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.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation Review!

Hi Beauties! 

Today I have a review of my current go-to foundation! :) A lot of you have been asking what I am wearing in my most recent videos, so I'm very excited to share it with you. Recently I was given the amazing opportunity to test out the NEW Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation & Sponge! And let me tell you... it. is. PHENOMENAL

Shu Uemura is well known for their absolutely fabulous luxury cosmetics and skincare, and the new Lightbulb foundation is no exception. The perfect blend of coverage, and luminous glow; Shu Uemura's Lighbulb foundation is an exquisite fit on the skin, providing high coverage and long lasting moisture. Paired with a handcrafted lightbulb sponge, it easily creates a smooth and flawless porcelain glow.

I tested out the lightbulb foundation in the shade 354 (medium amber), which was a bit too dark for my paler skintone this time of year, albeit still wearable with proper blending. I do think I will order the shade 574 (light sand) when this bottle runs out though ;)  The foundation itself was creamy, smooth and easy to apply. The coverage was medium-high, which I truly appreciate! My skin is combination and acne prone, so I do have some scarring and discoloration that needs covering. The lightbulb foundation covered everything flawlessly! and gave my skin a truly "lit from within" glow.

Shade Range:

Wearing ONLY Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation:

I was a big fan of the lightbulb sponge as well, which is dual ended and perfect for application! The larger rounded end is the "glow enhancer" and the smaller, pointed end is the "glow controller." This sponge helps provide a truly flawless coverage, by giving you total control over the amount of glow this foundation provides! To apply, pump a small amount of foundation onto the back of your hand and use the rounded end of the sponge to stipple the product onto your face. After you have even all-over coverage, use the pointed end of the sponge to adjust the glow by tapping the sponge around the eyes, nose, mouth and any other smaller areas of the face.

Do you plan on trying out Shu Uemura's NEW Lightbulb Foundation & Sponge Set?! 

Find Your Shade using the Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation Shade Finder Tool:

 15% off + free shipping on any Shu Uemura Purchase w/ code: LIGHTBLONDE

Sunday, January 19, 2014

BEST Haircare, Skincare & Beauty Tools of 2013!

Hi Beauties.

Wanted to share my BEST OF Haircare, Skincare & Beauty Tools 2013 video with y'all! :)
Hope that you enjoy. Please leave me a comment and let me know if you've tried any of these products yourself!

Watch HERE--

Friday, January 10, 2014

Best of Beauty 2013 - Drugstore Makeup & More!

happy 2014 beauties!

I feel like it has been [foreverrrr] since I last posted here on my blog! (and sadly, it has).
One of my resolutions this year is to be more consistent with producing quality videos and posts for my beauties. I really fell off the beauty bandwagon so to speak, while we were in the process of moving into our new home and I have a lot to catch up on! 
So without further ado, here is my first video of 2014! In it I share all of my favorite beauty products from the past year, both high end and drugstore makeup. Hope you enjoy! :]

Watch my "Best of Beauty 2013 - High End and Drugstore Makeup":

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Disney's Maleficent Official Movie Trailer

Hi Beauties! 

A bit of a random post today, but being a Disney fanatic I had to share! Disney movies are always magical, and take me back to my childhood, as they probably do for many of you. Growing up, Maleficent was always one of my favorite villains; she was beautiful, mysterious and best of all, truly evil.

Her character has always intrigued me, so I was very excited to find out that Disney was creating a motion picture dedicated to the villain. I shared a sneak peek photo of Angelina Jolie as Maleficent over on my Facebook page a few months ago, if you haven't liked my page yet, click here: http://www.facebook.com/bentleyblonde
I know a lot of you were just as excited for the film's big release, so I wanted to share Disney's Maleficent Official Teaser Trailer! Just the trailer sends chills down my spine, it looks so good! :) Will you be headed to theaters in May 2014 to see it?