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My Top 20 Must-Haves | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Thursday, July 11, 2019


HAPPY SALE DAY! This is the sale that we have all been waiting for, the NSale from Nordstrom! This sale is what launched my blog/instagram page two years ago, so as expected you know I'll be shopping and celebrating my "blog-iversary" 
Within this post I will be sharing my top 20 pieces to snag during this years sale. As always, everything will be linked within this post as well as on my Liketoknow.it page! If you are not already following me there, I will put the link here: https://www.liketoknow.it/thecurvyguru This is a great place to check out if you are wondering where something is from! I tend to link everything I can for you guys! 
Any questions, leave a comment below or message me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/thecurvyguru/
XOXO, Happy Shopping!

CLOTHING 
1. Heart Joggers- Shop Here:https://rstyle.me/+gLpwbCZSpvFU7ucYssatUA


3. Leopard Midi Dress- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+J64Sl5exNDsEFNPzk9FUYQ

4. Leopard Scarf- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+2DPuLO9XyzT7PUh0RIYj7w

5. Striped Cardi- Shop Here:https://rstyle.me/+WdL1xDIyqfxPlIHi1T5XrA

6. Striped Tee- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+sZErqbZDadOcWw1t2Z-IJA

7. Leopard Tie Dress- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+15ekmxbE2IRAWhQn5Gv1Hw

8. Fleece Pullover- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+HHvO20e3wC34rMh8B05SrQ

9.  Leopard Cardi- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+gkCs0Jsdr_yJ6oYUdh28Zw

10. Leopard Joggers- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+4Vg2xDpFtPcYf62JtMTlMQ

11. Textured Cotton Top- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+JW3m_WVAvd8OYDMayB0uOw

Shoes/Accessories
12. Over the Knee Boots- Shop here: https://rstyle.me/+BppHC_R2qJsbE_uqlvBmcQ

13. Snake Skin Boots- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+cGgNuVztw4dDU-eHZw6Efg

14. Leopard Mules- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+LwlSV2oyot7wX3BwDSbAkw

15. Tortoise Studs- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+XcvJUZu1l_tEKGi-3XAp0g

16. Quay Australia High Key Aviators- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+rIgkONzAN7PC0imAhzMC_A


17. Hydroflask 32oz- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+rIgkONzAN7PC0imAhzMC_A

Beauty
18. T3 1.25in Curling Iron- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+yoMcmhQslseLhWYY1S6N-g



20. Dry Bar Set- Shop Here: https://rstyle.me/+igGJv1qwsWVXxHGSGK1KZQ

Alright guys, that's everything. I'm sure there are tons of other great finds in this sale but these are the items I am most excited about! If you snag anything make sure to leave a comment down below & let me know! I'd love to see what all you pick up from the sale!

--The Curvy Guru--

Formulate Hair Care Routine

Saturday, April 20, 2019


As fashionable and into makeup as I am, my hair care routine was totally lacking. That's why I was so excited when Formulate reached out to me to try out their products. 
Formulate is a hair care brand that engineers their products just for you. Basically, you take a quiz all about your hair, your current routine and what you are looking for in a shampoo/conditioner and they mix something up for you! How awesome is that? Also all of formulate shampoos and conditioners are sulfate free, paraben free, preservative free, and animal cruelty free. Which is really important to me. I want to know that what I'm using is good for my hair and for my body.

How the process works: you can go online or into their app to take the quiz. Once you submit the quiz the chemists get right to work creating your formula. I received my products about 2 weeks later to try so the turnaround time was really not bad. 

The packaging was beautiful! I love the sleek design and that both products come with a pump! I love a good pump! 

Inside the box you get a breakdown of all the ingredients in your products and it explains what each is good for. I wanted to focus on moisturizing my hair and repairing split ends so my products contained a ton of nourishing oils such as coconut oil, broccoli seed oil and Argan oil.

