Elle Mae Blog Turns 2!! {Blogiversary Giveaway}

In the words of Jonathan Van Ness ‘Can you believe!?’

It’s so crazy to think that it’s been two full years since I decided to hit publish on my very first blog post (on the 4th of July of all days, haha) and start what has become a treasured creative outlet for me to share my current favorites in fashion, beauty, home and really all of life’s things with you guys. Whether you’ve been following along since day one or just getting started, I am forever grateful for your support. My growing (slowly but surely) success with Elle Mae wouldn’t be possible without you guys and it means more to me then I could ever put into words, truly.

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Favorite Hair Care Products & Tools

So if you’ve been following my Instagram post’s and stories you saw that I chopped some major length off my hair last week, 5 inches to be exact. My hair started to take on some major damage this spring and I think it was a mixture of coloring my hair blonde, using too high of a heat setting on my curling iron along with not using the best products and especially heat protecting products on my hair. I’ve also really slacked at remembering to take my hair vitamins, which I typically see an actually difference in my hair when I do remember to take them. Needless to say this was a much needed cut and I’m excited to have a fresh start at healthy hair again.

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4th of July Outfit Inspo

Can you believe it’s already the 4th of July?! So crazy to me. Not only is the Fourth of July special to me for traditional reasons but it’s also the day I decided to go live with my first blog post 2 years ago! Stay tuned next week for a fun post I’ll be sharing to celebrating my blogiversary. In the meantime keep your scroll for my 4th of July outfit picks which can not only be made festive for that day but can be worn in a not so festive way for the rest of the summer too (unlike those classic old navy flag tees, haha).

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Chic White Jumpsuit + Hostess Baby Shower Decor Deets

I got to celebrate a fabulous friend and her baby boy on the way over the weekend and it was such a lovely day. A couple months ago she requested my help with the shower decor and I was so honored and excited. I love planning a party and I don’t really have a reason to have one of my own right now I was all about it. I actually helped Rheon with her wedding decor as well, just last may, so it was so very special to be a part of her first baby’s shower celebration just one short year later.

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Master Bedroom Escape + New Fav Spa Products

I’m so excited to reveal a little corner of our master bedroom with y’all today. Our master has been a lonnnggg work in progress. For whatever reason it’s just been one of those rooms that I put at the bottom of my priority list which in retrospect makes zero sense. being that it’s the room you start andĀ  your day in, therefore making it one of the most important room’s in your home. I will eventually share the other two walls with y’all once complete but for now this will have to do ;).

As you may have seen on my Instagram, I went to The Elm’s Hotel and Spa over the weekend with my mom and bestie. We spent the day getting pampered with an hour massage, a facial, mani/pedi, and spent time in their signature grotto. The grotto is what The Elm’s is known for and it did not disappoint. Keep your scroll to read more on the three products I could not leave that place without!

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Sunless Tanning + SPF Essentials

If you saw my Instagram post over the weekend then you know that my go to and #1 at home self tanner is St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mousse. It’s the best self tanner I’ve used to date, it never leaves streaks and always leaves my skin with a natural glowing finish. Along with St.Tropez I recently started using Tan Luxe’s self-tanning water spray and it is my solid #2 fav.

Today I’m sharing all of my go to self-tanners + tips and tricks for the best application process. along with that i’m also sharing my favorite SPF products that are essential to have in my pool/beach bag all summer long.

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Best of Memorial Day Sales

Happy memorial day weekend y’all! I’m so excited for the three day weekend. The only real plans I have is a spa day tomorrow with my mom and bestie, rough right? I plan to spend Sunday and Monday catching up on house cleaning and home projects along with working on new content to share with you next week.

I wanted to put together a post of all my fav stores and items on sale this weekend so that’s exactly what I did. Keep your scroll for the best of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, Wayfair, Lisi Lerech Earrings, and ASOS.

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My Birthday Wishlist + Best Birthday Discounts

Today is my 27th birthday, why do I feel like I was just 23!? The days may be long sometimes but theĀ  years seriously just keep feeling faster and faster the older I get and it’s actually pretty scary. But anyways, age is just a number and I feel like it shouldn’t affect your emotions or determine your way of thinking. Here’s one of my fav quotes I saw on this topic.

amen to that.

with it being my birthday I thought I’d do a special blog post and share my birthday wishlist along with a list of all the best discount’s & freebies you can get at some of my favorite food and retail shops on your birthday.

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Palm Leaf Southern Charm OOTD Inspo

So, I’m a big bravo channel fan, always have been and always will be. it’s not even a guilty pleasure, there is no guilt from this girl, ha! i can tell you anything you want to know about any of the real housewives franchises, Jeff Lewis’s flipping out, shah’s of sunset, below deck, and the show that inspired this look, southern charm. i have been watching southern charm since it first aired in 2014 and i just love following the cast’s lives and watching them grow up {even though they’re in they’re mostly in their 30’s & 40’s} in their cute and charming town of Charleston, South Carolina. I find Charleston to be so dreamy with it’s pastel colored historical buildings and gorgeous landscapes. It’s definitely on my list for a vacation spot in the near future. Are any of you big Southern Charm or bravo fan’s? I’m slightly obsessed and also can I just say, so thankful for social media so that I can insta stalk Cam {she’s my fav} even during the off season. She’s seriously so hilarious, real, and relatable . If you aren’t following her on insta, go do it now!

Anyways, the new season of Southern Charm just started last month and watching the cast in this cute coastal town has inspired my spring/summer look I’m sharing with y’all today.

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April Cyclebar Health & Wellness Update

I seriously can’t believe it’s almost May. That we’ve nearly completed 4 months of 2018 and summer will be here in the matter of weeks. May is always a busy month in general with graduations and Mother’s day. it’s also my birthday and for some reason I thought it’d be a good idea to make it the month of our wedding anniversary too, ha. BUSY BUSY. Anyways, before we get into the craziness of all that I wanted to share an April Cyclebar health & wellness update with y’all.

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