My Must Have Apps As An Influencer (Blogger)

Hey guys! Welcome back to another blog post. This week I wanted to share the apps that I use as a blogger that I love.

I’m going to start it off with the most obvious ones! The first one is Reward Style (LIKEtoKNOW.it) , if you don’t know what that is, it is an app influencers can use to link items in their photos.

Next, is InShot. This is how I edit any video content that I put up. It is great for making reels or stories!

My most used app for graphics is Canva. I love creating things on Canva, wether it’s for my business or blog. Also Over is a similar app that is great to create on!

Lightroom is the app I use to edit all of my photos. I have also created my own presets on there that I plan to sell in the future.

The last app I use is the Flip app. This is a clothing subscription box. You can earn money and find your favorite influencers on it! If you want to follow me and get $20 off of your box I will link it for you!

Flip Box

I hope you enjoyed this quick little blog post and I hope this helps you if you are looking for some new apps to use.

Xoxo, Chloe

Great Gift Ideas (With Discounts)

This is my long awaited blog post! I work with a ton of great companies all year long and these are the best of the best items with amazing discounts!l wanted this guide to have something for all the ladies in your life (and maybe guys too).

First up is the item I get the most comments and questions on. The RoseSkinCo IPL. With everything going on this year, this at home laser has been extremely popular with everyone.

When you go to the spa you end up spending thousands of dollars to be able to do your full body. This device is under $100 and so easy to use! My discount makes it even more affordable! Use code TheBusyBrunette. Click This Link To Shop

Next up is a line of makeup I am incredibly passionate about! Frankie Rose Cosmetics has been a total game changer for me. I have used the same foundation for years and years. I have tried to many foundations and never liked them and ended up going back to the same foundation…until Frankie Rose. I am obsessed with their foundation. It is super easy to color match online also which is so helpful! They also have so many great pallets and lip colors. I also love their concealers! Use my code BUSYBRUNETTE for a discount at checkout. Click Here To Shop

This next beauty tool is an absolute game changer! We all wash our faces, and we all have a different skincare routine. This device is amazing! Face cleaners like the Clarisonic don’t really clean your pores. Most ways that we clean our faces don’t actually get dirt and makeup out of our pores. The LumiSkin does! I am going to add an informational photo that do an even better job explaining.

Photo of me in Frankie Rose Cosmetics after using the LumiSkin.

You can shop This Link if you are interested in the LumiSkin. This would make an amazing gift and I know any woman in my life would love to get this!

Last but not least is my favorite self tanner. Self tanner is another product I am so picky about. I have used Loving Tan for years and now this tanner has replaced it!

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I hope this is helpful for anyone looking for a great gift or just something to treat yourself!

Xoxo, Chloe

My Favorite Salmon Recipe

Hi friends! If you know me you know I am not much of a cook. In fact I try to avoid cooking as much as possible! I am a big fan of really super simple recipes. That is the only thing you will ever see me post on here. Unless you enjoy cooking (good for you), you’re going to want all the simple ones that I make!

What you are going to need are salmon filets and veggies of your choice to roast with it. I personally like carrots and sugar snap pees. The snap pees always turn out amazing! Grab a sheet pan and put some foil on top of it and spray some cooking oil on top.

Ingredients-

1. Minced garlic.

2. Butter mixture- 6 tablespoons butter, oregano, thyme, pinch of salt and pepper.

Melt the butter and mix the ingredients in. You will need to rub the minced garlic on the filets and then spread the butter mixture all over. Also put the butter mix on the veggies.

Preheat to 375 and cook for about 15 minutes or until the salmon flakes off.

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I hope you try out this super easy recipe and love it as much as I do! It is really fast and also healthy which is a huge bonus when it comes to an easy meal.

Xoxo, Chloe

Skincare and Bodycare

Hi friends! Today on the blog we are talking all about skincare. I am working with a company for today’s post. They were kind enough to send me a variety of products from their line!

They sent me the cutest basket of stuff! I absolutely love bath products. Anything from bath bombs to scrubs or bath salts, I’m all for it! Especially the products from the Dead Sea.

