issue) but my favorite ones are the ones I rarely wear! They are my bright pink Breast Cancer Uggs and I only wear them for the month of October.

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Breast Cancer UGG boots

Anything and Everything Fall Scented at Bath and Body Works

Y’all the Fall scents are out and your girl is stocking up!! My ALL time favorite scent from Bath and Body Works is the Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte scent *insert heart eyes* and I absolutely LOVE their Pumpkin Apple candle! I know I can always count on Bath and Body Works for the most amazing Fall scencts (or any and every scent for that matter) and I always make sure to stock up when they have their buy 3 get 3 free!

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Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte body spray and lotion. Marshmallow Musk candle (limited edition) all from Bath and Body Works

Bonfires

I love having bonfires with friends and family just having some drinks and smores and just catching up! It’s the perfect time to relax and just have an amazing time with girl friends or even that someone special! Friday nights are usually “Bistro” nights on our back patio where us neighbor girls get together after a long work week and sip our wine and wine coolers and just catch up! We always end the night with a bonfire and smores! This to me is the perfect start to the weekend!

Apple & Pumpkin Picking

For as long as I can remeber my mom has been taking me apple picking! We get up early in the morning grab our drink of choice (typically always a coffee) and hit the road. We have so much fun jamming out to music and just chit chatting until we get there; we are both early people so typically we are some of the first people there which we prefer. We get our bags to fill with apples and hitch a ride on a wagon and head out to the orchard! We usually pick golden delicious, johnagold, and honeycrisp apples so long as they are all in season. Once we pick our apples we go pay for them and head back in to pick out our pumpkins! I take about 5 years to choose my pumpkin because I ALWAYS have to choose a green pumpkin (story for another day).

Pumpkin Carving

One of my favorite things to do right before Halloween is to carve pumpkins with my mom, nana, and now Justin as well. It has been a tradition of ours since I was younger and I love it. While my nana and I always manage to carve cute pumpkins my mom always seems to “take the cake” for her amazing carving skills. I also love that we keep the seeds from our pumpkin and roast them to munch on. Who else does this?!

Fall Fashion

I absolutely LOVE dressing for colder weather! Bring on all the over sized sweaters, knee high boots, and blanket scarves out there!! I absolutely live for layering my clothing in the Fall, and I feel like my best outfits are in my Fall wardrobe! I have recently fallen in love with the brand Luna and Loki local to Granger, Indiana. They make some of the most beautiful leather jewelry I have ever seen!! Also shout out to Eddie Bauer for always having some of the best Fall scarves and hats!

There it is y’all, my FAVORITE things to do/buy in Fall. I also love watching Football and going to corn mazes. Fun Fact: Justin and I actually had our first date at the corn maze 2 years ago.

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What are some of your Favorite Fall activities?

Love always, Chloé Danielle

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Rough Week.

As I sit down to write you today, I want you to know last week was rough for me. Is that okay? Absolutely! We are all bound to have rough days, weeks, months, or even years but it’s all in how we handle it. My emotions have been high, my anxiety has been all over the place, and I have simply felt lost. At the end of the day I survived it, and I managed to get that much stronger. I ended up having an amazing weekend with amazing people. I am proud of myself for not letting my anxiety and depression run my life. Does it sometimes overtake my thoughts? Of course it does, but I fight my way back out, and those closest to me help me in more ways that they know.

I surround myself with people who make me laugh at the most stupid things until my stomach hurts, who embarrass the crap out of me until my face turns red, and who lift me up when I feel like I don’t even remember how to stand. I am so thankful for each and every one of you, because without you (you know who you are) I wouldn’t be as strong as I am today. I’ve had a lot of obstacles in my path and a lot of demons that I continue to battle, but these people help me to realize that I will never be alone, and that I will make it out okay. They remind me that “I am enough”, so that I can sit down to remind you, that “you are enough” my darling. Even on your darkest days when you feel like you have no more to give, that no one cares, and you feel like you just simply suck, I appreciate you. I love you. I know that “you are enough” my darling and you are stronger than you realize.

If I have learned anything in my 21 years on this Earth, it’s the simple fact that those who we surround ourselves with have a huge impact on our life. Find a couple people who appreciate you and all your awkwardness and never let them go, because at the end of the day those are the people who care about you. Those are the people who will constantly check up on you. When I was younger I always wanted to be a “popular” girl but as I got older I’ve realized not everyone is genuine in this life. Trust me you will be able to realize who is genuine and who is not in a matter of minutes. I have a small circle of friends who are simply the best, and I wouldn’t trade them for 100 friends even on the darkest of days.

