Thursday, September 21, 2017

Things Are What You Make of Them

I'm so excited for Adam J. Kurtz's new book, Things Are What You Make of Them. I've followed Adam for a long time on Instagram and love his fresh and clever views on all aspects of the world — and especially what it means to be an artist. His new book is full of advice for creatives and I especially loved the section about staying sane while working at home!

Things Are What You Make of Them comes out October 3rd. The best part is, if you pre-order the book the publisher will donate $1 per book to the Tegan and Sara Foundation. The Tegan and Sara Foundation is dedicated to helping fight for health, economic justice, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

I recommend picking up this book!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Favorite Simply Scrub Organic Body Scrubs

I love scrubs! Just a few days ago, I talked about my skin routine and facial exfoliant, and today I want to talk about body scrubs! I've shared a few on Mini Penny Blog before and I'm really excited to introduce these four to you! Introducing Simply Scrub and their 100% Natural and Organic body scrubs. Click through for the details on which ones I loved the most.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dream of the 90s

Tear-away pants? Platform shoes? Tiny backpacks? Yes please. My formative early teen years were during the 90s and these are all of the clothes I saw in magazines (and Delia's catalogs) and desperately wished I had or that I was cool enough to wear. I'm absolutely obsessed with this combo and want to pair these pants with everything!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Skincare and Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty

I'm back with my second round-up of Ulta purchases! A couple weeks ago, I shared my overnight makeup kit for nights I spend away from home. Today, I'm giving you the info on my favorite skincare products! The best part is, one of these you can score during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty event, along with lots of other goodies over the next few days!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Saying 'No' In 2017

The other day I had a Facebook notification that it has been four years since I moved from Philadelphia to Chicago. Philly left me reeling and I was determined to escape the fear from my failure at work and in relationships. I failed in Philadelphia. It took me a while to redeem my feelings for it — but it shaped me. The past four years have been cloud nine. I have been fortunate enough to weed out the bullshit. Those failures made me want to be a yes-(wo)man. And I was, for a while. But 2017 has taught me how important it is to know when to say no when someone or something is simply asking too much.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Weekend Movies

I'm pretty excited to see It this weekend. It was one of the first scary movies I saw as a kid and I remember it scaring the heck outta me (between It and Arachnaphobia, I was not a fan of shower or sink drains). I'm looking forward to a few movies over the next few months — Blade Runner 2 and Star Wars, to be specific. What are you planning on seeing?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

My Overnight Kit and Ulta's 21 Days Of Beauty

This summer, I have really become more comfortable with wearing less makeup — mostly that means skipping the black winged eyeliner, which has always been my go-to. This is partially to thank to microblading, tattooed freckles, and my short-lived eyelash extensions (I'm still so sad that I was allergic to the adhesive!). Today I'm giving you a peak into my small overnight makeup kid, and some details about how you can stock up on our favorites at Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty Event! Click through for all of the details.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Giveaway // Microblading

Celebrate with Micro Penny Cosmetic Tattoo! I just hit 500 followers and as a thank you, I'm giving away the opportunity to win a free Microblading session!

Here's how to win:
❖ Head over to Instagram and like this post.
❖ Make sure you are following me @micropenny !
❖ Share the image above to your Instagram feed using the hashtag #winmicropenny. You may enter once per day! You only have until Wednesday, September 6th • I will be announcing the winner via Instagram at 9pm CST. Please only enter if you can have your brows tattoos in Chicago by the end of October and are available to come back within 12 weeks for your touch up!*


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Denim Duster

I've been low-key in love with the denim duster idea since I saw it hit Madewell's website earlier in the year. I figure if I have so many denim jackets, maybe I should add this long version to my wardrobe.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Summer Forever

Fall temperatures are flirting with us, but I'm not ready to give up my palms and tropical prints just yet. I scored these shorts at H&M a few weeks ago (and now they're just $10!) and I absolutely love pairing them with crop tops.

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