8/19/18

My Updated Face Mask Collection

Finally sharing my updated face mask collection! Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe!

The products mentioned in the video:

Find the entire MV Organic Skincare line here!
Shop the entire Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior Line here

8/17/18

New Launch: It Cosmetics CC Cream Oil-Free Matte With Swatches of Every Shade

I've been a long time fan of the IT Cosmetics CC Cream and love the weightless coverage it gives my skin without feeling like I'm wearing a ton of makeup. The newest version of the uber popular CC Cream is an oil-free mattifying formula! As with the original CC Cream, the It Cosmetics Oil-Free Matte CC Cream gives medium coverage that can be easily built up to full when needed. There is also SPF 40 in the formula which makes it great for using as a daytime makeup but also ideal for activities that may be outdoors.
Shades from left to right: Fair, Fair Light, Light, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Tan, Neutral Medium, Neutral Tan, Tan, Rich, Rich Honey, Deep
There are so many different finishes of matte foundations these days from a velvety matte finish, to an opaque matte finish, a natural matte finish or a flat matte finish. I wear the shade Light and initially find the foundation to give me a natural matte finish - not dewy but definitely not too flat. As the day went on, I saw a small bit of oil breakthrough but my skin stayed looking smooth and my foundation stayed in tact. By the end of the day, my skin looked a bit more natural than natural matte though I think if I was outside for a longer period of time I may have seen more oil break through. This isn't the most mattifying foundation formula in my collection but I like that it falls somewhere in between. My skin still looks natural with it rather than too matte or flat. I think this would be more suitable to those with combination skin rather than exceptionally oily, but found it worked well on my skin the days it was more dry which was a welcome surprise. 

The shade that best suits me is Light, but I think when the winter comes I will have to use Fair Light.
*pr samples included

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8/15/18

Black Jumpsuits At Every Price Point







Jumpsuit - HM (wearing a size 2) | Heels - Steve Madden | Bag - Cult Gaia | Sunglasses - Le Specs | Earrings - Lisi Lerch

Is there anything more chic than a black jumpsuit? Though they are everywhere right now, I still feel so 70's glam when wearing one. Of course there is the issue of being completely naked when using the restroom but I have worn enough rompers and jumpsuits over the past few years that I am accustomed to the disrobing issue. LOL I feel like a few years ago finding a flattering jumpsuit meant spending a ton of money, but now there are so many great options at all price points. I found this one at H&M for $60 and adore the fit. It is tighter on top and cinches in at the waist giving a great hourglass illusion for the figure. The fit is roomier in the hips and thighs and the length goes right to my ankle (which almost never happens because I have such a short inseam). I feel like jumpsuits are the perfect year round piece because in the winter you can pair them with pumps and a fabulous coat, while in the warm months you can enjoy it with sandals. 

I went searching around to see how many cute black jumpsuits I could find and there are TONS! I divided them up by price point in the below widgets. If you are not someone that likes to wear skirts or dresses for a fancier occasion, I highly recommend giving jumpsuits a try! And if you are already a jumpsuit lover like myself, there are so many great ones to choose from if you have an upcoming event or night out. 

Shop more jumpsuits under $150:


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8/14/18

A Beauty Collection Not to Miss: The Guerlain Summer 2018 Collection

I know most of us are probably already looking ahead to fall with clothing, makeup, skincare, etc but there are still some summer collections worth checking out before they are gone! The Guerlain summer 2018 launches are absolutely stunning. From the packaging to the formulas, Guerlain never disappoints. While Guerlain is always known for their bronzers and highlighters (the colors and textures are always perfection), it is the other ancillary products from this collection that really impressed me.
Let's start with my favorite out of all the new products - the Rosa Rossa fragrance! If you get nothing else, get this! With notes of lychee and blackcurrant, it's a delicate fruity floral that has incredibly lasting power. For a true summer fragrance, the Terrcotta Le Parfum is gorgeous. Notes of bergamot, ylang-ylang and vanilla make it a warm scent that smells just like summer. The Terracotta body oil is lightweight and absorbs instantly into the skin. The most unique product out of the bunch is the Bee Glow - a daytime moisturizer that helps to hydrated the skin while also leaving it radiant and glowing. While the formula has skincare benefits, it is best used under makeup as a primer.

