Do you know the new buzzword in the beauty industry? “Screen Face” - skin damage caused by our dependence on digital technology. Aside from contributing to gradual vision loss and sleep problems, blue light is also causing you to look a lot older than you actually are. The skin around your eyes is one of the thinnest and most sensitive areas of your body, and becomes the most damaged when exposed to blue light, resulting in: 👇🏼
I have been loving these Anti-Blue Light Glasses from Topfoxx: http://bit.ly/2O0FU7B
(So much, that I am wearing them as we speak.)
This Audrey in Tortoise style is already sold out and other styles are running low! Use code FANCY15 to save $$$ and your eyes while you can! http://bit.ly/2O0FU7B
TIP: You can also adjust the settings on your phone to reduce the blue light. Definitely set your phone to dim a few hours before you typically go to bed to prevent blue light-induced insomnia!
(I received these products complimentary for testing purposes.)
I have been testing out the Rouge Signature Matte Colored Lip Inks by L'Oréal Paris. The shades I have include: I Create, I Am Worth It, and I Rule. They have such a unique texture and formula compared to all of my other lip products! I did a video with my review and swatches if you are interested!
P.S. Meet my new handbag. Her name is Whitney.
L’Oreal Rouge Signature Matte Colored Ink (Shades: I Rule, I Create & I am Worth It):
MK Whitney Small TZ Tote: https://amzn.to/2EZ5dTd
Topfoxx Amelia Sunnies Jet Black: http://bit.ly/2Ee3yLQ
Pixi Beauty sent me this vanity set with a giant #GlowTonic right before Christmas & I have been using it ever since!
My skin can be a little sensitive at times, so I started by using it every other night to test the waters since this is a chemical exfoliant. I have found it to be gentle enough to use every day with no irritation.
If you are still using one of those apricot scrubs to exfoliate your skin, put it down! They can cause micro-tears in the skin which can invite bacteria to enter. If you are overwhelmed with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) this is a great choice because it’s super gentle and alcohol free!
AHAs can penetrate the skin at a deeper level to address oiliness, acne, blackheads, fine lines & dullness. Pixi GlowTonic includes 5% glycolic acid as the active ingredient. It also includes aloe vera to soothe irritation and hydrate skin.
Ginseng is the unsung hero in this toner, because it can stimulate the metabolism of your skin (who knew?) This encourages the production of collagen, which is essentially the fountain of youth. Ginseng may also treat dark spots and undereye circles.
☀️Make sure you use SPF whenever you are actively using an AHA product.
💡If you are sensitive, try to introduce this toner into your routine gradually instead of am & pm daily as suggested on the bottle.
Shop here: https://shopstyle.it/l/XU7h
Have you ever tried the Pixi Beauty GlowTonic line?
𝘝-𝘙𝘐𝘎𝘏𝘛 𝘕𝘌𝘞 𝘛𝘖𝘕𝘌 𝘊𝘓𝘌𝘈𝘕𝘚𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘉𝘈𝘓𝘔 #texturetuesday
I picked this up at either TJ Maxx or Marshall's because the packaging caught my eye. This product is made in Korea, so nothing beyond the front of the package was in English. I could only assume that besides being a cleansing balm, it also included some brightening ingredients.
For my every day makeup removal, I tend to use a makeup wipe or micellar water; but when I have a full face this is what I use to remove it. I love how a balm melts away hard to remove makeup without having to rub or tug too hard at the delicate skin around my eyes. Although this does not irritate my skin, it does very slightly sting my eyes—I assume because it is not just a basic cleansing balm, but also a brightening product. It also leaves a little bit of a film on my eyes for a little bit, but I tend to use this immediately before bed.
I decided to do a little research & check out their website to see what additional information I could find. Lo and behold, that is also in Korean, short of a few random catch phrases like, “only the most abundant food contains vitamins!” It claims to “gently remove makeup and dead cells without irritation, while brightening your skin.” The active ingredients are Kakadu Plum Extract, Camu Camu Extract, and Acerola Extract. After a little googling, I discovered that these ingredients are very high in vitamin C. Besides it’s work as a brightening agent, Vitamin C also supports the production of collagen. By the looks of the photos on their website, this cleansing balm also includes: cactus, aloe, green tea, pearl, Snow lotus, witch hazel, and rumex crispus root.
I’m not sure if I would seek out this exact brand once I run out, but I will definitely be repurchasing a cleansing balm product in the future. 𝕎𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕙 𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕗𝕒𝕧𝕖?
Purchase on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T3FbDo
If you've been to my blog before, then you might know that I am an Ambassador for Topfoxx. I wrote a blog post and filmed a try-on haul this summer. I'll link it here if you are interested in checking out some other styles.
First, let me tell you WHY I love Topfoxx so much. In a sea of beautiful & talented people, it is really difficult to get noticed these days. Almost everyone has an Instagram account, and our lives are flooded with people sharing their experiences with us. I am what they call a "micro Influencer". Just a little tiny content creator sharing what I love. But when Topfoxx reached out to me, I felt like THE REAL DEAL. It was the first time that a legit brand reached out to me through one of my social media channels and wanted to take a chance on little ole me. And for that, I will always be grateful. It is also an all female run brand based in NYC. And I can stand behind that!
Second, these sunglasses are FIERCE! Even if you are not a content creator, you will feel like an Instagram model when you have a pair on your face. You might be toting a cart full of kids through Target, but people will take notice. Their slogan is "not for your average girl."
