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Thursday, January 10, 2019

My Experience With The KonMari Method Of Organization

If you've been anywhere near social media recently I'm sure you've heard all about Marie Kondo and her magical ability to tidy up and organize. Her new Netflix show premiered on January 1st and everyone practically went crazy over the KonMari method and Marie's way of making you gain a new perspective on your living space and all the items you own. I had seen a bunch of stuff about the show on my social media feeds and decided to finally give the show a shot after getting fed up with my messy, overstuffed dresser drawers. Let me tell you guys up front, this show is going to basically be a hit or miss for you. I've heard some people talk about how Marie is "too cutesy" and "strange for talking to clothes" (don't worry, I'll explain in a bit!) but if you're willing to give her method a try I promise it can change how you view organization! Another warning, the photos I'm sharing aren't "goals" or even blogger-worthy today, I'm literally just sharing what my drawers look like after using the KonMari method. This post is definitely more information and personal experience based than anything!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas Wishlist With Babbleboxx

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

Christmas is almost here! I know I keep saying that, but it's just because I'm so excited. I'm wrapping up all my last minute present shopping and I'm assuming most of you are too. I have a large variety of people on my list this year and some people are more difficult than others. Whoever you're shopping for, Babbleboxx's Christmas Wish List box has something that will help. One of my favorite things about the holidays is that I can match the perfect gift to the individual, even if they're a bit tricky to get right. This box has something for almost everyone, and let me prove it to you!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Happy Monday everyone, there's only 15 more days until Christmas! I've been wrapping gifts like crazy because this year I have so many to give out. I even went to gift wrapping workshop at my local Paper Source store (not sponsored, just for fun!) to learn how to nicely wrap a Christmas present. Let's just say before this class I wasn't the best gift wrapper, haha! I polled you all on Instagram stories to see if you wanted to see a post on the tips I learned, and nearly all of you said yes. So, here we are! Now, these tips aren't for expert wrappers, mostly just beginners. If you can already wrap a nice looking gift, you may learn one or two things from this post, but don't expect to learn some crazy tutorial. These gifts are easy to wrap and make beautiful so anyone can do it! Also, a warning, this post is very photo heavy because I wanted to show each step of the process!

Monday, December 3, 2018

How I Stay Organized As A Blogger

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Happy first week of December! It's officially my favorite time of the year with all the holidays including my birthday coming along in January! With all the fun though comes a lot of work in the blogging world. I've been blogging full time now for a year and a half (and blogging overall for 4 years) and by far the busiest time of the year is from the end of Halloween through New Years. I try to stay as organized as I can with all the gift guides, try-ons, Christmas decor, along with everything else. It's easy to get overwhelmed with everything going on, so it's important for me to have a system that keeps me both sane and on track with everything I have to do! Here's a little peak at my personal tips on how I stay organized.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gift Guide: Beauty Under $100

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Eterno Skincare Time Eraser Wrinkle Remover $55 | Urban Decay Naked Cherry Vault $100 | La Mer Mini Miracle Set $95 | Too Faced Under The Christmas Tree Set $49 | Spa Thyme Tea Gift Set $28 | Bobbi Brown Soft Smolder Kit $49 | Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette $45 | Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler $65 | Laura Mercier Prime Set Glow Set $45 | Invisibobble Slim Trio $18 | Lisse Luxe Hair Turban $30 | Mario Badescu 3 Pc Travel Facial Spray $15 | Origins Plantscription SPF $60 | Glow Recipe Limited Edition Watermelon Tote Set $40 | Eva NYC Mini Hairdryer $48 | Sephora Collection Luxe Face Brush Set $54 | HUDA Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $65 | Stila 3D Dazzle Mini Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow Set $25 | Skin Gym Rose Quartz Kit $49 | LAPCOS Collagen Daily Skin Masks $14 | MAC Pretty Shiny Things Nude Mini Lipstick Set $29.50 | DRYBAR Full Size Faves $49 | Whish Lavender Body Butter $13 | MAC Cool Neutral Eyeshadow Palette $65 | Deborah Lipmann Crystal Prism 8 pc Nail Color Set $22 | DRYBAR 3 Day Bender Digital Curling Iron 1' $90 | Lip Smacker Lip Balm Set of 24 $20 | Kristin Ess Frizz Reducing Satin Pillowcase + French Hair Pin $12.60 |

