Sephora Spring Bonus Sale

It’s time for another Sephora sale y’all 🙂

If you’re not yet a Beauty Insider Member, sign up HERE

If you spend $350 annually you will be a VIB MEMBER
If you spend $1,000 annually you will be a VIB ROUGE MEMBER

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DISCOUNT CODES

VIB ROUGE– Shop NOW until May 6th-Use Code HEYROUGE for 20% off

VIB-Shop May 2nd-May 6th-Use Code HEYVIB for 15% off

BEAUTY INSIDER– Shop May 2nd-May 6th- Use Code HEYINSIDER for 10% off

In this post I have rounded up some of my favorite products, including skincare and haircare products that are my holy grail!

 

MAKEUP FAVORITES

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Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation/Shade 105

It Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 50+/Shade Fair

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation/Shade 100

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation/Shade Alabaster

Lawless Woke Up Like This Foundation/Shade Oasis

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation/Shade Snow

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Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Concealer

Fenty Instant Retouch Concealer

Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Concealer

Becca Cosmetics Backlight Priming Filter

Fenty Instant Retouch Primer

Benefit Porefessional Face Primer 

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Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder

Charlotte Tilbury Airbursh Flawless Finish Setting Powder

Nars Blush In Orgasm 

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush 

Fenty Instant Retouch Setting Powder

Buxom Wander-Lust Primer Infused Blush in Ibiza

Benefit Cheekleaders Cheek Palette/Bronze

 

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Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Fenty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Private Island

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer

Becca Cosmetics Sunlit Bronzer in Bali Sands

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Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette in Topaz

Tarte Cosmetics Tartelette in Bloom 2 Palette

Too Faced Natural Eyes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte Cosmetics Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

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Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara

Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Buxom Big Tease Mascara

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Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragongirl

Tarte Cosmetics Rainforest of the Sea Lipstick in Salt Lyfe

Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lipstick in Sugar Sugar

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Baci

Too Faced Peaches and Cream Lipstick in Sex on the peach 

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Coola Makeup Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Tatcha Dewy Luminous Skin Mist

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set Setting Spray

SKINCARE FAVORITES

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Jade Roller

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Kopari Coconut Rose Face Toner

St. Tropez Self Tan Extra Dark Tanning Mousse

 

HAIRCARE FAVORITES

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Olaplex Hair Perfector No.3

Living Proof Dry Shampoo

Kérastase Blond Absolu Anti-Brass Purple Shampoo

Invis Bobble Clear Hair Ties

Living Proof Restore Perfecting Spray

Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo

Top Drugstore Mascaras

When I first began my makeup journey I only used drugstore mascaras and now even though I have ventured out and have tried multiple high-end mascaras, I can honestly tell you that these 6 mascaras I am about to share with y’all from the drugstore, work just as well as any high-end mascara I’ve ever tried and they are all under $10!

Out of all the drugstore mascaras I have tried, I have narrowed it down to my top 6 favorites for y’all:

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( In order from left-right)

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara:

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What I love about this mascara is just with one coat your lashes will instantly look fuller and fluffy! There is absolutely NO clumping with this mascara and this is the one I have been grabbing for the most lately!

L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara:

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If you have been following me for awhile on Instagram then you probably already know that this mascara is the OG of all mascaras! This has been my top favorite for years and I always recommend this mascara to anyone who asks for a good one because it does it ALL and you will be obsessed! I love the formula and the wand so much! It does not clump and compared to the Original Voluminous mascara, this one makes your lashes jet black which I LOVE.

Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara:

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I loved this mascara the second I applied it because this makes your lashes really full and thick and I love that look because I don’t always want to apply falsies and with 2 coats of this bad boy, you will have full, voluminous, fluffy lashes!

Covergirl Flourish By Lash Blast Mascara:

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This mascara is infused with coconut, avocado and papaya oils which helps your lashes feel conditioned! If you are into the more natural lashes look, then this mascara is for you! It gives your lashes length, separation and natural volume!

Flower Beauty Lash Warrior Mascara:

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I remember seeing this mascara all over my Instagram feed and heard amazing reviews so of course I had to give it a try. Well, I tried it and HOLY MOLY y’all… this is a keeper! I love how full and voluminous this makes my lashes look. This wand is amazing and coats every single lash perfectly! I’m obsessed!

