Friday, March 29, 2013

Holiday Weekend

Here is some inspiration for your Easter Weekend...

Braids, beach waves, florals & pastels... all what you find in Easter weekend. 
Hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family. Thanks for reading and I will see you all back on Monday!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stripes & Florals


Aldo Sunglasses, F21 Scarf, Old Navy Shirt, F21 Jeans, H&M Bag (old), Windsor Watch, Target Wedges (old)

 I find myself mixing prints & patterns together often these days. It takes a simple look and brings it up a notch. Florals and stripes always go together in my style book.

Happy Thursday! 

P.S. If your thinking, "Didn't she just have Ombre hair?" I did, but I'm back to my roots & dark. :)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hapari Swimwear

I know I'm not alone when I say that finding a great, cute fitting swimsuit is sometimes near impossible! The top isn't big enough, the bottoms are too small... its always something different. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to work with Hapari Swimwear for two seasons now. They not only make the cutest swimsuits around, but they fit EVERYONE! If you are looking for a bikini, tankini, even a pregnancy suit, they will take care of you. If you haven't checked them out, do so. Take my word for it, you wont be disappointed!

Watch our segment with Studio5 from this afternoon here:

Bonus!! Use coupon code: KSL25 for a 25% discount on all suits. Or for you lucky Utah ladies, go in store and tell them you saw us on Studio5

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

At Home Shellac

I recently picked up the Sally Hansen shellac kit. I can't rave enough about it! I wasn't happy with the color of the strips that came in my kit above (they were super light), so I picked up the Sensational gel polish as well. With the easy to follow instructions, you too will be able to get your at home shellac nails. Plus keeping that $30 you would spent at the salon in your wallet :)

Step 1: Prep your nails. File, clip and remove any polish & oils your nails may have.

Step 2: Grab yourself a bottle of Red Carpet Manicure "Structure". This will be a base coat for your nails and will allow the polish to stick to your nail bed and make your polish last much longer.

Step 3: (This is where the Sally Hansen kit comes into play) Use the black light from your kit and cure your base coat for 30-60sec. They will remain tacking, DO NOT remove the tackiness. 

Step 4: Paint your nails with the Sensational nail color you have picked out. One coat worked for me, but is should depend on the color. The color I used was "Sugar Plum". Once painted, again cure your nails. 

Step 5: Finish off your nails with the top coat. I recommend just one coat. Again, cure nails after. 

There you have it! Your at home shellac nails just in time for the warmer months. This is perfect for keeping your nails looking shiny and great for weeks. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

I love a good bargain! Anytime that I am able to save some money, count me in. On my recent trip to Target, I picked up the following beauty products. Here are my thoughts...

1. Rimmel London Bronzor in 02/Sunlight - I was surprised in a great way with this product. I thought it went on with perfect color, with the right brush. I would for sure buy this product again. 

2. Garnier BB Cream in Medium/Dark - I am a HUGE fan of BB Creams. I have been using them since last summer. This one was average for the price point. Its a very light coverage, so maybe it will be a better choice come the hotter months. I don't think I will purchase this again, instead stick with the Bobbi Brown BB Cream. 

3. Maybelline The Falsies Black Drama - I picked up this mascara after reading great reviews on it. So far, I really like it. The brush is big, but it's a bit messy of a mascara. I have been applying it first and finishing my lashes with the other mascara listed. 

4. Burts Bees Mango Lip Balm - I LOVE THIS! I am an avid buyer of all of Burts Bees products and have never been disappointed. This flavor of lip balm is SO good! Will always buy this product.

5. Maybelline Dream Lumi Concealer in Nude Chair -  I have used this product for awhile now and have since gone back and bought it again. Its great coverage and gives you a little bit of a highlight under your eyes, which everyone needs. It comes in a twist stick so it stays moist. Good bargain! 

6. Loreal Telescopic Carbon Black - This is a great mascara! It has a small brush to get to the mini  lashes you have. I use this on top of The Falsies and love love love.

7. Burts Bees Facial Wipes - Don't you think I should be a spokesperson for Burts Bees? Again, another one of their products that I use and don't think I could go without. I have tried countless makeup wipes before, this takes the cake every time! Burt, your the best!

8. Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in 070 Cherry Tart- I always like to have color on my lips. Nude to brights, to even wine colored lips. These lip butters give off a great color and feel just like a lip balm. Plus, the more you put on the more color you get. I also watched a makeup tutorial once and the girl used it as a blush. Two in one, even better!

9. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh Pink - I read reviews on this product that were also great, but I have to say I don't agree. First, I do like color that it gave me, but hate the way you have to apply it. It was so hard to know how much product was on my brush. I wont buy this one again. 

I hope that my honest reviews of these products was helpful. They are my opinions, so maybe some of you have better luck with the ones that I didn't like as much. 

What drugstore products do you rave about? Let me know, I would love to try them out!

*This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and those of Truly Charlee*



Today comes a DIY and a simple one at that. I tend to get on Pinterest and think that I can conquer my house, kitchen and on really good days Home Depot. Then once all the things are bought and I come home, reality sets in and a project gets 60% finished. Its a fault I'm working on :)

DIY: Inspirational Board

Items needed:
Old frame with cardboard print/purchased foam board
1 yard of fabric
Stapler and staples

Step 1: Measure your fabric over the foam board. I bought 1 yard, because I wanted my fabric print to go a certain way, but now I have extra for another project. (you could always take your foam board measurements and get less). 

Step 2: Leave about a 1 inch remainder of fabric around the entire board. Cut any remaining fabric off. 

Step 3: Take your stapler and open it up, so that you now have more access to use it where ever you would like on the board. Then staple all around your board. *Remember to pull your fabric tight each time you go to staple* 

*When going around the corners, cut a triangle out of the fabric. This allows the fabric to fold over without creating a bulky corner, which would make it hard for you to put in a frame later*

Hope you like your new Inspiration Board. You have so many options on how to use it. Use it to put your home ideas on, your TO DO lists, or put your kids art work all in one place. 
The ideas are endless!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Staying Neutral


It's starting to feel like Spring. You can feel it in the air and the small amounts of sunshine we are getting. I love the idea of winter whites against neutral colors, with a bit of pastel mixed in. It keeps it feeling early Spring.