Beauty Q&A | Answering Your Most Asked Questions


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#tgif, babes! 

Today's post has been a long time coming and I'm so excited to finally sit down and do a BEAUTY Q&A. I get quite a few makeup and hair questions on social media every day, many of which are the same or similar, so I thought I'd go through most of those here. I hope this post can serve as a resource if you're ever looking for products/tools I use. I'm even linking my sassy earrings!

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What I Bought | Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event


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A special Tuesday post coming at you today! If you haven't heard Sephora is currently having a Beauty Insider Appreciation Event where you can save 10-20%, depending on your member level. I buy A LOT of beauty and hair products every year (but it's for the job so it's totally okay haha!) so I was able to shop with my Rouge discount starting this past Friday. I made a couple store purchases and made one online order. BTW you can use your discount as many times as you like in-store but only once online. 

Here's the date breakdown for member levels:
ROUGE 20% off August 24 - September 3
VIB 15% off August 30 - September 3
Insider 10% off August 30 - September 3

If you're not Rouge no worries, you can always come back to this post to shop OR you can head over to my Makeup Routine, Haircare Routine, or Skincare Routine where a majority of the items are from Sephora. Today I wanted to share each of the items I picked up with my 20% discount.

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Amanda & Heidi + Express Denim: It's A Fit


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 express super high waisted denim perfect bell flare jeans

 express super high waisted denim perfect bell flare jeans
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I've been so excited to share today's photos with all of you. I literally can't get over the Heidi cuteness in this post and it always amazes me how much she loves to take photos. She loves pictures maybe even more than me (is that possible?!). I seriously feel like she knew this was her big break with Express helping me to model these incredible flare jeans... #ExpressPup

As soon as I set her in front of my phone or camera she immediately listens like a pro and most of the time, makes up her own poses haha. She's such a sweet, good girl and I have no idea where my life would be without her. She has the kindest little heart and loves to cuddle more than anything (even food). One day someone was telling me their dog hates to cuddle, to which I said Heidi would be totally content if she could literally crawl inside your skin haha. She's the best companion a girl could ask for (unless it involves travel) and she even won over J in the area of small fluffy (girly) dogs. He even wants a second morkie!

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90's Fashion Now: A Little Retro + A Pop Of Pink


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TGIF, friends! I am crazy excited to share today's post with you. I teamed up with eBay to share a retro but modern 90's fashion look, and I have to say, I LOVE the way it turned out. I'm a child of the 90's and remember wearing lots of scrunchies, platform sneakers, and questionable hairdos lol. I took a look back to see what movies, music, and styles were all the rage during that time frame and got inspiration from Clueless and old Levi's and Adidas campaigns. What I love the most? The bright pops of color! And y'all know I'm a lover of pink accents and casual style which made it easy to put a 90's spin on a fab, trendy outfit. This oversized denim jacket... serious heart eyes!

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Fab Black Lace Romper Under $50


Thank you to francesca's®  for sponsoring today's post!

francescas black lace wrap romper

I'm totally giddy to share today's post with you! I partnered with francesca's to put together a fab summer look with chic details and a dressy vibe. Literally cannot say enough good things about this black lace wrap romper - even J commented which means it must be noticeably good haha (he sees me change clothes A LOT for pictures so when he says something I get really excited)! It's the perfect piece for a late Summer event or vacation with family & friends.

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How I Take My Own Blog & Instagram Photos


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Happy Monday, Friends! I hope all of you had an incredible weekend. J and I spent it relaxing per usual watching Netflix (I may have stayed up until 4 am Saturday watching Insatiable), and eating way too many wings haha! Our Saturdays and Sundays are usually quite uneventful and that's how we like it! We do, however, have more social plans in September and October which should be fun... camping, taking the "fun car" to the race track, a wedding, and some travel. 

Recently, I decided it would make life SO much easier if I had the ability to take my own blog and social photos, and since sharing this, have gotten lots of questions about how I do it. 

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Fall Favorites Under $100


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As many of you know, I'm chomping at the bit for Fall to come around. I don't know why, but I've been more excited for cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, and layers more this year than ever before. Justin laughs at me but I'm even excited for Football (and I don't watch Football) because I know it means Autumn is coming! I already busted out my pumpkin cupcake candles and just purchased the yummiest warm cashmere fragrance I'll be sharing soon. SO I thought I would share some Fall FAVS under $100 today - most are under $50. Lots of classic basics you'll be able to mix and match and layer. Mustard-colored cardis are going to be all the rage this year, along with soft plaid shirts, suede booties, slouchy knits, and felt Panama hats. 

