My First Time Using All-Natural Deodorant

I was a bit skeptical about using All-Natural Deodorant at first. Could a deodorant without any harsh chemicals effectively stop odor?

I know that regular store-brand deodorants have aluminum in them, and that can cause breast cancer. Because breast cancer runs in my family, I’ve always been careful not to use too much deodorant. When a few of my friends started trying Natural Deodorants, they recommended that I try this brand: Schmidt’s. They claimed it was even better at blocking odor than normal deodorants.

That night, I hopped on EBay and picked up this Bergamot and Lime scented deodorant for $10. It’s a little expensive in my opinion, but I being healthy has always had a hefty price tag.

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Compare & Contrast: Covergirl Lashblast Mascaras

Happy Fall! Today I will be doing a compare and contrast of two different Lashblast Mascaras. I would like to start off by saying that these are topnotch drugstore mascaras. They go for about $7 each and they are perfect for everyday use.
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1. Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara
Rating 6.5/10

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What Halloween Means for Me + My Costume, Makeup & More

Growing up, my family didn’t celebrate Halloween for religious reasons. On Halloween night, my church would host a communal gathering with games and songs, and at the end of the night, we would all go home with candy bags. Naturally, this made me hate everything about Halloween: the parties, my friends trick or treating together and all of the costumes. In Elementary School, we had a big parade around our school’s lot to show off our costumes and promote school spirit. Afterward, every class would have a Halloween Party. Kids who didn’t celebrate could sit in the library all day or stay home. Being the attention-hog I was, I refused to stay home. After a lot of pleading, my mom reluctantly picked up 2 4-piece costumes from the discount section at a Halloween store: a cat and a devil. From the time I was in the 3rd Grade until now, I have found ways to either make new, unique costumes or mix these two basic ones. Continue reading “What Halloween Means for Me + My Costume, Makeup & More”

Bath & Body Works Mini-Haul: The Difference Between Body Cream & Lotion

First off, I want to say that absolutely adore this scent. I picked up these items at my local Bath & Body Works toward the beginning of this month and I’ve enjoyed them a lot. I usually go for the sweeter, more fruity scents—but vanilla is my guilty pleasure. This has become my go-to perfume.

Getting to the moral of the story, during the colder months, it becomes very important to moisturize and make sure your skin stays hydrated. As we layer up, we tend to wash more and take care of our skin less. Body Creams and Lotions are two products you can use when moisturizing. Here are some key differences between them.  Continue reading “Bath & Body Works Mini-Haul: The Difference Between Body Cream & Lotion”

The Devil’s in the Details // 2 Fall Outfits + Makeup #OOTW

Today I will be showing you two fall outfits that I put together. They are very simple on the surface, but can easily be accentuated with the right makeup and jewelry.

Outfit 1

With football season in full swing, this chic yet sporty ensemble is sure to make your man fall head over heels. I chose a varsity-style jacket, a long sleeve black shirt, a checkered skater skirt, and Doc Martens. Of course, the jacket may not be necessary depending on where you live. The boots can be replaced with booties or heels. Get Docs for around $100 on Amazon here. Many stores that used to sell skirts similar to this one don’t sell them anymore. Thankfully, this outfit can be easily adjusted and many different skirts can replace this one.

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Butter LONDON Pretty Proper Eyeshadow Palette Review +Swatches

Butter LONDON is a makeup company that isn’t widely known. It is an American brand inspired by London. This company sells makeup that is on the more expensive end of the makeup spectrum. The palette I will share with you today has 3 beautiful, opaque matte shades and 3 lovely shimmery shades.  Continue reading “Butter LONDON Pretty Proper Eyeshadow Palette Review +Swatches”

Makeup Review: Colurpop’s Lippie Stix + Swatches

Six months ago I read about Colourpop in an article from BuzzFeed and I knew I wanted to try these extraordinary lip products. Colourpop is a glamorous new makeup line based in LA and made in the USA. I got 3 matte lippie stix and 1 satin. The lipsticks are $5 each, which is pretty spectacular. All of these smell like vanilla which is another perk. Continue reading “Makeup Review: Colurpop’s Lippie Stix + Swatches”

Revlon Nail Lacquer in “Elegant” | First Impression + Review

Nude nail polishes have gradually become some of the most popular nail polishes out there. They are almost as essential as matte lipsticks. Nude nails look sleek, elegant, and professional. It goes with any outfit, any time of year. Recently I picked up this shade from my local drugstore. It took me a while to figure out which nude nail shade I wanted to buy because I had never bought one before. Eventually, I settled on “Elegant” because it seemed to flatter my skin tone.

