GretchCannon: 2018

12.16.2018

Men's Holiday Gift Guide - Cremo & More

I love getting a good Men's Holiday Gift Guide up, because men can be so hard for us women to shop for sometimes! 

I love reading other people's guides, and I also love putting together my own to help get me in the shopping spirit. I gotta get myself in the mindset to think of what guys need and things they didn't realize they needed 'till now! 

One of my favorite gift sets this year for the man in your life is one of the CREMO beard, body, hair or shave gift sets. You can buy them online HERE or from Wal-mart, Target, CVS, RiteAid, Meijer, or Kroger. CREMO makes high quality products for shaving - creams, brushes, colognes and more. The men in my life are all getting these gift sets this year - they love these CREMO products! I love the packaging too - so cool for any guy to receive. 


I also put together some MORE fun low to high end gift ideas HERE and below for you: 



What are you getting the men in your life this Christmas?

I hope these gift ideas from CREMO and the shopping links above help you out some! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

12.09.2018

Instagram Latest 10 Posts!

The weekend is coming to an end, there are 15 days till Christmas, I leave for a girls' trip to Utah in a few days, and I had a big yard sale this weekend! I only made about $150, because I live in a slow area with not a lot of traffic, BUT - I let go of TONS of stuff that didn't sell, that I didn't need and I have a HUGE donation to the Vietnam Veteran's happening this week! Feels good to let go of all that old stuff that I don't need, that has old memories, that doesn't bring me joy, etc. Don't you love that feeling?

I have lots of IG posts to catch up on, so here we go with the latest 10! 

1. Shop this look HERE and below. I am in love with these Ugg boots!
2. Obsessed with these new Jaclyn Hill Quay Sunglasses & Travel Case that I purchased:

3. Shop this look HERE and below: 
4. Shop this look HERE & below. This suede moto jacket is so fun to dress up your outfits with! 
5. Shop this look HERE & below. Love this cutest t-shirt!



6.  Shop this look HERE & below. Love feeling high fashion, but pairing the look with my favorite jeans

7. Shop this look HERE & below. Boots are exact, the rest are similar items!

8. Shop this look HERE & below: 
9. Shop the look HERE and below: 
10. Shop the look HERE and below:


I hope you all have a great week! Let me know what you would like to see more of - I am always looking for suggestions! 

XOXO, 
GretchCannon

12.07.2018

Winter Fab Fit Fun Box!

I got my Winter Fab Fit Fun Box in the mail the other day!

Sign up HERE and use code SANTABABY for $10 off your first box! 

This season's box is amazing (valued at up to $335 for less than $40), and I got in mine:

  • A Mark & Graham Throw 
  • Bearpaw Headband & Glove Duo 
  • Lele Sadoughi Silver Circle Necklace
  • Pur Be Your Selfie Eyeshadow Palette 
  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue 
  • Way of Will Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange & Eucalyptus Oil 
  • Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella 
  • Ahava Hydration Cream Mask 
  • Blaq Hydrogel Eye Masks with Hyaluronic Acid 

Let me know if you sign up or if you are already a member, what did you get?! 
I am obsessed! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

12.02.2018

Beauty Holiday Gift Guide

Happy December beauties! 

I am seeing so many amazing beauty deals, and if I don't control myself I am going to buy them all for myself, so I probably will buy some, but I wanted to put together a gift guide for you all to highlight some of the ones I think are pretty awesome. I listed them from lowest price to highest price for you - my top 5 picks from Nordstrom and my top 5 picks from Sephora! Those are my favorite 2 stores to shop at for makeup, skincare and hair and they both have some great beauty deals right now.

My top 5 picks from Nordstrom:

Jo Malone London Christmas Ornament Duo - $35 So cute and a great price for an upscale perfume!
Sugar Wanderlust Lip Gift Set - $53 This lip stuff is awesome and I love the pink box it comes in.
Tula Balanced Skincare Gift Set - $78 I hear about this brand all the time, so a gift/ travel set is the perfect way to try it out!
Tom Ford Iris Bronze Eye & Lip Set - $87 Awesome price for some upscale makeup. I am obsessed with their lipstick.
NeuLash Lash Enhancing Serum Duo - $150 I keep wanting to buy this and one day I will finally cave! Have any of you tried it?
My top 5 picks from Sephora: 

Living Proof All I Want Is Dry Shampoo Set - $23 Cute set, and you can never have too much dry shampoo. This one is awesome.
Morrocanoil Ultimate Favorites - $48 My Mom and I have been using a lot more products from this brand lately, so I love this gift set!
Tatcha Bestsellers Set - $60 Kind of like Tula above, great set to try out a new brand.
Sephora Favorites Cologne Sampler - $65 This is always such a great gift, because the recipient gets to try different perfumes, and they get a gift card to redeem for their favorite full size!
Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Gift Set - $230 (No words needed - I want this SO bad!! LOL)


I wish I could just get these all for myself! 

