ZAFUL Gift Guide: 6 Products She’ll Love Under $25

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1. Metal Bar Black Frame Sunglasses

These bad boys are only $5.95. ‘Nuf said.

2. Striped Knitted Cardigan

This is the perfect neutral cardigan to throw on and go out for a casual evening or date night. It’s currently on sale for around $20! Be sure to read ALL sizing info carefully on the ZAFUL site. Tip: some of their products are European which tends to run a bit smaller. If you’re still not 100% sure, ask one of her (reliable) friends.

3. Eye Print Cropped Hoodie

If your girl is a makeup guru or fashionista she will appreciate this cozy cropped sweatshirt. Like I said before, be sure to read ALL sizing info carefully on the ZAFUL site. Tip: some of their products are European which tends to run a bit smaller. If you’re still not 100% sure, ask one of her (reliable) friends.

4. FRIENDS Baseball Cap

If she claps along every time she hears the “Friends” theme song, this hat is for her. Oh, and it’s on sale for $6.95.

5. 15Pcs Mermaid Makeup Brushes

If she’s a mermaid she’ll definitely want these.

6. Tassels High Low Sunflower Mini Dress

I’m ordering myself this as an early Christmas present! I love the boho-chic-ness of this dress. Pair with a suede fringe vest and bell bottom jeans and she’ll be transported back to the 70s, guaranteed.

Comment below if you have any questions or just to say hi! Happy shopping!

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xx falon

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Set of 7 DIY Gallery Wall Prints for $35!

Happy Sunday!

I’ve had a lot of inquires recently about how to create your own gallery wall. Being a graphic designer, I started my own Etsy shop a few years ago. I wanted to create a resource for other DIYers wanting to have high quality artwork hanging in their home for a fraction of the price.

All of my designs are 100% designed by me on my MacBook Pro using Adobe Photoshop software. I get my design inspiration from everywhere – a song, movie, tv show, restaurant, you name it, I’ll come up with something to go along with it (kind of like Instagram captions). I sometimes use creative commons graphics if there is something very unique or intricate I’m trying to capture, but other than that, everything is designed from scratch. I take a lot of time in critiquing my designs and will sometimes spend 4-5 hours on one product! I have a disclaimer on my Etsy site that only allows my art to be downloaded and printed for personal use, which is what keeps my site in business.

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If you’re interested in a custom piece of art for your gallery wall, I would be happy to help make your idea come to life! I love creative people and beautiful minds.

I’ve rounded up a few of the designs I currently have hanging on my gallery wall at home and want to share how easy it is to recreate an art wall for a fraction of the price!

Each print listed below is only $5.00 for an 8″x10″ download.

Purchase + Print + Frame + Hang.

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xx falon

Quick and Easy Drugstore Makeup Routine, Featuring Bubba Hank

 

**Be sure to watch in HD! Change the video quality to 1080 in the bottom right corner!**

Products Used:

• NYX Professional Makeup Dark Circle Concealer – Fair (http://rstyle.me/~acwet)

• LA Girl Pro Conceal – Natural (http://amzn.to/2kiMzPF)

• NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand – CW03 Light (http://amzn.to/2BEQOsP)

• L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, Classic Ivory (http://amzn.to/2iD3bkF)

• Coty AirSpun Loose Face Powder – Translucent (http://amzn.to/2AHz2I5)

• Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer – Bikini Contest (http://amzn.to/2ArkE3X)

• Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (http://rstyle.me/n/cvc6wecdig7)

• Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow, Earthy Elements (http://amzn.to/2jHW72v)

• Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara – Black (http://amzn.to/2npS1RE)

• NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie – No.05 Beauty Mark (http://amzn.to/2iFBIPa)

• Ardell Wispies 600 Lashes — This style is seriously SO hard to find in stores, but the separated lash look is my absolute favorite. Makes your eyes look so much bigger. (http://amzn.to/2ibisVM)

• DUO Strip EyeLash Adhesive for Strip Lashes, Dark Tone (http://amzn.to/2noMOtE)

Makeup Brushes:

I’m using the Wet N Wild Limited Edition Holiday set that is currently sold out online.. but the following is almost identical style and quality:

• Unicorn Makeup Brush Set (http://amzn.to/2ArUrCv)

Outfit Details:

• Skull Tank (http://amzn.to/2kgZS31)

• Mesh Panel Leggings (http://amzn.to/2khDxm0)

Technology:

• Camera: Sony A6000 (http://amzn.to/2icZn5T)

• Video Editing Software: iMovie

• Lighting: (Set of Two) Soft Box Lighting Kit (http://amzn.to/2ieLtjn)

Social:

PinterestInstagram | Twitter | Snap: Add me! falonsierra

You can shop my graphic designs & home decor here <3:

Etsy  |  Facebook

 

xx falon

 

Get Your Sh** Together Day (GYST) Day

During the week, do you ever feel rushed to get ready, rushed to get to work, have to throw empty water bottles in the floor bed because you don’t have an empty cup holder for your coffee? Get to work and realize you have lint all over your pants, mismatched socks, and a wrinkled top? Driving home, do you pick up a 20 piece McDonalds chicken nug combo because you forgot to go grocery shopping and don’t “feel” like cooking dinner now, JUST to realize your gas light is on and you forgot to stop by the bank to deposit your check.

You, my friend, are the perfect candidate for a Get Your Sh** Together day (GYST Day).

(Inspired by Kalyn Nicholson.)

