My New Lifestyle and Beauty Favorites

Happy Sunday friends!

Today I’m going to be sharing some recent favorites of mine. This past week I realized that there are some products that I have been using religiously over the past few months. Not only are there beauty favorites, but there are some lifestyle favs thrown in here as well.  Some of these I’ve known about and used for awhile, and some are recent discoveries. I can’t wait to share these with you!

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in “Glace” $24.00

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This is the lip pencil that I have been using on any day that I’ve wanted to have something more than lip balm on my lips. This lip pencil is super hydrating, long-lasting, and it comes in a ton of colors! Also, it comes in the Sephora birthday gift for 2018!

Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 $28.00

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From the first use of this product I noticed a difference in the way my hair felt and looked. I noticed that my hair looked healthier, and was more manageable when I used this bond builder. This doesn’t replace hydrating and conditioning hair masks, but it definitely made a difference in the appearance of my hair.

L’oreal Pure-Clay Cleanser in Detox and Brighten $5.31

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This summer I decided to try to add in some more affordable skincare products into my routine. I decided to try this cleanser because the mask version of this is one of my all time holy grails. This cleanser did not disappoint! If you have oily, acne prone skin like I do, I would definitely try to incorporate this cleanser!

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray $20.00

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I’ve been using this spray for the entire summer and it has made the biggest difference in the way my hair responds after washing. As my hair is super fine, it gets knotted and tangled all the time, but especially right after I wash my hair. This product has allowed me to be more gentle with my hair when I’m brushing/combing it!

Crest Noticeably White Whitestrips $15.99

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This is a product that I have used for years! I went through an entire two boxes of these before senior prom, and have used them to prep for special occasions since then. Especially since my discovery of coffee freshman year of college. These are the most basic of the Crest Whitestrips, but they still pack a punch. There is a noticeable difference in your teeth after the first 3-4 treatements in a package of 10!

Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla Candle $24.50

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You guys. This candle is my perfect scent and I hope Bath and Body Works never quits making this. If you love warm scents that remind you of the holidays, this is the scent for you! The notes are: fresh ground cinnamon, sugar crystals, and Tahitian vanilla bean. I also have this scent as a wallflower and it is amazing!

Torani Raspberry Syrup $13.97

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Back in my Baxter’s Coffee days I fell in love with Torani syrups and everything that you can make with them! The raspberry flavor is one of my favorites because it tastes amazing in black and green tea! I also love the Salted Caramel in an iced coffee!

The Republic of Tea British Breakfast $11.25 and Daily Green Tea $10.25

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These are the teas that I love to use with the Torani syrups. They are super flavorful and come with a ton of tea bags! There are also a lot of other flavors. My personal favorite is the Wildberry Plum Green Tea!

Recipes From An Indian Kitchen $14.99

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This cookbook was a birthday present from one of my best friends this year and I’ve already made some of the easier dishes from it! They have all been absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to make more of this food when I have a set schedule, and more time to cook again!

Magnolia Table Cookbook $17.99

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Most of you know that Joanna Gaines can do no wrong in my book, and she definitely stepped up her game with this. I have made so many dishes out of this cookbook and I haven’t even scratched the surface. My favorites are the Coca-Cola Cake and the Chocolate Chip Cookies! If you’re looking for some simple recipes that everyone will love, this is the book for you!

I hope that you all have discovered a new favorite of yours in this post. Be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving this summer in the comments below.

Until next time,

-S

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My Summer Makeup Routine

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I’m going to be sharing how I achieve my summer makeup look, or my “No Makeup” makeup look. This whole process takes about 15 minutes and is perfect for days when you’re running errands, headed to work, or even out with friends for a summer night!

I love that this makeup look is extremely versatile, and can be achieved using very affordable products. Almost all of the products that I use can be found at your local Walmart, Kroger, or drugstore which means that they are perfect for anyone’s budget!

Step 1: Foundation – Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation $5.99

I love this foundation for the summer because it’s a build-able formula. During these warmer months I will use a very thin layer, just enough to even out my skin tone.

Step 2: Concealer – Tarte Shape Tape Concealer $27.00

This concealer is a must-have for any time of the year. I use the shade “Fair”. This product covers up dark circles, highlights the high points of the face, and lasts all day long.

Step 3: Setting Powder – RCMA No Color Powder $12.00

This is my favorite setting powder of all time! I love it because it is so affordable, but it also leaves the skin with a natural matte finish. This finish is perfect for my oily skin, especially when it’s hot outside!

