20 Winter Coats Under $200

    If you couldn’t tell, I’m on a bit of winter coat kick these days! Living in Houston, I only have so much room for a winter coat to keep me warm this season. There are so many light-weight, versatile coat options in stores right now. You don’t have to break the bank to find the right coat to keep you warm. Since I’ve been on the hunt, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite winter coat finds under $200 for you to enjoy.

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    How to Style a Teddy Coat

    How to Style Brown Teddy Coat and Black Jeans - Fall Fashion on Cup of Charisma

    When the cold fronts say hey, the coats come out to play. That may not be a real saying, but I’ve been holding out for cold weather in Houston. We finally had our first cold front of the season in mid-October, so I wasted no time in getting one of the largest staples of the fall/winter: the teddy coat. I decided to style a teddy coat rather than a traditional peacoat because I believe in a future where our clothing is as soft as our stuffed animals. You can quote me on that.

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    8 Tips for Dry Skin in the Winter

    8 Tips for Dry Skin in Winter on Cup of Charisma, Houston Lifestyle Blog

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    Winter is coming. While stylish booties and red Starbucks cups are all welcome statements of the season, dry skin is one winter accessory I could do without. Your skincare regimen should be top of mind all year long, but winter calls for extra reinforcements. No matter what your skin type is, chilly temperatures and brisk winds can wreak havoc on your skin. I’ve put together a list of eight tips for dry skin to keep your skin smooth and supple winter. Continue Reading


    Celebrate Uniqueness with Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance & Body Mist at Walgreens!

     This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All Opinions are mine alone. #INDIdifference #CollectiveBias #WhatMakesYouINDI #KPFragrances #KatyCats

    Growing up, I sometimes struggled to find my own footing and be my own person. When living in Florida, I noticed that I was always a passenger in the story. When I was in my mid-twenties, I finally embraced my individuality and honored my unique traits that make me who I am. If I could bottle up that power of purpose and individuality, I would. Lucky for both of us, Katy Perry already has!

    I was pleasantly surprised by the scent of Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance, a unique and seductive musk fragrance that elevates the senses, available at Walgreen’s in a 1 oz. version. What I love most about Katy Perry’s INDI is the message behind it. Katy Perry has always been such a one-of-a-kind performer and role model for her fans. She’s embraced individualism in her music and life, so it’s inspiring to see her spreading her bravery to be unique through her latest fragrance. Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance shares her message of self-expression, community and diversity — all bottled up into a great scent. You can get your Katy Perry’s INDI Fragrance and Body Mist here at Walgreen’s.

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    12 Fair Trade and Sustainable Boots for Fall

    12 Fair-Trade and Sustainable Boots for Fall - Cup of Charisma


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    The temperatures have dipped across the country, and it’s finally socially appropriate to break out the boots and scarves. What if we made the decision to put purpose in the steps we take? I’ve rounded up 12 fair trade and sustainable boots for fall that will help you walk confidently and consciously. Continue Reading


    The Clean Beauty Conversation: Meet Laura Lemon of Lemon Laine

    Laura Lemon was hooked on beauty from the moment her Grandma Laine handed over her Clinique beauty samples. Her early exposure to beauty and her personal struggles with acne-prone skin lead her to harness her skills as a makeup artist. Laura eventually catapulted her beauty career when she became an associate buyer for Walmart and moved to California to learn everything she could about the industry. As she grew inquisitive about product formulas and the effects on our skin, she launched natural beauty in 2,000 Walmart stores and helped shift perspectives in households around the country. Of all of Laura’s accomplishments, opening her own business is by far her greatest one.

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