Winter Skincare MUST haves- The Indie Chic Blog

01-12-2018 

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Hey babes, it has been a while since I have posted a review and I am in LOVE with a few of my Skin/ Hair products lately! 

Dove Winter Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. 

A while ago I was roaming the Shampoo isle at wal-mart as per usual and I came across the new Dove Winter Therapy set. I have always loved how gentle and amazing dove has always worked on my skin so I figured “why not” without knowing this would soon become my favorite Shampoo and Conditioner EVER! You guys!!!!!!! This leaves my hair so soft, shiny and manageable that I have not even been using any heat what-so-ever on my hair! The scent is very light and fresh, you just have to try it! 


Dove Winter Care bodywash. 

Since my last shopping haul I knew that I needed to try the Winter Care for skin as well and I am just as pleased. This bodywash leaves my skin so soft and moisturized with no ash at all. Seriously, a must have if you are like me and have dry winter skin. 


 Garnier Skin Active [new] 

I recieved this Garnier Skin Active complimentary in my Voxbox I got a few months ago from Influenster. I got this face wash in OCTOBER and look at how much is still left and I use this twice daily! I have a hard time when it comes to my face because I have very very dry skin and most face wash causes breakouts but I am happy to say my skin looks so good that I do not even use foundation anymore! 

I hope you enjoyed this review and I look forward to writing many more in the near future. Be sure to check out my previous posts and hit the follow button! Have a wonderful weekend everyone. 

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                     – Kasey Gruenewald 

January 1st – Starting a new  journey. 

Monday-1/01/2018 #storyofmylife

I would have to say one of the biggest obstacles I have struggled with has always been my eating problems and stress/anxiety disorder. I used to not care about myself or even thought that I was worth anything because I didn’t see it. I used to be in a vey dark and scary place but I am so happy to say that this New Year has began as Kasey being the Healthiest and happiest EVER! I reached a goal that has always been impossible. I could never maintain my weight (ever) and I had a hard time keeping my weight above 85lb. I am so  thankful to say that the first day of a New Year begins with my highest weight ever and I am no longer struggling! 


I see myself where I am today and all the hell I went through to be where I am today and I can smile. I know that every struggle and all of those mountains I had to climb was to reach the top and to keep going! I have grown as a Wife, Mother, and basic human being. I have a Husband who loves me, children who adore me and inner strength I never knew I had. 


Early 2017. 


Ending 2017. 

Sometime I find it crazy that the one thing that made me realize my strength is the one thing I thought would drag me down. After my diagnosis with Interstitial Cystitis it was like something clicked in my head and I realized that even though I have this life altering chronic syndrome, I am alive and ready to live. 

I will take this year, the last year of my 20s and I will be so much more than I ever believed I could. I know the whole “New Year, New Me” is a clique but really my goal this year is to “Heal” from the inside out. I will no longer run from my fears but rather take them head on. I will begin working on my Health and fitness like I never have and I am stoked to bring you all along on my journey! Follow my  Instagram for a full look into my life.  I can only imagine where I will be in a single year but wherever I go, I am taking you all with me. I will open up and share the good and the bad. I will share my whole experience of 2018 with all of my viewers and I hope you all will stick along for the ride. Cheers to New Years, let’s make the best of 2018! 


– Kasey Gruenewald 

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Thrifted Jewelry Favorites 

Kasey Gruenewald 8/9/2017

Hello Babes and Welcome to my Blog!

As I have said before one of my favorite things in the World to do is Thrift and I have come across some really amazing and unique Jewerly at our Local Goodwill! I Love them so much I figured why not share them with you all in hopes that you like them too!

I have purchased these myself and I do not know the brand of any of these necklaces! I wish more than anything I could find the designer and purchase more Jewelry but oh well! As descripted below these necklaces each cost $2.50!! I know guys, that is such a steal!

I took these pictures myself with my Nikon D5200 camera so let me know what you think. I have been enjoying taking these photos and blogging a lot lately! So lets get to the Jewelry!

 

Product Photography is quickly becoming my favorite hobby. I look forward to purchasing new Jewelry, Clothing, and Beauty products to review and share with you all! I must admit taking the photos the most fun part of blogging for me. 

