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May 2016

Fashion, Style Me, Uncategorized
Memorial Day Sales Have Arrived!!
May 27, 2016 at 2:09 pm 0
Memorial Day Sales have officially started! There are great deals to be found throughout the long holiday weekend. I summed up a great amount of stores offering major discounts to make it an easy one stop-shop for all of your shopping needs. So instead of reading office emails, relax, shop away and buy something for yourself! Scroll through the list and shop each site via the link I highlighted below. Remember to be aware of the codes so you can maximize on savings! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
ALGENIST // Enjoy $10 off $50, $20 off $100, $30 off $150 with CODE(S): 10REWARD, 20REWARD, 30REWARD ANN TAYLOR // 50% Off Full-Price Purchase & Extra 40% Off Sale Styles with CODE(S): SUMMER50 ANTHROPOLOGIE // Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online ASOS // Extra 20% Off with CODE(S): HISUMMER BANANA REPUBLIC // Extra 40% Off  with CODE(S): BRTAKE40 BANDIER // 15% off a selection of summer must haves with CODE(S): MEMORIAL15 BLOOMINGDALES // Take an extra 20% off select sale & clearance items for savings up to 65% off with CODE(S): BROWNBAG BLUEFLY // Extra 20% Off Your Order with CODE(S): MDW20 C21 // $20 Off Any Order Over $100 with CODE(S): C21SAVEAF CALVIN KLEIN // Extra 35% Off with CODE(S): MEMORIAL35 DONNI CHARM // Bandanas and sarongs 20% off with CODE(S): DONNICHARM20 DRESSBARN // Buy One, Get One 50% off on all Plus Size, Misses & Petites dresses DIANE VON FURSTENBERG // 30% Off Select Styles with CODE(S): SUMMER30 EBAGS // Take 15% off $49+, 20% off $99+, or 25% off $199+ with CODE(S): SALUTE EXPRESS // 15% Off your Purchase with CODE(S): 9492 (enter at checkout) FARFETCH // Up to 50% Off FREE PEOPLE // Additional 25% Off All Sale Items GAIAM // 20% Off Meditation Products J. CREW // 30% Off Your Purchase with CODE(S): WEEKEND JCPENNEY // 15% Off with CODE(S): JPSAV15 JOE’S JEANS // 25% Off Sitewide JOIE // Additional 20% Off Sale Items with CODE(S): MD2016 KELSI DAGGER BROOKLYN // Enjoy 30% Off Sitewide with CODE(S): MEMORIAL30 LELE SADOUGHI // Enjoy 20% Off Your Entire Purchase with CODE(S): SUMMER20 L.K. BENNETT // Save an Extra 30% Off All Sale Items! with CODE(S): MD2016 LOFT // 60% Off Summer Faves & All Sale Styles + 40% Off New Arrivals LORD AND TAYLOR // 20% Off Almost Everything with CODE(S): MEMORIAL MACY’S // Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping at $50 with CODE(S): MEMDAY MINTED // 15% Off All Wedding and Kids’ Essentials with CODE(S): MEMORIAL16 MODA OPERANDI // Up to 50% Off MODCLOTH // Up to 40% Off MOON & LOLA // 20% Off Your Full-Priced Order with CODE(S): RSCHARM20 NASTY GAL // EXTRA 40% OFF All Markdowns NINA SHOES // 30% Off Select Pumps NORDSTROM // Up to 40% Off OLD NAVY // Extra 50% Off Select Styles POTTERY BARN // Up to 25% Off with CODE(S): SAVEMORE QVC // Save 25-50% Off the QVC Price for Select Items RAG & BONE // 50% Off Select Spring Product RAMY BROOK // Additional 25% Off with CODE(S): SUMMER REBECCA TAYLOR // Enjoy an Extra 25% Off Sale Styles In-store & Online with CODE(S): EXTRA25 SAM EDELMAN // 30% Off Sitewide with CODE(S): VIPSUMMER SERENA AND LILY // Save 20% Off Serena and Lily’s Memorial Day Sale with CODE(S): HEREWEGO SHOEBUY // 25% Off + Free Shipping with CODE(S): REWARD25 SHOPBOP // New Markdowns + 25% OFF Calvin Klein Underwear SOLE SOCIETY // 50% Off Select Styles on SoleSociety.com STOWAWAY COSMETICS // Get $15 Off Orders Over $100 with CODE(S): REWARD15 THE FRYE COMPANY // Buy 2, Take 15% Off; Buy 3, Take 20% Off with CODE(S): SUMMER2, SUMMER3 THE REAL REAL // Extra 20% Off with CODE(S): HITLIST TRINA TURK // Enjoy an Additional 20% Off All Sale Merchandise URBAN OUTFITTERS // Long Weekend Sale – 25% Off Shorts + 25% Off Graphic Tees VINCE CAMUTO // Extra 30% off Sale and Clearance W CONCEPT // $30 Off $200, $50 Off $300, $100 Off $500 WAITING ON MARTHA // Spend up to $150, Get 15% off; Spend $151-$300, Get 20% off; Spend $301-$450, Get 25% off; Spend $451+, Get 30% off with CODE(S): MEM15, MEM20, MEM25, MEM30 WANDERLUST + CO // 40% off selected items at Wanderlust + Co ZHUSH // 20% Off Everything on the Site with CODE(S): MEMORIALDAY
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How I Steal My Child’s Skin Products + A Giveaway!!
May 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm 1

Modern day moms are always on the go. I know for me time is of the essence and I am always looking for easy, life hacks. I mean let's be honest, I have used things like baby wipes to clean my refrigerator, and even to take off my make up at night. If it's convenient, you had me at Hello. I can see why many moms may end up stealing baby’s skincare products, and then falling in love with them. What's not to like? These products are made to be super gentle and soothing for babies, and they do just that for adults as well. I recently tried Skinfix products on Willow and found that I'm just as obsessed with them for me!

