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WILDFLOWER CO. x BRENNA

Hi Monday! How are we doing today? Woke up this morning feeling so refreshed and refocused. Spent the weekend unplugged as much as I could be and let me just tell you- it was so good for the soul. This Monday has been off to a great start & hoping it bleeds into the rest of the week!

Kicking off with a super fun collab with a small business I ran across and instantly fell in love it! One thing I am super passionate about it supporting local businesses and ones who I can tell put 100% of their heart into. I’ve always been drawn to small businesses and it’s been a blast being able to talk with these business owners and see first hand their products!

THE WILDFLOWER CO. x Brenna collab is here and to say I’m obsessed with Sheyanne and her business is an understatement. Let me just share a few things I love about Wildflower Co.

The Wildflower Company is home to handmade, crafted, and designed clay earrings by the sweetest soul, Sheyanne. These earrings are made to bring confidence and joy & that’s exactly what they do. Her Instagram is so fun and colorful which brings me joy and each design she makes is totally different and unique. I love how she pictures each earring and brings her passion to life! Which is another reason I love supporting her. Let me show you which pieces I got!

THE CUTEST PACKAGING YALL!!

The honeycomb earrings and these stacked stars have me with all the heart eyes! Clearly need everything “bee” related because of this blog! And a neutral pair to go with any outfit. PLUS look how cute that Texas necklace is.

All of this to say, I would 100% purchase any of her earrings for gifts and to treat myself. I’ll link her website so you can go see for yourself how cute all of her earrings are.

https://wildflowerbyshey.com/

I cant wait for y’all to fall in love with the Wildflower Co. It’s been so fun shooting these pictures and sharing with you. Have a great week! Cheers🤍

XOXO

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Inside my makeup bag!

Happy H U M P daayyyy! I cannot believe it’s already the middle of the week. I guess it seems like it’s gone by so fast because of the holiday weekend. I hope everyone had a fun and safe memorial day weekend. The rain really but a damper on plans but we still made the most out of it. Crawfish boils, fish frys, and lots of friends and family. For one of this week’s blog posts I thought it would be fun to share my top products I keep in my makeup bag at all times. I’ll save my skincare products for another post but this will be beauty and makeup!

Honest hour: I am not a makeup person. I can remember my mom taking me to get makeup for the first time and saying no to half of the things she picked out. I just am such a weirdo when it comes to how things feel on my skin. And I definitely do not want it to look like I tried too hard to do my makeup. Another honest hour moment here: I still use a few products I’ve had since my senior year of high school. (WHOOPs) IF you are a makeup genius please don’t get mad at me! When I say a couple I mean the same blush and I have 1 eyeshadow palette that I no longer use but its still almost full. But over the years I have really tried to stick with products I know will work on my face and will feel lightweight and pretty subtle. My hope is to one day get better at makeup and be a little more “professional” with the products I use, but for now I will stick to my low maintenance things and live life.

Here’s an inside look at what is currently in my makeup bag and what products I use. I’ll go into detail about what I love and why I use the products below. If you are interested in any of these products you can click on the picture above and it will take you straight to the links!

  • Tarte Shape Tape Concealer– I am in the shade ‘light-fair neutral’ and use this under my eyes and to highlight my T zone and bridge of my nose. Lately i’ve been using this as my overall foundation base.
  • Anastasia Contour Kit– I use the lighter shades to go over my concealer under my eyes and the bronze shades to contour my face. My favorite part of my makeup!
  • Gimme Brow Eyebrow Gel– My holy grail of makeup. I cannot go out of the house without putting this stuff on my eyebrows. It’s like mascara for them. I use the darkest shade I think a 6 because my eyebrows are black.
  • Mac Blush– This i’ve had since high school and it still is trucking along. I am in shade Burnt Pepper and its such a pretty color on your cheeks.
  • Translucent Powder– You can use any kind of setting powder but I use this to set my concealer and to kinda set my face in the places I get oily.
  • Dior Mascara Blackout– The only mascara I use and will use until further notice. You’ll see why when you use it too. Another holy grail in my makeup routine.
  • Morphe Setting Spray– OBSESSED with how this feels on my face- goes on so smooth and lightweight which is a plus. And it keeps my makeup looking good all day.
  • Makeup Setting Fan– I have had this thing for like 3 years and I will never not have this in my bag. I use this to dry my setting spray. You will thank me later.
  • Face Razors– I do this about once/twice a week to remove the peach fuzz. Your makeup goes on so smooth after you do this, and your face is so soft.
  • Eyelash/brow Serum– This was an amazon find that I read amazon reviews on. I use this day and night everyday. Helps your lashes grow!

