Monday, July 7, 2014

Dollar Store DIY | Makeup & Jewelry Stand

hi beauties.

Hope that all of you had a fabulous 4th of July of weekend! We hosted a family cookout, and were able to enjoy a gorgeous firework display from our own backyard which was really neat!

Today, I wanted to share 2 chic and simple DIY jewelry & makeup stands that I recently created using products from the Dollar Tree dollar store!

I filmed a quick tutorial video showing everything that I used for these projects, and how I made them, Be sure to check out my Youtube video HERE.
Or Pin this idea for later! Pin This HERE.

I would love to see your photos if you create your own stands! :)


Monday, June 23, 2014

Reflect My Style | My Dream Vanity!

hi beauties.

 Recently I had the amazing opportunity to work with one of my favorite home decor sites, One Kings Lane on their Reflect Your Style Campaign! If you're not familiar with One Kings Lane, they are an amazing online home decor retailer offering new sales every single day on top-brand, vintage and designer items. Similar to a flash sale site, (ya'll know I love these!) Most sales last 72 hours, and offer exceptional value on one of a kind home finds.

 For the Reflect Your Style campaign, I was asked to create my "Dream Vanity" complete with a gorgeous statement mirror from their site. Obviously, this was a fun challenge for a beauty lover like myself; considering I'm almost always dreaming of fabulous makeup spaces ;)

 I chose the Vevey Mirror as the centerpiece of my dream vanity. With its gold leaf finish and feminine edges,  it was the perfect choice for the romantic vintage feel that I was looking for.

 The Lilien Console in distressed cream adds a shabby chic touch and honestly, how could you not love the elegant french style of this piece?!

 I didn't want to clutter the top of my desk, so I chose 2 simple decor details to add some flair; a Rose Bowl of gorgeous faux Hydrangeas and a Stoneware Tray with brass trim. Plants even when faux, add life and contrast in any space and these full white hydrangeas are perfection! The stoneware tray is the perfect spot to display my perfume bottles, and provides an easy catch-all for my beauty products.

 My absolute FAVORITE part of my vanity is definitely the lighting! I had an absolute swoon-fest when I saw the Duchess 6-Light Chandelier in champagne.. (no, seriously, I had a Moment). This stunning chandelier is like an illuminated botanical bouquet, complete with hand painted wrought iron and Italian crystal. The perfect chic and romantic touch for any beauties space :)

And of course, what vanity would be complete without a few must-have beauty essentials?! This time of year, I can't be without my Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation, sheer and luminous, it provides the perfect weightless coverage for summer. I also love Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill shadow in #8 for a shimmery copper wash of color on my lids. For the perfect nude lip, GOSH lipstick in Darling is my go-to! And to complete my quick summer look, Pure Ice Nail Polish in the color Feisty is a fun pop of bubblegum pink color!

Reflect My Style | My Dream Vanity!

Reflect My Style | My Dream Vanity! by bentleyblonde 

Vevey Mirror: One Kings Lane
(Check out One Kings Lane other amazing Mirrors here)
Lilien Console, distressed cream: One Kings Lane
12'' Hydrangeas in Rose Bowl: One Kings Lane
16'' Stoneware Tray with Brass Trim, white: One Kings Lane
Duchess 6-Light Chandelier, champagne: One Kings Lane
Pure Ice Nail Polish, feisty: Walmart
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light, intensity 2.0: Estee Lauder
Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow, 8: Giorgio Armani
GOSH Lipstick, darling: Gosh

I hope that you beauties enjoyed a peak at my "Dream Vanity"
 I would love to know what items would make your dream vanity complete (comment below!)

& Be Sure to Check Out One Kings Lane for a ton of amazing home decor finds! 
It's free to become a member AND as a special bonus, here's $15 for you to spend at One Kings Lane! 

Woohoo :D Happy Shopping Beauties-

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Q & A with Yappem!

Hi Beauties

As many of you know, I recently discovered an amazing new app called Yappem! Yappem is the premier reward-based brand-centric social platform. On Yappem you can share your thoughts and opinions on products, brands and places in return for Yappem coins, which you can cash in for gift cards from major retailers!

