Happy Thursday peeps!!

A few days ago, something exciting happened in the makeup world. The stunning and ever so fabulous Gigi Hadid released a collaboration with Maybelline and let me tell you, it gives me all the feels. I have been a huge fan of both Gigi and Maybelline alike, so when I found out on their collaboration I was so pumped. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this collection to be honest, and I was pretty bummed. So I decided to give it a try for myself! The complete collection comes with so many items, but since ya girl is one broke blonde, I only got the Jetsetter Palette and the Tinted Primer!

The Jetsetter Palette is complete with two concealers, two mini brushes, four eyeshadows, a mascara, bronzer, blush, two lip balms, and a highlighter! Literally everything you could ever need minus foundation. It’s perfect.

So, honest review. This palette is awesome and beautiful, butttt not the highest of  quality. The eyeshadows aren’t super creamy and pigmented as I would have hoped, and the bronzer is a little bit chalky. Other than those minor factors the palette is perfect! The shades that Gigi chose to be a part of the palette are essential for a natural, yet glam look! The Tinted Primer is super hydrating, and gives my skin a really healthy glow which I am all for. I think that this palette is a necessity if you’re a traveller, and even if you’re not tbh. The packaging is so chic and screams my aesthetic. I’m actually obsessed. Now I’m no makeup artist (that’s my sis you should check her out), but I am really pleased with the look I created from this palette! I think it’s perfect for girls who want a natural glow! I recommend this palette for sure! You won’t be disappointed 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this review!! If there are any other products you are wondering if it’s worth the hype then leave them in the comments and I’ll be happy to give them a go!! This palette is affordable, and worth the money for sure!! (And I’m not just saying that because I love Gigi) 🙂 Give it a try and let me know what you think!!

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Happy October 3rd (iconic Mean Girls Day lol). I cannot believe that it is finally October!! October is one of my favorite months because the fall vibes are in full swing, the weather starts to get a little chilly, and HALLOWEEN. Overall I’m so pumped for this fall season because I’m going to be rocking Winky Lux‘s brand spanking new Kitten Palette!! 😻 This gorgeous palette launches today and features 9 stunning, creamy, pigmented shades! I’ve been using it nonstop since I received it and I’ve gotten so many compliments! It’s purrfect for fall because the shades are deep, warm, and colorful. My favorite shadows are Cateye and Strut 🙂 I think the color combo is SO AUTUMNAL it makes me so happy. I love small compact palettes like this because they’re so easy to throw in your bag and take with you to show all your friends 😉 Also can we just talk about the packaging for a second?? How stinking cute! Winky Lux always has the most adorable product packaging. Ugh I just love them.

How cute is my kitty model, Olive??

I borrowed my kitten niece for these pics and she was less than happy to be a part of it lol

I also recently discovered that Winky Lux has a sister company Laqa & Co. They have insanely creamy lip colors, and recently released their Cloud Lip collection which is everything you think it sounds like and more. The colors go on my lips so smooth, and last for hours thanks to the avocado oil they’re made with! When I say it’s like they somehow managed to put a cloud in tube I’m not exaggerating. I’ve tried sooo many lip products that claim to go on smooth, but this is a whole new level. They also make my lips look nice and plump which is always a nice touch 🙂 Winky Lux and Laqa & Co products are all cruelty free as well which is something I can totally get behind.

From left to right: Cherub, Daydream, Sunshower, and Storm

Sunshower

Cherub

Storm

Daydream

This is my first post in my fall series so I hope you guys enjoyed it!! I have a lot of fun things planned, so make sure you stick around by subscribing!! It would make me sooo happy 🙂 Also be sure to check out the new Kitten Palette and Cloud Lips!! They are an essential addition to your fall makeup routine 🙂 They’re for sure a part of mine! If you guys wanna see a full makeup routine with these products let me know and I would love to do one! 🙂

 

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Sup babes! In the sticky summer months frizzy hair is  inevitable, so haircare is extra important. I love the look of healthy, glowing hair, and with these products I can achieve that! The best part about these products is that they are all under $20!! If you haven’t tried these out yet I highly recommend you do!