Let me know if you find any other ones or if you snag one of these for yourself or someone on your list! 

CharlXOXO,
GretchCannon

11.27.2018

Instagram Roundup - Shop Last Week's Looks!

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and then got all the deals on Black Friday & Cyber Monday!  

I am running on not enough sleep today but wanted to start off by rounding up my Insta this Tuesday for you in case you have some more shopping you want to do this week!

Last Tuesday's goal = focus on being present and raising my vibration through reading, learning & socializing. And get my hair done. Shop the look here or below! Necklace can be found here.
This was last Hump day y’all. I felt comfy and sassy in this casual fun outfit. Shop the look here or below. 
New Hair, Who Dis? I feel like myself again with new hair extensions! Shop this look here or below! Sweatshirt should still be on sale and it is super comfy! 
I wore this feminine top last week on a date to walk around a beautiful meditation garden by the ocean. Shop the look here or below. 
This was my Thanksgiving Day look - shop here or below. I am so thankful that my health has improved so much this year compared to last year and I hope good things continue to happen. I pray you all had a great week with your loved ones & I’m praying for peace and comfort those who have lost loved ones this year. What were you most thankful for this year? 
Thanks for visiting with me today - let me know if you know any new deals and if you are still liking posts like this with the IG roundup looks linked! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

11.23.2018

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Online Shopping Deals

Happy Holiday Shopping Season! 
I have rounded up some of my favorite retailers and highlighted their sales for you below! 

  • Aerie - 40% off everything
  • All Saints - 30% off everything
  • American Eagle - 40% off + free shipping
  • Ann Taylor - 50% off everything w/ code: BLACK FRIDAY 
  • Anthropologie - 30% off everything
  • Charlotte Russe - Entire site is $20 or less + free shipping
  • Express - 50% off everything + free shipping
  • GAP - 50% off & extra 10% off everything w/ codes: BLKFRIDAY & TREAT
  • H&M - 30% off everything + free shipping w/ code: 3238
  • IT Cosmetics - 20% off everything w/ code: ITFRIDAY
  • J.CREW - 50% off everything w/ code: TGIF
  • Kate Spade - 30% off everything w/ code: GIVECHEER
  • Land's End - code: BLACK pin:4321 for 50% off full price styles + flannels for $20 
  • Lucky Brand - 50% off everything
  • Lululemon - Lots of Black Friday Deals
  • Madewell - 25% off with code: DEALWITHIT
  • Nordstrom - 40-60% off + free shipping
  • Old Navy - 50% off + $1 cozy socks 
  • Quay Australia Sunglasses - B1G1 FREE w/ code: BOGO + 60% off sale
  • Philosophy - 40% off sitewide w/ code: blackfriday40
  • Revolve - up to 60% off 
  • Sephora - $15 & under Black Friday deals
  • Soma - 30% off everything w/ code: 36760
  • Target - Tons of deals 
  • Ulta - Tons of deals + free shipping on orders $35+ 
Make sure you are also using Ebates to get MAJOR cash back on your online shopping! 
Let me know what amazing deals you find! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

11.10.2018

Insta Roundup & Happy Weekend

Insta Roundup & Happy Weekend loves! What is everyone up to? I took a nap today and woke up thinking it was night time. This time change has got me messed up, LOL. I had fun playing with lots of new outfits over the past couple of weeks though! Hope you enjoy. 

Mixed fall & summer with this look for a fun lunch date w my girlfriend Alyson at the Cheesecake Factory!! Shop similar items here: http://shopstyle.it/v/ebk & below. 

"Look at the stars. Look how they shine for you. And everything you do. Yeah they were all yellow.” - Coldplay. I welcomed November with this look that you can see here: http://shopstyle.it/v/emc & below. 

I had fun glamming it up with my makeup for a concert! Confidence ultimately comes from the inside, but sometimes it just feels good to make yourself feel pretty FOR YOURSELF! Shop the look here and below: http://shopstyle.it/v/eB1
I am loving these marble pink Perry Street hoops I got in my monthly Rocksbox subscription!  Get 1 month of Rocksbox for FREE ($21 value) Click HERE & checkout w/ code: “gretchcannonxoxo”  And, you can cancel anytime, but you won’t want to! It’s the perfect way to try out new jewelry without the commitment!