I even found a pair of flared jeans under $70 in a style versatile enough to wear often. They would look awesome paired with the plaid shirt and the black Panama hat. You could even throw the long stitch curve hem cardigan over top for a pop of color and some added warmth. Just grab a versatile faux leather tote, a warm matte pink lip (the one shown above is Pillow Talk), a suede bootie, and you're ready to go! Off to the pumpkin patch with friends and family for a caramel apple, hot cider & coffee, and maybe a hayride. Oh geez y'all I sound like a Fall fanatic. I just wasn't made for summer with my curly, frizzy hair, pale skin and aversion to water haha. Bring on the excessive blanket scarf buying!

I hope all of you have an incredible Friday. I'm shooting lots of looks and campaigns today and have more to do tomorrow with my photographer - fingers crossed tightly that the rain holds off!

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The Blog Societies Conference 2018 Recap


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I'm finally getting things organized and back on track today at PMHQ. Yesterday I played catch up and clean up after a long weekend away in Atlanta where I attend The Blog Societies 2018 Conference. It was an incredible experience where I learned more than I ever thought I would and made amazing new blog friends I look forward to traveling with and staying in touch with regularly! Today I thought I'd recap what the conference was all about in case any of you are interested in going in the future. 

So for all the fun details just keep reading!
BTW all of my outfits are linked under SHOP THE POST.

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The Prettiest Floral Jumpsuit Under $100


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Finally getting a second post up for the week! I've been running around like crazy getting ready for a trip and taking a quick breath from the Nordstrom Sale (btw lots of things are starting to restock!). I flew into Atlanta this morning for a blogging conference with The Blog Societies and can't wait to share some of my trip via IG stories and next week here on the blog. I'm really excited to meet some new blogger friends, chit chat with some fab brands, and learn about what's new in the industry. 

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Five Ways To Grow A Following On Social Media


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Get ready! Today's post is a long one y'all. 

One of the most requested post topics I've had is how I've grown a following on social media (and my blog). So I wanted to take some time and chit chat about five things I feel are important to cultivating a loyal audience and what I've done to get where I am. I'll say this now... there isn't an easy, one size fits all answer. It's a lot of trial and error, a lot of long nights, a lot of work, but also A LOT OF FUN! The opportunities are endless as an influencer and you have total control of your content. You'll meet amazing men and women from all over the world and even develop meaningful friendships with followers and influencers alike! It's a wild, but very rewarding ride.

If I missed anything you're still wondering about please feel free to message me, email me, dm me, send a smoke signal lol, and let me know what you'd like to know!

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What's In My Bag | Last Chance To Shop The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


nordstrom tory burch small marsden tote

nordstrom tory burch small marsden tote

I'm sure you've already heard... it's the LAST DAY of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I thought I'd share a couple of items that are still in stock, specifically my new Tory Burch Small Marsden Leather Tote. It's been one of the most popular items on Pardon Muah and for good reason! It's high-quality, a nice supple leather, small enough to take everywhere, and big enough to fit all the essentials. Speaking of which, I thought I would share those too! Continue reading to find out what's in my bag. 

And if you'd like to see what's still in stock for clothing you can check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Try-On... and plenty of other sale posts at the end of this one!

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Best Beauty Buys From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale



I've said this many times throughout my blogging career but TODAY may be my favorite set of photos ever. One, because I clearly didn't take myself too seriously, and two, because I took the photos all by myself! I normally I edit everything I take on my own, but these were definitely on a different level and it was really cool to see what I was able to create with some lights, my camera, and a wireless remote. I'll be sharing more about how I take my own photos soon (for now all of my blog equipment is here). 

Anyhow, onto more important things - Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty buys

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Nine Items In Stock From The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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There are only four days left in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (it ends August 5th) so today I'm sharing nine items that are still in stock and well worth buying. By now I've had plenty of time to use my beauty buys and repeatedly try on clothes and shoes, so I feel confident you will love all nine of these as much as I do! They are all great transitional pieces you can start using and wearing now and into Fall. All items are linked below and in-depth reviews are listed - just continue reading!

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HUGE Instagram Round-Up | Tons Of Sale Items

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PINK TEE: Make and Model, tts wearing size xs (on sale|| ASYMMETRICAL SKINNY JEANS: Vigoss, sized up to 25 (on sale) || BOOTIES: Toms, tts wearing size 7 (on sale|| SUNGLASSES: Gucci (on sale)

Sharing a HUGE Instagram round-up today! It's been quite a while since I compiled some of my IG outfits with details, and since so many items are on sale, I figured there is no better time. And Oh. My. Goodness. It's August! What?! Where did the entire front half of the year go? I'm feeling a great sense of urgency to get through my yearly goals and to-do's but I'm not too sad that Fall is on the way. I even ordered 12 Fall candles and am already burning pumpkin cupcake in my office (oh, it's heavenly!). Btw, if you couldn't tell, I LOVE Fall! I've been telling Justing I'm ready for it for weeks. 

Continue reading for more outfits and tons of details & links!
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