My Top 8 Amazon Finds 2018

Hey Babes! So, I’m excited for today’s post because it involves one of my most favorite places to shop online. Amazon! I literally go to Amazon for everything and I’m obsessed with my prime membership. We’ve had prime for years now and it’s literally the best thing ever. I mean I’m sure my mailman is tired of seeing my name on packages but ya know, lol. I can get literally anything from gadgets, household items, groceries, clothing, jewelry, ect. I put together a list of things I have purchased recently that I’m loving. Some things I use on the daily and they make my life so much easier. I wanted to share the top things I have purchased that I have taken with me through the years that I still use and love so much.

 

My Favorite Mug Warmer

Evelots Desktop Electric Mug Warmer for Coffee-Tea-Cocoa-Soup-Scented Candles
This little gadget is a life saver for me. Whether you’re a busy mom or just busy throughout the day. If you’re a coffee drinker like me or even a tea drinker, this helps keep your mug warm so you don’t have to revisit the microwave 423234880 times like I did before I got this, lol. I can actually finish a full cup of coffee before making another one.

Plaid Patchwork Top

Blooming Jelly Womens Long Sleeve Shirt Plaid Color Block Tops Pocket Elbow Patchwork Knit Tee(Large,Grey)
I love this top. It’s perfect for fall. The plaid detailing is so cute and the material is soft. It is a bit on the thinner side but that works if you live somewhere that doesn’t really get that cold like ever and just gets a little cooler but you still wanna be fall fashion forward. It’s also not a thick bulky material so its great for layering with a jacket, vest or cardigan. It is TTS and I normally wear a medium but I got it in a Large because I wanted a more oversized fit.

iPhone Rechargeable Selfie Ring Light

Phone Selfie Light, IRuiYinGo USB Rechargeable 36 LED Ring Light with 3-Levels Brightness Portable Clip On Phone, Mini Night Selfie Fill Light (Pink)
Not having the perfect selfie lighting is such a first world problem, lol. But this inexpensive portable selfie light will help your cell phone photos that much better. It’s so helpful when you’re trying to get that perfect selfie but the lighting sucks. Whether you’re in a car, in a dark room or outside at night. This will help make your photos Instagram ready. It’s easy to use and rechargeable. It has settings so you can adjust the lighting accordingly and its way more affordable that some other selfie light options. It clips right to the top of your phone and fits in your bag.

Flexible Camera and Go Pro Tripod Stand

Action Camera Cam Sport Camcorder Mini Tripod Flexible Stand Tripod Compatible with GoPro Hero 6 5/4/3 Session Sony Garmin Virb XE SJCAM Xiaomi Yi Table Desk Tripod Travel Portable Video Tripod
This is perfect and so inexpensive. I use it when we travel and just around town when I want to vlog for my YouTube channel. I have even used it with my DSLR and it still holds it up without it falling over or being too heavy for the tripod. This is perfect if you’re just starting out with vlogging or recording videos because it is inexpensive and easy to use and travel with. It fits in literally any bag.

Ice Roller for Face and Eyes

ESARORA Stainless Steel Ice Roller for Face & Eye,Puffiness,Migraine,Pain Relief and Minor Injury,Skin Care Products (White)
I’ve been loving my Ice Roller. It’s the best thing for my tired, hot and overworked skin. Especially living in a hot state like Florida, Ice Rolling has been the best thing I could have stumbled upon for my skin care routine. I have a full post about it here and it also includes some of my current skincare products I use daily. Ice rolling helps with inflammation, makeup application prep, sunburn and so much more.

Crystal Tear Drop Clip On Earrings

Topwholesalejewel Wedding Earrings Gold Plating Crystal Oval Shape Clip On Earrings
These earrings will dress up any outfit in an instant. They’re so pretty and look expensive without actually being expensive at all. I have to wear clip on earrings because my ears are gauged and I ripped one a few years ago and keep forgetting to make an appointment to fix it, lol. So clip ons help me to still look fashionable and put together without having to worry about not having normal pierced ears. Amazon has a great selection of them as well. They’re great for people with my ear issue or those whom don’t have pierced ears or have a similar ear issues.

My Favorite Amazon Beauty Sponge

Aesthetica Cosmetics Beauty Sponge Blender – Latex Free and Vegan Makeup Sponge – For Powder, Cream or Liquid Application – One Piece
These beauty sponges are my favorite blenders I have purchased online so far. I have like 4 of them now. I have the Original Beauty Blender as well which I love but these are so affordable and work just as great. They’re really great quality and do an awesome job of blending my makeup into my skin and giving me that flawless face look. They also have different sizes so you’re able to pick which one is right for you and they’re great if you’re looking for a more affordable beauty sponge option.