A little lengthy post this time but I had a lot of good little nuggets to share. By no means am I a beauty expert but if I help 1 person up their game, that’s a win for me. Of course there are a few things I add in (eyeshadow, lip stick, primers…) but this is the basics and things I cannot live without. And they are currently in my bag as we speak! Let me know if you have tried any of these or have any questions! Talk to ya later!

XOXO,

Fashion · Summer

Summer Arm Candy

Hi friends! It’s FRI-nally Friday. This week has gone by very fast for me (which you’re probably thinking like thank the Lord, this week has gone by so slow) But sometimes weeks go by faster for me- I don’t know why but oh well! You might remember me talking about how I love supporting small/local businesses but if you haven’t, then there you go. Of course because of how the world is right now, but my passion for supporting small business stems waaayyyy back. Anywho, I ran across this brand a couple weeks ago and instantly loved them. I’m talking Off The Chains Stacks! This business is in Rockwall, TX (go locals) and sells the cutest handmade beaded bracelet stacks!

A couple reasons I love why I love this business is 1. they are extremely affordable 2. they do customizable stacks and 3. they are local!

Her packaging is precious and duh I’m obsessed with this stack. The two bracelets I got are the Evil Eye Charm and the Ocelot Double Wrap. I know I’ll be able to wear these with pretty much everything and would even layer these into my Budha Girl stack. Seriously I wish I had found out about these for Mother’s Day! These bracelets are such a fun and easy gift for your girlfriends, mother in laws, or yourself OR these would be precious bridal party gifts. Just sayinnn!

Everything she has in stock is on her Etsy shop and if you needed to customize anything you can just shoot them a message on there or on her Instagram! I did want to mention that in addition to the normal beaded ones I have, she also does the letters and word bracelets! I’ll link my favorites down below:

CLICK THE PICTURE TO SHOP THESE OR CLICK HERE

I hope you love these bracelets as much as I do! Have a great weekend and see y’all next week!! XOXO

Life · Lifestyle

21 Facts About Me

Hi there, friends! Thanks for stopping by, if you’re a new follower here or just an old one wondering what the heck I’m all about… I’m about to share some random facts about me. You may or may not care to know these things, but in case you do here goes nothing! I also think this is fun because one day I will look back on this blog post and either still relate to these facts, or it’s long gone. So really this is for me (HA)! I would really love to hear if you can relate to any of these facts! You also may be wondering why I chose 21 things… first fact about me: I am 21- my birthday is September 10th (any Virgos out there)?

