Thanksgiving OOTD!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with their family and had some good food. Here’s a quick outfit post! Thanks for reading!

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Scarf: Burberry similar HERE. I belted the scarf and it was SO comfy!  | Top: Buckle HERE  |  Belt: Nordstrom HERE |  Jeans: Frame Denim HERE. Probably the most comfortable pair of jeans I own!  |  Makeup: New favorite Chantecaille brow pencil HERE. I use Oak Brown. It made my brows look so natural!

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Sephora VIB Sale Must Haves!

‘Tis the season for Sephora’s holiday VIB sale and I could not be more excited. I’m a VIB Rouge so I believe our sale is this weekend and VIB Insiders are at a later date. If you’re not sure on what to get at this sale, I’ll show you my top 10 picks and I’ll also be including my Mom, Julia’s, top picks as well for a different perspective! Enjoy (:

Angela’s Top 10 Picks:

10. L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream

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9. Bobbi Brown Highlighting powder in Pink Glow

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8. NARS Audacious Lipsticks (ANY shade, they’re all gorgeous!)

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7. Alterna Caviar Transformation Kit (ALL favorites in this kit!)

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6. Peter Thomas Roth Sulfur Mask

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5. Smashbox BB Water

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4. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (<3)

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3. Tarte Bling It On blush palette

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2. Becca Backlight Priming Filter

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1.NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto

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Julia’s Top 10 Picks:

10. Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders + Cleanse

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9. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

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8. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

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7. Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

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6. Sephora Favorites Liquid Luxuries Perfume Sampler

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5. Sephora Collection Tools of the Trade Brush Set

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4. Becca Backlight Priming Filter

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3. Tweezerman Glitterati Python Slant Tweezer

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2. Caudalie Winter Duo

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1. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

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Since you get 20% off, I think it’s a perfect time to splurge on some of the things you’ve been dying for over the past few months, plus Sephora RARELY ever has 20% off. I hope these gave you some ideas on what you might want to pick up during this sale! Let me know some of your must have items or what you got during this sale! As always, thanks for reading (:

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June Favorites!

I’m much later than usual with getting this up but I’ve been pretty busy with my training lately and getting some exciting new things lined up – but here it is! These are my favorite posts to do I think because I get to share all my very favorite products for each month with all of you & hopefully get you hooked on a new product as well (: So without further ado, here’s my monthly favorites!

OPA Greek Yogurt Caesar dressing – about 4$ at Kroger

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So I have a sick obsession with caesar salads, when I go out to eat I always get a caesar salad with chicken or a side caesar or whatever. Buuuuuut – the dressing is loaded with fat and if you’re watching your fat intake, most caesar dressings can ruin that right quick, fast & in a hurry. So my wonderful mother, knowing my obsession, found this gem at Kroger one day and brought it home. I eat a salad almost everyday now with this stuff on it and I take it with me in a container when I go out to restaurants so I can use my own dressing that doesn’t have 57g of fat in it. It tastes just like regular caesar too, with just a little less fishy taste, which I prefer. It’s made with greek yogurt too so it still has a bit of a bite to it & at only 5g of fat, 60 calories and 1g of sugar, it’s easily a much healthier alternative to classic caesar dressing! Plus they have ranch, blue cheese & other flavors as well!

MusclePharm Combat Crunch bar in Cinnamon Twist – $2.75 a bar at GNC

gomacro macrobar in sunny uplift (cherries + berries) – about $3 at Whole Foods

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So I was able to try the MP protein bar at the Arnold Classic back in March and I fell in love with it. It’s so delicious and even people I know who hate cinnamon love this bar. It doesn’t leave that nasty after taste in your mouth that some protein bars do & it’s got 20g of protein in it! I’m not a huge fan of these big name protein bars because there’s a lot of added god knows what’s in them but if I’m in a pinch and I don’t have the second bar I’m about to mention – I’ll grab one of these! NOW, the gomacro bar is heaven. These are a lot better for you nutrition wise and they taste phenomenal ! My favorite ones are the sunny uplift and the banana almond one. They’re so good & only have 200 calories, 4g of fat & 39g of carbs. And not to mention – you can read and understand all the ingredients!! These really do keep me full for a while and they taste delicious – even though they look like bird food. Trust me & try one!!

