Bootay-Bae

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Hi Loves,

Today we are going to talk about a new subscription service I’ve just started receiving called,Β BootayBag. It’s an underwear subscription which is $12 a month and you’re sent 2 pairs of undies, so it comes out to $6 per panty. Not a bad deal considering Victoria’s secret sells one pair for $10 and you don’t have to go out into the world and dig through drawers at the store to find your size. Or feel inexplicably guilty for saying no over and over again when the sales lady asks you to sign up for a credit card (do you really want your credit score do drop 5 points when they check it?). I honestly don’t remember the last time I was at a store shopping for underwear. I just don’t have the time to commit to the process. Which is why I love BootayBag so much!

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Summer Vintage Brought To You By Mom

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Hi Loves,

If there is one thing I am a firm believer in its raiding your mom’s closet and taking advantage of all the amazing things she’s held on to. Every time I go home and see my mom I spend some time digging around in her closet and I’m never disappointed with what I find. Whether it’s a couple of gingham shirts for the summer, or vintage sportswear, my mom’s closet is always a reliable shopping spot!

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#PureSimpleYou ft. Jane Iredale

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Hi Loves,

I’ve been trying to treat my skin really well recently, meaning washing my face regularly, exfoliateing, and moisturizing. But even doing all of those things I still wasn’t doing one thing that I really needed to do, use sunblock! I won’t lie, I don’t use sunblock… Like ever. Because of my skin tone I don’t get sunburn so I’ve always kind of figured what’s the point. Now before you start lecturing me, I know that just because I don’t burn doesn’t mean I’m not doing damage to my skin, or exposing myself to damaging rays. It just means I don’t see the immediate effect of sun exposure, so protection from the sun isn’t the first thing on my mind when I’m going to be out and about all day.

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Pink, White, and Blue

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Hi Loves,

Happy 4th of July! One of my personal favorite holidays we celebrate here in the US. There is just something about the fireworks, warm weather, and the colors red, white, and blue being everywhere that makes the day so special. This year I went with a more toned down 4th of July look. A mostly white dress with some blue and pink accents alludes to the 4th, without being totally in your face. Paired with the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac, and all my usual accessories jewelry wise (Fitbit, Pura Vida, Pandora), this look is cool and carefree.

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My Valentine

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Hi Loves,

It’s Valentine’s Day and I want to be my own Valentine! I honestly love Valentine’s Day even though I’m painfully single right now. Valentine’s Day has always been one of those days I can’t help but celebrate because I have so many people in my life I love and am grateful for. This year I want to focus on the people in my life I love, including myself! Self love is SO important and at this time of year I’m giving myself an extra dose of it. Continue reading

Lip Tips and Tricks

Hi Loves,

My lips are one of my favorite features on my face, so I like to take good care of them. Does this mean I have excessive amounts of lip products? Yes it does. Does this mean that I can give you some good reviews of different lip products? Yes it does! I am currently using 16 lip balms. I know that’s a bit much, but I actually go through lip products quite quickly. I always have one in a jacket pocket, at least one in each of my purses and backpacks, and then a few throughout my room that I can grab easily and throw on before leaving the house. I also have unopened backups that I’m waiting to open until I get down to at least 7 lip balms if not less.Β  Continue reading

Battle of the Face Masks

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Even though this has been a very odd winter thus far the wind has not been great for my skin. I realized that I’ve collected a few different face masks recently that all look amazing, so I’ve decided to pin them against each other to see which one I like the best. So here is what you need to know about my skin before we get into this. I have combination skin, oily T zone, but my cheeks and around my mouth tend to get very dry. I use the Ponds moisturizer almost every night after I wash my face, but I won’t be using that after these masks unless the instructions direct me to use a moisturizer after. All of these products are available at Sephora and I will have links and prices below.I tried a different mask each night over 4 days to see how they felt, what they smell like, and how they changed my skin (if at all).

The first mask I tried was the Sephora brand Algae Sleeping Mask. I was not sure how it would work, it feels like a gel and had a blue tint to it, and it smells like plants but in a good way. Continue reading

Real Techniques for the Holidays

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Makeup brushes have been a thing I’ve been struggling with since starting my small beauty obsession. What are the best brushes? Should I be using a Beauty Blender? What are the best ways to get a flawless look? All these questions have floated around in my head for the last few months as I’ve tried out different brands. I was sent a set of Real Techniques brushes by Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes, and boy did I ever put them to the test!

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