May Favorites

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Happy June Everyone! How is it already the middle of the year?! Like are you kidding!? Anyway's it's time for a monthly favorites since I haven't done one in awhile. Here are some things that have been my favorites for months now and these are definitely all perfect things for summer!


To start off I have a few pieces that have been my go to's lately that you can tell from my previous posts are basically what I live in during the summer time. Especially with super high temps already in the sunshine state you can find me living in shorts, t-shirts, and rompers! My go to places to find these pieces are Old Navy and Loft my favorite places to get clothing at a steal! Everything it linked for ya'll as well so just click on the photo and it will take you to the site!

Next up are my favorite summer accessories! My favorite sandals are again from Old Navy and I have been living in these! I have them in two colors and am planning to snag a few more colors because I can't imagine life without these sandals, seriously the best! Next up this pineapple clutch is great for running around town or even a lunch date, nothing to serious just super fun and gives a little something extra to your outfit! Lastly this LC by Lauren Conrad hat is my ride or die whether the beach or the pool or lounging outside you can find me in this hat! It's the perfect floppy hat to protect you from the sun and I adore the embroidery detail on the back, a must have!

Last but not least I wanted to share a few beauty favorites that are essentials to my everyday routine, especially the primer and the spray. I'm obsessed with Pixi sprays, ALL OF THEM! They are amazing and each of them are so essential to me! The Origins primer is everything! This primer has changed my makeup forever, everything applies better and lasts longer and doesn't suffocate your pores, it's amazing! Finally this lip color from Colourpop and Kathleen Lights is super perfect for Summer and is the perfect orangy red and can be worn with everything! 

Hope you all enjoy this post and let me know what your monthly favorites were below!

Microblading Game Changer with VAMPD

So if you didn't know I fill in my brows everyday, it's a necessity! In middle school I got my hands on a pair of tweezers and needless to say my mother warned me and guess what I looked surprised for like a year with the little brows I had left. Moral of the story, mother is always right! Anyways since then I've filled them in with any and every eyebrow product! Filling your brows in is a process and part of my daily routine but it takes me a good 10 minutes to do my brows and living in Florida and especially in the summer time brows just don't stay in tact with swimming and pool days they would just wear off.

I decided to try microblading and am super happy with my choice! Yes I will probably still use my brow products because it's a habit and I like to be extra but it's nice to know I don't have to! The process takes about an hour and a half give or take and will last you a year to 18 months. Yes it's an investment but super worth it! 

The process entails measurements and creating an outline of the desired shape of your brows, then numbing your brows before starting the microblading process.  It's not super painful either and if you're like me and can't handle a ton of pain don't worry, if I can do it so can you!

Interested in learning about the process or interested in getting your brows done? 

Check out VAMPD: Here

Some of the process as well as the before and after is below:

Mary Kay Skincare Review and Q&A

I've been testing out the Mary Kay Timewise skin care routine for about the last month and am really loving the results. Below I'll talk about the routine as well as do a Q&A with Julie, a Mary Kay consultant about working with the company and what she loves about it! Keep reading!


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I've been using this skin care routine for about a month and am easing my way into it as my skin is super sensitive and freaks out at any change in product especially when changing a whole routine. I started by just using the routine at night and am just starting to incorporate it in the morning. If you drastically change your skin care routine your skin will more than likely go through a phase of purging. The first week or two I did go through a little bit of purging, a few breakouts but nothing major and they wouldn't last long as the products are improving my skin. Just be aware when using new products how your skin reacts, if your face drastically breaks out or gets a rash maybe that product isn't for you, it happens! 

I was so surprised with the difference in my skin just by using the routine at night that I'm excited to see how my skin will improve using it both day and night! 

I will be doing check ins over the next few months with these products and keep you all posted as to what I think!