A lot of people tell me how they feel bad for everything I’ve endured in my life, and how I don’t deserve any of it. While yes I might agree with them a little bit, it’s made me the strong woman that I am today, and I am so thankful for that. Every road block I’ve hit, every stubbed toe, and every tear shed was worth it for this moment. The moment I started to believe in myself and this amazing life I was given.

We are strong. We are enough. We are beautiful. We are intelligent. We stand together. I am always here if any of you ever need to talk. I will not let you walk this path alone. I love each and every one of you.

I am Chloé Danielle and this is my Journey.

Love always, Chloé Danielle

June/July Favorites

0C866192-364B-4BFB-A5E6-14301F68E62ELoves it is finally that time again, that’s right you guessed it, all my favorites from the month of June and July! I decided to combine the last two months since I went MIA for a little while! This summer, sadly, is flying by! The line up has products I’ve been living in, obsessed with, and can’t get enough of! So without further ado let’s dive right in loves!F98DD83A-0599-4933-AA38-F805AE24A826

1.DKNY Slid on Shoes

I love how these look like the Michael Kors ones, but I didn’t spend nearly as much. I scored these beauties at T.J. Maxx for just $12! Yes, you heard me right! I love them because they are so neutral and you can dress them up or dress them down!

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2. Oversized Hair-ties

If you have super long hair, super thick hair, or you’re like me and have super long and thick hair, these hair-ties are going to be your best friend girl! I was on YouTube one day (no surprise there) watching a video and this girl recommended them (I wish I remember what video it was) so on my next trip to Target (this is the only place I have found them) I picked a pack of them up! These are the only hair-ties I have used since! They hold my buns up while working out and make my ponytails stay in place all day long!

Hair-Ties: https://www.target.com/p/scunci-4mm-no-damage-extra-long-elastics-15pk/-/A-52596956A6F19C95-0C22-4E93-84C9-9C8036FC18AF

3. Dry Shampoo

This should be your best friend on the days you don’t wash your hair (I wash mine 2-3 times a week) because it helps revive it and get all those natural oils out. So far the Not-Your-Mothers Clean Freak dry shampoo has been my favorite, and especially for the price! At under $5 you truly can’t go wrong, and there are some great scents! They also have unscented for those of you gals that prefer not to have the scents! Since I find myself at Target a lot that is where I tend to pick mine up, but they also offer it at Ulta and Walmart.

Dry Shampoo: https://www.target.com/p/not-your-mothers-clean-freak-dry-shampoo-7-oz/-/A-17380110810C280B-C5BF-4F21-A86A-8ACD52CCE76C

5. MAC Lipstick

MAC was the first brand of lipstick I ever purchased and needless to say I fell in love instantly. Love at first application! I see so many bloggers talk about the shade “Velvet Teddy” so I decided to head over to the mall and check it out. I FELL IN LOVE! This is my everyday neutral shade. I carry this in my purse with me every where I go. So ladies if you haven’t check this shade out before, you need to!

Mac LipStick Velvet Teddy: https://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13854/310/products/makeup/lips/lipstick/matte-lipstick#/shade/Velvet_TeddyBCB0E6CC-218B-426A-831B-CE80FD21F66F

6. Nutrogena Hydro Boost Mask

These have been my go-to mask this Summer! If you are looking for a mask to help hydrate you skin back up from being in the Summer sun this is just the one for you! This is without a doubt the best one out there in my opinion. The mask is so cool and refreshing and sticks perfectly to your face, unlike regular mask that slip around this one stays put until the very end! Every time I use this mask my skin feels so refreshed! You can find this at your local grocery store or Ulta in the beauty section!