Glass Multi-Function Monitor and Laptop Stand

Eutuxia [White] Tempered Glass Multi-function Universal Monitor Laptop Multimedia Stand with 2.0 USB Ports, Cup Holder & Phone Dock
I have my Mac desktop sitting on this and I love it. Its sleek design gives a nice professional appearance while also helping save space on your desk. It has 3 usb ports so you can charge your phone or anything that has a usb connector. You can also plug-in usb memory sticks, it’s just such a help, especially if you work at a desk often.

That’s it for this list of my current favs, some that I have been using for years. I love doing posts like this and helping people find good deals that also help with making everyday life easier. If you like these kinds of top choice posts let me know in the comments below and I will definitely put more together to post on the blog. I hope you loves have an amazing Monday!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

Lola

Farmhouse Inspired Living Room Makeover

Good Morning babes! So I finally got all the decor and furniture put together in the living room so today’s post is all the details of our living room redo. I’ve wanted to redo our living room for so long now and even though we’re about to begin the home buying process we have about 6-8 months until everything is done and I just couldn’t keep looking at our terrible couches for that long and I certainly wasn’t moving them into our new house, lol. Our old couches have been with us for 5 years through kids, pets, moves, etc and it was definitely time for a change. I went with a sectional because I wanted one furniture piece that I could base the rest of our decor around. Our couch is from (add American Freight link). They have so many styles of couches to choose from. Sectionals, couch and loveseat sets, accent chairs, recliners. You name it and they have it. The couch we ended up choosing was the last one they had in stock so we grabbed it before it was gone. It came in just under $900 with the sale price and taxes. It was the perfect large size and I liked the color because it fit in with the farmhouse feel that I love.

Our recliner and coffee table are from Elite Wholesale Furniture. They sell brand new scratch and dent furniture from stores that have closed or had over stock. They were both in perfect condition and we got them together for $340. (Told you I love bargains and sales, lol). I love the fact that the coffee table has drawers so I can store remotes and seasonal decorations in there so they’re hidden when not in use. Our entertainment stand under the tv is the Kallax shelf unit from ikea ($109) and the baskets are as well ($12.99 ea.). We were going to get some doors to go on it too but ended up not needing them. We turned our old diy shelving unit into a bookcase. I love our little lamp from Ikea as well($80). It has a little table with a built in wireless charging pad and I just bought an extra one ($17.99) so we can both charge our phones wirelessly. It also has a usb plug in the back of it so someone who doesn’t have wireless charging can charge their phone or tablet as well. We chose not to get a lamp shade and just use the large dimming farmhouse style lightbulb from ikea ($12.99) and it just brings such nice lighting into the room at night.

My mirrored wooden tray that sits on top of the coffee table is from Ross ($10.99), the mini faux succulent plants are from Target dollar spot ($3 ea.) and the center beauty and the beast style plant is from ikea. My throw pillows except for the patterned ones are from At Home ($5-20 ea.and they had a buy 1 get one half off sale) and my oversized throws are all from Walmart. Our throw rug was $25 from At Home but was smaller than I meant to grab (it’s 3×5) but I will get a larger one later. My husband built our farmhouse style dining room table and I’m still so in love with it.

Over all I am just so in love with how cozy everything feels and looks now. I love how the different tones of brown bring out the colors in everything and pulls everything together so beautifully. If I missed anything or forgot to post anything that you have questions about please feel free to comment below and I will definitely give you a link to the item that you are asking about.

Before:

After:

LIVING ROOM – DETAILS

Kallax Shelving Unit: Ikea| Branäs rattan baskets(I got 1 of each color): Ikea | Sectional Options: American Freight / Wooden tray: Ross / Throw Pillows (except patterned pillows): At Home / Throw rug: At Home / Oversized Throw options: Walmart / Varv Floor Lamp with wireless charging: Ikea | Nordmärke Wireless Charger: Ikea

I hope you all are having a beautiful day and I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have enjoyed redoing our living room. I love saving money and finding bargains, I also post hauls and home decor on my YouTube channel as well so please feel free to go and subscribe so you don’t miss any of those videos either. Thank you all so much for stopping by the blog today.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

Master Bedroom Makeover for under $1800

I’m so excited for this post. I have been wanting to get new bedroom furniture forever and we just kept putting it off. But I’m so glad we finally took the plunge and did it. Even though it was mainly me to my husband like “Ok, so this is happening like now, lol.” My bedroom is a bit more modern and bright than my livingroom which you will see in my livingroom revamp post soon because I love so many different styles I wanted to make every room something fun and different to walk into. 

What’s even better is we were able to revamp our room for under $1800. I know to some that may seem like a lot as well but before we started I spent 2 weeks putting together a vision board, looking at other room ideas, choosing furniture, etc. what I learned was just finding furniture that’s pretty, functional and still inexpensive can be done. Because any sort of home decor redo can definitely put your budget high if you aren’t shopper savvy. Just by having my husband powdercoat our dresser and nightstand handles instead of just buying new ones saved us about $40. I also saved money by keeping my floor mirror and office furniture I already had. I shopped around, went to sales, used coupons, etc. whatever you need to do to get your room how you want it for the least expensive is really the main goal. 

