Best of 2017: Beauty

I wanted to share a few of my favorite beauty finds from 2017 with y’all! I’m a total beauty product junkie and love trying out new products whenever I get the chance. I highly recommend all of these products and continue to buy them over and over again. Now, let’s get started! 

Favorite Lipstick: This year I have two favorite lipsticks, Mac’s ‘Creme Cup’ and Mac’s ‘Snob’. Creme Cup is a flattering, creamy light pink/nude that is perfect for an everyday look. It has buildable coverage, so you can wear it for running errands as well as date night. This color was my go to for 2017, I wore it in almost all of my blog photos this year. Another recent favorite is ‘Snob’. This color I’ve been obsessed with over the past couple months. It’s a gorgeous shade and flattering on all skin types. This color is a bit more pink but perfect for an everyday look as well. 

Favorite Foundation: This foundation is my holy grail product. This stuff is AMAZING and if I could only own one foundation, this would be it! This foundation provides amazing coverage, without feeling heavy or cakey, and lasts all day long (no need for touch ups!). I’ve tried a few other foundations but I always end up going back to this product. Hands down, the best foundation out there.  I apply my foundation with the Sigma Flat Top Kabuki brush to create more of an airbrushed look.

Favorite Setting Spray: The Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray really does the job at keeping your makeup in place all day (even during the hot, humid summer months)! It’s also great for weddings, engagement pictures and other special events where you want your makeup to be long wear. 

Favorite Setting Powder: I have combination/oily skin and this is one of the only setting powders I’ve found that prevents my face from getting shiny throughout the day. I also use this to set my the makeup under my eyes as well. This powder is super lightweight and provides a smooth, matte finish making my foundation look so smooth. I absolutely LOVE this product. 

Favorite Under Eye Concealer: I really love Tarte’s Shape Taper concealer. It provides great coverage and doesn’t crease under my eyes (a problem I’ve had with a few other concealers). With this product a little goes a long way so you really don’t need to use much!

Favorite Mascara Primer: This is the best mascara primer! It helps to make you lashes look fuller and longer when you layer your mascara on top. I’ve owned one tube for a few months, so this product will last you awhile. Plus, it’s under $6! 

Favorite Mascara: This mascara is SO good! I’ve been using this product for years and nothing seems to compare to just how good it is. It makes my lashes look so voluminous, full and long. I’m such an eyelash girl and this mascara really makes your eyes pop. Another thing I love about this product is that it doesn’t get clumpy. Definitely a must have in my makeup routine! 

Favorite Highlighter: I absolutely swear by this product! The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in the shade Opal is one of the best highlighters I have ever tried. It  gives your skin a gorgeous glow and blends beautifully. You only need a little bit of this product so it will last you a long time! 

Favorite Eye Shadow Palette: The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are hands down my absolute favorite eyeshadow palettes. The colors are gorgeous and so flattering! I love how this palette provides a wide range of shades allowing you the flexibility to create any look you’re in the mood for! 

Favorite Blush: I recently added the Nars Blush in ‘Orgasm’ to my makeup routine after hearing so many great reviews about the product and now I understand the hype! I love the peachy/pink shade color of this blush, it gives you a really gorgeous glow. The color is very pigmented and looks flattering on every skin tone. 

A few other honorable mentions include the St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse (SO good!) and tan applicator mitt as well as my two favorite bronzers: Hoola Matte Bronzer and Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer in Sundance (less than $5!). 

I would love to hear what some of your favorite beauty products are! 

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The Cutest Red Top for Valentine’s Day

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Red Top (Can we talk about these sleeves?!) | Jeans | OTK Boots (similar here in grey) | Scarf | Purse (similar here & here) | Aviator Sunglasses | Earrings | Bracelets (here & similar orange bracelet here) | Ring | Mac ‘Snob’ Lipstick 

Hey girl hey! With Valentine’s Day being just around the corner, I wanted to share this swoon worthy red top with y’all. The detailing on this top is gorgeous and I cannot get enough of the sleeves. Y’all are probably aware of how big a fan I am of flared sleeves so naturally this top caught my eye and I had to have it.  I love how bold the color is and the keyhole detailing on the back, I honestly could go on and on but I’ll save you from all my babbling! One last thing though, this top is lightweight so it also makes a great transition piece for the Spring. 

This top is also a great option for Valentine Day festivities (it comes in blush and white as well). It’s easy to dress up for a night out (pair it with a red lip) or down for a casual night in (can someone pass the chocolate and rose?!). I’ll also be sharing my Valentine’s Day Dress Guide for fancier occasions in the next week or so. 

What are your Valentine’s Day plans?

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Cold Weather Activewear Favorites

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Nike Half-Zip Top (similar here) | Leggings (love this pair too!) | Black Long Sleeve Tee | Sports Bra | Vest (similar here & here) | Nikes (here too) – favorite pair! | Purse – old (similar style here and here) | Sunglasses | Earrings | Ring | Mac ‘Snob’ Lipstick 

Happy 2018 lovelies! I cannot believe how fast 2017 flew by, I mean seriously y’all, where does the time go?! 2017 was quite a year but I am more than ready and excited for 2018 and all it has in store! I love the New Year because it symbolizes a fresh start and I’m all about that. Every New Year, I take time to focus on what I really want and make a list of what I hope to achieve for that year. I’m planning on sharing my list of goals with all of you next week but I did want to focus on one today that is a repeat year after year. Every year, I strive to incorporate fitness and an overall healthy lifestyle into my daily routine (bet ya didn’t see that one coming…#cliche). 

This year, I want to find a fitness routine that I can push myself to stick to. I am absolutely obsessed with Pure Barre and have been for quite awhile now so I am striving to attend classes 5x/week. If you haven’t tried Pure Barre yet, I highly recommend it! It’s such a great workout and is guaranteed to make you break a sweat. Besides Pure Barre, I want to try out other classes/programs such as Orangetheory, Tone It Up and BBG. I’ve heard great reviews on all three so I’m dying to try them out! I also want to make healthy eating a priority and finally start meal prepping. Y’all, I’m so so bad at this. This year, I vow to find a program that provides healthy eating options so that I can stay on track. If you have any recommendations, please let me know! Oh, and one tip I’ll pass on is never go to the grocery store hungry. That’s usually how I grocery shop and it never turns out well (how did ice cream and Oreos end up in my cart…), so that’s a little goal I have for the year as well. 

Switching gears a bit, these leggings are a must have. They’re my favorite as you’ve probably heard me mention before but they’re so good! I own multiple pairs, some for working out and others for wearing out and running errands. They’re flattering and the cost doesn’t break the bank! I’ve linked two of my favorite styles below as well as my new Nikes that I cannot stop wearing. They’re the lightest and most comfortable tennis shoes I’ve ever owned. Plus, the grey color goes with everything! 

What are your fitness goals for the New Year? I’d love to hear! 

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