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Supplements I’m Loving | EVOLUTION_18

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*Special thanks to Walmart & ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!

I’m going to be honest, up until a few years ago, I didn’t take supplements. Sure, I would take the occasional multi vitamin or vitamin C tablet when I was sick, but at the time I didn’t realize how vital good supplements can be for your body. Fast forward three years & here I am, supplement obsessed!

Now let me just start by saying that I’m obviously not a licensed professional & can only share my personal experience with these supplements. Always check with a doctor before starting new supplements, especially if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Okay, now that I got all of that out of the way, I am excited to introduce you to a new supplement brand that I am absolutely LOVING!

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I was introduced to EVOLUTION_18 by a couple of my blogger friends & I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some of the products. I particularly was ecstatic to try the collagen products because I can tell the biggest difference in my nail, skin & hair when I’m not taking collagen supplements. I’m lucky enough to have a Walmart around the corner from us now so I stopped in & picked up quite a few of their products to try out. Honestly, it was hard to choose which ones I wanted to try first but I decided to start with the Beauty Hair and Nail Growth Gummy with Biotin and Keratin, the Collagen Peptide and Protein Powder and the Probiotic Beauty Blend Quick Melts. You better believe that I opened up those gummies in the car to see how they tasted & guys, they taste incredible! But taste aside, I really wanted to see the affect these products had on my body, so I started taking them regularly to see if I noticed any results. I’m going to break down these products below for you guys & let you know the benefits of the supplements & how I use them/how I feel about them!

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Beauty Hair and Nail Growth Gummy

These delicious gummies are filled with a powerful combination of biotin and keratin for thicker, healthier hair and stronger nails. I don’t know if any of you have struggled with your nails being incredibly weak & peeling but it can be frustrating to say the least! Plus, I have very thin hair & color it on top of that so I need all the help I can get in the hair department! I’ve been taking 2 gummies daily & have been loving them so far. Keep in mind that results won’t happen overnight (obviously) & with every supplement, it can take a few weeks to really notice a difference, especially when it comes to your nails & hair. But if you’re searching for a supplement to help support healthy nails & hair, I can’t recommend this one enough.

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Collagen Peptide and Protein Powder

I am collagen obsessed at this point & had actually stopped taking the last collagen supplement I purchased because I wasn’t noticing any change in my body. I have been using this powder in my smoothies daily, but you can also mix it with 8 oz of water because it’s unflavored. This powder is made to support skin, hair and nails from collagen peptides & has added protein to nourish your muscles, support brain function and leave you feeling satisfied. With 14 grams of protein, this is the perfect addition to my favorite smoothie! I figured this would be the perfect time to share my favorite smoothie recipe with you guys too. Forewarning, it’s very simple but tastes absolutely delicious!

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Daily Smoothie:

– 3 strawberries

– ½ of a banana

– 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

– a handful of spinach or kale (or a mix of both)

– 1 packet of stevia

– 1 scoop of EVOLUTION_18 Collagen Peptide and Protein Powder 

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Probiotic Beauty Blend Quick Melts

“Beauty starts in your gut. With 10 billion live cultures, this quick melt made up of vital bacteria and essential prebiotic fiber, makes it easy to nourish your guy for a healthy microbiome and in turn, clear and beautiful skin.” If that description alone doesn’t make you want to incorporate this product into your daily routine, then I don’t know what will! In my opinion, probiotics are so important & I genuinely believe all of us should be taking them regularly. These quick melts make it easy to get your daily dose because they come in a convenient packet that you can carry around in your bag & have on hand wherever you are, even when traveling. They are a win-win!

So those are the products I have been using regularly but I am very excited to also try the Beauty Bubbles Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid Tablets (such an easy way to get your collagen in for the day & hydrate your skin because of the hyaluronic acid) as well as the Beauty Glow Capsules with Collagen (I know, I am collagen obsessed). I love that you can find EVOLUTION_18 products in-store at Walmart or online at Walmart.com & that they are in an affordable price range. I can’t recommend this brand enough & couldn’t wait to share them with you all! Check out all of the products below!