Below you can find my Q & A with Julie about her Mary Kay Journey and if you want to chat with her about products here is her IG: @julievanderwerf


1. What made you get involved with Mary Kay and become a consultant?

 I was at my first facial with my beautiful sister and at the time I really struggled with acne, so the Clearproof products by Mary Kay that felt so amazing on my skin and I noticed a difference after just one use. The consultant who gave us facials was so friendly and down-to-earth, she shared her vision and goals of building her team and earning her first free car. I never in a million years thought I would make a great consultant but after a my sister told me I would be great I decided, why not?! I knew I could work the business around my school schedule and my other job and was so impressed by the company's values of Faith first, family second, career third and living life by the Golden Rule I knew it was the perfect fit. So the very same day I started my Mary Kay journey. 

2. What is your favorite part about the company and being a part of it?

 My favorite thing about this company is the people and our founder Mary Kay Ash. I read her story after starting my business and was so impressed by her grit and her love for women. She truly went out on a limb to start the company less than one month after loosing the love of her life, Mel Ash to a fatal heart attack. She knew women needed an opportunity for financial independence, so she kept going and started this beautiful company. I love that the leaders of our company do everything within their power to keep the legacy of giving going so we can enrich more lives. 

3. What is your favorite product, if you could only pick one?

This is such a tough question, if I only had to pick one- I couldn't live without my moisturizer. I use the TimeWise combination/oily and I couldn't live without hydration. 

4. What advise do you have for other girl bosses out there?

Best tip ever, forget P&L as far as profit and loss. Switch to People and Love- Yes we are in business and need to provide for ourselves and our families but when you focus on others and filling their needs, or simply making them feel special- you will always be successful. Get the dollar signs out of your eyes and focus on building relationships. (I got that one from Mary Kay but it has become my motto) 

September Favorites

I can't believe September is already over and we are heading into October and then we'll blink and it will be the holidays! This part of the year seems to fly by always. September has been a busy month, full of apartment hunting, collaborations, and brunches! We finally found an apartment and we couldn't be more excited to move! I'll keep you all posted with all that fun on my IG stories :) I'm so excited for all the fun things October holds and I'll be sharing all the event on my blog and IG! For now here are all the things I've been loving in the month of September!


Beauty Products:

In September I've been playing with all kinds of fall colors and pulling out my richer tones. I've been living for the L'oreal Infalliable Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, this is probably one of the most comfortable liquid lip I've ever tried! The product lasts all day through eating and drinking without ever re-applying! There's a great range of colors and they are perfect for this season! Another beauty favorite as always is colourpop, I've been obsessed with the "I Think I Love You" palette as well as the "Yes, Please!" palette both are great for everyday and can create tons of looks! One more essential that has been my go to this month is the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation! I love how it looks on my skin and doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything and they have tons of shades!


Skin Care Products:

Along with my products from last month these are some of my must have skin care products for this month. Formula 10.0.6 is one of my go to's for masks especially and I love the "Get your Glow On" peel off mask! Next up my favorite cream cleanser ever is from Aveeno, this one is my ride or die I use it every night before I got to bed to help keep my complexion blemish free and skin feeling clean! Finally for skin care I love the Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic To Go Pads these are great for everyday and especially great for travel! 


Fashion & Accessories:

I love rich tones for fall, plum, mustard, forest green, they just really scream fall! Old Navy as always is my go to they have tons of great fall looks right now with a variety of beautiful colors and pieces to choose from! Also my favorite earrings all month have been these simply gold oval hoops. I love gold for fall to go with all the warm tones so these are my favorite touch to any fall look! Next up is this stunning LC by Lauren Conrad bag from Kohl's. I again love the mustard color which is still a neutral for fall and the detail on the bag is perfection! Lastly, booties are a given for the fall season and Sonoma at Kohls always has the best ankle boots at killer prices! They go great with every look and are so easy to wear especially here in FL! 


Those are my September favorites! I hope you enjoyed and please let me know your favorite below! Anything I need to test out let me know!

Loving my Lash Extensions from Vampd

This past weekend I took a chance and tried out lash extensions! I love my natural lashes but love how they look even more when I wear falsies. Lash extensions are the perfect solution! If you want to look a little extra but still natural definitely look into lash extensions! They look way more natural than false lashes as well as they are totally safe for your natural lashes. 

