accessories, Beauty, clothing, fashion, resale, shoes, thrift, vinted

My Vinted Closet // Women’s Online Resale App

There’s nothing in this world I love more than to find a good deal when shopping. That is why shopping at thrift stores is an obsession of mine. I would say 75-80% of my closet is clothes from thrift stores & I am proud of it. I am able to buy more clothes, shoes, and accessories shopping this way. The best is even when you find items with brand new tags and never worn. The amount of excitement I get when finding an awesome deal is indescribable.

I came across this App/website called Vinted almost a year ago. It’s a website where women sell their clothing from their own personal closet. You describe the item in great detail, set the price to whatever you please, take photos, and watch as women send you offers on the items you have posted. The buyer always pays for shipping and you just have to send it out! It’s amazing! The money goes into your “Vinted Wallet” and you can cash out whenever the sale is final!

I have had my account for a year and I have already made over a couple hundred dollars. It’s really a great way to make some extra cash & also clean out your closet! I have purchased a couple items too and have had nothing but great things to say about it. All the items I purchased were in great condition and exactly how they were described. Plus you can’t beat the price! I recommend you check it out for yourself! Below I will put a link to my personal closet so you can check out the items I am selling! XOXO

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COFFEE & CURLS WITH KIKI’S PERSONAL VINTED CLOSET 
^^ *IF YOU MENTION THAT YOU FOUND MY CLOSET OFF OF MY BLOG, I WILL GIVE YOU A DISCOUNT ON THE ITEMS YOU WANT TO PURCHASE FROM MY CLOSET <3*

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Beauty, Bloglovin, Cosmetics, Makeup, Product Review, Review, Tutorial

NEW! Twitter, Instagram & BlogLovin Accounts!

I was unsure if I was going to make accounts for Twitter & Instagram but I thought it was about time for me to up my game a bit in the blogging world! I hope you take the time to find me, add me & make me your friend! I’d love to connect with you all outside of our blogs!

 

Also!  My blog is now on BlogLovin! Please find & follow me on there as well!

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Beauty, Cosmetics

Self Tanning Review // Jergens + Neutrogena

Today I made a video featuring two self-tanning products I bought from the drugstore this past month and tried out. Neither of them came out successful unfortunately! If any of you know of any good quality, affordable self tanning products that do not leave you streaky, orange or stinky PLEASE comment below with that!!! I leave for Florida in three weeks and really could use some advice on which product to try next!

Below are some pictures of some of my results from the Jergens product::

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ALSO:: 200 FOLLOWERS I AM DOING A GIVEAWAY! SO STAY POSTED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THAT!!!!!!!!

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Beauty, Cosmetics

Creative Blogger Award!

Thank you so much to Ohheytheresteph for the nomination for the Creative Blogger Award! She’s such a sweet girl who has a beautiful blog on beauty products, fashion & anything else girly you can think of! Go check out her blog : ohheytheresteph.com

HERE ARE THE RULES: 

  • Thank and post link to the blog that nominated you.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 blogs and link them in this post.
  • Notify all nominees via their social media/blogs.
  • Pass the rules along.

5 FACTS ABOUT KIKI:

1. I am a daycare teacher for toddlers ages 1-2. I have been at this job for four years now and I love it! The only thing I do not love is I start at 5:30AM! Way too early!!!
2. I was registered to go down to Nashville for college two years ago, deposit paid and everything and then I met my husband and he stole my heart! There was no way I could leave him! 9 months after meeting we were engaged, and 6 months after that we were married! When you know, you know!!!!
3. I LOVE FOOD! I can’t tell you enough how happy food makes me! One of my favorite hobbies is to try new restaurants.
4. I love to shoot guns and fish. My husband introduced me to it and I’ve been obsessed ever since!
5. I am a bowler and bowl on a league with my mom and her friends every Tuesday! I don’t know why I get embarrassed when I tell people! I am pretty good actually!

MY TEN NOMINEES:

http://primpandprimebeauty.com/
http://laurabruj.com/
https://therosebeautyfiles.wordpress.com/
http://makeupgeek22.wordpress.com/
https://janandjot.wordpress.com/
http://www.confettiandcurves.wordpress.com/
https://mylifeistooaverage.wordpress.com/
http://bitsybesty.com/
http://allthebestbeauty.com/
https://mybudgetbeauty.wordpress.com/

Please check out their beautiful blogs! Thanks guys, XOXO!
Here are some pics below for you to get to know me a bit better! Enjoy!

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Beauty, Cosmetics, Inspiration, Lipstick, Makeup, Product Review, Tutorial

My Beauty Room // + Need Ideas From You! 

Hey loves, hope everyone’s weeks are going good! First off I want to say thank you for all of you lovely ladies who have followed my blog, commented or just supported me in any way thus far! I love this community and how supportive everyone is! I can’t wait to see your blogs grow as well as mine!

My husband and I who are newlyweds of six months are currently renting a 3 bedroom house. We are using one as our bedroom, the other as our computer room and lastly I get to use the third bedroom as my beauty/getting ready room!!! (Im taking full advantage of this before a baby comes and steals my beauty room away from me!) Because we are renting and don’t want to put a bunch of money into a house that isn’t ours I had to work with what I got! I had to jazz it up to the best of my abilities!

