Wearable Bold Lips ft. Colourpop!

Bold lips — the trend we save on Instagram, but rarely muster up the courage to wear IRL. They can look so editorial and chic, but with one misstep they can take cool to clown. I wanted to take a unique purple color, Are N Be by Colourpop Cosmetics, instead of the classic bold red or deep vampy shades. Keep reading for my tips on rocking a loud mouth with confidence!

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MAC Fruity Juicy Collection: Oh My, Passion Pearlmatte Powder

MAC comes out with so many amazing limited edition collections and collaborations. It’s hard to keep track of all of them, but every once in a while, the packaging or colorways really catch my eye. When the Fruity Juicy collection released last year, I was so intrigued by the colorful packaging and the special edition (now permanent) scented Fix +. You can imagine my excitement when I saw the Fruity Juicy Pearlmatte powder at my Cosmetics Company Store (discounted Estee Lauder brand makeup) for 30% off outlet price! I also picked up some other goodies, but I wanted to share this find because it’s just such a wonderful product. Continue reading “MAC Fruity Juicy Collection: Oh My, Passion Pearlmatte Powder”

BECCA Bright Eyes Collection: Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer

I have found 1, maybe 2, concealers that don’t make my dry, crinkly under eyes look 20 years more mature than they actually are. I tend to stick to my Maybelline Age Rewind concealer because it looks like skin without completely drying me out. It doesn’t hurt that it’s relatively inexpensive, either. Before finding the Maybelline concealer, I probably tried hundreds of overpriced eye creams and gimmicky correctors/concealers. Then, the Becca Bright Eyes Collection started popping up all over the place. I was hesitant until I saw the pictures and the reviews. Before and after shots showed eye bags miraculously de-puffing and smoothing out, and the reviews seemed to corroborate the claims. With low expectations but a lot of optimism, I ordered the Becca Anti-Fatigue Under Eye Primer from Sephora and anxiously awaited my package’s arrival.

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I’m BACK! || Soft peachy look + yummy nut butter cookies

YIKES. I wasn’t planning on taking a break from blogging, but the days started flying by until I realized it had been months since I last posted. I so so apologize for being lazy, but I will say that I was able to make a few key observations during my time off that I think will improve my blog and Instagram content. Without further ado, I’ll fill you in on the last few weeks of my life and share some fun beauty and food goodies.  Continue reading “I’m BACK! || Soft peachy look + yummy nut butter cookies”

5 Positive Affirmations to Get You Through the Week

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Mondays don’t have to be soul-sucking. A lot of the dread we feel comes from within, as a sort of reflection of our own insecurities. While affirmation from others is wonderful, giving ourselves the same love in the form of thoughts, words, and actions is equally important. Speaking and thinking positive affirmations provides us with the ability to transform our perspective, which can shift our gear mode from a standstill to a steady start. Give yourself the appreciation you deserve with these five affirmations, guaranteed to positively influence your ability to tackle whatever workload sits on your desk.

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