My Personal Review: My immediate thoughts when trying out the shampoo were that it smelled so AMAZING! When you take your quiz you can select what kind of scent you want for your products as well as how strong the scent is. I love my hair to smell amazing and I love orange and citrus scents so I chose Burgeon (blooming orange blossom) and strong for my choices. I'm not kidding when I tell you  that this smelled fantastic. Even long after my hair was dry the scent carried with me!
Also I loved the way the product lathered. For some reason I correlate the bubbles when washing my hair as to how well it's cleaning. Most natural shampoos I've used in the past didn't really lather up when shampooing so even though it may have still been cleaning my hair, I didn't feel like it was doing a good job. This shampoo is NOT like that. It lathers up so nicely and my hair felt so nourished and clean afterwards.
The conditioner was the same way, it smelled amazing and left my hair feeling so soft after I rinsed. 
After the shower I tend to let my hair air dry. Once my hair dried it felt super soft and nourished but honestly, kinda greasy. I did read in my instructions that it often takes a couple weeks for your scalp to adjust to all the oils and moisture in the products so it may leave your hair feeling greasier than normal. So I decided to wait it out a couple weeks to see if it improved. 
Unfortunately it did not and my hair was so saturated with oils that I couldn't straighten my hair without it feeling sticky. Now don't get me wrong. When I wore my hair curly my hair and curls looked fantastic. It was bouncy and did not get frizzy or tangled easily. But, I LOVE to wear my hair straight so I contacted the company and they immediately went to the chemist and began corrections to my formula. Formulate promises if you do not love your first batch they will correct anything needed FREE OF CHARGE! They were so great through this whole process and they completely understood my wishes and wants. 
It took only a week for my new order to come in (free of charge) and let me tell you they LISTENED!! They struck the nail on the head. This new product was everything I loved about the previous but my hair did not feel heavy with product and I can straighten my hair with ease. This company has been so easy to work with and it's been amazing to experience the consumer-chemist bond and how in control I felt with my products and what I was putting into my hair.
You guys are going to love this company I just know it! I love everything they stand for and have had such a fun experience trying their products. My hair care routine has completely changed and for the better.

Doesn't my hair look amazing? It feels refreshed and full of volume. I'm in LOVE!

...Ready for the fun part?
Okay guys, if you've make it this far you're in luck! I'm hosting a giveaway with formulate and one of you can win your very own set of customizable hair care products! All you have to do to enter is follow the link below and it'll take you to my formulate page. If you look to the left on my page it'll show you the giveaway entrance! 

Good Luck Guys!

Want to know more about this amazing company? Explore Formulate's site here: https://www.formulate.co/join/welcome

The Toothbrush that Changed the Brushing Game

Thursday, April 18, 2019


From the moment I opened the box to my new CariPRO ultrasonic electric toothbrush I new this was about to change my oral hygiene game. I wouldn't say my game was THAT off but, I definitely only had used the cheap-y toothbrushes that you got from the dentist prior to this. So, you can imagine how siked I was to now own a toothbrush with not only 1 but 5 speeds/brushing modes. Also this toothbrush is completely waterproof so all my in-shower tooth brushers can totally use this product safely!

Now that we talked about how starstruck I was by my toothbrush lets talk about the company. Smile Brilliant is a family owned company built by dental hygienists and dental professionals which I love, that started out by creating a way to whiten teeth easily from your home. They then transitioned into toothbrushes and other oral care products. I love a good one stop shop!


