$1000 Nordstrom Giveaway- 1 more week!!

This is the last week of the Nordstrom Giveaway! Be sure to enter for a chance to win!

Today I’m so excited to be giving away an awesome gift card just in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! All you need to do is complete as many entries below as you’d like! Good luck!!

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale $1000 Giveaway

Today I’m so excited to be giving away an awesome gift card just in time for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! All you need to do is complete as many entries below as you’d like! Good luck!!

 

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/3.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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Why Direct Sales Can Work for You

Find out some easy tips on how to make money with direct sales and how to choose the right company for you!

We’ve all been there…one of your Facebook friends all of a sudden joins one of “those” company’s and you roll your eyes. You think to yourself, “There goes another one” or “she just wasted a ton of money for nothing!” I have spend the last 5 or so years thinking the same thing. I thought the concept of companies offering big prizes and big money was too good to be true, and people on social media were falling for it. These so-called pyramid schemes were everywhere, and in no way did I ever think any of these types of companies could benefit you in any way. That was until, I joined in on one.

There are definitely direct sales companies out there that give this way of business a bad name. Some tell their distributors to cold message people, or friend request a bunch of people on Facebook. . Some tell their distributors to be pushy and bug people until they feel bad enough to buy. All of these practices don’t make for good sales or customer service, and that’s why so many people wince when they hear of direct selling. And I get it! Pushy sales people are SUPER annoying!

This weekend I am attending Leaders Conference with Senegence and it has been absolutely amazing so far! I've learned about myself and how to be a great leader not only in my business, but in life! Senegence has changed my life for the better, and I feel so blessed to be apart of this movement!! If you want to change your life, make great money, and meet the most amazing friends, this business is for you!! #Senegence #lipSense #leadersconference #mua #makeup

Last June, I started to see my friend Jalynn posting about a new direct sales company she just joined. At first, all I could think was…oh no…not you too! But as I started seeing her posts and doing a little research of my own, I realized that this company she was apart of was actually pretty amazing, and it looked like a lot of fun. She reached back out to me and told me about the benefits, and I was hooked. I joined a couple days later. Ever since jumping into a direct sales business, I learned how awesome they actually are, and how they really do have the ability to change someone’s life! I was instantly thrown into this world of Girl Bosses encouraging me to push past my limitations to succeed. I knew I came across something I needed to share with everyone I knew. Being apart of direct sales was slowly changing my life for the better, and I NEVER thought that was possible!

There are a lot of myths about direct sales that I found to be very false once I started. Here are some of the most common myths about Direct Selling out there:

Myth #1: You don’t really make money doing this. This is so incredibly false! The first month I started Senegence, I made $1000 profit ($2k in sales). That was insane to me! It took me years before I was making a thousand dollars a month blogging. Joining the right direct sales company can really offer you a way to change your family’s finances in little time. It doesn’t come easy though, which brings me to my next myth.

Myth #2: When you join a direct sales company, you instantly make thousands with little effort. This is definitely false. Direct Sales is like any other business; you have to hustle and sacrifice sleep and sanity to be successful. Because I was willing to work super hard at this, I was making really good money right off the bat. If you are less determined though, you won’t do as well.

Myth #3: Direct Sales is just a pyramid scheme. This myth is the most common thing I hear, and it’s SO false. Pyramid schemes are illegal schemes designed to make the very top person very rich. In a pyramid scheme, no one in the pyramid makes money. Direct selling isn’t like this. Another name for direct sales is network marketing, meaning you have to network to make money. Most company’s pay you for training new people to join the company, and everyone that joins has the same opportunity as the last person. There are ways to find success no matter which level or what time you entered the business.

Myth #4: You have to be good at selling things to be good at direct sales. SO FALSE! I am a terrible sales person ya’ll. This is why I never really wanted to do anything like this. Even my husband said that to me when I told him I wanted to sign up for Senegence. But the reality is, you don’t have to “sell” the products. You just need to talk about them, show them off, demonstrate them, and share why you love them. Women especially are natural born “sales people”, because we love to share items that we are using to our friends and family. I haven’t ever had to sell to anyone, I just show them the products, and they want it!