Aren’t they so lovely?! I am SO obsessed with this new Dior Backstage makeup collection. Feelin’ runway ready with the Backstage Face & Body Foundation in shade 3N, Backstage Glow Palette, & Diorshow Mascara. Shop here: http://shopstyle.it/v/fbg or below. I got these complimentary from Influenster. I love them so much already!

Had so much fun last nite at an outdoor country concert with my girlfriend Nikki, then had church on Sunday! What did you do with your extra hour this week? I am not loving how dark it is already at 5pm!  Shop the look: http://shopstyle.it/v/eAu and below. 
Tuesdays are for tacos! And working. And getting a massage. Shop the look here: http://shopstyle.it/v/eJT or below. 

Comfiest camo hoodie & jogger set I rocked for my 8th Plasmapheresis procedure! Shop here: http://shopstyle.it/v/eWH or below!

Zoo style yesterday! Truth - I changed into flats before I left. Saw all the cool animals and had a blast. Shop this look - top on major sale! http://shopstyle.it/v/e7T or below. 
Hope you enjoyed the roundup and are having a great weekend! Tomorrow is 11-11 - that is good luck right!? 

XOXO,
GretchCannon

11.06.2018

October Empties

It is that time again ya'll. EMPTIES! I have 16 of them for October. Check them out below.

I also have been working on adding all my favorite things, including lots of these empties, to an Amazon page, for easier viewing HERE: GretchCannon's Favorite Things. I hope you enjoy it, and I will keep working on adding to it.

  1. Acure - Radically Rejuvenating Under Eye Hydrogels - Super soothing with cucumber for tired under eyes. Love using these in the morning on the weekends. 
  2. Kirkland - Daily Facial Towelettes - My Mom introduced me to these and they are the best makeup remover wipes! So soft and they work really quickly. I keep one in the bathroom and some next to my bed in the nightstand, for easy makeup removal. 
  3. CoverFX - Illuminating Primer - This is a good primer for glowy skin, and sets up your foundation to glide on really smoothly. 
  4. Hydro - Razor - Love this razor, no irritation, and glides on skin easily.  
  5. Lumify - Eye Drops - These eyedrops work quickly for allergies or irritation, without the burn. 
  6. Batiste - Dry Shampoo (Original Scent) - My favorite dry shampoo, and I have tried so many! It doesn't have an overwhelming scent and it helps me get through till my next wash. 
  7. Fairywill - Toothbrush Refill - I love this rechargeable toothbrush and refills. Super easy to use and very effective. 
  8. Neutrogena - Rainbath Shower Gel - My favorite body wash. I keep 1 in the shower and 1 in the bath tub! 
  9. Secret - Clinical Strength Deodorant (Lavender Scent) - I am still trying to go more natural with my deodorant, but when I need a good anti-perspirant, I love this one and love lavender scents. 
  10. NYX - Dewy Finish Setting Spray - I love both of NYX's setting sprays - dewy & matte. I keep repurchasing these over more expensive ones and highly recommend them! 
  11. Dr. Teal's - Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak - My favorite epsom salt to add to my bath for relaxation! 
  12. Dale Audrey - Ayurvedic Oral Pulling Rinse (Fresh Mint) - My favorite oil pulling mouth rinse in mint flavor. I also love the cinnamon.  
  13. Enjoy - Conditioning Spray - I love this conditioning spray to use before brushing my hair after the shower. It leaves my hair soft and protects it from heat styling.
  14. Loreal - Root Cover Up (Dark Brown) - Perfect for covering up gray regrowth between color appointments. Washes out easily.  
  15. Loofah - I love this shower loofah to exfoliate my skin before shaving and tanning! I like to replace this often. 
  16. Listerine Sensitivity (Fresh Mint) - I have sensitive teeth, so using this after I brush helps to be able to drink and eat cold things again!
What did you use up in October & what will you repurchase?
Thanks for stopping by! 

XOXO, 
GretchCannon

11.02.2018

Weekend Sale Alerts!

Happy Friday, TGIF and all the things! My inbox is flooded with sale alerts, so I figured I would round my favorites up for you guys here, and on also on my Instagram Stories. It is a perfect time to get some more fall/ winter clothing & accessories, stock up on beauty favorites, and also to get started on Holiday shopping!!! Eeeek - 53 days until Christmas!

