TGIF, FRIENDS. This week kinda sorta flew by for me – you too? I realized it’s been a hot sec since the last edition of #AskE, and I’ve been stockpiling your Q’s…so it was about dang time to hit publish on a few! Today we’re talkin’ everything from a gallery wall hanging hack to Face Filter, to comfy AND cute walking shoes, egg chairs, and more. So buckle up, folks! Also, I wore this dress to church this past weekend and realized I had shot it a BUT NEVER SHARED IT here, which was basically a sin. (It’s also here on Amazon!)
It’s so flowy + fun, which is what I’m all about in the summer sun. Ain’t nobody got time for chafing, or for sweat showing through a too-tight dress when it’s 85 degrees outside, so this style of dress is GREAT for preventing all of the above. Plus, it’s got room for a food baby (hello 4th of July hot dogs, get in my belly), or to hide a real baby bump. Did I mention it’s just so dang FUN???
Clearly my hair was shorter + darker then (we shot it literally before I even got extensions in! say what!), but the dress is still clutch and definitely a worthwhile closet addition.
Hey girl! I have a trip booked for Europe in August (fingers crossed it doesn’t get cancelled) and I’m looking for shoes that are cute but won’t give me a ton of blisters from walking all day. Anything you’d recommend???
YOU KNOW IT! Hands down, this brand is my favorite for cute, comfy walking shoes. So much so that I have fondly dubbed them my “Disney World shoes,” because they’re literally the ONLY shoe that has helped me successfully survive walking what feels like 32 bajillion steps when at the Happiest Place on Earth. I suffered many an uncomfortable walk back before finding these, and I’m never turning back.
NO blisters, no rubbing, good arch support…they’re just the best!
Here are the pairs that I personally own + recommend:
AND AND AND some are on major sale right now!!! These, these, and these are 40% off, and these wedges that I have + lovelovelove are 35% off! They’re really worth every penny, because your cost per wear ends up being, like, a few pennies with how many times you’ll wear ’em for running around.
I want to get your book!! Where can I get it??
NOTE: It’s *only* online right now thanks to the pandemic, but will hopefully be in stores ASAP. Stay tuned there. But in the meantime, grab yo’ copy of Caffeinate Your Soul online!
And as always, THANKYOUSOMUCH to every single one of you sweet souls who has ordered a copy (or two! or three! Legit one of you has bought six and counting as gifts and I just CANNOT with the kindness!). I’m only able to do this because of you, and I am forever grateful.
If you had to pick ONE Tula product, what would it be? Trying to decide what to switch over…
This is literally like picking a favorite child. Obviously I only have one child, but like…how.
While the Purifying Cleanser has been a favorite cleanser for YEARS, I’d say this might be a toss-up between the pH Glycolic 10% Re-surfacing Toner and Face Filter. I KNOW I KNOW, you can only pick one, E! But hear me out – they’re just two products that I’ve *struggled* to find anything that compares. A lot of toners are SO strong and really stripping to your skin, or leave you feeling too tight, red, and/or irritated. The toner is alcohol-free and has probiotics and beetroot extract inside for gentle chemical exfoliation.
And then Face Filter is just on another level. I mean, the “glow particles” inside literally change color for your skin tone to provide a nice glowy tint and kiss of color, which is just about perfect for “no-makeup” days (especially as a busy mom, hello).
Face Filter has been featured in Cool Sh*t I Lovelovelove here and here when it got SUPERSIZED. Long story short, Face Filter is a buildable formula to slightly tint + moisturize your skin, blur your pores, and prime for makeup (although it works 100% by itself, too, which is oftentimes how I wear it on “no makeup” days!). Was designed to smooth uneven skin tone similarly to how filters might on social media, but it’s got good-for-you probiotics and superfoods inside to serve your skin, too. The Supersized version is the BEST value (and the one that I re-purchase personally). The original size of Tula Face Filter is normally $34 for a 1 ounce tube. This supersized version is $54 for two ounces (so, already a better price for double the product, since it’s $54 instead of $68), and my discount code (COMINGUPROSES) can bring it down to $45.90. AND that gets free shipping, too. So the Supersized version is reaaaaaally worth it, friends!
