Giveaway! & My July Birch Box

Hey y’all,

Watch me unbox my birch box in my new video! And watch for details of a giveaway!

http://youtu.be/pAVKkm_jkt0

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Best Budget Buys: Foundation

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So today I’m talking about one of my favorite things – foundations! Normally, I go for higher end foundations just because I like to be careful about what I put on my face. But sometimes, it’s just not practical!

Even though with foundation I’m picky, there are some really good drugstore picks!

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Right now I’ve been using the Maybelline BB and love it! What is your favorite drugstore foundation?

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Summer-Resistant Makeup

Hey y’all,

I’m not sure how summers are where you live, but Texas is HOT! And everyday I can walk out with perfect makeup and an hour later I’m bare faced. But there ARE a few ways to keep your makeup fresh all day… Even in 100+ temperatures!

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1. A tinted moisturizer is something I’ve been an advocate for for a long time. And anything similar is good as well.. Foundation mixed with moisturizer, BB or CC cream, anything to lighten up your face! Anything with a dewy texture will look more natural and not like your makeup is melting off. Definitely a must have! This has been my favorite lately.

2. Waterproof mascara is also a necessity, especially for summer activities like going to the pool or running around outside! It’ll stay put and keep your eyes looking more awake. A lot of times waterproof mascara can even hold curl in your lashes more!

3. And for number 2.. You need a good makeup remover. Because you’ll be wearing stay put makeup, mixed with the fact that hot weather can potentially make your face full of oil and (ew, but true) sweat, it’s essential to completely remove your makeup and make your face a clean slate!

what are your summer beauty essentials?

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Sunday Brunch

Hey y’all,

You know those days when you’re up way too early but still need to look presentable? Story of my life!

So when Sunday brunch came around, a sundress was the perfect choice! Dresses are SO simple and versatile that they work for any occasion, and you can easily dress them up or down.

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This hi-lo dress is so comfortable when it’s HOT outside and can easily be dressed down for more casual occasions.

Here’s a similar dress and some shoes that are like my simple gold sandals!

what is your go to summer outfit?

PS.. Have you seen my FAST curly hairstyles in my recent video?

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TIPS | 3 FAST Ways to Curl Your Hair!

Hey y’all,

Today I’m showing you 3 super fast (like seriously..less than 5 minutes each) to curl your hair. I did one before work for a few days, and here’s how they turned out. One way was with my straightener, one with my curling iron, and one with just a braid!

Most of these curls are messier curls, because that’s my absolute favorite in the summer! How do you curl your hair and what’s your favorite summer hairstyle?

http://youtu.be/99qV1nO3OpE

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Getting Personal

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So one of my favorite things to wear during summer is strapless tops! They’re so cute and add something different. The only problem is.. How can I wear it and stay..appropriate?

Let’s be honest, I’m the first person to roam free, but some tops don’t quite cooperate with that! Here are some things to wear under anything backless that still look cute:

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The last one is obviously not cute haha but more practical, while the others would be so cute showing in the back of your backless top or dress! how do you wear backless clothes?

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Where have all the booties gone?

Hey y’all,

So if you’re at all like me – booties are the best shoes ever. You always see them everywhere during the fall and winter, but spottings are lacking during the summer months!

Thankfully, there are still ways to make booties weather-appropriate during the summer. Here are some of my favorite picks:

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As you can tell, my top way to wear booties in the summer is to find ones with cutouts! They add something new and seasonal!

Do you wear booties in the summer?

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Happy 4th & NEW Video!

Hey y’all,

First of all, happy 4th of July! I hope y’all have an amazing day and enjoy the long weekend :)

Secondly, I finally got a hold of my June birch box last weekend, and filmed my unboxing! Enjoy :)

 

Sign up for YOUR birch box here

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Nyakio Review

 

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Hey y’all,

Today I’m featuring some products from Nyakio! This little package had 3 samples in it – a face polish, body scrub, and face oil. I’ve had it for more than a few weeks now so I was super excited to start trying all of them out!

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The first product I tried was the face polish!

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen me post it a little while ago! It was last week sometime when I tried this out, and I really enjoyed using it. It was a little strange to squeeze out a muddy looking substance from the little packet, but it smelled amazing and my face felt SO clean afterwards! That being said, I didn’t really notice any difference in how my face looked, but that might be since it was only a one time use.

Then, last night, I moved onto the body scrub.

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The packet was a little too small to use in the shower as my full-body scrub (like the directions said to), so instead I just used it on my arms and hands after my shower. I must say, I woke up today and my super dry hands were completely back to normal! I really think it did the trick with my dry skin.

And last but not least, the face oil.

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I have never used a face oil, so I was actually the most excited to try out this sample. The best part is that this little sample will last me a while, since you only use a few drops at a time. So after washing my face and applying a toner, I used this! Right away my face felt a little oily and shiny, but after about 30 minutes it felt insanely soft. This morning my face still felt totally moisturized – so I guess their 12 hour claim can hold up to the test!

Have you ever used Nyakio products? What do you think?

I was actually really impressed and would definitely consider buying the body scrub and maybe even the face polish since I don’t have any exfoliating products for my face! The oil will have to be tested out for a few days to see how my face reacts, but so far so good!

 

 

 

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4th-spiration!

Hey y’all,

So the 4th of July is only a couple of days away, which means a long weekend filled with fun! I’ll be watching fireworks on the lake I live on Friday, then having a cookout on Saturday! But this weekend is always filled with being outside in the middle of the hot summer and red, white, and blue. Here are some of my favorite festive pieces for the weekend… All from Charlotte Russe, where you can get free shipping today!

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What are you doing to celebrate the 4th?

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