Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring 2016 Everyday Beauty Routine

Everyday Beauty Routine

Beauty routine need an update?  Check out mine for a little inspiration.  This is my go-to basic look for Spring 2016.  All products pictured above are linked at the bottom of this post.  I will be posting a video review with my favorite makeup products by next week.  But this post will be an overview.
The products pictured above create a fresh face with a glossy lip and a pop of color with a teal liner. 

Back to Blogging Update

My life has been non-stop since my last post.  I've literally just now, over a year later, found time to get back to my blog.  What's my excuse for taking away your dose of inspiration?  I've become a wife and a mommy.

Keeping up with my seven month old son and now with a daughter on the way, I've been keeping busy.  But with great responsibility comes great style.  So to my readers (if you're still out there after a year), enjoy my upcoming regular postings and new found mommy style tips and tricks.

It's very difficult to find time for yourself when you're a mom and sometimes you may even feel a little guilty doing something for yourself.  I'm sure you've heard it a thousand times, but you need to do things to keep yourself happy and motivated so that you can be the best mother possible.  Make yourself look nice, boost your confidence.  At the same time, I realize you don't have all day.  So, coming up I will be sharing some quick outfits and makeup tips and tricks I use daily that allow me to look my best, while only taking a short amount of time.

So here I am, another mommy blogger in the making!  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

On the Fringe of Something Beautiful

On the fringe of something beautiful

On the fringe of something beautiful by beinspiredbyme featuring a floral print dress

Fringe bags are back!  We are on the fringe of spring weather in Chicago, where I'm from, and to celebrate we're springing back to a popular fall trend with a new twist.  Styling fringe bags can be a bit tricky.  With the wrong outfit they can look frompy or outdated.  Keep reading for tips on styling fringe bags for Spring 2015.  If you would like to purchase any of the items pictured above, I provided the links at the end of this post.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lovely Layers


Cozy by beinspiredbyme featuring a sterling silver bracelet

     During the summer, I posted Stay Cool, Look Hot.  Should I be so cliche and corny and call this one Stay Warm, Look Cool?  Not this time, but I had to put it out there.  Couldn't help myself.  Anyway,  hopefully my readers are staying warm.  Where I live it has been frigid.  Sometimes it's hard to stay toasty and still look trendy (I'm on a roll), but I created a look to demonstrate how to do just that.  If you like any of these items, they're linked at the bottom of this post.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Unexpected Trend Alert

Light pink and grey

Light pink and grey by beinspiredbyme featuring Oroton

     This trend came as a surprise to me this season.  Generally, I think of pastels as a springtime trend, but here they are this fall.  I have to say I'm pretty excited.  Fall brings in some chunky and edgy fashion pieces, but the pastel colors are keeping them flirty and feminine.  My readers know my philosophy by now that edgy+girl=glam.  Math lesson of the day.  You're welcome, ladies.  Speaking of numbers, all of the items are linked at the bottom of this post if you'd like to purchase them.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Favorite Products for a Healthy, Beautiful Smile!

If you've noticed the cute little icon that's always at the very bottom of my blog, you probably know that I am a member of a website called Influenster.  Hence, the cute little icon in this post.  I've stated it on Twitter before, but I haven't posted it on my blog.  So, if you don't know about Influenster it's a website to which you link your social networks, blogs, etc. and review products or answer questions on the site.  Depending on how influential you are, you may be eligible to receive free products to test.


So, I was sent the Colgate SlimSoft Voxbox complimentary from Influenster.  It contained a Colgate SlimSoft toothbrush, Colgate Total Advanced Whitening toothpaste, and a Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield mouthwash.  I was pretty excited to receive it because it was my first VoxBox from Influenster.  I made a video unboxing the products if you'd like to watch that here or keep reading to find out more about the products.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fall Beauty Trend Alert: Olive Smokey Eye

Olive Smokey Eye: Fall Beauty Sneak Peak!

Olive Smokey Eye: Fall Beauty Sneak Peak! by beinspiredbyme featuring a waterproof mascara

I entered this in a contest on Polyvore.  I found the image when browsing the site and thought the colors made the perfect smokey eye for fall 2013.  The picture shows step by step how to get the look and below are some products that can help you get there.  Also, don't forget the lash curler and eye lid primer!