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Sweater Weather in Style | Fall Fashion Essentials + Outfit Inspiration

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, we may forget to take the opportunity to wear lighter jackets and cute thin sweaters. As I picked this outfit, I thought about those wonderful 60-70 degree days. I know it may still be too hot to wear this depending on where you live, but here is some outfit inspiration for the near future.

Here I present to you a versatile treat: a light leather moto jacket, a flowy black tank, ripped medium wash skinny jeans, and statement heels. These thrown together make for a perfectly-balanced autumn ensemble.

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Fall/Winter Lipstick Collection + Swatches

The leaves are starting to change color and the air is getting a little cooler. With sweater weather just around the corner, we need to remember to keep our lips hydrated. Fall and Winter lipstick shades come in a large variety of types and colors, and today I’ll be sharing my favorites.

1. Reds

Reds are an absolute essential for any season. During the Fall and Winter, darker, more captivating reds come into play.

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color | Review + Swatches

Recently I picked up this lipstick and I’m very excited to try it. Revlon is a high-end drugstore brand. This means that their products are usually between $6 and $15. I have used Revlon in the past and I think it is a lovely brand with beautiful lipsticks, nail polishes, and foundations. I was looking for a new nude lipstick and this one compelled me.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in HD Seduction 

Bioré Charcoal Strips vs Bioré Pore Strips & Daiso Charcoal Mask + Reviews

In the past, I’ve used regular Bioré Pore Cleansing Strips on days when I feel that I should look my best. I never really thought that they were the most effective product on the market, but they made me feel as though that my face was really clean, and that is a very satisfying feeling. Over the summer, I tried the Japanese Charcoal Mask. I’ve read fantastic reviews on this product, so I was very excited to use it and see the results for myself. More recently, I received a package in the mail with the Bioré Charcoal Strips. In this post, I will review all three products and tell you which one is worth your time and money.  Continue reading “Bioré Charcoal Strips vs Bioré Pore Strips & Daiso Charcoal Mask + Reviews”

Everyday Makeup Look Using Affordable Products

The makeup you wear every day has to be subtle. It can’t damage your face and it can’t take very long to apply. Unless you’re an absolute pro, you probably can’t afford to do full face makeup when you’re running late to work. Here are the products I use when I’m in a rush and don’t want to look as though I’ve just rolled out of bed. This post is also a tutorial, so the products are in order of which I recommend using first.

1. Eyebrows

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Brow Pencil, Brush, and/or Gel. I use the ColourPop Bro Pencil. It’s just $5. I absolutely love Coloupop and I definitely recommend this product. It is a subtle and very gentle pencil to fill in your brows. It also has an eyebrow brush on the other end of it. Buy it here for just $5. You can also use a small amount of brow gel if you’re worried about your eyebrows staying in place.  Continue reading “Everyday Makeup Look Using Affordable Products”

Back To School Outfits for Every Type of Fashionista | Outfit Inspo #OOTW

Going back to school or getting back into your groove at work can be a very exciting time of year, but also a potentially difficult transitional period. Wearing clothes you look and feel good in can make a big impact on how well you handle the changes that come your way. Here are a bunch of outfits you can wear no matter what your style is. Most of them are very minimalistic and plain with statement pieces. This is generally very stylish in today’s society. Wearing something cute has never been easier!

1. The Casual Cutie

This outfit is very easy to pull off. Light Wash Jeans and a Striped Shirt are essential pieces in any girl’s wardrobe. Adding colorful jewelry makes the outfit stand out in a crowd.

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a look so simple, anyone could pull it off

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How to grow your hair FAST for under $15

Hair Masks are helpful in making your hair grow, look healthy, and to stop your hair from getting frizzy. We all have different needs when it comes to keeping our hair looking its best. Here are 7 all-natural hair masks.

To make these hair masks, you will need to mix all of the ingredients into a paste and massage the mixture into your scalp (I suggest starting from the top and working your way down). Keep in mind that for curly hair the results will take longer to see because curly hair grows slower. Before applying any mask, brush tangles out of your hair to yield the best results. After massaging the mask into your hair, cover your hair with a shower cap and let the mask set for at least 30 minutes. Finally, wash your hair with whatever products you usually use. Use masks once to twice a week for the best results. Continue reading “How to grow your hair FAST for under $15”