Fall 2017 FabFitFun Unboxing Okay guys…I caved. I’ve been seeing ads for the FabFitFun box pretty much everywhere for the past few months, and I finally purchased my own subscription after I saw that even JESSE MCCARTNEY was promoting it. That really was the final straw. I mean, how do you say no to Jesse Mccartney? 😂 I’m glad I didn’t, too. This box was jam packed with over $350 worth of goodies! Some of my favorite items were the Mer-Sea scarf and the Trestique Lip Crayon, which totally got me in the mood for fall. There were lots more beauty and fashion products packed in there (many of which I wouldn’t have bought on my own due to price), and I thought that it was a great value for only paying $49.99 in total for the box. I’d definitely recommend! Be sure to check out the full Fall 2017 FabFitFun Unboxing video…

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Thank you to Olay for sponsoring this post. As always, ALL thoughts & opinions are entirely my own. As a beauty and skincare junkie, I’m always excited to test out new products. I love experimenting with makeup, as well as pampering myself in general. That’s why when Olay recently asked me to take part in their #Olay28Day Challenge, I immediately knew it was right up my alley. After all, the whole goal of the program is to achieve healthier and younger looking skin in just 28 days (although you will see that the results kick in much sooner!). Who wouldn’t want that? If you guys have been following along on Instagram, you may have seen a few of my updates already, but this is the big reveal! For the past 28 days I have been using two products: Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with SPF 15 and Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating…

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Three years ago, my life changed forever. After months and months of late nights spent devouring the pages of fashion & lifestyle sites like The Blonde Salad, Gal Meets Glam, Pink Peonies, and more…I bought the domain theblondechiffon.com and I published my first ever blog post. I still remember dragging my boyfriend Rich to the local college campus in search of those picture perfect brick walls like it was yesterday. I also remember how frustrated I got when my photos weren’t on par with some of the most famous fashion bloggers’ in the industry (I was shooting on automatic and had no idea how to use my DSLR — I just had a vision & a hella lot of ambition 🤣). There were times when I thought I’d give up. There were times when I tried to give up (thank you R. for convincing me otherwise). Three years later however, I’m still at it.…

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Truth be told, I have been in QUITE the clean eating rut as of late. I’m a true believer in living a balanced lifestyle, so falling off the healthy meal prep wagon starts to throw my entire routine out of whack after awhile. I think that it’s hard to maintain your hustle and succeed when certain things in your life are out of balance. I try to place just as much importance on my physical and mental health as I do on my work, and in the spirit of getting back into my healthy routines, I recently did a pretty big grocery haul at Aldi’s. If you don’t have an Aldi near you…I’m so sorry. And I’m not sorry because this post isn’t relevant to you; I’m sorry because you’re missing out. We’ve had Aldi grocery stores in our area since I was a kid, but it wasn’t until college…

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Can I tell you a secret? I’ve been dealing with a major case of writer’s block. And I’m not talking about the writer’s block that lasts for a few days, or even *cringe* a few weeks. Nope, I’ve felt stuck pretty much since I graduated in May. I enjoyed a creative boost in July when I got to get out of town for three weekends in a row (travel IS the cure to everything, right?)…buuuuuuut, this whole work/life balance struggle has really thrown my blogging schedule out of whack. That’s why I was super excited after editing some of the photos R. and I took last weekend. Not only was I in LOVE with some of the shots we got, but I finally felt like my inspiration was coming back. In addition to snapping some pretty outfit pics though, I do have to give a bit of credit to the…

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Despite the copious number of beauty-related posts I publish on hollyhabeck.com, you might be surprised to learn that I’m not actually all that into makeup. Well, scratch that. I love makeup…buuuuuuut I’m picky about it. Looks that take forevvvvver to accomplish or are completely overdone? Ain’t nobody got time for that. What I do love though are simple hacks that help me feel more confident in my own skin, because I know they highlight my natural beauty. I don’t want to look like a completely different person when I take my makeup off. I want to look like me. Always. That’s why I was excited when Perricone MD asked me to share some tips with ya’ll on creating a “natural” makeup look. And in truth, it was pretty easy, since I wear this “no makeup” makeup look almost every day! Whether I’m headed to the office, shooting blog photos, or…

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As a kid, my days and nights often revolved around the latest book I was reading. Even now, I still remember my parents nagging me to put down the Harry Potter books at family functions and interact with my relatives (which was, of course, a waste of my parents’ time 😌). In my teenage years however, the stories that used to preoccupy my entire days as a child suddenly seemed unimportant. Cause let’s face it, when you’re 16 & stupid, ain’t nobody got time for that. Recently though, I’ve reacquainted myself with the old hobby, and I dare say I’m an addict yet again. I’ve whipped through lotsa books over the past few months, so I wanted to be sure to roundup some of my favorites in hopes of inspiring your fall reading list. Perhaps I’ll make this a quarterly, seasonal series? Either way, fall is THE perfect time to pick…

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