Today I met Joni Rogers-Kante, the CEO of Senegence and she was so amazing! I loved hearing her speak with so much passion about this company! She truly loves all of us and loves seeing us succeed in our lip biz's. Leader's Conference day 1 has been nothing but amazing, and I'm continuously blown away by this company! Seriously all of you need to join in on this... it's the most amazing company and the most amazing group of women I've ever come across! #leadersconference2016 #lipsense #senegence #mua #lipstick

Ladies and gents! Senegence has honestly changed my life for the better and it's only been a couple months! I make great money sharing these amazing products with everyone... and I can easily do that because LipSense unheard of! I'm looking for some amazing and driven ladies to finally join in this business and make some beautiful friendships + make some serious ! Plus: you can earn a free car and trips to Cabo and Costa Rica! !!!!! #business #entrepreneur #lipsense #girlboss

Are you interested in joining in on one of these awesome businesses? Here are some things to consider before you join:

  1. What is the profit margin you are able to make? Most companies make it so you can buy their products at a discount, but how much discount? It probably isn’t worth it to get 20% profits from selling for instance. But if you get a 50% profit margin like Senegence….that’s how you make great money a lot easier!
  2. Do you love the products? You will only be successful is you 100% believe in the products and want to share them. If you aren’t interested in them or you are just in it to make a quick buck…chances are, you won’t make money.
  3. What are the perks? Does the company let you travel on their dime to train? Does the company offer incentives like free cars, trips, products, etc? If you are looking at a DS company that doesn’t offer cool things like this, move on. There are a ton of company’s that offer really cool things that can benefit your family and give them a life they’d never dreamed of. For instance: Senegence offers you a free car, free exotic trips, free products, and 50% off products. Lots of perks..so it’s worth the work!
  4. What is the compensation plan like? One of the most awesome perks of being apart of direct sales is the fact that companies pay you to have a team, and to train them! Look at what each company offers you, and if you will make good money training people that sign up. Senegence has the best compensation plan out there, and we make thousands a month by creating our own team of girl bosses. It pays to help other’s succeed!
  5. Is the market saturated? Joining a DS company that already has millions of reps probably will make it much harder to make money. Think about it…If there are 100 people in your neighborhood all selling the same thing, how hard will it be to find customers? In the case of direct sales, less reps equal a greater chance for you to be successful. PS: Senegence has less than 50,000 reps in the US…that’s nothing! Avon and Mary Kay have over 3 million!
  6. What is your motivation? Are you in it just for the money? Are you in it to achieve some awesome goals? Do you want to change your family’s financial freedom? Don’t join direct sales just to make quick money. You will fail. You need to join a company that you are passionate about and that you are willing to represent. This is your business, and you need to be ready to hustle to make it successful!
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Which free car should I choose?!

Direct sales has shown me that it is possible to make amazing money at home to support my family. It’s shown me that I can be a business owner without going into extreme debt to build up my business. I discovered a fire and passion that I didn’t know existed within myself. I didn’t know that I would love being a leader and that I would love helping other women succeed and create dream lives for themselves. Joining this world and more specifically joining Senegence has blessed me and my family for the long run, and I can’t believe I let silly rumors and myths keep me from this life for this long. If you truly want to join in on this amazing style of earning money, you should do it. Jump in, take that leap, and start creating a life you’ve never dreamed of! You got this Girl Boss!

