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! 🙂

 

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 🙂

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!

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.

Last week I introduced a new series called, “Get to Know ___” with the brand Mikasa Beauty! If you haven’t seen that post you should definitely check it out because I have a really get discount code for you guys there and I show you some really fabulous products 🙂 This week I want to tell you guys about one of my new favorite brands, Winky Lux. If you receive ipsy bags then you might have gotten a sample of their Diamond Complexion Powder which is essentially the most magical thing you’ll ever put on your face, but I’ll go into that more later 😉 I reached out to Winky Lux a few weeks ago, and they were kind enough to send me some products to review for you guys!

Before we get into the review, I want to remind you all that I never agree to talk about a product unless I truly love it and think it is worth your time and money 🙂 

Now besides having a really freaking adorable name Winky Lux is a makeup brand that offers high-quality makeup for an affordable price. Here is an excerpt of their mantra from their website for you guys to get a better idea of the product and brand. I love the way they wrote this, so instead of paraphrasing here is the Winky Lux motto.

“Winky Lux is a line of color cosmetics made from the highest quality ingredients known to woman-kind. All of our products are cruelty free, paraban free, phthalate free, non-toxic and heavily pigmented. We don’t test on animals and we insist that our suppliers don’t either. They’re sustainably made and we strive to create beautiful and unusual colors to stop you in your tracks. Since we sell online, we’re able to pass significant savings on to our customers. This allows us to offer a luxury product at a drug store price.”

Now that you guys are more familiar brand let’s get into the goodies 🙂

Flower Balm

When I opened this lip balm I just about fell over. This has got to me the most favorite thing I was gifted and my new favorite lip balm for the rest of forever. Not only is there a FREAKIN’ FLOWER inside this insanely smooth balm, but it smells like a tropical heaven with notes of coconut. It goes on clear, but reacts with the pH levels in your lips to create the perfect shade of pink just for you. Is this a miracle product or what? It’s only $14 which is totally amazing and an added bonus 🙂

Glossy Boss: Birthday Cake

If you’re like me, then you try to avoid glosses for the fear of sticky tackiness that makes your lips look and feel like a goopy mess. With Glossy Boss though, that is not an issue whatsoever. This gloss is so smooth, and it’s infused with Vitamin E so your lips are getting some extra love and care. It’s not sticky at all and it offers a gorgeous shine. This particular scent is made with real vanilla extract for an authentic birthday cake scent, and who doesn’t love that?

Matte Lip Velour

This lipstick is hands down the smoothest, creamiest lipstick I’ve ever worn. Not only is it super hydrating and pigmented, but the colors are sooo beautiful. I absolutely hate when lipsticks make my lips feel like a desert, but this does the complete opposite. While offering an incredible color it also makes my lips look and feel refreshed and healthy. I adore this lipstick and I will absolutely be getting it in more shades!

Pippy

Dirty Love

Diamond Complexion Powder

I honestly can’t rave about this product enough. As I mentioned before, I got a sample of this in my ipsy bag a while back and I LOVED it. It’s so silky smooth and makes my skin look and feel flawless. I’m wearing it in all the pictures above so you can see what it looks like on 🙂 When I wear this my skin looks so healthy and naturally glowy. This powder is made with finely crushed diamonds to illuminate the skin. It’s velvety smooth and definitely a new essential item for me!

I hope you guys give Winky Lux a try! I promise you won’t be disappointed 🙂 Make sure you check them out on Instagram as well with the tag @winky_lux! Thank you for reading and a HUGE shoutout to Winky Lux for sending me these incredible products! Let me know if you’ve ever tried Winky Lux and what your favorite product is!