Shop my Favorite Skincare!

 

For those of you who follow me on Snapchat (@chicintheHOT), you may have already gotten a sneak peek of a few of my current favorite skincare products, including the amazing cleanser and moisturizer by Estée Lauder, my go to SPF for protection without the oily texture or “sunscreen smell” by Supergoop, the perfect retinol eye serum by Dr. Dennis Gross, and the newest addition to my skincare regimen, these daily cleanse vitamins by HUM, (they’re like a detox for skin)!

I’ve made it my mission this year to improve my overall health as much as possible, and skincare plays a huge role in taking care of my body. So I’ve made it a point to not only make regular appointments with my dermatologist and esthetician, but also invest in high quality products that work. I know it can be difficult shopping for skincare with what seems like endless products out there. But fear not, my friends, after trying what seems like everything, I’ve created a guide to my favorite skincare products for you to shop straight from my blog!

Enjoy!

 

Do you have any favorite skincare products? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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Settling Into 2017.. So far, so Good

So this is my first official blog post of 2017. If you follow me on Snapchat (@chicintheHOT) or Instagram (@chicintheheartoftexas) you probably know that I had been traveling quite a bit over the holidays. But ICYMI I spent Christmas, my birthday (12/27), my future sister-in-law’s birthday (12/30), and NYE in Las Vegas with my fiancée and best friends. And it was pretty epic.

Some of the highlights of the trip included:

 

1. Getting to stay in the Mansions at the MGM Grand

2. Afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental

3. Attending NYE performance by Drake at Hakkasan (my favorite club in Las Vegas)

4. And my first private jet experience from Las Vegas to Napa for my future sister in law’s bday.

Yeah, EPIC.

So now that I’m back home and settling into 2017, I want to get right down to business and discuss a few of my goals for this year.

First and foremost,  I want to enjoy myself this year. It’s a pretty big year for me, after all. This year I’ll be graduating from college, finally moving in with my fiancee, and begin wedding planning. So, even though it will be a very busy year, I want to try my best not to get overwhelmed, caught up, or stressed out in all the excitement. I really want to try hard and make time for myself to enjoy these big moments, even if it means, unplugging for a few hours at a time, as difficult as that can be.

Another goal I want to accomplish this year is to live a more healthy lifestyle. If you follow me on social media, you may know that I’ve recently teamed up with inBalance, and am now one of their brand ambassadors, which means I get to take all of their incredible classes (yoga, pilates, and barre, to name a few) and tell yall all about it! Since I plan on wedding dress shopping later this year, I have plenty of motivation to hit the gym extra hard.

Stay tuned to learn more about inBalance and follow along on my social media for updates on the classes and my workout routines.

How are you settling into 2017? And what are some of your goals for the year? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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Holiday Giveaway | FOUR Winners!

Chic in the Heart of Texas is almost 1 year old! (We officially turn 1 in January). So in order to celebrate I wanted to do something new and exciting for my chic fam! I decided to finally jump into YouTube, which is something I have always wanted to do. I decided to team up with four incredible local boutiques and create a video to feature them. Oh, and theres also an AMAZING giveaway!

I teamed up with Chic’tique, J for JMR, Zelle Boutique, and Chalet. All of these shops have been featured on my blog and social media several times throughout the year. And that simply because, I love them. Since starting my blog I have really made it an effort to only feature with brands that I wear, shop, and love. These four have certainly made the top of my list. And what’s even better, is that all four shops are right here in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas! Doesn’t get any better than that. Watch the video below to learn about these fabulous shops and enter to win some amazing prizes!

What you can win:

FOUR lucky winners will be randomly selected.
*ONE winner will receive a $75 giftcard to Chic’tiqe
*ONE winner will receive a piece of jewelry from J for JMR
*ONE winner will receive a scarf and a giftcard from Zelle Boutique
*ONE winner will receive a skincare kit from Chalet
ALL FOUR WINNERS will also receive a stocking filled with holiday goods!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
1. LIKE and COMMENT on this video
2. SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel

*Giveaway ends on 12/16/16 at 5pm CT

ONCE ALL FOUR WINNERS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED
head over to my snapchat @chicintheHOT
to find out who won each prize!

GOOD LUCK!

XOXO

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Holiday Gift Guide: Trendy Gifts

img_7310Shopping for the cool girl on your list can be a bit of a challenge. What do you get the girl who already seems to have everything and is always on trend? I’ve done all the hard work for you and selected the top trending accessories, jewelry, handbags and more! Shop these trendy gifts straight from my blog!

XOXO

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Holiday Gift Guide: Cozy Gifts

img_7308Cozy never looked so chic! Shop my picks for the coziest of gifts this holiday season, including pjs, cold weather accessories, candles and more!

Stay cozy!

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  1. Those mermaid blankets always make me laugh, but they honestly look so cozy that I’m thinking about getting one! lol And I love the “I hope we get a snow day” pjs. Great ideas here!
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

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Holiday Gift Guide: Tech + Travel

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Wondering what to get the girl whose always on the go? Look no further. I’ve curated a list of cute, yet functional tech and travel accessories any trendy traveler will want to use all year round. I’ve even included several items from my personal faves list!

Happy Shopping,

XOXO

 

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Holiday Gift Guide: Makeup + Beauty

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A little holiday glam for ya! Shopping for the glamazon on your list has never been easier. I’ve selected some of my personal all time faves as well as new and holiday picks any makeup enthusiast is sure to love! Shop my picks straight from my blog!

XOXO

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Why I’m Obsessed with Overalls

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Overalls have been making a major comeback recently and it turns out they are surprisingly chic! I’ve been rocking mine layered with a bodysuit for a more form fitting style, but they can be worn with literally anything! Seriously! Pair them with a t-shirt, turtleneck, flowy top, flannel, tank, or off the shoulder top. They literally pair well with anything! Which is why I think they are such a great investment piece to add to your closet. Like jeans, but better. They also come in every cut, color, and style, which makes it super easy to find a fit that flatters your figure, which I, at 5’2 really appreciate when it comes to denim, or anything one piece, for that matter. I will admit I did have that initial fear of looking like a toddler when first attempting to try on a pair of overalls, but quickly realized that luckily, a lot has changed in overalls since those OshKosh days.
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I’m really a lover for all things versatile, so chic overalls are a no brainer for me. I’ve searched the internet high and low and found my favorite pairs for you to shop directly from my blog! Comment below and let me know your thoughts on overalls and if you have a certain style you’re obsessed with.

XOXO


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Suede Skirts + Flowy Tops

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Suede skirts are a trend that I’ve been loving all year and now it’s finally cool enough in Texas to wear them! I love mixing and matching textures in my outfits all year round but I think I have the most fun with it in Fall, when I can break out those heavier materials like suede and leather without dying from a heat stroke.

I personally love mixing flowy tops with suede skirts. I think the suede adds just the right amount of structure and can instantly take your outfit from basic to boho. So next time you want to reach for another boring pencil skirt, try swapping it out with a suede skirt for trendy, boho chic look. (I linked a few of my favorites at the bottom!)

XOXO

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Top, Skirt, and Shoes: ASOS, Sunglasses: Celine, Handbag: Gucci, Photography: Jana Cantua

 

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Shop the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale

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The Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale is officially here! And I’ve picked all of my fall favorites for you to shop right here on my blog for up to 40% off.

Happy shopping! XOXO

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