Hi babes! I’ve been crazy over the Huda Beauty lipstick lately that I’ve bought so many shades I figured it was time to share with you all! I mentioned in this post that I started using Huda Beauty lipstick after fashion week but I’ve basically bought all the remaining colors since then LOL.
Here are my top 5 colors that have been on rotation:
Demi Matte – SHEro – Peachy Nude – I love this one for everyday at the office
Demi Matte – Day Slayer– also a great everyday nude but a bit darker than SHEro
Demi Matte- Lady Boss – A vibrant berry pink – Perfect for date night
They also have a ton of colors in the Liquid Matte. I have this lipstick in the shade trendsetter but because my lips tend to get dry the demi matte formula has worked better for me! It’s a matte finish with a touch of a glossy look which I love! The liquid matte is a straight matte. Both great but if your lips get dried out easily like mine the demi matte is the way to go!
Also, how fun are these names? Can I just be hired by a beauty company to name their lipstick shades or nail polish colors? #dreamjob LOL
Let me know if you guys have tried Huda Beauty or what your current favorite lipstick is!
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A few months ago I met with Estilo Salon and Spa in the Montrose area to discuss some hair services. To be totally honest with you I was just thinking a hair cut because I literally have not colored my hair in over ten years. I didn’t want anything high maintenance. There are so many times I have seen a hairstyle in a magazine or on Pinterest and thought “I want my hair to look like that!” but then immediately thought about how much time I would have to sit in a chair and how often I would have to get a touch up. I wasn’t willing to commit. But in the middle of my conversation with Vanessa, one of the owners of Estilo Salon, I complimented her on her gorgeous hair. And she was like “oh my gosh, I haven’t colored my hair in 8 months and I was like “gimme some of that!” lol so basically that’s how I ended up deciding I was okay with trying out color again.
About 3 weeks later I met with Megan for my hair appointment and I’ve been in love with my hair ever since. Megan was super sweet and was trying to get an idea of what I wanted to do with my hair. My main concern like I said before was that I wanted it to be low maintenance and also I wanted to keep my length with long layers but I didn’t want it to look choppy when I wore my hair straight. She worked her magic and voila she gave my hair life and most importantly 2 months later I am still loving it and don’t feel like I will need to get a touch up any time soon. I’m hoping I can go like every 9 months LOL but I’ll let you know. And just to give you more info about my hair type in case you were considering changing up your hair. It’s naturally jet black, super straight and again, it had been over 10 years since I colored it. I did a full balayage highlight with a gloss to add shine. If you are wanting to schedule an appointment, I can highly recommend Megan Halvorsen!
Although I won’t be needing to get my bayalage touched up soon. I will be going back for another blowout! They are currently running a blowout special so I wanted to be sure I shared that with you all too!
Please let me know if you guys have any other questions. I would be happy to answer them!
Happy Monday beauties! Today I am talking about the 4 products that I use to help this mama look less tired. I figured no day more perfect than a Monday to talk about this topic, haha!
If you are a mama, workaholic, late night studying student, this post is for you!
I love makeup. That’s no secret but the perfect lip color isn’t going to hide these tired eyes! I can’t tell you how many times I have gotten less than 4 hours of sleep and then someone compliment me on my makeup the next day. Before these 4 magic products I would have probably gotten a “are you not feeling well today?”. Why do people think it’s okay to ask that? It’s like just say I look like crap because I know that’s what you really mean 🙂
Anywho, no one is going to be asking you that once you begin working these products into your regimen!
1- Dr. Brandt No More Baggage – I first heard of Dr. Brandt after seeing everyone post about the magnetic mask. The Dr. Brandt No More Baggage Gel immediately reduces the appearance of bags and puffiness because its enriched with antioxidant botanical extracts and caffeine. It is also said to help with dark circles but honestly I don’t see it as a solution for dark circles which is why I use product number 2. I apply the no more baggage gel after my morning skincare routine and before I apply any of my makeup. Let it dry completely before you apply makeup.
2- Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector – This full coverage corrector hides dark circles by brightening and evening out skin tones. It’s infused with ultra, fine light and reflecting illuminators and is water resistant. I apply this after my no more baggage gel and before my It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye.
3- It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – You are probably thinking, “geez, this is a lot of eye coverage” but talk to me when you look rested after 3 hours of sleep” LOL. The Bye Bye Under Eye is my ride or die. This product along with the Becca brightening corrector and Dr.Brandt no more baggage gel are amazing but if I had to give up all my makeup and choose one, it would seriously be this. It’s also perfect if you really don’t have time for all 3 steps or if you don’t really have a problem with under eye bags, you could definitely just do this product!
“Developed with plastic surgeons, Bye Bye Under Eye is infused with anti-aging ingredients including hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to cover absolutely everythingwhile making your skin look younger at the same time.” It’s basically a no brainer. I wear the medium shade for reference.
4 – Becca Highlighter – This highlighting magic lasts forever because all you need is a little tap onto your brush and it will give you that perfect glow. I tap a little onto my cheekbones and nose. The subtle shimmer makes your skin look so fresh and sunkissed which in return makes you look rested and awake even though your body is like “gimme all the coffee.”
Gift with purchase is happening with most of these items at Ulta right now so if you are thinking about trying any of them, this would be a good time to grab them. One of the many reasons I love shopping at Ulta is that if you are not completely satisfied with a product for any reason you can return the product for a full refund or exchange. This makes it stress free for me to shop beauty products online because I know if the shade doesn’t work for me I can switch it out without a problem.
Also, I know I am going to get questions about these faux marble brushes because they are so cute! I actually snagged them from Amazon here and I was so surprised with the quality for the price. I definitely recommend them. It’s a 10 piece brush set and it’s available on Amazon Prime.
Have you guys tried any of these products? What are some of your favorite tricks to make you look more rested? I wanna hear!
Tony Moly Intensive Hydrating Mask – You can guarantee that I have this mask in my suitcase when I travel. I always feel so dehydrated after a flight and this mask brings my skin life again! I also really like it after being in the sun for long periods of time. I typically wear this hyaluronic acid mask before bed for about 20-30 minutes. When I remove the mask I rub the excess moisture from the mask onto my hands and elbows. Ulta is currently having a BOGO sale so you can buy one for $4 and get a second one for $2. I’ll definitely be stocking up!
Patchology Illuminate Mask – Calling all my mama friends! When you have gotten basically no sleep and you need to look like you got all the sleep, this 5 minute mask is for you. It contains vitamin C, licorice and grapefruit seed extracts to even skin tone and show off a healthy glow! I like to use this in the morning before my makeup routine and then voila! It looks like this mama got 8 hours of sleep! Also, Ulta has thisexclusive at home pampering kit. I have tried all of the products in the kit and love them.
Mary Kay Charcoal Mask– I am in love with this deep cleansing mask! “The mask is formulated with activated charcoal, an ingredient so powerful, it can bind up to double its weight in pore-clogging impurities.” Confession: sometimes I fall asleep with my makeup on (eewww, I know!) but when I do I always use this as soon as I wake up in the morning. This deep cleansing charcoal mask works by withdrawing dirt and debris from deep within pores.
Aloe Vera Hand Mask – I am so sad that this hand mask is currently sold out online but if you suffer from dry skin like I do, then run don’t walk to your nearest Sephora store! Last year I shared a funny post about my search for the perfect hand cream. You can read that here. My skin is so crazy dry that I have to ensure that I moisturize consistently during the day. This mask helps so much! Now that I use the L’Occitane hand cream I only use this hand mask about once a month and now it’s a debate on who has softer hands, me or baby Weaver 🙂 The aloe vera hand mask is great for intense moisturizing but Sephora has other hand masks as well.
Pure Clay Mask – This mask is great for unclogging and tightening pores. The red algae extract helps refine pores. This clay mask works amazing at exfoliating the dry dead skin. My face feels so fresh, clean, and rejuvenated after just one use. I use this at least once a week. Put it on for about 10-15 minutes and wash off with a warm towel. Also, I love that you can just grab this on your grocery store trip.