L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara:

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Last, but not least we have this gem which is a great dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara! I have used both and they are for the most part the same in my opinion and this one is 1/2 the price! I love this mascara wand because it has 200+ bristles which makes sure every lash is perfectly coated! It also gives your lashes a feathery, soft effect!

 

I hope y’all found this post helpful and if you pick up any of these mascaras and give them a try I would love to know how you liked them so you can DM me on Instagram or tag me in your photo!

LOVE YALL!

XO, Britt

Top 5 Holiday Lipsticks

The Holidays are right the corner!!! Can y’all believe it?!

If you follow me on instagram already then you probably know that I am a lipstick fanatic! I have probably every single color out there and I still continue to purchase more every time I go to Ulta or Target LOL

I have narrowed down my top 5 favorite holiday lipsticks, which all happen to be drugstore except one!

These are perfect for everyone and I made sure to include my favorite signature red that I wear all of the time, a gorgeous berry shade along with the perfect nude incase you’re not into bright lipsticks!

Here are swatches of all the shades! Keep reading below where I have linked each individual lipstick in order from top-bottom along with shade descriptions:

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1. Milani 48 Tuscan Toasttuscan toast

I love Milani lipsticks so much because they go on so creamy and they are very moisturizing! This color is a dark berry tone which is absolutely stunning!

2. Mac Cosmetics lipstick in Ruby Woo

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This is a matte red and in my opinion is that perfect red we all want! This looks great on every skin tone and is the perfect color for Christmas and even NYE!

3. NYX Cosmetics Black Label lipstick in Thalia

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I love love love this lipstick because it is the perfect pinky-nude! Perfect for the holidays if red isn’t your thing and of course stunning as a perfect everyday lip color!

4. Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick in 30

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This is the most perfect berry shade I have ever purchased! It is more creamy than matte! It wears for 8 hours and is super moisturizing! I love these Kate Moss lipsticks so much and highly recommend them!

5. Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick in 660-Touch of Spice

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This shade a mix between red and pink and is stunning on everyone! If you’re not into a bold red, then this is the shade for you!

 

I hope that y’all found this helpful and hopefully you found a lipstick shade that you liked! If you try any of these please tag me on instagram or send me a DM to let me know how you liked it!

 

Love y’all !!!

XO, Brit

Ulta Beauty-Cyber Monday Deals

Yay for more beauty deals!!!

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Ulta Beauty’s Cyber Monday is their BIGGEST online event of the year!

There are so many great deals this year and I am so excited to share them with ya’ll!

I already have a lot of the products that are going to be apart of the sale so I am going to be sharing some of my all time favorites & things that I will be repurchasing!

I want to thank y’all so much for using my links to shop! If you didn’t know, every time you use a link of mine to shop on here I get a very small commission. It means so much to me to be able to share my favorite beauty products & deals with y’all! I only ever share products that I personally own & love or products that I would purchase with my own money!

If you don’t already make sure to follow me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to shop all of my makeup looks & favorites! Also, follow me on instagram where I post new makeup looks daily! Love y’all!

 

INFORMATION:

The sale is ONLINE only & will begin Sunday, November 25th at 7PM EST and it will end on Tuesday,  November 27th at 3AM EST

FREE SHIPPING– On orders over $35

Now onto the sales!!!

NYX Professional Makeup– Face & Eye makeup 40% OFF!

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 Morphe- 2 for $30 350M Eyeshadow Palette & 350S Eyeshadow Palette

I have the 350S Palette and I absolutely love it! The shades are stunning & super pigmented!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills-Glow Kits & Liquid glow 40% OFF

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette– $29!!!

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Makeup Revolution– 30% OFF ENTIRE BRAND

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Tarte Cosmetics– All Mascaras only $10!!!

Tarte has some of the best mascaras I have ever used and these are my 2 top faves!

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Buxom Cosmetics– Eyeshadow Palettes 50% OFF

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Juvia’s Place– Select Palettes 40% OFF

I just purchased the Nubain Palette a few weeks ago & I LOVE it!

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Physician’s Formula-ENTIRE BRAND 50% OFF

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I use the lightest shade of this palette as my inner corner highlight and I love it!

