So Let’s Talk Lips

So Let’s Talk Lips

Hello darlings! This week on the Real Side of Beauty we are talking all things lips. Everything from do’s/don’ts, favorite lip products, and even a routine that will ensure healthy beautiful lips.

The do’s and don’ts are more don’ts than anything. I got into a bad habit of licking my lips when they felt dry, but this only dries them out more creating chapped lips. You do want to moisturize your lips, but you should use a balm or treatment. However, you don’t want to over apply.

*Pro Tip: Try to avoid petroleum jelly or a petroleum product. As well as paraffin products. This just coats the lips from moisture, making your lips more dry.*

So, let’s dive right into my routine! (which will include my favorite products.)

First things first, EXFOLIATE! Using a sugar scrub can help take off dry skin as well as promote circulation to really help the health of your lips. Now you can either D.I.Y. or like me use a product already made. My two favorite lip scrubs are Elf Brown Sugar and Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub.lip1

*Pro Tip: The elf scrub is much more intense and personally I believe it to be the better of the two.*

Second step is hydrating those scrubbed up lips! I usually do this routine at night so I prefer a lip treatment. I could write a whole post on the Kiehl’s Buttermask. It is honestly game changing. I highly recommend this treatment if you don’t mind the cost. For daily moisture I use either Nars Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm or The Body Shop Strawberry Lip Butter.lip 3

Now lastly, (or the final step) is lip color. Now I could tell you a hundred lipstick favorites. But we all have lives so I will tell you two I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday for the last month or so. Revlon Kiss Plumping Lip Crème (shade 530 peony buff) YSL Rouge Pur Couture (Shade 70)lip 2

I want to wrap this up by saying that I know adding extra steps to a beauty routine can seem kind of daunting. Believe me these small steps will help. I haven’t had chapped lips since I can remember and they always look super healthy and soft.

Let me know if you try any of these steps or products in the comment section. As well as your opinion on lip fillers! I’ve been thinking about getting some for awhile now because of my uneven top lip.

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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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Pro Beauty Box from Influenster

Pro Beauty Box from Influenster

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing well. I’m back already like I promised!

Recently I was sent a Pro Beauty Box from Influenster featuring six styling products for the holidays! (How cool is that?) I am familiar with a few of the brands from working with hair but some were new. (Honestly I’m so excited)

First Item: Pureology Colour Fanatic Hair Treatment Spray – 4/5
-Smells fine
-Leaves my hair silky before I blow dry it
-Less frizz after styling it

Second Item: Amika Haute Mess Texture Gel – 3/5
– Smells strong
– Did not leave the hair sticky or stiff
– I didn’t really notice a huge difference in my hair after using this
– Was easy to style afterwards

Third Item: Matrix Biology R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray – 2/5
– Not a fan of the smell
– Natural ingredients
– I do not think I will use this anymore, I saw no difference or texture

Fourth Item: Sexy Hair Volumizing Spray Mousse – 5/5
– Smells like a hair typical product
– Gives you so much volume
– Easy to use
– Doesn’t leave you hair stiff or crunchy

Fifth Item: IGK Down & Out Dirty Spray – 4/5 (I love this stuff!)
– Smells like the beach
– Makes your hair easy to style, even if you had just washed it.
– It gives you texture and a really “lived in” look

Final Item: Redken Control Addict 28 Extra High-Hold Hairspray – 4/5
– Smells like hairspray (haha)
– Strong hold
– But doesn’t leave a crispy lookIMG_4475.JPG

I’m very picky when it comes to hair styling products because I work with so many. But I am so grateful to be able to work with Influenster and try out brands I would not have picked up before. Over all a few were amazing like the Sexy hair, IGK and the Redkin hairspray. I will be picking up the full sizes when my samples run out!

Just a little disclaimer, I was not paid for my opinions and they are my own. Influenster sent me these items to test out.

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

Question of the day: What are some of your guys favorite hair products?

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Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

Hello everyone! How has everybody been? I hope you are all well. It has been awhile since I posted, (YIKES) before you go picking up your pitchforks and torches. I have a good reason. I just completed my first semester of college! This past week I took 3 finals (passed them all btw) and I thought to myself girl you have got to start writing again. I’ve missed it so much!

Exciting news, I do not start school again till January 8th. ( Thank the lord) I really didn’t think people were serious about how much work college was. I want to revamp my page, I want to know some new topics/things you guys want to read about. I was thinking of starting a new series where I go around and try new beauty services. For example I’ve been interested in the new slushy pedicure! Like whaaat?!?! How amazing does that sound?

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More updates… hmmm… I have been super obsessed over the new Amazon show the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! (Look how cute the shows filter on snapchat was haha) It is an amazing show, very funny, and I love the vintage aspect of it. I’ve been getting my nails done every three weeks so I also want to add a post on the that once a month.

I will be posting a favorites post as well as a couple of reviews from things I have either bought or have been sent. Well, thats it for now.IMG_4455.jpg

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to put them in the comments… Let’s Chat!

Question: What is everyone asking for Christmas? Or the holidays?

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Jewelry Haul

Jewelry Haul

Hello everyone… I hope all is well! I’ve been so wrapped up in going back to school, I have bought many pieces of jewelry to bring in the new semester.

I have been collection pieces for a few weeks now from a couple different stores.

Starting with Urban Outfitters: (No link) Necklace: $9.99, Earrings: $9.99/BOGO 50%IMG_3730

Avenue: Earrings $1.99 (No link)IMG_3731

Grass Roots: Local Boutique $9.99IMG_3733

Peebles: $5.99 (No link)IMG_3732

As you can tell I am a gold girl and I love my statement pieces. Well, I hope everyone has a good week!

Question of the day- Silver or Gold?

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My Ultimate Face Mask!

My Ultimate Face Mask!

Hello everyone… I hope all is well of course. You all are probably wondering where in the world I’ve been! Well, I have decided to go back to college. This whole summer has been dedicated to getting ready for that, and just having fun. I don’t like the fact that my blog took a back seat for awhile, but unfortunately it has.

Enough with the updates, I have an exciting experience to share with everyone! A little back story, at the beginning of middle school I started getting migraines. (They are a family trait I wish I never got) One day my mom took me to The Body Shop and we bought a cooling face mask just to try…. It worked wonders! Fast forward twelve years (Yes twelve!), my beloved mask has started to lose its magic. A lot of the blue gel inside has dissipated. IMG_3601

Well, one night I was browsing The Body Shop website and what did I find?!? The same mask in PINK! (My favorite color btw) I could have cried, twelve years later and I find a new one? Crazy! But wait its only $4.80? With FREE SHIPPING? This must be a joke… NOPE!

This mask is a life saver, it helps with a number of things:
-Puffy eyes
-Migraines/Headaches
-Hot days to cool off

It stays pretty cool on its own but you can place it in the freezer for a bit to get cold. It has a strap with velcro. I’m just in love with this mask honestly, there are so many good things I could say about it. I mean you have to love something to buy it twice.

If you have any questions or concerns don’t forget to put them down below… Let’s Chat!

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