Nutrogena at Target: https://www.target.com/p/neutrogena-moisturizing-hydro-boost-hydrating-face-mask-1oz/-/A-52593023

Nutrogena at Ulta: https://www.ulta.com/hydro-boost-hydrating-hydrogel-mask?productId=xlsImpprod17162813506151E1-D01E-4041-BF9E-51503EAE5AC1

7. Botanics Eye Roller:

This has been my go to eye “cream” recently and I LOVE how it has been helping to brighten up my under-eye circles, (yes I’m young and yes I have them) while being completely natural (my favorite part)! Also all you have to do is roll a little bit on and you’re good to go! You can find this at your local Ulta Beauty

Botanics Eye Roller: https://www.ulta.com/all-bright-refreshing-eye-roll-on?productId=xlsImpprod15381017FB7BED35-DA1C-4844-ABEC-A1875B6EDEBB

8. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation:

If you watch Jackie Aina on YouTube then you already know she helped to expand this line of foundation, and she talked me into purchasing it. It was one I’ve had my eye on for a while but after hearing her explain it I knew I needed it. This is my everyday foundation and I will 100% re-purchase this time and time again. I’ve fallen in love with the buildable coverage and how natural it looks on the skin.

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: https://www.toofaced.com/shop/face/foundation/born-this-way-foundation/Born+This+Way+Foundation.html

Alright my lovelies, those are all of my favorite products from the month of June and July that I just haven’t been able to live without! I hope you enjoyed the second post in this series!! Let me know in the comments what your favorite products have been lately! Stay Gorgeous Hun! I’ll catch you in the next post!

Love always, Chloé Klein!

My Journey

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Mental illness is a serious matter and I’ve known that from a very young age. It runs in my family and almost everyone in my family has been diagnosed with some sort of mental illness. From an extremely young age I watched some of the people I love most, suffer from these mental illnesses. I feel like I knew what to look for, but still ignored all the signs when it came to taking care of my own self. I let myself go without help and  it not only affected me, but those who are the closest to me.

I suffer from what they call mild anxiety/depression and I would agree that on a typical day my anxiety/depression is mild, but there are definitely days where I am completely stuck in my head and I can’t seem to find a way out. I go days or weeks where I have zero motivation and all I want to do is sleep. I have times where all I want to do is eat, eat, eat, and I have times where you can’t get me to eat a thing. I have times where I am the happiest as can be, and times where I take things out on those around me. I struggle with letting my past dictate my thoughts and future. All of this was a wake up call and made me realize that I truly wasn’t okay. I was fooling myself the entire time, and those closest to me started to realize it.

I always thought that if I admitted I had something wrong with me,  people would look down upon me, make fun of me, or my mental state of mind would end up defining who I was as a person. I am here to tell you that all of the above are wrong. You define who you are, you define your future, and you control your happiness not your mental illness. Trust me I’m not saying this is going to be an easy road,  I’m just starting it myself, but I have amazing people surrounding me to help guide me through it. Together we are going to beat this and make it out stronger than ever my darling.

The best piece of advice I can give you is to admit that you need the help. I personally struggled the most with this because I was so afraid and embarrassed as to what every one around me would say. I’ve learned that the people who truly love you are going to stand by your side and help you conquer one of your biggest demons life has thrown your way. Those who think you are crazy, well you are better off without them darling. With that being said, you also need to make a promise to yourself. You have to remind yourself that “I Am Enough”. Who YOU are as a person, with or without mental illness is enough. I often times forget this until I look down at my left arm and see the writing on my bicep reminding me that “I Am Enough”.

Find what makes you happy, what makes your heart skip a beat, and stick with it! For me personally I have started learning about myself now, more than ever before. I love coloring the adult coloring books, they bring so much peacefulness to my mind. I also love my blog, but as you can tell, I let that slip away from me for a while as I began my journey with mental illness. The important part is that I’ve acknowledged that I let myself go and I made a promise to myself to do what I love to do. I bought four books this past weekend and I’ve started two of them, and they are already helping me love myself more and more everyday. I am starting my journey at the gym again because working out and getting fit is one thing I’ve “promised” myself for the past 3 years, and I am finally going to keep this promise to myself. Whatever it is in life that truly makes you happy, my darling do it. Life is too short not to have joy in your life. Stop trying to impress everyone and start impressing yourself. Keep promises to yourself because typically the first person we break a promise to is our-self and that is not okay.

As I start my own battle against mental illness, I want you to know that I am always open to talking! If you need someone to talk to about anything or have any questions I am always here. I don’t know everything. I take every day as a learning experience. Getting help was one of the best decisions I have made for myself in a long time and I am so proud of myself for taking the first step to a better me.

I am Chloé Danielle Klein and this is my journey. I hope you stay along for the ride.

Love always, Chloé Danielle.

Top 5 Favorite Highlighters!!!

