Collective Haul:

Collective Haul:

Hello everyone! I hope all is well in your lives at the moment. I’ve had an amazing summer so far, lots of fun in sun. (So cheesy, I know.)

So, lately I have been shopping pretty much every weekend (not going to lie). I’ve bought all kinds of things from beauty to jewelry to clothes to you name it.

I’ve recently started a wish list to pick items directly off of that I know I have been really wanting. (Basically my form of budgeting)

Let’s start with Beauty:

The Morphe 350 Natural Glow Palette (CULT CLASSIC) IMG_2766

Wet n Wild Highlighter in Blossom Glow

Wet n Wild Foundation Brush

Air Spun Powder in Translucent IMG_2768

Biore Micellar Water

Biore Facial Cleanser IMG_2770

Nars Liquid Lip in Don’t Stop

Revlon Concealer Brush IMG_2769

And finally just a couple of face masks (because I have a problem)IMG_2771

Accessories:

I have an unhealthy relationship with gold jewelry! Below is a picture of some of my favorite pieces I gave recently bought. IMG_2765

Simply Southern Salty But Sweet Clutch

Corkcicle Canteen IMG_2767

I know this seems like a lot, but as I said this has been over the past couple of weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What do you prefer gold or silver?

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How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

How to cover the un-holy like a pro!

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and your summer is amazing so far. This past week I attended ( and worked) a very close friend of mines wedding! Which was super exciting and such a beautiful event.

As I was doing the bridesmaids makeup they told me about blemishes and under eye circles they wished to cover which got me thinking! I know how to do that so why not share my knowledge.

I’ve written about this before but I used to suffer from terrible acne. Which has left ever worse scaring! (Super dramatic) With that being said I’ve somewhat mastered the art of coverup.IMG_2636

First things first START WITH A GOOD BASE!
-Moisturize as well as prime: Evian facial spray, Benefit Porefessional 
-If you are feeling a slightly more dry use Farsali Unicorn Essence

Next up- COLOR CORRECTION
-Using a green concealer (Less is more and do not forget tot blend):L.A. Girl Pro. Conceal 
-Dark under eyes need a yellow based concealer
-Pro tip I would not cake the makeup up. (Small layers work best) it will worsen the appearance of bumps and skin texture

On to- CONCEARLER
-Use skin tone concealer on your face but a lighter shade under the eyes: Benefit  Boing Concealer, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

Finally- FOUNDATION
-Again with your beauty blending sponge blend on your foundation!

Some final tips:
-Blend!
-Bake your concealer under your eyes.
-Use matte blushes and bronzersIMG_2647

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day: What is your favorite concealer?

Thank you so much for reading!

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Tony Moly Vs. Biore: Pore Strip Showdown!

Tony Moly Vs. Biore: Pore Strip Showdown!

Hello everyone! Can we talk about how school is finally done and summer has begun! I am so excited to be back. But I am even more excited to start a new series on my blog….. The Vs.

There are way too many products on the market that do (supposedly) the same thing. Well, here on my Vs. I will be trying two or more products that have the same claims!

This weeks contenders:

Tony Moly- Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack ($3.50)
Vs.
Biore- Deep Cleansing Pore Strips ($7.99)

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Covers a lot larger area
Pulls out many black heads
No Pain
Leaves no residue

Cons:
1 to a pack
More expensive

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Pulls out a lot of black heads
Is black so you can see the results better
More comes in a pack
Cheaper

Cons:
Covers a smaller area
Leaves black residue on the skin

They both claim the same thing, to rid you of clogged pores. Both strips are applied the same way and take the same amount of time to dry. I would say they take out the same amount of pore gunk but since the tony moly one is so much larger you get a larger area cleaned.

I have used biore strips for ever and a day (no lie), but for me after just one use I have to declare the Tony Moly Tako Pore One Shot Nose Pack as the winner!

If you enjoy these kinds of posts let me know in the comments as well as any questions or concerns….. Let’s chat!

