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Sneak peek into Rhode Island’s first The Container Store

16 May

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Every organizers dream is coming true! Rhode Island’s very first The Container Store is opening up this weekend in Cranston, RI. This will be there 66th store to date.

I couldn’t help but squeal with excitement when I was arriving at the VIP party last night. As an organizer and fanatic of revamping my household, I couldn’t even contain myself when I stepped foot in there.

 

As I walked around, I was so impressed with how everything was laid out and that each department was not overwhelming.

Here’s a look into some of my favorite things that I will most definitely be purchasing:

For Travel

Drawstring Jewelry Pouch~ Durable, water-resistant and made from nylon. It has a padded base and it has a drawstring closure.

Waterproof Pouches~Ingenious SealLock™ closure keeps water,  sand and dirt out. The ultra-clear window allows for full use of touch screen and voice options.

Critter Luggage Tags and Destination Stripe Luggage Tags  ~ These tags are so cute and different! Make your luggage stand out with any of the above. Both are made from durable plastic.                       

Pack This! Classic Checklist~ Can we say this list is genius!? Even for the most organized person, it’s great to have on hand to remind you of things you need to take when you’re traveling.

For the Home ~ Closet edition

The Container Store is known for their elfa line. This is one thing, I need to get my hands on. You can either go into the store and meet with an elfa expert or try and design your very own design on line. It’s amazing how any closet space can be totally utilized if done correctly.

Primary Tubular Hangers ~ I’m ususally one to just pick white or maybe one color. But I love the idea of maybe using a color for my shirts and another color for pants, etc.

Our Shoe Boxes ~  Exclusive to The Container Store only, these clear plastic boxes are wonderful to have for your shoes. If you looked into my closet (which I have posted on here) I have all my shoes in their boxes, but it is sometimes hard to tell which shoe is which. These boxes are brilliant!!

For the Bathroom & Laundry Room

Sometimes our bathrooms and laundry rooms don’t get enough love or organization that they should.

Acrylic Lipstick Risers and 12-Section Acrylic Nail Polish Riser ~ Both are made with durable clear acrylic, which makes them long lasting. The acrylic nail polish riser is exclusive to The Container Store.

Large Overcabinet Hair Dryer Holder~ This is what I need in my life. I’m so tired of just throwing my hair dryer under my sink and making it get tangled with everthing. This overcabinet holder is perfect! It’s made from metal with a nickel finish.

3-Section Acrylic Hinged-Lid Box~I don’t know why I never thought to put my three things together but this would make my morning routine a little bit easier and more organized.

Large Micro Mesh Bra Wash Bag~Now this. This I need. I have mesh bags that I wash my delicates in and usually put my bras in so they don’t get ruined, but this will keep the shape of our bras, which is the most important.

White 2-Drawer Mesh Organizer~ I can’t even explain how much I love these. I have them in my bathrooms and my kitchen. They helped keep the underneath so much more organized. No more of just throwing things under the sink to never be seen again.

For the Jewels

How many of us keep our jewelry out on our bureaus or in those tiny little pouches? I know I’m guilty of it. These organizers allow you to see what you have. Jewelry of all kinds, is meant to be worn and seen! Let it stand out ladies!

Premium Acrylic Chest~This is what I need to have in my life. I love the whole idea of being able to see it right there in front of you, displayed beautifully.

Expandable Jewelscope Jewelry Tree by Umbra~This tree features 8 branches and expands from 15″ to 23-1/2″ in height. Perfect for some of those long necklaces you may have.

Small Stacking Acylic Trays ~ These are also another affordable way to keep your jewelry looking organized. It’s 100% acrylic the tray has 8 adjustable dividers.

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek and have created some ideas of your own. Make sure to stop by their Grand Opening this weekend!!!! The Container Store has partnered with Crossroads Rhode Island is donating 10% Grand Opening Sales to them.

Can’t wait to hear what you all think! What will be something you definitely want to buy?

Happy organizing!

xo

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How to achieve the perfect brows

4 Apr

I for one truly believe your eye brows can totally make your face. It’s funny to stare at them and say to yourself, “Am I really staring at hair above my eyes?” It’s weird, right?

When I was 21, that was when I first touched my eye brows (waxing my lip was another story). My esthetician the time always said I had a gorgeous natural arc and didn’t want to touch. I finally at my now truly adult age, decided it was time to clean them up. Since then, I have trusted the eye brow shapes of the world to shape them for me. I never had the courage to do them my self (nor did I like the pain from the tweezers).

I tried the occasional plucking in between but that was it. I also jumped on the threading band wagon, but I have to admit, that hurt like hell. And now I’m back to waxing and I couldn’t be happier. Every two weeks, I trust my esthetician at Rinnovo, hands down best salon I’ve been to for skin care, to shape my eyebrows. Doesn’t help that Miss Universe Olivia Culpo went there or goes there when she comes home.

If you are one of the women that fall into the category of having the courage and talent of shaping your own, this post is for you.

8 Do it yourself steps on how to achieve the perfect brows

60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life

31 Mar

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This is such a great list for all the girls/women out there!! We all have our little tricks and tips and if I were to write a list myself, it would look a lot like this. Make it a point to read this and take notes. If you’re doing some of these, kudos to you! Ladies, if you’re not, get crackin’. These little tips will definitely change your life!!

 

60 Little Tips That Can Change a Girl’s Life.

 

 

xoxo

Washing our hair: Have we been doing it wrong all along?

4 Mar

clipartLast night while I was on Pinterest, I came across this article on Refinery 29 and it literally blew my mind. The article originally posted on xoJane, talked about how we have been washing our hair wrong! That’s right, I said wrong!

So naturally I read the title and was very curious as to how we have been doing it wrong all these years! We’ve all been taught to wash our hair with shampoo, rinse and then apply our conditioner and rinse, right? Well this article stated that we should be conditioning our ends first, let it sit for a couple of minutes, rinse and then shampoo. You’re probably saying to yourself “huh”? I know I did too. But you know, after I thought about it and finished the article it kind of made sense, especially for me. I have fine hair but a good amount of it. I also have wavy/curly hair so I especially need to make sure I use conditioner. But I too, like the author, notice that some conditioners weigh my hair down and it feels greasy and flat by the end of the day. I push myself to not wash it everyday because we read every where that you’re not supposed to. So usually for me by day 2 I have to wear it up or curl it.  I know I’m not alone on this one. So I decided I was going to try this method of washing my hair.

This morning when I got in the shower it felt wrong. Like the kind of wrong that you knew you weren’t supposed to be doing something this way. But after wetting my hair, I reached for the conditioner and put the amount I normally do on my ends. I did my normal routine to let the conditioner sit and then rinsed it out. I then reached for my shampoo. I will admit, my hair felt soft at my ends because of the conditioner but made sure to still shampoo them.

Once I was ready to comb my hair, I still applied my It’s a 10 leave-in conditioner (my saving grace) and my hair felt soft but not slick. It felt a little different but still easy enough to get the comb through. My hair is the type that no matter what I need conditioner. I always apply my Heatsmart Serum before I blow dry my hair by Thermafuse. This product is amazing.

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Now normally when I’m done blowdrying my hair, my hair feels soft but thin. Today it feels full and soft!! I’m dying to see if I can go a day without it looking greasy and flat. I would definitely suggest trying this out. It’s going to feel wrong, but if it’s going to make my hair feel right, I’m all for it!

Happy washing!

xo

 

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