So, when their PR manager e-mailed me to say they were launching a new line and I got to choose a pair to receive, it made my day all over again! An updated take on the classic aviator, they are available in three shades.
Cue me falling in love all over again when I was told that the style would be called AMELIA! After THE Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic. I don't know about you, but I was obsessed with Amelia when I was a kid and watched in awe every time her story was aired on something like Unsolved Mysteries.
I, of course, chose black. But the Amelias are also available in silver & rose gold.
Rose Gold: bit.ly/2SreYyB
As always, these sunglasses ship worldwide with super fast delivery and a really low free shipping threshold! I think these would make the perfect gift for any girl on your list. The Amelia Sunnies retail for $49 but you can save money with my code: Fancy15
They also include a chic carrying case and lens cloth.
I don't know about you, but 2018 has flown by. It's hard to believe that another Christmas season is upon us and now more than ever, I'm relying on my Amazon Prime membership. When I feel overwhelmed with the cooking, cleaning, decorating, hosting, shopping, wrapping, baking, etc it is so nice to be able to order gifts or household items without an additional errand. I still shop traditional retail stores, but there are always those hard to shop for people or sold out items that can complicate your to do list. I've shopped from my bed during an insomniac episode, and from the bathtub trying to soak away the stress. Ya feel me?
No matter what online shopping you do this season (or ever, really) you must--I repeat, YOU MUST, sign up for Ebates. It's free and tracks your shopping trips to reimburse you with whatever percentage they are offering for the specific retailer. Right now, Amazon is up to 10% cashback for example. Sign up with this link and then make sure to go to ebates, click on the store you want to shop at, and then the cash back will be added to your account. They send checks out quarterly and I just cashed my most recent one.
Now, back to Amazon. Here are some of my handpicked items that I think anyone who likes rose gold glam would love. A charging cable to keep your phone selfie-ready, a portable speaker to jam to while getting ready with the super cute makeup brush set and a coffee travel mug to keep you fueled up through all of the holiday craziness. Click each photo to be redirected to each specific item. I know I personally would love to receive any of these items as gifts, and already own several of them.
Do you want to see more gift ideas? Different retailers? Let me know below! Cheers to another holiday season.
We have calcium in our bones,
iron in our veins,
carbon in our souls,
and nitrogen in our brains.
93 percent stardust,
with souls made of flames,
we are all just stars that have people names.
-Nikita Gill ⭐️
I looked to social media for inspiration on this galaxy makeup look. The variations are endless. To create this look, I used loose pigments and blended them in a mask-like pattern in the center of my face. I chose to use purple, pink, blue and green but you can use whatever it is that you have on hand. The pigments I used are no longer available for sale, but I will list the other products below.
White Liquid Liner: shopstyle.it/l/UpW2
Did you do any Halloween makeup this year?
I have a pretty extensive sunglasses collection. I have a pair in my car, my purse, my beach bag, and about 8 other pairs scattered through my house. But they're all pretty... #basic.
Let me introduce you to TOPFOXX. Their slogan is "Not For Your Average Girl" and I'm sure you can see why. Put a pair of these on and you'll feel like a CEO or at least like an Instagram model.
TOPFOXX sent these sunglasses to me to check out and I must say my drive to the grocery store has never been so glamorous. My favorite tip is to get yourself a pair of their BIG sunglasses (I recommend the Candy or Chloe styles), throw on some lipgloss and look like you have your shit together even when you don't.
They also gave me a special coupon code to save you money! For the first 40 customers who use it, you can save 20% on your entire order with the code>> FANCY20
If you missed out on that code, you can still save 15% with code>> FANCY15
SHOP HERE: http://bit.ly/2MVNj74
I filmed a try on haul over on my YouTube channel if you're interested!
Thanks to my Eastern & Southern European heritage, I have quite thick and coarse eyebrows. And thanks to the fact that I started hardcore tweezing my brows in the early 2000s, I also have some sparse areas. This is how I like to groom my brows: trimming, tweezing and even a brow mask to tame those pesky hairs!
Make sure to watch my short video to see all of the details!
The biggest tip I have learned is to apply a deep conditioning hair mask to my eyebrows at least once a week. If I have time, I will leave it on overnight while I sleep; but I often just leave it on about 15-20 minutes before removing it in the shower. This will make the hair softer and lay flatter for those of us with coarse or curly brow hairs.
Here is a general guideline for shaping your brows. Removing too much hair at the inner corner of your eyebrows can make your face appear wider. You will see some people say to never tweeze above the brow, but it might be necessary--just remove a little at a time.
Have you ever tried putting a hair mask on your eyebrows? Let me know below!
Summer is the perfect time to get your sun-kissed glow on. Younique has released a limited edition collection of products that you can purchase separately or together in a bundle to save 15%.
The product I am most excited about is this Liquid Eyeshadow. And apparently, so is everyone else because two shades are already sold out! Here are four shades you can still purchase for yourself! (Redondo, Baja, Waikiki, Santa Monica)
Younique also launched three Lip Oils which leave a non-sticky glossy finish.
Next up is a brand new gold highlighter. It's also in a glamorous metallic compact. Apply with a fan brush to the high points of your face and glisten like a goddess.
And lastly, this golden shimmering non-greasy body oil.
Two-time cancer survivor & beauty addict.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
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