I am a firm believer in the power of a good mascara and a good coverage BB cream, my go-to for a while now has been Its Cosmetics in the shade deep. The brand has really good coverage and the formula they have seems to blend into my different skin shades naturally.Read More
YAY! The Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Vault Collection launched last month and when I received it I, unfortunately, had to wait a few weeks before I had some time to play in all of it.Read More
Summer is coming to a screeching halt with school starting for most and going to start this upcoming week for others. I have already started to get Fall inspired styles and makeup looks ready for you guys over on the blog and this is the first look I have ready.
I desperately need to work on my winged liner! If you have tips for me, let ya girl know!Read More
Man I conquered yesterday like a boss!
I was able to get a ton of household chores done because my house looked like a total disaster. [At least in my eyes]
Toys were everywhere, J had shoes thrown all over the house and laundry was at it's wits end. The problem with laundry I guess, is that it is never ending then E and I have wayy to much clothes. I have boxes in our garage that need to go to the donation center asap.Read More
I have watched so many videos over the years that I knew I wanted to have my own channel one day but I wasn’t sure I wanted to put myself out there.
It is really scary, but my friends kept urging me to do it and I knew that eventually I needed to put my nerves to the side and make the jump.
Especially when my niece is telling me I have no excuses I knew it was time to do it.Read More
Finally! I was able to get around to using the Tarte Cosmetics: Be a Mermaid and Make Waves Palette and I am so, so in love. This buy far is one of my favorite palettes, I absolutely love when a palette will come with matte shades along with some shimmer. I am not an avid user of shimmer shades but I am slowly introducing them into my makeup routine and while I don't love them for certain looks, I do love playing with them.Read More
Disclaimer: This post contains links to all of the products I used in this makeup look at no extra cost to you I may earn a small commission off of any purchase or clicks.
hello there, loves!
I am back today with this beautiful transition of pinks! I recently went to The Orlando Salon to update my locks and Orlando did this beautiful transition of pinks in my hair. I just knew that I had to pay homage to his beautiful work and do a make up look to compliment the hair.
I used my new morphe 3502 Second Nature Palette that finally was restocked at my local Ulta, and created some beautiful transitional pinks. I also used my first eye shadow palette ever the Naked Palette to get some of the pinks with shimmer.
Now I am typically not a shimmery kind of girl but I knew that I needed to add some to this look because if the sun hits my hair at the right spots I can really see some shimmer in the color.
Orlando does an amazing job on my hair and I remember when I first started going to him he busted out this make up brush to blend my hair color and I was like, this guy is going to do great things because he isn't the norm. He doesn't try to fit in some box and I love that about him.
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This is so far out of my comfort zone I am still considering not posting this.
If you follow me you know that I am not great with make-up I mean I can't even do a good smokey eye. But I enjoy the palettes that I have been purchasing and the alone time in my beauty room.
Needless to say, when J went down for his nap today I was trying to go for a pineapple look. I had these earrings that were coming in and with summer right around the corner I knew it would be absolutely perfect.
Well somewhere things went slightly left and right and I ended up with this gorgeousness. I threw on a kimono I had hanging in my extra closet and called it a day.
It reminded me of a mermaid so that is what I am running with.
I have a few make up looks coming to you loves in the next couple of weeks and I am so excited.
I have finally been able to get my thoughts and life in order, since I started using oils and if you haven't read that post you can here.
I would absolutely love to know your thoughts on this look!
Hi there loves!
Times are changing for your girl, I wasn't too impressed with my skin care routine and was in need of some desperate moisture. I found myself at Ulta grabbing all of the things.
Keep reading if you want to hear more about my current skin care routine and what I did to take my skin from drab to fab!
I am going to go over all of the amazing things I have been doing to keep my skin healthy this year. But first if you haven't read what I eat to keep my skin looking great read this post from last week!
My normal skin care routine was using Dove Body was on my face to remove my make up and then using regular lotion on my face too. I know, I know! I didn't think anything of it until I started wearing make up and my face would feel so dry and blah underneath it all.
While I love makeup and creating looks for the blog, I want to make sure that I am starting with great skin before I apply anything on my face. I also would love to prevent wrinkles and all that jazz.
When I walked into Ulta the girl was restocking this brand and told me it was pretty great, I know how sometimes they are there to promote a specific product during a certain time.
But when I noticed the pricing, she told me that Mario Badescu didn't use fancy packaging so that he could keep cost down so great skin care products could get in the hands of women & men everywhere. Without outrageously breaking the bank, so of course naturally I bought it all.
The glycolic foaming cleanser is used just 2-3 times a week to help with a subtle clean.
The cleansing milk is by far my favorite because it feels like you are applying lotion then washing it away but still keeping all of the moisture.
The facial spray is great for setting makeup and using during those hot days when you need a little less sweat on your face and a little more Rose water.
The glycolic eye cream & skin complex has been so so good for my skin. It feels so refreshed and soft after just a couple of days. Jaxon would even rub my face at times because it was so soft.
The Neutrogena Triple age repair, I picked up to try while I was shopping at Wal-Mart & overall it is a great product, I love that it has SPF 25 in it so I'm also getting sun protection as well.
The hyaluronic eye cream is absolutely amazing at night, I typical don't ever feel
The Rodan & Fields - bright eye complex has been assisting with moisture and those naturally inherited dark circles, now this isn't an overnight success product but I have been loving the changes I have noticed.
