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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Check out Kat on HGTV tonight (Tuesday 23rd)!

Hey everyone! I've been super sick the past 2 days :( Yesterday I could barely move, but I got put on an antibiotic this morning in hopes that I'll be 100% before we leave for Italy on Saturday. Keep my health in your prayers!!

Just wanted to share something kinda cool with you guys...

In April 2010, my husband and I filmed an episode for HouseHunters on HGTV, and it is going to be re-runing tonight, Tuesday August 23rd!



It will be on at 10pm Eastern & Pacific time... (Not sure about others)

Here's the link.

Check it out if you have nothing to do :)

P.S. Sorry I haven't gotten back to any comments, I've been pretty out of commission the past 2 days trying to rest up. I'll get back to everyone soon - xoxox

Blessings,

Kat

Monday, August 22, 2011

Outfit of the Day

But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And we are all the work of Your hand. 
~Isaiah 64:8


Good morning everyone! Hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Quickly, I wanted to point out that Christian Hosoi posted this verse on his Facebook yesterday and I love it. I first found out about Christian from this video I stumbled upon about 6 months ago and I have followed him ever since. He has an amazing story and I encourage you to watch the video or just google him & read his journey to finding the Lord.

Anyway, in other news, just wanted to share an OOTD. Wore this yesterday to my dear friend's bridal shower. I'm in the wedding & she is getting married in Aruba (yay!!) at the end of October. Can't wait!! :)






With the Bride!! :)


Top - Target
Skirt- Hanna & Gracie
Belt - Betsey Johnson
Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bracelets - James Avery (Charm), Brighton (Hearts), F21 (Bangles)
Shoes - Target
Nail Polish (on fingers) - OPI Bring on the Bling

What did you all do this weekend?? 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Blessings,

Kat

P.S. Don't forget to enter our giveaway for this adorable Tiffany & Co. necklace!


All you have to do is 'like' our Facebook Page and then attend the event created for the giveaway. Good luck!! xoxox

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Watch me Kopy Kim Kardashian's Klothes!

"For me, skinny is just a style of jeans, not a goal."
~Kim Kardashian


In honor of Kim's wedding that is happening tonight, I decided to imitate a few of Kim's looks.

I will never have Kim's perfect curves. Or her shiny black hair. Or her flawless olive skin. Or her $10 million dollar wedding.

But, I can pretend to have outfits in my closet that are like hers.

And here are some:


(On me, above)      
Top - Guess
Jeans - Charlotte Russe
Belt - Voom by Joy Han
Shoes - Nine West
Sunglasses - Burberry
Bag - Marshalls a million years ago


(On me, Above)
Vest - H&M
Tank - H&M
Leggings - 6126 by Lindsay Lohan
Boots - G by Guess
Clutch - Coach
Silver Hoops - Brighton
Sunglasses - RayBan


(On me, Above)
Denim 'Vest' - H&M
Tank - H&M
Leggings - !IT
Black Ankle Booties - Shoedazzle


Dress - Kenneth Cole


Shirt - Ralph Lauren Slim Fit
White Jeans - 7 for all Mankind
Purse - Coach Poppy
Nude Pumps - Shoe Dazzle

So, there you have it. My sad, sad attempt to be like Kim K for a night - if only in the spirit of fashion...

Congrats to Kim! We wish you a lifetime of happiness!


Blessings,

Kat
xox






Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beautiful Skin Must Haves!

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-Mark Twain



Morning girls! We have had a couple busy days, as Danielle just boarded a plane to Italy & I will be following her one week from now! Our fabulous Aunt is turning 50 and got a beautiful Villa in Florence for 2.5 weeks, so we have been looking forward to this all Summer. I can't wait! Does anyone have any good tips/places to go/things to see in Italy? I would love, love, love to hear them - I want to experience all that I can!!

Anyway, I just wanted to quickly share with you my absolute must-haves for my skin (and one for my lashes...) I was going to do 5 things, but realized that I have 6 things that I have to use daily and couldn't even fathom not using them... so here are my 6 must haves!!


( starting at the top - will go clockwise)

1. Latisse. - Around $100 a bottle, but I find a nearby med-spa that is having a promo for Buy 1/Get 1 Free. (Someone is ALWAYS doing this). Also, a bottle is supposed to last about a month and I usually can get close to 2 months out of a bottle. So, I usually get about 4 months for $100. $25 a month for insane eyelashes? Sounds like a deal to me!


