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Tropical Tassel Maxi Dress

Dress | Clutch | Similar Earrings | Shoes | Glasses 

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Hello lovelies! Happy Monday! I don’t know about you but this weekend was so wonderful! My parents were in town and we spent the weekend together and had a great time! The weather was perfect where we live and was in the 70’s. Today on the other hand it’s raining, so I guess I’m thankful it didn’t rain over the weekend and we got to enjoy a beautiful Easter Sunday!

Today’s look screams vacation! I couldn’t resist this maxi dress because of the cute tassel detail on the back! Aren’t they just the cutest?! I paired this dress with my new favorite flat sandals which come in a bunch of colors! My clutch is selling out SO FAST in the pink. I saw that it got restocked one time last week, but it’s one of those items that is just going to always sell out so quickly! It’s stocked right now in Navy which I think is also super adorable!

I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Mascara Review

Happy Friday!! I’ve been wanting to share a review about my favorite and not so favorite mascara’s as I often get questions about what I use on my lashes!

1. Tarte Lights Camera Flashes

I tried this mascara a few years ago when I was looking into Tarte products because they are a “cleaner” brand than some others out there on the market. This mascara was not my favorite because the brush seemed very hard on my lashes and it didn’t last me very long. The brush did, however, do a good job at separating my lashes but didn’t give me that super voluminous look that I go for on a daily basis. If you’re looking for a cleaner brand and a more natural look, this might be a good product for you to try!

2. Lancome Clis Booster XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base 

 

I first received this lash primer as a sample in a random gift with purchase and instantly loved it. It really does prime my lashes for mascara and definitely makes them seem longer. I’ve since bought the full size of this primer and use it all the time. If you’re looking for a great primer, I would definitely recommend this one!!

3. Bobbi Brown ‘Everything’ Mascara

I grew up on this mascara, so to speak! It’s the first mascara I ever tried and I really think it’s such a great every day mascara if you’re looking for something that will help lengthen and give you volume but isn’t over the top. I probably used this mascara for 5 years without trying anything else because it really coated my lashes, didn’t flake and was just a good quality product. I would say that for a night out I would recommend a mascara with a little more volume, or applying multiple coats. But for a great every day mascara you can rely on…I would recommend this one!

4. L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Mascara

Oh my gosh I love this mascara duo. I first found out about this through another blogger – The Skinny Confidential I would say almost two years ago maybe? Sidenote: if you haven’t checked out her blog and you’re looking for a total wellness/fashion/lifestyle blog that does NOT hold back, Lauryn is awesome. She is so real and tells it like it is and I appreciate her voice in the blogging world so much! Anyway, this mascara has one end that is a primer which is fabulous, and the other end is mascara. I love the brushes, love the formula, and it’s $10 on Amazon. So you really just can’t beat that! I would highly recommend this product!

5. Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

You guys, this is it. This is my hands down, consistently great, favorite mascara. I LOVE this mascara. This is that mascara that instantly gives me longer, fuller lashes that stay all day – no flaking, dryness, etc. It’s even easy to take off. I could not recommend this product more. When people comment on my lashes I’m wearing two coats of this and it shows! Just so you know, I normally use the primer from the L’oreal before I apply this, or I use the Lancome primer. But before primers were even a thing, I used this mascara without the primer for over a year and couldn’t get enough! Buy this mascara and let me know what you think! 😉

6. Lancome Definicils Lengthening and Defining Mascara 

This mascara is one of those that if they discontinued it I would never miss it, but if it was the only mascara in the world, I could use it everyday and be fine. LOL. It’s just for me not amazing but it works. I like the formula a lot and it doesn’t flake, it separates my lashes, etc. but it does not give me super volume at all. Sometimes I’ll put on a few coats of this and it does the job, but I’m not like “WOW MY LASHES ARE HUGE TODAY” with this product. To be 100% honest with you, I think it’s the brush. The brush isn’t my favorite shape. My favorite is the more pinecone shaped brush, and this brush doesn’t give me the volume. I know a lot of people who really love this mascara for it’s more natural look but for my lashes, I need more volume!

7. Clinique “Lash Power” Flutter-to-Full Mascara 

To be honest with you, lol this is the worst mascara I’ve ever tried. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but please save yourself the $ and don’t buy this! It was SO FLAKEY, hard to get off and the next morning I still had flakes under my eyes. Yuck.

8. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer

I think this is the same primer that’s in the 2-in-1 mascara I love, and I would highly recommend this product. It’s a fabulous price point (under $10), great, consistent product and really works. Not much more to say but you should always have a tube of this in your make up bag! This is a fabulous product!!

9. Hypnose Drama Instant Full Body Mascara 

I got this mascara the same time I got this primer  (#4). I actually really liked using this product but since haven’t bought a normal size tube because I’ve been using my L’Oreal + Chanel, but I really liked this a lot. The brush was so much better than the definicils for my lashes, and it gave me fuller volume. I will say – I just checked the brush from my sample (I’ve had it for probably 6 months) and my brush shape is much more pine cone shaped rather than this squigly shape. So, I will probably order this to see about this brush situation. I was surprised by how much I actually really liked this formal/brush combo!

Fall Make Up Routine, VIDEO!

Hi lovelies…today I’m sharing with you my fall make up routine! Let me know what you think of the video, and please leave me questions below and I’d be more than happy to answer them! Thanks so much for watching! xo

 

Face Primer: Photo Finish – Adjust’ Color Correcting Foundation Primer. The green option is good if your face gets red like mine b/c it color corrects

Eye Shadow Primer: 24 Hour Photo Finish’ Shadow Primer

Concealer: Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15, Color = “Fair / Light”

Foundation 1: Estee Lauder Double Wear’ Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup. Color = “2N1 Desert Beige” 

Foundation 2: Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen. Color = “Light / Medium” 

Beauty Blender: Beauty Blender

Pressed Powder: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Setting Powder. Color = “Light”

Loose Setting Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Powder Brush: I use one my mom gave me, but would recommend this one!

Bronzer: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Color = “Natural”

Bronzer Brush: I use one my mom gave me, but would recommend this one!

Blush: Bobbi Brown, Blush Color = “Tawny”

Blush Brush:  Bobbi Brown, Blush Brush

Highlighter: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Poured Crème Color = “Pearl”

Highlighter Brush: Angled Face Brush

Eye Shadow 1: Long-Wear Cream Shadow in “Sandy Gold”

Eye Shadow Brush 1: HourGlass All Over Eyeshadow Brush

Eye Shadow 2: Bobbi Brown, Eye Shadow in “Slate” also LOVE this “Cognac” with the Sandy Gold. LOVE! I have this little palette and I wear this combo multiple times a week.

Eye Shadow Brush 2: Hourglass Crease Brush – Great for blending

Eye Liner: High Impact Custom Gel Eyeliner, Color = “Black”

Eye Lash Primer: L’Oreal 

Mascara: L’Oreal Color = “Blackest Black”

Eyebrow Color: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in “Ash Brown”

Eyebrow Gel: Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Lips: MAC Liptensity Color = Claretcast

You can read more about MAC’s new lipstick line HERE

Also, HERE is the link to my adorable robe!

Also, sorry some of the audio was supposed to be muted and it didn’t mute!! Whoops!! Thanks for understanding 🙂