Question of the day: Have you tried either of the products mentioned above? What did you think?

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De-clog Those Pores With Glory

De-clog Those Pores With Glory

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and excited for easter. This weekend is very packed for us and I want to be spring fresh. ( Or as close to it) So, I decided to dig through my hoard of face masks and landed on the Soap and Glory De-clog Mask.

I know soap and glory are known for their packaging but come on how cute is this! Oh and just wait…. it’s PINK. Yes, bubble gum pink. ( I lost it) Now that I’m praying I love it as much as I do the looks of it.

First off the smell is a bit strong but pleasant. I just rather have non-scented skin care products because my skin is sensitive to fragrances. The application was smooth and fairly easy. ( Did I mention it comes with a baby spoon!)

The directions say to wait 20-25 minutes. It dries much quicker and comes off nicely. One disclaimer I want to add is that it does pull your hair. For me that was not a deal breaker but just be careful! Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

The after magic? My face was super smooth and clean-looking. I could definitely tell a difference in my pores. I’d give the de-clog a 8 out 10. For $6.00 you get two applications in seperate pots. I will be forsure repurchasing more of the soap and glory masks.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment…. lets chat!

Question of the day: Favorite soap and glory product?

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February Favorites

February Favorites

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. February has come and almost gone (crazy I know). This month I have tried to use/test more products as well as try to wear more of a variety of different clothes, shoes and accessories.

Failing somewhat (I’m a college student what can I say?) I have found a few products that were absolute favorites. Also for good measure I will be adding my most worn wardrobe pieces.

Starting off with my only two favorite beauty products of the month:

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Commodity Gold Perfum $26.00the scent is such a deep sweet smell. (Absolutely

delicious) Processed with VSCO with a6 presetClarins Lip Oil in Candy $26.00sweet light weight oil with a tint of pink.

Next up is my accessories:

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Alex and Ani Evil Eye Pull Chain Bracelet $78.00
Scrunchie
yes! I am in love with these all over again!
-Fur Cover Purse

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Finally SHOES:
Adidas Superstars $80.00

As promised it was only a few items that I have been loving. I hope you all enjoyed this post.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave a comment… let’s chat!

Question of the day: Do you like scruchies?

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Whiten Your Teeth In Just One Brushing?

Whiten Your Teeth In Just One Brushing?

Hello everyone! I hope all is well and everyone is having a great beginning of the year. I have been knee-deep in college classes. But I am doing good (I think). All is going well!

Today, I’m writing a little review on charcoal tooth polish. A few weeks ago I bought a pot of Olivia Care charcoal. I was so excited ( I’ve really wanted to try this).

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There are a few positive and negative points:

Positive – Great price, tastes like mint, and really does whiten your teeth after one use!

Negative – Is really MESSY!

The only comment I have to add is that this is not comparable to going to get your teeth professionally whitened. But that being said it’s much more healthy that chemicals.

I hope everyone has an amazing week.

Question of the day: Do you whiten your teeth? If so, let me know how?

If you have questions or concerns leave a comment…. Let’s chat!

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What Is In My Purse

What Is In My Purse

Hello everyone, I hope all is well! Today’s post is about what I keep in my bag. Let me just give you a heads up now, my bag is not very exciting. I really thought I was much more interesting than I am.

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The bag I use is a leather Coach bag I bought in 2012 when I had my first job. I’m not a huge fan of Coach but this bag is very plan and goes with everything.

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If you dig in you will find:

My wallet (Alex and Ani)

My beauty bag(Fossil) – I keep pads, tic tacs, toilet bowl covers, tide to-go pen and lotion

My key holder( Ted Baker) – I just keep my house key and an old picture keychain

Hand sanitizer and a holder- both from Bath and Body Works

Vintage Hankercheift- from the thrift store

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See? Nothing to exciting. I try to keep my bag as clean as I can because it can get out of hand quickly!

If you have any questions or concerns comment below…. let’s chat!

Question of the day, What do you keep in your bag?

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