Hi loves! Can y’all believe it’s already December?! Since Christmas is right around the corner I want to be the best resource and make shopping less stressful! I am sharing my 4 Holiday Gift Guides below! Enjoy!Read More...
Abercrombie & Fitch– 50% OFF ENTIRE STORE
American Eagle– 40% OFF + FREE shipping
BOOHOO– Up to 70% OFF
Express– 50% OFF Entire Site
Forever 21– 40% OFF EVERYTHING + Extra 50% off sale items with code BLKFRIYAY
Nasty Gal– 60% OFF EVERYTHING including sale
Red Dress Boutique– 25% OFF SITE WIDE
Pink Lily Boutique– 30% off SITE WIDE
Francesca’s– 50% Gifts & Home, BOGO 70% OFF
Old Navy– 50% off EVERYTHING
Sephora– Up to 50% off select items
Ulta Beauty– Tons of Beauty Busters
GAP– 40% off SITEWIDE
The Styled Collection– 80% OFF plus 30% EVERYTHING with code BF30
TULA– 30% off SITEWIDE
Tarte– 30% off SITEWIDE
Wayfair– Up to 80% OFF
Quay– BOGO FREE
Colourpop– 30% OFF SITEWIDE
It is officially time for the Holidays so you know what that means?! Time for lots of shopping!
I did some polls on my Instagram stories a few weeks ago and asked y’all what gift guides you would like to see from me this year so I rounded up some of my most requested gift guides here for y’all. I know how crazy and sometimes stressful the Holidays can be especially shopping for gifts for family and friends so I am here to try to help make things a little easier for you!
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Sephora’s Holiday Bonus Sale has kicked off y’all!
If you spend $350 annually you will be a VIB MEMBER
If you spend $1,000 annually you will be a ROUGE MEMBER
If you are not a Beauty Insider yet then you can sign up here and you will then be a Beauty Insider Member and will be able to participate in the sale.
FIRST ACCESS: November 1st-November 11th – This is the time frame for Sephora Rouge members to shop with 20% off with code HOLIDAYSAVE
SECOND ACCESS: November 7th-November 11th – If you are a VIB member then you now get to shop with 15% off with code HOLIDAYSAVE
THIRD ACCESS: November 7th-November 11th– If you are a Beauty Insider Member then you now are able to shop the sale getting 10% off with code HOLIDAYSAVE
I rounded up my personal favorites from the sale! Everything from my favorite foundations to my favorite haircare products, it’s all here!
A few years ago I started to learn a lot more about skincare and how important it is to take care of the skin you have. I learned all about anti-aging products and how important it is to protect your skin in the sun. I now use SPF 100 every time I am outside. I want to do everything I can to prevent skin cancer and to prevent wrinkles/all signs of aging. I don’t know about you but I am trying to look as young as I can for as long as I can LOL and that all starts with taking good care of your skin.
Now just because you’re taking care of your skin doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous bronzed tan! I am all about self tanner now because there is just something about being tan that makes me feel much more confident and pretty.
With that being said, I have tried a ton of different self tanners over the years and I have narrowed it down to my top 3 favorites!
WHAT I USE
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I have been using this for about 3 months now and I absolutely LOVE it! So this is a lotion, not a mousse like the other two I use but I actually really like that because it is going to give you a gorgeous tan but also hydrate your skin. This needs to still be applied with a mitt (never use your bare hand) This tanning lotion also helps firm, tone and tighten your skin. Every time I use this tanning lotion I am blown away by how dark it makes me. I apply this at night, it dries just like a regular lotion so I wait a few minutes and then I get dressed. This does NOT stain my sheets. I wake up in the morning, rinse it off in the shower and then I am a bronzed goddess. This stuff is truly incredible AND it smells like coconuts…which who doesn’t love that!
This is such a great tanning mousse that I have been using for over a year and every time I use it I look like I just got back from the islands. It makes you SO dark! With this tanning mousse I like to apply it in the morning after I shower and then wear loose clothing during the day and wash it off at night before bed that way it does not get on my sheets. The most important thing to do before you use this mousse is to prep your skin which I will talk about more in this post.
If you are not wanting to splurge on a self tanner then this is the one for you! It is under $20 y’all! This mousse is free of perfumes, parabens, and alcohol which is going to give you the most beautiful tan that is good for your skin. It is non-toxic, organic and cruelty free. What I love most is it has no scent and it dries incredibly fast. It gives you such a beautiful, natural tan.
HOW TO PREP YOUR SKIN
It is SUPER important to prep your skin before applying self tanner to help ensure you’re getting the most out of your application and to avoid any dry spots/streaks.
1. Shave- Very important step to make sure that your tan goes on evenly and smoothly.
2. Exfoliate- This is a MUST! It is so important to exfoliate your entire body before applying any self tanner. This is going to get rid of any dry patches and really help smooth out your skin which will help give you a gorgeous, even tan.
These are my two favorite exfoliators to use before I tan. Both work so well and they smell amazing too!
This is under $7 and I love it. I use it multiple times before buying a new one.
- Do NOT apply any self tanner with your bare hands. It will stain them. Always use a mitt!
- Always try to wear dark, baggy clothing after you apply any self tanner. NEVER wear white.
- Wait at least 8 hours before washing off to give your tan enough time to develop.
- Using the mitt, apply your self tanner in circular motions.
- For your hands and feet NEVER go in with full product on your mitt. I do my entire body and then whatever is left on the mitt I lightly go over the tops of my feet and hands.
MY TANNING SCHEDULE
I usually self tan once a week and that day right now is on Friday nights. I like to shower, shave and exfoliate, apply my tan to my entire body, except my face and then get in some baggy clothes and drink wine and just relax, because I’m a homebody and rarely go anywhere on Friday nights LOL so that day works best for me, and then I am tanned and ready for the weekend and that is usually when I shoot a lot of my looks so I like to be super dark for those.
To help the longevity of your tan, make sure to stay away from any body washes or sunscreens that have a lot of alcohol or scents because they will strip off the color. To help maintain my tan, I make sure to use a non scented lotion all over my body everyday after I shower.
I hope this helped babes and if you have any questions at all do not hesitate to reach out!
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
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!
It Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 50+/Shade Fair
Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation/Shade Alabaster
Lawless Woke Up Like This Foundation/Shade Oasis
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation/Shade Snow
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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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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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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!
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!
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!
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!
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 !!!
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
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:
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
This is my favorite body scrub ever! It smells heavenly and I use this to exfoliate before I put on self tanner! Highly recommend!
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!