 What I love about the toothbrush is:
1. It's not super bulky like other products on the market. I want a toothbrush that will fit nicely in my bathroom. I love the sleek design.
2. The battery lasts FOREVER! Well not forever, but the battery can last up to 30 uses before needing charged again. No more waiting for your toothbrush to charge when trying to get ready for the day.
3. It's super gentle. The toothbrush comes with two soft brush heads that feel amazing on your teeth. Now don't get me wrong. It's not too soft that it won't clean your teeth properly but its gentle enough for even the most sensitive teeth and gums.
4. The price point is great! Smile Brilliant managed to make a high quality toothbrush into something affordable for anyone. The price point for this toothbrush is literally half as much as other products on the market!
5. There's a 2 minute timer that pauses every 30 seconds indicating that its time to brush a different quadrant of your mouth. No more setting a timer or guessing if you've brushed long enough. The toothbrush does all the work for you and tells you when to switch sides! It's honestly fool proof (and I need all the help I can get.)
6. The 5 speeds on the brush! I'll explain them below!
-Mode 1 clean: standard mode for daily brushing
-Mode 2 White: the most powerful cleaning mode for removing surface stains, polishing and vigorous deep cleaning.
-Mode 3 Massage: Gentle gum pulsation mode for gum stimulation. 
-Mode 4 Gum Care: Gum mode for gentle cleaning along the gumline. (for complete coverage use with another cleaning mode)
-Mode 5 Sensitive: Ideal for users who find the default clean mode to be slightly too aggressive. This gentle cleaning mode is tuned well for those who have sensitive teeth and gums.


Let's talk about my brushing history. Before the CariPRO I brushed with whatever toothbrush I received post-cleaning at my dentist office. It was nothing special. I didn't get to pick the softness of the head or what bells and whistles it had. It was generic and I was totally fine with that. Until I did some research. Brushing your teeth with an electric toothbrush has been proven to clean your teeth much better than a manual toothbrush. A recent study showed electronic toothbrush-ers also had less plaque buildup and a lower rate of gum disease. Honestly, what more could you want? After reading up I knew I needed to make the switch and am so thankful that Smile Brilliant reached out to me about trying their toothbrush!
I've already noticed such a difference in my teeth and I'm smiling brighter and more confident knowing my teeth are being well taken care of!

If you want your own CariPro you can use code: thecurvyguru20 for 20% off your purchase!


If you've made it this far you're in for a treat! I'm teaming up with Smile Brilliant to GIVEAWAY one CariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush to one of you! All you have to do is follow the link below to enter: 

Good Luck to you all!


Wanna Explore Smile Brilliant? Here are some useful links:




Everything you need to know about Smile Brilliant: https://www.smilebrilliant.com/frequently-asked-questions#thecurvyguru

Splurge Vs Steal

Monday, March 4, 2019



Hey Guys! I thought I would try something new here on my blog since I've been super into finding cheaper alternatives for designer favorites! This segment will be called Splurge VS. Steal & I will break down an outfit for you with all designer/ high end pieces & then find dupes or cheaper alternatives for you all to shop!
I hope you enjoy! All products both designer and dupes will be linked below!
xoxo
thecurvyguru





I hope you enjoyed & Happy Shopping!
Kourtlyn





Amazon Designer Dupes

Monday, February 11, 2019



Hey Guys!!!
This post was highly requested on my Instagram and I am so excited to share with you all of my finds. Amazon has been hopping with designer dupes lately and I'm LOVING it!!! From Gucci to Cartier you really can have it all & all within your budget!

1. Louis Vuitton Cross Body

2. Cartier Love Bracelet

I'm adding this to my cart as we speak! 
Buy Here: Cartier Bracelet


3. Gucci Belt
I love this one! I currently own the plan GG belt from amazon & love it! Definitely getting this one next.
Buy Here: Gucci Belt




4. David Yurman Dupe

This is the perfect addition to your arm candy! Perfect for layering or wearing on it's own! 


5. Louis Vuitton Belt


This is another great option for a designer belt! 


6.Bee Handbag
I am dying over this Gucci inspired bag!!!!
Buy Here: Handbag

7. Bamboo Initial Necklace



I finally switched up my initial necklace that I've been wearing to this one & am loving it! 



8. Louis Vuitton Key Chain

Literally obsessed with this little wallet! Just bought this for myself & it will sell out soon! 
It's under $15.00 & you can buy here: Louis Vuitton Key Chain



*****Check out how I style my dupes over on my Instagram: TheCurvyGuru
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