The products all smell so amazing! I am a big fan of organic products and I love that they have that option. If you ask any of my friends they would tell you I’m obsessed with lavender. I always carry a bottle of it with me everywhere!

These products would all make amazing stocking stuffers or gifts for someone! I know a lot of the people in my life would love to receive these goodies!

This company also has tons of other great products! I’ll make sure to link their website so you are able to shop all of the products I’ve mentioned and also the other ones from their website.

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Stay tuned for more holiday blogs! I want to try to post more for the month of December.

Xoxo, Chloe

Christmas Present Guide 2020

Hi friends! Every year you can look forward to one thing from bloggers for the holiday season….gift guides! I am a big fan of gift guides. Even before I was a blogger I loved to see what all of the bloggers would put together. I tried to make one for everyone in your life without going too crazy!

My favorite guide to make is gifts for her! I love picking out things I want and also things people in my life would love.

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Next up is gifts for the guys in your life! This is always the most requested guide.

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I love cozy things and being gifted them is always so nice! I think any woman or even a man appreciates the comfy stuff.

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The next guide is all about finding something for anyone in your life! This can be friends, family, teachers, pets…you name it!

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I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone with all of the gifts. I wanted this to be a super simple guide for anyone who needs a little extra help shopping this year!

As always thank you for supporting me and shopping my links. I really appreciate it!

Xoxo, Chloe

Amazing Lash Studio Brow Products

Hi friends! Today on the blog we are talking about BROWS! This post will be all about Amazing Lash Studios new eyebrow products. The Raise Some Brows Line has all of the products you need to achieve the brow you are wanting!

The first product on my list is the Tinted Gel W/ Fibers. The fibers create instant fullness! It helps to fill in sparse areas and tame unruly brows. This product is $19.

Next up is the Eyebrow Pomade! This product creates bold defined brows. It is long lasting and water resistant! Priced at $20.

The Tattoo Brow Pen is a dual sided product that can do thin or thick lines. It is also water resistant! This product is $16.

Up next is my personal favorite! The Precise Brow Pencil is great for drawing precise lines. It is sweat proof and water proof! Has a nutrient rich blend to promote healthy hair. Priced at $19.

Pictured above are some examples for what the brows will look like with each product! As you can see each product is a little different, which makes it easy to figure out what product will work best for you!

Shades include- Ash Blonde, Auburn, Dark Brown, Black/Brown. This varies based on the product. The line also includes a few additional products!

*This post is sponsored by Amazing Lash Studio.

Xoxo, Chloe

IPL Laser Hair Removal

Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram (@thebusybrunetteblog) you would know that I started doing my own laser hair removal at home during covid! I use a device from RoseSkinCo. It is super easy to use and so much cheaper than going to a spa.

The IPL has five different settings depending on what level you want. Starting out a level 3 is good and then I suggest working your way up! You can use it up to two times a week. This will get you the best results. The more consistent you are the better.

If you want to try it out or gift it to someone for the holidays I have a code to try the RoseSkinCo laser. Use TheBusyBrunette at checkout for 15% off!

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Xoxo, Chloe

Fall Date Ideas

There’s something about fall that makes dates feel extra cozy and fun (even in Arizona)! Here are my top 10 picks for fun dates during the fall, no matter where you live!

1. Grab some festive snacks and have a Halloween movie marathon! I’m planning on doing this with my boyfriend and even creating a cute little invite for him on Canva.

2. S’mores and Stars! Grab a blanket and go outside and roast some s’mores and watch the stars.

3. Pick Pumpkins and carve them! You could turn this into a competition and even have a fun prize at the end. Winners choice!

4. Taste Test Pumpkin Items from Trader Joe’s!

5. Do a Fall DIY! There are endless fall diy projects that you can do! Create a fall sign together or maybe make some holiday decor! Make pumpkin candles or other goodies then then use them together!