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COVERGIRL-50% OFF ENTIRE BRAND

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SOAP & GLORY-30% OFF ENTIRE BRAND

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Here are some more fave brands of mine that are apart of the sale:

Essence– Buy 2 get one free

Catrice-Buy 2 get one free

Ardell lashes– 40% OFF SELECT Holiday Lashes

KISS– 40% OFF ENTIRE BRAND

That’s it babes! There are more beauty sales, skincare & hair deals going on that I did not cover that you can find here

Happy Shopping!!!

XO, Brit

Black Friday-Beauty Deals

Black Friday is ALMOST here babes!

I don’t know about y’all but I love Black Friday because I love great deals on all things beauty! There are so many great sales happening this year & I am going to be sharing all the details from both Ulta & Sephora, all their sale info & my favorites from the sale!

Everything will also be linked on my LIKEtoKNOW.it so make sure to follow me (littleblondebelle) on the free app to shop all of my makeup looks & beauty favorites!

INFORMATION:

Ulta Beauty- Sale begins Thursday, November 22nd

ONLINE-5PM CT              IN-STORE STARTING AT 6PM

(FREE SHIPPING on orders over $35)

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Here are some of my personal favorites from the sale & some things that I will be purchasing!

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SEPHORAHere are some goodies that are on major sale:

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Alright beauties, I hope you found something that you liked from the sales! Reach out to me on Instagram to let me know if you get any products that I recommended and how you like them once you try them out!

Happy Shopping!

XO, Brit 

Holiday Gift Guide-For Her

The Holidays are right around the corner y’all! Can you believe it?

I am so excited to share my first gift guide! I put together some of my favorites things that I think would be perfect for any lady in your life whether that be your mom, sister or girlfriends, these are some goodies I know they would love!

Make sure to follow me (littleblondebelle) on the LikeToKnow.it app which is a free app that allows you to instantly shop all of my favorite products, makeup looks & more!

Now, on to the gifts…

I tried to keep these reasonably priced, so we have a combo here for super affordable products plus a few splurges that happen to be on major sale right now! Everything is numbered and linked below & also linked on my LIKEtoKNOW.it 

 

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Kate Spade: All in Good Taste

I love this book and feel like every girl should own it. It is the perfect coffee table book that covers anything from style to decor, etc.

 

 Slip Silk Pillowcase

I absolutely think that this is the perfect gift & 100% worth the price. Sleeping on a pure silk pillowcase has so many benefits from, keeping your hair smooth and not tangled, to making sure you don’t get wrinkles.

 

Maison Blanc Mini Tin Candle Set 

I love these candles so much and they would make the perfect gift because they smell heavenly and literally make your entire house smell good within 5 minutes of burning them!

 

 Barefoot Dreams Blanket

If you get anything for the girls in your life, I promise you if you get them a barefoot dreams blanket they will love you forever! These are the softest blankets you’ll ever feel in your life and these are usually super pricey but right now the white and cream ones are on MAJOR sale!

 

Morphe X Jaclyn Hill The Complexion Master Collection

I love these makeup brushes so much! The quality is incredible and the blend out your makeup beautifully. This is the perfect face brush set and perfect for any makeup lover in your life!

 

Wubby Fleece Pullover

These are so popular this season and they are super comfy! This one is one major sale as well for under $50 right now!

 

TULA Clear Complexion Starter Kit

This is the BEST skincare line out there and I am sure you have seen it everywhere! This is the perfect starter kit to gift any lady in your life who is a skincare fanatic! Grab one for yourself too, I promise you’ll never use anything else!

 

Ulta Beauty Beauty Smarts Sleep Mask

How stinking cute is this sleep mask?! I grabbed one for myself and it is so soft  and also, it is insanely affordable!

 

Hot Pink Plush Robe

I practically live in my robe at home because I love to always be comfy and cozy and this one is so cute and is on major sale right now!

 

Velvet Bow Slippers

How cute are these slippers?! These are under $30 and would be such a sweet gift for anyone you know who loves to be cozy! I have them & love them!!!

 

I hope that y’all found this guide helpful and that it gave you some ideas about what to get the lovely women in your life!

Happy Shopping!

 

XO, Brit

Top 20 Sephora Beauty Insider Sale Must Haves

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It’s ALWAYS exciting when Sephora has their Beauty Insider sales, at least for me it is, because anytime I can get good makeup at a discount is good day! LOL

DETAILS:

If you are not yet a Sephora Beauty Insider then you can sign up here

Since the holidays are coming up SOON, now is the perfect time to grab a bunch of goodies (makeup, skincare products, hair products, gift sets) for all your friends and family while they are discounted…plus stock up on all your favorites!!!