I went to the girls at VAMPD to get my lash extensions and let me tell you the process is so worth it! The process takes about 2 hours as you are getting individual lashes placed along your natural lashes so that they look natural and blend in! These lash extensions last about 6-8 weeks and it's recommended to get weekly or bi weekly fills if you want to keep them up. 

I would highly suggest lash extensions if you are looking to make your lashes longer and thicker while still keeping them natural and beautiful looking. Also this is a great thing to do for special occasions as well. I'm recently engaged and already know I want these on my wedding day because they read stunning in photos. It's the best that you also don't need mascara or eye makeup they make you look so put together without trying, what more can you ask for?!

Check out VAMPD: Here


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Before lash extensions

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During the process


Final Product

August Favorites!

Happy Labor Day Everyone! Hope you all are having a wonderful day whatever you are doing! I got together my favorite beauty products for the month of August to share with you all! These are products that I have used all month long and have become part of my basic routine. I'm including hair, skin care and makeup in this month's favorite for you but let me know if you would like to see all my favorites for everything in makeup. Also most of these products are super affordable and I will link everything for you! 


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For hair care this month, I've been loving this shampoo and conditioner combo from Garnier! My hair has never felt so healthy and smooth. The scent is amazing and the products leave your hair so shiny and smelling like coconut, not to mention these are affordable and can be found at Target and several other retailers. Shop these below!


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For skin care these have been my go to products lately! My skin is super sensitive so all these products are super gentle on the skin and constantly in reach. I use the cleanser, micellar water, and mosturizer everyday and change up the other products depending what my skin needs. Again super affordable products that are easy to find and are linking below for you!


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Next these two have been some of my favorite body products this month! I'm obsessed with the shea sugar scrub to exfoliate the skin! As well as the bath and body works ultra shea body cream in practically any scent. I have 3 of them all over the house, they are so creamy and luxurious, they are a must have!


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As for some of my favorites in the makeup department these are the stand outs this month! Colourpop has been killing it launching tons of new products so they are in here with a few things this month! I've been living for their setting and priming sprays, I can not do my makeup without them! Also the highlight palette is like no other and the price is right for 6 highlights! Next up for eyes I'm obsessed with the Jaclyn Hill Palette from Morphe! Jaclyn killed it with these shadows, its the one palette you need in your collection! My favorite blush this month has been the Kylie Cosmetics blush in the shade Barely Legal, it's the perfect tone for summer and will take me into fall, I love it! Finally these mascaras have been the best and the combo is everything you want! L'oreal's Lash Paradise is perfection for everyday, it gives you the perfect lashes. For a little bit something extra I use the Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara it gives you something more and is perfect for lengthening those lashes! 

I highly recommend checking out reviews.com list of best mascaras HERE, this will help you find a mascara that is right for you!

Shop these products below:

That's it for my August favorite guys! Let me know what your current beauty favorites are so I can try them out! Also a Labor Day Haul will be coming your way next week! Have a great week!

New Beauty Products & What I Think!

I have been trying out a lot of new beauty products lately and wanted to give you all the low down on all these fun new things! I am always shopping around for new skincare, haircare, and cosmetics and love to share when I find things I really love! Here are just two of the brands I've been loving recently!  

Formula 10.0.6

Formula 10.0.6

I have to start with Formula 10.0.6. This brand has really blown me out of the water with their products. The quality is amazing and the products do exactly what they say! You can shop these products online as well as find them in local retail stores, such as Ulta and Old Navy. I also really appreciate that the brand uses fresh, natural ingredients specifically formulated to promote clear and healthy skin, isn't that what we all strive for?! Formula 10.0.6 graciously sent me these products to try and I can honestly tell you I am really impressed with this brand! The masks especially have to be my favorites! I've been using these products for about a month and love what they have done for my skin!


J'aime My...

J'aime My...

Next up is The brand J'aime My... this is a new hair line that is carried exclusively at Ulta and was created by Franck Provost, one of the top hair stylists in the world. First I die for the packaging, I love the foiled look, I also love the shape of the bottle, guaranteed you will not waste any product! I've been using these products for a few weeks and love how my hair feels and the scent is like I just left the salon! These products are great and perfect for all hair types! Thank you also to J'aime for sending me some products!


