ZoneIn CBD

Hey guys!

I am so excited to be able to share with you a little bit about Zone In, CBD products.

For the past few months, lack of sleep has been no stranger to me. From the stress of my mom battling breast cancer, to balancing school and work, getting a good nights sleep seemed completely unrealistic. That is, until I tried ZoneIn CBD capsules. At first I was skeptical. I did not hop on the “CBD train” as everyone else seemed to be doing. But after trying it for a week, I was full steam ahead!

Having an all-natural supplement help me with my anxiety and sleeping patterns made me feel so much more comfortable. Also, knowing that the product is reviewed by doctors also made me feel at peace.

If you are having these troubles like me, I would definitely recommend giving Zone In CBD products a try.

Click here for more info!




Hey guys!

I have been MIA if you haven’t noticed but am back! Coming back after vacay is always hard. Especially if you were in the B A H A M A S. 





While I was there I was able to use my new Formulate Shampoo + Conditioner and let me just say, it SAVED my hair from drying out! Saltwater along with the heat really does a number on my hair, but not this time! 

Formulate asks you a variety of questions before creating your personalized shampoo/conditioner. You are able to share your hair goals, and even choose the scent! Then, you download Formulate app and are able to view EVERYTHING. The formula for the shampoo/conditioner is right there on the app! 


I was so impressed by the care and time this company took in making sure I was satisfied with the product. 

I know you will love it too, so I decided to team up with Formulate and give away a FREE shampoo/conditioner!!!


Click here to enter! Good luck!


Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Lately I’ve had so many reasons to smile. However, my Dunkin’

coffee addiction has been taking a toll on my pearly whites; or

pearly off-whites (haha.) This discoloring has held me back from

physically sharing the joy I feel in my heart.


Until Smile Brilliant entered the picture.


I was so impressed with not only how quickly I saw results, but

also by how much care was given to ensure that my teeth had no



At first I was nervous to try Smile Brilliant as other whitening

products resulted in unbearable tooth sensitivity. Thankfully, Smile

Brilliant provides a De-Sensitizing gel to apply after each

whitening session. This helped tremendously and I experienced

little to no sensitivity at all!


One thing I also loved about this product was that I could whiten

for up to 3 hours! My whitening trays were so thin and flexible, I

barely even noticed that they were there. I whitened while I

worked, studied, worked out, and even before bed! It took no time

away from my busy schedule.


Smile Brilliant gave me the confidence to share my smile

fearlessly, and for that I am forever grateful!


Click here for a chance to win a FREE whitening kit!
or use code: brunettebythesea15 for 15% off!

Teeth Whitening for Sensitive Teeth

Brows and Battles

Hey there everyone!

Long time no “see!”

Things have been pretty crazy for the past few months but I am back! I wanted to share with ya’ll something I had done this past week that really changed my life in a very positive way: microblading.

I know, that sounds SUPER dramatic, but once you hear my story maybe you’ll see where I am coming from.

Ever since I was in second grade, I have had really bad anxiety. I know, everyone seems to have anxiety these days or just be extremely stressed, but my disorder actually causes me to lose my hair. Eyebrows, lashes, the whole nine yards. As the hairs came and went, so did my self-esteem. I can’t remember the last time I even had a full set of brows.

At my young age I had NO idea what I was doing makeup-wise and ended up just piling it on to try and hide my secret. At the time, I had no clue that that only made it worse and more noticeable. Makeup had become my safety blanket.

As I got older and tutorials became more abundant, I got better and had (and still have) a love for makeup. Yet I was still reminded daily of my imperfection that had caused me so much pain.



I have learned over time and relationships that EVERYONE has something they struggle with or are insecure about and that helped me gain my confidence back.

I was so blessed to meet Deana from Lumiere Brow Bar (Charlotte, NC.) I told her a little bit of my story and she was so kind to me about my situation. She made me feel incredibly comfortable. She asked me specifically what it was that I wanted, in terms of color, thickness and shape.


Her kind spirit and gentle touch made for such an amazing appointment. And y’all, IT DIDN’T HURT! She put numbing cream on and I was good to go! I go back in about 4 weeks for my touch up and I will give an update of how things are looking and have healed.





