Breezy Days: September 2016


September 22, 2016

Boo-tterscotch & Ghoulish Ghosts

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Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year! The crisp fall air outside, fun decorations, and the excitement people get with all the holidays just around the bend is infectious. My home is always an open spot for last-minute hang outs, which is why I aim to make my main living areas as festive and comfortable as possible. 

Lots of big comfy pillows, cozy throws, and festive items to look at make for a more inviting home. The final touch I add is holiday themed candy bowls, because guests love to grab something to munch on while they are cozied up on the couch watching scary movies on in the backyard by the bonfire!

I picked up my M&M'S Boo-terscotch White Chocolate, DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts, and Starburst Halloween Mix with this Cartwheel coupon from Target. I got a little lost in the Halloween section ;) Here's some steps on how to create a cozy Halloween home! 

Lots of big fluffy pillows and throw blankets
I switch out my pillow and throw blankets for each season, but make sure they are all cozy enough to cuddle up with and watch a movie. 

Place candy bowl by the front door with M&M'S Boo-terscotch White Chocolate
This delicious treat is exclusive to Target! I placed this near the front door so that it is easy for my guests to grab a small handful and walk through the house and check out the decor. 

Place another candy bowl farther into the living space with various candy
I picked up another exclusive treat from Target, the DOVE Milk Chocolate Ghosts, with the Cartwheel coupon they were 10% off! I also included the Starburst Halloween Mix in the same candy bowl to give a fruity variety. I spread out my candy bowls throughout the living room so wherever they end up chilling for a conversation they can snag a treat. 

Fresh flowers in fall colors
I feel like fresh flowers in festive shades should be on my grocery list every week, it makes me so happy to see bouquets throughout my home!

Think of eye-line from the front door 
Lastly, when decorating I think about what my guests see from the front door. It's the first impression, and I want to make sure it makes an impact! Since there is a look-through from the dining room into the kitchen, I decorated the shelf and on top of the fridge! 

What treats will you snag from the Target Halloween Shop for your home? 

September 21, 2016

Glittery Snail Mail

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For the past 7 years my best friend Sam and I have sent each other Valentines gifts. It started after I moved away to Utah for school and we were both single (with no Valentine Day dates haha). We wanted to celebrate our friendship by sending a fun gift! Even though over the years we've both gotten engaged and then married; we still send each other Valentines gifts along with other snail mail to let one another know we're thinking of each other. 

Sam recently had surgery and I wanted to send a package with some comfort chocolate, cute post-it notes, and a glittery PAPYRUS Taylor Swift-inspired card! We both love Taylor Swift and everything girly. This new line of 44 cards at Target features adorable embellishments such as brightly colored glitter, embossing, gems, and fun flowers made of tulle! 

I picked up a friendship card to mail to Sam, then a birthday card and thank you card to save for later. It's always smart to have cards on hand! I love how each card was so thoughtfully designed, and that PAPYRUS had so many fun cards to choose from for various occasions. I took time to pick out my favorite cards, so that my recipients feel special when picking up their stash from the mailbox :) 

Pick a special and unique PAPYRUS card
I loved this glittery and feminine card! Totally screams "Sam" :) 

Write a thoughtful note 
Even though my handwriting is awful, it's the thought that counts right?!

Fill your package with all sorts of goodies!
Chocolate can ease all pain ;) Also you can never have enough cute stationary from Target!

Which PAPYRUS cards would you choose for your close friends and family? You know everyone enjoys snail mail, snag one for your collection! 

September 17, 2016

Criss Cross Applesauce

It's officially fall, can you believe it?? No matter what season it is, I still gravitate towards comfy grey dresses ;) I got this dress from PinkBlush, which has a criss-cross detail on the back AND has pockets. Could you ask for anything more out of a dress?

It's so easy to throw on a scarf and some boots with a low-key dress for the cooler months. I'm loving the loose and cozy fit on this dress, since it's something that I can transition throughout the next few years. While I'm not looking to have kids soon, this would definitely serve as a great maternity dress as well! 

What are your favorite fall looks? What's your go-to piece? :) 

Grey Cross-Back Dress c/o PinkBlush
Scarf: gift from my brother he got from Spain (similar, similar)
Hoop earrings: Anthropologie
Bracelet: RocksBox (use code BREEZYDAYSXOXO for free first month!)
Lash Extensions & Microblading: Layers n' Lashes

September 5, 2016

Beauty Travel: The Absolute Basics

We just got back from a trip to Yosemite, and realized that being out in the wilderness I only need a few toiletry items to get by and still feel human ;) 

A good detangling brush, hairspray, sea salt spray, face powder, and an awesome teeth whitening toothpaste

I received this David's Premium Natural Toothpaste which I was stoked to try out! My dad is a dentist, so I am all about dental care. How nerdy, right? ;) 

I love this fluoride-free, sulfate-free, natural toothpaste. Davids uses natural mined calcium carbonate  to whiten and polish teeth. Not only is the tube adorable, but it is also a completely recyclable tube! I've been using this for the past week and can see and feel a difference with my smile :) If you want to try Davids Premium Natural Toothpaste for yourself, use the code below for a 20% discount! 

