Girl, Clean Your Brushes.

373E41F5-50C1-4596-AF88-DB449A6C349AHeyyy gorgeous! How are you today? I had a lovely 3-day weekend and ended up spending the majority of my time cleaning. While I was cleaning the house,  I also  finally cleaned all my make-up brushes and giiirrrrllll were they nasty!!! So I have decided to share my all time favorite make-up brush cleaner with y’all! Girl your mind is about to be blown away!

Truly I think we all have that dirty little secret that we don’t dare to admit! Yes even I’m guilty of not cleaning my makeup brushes enough! I know, how dare I commit this crime, but I mean who has the time to sit in the bathroom all day cleaning them?! Kudos to you if you have the time to do that, I commend you! For me, I am always headed somewhere, to do something, with someone. Or maybe something along those lines! I knew I needed to clean my brushes when the application of my makeup was not as “clean” as it typically is! So it was time again to bust out my all time favorite makeup brush cleaner. Are you ready?! Here we go! *Insert heart eyes*

|Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush Cleaner | MSRP $42 |

“This professional-quality brush cleaner is a makeup industry cult-favorite that can be used on both natural and synthetic fibers, and it doesn’t leave an oily residue. It cleans, conditions, and deodorizes brushes in one step.”

This baby is a cult favorite for a reason, its amazing! If you don’t have this, you need it. Trust me if your mom/boyfriend/aunt/grandma asks, it was definitely a need not a want. If you’ve been searching for a makeup brush cleaner that is not only affordable but also effective then oooooooh girl, this is going to be your jam! You can clean your brushes and immediately begin using them again after about 30 seconds of them drying all from the comfort of your bed! Crazy girl, I know! I was in shock too! Also,I love the vanilla scent to this cleaner but I will say it can be a little overpowering if you have a sensitive nose!

Well loves, this is my holy grail makeup brush cleaner and hopefully it becomes yours as well! I’ll talk to you girls soon!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

Boxycharm: February Unboxing

Hey babes you are looking extra gorgeous today! Boxycharm has got it going on with February’s After Glow box! *Insert heart eyes* After seeing everything that was in my box this month, you are going to want to sign up! Seriously you can not beat $21 a month for 4-5 full size products. Okay, okay, okay, I know I have blabbed on long enough so let’s go ahead and dive into the box!

Every month Boxycharm chooses a theme for their box and for February the theme is “After Glow”. As soon as I found out about the theme I was super excited. I trrryyyyyy my best not to peak at the spoilers (I’ll admit I at least need to know one item I’m getting) but, sometimes they just pop up out of no where!

This month Boxycharm is giving away ONE Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara! You can enter the contest on Twitter. Hurrrrrrry girl you still have 13 more days to enter! I mean it, go enter the contest right now to win a FREE mascara that is “Better Than Sex!”

Alright I have made you wait long enough let’s dive into this month’s box!

|Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara| MSRP  $24 |

“Indulge in mascara that actually lives up to its name. Too faced Better than Sex Mascara separates, coats and curls each last to voluptuous perfection.”6888FB60-0158-49F6-B41C-8D9534683FE3

|Pretty Vulgar Shimmering Swan Highlighter| MSRP  $32 |

“Infused with glow-loving, light reflecting and pearlescent pigments, this highlighter will give your skin the perfect amount of brightness.”7D0443D8-9B14-4F89-AD91-5D20EAA4E57E

| Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer | MSRP  $18 |

“The light, silky texture blurs pores and wrinkles, giving your skin a soft velvet feel.”E10DF41E-1122-4C05-B50C-F80CA77EC7D9

|Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser | MSRP $22 |

“Soothe and hydrate your skin while lifting dirt excess oil, impurities, grime and makeup. Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser was made for daily use.”82091261-E5D0-4AC5-AF55-3BF79EB80F06

| Trestique Prime + Glaze Lip Crayon | MSRP $25 |

“This two-in-one lip duo features a luxurious lip smoothing primer on one side and a shiny color glaze on the other.”E5EF3355-0206-425A-9457-6720EECF6662Oh my gosh, I know girl! I told you the February box was amazing!! The total value of this box was $121!! *Insert Heart Eyes* Hooooney that means I saved $100 on this box! How would you spend your extra $100? If you are ready to sign up for your own Boxycharm Box you may use the link below!!

https://www.boxycharm.com/refer/Chloe-DPEJIPWE

If you are already signed up for Boxycharm did you love your box as much as I did?! Talk to you babes soon!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

Night-time Routine

Heyyyy girl! How’s it going today? I hope it is going fan-flipping-tastic! If you are new here, welcome and if you aren’t new, welcome back! Today I am sharing my night-time routine with you! I just started getting back into the swing of  having a night-time routine and I can already tell a difference!4d78ff0e-2d37-4646-88c1-be1c015d6f31

Without further ado, grab your pink drink and let’s get started!

Step 1

I start my taking my make-up off with a make-up remover wipe. My all time favorite are from Target and they are only $2.49. Let me say it louder for the people in the back… THEY ARE ONLY $2.49. I know I seriously can’t believe it either! I love these because they are also the ‘calming’ towelettes.

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Step 2

Once I have the majority of my make-up  wiped off, I reach for my Clarisonic. I have the Clarisonic Mia2 (linked is the newest version) and I absolutely love it! When I am using my Clarisonic, my skin looks flawless. I don’t struggle with texture on the skin or dry patches when I am regularly using my Clarisonic.

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Step 3

Add in your favorite facial cleanser. Personally I have been using the Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cleanser. This product really helps my dry skin come back to life and leaves it as soft as a baby’s bum.

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Step 4

After cleansing my face I take a quarter size amount of my FIRMx Peeling Gel Exfoliant. This is also from Peter Thomas Roth. This is my favorite exfoliant because it is not abrasive, it is so gentle on the skin. This has been the only exfoliant I am able to use daily.

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Step 5

Take a clean cotton pad and splash a little bit of the Fresh Rose Deep-Hydration Facial Toner on it. Rub across your face to help hydrate and soften your skin. This helps to really cleanse your skin of impurities like blackheads and pores. Love this brand for more sensitive skin.

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Step 6

My skin has been more dry than normal this Winter so I have been packing on the moisture. I have been finishing up my night-time routine with my Josie Maran Argan Oil Light. I specifically chose the Light over the regular because of how much faster it absorbs into the skin. Perfect before bed time!

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After I finish with my argan oil light I head to bed. I don’t know about you, but this girl needs her beauty sleep! I hope you enjoyed reading about my night-time routine. I will try to update this as the seasons change. Also if you would like to see my morning routine let me know!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

Ride-Or-Die Make-up Products

Hey sugar, Welcome back to the blog! Now if you know me, you probably know how much I LOVE make-up! I am pretty much obsessed and can be talked into “needing” just about anything. I truly don’t think there is one product I love more than the other. I always start my make-up routine saying “today will be a natural day”, and then I just have to add bronzer. Now since I put bronzer on I might as well add some blush. Well now I have to put highlighter on to bring it all together! You see where I am going? Before I even realize it, I am pretty much full glam with a full face of make-up! Today I thought it would be fun to walk you through a typical “full-face” of make-up with my ride-or-die products! So let me stop rambling, and let’s get started!!Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Foundation: Too Faced Born This Way $39

Look if James Charles and Auntie Jackie Aina are using this foundation, count me in! James and Jackie are two of my favorite make-up gurus and once I found out they were both using this foundation…. well I just had to have it. I love that this foundation is medium to full coverage because not everyone wants full coverage. Now this is also a matte foundation, with that being said I still love it!! I just have to make sure that my skin is moisturized before applying.Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Concealer: Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer $29

Man-oh-man was that a mouthful! Alright ladies and gents I know that this is pricey for a concealer. Trust me I was hesitant too, but it will last you soooo much longer! Seriously I am still on my first one that I purchased and getting ready to buy another one! I went through my foundation before needing more of this bad boy! I truly believe its the best bang for your buck! Plus it’s full coverage!Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Setting Powder: Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder: $33

I am not going to tell you to run out and buy this right now, because I am so-so on it. To be honest I already have my sights set on another setting powder! In no way am I saying this setting powder is horrible because it’s not, it just doesn’t work the best with my dry skin. I prefer this over the Laura Mercier Setting Powder because it is more fine, so for me it doesn’t stick to my dry spots. If you have dry skin like me I would recommend the Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder, ($35) because it is Talc-free. Talcum as a powder helps to absorb moisture like oil. So when you don’t have oily skin it tends to make you look bone dry!

Contour: KatVonD Shade & Light Face Contour Palette $49

James Charles did again, he got me hooked on an amazing contour palette. Since I purchased this palette I have yet to use another for contouring. It just has the perfect shades in it for my (and many others) skin tone! Honestly this is an amazing buy, especially since you can now buy the refill shades for it!Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Blush: Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten $28

I remember I first purchased her blush when ULTA Beauty had their 21 days of Beauty event. I have the shade Peach Delight (vibrant pink flecked w/ peach shimmer) and that slight shimmer made me fall in love! This is perfect for those girls that want a little bit of glow without having to put on highlighter. OR if you are like me…. it makes the  shimmer base before applying your highlight. I truly don’t think anyone could be disappointed when purchasing this blush! I know I wasn’t.Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade

This is my holy grail! Seriously since I started doing my eyebrows in 2014 I haven’t used any other product! I could probably write an entire book on why I love this product so much! I will say it’s not for everyone, and I never recommend this to beginners (wish someone told me when I started) because you can tend to look like a clown. For me now, I love it! Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

Bronzer: Lorac TANtalizer Highlighter and Matte Bronzer Duo $33

I love this bronzer! Truly it mixes so well with my contour and blush! Unfortunately I could do without the highlighter. Just the smallest amount of this bronzer does the trick which means more bang for your buck!

Eyelashes: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Ooohhh baby is this mascara amazing! It’s hands down my favorite formula with the most amazing brush! I do try other mascaras when I get them in subscription boxes, but this is still my tried-and-true!Processed with VSCO with a5 preset

As for highlighters I can’t choose just one! I have so many favorites it’s ridiculous! More recently I have been loving the Anastasia Beverly Hills Amerezy Highlighter though!

Well my loves, those are my ride-or-die make-up products that I use daily. What are some of your favorite make-up products?!

Love always, Chloé Danielle

 

Read. Read. Read.

Hello gorgeous! I can’t believe we haven’t talked since last year! Even more so I can’t believe we made it to 2019. I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday! Justin and I were in bed cuddling our fur babies until the ball dropped. Once it dropped the TV was turned off and to bed we went. I know we act like an old couple sometimes! Anyways, enough getting side tracked. Today I wanted to share some of the books I intend on reading this year. Remember one of my New Years Resolutions is to read at least one book a month! I bought these books last year and intended on reading them, then, but life happens. You will probably recognize a majority of these books as they are all fairly popular.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Published November 2018, I knew right away I wanted this book. Former First Lady Michelle Obama writes about finding her voice, her time in the White House, her health campaign, and her role as a mother. For me personally, Michelle is an amazing woman to look up to. She is strong, witty, and beautiful. I could not be more excited to read this 400 page book. It might just be the first book I dive into as well. Wish me luck!

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips

Published October 2018, I kept seeing this bright pink cover in the Target isle. It drew me in and as I read what the book was about I knew I needed it. The famous Busy Phillips memoir could not be more honest and real, “every unique story seems to have an entry point for everyone to feel like they too have been “that girl.”” She’s relatable and that is what I need. Sometimes suffering from anxiety and depression you feel like you are on the outside of it all. That is why I chose this book. Excerpt taken from https://www.hypable.com/this-will-only-hurt-a-little-book-review-busy-philipps/

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Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Published February 2018, this book has quickly become a best-selling, self-help book. This is the one book I have already read, and I want to read it again. I first purchased this book right after realizing I needed some help with my anxiety and depression. You can quote every single line out of this book it’s that good. I want to re-read it to really focus on the words and hear them. “The truth? You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are. That’s the takeaway.”   I’m also excited because in March she is releasing a new book called ‘Girl, Stop Apologizing’ and I already know I need this book.

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The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Published October 2016, I am just now getting the book. You know I truly think I was living under a rock when this came out, because I am obsessed with Chip and Jo. We watch HGTV all day in the office and when Fixer Upper comes on gooooodbye focus! Honestly I love them, and I want everything in their Hearth and Homes collection too! When I finally heard about this book I ran to Target and snatched it up! I am so excited to finally read their story. I know a lot of their background from the show, but now I’ll know it all.

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Published April 2013, this bright yellow cover caught my eye in the Target isle. As soon as I read the title of the book it instantly put in my shopping cart. *Ooops, shoulder shrug* This is another self-help book I purchased right after admitting I needed help. “Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.” They say by the end of reading this book you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love. Now, I don’t know about you, but I could use all of that advice.

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Well these are some of the books I will be reading throughout the year. Have you read any of these yourself? Did you like them? Let me know! Also, let me know what some of your favorite books are. I would love to check them out!

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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