In case you were wondering some of the many perks of Senegence (the creators of the amazing LipSense– the lip color that lasts up to 18 hours without smudging or fading), here are the perks:

  • Only $55 to sign up (much cheaper than most company’s)
  • You are able to earn $1200 of free products in your first 90 days
  • You can earn a car, and it can be any model you’d like (I earned my car after 4 months!)
  • Every rank you increase to, you get a real gemstone ring (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Diamond!)
  • You can earn free trips for you and your significant other to exotic locations! (2017 we are going to Cabo and Costa Rica!–who’s going to come with?!)
  • You get 50% off products and make a ton of money selling the products! These products sell themselves!
  • The market is no where near saturated…so now is the perfect time to join!
  • When you join my team, you instantly join a RECORD BREAKING team (we reached $1 million dollars in 4.5 months!) and you join in on some amazing trainings and girl bosses to help you get started
  • Senegence is all based on helping women succeed and helping themselves feel beautiful. Everyone is absolutely amazing in this company and really want you to succeed!

 

Wear: Texas Chic with Cavender’s

Thank you Cavender’s for providing these beautiful boots and poncho for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Hey ya’ll!

Today I’m so excited to be teaming up with one of my favorite brands, Cavender’s! I’m a huge fan of beautiful cowgirl boots, and Cavender’s has always been my favorite place to get them! No matter where you are from, Cowgirl boots should be staple in your wardrobe. They are fun, comfortable and perfect for a casual Fall look like I’ve styled them, or with your favorite dress for a girl’s day. There’s nothing you can’t do with a good pair of boots!

Not only are these boots beautiful, but they are extra comfy as well! I’m in love with the structure of these Ariat boots and the beautiful detailing on them. They also go with EVERYTHING, which means they are super versatile. Basically I’m in love with them haha!

Be sure to check out everything Cavender’s has to offer in store or online (PS: they also offer super cute clothing like this poncho as well!)

Outfit details:

Boots: ℅ Cavender’s (here)

Poncho: ℅ Cavender’s (here)

Jeans: AE (here)

Tee: Downeast basics (here)

Clutch: Target (here)

Choker: The Red Closet Shop (here)

Not pictured: This AMAZING vest I wore to Senegence’s Hoe Down last week here! (You can see it on Instagram!)

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Wear: Girl’s Night Style with Naturalizer

Thank you Naturalizer for sponsoring this post and providing some amazing products for Dressing Dallas readers. All opinions are my own.

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Hey everyone, and happy Monday!

I’m so excited to share with you my second look featuring these beautiful Michelle pumps by Naturalizer. These pumps are perfect for any outfit that needs a pop of color or if you’re looking for the perfect date night look. I love the Michelle pumps because they are comfortable and come in an amazing array of colors! I think these heels look perfect with my favorite leopard dress and my favorite white snake skin clutch. These heels are the perfect pop of color for any look!

I love that Naturalizer offers a huge selection of colorful Michelle pumps. They range from the classic black heel all the way to red! How fun is that! If you are looking for the perfect red heel that offers you comfort all night long, these are heels for you!

How do you feel about these red heels? Leave your comments down below and let me know what your thoughts are!

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Wear: Business Casual Comfort with Naturalizer

I received complimentary product for being apart of this collaboration with Naturalizer. All opinions are my own. Thank you Naturalizer for sponsoring Dressing Dallas and letting me share this wonderful product with my readers!

Just discovered a classic and comfy shoe perfect for anyone!

Hey lovely readers!

Today I wanted to share with all of you these AMAZING heels I recently discovered. They are by Naturalizer and are perfect for any woman on the go! These Naturalizer Michelle heels are made for comfort, which is why I’m obsessed with them. Too often I’m stuck in heels that just hurt my feet. I feel like I need to walk around barefoot after only in hour in my previous pairs of heels! Naturalizer Michelle feature new premium N5 Contour technology, featuring a patented contoured footbed with superior arch and heel support, dual-density cushioning, a cool and breathable lining, lightweight materials, and flexibility that moves with you. This makes it so the shoe not only fits your feet, but keeps it comfy all day long! Who wouldn’t want that?

These beautiful heels are available on Naturalizer.com and are only $99. The heels are very high quality, and will last you a long time! No more shoes falling apart right when you get them! I’m so obsessed with these heels, I can literally walk around in them all day and be able to chase my kids, run errands, and remain professional (and stylish) looking!

Stay tuned for my next blog post featuring a fun pair of night out Neutralizers! You’ll love them! And be sure to check out Naturalizer.com for these beautiful heels! Go pick up some for yourself why don’t cha?!

Just discovered a classic and comfy shoe perfect for anyone!

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Life: Snacking on the Go

I have been compensated by ZonePerfect for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

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As most Mom’s can attest, we are on the go pretty much 24-7. Whether it’s errands, work, play dates, etc, we are always moving and always driving around town! With all that running around, comes that inevitable time when your stomach starts grumbling! It always happens to me, and I’m always tempted to stop at the nearest fast food restaurant and grab something to go.

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Ever since giving birth to my daughter, I’ve been trying really hard to eat healthy and lose the baby weight. It’s especially hard to do this when I’m in the car all the time running from place to place working hard and never stopping to take care of myself! It’s such a temptation for me to just do a drive-thru grab and go for my nutrition, but I know that won’t help me in the long run!

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That’s where Zone Perfect bars come in! I’m able to keep a couple of these protein filled bars in my diaper bag for when I’m craving fast food. I can just grab one of these to satisfy my snacking habit and I’m good to go until the next meal! I am a big fan of carrying around healthy snacks for myself and the kids, and Zone Perfect bars have been a win for me lately! They come in a lot of yummy flavors (my favorite is the peanut butter!) and they are just the right size for any purse or bag! These are also great snacks for after workouts, or during the work day!

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Do yourself a favor everyone, and pick up some of these yummy Zone Perfect bars at your local Walmart! You won’t regret it!

Life: Where Have I Been + Updates on Dressing Dallas

If you are a regular follower of mine, you’ve noticed that I’ve been a bit absent on my blog and social media. No, I didn’t disappear from the face of the planet…I’m still around. There have been some major changes in my life these past few months that I wanted to share!

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May was a busy month for our family. We closed on our first house at the beginning of the month after months and months of hunting, bidding and stressing! We finally found the perfect little house just for us, and right in time for baby #2 to be born. The day that we closed on our house though, tragedy struck. That evening I got word that my little sister, Kathryn, who was only 9 years old, aspirated and ended up in the ICU after her breathing and heart stopped. We were told that night that there was little chance of survival because she had been without oxygen for too long. We hoped and prayed for a long, hard week for her to show signs of recovery, but ultimately her body had been through too much, and she passed away on May 13th. Just 6 days before my daughter Virginia was born.

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This was an extremely tragic week for my family and I. As you might remember, my 23 year old brother took his own life this past December, and I suffered a miscarriage last July. We have gone through a lot of loss and hard times this past year already, so losing my sister was just another punch in the gut to me. I was so incredibly close to Kathryn, even with our age difference and to have her pass away so suddenly was heart wrenching. And since it was so close to my due date, I wasn’t able to travel back home to say goodbye to her or to attend her funeral. It was very difficult for me and it still is. Ever since then, I’ve been juggling being a mom of 2, a new homeowner, and a business owner…and it’s been a whirlwind of emotions.

I’ve taken this summer to really reflect on what I want out of life, and what I want to do with it. Losing a baby and two siblings within a matter of months really puts life into perspective. I’ve been able to take a good, hard look at everything I’m doing and decide if it’s right for me, my family, and if it’s bringing me happiness. From this reflection, I decided to leave my full-time job in a busy blood bank to spend more time with my children and to spend more time developing my own businesses. I never thought I would give up working full-time in a lab (I love what I do!), but I knew in my heart that I needed to be home more often and that I was capable of much more than my 9-5 job offered.