Yappem has provided me with a new outlet where I can keep up with you beauties in "real time," sharing my personal experiences with new brands and products; letting you know which are must haves and which are just plain crap ;) 

I am honored to be one of Yappem's resident experts, and provide you all with exciting giveaways and more over on my youtube channel! Be sure to subscribe to my channel & blog for updates, and come join me over on Yappem and share your opinions! I'd love to connect :)
 Happy Yapping!

Be sure to Read my Q&A with Yappem CMO Keith Fenimore HERE

Follow me on Yappem HERE.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Mantle Decorations & Kirklands Gatehill Curtains

Happy [SpRiNg] Beauties!

FINALLY Spring has arrived, and I am so excited for the sunshine, warm breeze & blooming flowers :) 

The spring season always motivates me to make big changes, and start anew. Typically for me this means cleaning, DIY projects & clothing donation. But this year I decided that our living room needed a little spring makeover too! (I know I know, we've only been living here for 7 months lol) but the dark burgundy curtains and black wrought iron touches I added in the fall were making the room feel a bit too heavy for me.



Ahhhh.. I feel like I can breathe again! 

Also as you can see, our shiba inu Kissu makes herself comfortable no matter the decor ;) 

The biggest change I made to our living room was switching out the curtains. New curtains are a no fail way to change the look of any room! I decided it would be best for Spring/Summer to go with a light, airy and neutral color palette. So I opted for taupe curtains in a fun geometric pattern. Our new drapes are the 95'' Gatehill Curtains from Kirklands, and they come in a 2 pack for less than $40, ya cant beat that with a stick! My fabulous friend ended up picking these up for me in Georgia since all of our local stores were sold out in the 95'' length. I do know that these particular curtains are currently sold out online, however I did contact Kirkland's, and they said they should be restocked in May :)
I was pleasantly surprised with both the weight and quality of these curtains. Talk about luxury on a budget! I highly recommend them.

Kirklands  Taupe Gatehill Curtains 95 in.

* quick note- try to avert your eyes from the vase and unmatched twigs & berries. They don't have a home right now, so they've been camping out next to the fireplace temporarily ;) 

The other changes that I made were to the fireplace mantle decor.
I had a picture in my head of what I was wanting, and went right to work scouting out my pieces! 
I took down the wrought iron candle holder and replaced it with a gorgeous old window that I bought from a private seller whom I discovered on a local yard sale website (I actually ended up purchasing 3 from her, couldn't resist, so stay tuned for fun old window diy's!)
 I also added a boxwood wreath with burlap ribbon for a bit of colorful farmhouse flair. 
Flanking the mantle, I went for some height and added 2 distressed antique white candlesticks topped with boxwood balls, and a boxwood topiary.. In my world you can NEVER have too much boxwood.. ever.
I recently purchased the distressed ceramic artichoke on sale for only $4 at Michael's Craft Store, who could resist? I just love it.
 I also added a final pop of color with an old apothecary jar that I already had; I layered it with moss balls from the dollar store and faux limes from Target.
Our big "B" initial found its place back on the mantle, next to a small farmhouse tea light holder from Christmas Tree Shops.

Curtains : Taupe Gatehill Curtain Panel Set 95 in.
Old Window : private seller
Boxwood Wreath : Home Goods
Burlap Ribbon : Michael's Craft Stores
Boxwood Topiary : Marshalls
White Artichoke : Michael's Craft Stores
Apothecary Jar : Home Goods
Moss Balls inside Apothecary Jar : Dollar Tree
Faux Limes inside Apothecary Jar : Target
Wooden "B" Initial : Kohls
Tealight Holder : Christmas Tree Shops
White Candlesticks: Kirklands
Boxwood Balls : Christmas Tree Shops
Wooden Sign : local antique shop
Large Vase : Home Goods
Floral Branches & Berries : Hobby Lobby
Window Mirror : Beyond the Rack

Hope y'all enjoyed seeing our living room spring updates! :) 
Comment below & let me know! "Do you change out your curtains or decor for the seasons?"

To see all of my Home Decor posts click HERE.

To see the rest of our home, Watch my "House Tour" video HERE.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

House Tour | BentleyBlonde

hi  Beauties.