Step #4: Eyeshadow – Jaclyn Hill Palette $38.00

For my summer eye look I use the shades: “Silk Creme” as the first transition shade, “Butter” as another transition shade, “Pooter” as the shade to deepen my outer v, and “Beam” to highlight the brow bone and inner corner.

Step #5: Bronzer – Wet N Wild Color Icon Bronzer $3.99

This is the one product that I actually use more of during the summer months. I use the shade “Ticket to Brazil” and it warms up the skin wonderfully!

Step #5 Highlight – Ofra Cosmetics Rodeo Drive Highlighter $29.00

This is a great highlighter at any time of year, but especially in the summer because of it’s golden reflect on the skin. It’s super smooth and buttery. I will also sometimes use this product as an all over the lid shade on my eyes!

Step #6 Blush – Flower Beauty Flower Pots Powder Blush $9.99

This is a great summer blush because it gives a light wash of color to the cheeks. I love the shade “Sweet Pea” and I apply a very thin layer to the cheeks.

Step #7 Mascara – Benefit Rollerlash $24.00

This is the mascara that I use all year round. It is my holy grail product and I truly don’t believe that I could live without it. I curl my eyelashes before applying this product and then apply 2 to 3 layers depending on how my eyelashes are cooperating that day.

Step #8 Setting Spray – Milani Make It Last Setting Spray $9.99

I love this setting spray so much and I can’t believe that it’s so affordable. This product helps to keep my oiliness at bay, while also extending the life of my makeup. There is a noticeable difference in my makeup when I use this spray. Not only does it make my makeup last longer, but it also helps all of my face products melt into the skin and look more natural.

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This is the finished makeup look that I have been doing! I love it and I hope that all of you have found some products that you want to try during these warm months.

In the comments below please tell me how you change your beauty routine for the summer! I would love to get some tips and tricks from all of you!

-S

10 Sandals for Summer

Hello friends!

Today I’m going to be sharing with you all 10 of my favorite sandals for the summer months. During the summer I live in sandals. I think they’re perfect because they can be dressed up or down, and most are extremely comfortable!

#1 Women’s Jana Braided Thong Ankle Strap Sandal $15.99

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#2 Women’s Mad Love Prudence Footbed Sandal $22.99

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#3 T-Strap Slide Sandals For Women $24.99

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#4 Braided T-Strap Sandals For Women $24.99

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#5 Sueded Fringe T-Strap Sandals For Women $24.99

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#6 Emilia Beige Suede Lace Up Flat Sandals $19.00

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#7 Maddie Luggage Brown Woven Leather Slide Sandals $36.00

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#8 Jaylen Natural Leather Slide Sandals $79.00

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#9 Seaview Green and White Tropical Print Sandals $21.00

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#10 Shore Blue Multi Tropical Print Sandal $21.00

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Be sure to let me know which of these is your favorite in the comments below!

See you next time,

-S

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Spring Sundress Shop

Happy Saturday everyone!

During the warmer months I love to be as casual as possible when it comes to my outfits. There are a ton of different ways that a casual look can be achieved. Some of my favorites are: denim shorts, rompers, and dresses!

Dresses are a great option because like rompers, you only have to make one decision in order to have your entire outfit ready for the day! I love that dresses are perfect for any occasion as they can be dressed up or down, and can work from the office to the beach!

Today I’m going to be sharing 10 of my favorite dresses for the spring and summer months! These are dresses that I believe would be flattering and functional for everyone!

#1. Step Right Up Navy Blue and White Striped Swing Dress $52.00

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#2. Better Together Grey Shirt Dress $35.00

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#3. Shift and Shout Ivory Shift Dress $49.00

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#4. Yacht Rock Blue and White Striped Off The Shoulder Midi Dress $66.00

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#5. Give Me A Print Ivory and Green Print Shift Dress $49.00

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#6. Sloane White Polka Dot Midi Dress $92.00

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#7. City Strut Black Shirt Dress $45.00

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#8. Fit and Flare Cami Dress $36.99 (On Sale)

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#9. UO Babydoll T-Shirt Dress $49.00

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#10. UO Lindsay Button-Up Chambray Mini Dress $49.00 (On Sale)

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I hope that you have found at least one of these dresses that you can get and wear nonstop throughout these warmer months! I have the Fit and Flare Cami Dress from Gap Factory and I absolutely LOVE it! It was the perfect dress for Keeneland, and could be worn to so many different events!

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-S