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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!

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!

Top 5 Everyday Jewelry Pieces!

I don't tend to wear a lot of jewelry on an everyday basis, however I love collecting pieces that are classic and can be worn for several different occasions! I am featuring a few of my favorite pieces for everyday looks below! I mostly stick to earrings and necklaces on a day to day basis, which is what you will see in this post. I will tell you the hands down best time to purchase otherwise expensive pieces for a steal is from Black Friday through the holidays. On the hush hush Dillard's has the best clearance section all the time but especially during the holiday season! We are talking Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Michael Kors and so many other name brands are on sale for amazing prices! I strongly recommend stopping into Dillard's next time you have the chance and glance at the jewelry section! 


Without a doubt you will never see me without earrings! Whether it be a simple pair of studs or a fun pair of ear jackets I always have earrings on. A look is not complete without some earrings to me! The two pairs below are Kate Spade and are so simple and elegant I adore them! I love a great simple stud earring that can go with any look. On the other hand I love when a piece can give you a pop of color and earrings are a great way to do that also!


The same thing goes for necklaces, I love ones that go with everything and are just silver or gold! I also have a huge obsession with long necklaces especially, because I think they are perfect for all seasons! They go with that summer maxi dress or that turtleneck sweater in the winter time. I'm showcasing two of my favorite long necklaces below, one colorless and one with a pop of color! Along with those I have one regular necklace that is the definition of dainty which I think every girl needs in her closet, don't you agree? We all have that one or two necklaces that makes you feel like a princess and the last piece is just that! 


Please let me know what your favorite jewelry pieces are in the comments below! Also I would to hear what your favorite shops are to find great deals on jewelry pieces!

Fall Inspired Make-up Look

Sticking with my recent fall theme, I wanted to share my make-up look from my latest fashion post! I've been getting a lot of questions about what products I use as well as how did I achieve this warm smokey look. Below I will be sharing a kind of step by step of how to get this look as well as the products my best friend and I used to achieve this look! 

First things first-

You moisturize my face as well as prime it. Then apply foundation and concealer as well as fill in your brows.

Next start working on those smoldering golden smokey eyes by applying a goldish tone to the crease and working it up towards the brow, blend, blend, blend.

Still building on the eyes take a more orange based color and blend that into the crease as well, blending and starting to blow it out, still leaving your lids bare.

Now to take those colors to the lid. Apply those more goldy tones to the lids. Then go in with a darker brown and working on the outer v of your eyes giving a winged shadow affect. Take those colors to your bottom lash line as well and really blend it to give the shadow a blown out look.

Finally apply a thick cat eye with your blackest liquid liner, coat your lashes with mascara, and if your feeling bold apply some falsies! Give your inner corners a little bit of highlight as well!

Once that is all done go in with a natural looking contour and blush to keep the rest of your face natural since the eye and lip are a main focus. Completely finish the look by lining the lips, then go in with a cranberry or deep burgundy liquid lipstick!

Products Used:

L'Oreal: True Match Super Blendable Makeup in the shade W1 Porcelain 

Maybelline: FaceSTudio Master Concealer in the shade 10 Fair

Maybelline: Fit Me Set + Smooth Pressed Powder in the shade 110 Porcelain

Wet n' Wild: MegaGlo Contouring Palette in the Shade Dulce De Leche

Physicians Formula: Butter Bronzer in the shade Medium Bronze

Maybelline: Volum' Express The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara in the shade Blackest Black

Colourpop: Eyebrow Pencil in the shade Bangin Brunette 

Colourpop: Ultra Matte Lip in the shade Notion

Clinique: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Clinique: Cheek Pop in the shade Pink Pop

NYX: Baked Eyeshadow in the shade Kiss the Day

Urban Decay Cosmetics: Eyeshadow in the shade Polyester Bride

Morphe: Set 682 Brushes 

Morphe: Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette 

Thank you to Jessica Bentley for the fabulous make-up skills and photos! 