I have never been a Jewelry kind of girl so when I actually buy some it is because I HAVE to have it. My personal style is very Indie/ Alternative/ Bohemian. I will be sharing more of my favorite clothing pieces because this Girl has SO much clothes! Due to my thrifting addiction my closet is jam packed with a lot of really neat Pieces.

As I post I will be Posting OOTD, all details that I can find will be linked! My closet has so many options and different styles! Typically as a mom I dress very casual or t-shirt and jeans! Playing dress up is so much fun and you never know it could boost my confidence!

Personally I would just like to say Thank You to all of my Followers and you all are so amazing! When I hit 150 followers I will doing a GIVEAWAY so Look forward to that along with my Photography, Life, Fashion and Health posts! I will have a ” Six Months after Diagnosis” post up in a few weeks! Also, September is Interstitial Cystitis Awareness month! www.ichelp.org

I will be back in a few days with more Photography!! I am lucky enough to have the chance to Photograph a Bridal Shower and Vow Renewal. I can not wait yall!!!!!!!

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– Kasey Gruenewald

My Lipstick Favorites!

Kasey Gruenewald 8/7/2017

Happy Monday!

So I was sitting at my kitchen table staring at my Makeup box and decided why not write a “Lipstick Favorites” because I really enjoyed My previous blog from the other day! Not only is it so much sharing my favorite beauty products but to take the photos as well!

As you may have noticed I have been working harder on my Blog content and Photos! Being a Photographer I knew I needed to step up my game so PLEASE let me know what you think down in the comment section! I am going to link where you can buy these Lipsticks under each Picture and tell you a little about why I love them!


Shop NYX Cosmetics here

I received this lipstick in one of my Ipsy bags and although this isn’t my go to red lip I still love the color! This creamy and beautifully pigmented lipstick is very easy to clean up! I have a few NYX Cosmetics products that are very high on my personal favorites!

Shop WetNWild here

WetNWild is becoming my favorite makeup brand! The liquid Catsuit is Stunning and it will last all day without drying out your lips but of course you always want to keep chapstick handy! WetNWild is cruelty free and very affordable so go stop up on that makeup ladies!!!!!

Shop Mellow Cosmetics here

Mellow, now I have to be honest and tell you that I do not know much on this brand and again I received this in a monthly subscription. I am not sure on pricing but if you are interested in this brand click the link under the Photo! the color is very cute and flirty and well just makes me feel sweet and innocent!

Shop TooFaced here 
TooFaced is such an amazing brand! I love the packaging of this lipstick and the color is so soft and creamy! This is a must have for simple “No Makeup” days! I wish I had more Nude shades because they are just so cute and flirty!

 

Well there you have it! I am excited to keep exploring Cosmetic companies so if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments below! 

I am so thankful to see a lot of new People following my Blog!!!! Omg, this is so exciting!!! You all inspire me and motivated me too reading/writing and following my dreams! All of my social media is linked below so be sure to follow me and let me know you are a wordpress user! 

Goodnight to all! 

– Kasey Gruenewald 

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Beauty favorites, Budget friendly!!

Kasey Gruenewald Blog 8/4/2017 

Hello lovelies

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day today! The weather today is amazing outside and I hear there is a “cool front” coming in next week, so (fingers crossed)  that we will not be in the 100+ dreadful heat!

I figured I would give you guys a look at some of my favorite beauty products as of right now. I feature a lot of my favorite products on my Instagram so I will be sure and link that below! These are all products that I purchased myself at our local Dollar General, Wal-Mart, or online, so of course, they are all very affordable for even the tightest budget!

  1. Infusium Leave in Treatment
  2. St. Ives Even and Bright Exfoliate
  3. Milani Baked blush 05 Luminoso
  4. Maybelline Fit me Foundation
  5. Wet n Wild Liquid Catsiut shade 930B
  6. Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Lunch Money
  7. Rimmel London Match Perfection 230 fair/light
  8. Revlon Colorstay eyeliner crayon 202 Black Brown
  9. NYX Liquid Black Liner

I really hope you like my first ever  “Favorites” post! I recently got back into blogging and I am so happy that I made the choice to work harder  on my content, posts, and keeping up with the WordPress community!