I like trying new masks all the time but for the past year these have been my ride or die’s and I consistently keep going back to these!
Let me know which ones are your favorite! I love trying new ones.
Faux Gucci Belt | I shared this on Monday’s post and it is so dang good girls! It is very hard to tell the difference between the real and this dupe. So glad you guys aren’t hating on the faux designer look because you are buying them up like crazy. I’m typically not a faux designer gal but this one was too good to pass up!
Happy February friends! Holy smokes, can you believe how fast we got here? So insane!
Today I am sharing ten items that you all really loved last month. As you guys know, about 90% of the time I use Like To Know It links. This is how I get credit for what you guys purchase but most importantly this helps me analyze what you guys really like seeing. I can see how many times a link has been clicked and I can see when items are purchased. This is extremely helpful because aside from you guys telling me I can really see what you are liking, what you are shopping for and what you guys most likely want to see more of. I’ve said this before but I love connecting with you all in this little space of mine because it’s like best girlfriend’s talking all of their favorite things and making sure we don’t miss out on a any deals!
I plan on sharing this recap with you all every month and I’m really excited! I hope you enjoy it!
So let’s get to it! Here are the top 10 selling items from the blog this month.
Adidas Swift Sneaker | SO comfortable and SO cute. I bought 3 pairs so I am not surprised that you guys loved them just as much! Size at least 1/2 a size down because they run big.
H&M Pleated Dress | Such a great dress at a great price! Runs true to size and looks great belted too.
Vince Camuto Blazer | Hands down, the best classic blazer and you all know I love a good blazer.
Old Navy High Rise Leggings| Cute workout gear always gets me motivated and I love that you guys were buying all the cute active wear in January like I was!
Boohoo Wide Leg Polka Dot Culotte Pants | OMG, these are so cute and I can’t wait to see them on you guys! If you haven’t ordered yours yet, definitely size up in these pants. I would recommend ordering a size bigger and two sizes bigger to try on. They run really small. You can always return what doesn’t work.
I really love seeing what you guys are liking and I really hope this post was helpful. Pleeeeaaase let me know if you guys have any questions!
Who else relies on Amazon Prime for 98% of their purchases like me?! I wanted to share some of the beauty buys that I have purchased multiple times because I love them so much. Also, sharing a few new items that I recently ordered and am loving!
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides– I’ve purchased the 20oz container in the past but I really like these to-go packets in case I am running out of the house in the morning (like everyday) I can throw it in my coffee when I get to work. I drink a packet everyday (if I don’t forget) in my morning coffee. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutrient. There are so many benefits to adding collagen peptides to your routine; improves hair, skin, nails and joints, ligaments, tendons. The older we get, our bodies produce less collagen and Vital Proteins helps replenish what we have lost.
24K Gold Collagen Eye Patches– Oh you know, just over here trying to stay young lol. But really, I don’t get much sleep (I’ve always been like this) so I feel like I am always fighting those under eye bags! I have been loving these eye patches. I keep them in the fridge until I need them which is like every other day. They reduce wrinkles and puffiness. I’ve also heard so many great reviews on these 24K eye patches but I couldn’t justify purchasing them at the price just yet so I looked to find a similar one and that’s how I came across these! These 24K eye patches worked great so far so I’m going to try the other ones and let you know the comparison.
T3 Micro Whirl Trio Wand– I have been getting a lot of questions about my curls lately. This is what I have been using for the past year. I mostly use the tapered barrel and 1.25 inch straight barrel.
Moroccan Oil Hairspray– My hair dries board straight and will not hold a curl unless I use the right products. This hairspray is my favorite and it holds so good without feeling stiff! Plus it adds a little shine to your finish. I like these travel ones because I can take them wherever I go. You don’t even have to use that much so this size lasts me quite a while.