Not only did she give me brows back, she gave me back a certain level of confidence and joy that I thought was always going to be beyond my reach.

So while my anxiety is STILL my battle, it no longer has my brows. Thank you Deana.

PS. How cute is her studio!? She moves next week and I can’t wait to see her new place either!




For more info, click here!

❤ Megs



I’ve always had a love for unique pieces. Being one of a kind seems to be hard to come across these days, which is why I fell in love with this beautiful timepiece from JORD.

I love that this accessory is created from natural resources. I was especially excited when I learned that there are thirteen different types of wood to choose from!  I never knew there could be so many different shades of color that could come from wood. Along with the beautiful wooden layout, there are a variety of colors and patterns to choose from for the face.


I am so in love with mine. The emerald face is so vibrant. Its eye-catching color coupled with its unique design makes for the perfect holiday gift.  It is the perfect color for the holidays as well!



Being given something that is this genuine can really make your loved ones feel special. Great detail and time has been taken to create these authentic time-pieces. One thing I love about this brand is not only their products, but their hearts. Part of their story includes their own personal thoughts on what a watch should be.

“The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”

This shows me that I am not only receiving a watch, but future time well-spent.



You read that correctly! JORD is giving away $100 towards one of their watches. Make sure you enter by clicking here!

But HURRY! Giveaway ends 12/23! Goodluck loves!

Mara Studio.

Hey pretty babes!

I had my first ever experience with permanent makeup yesterday and am SO excited to share all the details with you!


At first, I was a little nervous. I was scared that it would hurt, that I might regret it, and that it would not look natural.

I am happy to say that:

  • It did not hurt! A little discomfort at first, but once the numbing cream was applied, it was smooth sailing.




  • No regrets. NONE. As soon as I walked into the studio, Anna and Mackenzie (the girl she was training) were both so sweet. They made sure to make me feel comfortable and walked me through the procedure so I would know what to expect. They were very attentive to my concerns and really listened to what I wanted the outcome to be.




  • While my lips are still healing, I am so pleased even with how they look now. The color will fade to perfection. I am so happy and excited to have naturally blushed lips.



Mackenzie and Anna both were amazing. Two very talented women and Anna is an incredible trainer. Her talent for this artistry is evidenced by her work.



For photos and appointments click here!

Wit + Wander

Hello beauties!

Okay confession time: I have an accessory obsession.

I was trying to organize my room this weekend and have come to the realization that I have more accessories than articles of clothing! I just love how little details can change a whole look or complete it.

The brand, Wit + Wander, has not helped my obsession at all. If anything they have made it worse! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a total beach bum. After living in Wilmington for three years, it was hard to come back to the city life. However, finding out that this brand is based in Wilmington made me feel as though I had a little bit of the beach with me at all times. I mean, look at these earrings!

This brand is the perfect combination of boho and chic. Their affordable pricing makes it impossible to say no.


Use code MEG10 for 10% off your purchase today!


Brooks for Brahmin

Hey Lovies!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far! I have been slammed with midterms and lab practicals and it’s only Tuesday! Thankfully, after tomorrow my week should slow down. I wanted to just take a moment to share with you guys my latest love: Brahmin Designer Handbags.

A few weeks ago my mom and I attended Charlotte Fashion Week and were lucky enough to see Brahmin featured on the runway. After viewing their beautiful display I was hooked. After just a touch, you could tell that the quality is very high-end. Italian leather and colors galore. Each bag has its own look and personality. Below you will find my current favorite and top seller: The Large Duxbury Satchel ~ Melbourne.

This bag is available in twelve colors.


That’s a color for every day of the week, and more!


Click here to take a closer look!

As the holidays approach, I hope a Brahmin Handbag will be not only on your wish list, but also on your gift list.

Have a great rest of the week loves!


Meg Brooks

Look at me..CARDI!

Okay, so I may not be the famous Cardi B BUT it is officially CARDI WEATHER!


I basically live in cardigans once I feel a chill in the air. At this point, a heavy sweater is not needed (unfortunately). So for the time being, something light-weight will have to do. Even if it is only in the mornings and when the sun goes down, I’ll take what I can get!


So let’s prepare now girls! All the Fall feels will be here before we know it!




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