LiquidGlam

Happy Spring!

I’ve been doing spray tans for years now! After knowing how damaging and unsafe the tanning beds were for my skin — I knew I needed to make the change for myself. I have never been happier and truly feel the most natural when getting my spray tans.

I’ve gone to numerous places and let me tell you, nobody and I mean NOBODY compares to Michelle at LIQUID GLAM. She customizes to your wants + needs and there’s nothing like having a human eye doing the work instead of a machine. She is very detailed and is so passionate about her business. I will NEVER trust anyone to do my tans again.

WEBSITE :: FACEBOOK :: INSTAGRAM

Here are some products and tips I use to help my body before and after my tans with Michelle. My custom tan lasts me 7-10 days!

BEFORE TAN

  • Exfoliate entire body no more than 4 hours before appointment
  • Shave
  • TIP: When our skin gets wet, our pores open. If you tan right after… when your pours start to seal, your tanner gets stuck inside and it can cause tanning marks/streaks/etc.
  • Dry yourself off, but don’t apply lotion. Many lotions/oils block the color from absorbing into your skin.
  • You’ll feel dry and “not finished” but I promise it’s worth it!

SPRAY TAN SERVICE HAPPENS –

  • Once your whole body has been sprayed… bring a change of loose fitting clothing to prevent any lining from the process. I usually end up sleeping in what I wear there.
  • I always throw on a sweatshirt, sweatpants, & fuzzy socks. I do this so that no skin is exposed and I can sit on my bed or on the couch and relax!

THE FOLLOWING DAY

  • Rinse off in the shower (after you’ve waited the proper time according what Michelle has told you!) I’ve done both a 8+ process time and a 2-4 hour time. Honestly the longer you let it sit, the darker and lasting it becomes. So I truly wait til the very last minute to rinse off.
  • TIP: I try to keep my post tan shower quick and not use TOO much or ANY body wash or sit under the water too long. The less you shower/ use body wash the longer your tan will last!

Now do yourself a favor and book yourself an appointment with Michelle. You won’t regret it 🤍


The year of setback

The pandemic has been mentally and physically hard. For literally everyone. How in just one whole year has drastically changed the way of life. Social distancing, lockdowns, the increasing death tolls, frightening news updates across social media, joblessness, money-crunch, loneliness, literally the list goes on and on and on.

There are days when it seems next to impossible to even wake up and do things. It’s that exhausting mentally. Personally, I felt and feel lost sometimes. Somedays I wake up thinking of doing certain tasks and I only end up looking at my window, not having any energy to even move a bit. Sometimes, I even feel my dreams and aspirations are blurring away because of the amount of time that passed just in one year.

But then I look at these two photos above and realize how much I have changed in just that time frame. FOR THE BETTER. So much to be grateful for and happy about. The strength between these two photos and the lessons I have learned along the way to find strength in hard times are as follows:

THE CONTINUATION OF LOVE

Being surrounded by hardships helped me realize to cherish the people in my life for who they are. Giving these people my whole, authentic self without the fear of not being good enough. Lean on the ones who love you unconditional.

HARDSHIPS ARE PART OF GROWING

During childhood the harsh reality of life is often sugar-coated; growing up really is a hard pill to swallow. Part of living and growing up is experiencing unexpected troubles in life. We hear things about people losing their job, getting sick, or someone being critically ill in the hospital These are situations that tamper with our emotions and can leave us feeling outraged, lost or helpless. This year especially taught me or all of us for that matter to grow and stay ever so strong.

CHERISH THE MOMENT

Take a walk. Remove yourself from the environment; get some air, it helps in taking a timeout. Spend your time wisely and take a pause that is long enough to appreciate life. Life is meant to be lived, deeply felt, and enjoyed. We have little control over most of the external circumstances, but what we do have control over is the way we react. Yesterday can never be brought back and tomorrow is truly never promised.

YOU’RE NOT YOUR PAST

The past does not define us. You’re not your past habits nor the story you used to tell yourself. The future is a clean slate to become who you wish to be. Not letting myself have fear of the unknown dictate how I choose to plan my future. You’re allowed to change your own internal narrative. You’re allowed to use the past as a stepping tool. I know I plan to reflect the time I used and didn’t for my future plans.

YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF YOUR FEELINGS

Feelings change, people change, and time – our greatest limited resource – just keeps ticking. You choose how you feel this very moment! You can hold onto past mistakes, or you can create your own happiness. You’re allowed to feel any feeling you want. That’s what makes us fucking human.

To each of our own, we all went through something we never imagined we would in a lifetime. But we did. And it’s something we’ll remember for the rest of our lives. I’m choosing to be grateful of the time I created. For overcoming the most challenging, terrifying and emotional year I can ever recall.

Be gentle with your feelings and remember you are human. Stay humble and be kind. 🤍


UO RECYCLED CREWNECK

It’s do or dye. A crewneck tie dye for all. Sharing three UO’s Renewal Recycled Sweatshirts today 🖤

“Oversized sweatshirt recycled by Urban Renewal with a tie-dyed treatment. Relaxed crew neck sweatshirt with long sleeves and rib-knit banding at neck, cuffs + hem.”

These have been a staple in my quarantine days and have full intentions on wearing them FOREVER.

About Urban Renewal Recycled:
– Up-cycled pieces re-imagined by our Urban Renewal team
– Updated by hand in the US, so no two are exactly alike
– You will receive a completely unique piece that will vary from the item pictured here

Comfort in style! They are the softest material inside. Shop all these crews in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!


ComfyCasualClassy

Happy Holidays!!

I’m excited to share this easy, cut to the chase, post today for y’all. I’m breaking down three looks for this holiday season.

Are you more Comfy, Casual or Classy for holiday wardrobe?

Sharing all the details on LIKEtoKNOW.it and below!

We’d love to your holiday inspo this year! Tag @inourstyleblog on IG. We truly love interacting with our followers.

Comfy: PJ SET FROM TARGET FOR $25.00

I’ll be wearing this comfy set on Christmas Eve with Andy’s Family ❤️

Casual: BLAZER IS FROM J.CREW BUT FOUND SIMILAR AT MACY’S , BOOHOO , TALBOTS , AMAZON

This has been a staple for my Christmas wardrobe the last few years! It’s definitely a seasonal blazer but I get so excited to wear it every year!

Classy: WHITE FUZZY TURTLENECK IS IS FROM SHEIN AS WELL AS MY VELVET PANTS

Classy staples that I can wear ALL winter long!


SBS

When you support a small business you’re supporting a DREAM

What better opportunity to than today to round up all of FAVORITE small business. From Make-Up Artist to Apparel to Food Favorites we’ve got it ALL, right here for you. Grab your coffee, and enjoy! In no particular order! 😉

1. ERIE APPAREL

From women apparel, to onesies for Charlie, bandanas for Arna and coffee mugs for morning brew, it doesn’t get much better than this. Erie Apparel and In Our Style have worked hand in hand the last few years and we are so grateful for all the AMAZING QUALITY merch they have. You will not regret one purchase.

Website: www.erieapparel.co

IG: Erie Apparel


2. ARIEL SHOP

Our sweet and dear friend Ariel just opened her own virtual custom shop! She is so talented and has made tshirts, sweatshirts, wreaths and more- most recently she’s made the most darling sample ornaments that are customizable, perfect to gift or purchase for yourself to decorate for the holiday season.


IG: @ariel.carden for custom orders.


3. BREW HAHA

This is our go-to local coffee spot. Offering coffees, teas, breakfast, lunch, and more- everyone can find something they love! They sell bags of coffee beans and ground coffee which would make great gifts along with a gift certificate and a cute mug. The shop always features the most fun and festive seasonal beverages too and, most importantly, their patio is dog friendly!

Website: www.brewhahacolony.com

IG: Brew HaHa


4. TINA’S STITCH AND MORE

Tina has been my go-to creative mind and hands for many years. She’s created some amazing custom items for my wedding, our new baby, and other memorable milestones in between. She’s always up for completing one of my projects and I appreciate her so much.

INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.