This is my go-to mask when I just want a skin refresher, I don't do it everyday even though this is a product you totally can use daily. I use it maybe once or twice every two weeks.
And that sums it up for my current skin care routine.
Be sure you are avoiding things that make you break out as much as humanly possible, and making sure you are getting more nutrients that benefit your skin.
If there are any products you are loving I'd love to know more, catch up with me on social or email me I'd love to hear from you!
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I am so excited to bring this look to the blog today, I received these earrings in my swag bag from our #toast2texas girls getaway and couldn't wait to do a makeup tutorial to go with them. You can say I was inspired! : D
I just love all of the colors and even though they are really large, they aren't that heavy. They are perfect for girls night out,, date night, or even just the random run to the grocery store when you want to feel a little #extra as my girl Lauren from Toast from the Host likes to say.
Japonesque Velvet Touch Metals Eye Shadow Palette
Urban Decay X Kristen Leanne Kaleidoscope Dream Palette
Lash Sensational Curvitude Mascara in Black
Mac Blush Fleur Power
Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Romantic
Becca Cosmetics - Champagne Pop
“It’s a hell of a responsibility to be yourself. It’s much easier to be somebody else or nobody at all.” - Sylvia Plath
I was scrolling through one of my under-utilized social medias and found this quote up there and it couldn't be more relevant to my life.
I recently took these photos of a beauty look I was hoping to achieve and it totally went in the wrong direction, the light from the day faded and I didn't have the colors I needed to photograph the "look" I thought I wanted. I got something much, much more though.
This blogging thing has been pretty frustrating for me the past couple of years solely because I am refusing to sell myself short and do the entire loop bloggers, follow unfollow thing that all the bloggers do.
I also don't have a lot of support from people who already know me and sometimes I just get totally burnt out when trying to build my followers, but I don't just want people who tap, I want the conversation starters, the lovers and the genuine people that will actually get something from my content and live better lives.
Making a difference here is so much more important to me.
If I make someone feel better, or love themselves more that makes me happier than a bunch of likes on a social media account.
One day my husband told me why don't you just do it for fun and see where it goes, forget about earning money and at first it really pissed me off because I felt like he just didn't understand. Not bringing in an income after leaving my job was tough, I felt useless.
But he was so right. Please don't tell him I said this. Because he is wrong and I am always right.
I can't do what everyone else is doing and expect to stand out because I never will. I have to create something that is all me, all the time.
Of course, I would love, love to at least pay for my makeup and clothing expenses with funds from this year blog because momma loves her some clothes & trying new make-up but what will be, will be. Put it out in the world and it will happen right?
Also shout out to @girrlscout for being one of those inspiring people I have followed for a while now, who made me feel like I could be me and that falling in love with myself was something that was needed not only wanted.
Shadow Palette Urban Decay - Beauty with an Edge
Eylure Eyelashes - Accents No 003
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer
Maybelline Curvacious Black
Maybelline SuperStay MatteInk - Visionary
Becca Cosmetics Champagne Pop Highlighter
Happy Thursday y'all!
I have an upcoming girls trip and knew that packing all of my hair essentials wasn't going to be essential or worth the extra weight.
Today I am sharing 3 easy short hair style options for every day, or for your next short trip.
Since I last cut my hair, I decided to let it grow out and I am currently loving the length of my hair. I may let it grow all the way back to my waist but I guess I should at least see if I can let it get past my shoulders, lol.
With my hair getting longer, it takes longer to curl so I know I needed to start utilizing my hairstyles while my hair was straight. My current straightening time probably takes about 10-15 minutes depending on interruptions from J.
These options are great for those getaway weekends where you don't have space to pack shampoo, conditioner, brush, hair tools, etc., but can totally throw a good travel size dry shampoo in the bag and not lose too much space. I also recommend getting a flat iron that you can also use to curl your hair with, it is a total space saver when packing for a short trip.
3 Hair Styles for Short Hair
1. Sleek Straight Hair [Day 1 - 2]
If you are going on a 3-4 day trip your best option is starting with the straight hair look.
My hair is semi-thick so in order to get the straight look that I like I still have to section my hair and then flat iron it. I just use whatever clip I have near by but the one's that give you less texture to your hair the better, because it makes less that you have to remove during straightening. Hot tools and little ones don't mix well I try to be as quick as possible when working with them with J around.
2. The Half Up High Pony [Day 2 - 3]
With short hair you only have half options most of the time, you can't put the all of your hair up so for me this is a good option. I can pair this with my baggy boyfriend jeans and a white top and Converse and be good to go.
For the High Pony this just requires a thin hair tie and a top section of your hair and put it as high as your comfortable with.
3. The Half Up Top Knot
For the last day and the plane/car ride home I would recommend the half up top knot.
Since your hair was already in the half up high pony it will be easy to transition to the top knot and hide any bump or anything in your hair. I would recommend using a couple of bobby pins to keep this tidy but just make a small bun and clean it up with the bobby pins.
I sectioned these looks into the days that you can possibly wear them because it will be so much easier than having to pack a ton of items into your small bag when going on a trip. I have been wanting to do my best to pack lighter when traveling because now that we have J bringing a bunch of unnecessary things kills me because there is so much that is necessary for him.
I hope you guys love this post, I hope to do more of them.
If you guys love seeing these options for shorter hair styles, please let me know in the comments or over on social media I'd love to hear more feedback from you.