American Eagle - 20% off with code: "LOVEIT"

Express - 40% off everything until 11/4

J.Crew - 40% off fall favorites with code: "BOO"

Lucky Brand - 50% off select styles today only, free shipping on orders over $75, $25 off $75 with code: "R18mg25"

Nordstrom Rack - Alex & Ani Event! 

Old Navy30% off your purchase online only (no code needed); earn $10 in Super Cash for every $25 spent + free shipping on orders of $50 or more

Ulta Beauty - 20% off one item with code: "698299" 

Let me know if you score something awesome. Have a great weekend & happy shopping! 

XOXO,
GretchCannon


10.29.2018

Happy Monday & Insta Roundup!

Happy Monday and Halloween Week!

I saw A Star Is Born this weekend with my girlfriend Nikki and did some purging/ donating to the Veteran's of America with my wonderful Mom. Have you seen the movie? Lady GaGa & Bradley Cooper were both on fire - so hot and so talented. I am not dressing up for Halloween, but I cannot wait to stalk everyone's social media to see pictures of everyone and their kids' costumes!! It is so fun!

Instagram roundup from last week - and go! 

So obsessed with my new @handbaghanger - so perfect for organizing some of my bags inside my closet! Go to: https://persollo.com/a/GRETCHEN & use code: “20%OFF” for a discount! 


Boho belt vibes! I think this was the 1st time I’ve worn a belt in like 10 years. Mom was right, it takes too long to undo everything when you have to pee. See ya again in 10 years, belt. Shop the look here: http://shopstyle.it/v/dAQ & items below! Shirt & jeans are exact! The rest are similar. 


Ready for Friday and to see everyone’s kids’ cute Halloween costumes this weekend! Shop this look here and below! http://shopstyle.it/v/dO3! Shirt, jeans and makeup are exact! Jewels are similar. 

Sunday activities = church and doing laundry/ organizing! What did you do on Sunday? Shop this look here and below: http://shopstyle.it/v/dZR! Bag is exact - the rest are similar! Sunglasses are HERE!

Let me know what you have planned this week!!!! I am having lunch with my girlfriend Alyson today, I have a coupe of appointments, a yoga class & a concert this weekend. I also plan on getting lots of rest, because I am taking care of my health and want to keep getting better!!! Thanks for reading, I really appreciate all the love and support ya'll! 


XOXO, 
GretchCannon




10.20.2018

Instagram Lately: Shop the Looks

Happy Weekend! 

I am feeling a bit under the weather.. normal people sick, like I picked up a cold from somewhere. I am so careful with hand sanitizer all the time, but I guess it just happens! Especially since I have been trying to get out when I have energy, and I don't have a normal immune system. I also had my plasmapheresis treatment last week, so I am trying to catch up a little this weekend. I hope enjoy this little (long) IG Lately blog post! Here are the looks I have posted to my Instagram lately, with easy "shop the look" links. I hope you enjoy and are having a good weekend.

SoCal Fall Fashion: I decided to add a little bit of fall to my denim shorts yesterday. Exact sweater can be found HERE for only $20!


Pumpkin Patch Fun: My exact sweater can be found HERE, and this one is also only $20! The shoes I linked are exact and I am obsessed with them!

Distressed Denim & Faux Gucci Slides: Actual slides are an Amazon find HERE. Cannot beat the price! I keep wanting to buy them in black as well. They are comfy and a great quality. They ship from overseas, so give yourself a few weeks for shipping if you end up getting them.

Leopard Casual: Actual necklace is yet ANOTHER "look for less" I found on Amazon. It is a great Celine necklace dupe you can buy HERE.

Car Vibes: Actual sunglasses are a Celine dupe I found HERE for $11! Sweatshirt is currently in stock and is so comfy.


Friend Date: Saw Crazy Rich Asians and loved it! Found my exact shirt, jeans AND booties for you guys! 


LOVE Sweatshirt: Sold out of SOME sizes right now, but hopefully they will be restocking soon! Currently on sale for $15 - can't beat that.


Denim on Denim: Wore this to a lunch date with a friend and her new man! Couldn't find exact boots, but found some similar looks for you! Last Amazon look for less, this cute necklace can be found HERE.



Thanks for visiting my blog! Let me know what you have been up to! If you need me, I will be laying in bed watching EXTREMELY cheesy Fall Hallmark movies (which I love).

XOXO,
GretchCannon

10.12.2018

September Empties

It is that time again! September Empties! I used up a lot of beauty items last month - almost 20 items! I wanted to share the detz with you all! Check them out below.


