Labor Day Sales

You guys — there are CRAZY sales going on this weekend!  Up to %40 off at Nordstrom, Jcrew Factory, Banana Republic, Asos, Old Navy and more.  Thank you Labor Day, thank you.  I’ve scoured the web and found my very favorites in a few different categories.  I’ve actually already purchased a few of these pieces so you’ll be seeing them grace the blog soon I’m sure.  If you’re looking to fill in your fall wardrobe, now’s the time!

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Have a great weekend and make sure you’re following me on Instagram @twistmepretty because next week is FASHION WEEK!!!  I’ll be doing a little hair diary for Tresemme and I’ll be posting all my backstage experiences.  There will be plenty of posts and videos too so… I hope you guys are excited cause I can’t hardly stand it!  MUUUUAH!

 

An Elegant Twisted Updo

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The step by steps were a hit last week so I included them again.  This one is a little hard to describe but you’re basically twirling hair around your finger and pinning the coil to your head.  By pinning them close together it ends up looking like this gorgeous intricate updo when it really took five minutes and a few bobby pins.  If the step by steps are a little confusing, make sure to watch the video below.  It’s so much easier than it looks!

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Similar dresses: Cutout Neck /  Lace Dress / Faux Wrap / Sheath Dress
 

 
Soooo two videos in one day?!  Aren’t you guys lucky haha!!  The next few videos were filmed before I chopped my length and before I got my camera lens fixed.  They bug me just a bit but oh well, you can tell what’s going on.  And they’ll just have to do because I’m staying at my in-laws for another week and then it’s off to NEW YORK FASHION WEEK with TRESEMME!!!

WHAT?!!  I’m crazy excited.  I’ve known for awhile but didn’t want to say anything until it was like — for sure.  They booked my flights today so it’s official enough for me to tell you.  I’m going with my friend Leanne Barlow, you met her on a bike chariot during the Utah Style Icon Awards remember?!  Tresemme is putting us up in the Empire Hotel (umm… you know… where they filmed gossip girl) and we’re going to a bunch of shows and events with them.  Of course I’ll keep you updated so make sure you’re following me on insta @twistmepretty!

I’ll be doing a daily hair diary for them and turning high fashion runway hairstyles into everyday looks.  I’m SO EXCITED!  Picture Agnes on Despicable Me when she screams “It’s so fluffy“.  That’s how I feel.  I’m a little nervous because I’m not high fashion.  I’m affordable mom fashion.  I’m gonna show up with my Target purse and forever 21 necklaces and be like, “what you lookin’ at”?! Hahaha! But seriously, I couldn’t let my fear get in the way so here I go. To New York at the craziest time of year. I’m soo excited!!

And here’s the video — because I love you so much!


 

Pop Sugar Subscription Box

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The Subscrition Box: Pop Sugar Must Have

The Cost: $39.95 a month

Coupon: Use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors.  Fitness, home, beauty, food and more…

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The Pop Sugar Must Have Box

Inside my box:

1) Bite Lush Fruit Lip Gloss – Valued at $22
2) Goodbyn Small Meal Box + Dipper Set – Valued at $10
3) PaddyWax Candle in Ocean Tide + Sea Salt – Valued at $10
4) The Mason Jar Company Cookie Mix – Valued at $12.99
5) Lollia At Last Perfumed Shower Gel – Valued at $22
6) Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace – Valued at $50 (similar here)
7) Think Thin Protein Bar – Valued at $1.50

My review of the box:

First off, I was super excited to get my box!  From everything that I’ve read online and looking through previous boxes, I knew this was going to be a fun surprise to open.  I’ve been sent a few other subscription boxes in the past and they were so terrible I didn’t even take the time to mention them on my site.  I think that sample size packets of crap are worthless and a big waste of money.  So when I was introduced to the Pop Sugar Must Have Box, I was optimistic because they’re full sized and premium products.  I also really love that this box isn’t just full of beauty products.  I mean, I love beauty products, but I really love that this is a well rounded box.  You get hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food.  So there’s a little bit of everything in each box which makes it super fun to open and also gives you some nice things to love afterwards.

I should mention before I go on, if you aren’t familiar with a subscription box, it’s basically a subscription you pay for like a magazine or something and it shows up at your house each month.  I believe you can pay for the entire year at one time or just monthly.  And you can cancel at anytime — that was really important to me.  Okay — continue…

The box that I opened had over $130 worth of product in it.  I will absolutely use every item in the box and I’m really excited about that cookie mix and lip gloss!  I haven’t tried all the subscription boxes, but out of the few I’ve tried and looking through comparable ones online, this one seems to be your best bang for your buck.  If you’re a girl who loves beauty and fashion, loves trying new things but hates paying full prices AND if you love having Christmas once a month instead of once a year — this would be a fun thing to try out.

Use the coupon code MUSTHAVE5 for an additional $5 off and I’ve also seen MUSTHAVE10 for an additional ten.  I’m not sure that last one is still valid though — worth a try!

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And because I thought it would be super fun to open the box with you, I made a short little video of the unwrapping — enjoy!

Are you signed up for any subscription boxes?  I’d love to know which ones you like!

** This was not a sponsored post, however I am using affiliate links and was sent the product to review.  All opinions are my own and had I not liked the box I wouldn’t be recommending it. **

Blush and Floral

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It’s been a crazy week full of moving boxes and goodbyes.  I shared a few of my personal thoughts about it on instagram @twistmepretty if you’re interested in following the day to day.  I wanted to pop in though and share some pieces I’m currently craving.  I’m really loving florals and blush right now — this outfit is a great transition to fall.

Thanks for reading!
 

Casual Style with Arvo

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Watch: c/o Arvo Wear | Graphic Tee: c/o Olive Lane Shop | Chambray Shirt: H&M, sold out similar here | Leapord kicks: here similar here | Canvas bag (gap, sold out) similar here and here | Necklace: JCrew Factory (old) | Sunglasses: c/o Tmbrs | Bracelets: Shine Project
 

 

The past few weeks I’ve been nothing but top knots and jeans – the end of summer always has me exhausted.  As much as I’ve loved all our fun family vacations, and I really have loved them, I’m ready to get back into a routine.  I miss the gym.  I miss having fresh produce in our fridge.  I miss having clean laundry and wearing clothes from my closet instead of a suit case!  I’ve been so grateful for cute graphic tees and pretty accessories this season, they’ve literally saved my life.  I don’t know about you but when I look like a slob, I act like a slob.  Having something to help me feel more put together is huge for me.  I’ve recently found this new watch company called Arvo.  They have the classiest looking watches.  They’re very minimal in design but that’s what I love so much about them.  They can be dressed up or down and they literally go with everything.  It’s made my life a lot easier this summer when packing!

I’ve teamed up with Arvo today to give two Twist Me Pretty readers a brand new watch.  It’s super easy to enter, none of this “follow 13,000 facebook accounts” business.  All you need to do is follow TMP on Pinterest (which you should be doing already… tsk tsk haha jk!!) and follow Arvo on Instagram.  Which you’ll love btw, there’s tons of outfit inspiration over on their beautiful feed.

Log in with Facebook and enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter below.  And have a super fabulous weekend for me okay?  I’m moving today… yulk!  Send happy vibes my way will ya?!

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