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Valentine's Day Lip Colors

5 Valentine’s Day Lip Colors

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I wanted to share 5 Valentine’s Day lip colors that I LOVE. I typically wear neutral lip colors but for a fun occasion, a pop of red or pink is always a great idea! But if you prefer a neutral lip color, check out this post with 5 of my favorite affordable lip products!

The formula of all of these lip products is incredible . Trust me, I am incredibly picky when it comes to lip products and these pass with flying colors!

Do you prefer a neutral lip or do you love a pop of color?

5 Valentine’s Day Lip Colors

 

L’Oreal Lip Stain in ‘I Am Worth It’

L’Oreal Lip Stain in ‘I Choose’

Jouer Essential Shine Balm in Peony

Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel Lipstick in Nu Preferè

Jouer Essential Shine Lip Balm in Poppy

If you’re looking for more lip formulas that will blow your socks off – Check out this post here where I share 5 Affordable Must Try Lip Products!

 

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Best Books for Valentine’s Day

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Who’s ready for a roundup of the best books for Valentine’s Day?

I’m going to be completely transparent with you. Up until last year, I wasn’t a major “romance” genre kind of girl. I had the idea in my head that they were all like the old romance novels (I.E. the book Rachel reads in that Friends episode haha). Silly, I know!

With everything that has happened in the world the last year, I needed happy, easy reads. Which is where a newfound love for contemporary romance novels began! I am pretty positive that Contemporary Romance is now my favorite genre of book because they give me the warm fuzzies. Plus, they just make me happy!

With that said, I figured February was the perfect time to share the best books for Valentine’s Day & put together a round up of my favorites. Some are oldies but all are great reads that I highly recommend if you’re looking for a lovely read.

Sound off in the comments below with your picks for the best books for Valentine’s Day. I’ll continue to add to this list with your recommendations as they come in so that we have a well rounded list!

This Time Next Year

The Dating Plan 

Party of Two

Love & Gelato

The Wedding Party

The Off Limits Rule

Simply Starstruck

Something Borrowed

The Match

The Proposal

The Enemy

Something Blue

Get A Life, Chloe Brown

Heart Bones

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

Yours Truly

Sea of Memories

The Art of Inheriting Secrets

The Plus One Pact

Blind Dates, Bridesmaids & Other Disasters

Honeymoon For One

The Wedding Date

Check out my intro to my book reviews HERE!

 

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This Time Next Year Book Review

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This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens

Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year’s birthday is unlucky, and that it’s all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she’s never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year’s Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990–and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it’s no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before.

When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year’s party on their mutual thirtieth birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all–while Minnie’s on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more?

I absolutely LOVED this book! I expected a cute, love story & this book surprised me with being so much more than that. The characters throughout are like-able, well developed and have real life matters. Which made them completely relatable.

The story takes place over a years time, with a few flashbacks from earlier years. The storyline kept me invested in every character the whole way throughout. I loved that the story was hopeful without being cheesy. Which is just one trait that sets this book apart from others.

I couldn’t put this book down and think it’s a must read if you’re looking for a witty, feel good story!

If you loved This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens book review, check out this post for another great read!

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5 Affordable Must Try Lip Products

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I have been so impressed by affordable makeup brands lately. When I say that these affordable lip products are incredible, I am not exaggerating one bit – they are some of the best lip product formulas I have ever used!

I’m sharing the shades that I wear the most below but if they aren’t your jam, check out the other shades in the range because you won’t be disappointed! So without further ado, here are the best affordable lip products.

Maybelline Lifter Gloss

This gloss is a new release as of late 2020 & have loved this formula since the first wear. I wear the shade ‘Sand’ most often but you can’t go wrong with any of the shades. They have a pretty great color pay off for a gloss but are also great to layer.

L’Oreal Lightweight Matte Lip Stain

This particular one has almost 5 stars with over 19k reviews! I typically don’t love matte lip formulas because I have dry lips but this formula has been a holy grail of mine for years now. I recommend this to everyone I know because it stays put, doesn’t dry out my lips & it’s beautiful. I wear the shade ‘I Lead’ or ‘I Tease’ most often.

