GretchCannon

1.05.2017

Christmas Gifts Received

Happy 2017! I feel late on getting this post out, because I was sick the whole week after Christmas!

It is exciting to finally go through my Christmas gifts again and put them away in my home. I had been planning to do a new YouTube video to share these with all of you, but I still cannot stop coughing, so I am writing it all in a blog post so you don't have to hear my horrible cough (unless you already heard it on Snapchat - sorry)! I hope you enjoy my lists below. 

I love giving at Christmas, but I also felt super lucky to receive a lot of wonderful things from my boyfriend, family and friends this year. I highlighted some awesome things my wonderful gracious parents got me, what James got me (eee..that ring!!), some things I received from other family and friends, and then some of the items that James scored! 

From my Parents:


  • Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag - This is gold and wine colored and so cute. The quote on the back says "Give a woman the right makeup, and she can conquer the world." 
  • The Clever Cutter - This was so funny and also awesome because I like to cut chicken, veggies, lettuce, anything - in my kitchen, with regular kitchen scissors. So, my mom thought this was perfect! 
  • Stir Crazy Popcorn Maker - Well, I tried this last night and I have to say that I will never buy popcorn at the movies ever again. The butter melts on top and it is super quick to use!
  • Tarte Blush Palette (Similar) - The one I got was the color wheel, which was limited edition, and has 10 blushes. 
  • Henri Bendel Lavender Candle (Lavender Leaves) - This is my favorite scent ever and HB has the best smelling candles. They feel so luxurious to have burning in the master bathroom.
  • Henri Bendel Travel Bags - These are perfect for travelling and carrying beauty products and even accessories in! I cannot wait to put them to use. 
  • Victorias Secret Plaid PJs (Green & Navy) - I wore these last night and I got the "short" size, which was super cute and comfy.
  • Victorias Secret Sweatshirt (White/ Similar) - I got a cute white zip hoodie, I cannot find the exact one on the site, but this was super similar. So cute! 
Not pictured:
From James:

  • David Yurman Ring  (Morganite) - This ring is SO BEAUTIFUL you guys! This is my 1st David Yurman item ever, and I could not love it more. Actually, I want to wear it every day and sleep and shower in it, but I think you are supposed to take it off during those activities. It fits my middle finger on either hand perfectly and it sparkles so pretty in the light. You will be seeing a lot of this one! I love it. 
  • Sephora Gift Card - I have already purchased 1 item:
    • (ABH Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette) - I kept telling myself I did not need this palette that everyone has been raving about, but now that I had a gift card, I ordered it quickly and of course, it is amazing. I am not sure what else I will be buying with the rest of my gift card yet, but it is never hard for me to spend money at Sephora. 
Not pictured:
  • Sony A5100 Camera, Lens & Bag - I have been wanting a nice camera for the longest time! I am so excited to get to know and learn how to use this camera for blogging, YouTube videos, and in every day life to document my memories! It is white, which I love, the screen pops up so you can see yourself, and I got a longer lens as well. SO excited! 
  • Bose Aviation Headset - If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat, you might know that James renewed his pilot's license and we are back up in the air! I am so excited for new adventures in the air together, and this was sweet that he got me a super nice headset for the plane. 
  • Lululemon Gift Card - I want to buy a new pair of black legggings with this, so let me know if you have a favorite style!
Friends & Family:


Not pictured: 
James Received:

  • Crosley Record Player (Plus Records - From Me!) He set it up in his office, and he already started buying his own records for it. It sounds awesome, and I think he loves it! 
    Not pictured: 
    • Cash & Gift Cards 
    • Harley Davidson Detail Kit 
    Thanks for going through my show & tell today! I had so much fun wrapping, giving, and opening presents during Christmas. My love language is giving, so I love to give gifts, and I am SUPER appreciative anytime anyone gives me ANYTHING! Now, I feel the need to declutter old things and I am inspired to blog about my 2016 reflections and 2017 goals! I hope to have that up for you all this month sometime. 

    What did you get for Christmas?

    Did you get or do you love any of these items?

    XOXO, 
    GretchCannon


    12.11.2016

    DECEMBER EMPTIES HAUL & YOUTUBE VIDEO

    Tis' the season to have empties!! 
    FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!!

    Check out the link to the video below, and all of the links and tags. 
    Watch the video here, or click the video clip below: 



    *PRODUCTS MENTIONED*

    Coach Perfume: http://bit.ly/2gPY2Q7

    KORS Perfume: http://bit.ly/2gPWHbU

    Spray Lotion: http://bit.ly/2gqL8qM

    Face Cream: http://bit.ly/2hkdN2t

    Daily Tanning Lotion: http://bit.ly/2gC4KeF

    Body Spray (Exotic Coconut): http://bit.ly/2hk79w0

    Shaving Cream: http://bit.ly/2hCMD5W

    Dr. Brant Cleanser: http://bit.ly/2hnDQGa

    Loose Powder: http://bit.ly/2hCN0NU

    Lip Gloss (Katie): http://bit.ly/2hu2E2j

    Tanning Mist: http://bit.ly/2gBY8gz

    Correcting Fluid (Peach): http://bit.ly/2hCMFLg

    Candle (Hot Cocoa & Cream): http://bit.ly/2hk8D9l
    (Mentioned (Cinnamon): http://bit.ly/2gQ4ZQW