Check out her IG @thejesswho

Review: Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

I have an awesome new product to tell you all about! I have been testing out the Night Revive Retinol Serum from Valentia. I must admit I have very sensitive skin so I am always skeptical to try new things on my face, however this product did not let me down. Everything is attests that is will do it does. This serum is to help diminish wrinkles, stimulate collagen, improve skin tone, manage breakouts, and condition skin. I'm in my early 20's and these things are important to me, I want to age gracefully and great skin care is one of the best ways to do that! Growing up I dealt with a lot of skin issues. I of course had blemishes and also fought with my skin as it was prone to severe breakouts and sensitivity as well as having combination skin so the struggle is real! This product from Valentia is great and I recommend it to anyone struggling with any of the issues above, you won't regret taking a chance and trying out this product no matter what skin type you have!

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Review: Target Beauty Box

Target Beauty Box! Yes our favorite store has jumped on the subscription beauty box craze and let me tell you it does not disappoint! The September box came with 7 products, three of which were full size products and the rest deluxe samples! This is already worth the $10, as well as every product was great! Below is the list of products found in this month's box and what I thought!

OGX- Renewing Coconut Milk Conditioner

This is a great everyday conditioner. It leaves hair feeling hydrated and smooth, smells wonderful as well! 

S.W. Basics- Organic Lip Balm

I don't usually wear lip balm but this is great and feels nice on your lips. I put it on before bed and it helps moisturize and heal my lips!

Maybelline- The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara

This mascara is absolutely awesome! The name speaks for itself, lashes look long and fluffy and it gives drama to your eyes without looking overdone.

Rimmel- The Only 1 Lipstick in Best of the Best

I love Rimmel lipstick and this one is no different. Lip products that have a harsh smell aren't my favorite, this one has a wonderful scent that is subtle and smells yummy. The color is vibrant and I love that is is smooth and creamy!

EDEN BodyWorks- JojOba Deep Conditioner

This is a great conditioner for when your hair needs extra care and attention. I love deep conditioning my hair every few weeks to give my hair an extra boost. This deep conditioner helps revitalize and repair your hair and is amazing!

Laneige- Water Bank Moisture Cream

Believe me when I say you must go out and buy this right now! I have been putting this cream on my face right before bed and it does wonders! I wake up with clearer and more moisturized skin, without feeling oily. This is now a staple in my skin care routine.

Biore- Baking Soda Cleanser

Biore has never done me wrong and this product is no exception. This cleanser leaves your face feeling clean and fresh. I noticed it helps calm my skin and redness without being harsh. This is a great product!

* Currently the September Beauty Box is Sold Out! Make sure to catch the October box!

Here's the link for the beauty box: Click here

Labor Day Haul!

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! I am so grateful for all the fun times and memories I made this weekend with some awesome friends of mine! Of course holidays are not all about the sales that are happening but I must admit that is one of my favorite parts, are all the holiday sales going on! I love me a great deal and I found quite a few of them this weekend.

Let's start with Old Navy, they killed it in the sale department this weekend! Almost everything was half off so I snagged 2 pairs of jeans for the price of 1 that alone made me super happy! While I was there I also grabbed some cute tops that were supper discounted as well! Next stop was Bath & Body Works, because let's be real fall is coming and I need some pumpkin candles and soap in my life! Candles were half off and soaps were a steal also so I definitely grabbed some of these for my apartment! Lastly in the beauty department...my favorite brand, Colour Pop Cosmetics, was having a great deal with a purchase you had the chance to receive a free new fall liquid lip that hasn't been released yet. So I purchased some new fall shades as well as some basic essentials to make sure I got that freebie. Next, Ulta was having 20% off your purchase so I grabbed some new products there to test out including some NYX and Palladio products, which I am super excited to review! My last beauty purchase were some Gerard Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipsticks as I have only heard great things about these and again there were on major sale at half off, I could not go wrong and I have been dying to test them out! Well that's it for my labor day haul, I hope y'all enjoy! Please comment below and let me know what great deals you found last weekend!