July 2014 | Dearest Lou

Items Added to Dearest Lou Second Hand Shop

Just added some awesome items to Dearest Lou Shop on Storenvy! 
Nothing is priced over $20 and most items are $5-$10.
Shipping is $5.95 and your second (or third, fourth, etc.) item ships FREE!

If Storevny isn't your thing you can email me and I can bill you directly through PayPal or you can purchase via Bib & Tuck and receive $15 off your first order. You can check out more details and pricing HERE. All items listed on Bib & Tuck include shipping in prices.

*Remember all sales are FINAL so feel free to email me with any questions before purchasing*

Lace Dress

Dress: c/o 6KS
Heels: Ross
Slip Extender: Down East Basics

How pretty is this dress from 6KS? I absolutely love it and it's currently on sale for $35 with free shipping, definitely a steal. The slip on the actual dress hits me at about mid thigh in the front and barely covers my butt (ha) so I extended the slip with my handy slip extender! I can easily see myself dressing this dress down for fall with fun tights, belted cardigan, and boots.

Use coupon code: love6ks for 16% off your total order.

Jamberry Nails StyleBox

I have always been a sucker for nail art and pretty nails and love pinning fun nail art on Pinterest. I wish I had the skills (and patience) to try some things out but I’m not artistic what-so-ever. However, being a busy mom-on-the-go, I just don’t make time to do my nails on most occasions. From time to time you will see my nails painted a fun color but that’s about as good as it gets (;

Here’s where Jamberry Nails comes in. Did you know that Jamberry offers over 300 different designs to fit your personal style? Jamberry vinyl wraps can last up to two weeks on your hands and up to a month on your toes. Since applying my Jamberry nails I’ve done the dishes twice, given Zaden two baths, and have showered and they haven’t even budged or peeled.

For the first time ever Jamberry Nails is offering a StyleBox that automatically delivers the tools for a beautiful manicure or pedicure to your doorstep every month!

Each StyleBox includes the following:

·  $30 worth of Jamberry Nails products: either 2 sheets of nail wraps (including 1 exclusive design) or 1 sheet of nail wraps and 1 coordinating shade of lacquer
·  Nail file and orangewood stick
·  Exclusive access to styling tips and videos on how to wear the month’s designs with classic, trendy and feminine ensembles

I was sent an August StyleBox to review and am absolutely in love with the monochrome radiant orchid colors in this upcoming months style box! The chevron print is an August StyleBox exclusive design and is seriously so cute on. I also LOVE the floral print, it’s so pretty and pictures don’t do it justice. I can’t wait to try it out.

As far as the application process goes it’s pretty straight forward. Everything is included in the StyleBox for a basic manicure/pedicure except alcohol wipes, heat source (I used a hair dryer), and scissors (not pictured, whoops). Applying the vinyl wraps has a bit of a learning curve to it but once I was done with my first hand I noticed I picked up the pace and did my right hand in about half the time!

Overall, I’m super satisfied with the August StyleBox and can’t wait to try some more Jamberry vinyl wraps in the future. You can subscribe for a StyleBox HERE starting at $25 + FREE SHIPPING.

PS: Jamberry is hosting a contest in which 1 winner's design will inspire a future StyleBox by Jamberry exclusive nail wrap AND they'll receive a free 1-year subscription. The contest runs from July 15-31. It's easy to enter in just 3 steps: 

Step 1: Draw It: Design a nail wrap that you want to see made into a reality!

Step 2: Style It: Style your design with a chic outfit (wear it; hang it; lay it out)

Step 3: Post It: Snap a pic and submit on either Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, tagging @JamberryNails and using the hashtag #StyleBoxContest

I would love to see one of my readers win! There are only a few more days to enter so start thinking of some fun designs and outfits to put together and enter by Thursday evening.

Graphic Tee & Summer Refresher Giveaway

Shirt: c/o Style Lately
Leggings: Forever 21 (similar here & here)

A good graphic t-shirt is a must for every wardrobe. I absolutely love this one from Style Lately and have been wearing it at least once a week since receiving it. Last time I styled and featured this shirt on here I went with a simple black and white look (see post here). This time I wanted to add more color and try wearing a fitted top and leggings for the first time since having Zaden. It’s been really challenging over the course of the last two years to accept all of the changes that have happened to my body since getting pregnant. However, I’m not going to let a few extra inches around my hips stop me from wearing white on white (;                                           

Curated 30 Pan MAC Palette Giveaway

Today I have teamed up with a group of awesome bloggers/vloggers to giveaway a MAC Palette with our favorite MAC eye shadows. This is such a great prize for someone who is looking to try a variety of high quality eye shadow.

Be sure to check out & follow these amazing  blogs if you haven't already:

I'm a sucker for hues of brown and gold. So it was a pretty simple decision to choose Honey Lust. I almost always use it for my lid or as a highlighter when I wear eye shadow. It's such a great versatile eye shadow for all different skin types (;

Here’s a list of the shades included in the palette:
Sketch, Vibrant Grape, Fig 1, Club, Shroom, Orb, Omega, Aquadisiac, Copperplate, Woodwinked, All That Glitters, Cranberry, Steamy, Naked Lunch, Blanc Type, Nylon, Cobalt, Brule, Haux, Carbon, Phloof, Retrospeck, Stars & Rockets, Expensive Pink, Brun, Electra, Satin Taupe, Honey Lust & Brown Script

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian readers now until Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 11:59PM EST. All you need to do in order to enter is leave a comment telling me your favorite MAC eye shadow or if you haven't used MAC eye shadow yet.. which you are most excited to use. You can get additional entries by using the rafflecopter widget below.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages over the age of 18 and ends at 11:59pm EST on August 6th, 2014. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Only one winner will be selected. This giveaway is a group buy, which means the bloggers/vloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. Winner will be chosen at random from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. No prize substitutions allowed. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary.

Zaden at 19 Months

These photos are going up a month late (Zaden is 20 months as of Sunday) but I couldn't help but share. 
I love this little buddy with all my heart <3

Mama and Son Library Photo Session || Kandice Breinholt Photography Part 2