GretchCannon

6.20.2017

June Empties

I have some June empties to share with you! Yep, it's that time again! I probably started these in May, but I keep them under my vanity in a box until I have enough to blog about for you guys! I love using up products and getting my money's worth! Everything is in the photo and linked below! Let me know if you have any questions.


  1. Makeup Towelettes - love these from CVS. 
  2. Shaving Cream - great scent and only $3!
  3. Eye Drops - the best relief for dry eyes. 
  4. Chapstick - I love the pomegranate the best. 
  5. Dry Shampoo - I would definitely purchase the full size of this. 
  6. Night Serum - I love getting this in my Estee' Lauder gifts with purchase!
  7. Self Tanner - I like mixing this with my foundation.
  8. Clarisonic Brush Head - love this sensitive brush head for cleaning my face 1x a week.
  9. Setting Spray - this is my FAV setting spray and it is only $8!  
  10. Essential Oil - this Signature Zen blend is awesome to help you relax. 
  11. Leave-In Spray - this is my longtime favorite hair detangle spray. 
  12. Perfume - smells SO amazing, and they offer a free gift right now!
  13. Eye Cream - thick and creamy, I also love getting this with gifts with purchase. 
  14. Dry Shampoo - love this whole Amika line of hair products. 
  15. Chapstick - another good Burt's Bees flavor!
  16. Body Wash Oil - so moisturizing for the shower, and great deal on Amazon for a 3-pack. 
What did you use up this month? 

XOXO, 
GretchCannon

6.15.2017

Summer Faves

Happy freaking Summer guys! June is my favorite month, and I wanted to put together a list of my summer favorites for you. It ranges from food to decor, to beauty and fashion and music. I hope you love it!  Some links are in the widget, and every item is listed below from 1-20! ENJOY! and have a safe and happy summer!




1 - Perfume - Sun Di Gioia Giorgio Armani
  • $50 from Sephora or Ulta for 1oz. 
  • Salty, freesia, vanilla scent 
2 - Tanner - Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse
  • $12.99 from Ulta, Target, Drugstore 
  • Doesn't streak, dries quick 
3 - Makeup - Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Parade
  • Less than $60 and values $145 
  • 5 bronzers and blushes mixed
4 - Deodorant - Tarte Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant
  • $14 from Sephora 
  • Smells fresh, lightweight 
5 - Hair - Oribe Beach Wave and Shine Spray
  • $42 or $22 for smaller - at Nordstrom 
  • I got mine on Poshmark for $29 
6 - Sandals - Old Navy Gold Flip Flops
  • Lightweight, gold metallic, lots of colors 
  • $5-15 depending on sale 
7 - Pajama Pants - Soma Crop Ombre
  • $39, soft breathable fabric 
  • Comes in pants, crops, & shorts 
8 - Bright Lipgloss - NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches & Cream and Apple Strudel 
  • Lightweight, $5 each 
  • Buy from drugstore, Target, Ulta 
9 - Bright Nail Polish - Essie Orangey Pink 
  • About $10, mine is Camera, new color this season is called Sunshine State of Mind 
10 - Earrings - Sugarfix by Bauble Bar for Target 
  • $12.99 for lots of different colors, some on clearance for half off 
  • Tassels, trends on the cheap 
11 - Soap - Bath & Body Works Ocean Citrus Foaming 
  • $6.50, sometimes on sale for $3 each
  • Smells so fresh, salty and citrusy 
12 - Drink - La Croix Sparkling Water 
  • Skinny Cans - Target - I love Pineapple Strawberry and cherry lime, I've heard coconut is good 
  • No calories, no artificial sweeteners, sodium free
13 - Alcoholic Drink - Froze  
  • Refreshing drink
  • Made with Rose', Frozen Strawberries, Vodka, Sugar, and Grenadine 
14 - Snack - Tone it Up Bar
  • Buy at Target 4 in a box for $6.99 
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate, 160 cals, 10g protein 
15 - Book / Journal - Style Your Mind 
  • $18 on Amazon
  • by Cara Alwill the author of Girl Code 
16 - Music - 2017 Playlist 
  • On iTunes and Spotify
  • Lots of upbeat summer tunes, country, electronica, alternative, dancing 
17 - Throw Pillow - Outdoor from Target 
  • $10-15 each for every season  
  • Fun colors, can put them outside or inside to freshen up decor 
18- Candle - Gold Canyon Fresh Orange 
  • Medium size $19 
  • Also love Watermelon and Sea Salt Blueberry for summer 
19 - Caftan/ Ruana - Open shirt or coverup with tassels 
  • Nordstrom around $35, got mine at Rack or TJMaxx for about $20 
  • Cute with shorts or jeans and a tank or as a swim coverup 
20 - Swimsuit - 1 piece with fun sayings 
  • Mine was $10 on Poshmark, similar new ones at Nordstrom or Buckle for around $50-60 
  • Fit well, fun for parties 
Please post YOUR favorites for summer in the comments! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon





5.24.2017

Distressed Bleached T-Shirt DIY Project

I wanted to share with you guys a fun and easy Distressed Bleached T-Shirt DIY Project that I did last week! It was quick and fun, and I cannot wait to do it again. I will now forever be on the hunt for the perfect old black shirts to annihilate! See my YouTube video at the end and easy steps below with photos!

