CoverGirl Tinted Lip Oil

This is a sheer lip oil but I fell in love with this formula when the Clean Fresh line was released. It’s hydrating with a sheer color & my favorite during the summer months. I wear the shades ‘Sour Grapes’ & ‘Fresh Squeezed’.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink

This is another matte formula that I shockingly LOVE. The formula doesn’t dry out my lips & the wear is wonderful – it lasts for hours & hours! I wear “Hazelnut Hypnotizer’ most often now but I have used so many different shades from this line over the past few years.

L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine

If you’ve been a longtime follower, you have most likely seen me talk about this formula for well over 5 years. I can’t get enough of this glossy formula! My holy grail shade is ‘Glossy Fawn’ but once again, if you love a lipstick with a slight sheen, this formula is for you!

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Share your favorite affordable lip product below in the comments. I love when you share your favorite products with me! Also, if you love affordable makeup products, don’t miss this full face of affordable makeup tutorial! 🙂

Target Style 2020

6 Target Style Finds I Love

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Over the past couple of years, Target has really stepped up their game when it comes to clothes & shoes. I have made quite a few purchases lately (as well as a few returns) so I wanted to put together a quick little post with the pieces that I kept & am loving.

Seriously though, the price of these pieces is incredible (hello, Free People jacket dupe) & the quality is really actually amazing. If you’re in the market for some new pieces, I 100% recommend the pieces below, they’re high quality, affordable & so cute. Click on each image for a link!

I have this jacket in both green & pink. I have debated purchasing in every color but I’m refraining from having too much excess in my wardrobe. I sized up one size for a more relaxed fit but otherwise it fits true to size (TTS).

I genuinely can’t believe that this shearling collar jacket is only $35! The quality is incredible & I absolutely love this style.

All 3 of these boots fit TTS in my opinion + they look really high quality. I do not like when affordable “suede” boots show up on your doorstep looking poorly made. None of these have that fake suede look, thank goodness!

Have you found a Target Style find that you love lately? Let me know in the comments below so I can check it out!

One Day in December Book

A Book Review Introduction – One Day in December

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I made a small announcement on my Instagram account recently that I’m going to start sharing about the books that I read. I am so thrilled to start talking about books with you guys because if you didn’t know, I read quite a lot & quite frankly, books are my happy place. I know that doesn’t technically make sense because books are things, not places, but I have always loved books & when I read a good book, I’m instantly transported to wherever the story takes place. That’s probably why I’m such a big fan of stories set in Europe especially!

If I ever had the opportunity, I would open up a bookstore of my own… Maybe I’ll keep that in the back of my mind if an opportunity ever arises but until then, I can’t wait to fill my bookshelves with the books I’ve been keeping in storage. Apartment life isn’t always the most conducive to having books all over the place but I’ve missed my books so they’re officially going to make an appearance once again. Hopefully more aesthetically pleasing this time around. 🙂

For those of you here for the outfit + beauty posts, don’t worry! This content will in no way be replacing the content I typically share with you but instead will be additional content on top of my typical style & beauty posts. I may have distanced myself a bit from blogging over the years but I feel happy to be back & able to share what I’m passionate about. This industry has changed so much since I first started blogging & somewhere along the way I forgot how much I love to blog. Not to become famous on Instagram or to make a ton of money, but to just sit down & write out a post to all of you. It’s been difficult to navigate the many social media platforms but for now, I’m simply going to forget about all of that & post because I love creating content.

I hope you’re all doing well & having a lovely start to your December. (I still can’t believe we’re almost through 2020!) I chose the book One Day in December by Josie Silver to start this all off because obviously, it’s a holiday book haha. This was such a cute book! If you’re looking for an easy read, cute love story & feel-good book, definitely give this one a read. The writing really showed attention to detail and I loved that the plot wasn’t the typical cheesy Rom-Com. A must-read holiday book in my opinion!