ProJym protein in S’mores – $32.56 at BodyBuilding.com

PreJym preworkout in Cherry Limeade – $35.57 at BodyBuilding.com

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So this ProJym protein has quickly become my favorite protein to date. It was created by Dr. Jim Stoppani and it’s not spiked with added extras or aminos – it’s 100% protein from egg, whey and casein proteins. I got s’mores flavor and it’s delicious, plus it has little marshmallows in it, but it doesn’t really taste like s’mores, I think it’s more of a cold hot chocolate taste, which I’m 100% okay with! I really feel like it helps cut my soreness down and helps me recover & build very efficiently. I’m really excited to continue use & keep y’all updated! The pre workout is equally amazing. I’m not a huge pre workout person, but some days I can’t run without it. I’m tired, feel lazy and just tired – so this stuff really helps. I used it last Sunday on my 3 mile maintenance run and managed to have negative splits, took a whole minute off my pace from my 2nd to 3rd miles and took 2 minutes off my 3 mile run time. So I don’t know if I had a good run day or it was this pre workout, but I’ll definitely keep everyone posted!

Valentino Rockstud Aviator sunglasses – $346 at Nordstrom

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My wonderful boyfriend got me these as a just because gift while we were in Florida & I had to mention them because they’re so cute on and they’re easily my favorite aviators now! The stud on either side of the frames makes them so unique and they have a white trim around the frames that make the blue really stand out. Easy to say, I’m obsessed 😀

Brooks Glycerine 13 Aurora Collection – $160 at Runner’s Plus

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These. Just, no words. Hands down, no shoe compares to Brooks Glycerine shoes. They are literal pillows for your feet. I have the Glycerine 12’s that I got about a year ago and they have taken away the stress on my ankles, shins and feet to where none of those joints or anything hurt. They’re really cushioned and have a great design that makes them not only comfortable but gives them a great heel to toe transition. Easily my favorite running shoe. Now, they just recently took the Glycerine, the Ghost and Adrenaline shoe and released them in a new collection called the Aurora collection that’s based off of the Aurora Borealis & they are ALL gorgeous. But when I saw they had the Glycerine in that collection with these colors I ran to my local runner’s shop and bought them. They’re amazing & I promise once you switch to Brooks, you’ll never look back. Nike shoes KILLED my feet and arches but I’ve never had any problem whatsoever with my arches in these shoes! I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend these!

Lush Ocean Salt – $21.95 at LUSH

Lush D’Fluff – $16.95 at LUSH

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LUSH is well known for their products being all natural with no preservatives or parabens so I really do like buying their products when I can. We stopped at the Tampa International Plaza while in Florida and they had a LUSH store inside. I had heard of both but the girl helping me told me that together they’re a dream – and let me tell you, she was right. Ocean Salt is a scrub that’s made with some vodka infused lime or something and salt (literally smells like a margarita…) so it helps really exfoliate and brighten the skin while stimulating the hair follicles to get a closer shave. D’Fluff is like a soft soap consistency and smells AMAZING. It’s supposed to help with irritation, razor burn and ingrown hair issues. When I use them both together I get such a close shave and my hair doesn’t come back until at least 24 hours later, which is good for me cause I usually step out of the shower and it starts going again -_- But they both I believe are really good products and seem to really cut down on any irritation I’ve had and the ocean salt really does brighten your skin! Try it next time you’re in a LUSH store!

L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara – $6.99 at Target

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In the summer, I’m honestly not a makeup wearer cause I’m oily and anything I put on my face melts off within an hour. So when I’m going to run errands I’ll throw some mascara on and head out the door so I don’t look completely like a bum. This is the best drugstore mascara I’ve tried & thanks to my mom for picking it up for me one day to try cause it’s the bomb. When I first got it I hated it cause it was really wet and I felt like it just kinda weighed my lashes down so I put it up. Well one day a few weeks ago I picked it back up and after it had dried out a little bit it was fantastic! The only downside is it clumps just a little bit with two coats, but most drugstore mascaras clump with the very first application. So if you’re in the market for an affordable mascara – this is a good route to go!!

Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Duo in #2 – $39 at Sephora

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So Make Up For Ever came out not long ago with these pro sculpting duos, releasing two shades. Well in Sephora one day I decided the check them out and I’m gonna be honest, I ONLY bought this for the highlighter shade in this. Complete waste of the bronzer but it’s just so orange on me, so maybe I’ll use it as an eyeshadow or something, BUT, the highlighter is gorgeous! It’s a nice light gold shade & there’s no chunky glitter or anything in it. I usually stay away from gold highlighters cause I’m not the tannest person in the world & I usually stick with pink undertone highlighters, but I couldn’t pass it up. I swatched it in the store and kept staring at it so I caved and bought it. When I got home I researched & found that the highlighter is a dupe for MAC Whisper of Guilt that was a limited edition release a long time ago that everyone lost their mind about. So if you didn’t get your hands on that, go get this duo!

