Reasons why I love NWA

I love to travel! We travel a couple of times a year and always try to visit somewhere new. I love taking in different cities, beaches, and even small towns.  But, I really love where I live. There’s always somewhere to go, something to see, or people to meet! I live in Northwest Arkansas, and the fun opportunities are endless! FayVegas could not be a more accurate nickname for my little corner of Arkansas! The concept is centered around Fayetteville, which is one of the cities in NWA.

In NWA we have tons of different activities, from outdoor trails to concert venues to malls. The Razorback Greenway is a trail that runs through 4 cities in NWA. You can bike, run, walk, or whatever it is you like to do on a gorgeous day!! However, on the total opposite side of the spectrum, the Walmart AMP is  just a few minutes away. I can attend concerts from big artists such as Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Khalid…you get the idea! How fun is that on a summer night?? I know right! Fayetteville is also home to the Walton Arts Center which is an amazing performing arts center. We are lucky to have fabulous shows come to our area. That sits on Dickson Street, which is full of great restaurants with a cool vibe. NWA also has an art museum called Crystal Bridges with beautiful grounds.

We also have a ton of boutiques. While there are two malls, there are probably more unique boutiques than most big cities right here at my fingertips!! Our local boutiques are so good at keeping up with the current trends (the college town vibe helps that). Some of our boutique owners design and make their own lines which is really fun because it feels personal. We literally have everything from shoes and purses, formals and wedding gowns, the latest denim, and the cutest tops available within a 40 mile radius. Each boutique has its own feel and brand which makes shopping so fun!!

The fact that Fayetteville is a college town (WOO PIG!!) adds charm and excitement to NWA! Football, baseball, basketball games, and tailgating are a must. The college aspect brings cool restaurants, new people, and different activities to the area. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of the most interesting people from other cities or states that attend the U of A, and also tried different hobbies they may participate in.

Basically, NWA has it all! For someone like me, these little details make my home so  fun and interesting. I love love NWA!!

Just some thoughts I had to share since this shirt is so so perfect for the place I call home! You can shop other tanks like this one from Golden Girls by clicking this link ——> TANKS

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VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask

Okay, so these VIIcode Oxygen Eye Masks are worth the money to me! This mask is an 8-hour overnight treatment which is composed of a gel-like material which makes it different from typical sheet masks. You apply this mask two or three times a week, and leave them on for up to 8 hours at a time. There are six packages in a box, and 3 boxes are recommended for a course of treatment. I have awful allergies in the spring. I always wake up in the morning with terrible bags under my eyes and purplish shiners.

I have tried eye cream after eye cream to reduce puffiness and just give me some relief! These were soothing, and I felt like they took some of the puffiness away. Makeup usually does the trick, but I will keep using these to eliminate puffiness. You feel relaxed the minute you put them on, and your skin feels 10x softer than before.

They are easy to apply, and were at my doorstep in 3 days! (Seriously that’s so fast)! If you’re looking for something for the eye area, I would recommend giving these a try. The pads have essential vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, botanicals, and peptides to keep your eye area healthy. Try them out and wake up looking refreshed with NO DARK CIRCLES!!

BUY VIIcode Masks HERE!! —-> VIIcode Masks

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*This post is sponsored by VIIcode

BLUSH PLEATED TROUSERS!

GUYS!! To shop the blush pleated trousers as seen on Instagram, click the link below! These pants are easily some of my faves for spring, and perfect for transitioning into summer! Pair them with a white tee, concert tank, or really whatever you wanna rock! ALSO, if you like these trousers, you can go to http://www.shopsavoirfaire.com to shop all their looks.

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BLUSH PLEATED TROUSERS

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BLUSH PLEATED TROUSERS

JORD Watches

HEY y’all!! So I recently teamed up with JORD and received a watch!! Can I just say…I LOVE IT!! These watches are so cute and different!! They are wooden, which can come in dark wood or light wood, and there are various color choices for the watch face. One of my favorite things about the watch is that it can be dressed up or down. Also, they are packaged in a cool wooden box which is just cute and great for storage!

With graduation and Mother’s Day just around the corner, these would be an awesome gift. An engraved gift is always personal, and these watches have that option. These women’s watches would make a perfect unique Mother’s Day gift.

The good news is…YOU could win a $100 gift code to the JORD website, and everyone who enters will receive a $25 consolation code just for entering! The contest ends June 4, 2017 at 11:59 PM! To enter, click the link —> GIVEAWAY LINK ! I’m so excited to share this news with you guys! You can never go wrong with another cute accessory!!

Here is a link to the JORD Homepage so you can shop for your watch! Feel free to browse and check out their great selections! JORD Homepage

Also, to shop my watch, click the following link! My JORD Watch

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Luxury Wooden Watch

Favorite Fast Interval Workout

Never quit!! That’s one thing I’ve learned over the past year! Consistency is the key with exercise for sure! That’s something I didn’t understand and frustrated me when I first started working out. Results will come, but it is a process!! Anyway, stay positive and try to fit something small in everyday!