I love, love, love this product! I didn't necessarily have the worst eyelashes ever, but I wanted to try this to get amazing lashes and I really did. I get asked daily what I do to my lashes & if I am wearing fake ones, so I know this is working. It also makes my whole makeup routine easier - I don't have to curl my lashes and reapply mascara a million times. I literally do 1-2 swipes of mascara (Chanel Inimitable is my go-to) and my lashes look amazing. I think I got this product because a lot of days I don't do a full face of makeup, I just do powder and mascara, so this was a full-proof way for me to feel like my face looked amazing everyday! **I have brown eyes, so I haven't had any side effects as far as color changing, but if you have blue/green eyes, look into it first because it can darken your eyes.

2. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic 30ml/1 fl oz. Check it out here on Amazon - About $97.

I was getting a microderm a few months ago when my esthetician told me about this product. It is a serum that goes on under your makeup, gives you complete Broadband UVA/UVB protection, is full of antioxidants, and provides collagen rebuild. She said that if I was religious about putting on a Vitamin C serum like this, I would not ever have to think about using any type of injectable in my 40s, 50s and beyond. I was sold! This stuff is so awesome, my skin feels healthy, nourished, and so much plumper even then it did a few months ago. One bottle lasts about 4 months. Again, about $25 a month for this product - well worth it!

3. Lancome High Resolution Eye Refill - 3X - Check it out here at Neiman - $57.50

This is, again, a product I couldn't live without. We all know about the importance of eye cream - this one is just my favorite. It smells great and it is so hydrating I can literally see the skin under my eyes soaking it up. I didn't use eye cream until about a year ago, and ever since then people who I haven't seen in awhile say "You look a little different - what did you do?" I swear that it is just that my eyes look more awake and have less lines. I will never, ever not use this product. A bottle literally lasts me about 6 months, so it is a great deal. **Don't use too much eyecream, or the skin under your eyes will lighten so much you'll begin to get white spots. Use a tiny little bit, rub it together on your fingers and dab it under/next to your eyes.

4. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm - Check it out here at Sephora - $45

Surprisingly, this product is probably the biggest splurge. A little bottle is $45, and doesn't get you too far (maybe a month-month and a half using 4-5 days a week...), but it is amazing. It is a celeb makeup artist favorite and there is nothing out there like it. It literally is like a cup of coffee for your face. If you are tired, had a little too much wine the night before, or just have places on your face you want to tighten, this is your stuff! It tightens your face immediately and makes you look completely refreshed and bright. It truly is amazing. I don't use it every single day just because it is expensive, but I always use it when I have an early morning/know I'm going to be taking pictures/am just not feeling my best. Another must have!!

5. Clarisonic Mia - Check it out here on their website - $149

I have heard for years, as I'm sure you have, that the key to healthy skin is cleanse, cleanse, cleanse! I always follow this rule, but after reading a lot about the Clarisonic, I took the plunge and bought it hoping to ensure that I get all of my makeup off. I have to say that I love it!! You can use any cleanser of your choice (make sure it is paraben-free...and Cetaphil is NOT!!) and it really, really cleans your skin and exfoliates. The product directions say to use this every night, but I would advise against this because your skin needs at least a full day to rebuild its oils and collagen, so it is really unnecessary to exfoliate like that everyday. Every other night is perfect! This is a little bit of a splurge, but I will have it forever and get a ton of use out of it, so for me, it is well worth it. ** I also got the Mia versus the other models because it is great and compact for traveling!

6. Clarins High Definition Body Lift - Check out the double pack here at Sephora - $45

Everyone has cellulite - we've all seen the pictures in Star magazine. Sadly, there isn't a cure for cellulite, so we can only mask it for a short time. This product is great to use just for that. I generally only use it in the Summer/when I am vacationing, but if used correctly you really can see a difference. I say use correctly because it is kind of a pain, and if you don't do it right, you won't see results. You have to massage it into the skin (I use it only on my butt and upper thighs) but you need to contract the muscles, lay in all of these different positions, and do a hard massage to make sure the product gets in the skin. You also have to use it religiously every night for at least 2 weeks to see a difference. But, if you do this correctly, you really and truly will see much less cellulite. Anyone who says it doesn't work just didn't do it right. So, if you have the time, patience, and commitment to use this stuff it really is awesome!!