So excited to share our house tour with you! I know it has been a LONG time coming, and I want to thank you all for your patience while we got settled in, and did some decorating! ;) 
To correspond with this blog post; I filmed a House Tour video which went up on my Youtube channel today. So be sure to watch it if you haven't already! 
Hope you all enjoy-

Clock: Kirklands
Baby Cypress Tree: Balsam Hill

Dining Room
Curtains: Marshalls
Curtain Rods: Ross (Spray Painted w/ Krylon Metallic Silver)
Mirror: Home Goods
Antique Dresser: local shop
Chairs: Sand Parsons Chairs from Kirklands
Lamps: Lowes


Rooster Clock: Ross
Wine Rack: Home Goods
Apothecary Jar: Marshalls
Faux Limes: Target, Faux Lemons: Dollar Tree

Rooster Plate: Cracker Barrel

Rooster Plate: Hobby Lobby
Plate Holder: Big Lots
Spoon Rest: TJ Maxx
Oil Holder: Cracker Barrel

Rooster Wall Decor: Kirklands
Baby Cypress Tree: Balsam Hill

Glass Candle Holder (back): Marshalls
Candle Holder (front) w/ Champagne Toast Candle: Bath & Body Works

Living Room
Curtains: Threshold Farrah Lattice Window Panel at Target

Vase: Home Goods
Decorative Filler: Hobby Lobby
Garland: Michaels w/ added decoration
Wooden Sign: local shop
Candle Holders: Target
B Initial: Kohls
Topiary: Marshalls
Wrought Iron Wall Decor: Value City Furniture

Breakfast Nook
Dining Table: JcPenney
Apothecary Jar: Marshalls
Wrought Iron Wall Decor: Kirklands

Master Bedroom
Upholstered Headboard & Bed Frame: Custom Made by my Amazing Men! ;) 
Nightstands & Dresser: Value City Furniture
Curtains: Kirklands
Lamps: Home Goods
Chandelier: Hautelook

Bedding: Soho New York Sea Glass at Kohls
Fuzzy Blanket: Target

Floor Mirror: Home Goods
Wall Tile: Kirklands

Mason Jar (vase): Michaels
Faux Flowers: Michaels
Candle: Kringle Candle's Tranquil Waters
Frame: unknown (I've had it forever lol) 

Distressed Frame: Marshalls
Blue Mason Jar: Ball Heritage Collection at Kmart
Mercury Vase: Kohls

Blue Distressed Chest: Kirklands
Frame: unknown
Apothecary Jar: Walmart
Flowers: Home Goods

Guest Bedroom
Bedding: Odyssey Comforter Set by Echo Design
Decorative Pillows: assorted Odyssey pillows from Echo Design
Lamps: Ross
Wall Decor: Bed Bath & Beyond

Guest Bathroom
Shower Curtain: Target
Picture: Home Goods

Laundry Room
Laundry Sign: Hobby Lobby
Rolling Garment Rack: Beyond the Rack

Filming/Beauty Room
Book Shelf: Walmart (going to paint it white soon!)
Chandelier: Hautelook
Zebra Ottoman: Hautelook

White Storage Cabinet: Hautelook
Wall Decor: Lakeside Collection (Spray Painted Gold w/ Rustoleum Metallic Gold)
Flowers: Home Goods
Acrylic Lipstick Organizer: byalegory

Custom Painting
by: Alicja of ANZ Dezigns

Desk: Hautelook
Heels Custom Paintings by: Debra of Grand Horse Designs
Mirror: Ross
Mercury Vase: Kohls

Custom Painting 
by: Debra of Grand Horse Designs

Hope that you guys enjoyed this peek into our new home! 
Be sure to watch my NEW "House Tour" Youtube video on my channel for more,

& Visit the AMAZING Kirklands website,  HERE
for tons of super chic and affordable home decor & furnishings! 
They were even kind enough to provide all of my lovely subscribers with a Special Limited Time Coupon Code:
$25 off $125 w/ coupon code: BENTLEY25
$25 off order of $125 or more will be valid for any purchase that meets a minimum of $124.99 (before shipping and taxes).  Offer is valid from Tuesday, 2/25/14 until Friday, 3/7/14 @ 11:59pm CST. 

Let me know what goodies you pick up! :) 

To see all of my other Home posts, including building photos, advice & more, click HERE.