Yesterday was my 33rd birthday and I spent it doing what I like to do best: drinking Starbucks, relaxing, and eating good food with my fam. I started the day by sleeping in--is there anything better than turning off your alarm and waking up naturally? Once I finished reading my birthday wishes (thanks ya'll!), I headed to Starbucks to redeem my free birthday drink. We're headed to the beach this weekend, but I thought today would be a good time to splurge. Cue the Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato. Worth every calorie. If you didn't know, there is a Starbucks app that lets you earn points on every purchase to redeem for rewards. One of them being the free birthday drink--yay!!
I spent the rest of the day browsing houses out of my budget on Zillow, watching Wendy Williams, doing an eye mask and spending extra time on my makeup. We went to Cellar House for dinner, a wine bar in Oakville, MO that serves farm to fork foods and specialty drinks. Check out that Sundried Tomato & Artichoke Flatbread. Not pictured: Sangria & Crab Bisque...because I couldn't be bothered to pause for a photo.
Now onto the pampering. Here are the eye patches I like to use that can be found on Amazon. Put them on underneath your eyes and kick back and relax for 20 minutes or so.
For makeup, I went with a neutral look & a bold lip. Product of choice: stain because ain't nobody got time to worry about lipstick when they plan to EAT. I'll list the products below, but here was the end result:
Setting Spray: (used as primer and at the end) http://bit.ly/2KvssVY
Foundation: (Taffeta) http://bit.ly/mineralLF
Concealer: (Velour) bit.ly/CConcealers
Scultping Stick: bit.ly/2L4X8OY
Setting Powder: bit.ly/setpowder
Bronzer: (Malibu) bit.ly/bronzerduos
Blush: (Spirited) bit.ly/2rJN0U6
Brow Pencil: (dark)bit.ly/2ioKi0t
Brow Palette: (dark) bit.ly/BrowPAL
Brow Highlight: shopstyle.it/l/JQmu
Shadow Quad: (Timid, Astute, Nonsensical, Antsy) bit.ly/2IlRIS9
Liquid Liner: (Perfect) bit.ly/2GpZCnE
Pencil Liner: (Perfect to tightline) bit.ly/PencilEyeLiners
Lash Curler: shopstyle.it/l/JQru
Waterproof Base Mascara: shopstyle.it/l/JQpB
Lipstain: (Sucker Punched) bit.ly/2IjM0jA
**May 2018 you can get 3 of my face products bundled at a 30% savings and free shipping through this link: http://bit.ly/2rKyJ9w
If you need help selecting products or shades for your skin, comment below and I'd be happy to help!
Color Matching Quiz: bit.ly/2IPiAJT
One low-cost, easy way to freshen up your everyday style is a brand new phone case. These are 50%+ off at Nordstrom Rack right now! Which one is your favorite?
Don't be surprised if you start seeing beauty brands everywhere launching their own take on this innovative product: Lip POWDER. This specific brand features an encapsulated water technology that transforms from a powder to a luxurious cream once applied.
This line is called "Crush" and offers a weightless yet full coverage finish. The encapsulated technology provides a moisturized effect that isn't quite matte like a traditional liquid lipstick. Not completely transfer-proof, it is long-wearing and stains the lips with a beautiful wash of color.
This is a Limited Edition product and is offered in three shades: Casual, Curvaceous and Captivating. Here it is swatched on three different skintones.
Get your hands on this LIMITED EDITION Set (how cute is this packaging?) before it runs out! And while you're at it, purchase the coordinating lipliners in a set to save money--doing so will also score you FREE SHIPPING!
Is this a trend you would be willing to try?
Ok, I have a secret to spill. I intentionally avoid going to Target. "SAY WHAT?!" you might exclaim. It's true. I will literally Amazon Prime dog food and toilet paper to my house to avoid dropping $200 on random items on the weekly. It's sooo hard because Target is sooo good. But sometimes you just have to treat yo'self. So, here is a mini haul that I purchased fairly recently. Still managed to spend over $200 on my shopping trip (what even did I buy?)