So, being a makeup fanatic, I obviously have TONS of favorites from Sephora LOL and I have rounded up my top 20 all time favorite products that you can treat yourself with or get some goodies for your girlfriends/family for the Holidays!

 

My Top 20 Sephora Must Haves:

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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Forever will be my go-to bronzer! It’s a matte bronzer and looks GREAT on every skin tone! If you a need a good high end bronzer- this is for you!

Tarte Goal Getters Contour Brush Set

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Okay how STUNNING are these brushes ya’ll? I am a lover of all things pink and sparkly and I had to have these the moment I saw them! It is a 5 piece brush set which includes a bronzer, contour, foundation, highlighter & concealer brush! They are so soft & fluffy!

Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation

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This is always going to be a staple in my makeup collection! If you’ve been following me for awhile on Instagram then I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about how amazing this foundation is! I always recommend this to friends and followers who ask my opinion on a really good full coverage foundation! This covers EVERYTHING and stays in place all day long! Grab this while it’s on sale. I wear the shade Alabaster.

Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

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Such a stunning eyeshadow palette. Tarte has some of the best eyeshadows I have ever used! This is perfect for an everyday makeup look or even a date night look! Totally versatile and you need this in your collection!

Olaplex Hair Treatment

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By far the best hair treatment I have ever used! I use this once a week or every other week and it strengthens my hair like no other and makes it so smooth, strong and shiny!

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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Best makeup setting spray out there! I have tons of these all over my beauty room and I always use this on my clients because your makeup will not move with this bad boy! Sephora has these in a bundle 2 for $40 right now which is a steal and I will definitely be stocking up!

Tarte Pineapple of my Eye Collection

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Tarte always has the cutest holiday collections! This is such a steal and perfect for a Christmas gift for your girls or any makeup lover in your life! It comes with this beautiful eyeshadow palette, along with a blush, highlighter and a bronzer! Also, their best selling mascara and eyeliner! Everything you need for a full face glam look!

Too Faced Born this Way Full Coverage Concealer

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I just started using this concealer and I love it so much! I am in the shade Almond and it gives you full coverage, blends out nicely and doesn’t crease!

Lawless Seal The Deal Face Setting Powder

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Everyone needs a good translucent setting powder and I have been using this new one from Lawless and I absolutely love it! It gives you a flawless, airbrush finish and keeps your makeup looking fresh and gorgeous all day long!

Tarte Gifted Mascara

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Yes, I know another Tarte product, but what can I say they are my favorite makeup brand and have the best products! So…this is their Gifted mascara and I am so obsessed and have gone through so many! If you use the L’oreal Carbon Black masacara (another fave of mine) then you will LOVE this!!!

Becca Cosmetics Sunlit Bronzer 

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I have been on a bronzer kick lately and I love this one from Becca Cosmetics! I use the shade Capri Coast and it is a warm tone bronzer. It is not orange at all and gives you a nice sun kissed glow!

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

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I love Stila Liquid Lipsticks and this is a shade I have that I think is perfect for Fall and even wearing it into the holidays. It is the shade Bacca! It is a dark, raspberry color and is super pigmented and long lasting!

Tarte Color Splash Lipstick

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I love a good nude lip and this has been the winner of all the nudes I have tried! It is the shade Beach Babe and I am obsessed!

Becca Cosmetics Mineral Blush

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This is a stunning blush in the shade Flower child! It looks beautiful on everyone I have ever used it on and is super pigmented so a little goes a long way so it will last you awhile!

Tarte Sex Kitten Liquid Eyeliner

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I love a good winged eyeliner and this is by far my favorite liquid liner! It is a super skinny felt tip eyeliner and that is personally what I love to use to do my wing and this one is waterproof and doesn’t smudge at all!

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

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This is another favorite foundation of mine and I am in the shade Pearl! It gives more of a sheen finish which I love! It is full coverage and oil free!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette

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One of my favorite eyeshadow palettes! You can go from day-night with all of these gorgeous shades! It has both matte and shimmer finishes.