See below for a few of my favorite tricks I use with my Skinfix products:

 
  1. Gentle Hair & Body Wash doubles as Makeup Brush Cleanser: Throw a bit of this wash into a cup of water to give your makeup brushes a little cleaning. Gentle enough to keep bristles soft, while effectively removing dirt, leaving them feeling good as new.

 
  1. Diaper Rash Balm doubles as Miracle Balm: Cure unwanted redness and aid in the healing of cuts, burns and bug bites. This luxe hydrating formula will soothe your skin with the addition of jojoba oil, sunflower oil and beeswax.

 
  1. Gentle Moisturizing Lotion doubles as Go-To Cream: With added aloe and coconut oil, it is the perfect after sun or shower lotion for you, too! The lightweight formula that Baby loves is great for everyday use, especially for those with sensitive skin or allergy-prone.

I have teamed up with Skinfix to give one lucky reader of mine a bundle of their amazing products including their wash, lotion and two balms! Rules to enter are easy:
  1. Follow @skinfixinc and @thechicmamas on Instagram
  2. Tag a friend you know would love these products under the Instagram giveaway image!
Giveaway ends Monday, May 30th at 1200 (noon-PST). Winner must live in the contiguous US states and be at least 18 years of age to participate. Not redeemable for cash. No purchase necessary.  The winner will be announced on 5/30/16 at 5pm (PT). We thank you in advance for your patience while we verify all the entries. Prizes must be claimed within 48 hours or they will be forfeited. Fake or Giveaway-Only accounts will be disqualified. We truly appreciate your support! Good luck! 2016.05.16_ChicMamas_FINAL-8 2016.05.16_ChicMamas_FINAL-9 Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography   
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My Favorite Summer Tops For Under $100
May 25, 2016 at 4:59 am 0
With Memorial Day coming up this weekend, and summer just around the corner it's the perfect time to stock up on some cute, and budget friendly tops. I found THIS lace top at Target for only $27.99! Also stay tuned for a holiday sale roundup happening at the end of this week.

Shop These Tops For Under $100

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Shop This Look Here

Top | Jeans (Schoen by YuSimilar Here | Heels | Earrings | Lips

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How I master the “No-Makeup” Make Up Look!
May 19, 2016 at 5:09 am 0
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(Bag: Wet Seal and similar options HERE)

As a Mom, you know that time is precious, and morning routines can be hectic. Yet I feel that leaving the house looking refreshed helps me start my day on a good note. I routinely love to use this "No-Makeup" look for a fresh faced glow that helps highlight your natural beauty. These easy steps and simple products are quick to apply before you spend the next 45 minutes getting the kiddos in the car for one errand!

Shop This Look Below:

  1. Apply primer to clean moisturized skin to help this look stay in place. I recently tried this Lauren Mercier Radiant Primer and love it. Tip: For quick coverage apply with clean fingertips. 
  2. Apply a sheer foundation, like this Ethereal Natural Finish Foundation by Sephora. I like this foundation as it is not too heavy, and appears natural while giving you great coverage. 
  3. Conceal the under eye area and cover any blemishes. Again you can tap under your eye with your ring finger, or use a beauty blender to help blend your concealer. I'm obsessed with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard.
  4. Create a natural flush on cheeks. I like this Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher
  5. Highlight cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and brow bone with Radiant Aluminizing Drops. I have a serious love for highlighters! I feel like this just gives you the best dewey glow.
  6. Curl those lashes and add mascara. I use Better than Sex Mascara which adds great volume that lasts throughout the day.
  7. Finish with a natural lip color, such as Make Up Forever Natural Lipstick in shade Powdery Pink.

Now toss your hair up in a Mom bun and you are good to go!!

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Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography

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Mom’s Day Off with Crocs
May 2, 2016 at 5:36 am 0
As Mothers, we don't often get time off to spend just on ourselves. We wear many hats and do so much in our home, at our jobs, for our families and friends. I know I am always going a mile a minute, and usually put myself last on the list of importance. Yet I clearly see a huge difference in my disposition when I take that extra time to go to the gym, meet my girlfriends for dinner or go shopping alone (I mean I even see a trip to the grocery store alone as a glorious vacation sometimes!). Giving myself a little extra love really does put a smile on my face, and just makes me feel... well like me! I notice that I'm more positive and this translates into my actions of every day life! So I spent a little day off at the Fisherman's Village in Marina Del Rey. I love going there as it is a one stop shop for a relaxing afternoon. I had coffee and ice cream, watched the boats roll by, and did a little shopping. All by myself, and in these cute, multicolored Crocs sandals. They remind of the jelly sandals I used to wear as a kid and they are unbelievably comfortable.
Every Mom deserves a day off! So I have partnered with Crocs to help give some lovely Moms just that with their #MomsDayOffContest. All you have to do is:
  •  Post a picture of what you would do on your "Mom's day off" on any social media platform with the captioned hashtag #MomsDayOffContest to enter.
  •  All entrants must follow Crocs on social media to be in chance of winning.
  • Overall there will be ten first place winners who will receive $50 voucher for Crocs and $100 cash, as well as fifty runners up who will receive $50 vouchers for Crocs.
  • Find the Mom's Day Off Contest Official Rules Here.
  • The Contest will end on May 6, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST
This is such an easy and simple contest to enter. I encourage all of you Chic Mamas to enter, and take some time to pamper yourself. You most definitely deserve it! abby-1676 abby-1729 abby-1683 abby-1680 abby-1763 abby-1765
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