Affordable Liquid Lipsticks

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Omg, I’m so obsessed with these kissable liquid lipsticks by Kokie Cosmetics! If I didn’t know how much they were ($7 each), I would think they were at least double that amount. I mean, the packaging is super cute too! The product goes on so smoothly with intense color. A major plus for me is that they didn’t make my lips super dry as most liquid lipsticks do. My favorite one of this trio is “Sublime” because it matches my skin tone the most and that shade is one of my go-to colors. When I wore it, I got a ton of compliements!

You guys have to check Kokie Cosmetics out and stock up on your liquid lipsticks since they’re so affordable. They come in 28 colors!

*This post was in collaboration with Kokie Costmetics via Octoloy. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Holiday Gift Guide – Gift Sets Under $75

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Nordstrom is my fave store (next to Target haha) because of the quality of their products and the brands that they sell! Christmas time is the best because of all the gift sets too. I’ve rounded up my faves for you to shop! I love everything on here because I’ve used them all and love these products!

That Philosophy set (#1) is such a steal!! I’ve been using their skincare products for YEARS and I always get compliments on my skin. Oh and the fresh sugar lip treaments(#8)… Obsessed! I use them religiously and just ran out of my current one sooo you already know I added that to my Nordstrom online cart lol. Don’t even get me started on Voluspa candles (#6)… haha. They are pricey so I love to get those sets for myself since I get more bang for my buck!

P.S. What’s your favorite gift set?! And are you also guilty of shopping for yourself when you should be shopping for gifts?! Haha.

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Volumized Hair with Volaire Products

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I’ve always had fine hair and struggled with getting my hair volumized! If there’s a volumizing hair product out there, I’ve probably tried it lol. They definitely worked but I always still wanted more volume and the other products that worked took too much time and effort. I’m so happy that I discovered Volaire Hair Products! I heard about them and their products seemed promising.

So first I started off with the Weightless Volumizing Shampoo which comes out like gel… you put the product on your hand, add a little water, rub your hands together to turn the gel into foam, then you put it all over your hair. Side note and major plus, it smells great too! After washing it off after a couple minutes, my hair did feel lighter. Then it was time for the Weightless Fortifying Conditioner… the directions say to just put the conditioner on the bottom half of your hair so that’s exactly what I did (which makes so much sense by the way cause I was wondering why the conditioner bottle was smaller than the shampoo haha).

After the shower, my hair definitely a lot lighter so I was super excited for the other 2 products and to blow dry my hair! So once I towel dried my hair, I sprayed the Uplift Volumizing Mist on my scalp and hair and massaged the product all over then blowed dry my hair… hello volume! Once I styled my hair, I finished off with the Air Magic Texturizing Spray to hold everything today.

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If you want more volume in your hair, you gotta check out Volaire hair products! I’ve been using them for a little over a month now and I have been getting compliments on my hair 🙂 Check out their IG too!

*This post was in collaboration with Volaire. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Ipsy November 2017 Glam Bag Review

november2017ipsy1What’s in my November 2017 “All You” Glam Bag?

  1. tarte Deluxe Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Feisty
  2. Codage Paris Scrubbing Cream
  3. Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara
  4. Clark’s Botanicals Deep Moisture Mask
  5. Crown Brush C141 Small Chisel Blush

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I love when ipsy throws in products from brands that are already established… like tarte! This a great brand and their products are awesome. This blush is beautiful and perfect for Fall because it’s a bit on the darker side and it’s matte!

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I love exfoliating my skin so this was fun to try. It’s made with tiny rice particles which I don’t think I’ve ever tried in a skincare product. It definitely made my skin feel good and smooth after!

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Yay I was so happy to receive this as I’ve heard such great things about this mascara! It totally lived up to the hype. The many tiny bristles helped get the mascara on all my lashes, it held the curl and it stayed on all day which is a major plus because I hate when mascara starts flaking off. I highly recommend this!

