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If you are on the hunt for a beautiful photo book to commemorate your wedding, birthday, birth of a child, etc. you have come to the right place - er, blog post. I was gifted the gorgeous photo book you see in the photos above from a company called Frame Smile. Frame Smile specializes in creating unique photo books with exclusive cover styles like Glass, Acrylic Crystal, and more. With Frame Smile's new Smart Book Software  you can upload your photos and create professional layouts easily!
I have one of the Glass Crystal Photo Book's - a beautiful high quality book whose front and back cover is encased in glass. All of the pages are super thick, and the printed photos are very crisp and clear. The customer service is also great! You will have any and all questions answered in a very timely manner over email, or you can call their customer service number. When I received this book in the mail, it completely exceeded my expectations. It is absolutely gorgeous and I fits right in on my coffee table.
Frame Smile was nice enough to sponsor a giveaway for you all with three winners! All of the giveaway information is posted in the description box of this video - you don't want to miss it! You have the chance to win a Glass Crystal Photo Book to match mine. Make sure you check out the video and read the description box for all giveaway information. Good luck!
Visit framesmile.com and use the code SAVE10 to get 10% off your first order!
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Today's post is a long time in the making. I have no idea why I didn't write it sooner. Sorry, y'all. It has been over a year since I got married, and since then I have been getting questions about my wedding dress. I am here today to answer all of your questions.
So, let's get started by answering the most burning question everyone seems to have: "Where did you get your dress?!" Well, guys - I made it. I found inspiration on Pinterest and combined a few styles that I loved to get the end result. I'm totally not a professionally trained seamstress, just a self-taught hobbyist which is why I did not make any patterns, take photos, or video of my process (really regretting that now!) but I was able to crank it out in a single day. I wandered around my local fabric store for about an hour touching all of the fabrics to find "the one". I ended up going with two yards of ivory crepe back satin because I liked the medium weight of it, the nice shine, and the awesome drape. I also purchased an ivory colored invisible zipper, snaps, and a package of hooks and eyes. The total cost for my wedding dress was around $30! 
Now, for the details of the dress. The top of the dress were basically two triangle pieces connected by a single spaghetti strap that covered my boobs. Before I connected the top to the skirt, I could basically hang the top around my neck like boxing gloves (lol). I made them quite long due to where I wanted the skirt to start, and overlapped them in the middle. For the skirt, I gathered the entire top section until it fit my waist, sewed it together, then added the invisible zipper and the hook and eye closure. I then sewed the top onto the skirt, and had a dress! The sash/belt that you see around my waist was a separate part that I could remove if I wanted to. To create that, I cut some fabric to a few inches bigger than my waist and folded it to get the pleating. I then sewed the ends until I had a long pleated rectangle of fabric. I hand sewed the snaps, and voila! There was a sash that looked perfect around my waist. And that folks, is how I made my wedding dress.
Considering I made my dress, I won't be able to post any links for where you can buy it yourself, but don't worry I found some similar ones for you. Unfortunately my finds aren't going to run you $30, but they are still significantly less than what you would pay for a traditional dress! All of my finds are from a cool company called Fame & Partners, and the dresses are completely customizable! (Nope, this post isn't sponsored I just really love the concept of this company!) 

My dress "dupes":
The Santina Dress | The Astrid Dress | The Stella Dress

I really hope this was helpful and informative! If you have any other questions, comment them below and I'll update this post. I'm also doing a wedding-related giveaway soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!
x Alicia
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Shirt (similar) - Zara | Bralette (similar) - XXI | Jeans (similar) - XXI | Shoes - Shein | Glasses (similar) - Aldo | Necklace - Twelve Oh Six
This was such a fun outfit to style. I (successfully) put together a look with four of my favorite trends - mesh, frayed hem, glasses, and mule loafers  - into a super fun springtime outfit. This outfit is perfect for a day of shopping in the City, or taking a walk on the beach on a cooler day. 
What is your favorite trend at the moment, and how do you style it?
x Alicia 
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Non-RX glasses are one of my current favorite trends. Firmoo.com reached out to me to review a pair of glasses of my choice from the hundreds they have available on their site. Firmoo is an global online optical store that is super easy to navigate and has great customer service! I loved the process of choosing my glasses online and being able to “try them on” virtually. Glasses are super on trend right now, and it’s great that there are so many frames to choose from (and you can also get any pair filled with your prescription!)

Check out my full video review here!

Firmoo is having a super awesome promotion where you can get two pairs of glasses for the price of one! Buy one pair and get one pair for FREE from http://bit.ly/firmooglassesbogo. 
Cooperation email: service@firmoo.com

*This product was sent to me, but all opinions are my own.
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I've been using (and obsessed with) Glossier products for a while now, so when they reached out to me to become a rep I said yes, of course! I do get a small commission when you shop with my link, but you also get 20% off your first order! I'd call that a win-win situation. 

Today, I'm going to share my favorite Glossier products with you. These guys are the ones I think you should try out first if you're itching to delve into the realm of Glossier.

Starting out with my all time favorite product, one that I never leave the house without, my Rose Balm Dotcom. I use this to moisturize my lips, I put some on the dry patches on my face, and use it when I don't have any hand cream on my person. Even if I'm not carrying a purse that day, I'm guaranteed to have my Balm Dotcom in the back right pocket of my jeans. It is my holy grail beauty product of all time. If there's anything you're going to start out your glossier journey with, it's the Balm Dotcom. 

My second favorite Glossier product is the Boy Brow. This was the first Glossier product I heard about when I initially learned of the brand. The Boy Brow actually does wonders for my super thin brows making the hairs stand out and stay in place. You can check out a dedicated video I made about the Boy Brow here! I like to wear this on top of my filled in brows, or when I don't actually feel like filling in my brows with the MUFE Aqua Brow but want to look like I actually have eyebrows on my face. This product definitely did not disappoint.

Next up, we've got the Priming Moisturizer. I use this guy as a foundation base (primer) because I find that it helps my makeup last longer throughout the day. As a moisturizer alone, it unfortunately doesn't do much for dry skin because it's a very lightweight product. It makes your skin look super radiant and on days I don't want to wear foundation, I put this on as a last step in my skincare routine (after my daily face moisturizer). If you're in need of a lightweight radiant primer, I would give this a try.

Finally, let's talk about the Milky Jelly Cleanser. This cleanser is unlike any I have used in the past. It feels so hydrating on my skin and does a good job at loosening up my makeup. I usually use this as my second cleanser, but recently I have been using it before I go in with my Clarisonic if I'm wearing makeup that day. I look forward to using this cleanser everyday because it feels as though I'm giving myself a mini facial each time I use it. It's also very soothing especially after using a physical exfoliant. I would definitely recommend this product to someone who has dry or combination skin.

Let me know what you're going to try from Glossier, and don't forget to shop with me to get an awesome discount!

Shop with me at http://glossier.com/reps/aliciaenkhulzii and get 20% off your first order and free shipping over $30! 

* This post contains affiliate links.

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