Confession: the Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat actually came from Ross (another fave), but it was purchased on the same shopping trip. This OPI polish in Bubble Bath is THE BEST NUDE MANI YOU WILL EVER HAVE. Seriously, it's the shade I selected allll summer at the salon and decided it was time to add it to my personal collection. I love it so much it was even my pedi color for my wedding.
I scored this silver statement necklace on clearance! It's Sugarfix by BaubleBar and unfortunately is sold out online, but maybe you'll find one at your local store. If not, I'll link similar options below. I love layering these necklaces over sweaters or graphic tees.
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OPI Bubble Bath
Essie Grow Stronger
Necklace Option 1
Necklace Option 2
Please tell me I'm not the only one who tends to reach for the same items over and over again? I will usually cycle through my favorites, but the general theme always stays the same. I love dainty gold jewelry, comfy clothes, and a good nude lip. Here are some of my current favorites. Enjoy!
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http://shopstyle.it/l/mjv8 (on sale!)
These earrings are the best I have found for sensitive ears. I have several variations and highly recommend them! I typically find mine in the outlet, so I highly recommend that if you have one near by! And that lip combo is what I wore for my wedding in September.
What are some of your favorite pieces you wear regularly?
Today's Sweater Weather outfit inspo is all from American Eagle Outfitters. I think it's a pretty classic fall/winter outfit with the rose accents to add a feminine touch. You probably have similar pieces already in your closet, but if not I left links to these items below!
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Sweater (or similar, but looser weave)
Jeans (or similar, but darker wash)
Watch (or similar, but less expensive)
Earrings (These are actually part of a 3-pack)
Do you have a white cable knit sweater that you love?
I've always loved watching empties videos on YouTube. Seeing what products people really use & what they think of them...it's a guilty pleasure! Here are some of the beauty related items I've used up recently:
DRY SHAMPOO (eh): http://shopstyle.it/l/l8PC
DRY SHAMPOO (yasss): http://shopstyle.it/l/l8Pz
BODY OIL: http://shopstyle.it/l/l8PW
TANNING SPRAY (discontinued ?)
MICELLAR WATER: http://shopstyle.it/l/l8Tf
VITAMIN C BEAUTY OIL: http://amzn.to/2xMSK0e
NIGHT CREAM: http://bit.ly/2h5ysvM
PRIMER SPRAY: http://shopstyle.it/l/l8Tr
BB CREAM: http://bit.ly/2z72EuR
BROW LINER: http://bit.ly/2ioKi0t
Click the video above to check out my product empties & review. Do you like watching these types of videos?
I received this Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Mask complimentary from Influenster to review and I couldn't be more excited! I love skincare, especially face masks, and Erno Laszlo is a luxury brand. Cue the Mrs. Doubtfire selfie:
This product was a little on the messy side, but it did make my skin feel very plump and hydrated and my makeup looked exceptionally good after using it. They included a spatula/mixing stick but I preferred to apply with a silicone masking tool.
Here are some links you may be interested in:
Erno Laszlo Mask: http://shopstyle.it/l/ldfe
Masking Tool: http://bit.ly/2isEQO0
I filmed a video of my first impression & more in depth review if you are interested!
What is your favorite face mask? I have a few on my wish list that I hope to try soon!
I WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR MY POST; HOWEVER, I DID RECEIVE A SAMPLE FOR MY REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN AND NOT INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY.
Happy Halloween! Treat yourself to these halloween fashion items for 50+% off and be prepared for next year!
It's finally cold enough here in St. Louis to break out the sweaters and hoodies & I thought I'd put a few outfit ideas together for you in case you love fall fashion as much as I do! I think this outfit would be great for Christmas shopping or grabbing lunch with a girlfriend. The booties are low enough to be on your feet for a lengthy time and I love throwing on stud earrings for an easy pulled together look without weighing your ears down.
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Check out my Pinterest Boards for more style & beauty inspiration. What is your favorite fall fashion item?
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