    Eye Cream: http://bit.ly/2htSy1k

    Mascara: http://bit.ly/2gC7uc1

    Makeup Wipes: http://bit.ly/2hkameV

    Dry Shampoo: http://bit.ly/2hnNOHI

    Hairspray: http://bit.ly/2gC3yrO

    Wet Brush: http://bit.ly/2gQ2Y7t

    Wrinkle Spray: https://bit.ly/2gPWIwF
    (Cassie's Blog: http://bit.ly/2hkaf36

    *WHAT I'M WEARING*

    Outfit:


    Black Sweater (Sold Out): https://bit.ly/2hk7WNk 

    (Similar: http://bit.ly/2gQ0PbU, http://bit.ly/2hkbQWx

    Bracelets (Silver): http://bit.ly/2dT5IkR

    Tiffany Ring (Similar): http://bit.ly/2gQ2C0G

    Face:

    Primer: 
    http://bit.ly/2gQ7qmy

    Foundation (Tawny & Ivory Beige): http://bit.ly/2guE9lt


    Concealer (Fair): http://bit.ly/2ds8rlz

    Loose Powder: http://bit.ly/2hk86o3

    Bronzerhttp://bit.ly/2guOIF8

    Blush - (Pale Pink 9): http://bit.ly/2dT2XzM


    Highlighter (Champagne Pop): http://bit.ly/2dfs6XF

    Setting Spray: http://bit.ly/2dT15XH

    Brows, Eyes:

    Brow Pencil (Dark Brown): http://bit.ly/2dfsvJJ

    Brow Gel (Clear): http://bit.ly/2dfso0H

    Brow Mousse (Medium Brown): http://bit.ly/2dT3fqc

    Highlighter Pencil (Light): http://bit.ly/2dT2ayP

    Eyeshadow Palette: https://bit.ly/2dfsQvS

    Eye Liner (Trooper): http://bit.ly/2dfrdhC

    False Lashes: http://bit.ly/2gQ1Vo2


    Mascara (Bottom Lashes): http://bit.ly/2dfuVYD;  (Top Lashes): http://bit.ly/2dT1aL3

    Lips:

    Lipsticks :


    (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang): http://bit.ly/2hk8AdE

    (Lip Maestro 400): http://bit.ly/2guRiuL


    Shop some of the products below as well:

    *Follow Me On Instagram!*

    https://www.instagram.com/gretchcannon/

    *Use Ebates When You Shop!*

    Did you have any empties for December?
    Have you tried or purchased anything I mentioned? 


    Comment below!

    XOXO,
    GretchCannon


    11.27.2016

    Holiday Gift Guide For Her - Cozy!

    I love putting together gift guides this time of year! It helps me shop and I hope it helps you shop!
    I think you all might like this one - the theme I created was for the special chicka in your life - bestie, girlfriend, Mom, sister, daughter, etc... anyone who loves all things COZY!!

    Click on the shoppable images below and let me know what you end up getting!
    I can TOTALLY keep a secret!



    I feel like I want ALL of these for myself as well.  RIGHT?!

    The soft blanket with the pom pom balls on it and the flannel shoes might be my favorite picks right now! The PJs are so cute and comfy, the candles are a great deal, the socks are adorable, the cookie decor and mug are so fun. Yep. I'll take it all. 

    Stay tuned for more gift guides this holiday season! I can't wait!



    XOXO,
    GretchCannon




    11.20.2016

    November Favorites & NEW YouTube Video


    I hope everyone is having a beautiful November! I've got favorites!

    Check out the link to the video below, and all of the links and tags. 
    Watch the video here, or click the video clip below: 


    *PRODUCTS MENTIONED*

    Drink Order: Skinny Peppermint Mocha Frappachino with Almond Milk & No Whip

    External Charger: https://bit.ly/2gzaasT

    iPhone Charger: https://bit.ly/2gbgqUe


    Leopard Pillows:  (Home Goods; similar - https://bit.ly/2gbhnMn

    Magazines: https://bit.ly/2gz658m


    Pecans: https://bit.ly/2gzfpsH

    Face Cleaner: http://bit.ly/2gbmyw3

    Contour Palette: http://bit.ly/2gbrT6d 

    Liquid Lip (Bow & Arrow): http://bit.ly/2gbmU5x

    *WHAT I'M WEARING*

    Outfit:

    Blue Shirt: http://bit.ly/2f1dasR


    Earrings: http://bit.ly/2eQGgOa

    Bracelets: http://bit.ly/2dT5IkR


    Beaded Bracelet: https://bit.ly/2gzbaNU (15% off w/ code "Gretchen15")

