Fashion + Beauty

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I’ll admit it: I love being pampered. I think pedicures are one of God’s greatest gifts to the world 😂

But booking appointments for my nails, hair, etc. can get time-consuming and expensive.

That’s why I’m obsessed with Groupon’s new BeautyNow feature. It’s a LIFESAVER, especially for someone like me who is always on the look out for a good deal in town.

My Favorite Way to Book Beauty Appointments: Groupon BeautyNow

If you’ve ever used Groupon before, you know how awesome the deals can be. BeautyNow, a feature in the Groupon app, allows users to seamlessly book their beauty services, enjoy discounted appointments during select times at top salons and spas, and a Cashless Payment feature applied post-service.

I recently took Groupon’s BeautyNow service for a test-drive with my best friend Alex. We were overdue for a girl’s day out, so we headed to Chicago’s North Side (Huron Nails) to get glam.

Booking the appointments through the app was SO easy, and makes getting your nails done a cashless experience. If you have the Groupon app on your phone, click here to go straight to the experience.

My nails turned out so great and I can’t get over how easy booking was using Groupon. I don’t think I’ll ever book an appointment without it, ever again!

Want to try out Groupon BeautyNow for yourself? Use the promo code “LENHART10” to receive $10 off!

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*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Groupon BeautyNow. All opinions are my own and honest.*

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Chilly weather seems to be here to stay in Chicago – and I couldn’t be more excited! Don’t get me wrong, I love summertime in the Windy City. But colder weather means the holidays are coming, which is my favorite time of year. And in the meantime, there is plenty of time for lazy, movie-marathon days snuggled up in my pretty sleepwear + cozy apartment!

I recently discovered Alexander Del Rossa loungewear on Amazon and LOVE IT! I struggle with finding lounge/sleepwear that is both comfy and cute – but my new Alexander del Rossa set fits the bill.

I picked out a silky pajama set from the Amazon store and can’t stop wearing it. Click here to shop the pajama set I’m wearing below.

Alexander del Rossa Sleepwear

Alexander del Rossa Sleepwear

Alexander del Rossa Sleepwear

Stay in touch with Alexander Del Rossa on messenger for new deals throughout the holiday season.

Tempted to treat yourself to a new pajama set or robe? Use my code “EMMA1515″ anytime between now and February 14, 2018 to get 15% OFF your purchase!

Check out my other favorites from the Alexander del Rossa store below:


*This post was created in collaboration with Maven and Alexander del Rossa. All opinions are my own and honest.*

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Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty Sale is back again and I couldn’t be more excited! The sale this year includes some awesome products, and I already managed to snag a few. 

I’ll be sharing some of my favorite picks from the sale with you all in this post. Don’t forget to tell me what you’re planning on purchasing!

My Picks from the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Sale

You can see all the products on sale by visiting this website.

I grabbed two products from the sale already. The first is Benefit Cosmetics Rollerlash Mascara. The mascara is marketed to be super-curling and lengthening.

According to Ulta.com, Rollerlash Mascara is:

  • Easy – to – remove
  • Contains Provitamin B5 and Serin, ingredients known for their lash – conditioning benefits
  • Water – resistant
  • Ink black
  • Satin finish

Sign me up!

The other product I picked up from the sale is Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover. I’ve used this product before and love how gently + effectively it removes my makeup.

The product (according to Ulta.com) is:

  • Allergy Tested
  • 100% Fragrance Free
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Appropriate for contact lens wearers
  • Paraben Free
  • Non-irritating, non-stinging
  • For all skin types

I have my eye on a few other items from Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty sale. If you want to see those items, click here to be taken to the board I made over at Maven.com


*This post is sponsored in partnership with Maven.com and Ulta Beauty. All opinions are my own and honest. 

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I still can’t believe that just this past weekend, I was in NYC for Fashion Week. It’s been a dream of mine to attend NYFW ever since I first learned about it as a little girl, and I still have to pinch myself when I realize I made that dream come true (and at age 20!)

My first Fashion Week experience was amazing, exhausting, exciting, and everything in-between. You really can’t prepare for what Fashion Week will throw at you…you really just have to face it head-on and experience it for yourself.

I’m sharing my experience with you all on the blog so that I can document this moment + also (hopefully) give some of you inspiration. I definitely left New York with a new boost of motivation + creativity injected into my veins.

My First-Ever NYFW Experience

I flew myself out to New York + attended most of the shows alone. While I met up with other friends + bloggers while I was in New York, it’s hard to really align your NYFW schedule perfectly with someone else. Plus, I got to do what I wanted to do since I was alone, and I don’t mind traveling alone at all!

I got to New York late Thursday night and headed to sleep early to prepare for the next day of attending shows.

Friday, September 8th

The first event I attended in New York was with my Obviously Team. Obviously is an advertising agency that I work with when creating content for my blog + social media platforms. Obviously was hosting an awesome “Relax + Refresh” event for their influencers throughout Fashion Week. I got to see the Obviously New York office, sip on some bubbly, get my makeup touched up by professionals, and charge my phone before heading out to shows. (Big THANK YOU to Obviously + Mae ❤️)

I then headed over to Pier 59 studios to attend the 831 Minhle Runway Show. I was so excited + nervous to attend my first-ever show and honestly had no idea what to expect. The show exceeded my expectations and I will never forget the experience.

I had a break in my day after the 831 Minhle show, so I grabbed some dinner before my next event, which was the Michael Costello Presentation.

The presentation was (probably) my favorite of the whole weekend. If the name Michael Costello sounds familiar, it may be because Costello was previously on Project Runway (he also designed Beyonce’s 2014 Grammy gown). The collection was absolutely dreamy + I loved how I got to walk around the space to see all of the models.

Saturday, Sept. 9

Saturday was a lot longer of a day for me…and it was pretty exhausting. But, I loved every minute of it and would totally do it again if I could.

I started off seeing the Taoray Wang runway show at Skylight Clarkson Square. After a series of very fortunate events, I was actually able to sit FRONT. FREAKING. ROW. at this show.

 

I then headed over to the Intrepid Air + Space museum to see the Linda Gail runway show. It was so interesting because the museum was open to the public and then there was also a fashion show going on in the back…which I had never seen before.

After Linda Gail, I headed over to Chelsea for a sushi dinner date with a fellow Chicago-blogger babe, Christina of Cuddlepill. I loved hanging out with her + getting to have a little piece of Chicago with me (check out her blog and Instagram! Her style is killer + she is the funniest).

My next show on Saturday was Irina Vitjaz. I loved the metallic fabrics Irina Vitjaz used in this collection, and really liked the model’s sleek hair + makeup.

My last runway show of the weekend was an Art Hearts Fashion show. The show was hosted by Nick Cannon + showcased multiple different designers, which was fun to watch and a good ending to the day.


New York Fashion Week left me with so many memories, and I can’t be more thankful for the opportunity to attend. It really goes to show that you can achieve any dream you put your mind (and hard work!) into.

 

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