  1. Like I just said, I am 21 years old! I absolutely love being born in September. And technically I am still a ‘summer’ baby, which is fun. I am a virgo and am reallllly into reading my horoscope. T R U E virgo over here!
  2. POV: you’re at a restaurant with me, eating breakfast/lunch/dinner, and you will see me put one or all of the following things on my food ALWAYS! Salt, Hot Sauce, or Red Pepper Flakes. I love spicy food! I always pick the spicy option. And always add salt. People in my life really get annoyed with this but it’s just how I am.
  3. My love language has always been words of affirmation. But the last 2 years of my life I can tell it has changed and I think I am more of an acts of service/receiving gifts type. I feel loved when people do things for me or gift me something that makes them think of me. If you want to know what your love language is here is the test I took!
  4. My parents got divorced right after I graduated high school (S/O to class of 2016). I still live in my childhood home with my sweet mama and step-dad. I am so thankful I am able to still live at home and save money!
  5. I have 5 more classes until I graduate college in December. I take all online classes at Texas A&M University- Commerce and will graduate with a bachelors degree in Marketing. I have been able to balance being a full-time college student and also working full-time. I will say I have had to give up a lot of personal/social time but its rewarding looking back and talking to people about how I can do it all.
  6. This one is very simple. Beach > Mountains
  7. I have a cute little white chihuahua named Topanga- she was a rescue and supposed to be a family dog but quickly turned into mine. She does not leave my side y’all + I am the only one she trusts/likes. She’s precious!!
  8. Pink is my favorite color! Which is funny because I don’t have a lot of pink clothes > but a ton of pink items if that makes sense.
  9. Back to food- I have to have the temperature of my food and drinks to be either extremely cold or extremely hot! I will heat my dinner up sometimes if it’s not hot enough.
  10. I stick to a pretty basic and loose form of the Keto diet. I have found that being on a low carb balance has helped me feel better, I have more energy, and my skin is way clearer. Blog post coming soon about what I eat and how I remain on keto.
  11. I have a few guilty pleasures: McDonalds, Jack in the Box tacos, rom-coms, and listening to my top 5 songs on repeat 100x in the car.
  12. My favorite thing to do is to sit on a patio on a sunny day with my family and friends, listening to good music. My family does this a lot and I love it.
  13. I tan very very easily. It’s so funny because my sister has very fair skin and when we lay out I am 500 shades darker than she ever gets.
  14. Conner is my boyfriend of 2.5 years! We have gone to school together since we were in 2nd grade and remained friends up until we started dating. He’s the very best!
  15. I have always been very athletic and try staying in shape best I can. I played club volleyball along with school volleyball 6th grade-my senior year! I would have loved to go to school to play volleyball but it just didn’t happen that way.
  16. I am a Christian. I am the furthest thing from perfect, and I do stray away sometimes. I just know we serve a BIG God and will always welcome you home. I have never fought with this- I have been a believer my whole life. It’s not easy, but it is something I wake up and believe in everyday. He > I.
  17. My music library consists of a lot of Texas country, 70s and 80s music, rock, Christian music, and a handful of rap. There isn’t anything I won’t listen to!
  18. I have a younger sister and an older brother and an amazing sister in law who check off all the sibling boxes. We are all super close and talk everyday in our group message. If it’s a trending topic in the world… we are talking about it.
  19. My top bucket list item is to travel to all 50 states. Pretty simple, but its something I want to be able to say I’ve done.
  20. I am a SOCIAL butterfly. I feel like one of my best personality traits is to be friendly to people, be approachable, and making friends. And plus I love talking.
  21. Aside from my own instagram I own 2 other accounts. One is a food blog and the other is my online boutique. I will be doing separate blogs about both accounts but you can follow them here and here!

WHEWWW! Do you think you know me any better? Do you share similar facts about yourself? Thanks for sticking around and if you’ve made it this far THANK YOU!! I want to hear some facts about you! Comment or message me on Instagram. Have a great day y’all!

XOXO

Fashion

Where I shop

My most asked question I get is where I shop! I rounded up where I get all of my clothes from. I will say I do a lot of modeling for Southern Roots so I am able to try on so many things! My entire closet is mostly Southern Roots, but in the event I have something on these are the places I do my shopping at:

Supporting local businesses is so dear to me > I actually worked at Southern Roots for 3 years as a sales girl and then got promoted to being the social media manager so I know how much supporting small businesses is. I am in the works of starting my own small business boutique. But I do find a lot of my stuff at big box stores! I like keeping my options open and I love a good shopping spree! If you have any questions I am only a message away. Let me know where you like shopping!

XOXO,

Amazon

May Amazon Haul

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a good weekend! I woke up feeling very motivated today to get this blog up and going again. Since COVID19 has been around I’ve had a lot of uncertainty with my job, I’ve finished my Spring semester of school, and just dealing with not having anywhere to go. BUT I am sticking to my word and will be sharing on here a lot more. I have just rebranded my blog and website and it makes me excited to share more online.

One thing quarantine has given me a good chunk of time to online shop, and Amazon is definitely an everyday thing. I’m sharing my top Amazon finds for the month of May. I cannot say enough good things about these products, and would recommend everything.

You can shop everything by clicking the pictures or by following me in the LiketoKNOWit App. I have everything linked on the app + more!