 My hair is like my child. I take pride in how it looks and taking care of it is something extremely important to me, especially in the summer. I recently discovered this amazing brand, Eva NYC. I can’t believe my hair has managed to survive without it tbh. Not only do their products make your hair feel and look magical, but they are a company based on women empowerment and the duality of real women. And their products smell freakin’ INSANE. Like if I could bottle the scent and make it into a perfume I would in a heartbeat. And guess what, Eva NYC is more accessible than ever because their products are now sold at Ulta!! Make sure you head to your nearest store to pick up these goodies 🙂 Here are some of my favorite products from Eva NYC!!

Therapy Session Hair Mask $14.99: When I say to you that this stuff is like a creamy, magical experience I’m not exaggerating in the least bit. I got this product only a few weeks ago and I’m already halfway through it! You can use it as a daily conditioner (which is what I do because I love the way it smells and how soft my hair is afterwards), or you can use it as a hair mask a few times a week and leave it in your hair while you do your shower routine. Either way this product is fantastic and I want a lifetime supply.

Mane Magic 10-In-1 Primer $11.99: Since I started using this people haven’t stopped complimenting how amazing my hair smells and how shiny and soft it looks! This super lightweight primer does 10 amazing things at one time. It detangles, nourishes, strengthens, cuts drying time, adds shine, reduces frizz and protects against uv rays. Literally, what more could you ask for??

Freshen Up Dry Shampoo $11.99: Generally dry shampoo isn’t my favorite haircare product. For some reason I feel like since my hair is so fine, it never really gives me the volume I’m looking for. This dry shampoo is hands-down the best I’ve ever tried. It makes my un-washed hair look refreshed, clean, and voluminous. Some dry shampoos leave a white residue which is not cute in the least bit, but Freshen Up Dry Shampoo leaves not a trace behind! Another reason I love it so much is the ingredients. Lately I’ve been more cautious about what I put in and on my body, and I’m happy to know that this dry shampoo has natural rice starch instead of talc or aluminum like other dry shampoos. It also has Vitamin C which enhances shine, moisturizes, and strengthens my hair all in one spray!!

Surfs Up! Texture Spray $11.99: I try to go heatless on my hair in the summer months as much as possible, that’s why a texture spray is my bff for creating effortless waves! This surf spray is packed with vitamins to make your hair shiny, give it lasting volume, and repair any damage.

Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes $14.99: I’m gonna be honest, I haven’t tried this out yet, but it looks like the coolest thing ever and I definitely need to get my hands on it ASAP. It’s the most brilliant thing I’ve ever heard of and I’m surprised more brands don’t make these! When you’re out and about and you feel like your hair is going cray just whip out your Purse Perfect Hair Towelettes and smooth down any frizz or flyaways with the serum-infused wipes! Absolutely a summer essential if you ask me 😉

I hope this post has inspired you to give your hair some lovin’ with Eva NYC!! Make sure you head to your nearest Ulta to see all the goodies Eva NYC has to offer 🙂 Leave a comment below telling me your favorite haircare brand! Talk to you sooooon.

Thank you Eva NYC for sending me the Freshen Up Dry Shampoo!! All other products were purchased with my own money and of course all opinions are my own and genuine 🙂

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It has been far too long since I last posted 🙁 A lot has happened in the last week, and I haven’t had the chance to sit down and put out content that I’m proud of. But I’m back from my hiatus with a very exciting post and a lot more to come! Today I’m talking about one of my favorite brands, Winky Lux! If you haven’t seen my other post on Winky Lux check it out! 🙂 Essentially, it is a super adorable beauty brand with very affordable prices and amazing products! They recently launched their Double Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick Collection which is to die for.