5. POPLUCK

Besides delicious popcorn the staff at Popluck is equally sweet! They always have fun flavors and their sample sets make the perfect gift! We were recently surprised with a 6 pack of popcorn delivered right to our door via GrubHub in celebration of the new baby!Red Letter Hospitality: we’ve done multiple blog posts and giveaways featuring our favorite RLH restaurants like The Cork and Molly Brannigans. Gift certificates to these establishments make the perfect gift. Even during the pandemic shut down The Cork operated with a special menu for take-out orders that never disappointed!

INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK


6. RED LETTER HOSPITALITY

We’ve done multiple blog posts and giveaways featuring our favorite RLH restaurants like The Cork and Molly Brannigans. Gift certificates to these establishments make the perfect gift. Even during the pandemic shut down The Cork operated with a special menu for take-out orders that never disappointed!

Website: RLH


7. COMFORT CRAFTS

Helen has been a dear friend of ours for years. This summer during the pandemic she found a fun craft that has become a huge hit! Customizes canvases made of local beach glass and stones! We’ve purchased a handful of them and every time they get better and better.

ETSY and INSTAGRAM


8. STEEL TOE BAKER & BOW

We’ve known Morgan for years and she is truly one of the craftiest people we know. Anything we’ve requested her way, she blows our minds. From baked goods to matching earrings and bows for our fur babes. She is truly so talented and loves doing just about anything!

BAKER and BOW


9. CLAÈ HANDMADE JEWELRY

The best custom hand made jewelers! We love that these gals work so hard and immediately sell out EVERY launch release. It’s truly incredible! We’ve purchased a few of their fabulous earrings and have received so many compliments!

INSTAGRAM and WEBSITE


10. TWISTED CRAFT COMPANY

Amy is one of Allie’s clients in the salon. She has brought this amazing craft as a part time job for special occasion events and personal items! Each project is unique and two are never the same! Macrame is seriously an art itself and VERY time consuming. We LOVE how delicate and amazing her stuff is.

INSTAGRAM and ETSY

Below are a handful more of our favorites!

ROMOLO’S CHOCOLATE


9wks 1day

Welcome to the blog officially, Arna Doo

9 weeks ago today this little lady was born. One week ago we welcomed her mini goldendoodle self into our home. Andy and I did months of research on puppies. We wanted to make sure we knew as much as possible before adding our little addition.

We researched different breeds, breeders and also considered adoption. We were determined to train her well! By no means are we dog expert and have no education as a dog trainer, but I thought it would be helpful to share what has worked well for us this last week in hopes to help others! Here are a few tips that made Arna’s first week home a successful one.

When Arna entered our room, her crate was setup with the door open. Inside we had a crate pad and the blanket we had the breeder use to have Arnas mama snuggle with. She sat on that the car ride home and immediately felt safe when it was inside the crate. She is really learning to love her crate! We read that the closeness helps the puppy to adjust during their scary first days/weeks in their new home, so we decided to locate the crate in our bedroom. We have even covered the crate with a blanket to make it more closed off. We were persistent about anytime she took a nap, we would guide her into the crate to remind her this was her cave and it was a good space.

A puppy’s crate is supposed to be his safe place and her natural instincts should prevent them from having accidents in it. I totally understand that this is not the case for every pup! When we brought Arna home she weighed about 7lbs. The crate our friends, Emmy and Jesse generously gave to us, was big enough that she had enough room to turn around, but not enough room to play. Too much extra space in the crate may cause puppies to go potty on one side and sleep on the other. We always make sure her heart beat puppy 🐶 is in there with her every night. The crate should only be big enough for relaxing – not relaxing AND potty. Arna to this date has had ZERO accidents in her crate. Because what puppy or human wants to go potty in their bed. Nobody 🤣

TIP TWO: STICK TO A SCHEDULE. DAY + NIGHT

Arna came home on Saturday night and Andy and I both were able to stay home the following two days. After that, Andy had the full week to bond, train, walk, and snuggle…. a lot. Starting on the first night, she wake up every two hours to take her outside. Not because she wanted out but her little bladder was going to explode. When the business was done. We tried to not make that potty time a big deal but remind her she was such a good girl for letting us know. Returning her back to her crate with no problems. We chose this method because we wanted her to understand that night time is for sleeping and going potty – not playing. To this date she has slept almost 6 hours through the night and she’s up for good around 5-6AM

