A MINIMAL AND CLASSIC LOOK FOR STAYING AT HOME

Many of you have heard my saga with trying to get longer, stronger nails. I recently even posted about what I have been taking as far as supplements go (here), and I showed you how they were coming along. I thought that some of you would be interested in hearing about this since the nail salons were closed and no one could get their nails done. Well, today, I tried something new, and I am sharing my results.
My friend, Kim, sent me a pack of Color Street nails back in January, but I didn’t want to use them until my nails grew longer. They would get long and then break off, then get long again and split. Finally, I decided today to try and apply this polish, so I hopped on YouTube to watch an application video. Wow, it looked easy. Wow, it wasn’t as easy as it looked. Lol! When someone does a video of anything that they’ve been doing for a while, it always looks easier than it is. This was my nails after I had taken all of the Nailtiques polish off of them. As you can see, they are starting to grow, but they are still fragile and easily break or tear. This is the color that I was applying. It is called Blush, and it is a pretty spring pink. And, this is what my nails looked like after I applied the polish. Is it perfect? No, it’s not perfect, but it isn’t terrible. This is what I learned from this process. I have really wide nailbeds! The largest nail in the pack is probably intended for your big toe if you were doing a pedicure, but it is what I had to use on my thumbs. Also, my nails are like ruffles potato chips…they have ridges. Lol! The polish is not thick, so you can see the ridges through the polish. I probably should have buffed my nails to make them smoother before I applied the strips. Maybe I’ll get better at these strips, or Joe will have to start polishing my nails. Now, that is a sight that I want to see!!!
It has rained so much in the past few days that I’ve seen a few people starting to order plans on how to build an ark. So, because it was so wet outside, I decided to take my pictures inside today. This is another thing that is a learning process, but hopefully, this will get better also.

I wore this white button-up shirt (here), and someone asked me if the shirt shrank when I washed it. Some reviews had mentioned that, and she wanted to know before she placed her order. I didn’t know the answer at the time, but now I know. I washed this shirt in cold water as the label said, and then I let it dry on its own. When I first took it out of the washer, the shirt looked fine, but the material was stiff feeling, not soft and silky like it was before. However, once the shirt dried, it was just as silky as before. Whew, thank goodness! Anyway, the shirt didn’t shrink, and I am still happy with it. I am wearing a size medium, and it fits me perfectly. Here is the link to the shirt.
I went with a minimal approach today. My entire outfit is solids and no-frills, so I went the same direction with my jewelry. I added my no-frills, but plenty of style, Avi hoop earrings from Kendra Scott. These are such a nice weight, and they are a nice statement piece. When you are wearing these, you don’t have to wear a necklace, even though you can. Lol! Here is the link to the earrings.
I love a long duster, and since I want to stick with a minimal and classic style today, I picked a black one for this look. You can’t go wrong with a long black duster since they are versatile and look great with a lot of options. I like them because they are slimming, and slimming is something that I am looking for right now. This duster has long sleeves, but the look that I was after was a 3/4 sleeve look. So, I scrunched the sleeves up, and then I rolled the white sleeves of the shirt over them. I love this look, and it can be worn all year round.

The duster that I am wearing is an old one that I’ve had for years. So, I went shopping for all of you, and I found several that will work.




I bought this pair of flats from Walmart back when I did my “shoe try-on,” but they had sold out before I could get them on the blog. I didn’t bother to show them to you since they were unavailable, but guess what…they are back in stock. This Cheetah print is an excellent alternative to the leopard print that we see so much, and I love this print! I am wearing my usual size 9, and it fits me perfectly. I have this same style shoe in burgundy that I bought last fall, and I wear those all of the time. They are very comfortable, and you will find yourself reaching for them all of the time. Don’t fool around, order these before they sell out again. Here is the link.
Here is another item that didn’t stick around on the website very long. These gray jeans were from Loft, but they sold out very, very quickly. In fact, gray jeans are hard to get your hands on; they are a very hot commodity this spring. If you see a pair of jeans that you like below, and you are lucky enough to find them in your size, then grab them while you can because they won’t be around long.


I’ve been trying to share with all of you some fantastic deals on some of my favorite Rodan + Fields products. The skincare products were what I fell in love with years ago. I tried a product and then became a consultant so that I could get my products at the lowest price possible. I told you that I like getting nice things at a discount!!! So, if you are like me and you want to get your products at the best possible price, pay close attention. Anyone who becomes a consultant TODAY will receive 50.00 or more off of a business kit. Email me, and I’ll help you with the process. If you would like to hop on a ZOOM call to talk about the business, they email me for my ZOOM link at taniastephens12@gmail.com

But, then, you gurls started messaging me and wanting to know what I was doing, and once I realized that I had been selfish in keeping my “find” to myself, I shared what I was using. If you want the products at the best possible price, then become a consultant. If you want the next best thing, then become my Preferred Customer.

Here is the low-down:

Lash Boost

– Need I say more!!! This little tube of goodness will last you 3-4 months, and it can help you get longer looking, fuller looking lashes. No more extensions, no more glue or magnets. Just one swipe every night before you go to bed. Price as my Preferred Customer is 139.00, but, you will receive a refund of 14.00 PLUS a tube of Body Moisturizer. The Price for someone who is not my customer is 125.00 plus 5.00 shipping, and you will also receive a tube of Body Moisturizer.

Active Hydration Serum – I use this 2x a day. I am obsessed!!! It raises the skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use and maintains continuous hydration for eight hours. Older skin needs hydration to keep from looking crepey. Price as my Preferred Customer is 100.00, but, you will receive a refund of 10.00 PLUS a tube of Body Moisturizer. The Price for someone who is not my customer is 90.00 plus 5.00 shipping, and you will also receive a tube of Body Moisturizer.

Active Hydration Body Replenish and Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream – The Active Hydration Serum is for your face, and this Body Replenish is for your body. Look at your skin, does it look in need of a drink of water? Since I have always had skin as dry as the Sahara Desert, this product was the one that I let out a squeal when I heard it was coming. I LOVE this big old jar of goodness. And, the eye cream from R+F is unbelievable. When I started using this eye cream, I had to pull the skin tight on my eyelids before I applied eyeshadow. Now, my eyelids have lifted (no more droopy eye), and I no longer have to pull and tug on my eyelids. Plus, as a bonus, almost all of those pesky crows feet have disappeared. The Price for both of these products as my Preferred Customer is 116.00, but, you will receive a refund of 11.00 PLUS a tube of Body Moisturizer. The Price for both of these products as someone who is not my customer is 105.00 plus 5.00 shipping, and you will also receive a tube of Body Moisturizer.

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  1. Patt Price wrote:

    You always look so put together. I need a wardrobe makeover. I have lots of clothes, but feel nothing looks good together.

    Posted 9.7.21 Reply
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