Becca Cosmetics First Light Priming Filter

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This is a hydrating and color neutralizing primer and it minimizes dullness and gives you a radiant complexion! I love Becca Cosmetics primers so much!

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub

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This is my favorite body scrub ever! It smells heavenly and I use this to exfoliate before I put on self tanner! Highly recommend!

Beauty Blender

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Last but certainly not least, a beauty blender! If you get anything from Sephora make sure to grab yourself a beauty blender while they are on sale! I promise you if you have never used one to apply your makeup, you will be obsessed!

 

Thank ya’ll so much for reading! I hope that you find something of my favorites that you like or want to try out! Let me know if you have any questions!

 

XOXO, Britt

Fall Makeup Favorites

Fall is FINALLY here ya’ll! Who else is excited as I am?! Everything about this time of year makes me SO happy. Pumpkin Spice lattes, fall baking, crisp air, colorful leaves, football…and of course we cannot forget about Fall glam!

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Dark lips are my thing, and I am so excited to be able to wear all of my favorite lippies! For Fall, I usually don’t change up my makeup routine too much, typically I just do less shimmer shadow, less shimmer bronzer, basically just tone down the shimmer. I like to stick with more of a matte finish for all of my looks!

 

Here are some Fall makeup looks I’ve done:

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I have listed and linked below all of the makeup products that I used to achieve these looks along with some of my Fall faves! 

Foundation:

Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation

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This has been my go-to foundation since my wedding day when I became obsessed with it. It is a matte finish, but not matte where it’s cakey or drying, so if you have oily skin, I still think this would work for you. It lasts all day & is full coverage! I wear the lightest shade in china silk.

 

PRIMER:

Becca Backlight Priming Filter

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I love this primer year round because it doesn’t make you shimmery. I put this on before my foundation with a damp beauty blender and it gives you a natural glow.

 

BRONZER:

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Chisel Palette

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I absolutely LOVE this palette! These are the bronzers I will be using all Fall long because I love warm tones for Fall and this palette has a variety of different shades for every skin tone.

 

EYESHADOW:

Tarte Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette

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This is a palette you need in your life. I love Tarte eyeshadows so much and this is the perfect eyeshadow palette for Fall. I am obsessed with all of these shades and you can create so many different looks with this palette. It has a combination of mattes and shimmer finishes. It is full of warm tones which are beautiful for Fall and they are super pigmented.

 

BLUSH:

Sigma Beauty Blush in Cor-De-Rosa

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This is such a stunning blush for Fall. It is a warm, natural shade that would look gorgeous on anyone!

 

LIQUID LIPSTICKS:

I love NYX liquid lipsticks so much, so I will list a few of my Fall faves!

Nyx Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks

CORSET

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EMBELLISHMENT

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HONEYMOON

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LIPSTICK:

Milani Lipstick in Tuscan Toast

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Too Faced Sex on the Peach

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Thank ya’ll so much for reading! Like always if you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me! 

 

XO, Brit

27 Things I have learned in my 27 years

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 I am SO excited because today is my BIRTHDAY!

I actually am excited to be turning 27 because I have always wanted to be 27 for some reason! I’m sure next year I will be super depressed because I will be closer to 30 and it will be more real that I am getting older. LOL I am that crazy person that thinks that I am so old already and that time is just flying by, but in reality I am just entering real adulthood.

 Keep reading to see all the things I have learned in my 27 years!

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1. You won’t be friends with the same people forever. People grow, change and move on, and that is okay.

2. Be yourself. Always. You are a badass and so special and you should honor that. I honor that I am blunt, and have major sass because that’s me and MOST people love that about me.

3. Be positive. One of the hardest things for me. I am that person who is always planning for the worst, coming up with every possible thing that could go wrong in a situation and that is no way to live your life, and I am slowly still learning that.

4. To always take care of yourself. Make yourself a priority.

5. Eat the cookie. Or 5.

6. Life is short. Call your parents and your grandparents and your best friends. You never know what each day brings, and you should always be on good terms with your loved ones and tell them how much you love them.

7. Spend less time on your phone and more time paying attention to the people around you.

8. Death is real and is the worst pain I have ever felt in my life.

9. Wear sunscreen everyday, whether it’s rain or shine.

10. Start the anti-aging skincare process young because it is way easier to prevent wrinkles than to treat them.

11. Never compare yourself to others. Social media makes that difficult because people always show their best photos, and tell the best things happening in their life and that is NOT realistic.