Watch out Kylie, Winky Lux is killing it with the liquid lipsticks. The Double Matte formula is made with real vanilla and avocado oil so it doesn’t dry your lips out at all. I’ve worn these lipsticks for an entire day and honestly, they are so hard to get off…which in my opinion is amazing. They are kiss-proof, water-proof, and smudge-proof giving you a gorgeous lip that lasts through whatever your day entails. I was so impressed by how soft they felt on my lips and how well they lasted through eating, drinking, and smooching my man 😉 I absolutely hate the feeling of dry lipstick, which is why I’m not a huge fan of the Kylie Liquid Lipsticks. I personally feel like they dry my lips out so much and I end up looking flaky and gross. The Double Matte Liquid Lipsticks don’t make my lips feel like that at all! The avocado oil makes them so soft, smooth and comfortable! There are five stunning shades to pick from ranging from neutral to daring. My favorite are Lolli and Shortcake 🙂 All the colors are amazing, but Whoopie Pie is a littleee too intense for me 😜 If you can pull off a super dark lip though, then you go girl.

I also need to talk about THE coolest lip balm. Ever. IT HAS A FREAKING FLOWER IN IT ARE YOU KIDDING HOW CUTE. When I first saw this product I literally just stared at it in awe. It is so cute and unique and the very best part is that it’s sooo hydrating. It also has a really cool technology where it can reacts to your skin’s pH levels giving you the perfect shade of pink. If that isn’t the coolest thing ever I don’t know what is. Winky Lux just released a new purple Flower Balm! There are five different flower colors to pick from! All of them do the same thing, it’s just your preference on color 🙂

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!! Major shoutout to Winky Lux for kicking butt in the makeup world and creating awesome products that are so easy to rave about!! I genuinely recommend you try Winky Lux if you haven’t yet! They are awesome and you won’t be disappointed 🙂 Stay tuned for more exciting posts by subscribing!

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One thing that many women have in common is the love of being tan. There is just something so satisfying and confidence booting about having a glow. Being a naturally fair-skinned girl, I tend to gravitate towards self tanners more and more this time of year. Tanning beds are a huge no-no for me because 1.) I would severely burn and 2.) IT IS SO UNSAFE. A much safer, cheaper, and easier alternative to tanning beds is self tanning! I have been in love with self tanning for quite some time. When I first started I was orange and splotchy and very far from the bronze goddess look I was going for. Since those frightful days I have learned quite a bit about self tanning and the important steps it takes to achieve a stunning, natural-looking glow! I have tried MANY self tanners throughout my tanning journey. Some have failed miserably, and some I fell in love with. Today I’m going to be sharing with you guys my most recent tanning obsession!

This post is not sponsored or affiliated with Tarte in any way. I bought these products with my own money and all opinions are my own 🙂 

Tarte is in my top ten favorite makeup brands of all time. Not only are their products high-quality, but their prices are fair and pretty affordable! My fav self tanner at the moment has been Tarte‘s Glow With the Faux Foaming Self Tanner.  I prefer foaming tanners over lotion because it’s easier to see what you’re doing, and you usually get instant color. What I love about Tarte’s take on the foaming cleanser is how dark it is, its’ smooth consistency, and how well it blends and applies! There is nothing worse than a blotchy, uneven tan, and if applied correctly this tanner comes out perfect every time! Now I say “if applied correctly” because there are precautions to take when applying self tanner. You need to make sure your skin is shaved, exfoliated, and ready to go! Another amazing thing about this self tanner in particular is that it come with a super adorable/soft/awesome tanning mitt to make your life easier and your hands stain free. It’s more important than you think to use a tanning mitt rather than your hand. The mitt is designed to apply the foam flawlessly, without leaving your hands stained and orange. So make sure you put on that mitt before you apply your tanner!

                                                                                                    Before tan!

Self tanners can sometimes be harsh on the face causing you to breakout or become splotchy. To prevent that from happening I use the Brazilliance Face Tanning Wipes also by Tarte. These wipes are designed specifically for the face so they’re gentle on all skin types! The tan develops over time, so there isn’t any color payoff which is kind of a bummer. But honestly the lack of instant color is worth it if I don’t get zits in return!

                                                                                  After tan! Look at that glow 😎

I hope this post gave your guys some tanning tips and inspiration!! I cannot wait for the warmer weather all the time so I can lay out and get a natural tan! Until then, self tanning will do the trick just fine 😉 What are your favorite self tanners? I would love to know in the comments! I’m always open to try new products!

Get your glow on, babes.

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