If you have any questions on what is what, I am just a message away! I have some good blog posts in my for the rest of the week along with some more detail work on the site! Truthfully, it has been hard balancing everything but I am in a good place where I know I can give myself to this more. I would love to hear what Amazon products you love! Leave me a comment or DM me on Instagram! Have a great day y’all!

XOXO

Amazon · Fashion

Amazoning Dupes

Helloooooo & happy Friday! I’ve spent a lot of time during this quarantine online shopping. I could you know be doing something more productive, but c’mon… what fun is that. I have a lot of fun things up my sleeve for my blog and one of those ideas was to pull together some designer dupes i’ve been able to find on amazon. ALL UNDER $35!! I love a good dupe and its way better when it doesn’t break the bank. I have half of these in my cart right now about to hit complete order. I have a lot of these dupes already that I’ve had as a staple so I know these will be good.

FOLLOW ME ON THE LIKE TO KNOW IT APP! IT’S THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO LOOK AT AND BUY ANYTHING I CAN GET A LINK FOR!

  1. Download the free app (LikeToKnowIt)
  2. Follow me (bren_correia)
  3. Shop til you drop

CLICK HERE TO SHOP ALL THESE DUPES!

I’m so happy to be back to blogging life. If you are seeing this from Instagram thank you! or Facebook! or Twitter! or WordPress! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

XOXO

Life

Dear Monday, I hope you brought wine

Hi friends! How’s everyone doing? This is such a crazy time right now. We are literally living in an event that will go down in the history books! In light of this pandemic we are in I thought it would be a good time to start this blog back up. I don’t know where the time went and why I had writers block but it happens. SO let’s get caught up on what’s been happening.


Right before we got sent into self quarantine, I was schooling and working! Then came the social distancing which included celebrating my sisters 19th birthday COVID-19 style. Filled with cake, donuts, cfa chicken minis, and cotton candy mimosas. Here’s a small recap of a birthday we will never forget!

We also got to celebrate St. Patty’s day, party of 1. Not much to report on that one just a mini product shoot with some of the best cookies ever!

Next came many nights of game night: Monopoly & Yahtzee! Learning how to cook new meals, indulging in everything in site, and countless walks around the neighborhood. FUN STUFF I KNOW.

I’m not going to lie, I thought in the beginning of this I would be self motivated and start working out, eating better, learn a new skill/hobby, and come up with some self care routines…. that has not happened. And I feel like that’s okay! We get caught up in going and going and going that when we have the time to relax we feel like we need to be going and going and going. We deserve to relax, or do any, and not have to feel bad about it. Now, don’t get lazy HAHA. But just remember it is okay to take time to yourself.

I have also had 4 weeks of doing enough to keep busy, but now I’m feeling motivated! SO here are some thoughts moving forward about what I want to get done:

  • Make a hair tutorial
  • Do a makeup/ skincare tutorial
  • Create a bible study to complete
  • Do an at home workout and share!
  • Get creative and do some fun photoshoot with home props/neighborhood finds
  • Get caught up on alllll my unfinished Netflix series
  • Tie dye a set & share!

The last thing to get caught up on is how Easter went! Usually we get with family and have a fish fry, sit outside and relax! But because we have to be self quarantined that’s not possible. BUT we created a new *tradition* French toast and quiche for breakfast, walks around the neighborhood, and sitting outside waving to new faces that walk by. I’m curious: what have you done in your stay at home time?🙌🏻☺️


Whelp, got to go take care of Conner (he just got his wisdom teeth out) and he needs a milkshake! Next time I write hopefully I will have more to share. Stay safe! Wash your hands! Stay home! Flatten the curve!

One day we will look back on all this and wonder why we dressed up like Lysol bottles.

XOXO!

Life

YOU GOT THIS!✨

Hi friends! Happy January 74th I mean 30th. It feels like this month has just gone on and on and on and I’m ready for February! Mostly because we are one more month closer to spring which means alllll the bright fun colors to wear, moods always seem brighter, and the house feels cleaner. But until then, I’ll focus on what’s been going on now. As much as I’m SO ready to be out of January so many things have happened that make this month feel so rewarding and I feel so accomplished!

