My Favorite Five Minute Updos for Long Hair

Super easy and under two minutes to get The Knot - an easy updo.

This shop and tutorial on my favorite five minute updos for long hair has been compensated by Schwarzkopf. #CareWithKeratin #sponsored When it comes to my hair, I generally get the same curious questions. “Do you have hair extensions?” “How did your hair grow so fast?” “What do you use to keep your hair so shiny?” While these are just a few of the beauty questions I get, I think folks are generally very inquisitive as to my hair. That’s a good thing. And, although, these questions are super easy to…

5 Best Affordable Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes (that Aren’t Urban Decay!)

5 affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes

If you watch YouTube natural eye makeup tutorials as much as I do, you’ll know that almost every one uses a neutral eyeshadow palette to complete the look. Watch enough of them and you’ll know that everyone is in love with the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, myself included. But, my makeup-loving friends, there are other choices. Crazy, I know, but I’m loving these 5 affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes just as much as the Naked ones. Here’s my top picks compliments or pigment, consistency, application, and cost. Revolution Makeup Redemption Eyeshadow…

10 Days to Drastically Improve Aging Skin with DCL Skincare

DCL Skincare 10 Day Challenge

As a gal that loves reading about and testing new skincare products, I was excited to learn that a skin company is changing the game with its new line. DCL Skincare (from Derm Warehouse) has products that targets the four important skin layers to keep us looking our more youthful. The company is hosting a fun 10-day #DCLSwitch Skincare Challenge, too. So, I gave it a go to test drive the line and see if it really does what it claims. The results? Keep reading. Truth? I never lie about…

IPSY April 2017 Subscription: Products and First Thoughts

Ipsy April 2017 Glam Bag Contents Ticket bag

Another month, another IPSY subscription! This month my glam bag had five fun products that I can’t wait to try out. I think they cater to warmer weather, too. So, what did I get in my IPSY April 2017 Glam Bag? Here’s the scoop. LUXIE Precision Foundation Brush First thought? I’m loving the periwinkle handle color. The brush itself is super soft, but I’m not sure about using it for foundation. Honestly, it feels too soft for that task. Instead, I love the tapering so I’ll try it as a…

Analyzing My Skin with Olay Skin Advisor

Olay Skin Advisor Get Started

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence  for Olay Skin Advisor and Olay. All opinions are my own! #28DaysofOlay If you’re old enough to remember the 1970’s and 1980’s, you’ll probably remember your mother using Oil of Olay. My mother used it her whole life and I still remember the beautiful scent the face lotion had. Truth be told, I still have her last bottle for sentimental reasons. She taught me so much about caring for my own skin and keeping it looking youthful and while I have my own…

ipsy March 2017 Subscription: What’d I Get?

ipsy March 2017 bag

When it comes to subscriptions, my first month with ipsy February 2017 was a fun one. So fun, in fact, I immediately began looking forward to this month’s haul. There’s a little bit of everything that I like to try when it comes to beauty products and an awesome beauty tool as well. Here’s what I got in my ipsy March 2017 subscription bag and first impressions. I’m always a sucker for anything pink and shiny, so this month definitely didn’t disappoint in regard to the bag. It’s a super…

February 2017 Ipsy Bag: First Impressions and What’d I Get ?

IPSY February 2017 Bag Denim

I’ve been hearing about the ipsy bag subscription for over a year. This month, I broke down and subscribed to the $10 service so I can get a cute bag filled with products delivered every month. So, my first bag comes with a ton of questions on my end. Was it worth it? What products did I receive? Will I actually use them? Here’s my first impressions and product photos for the ipsy February 2017 bag. If you’re an ipsy subscriber, you know each bag can probably have a product…

Four Reasons to Love At Home Teeth Whitening (and One Reason Not to!)

Things We Love January 2017 Smile Brilliant teeth Whitening kit

Truth? I’ve used several over-the-counter teeth whitening brands and have always ended up with “meh” results. They were either messy, inconvenient, or just didn’t work. It’s a lack of positive results like these that made me skip home teeth whitening for a while – until Smile Brilliant showed up at my doorstep. Looking for an at-home teeth whitening kit that really works? Here’s four reasons you need to give Smile Brilliant a go! Disclosure: I was given a complimentary teeth whitening kit from Smile Brilliant to test drive and show…

tarte 2016 Holiday Makeup Sets: Travel Perfect or Waste of Time?

tarte 2016 holiday gift sets

There’s no denying how passionate I am for makeup. Heck, I practically live at Sephora and Ulta when I’m not traveling. There’s just something about makeup and all of its potential – potential to completely transform me into whatever I choose at that moment.  So it’s definitely not a shock to learn that, when those beautiful holiday makeup kits start lining the shelves I make a bee line for them. This year’s tarte 2016 holiday makeup kits are really stunning – there’s special editions at both Sephora and Ulta from…