My Summer Lipstick Collection

Posted in Beauty + Hair

Sharing all of my favorite lipsticks for summer. Favorite lippies to wear in the summer, and can easily be worn in the fall too | The Blonder Life

I have been cursed with super dry skin, and that also includes extremely dry lips. I have literally spent the majority of my life testing out chapstick and trying to get them under control. Now, at age 24 I think I have finally found my saving grace of chapstick (lol) and am loving wearing lipstick!

With dry lips, the last thing you want is to smack on some bright red lipstick and draw even more attention to yourself. But, now that I’m feeling confident about my lips I’m loving trying out new colors and wanted to share with you guys all of my favorite summer lip colors! Read more…

July 27, 2017

Using Instagram Stories To Grow Your Brand + Content Ideas

Posted in Blogging

10 + content ideas for Instagram Stories and how to build your brand via stories. Engage with your ideal audience in a more authentic way using Instagram Stories. What to post on Instagram Stories and how to build your brand | The Blonder Life

When Instagram first launched their Stories feature I was reluctant to try it out. I felt they had completely copied Snapchat, and didn’t want another platform to keep up with, honestly.

At the beginning, I used Snapchat of a more real – everyday vlogging style and kept IG stories more tailored, and clean cut. After a few weeks of testing it out, I realized I had more people viewing my Instagram story compared to Snapchat. And, since it was all on one app it was easier for me to push people from my story to my actual feed. I had a greater engagement there and felt like I was actually reaching my ideal audience. If you’re a creative still using both, I suggest differentiating the content! Don’t save everything from one platform and upload it to the other – you most likely have a lot of the same followers on both!  Read more…

July 25, 2017

I Tested 3 Self Tanners and Didn’t Turn Orange

Posted in Beauty + Hair

Sharing 3 tanning products at all different price points. The 3 self tanning products I cannot live with, or without. Self tanning routine, and tips for a even application | The Blonder Life

Something that has hit me kind of hard post-college has been how little time out in the sun I have had this summer! I went to college in San Marcos and the campus had a river. So, needless to say, I spent A LOT of my college years out in the sun hanging out with friends! Probably all April – September I was hanging by the river or pool every week multiple times! For all my college readers – do NOT take college for granted.

So this time when April came along and I looked at my basically ghostly color I realized I had to do something! That’s where today’s post comes into play! Read more…

July 19, 2017

Things I’m Loving | July 2017

Posted in Lifestyle, Style

Sharing everything I have been loving in June & July! Product, podcasts, favorite summer playlist, etc | The Blonder Life

Necklace | Nude lipstick (color Satin Ribbon)

Last month I did a June Favorites video + blog post, so thought I would bring it back for July! We are well into summer, which means I have had some time to test out a ton of products and give you guys my feedback! I’m sharing a few beauty must haves, songs to jam out to, favorite podcasts and more! Stick around to see what I’ve been loving this month, and what I think you’ll love too!

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July 14, 2017

Blogging Networks 101 | Are They Worth Your Time?

Posted in Blogging

Blogging Networks 101 : the good and behind networks. Sharing which blogging network I've found success through, and why I don't lean on them for an income. The good and bad behind blogging networks | The Blonder Life

Happy Tuesday babes! I’m here with another blogging tips post, and this one has been highly requested from you guys! If you’re new around here – every Tuesday’s post is about blogging. I love these posts, and you guys seem to find them really helpful too! If you’re a blogger I recommend subscribing so you never miss these posts, or bookmark my blog to refer back every Tuesday! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done one of these, so I apologize for that! These posts take me the longest to create, and I always want to make sure they’re jammed pack with helpful information! So, this can make the process a little long! Read more…

July 11, 2017

Blonde Chats – July 10, 2017

Posted in Blonde Chats

June 2017 Instagram Roundup | The Blonder Life

Happy Monday babes! Can you even believe it’s already July?! I know I basically start all of these Blonde Chat’s in denial of what month it is, but really WOW. It seems like this year is flying by! June is my favorite month, so I’m a little sad to see it go but at least summer is still here! And, surprisingly this month has not been crazy hot in Houston!

I’m starting this week with an Instagram roundup featuring a ton of cute things! So, be sure you are following me on Instagram (@theblonderlife) to see everything I’m wearing! If you missed anything on my Instagram that you didn’t have a chance to purchase, now is the time! Everything will be linked right under the Instagram photo to make shopping super easy! You can either click on the link, or the photo of the item you wish to purchase!

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July 10, 2017

Give Me All The Gingham

Posted in Style

Rounded up a ton of gingham dresses, and sharing my favorite here! I love the gingham trend, and hope it is here to stay. Gingham summer trend to try | The Blonder Life

I’m not sure if you remember this dress, but I shared it on my Insta stories awhile back! I was deciding on how I wanted to style it, hence why it took me this long to finally share it on the blog.

Ideally, I pictured this gingham dress with my favorite pair of wedges and big statement earrings. Once I tried it on and realized how short it was I quickly knew wedges weren’t gonna work with it. I have never had a dress be too short on me, and was very surprised when I initially tried it on. I was debating on adding an inch or two of fabric to the dress, but never got around to it. This is still an option, but as of now I’m just rocking it as a very short dress.

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June 29, 2017

3 Outfit Ideas For The Fourth of July

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Sharing 3 outfit ideas for the Fourth of July. Inspiration for outfit ideas for the Fourth. Easy to copy outfit ideas for the Fourth | The Blonder Life

Gingham top | Ruffle tank | Embroidered Knot top

This year is flying by! How is it already the end of June? June has always been my favorite month of the year, so I’m sad to see it go! But I lovelovelove the Fourth of July! It has always been one of my favorite holidays!

Growing up my dad and I were apart of a group called Indian Princesses that was through the local YMCA. It was basically like girl scouts, but without the cookies and without the moms (so actually nothing like girl scouts ha). Every Fourth of July we got to ride a float throughout the parade in my hometown, and it was so fun! We either rode on the float, or walked the whole parade and handed out candy to everyone. I remember always seeing my mom and sisters on the side and feeling like such a celeb walking with my dad and friends. Today I’m sharing 3 outfit ideas for the Fourth of July!  Read more…

June 26, 2017