I went with a white base (furniture) and then added in some mustard yellow, grey, gold, silver and navy blue. So it has a feminine touch but still some masculinity to it. Don’t want the hubs to feel left out in his own bedroom, lol. The ikea dressers we went with are a new design at ikea and they came just in time for our revamp. The original handle were black but we powdercoated them silver to match the lamps. (A little ikea hack for you, lol) I shopped at At home, Target, Ikea and American Freight. We haven’t added any pictures yet because I want to find some that match the decor better than the photos we had up previously. I will make a post once I find the perfect ones.

Below is the before and after of our room. Just rearranging your furniture can give your room a whole new feel. We wanted to create more space and a more open feel in our room as well and just by changing the colors in our room and moving the bed and things around made it feel like our master bedroom was so much larger than it really is. Just by going from dark furniture to a white and silver theme with pops of color gave it a larger, more bright and clean flow. If you’d like a more in depth post of how I saved $1500 while still buying basically all new bedroom furniture than please leave a comment and I will definitely get that post up for you because I love helping others save money while still being able to decorate, have amazing decor and live comfortably. 

BEFORE:

AFTER:

BEDROOM – DETAILS:

DRESSERS AND NIGHTSTANDS:IKEA  | BED AND MATTRESS SET:AMERICAN FREIGHT | CHANDELIER LAMPS:AMERICAN FREIGHT | BENCH:ROSS | FLOOR MIRROR:WALMART | RUG: IKEA DESK AND TRAY:IKEA | OFFICE CHAIR:AMAZON | SMALL FUR PILLOWS:TARGET | LARGE THROW PILLOWS: AT HOME

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Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

DIY Crate Foyer Table

Hi Loves, I’m so excited to be starting this series with this first DIY project.

So I was looking around for a foyer table for weeks and I found a few cute ones I liked but they were either way more than I wanted to pay or sold out. So I decided to diy one. My husband got the idea to use crates after we were also looking for an entertainment center which we also did a diy on (I’ll have a blog up with that one as well) and I said what about palettes and we started looking up some different ideas and he came across a foyer table made out of wooden crates. So instead of searching around for palettes we decided on the crates and headed off to Home Depot to begin our projects. Below I will list items needed and photos of our step by step.

Items needed:

6 18”x12 1/2”x9 1/2” crates $11 each at Home Depot

1×12 board cut down to 56” for table top $15 at Home Depot

Legs (1 2×2 wooden stick .97 at Home Depot cut into 4 8” cuts)

5/8” brad staples $4.24 at Walmart

Staple gun (already had)

Wood Stain (I choose Kona semi-gloss a dark brown black)

Wood Glue (already had)

2” clamp (already had)

Measuring tape (already had)

Sprayer $10 at Home Depot

Stain rags $5

To begin:

Put the crates together to see how you want them organized and put together. It’s good to take a picture if you aren’t following a guide for your design so you don’t forget exactly how you put it together. (Like we did the first time, thank goodness nothing was glued yet, lolol.)

Once your mock up is done, start from the bottom and work your way to the top gluing all the sides together. Use the clamp to hold a section in place once you’ve glued it while you staple it down. Continue until all parts are glued and stapled together. Then glue and staple on the table top. Make sure both sides are equal in their overlap on the ends and the back of the board is flush with the back of the crates. There will be a bit of hang over in the front as well for a ledge.

Once the glue has dried or mostly dried (about 30 mins) then you can carefully move it outside or in the garage to start staining. There are a few different ways you can lay the stain. We choose both a brush and spray method. The sprayer mainly helped cover a lot of the table and then we brushed it out everywhere on the wood and then wiped it down with the rags. We let it dry over night even though the stain usually dries in about an hour or so depending on how many coats you apply.

Once stain has set and dried you can now apply your legs. Make sure all the legs are level and not crooked so you get a more even balance and no rocking. We glued the legs on and then used a drill and screws to screw in the legs on and secure them. Let glue dry and then you’re done. You can officially place the table where you want it and decorate as you wish.

Completed foyer measurements:

39 1/8″ H 56 1/8″ W 11 3/8″ D

I hope you enjoyed this DIY. It was actually pretty quick for the most part and it was certainly fun. The hubs and I really enjoyed it and it’s a great way to spend time together and catch up as well. Follow me on Snapchat @lolanicolemua for more fun diy sneak peeks and tag me on Twitter or Instagram @lolanicoleblogs if you try this DIY. I’d love to see how you made this your own if you decide to try it. I Hope you loves have an amazing day!

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola