Chasing Davies

July 27, 2016

Mamas & Minis Style Collective: Wedding Ready + Giveaway!

Summer is all about getting dressed up for various events and celebrations - but definitely weddings! Weddings, weddings and weddings!  We had several this summer, two on one night even!  And this summer, my kids were IN weddings (what?!).  So whatever fancy/dressed up events you have going on, I have some outfits ideas and inspiration for you and your mini me!

I am obsessed with Nora's sweet dress that she wore to last weekends wedding that she was also the flower girl in!  Because she was the flower girl, we got an ivory dress, but Kid's Dream has so many dress options in really sweet prints and other colors.  I love them all.  The quality and craftsmanship is just perfect. I can't wait to pass this dress down (once she outgrows it) and maybe keep it as a family piece for all future flower girls to come! ;)

She also wore these sweet little mary jane styled flats that are really well made, and comfortable.  Bonus: she can put them on herself and she loves them!  

I am wearing a dress by Eliza J. - which is a brand you can shop at Nordstrom and has some deals going on during the Anniversary Sale happening right now! I love the hi-lo cut of this dress, and always love a halter style!

See our wedding style and make sure to enter the $100 Nordstrom Giveaway below!

{Outfit Details: MAMA - Dress c/o (another color option); NORA - Dress c/o, Shoes c/o}

 And because we love you....


We are giving away a $100 Nordstrom Gift Card so you can take advantage of the current Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & get a sweet new dress for any upcoming weddings you might have!

You can see past post Mama Style posts from this series right here!

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July 26, 2016

Beauty Brands: Battle the Blaze Event!

Hey Kansas City.... ladies and gents (yes, guys, too!), this Saturday, I'm partnering with Beauty Brands to bring a fun morning of beauty, trends, tips and DISCOUNTS to you!  Come visit the Country Club Plaza Beauty Brands for a $10 coupon (like a gift card that you can only get at this event!), to test products and gain tips/tricks from the professionals through 4 different demo stations.

When: Saturday, 7/30
Time: 10am to Noon
Where: Beauty Brands (Country Club Plaza)

(but feel free to grab some friends and just show up, too)

I'm particularly excited for the demo stations, because they're all about how to beat this Kansas City heat!   But I also love that Beauty Brands has all my favorite brands + tons of new ones to keep me learning and evolving. ;)  It's a total one-stop-shop.  And if you haven't seen the semi-newly renovated store - you are in for a treat.  My favorite part is the perfume station (so gorgeous), but the whole store is very sleek and classy.

Event Demo Stations:
  • Melt-Proof Makeup Station with Smashbox Cosmetics: How to get your makeup long-lasting to combat the Kansas City summer heat!
  • Protect w/ Supergoop! Learn how to battle the summer sun by protecting yourself with Supergoop! Find what SPF product is your best match and the product breadth from masks, mists, lotion, etc.
  • Summer Glow Station: Learn how to get the perfect summer glow from head to toe with your skin finishing (self-tanner) match.
  • Summer Up Do Hair Station: How to create a quick up do for those hot summer days & nights!

Everyone is invited to stop in, bring a friend (or 10), shop, browse, stay, linger, bounce and so forth! Hope to see you there - please say hi if you see me (I'll the one hitting up all the demo stations!!).

Be sure to follow me along on Snapchat for behind the scene to keep you up to date on some of those tricks I learn, too! ---> Username is ChasingDavies

This post and event is in partnership with Beauty Brands - a go-to source for all your beauty and hair needs (ladies and gentleman!).

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July 25, 2016

Creative Way To Re-Organize Your Make-Up & Save Counter Space

For months (years?) my husband has subtly and not so subtly asked me to re-organize my make-up that has, over the years, grown to take up an entire half of our small hall bathroom (that the kids and guests use).  I didn't disagree with him - but we didn't have a lot of other options... we share an even smaller master bathroom that is more of my beauty things (hair and skin) and his things.  And our hall closet is stuffed with towels, sheets, backup products, meds, travel products, etc.

Enter a trip to Hobby Lobby, 3 new Creative Options storage compartments and a couple hours of cleaning and organizing later... We have counter space again.  And now I'm looking around my house for other things I could use a variety of these functional storage boxes for.

But before I move on to other spaces, here is how I tackled this space:

So, I purchased a few different sizes of Creative Options' project boxes - which came with inserts so you can customize each box to the specific sized compartments you need.  While Creative Options storage boxes are typically for crafting supplies, they come in some any different sizes and styles that you can really get creative with them.

They actually make fantastic make-up storage!  They are easy to open/close for easy access, clear - so you can see which one you need to grab, and durable for stacking.  I chose to get 3 different sizes so that I could organize each one by products/stage of when I am using specific beauty products. 

My Three Boxes:

I used the medium utility box for my skin products (daily lotion, make-up primer, foundations, under eye concealer and blemish cover-up.

I used the small utility box for my lip sticks and glosses (that aren't scattered across all my purses), and blush.

Then, I use the larger utility box for most everything else - eye liner, shadows, mascaras, special occasion make-up, etc.

And the best part.  I now can take them out and put them away easily in the cabinet space below the sink. So, all the products are out of sight when I am not using them, but super simple to grab, open and use  and keep the products organized when I am. 

I think I'm actually going to get another medium sized one to organize some other miscellaneous beauty products (like bronzer, brushes, brush cleaner, etc) that are stashed in a drawer and in pencil holder currently.

Make Up Organizing Tip
Beauty Products organizing and storing

What is your best organizing tips (for anything!) or pain points??

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®  & Creative Options, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Storagewithstyle

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