Tigi Bedhead Manipulator– Speaking of hair, my baby hairs are cray! I literally cannot wear my hair in a pony or bun without using this stuff to make my crazy baby hairs stay down. I’ll have to share a before and after photo with you but if you follow me on snapchat or IG stories where I am chatting first thing in the morning usually my hair is in a bun with my baby hairs making me look like baby Einstein.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye– You guys… this under eye concealer is life changing! The coverage is so good and it brightens your under eye making you look like you got 12 hours of sleep! Seriously so good you guys!
Ice Roller– This ice roller helps tighten skin, reduce puffiness and redness. This is great for using on any day but especially helps if you had a margarita and mexican food the night before, lol. I don’t know about you but I am all kinds of puffy when I eat/drink salt but #cantstopwontstop so this ice roller saves the day.
Timeless Skincare Serum– I talked about this before on my IG stories. I use this everyday under my daily moisturizer. I put it on a clean face and let it fully dry for about a minute before I apply my moisturizer. It evens out skin and smoothens wrinkles from the inside by rebuilding the skin where it is needed. My daily moisturizer has vitamin c in it but if yours doesn’t I suggest trying thisTimeless Skincare serum with vitamin c.
Tony Moly Hyaluronic Masks– I have a few favorite masks depending on what I feel my skin needs that week but I wanted to share this one specifically with you today because for the price point it is SO good. Especially for this time of year where skin seems to be on the drier side, even more than normal. I have very dry skin and this quenches my skin so much! I put it on at night and the next morning my skin has the perfect glow. I have also tried thisone and it’s great too. I just saw this vitamin c one so I am totally going to try that one out next! Also, a side note I mask at least twice a week!
So there you have it, some of my favorite beauty products all available through Amazon Prime! Please let me know if you guys have any questions.
Okay, so let’s start from the beginning. In October I was asked to participate in a skincare review for a new product launch. You all know that I love trying new products to share with you but what really intrigued me was that this would be a “blind review” meaning they wouldn’t tell us what brand was behind the product.
I thought this was genius on so many levels!
1-What a great marketing campaign to get us all excited about the product launch. I know I was so excited to find out who the brand was. The only thing I knew is the product was called Whip.
2-Not knowing the brand allowed the “testers” to provide an honest review. I have tried a product in the past from a brand and didn’t like it so that stopped me from wanting to buy anything else from that brand. In other cases if I know it’s a really expensive brand I tend to shy away from it because honestly I don’t see myself buying a jar of $400 cream in real life. This blind review took all of that thinking out of the mix. I was simply asked to try Whip for a month and see what results were in store!
To be honest with you, as soon as I opened the unbranded jar I had a feeling it might be Olay! I had already added Olay’s Regenerating Night Recovery Cream to my skincare routine so I was familiar with the scent and texture. I wanted to tell you all what my guess was and I couldn’t wait for the big brand reveal!
So, after having using Whip for a month, I want to give you my 5 honest reasons of why you should try Olay Whip.
I have the Total Effects Whip but this moisturizer is also available in Luminous and Regenerist.
1- You want hydrated skin without feeling like your moisturizer is too heavy. I have extremely dry skin, especially during this time of year. This moisturizer really quenched my skin without feeling like I had to layer the product on. It is super lightweight.
2- It’s extremely affordable. I am all about drugstore brands that work! Even when I buy them for the first time I don’t have any buyer’s remorse because I know that even if it doesn’t work I didn’t spend hundreds of dollars to try it! But I’m telling you guys. This.stuff.WORKS!
3- It’s not greasy. It’s very hard to find a moisturizer that hydrates my skin all day long without eventually looking greasy throughout the day. The mix of ingredients provide major hydration with a matte finish that helps banish that mid-day shine!
4- Visibly smooths fine lines and evens skin tone. Hello flawless skin! #wecanwakeuplikethis
5- Minimizes pores– This is so important when you just want your makeup to go on smoothly. Also after a few more weeks of using Whip you may not want to hide that beautiful luminous skin!
Let me know if you guys have tried this product yet or if you plan to. I always love to hear your feedback as well.
**Sponsored Post: Thank you Olay for sponsoring today’s post. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.