You can find the products discussed here:

Formula 10.0.6

J'aime My...

4 Must Have KRZA Pieces for Spring!

Spring is fast approaching which in Florida means summer is right around the corner for us! What better accessory to have for those fun beach trips and BBQ's than these perfect headbands from KRZA by Krystle Dawn! She has some beautiful colors available right now along with my favorite neutrals that go literally with everything! These pieces just bring a little bit more of a pzazz to a look without being to over the top! I'm originally from a beach town and I can tell you this is perfect to throw on with your bikini while your lying out then throwing a cute cover up over your suit and hitting a local lunch spot! These headbands will make you look like you have it together without even trying! 

Make sure to check out her site HERE

Pictured below in order is:

"The Knot" in Charcoal 

"The Halo" in Sand

"The Tie Side" in SeaFoam

"The Halo" in Monochrome Tricolor 

Glo Minerals Valentine's Day Look!

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I bet you all have already been enjoying all the Valentine's chocolates and treats but let's admit what does a girl really want for Valentine's day? Make-up. Guys can't go wrong with buying a girl makeup or a gift card to buy herself some beauty products! Anyways, Valentine's Day is next week and I have teamed up with one of my favorite beauty brands, Glo Minerals to bring you all two romantic and very wearable Valentine's looks! I used all the products pictured in the first image below to create the looks. For a bit of extra sass I popped on some falsies since it is Valentine's Day after all! I will link the products below for you guys! Glo Mineral's products are great quality for the price as well as cruelty free! I absolutely love the brand! Hope you enjoy!

Glo Minerals products used:

Luxe Liquid Foundation in the shade porcelain : HERE

Luxe Setting Powder: HERE

Elemental Eye Collection: HERE

Shimmer Duo: HERE

Blush in the shade papaya: HERE

Suede Matte Crayon in Trademark and Crimson: HERE

Luxe Foundation Brush: HERE

Luxe Setting Powder Brush: HERE

Fan Brush: HERE

Review: January Sephora Play Box

This months play box was full of perfect things for the new year and your gym bag! I can honestly say I loved every product this month and was just super impressed with everything! Below you can see what I thought of each individual product. What did you all get in your play box this month, let me know in the comments below!

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The QUAI Treatment Masque  What it claims to do: This restorative mask helps care for damaged hair and leaves strands feeling smooth and touchably soft.  This hair mask does leave your hair smooth and soft for sure. Super easy to use too and perfect for after workout showers. Just apply the mask before you shower leave in 5-10 minutes and rinse. You will notice your hair is left silky smooth.

The QUAI Treatment Masque

What it claims to do: This restorative mask helps care for damaged hair and leaves strands feeling smooth and touchably soft.

This hair mask does leave your hair smooth and soft for sure. Super easy to use too and perfect for after workout showers. Just apply the mask before you shower leave in 5-10 minutes and rinse. You will notice your hair is left silky smooth.

CAUDALIE- Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20  What it claims to do: This is anti-aging daytime moisturizer that combines resveratrol and hyaluronic acid to visibly lift, firm, and plump skin.   I have been using this moisturizer as a face primer and love it! It has everything that I want in a daytime moisturizer. I love that it has SPF in it as well as works as a face lifting cream all well giving me the perfect base for makeup. I have combination skin so I also appreciate that it doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. 

CAUDALIE- Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

What it claims to do: This is anti-aging daytime moisturizer that combines resveratrol and hyaluronic acid to visibly lift, firm, and plump skin. 

I have been using this moisturizer as a face primer and love it! It has everything that I want in a daytime moisturizer. I love that it has SPF in it as well as works as a face lifting cream all well giving me the perfect base for makeup. I have combination skin so I also appreciate that it doesn't leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. 

Tarte FRXXXTION Stick  What it claims to do: This is an exfoliating gel cleanser in a unique twist-up stick format transforms from a solid gel to a cleansing lather that gently sloughs away impurities.   I was super impressed by this product! I'm super picky about what I put on my face, as I have super sensitive skin. This cleanser was super gentle but got the job done and left my face feeling clean. I love that it is perfect to travel with in the twist-up stick format as well! Winner! 