I’ll cheat even more on this Q and recommend trying a kit like this one! It’s got FOUR favorite products of mine inside – the cleanser, the hydrating day/night cream, Face Filter, and then the sugar scrub which is also SO SO GOOD (it’s impossible to over-scrub with it because the sugar literally melts away as you exfoliate). It’s the best way to try a few bestsellers if/when you’re unsure what you want to try in full-size, and it’s also a great deal. This specific kit is $52 normally for all four travel-size products, but my code brings it down to $44.20 and you get free shipping.
OR, if you want full-size right off the bat, this kit is full-size products, all best-sellers, and includes Face Filter, the eye balm, etc; it’s $188 worth of product inside, priced at $138 if you’re getting the kit, and then my code brings it down to $117.30 with free shipping. #BlessUp
OK WOW that went wildly off-topic since you just asked for ONE THING. But who I am kidding? I’m an overachiever since birth. 😉 Ha!
Can you show how you did the gallery wall in your dining room? The measuring, leveling, etc?
Yes ma’am! So first, ICYMI, here’s the gallery wall in question:
I described my process in my modern farmhouse dining room reveal post, so check that out if ya missed it, too!
I started off by measuring the middle point of the wall going from top to bottom, to know whereabouts that middle row of pictures should be. Once I had that centered, I simply set my level on top and below the centered middle row picture frame to know how far above and how far below the other rows should be! That way, I wasn’t needing to take a ruler and measure + mark out measurements and numbers…I was simply using my resources and a built-in size guide in the level to make sure things were equidistant AND straight. 😉 Note: The level is about 1.5 inches wide!
From there I continued that process for the entire thing – using my level as the guide for spacing between pictures on top and bottom.
For how far apart they should be side-by-side, I measured the entire width of the wall and figured out mathematically how many inches should be between each one. I didn’t get it totally perfect (it was something like 3.68 inches LOL), but if anyone is coming to my house with a ruler…they can leave. HA. 😉
But really, wherever you can work smarter and not harder and use easy tools to help gauge spacing, DO IT. It made life approximately a thousand times easier, and this gallery wall was the first thing up in the whole house!
So I’m also on the (kind of weird due to the pandemic) house hunt. I was just wondering what the move/cleaning/using movers process was like with all of the extra considerations that come into play!
Totally. I said it before and I’ll say it again – it was totally not our intention to move in the middle of a global pandemic. God’s plan is bigger + better than our own, so somehow it all worked out, thank the Sweet Lord Baby Jesus.
We did hire movers to help because how could we NOT with a toddler in tow and a two-story townhouse to pack up + move…J and I would’ve undoubtedly died trying to haul all of that ourselves. Actually, it just wouldn’t have worked. So we hired a moving company to help, and we made sure they were taking all pandemic cautions seriously – namely, masks the entire process (which they did). We got our townhouse cleaned professional after moving out, so that it would be spotless for the folks checking it out with intent to buy as we went through that selling process (because we ended up being in our new house before actually selling the old one…another crazy God thing).
So really, the only big “extra consideration” was being masked throughout. We had the townhouse cleaned, and then we had cleaners professionally do the new house the day we bought it before we actually moved all of our stuff in the next day, so that we were hopefully nixing as many germs as humanly possible. The movers were gloved, too, so not too much concern there.
I’d say just have very clear, direct conversations with potential movers or cleaners before hiring to ask what their process is, what considerations they’re taking, and if they’re willing to step anything up a notch if need be for your own comfort!
I’m looking for cute, cheap rompers/jumpsuits for summer. I know you’ve posted recently about a black one, but I just can’t figure out how to search for it or others!
YAAAS girl! I gotchu! I actually linked up quite a few right here on my LikeToKnow.It so you could check ’em all out at once. 🙂 These are nearly all one I own myself and reach for on repeat! (The black one you were referring to is linked there although it’s currently out of stock, so I included some suuuuper similar options for ya, too).
THIS is one of my favorite boutiques to shop for rompers/jumpsuits because they’re just got SO many cute options. You just have to jump if you spot something you lovelovelove, because they sell out SO FAST.
THIS boutique is another fave for rompers + jumpsuits! Most recently I bought this one for travel purposes since it’s lightweight but long-sleeve, and I’m always cold on flights. And they were sweet enough to offer a discount code for you girls to save some bucks – code ERICA15 will get ya 15% off your purchase!
Where did you get your egg chair???
GOT ANY Q’S YOU WANT A’D IN A FUTURE #ASKE POST?
Let me know in a comment below! And in the meantime, check out past editions right here. 🙂