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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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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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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What I Got For Christmas

What I Got For Christmas

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is well and had an amazing holiday. Can you believe that it is 2018?!?! (OMG) My Christmas was so good.

This year my family and friends SPOILED me. ( It was unreal) I’m so grateful, and I can not fathom they got me so much.

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I decided I would only add the beauty products and few of my favorite things in this post.

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Chocolate Gold Too Faced Palette
Anastasia Prism PaletteUrban Decay After Glow
Huda Liquid Lip
Stila Liquid Eye Shadow 
Mac Silk Teddy
Fenty Beauty Blotting Sheets
Suiskin Mist

I want to say a big THANK YOU to my love ones for everything they have done and gave me this year! I am so blessed.

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If anyone would like a review or a makeup look with any of the new makeup products let me know!

If you have any questions and concerns leave a comment….. let’s talk.

Question of the day: What did everyone get for Christmas?

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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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Forever 21 Beauty Haul

Forever 21 Beauty Haul

Hey everyone! I hope all is well per usual! Today, I’m coming at you with a Forever 21 beauty haul (that’s right Forever 21!) So, if you are anything like me, Forever 21 makes you nauseous and claustrophobic. I had not been in this store in about two years. I figured I’d check it out….and to my surprise it’s still horrible!

Let’s get onto the good stuff! I purchased three masks, a brush cleansing pad, a shower cap, cleansing tissues, holographic hair ties (so cute,) and finally sunglasses.

IMG_3132Mask One: OOZOO Face Injection Mask, $6.00 (Multi step)

IMG_3130Mask Two: Aqua Deep Power Ringer, $2.00

Mask Three: Anti-Aging EGF, $3.00 (Multi step)

IMG_3129Brush Cleansing Pad, $5.90 (No link)

IMG_3131Shower Cap, $2.90

IMG_3133Green Tea Cleansing Towels, $1.90 (No link)

Holographic Hairties, $2.90

Sunglasses, $5.90

I’m very pleased with everything I got and very excited to try out everything! If you want any reviews on anything I bought just comment below!

As well, if you have any questions or concerns let me know in the comments! Lets chat!

Question of the day- Have you tried any “beauty” items from Forever 21? What did you think?

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Metallic Tattoos?

Metallic Tattoos?

Hey everyone! I hope all is well. I can not believe it’s Summer already…. it’s NUTS!

So, recently I’ve been in a very festival mood (though I’m not attending any this year!) All day I look on YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and see these amazing new festival trends and looks.

Among my favorites are flash tattoos! Last year my mom had gifted me a pack from Flash Tattoos and a Little Mermaid pack from Spencers. They have been sitting in a drawer waiting for me to give them life! But wait… there’s more: I found a pack of generic metallic tattoos at a DOLLAR TREE. The bargainer inside me flipped out.

Today, I will be trying out all three packs and giving you a henna-like hand look. IMG_2839IMG_2840

(Pointer fingers as well as ring fingers are the dollar store tattoos. Middle fingers are the flash tattoos, and the pinkies are the Spencers set.)

My thoughts on the quality of each set was that they are all pretty much the same. The Flash of course worked a lot better because the backing was more sticky, so it stayed in place. My only complaint for the dollar store ones was that they don’t completely dry on the skin as well as the Spencers and Flash Tattoos do. If you’re only wearing them for a day it’s totally fine.

A few tips I have when applying these is to use rubbing alcohol on the area where your going to place the tattoo for a better stick. LET THE TATTOO DRY.

If you have any questions or concerns leave them in the comments. Lets chat! As well if you would like me to do more festival tutorials!

Question of the day- Are you going to any festivals this year?

xoxo, Victoria