So what does this mean for my website? I’m so excited to really start focusing on my blog and creating the most amazing content you’ve ever seen! I’ve got a lot of fun collaborations planned, and I’m currently developing new e-books, youtube tutorials, and fun content to share with everyone! I’m very passionate about my website, and I love to create content for it! I also love hearing from all of you and really getting to know my readers! It’s truly a blessing to connect with all of you in so many ways!

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I’ve also been so blessed to get involved with Senegence; an amazing company that has empowered me like never before. I love playing with makeup (as I’m sure you already know!), and the fact that I get to share amazing products with all of you AND make an amazing income, has been absolutely amazing! Be on the look out for special Dressing Dallas posts on Senegence products and how amazing this business is!

Soon you’ll see some major changes happening on Dressing Dallas, including a new website design, a new exclusive Facebook group and email subscription that gives you the latest sale and discount code information (as well as sneak peaks on the latest content going live!).

I’m so excited to share the new Dressing Dallas 2.0 with you all! I can’t wait to hear what you have to think and what you’d love to see!

$1000 Asos Gift Card Giveaway!

When your a busy Mom, it's essential to pick the right pieces for an afternoon of shopping. You want to look cute but also feel comfy as your kids are around! See how this blogger styles a chic, comfortable outfit perfect for an afternoon at the mall.

Hey everyone! Today I’m SO excited to be sharing with you all an amazing giveaway hosted by myself and my good friend Jalynn from The Red Closet Diary! We’ve teamed up with 25 bloggers to give away $1000 to one of our favorite places to shop, ASOS! All you have to do is enter through Rafflecopter below (super easy, right?!). And be sure to subscribe to my blog and newsletter for all other deals and giveaways!

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10 Minute Dewy Summer Makeup Look

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

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Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my go-to makeup tutorial right now! Summer here in Texas is HOT, so I’ve come up with a simple summer makeup look that only takes 10 minutes to achieve! It lasts all day and all the products I use are great for your skin and work for many skin complexions! I also wanted to tell you about an amazing mascara I just discovered! It’s called the Rimmel Volume Colourist Mascara and it’s amazing! It gives instant volume and gradually darkens your lashes over time! The semi-permanent tint builds each day to give you darker lashes! It’s amazing!

I’m going to explain all the steps for my simple makeup tutorial so you can follow along in your own homes! I hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Prime your face with your favorite primer. These primers are designed to help your foundation stay all day and help it to go on smoothly! Try using the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer to cut down on oil!

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Step 2: Brush foundation all of there the face as well as your neck. Also, don’t forget to conceal under your eyes! I’m using Rimmel ‘s BB Cream and it’s amazing for summer!

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Step 3: Time for blush, bronzer, powder and highlighter! For bronzer, take a big fluffy brush and brush it under your cheek bones, your forehead, and under your chin. Use your powder for your t-zone to help cut down on oil, and use your blush on the apples of your cheeks! Finish with a little bit of highlighter on the tops of your cheek bones! Products used: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, Rimmel Natural Bronzer, and the Rimmel Kate Sculpting Pallet.

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Step 4: Time for eyeshadow! For this look, I only use two colors of eyeshadow, a lighter natural brown, and a yellow based cream color. The cream color goes all over the lid, and I sculpt my eyes with the brown. This creates a pretty shape for your eyes that’s simple but beautiful!

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Step 5: Liner and Mascara time! I created a subtle cat eye with the Rimmel Color Precise Liner and coated my lashes with the amazing Rimmel Volume Colourist mascara! After I complete my eyes, I’m done with the look! It’s the perfect look for a day with the kids, or even a fun summer night concert!

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Check out the different this amazing mascara made on my eyelashes in just two weeks!

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(PS: My lashes in this picture are my natural lashes! Do you see how much darker they got!?)

Target has an amazing deal going on right now: 25% Off all Rimmel Eye featuring Volume Colorist Mascara! Be sure to check out this deal and pick up Rimmel products at your local Target!

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Read more about Rimmel here.