Davids 20% discount code: breezydays
Expires 9/18  

Moroccan Sea Salt Spray c/o OGX Beauty
Traveling toiletry bag: Nordstrom Rack (similarsimilar)
Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Mineral Powder: Ulta

September 4, 2016

Currently in September

I was inspired by my friend Rachel Sayumi to take part in Blogtember! I miss the days of writing just to write, so I'm hoping that this will force me to go back to the "good 'ole days" of blogging!

Reading... "You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero. But I think I left my copy in Yosemite, so I have to re-buy it!
Playing... at catch up. Always knockin' out items on my to-do list. 
Watching... Gilmore Girls, again ;) Fall is always the best time to watch this show! 
Trying... new recipes
Cooking... Keto/LCHF-friendly meals. Been trying to get our home healthy and learn something new.
Eating... Cheese, heavy whipping cream, protein, low-carb. Actually feeling pretty good so far. 
Drinking... Water! And Crystal Lite Strawberry. 
Calling... Mom, a couple times a week. Sam, every other week for life updates. 
Texting... Ryan and Evan! Usually corgi memes. 
Pinning... LCHF recipes, Costa Rica travel guides, Fall style, Halloween decor (Pinterest account)
Tweeting... Dog memes, because that is what makes me happy.
Going... to plan all the fun holiday themed activities 
Loving... boots, seriously can't have too many 
Hating... that my car gets dirty sitting underneath the carport 
Discovering... new chapters of my life
Thinking... about our family Costa Rica trip next year, after Jesse comes home 
Feeling... like a weight has been lifted of my shoulders from the past few months
Hoping (for)... more opportunities for growth 
Listening (to)... Google Play "Indie Dance Party" playlist
Celebrating... Labor Day weekend, and the start of fall 
Smelling... Boulangerie Sweet Vanilla Cinnamon
Thanking... Heavenly Father for all the blessings in my life
Considering... on buying more boots...
Starting... new habits
Finishing... laundry, dishwasher, and other chores

September 3, 2016

Labor Day Sales + Fall Shopping

I think shopping for fall has become my new favorite thing over the past few years. There are so many layers to look for, so many adorable boots, and I love the chilly weather! Here are some of my places I've been hitting up to prepare for the cooler weather, and who have some killer Labor Day Weekend sales!

Ann Taylor Loft: BOGO 50% off

Anthropologie: Additional 40% off of sale

Asos: Up to 60% off on select items

Joe's Jeans: Extra 30% off of sales + free shipping

Nordstrom: Save up to 40% off

Nordstrom Rack: Save up to 75% on clearance

Octer: Deals on name brands

Shoedazzle: New clearance!

Target: 25% off clothes, shoes & accessories // Up to 30% off of home

September 1, 2016

Luminess Air // Airbrush Makeup System

I've been making a concerted effort the past few months to learn how to really do my makeup. Between YouTube videos, beauty articles, and beauty bloggers; I think I'm starting to get the hang of this! I was really excited to try out the Luminess Air Airbrush System, an airbrush makeup system that helps me achieve the flawless look I want! 

The Luminess Air Airbrush System includes a starter kit with with foundation, Blush, Skin Brightening Glow and a Moisturizer/Primer; which makes it easy to create a fabulous look. 

After reading the instructions, I was able to use my Legend Luminess Air Airbrush System the correctly (I was holding the stylus upside down at first haha). And how cute is the blue color?! I started with the foundation, holding the stylus a few inches away from my face (and squinting to avoid getting it in my eyes!) and moving it in a circular smooth motion. 

The coverage of the foundation was fantastic! I tend to gravitate towards a more sheer foundation, but this still was lightweight and had good coverage. I then proceeded to use the brightener and blush using the same technique. 

I absolutely loved the result! The whole makeup look was lightweight, clean, and pretty. It makes my makeup routine so much easier and my makeup look that much more flawless! Luminess Air Airbrush System has so many different products to choose from, so it fits any budget. Speaking of which...I have a 20% off code for all my Breezy Days readers! Put the code below in at check-out and you'll be rocking this flawless look soon enough ;) 

Luminess Air Airbrush System discount code: 180818864

Luminess Air products c/o Luminess Air 
Lashes & Brows: Layers 'n Lashes
Top: H&M (old)