Hey, Dolls! Happy Friday! If you follow me on Instagram @ellemelony – You do don’t you?! – you’ve noticed that I’ve recently been posting my favorite fashion, beauty + home finds on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. Many of my IG captions say something like, “Shop my look by following me at Lynn_Selby on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. Link in bio.” Or, you’ve seen #ltk and #ltkshop in my hastags. I’ve been on the app for about two months and have received quite a few questions about what it is and how Dolls should use it. That said, I bring you LIKEtoKNOW.it 101.
Simply explained, if you are signed up for LIKEtoKNOW.it, which is free by the way, you’ll automatically receive an email with the details on fashion, beauty + home finds that I have posted on the platform and to IG. Good so far, right?
Ok, but now you are thinking, “I love a Doll, but don’t want my inbox flooded with anymore emails.” Drumroll … you can customize your LIKEtoKNOW.it app account settings to receive emails at a frequency that works best for you. And again, it’s no cost to you. However, in full disclosure, a Doll receives a small commission for any purchase you make from my LIKEtoKNOW.it page – Lynn_Selby. Done + done!
Now that you are all LIKEtoKNOW.it savvy, here’s the fun part. This evening, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th, LIKEtoKNOW.it is hosting their exclusive sale for app users only. I don’t want Dolls to miss out. By downloading the app, you’ll get access to shop the summer’s best sales from some of your favorite brands. The beauty brands are always my favorite! To take advantage, here’s what you need to do:
Hey, Dolls! Lets’s talk brows. I’ve had several conversations about eyebrows this weekend. Everything from fill, microblade, permanent tattoo, high or soft arch, thick or thin, wax or thread. The options are endless. Since the “Corona-Lashay” set her sights on us, I’ve been caring for my own, keeping two quotes in mind, “Never underestimate power of a good eyebrow,” + “Eyebrows should be sisters, not twins.” I’m no expert + am done in these four steps:
Brush/Shape by Anastasia Beverly Hills
Eyebrow Primer by Anastasia Beverly Hills
Eyebrow Glue Stick by NYX Cosmetics
Eyebrow Micro Brow Pencil by NYX Cosmetics
But lately, I’ve been considering something more permanent. I had lunch cocktails with one of my most fabulous girlfriends recently, who had microblading + when I say her brows are EVERYTHING! Here’s to my girl M.O.! Then, I saw a young lady getting a permanent tatoo while at my hair stylist. I’ve now become so intrigued + obsessed with all things brows.
I need to hear from you. Do you care for your own? What products do you use? Have you gone the more permanent route? Let’s talk. Drop your comments + all of the deets below. 💋
To shop my favorite eyebrow products, click here + head on over to my LIKEtoKNOW.it page! (Or download the app, search Lynn_Selby + follow me!)
Hey, Dolls! Mother’s Day is a week away, and as you know I’ve been curating gift ideas at every price point for the special Moms in your life. First up were beauty and home gifts. Today, I bring you, “The Loungewear Edition.”
To shop my loungewear recommendations, click here + head on over to my LIKEtoKNOW.it page! (Or download the app, search Lynn_Selby + follow me!)
Looking for Mother’s Day beauty and/or home gifts, peep the deets here! And, drop a comment with what you want for Mother’s Day.
Hey, Dolls! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th, and I’ve begun curating gift ideas for the Mother, Bonus Mom, Grandmother, Daughter, Aunt, Friend – all bases covered, I think – in your life. First up, “The Beauty Edition.”
To shop my beauty gift ideas, click here + head on over to my LIKEtoKNOW.it page! (Or download the app, search Lynn_Selby + follow me!)
Next up, Mother’s Day gift ideas, “The Home Edition.”
Hey, Dolls! I initially posted this on Instagram, but received so many questions, thought I would bring the information and conversation to The Pretty Domestic. Peep the story below.
So, rookie mistake y’all …. I let my passport expire!
The backstory. Team Selby’s favorite cousin calls, literally three week ago, and says he’s found a most fabulous place in Cabo
April 1st – 5th – let’s go. We were in immediately. I checked our passports (my gut must have told me something), and mine was expired. Ok, no problem, I’ll pay a little extra + expedite the process. Well, y’all, the State Department was not making it easy on a Doll.
Fast forward, I’ve been to Cabo and back , so I give you my primer “passporting” in the time Covid.
✈️ Start early.. The usual places that provide the services outside of the State Department cannot do anything less than 4 to 6 weeks.
✈️ Make sure you have every document you may need – including proof of travel.
✈️ About that proof of travel, you can’t even schedule an appointment if your travel is not booked. Travel insurance is a must!
✈️ Don’t expect to get an appointment right away. Take multiple approaches – try scheduling online and calling. Don’t take no for an answer. Call + call again.
My take – the State Department is trying to discourage travel. Don’t be discouraged!
✈️ Be prepared to travel elsewhere for your appointment. Appointments + staff are extremely limited, so you may need to hop in the car, or on the train, to get to your appointment in another city. I’m in Baltimore, fortunately got an appointment in DC – but was prepared to hit I-95 North + South if necessary.
✈️ Be early, have ALL of your documents + be prepared to wait. I was told the wait would be fours – it was 2.5. But, I left with passport in hand!
Have you traveled internationally during Covid? What was your experience? I’m no expert, but will answer any questions you have based on my experience.
Hey, Dolls! Who doesn’t love a great statement piece?! I’ve always tried to incorporate one piece, some wow factor accessory that stands out, but being careful not to overdo it, for fear of being tacky. In the words of one Mademoiselle Chanel, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take off one accessory.”
In many instances, I don a beautiful cocktail ring worn on my index finger, gifted to me by my Mom. It’s oversized and the perfect statement piece.
Lately, my new red eyeglasses make a statement unto themselves. Paired with a good red lip, a look is instantly elevated.
But, a Doll also likes a good hair accessory. Enter Namjosh headbands. I discovered the brand about two years when I was looking for a little something to spice up a leopard dress – as if leopard needs spicing! Any who, Namjosh makes the most fabulous, perfectly embellished headbands in every color of the rainbow. They’re like hair candy.
I started with a purchase of the leopard, and have since added black + red jeweled. I’m eyeing an emerald green, blue + pink. Obviously, I’m obsessed!
Hey Dolls! Happy Holidays! This year, gift shopping and giving is challenged by the need to social distance, wear a mask, and simply keep ourselves, loved ones, and even those we don’t know safe and healthy. While online shopping has been de rigueur for as long as we can remember, this year it just may be lifesaving. That’s my plan. As much as possible, I’m staying clear of malls and boutiques, pouring a glass of bubbly, and shopping online. Peep my curated 2020 gift list below. First up, the home edition. Happy shopping!