A couple months back my sweet, sweet, sweet husband surprised me while I was at bowling (Yes, totally dorky but I am on a bowling league and I’m quite good!  Crazy!) I came home and looked into the empty third bedroom to see this cute little vanity set up. He put together that corner desk, but this rustic mirror that’s leaning up against the wall and bought a small lighted vanity mirror. I was shocked and blown away by his kindness!!! Even though I wanted sleek, clean, all white furniture for my beauty room this is PERFECT because he put his heart and time into doing this for me and that is all that matters!

Since I am obsessed with thrifting, I found this awesome oval gold frame at the thrift store that was missing the glass for $0.50. I bought a spool of white lace for $1.00 and with a little cutting and gluing, I turned this frame into an earring holder!  I love this on my wall!!!

 

And lastly my newest addition to my beauty room is this garment rack I purchased from Amazon. This really completed the room! I love hanging my favorite pretty tops up, my purses and my new sun hat. The bonus is the built in shoe rack on the bottom! I just love this piece of furniture in my room. Plus it was only $18! I went to Target and a few other stores and they were all around $50! I think this piece is a must for a girls room!  Also, the cheetah print heart wall decal behind it is also from Amazon. I will put both links to these products down below!

I NEED YOUR BEAUTY TIPS LADIES!!!! // Currently I have all my makeup stored in a very large cosmetic bag. This is messy, unorganized and so frustrating! I see all the Ikea dressing tables and white storage pieces they have but I do not want to spend that kind of money. If you have ANY suggestions on makeup storage and organization for me please share in the comments!!! Thanks everyone!!!

Garment Rack // Cheetah Print Wall Decal ❤

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Beauty, Cosmetics, Makeup, NYX, Product Review, Review, Tutorial

Fav Highlighter // NYX Liquid Illuminator 

Happy Monday!!! Here in Michigan we are having an absolute gorgeous morning. Sun is shining and weather is warm! Which for us is rare now of days! Sunshine automatically puts me in a cheery mood and gives me fantastic motivation in the morning to get ready!

While I was starting to do my makeup and went to grab my highlighter, I realized how much I really love this product. I’ve gone through a couple of highlighters in my time, and nothing compares to this one. So today I am going to share with you about the NYX Liquid Illuminator in the shade “Sunbeam”.

  

Product: This product comes in two difference shades. The one that I am holding is called Sunbeam and it’s a beautiful pinky/champagne/white combination and the other color they have is called Gleam which is a bronzed highlighter. I’ve had this for about 2 months now and originally bought it from Ulta for around $7.50. Not expensive at all compared to high end products. I went with Sunbeam for a more natural sunlit luminous glow on my cheeks. 

How I apply:  I place 4 or 5 small dots on my cheek bone surrounding my eye up until above my brow usually. Then I take my middle finger and lightly dab or stipple into my skin on the area I want highlighted. Towards the end if any areas need more blending I will lightly rub it into the skin with a light circular motion. I’ve also heard that you can use this underneath your foundation as a base to create a luminous, dewy look. 

  

  

  

Final result: This picture below is what it looks like on. The camera did not show it’s full effect but you can still see the luminous glow on my cheekbones! Perfect for spring & summer! (Excuse the eye brows, did not do that step until after taking these pictures) 

  

Thank you guys for taking the time to read my post! Hope you enjoyed this product review! Like I said earlier in the way I apply my highlighter, if you would like to see the look of using this highlighter as a foundation base to create a dewy luminous look, let me know & I’ll do a post/video about that look! 

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Beauty, Cosmetics, Lipstick, Makeup, Nude Lipstick, NYX, Product Review, Tutorial

Perfect Nude Lip // NYX Butter Lipstick in Hubba Bubba

Hey ladies, I haven’t posted in SO long!!! Being busy does get the best of you! But spring is coming, I’ve come out of winter hibernation and i’m ready to take my blog really serious! I am going to start making beauty tutorials and product reviews since makeup is my passion! (Drugstore makeup to be exact)!

This first product I am reviewing is my perfect nude lipstick. It’s “Hubba Bubba” by the brand NYX. This product has got to be my all time favorite lipstick! Everything from the color payoff, the creaminess of the formulation, and the cute packaging! This is the perfect pink-nude lipstick that I have come across.

So watch my video, leave some comments, tips & suggestions for me for starting out my beauty channel/blog! Thanks XOXO!

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Bible, Inspiration, Verse, Winter

Winter Hibernation // Don’t Get Lazy On Your Faith!

Here in Michigan, winter has hit us fast & hard. Usually by January we’ve already had a month of bitter cold temperatures to prepare our bodies. However this past December we had a very mild, actually warm winter month which is fantastic!!! But this past week it’s been frigid outside, the snow is falling hard & I am slowly becoming lazier & lazier!