Chanel Les Beiges All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid (SPF 15) in #30 – $45 at Chanel counters

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This was a splurge, but Chanel makes some of the best products around & this was no exception. This is like a BB cream coverage but it gives you the most gorgeous healthy glow & it still looks completely natural cause your skin still peeks through underneath. It’s great to just throw on and go out the door in. It’s expensive, but Chanel knows their stuff when it comes to makeup. Another use which I’ve found works really well is applying a mattifying primer, then applying this over top to keep you from looking like a grease ball if you’re an oily person like me. Any way you use this I feel it just makes you look so healthy and beautiful, definitely a great product!

Givenchy Matte & Translucent Loose Finishing Powder – $53 at Sephora

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Another splurge, lol, but this is now my all time favorite setting powder! Like I said above, I’m oily & this really keeps that under control. I wore this over my makeup to a BBQ a few weeks back in June & it was hot and muggy out, I was sweating and I thought for sure my face was going to look like someone coated it in clear coat when I got home. But to my surprise, the only part on my face that was shiny looking was my highlight. I looked in the mirror and screamed because I was so shocked. I’ve never had a setting powder do that before & keep me matte even in the heat & sweat. The finish of this is beautiful too because it doesn’t leave your skin with that powdery, gross cakey look most mattifying powders do. The finish is very natural and feels like velvet on your face. This stuff is expensive, but it’s 100% worth it if you’ve tried everything to keep your face matte & just can’t. This gets the oily girl seal of approval!

So I hope these favorites were useful & you want to try something new out that you found interesting! Let me know if you try any of these things out or if you have an alternative to a favorite of mine that you think I may like better! What are some of your favorites? As always, thanks for reading!

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Triangl Swimwear Review!

Recently I purchased a Triangl bikini to keep myself motivated for summer with my workouts and diets. I haven’t gotten a chance to wear it to the pool yet (because our pool still isn’t open -_-) but I wanted to do an initial review and update as I get to wear it more over the summer. So I’m going to include pictures, my thoughts, and an overall review of how I feel about the bikini and the brand below. Enjoy (:

First off, if you’re not familiar with Triangl, they’re a business based out of Australia that’s known for their swimwear. Being out of Australia, the shipping is absolutely ridiculous. It’s about 20$, but I did get my suit in less than 4 days – so that’s alright I guess. They have tons of different styles, colors and sizes to fit every person & they also come out with limited edition suits every once in a while. I’ve never heard anyone say that their suit was poor quality or it ripped/broke/etc. so I guess you really get what you pay for with this brand. The website even has a chat feature so you can chat with an actual person if you’re confused about sizes or styles!

So, the bikini comes in a scuba suit material (neoprene) drawstring bag, which I think is a nice gesture, but it’s honestly too small to keep all my pool necessities in. Nonetheless, it’d be good to put a wet bikini in and they come in some pretty cute colors!

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Next, onto the actual bikini itself. The style I purchased was the Lulu in Tutti Frutti which was 79$ +20$ shipping (103$ total). I absolutely am in love with the color of this set! It has bright yellow bottoms and a white & pink top that I think will look great with a tan. The style however, isn’t necessarily meant for bigger chested girls. I purchased a Large thinking an XL would be way too big – but I probably would’ve been better off with the XL. I did get a Large in the bottoms as well & they fit okay, but going down a size probably would’ve been better (ya live & learn). Triangl runs very small, as does every Australian company for some dumb reason. So If you purchase a Large, you’re actually getting a Medium in US sizes. The Large fits, it just shows a lot of skin (something to keep in mind if you’re bigger chested). The tops also aren’t padded, but they’re so thick I don’t think you’ll need it! Having said this, the bikini is AMAZING quality – it’s a really thick neoprene material and it has heavy little squares on the ends of all the strings that say Triangl on them. I don’t see these bad boys ripping or coming apart – so having spent 100$+ on this, I’m okay with it. Now, these suits are HIGH maintenance. You can’t fold them because neoprene creases really easily, you cannot wash them in a washer – hand wash only – you have to lay them completely flat to dry and you have to store them flat as well …… are we serious..?

