Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pink & Gold Jewels

With Valentine's Day coming up right around the corner, my mind turns to anything pink inspired. And aren't pink and gold just the perfect combination? Click on the image to get yourself to the product page.
I love pretty jewels from shops like NordstromAnthropologieFreshTrends, and Alex and Ani. They are too pretty to resist!
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Valentine's NIGHT Look with Maybelline

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MNYLooksToLove #CollectiveBias

Valentine's Day is in LESS THAN A WEEK! So crazy, right? 

A couple weeks ago I shared on the blog an affordable way to highlight and contour for a Valentine's DAY look. Now that you've hopefully gone out and purchased the amazing products yourself, it's time to step it up a notch and create a Valentine's NIGHT look. Whether you're opting for a galentine's party with lady friends, a romantic getaway, or a relaxing night in, one thing is for sure - you'll want to look fabulous!

Today I'm sharing my Valentine's Night look that is just as easy and affordable as the Valentine's Day look I posted about. Again, I stopped by my local Walmart to grab some great products by Maybelline. Let's get started!

I purchased four things - The Blushed Nudes eyeshadow pallette, The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara, Colorscensational lipstick in Ravishing Rose, and Line Stilettos liquid eyeliner. 

First off, get started with a clean face. Work that contour and highlight magic as seen here. Then, generously apply Maybelline's The Falsies Push Up Drama mascara on your lashes! I like my lashes to really pop, so I layered on the mascara.

Some people like to do their eye shadow before their mascara, but I like to let my mascara dry off while I apply my eye shadow because mascara takes the longest in my beauty routine (I like to apply a couple layers, let the mascara dry, then curl the lashes for a dramatic look). Maybelline's The Blushed Nudes eye shadow palette is perfect for Valentine's Day with their pinks, taupes, and copper colors! I wanted a smokey eye inspired look, so I used the gold color all over my lids, then applied the darkest two colors on the outer edges of my eyelids. I love how it turned out!

Next up is eyeliner! Maybelline's Line Stilettos is the perfect liquid eyeliner to use for my favorite cat eye look. 

Last but not least, top your look off with Maybelline's ColorSensational lipstick! I used the color "Ravishing Rose" because I love that quirky and bright pink color! I've never been one for red lipstick, but give me all the pinks and I will be happy!

Seal it with a kiss ;)

So there you go! An easy and mega affordable Valentine's look, day to night!

Stop by your local Walmart to get yourself Maybelline's great products for your Valentine's Night look, easy to find on their makeup tower! 

Thanks for reading today! xO
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Fresh Faced with Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 
#BioreFizz #CollectiveBias

If I could go back in time and tell my 14 year old self that in ten years, I would be confident enough to go out and about makeupless, the middle schooler me would have rolled my eyes and laughed. No makeup?? YEAH RIGHT. As a matter of fact, back then I would put on makeup before bed and sleep with it on just to touch it up in the morning!! I know, I cringe just thinking about it. Teenagers, what can you do?

Confidence and comfort in a makeupless face starts with a solid skincare routine. Bioré just launched a couple new products to help you achieve that confidence - the Bioré Baking Soda Cleaning Scrub and the Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser. Baking soda cleansers your new weapon in the fight for clean pores! I have combination skin, and these products are GREAT if that is your skin type as well. So why this ingredient? Baking soda is a natural cleansing ingredient and exfoliator. The baking soda cleansers will penetrate pores as well as dissolve dirt and oil while gently exfoliating your skin for clean, soft, and smooth results. 
I love the Bioré Baking Soda Cleaning Scrub because it is like nothing I have ever used before. Keep reading for more details and to see how I achieve my fresh face.

First off, start off with a clean face. I like to use makeup wipes (so easy!) to clean off my face at first. I then use the new Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser to wash any excess dirt off my face. It purifies pores in just two days! Make sure to be gentle and massage your face in a circular motion. Rinse well with warm water.

Next comes the fun part. Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleansing Scrub is seriously the coolest product ever. It is a concentrated powder scrub that you activate with water and feel the satisfying fizz on your face! It exfoliates dry flaky skin without over-scrubbing. The best part? The customizable scrub allows you to dial up or down the amount of exfoliation needed. Just adjust the amount of water you mix the Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleansing Scrub with! It feels like a facial and I love how soft my face felt after using it. This unique product is a must-try. Washing my face has never been as fun ;)

Just add H20!

Finally, I pat my face dry with a towel,apply moisturizer on my face, and put on some lipbalm. By the end of this step, I'm feeling so clean and fresh. It's the best feeling, thanks to the amazing Bioré products!

Be sure to check out these great Bioré products at Target if you have combination skin!

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