Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Insta Recap

{Insta: @TheBobbedBrunette}

Bare Shoulder Sweater- c/o Fashion Means Freedom (Use code "BOBBEDBRUNETTE" for 15% off)
Tea Detox- c/o Teami Tea (Use code "THEBB10" for 10% off)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Who What Wear x Target

New year, new Target collaboration! This one might be my absolute favorite!! Who What Wear is the go-to site for everything stylish. Celeb and blogger style, beauty trends, and tips and tricks are a few of their fortes. This new collection is inspired by blogger street style. This line will launch Sunday, Jan. 31st, and new pieces will debut the 1st week of every month. (On and in limited stores.) Prices will range from $14.99- $49.99 in sizes 2- 26.

I can't wait for this line to launch! Below, are some of my favorite looks and pieces plus prices. Enjoy!

Left to Right- Trench Vest: $45, Tank: $23, Skinny Crop Pant: $30, Sweater: $28, Skirt: $30, Belt Bag: $25, Leather Jacket: $45, Bow Blouse: $28, Skirt: $28, Circle Bag: $30

Left to Right- Off the Shoulder Blouse: $28, Skirt: $28, Jeans; $35, Skinny Scarf: $15, Wrap Front Culotte: $30, Peplum Tank: $23, Lace Tee $28

Trench: $50, Shirt Dress: $37, Belt Bag: $25

Leather Moto Jacket: $45

Left to Right- Trench: $50, Printed Dress: $30, Dress: $30, Belt Bag: $25, Eyelet Shirt Dress: $37, Tank: $23, Skirt: $28

Zip Pouch: $20

Sleeveless Trench Vest: $45, Dress: $30

Shift Dress: $30, Blue Moto Jacket: $40, Linen Tee: $18

Left to Right- Jacket: $40, Linen Tee: $18, Wrap Front Culotte: $30, Shift Dress: $30, Linen Tee: $18

Belt Bag: $25

Drapey Trench: $50, Sweater Dress: $37

Circle Bag: $30

Chambray Shirt: $30, Slim Boyfriend Jeans: $35, Circle Bag: $30

I think it's safe to say that I will be setting my alarm clock for this debut! 

Happy Shopping! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Winter Beauty Secrets

Hey guys! Today I'll be sharing some of my favorite beauty secrets. Most of these products you may already have in your kitchen and the other has quickly become daily favorite.

So lets get started!

As some of you may already know, this has been my first Winter in Kazakhstan. What you may not know is that the weather is extremely harsh. For example, the high today is 10 degrees (Fahrenheit) with a low of -6 and this is unseasonably warm. The water here can also be very drying, which doesn't help my hair or skin but, I think I've found the perfect solution in just 3 products.

First, let me start with body. My skin has been very dry because of the cold weather and long hot showers. Luckily, I have Sol De Janiero's Bum Bum cream. Now yes, it is a cream for your bum but I use is all over. I can't explain how delicious this cream smells and feels. If I could spread this on a cracker and eat it, I would! What's special about this cream is that it is jam packed with ingredients found in Brazil. This cream is meant for your bum because of the guarana caffeine that tightens skin and stimulates circulation. It also contains coconut oil, acai, and cupuacu butter that helps moisturize and smooth skin. This cream has honestly been the only thing that has worked with keeping my body smooth and moisturized. Best part is when I wake up and still smell it on my hands.

Second, hair. After a few months of washing my hair I noticed how dry it was becoming. The mixture of the cold weather and drying water was leaving my hair dry and dull. I remembered my mom putting mayonnaise in my hair as a kid and thought I would give it a try. THIS STUFF WORKS! After using it just one time, I immediately noticed how soft and smooth my hair felt while still in the shower. Here is what I did:
  1. While my hair was still dry, I dampened it with water.
  2. Next, I added a plentiful amount of full fat mayo to my hair and made sure to cover every inch using just my hands.
  3. After 30 minutes, I combed out my hair with the mayo still in it then simply shampooed and conditioned as normal.
It's as easy as that! I do this about once a week. The protein found in mayonnaise helps to give your hair brilliant shine, while the oil helps to moisturize. It's natural and most likely already in your kitchen.