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So overall, would I recommend Triangl to everyone? Yes. I would. I feel like these will last a long while and they’re really great quality. The colors are to die for and the styles are so cute. They’re expensive but I really do feel as though you get your money’s worth with these and you won’t regret buying it (just make sure you get the correct sizes – LOL). I’ll do another update after I’ve worn and washed them a few times but as of right now I don’t think I’ll change my mind, buuuuuut ya never know. I hope this was informative and you decided to either buy or not buy a bikini! If you’ve tried Triangl, let me know your thoughts & if you like them or not! As always, thanks for reading! (:

OOTD!

Last night I went to a concert at a local bar for the country singer Michael Ray – who was fantastic live! Anyway, I am in love with this top I recently bought and was just looking for a reason to wear it. Thanks for reading (:

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TOP: Amuse Society from Buckle (out of stock 😦 – BUT) I like this one too! | JEANS: KanCan here | SHOES: Target (old) I like these too! | HAIR: NuMe Titan 3 here (favorite curling wands ever) | WRISTLET: Tory Burch All-T Leather Wristlet here | EARRINGS: Buckle (old) similar here and here

Check out Michael Ray here !

OOTD!

Last night I went to a concert at a local bar for the country singer Michael Ray – who was fantastic live! Anyway, I am in love with this top I recently bought and was just looking for a reason to wear it. Thanks for reading (:

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TOP: Amuse Society from Buckle (out of stock 😦 – BUT) I like this one too! | JEANS: KanCan here | SHOES: Target (old) I like these too! | HAIR: NuMe Titan 3 here (favorite curling wands ever) | WRISTLET: Tory Burch All-T Leather Wristlet here | EARRINGS: Buckle (old) similar here and here

Check out Michael Ray here !

April Favorites!

I don’t know about anyone else but I am SO happy April is over. There was so much stress from finals week and the last few weeks of school I felt like April was a year-long. I’ve been neglecting to post for a while but I’ve been so wrapped up in studying that I had literally no time for anything else. Thank GOD finals are over & now I can enjoy summer. My April favorites will be very random and mostly makeup because my workouts have really been the same and I’ve been using the same stuff the past month! I’m done rambling so now let’s get into some favorites!

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – $62 at Nordstrom

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I’ve raved so much about this foundation, but honestly it’s my favorite foundation I’ve probably ever used. It’s really pricey, but I promise that it is worth ever single penny. The finish it gives your skin makes you look like you’re glowing from within and have zero flaws on your face. It gives great coverage and I don’t feel like it ever clings to any dry patches I may have on my face. I’m oily and I don’t find this to ever make me look like a grease ball, but I also set it with a powder. It lasts for a while too with a powder- without a powder I find it lasts for about 3-4 hours before I have to start blotting and touching up. I’m shade 5.5 and it matches perfectly & there is a HUGE range of shades!

Tory Burch Large All-T Leather Wristlet in Juniper Berry – $185 at Nordstrom

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I love this thing! My wonderful mother got it for me after I finished school for a congratulatory gift & it’s quickly become my favorite everyday carryall! It actually fits my iPhone 6 plus and so much more! I have enough room in there for my phone, cards, ID, lipsticks, liners, lip glosses, blotting powder and any other random thing I may need. I like it because 1. the color is life – it’s freakin beautiful & 2. because I hate carrying big purses to the store, bars or any other place I may go & this cuts down on all the things I have to carry! It’s perfect for summer & I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it. Thanks mom (:

Maybelline Rebel Bloom lipsticks – $7.49 at Ulta

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So I swatched these a few times and thought about buying them, but I never did because I just wasn’t sure I really loved them. So finally, I bit the bullet and bought not one, but two of these and I absolutely love them! I have the colors Blushing Bud and Peach Poppy. Blushing Bud is much more pink than what shows in the container and Peach Poppy is pretty true to color. I love these because they aren’t drying like most drugstore lipsticks and the colors are beautiful for spring & summer. If you’re looking for a good lipstick for a great price, I’d go check these out!

Cassey Ho’s Hot Body Year Round book – $12.53 on Amazon

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This book is amazing! Cassey Ho is a YouTube fitness personality and she’s so motivational and inspiring! This book gives you countless workouts, recipes and meal plans – you can’t go wrong. There’s also a ton of motivational quotes in the book as well & stories she tells along the way. I love Cassey because she’s such a great soul inside & out that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to support this amazing woman! She has an amazing video on YouTube about body shaming and I really think everyone needs to watch it – so I’ll link it here!