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This would be perfect for those who have dry skin, especially during the winter season. My skin is more on the oily side so I don’t usually need skin products that provide deep moisture but I tried this one any way and it’s a good product! What’s awesome is that you can leave it on overnight too. I’ll definitely be using this on those days when my skin needs some extra love.

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Ok this is my new favorite blush brush!! I never knew a firmer blush brush would be so much better. I have one that’s on the softer side so this is nice to really get your blush where you want it. Love!

I was pleasantly surprised with this glam bag. When I first got it and saw what I got, I wasn’t really feeling the skincare products since I’m loyal to my Philosophy products but they turned out great. My favorite product would have to be the mascara! 🙂 Click here if you want to sign up for Ipsy for only $10/month!

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I Got My Face Shaved!

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Yes, you read the title right… I got my face shaved! In other words, I got dermaplaning done for the first time! I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately and even seeing videos of people getting the procedure done and I was definitely interested. I reached out to my friend Lianna who is an esthetician and works at B Medical Spa & Wellness Center in San Diego to see if she does dermaplaning and she said yes so we booked me an appointment!

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I finally went this week… You’re probably wondering if it hurts since it is done with a 10 gauge scalpel? Not at all and there are no side effects! Dermaplaning gently scrapes the dead skin layer and tiny hairs (peach fuzz) off of your face which results in smoother, softer and brighter skin. The whole procedure took less than 30 minutes and I was so amazed with how my face felt and looked after! It’s basically like a super effective exfoliation.

Other benefits are it helps eliminate fine wrinkles and it’s long-lasting (the next time you’ll have to shave your face is like 3-4 weeks). Another plus, is that your make-up will go on much smoother. I was also thrilled to learn that my skin products will work better since the whole layer of dead skin is gone. So amazing! You gotta try it out for yourself!

P.S. If you’re in San Diego, reach out to my girl Lianna from B Medical Spa and let her know I sent you!

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The Best Nail Polishes for Fall

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Ok ladies, these are my absolute fave nail polish colors for Fall!! I’m glad I have 11 because I will be rotating these polishes all season long! You’re welcome 🙂 Lol. Here you go (in no specific order):

Click on them for a swatch!

  • OPI – My Private Jet: Ok, I know I said this is in no specific order but this is my FAVE one for Fall and it’s one that I wear any season. It’s like a really dark gray (almost black) with tiny sparkles. You need this!
  • OPI – Warm Me Up: Similar to My Private Jet but has more of a brownish tint and minus the sparkles.
  • OPI – Wooden Shoe Like to Know?: Such a pretty light brown with sparkles. This would look great on any skin tone.
  • OPI – Under the Mistletoe: My fave one to wear in December! It’s the perfect deep red with glitter but the glitter isn’t too in your face. Love this one!
  • Zoya – Payton: This one is like a disco ball on your nails. I love wearing this when I want more of a bold color on my nails. It’s a burgundy color with tons of colorful glitter. In the shade, the glitter is barely seen unless you look up close but in light, WOW!
  • Essie – Smokin’ Hot: My fave gray-ish polish! It has a hint of purple and it goes on super creamy and opaque!
  • OPI – Lincoln After Dark: This is my go-to black polish! Everyone needs a black polish in their collection and this formula is perf.
  • Sinful Colors – Navy I Do: Super dark navy blue… obsessed! Best part? Only $2!
  • OPI – Vampsterdam: This color is SO pretty and SO Fall. It’s a deep purply burgundy.
  • Ulta – Plum Street: The perfect burgundy polish!
  • Sinful Colors – Snow Me White: Just like a black polish, white can be worn all year round so you already know, I’ll have some white nails this season!

Alright, well there ya go! I’m always open to new nail polishes though. What are your fave ones for Fall?! Let me know in the comments then I’ll probably head over to a beauty supply store to grab them lol.

P.S. In case you missed it, click here to shop my nail polish organizer!

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