6. Tailgate and watch football. This would be an ideal date for my boyfriend I know he would love this one!

7. Create a new tradition for the season!

8. Have a cook off! Use fall items to create. Or make it a spooky one!

9. Bake a pie together.

10. Go to a local event! In Scottsdale we have the Fairmont Princess hosting a really fun one!

These are just some ideas that are inexpensive and fun! I hope you loved this post. I wanted to make it short, sweet, and to the point!

Xoxo, Chloe

My Stay At Civana Resort In Carefree Arizona

Hi friends! I just got home from my amazing weekend stay at Civana Resort. They invited me to stay for two nights, so my boyfriend and I packed our bags and went to this beautiful resort. We got there Saturday in the afternoon and took some time to hang out and check out the hotel. I had been there a couple times before but this was my first time staying! We happened to be there at the same time as Restaurant Week in Carefree. My boyfriend made reservations for us for dinner at one of the local restaurants called Keelers. It is located five minutes down the road in Spanish Village.

Taking some time to relax in one of the robes they provide.

When we got back from dinner we went down to the pool and spent some time in the hot tub. There was only one other person there so it was nice basically having it all to ourselves!

Sunday morning we woke up and went to brunch at a spot in Cave Creek that we absolutely love called Local Johnny’s. Carefree and Cave Creek boarder each other so there is a ton of restaurant choices and fun things to do all in a small area.

In the afternoon we laid by the pool and went for a swim. They have an gorgeous pool and a limited amount of chairs so it doesn’t get overcrowded. One thing I loved about Civana is how they were handling covid. Everything was very clean and they did a great job taking precautions to make their guests feel safe.

After we had enough of the pool we went back to the room to make the charcuterie board. I loaded up the mini fridge with all of the stuff we needed to make one, and it came out perfect!

We ended the night with a pizza from another great local spot and sat out on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the cool nighttime air.

If you are looking for a place to stay I highly recommend Civana. They are a wellness resort and offer a ton of different fitness and wellness classes. They also have a spectacular spa that I got to tour previously. I’m dying for the next time I get to stay there and try all of the amenities!

Xoxo, Chloe

The Most Instagrammable Places In Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona

I absolutely love living in Arizona. It’s great living in a place that so many people love to vacation at. This means we have tons of amazing spots and fun things to do! I decided to round up a list of some of the places I love to go to for Instagram photos!

I know a lot of bloggers and influencers are constantly on the lookout for spots to really make their Instagram feed look great. These are just some of the ones I love!

1. Teaspressa– This spot is a local blogger favorite for many reasons! The cute seasonal decor and small cozy feeling make for a great photo. They also have a wall outside that looks great in photos!

2. Resorts- We have some of the most beautiful resorts here in Arizona! They are great to take photos at, especially because people there kind of expect you to!

Some of my favorites include- The Scott, Civana, and basically anything close to Old Town Scottsdale!

3. Kierland/ Scottsdale Quarter- Basically anywhere in Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter is amazing for photos! Scottsdale Quarter especially because they will put up things year around to encourage people to take photos there! I always go there in the spring and during the holidays because that’s when the displays are the best.

4. City North- This spot is super underrated! I love it because it’s usually not too busy and there are a ton of spots to take photos. Also there is a hidden speakeasy in one of the coffee shops…shhh…

5. Frontier Town Cave Creek- Cave Creek is an absolute hidden gem that most bloggers don’t take advantage of! This is where I go to shoot a lot of my content when I don’t feel like driving far. Frontier Town is just one of the many spots for photos. It is great year around!

6. Any Of Our Amazing Restaurants– AZ is known for our dining! We have so many great Instaworthy places to choose from. The Henry is a super popular one for photos. I also really love La Grande Orange. Many bloggers hang out and frequent cafes such as SweetDees and Ruze.

7. AirBnb– We have tons of cute Airbnb’s in Scottsdale! I love going to them and getting to take photos. It’s great for getting a ton of content done and not having to worry about people looking at you while you do it!

The Granada Grotto
Pink Cactus

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it helped inspire you to travel to Scottsdale or to get out and take all the fun photos!

Xoxo, Chloe