Make-Up

NYC 16-Hour Smooch Proof Lip Stain

After deep consideration, I went ahead and purchased two NYC 16-Hour Smooch Proof lip stains. I was extremely hesitant to buy them, despite hearing only great things. I’ve tried other products from NYC and had pretty poor experiences.  From left to right: 493 Champagne Stain & 490 Persistent Pink To my pleasant surprise, I love the lip stains! They are hydrating, pigmented, and truly last a long time. I’m not sure if they last “16 hours” but they stay on long enough. The applicator has a precise tip which makes it very easy to line your lips before fully applying…

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Favorite Lip Glosses: Nars, Chanel, Revlon & MAC

Judging by the photos below, you can see I sort of stick to the same colors when it comes to lip glosses. Wearing any sort of lip color is new to me, so I play it pretty safe more or less. I don’t have a specific go-to brand or type, I just try and buy and find what works best for me! From left to right: Nars Turkish Delight, Chanel in 164, Revlon Colorburst in Peony, MAC Cremesheen Glass in Calypso Beat,  Revlon Super Lustrous in Pango Peach I store a bulk of my lip glosses and stains in an acrylic container. I…

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How To Wear Crop Tops

Everywhere I look, I see crop tops lately. On the pages of magazines, on the red carpet, at the beach, this trend has proven to be here to stay for the summer months. When done right, a crop top can really make an outfit look fun and trendy. When done wrong, girl you can look like a hot mess. My number one rule when wearing crop tops is make sure it looks tasteful! If you’re going to wear one, don’t wear low rise mini shorts…it just doesn’t work. Below I created two looks using crop tops to use as a…

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Make a Statement for Under $60

Image Credit: Bauble Bar As of lately, statement necklaces have been my go-to accessory. Paired with a simple t-shirt, a bold piece can instantly turn a boring look into something edgier or more glamorous. Best part? You don’t have to spend a lot. Many inexpensive stores (Forever 21/H&M) have created their own renditions of statement necklaces. Personally I have been drooling over pieces from Bauble Bar. Their designs are unique, the quality is amazing, and they are priced just right. Where do you buy your statement necklaces? Or are you already over the trend?

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Foundation Routine: Simple Everyday Look & A Night Out

My foundation routine changes based on what I’m doing, where I’m going, and the current condition of my skin. If I’m headed to the beach I’m not going to wear a full face of foundation, concealer, and blush. I tweak and switch out products based on my needs, which I think every woman should. I reach for my “simple” routine when I’m running errands, spending the day at home, or simply don’t feel like wearing heavy make-up. These products are perfect for the summer because they are light and natural. After I’m done washing my face and moisturizing, I liberally…

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