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A Get Your Sh** Together Day is literally what is sounds like.. you take one day during the week/weekend and dedicate that to completely revamping and reorganizing your life. Maybe you have a super-busy schedule with no days off – never fear, you can divide, schedule, and conquer to morph GYST Days into structured, daily GYST Hours.

NOTE: If you don’t use a daily agenda or journal to write down your objectives and goals, you may want to run to the Dollar Tree or order you a nice big agenda off Amazon.  As much as I love all things digital, there’s nothing more satisfying than putting a nice big X through something you have accomplished in writing.

A GYST Day can be planned hour-by-hour, or can be a running list of to-dos you want to get accomplished before EOD or the Sunday Scaries start creeping in.

My GYST Day looks something like this:

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Saturday, December 2nd 2017

  • Call and catch up with grandma, dad, sister, best friends, and boyfriend.
  • Clean and organize makeup drawers/vanity area
  • Organize office/throw away scratch papers from the previous week
  • Update work status sheet with project timelines and client comments
  • Wrap Christmas presents
  • Make a list of Christmas presents left to buy
  • Create Christmas cards
  • Gather addresses for Christmas cards, buy stamps, and mail out cards
  • Create/update expense organizer and check off bills that need to be paid
  • Schedule next upcoming monthly payment
  • Clean out car and run through a car wash
  • Research top stocks for 2018 (I use Robinhood)
  • Start a load of laundry
  • Organize laundry room
  • Wash all linens, blankets, and lint roll alllllllll the pillows
  • Create a weekly list of Antler + Ivy graphics for the month of January
  • Create a weekly list of blog posts for the month of January
  • Create a weekly list of YouTube videos to make for the month of January
  • Schedule Bubba’s vet appointment (checkup, needs shots updated)
  • Draft response emails to any clients that were unanswered last week. (Be sure to write these down so you can just click “send” Monday morning.)
  • Go grocery shopping
  • Do the dishes
  • Vaccum/mop everything
  • Dust off records/TV/Entertainment area
  • Organize closet and donate items that I no longer wear
  • Organize chest of drawers
  • Water the plants
  • Buy new plants if old plants have died since last GYST Day
  • Meal prep, ONLY f that’s something you ENJOY.. the worst feeling in the world is sitting in the kitchen putting chicken into plastic containers for a week and realizing on day 2.5 you hate chicken and let it all go to waste. I personally tried HelloFresh and did the 4-day meal plan for 2. Best decision I’ve ever made. I’ll be writing a blog post on this soon.
  • Organize Spotify playlists
  • Organize Pinterest boards
  • Mediate/practice mindfulness
  • Learn something new in Photoshop
  • Update Antler + Ivy Facebook.
  • Research affiliate marketing
  • Research SEO tactics
  • Learn new video editing video skills
  • Learn something new in computer coding
  • Research online/remote continuing education classes for Social Media Management
  • Delete old emails
  • Fill desktop calendar a month in advance with upcoming work events, fun events, blog posts, graphics, gym goals.
  • Fill notebooks with lists of: Poems, bucket lists, books to read, TV shows to watch, mood boards, dream house, coupons, music to listen to, records to buy, dogs to adopt, etc.

Naturally, there’s no way I can get to all of these items in one day, and that is O-K! I know what I need to prioritize in order to feel a sense of accomplishment and peace of mind. If you’re feeling inspired and ready to take on your first GYST Day, comment below and let me know what you’re going to accomplish today!

 

xx falon

 

CUPSHE Winter Favorites

Cupshe is an online boutique well-known for its huge selection of fashion-forward, yet super affordable swimwear. Cupshe also offers a wide selection of maxi dresses, sweaters, accessories and more.  For a significantly lower price than similar retailers, you can buy this entire wardrobe, including the oh-so-important mermaid blanket, for less than $200!  I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite picks from Cupshe for the winter season, and I’m literally obsessed with it all!

Comment below to let me know you stopped by!

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1) WALK THE SHINE PLAID DRESS

2) FALLIN’ FOR YOU PEARL SCUBA DRESS

3) I AM FREAKING COLD LETTER PRINTING T-SHIRT

4) MERMAID PARTY FALBALA CHILDREN BLANKET

5) STEALING BEAUTY V NECK ROUGH SWEATER

6) LITTLE LAZY CROSS SWEATER

See below for shipping details, product reviews, and Cupshe social networks:

Insta | Pinterest | Facebook  | Youtube  | Snap

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xx falon

Dreaming of a Pink and White Christmas

I’m dreaming of a Pink and White Christmas! Christmas is my most favorite time of year. This year is the first of living on my own, so I knew had to go ALL OUT with a feminine pink and white tree.

I’m also obsessed with wearing white. I’m 100% against the “no white after Labor Day, chew like you have a secret” this and that nonsense.

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This dress was on sale for less than $40 and I am obsessed! Throw on a faux fur mink coat you’re ready for a picture-perfect night out.

Shop by clicking the images below and please comment below to let me know you stopped by! ❤

xx,

Falon

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Holiday Hostess & Housewarming Gifts Under $49

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The holidays are all about warming up by a fire with a steaming cup of coffee with lots of peppermint creamer. What better way to visit out of town friends and family than to surprise them with a small gift to show your appreciation. These gifts are all under $49, and most ship within a couple days! ‘Tis the season, y’all!

  1. Home Sweet Home Doormat

  2. White Phalaenopsis Orchid Floral Arrangement

  3. Matte White Ceramic Pumpkin Casserole Baker

  4. Gold Mixing Bowls (Set of 3)

  5. Oversized Woven Blanket Baskets

  6. Gold and Marble Pedestal Stand