Patience is not my strongest venture. Andy on the other hand, has the patience of a saint. Bringing home a puppy is without a doubt hard, sometimes stressful exhausting and fun all at once. But she has made it so easy!!! I try to remember, Arna was taken from her mama and seven other siblings and then just placed in whole new world. We tried our hardest to make the transition easy and comfortable for her. It is going to take some time for her to learn, but she will learn. Everyday we are so proud of how much growth she’s done in just one week with us. She is so intelligent and smart. The simplest things like plopping her little butt down when we bring her food over, or she’s praised by coming on the couch or bed for a short time. She already knows basic commands like, “sit, down, shake, up, no thank you, potty, in your crate” If there’s a small piece of advice I can give to new fur owners is that Don’t lose hope! The calmer you are, the calmer the pup will be too. We give the breeder some credit of her behavior too. She has been such a blessing and a very quick learner. Yes she’s a puppy, and has her puppy moments but other than her puppy biting – she is truly perfect.


Welcome Home Arna

Hard to believe this beautiful little fluff has been 7 months in the making. Back in March, Andy and I were ready to add an addition to the “A team”

Today, our sweet Arna is an 8 weeks old mini golden doodle and is the most lovable angel we get to call ours.

We brought her home yesterday and we are head over heels in LOVE. She has adjusted so well to the changes and has the sweetest personality.

We are so excited to watch her grow, chew and snuggle through life and look forward to taking you with us in every adventure.

Some basic essentials I was suggested from friends, and others that were puppy “must haves” before bringing her home.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS GUY. It truly helped her sleep during the car ride home and last night without her sisters or mama. Since she was one of eight pups, she slept right next to it without hesitation. It has a battery operated heartbeat to help puppies transition and feel like they are still with their liter.

All essentials were from Amazon and will link each item below!

From our little family to yours, Happy Sunday 🖤

Treat Pouch // Travel Dog Bowls // Dog Towel // Poop Bag Dispenser // Pet First Aid Kit // Dog Door Bell // Backpack

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Andy, Allie and Arna


Boudoir Experience

A photoshoot every woman should experience at-least ONCE in their lifetime.

I wanted my boudoir experience to be powerful. One I could look back on and say, Damn, that’s me. Portraits that define and show strength in myself.

A boudoir shoot can be the first step on the journey of self-love. I think we become oblivious to our own self-worth and sometimes all you need is to take a step back and give yourself some self-care and reassurance.

I came with the mindset that no matter what, it would be a powerful experience and I would love the final result and this confidence really showed throughout my photos. Positive self-talk is also so important, even if you don’t necessarily believe it. Your brain can be a funny thing and turn nervousness into confidence purely through self-talking. Remember, the camera is there to capture and celebrate you, not judge or define who you are.

Stacy in so many words makes you feel so incredibly strong and passionate about this experience. From the moment of the consultation of what I expected from her as the photographer but also the weeks and days leading up to it, I could not imagine it to go any other way. The day of two before my boudoir shoot, I was thinking of canceling it. I was nervous that I wasn’t “where I wanted to be yet” and that I was just not ready. But thankfully, that deposit I did 4 months prior gave me no turning back option.

When I got to the room and was instantly greeted with infectious excitement, smiles and hugs, I knew I made the right decision. From the moment I walked in, my attitude changed from nervous and scared to “I got this” and excitement. That is how comfortable Stacy made me feel.

One thing I loved is that I’m always the girl to try to be a little bit different than everyone else. I’m unique and have always been the one to try the bold approaches. I guess that’s what makes me an “influencer”

So I walked in with my four outfits and my hair in a messy textured bun. I’ll never forget Stacy saying to me, “okay… you’re hair is up. This is new for me.” My reply: “Good 😉 that’s what I was hoping for.”

My main reason for putting my hair up is that hair is an accessory to women, but it’s also a security blanket. Being a stylist, I see it on an everyday basis, INCLUDING MYSELF. When we don’t feel like dressing up, feel good about our appearance, or have the ginormous zit that won’t seem to go away, our hair covers the unwanted.

