Now that I’m almost 30 [ yikes! ] I look back at my college days & reminisce on all the good times I had. One of my favorite things to do was to head back to campus at night and just hang out with some of my girlfriends in their dorm room. Since I went to college locally, I never got to experience Dorm Life for myself but I remember being envious of everyone who stood on campus & those awesome rooms they got to decorate before the semester started.

Dorm Life is all about meeting new people and creating new friendships. How your dorm looks is the first impression these new friends get of you. Since I never had the opportunity to decorate my own Dorm Room, I have teamed up with Pottery Barn Dorm to create my dream Dorm Room.

Bedding:

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Hibiscus Quilt + Sham

I am in love with this set! It’s colorful, girly & fun.

Lounge Seating:

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Deep Pink Fur-rific Beanbag

Most dorm rooms come equipped with a standard wood table & chair so I chose a beanbag for extra seating because it was cute, fuzzy & comfy!

Lighting:

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Chandelier / Scallop Chandelier Shade

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Scallop Floor Lamp Shade

I chose these two different styles for lighting because I thought they would bring a little glam to the room. The chandelier is super chic but since it is made from cotton & contains acrylic beads it is still casual enough to fit the atmosphere of the room.

Additional Decor:

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Wooden Desk Accessories

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Vintage Picture Frame Decals

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Vintage Frame Dry-Erase Calendar Decal

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Roommate Door Sign Decal

Decals work best when it comes to dorm decorating because they aren’t permanent [ no messy clean up when the semester is over ] yet are still fab!

Storage & Laundry:

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Laundry And Storage Set

I love this set! It comes with a pop up hamper & 3 underbed storage bins. Storage & space for all your clothes is always an issue in the dorm rooms since there is limited space so this is perfect for keeping additional items you need tucked away.

PBDorm makes me wish I was back in college! They offer an exclusive collection of dorm furnishings and essentials including: bedding, seating, lighting and other accessories designed to help teens turn their dorm room into their ultimate home away from home. PBdorm addresses all of your needs in a range of categories such as: sleep, study, lounge, decorate, organize and shower. PBdorm offers smart storage solutions and unique ways to personalize your space, including decals and murals that are designed to hang with no nails or tools required. PBdorm focuses on providing dorm solutions such as multi-functional products and space-saving items, helping teens make the most of their limited dorm room space.

Have you checked out PBDorm? If so – what are your favorite pieces?? I love that the pieces don’t limit you to only decorating a college space but can also look great in an adult room or extra sitting area.

[ Thanks to Pottery Barn Dorm for sponsoring today’s discussion. ]

I recently qualified for the #VIVAVOXBOX through Influenster & my box arrived last week 🙂

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Here’s what was included:

Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer Cocoa Radiant – $7.99

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Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card – Free

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Pure Ice Nail Polishes in Afterhours & It’s Complicated  – $1.69 ec.

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths – $5.99

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NYC New York Color City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color in South Ferry Berry – $2.99

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Montagne Jeunesse Clay Spas in Creamy Coconut – $2.49

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Everything included in this Voxbox was super useful.

As you all already know by now – I am obsessed with nail polish so I made sure to use the Pure Ice polishes right away. I’ll have a manicure post about them up shortly. The NYC Intense Lip Color was one of my favorite items in the box. The color is so rich & packs the punch of a lipstick while gliding on effortless. Montagne Jeunesse makes some of my favorite face mask so I’m really looking forward to trying out the Creamy Coconut. The Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer is something I have been interested in trying out since it came out. It is so easy to use BUT the fact that it includes alcohol in its ingredients is a NO for me. Also it isn’t very thick like other lotions that really moisturizer but I will definitely use it when on the go. I never heard of the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths prior to this box. I’m also looking for new products to cleanse my face so I can’t wait to test these out. Lastly, the Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card was in this Voxbox and it is a free card that allows you to save at the pump. No complaints there.

If you are a fellow blogger & are interested in signing up for Influenster, send me your e-mail & I will send you an invite!

[ What is your favorite item from the Viva VoxBox? ]

The Tory Burch Friends & Fans Event is here!

Take 25% off your order until April 28th.

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Here are some of my favorite looks from the website!

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MARION QUILTED CROSS-BODY

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PANAMA SUNGLASSES

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While shopping, don’t forget to pick up something for the special woman in your life since Mother’s Day is right around the corner.

THANK YOU to all that entered the Majestical Jewelry GIVEAWAY!

I had so many great responses to the actual bracelet that I pictured in my post that I decided I would pull TWO winners for the contest!

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AND the WINNERS are…..

$20 Majestical Jewelry giftcard – Christina Marie Sonera

Majestical Jewelry Crescent Moon Bracelet – iamluckyjewel

Ladies – please email me your address to: pearlsandparis@yahoo.com

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CONGRATS to both winners & stay tuned as I am partnering up with some great companies for another FUN giveaway soon!

xoxo

It’s Allure’s Beauty Blogger of the Year contest!

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Ten beauty bloggers are squaring off in a series of challenges to determine who will be the Allure Beauty Blogger of the Year. The winner will score a trip to New York City, go backstage at a fashion show, attend our annual Best of Beauty party, and more! But we can’t choose a winner without your help. Vote every weekday, and you’ll be entered for the chance to win some pretty sweet stuff, too!

The Beauty Blogger Awards started in 2012 and I love following them. I entered this year but unfortunately did not make the cut but these #BloggerBabes did!

I think this contest is a great way to support fellow bloggers & learn about some awesome new blogs to follow.

This week was challenge #1: Beauty Shopping Spree

“We gave each blogger $50 to spend anywhere on beauty products. They tell us what steals and splurges made the cut.”

Check them out HERE & make sure to vote for your favorite one! Everyday you have a chance to win some awesome prizes too!