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Current Skincare Routine & Favorites

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I’m going to be honest, I filmed this video over a month ago & just never got around to posting it with how busy the holidays were. BUT that doesn’t matter because I’m still using these same exact products (some I have repurchased recently because they work wonders) so this is still my current skincare routine! I have added a few more goodies into the mix recently though, so I’ll list those for you guys as well! Enjoy the breakdown below of all the products that make up my current skincare regimen.

First up is this age-defying exfoliator that comes from Dr. Brandt, a reputable skincare line that fuses science with active botanicals to yield results that refine the texture of my skin and give me a gorgeous, healthy glow.

These toner pads from Arcona are amazing! They use white tea extract and rice milk to nourish the skin, while a little cranberry extract helps to clarify & protect my skin with its essential fatty-acids, and vitamin-rich composition.

Also from Arcona, I am in love with this  activating essence. It’s perfect for a boost of rehydration, while it also helps to improve the elasticity & overall complexion of my skin.

If you haven’t tried Edible Beauty products yet, it’s never too late to jump on the bandwagon! And I promise you won’t regret it. This Australian company uses pure, organic ingredients, which yield products that are so “clean” you could eat them. Vegan, hypoallergenic, & cruelty-free, what better product to put on your skin?! Right now I am obsessed with a couple different products:

First, this illuminating face oil is a great solution for dry skin, uneven texture, & loss of elasticity. It’s nourishing, rejuvenating, & supports natural collagen production to make my face look bright & radiant.

Next up is this intensive repair night cream. Deeply nourishing & moisturizing, this cream soothes dryness, redness, & irritation, & helps to boost the firmness of my skin.

And finally we have this ageless serum, which helps to reverse all my fine lines & wrinkles by charging them with antioxidants, SPF, & some of Edible Beauty’s wild-crafted botanical magic.

Another brand that I am using a lot of lately is Elemis. This company is the #1 luxury brand in Britain, & uses a combination of cutting-edge science & ingredients sourced from nature,  to produce ground-breaking & innovative skincare formulas. Here are the Elemis products that I’m currently super into:

This pro-collagen anti-wrinkle eye cream is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines & nourish the area around the eyes. It also uses an anti-oxidant derived from seaweed to lock in moisture & produce smooth & firm skin.

I cannot express how much I love this super cleansing treatment balm! Another pro-collagen product (I’m obsessed), this balm helps to dissolve makeup & other daily skin residue, leaving me with a complexion that is intensely clean & full of natural glow.

And last but not least, I heavily rely on this reviving peptide eye cream. This product targets dark circles & puffiness, making my eyes look bright, well-rested, all the while improving the elasticity & firmness of my skin.

Now that you have all the details be sure to test out these products for yourself, and get the gorgeous, youthful, glowing complexion you’ve always dreamed about!

Comment below with YOUR favorite skincare product of the moment!

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2018 Holy Grail Makeup Products

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I have been so excited to put this post together because sharing my favorite things with you guys is one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place! I was a creature of habit for 2018 & so these products are officially holy grail products. These are the products I recommend to everyone who asks & I can’t recommend these enough, they are THAT good! If you have any questions about any particular product, feel free to comment below & I’ll be sure to answer!

2018 makeup must haves

PRIMER

Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Primer – Very light but also very hydrating. Plus, it smells amazing!

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter – Gives the  most gorgeous glow to your skin!

 

CC CREAM

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better – THE best CC cream I’ve ever tried. I cannot recommend this enough! It has SPF 50 & makes your skin look & feel incredible. I wore this almost everyday in 2018!

 

FOUNDATION

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation – I love that this formula is buildable & feels weightless on your skin. It has a soft matte finish but works really well even on my dry skin!

Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation – This formula also feels weightless on your skin & has the added SPF element which I love. I personally don’t think you can go wrong with this one or the one above!

Jouer Essential High Coverage Creme Foundation – The coverage in this foundation can’t be beat! One pump can cover your entire face because it is highly pigmented. If you have dry skin like I do, mix a bit of your moisturizer or a drop of your facial oil to 1 pump of foundation & your skin will love you for it!

 

CONCEALER

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer – I’m obsessed with this formula! It has really great coverage but isn’t drying under the eyes. It also lasts a long time, I average 1 tube every 6 months or so!