So here we are 1st month into a new decade, a new month, and new beginnings:

Coming into 2020 with G O A L S instead of New Years resolutions has been huge game changer for me this year. At first i was like well what’s the difference? Well lemme tell ya🍯. Goals: this is what a person aims for with a direction to follow, to achieve your results. Resolutions: are a decision not to do something or change something you don’t like. I say all this because when I started jotting down things I wanted for myself in the new year they were all things that I could aim for and work everyday or gradually become closer to, instead of changing or not doing. So here’s just a few of the things I wrote down:

  • Save money: my goal is to put a percentage of each paycheck in savings to meet my end of year $$ goal.
  • Keep only what is needed in your closet, room, bathroom: my goal is to prioritize my needs vs. my wants.
  • Finish up college: yes y’all I am still here but ALMOST done. 5 more classes and it’s PEACE OUT. My goal is to finish my last 2 semesters with a 4.0
  • To build the social media for Six Flags: this isn’t that personal, but my goal is to really build the brand voice and become more active on social!

So far so good y’all, these goals have really come into play this month. I have successfully saved more month this month by prioritizing what I really need vs what i really want. This one is HUGE for me. And it feels good to save. I’ve also cleaned my closet 3 times, and my mom and I have gone through every drawer, closet, room in the house to declutter and MAN does it feel refreshed. Once school started it was game on, I had such a terrible mindset about finishing and I wanted to give up, until my advisor sent me the pre graduation checklist and wooo I am determined to knock this last stretch out. And as far as my job, I loooove it!! It’s a slow and steady race to this goal but it will happen.

If you’re still reading: I love you! Thank you! Now let’s keep going!

With allllll of that being said, I cannot wait to see what else I can accomplish and strive for. It’s been a busy month but it is so rewarding when I can look back at my goals and be like: YOU GOT THIS! AND SO DO YOU! Which brings me to my next point. I know we are all in the same but different boat. I know we all have things we are battling or something we want to change. I know you may be comparing yourself to someone you see online. I know you might want to quit or give up. I know you have these resolutions and you keep saying oh maybe next month or tomorrow or next year. I know all this because i go through it too, and i see other people going through it. BUT I am here to tell you that if you can start off with 2/3 goals. Yes goals. That you can see end results from, y’all it is so rewarding. And who doesn’t love a challenge.

Now that was a little dramatic just now but seriously, write down your goals and go full force into reaching them. It’s only month 1/12 but if the rest of the year can have moments like this then I’m here for it. CHEERS to only having 2 more days of this looong month. See you in Feb!❤️

XOXO

Lifestyle

Chapter 12 of 12

Ok you guys- how the heck is it December already?! I wanted to jump on here really fast to tell you what I’ve been up to the last month or so. So here we go:

Lot’s of people have asked me about how I edit my pics and its safe to say that I have officially launched my presets and y’all have gone crazy over them! A H U G E thank you to all the people who have supported this. If you want to purchase my presets they are $10 or a pack of 3 for $20!! I will link here: https://gumroad.com/brennacorreia

Next order of business: I have started my own small business!! It’s called Honey & Rhea and I launched this with the dream of starting my own online boutique. Clearly we have a lot of work to do, and I am working on getting more things to put out there. I am also working on a website so it will be easy to purchase things. A little story about the name because I know you’re like what thaaa… Nothing extremely sentimental or a lightbulb moment but it does reflect me, which is what I wanted. So the Honey part is to play off of this blog- which is where I started. B’s > Bee’s > Honey GET IT?! So then Rhea is my middle name- which I’ve always loved. I think it makes for a good second part of a business name. Thanks mom!!

You can follow my online business on instagram: @shophoneyandrhea

Last thing I want to talk about is the fact that I have completely finished my Christmas shopping. Funny story- I started on Thanksgiving at 9pm and did not stop shopping (with no breaks) until 4pm on FRIDAY!! I don’t know if that’s funny or just crazy. But it was a blast and I got a lot of great deals.

Now that you know what I’ve been doing, I can start with my fashion guides, amazon hauls, good finds and MORE!! If you are new around here THANK YOU for stopping by! I can’t wait to jump on here again and share some holiday guides all from AMAZON!! Ill see you next post!

Xoxo,