12. Trust the Lord’s plan for your life. You are where you are supposed to be.

13. Be nice to strangers. You truly never know what people are going through.

14. There is no such thing as “too late” or “too soon” when it comes to getting married, having kids, going back to college, etc. You are not in competition with anyone else, so never think you should be married or have kids, etc. by a certain age.

15. You don’t have to go to college to find your passion. School is important but it’s not for everyone. Doing what makes you happy is all that matters. Some of the most successful people don’t have college degrees. You can create your own empire from the ground up.

16. Your health is VERY important. Drink tons of water, exercise, and eat clean foods.

17. Distance yourself from negative, toxic people and surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.

18. Communication is literally everything.

19. My parent’s were right about almost everything. I now see all the lessons and reasoning behind so much.

20. Wine is the best medicine.

21. Have Faith in yourself and never not do something because you’re afraid of what others will think.

22. Appreciate the little things in life.

23. Soulmates are real.

24. Dry shampoo is a gift from above.

25. The bad things that happen in life are a blessing in disguise.

26. YOU are responsible for your happiness, not anyone else.

27. Always try to be better than you were yesterday.

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Thank you so much for reading what I have learned in my 27 years! I am so excited to take on another amazing year and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me!

I love ya’ll !!!

XOXO, Brit

Ultimate Glow Makeup Routine

 

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So, I am aware that we are a few weeks away from Fall, which I am so excited about because it’s my FAVORITE time of the year and I literally look forward to Fall all year long! But, living here in the South, it’s still going to be relatively hot once Fall does arrive, so with that being said, I decided to go ahead and share my makeup routine for dewy, glowing skin with y’all. You can use this products any time of the year to achieve that gorgeous glow we all love.

During the Summer I like to use more dewy foundations, luminous primers, lots of shimmer and a lot of the time I like a bright lip! So, below I am going to share what products I use to achieve a glowing/dewy makeup look.

I will give multiple options per product and include what shade I am using for reference.

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MOISTURIZER:

 CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing lotion

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It is so important to use an SPF every single day whether it is Summer or Winter. I really love this one by CeraVe. It does have a sunscreen scent so if you’re not into that then this one may not be for you. Their skincare line is super nice, and I have used their moisturizers for a long time. This moisturizer is great for normal-dry-acne prone skin. It is light-weight and non-greasy which I love. It has hyaluronic acid in it & an SPF of 30. I use this right after I wash & tone my face.

PRIMER:

COOLA DAWN PATROL PRIMER

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I absolutely love this face primer. It has an SPF of 30 just like the moisturizer, so you can choose to use one or the other or use both like I do for extra sun protection. What I love about this primer for one is the smell…holy goodness this stuff smells incredible y’all. If they had this scent in a candle or perfume I would have it. This primer actually blurs away your pores, lines & wrinkles, giving your skin a smooth canvas for your makeup application.  So, after I moisturize I take 2 pumps of this primer and smooth it all over my face.

BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR LIQUID HIGHLIGHTER

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I love to use this Becca Cosmetics liquid highlighter after I prime for a natural, all over, glow from within. I love having a glowy complexion all summer long, and you can even use this if you have no makeup on for a radiant glow. I apply a few pumps of this to my damp beauty blender & dab it all over my face just as you would applying foundation. Their are lots of different shades other than the pearl, this is just the one I choose to use because I have fair skin. Also- If you use a matte foundation but still want some glow then mix a few pumps of this with your foundation on the back of your hand!

FOUNDATION:

MAYBELLINE DEWY + SMOOTH FOUNDATION 

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If you’ve followed me for awhile on Instagram then you should know that I love this foundation SO much. It is such an amazing formula for a drugstore foundation. I mix the shades Porcelain and Ivory together to get my perfect match. This foundation blends seamlessly into your skin, and it gives you a medium coverage. It’s non-comedogenic so it will not clog your pores. If you have dry skin and have never tried this, then grab it asap because you’ll be in love. I have normal skin & this stuff is magical to me! It gives you a dewy glow, but nothing too much to where you look greasy. I can’t say enough good things about this foundation, and best part is it’s only $7.99

IT COSMETICS CC CREAM + ILLUMINATION 

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If you are looking for a lighter alternative to a foundation then the IT Cosmetics CC + Illumination is a must! I am in the shade FAIR and I tend to use this when we go to the beach or if I am just wanting a more natural look for the day. It has an SPF of 50 which is amazing. (I’m crazy about sunscreen + you’ll grow to learn that lol) This is a full coverage CC cream which I love, so it’s not as heavy as a foundation, but still will cover up what you want.

