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What is Carnation Dreams?


Carnation Dreams is a Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog with a focus on helping women to proclaim and maintain their inner outer beauty.
I am a 20-something year old wife, married to an amazing man that happens to be my best friend and college sweetheart. I am originally from Manhattan, but currently live in a small town enjoying the quiet life. I started Carnation Dreams because I wanted a place where people could come together to get their three fixes for the day (faith, beauty, and fitness)! What started as a hobby has now grown into a passion. *Fun fact* I love Disney, God and I are tight, and my not-so-guilty pleasures include The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars.

Style Session Posts
Because I am so passionate about blogging, I will try my best to post various outfit ideas frequently. I believe that having a visual example of a stylish look can really help when putting an outfit together for any occasion. My goal is that my outfits give you inspiration! 
Fashion fade, style is eternal.-Yves Saint Laurent
You'll notice in my style posts that I will always have a link to what I am wearing (or what is in the collage). Mostly, I will wear Stella & Dot because I am obsessed with their items. I also love posting a weekly #NeedNow item that is perfect for your wardrobe, #OOTDInspiration (for those who need an outfit of the day idea) as well as the occasional #AsSeenOn post for whenever I find a celebrity that is rockin' some Stella & Dot or any other jewelry that I simply adore.
I love working with fashion retailers so if a post is sponsored I will make sure to include a disclosure at the beginning or end of the post. However, when it comes to sponsors and partnerships, I only work with brands I connect with I approve, and believe is suitable for my amazing readers like you!

Beauty Posts + Videos
I believe that makeup should be used to enhance your face, not hide it. You are beautifully and wonderfully made by the most perfect creator! I want to share my beauty product tips and tricks with you. Here on the blog, I usually share beauty content in the following ways:
1. Review: I want you to know first hand what I think a certain product. If you ever want me to try something out first, let me know!
2. Selfie/How to: You know that feeling when you know you look good and want to share it with the world? Yeah, me too! Plus I can show you how I achieved the look.
3. Video: Whether its a tutorial or about my monthly favorites, talking about beauty products is lots of fun for me! As my blog grows I will try to produce more content for you.

Lifestyle Posts
I love to share moments and life experiences on my blog, such as how I had a debt free Wedding (here), my latest quiet times with the Lord, my fitness journey (#thestruggleisreal), food recipes, my thoughts on certain television shows etc.

Disclosure
Carnation Dreams contains paid sponsored posts and some contextual affiliate links. An affiliate link means that I receive commission on sales of the products that are linked in my posts. So if you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a commission from the purchase. The content of my posts are items and experiences I genuinely like. I only work with affiliates that fit my aesthetic and brand.