The Guerlain MaxiLash is one of my all time favorite mascaras but I have actually never tried the Guerlain's waterproof mascara. The brush is full and fans out which is what I normally look for in a mascara. The Terracotta bronzer/blush powder and Terracotta Summer Glow Highlighter released are stunning just to look at and as always the formula is beautiful (and the mini bronzer brush is so luxurious). The bronzer is more of a cheek color for me since the bronze portion is quite dark and the other shade is a gorgeous vibrant peach. The gold leaf pattern over the top is an overspray so it disappears as you use the product which I don't mind too much because I'm more interested in the two colors rather than the gold shimmer. The highlighter is a bit too dark for me so I have been using it on the eyes but for a more medium to olive toned complexion, this would give a gorgeous golden glow to the cheekbones. Definitely not a subtle look, but the powder isn't overly glittery so it won't be too bold. 

For me, the stand out favorites were the fragrances - they are perfection! If you have never tried any Guerlain bronzers, they are truly worth the hype. Perhaps start with a basic one like this or this and then once you are hooked, you will want to collect them all. The best part is they release limited edition ones every few months so you will amass quite a collection very quickly. Ha! 
*pr samples included

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8/13/18

The White Blazer





Blazer - Express (wearing an XS, more colors here) | Tank - Express (wearing the color Soft Ivory in XS) | Denim - GRLFRND | Bag - Gucci | Sunglasses - Le Specs | Sandals - Schutz

I'm not a huge blazer gal, because often they can look too boxy or oversized on me. However, when I find one that works for me, I have to share it. I found this white boyfriend blazer and online it looked promising, which can be either a good sign or a disappointing sign. Thankfully it was a good sign because this blazer is absolutely stunning! It's a style that can be worn with jeans as I have done with this look, but also has a classic shape and fit that would make it great for an office environment or a more conservative look. And the color is more of an ivory shade rather than a bright white which often I try to avoid. I think an ivory shade is easier to wear and looks more versatile for various seasons. Fit wise, it is true to size for me and the XS works perfectly and the length is exactly what I have been looking for! Frankly, I don't think I could have designed it better. Such a great piece and at a reasonable price point - a double win!

For more white blazer options, I found some both under $150 and over $150 in the widgets below.

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8/10/18

20 Striped Dresses Under $100

Dress (almost identical style here) | Bag (similar) | Shoes (more sizes here) | Sunglasses
There is something so classic about a striped dress - no matter the shape, color or style. I find myself constantly drawn to them over and over because of how easy they are to pair with neutral accessories. I rounded up 20 different dresses that all have stripes (wide, thin, vertical, horizontal, etc) and all are under $100! Scroll through the widget below to see all my favorite picks.

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8/9/18

Summer Dresses To Wear Into Fall





Dress - Beltaine (on sale!) | Boots - Vince Camuto (runs TTS for me) | Bag - Chloe | Hat - Hat Attack (similar here and here) | Bracelet - Giles & Brother

We may still have a month left of summer, but I love pulling out my ankle boots around this time to wear with my dresses. I picked these up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and already know they will be some of my most worn boots. I think they look great with a delicate dress like this one or with a heavy sweater and jeans like how I styled them in this post. Even though this dress is perfect for the hot weather, I can throw on a denim or suede jacket with ankle boots and a heavier hat, which instantly makes it cute for fall. Because of the drop waist, I could even see it worn with a chunky sweater over top so it would look like a sweater and skirt! I rounded up a bunch of other dresses in the widgets below that I think would transition well into fall.

Shop more floral dresses under $150 that can transition into fall :


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