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CONCEALER:

TARTE SHAPE TAPE CONCEALER

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My FAVORITE concealer of all time. I am sure you have heard of this before because almost everyone uses it. It truly is the best I have ever used. I suffer from dark circles #insomina and this is the only concealer I have found that completely covers them with one application. I use the shade Fair Neutral. If you have never tried this I highly recommend it. A little goes a long way, so it will last you awhile. It is full coverage to the max! It will cover any imperfections you have from, a zit, to redness, to dark circles. Holy grail product right here. So, I apply this after my foundation. I apply it under my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow, my chin and a tiny amount in the center of my forehead.

MAKEUP REVOLUTION CONCEAL + DEFINE CONCEALER

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This concealer is perfect dupe for the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer. It is only $7 at Ulta, and I have been using this a lot more lately vs the Tarte because it’s way cheaper and does the job! It is full coverage and they have a huge range of colors to choose from so you shouldn’t have trouble finding a perfect match for yourself. I use the shades C1, C2 and C3. I use C2 & C3 first, blend that all in with my beauty blender and then use the lighter shade C1 to highlight under my eyes, bridge of my nose, chin & cupid’s bow.

SETTING POWDER:

TOO FACED BORN THIS WAY ETHEREAL LOOSE SETTING POWDER

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This is a cheaper alternative to the Laura Mercier powder that I have been loving recently. You get the same silky, finish which I love. This powder brightens your skin and has hyaluronic acid which will give you a smoother appearance and this will not clog your pores! It is lightweight and doesn’t dry out your skin! I get asked this question literally all the time and it is “Should I be setting my makeup with a setting powder after foundation and concealer”? My answer is always 100% YES. I know there are people who don’t set their foundation and if that works for you and you like the result then that’s perfectly fine. However, setting your face after applying foundation and concealer will make a tremendous difference in terms of how the rest of your powders go on. So, if you haven’t tried it, then I suggest giving it a shot, so you can see how much a difference it makes. I take my damp beauty blender that I use to apply my foundation and concealer and dip it into some powder and set my under eyes with that and my t-zone. Then, I set the rest of my face with a big fluffy brush.

AIRSPUN LOOSE FACE POWDER

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Alright, so…for the cheapest of cheap setting powder this is the BEST one I have found. It works so well, you can get it at Walmart or Target. I use the translucent shade. It does have a strong scent which I personally don’t mind, but if that is something you don’t like then make sure to check the package before you buy it to make sure you grab an unscented one if they have it!

BROWS:

MAYBELLINE TOTAL TEMPTATION BROW PENCIL

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I love this brow pencil so much and this is the one I have been using a lot more recently. I think it is a great dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow definer pencil. I use the shade blonde, and I really like this blonde shade because it’s not too ashy, but more light brown, which is what I prefer for my brows. This makes filling in your brows so quick and easy. I also really love the spoolie on the end! Best part is it’s only $7.99.

MASCARA:

TARTE LIGHTS, CAMERA, LASHES MASCARA

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This is one of the best selling mascaras around, and if you have never tried it then you need to NOW! This is one of my go-to mascaras because I love the wand. It gives your lashes the best volume & length so much so that you will never want to use anything else. This does not clump whatsoever and does not transfer. Highly recommend my loves.

L’ORÉAL VOLUMINOUS CARBON BLACK MASCARA

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The holy grail of all mascara for me. No matter what I l always go back to this mascara or repurchase once I am out. It is that good ya’ll. I have used the original L’Oréal Voluminous mascara and I love that one also, but once I used this I never went back to the original because this one to me is way better because it gives you super black lashes which I LOVE. Best drugstore mascara out there.

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BRONZER:

BENEFIT HOOLA BRONZER

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This was the first high end bronzer I have ever purchased & it has been one of my favorites ever sense! For my Summer makeup I like to layer bronzer, so I go in first with a matte bronzer & this is usually the one I use because it’s not too warm. It is very buildable and blends well. I love it!