Hope you guys like my products!! I know they are all on the more expensive side, but I really believe that you pay for what you get and all of these things are truly worth the money.

Have you girls tried any of these things? What do you think? Do you have any 'must have' products?? I'd love to hear about them!

~*~* Don't forget to like our Facebook page for a chance to win an adorable Tiffany & Co. necklace! First 250 Facebook followers are entered to win! *~*~


Blessings,

Kat
xoxo


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our First Giveaway!!!

We are so excited to be doing our first giveaway! We have been blessed to have many wonderful followers so quickly and we want to find a way to thank you!

So, we will be giving away an awesome prize - 






This brand new (in box with bow!) Tiffany & Co. 1837 Pendant Necklace!!



Here's how to enter (it's simple):

Go to our Facebook page and 'Like' us. Once you have liked us, click our event labeled 'Tiffany & Co. Pendant Necklace Giveaway!' and then click 'I'm Attending'. That's it!!

The first 250 people that 'like' Mary and Dyer on Facebook will be entered to win the Tiffany & Co. necklace!!

The winner will be chosen through Random.org after we have 250 'likes'. 

Also, you will automatically be entered into all future Mary & Dyer drawings. We will do one once we reach 500 'likes', 1,000 'likes' etc. etc.! So, by liking us now you will be included in all of our future giveaways. And the prizes will keep getting better and better! :)

This giveaway is open to ALL of our followers - from the U.S. and overseas!

Thank you all so much for supporting Mary & Dyer and good luck!!!

Blessings,

Kat and Danielle
xoxox

P.S. If you become a new follower, please let us know in the comments section & we would love to follow you back!

A Colorblocked Romper

"Wasn't that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd thought." -- The Help 

Hey bloggeristas!!! Don't you all just love my sister's date night outfit below?! She is just gorgeous!! I thought I would share with you all this colorblocked romper I found! I wore it to see The Help, the day I finished the book. If you are into reading, you should definitely read it and then see the movie (or if you have already seen the movie, read the book!). The book is filled with love, humor, friendship, and so much more; it made me appreciate the times we live in today!

Happy Sunday! Relax before we have to rise & grind on Monday!

Lots of love,

Danielle





Romper: American Eagle Outfitters
Bag: My favorite! Vintage Coach
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Shoedazzle

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Date Night Outfit

"God makes three requests of His children: Do the best you can - where you are - with what you have, now."

~ African American Proverb


Happy Weekend Lovely Followers!! Hope that everyone had a good Friday night! I just wanted to share with you all the outfit that I wore last night for date night with the Hubs. Enjoy!










Top - Versace
Shorts - J. Crew
Shoes - Steve Madden
Clutch - Coach
Cocktail Ring & Bracelet - Forever 21
Nail Polish - Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips (I LOVE this product!)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend guys!!

Blessings,

Kat





Friday, August 12, 2011

Outfits of the Week

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.”
- Bob Marley


It's been a long week, but it's finally Friday!! Yay!! I just wanted to share with you guys 2 of the 'fits I wore this week. No special events - just casual looks you could do anywhere.









Shirt - Hanna & Gracie
Shorts - American Eagle
Belt - Old Navy
Shoes - Target
Fedora - Urban Outfitters





Denim shirt - H&M
White Tank - H&M
Yellow Denim - Hurley
Grey Shoes - Shoedazzle
Belt - Betsey Johnson
Watch - Fossil
Pink Shorts - J.Crew
Flats - Cynthia Vincent for Target

I was hot in the yellow jeans, so I changed last minute into the pink shorts :)

Hope you all enjoy - I'd love to hear your thoughts! Have a great weekend.

Blessings,

Kat


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A Good 'Steal & Deal'

This actually is a Steal & Deal from the Today Show for TODAY ONLY!

I love, love these Danielle Stevens Jewelry necklaces. You have the choice of any 4 of these for $30.00, originally $105.00. I'm obsessed with the Vintage look of them, and also love anything monogrammed.

Enjoy!






The website is : http://todayshow.daniellestevens.com/
and the Coupon Code is: TODAYNECKLACE

I just loved this deal and thought that I would share it with you guys!

Blessings,

Kat