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Probably the thing I was most excited about is my new makeup vanity/workspace. I’m head over heels about it and could not be happier! It’s all from Ikea & they were all separate things (I’ll link them all down below). I have SO much more storage with this and I don’t feel overwhelmed and crowded like I did with my old vanity. If you’re a makeup hoarder like I am, you need this in your life. Table top, drawers & chair ! I’m in love with it all!

Nice Stems candle – $12.99 at Target

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One whiff of this in Target & I was sold. This thing smells SO good. It’s very floral and clean smelling with not too much of an overpowering flower smells. This candle smells exactly like Peony &  Blush Suede from Jo Malone. It’s hard to describe the smell but if you see this at Target, you need to get it because it’s amazing. Plus it’s soy so it’ll burn forever and won’t give off a black smoke like B&BW candles tend to do!

Sinful Colors nail polish in Sail La Vie – $2.99 at Target

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This color is beautiful and just looks very pretty on the nails! It’s from the Bloom Blast collection, which has a TON of pretty colors, that recently came out. It stays on for a good amount of time as well without chipping or looking streaky. I’d definitely check the out if you get the chance!

MAC Peaches blush ($22) & MAC Prep & Prime in Radiant Rose ($26)

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I put these both together because they’re both MAC products & I think they look beautiful together! Peaches is a very peachy/coral colored blush and it just looks so natural and beautiful on the cheeks. It’s the perfect color for most skin tones & I think it’ll be great for summer. I also use the prep & prime stick in radiant rose which gives BEAUTIFUL glow on top of concealer. They have different shades for different undertones, but I’m pink undertone so I got this color & it’s perfect with my skin! You just can’t go wrong with MAC!

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in #15 Sensible – $34 at Chanel counters

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I know, it’s a lot for a lipgloss, but honestly it’s more like a laquer when it goes on. It’s very thick & pigmented and gives pretty great coverage with one application. Chanel can do no wrong in my eyes and their stuff is always great quality- which is why I have no problem spending money there. It’s not sticky and it lasts a pretty long while & it smells like every Chanel product does – which is a great bonus. The shade I got is a very pretty light pink ! And has anyone seen their new packaging for these and the lipsticks?! It’s fabulous!

L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation – 11.99 at Target

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So I’ve heard so much about this foundation & I decided to give it a try and see what all the hype was about. Let me tell you, this stuff is high end quality, at drugstore price. It reminds me a lot of the new NARS foundation because it’s a demi matte finish and looks beautiful on the skin. I had to get two colors though which is the only downside because the color range was kind of nonexistent. But when I mix Natural Buff & Shell Beige together, I get the perfect color for my skin tone! It lasts for a pretty long time too, I didn’t have to blot or touch up for about 7 hours, which is amazing for drugstore makeup. The coverage is great too, it really covers everything & is medium coverage, but definitely buildable to full coverage! It also feels like nothing is on your skin & I didn’t think it looked cakey at all when I applied it with a beauty blender! Definitely the best drugstore foundation I’ve used in a while!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage concealer – $28 at Sephora

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This is easily the best concealer I’ve used, even better than the NARS creamy concealer, by far! It’s full coverage with one swipe and feels so weightless underneath the eyes- so basically it does exactly what the name says, even though it’s incredibly long. I think UD did an amazing job with this concealer & it doesn’t crease AT ALL underneath my eyes, even with wearing it for a while. I’m in the shade Fair Neutral and it’s perfect for me! I would recommend this stuff to everyone & if you don’t have it already, you need it now!

Jo Malone Body Creme in Peony & Blush Suede – $75 at Nordstrom

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$75 for a lotion? C’mon. Really? YES! If you’ve tried Jo Malone stuff before you know there’s a reason as to why it’s so expensive. It keeps you hydrated literally for 4 days if you didn’t shower and it smells, just, omg. There’s no way to explain it correctly because it’s just amazing. This is my favorite scent she makes and I just love this stuff. It’ll last forever too because I’ve had mine since January and I still have well over 3/4 left in the jar. Definitely give her products a try!

Nike Free 4.0 in Tropical Twist w/ Swarovski Crystals – Gold Home Couture

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I’m just obsessed with these things. They’re beautiful and they’re my favorite color. What more could a girl want? I got them off of the same Etsy store I got my blingy Nike gym bag from, which is linked in the description and I just can’t. She used the highest quality crystals and you can definitely tell with the way these beauties sparkle! They’re also a great price for how high demand these things are. I’ve seen some pairs go for over $300 on eBay ! Give her Etsy store some love !! She’s an amazing person!