PHYSICIANS FORMULA BUTTER BRONZER

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I love to use a shimmer bronzer after my Hoola bronzer to give a little sun kissed glow to my face. I don’t like bronzers that are too glittery but more of a soft glow. Also, it smells like Summer so it’s perfect for this time of year. It’s super buttery & silky which I love. I use the light bronzer shade since I do have fair skin, but they do have 3 other shades to choose from.

HIGHLIGHTER:

PIXI BY PETRA GLOWY DUOS

Highlight

I have recently been LOVING Pixi products! I picked up this highlighter from them a few months ago at Target & holy crap, it is SO good!  It is super pigmented, creamy & melts right into your skin. There are 2 different highlighters & the one I use is the Delicate Dew. I usually mix these 2 together & highlight the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow & my cheek bones!

BLUSH:

STELLAR COSMIC BLUSH IN BEAM

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I personally love a barbie pink blush for the Summer! This one is one of my absolute favorites. This is the shade beam and I think this shade would look gorgeous on any skin tone. It is oil free, fragrance free & cruelty free! This is a luminous blush, so if you like a more matte finish then this might not be for you. It blends out beautifully!

TARTE TARTELETTE 2 IN BLOOM CLAY EYESHADOW PALETTE

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One of my favorite eyeshadow palettes & I think it is perfect for a Summer makeup look or truly any makeup look because the colors are stunning. There are 12 shades in the palette & I love that you get both matte & shimmer finishes. You get achieve almost any look from this palette so I always recommend this one if you’re looking to invest in a good palette because it’s so versatile. My favorite shades for a summer look are: Flower Child, Funny Girl & Sweetheart.

LIPS:

COVERGIRL EXHIBITIONIST LIPSTICK IN SPELLBOUND

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This one is an oldie, but a goodie and one of my favorite pink lippies ever! This is a creamy finish lipstick infused with shea butter so it keeps your lips super moisturized. They of course have a ton of different colors, but I love a gorgeous pink lip for Summer.

TARTE COLOR SPLASH RAINFOREST OF THE SEA LIPSTICK IN BEACH BABE

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This is the perfect beachy, pinky-nude lip. I am in love with this shade because it can go great with almost any makeup look. This is a moisture rich lippie and is super pigmented & long lasting. Highly recommend this shade if you’re looking for that perfect nude.

FLOWER BEAUTY PETAL POUT LIPSTICK IN BRIGHT PEONY

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Lastly for Summer lip colors is this beyond gorgeous bright, coral shade from Flower Beauty. It is only $8.99 and works so well. If you are looking for a pop of color for your lips then this is the shade to get! I absolutely love it and think its so fun for the Summer time.

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SETTING SPRAYS:

TATCHA LUMINOUS DEWY SKIN MIST

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I am sure you have heard about this settiing spray before because it is a very popular product! I LOVE this setting spray so much and it can be used in so many different ways. It is so nice for Summer because it gives you such a gorgeous, dewy finish. Even if you use a matte foundation & all matte powders, just spray this all over your face when you’re done with your makeup and TA-DA, dewy, glowy skin! It can be used under or over your makeup and you will still achieve a luminous glow. To me, this is so worth the splurge.

URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY

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Lastly, the best setting spray out there (to me). I used this setting spray on my wedding day to set my makeup and it did not bulge in our 100 degree heat here in Charleston. This stuff is the real deal! This keeps your makeup in place for up to 16 hours! Definitely a must have for Summer!

MAKEUP BRUSHES: 

SIGMA MOST WANTED BRUSH SET

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I can not say enough good things about Sigma makeup brushes ya’ll. These brushes are honestly the best I have ever used. I noticed such a difference when I started using these veres my other makeup brushes. The quality is incredible. They don’t shed, and they blend out your products like a dream. My makeup has never looked more flawless. I think this brush set is a great investment if you’re just trying out Sigma. If you ever try out there brushes, be sure to use my code BLONDEBELLE to save some money at checkout!

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If you made it to the end thank you SO much for reading through all that I use for my Ultimate Glow Makeup Routine. I know this was lengthy, but I love to make sure I list dupes of products and lots of options for ya’ll. I also really love to give you my honest opinion on all of these products so you know what to expect if you want to purchase one.

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Love y’all!

XOXO, Brit