Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide


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How light-coverage foundation stole my heart

How light-coverage foundation stole my heart

Ya’ll know I love a full coverage foundation. That’s why I don’t want anyone to have a heart attack when I say in the past few months, all I’ve been wearing is light, sheer coverage. I KNOW. I KNOW. But before you have the reaction […]

How I whiten my teeth, plus giveaway!

How I whiten my teeth, plus giveaway!

Hi ya’ll! Today we’re taking about something that’s essential to my confidence- my smile. I know, I know, but hear me out. I had a lot of dental and orthodontic work done when I was younger, which was’t exactly a pleasant experience nor a cheap […]

A grateful heart is always in style

A grateful heart is always in style

This is something that’s hard for me to put into words, but I’m going to try. I love new makeup, and a good pair of shoes, and my fancy KitchenAid mixer, but I think we’ve all started taking these things for granted and started giving […]

Finding the best clothes on a better budget

Finding the best clothes on a better budget

Hey y’all! Sorry for my absence lately, I’ve been slammed at my day job with some big court news. Keep up with me on Twitter if you’re interested in that! But, I wanted to pop in and talk to you about one of my favorite […]

My obsession with affordable rugs

My obsession with affordable rugs

One thing my wedding registry— and my house— is full of is rugs. Lots of colorful, interesting rugs always makes a house feel like a home to me. My parents’ house is absolutely packed with Turkish and Persian rugs. I grew up going to flea […]

My health and fitness journey

My health and fitness journey

I know I don’t usually talk about my health on my blog, but I think it’s important and I wanted to tell you about my health and fitness journey, and how happy I’ve become with my body and overall health over the past year. I’ve […]

New makeup hits

New makeup hits

I’ve recently picked up some new makeup, both from Walgreens and Ulta, that I am absolutely loving for summer! Here are some of my top new (and just new to me) makeup picks for the season. 1. L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation No lie, I […]

It’s not all ruffles: Meet me and my day job

It’s not all ruffles: Meet me and my day job

I realized recently that a lot of ya’ll who are new to SSD don’t know me, so I wanted to take a minute to tell you about me, my job, and why I started this blog. My name’s Ivana, and I work for AL.com— the […]

Current full face makeup routine

Current full face makeup routine

I realized I haven’t updated ya’ll recently on my full face makeup routine! If you don’t know, I love makeup. I don’t wear makeup every day, and most days to work I wear a CC cream instead of foundation. I love that the CC cream […]

Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day is upon us, and it can be downright daunting to have to pick the perfect gift for mama. First of all, I have to say I am truly blessed to have such strong women in my life. I have a mother I absolutely […]