Born Pretty Store Review

Born pretty store review

I don’t write a lot of reviews. When I do, they’re only ever for things I truly believe in or purchase from, such as Thred Up and Ipsy.

I found this store. They didn’t find me.

And I’m obsessed.

Target Haul (Justified. . )

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For Christmas, my uncle gave me a Target gift card.

You may be thinking that I did a haul not too long ago and are now judging me for my materialistic ways and lack of money savings.

But any shopaholic knows that buying something with a gift card isn’t really spending money and it’s a gift, hence I’m justified. That was easy logic.

Thank you, Tio, for the gift card. Now let me show you guys what I bought!

Mini Thrift Store Haul

Mini Thrift Store Haul

Today is Martin Luther King Junior day. Lucky students, employees, and city workers got the day off.

By pure luck, my entire family got the day off from work, school, and bible studies. And a follow-up question, bright and sparkly, presented itself: So what are we gonna do?

We’re the Koontzes. We hike, and camp, and go to the movies, and eat junk food, and go thrift shopping.

The Military Ball 2014, Part #1 — Get Ready With Me

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Some of you may remember the Military Ball from last year. If you do, you’re my favorite.

In case you aren’t filled in, every year there is a Military Ball. My older brother is a merchant marine. Thus, he is invited to these military balls, providing us with the opportunity to spend a lot of money and join him. So we do.

Last year, it was just my brother and I. This year, we both had dates.

Ah yes, moving up in the world.

Men’s Watch Lookbook For The Military Ball

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Last year, I went to a military ball the day after Christmas. Well I’m pleased to announce that I’m going again this year!

I have put together a little collage of what I strive for my outfit to be. This little lookbook can also apply for a nice Christmas party, especially with the red coat, if you’re looking for some fashion inspiration.

How To: Christmas Light Nails

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I personally have a love-hate relationship with nail art.

I want the cutest designs, but I don’t want to lose hours of my life over something that will chip away with the dish soap.

Here’s an easy nail art tutorial that you’ll be finished with before Buddy screams “SANTAAAAA!!!!”

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New Hair! — Ombre

I recently wrote an article on how to talk yourself out of cutting your hair. That was dear to my heart, because I too was tempted to go for a “cute, short Christmas haircut,” just to mix things up.

I did talk myself out of it, luckily. However, I decided on an ombre instead.

I was telling my coworker about my hair ideas when she mentioned her sister. “She’s in school now, so I bet you she’ll do it for cheap.”

Polite follow-up question: has she done it before?

Review: October/November Ipsy Bag

Reviewing my October Glam Bag somehow flew from my mind at shocking speeds. So you will get the best of the October Glam Bag along with my November Glam Bag review. Whoo-hoo!

Christmas came early this year for you.

LE TOTE Unboxing #3 and Special Black Friday Offer

Hello, hello, ladies.

I realize I never begin my posts as if I’m writing a letter. So today is a new day!

I thought today would be my last LE TOTE ever, until a special Black Friday Offer presented itself. But I’m going to be annoying and leave you hanging for a bit (or you could click on “Black Friday Offer”).

How To Love Your Glasses

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“Four-eyes” is a saying of the past. It’s time to embrace your glasses as the wonderful tools they are. Read on. At the end, you might just owe your glasses a formal apology for all the mean things you’ve said.
[WARNING: Even if you don’t wear glasses, you’ll be tempted to go out and by a fake pair after reading this article.]