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer – I tried this on a total whim & was baffled by how much I loved it! This one retails for under $3 & the formula is really amazing. The shade range is pretty slim though so I’m hoping they will add to that eventually!

 

BROWS

Benefit Ka-Brow – I love this brow formula because it’s a waterproof cream-gel, which means it actually stays put all day! Plus, it comes with the brush attached which makes for easy application.

Covergirl Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt – This is the closest thing I’ve found for a dupe to the above Benefit product. While the formula isn’t exact, this is a great, affordable product that I’ve been loving!

 

SETTING POWDER

Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder – I’ve been obsessed with this powder since the first time I tried it. It’s SO lightweight & doesn’t leave your skin looking cakey!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow – If you guys didn’t know, I’m all about the glowy skin. I love this glow version of one of the best translucent setting powders out there!

 

BRONZER

BECCA Sunlit Bronzer – This has been my go-to bronzer since they came out with it a couple of years ago. The formula is perfect for that natural sunkissed glow!

Jouer Sunswept Bronzer Duo – I’m always a fan of duos because I love to mix & match depending on my skin tone throughout the year. These bronzers are beautiful, blendable & I love the subtle glow they give to my cheeks!

 

BLUSH

Jouer Blush Bouquet in Adore – This  might be my all-time favorite blush. The shades are so perfect separately as well as mixed together to create a new shade. I can’t recommend enough!

Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten – This is the perfect blush if you like a glowy look!

 

HIGHLIGHT

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator – The shade Indiscretion will forever be my favorite but the other shades are equally as gorgeous! The amount of times I’ve been asked about this highlighter is almost absurd because it gives the perfect glow!

Maybelline Master Chrome – This is the highlighter I’ve been wearing when I want a more va va voom highlight. It wears beautifully on the skin!

 

EYESHADOW PALETTES

Persona Identity Palette – I have used this palette so often! This palette is my go-to travel palette because I can create any makeup look, day or night, with it! The shadows are so blendable & it has mattes & shimmers which makes it such a versatile palette.

Maybelline Soda Pop Palette – I discovered this palette in November but used it nonstop the end of 2018. I love the warm tones in this palette & think it’s a total steal for the quality! (I’m wearing this palette in these photos!)

Urban Decay Born to Run Palette – I purchased this one during the Sephora sale & I was SO excited when I received it in the mail! This palette has everything you could ever want in a palette. It’s a larger palette so it isn’t the best to travel with but you honestly can’t go wrong with this palette! It’s amazing!

 

EYELINER

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon – One of my all-time favorite eyeliner formulas! So many different colors/finishes & they all wear SO well!

 

MASCARA

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume – Went through multiple tubes of this & will go through many more in the future! The formula doesn’t melt onto my under eye area & makes my lashes look WAY better than they do naturally!

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot – I have used this mascara faithfully since it was released. I love the formula & it makes my lashes look incredible! Plus, it has such an affordable price!

Honest Beauty Extreme Length Lash Primer & Mascara – This mascara & primer is not only made with clean ingredients, it works wonders! I have been recommending this left & right lately because clean beauty products that actually work can be hard to come by. I love that this has the primer & mascara in one tube & that it has an affordable price tag!

 

SETTING SPRAY

Urban Decay All Nighter – This product makes my makeup last all day & also gives my makeup a little refresher when it starts to look a little drab. I think this is a holy grail for many people because it does exactly what it says, it makes your makeup last! I have been through so many bottles of this over the years & I will continue to purchase it because it is THAT GOOD!

 

LIP PRODUCTS

BECCA Lush Lip Colour Balm – This lip balm is hydrating & wears beautifully on your lips. I love that I can apply one coat for a light look & apply another coat for a more bold color payoff. I use this all the time & always keep one in my handbag!

Jouer High Pigment Lip Gloss – I’m obsessed with the shade Champs Elysees but all of the shades are absolutely beautiful! I have yet to come across a more pigmented lip gloss. If you love a good gloss, these are perfect for you!