Here’s a quick easy interval workout:

Do each exercise for 30 seconds and rest 10 seconds between each set, repeat 3 times

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Wall Sit
  • Push ups
  • Crunches
  • Squats
  • Planks
  • Side planks
  • Lunges

I ended this workout with a little bit of yoga!

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THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE!!

I LOVE SPRING!!!♥♥ It seems so optimistic with everything in bloom, warm weather creeping up, and endless activities. For me personally, I love being outside (despite my terrible allergies) doing any activity. Hiking, riding bikes, going on walks, shopping, getting dinner with friends on a patio, and nights filled with Benadryl are just a few of the things I love about spring. School is coming to an end and it seems as if everything is wrapping up for summer. Here are some of my faves:

  1. Car rides with the windows rolled down and music turned up!! For anyone interested, I love to listen to country music with my friends and drive down backroads!!
  2. Sunshine, Sunshine, SUNSHINE!! and my pale skin getting burnt from SUNSHINE! There’s something about Vitamin D that makes you feel so good!
  3. Multiple ice cream and Sonic runs! To me, nothing beats a dripping ice cream cone in the heat or a Sonic drink to keep throughout the day!
  4. Working out outside! Some people don’t like working out, I get it! However, I love working out so I can eat ice cream, and being outside makes the workouts 10x more fun!!
  5. Jesus and Easter!! The anticipation of Easter and celebrating is so fun to me!! I still love dying eggs and making carrot topped desserts!
  6. BASEBALL!! It definitely doesn’t hurt that my super cute bf plays either!
  7. Of course I also love shopping when it’s warmer!! My style is more laid back and casual! I love this blush pleated shirt in the pics below because it combines a good color, classic look, and some trendy detailing.

What’s y’all’s favorite season? What makes you smile? Happy Easter!!

xo Kinlee 

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Blush pleated top

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Fishnet Socks for the win

How do you feel about fishnets? I know some people don’t dig them and some people do. I happen to really like them! Fishnets add an edge and a fun layer to outfits. They kinda push the envelope of style without being “too much”. Well…..they may be too much, but that’s the fun of it!! Haha! I love experimenting with the unexpected, and I kept seeing fishnets pop up in all kinds of street styles and grunge looks. I love them layered under ripped jeans and shorts. With summer coming on, I wanted to try the fishnet socks so I ordered several pair. I love them… probably more than the tights! They are so versatile and can totally change an outfit. You can pair them with: Converse, Adidas, Vans, heels, sandals, or wedges. Depending on how you style them, they spunk up a casual outfit of cutoffs and a t-shirt or sass up a dressy outfit!

Here is a picture of how I wore a pair of the fishnet socks with shorts!

You can find them at ASOS, Target and many other places!  Happy Tuesday!

VERB Hair Products

I am a fan of dry shampoo…I have thick hair that holds curl, so I don’t really like to wash it more than twice a week. Sounds gross, I know, but thanks to dry shampoo it’s highly possible. Last time I was getting my hair done I saw these products and had to try them out.

VERB Dry Shampoo, VERB Ghost Oil, VERB Salt Spray.

The shampoo absorbs oil while volumizing, but doesn’t leave the hair super gummy. If theirs a negative at all, it’s that sometimes I dispense too much. Ghost Oil adds shine and protects your hair from heat damage. The Salt Spray is great if you have curly hair, but if you have straight hair it helps add texture when you dry it. I’ve been using these products for about a week and a half, and so far I’ve been super happy with them. If you’re local, you can get them at AKM Salon, but if not, they’re available at Sephora. At $14 a piece, they’re worth a try!

What holds you back?

It seems like a lot of times there’s something that can hold us back from chasing a dream. The little thing is like an echo in our head that comes and goes. It may be a fear of failure, the feeling of a time crunch, or worry about what others will think. The “thing” (as I’ll refer to it) can and has caused a lot of people to lay down their dreams and pick up something else….something safer. The “thing” can affect every aspect of our life if we allow it to. The good news is that you don’t have to be held back by anything!! This world is a giant canvas and desires that are placed in your hearts and minds are there for a reason.

  1. Don’t ask permission to be yourself!! Just honestly be yourself. DO NOT compare yourself to others. You will lose in your mind more than half of the time if you do that.
  2. Don’t wait around for the perfect time! There may not be a perfect time. Some times may be more optimal than others, but there’s never a perfect time. Something will always come up.
  3. Remember that hard work will trump talent a lot of the time! You need to be willing to work hard for things.
  4. What you feel about a certain thing today may not be how you will feel about it next week. It’s okay to try something and then decide it’s not a good fit for you. At least you will gain experience from the effort of trying. Know when to say when and when to keep going.
  5. Don’t expect your results to be instantaneous. Good things take time!!
  6. Have fun!! Seriously, have fun with whatever you’re trying to accomplish.

What holds you back from trying new things? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

This post isn’t fashion related, but it was on my mind today! Happy Saturday!!

 

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