Tarte FRXXXTION Stick

What it claims to do: This is an exfoliating gel cleanser in a unique twist-up stick format transforms from a solid gel to a cleansing lather that gently sloughs away impurities. 

I was super impressed by this product! I'm super picky about what I put on my face, as I have super sensitive skin. This cleanser was super gentle but got the job done and left my face feeling clean. I love that it is perfect to travel with in the twist-up stick format as well! Winner! 

CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick in Black Honey  What it claims to do: This is a sheer lip color with a glossy finish in the bestselling, cult-classic Black Honey shade.  I am a sucker for everything CLINIQUE, they are probably one of my favorite brands of all time! Needless to say this product is another home run. It's exactly what it claims, a perfect combination of lipstick and gloss. It feels amazing on the lips, super moisturizing, and just enough pigment. 

CLINIQUE Almost Lipstick in Black Honey

What it claims to do: This is a sheer lip color with a glossy finish in the bestselling, cult-classic Black Honey shade.

I am a sucker for everything CLINIQUE, they are probably one of my favorite brands of all time! Needless to say this product is another home run. It's exactly what it claims, a perfect combination of lipstick and gloss. It feels amazing on the lips, super moisturizing, and just enough pigment. 

DERMABLEND Loose Setting Powder  What it claims to do: This is loose setting powder that locks down makeup and keeps it smudge and transfer resistant for up to 16 hours.  I'm all for setting powders with combination oily skin, they are a god send for me! My makeup lasts forever with this powder and leaves my makeup looking flawless! 

DERMABLEND Loose Setting Powder

What it claims to do: This is loose setting powder that locks down makeup and keeps it smudge and transfer resistant for up to 16 hours.

I'm all for setting powders with combination oily skin, they are a god send for me! My makeup lasts forever with this powder and leaves my makeup looking flawless! 

PINROSE Wild Child Perfume  What it claims to do: Confident and exuberant, this scent mixes florals with vanilla and amber in a unique wipe format for on the go application.  I am probably the most picky girl when it comes to fragrance as you all know. However, this scent it so beautiful and a perfect harmony of light and romantic! The wipe format is also perfect for on the go whether after the gym or traveling!

PINROSE Wild Child Perfume

What it claims to do: Confident and exuberant, this scent mixes florals with vanilla and amber in a unique wipe format for on the go application.

I am probably the most picky girl when it comes to fragrance as you all know. However, this scent it so beautiful and a perfect harmony of light and romantic! The wipe format is also perfect for on the go whether after the gym or traveling!

Glo Minerals New Year's Eve Look!

Hope you all had an amazing holiday! I just got back from the freezing cold of Michigan and I can't tell you how happy I was to come home to the Sunshine State! Anyways, New Year's Eve is right around the corner and I teamed up with Glo Minerals to bring you all a great New Year's Eve makeup look! I used all the products pictured in the first image below to create the look. For a bit of extra drama I popped on some falsies since we are talking about New Year's here! I will link the products below for you guys! Glo Mineral's products are great quality for the price as well as cruelty free! I absolutely love the brand! Hope you enjoy and cheers to almost 2017!!!!

Glo Minerals Products Used:

Contour Kit: Click Here

Contour/Highlight Brush: Click Here

Smokey Eye Kit: Click Here

Precise Micro Browliner: Click Here

Lash Lengthening Mascara: Click Here

Suede Matte Crayon: Click Here

Glo Minerals Look & Review

Happy November everyone! Glo Minerals was kind enough to send me their new Cream Stay Shadow Sticks and Precise Micro Browliner last month, and let me tell you they are not playing games! These shadow sticks last ALL DAY LONG! They don't crease and look amazing even after a full day of running around and being in the FL heat. I am thoroughly impressed with the pigment and sheen of these beautiful shadows! The shadow sticks are great to take from day to night as the shadow is buildable and easily taken to the next level. These are the perfect addition to my makeup bag for the fall and winter months! 

Make sure to check out Glo Minerals HERE

Below is a look I created using the shades Gold Blush and Beam, hope you enjoy!