The Classic Brunette

Monday, March 19, 2018

Getting Festival Ready With Babbleboxx

This post was sponsored by, as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette!

Spring is nearly here! Quite honestly, because it begins tomorrow! People are starting to finally warm up, shake off the cold of the winter and get back into the swing of things. Part of that new routine means heading out to festivals and outdoor concerts! Coachella is only about a month away, and since I'm only a few hours from Indio I have a ton of friends who are gearing up for it. It's time to start thinking about how to best prepare for the fun events on your calendar, especially the ones that are outdoors! You've got to get a great fashionable look, create some flawless skin that will outlast the harsh sun, and make sure your hair can stay all day while you dance. Thankfully Babbleboxx is here with a ton of goodies to help me get prepared for all the fun!

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Spring Wish List

Spring is so close I can almost taste it! Although that might be easier to do in Southern California where the weather is always on the warmer side. I've been in an online shopping/browsing mood lately and I figured now would be the perfect time to share what's in my cart for the upcoming season. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Perfect Strapless Bra

*This post was sponsored by Upbra, all opinions as always are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Classic Brunette!
I love bras. I'm definitely one of the few women that really has a love for this particular under your clothes accessory besides its practical use. So obsessed that I have over 30 of them. Yeah, it's excessive. I love how they can be pretty, help perfect an outfit, and help make you look your best, especially for us more busty gals. But the one type of bra I've never liked? Strapless. They're uncomfortable, tight, don't give you any lift, and never stay in place. It's beyond frustrating and makes me never want to wear anything strapless again. However, that's impossible with my love for off the shoulder tops and intricately sleeved clothes (anyone else have those dresses where your bra straps always seem to show no matter what?). So what's a girl to do? Thankfully I have the solution: a strapless bra that is comfortable along with being functional AND providing great lift.

Monday, March 5, 2018

5 Things Your Blog Needs Right Now To Appeal To Brands

I've been blogging for over three years now, and one question that I continuously get asked by other bloggers is 'How can I work with brands?' Collaborating with brands is something that all bloggers (especially those in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle niches) aspire to do at one point or another, and there really isn't a magic formula that automatically puts you on a brand's radar. But there are a few things you can do to set your blog up so that it looks appealing to brands! I'll be sharing five simple tips that will make it easier for brands to want to reach out to you and get collaborating!

Monday, February 26, 2018

A Day In Los Angeles

*Post may contain affiliate links*

I've lived in Orange County for around five years and every so often I say to my friends "I want to go to LA more!" It rarely ever happens, mostly because no one wants to make the hour drive in the traffic. But this weekend my roommate and I decided that we needed some time in the city, especially since we'll be moving soon and don't have much more time to explore! I thought I would share the places I went to and some photos from the day. Warning this post is a bit photo-heavy!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Five Beauty Products To Add To Your Vanity

As a blogger I come across a good amount of beauty products in my day to day life. There are some I love, some I hate, some that are good for only a few things, and some, like these, that I end up reaching for all the time. I always love hearing about what new products my friends are using, and that's always how I hope to come across here. Just another friend sharing my thoughts on some products that I'm loving! I typically test out new products for a few weeks to decide if I really like them as well as to give myself enough time to see if the product has any faults or gives me any kind of reaction. Here are five products that have made it into my everyday use pile!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Updated 101 in 1001 Goals

Remember when all the bloggers were doing those 101 goals in 1001 days lists? Well I made one as well, and those 1001 days just ended on the 16th! It was so fun making that list a few years ago, and I wanted to circle back to that post to see what I accomplished and what things I didn't. I'll also be writing a new set of goals for the next 1001 days. This past year has been all sorts of challenging, and it's given me a much different perspective on life so I want to create some goals that aren't as superficial as before (although let's be honest there will still be plenty of those. I have 101 goals to come up with!)

In my last 101 in 1001 list I crossed off 67 goals. Not bad, but definitely not great. I did make it through some big ones like graduating college, adopting a cat, and buying a domain name (as well as preliminarily crossing off "move to a new city" since it's currently in the works!), and a lot of the ones I didn't end up finishing were small goals like putting all my nail polish on some app. I don't think I even touched that app after creating the list, oops! You can go ahead and look through my old goals, but here are my new set of goals! Of course there will be some silly, materialistic, trivial, etc goals, but there are also some deeper and more personal ones on this list as well.
09 10