BECCA x Chrissy Lip Souffle in Red Velvet (limited edition & on sale!) – Guys, this limited edition set is so amazing I can’t recommend it enough! I am going to pick up another because this lip color is an all-time favorite for me & I’m going to be devastated when I run out! The formula of this lip product is beautiful & doesn’t dry out your lips. Seriously, hurry & get one since it’s on sale AND limited edition!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this breakdown of my favorite products from 2018! I sincerely hope I’m not leaving any out! Now I would love to hear from you guys! What is one of your holy grail products from 2018!? Comment below!

 

 

Cyber Monday

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It’s official…the holidays are here! And if you haven’t already started your holiday shopping, don’t worry, because tomorrow is CYBER MONDAY, and there are so many amazing deals to take advantage of! Here is my guide to the best cyber deals happening tomorrow, as well as links to my favorite fashion and beauty products whose prices have finally been slashed! Most of these deals will disappear after tomorrow, so get them while you can!

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Sephora

Up to 50% off, plus over 100+ beauty set and gift deals

What I love most about shopping at Sephora this time of year is that they have so many gift sets and trial-size kits that make the perfect present for absolutely anyone. They’re a great way to introduce someone to a new product/brand without breaking the bank! And who doesn’t love sample sizes!? Check out some of my favorite products and desired gift sets below!

 

Ulta

$10 off any qualifying online purchase of $50 or more with code: CYBERMON18 

Free $20 Reward Card for every $100 online purchase of Ulta beauty giftcards or ecards

Free 9 piece gift set with any online order of $60 or more

Free 22 piece set beauty bag with online purchase of $75 or more

Choice of luxury robe or plush throw with a fragrance purchase of %50 or more

You have to take advantage of this sale!

So may different gift sets to choose from, you’d be crazy not to get something! Here are some of my top picks for products.

 

 

L’Occitane

20% off sitewide

This past fall I visited the most adorable L’Occitane pop-up at The Grove in Los Angeles, and got myself the Immortelle Divine Youth Oil to help improve the texture of my skin.  I am obsessed! I have always been a huge fan of their Almond Body Care Trio, and am so happy say that that this oil has been a much needed addition to my beauty regimen! Can’t decide? A gift card to L’Occitane is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a little bit of pampering in their lives!

 

ELEMIS

25% off with code: CYBER

If you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with all things collagen. ELEMIS’s Pro Collagen Marine Cream is an anti-wrinkle day cream with SPF 30, perfect for aging skin. Since I’ve started using it, I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin’s suppleness and elasticity that I lacked before. Hydrating, without being too heavy, this cream is a MUST for those dry winter months.

 

Bare Minerals

20% off site-wide and free shipping

Bare Minerals Stardust Mineral Veil Finishing Powder is cult-favorite, and now it’s in a limited edition gold-topped jar that comes with it’s own matching brush! The perfect gift set!

 

NARS

20% off all online purchases

There’s nothing like a red lip, and NARS has some killer deep shades for the winter season. This Mouth to Mouth set of their 3 iconic shades will surely get you a kiss under the mistletoe.

 

Bath and Body Works

40% off everything and free shipping on orders $40+

Secret revealed: This is one of my most favorite places to buy 3-wick candles (usually $24.50, now 12.50 each!!!) They smell amazingly dreamy, and will help make your home feel so cozy with their many delicious holiday-inspired scents! I’m going to load up!

 

Birchbox

10% off orders $30+, 15% off orders $50+, and 25% off orders $75+

Birchbox has become a big name in monthly membership beauty box products, which couldn’t be more perfect for a holiday gift. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Choose from a starter Best-sellers Gift Box with 3 month subscription, or the a la carte 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month membership, to have new and exciting beauty products each month.

Fashion

Madewell

25% off with code DEALWITHIT

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that these jeans and this necklace are pieces that I’ve been obsessed with for the past year. I absolutely love this store, and while it’s not the biggest cyber sale (sad news), my favorite pieces are reduced in price, so I recommend jumping on the band wagon!

 

ASOS

25% off everything with code: EPIC25

I love shopping on ASOS’s site because they make everything so incredibly easy! Not only is everything sent with 2 day shipping (if you sign up for premier delivery, only $19/year), but they also provide free returns, including sale items! Can you ask for anything more? Check out some of my favorite items below.