Products:


  1. LANCOME Hypnose Drama Mascara - In color Black Noir, this was a sample I received with another Lancome purchase. I really liked it. 
  2. LOREAL Lash Primer - I am obsessed with using this before my mascara. It really helps thicken the look of your lashes. I have tried more expensive primers and this one for $8 is the best one I have found! 
  3. ENJOY Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo - My favorite shampoo, recommended by my hair stylist. Also perfect for when I have tape-in hair extensions on! 
  4. Angel Perfume - by Thierry Mugler, I had this perfume for a long time and finally used it up.  This was like a ride or die in college for me, but the smell is a little strong for me now: chocolate, citrus, melon, peach, plum, vanilla, sandalwood and musk. I wouldn't get this again now, but I still do really love the scent and it has a lot of memories for me. 
  5. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer - I would definitely repurchase this, it really helps your eyeshadow stay put all day. 
  6. Almay Liquid Eyeliner - I love to have this $5 eyeliner as a backup to my more expensive ones. It is easy to use and has a nice color output - it is not too watery like some of the other cheaper options are. 
  7. NYX Matte Setting Spray - I like the Dewy version best, but I like to have this Matte version on hand too for a more glam look. I don't think you need an expensive setting spray - these NYX ones have a great price point and are amazing. 
  8. NYX Concealer Wand - This is a good dupe for more expensive concealers at a fraction of the price. I would definitely repurchase this. 
  9. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder - This is a holy grail product for me and so many other beauty lovers. It is totally worth the money and lasts forever. It is the perfect setting powder for your makeup, it feels light and soft. 
  10. NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker - Another dupe for more expensive liquid eyeliners that I like. I am a black eyeliner every day girl or my eyes look asleep, so I love trying and having different ones on hand. 
  11. Maybelline Micro Brow Pencil - This is a good cheaper dupe for the Anastasia Brow Pencil. I definitely need to repurchase this ASAP! You can get it at Ulta or a drugstore like CVS.
  12. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner - My favorite black eyeliner, I feel like I have this in my empties every month! Shows how much I love it. 
  13. Clarisonic Brush Head - Loved this brush head for my Clarisonic. I try to replace them when they start to feel dirty even after washing. 
  14. Makeup Forever Base Step 1 - This is a good matte primer that I would repurchase. 
  15. First Aid Beauty Coconut Primer - Love this primer too for more of a dewy finish. 
  16. Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil Hair Conditioner - This was a good sample product to try. I liked it for frizzy hair days like in the summer.
  17. Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant Revive Scent - I am trying to go more natural with my deodorant, but this is always good in a pinch and leaves no residue! 
  18. Kiehl's LIP BALM #1 - I love this classic lip balm, it is usually less than $10 and it is super moisturizing for fall! 
  19. Enjoy Hair Mask - I LOVE this and recently got the full size of it, which will probably last a long time! I love trying masks like this before purchasing full size.  

Hope you enjoyed my empties haul! 
What did you use up last month?

XOXO,
GretchCannon

10.05.2018

Shop PinkBlush Fall Clothing

TGIF Ya'll! I recently got 2 fall pieces from online boutique Shop PinkBlush that I wanted to share with you! 

You may have seen them featured on my Instagram in the past week. You can check out their site HERE. They are a really cool clothing company that targets women before, during and after pregnancy - or people who just love their clothes, like me! With the modern mother in mind, they provide looks that are stylish, trendy and affordable. They wanted to create clothing that women could wear time and time again. I think they succeeded. 

I love this Green Striped Long Sleeved Pocket Dress, seen below! You can shop it HERE, under the category of All Women's Dresses! This is made for women of all ages, and is perfect for before, during and after maternity because it is so comfy! It also comes in grey and burgundy. I styled it with a felt hat, matching over the knee boots, and a statement necklace - for a fun fall look. I am obsessed with the back detail, and who doesn't love pockets?





I also fell in LOVE with this Brown Leopard Elbow Knit Top - and now you can also get it with sequin elbows! Shop for it HERE! You can also get the version with no sequins in Mocha or Grey. I think this is perfect for transitioning into fall, I wore it out to dinner and got several compliments on it! People love the elbow detail and leopard print is IN right now! I love the rounded neckline and the lightweight feeling of the knit. I paired it with silver jewelry, black distressed denim jeans, and black suede over the knee boots. I felt pretty sassy! This also can be worn by anyone, including before, during, and after pregnancy, because it is a little bit oversized and so versatile.





Have a great weekend and happy shopping! 
Let me know if you pick anything up from Shop PinkBlush

XOXO, 
GretchCannon

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