I wanted this photoshoot to be about ME. Not my appearance or have the perfect hair because I’m a hairstylist, but to show the flaws or insecurities I’ve been having and not hide from them ANYMORE.

I AM SO SO SO SO FUCKING GRATEFUL I DID.

I felt empowered, excited, sexy and strong…and now seeing the pictures, I am SO glad I “went through” with this. I have pictures that I will get to love and stare at for the rest of my life. I look amazing, but best of all I feel amazing. I am forever grateful to Stacy for giving me this opportunity…one I will never forget, and highly recommend all to experience.

My session was WAY past expected time, because of how much we enjoyed doing this together. She never forced me out like it was another “job site” and that she was on a strict time crunch. It was so effortless in how it all played out.

I cannot recommend Stacy enough. I feel like I gained a forever friend, and someone who will forever be a hype girl for all the beautiful woman she’s able to capture.

Your perfect time is now, don’t waste another second hesitating to book the appointment!

I say it time and time again, I will ALWAYS be open and transparent to anyone. If this is something you’ve been wanting to do for YOU, you are always welcome to reach out 🖤

PHOTOGRAPHER: STACY MUSGROVE

HAIRSTYLIST: SARAH HEDDERICK

OUTFIT DETAILS: BLACK HAT // WHITE BUTTON DOWN // BLACK LACE TURTLENECK BODYSUIT // LACE FISHNET BODYSUIT // LACE HEM SKIRT // BAREFOOT DREAM CARDI


Old Navy Try On

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a try on for one of my favorite clothing stores. They currently have some awesome sales going on, so I figured today was the perfect opportunity to share some links and my current favorites I recently picked up! Most items today are 30% off but a lot of items are 50% off too 😊

Printed Button-Front Cropped Cardigan

Wearing Size: Girls XL

$34.00 – currently 30% off during checkout!

Relaxed Western Jean Shirt // High-Waisted Super Skinny Jean

Jean Shirt Details:

Wearing the Light Wash in Size Medium

$35.00 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Skinny Jean Details:

Wearing Pat Color in Size 2 Petite

$35.00 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Lightweight Sleeveless Sweater Tank Top // Mid-Rise Button-Fly Railroad-Stripe Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans

Sleeveless Sweater Details:

I OWN ALL FOUR COLORS!

Wearing Dusty Rose Size Small

$19.97 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Super Skinny Jeans Details:

Wearing Railroad Stripe Size 2 Petite

$16.97 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Lightweight Sleeveless Sweater Tank Top

Wearing Burnt Ochre Size Small

$19.97 – Currently 30% off at checkout!


Here’s some 50% off items leaving them all to be $20.00!!! I didn’t personally pick them up but we’re definitely worth sharing with y’all today and considering going back today 😆

Every item is on our LIKETOKNOW.IT page 🖤


Derma E

During my new normalcy at work, wearing a mask has made me change up my skincare routine. I was introduced to the brand DERMA E last year and still to this date, love their stuff.

They are 100% vegan, GMO-free, and cruelty-free. They are also affordable and eco-ethical, which means they care about your health, well-being, and the natural environment. Most importantly they work!

I had the pleasure to try out their Anti-Wrinkle/Anti-Anging products and never once have I been disappointed!

One thing I love about Derma-E is that they are affordable and easy to access!

Here are my top 3 favorite Derma•E products:


Anti-Aging Regenerative Serum

Enriched with:

Vitamin A: helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a fresher, newer appearance.

Vitamin E: an antioxidant that helps to nourish and improve the appearance of skin’s texture.

Glycolic Acid: help exfoliate to safely remove dead surface skin cells.

This skin-renewing serum helps to keep your skin’s appearance soft and smooth for a younger, radiant and healthier-looking complexion.

Microdermabrasion Scrub

This wonderful exfoliating scrub combines Dead Sea Salt and a fine-textured crystal blend that buffs away dullness and smooths the look of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and acne scars.

Anti-Aging Regenerative Day Cream
PRODUCT BENEFITS:
  • Diminishes the visible signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves the look of skin irregularities.
  • Soothes skin irritation.
  • Defends skin against daily environmental stresses and pollutants.
  • Promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion.