Pop of Pink

Happy Friday!

I wanted to share an easy way I've added a little bit of spring into our home. As you could tell from this post, I love pink for spring. I wanted to add touches of it into our home without going overboard. So I decided to add some throw pillows to add a little spring into our living room.

Pop of Pink

I got these pillows from World Market for 9.99 each. What a deal! They're really soft, almost a velvet, and the color is perfect. 

Pop of Pink

I love the blush pink with our rug. It adds some nice color, while still staying pretty neutral. 

I love changing out throw pillows to make a space feel different for each season. I may decide to add in some more pops of pink, but for now, these pillows are perfect! 

Would you like some help transitioning into spring? Check out my e-design page to see all my storyboard options. 

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Universal Thread Review

There is so much talk going on about Target's new line, Universal Thread. I wanted to see for myself just how amazing it all was. So, I went to Target and tried on some items. Of course, I forgot to take pictures, but I do want to share my thought on a few things. Let's get into it!

1. Price

The price of most of the items is great! They have tees for $8 and some other tops for under $20. The jeans are around $24 and the jewelry is priced great! I got some earrings for $7.99 and I saw some necklaces for under $20. I would say the price of this line is great. 

2. Variety

I would say there is a nice variety of items. They have casual items, such as tee shirts, but also have some dresses. They have shoes and handbags along with jewelry. 

3. Style

I love the style of this line. It's casual and comfortable but still really stylish. They have some simple pieces like plain tees, but also more unique items. This tee was really cute and comfortable. 

Universal Threads Tee

I love the simplicity of this line. They are practical items that are still fashionable and would go with a lot. That's important to me. I like to get things that I know will go with a lot. This line is great for that. 

4. Quality

The items I tried on seemed to be pretty good quality, for the price. The jeans I tried on were about $24 so they aren't jeans you'll have forever, but for the price they seemed to be pretty good quality. They are really comfortable and fit well. I tried on these, these, and these. They were all comfortable and fit true to size. I will say the back seemed to be a bit lower so it may go down when bending down. Other than that I really liked them. They have a lot of different styles and fits and they all seem to be good quality. 

5. Overall opinion

I really like this new line. I ended up getting a few tees and two pairs of earrings. I really like the line and I found a few other accessories and shoes I may have to get. I think the clothes are soft and comfortable. There were a few things I tried on and didn't like, either too short and too see through. But I love the tees. They are so soft and I like the colors they have. They also have different style of tees, which is nice. Overall I am very pleased. 

Universal Threads Review
Universal Threads Review

I hope this was helpful! If you're thinking about trying this new line, I recommend giving it a shot! 

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How to Decorate with Pink for Spring

Even though it's snowy outside and freezing, my mind is on spring. I can't wait for the pretty pastels and flowers. I love spring and I love decorating for it. This year I'm wanting to use pink in some of my spring decor. However, I don't want to go overboard with the pink.

I want to show you some easy ways to tie in some of this year's hot color that will be subtle but still feel like spring. Here are some items I found.

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I love all of these items, especially 4 and 5. I am really loving pink for spring and I can't wait to add some to my home. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some easy ways to tie in springs hottest color trend.

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Living Room Winter Makeover

I'm so excited to finally share our living room makeover! I mentioned previously that we were doing a small refresh to our living room, with a new couch and rug, and I'm finally finished!

I wanted to go with a relaxing vibe, with soft neutrals and blues. For winter, I also incorporated texture, instead of a lot of color. I wanted the room to feel comfortable and calming. Here is our living room now!

I love the way it turned out! This rug was one of my picks from this post, and I couldn't be happier with it! It's the perfect combination of blues, grays, and creams. It's really soft, too! It's not a super high pile, so it's not too plush, but it's so soft under our feet. 

As for our Ikea sofa, we still love it! I talked about my first impressions of it here. We still love the look and feel of it. It's perfect for our living room. 

For the wall behind the couch, I had a few things in mind, but I'm so happy I went with this layered gallery wall. It was easy and relatively inexpensive. Three of the photos are ones we took in California when we lived there, and then in Savannah when we went there on vacation. I love that the photos mean something to us. The middle picture was a DIY I did and I love the way it turned out. It was also really easy and inexpensive. 

I'm so happy with the way this room turned out. I love light and bright spaces, and this is definitely that. I'm looking forward to adding pops of color in the coming seasons. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing our living room makeover! If you have any questions about anything in the pictures let me know! I'd be happy to answer any!

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6 Makeup Must - Haves

I want to veer a little bit from my typical design posts and talk about my six must have makeup items. I love reading these from other bloggers, so I hope you do too!

When it comes to my daily makeup routine, I like to keep things relatively simple. I don't like to spend a lot of time on my everyday makeup, so I've searched for items that would help me accomplish a put-together look without taking up my whole morning. Here are the items I've found that I always grab for day after day. 

6 Makeup Must-Haves

First is face primer. I recently started using this primer (within the last few months, I'm actually almost out) and I really like it! I will say, I don't notice any reduction of my pores, but it does make my foundation go on smoother and last longer. So, for me that's a win. 

Next is foundation. I have  been using this L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation for almost a year. I love it. I've try the glow one and I think it made me break out. So, the pro matte is my go-to. It goes on nicely and with the primer it really lasts all day. 

Eyeshadow primer is something I never thought I needed. Until I tried it. Now, I'm hooked. I got this sample size of Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I love it. It goes on nicely and makes my eyeshadow more pigmented and makes it last without creasing. It's a must now for me. 

That leads me to this eyeshadow palette. I got this for my birthday and use it everyday. It is the perfect combination of peachy colors. There are pinks and browns and nudes. Everything I could want in one palette. Plus it smells good! It smells like peaches! Win! 

After the eyeshadow I put on my mascara. I've been hooked on Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, but it's pretty pricey. So, my mom recommended this alternative that has been compared to the Too Faced one. I have to say, I love it! It's  L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise and is only about $5 at Target. That's a win to me!

Finally, my last must have is this Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. I got this in a sample kit awhile ago, and I'm still loving it. It goes on nice and matte so I'm not all shimmery, which is perfect for winter. And, it smells like chocolate! Who wouldn't want their makeup to smell like chocolate? 

There you have it. My six makeup must-haves. These are the six makeup products that help me get ready quickly in the mornings, while still helping me to look put together. 

If you have any questions or if you've tried any of these products let me know in the comments!

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If you like this post, you should check out Friday Favorites and Best Dry Shampoo