Thank you Deer Lord! for sponsoring this post. Grab your new edition of Deer Lord! social party game, available through Target retail stores starting July 30.

I recently got to go back home to Cleveland and spend time with my family. I love getting out of the city for a little bit and being able to clear my head with the people I love most.

You can check out what I did back home by following me on Instagram.

Family Game Night with DEER LORD!

One night, in particular, I decided to introduce my family to my newest obsession, Deer Lord! It’s a party game where players challenge each other to “Duels,” and also attempt to “Dupe” each other by secretly getting away with funny social actions unnoticed. Deer Lord! began as European independent game phenomena. The new revised editions differ from the original in several ways: the new edition rules are more expansive than the minimalist version in the classic edition, and the classic “Do Something” cards have become “Dupe” cards.

The game is so hilarious, and my family quickly caught on to why I love it so much!

What I especially love about this game is how easy it is to “catch on” and learn the rules of the game. Nothing’s worse than trying to introduce a new game to your family, only to have to waste an hour trying to explain how to play!

My sister and mom had tears in their eyes by the end of the game 😂 The “Duel” cards are so much fun, because you get to challenge another player to do something ridiculous with you. For example, my sister once dueled me during the game to see who had the best “pimp walk” between the two of us. She won 😂

If you want to see how to play/experience a round of the game yourself, take a look at this video, or check out the website.


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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Chicago’s most exciting music festival is happening this weekend and the city could not be more ready! I’m planning on attending Lollapalooza for my first time ever, and can’t wait to share my experience with you.

Before hitting the park, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to look + feel your best. I’m partnering with Bed Head to show you how to get ready for this weekend in fun + stylish way!

Lollapalooza Hair Styling Essentials

There’s no doubt that it is going to be HOT outside at Lollapalooza, so it’s important to make sure your style stays in place and that you are not damaging your hair in the heat.

I’m using a few Bed Head products before + during Lollapalooza to keep my hair looking fresh. The great part about Bed Head products is that all the products were signed to be blended, layered, and cocktailed together! 

To protect my hair from the harsh sun, I’m using the TOTALLY BEACHIN’ Shampoo + Conditioner. The shampoo cleanses hair to remove sweat, sea, and sand (and trust me, there will be lots of sweat at Lolla!) The conditioner helps treat stressed locks and replenishes shine.

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I’m also going to be using my HAUTE IRON spray from CATWALK by TIGI to protect my hair from any heat styling I may want to do before going to the festival.

I love flat ironing my hair to get a super sleek look, but hate the damage it causes my tresses. Luckily, HAUTE IRON spray protects my hair from high temperatures while adding more shine to my look.

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Lollapalooza-Hair-Essentials

Like what you see? Bed Head products can be purchased at Ulta Beauty or at Ulta.com!

Come party with Bed Head!

You’re invited to an exclusive event at The Bed Head Hotel! Bed Head Hotel is taking place at The Hard Rock Hotel (230 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601) on August 4th + 5th from 12 PM until 6 PM.

I’ll be at The Bed Head Hotel on Saturday night and would love to see some of my blog readers there! Check out the picture below for more information.


*This post is brought to you by Bed Head by TIGI and Her Campus Media All opinions are my own and honest.*

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Quick backstory: I grew up loving MAC Cosmetics. I remember being in middle school and saving all of my babysitting money up, just to go to the mall on weekends and buy a new MAC lipglass or lipstick 😂 They were the first high-end brand that I knew of when I was just a pre-teen, and continue to love the brand to this day.

I recently received a package from MAC containing their most popular lip products. (I basically now own an entire MAC counter now.) While I normally sway towards more neutral and nude shades, I wanted to challenge myself to step outside of my comfort zone and venture into the world of bright lips for the summer.

My Must-Have MAC Lip Products for Summer

Lipsticks

MAC lipsticks are truly my favorite in the industry. They are pigmented, feel creamy on the lips, and come in the best colors/hues. I also love the different finishes of their lipsticks. My first favorite

My first favorite lipstick is Heroine (see below.) Heroine is a bright purple color with a matte finish. I love the unexpectedness of this color and I think that it could look gorgeous in the summer with a tan.