STEPS:
  • T-SHIRT: Get a black t-shirt that you want to distress. I prefer a large men's t-shirt that is a little more stiff - not the soft ones that are more in style these days. You can get a cool shirt from the men's section at Target, or cruise your local thrift store. OR, in my case, go through your man's donation pile and look for something free and interesting! 

  • CUT: Cut holes all over the arms, all over the collar, through the mid part of the shirt, rip up the sleeves, cut slashes in the back if you want, scrape your scissors along the shirt. Make sure you do this over an area you don't want to scratch, like an old carpet or the grass outside. Use sharp scissors, fabric shears work best. Stretch the holes where you want your cut to look a little less messy.

  • BLEACH: Fill up a spray bottle with 1/10 of bleach, and the rest water. Lay your shirt outside in an area that you can get messy. Spray all over the shirt where you want the black to look bleached out. Less bleach sitting for a lesser amount of time will be an orange look and more bleach and more time soaking will look more yellow like mine. You can also fill a dropper with bleach to make the bigger splats all over, which I also did. Let dry in the air or sun for 15 min or more, depending on the color you are looking for. 

  • RINSE & DRY: Rinse the shirt in warm water until the water runs clear, wring the shirt out, throw it in the dryer for about 10 minutes, making sure it doesn't drip on any of your other clothes, then hang overnight to dry. 
  • ROCK IT: Rock your DIY shirt that nobody else in the world has! 


Here is the YouTube video, if you would rather listen!!! 


Let me know if you have any questions! There are tons of YouTube videos that explain the steps in better visual detail if you want more instruction! If you make one, tag me so I can see it! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

5.11.2017

Weekly Skincare Routine

Every Saturday or Sunday when I am relaxing I love to do my skincare ritual to get ready for the week ahead. Sometimes it is during the day, sometimes before bed. Here are some of my favorite tools. I posted this on Instagram a few weeks ago and I will finally go through my routine for you guys below!


My weekly skincare routine:
  1. I wash my face with my current favorite cleanser and my Clarisonic Cleansing System. 
  2. Then, I (carefully) shave my face with a Tinkle Razor and Marula Beauty Oil
  3. I then use my Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser, which is amazing! 
  4. I roll my face after that with my Ora Microneedle Age Roller System, which provides SO many benefits.
  5. Then, I PMD my face all over (this is my favorite part), with this personal microderm kit. I use the sensitive discs.  
  6. I relax with some oxygen eye masks, then..
  7. I end it all by slathering my face with my favorite night time face cream

Let me know if you have any questions about details!
I would love to know what your weekly routine is! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

4.29.2017

April Beauty Empties


Living Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray - This stuff is amazing! I love the 3oz size because it it cheaper and perfect for travel. I like the smell of it - reminds me of art class as a child for some reason. No sulfates, which is good for my tape in hair extensions, and a light hold that I feel doesn't build up.  

Zim's Max Crack Creme - I love this for night time on my feet!! It was created by a pharmacist, so this stuff is legit! I recommend it for anyone with dry, cracked heels. 

Pink Sugar Perfume - I love this perfume, not only because it smells like cotton candy and super sexy, but it is the only thing I can wear around my Mom that doesn't bother her allergies! It is such a playful, but romantic scent and I always get compliments on it whenever I wear it anywhere! 

Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk - This stuff is SO good!! The smaller size is cheaper if you want to try it, but I think you all will love this. It is a hydrating treatment serum that you use on your face under your regular moisturizer or night cream. It is light feeling and fresh. It absorbs really easily too.  

ABH Brow Wiz Dark Brown - Cult fav of course, I love my ABH brow products. I actually like this thinner pencil better than the thicker one. It creates hair like strokes better than the thicker one I feel like.  

Up & Up Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes Evening Calm - For less than $4 at Target, these are my favorite night time makeup remover wipes. They make me feel fresh, I never break out, and I only need to use 1 to remove all of my makeup. This is a purchase I will always repeat! 

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Sleep Lavender Chamomile Pillow Mist - I am such a light sleeper, and I have a whole routine I do before bed to try to get relaxed. This is something I use every night to relax me and I love it! 

Vaseline Spray Moisturizer Aloe Soothe - LOVE this stuff! Good for after sun lotioning, but mostly I love it because I can be lazy when it comes to lotion after I shower or bathe. So, instead of having to rub a thick cream all over yourself, you just mist yourself all over! It can be cold sometimes, but it is just so easy, smells so fresh, and I love it.  

Enjoy Hydrating Conditioner - Perfect conditioner for tape in hair extensions, because there are no sulfates in it, which can be bad for the tape. The packaging has changed as you can tell from the link. I am going to actually repurchase this right now!!!  

Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone SPF 15 - If you have followed me for some time now, you know I love these skin creams for day and night. They can be expensive, but I like to look for deals that include free gifts with purchase. They have never broken me out, and I think they really help my skin stay youthful looking.  

L'Oréal Visible Lift Foundation 149 Buff Beige - This is one of my favorite drugstore foundations. The color is perfect on me, and it includes retinol, vitamin C and SPF in it for your skincare needs.

What did you use up this month at your house? 
Share with me! 

Hope you enjoyed this post! 

XOXO,
Gretchen 

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