ALERT! You MUST Take Advantage of this SALE – 30% Off BaubleBar

If you’re an avid reader of this blog, it’ll come as no surprise that I’m a BIG fan of BaubleBar. It’s an online shopping mecca for trendy and affordable jewelry that’s been featured here more times than I can count.

Ellen Tailor Melanie Knicely Gene Juarez Fall Event

Courtney Bib in Rose Gold

Ellen Tailor BaubleBar Ear Cuff

Ear Cuff

Just last week, they offered 30% off the Courtney Bib. If you didn’t take advantage of that short sale like me (because life distracted me from making a purchase) then you are in luck! BaubleBar is offering 30% off their ENTIRE site with the code “SPRING30.” Below you’ll find some of my favorite pieces but check out the site for yourself and snag these pretty baubles in time for Spring. (All of the images are clickable!)

The Courtney Bib (I finally bought mine in silver. Yes!)

Ear Cuffs (These have been seen on the red carpet and I can’t even tell you how many compliments I get when I wear mine!)

Initial Pendants (I gifted these to all of my gal pals for Christmas. These are perfect for yourself, a bridesmaids gift, or even just a birthday present.) PS. The jeweled initial is only $8!

Again, BaubleBar is FILLED with gorgeous pieces and with 30% off, now’s the time to treat yourself. Which baubles are you adding to your collection?

First Impressions Part Tres – NYX Intense Butter Gloss

After this, I’m cutting myself off. There are 12 NYX Intense Butter Glosses. I’ve found 11. Watch below for my first impression and review as well as why I can’t find that last one. Grr…

These are great colors that can be found at Ulta. However, my suggestion is to buy them online. Many of the stores don’t have all of the colors in stock or they’re sold out.

As for the videos, I’m looking for some honest feedback. Are you digging them? Should I keep doing them or stop? What types of videos would YOU like to see?

LAST DAY – 30% Off

I’ve had my eye on the Courtney Bib for months now! I just haven’t been able to decide which color I want. It’s time to pick because these bad boys are 30% off until the end of the day ONLY! Which necklace would you add to your collection? Shop them all by clicking the images below.

My friend, Melanie, is wearing the orignal Courtney bib in rose gold.

Ellen Tailor Melanie Knicely Gene Juarez Fall Event

First Impressions Part Deux – NYX Intense Butter Glosses

I feel like a nerd collecting Pokemon cards. I’ve got to find them all! I bought 4 new NYX Intense Butter Glosses earlier in the week and there’s 12 total in the collection. I found 5 more which means only 3 left to hunt down. (Good GOD I have a problem.)

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Part Deux - 1

These bad boys are only $6 a piece. If you’re looking to branch out and try some color for Spring, I’d say give these a shot. They’re super pigmented, rich, and creamy. They even smell good, too! There’s 12 colors ranging from neutral to dark. Be warned that they’re sold out so my suggestion would be to order them online. Not sure what color to get? Check out my first impressions video to see what these look like.

Which colors would you add to your collection?

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Part Deux - 2

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Sorbet

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Part Deux - 3

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Funnell Delight

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Part Deux - 4

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Banana Split

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Part Deux - 5

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Orangesicle

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Part Deux - 6

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Napoleon

Weight Loss Wednesday #15 – Pop, Lock & Squat It

Ellen Tailor Weight Loss Wednesday SquatsSweatshirt, Nike (Similar) // Pants, Old Navy
Photos c/o McKenzie Mikesell // Llorrac Photography

I’m still at it. I promise. Look! Here’s a picture to prove it. ;)

This journey is a long one and sometimes private. I wish I could give you some juicy details but I’ve got none. To put it simply, I wasn’t inspired to write. There’s nothing new. I’m just in a routine now. I’m in the gym and trying hard to eat clean. Am I 100% everyday? Nope. Am I better than before I started working out? Yup.

I need something to reinspire me. Perhaps some new short term goals? You’d think with summer creeping up that’d be motivation enough, right?! Regardless, I’m still doing it. It’s just lost the new-ness of it. Does that make sense?

One thing I am proud of is that I squatted my personal best and have come a long way from just the bar. I’ve added 110lbs since starting. Now I’m squatting 145lbs! Got to work on my posture but damn it, I did it!

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I’d love to hear what helps keep you motivated? When you’re on a journey as long as this, it gets boooooring. Help!

First Impressions – NYX Intense Butter Glosses

I swore to myself I wouldn’t buy anymore lip glosses. So what did I do? I bought more lip glosses! Allow me to introduce you to my new friends, the NYX Intense Butter Glosses.

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Glosses

These are just four of the 12 new colors. The rest were sold out at my local Ulta. I already love this brand and their glosses but these promised a more pigmented color. For $6 a piece, I figured it was worth a shot. If you are going to pick these up, which I highly suggest you do, order them online because the chances of you finding these in store are slim. Here’s a link.

Below you’ll find snapshots of the colors and even a first impressions video. Which color do you think is the best? Which is the absolute worst?