Lastly, face. I use coconut oil on my face multiple times a night before bed. Not only does it help with locking in moisture, it also helps with chapped lips. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you have any tips or questions, please let me know. Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Wonderland

{Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

Coat: Topshop

Monday, January 18, 2016

Teami Tea Review

Hi Guys, happy Monday! Today I will be sharing my experience with Teami Tea plus giving you two special coupon codes.

 For the past almost 30 days I've been drinking Teami Tea's 30 day detox tea. The detox includes two different teas, their Skinny Tea and Colon Tea. Every morning I drank their Skinny Tea and every other night I drank The Colon Tea.Now, I am going to be completely honest with you. I'm sure you've seen tons of different detox tea companies promoting their products and girls talking about how skinny they got by using those products. Weight wasn't one of the reasons why I decided to start this detox.  Honestly, the true reason was digestion. With that in mind, I had a great experience. First, let me share some of the benefits of Teami Detox Tea:

  • Boost your metabolism
  • Start burning stored fat
  • Calms muscle spasms and muscle tightness
  • Naturally raise energy levels
  • Detox your internal organs
  • Reduce bloating
  • Improve skin complexion
  • Flush out harsh toxins
  • Fix digestive issues

  • I personally didn't have muscle spasms or tightness, before or after starting the detox, so that didn't apply to me. It did fix my digestive issues, improve skin complexion, and reduce bloating. All of their teas are all natural, soy free, dairy free, non-gmo, and vegan! I enjoyed the taste. Some days I added honey.

    Now, for some of the dirty truth. (If bathroom talk makes you a bit bashful, I suggest skipping this portion.) With detoxes you will need to use the restroom. I noticed that I had to go the morning after drinking my Colon Tea. Also, some mornings after drinking the Skinny Tea. Nothing too crazy. LOL I was fine throughout the day.

    Have I lost weight? I don't know. I haven't weighed myself in almost a year. My belly did go down a little. I especially noticed in the morning, about a week in.

    I was gifted the purple infuser, which I love! It is meant to use with the Skinny Tea because it is a loose tea. I will be honest and say I do not use it with my Teami Tea. The loose leaf tea unravels and opens on the water. The infuser is small so it didn't allow for the leaves to fully open. (I just used a small strainer.) I am a avid tea drinker so I use it for my other loose teas. It works perfect for those.  

    {Pictured: Colon Tea and Infuser}

    Would I recommend Teami Tea? Yes! I really liked their 30 day detox and I would do it again. They have other teas that help with exhaustion, increasing energy levels, heightened concentration, improve blood circulation, insomnia, and upset stomachs. They have something for everyone which I like. They are not just a detox company.

    I have a special MLK Day coupon code for you. Get 15% off your purchase with code "THEBBMLK". This code will be valid Jan. 19th from 12am to 11:59pm. Every other day you may use code " THEBB10" for 10% off your order. (Shipping is free.)

    I really hope this was helpful! If you do end up trying it out, please let me know how you like it and if you have any questions. Have a great week!

    Thursday, January 14, 2016

    Winter Black & White

    {Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

    Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing another way to wear culottes. The first time I wore these culottes were in Dubai (here), now I've transitioned them for cooler weather. 

    Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    Shop My Favorite Classic Pieces w/ H&M

    The key to creating a foolproof wardrobe is having the perfect combination of classic and trendy pieces. Trendy pieces are seasonal and disposable. Classic pieces are the ones that travel with you through the years and should be the base of your wardrobe. Don't be afraid to spend a little bit more on those pieces since they will last a lifetime.

    Today I'm sharing some of my favorite classic pieces from H&M.

    Use code "3289" for free shipping. Discount ends 1/13/16.

    Thursday, January 7, 2016


    Cell Phone Case: c/o Casetify

    These are some of the things I always have on me and carry in my bag. I linked some of the goodies below. I've also got a coupon for you! I've linked up with Casetify to get you 15% your total purchase of phone cases, Apple Watch straps, and IPod cases by using code "BOBBED15". My favorites are the girlie stylish ones! ;)

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    Knits Sweaters & Leather Shorts

    {Photos by Angel Rodriguez}

    Hey guys! Today I'm sharing my first outfit post of 2016. Since the weather here in Astana has dipped into the negatives, my outfit posts will look a little different for the next couple months. I will still share my favorite looks but, they will be from the warmth and comfort of my home. :)

    Since the items I'm wearing are sold out, I've linked similar items below.

    Have a great week!