LBD (Little Bell-sleeved Dress)

Aug 24, 2016

 Dress, Nordstrom | Shoes, boutique find. Similar here | Sunnies, Karen Walker | Bag, Gucci

Today after school my sister and I decided to go for a coffee run. With NC's cooler weather we've had the past couple of days (by cooler I mean 80's with zero humidity, felt like a cold front) I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to wear this new dress. I am obsessed with everything about it, the sleeves, the crochet detail, the color, everything! 

While we were walking from the coffee shop downtown, we by chance met the coolest woman ever. Like, if you can think of the coolest person you've ever seen on tv, they have nothing on this individual. She had the best energy and just radiated positivity. We talked to her for close to 45 minutes about literally EVERYTHING and exchanged numbers. I love it when I meet new friends that just 'click'. We don't run into people by accident, friends. Nothing is an accident!

Enjoy today <3
xo, Samantha Brooke

Printed shorts & Chambray

Aug 22, 2016

Shoes, Ugg. Similar here | Bag, Gucci | Watch, Michael Kors | Shorts, Francesca's (sold out :( ). | Similar button up here | Cami, Old Navy | Sunnies, 

I don't know how much time I will have for my blog and social media in the next few weeks, I have been spending more time with my family and grandparents ever since we received some not good news about my Papaw's health (again, I will do a separate post on that. I don't feel right pouring my heart out about something that serious on an outfit post). I will also be focusing on getting a job after I finish school, I have about a month left. Time is slipping away from me friends. So while I do LOVE this blog, sometimes there are more important things that should and will come first. In the meantime, if I can get posts together I will, and if I can't- you know why <3

xo, Samantha Brooke

Pep-Start with Clinique

Aug 21, 2016

First of all, I have been using Clinique since I was 16 years old. I remember getting my makeup done at the Clinique counter for prom, and it was such a treat because that meant we had to purchase an item (I guess kind of in exchange for a makeup application?) and I knew I was getting a new beauty product. And you best believe I treated it like gold! 

I was so excited to receive these products from Clinique's new line. They are intended to help you jump start your day and shorten your morning routine. Genius, friends. All of the products in this line are amazing, but my absolute favorite is the Hydroblur Moisturizer- it's a lightweight moisturizer that doubles as a primer, but also kind of 'blurs' out the imperfections. Quite amazing! Here's the lowdown on the products, per Clinique: 

HydroBlur Moisturizer (My favorite!)

This oil-free moisturizer instantly blurs imperfections, provides all-day hydration, and controls surface oil for skin that looks naturally perfected with a matte finish. The lightweight formula is great to wear alone, under foundation, and for touch-ups throughout the day. It’s the ideal way to give your skin the moisture it needs, and the forgiving retouch that blurs the look of pores and fine dry lines.

Quick Cleansing Swipes (perfect for afternoon workouts!)

Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes help keep skin out of trouble by removing the excess oil, dirt, and debris that can clog pores. They smooth skin through mild exfoliation, instantly moisturize, and prep skin for flawless makeup application. Great for all skin types, they are perfect to use on the face, neck, chest, upper arms, and back.

Eye Cream (Feels so cool & refreshing)

This lightweight eye cream provides a rush of hydration and instant brightening so you look and feel refreshed, wide awake, and ready for anything in as little as three seconds. Its cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh while smoothing the way for makeup. Plus, its peptides help support natural collagen reserves that can be threatened by stress, fatigue, and lack of sleep—the tell-tale signs of your busy life. 

2 in 1 Exfoliating Cleanser (Crucial for smooth skin!)
By combining gentle cleansing with exfoliating power, this two-in-one formula takes away dirt, dulling dead skin cells, excess oil, and impurities to give skin a smooth finish and a radiant glow. Gentle enough to use twice a day, it preps skin for flawless makeup application. 

PS: They sound great, right?? They totally are :)

xo, Samantha Brooke