*Quick Note: I’m linking this book below but if at all possible, I always recommend purchasing from local independent book stores. If that’s not possible for you at the moment, I appreciate you purchasing through my links! As a disclaimer, I make a very small commission on purchases made through my links with no additional charge to you. 🙂

Madewell Black Friday Sale

Madewell Black Friday Sale Favorites

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Madewell is one of my favorite brands to shop from & I was beyond excited to see that they’re doing their Black Friday Sale early! You can save 25-50% off of basically everything & so I put together all of my favorite pieces (besides jeans because you really can’t go wrong with their denim). Scroll below for my favorite picks from jewelry, coats, bags, shoes & sweaters. This is the perfect time to grab the pieces you’ve had your eye on!

COATS

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SWEATERS

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SHOES

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BAGS

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JEWELRY

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future is female

Future is Female

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As you guys know, I am lucky enough to be an OLLY ambassador this year! This means, I get to try new products & be one of the first people to share them (+ my experience) with YOU!  

They just launched their new OLLY Future is Female product line & I was beyond thrilled to receive these products in the mail because I feel like so many of us could benefit from these. Guys, Miss Mellow was calling to me! If you have followed along for a while, you know that I have been consistently struggling with hormonal fluctuations since I had my boys & I have been searching for a product like this for years. If you have experienced the ups & downs that come along with unexpected hormonal fluctuations, then you know exactly what I’m referring to & how hard it can be to handle. I’m so happy to tell you that I feel so much more in control of my moods since using Miss Mellow + I feel like I’m handling my stress a lot better as well, which is a total win in my book!

I’m listing all 4 of the products below with a little bit of info on each so you can get a good idea of what to expect from each product. I can’t wait to incorporate these other products into my vitamin routine. Let me know in the comments below which product you’re most excited about!

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Updated Skincare Routine

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One of my most frequently asked questions is, “What skincare products do you use!?” So here I am, sharing my updated skincare routine with you because most of these products are almost used up & I wanted to share them before I start trying new ones!

I love trying out new products & finding which ones work really well & are worth the purchase for you. I’ve been using these products for 6 months & you can hear me chat all about them in this video here!

Products Used:

-This Farmacy Cleansing Balm feels so luxurious on the skin & removes makeup like a dream. I’m ranking this up there with my holy grail Elemis Cleansing Balm!

-This Boscia Resurfacing Treatment Toner has really helped the appearance of my skin texture. I’ve actually been using this product or longer than 6 months. so it will last you a long time!

-This eye cream from Farmacy is very hydrating & really helps to brighten up the undereye! I love to use this one in the mornings to help me look more awake.

-I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this Boscia B12 Serum but man oh man, I have fallen in love with this product! It has made such a major difference with my dry skin & I can’t recommend it if you have normal, dry or dry patches that need some added hydration!

-I had this anti-aging moisturizer sitting in my skincare drawer & finally decided to give it a try.. Now I wish I would have used it earlier because it is SO GOOD! It makes my skin look healthy & gives that perfect glow!

-I have been using this face oil for almost a year now & it works so well with my skin, I look forward to using it day & night. This one is a bit more pricey ($100) but if you have the ability, I highly recommend trying this one out. It lasts a very long time & the quality of this product is incredible!

-Last but not least is this little facial roller. I wasn’t sure if these little tools made much of a difference until I started using this daily. Boy was I wrong! This facial roller has become my favorite part of my skincare routine (hello, self-care!) & I can visibly see the difference in my skin since I started using it. Not only does it help with depuffing, but it also helps my products sink deeper into the skin, promotes collagen production & in turn, helps the appearance of my fine lines. Can’t recommend this enough!

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Full Face Affordable Makeup

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I’m very excited for this post because I love affordable makeup & these products are all winners in my opinion! While I use quite a bit of affordable makeup, it’s rare that I do a full face of makeup using only affordable makeup products BUT so many of you girls have requested a makeup tutorial like this so I’m happy to finally have one for you! Make sure to head over to my Instagram video to see these products in action & enter the giveaway I’m doing with my friend, Chynna. You can win $25 worth of products & $25 PayPal cash!

Products Used:

 

Primer

 

Foundation

 

Concealer

 

Setting Powder

 

Cream Bronzer

 

Cream Blush

 

Highlighting Powder

 

Eyeshadow Palette

 

Setting Spray

 

Mascara

 

Lip Stain in I Tease

 

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