Party Primping Faves


This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the Dove and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

If I haven’t saturated you with Galentine’s Day ideas by now, then I haven’t done my job, haha!  Just kidding.  There really was SO much prep that went into that event, that I could talk about it for days.  But, what I want to share with you today are a few of the things that helped me prep that day.  If you haven’t read the post, catch up here!

I’ve heard a lot about the Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant, and in particular the Lavender Fresh and the Cool Essentials.  I recently posted them on Instagram Stories and I got SO many messages about how wonderful they were.  I tried them and let me tell you, I love them too! I love the fresh scent and it really does keep you dry throughout the day. When I’m in party prep mode, I’m running around like a mad woman.  On this particular day, I had to work, take care of my little one as he was not feeling well, pick up food and drinks, clean the house, pull out dinnerware, silverware, decor, I mean…should I go on?? It was a lot.  It was all worth it, but of course, I was super hot and sweaty.  YUCK.  BUT, not sweaty and STINKY!  And definitely not sweaty and stinky in the underarm area if you know what I mean. 😉


For the party, I picked out this pair of tassel earrings which I fully described here, a pop of pink lipstick, my Dove Advanced Antiperspirant – because hello, I can’t bring the stank to the party – and, my signature fragrance.

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection, plus its Nutrium Moisture formula and 1/4 Moisturizers leave your underarms feeling soft and smooth.

Although both scents smell amazing, my favorite is by far the Cool Essentials – aka cucumber scent.  Also, the scent wasn’t overwhelming and didn’t alter the scent of my perfume.  Thank goodness for it!  I’ve officially found a new body deodorizer!  And, I got through my party too.





Photography by Mary Margaret Photography

Have you tried Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant?  Do you love it too?!  Let me know in the comments section below.  Also, stay tuned for another post coming in the next days.  A work-life-balance post, for those of you who are interested!  Make sure you sign up to follow this blog via email on the right hand side of this post so that you get updates as soon as the posts go live!  As always, thanks so much for reading!!  It warms my heart that y’all take the time to visit my blog and read my stream of consciousness. 🙂

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!





Aveeno Yogurt

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AVEENO. The opinions and text are all mine.

No, this isn’t a food post.  Actually, it’s a body wash and body cream post!!  My family has used Aveeno for years, so when I was asked to sample and try their new scents, I immediately agreed.


The thing I like most about this brand is that the formulas are never greasy and the scentis suble enough to give a pleasant scent, but not leave you feeling like you got dunked in scented candle wax.  Body washes and creams are now available in two delicious fragrances, these new body care offerings blend the power of Active Naturals® Oatmeal with the nourishing ingredients found in yogurt to deliver a rich, nourishing skin experience.


Suggested Retail Prices: Body Wash: $7.99 for 12 fl. oz, $8.99 for 18 fl. oz, & Body Yogurt: $8.99 for 7 oz Available: October 2016 at national food, drug and mass merchandisers.

So try them out next time you are in the store!  My favorite was the Apricot Honey, but also loved the Vanilla and Oats. Let me know which you end up trying!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!


A Fresh Start with Click Salon and Monkee’s of Mountain Brook

Last year (wow, can you believe I’m saying that?!) I had a cinderella moment.  Actually, I felt a more like Pretty Woman, you know.  Except without the whole hooker thing… LOL.  Do you remember that line from She’s All That, circa 1999??  I die, haha!  And, I digress…

Anywho!  The experience was magical.  First I went to Click Salon in Pepper Place (Birmingham, AL).  It’s tucked away in the back part of the Pepper Place complex, although I supposed one could argue it is actually the front of the shopping center.




I had an appointment with Lindsey and she was FANTASTIC.  I needed color and a trim, so she got right on it.  Oh yeah, and btw, they serve wine!!  So, I had a glass, obvi. 😉


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Next up, was shopping at Monkee’s of Mountain Brook.  I had never been in the store before, so I was excited to peruse their inventory.  I have to say, I was impressed with the mix of middle-to-high priced inventory. Everything from $20 fur poms to $400 Tom Ford sunnies.  Perfect for the woman who likes to mix it up!  I tried on a variety of items in the store and walked away with an amazing sheared rabbit fur vest from 525 Luxe.  I’m in love with it.  I left coveting the black dress with tulle shoulders, but may have to pick it up another time. 😉  Check out some of the fab items Monkee’s carries, below.

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I had an amazing time and so can you!! If you are looking for a fresh start in 2016, perhaps these two places can provide just what you need.  Click Salon can give your mane the treatment it deserves, and then you can hop over to Monkee’s for a makeover!  Melissa Cunningham-Campbell is the owner of Monkee’s, but also an excellent fashion advisor if you are looking for some guidance.  A side-note about the store:  They occasionally carry vintage Chanel, so if you are in the market, make sure to let Melissa know!  She will take care of you!

Finally, I wish you an amazing first day of 2016!!  So much awaits us all this year.  Cheers to an amazing year!!!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

**Most images in this post were provided courtesy of Stephanie J Gilbert of Small Talk Social.