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Happy Black Friday! I am probably 10 hours into a 17 hour drive and not doing any shopping today, but I’m excited to explore a new city with Kendall, adding Baton Rouge to the list! I hope everyone had a lovely day with family and friends yesterday.

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Lately on The CaroLøve:

Did you happen to catch my Like A Boss print on Lee’s Girl Boss Gift Guide?

With all the stress of the holidays coming up, I’m loving this Self Care Gift Box!

But speaking of self care, I’m also really in agreement with this article. Self care should not be a fad, but something you actually do to take care of yourself constantly. via Thought Catalogue

Since I’m spending most of my Black Friday in a car, I thought I’d round up some great sales for you (and maybe me, to use from my phone):

  1. Lulu’s– everything is on sale, up to 90% off, free shipping on every order with the code BESTFRIDAY
  2. Minted– BLACK FRIDAY: 20% OFF HOLIDAY CARDS, GIFTS, FINE ART, AND HOME DECOR $150+ | 15% OFF EVERYTHING. Code: BF2017, EXP FRI 11/24
  3. Nordstrom– extra 20% off select sale items
  4. Nordstrom Rack– (Online only) take 30% off clearance
  5. Old Navy– 50% off entire purchase
  6. J. Crew– 40% off online and in stores with the code THANKU
  7. J. Crew Factory– 50% off online and in stores
  8. Ann Taylor– 50% off everything with the code THANKFUL

Don’t forget if you’re shopping online to sign up for ebates (if you haven’t already) and earn cash back!

 

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I find it a little poetic that the same week I had scheduled for my #bossbabe gift guide, I was actually picked to be part of one. I am so honored and thrilled that Lee thought my Like a Boss print would be a good fit for her blog post! And it’s too funny that we had and idea to do a gift guide with the same idea behind it. Great minds do think alike.

I want to address something semi-political before I dive into the good stuff. I went through a phase where I really wasn’t sure if I liked the terms boss babe, girl boss, etc. because what’s the difference? We can build our empires just as vast as men so why do we need to add our gender to the term boss? But now I see it as a club. As a boss babe, I am joining so many other women who are carving out a space for themselves- business owners, bloggers, entrepreneurs, role models, activists, advocates. Women who are not afraid to take risks and just do it. I’m proud of that, and they should be too.

And to be perfectly honest, sometimes just getting up, putting on a brave face, and going out into a world that historically sees you as less than is the most boss move of all.

So treat yo’self or a fellow boss babe to something sweet this holiday season because they earned it, and so have you!

Girl You Better Work / black & metallic gold journal||Boss Babe Bottle||Inspired Women Desk Signs||Girl Boss Bag||Girl Boss Throw Pillow||Boss Lady Pen Set||Boss Lady Mug||Girl boss lip print shirt

 

 

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Happy Friday! As exhausted as I am, this week has just flown by! I feel like all of November is going to be like that. I’m definitely getting ready for snuggle season and this whole “falling back” we insist on doing has me a little out of whack. I need lists on lists on organization to get me through the holidays.

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Lately on The CaroLøve:

Tomorrow I’ll be working my little booth at the St. John’s Holly Harvest Festival, selling hard copies of the prints in my Etsy shop! I’m now also offering custom digital prints with your favorite quotes, song lyrics, etc. AND

ANNNNND…

I don’t know why it took me so long but I finally have a graphic t shop on Zazzle. I’ve wanted to design my own shirts since… forever! (A huge thank you to my sorority sisters for letting me design shirts for the house!) I have a few designs up now but I’m in major brainstorming mode for Christmas. You can find my designs right on the Shop page of my blog! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see for the holidays and beyond.

J. Crew is having a pretty awesome sale: 25% off full-price items including that new new with code GETSHOPPING.

I have been validated: I do NAHT need to wear heels for my wedding. (Not that I was going to anyway). via Over The Moon

Ok- so 2 weeks trying a new BB cream and here’s what I have to say about Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream with Tea Tree Oil and Sebum Control Powder: It’s a good thing I’m fair because this stuff is LIGHT. Also, it smells great and the coverage is amazing but, honestly, it’s not doing a thing for my skin. I had high hopes and was excited to try it, but I’ll be going back to my fave Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer for everyday.