I hope you all get some ideas on some new products you want to try from this post & let me know if you try and love any of them! Also let me know some of your April favorites! Thanks for reading (:

Spring Makeup Essentials!

I’m so excited to do this post because I love spring! Everything is coming back to life, the weather is amazing and it’s just a happy season. With spring also comes warmer temperatures and a reason to wear bright & fun makeup! I wanted to get this post up about my must-haves for the spring when it comes to doing my makeup. Enjoy (:

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First off, primers. Probably the most important step of all. If you don’t use a primer, your makeup will slip & slide everywhere. I use colorscience skin calming (got this from my esthetician) because I have rosacea so it cancels my redness, SPF 20 and it fills my pores! I also use bareMinerals oil control primer in my T-zone because I tend to get oily in the Spring & Summer. These two together are a dream!

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Foundation! Since I use an oil control primer, I can get away with using a luminous foundation to give me some glow back! This one from Giorgio Armani is my current favorite. I’ve had it for about a year now, but always come back to it when I feel my face looks too flat! It gives a gorgeous finish that literally makes you look so glowy and healthy!

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Concealer isn’t always a must, but when I do use it, I use the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer. I feel this one creases the least on me and gives a very non-cakey looking finish. It also doesn’t move once you set it with powder which is important because I tend to be oily around my eyes and this really helps control that.

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Setting powders aren’t really a must for me in the spring, but in the summer I can’t go without it. This La Mer powder is a long time favorite of mine. It has light reflecting particles in it that always catch the light perfectly! I use the shade Translucent over my GA foundation & it gives me an even more luminous look! I also love the Secret Brightening powder my Laura Mercier !

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Bronzers, highlighters and blushes, oh my! Haha, these I feel are essential to making you look alive and healthy when you have makeup on. I use the Dior Nude Tan in 03 Cinnamon for a contour & I absolutely love it. It’s not too ashy and not too orange. On my skin tone, it’s the perfect color. Next, my favorite all time blush is Springsheen by MAC. It’s a really pretty pinky, coral with a golden shimmer in it that makes you look very healthy & awake. On top, I always use the Hourglass Luminous Light highlighter. It just gives you a gorgeous glow without all the glitter and sparkles. It literally looks like you’re glowing from within!

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For the spring, the pallete I always seem to reach for is my dressyourface pallete by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The colors in this are perfect for everyday makeup to crazy colorful makeup! I believe it’s still available in some stores, but I also really love the Naked 3 pallete, the Lorac Pro 1 & 2, and the Tartellete pallete by Tarte!

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Makeup setting spray is a must for because because I have pretty oily skin. I’ve tried just about every oil-control setting spray on the market and I always go back to MAC Fix+. This just gives such a pretty hydrated finish and it always keeps my makeup in place. I also feel I don’t get very oily with this setting spray either!

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LIPS! My favorite part! I have probably more lipsticks, lip glosses, stains, and liners than I’d like to admit- but I like having choices. My favorite colors for the spring are NARS Odalisque gloss because it’s not sticky and lasts forever! NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches & Cream because it’s SUCH a pretty color (& affordable!). Dior lipstick in . MAC Coral Bliss & Snob ! All these colors are perfect for spring! Swatches —–>springswatches

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This is one of the best self tanners I’ve used in a long time! It even competes with my all time favorite, Vita Liberata ! I love the color this gives and how it makes you look like you’ve spend a week in Mexico. It’s a very natural color and a great alternative to tanning beds, which are awful- lol, and actual tanning outside! This stuff develops in 2 hours and then you can wash it off and you have a beautiful tan! So it’s great if you have a couple hours to get ready! It’s made without alcohol or parabens- so it’s safe for you as well (:

I hope you all loved these essentials and try some of them out yourself! Let me know some of your essentials! Thanks for reading (:

Outfit of the Night!

Last night I went to Cheesecake Factory with my sweet boyfriend and had a delicious dinner. Cheesecake Factory never fails, but here’s what I wore last night ! Thanks for reading (:

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TOP: Amuse Society (Buckle) here ! I love this top! | JEANS: J Brand Fury here (Kim K wore these, so naturally I had to snag them!) | BOOTIES: Michael Kors Salem bootie here | PURSE: Hermes Constance (stole from my mom lol) | JEWELRY: Michael Kors watch here. Ring here.| HAIR: NuMe here | MAKEUP: My favorite foundation at the moment: Giorgio Armani Luminous silk here (I’m shade 5.5). Favorite lip combo! Lipliner. Lipstick. | Nails: Perfect Match gel polish in Pink Gin.