My third holiday gift guide of the season is all about BEAUTY! I'm a huge makeup and skincare fanatic, so this is one of my favorite guides to set up. As a blogger I'm lucky enough to try out a ton of different beauty items which means I have a lot of opinions and want to share them all with you! In this gift guide I'll be sharing a bunch of my personal favorites, some items that are on my Christmas wish list, plus some items that are staples for your beauty arsenal. Just like my other guides I'll only be sharing details about some of the items, but that doesn't mean the products I don't personally mention aren't great! As always I only include things I would be happy to use myself!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Seattle Apartment Bedroom Tour

It's been a long while since sharing my first look at my Seattle apartment living room, so I thought today would be the perfect time to share another room! My bedroom is probably my favorite spot in the apartment, mostly because it's just so 'me.' Not too much has changed decor wise since moving from Orange County, but I thought it was worth the share anyhow. I love how cozy and glam my bedroom feels, and it's the perfect place to get some natural light and brainstorm for the blog. I still think I need a little "something" for the room, but I can't quite put my finger on it yet, if you have a suggestion let me know in the comments! P.S. You'll be able to shop everything in my room at the end of the post ! :)

Friday, November 23, 2018

Black Friday + Cyber Monday Sales

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Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving! I hosted this year but my sister still did most of the cooking that needed to happen. It was overall a pretty relaxing holiday and we spent the majority of the time watching Jeopardy on Netflix, haha. I would love to know what you all did. But the real point of this post is that....the sales are finally here! If you haven't already checked out my current gift guides you can do so here and here because there are so many items that are on extra sale! This is going to be your guide to all the sales going down on Black Friday and through Cyber Monday. I'll be updating the posts to make sure it's as accurate as possible throughout the sales so you don't miss anything. I'm also sharing a few of my favorite products from each of my most shopped at stores! Once my purchases start rolling in (I'm doing most of my shopping online this year!) I'll also be writing a post sharing what I got!

Abercrombie: 50% off EVERYTHING + Free Shipping
Amazon: So many daily deals happening!
American Eagle: 40% off EVERYTHING + Free Shipping
Ann Taylor: code BLACKFRIDAY
Anthropologie: 30% off EVERYTHING!

ASOS: 25% off EVERYTHING with code EPIC25
Banana Republic: 50% off regular priced items!
Banana Republic Factory: 60% off EVERYTHING!
Baublebar: 35% off EVERYTHING!
Bloomingdales: 25% off every $200, 30% off designer.
Chicwish: Up to 50% off!

DSW: 20% off EVERYTHING with code MADHOUSE  + Free Weekender with $39 purchase with code FREEBIE
Express: 50% off EVERYTHING online + Free Shipping
Francesca's: Buy one get one 70% off!
GAP: 50% off EVERYTHING with code BLCKFRIDAY + EXTRA 10% off online with code TREAT
H&M:30% off EVERYTHING + Free Shipping with code 3238
J.Crew: 40% off EVERYTHING with code TOGETHER
J.Crew Factory: 40-50% off SITEWIDE with code ADD2CART
Kate Spade: 30% off EVERYTHING with code GIVECHEER

Lord & Taylor: $25 off $200 spent with code BONUS
Macy's: Daily doorbusters! Use code BLKFRI
Madewell: 25% off EVERYTHING with code DEALWITHIT
Nordstrom: Up to 60% off various items!
Nordstrom Rack: Daily deals each day + EXTRA 30% off Clearance.

Old Navy: 50% off EVERYTHING!
Overstock: Up to 70% off select items + Free Shipping!
Pink Lily Boutique: 30% off EVERYTHING + Free Shipping with code PLBBLACKOUT
Pottery Barn: 25% off EVERYTHING + Free Shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY
Revolve: Up to 50% off specific items.
Sam Edelman: Extra 30% off (Almost) EVERYTHING with code SAMSGIVING2018
Sephora: Various items on sale each day!
SheIn: Up to 90% off with code BLACKSALE

Shopbop: Up to 25% off regular price items, up to 75% off sale, and tiered percentages off with money spent with code MORE18
Sole Society: Up to 60% off sale styles!
Target: So many deals!
Topshop: Up to 50% off select styles.
Ulta: Various doorbusters.
Urban Outfitters: Buy One Get One 50% off EVERYTHING
Victorias Secret: Free Shipping over $50 + $50 off $250 with codes: SHIP50 and SAVE5OVS
Walmart: Has daily deals!
Wayfair: Up to 80% off select items! 

Don't forget to check in here for Cyber Monday when the deals might change a bit. As you know you all using my links makes my job possible and I am so thankful for each and every one of you (even if you don't make a purchase!). Happy shopping!
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