Beauty

My Very First “Four Favs”

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EOS Shave Cream // Benefit Lolli Balm // Tory Burch Miller Sandal // Not That Kind of Girl

Hello Dolls! I have been working on this post for a little over a month now, and am so excited to finally share it with you all! After brainstorming for a way to share some of my favorite products, both new and old, I came up with the idea of sharing my “Four Favs”. They will include something to want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read, which is based on a little gift giving motto!

Something to Want: EOS Shave Cream

I used to NEVER use shave cream – I survived on soap and water, but my skin was always super itchy and dry post-shower. After using this shave cream, my skin is extremely smooth, and I get a super close shave! It also smells good, which is always a plus!

Something to Need: Benefit Lolli Balm

If you’ve followed me for the past year, you know that I use Benefit’s Lolli Balm almost every day! It’s the perfect light pink, while also feeling really hydrating on my lips. I actually have the sample size, which can be purchased on eBay.

Something to Wear: Tory Burch Miller Sandal

Oh Miller Sandals, how I love you. Although they are expensive, they are well worth the price! I wear mine almost every day, plus the patent leather ones are water resistant, which is perfect for the beach and pool.

Something to Read: Not That Kind of Girl

I’ve never seen Girls, so I didn’t know who Lena Dunham was until I got to the end of the book (oops). But I will say that she is an amazing writer! Her stories are funny, thoughtful, and above all HONEST. She has the kind of humor that comes out of no where, which totally gets me! Life isn’t prim and proper, it’s imperfect yet beautiful and Lena really nails that through her stories.

Girl Talk: Bras 101

M o n d a y ,  J u l y  1 1 t h , 2 0 1 6

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Alright ladies, who’s pumped for this blog post?! I know it’s a pretty personal subject, but it’s one that I have really wanted to touch on.

When I started to follow bloggers on Instagram, I always marveled at uniquely cut tops, but was at a loss with exactly what miracle-mystery bra was working such magic. As someone who is “blessed in the chest”, I know all about bras that don’t work. However, I also have learned how to hunt down bras that DO work, and wanted to share the knowledge I do have! I do want to note that I am in no way an expert in bra fit, but want to steer you in the direction of figuring out what will work best for you!

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1. Everyday

For some reason, I always thought that having a bigger chest meant that a push up bra was essential to hold everything up. I hated always having cleavage, felt like my boobs were always falling out, and was just overall uncomfortable in them, but never tried on a demi bra. This brings me to tip 1 – try things on! Same thing with clothes, if you don’t try tons of different items on, you will never know what works and what doesn’t! After dealing with this discomfort for a good 8 years (why I didn’t address it sooner I still don’t know), I finally went to get resized at Victoria’s Secret. Usually, they seem to have no clue what they’re doing. I don’t want to bash their employees or anything, but half the time their “bra specialists” would size me at a D or DD, when I was literally spilling out of my bras.

I got lucky in the spring at my local VS, and had a super experienced woman size me. She made me feel so comfortable and laughed when I told her people kept measuring me at a D or DD, and was like “girl, you are for sure a DDD, be right back”. She returned with 3 different bra styles, none of which were push up, explaining that I don’t need the lift of padding, I just needed a bra that will support everything on it’s own. One of them fit like a glove, and I now have 4 bras in this same style, which are pictured above. They are this style, which is called the Dream Angels Demi Bra. After years of being uncomfortable, I now have everyday bras that I absolutely adore and actually FIT correctly!

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2. Strapless

Ugh, strapless bras are the struggle of the century. They all want to be belts by the end of the day, but again if you try enough on you will eventually find a style that does the job! The two above are an older style from Victoria’s Secret Pink. When I first tried them on I knew I had finally found the strapless bra for me. I am not going to lie, I do have to pull them up a bit throughout the day, and I can’t wear them with just anything because the cups are really noticeable under certain garments. However, they do a much better job than strapless bras I’ve had in the past!

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3. Sports Bras

This is the newer version of my high impact sports bra from Under Armour. I’ve had mine since freshman year of high school, making it almost 8 years old. It’s held up like a champ, and does such a good job of keeping things in place while still allowing you to breathe (there’s nothing worse than putting on a “high impact” sports bra that merely compresses your chest!)

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4. Lounge

Ah, Calvin Klein bralette, you are my favorite thing. You provide support while being oh so comfy, and I cannot say enough good things about you. Thanks for existing.

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5. Strapless Backless

Okay, so this IS the magic mystery bra. Again, I can’t wear it under everything because it doesn’t hold things in a super flattering way, however it’s the best backless strapless bra out there! I actually messaged a fellow blogger to ask what she used for a backless strapless bra, and this is what she recommended! I’ve worn it once so far, and it didn’t fail! The trick is to put it correctly – there are a few YouTube tutorials on different ways to position the cups.

So.. don’t settle when it comes to your bra. Try things on, find out what works and what doesn’t, and try to find an associate that seems really knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable!

Thanks for reading loves! xo

How to Achieve Loose, Beachy Curls

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Beach Waver // TRESemme Make Waves Shine Enhancing Cream

TRESemme Perfectly Undone Brushable Hairspray // Paddle Brush // White Top

Hi dolls! I have been dying to get this tutorial up for you all, and it’s finally here! I frequently get questioned about what I use to curl my hair, and now I am spilling my secret – the beachwaver. I have always had long hair, and was constantly trying to achieve back-swept, loose curls. After trying tons of curling irons, my mom heard about this one. She surprised me and bought it for my birthday, and since then I have had no need to try anything else!

Let me preface this by saying I am extremely incapable when it comes to my hair. I can’t work a normal curling iron. I can’t clip my hair by sections when I style it. Heck I don’t even know how to blow dry my hair properly (thankfully air drying is supposedly better). But the beachwaver makes me feel like a pro.

The only two products I use when I curl my hair are the TRESemme Make Waves Shine Enhancing Cream and TRESemme Perfectly Undone Hairspray. The cream slicks away frizz, while the hairspray is a dream. I have never met a hairspray that is so incognito – it controls your hair and holds the curl, yet there is no “crunch” and you can brush right through it! Literally hairspray sent from heaven.

See below for the full tutorial on how I use these products in conjunction with my beachwaver!

 

Everyday Makeup Routine

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Everyday Makeup Tutorial 2016 (1 of 1)

Everyday Makeup Tutorial 2016 (2 of 1)

Hi dolls! I am SO excited (and a teeeeeny bit nervous) for today’s post. I am no where close to being a professional, but I have had a few requests to do a post on my everyday makeup routine! I have created a video that goes through each of the products I use, as well as how to apply them. I do want to say that after making this video, I have a WHOLE new respect for You-tubers and Vloggers. It takes hours to film, voice, and edit a video, so I can only imagine what professionals go through, especially with setting up lights and whatnot!

Products Used:

L’Oreal True Match Foundation

Foundation Brush

L’Oreal CC Lift Concealer

Tarte Contouring Face Slenderizer

Benefit La Bamba Blush (only available on Amazon and eBay)

Sigma F40 Brush

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish

Similar Buffer Brush

Benefit “Watt’s Up!” Highlighter

Evian Facial Mist

Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Naked Basics

L’Oreal Liquid Liner

e.l.f. Brow Wand

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo

Brow Filler Brush

e.l.f. Brow Mascara

L’Oreal Mascara

Eyeko “Black Magic” Mascara

P.S. Try and lookout for Aubrey while watching! She makes a few subtle appearances.. 😉

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