Every winter I go into hibernation mode. I only wear oversized sweatshirts & sweat pants, I eat only junk food, & I never leave the house unless I absolutely have too. But the biggest issue here is I also become very lazy in my prayer life. I hardly pick up the bible, I lack on my church attendance and overall just check out for a couple of months. This is NOT acceptable. I know better. But this winter season I am making a change and digging deeper into the Word of God & embracing every moment I have. I will not allow the enemy to use my weaknesses against me.

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This particular verse I came across and it really gave me motivation. Isaiah 40:8 states that even though everything around us seems to be withering away, the beautiful colors fade, trees and plants are dying, but that HIS word is alive & well!  It’s as beautiful as they come! The Word does not require sunshine, warm weather and beaches to be able to read it. Below are some bible verses that also give us motivation to not become lazy…

Proverbs 13:4 // “The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”

Proverbs 6:9 // ” How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from arise from your sleep?”

Proverbs 10:5 // “He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.”

So even if we are feeling quite lazy, cold and in a funk, let’s grab a delicious cup of coffee, a warm blanket and our bible and dig deeper into God’s word!!!

Xoxo // God Bless

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Beauty, Natural, Review

Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap: 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure Castile Soap

A trip to BetterHealth Market last night turned into going in to buy 2 essential oil bottles (grapefruit & lemon) and walking out with a bag full of goodies!!! I even got my husband to come shopping with me which was so much fun. I want us to start living healthier lifestyles, including eating/using more natural products so that is why I love BetterHealth Market!

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My husband actually came across this line of products from Dr. Bronner’s and was highly interested in it. I’ve been using the peppermint essential oil lately and he loves the smell. So he was intrigued to what this soap would be like. We quickly looked up some reviews on the soap and I saw nothing but great reviews. There was so many uses for this, not just a body wash. It was $9.00 in the store, & I had a 15% coupon.

That night we both took showers & tried this product out. WOW! That is all I can say! It was such an exhilarating experience. To start off this is highly concentrated so a small drop on a loofah will be plenty! It creates such a nice foamy lather that is 100% vegan and organic. After you lather your body, you then feel a tingly, clean feeling that is great!! The peppermint smell takes over your bathroom and smells great. ( it is VERY strong so if you don’t like peppermint you will not enjoy this). However, there is other scents.

After reading more on it, I’ve seen many other uses for it. Including shampoo, face wash, toothpaste, dish soap, laundry soap and even washing your kitchen and bathrooms with it. I am very impressed with this product and can’t wait to try other uses for it!!

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Beauty, Essential Oils, Natural, Oil

First Time Product // NOW Essential Oils

You cannot scroll through your Facebook or Pinterest account without seeing someone post, brag, and try to get the word out about essential oils. These have bloomed in popularity recently and are the new trend! I was sitting at my hair salon when I smelled a beautiful fragrance and noticed a diffuser sitting on one of the tables. I got into a nice conversation with the hair stylist about essential oils, the uses, the benefits and so on and so forth. It intrigued me and I needed to know more and try it out for myself.

I am not an expert, so I am not going to pretend like I am, I am just going to give you the basis of what I do know, and how they have worked in my life so far! I just started using these last week and I can already tell you i’m in love!

There are three ways to use essential oils // let’s call them EO for short
1. Diffuse – you can buy a diffuser that diffuses them into the air. it’s a great way to make your house smell yummy too!
2. Topically – you can rub them right to your skin. This is great for an area on your  body that might have muscle tension, headache, stomach-ache, etc. Some oils can be stronger than others and need a carrier oil (coconut oil or olive oil work good).
3.Digest- You can eat these or add them to your water! They are edible! 

The first three oils that I purchased were Eucalyptus, Clove, and Peppermint. There are SO many uses for each oil and different ways to treat your body using them, but these are the reasons I purchased these three.
Eucalyptus- I diffuse this one in the air to help with the common cold. I had a stuffy nose and this helped great! Just added 2-3 drops to the diffuser with water, and the steam filled the room and my stuffy nose was gone! I’ve also heard this is great to add to bath water!
Peppermint- Great for stomach problems… I will give you a little personal testimony on this particular oil a little later.
Clove- This is a great scent to diffuse to make your house smell delicious. A great winter scent. (Cheaper than candles too!)
Price:: These were all under $7.00 for a 1 oz bottle. I purchased these at BetterHealth Market. // ( http://www.thebetterhealthstore.com/)

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Peppermint Oil//My new love//My stomach-ache savior!

Well this is quite embarrassing but i’m putting it out there, hoping this will help someone else struggling with the same issue! I have been dealing with constipation for as long as I can remember. I just have dealt with not going to the bathroom for a couple of days and dealing with the terrible stomach pains that comes with it. I’m always feeling sick, nauseous and crampy. I’ve tried lots of different medicines but nothing has worked… until now!!!! I mix 4-5 drops of peppermint EO and a spoonful of coconut oil into my hand and rub together until the coconut oil becomes a liquid. Then I massage the mixture on the bottom of my stomach right before I go to bed. By morning I have to go to the bathroom! I am so amazed with this product and am completely sold on EO’s and know they work! What a great, natural alternative to medicine! 

If anyone else has more knowledge on EO’s, tips, suggestions or just want to chat about them please comment & let’s chat! This is my new found love!

God Bless // XO

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