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Spice Cake

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Spice Cake

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss Apple Crisp

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Apple Crisp

Ellen Tailor NYX Intense Butter Gloss  Berry Strudel

NYX Intense Butter Gloss – Berry Strudel

VIDEO: Not-So-Secret Miracle Nail Polish Remover

I found an amazing nail polish remover that I could tell you all about but it’s really so much better when you SEE it.

Ever chip polish off of one finger? When you try to use an acetone drenched cotton ball, it ends up wiping the color off of more than just the one nail. Here’s your solution. It’s Sephora’s Instant Nail Polish remover that works in just a few seconds! It’s also perfect for glitter polishes because it takes it right off.

Images are clickable

On a completely different note. I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel. Would YOU watch it? What kind of videos would you like to see? Are shorties like this good or would you like to see longer features? OR should I just stick to blogging? All of your feedback is welcome! Thank you. :)

Unboxing: BoxyCharm February 2015

Ellen Tailor Boxy Charm February 2015

I’m a big fan of subscription boxes and if you read my blog regularly, you know that IPSY is my favorite. I’ve heard about BoxyCharm from my favorite YouTubers and decided to give it a shot. This box is $21 a month and provies 4-5 full and/or deluxe size samples. (IPSY is only $10 but most months you only get sample sizes.) Here’s what was in my February BoxyCharm

Modern Minerals Duo Fiber Mini Round Brush - I LOVE brushes! I can never have enough because I’m too lazy to wash mine. THis one even says “Ur Gorgeous” on it. A brush that compliments me? Yes, please! Full Size: $15

Mullein & Sparrow Mini Facial Mask - This detoxifying mask comes in a cute looking bottle that’s perfect to display. This is the only deluxe size sample in the box but it’ll still last forever since you only use a teeny bit at a time. Full Size: $15

ncLA Nail Polish in “Heart Attack” - I so wish this box would have come before Valentine’s Day because this heart nail polish is SO cute! I can never have enough polishes. Full Size: $16

Jing Ai Velvet Shine Lip Jewel in “Pink A Boo” - I’ve never heard of this brand but wow! The lip color is SO pretty, creamy and smooth. It’s moisturizing and doesn’t need to be sharpened. Full Size: $22

Mistura Beauty Solutions Complexion Corrector - A one-size-fits-all concealer can’t be good. I was wrong! I used it under my eyes and was really impressed. Coconut oil, shea butter, and it blends for maximum coverage. Great find! Full Size: $36.99

I’m super impressed with my first BoxyCharm and will keep my subscription. The cost of the box was $21 and the value was $105! Click HERE to try BoxyCharm for yourself.

Unboxing: IPSY February 2015

It’s my favorite time of the month! I love when the bright pink envelope from IPSY shows up in my mailbox. If you don’t know, for $10 a month IPSY sends 4-5 beauty products (think make-up, hair, lotions, etc.) that are customized just for you and delivered in a super cute GLAM BAG. Here’s what was in my February bag…

Ellen Tailor IPSY February 2015NYX Cosmetics – Slim Eye Pencil in Gold - NYX is my favorite drugstore brand of all time! A majority of my lip collection is this brand. I’ve tried many of their products but have yet to try any of there eyeliners so I’m excited to get this. I especially like that it’s in a color other than black. Fun! Full Size: $3.50

City Color Cosmetics Creamy Lip Stain in Flirtini – I absolutely did not think I was going to like this. The color is more of a mauve, rich pink that’s a perfect transition color from winter to summer. And it smells yummy! What a pleasant surprise. Full Size: $4.99

ModelCo BLUSH Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini - My favorite YouTubers rave about this brand and I’m finally excited to try it. The color is a peachy pink that really compliments my skin tone. Full Size: $22

Luxie Beauty Large Angled Face BrushThe more brushes the better because I’m honestly too lazy to wash them. #SorryNotSorry I’ll be using this to contour with powdered bronzers. This brand is also 100% Animal Cruelty Free. I can get down with that! Full Size: $16

GLAMGLOW BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment - This brand has been in my Glam Bag in the past and I always look forward to trying more. IPSY served up not one, but two treatments that promises to brighten, fight dark circles, lines and puffiness. Um hello! This is perfect for a morning radio co-host like me. Full Size: $69 for 12

All of this month’s products were full size. The cost of the bag was $10 but the value was six times more than that! IPSY is my favorite subscription box service and for $10 a month, I’d say it’s totally worth you trying it out, too! Sign up for IPSY here.

Ear Cuffs, I Die!

I’ve loved this trend from the second I saw it but wasn’t sure if it’d take off. Once I saw the ear cuff on the red carpet at The Oscars, I knew it was game on! Look at how GORG Chloe Grace Moretz looks with that stunning ear cuff.

Ok, now where to find these suckers and how to style it. Below you’ll find links to a few ear cuffs that I’m loving. From demure to statement and everything in between. They’re also less than $40. All of the images or clickable.

Wear the statement piece in one ear with a simple stud in the other. Or go bold and wear the cuffs in both ears. Make sure to snag your favorite cuff or ear crawler because these will be everywhere come summertime!

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