*Tip: Scared of bold/unusual lip colors? Try dabbing just a bit of the lipstick in the center of your lips + blending it out with your finger. It will give you a more muted, stained type of look!*

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My next favorite lipstick is M.A.C. Red. I honestly do not know how I didn’t already have this color in my collection…but I’m kicking myself for not getting it sooner. It really is a true, bold red that looks good on a variety of skin tones. And, red lipstick always makes your teeth look whiter, which doesn’t hurt 👍🏼

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And because I couldn’t help it and I’m a creature of habit, I had to include a nude color in my favorite picks for summer. There’s really nothing more classic in my eyes than a nude lip + big, bold lashes for a night out on the town. My neutral lipstick pick for the summer is MAC’s “Yash.”

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Liquid Lipcolors

MAC has a great line of lip products that are “liquid lipcolors”, basically liquid lipsticks. I love wearing these when I want my lip color to last long throughout the night, without having to worry if it budged/moved around. (Nothing is worse than going to the bathroom to see your lipstick has been feathering/bleeding all night.)

My 3 favorite liquid lipcolors for the summer are “Back in Vogue”, “Burnt Spice”, and “Fashion Legacy.” You can see them all below (listed from left to right.)

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Side note: How gorgeous is MAC’s packaging?! I love the sleekness of it and how simple it is.

Lipglass’

MAC’s lipglosses are classes lipglasses…basically, because they look like glass when on the lips. It’s hard to find a lipgloss out there that is shinier than MAC’s formula. And trust me on that, because I’ve been a lipgloss lover for years now 😂

My MAC lipglass picks for the summer are on the more coral-pinky side of things. I think coral is the perfect summer shade to wear during day or night, and MAC’s “Pink Lemonade” lipglass is a great shade (pictured in the middle below.)

My other two lipglass favorites for summer are MAC’s “Candy Box” and “Pink Nouveau.” (Candy Box is the bottom-most lipglass below, and Pink Nouveau is on top.)

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What is your go-to MAC shade for summer? Are you a neutral girl like me, or do you like more bold and daring colors? Let me know!

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*I did receive these products as a gift from MAC Cosmetics. All opinions are my own and honest.*

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Subscription boxes have become all the rage in the past couple of years. There are so many to choose from, and a lot of them are underwhelming (to be honest.) However, I recently stumbled upon Ellie, a “not so regular” subscription box. I’m in love with the company + what they do!

Make Working Out Fun Again with Ellie

What is Ellie?

Ellie is a subscription service that sends you monthly packages full of workout clothing + gear (5 items.) However, it’s not like your average subscription service in a multitude of ways. Each Ellie box usually has a theme or color scheme, which makes it fun and exciting every month.

What makes Ellie different?

Ellie is unlike any other subscription boxes because they actually let you PREVIEW the box being sent out for the month before you decided to buy. You have 3 days to preview a box before it ships out. So…if you don’t like what you see, you can opt out for the month and “skip” the box without having to pay for it.

Ellie’s July Box

I received Ellie’s July “Perfect Summer” box, and I was so impressed! Ellie has the cutest packaging and sends out awesome quality products. I couldn’t believe the box retails through Ellie for only $49.95.

Ellie Subscription Box

The July box came with the following:

  • Super cute space-dye capris
  • A matching seamless space-dye crop top
  • An open mesh back tank
  • An ab roller
  • chilling towel

Ellie Subscription Box

Ellie Subscription Box

 

All for just $49.95! I truly feel that subscribing to just 3-4 months of Ellie would get you set up with a brand-new workout wardrobe.

Interested in Ellie?

If you are interested in signing up for this awesome workout subscription service, click HERE or go to www.ellie.com

And, if you sign up for the 3-month box, you get your 1st month half off! That ends up saving you $25…how awesome?!


*This post is sponsored. However, all opinions are my own and honest.*

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