For the holidays, I’m putting together a gift guide of entirely women-owned small businesses. If you’d like to be included, shoot me an email {thecarolove@gmail.com}! There is no charge to you, as I just want to support small biz and women biz! I do already have certain vendors and won’t do repeat companies, but that is just about the only stipulation! For those of you who want to shop, let me know what kind of guides you’d like to see!

Have a great weekend!

 

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November really kicks off the season of holiday visiting with Thanksgiving and friendsgivings and “let’s do something before the holidays” get together which are really just holiday get togethers incognito. I never like to arrive empty-handed, and while I’m certainly guilty of “let’s just bring a bottle of wine,” I want to do better. I love making people laugh, and for the right people, here are my picks to give a gift with a giggle.

I watch entirely too much Housewives. I’m working my way through the franchise and just finished every New York season on Hulu. These cocktail napkins were inspired by probably the best Dorinda moment of all history.

Candles make a home. I stand by this. The scent of champagne is pretty inoffensive as scents go, and this candle don’t lie!

If you do want to go the wine route, check out these instant download labels to sass up your bottles!

Butter my butt and call my a biscuit. This is something that is actually said quite often at Pride Rock. A butter knife would be adorable to bring to Thanksgiving with something homemade to spread butter on.

Another gift that would be cute to bring with something hot and yummy you make yourself-  a potholder with Nelly lyrics!

Olives are one of my favorite snacky foods. Tie an olive fork to a jar of olives for something for your hostess to put out pre-dinner.

Dish towels are great because they get used. Bonus points if you help your hostess with cleanup.

Hangry is one of my favorite words and a serving spoon is another great gift to accompany a homemade dish.

What’s your favorite kind of gift to give or receive?

 

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An issue with your skin can really alter both your look and the way you feel about yourself. Even a small issue can make you feel as though everyone is looking at you, watching you, honing in on that exact spot on your face that is making you feel embarrassed. Does that sound familiar? Of course, it does because we all experience this type of issue at one point or another.

You can go to bed in the evening with no blemish in sight and in the morning wake up with a face full of spots. Or, if you have been sunbathing the night before you might even wake up with an age spot.

Thankfully, there are options to deal with issues like this. So, let’s look at some of the fixes you can consider for common skin problems.

Anti-Aging Fading Serum

Vanquishing Age Spots

Yes, age spots are a nuisance and one that you may encounter if you spend too long lying underneath the sun, perhaps on your beach vacation. This leads to the discoloration of the skin and essentially the death of the skin cells leaving behind a nasty blemish. While you may hate seeing a mark like this on your face, it can be dealt with. To do so, you just need to look for a beauty product that is high in vitamin C.

The benefit of vitamin C is that it causes skin cells to replenish and replace quicker than usual. As such, it will lead to the blemish on your skin fading at a faster rate.

Blemish Face Oil for Acne Scar Treatment

Acne Scars

Anyone who has had acne will have at least a few scars from the condition on their face. The issue with this then is that even though acne is generally considered to be a pubescent issue, the effects can follow you long into adulthood. But again, there are treatment options like Dore Aesthetics. They can help rejuvenate your skin, smoothing over the scars and eradicated the issue completely.

Petechiae

Petechiae are annoying, harmless little red dots that appear on your skin and can be on your face. While annoying they are, virtually harmless. You don’t need to worry about them causing issues with your health, but they can look rather unpleasant, depending on how large they are and how many are there. They can be up to the size of a fingernail in diameter. They aren’t raised like acne but they are bright red and as such are very noticeable. Usually, these are caused by burst blood vessels.

That can happen due to a high level of strain on the body from an activity like lifting weights. The good news is that they can quickly be depleted with cold pressure. You just need to apply and ice bag to your face for ten minutes. If you do this, you should find that the redness disappears. If it doesn’t, and there are numerous red dots, you may want to contact a doctor. It could point to a more serious issue.

As you can see then for every complexion catastrophe, there is a solution. You don’t have to live your life embarrassed by the state of your skin.

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