Hello gorgeous and welcome back to Polka Dots and Peonies: The Blog! I’m so thankful you have decided to join me today because today’s post is one many of you have been requesting, my favorite highlighters! No, I’m not talking about the highlighters you used for taking notes in school, but rather the ones that you apply to your cheek bones in hopes to blind someone (not literally)! By applying highlighter we are trying to achieve the look of a glowing goddess and my top picks will help you achieve just that! Below I have listed my Top 5 highlighters based on their quality for the price!

If your favorite highlighter isn’t mentioned, chances are I haven’t tried it yet! Also let me know what your favorites are in the comment section down below!!! Alright lovelies let’s dive right in!

5. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter

I bought this highlighter last year around Christmas time because it was on sale and I was picking one up for my friend as a gift. I had heard so many good things about these highlighters, and how so many people loved. Sadly I just didn’t fall in love with this like I was hoping to. I don’t know if the shade I picked is the reason why but it just doesn’t give me that blinding highlight that I want, and at $38 for a full size and $19 for a mini I just truly don’t think it is worth the money.

4. Mac Extra Dimension Skin finish Highlighter & Mac Mineralize Skin finish Highlighter

Mac was the first brand of highlighter I purchased back in 2015. I remember going to the Mac counter and trying to decide which one to purchase, (at this time they only had 2 to choose from) and I decided to go with the Mac Mineralize Skin finish Highlighter in Gold Deposit! I remember spending my first $50 at the Mac counter (I also purchased a lipstick.) The Mac highlighters are $34 and I think you get the bang for your buck, these will make you glow, but these are a little more expensive!

3. Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter

This is most beauty goers drug store holy grail for highlighter! It imitates the high-end brand quality and performs sometimes better than those at Sephora and all for a fraction of the price! You can find this beauty ranging from $7.50-$10.00! The down side? Unfortunately there are only 4 colors, and this is always in such high demand it can make it harder to find! So if you come across one, GRAB IT AND RUN!!!! This baby will having you looking like a glazed donut in no time!

2. MORPHExBRETMAN Babe In Paradise Highlighter Pallet

OH MY GOSH I’M IN LOVE!!!! If you don’t have any highlighter and you’re looking to invest in some but don’t want to spend the $40-$50 for a palette, girl this was made for you! I remember the first day this launched in store at Ulta Beauty I was there when the doors opened to buy this!! (I’m unsure if they still sell this in store, I recommend calling before you go.) This is such an amazing bang for your buck ladies! This palette is $29 AND it also comes with a fan brush to apply the highlighter. Here’s how I look at it: each highlighter is $4 and then you are “buying” the brush for $5, I truly think that is such an amazing deal loves!!! Also they’ll be able to see you from mars wearing these highlighters!

1.Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighters

You can truly buy any of their highlighters and they just don’t disappoint! This is hands down my favorite highlighter, I mean I do own 4 of their highlighting palettes! OOPS! I have 2 of the more neutral palettes they have come out with (That Glow and Gleam) and then 2 of their more colorful palettes (Moonchild and Aurora). If you are looking to “splurge” a little go for these! If you break it down and buy a 4 piece highlighting palette (retails for $40) then you are spending $10 on each highlighter which is equivalent to 1 of the Maybelline highlighters. If you move on and buy one of the $45 palettes that have 6 highlighters you are spending $7.50 a highlighter! Not bad at all you guys! Anastasia also has 2 individual highlighters the Riviera (rose gold) and the Amerzy (gold) that both retail for $28. Personally I have not purchased them only because I feel I get more “bang for my buck” buying one of the palettes, but I have heard amazing things about them both!! Any of these highlighters will have you glowing to the Gods!

Alright my lovelies those are my Top 5 favorite highlighters. I hope you all find on that you love from this list and give it a try! If I had to pick one from the list that you should purchase it would have to be the MORPHExBRETMAN Babe In Paradise Palette, this truly is where you will get the most for your money! The only reason it’s not number one on my list is because of how much I personally like the Anastasia Palettes and don’t mind spending the extra money on them! Also if you decide to purchase the MORPHE Palette many influencers including Bretman Rock have a coupon code that allows you to save 10% off at check out!

Stay Golden Sunshine! I’ll talk to you next time!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

P.S. I am so sorry I don’t have pictures for the MORPHExBRETMAN palette, I can’t find it at the moment. I don’t believe in taking others photos and using them in my blog! Definitely google this palette though she’s GORGEOUS!