Wednesday, August 28, 2013


After months of going back and forth on what type of wallet to get, I decided on this little treat in florescent pink. 

I love how small and compact it is. I really don't carry much in my wallet these days, so just a few card slots and a compartment for bills is all I need to stay organized. When I switch in and out of my handbags, I won't have to worry about this taking up too much space or weighing me down. I can now retire my old, ratty wallet that is literally falling apart at the seams!




After shopping on Saturday, I came home and cleaned out my vanity area and bathroom. It got me thinking about products that are crucial for me in regards to blogging. Before using my camera to snap outfit photos, I always make sure to finish my look with these items. They ensure that I at least appear fresh and glowy, even if the rest of me doesn't look so great! I often wonder what other bloggers use before becoming camera - ready. Do they really look like that all the time? Or do they have any special beauty tricks? For me, as long as my skin looks moisturized and my face doesn't resemble an oil slick, I can brave the camera without too much fuss.

While in the shower - Ro's Argan Body Conditioner is what I use to shave my legs, keeping them ultra soft. The rose scent is gorgeous! I could slather myself in this from head to toe. After the body conditioner, I use Ocean Salt to exfoliate my arms, legs, and upper chest area. I swear this makes a difference in photos!

After the shower - Time to apply a second layer of moisture and seal in the Lush products I used while in the shower. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer is great because it's so fast and easy, with no mess or oily residue that could stain your clothes. This is my second bottle, and I plan on buying more once it runs out! Even with dry legs, this spray-on lotion is the key to soft, pretty looking legs. For an extra bit of sheen that photographs like candlelight in pictures, I use Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Body Butter. This has the same effect as a liquid highlighter, so a quick swipe down the center of legs and arms creates a really pretty effect on camera. Plus, it smells like a tropical vacation!

Once I'm all dressed and just about ready to go, I apply my Make Up For Ever HD Powder, followed by a few short bursts of Urban Decay's All Nighter Finishing Spray to ensure I don't look like an oily mess in this hot Summer heat! I think a colorful lipstick brightens up my face, especially in pictures so I usually opt out of anything nude and go for a punchy pink, raspberry, coral, or red.


What do you girls do to prep for an outfit post? Anything special? I usually take pictures on the weekends when I have more time, and when I have a little more freedom with my wardrobe. I find it much easier than rushing home from work during the week, but kudos to those of you fabulous ladies who can do it all!

♥ Noelle


8 comments:

  1. Pretty wallet! I probably should do something before my outfit photos but I'm lucky if I put on lip gloss or lipstick before snapping a photo. I'm hoping that when we move ill have a better place to take photos. Better lighting too.

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    1. I understand about the lighting! Ours is terrible in our house, which is why I have to venture outside now :)

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  2. So now I'm curious... what do you do with any loose change? I need a new wallet but I always have change on hand and don't want a separate coin purse. ;)

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    1. There is a tiny zippered pocket on the outside for some change, although it's pretty hard to imagine myself using it. My change usually ends up at the bottom of my bags before I give them to the boy to put in a piggy bank lol ;)

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  3. Your wallet is so pretty! Pink is the best:)

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    1. Thank you, the color sold me! It's a bit kitschy but that's why I like it ;)

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  4. Such a cute wallet - I'm like you, I try to get the smallest wallet possible so that I can easily switch between bags.

    Loved reading the product recs! I don't have any OOTD prep myself...basically, if I like what I'm wearing - I quickly go into the guest room and take a selfie LOL!!!!

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  5. What is your go to colorful lip shade? With a little one at home now, I find its the fastest way to pull things together...

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