    Choker: http://bit.ly/2gbnMHy

    Necklace: http://bit.ly/2bPg0DF

    Ring: http://bit.ly/2gbq3m8

    Nail Polish (Size Matters): http://bit.ly/2dfoGnB

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    Face:

    Primer: 
    http://bit.ly/2fJp3HD

    Foundation: http://bit.ly/2g42PAw

    Concealer (Fair): http://bit.ly/2ds8rlz

    Powder (Sheer): http://bit.ly/2dT0Try

    Bronzer/ Contourhttp://bit.ly/2gbrT6d 

    Blush - (Pale Pink 9): http://bit.ly/2dT2XzM

    Highlighter (Champagne Pop): http://bit.ly/2dfs6XF

    Setting Spray: http://bit.ly/2dT15XH

    Brows, Eyes:

    Brow Pencil (Dark Brown): http://bit.ly/2dfsvJJ

    Brow Gel (Clear): http://bit.ly/2dfso0H

    Brow Mousse (Medium Brown): http://bit.ly/2dT3fqc

    Highlighter Pencil (Light): http://bit.ly/2dT2ayP

    Eyeshadow Palette: https://bit.ly/2dfsQvS; Lid Shadow - http://bit.ly/2dT13ze

    Eye Liner (Trooper): http://bit.ly/2dfrdhC

    False Lashes: http://bit.ly/2dT1Tfe

    Mascara (Bottom Lashes): http://bit.ly/2dfuVYD;  (Top Lashes): http://bit.ly/2dT1aL3

    Lips:

    Liquid Lip (Bow & Arrow): http://bit.ly/2gbmU5x


    Lip Gloss (Tiramisu): http://bit.ly/2gzetEH

    *Follow Me On Instagram!*

    https://www.instagram.com/gretchcannon/

    *Use Ebates When You Shop!*

    What are YOUR favorites for November?
    Have you tried or purchased anything I mentioned? 

    Comment below!

    XOXO,
    GretchCannon

    11.15.2016

    5 Easy Steps to Spray Tan Prep

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.
    All opinions are mine alone. #WetSkinMoisturizer #CollectiveBias


    5 Easy Steps to Spray Tan Prep


    I have been so excited to share with you all what I do the night before I spray tan to prep my skin!
    I get asked about this a lot, especially on Snapchat for some reason when I mention tanning.

    I usually get a spray tan on Mondays because there is a place in my town that offers a $10 Monday special, so I definitely always try to take advantage of that deal. And, I love to have a tan in the fall
    and winter months, because I feel so pale and it helps my skin look glowing and more radiant.

    This ritual that I usually do on Sunday nights really helps prep my skin for an even tan the next day and it helps the tan last all week long and look luminous until I go in again for my next appointment!

    You will need your choice of the following items: Loofah or sponge, soap, a razor, and an in-shower moisturizer. I recently found Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer with Cherry Almond Essence, which is easy to use and works especially well in these colder months and before and after you spray tan, when your skin is so super thirsty. You don't need any additional lotion when you get out of the shower, so it is super convenient to use every day.





    Night Before Spray Tan Prep - 5 simple steps!

    1. Exfoliate and Shave in the shower. Use a loofah or sponge, your favorite soap and razor.
    This step makes sure your skin is super smooth and prepped for your moisture and your tan.


    2. Apply Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer on your wet skin in the shower, BEFORE you dry off.
    Use about a dime-sized amount on each arm and a quarter-sized amount on each leg.


    3. Dry Off as normal. The product immediately absorbs for faster moisturizing.
    It is lightweight on your skin and not sticky at all. My skin feels so soft all day after using this.


    4. Get Dressed for bed. There is no need for any more products after you dry off!
    Get a good night's sleep and make sure you have your tanning appointment booked.


    5. Go Tanning the next day. Rinse off the morning of your appointment, go get your spray tan,
    let it soak in for at least 8 hours, then shower and apply this again to lock in your tan and moisture!


    I hope that helps! One day I can create a tutorial solely based on what you do IN the tanning booth to
    prep for your tan, if you guys would like to see that. I think this step by step should really help you get prepped for your tan, and keep your skin moisturized so your tan is even and lasts longer.


    I bought the product at my local Walmart store, so I took a couple of photos of the aisle and the placement in that aisle when I last went shopping to help you easily find it at your store. In my store, I found it in between the Personal Care and Cosmetics Aisles - see photos below.





    I loved the Cherry Almond Essence and the Refreshing Coconut Oil fragrances. They also carry Calming Green Tea Oil scent, Nourishing Minoi Oil scent, and Restoring Argan Oil scent.


    The Cherry Almond Essence is exclusive to Walmart stores, so I had to try that one, and I love all things that involve Coconut Oil, so I purchased that one too. Some of the bottles even had $1 coupon stickers on them, so keep your eye out for those!


    I hope this little step by step tutorial helped you remember what to do before you get your winter spray tan to keep your skin hydrated and looking smooth and smokin'!

    Do you have any other tips for achieving a flawless spray tan?

    For ideas and tips from other bloggers, click here.

    XOXO,
    GretchCannon 


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