All of the photos were taken by me with my Nikon camera. I am excited to explore different Photography categories! Please let me know what you think of this post, as I would be more than happy to share my favorites with you all because I do a lot of product testing!






I am also on Influenster and I will have my referral  link below so you can go check it out! Influenster is an amazing organization that will send you free products for you to review and post on your Blog, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Do not forget to hit the like and follow button so you can view my newest posts ASAP! Thank you so much for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you all very soon!

Have a wonderful weekend!

– Kasey Gruenewald

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Glamour Magazine August 2017

Kasey Gruenewald Blog 8/1/2017

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I recently started receiving Glamour Magazine monthly subscription (accidental but whatever) you can check out glamour on their website or I will link their social media below!

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I love the edgy side that is coming out in this magazine! Like can we all agree that Cara Delevigne is KILLING it oh my gosh she is such a babe!!!!! Cara is showing beauty in a whole different light and as one of the most influencing Models  right now I am loving how she is proving that you can be yourself and be beautiful. I feel like these days people have their nose in the air when it comes to trying something new so I really hope that everyone young and old is inspired to go for it no matter what it is, haircut, outfit, hair color, makeup what ever it is just do it! Do not be afraid to be yourself and shine your beautiful light!

I have never been much of a magazine kind of gal but now that I have them I just couldn’t wait to read the articles and see what’s new!

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“It starts with trusting yourself.” – Cara said when being asked about confidence. I think it is so important to be confident in who you are no matter what society makes you feel. I am just now beginning to find self confidence in myself and I am almost 30 years old! I could kick myself for living probably half of my life being scared of being who I really am.

I have to admit that I am not much of a reader and that is a horrible I know but I am making more of an effort these days to read and write because well knowledge is key right? There are some fun articles to read in this magazine along with a few questionable trends! lol

Platform sneakers are making a come back along with Tiaras and Embroidered Floral Jeans… I remember wearing all of these things in the 90s and I think its kind of crazy that dressing my children “trendy” is possibly identical  to the trends when I was their age but hopefully they wont look as dorky as I did!

Also ahead of the game there are a few Fall eyeshadow Hair and Makeup looks and it looks like color is in! Bold is beauty and every trend these days is shouting BOLD beauty! As for hair slick back, low ponytails, and bushy volume is a must!

On page 99 “Wellbeing” is a very good read as well so be sure and stop by that page if you are having a hard time with your fitness journey! There is also an amazing article on page 117 about surviving life “Before and after ISIS.” There is also articles on adventure ideas, haircuts and well… just being a woman!

Be sure and grab this magazine because after a long day It is so nice to just sit down with a cup of tea (yes I am Texan)  and just have something to read and unwind from the day!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my ridiculously long blog! I am excited and I have been doing so much brainstorming on new and fun ideas to write about and for Photo session ideas!

Be sure to like and comment to let me know how I did on this post because I really enjoyed it and would love to continue writing similar reviews? If that’s what you call it lol also be sure and hit that follow button and follow me on social media so we can become friends! 

– Kasey Gruenewald 

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Hask Argan Oil by Morocco review! 

Guess who’s back? Sorry I have been gone for what seems like forever but there has been so much going on and well… I just needed time to myself. 

I love trying new shampoo and conditioners and I also enjoy trying “new” brands. I live in a small town with only one place to go shopping so when I come across a new brand I get it asap lol. 

So this new shampoo and conditioner is new to me but maybe not to you but I am IN LOVE!!! This Shampoo and Conditioner is free of sulfates, paprbens, phthalate, gluten, alcohol and artificial colors! Like can you say AMAZING!!!! 

I have been using this product for a week and it really does seem to improve my hair every time I use it! It takes just a small amount to lather up your whole head of hair so this bottle will last probably 2 or 3 times longer than other brands. 

The smell of this shampoo and conditioner is amazing it literally smells like fresh cut Oranges!!! I love it! 

I purchased this product at our local Wal Mart and it was about $5 each (American) and like I said one bottle will last for a while longer than typical brands. This bottle is a 12oz, so you be the judge! 

I give this brand an amazing 5 out of 5 stars and I hope you try it as well! If you have any questions please ask me below in the comment section I would love to answer them! 

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– Kasey Gruenewald