 

Nordstrom

Up to 60% off select sale items in stores and online

Nordstrom is another one of my go-to stores for general shopping for the whole family. Not only are they higher end (better quality) than other department stores, but they have a fantastic return policy, which always makes purchasing from them, a no hassle, no worry, dream.

 

Top Shop

Up to 50% off select lines in stores

 

Albion

20% off site-wide with code: BLACKFRIDAY20

 

Rachel Zoe

30% off sale items and all shoes

 

Alo Yoga

Up to 70% off all sale items and 30% off full price items online

I’ve been super into getting back in shape these days, so I thought I’d inspire with some of my favorite athletic wear! These yoga pants are my absolute favorite! Gotta love a high waist!

 

Amazon Fashion

Up to 50% off women’s fashion from Amazon brands

Up to 50% off select denim

Up to 50% off Calvin Klein underwear and more

 

J.Crew

50% off entire purchase online and in stores with code: TGIF

 

Cole Haan

50% off everything plus an extra 10% off your purchase with code: CYBER 

 

Urban Outfitters

Buy 1 get 1 50% off on anything you mix and match

Another one of my favorite places to shop, I feel like UO has a great mix of casual clothes and accessories to compliment anyone, plus lots of fun knick knocks and novelty gifts to make you laugh!

 

Lucky Brand Jeans

Up to 60% off entire site

 

Lulu’s

Up to 90% off select items

 

Old Navy

40% off everything

Old Navy is always a great option for basics for the whole family. Tees, simple sweaters, dresses, and pajamas, you’ll find what you need and for a good price!<

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Receive $50 off every $200 (up to $500)

 

Saks Off Fifth

50% off all coats, men’s and women’s cashmere, designer jeans, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves

 

Shopbop

35% off all sale items with code: WOW18

These dresses are the perfect mix of fall/winter and the fact that we live in California and it never seems to get too cold here! Perfect to add leggings and boots to, for those of you who see snow on a regular basis!

 

Accessories

Bauble Bar

35% off everything site wide

 

Mejuri

10% off 1 item, 15% off 2 items, and 20% off 3+ items

Mejuri is a small startup online business that makes the most gorgeous and dainty pieces of jewelry. This is the ONLY sale they have all year, so definitely check them out and get in on the deals while you can.

 

Kendra Scott

Online and In-Store 20% off all purchases, 25% off $100+, 30% off $200+ 

A while back I did an in-store collaboration with Kendra Scott down in Orange County. I especially loved this cuffthese earrings, and these ear crawlers, though there were some many pieces I wanted to take home. Definitely check them out!

 

Alex and Ani

25% off site wide and free shipping

 

Warby Parker

Select online styles are just $95

I love this company because not only do they make affordable and trendy eyewear, but for every pair bought, they donate a pair to someone in need. This company comes from a place of giving, and for that, I applaud their company and their product.

 

Well, I hope I helped you navigate this crazy thing called Cyber Monday! And hopefully you were able to find everything you wanted and much more. Any insane deals you think I am missing out on? Comment below and let me know! Happy shopping! Let the holidays begin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Brand Makeup Tutorial | Laura Mercier

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Who hasn’t heard of Laura Mercier!? NOBODY. Laura Mercier has been and will always be one of the biggest names in the cosmetic and skincare industry. She pioneered the “Flawless Face”  and has created beauty products that are both innovative and accessible. Her famous long-lasting formula, and soft blur effect, (which are infused into many of her products) have catapulted her line to an undeniable superior level of quality.  On top of all that, her philosophy is, “What makes you unique makes you beautiful.” Her healthy perspective on beauty makes her name one that I know and trust over and over again. With the recent release of her Translucent Glow Powder, I was inspired to create a full Laura Mercier look to pay tribute to her iconic cosmetic line and everything she has given to the world of beauty. Be sure to check out my YouTube video of a complete Laura Mercier face, and read below for a detailed description of all the products I used! Hope you enjoy the video, and of course, let me know all of your favorites!

Foundation Primer- Radiance

This primer is everything! Unlike traditional primers, Laura Mercier has created one that is water-based and designed to feel lightweight and fresh on your skin. With an antioxidant vitamin complex built in, this buffer layer protects against harmful environmental factors that contribute to aging. It is ideal for all skin types and provides a cooling agent that keeps your face feeling radiant all day!

Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation – 2W1 Macadamia

No one wants to feel like they are wearing a thick layer cake of makeup! Top your lightweight primer with this full coverage weightless foundation that lasts up to 15 hours! This foundation’s pigment stays fresh all day (even through sweat and humidity), evening out imperfections and reducing the look of pores. Oil free, fragrance free, and non-comedogenic, this matte finish foundation will leave your skin feeling breathable and flawless.

Flawless Fusion Concealer – 1N & 2N

This concealer uses a blurring powder blend that diffuses light, so as this lightweight formula conceals dark under eye circles and skin imperfections, the blurring powder helps to smooth the look of fine lines and make the skin look seamless. Again, we find Mercier’s high performance long-wearing capabilities at work! With 12 hours of wear, this concealer will stay put with its resistance to humidity, transfer, water, and sweat.

Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder- Shade 1

If you’re looking for a powder that sets your makeup without mattifying your skin, then Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is the perfect fit for you. Not only does it incorporate Mercier’s soft-focus effect to blur the look of fine lines and imperfections, but it gives a soft and luminous finish that will brighten up your entire complexion.

Translucent Loose Setting Powder- Glow

I recently attended the unveiling of this product and was immediately obsessed! This translucent setting powder is just as amazing as the iconic translucent powder; however, this time it delivers the ultimate glow finish. Infused with pearl pigments, this powder is lightweight and will lock in your look for 12 hours of wear. It also contains a no-flashback formula to assure you’ll look great in photos, and the soft-focus effect to make your skin look flawless.

Matte Radiance Baked Powder- Shade Bronze 02

This buildable, sheer powder gives your face a natural healthy glow. It can be used to highlight the high points of the face, and blends effortlessly into your skin, while feeling weightless and velvety to the touch. I love to use this powder to create a look that is warm and slightly sun-kissed during the warmer seasons. With a long wear that lasts up to 8 hours, this is the perfect powder to use for soft highlighting on all skin tones.

Blush Colour Infusion- Shades: Chai

Blush Colour Infusion is a silky blush that provides 10 hours of natural-looking cheek color.  This powder uses micro-fine powders to yield a buildable result. You can choose from a sheer hint of color, or build to a bold statement shade! The choices are endless and are designed to enhance all skin tones and types. Available in matte and sheen shades,  this blush feels weightless and will layer flawlessly with liquid or powder makeup, as well as bare skin.

Face Illuminator- Addiction

This long -wearing highlighter powder brings custom light to your face, eyes, and decollatage. Created with the ability to build your own level of illumination, this high pearl powder can be used to evoke a subtle glow, or it can be built to a high intensity strobe. Day to night look, this illuminator can make all the difference!

Caviar Stick Eye Colour- Copper & Burnished Bronze

This eyeshadow stick delivers intense, buildable color for up to 12 hours of wear. Not only is it versatile in that fact that its creamy texture gives you an effortless application, and time to blend and smudge to create any kind of look, but it is also crease and transfer resistant! Created in both shimmer and matte shades, this eyeshadow is a must!

Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick- Vibe

If you’re looking for a bold, long-lasting, ultra-matte lipstick, then this Velour Extreme Matte lipstick is everything you’ve been looking for. Just like its name, this lip color uses conditioners to keep your lips soft and velvety, all while giving a huge pop of seductive color in one single application.

Lip Glacé – Opal

I love to layer lip glacé over my lipstick to create a shiny and fuller lip! With its unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and plumping formula, this gloss applies smoothly and provides perfectly-pigmented and long-lasting color. Available in 26 shades, you’re sure to find the perfect match to enhance your skin tone.

 

Weekly Update + Friday Favorites

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Happy Friday!

This past week we went on a little road trip up to Monterey, CA & it was such an amazing little getaway with the boys. We absolutely love Monterey & I can’t wait to share our little travel diary with you soon so stay tuned for that! But for now, we’re home for another week before we head out on our next adventure next Friday. We have been traveling a lot lately it seems & while I love adventures, I’m really enjoying the weeks of normalcy at home in between. I definitely need balance when it comes to traveling as I’m sure most people do. It’s funny though because I feel like our boys are finally completely accustomed to traveling & now I’m the one who is craving time at home! The tables have turned!

Now that we’re home, I wanted to share some of the products I have been using & loving lately. I’m trying to test out new products more regularly so I have new things to share with you guys but sometimes it’s hard because I am so particular with products & only want to share the best with you all! With that said, below are some of the things I have been loving lately! Feel free to chime in under the comments section to share some of your favorites!

» This antioxidant face mist is the best facial mist I’ve come across in a LONG time! I used it in this video & it makes your skin look so healthy & like it’s glowing from within. I have been using this daily under makeup, over makeup & just to hydrate my dry skin throughout the day.

» I just finished this lip balm & completely scraped every last bit out of the tube because it’s that amazing. Perfect for everyday use! Now I need to repurchase & I think I’m going to purchase this trio!

» I finished up one of my holy grail bronzers & started using this pore perfecting bronzer. I can’t get over how flawless it makes my skin look!

» Now that it’s Fall, I broke out one of my favorite scents for this time of year. I fell in love with this scent last year & wore it on my trip to Rome. Now every time I wear it, it reminds me of Rome & brings back the best memories!

» This is a random favorite but these immunity gummies saved us when we all got colds a few weeks ago! Elderberry is a must during cold season & I love this gummy because it has echinacea, zinc & vitamin C!

What have you been loving lately? Comment below!

 

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A New Favorite Hair Tool

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You guys know that my go-to hairstyle is messy waves BUT lately I’ve felt the need to switch things up & try out new hairstyles again. So I did a little GRWM (get ready with me) on my Instagram Stories a few days ago to share a sleek & straight pinned back look that was quick & easy. If you missed it, I saved it to my story highlights on my Instagram page here!

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During that GRWM I chatted about a new hair tool that I’m obsessing over, the new Revlon Pro Collection Salon Straight Fast Glide Copper Smooth XL 1 ½” Flat Iron. If you saw my mini tutorial, you saw how blown away I was with this product! It took my hair from frizzy to sleek so quickly & left my hair feeling healthy & shiny all at the same time. I honestly couldn’t believe that such an affordable hair tool made that big of a transformation!
I love that the Copper ensures that heat is distributed faster and more evenly to help reduce damage from over-styling & that this new iron features smoother, wider AND longer plates for 2x more styling power with every pass. Also, the Advanced Copper 3x Ceramic Plate Technology helps control frizz for up to 24 hours and creates a glossy sheen leaving hair gorgeous all day and night. Plus, you can use this flat iron to create straight looks as well as curl your hair. Genius, I know! I posted a tutorial on my Instagram Stories for you guys to show you just how easy it is too so make sure to check that out!
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I haven’t found a hair tool that I love this much in forever & I couldn’t wait to share this product with you guys. I can’t recommend this flat iron enough & I loved showing you guys on my Instagram Stories how easy it is to use & how incredible the results are. If you’re in the market for a new hair tool, definitely purchase this one HERE because you can’t beat the quality & the best part is that it’s affordable! A major win-win in my book!
Do you guys want to see more hair tutorials? Comment below & let me know!
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Everyday Makeup Routine 2018

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I posted this video of my current everyday makeup routine on my YouTube channel but in case you’re not subscribed over there, I wanted to share it here as well! (& if you’re not subscribed… What are you waiting for!?) I have been using all of these products for months & most of them have become holy grail products at this point. So, if you’ve been wondering what my makeup routine has been or what my favorite products are, give this a watch 🙂

 

Products Used:

Marc Jacobs Undercover Primer

BECCA Backlight Priming Filter

It Cosmetics CC Cream

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Concealer

Laura Mercier Candleglow Powder

BECCA Bronzer

Jouer Blush in Adore

Laura Mercier Highlighter in Indiscretion

Colour POP Super Shock

Marc Jacobs Mascara

BECCA Colour Balm

Jouer Sheer Lip Gloss

5 Moisturizers for Summer (& Any Time of the Year)

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Our skin has so many important functions, guys. It regulates body temperature, allows us to sense touch, and it shields us from microbes and harmful elements. As the largest organ of the human body, it is mind-blowing that so many of us tend to dismiss skincare as a vanity need rather than view it as a necessity for human health. Especially in the summertime, when excessive heat and air conditioning can easily dehydrate our skin, it is so important not only to protect our skin but to keep it hydrated and moisturized. You guys know I’m skincare obsessed & I will forever be stressing the importance of taking care of your skin! There are so many products out there that boast being the best at giving your skin the moisture it needs, but after trying many (& I mean MANY!) products, here are my top 5 favorite moisturizers for summer!

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer

This is my go-to morning moisturizer! The scent is so invigorating and the perfect way to wake up and start the day. The lightweight gel-cream sinks into my skin so quickly & is perfect to go under makeup. It instantly hydrates my skin without the use of parabens or animal ingredients (yay for safe animals!), while the ginseng and coffee bean do wonders to boost my skin’s radiance, leaving me feeling refreshed and restored in the early morning.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

If you didn’t know already, I’m obsessed with all things collagen. This product is an anti-wrinkle day cream with SPF 30 (there is also a version without SPF & a night Cream), perfect for aging skin. It is very hydrating without being too heavy and gives my skin a beautiful, healthy, glow. Since I’ve started using it, I’ve noticed an improvement in my skin’s suppleness and elasticity that I lacked before (bye bye forehead wrinkles!). I may still be young (to most people) but as I age, I am definitely using more products to help prevent and rewind the aging process. Though it’s a little on the pricey side, it is worth every single penny to get that firm, youthful, glow!

Edible Beauty Coco Bliss Intensive Repair

This moisturizer is a holy grail for me because I have insanely dry skin! I love, love, love this brand because every product is made with clean ingredients; so clean you could literally eat it (hence the name), although not recommended haha!  This moisturizer’s formula is intensely nourishing, and designed to reduce redness and irritation, all the while, giving me that rejuvenated glow. Coco Bliss uses a combination of botanical antioxidants along with calming shea and coco butters to trigger the skin’s natural collagen production, while vitamins B, C, and E do their parts to promote brightened, youthful skin.  While this is a heavier cream, it absorbs into the skin nicely and can be used both morning and night.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

This is an oldie but a goodie. Both Adam and I used this product as our go-to moisturizer for years. Not only is it perfect for all skin types, but a little bit goes a long way, and it can be used both on the face and body. This daily-use product uses colloidal oatmeal (soothing), Shea butter, avocado and meadowfoam seed oils, and antioxidants, to keep my skin super hydrated and protected against environmental aggravators. Paraben and sulfate free, this moisturizer leaves my skin feeling silky, smooth, and hydrated.

Korres Pomegranate Balancing Cream-Gel Moisturizer

Clearly, I love a good cream-gel! I love how lightweight it is, and also the fact that it dries down to a matte finish.  Made with 15% pomegranate water and extract, this moisturizer helps to minimize the look of my pores while also hydrating and balancing my skin. While this is actually targeted toward oily or combination skin, I use it on my dry skin and absolutely love it!

Like I said above, there are SO many products out there to help protect and enhance our skin. I realize that sometimes the number of choices and all the information out there can be overwhelming (downright intimidating sometimes) and turn skincare into a regimen we’d rather ignore. But the more we let our skin dry out, sunburn, and be exposed to the environment, the more we need to hydrate and protect ourselves from aging, skin ailments, and disease! So if you take anything from this post, PLEASE feed your skin the moisture it needs, especially during the hot summer season, when you need it most!

Now tell me, what is one of your favorite moisturizers for summer?

 

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My 28th + What I Got For My Birthday

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I had the best time celebrating my 28th birthday alongside my brother & Hendrix for their birthdays as well! We kept it kind of low key with our celebrations but I wanted to share my birthday week with you guys as well as what I got for my birthday. Not as a way to brag, but because my family knows me so well & got me such lovely presents! I hope you guys enjoy & make sure to subscribe for more videos!

Check out my last vlog about our move & why we decided to move HERE!