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Hello weekend! Am I right? Christmas is approaching fast and I’m sure a lot of you are heading to Christmas parties and family dinners in these next couple of weeks. I’ve put together 10 of the best red lipsticks for your holiday event! Because nothing says Christmas like a pretty red lipstick. Some of these are on the pricy side but all of these are worth the price. They will stay on all throughout your dinner or party and won’t smudge. So, you’ll be getting all of your moneys worth and won’t be aggravated by having to re-apply all night.

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful weekend!

11 Beauty Products That Actually Work…

11 Beauty Products That Actually Work

 

Todays post is very long but has a lot of great information about all these products above.  These are 11 of my favorite beauty products that I will always stan by. Plus they actually work! To purchase these items or take a closer look at them simply click on the picture of the item and it will take you straight there.
1. I have extremely thick hair and this brush is the only thing I’ve found that will actually comb through my hair and not hurt when its wet. I’ve tried different brands of these wet brushes but the actual brand Wet Brush works better than all of them. You do have to replace them around every 6 months because the bristles do start to wear but they’re very inexpensive!
2. I recently go these masks because I was seeing them everywhere. The rave over them was insane and I wanted to see if they lived up to it! These are 4 lace sheet masks. They have a chin strap and the main face mask part attaches around your ears which I really liked because you didn’t have to stop doing stuff. You can walk around and do things around the house without having to worry about them falling off. You leave these on for 40 mins and use one mask every single week. Each mask has different benefits for your skin. By the end of the 4 weeks the masks really do leave your skin looking brighter, your complexion clearer, and overall cleaner. You can reuse these masks twice each because they come with so much juice on them and in the pouches so its really worth the buy! They’re super relaxing as well.
3. I have been using this CC cream for around 2 years now and have found no other CC or BB cream that even compares to it. Its a very light coverage but very build-able so if you do want a fuller coverage you can add layers. This leaves my skin looking flawless but very breathable. I have a lot of freckles all over my face and I don’t like covering them and this evens out my skin tone but makes my freckles still showing. I love it! I always apply this with a damp beauty blender for a flawless look.
4. I recently purchased this perfume on a trip and wear it almost everyday now. Its one of the most long lasting perfumes I’ve ever worn. This brand has just a few scents out right now and after smelling this one it stuck with me and I loved it! Its a very light and clean scent. Those are the scents I tend to go for more than the really strong thicker scents. Nothing will ever beat my favorite Chanel No. 5 but this one for sure stays on longer thats why I chose it over Chanel No. 5. I highly suggest this one if you like clean smelling scents. It’s called Liquid Diamonds!
5. First off, I’m not a big fan of dry shampoo because I don’t usually like the way it makes my hair feel or look but this one is incredible! After you apply it you can’t feel it in your hair at all and the scent is just amazing! Every dry shampoo I’ve ever tried left my hair feeling dry and chalky. But no matter how much you spray in your hair, this one leaves it feeling so fresh! Sometimes I spray this in my hair even when its not dirty just because it smells so nice.
6. Skincare is so so so important. Especially as a teenager and in your early 20s. How you treat your skin in those years of you life truly depends on how it will look when you get older. You can do your research online on the best products to use for your age and skin type or even see a dermatologist which I highly suggest! This Drunk Elephant product is a liquid exfoliant with all kinds of good vitamins in it. I usually use this a few times a week in my night routine. Its very strong so don’t use it everyday. We don’t need to exfoliate our skin every single day! A few times a week will do. This product gets all the dead skin cells off your skin and repairs it with vitamins over night while you get your beauty rest. When you wake up your skin will be so soft, clear, and bright!
7. This is another skincare product which is sorta like an exfoliant but sorta not. This was suggested for me to use by a lady who was doing a facial on me in Miami and I have been thankful every since. I think a lot of us struggle with large pores around our nose every now and then or maybe for a long time. No matter how many pore strips or different products I used nothing worked for me until this Skinceuticals product came along. I apply a small amount on my nose (this is a liquid) at night during my skincare routine. After about a month went by of using this I was so shocked. I no longer have any visible pores on my nose at all. It keeps them clean and diminished them completely. I swear by this stuff!
8. Amika was kind enough to send me some of their hair care products and this one was my favorite of the bunch. It’s a hair mask that repairs and moisturizes your hair in just 2-3 minutes! You put this stuff on dry hair all over your head and leave it on for 2-3 minutes and then wash out. After washing out you wash your hair and you can either condition again or leave it. I usually always condition again to help manage my waves. This smells heavenly and left my hair feeling so soft and it looked so shiny. It comes in a huge tub so I haven’t finished it yet but I plan on doing so! My hair feels so healthy after using this stuff.
9.  I just started using this mascara about a week ago and its already got a spot in my top beauty products. I like thick long lashes and this mascara gives me all of that and more! I don’t know if its just me but do you guys every have a problem with mascara making black spots on your under eyes throughout the day? I tried putting extra setting powder under my eyes to help this problem and a thousand other things and it kept happening to me until I switched to this mascara. Ever since I started wearing this I haven’t had that problem at all! So I think I’ll be sticking with this one for a very long time.
10. Everyone loves a good makeup setting spray, this Kate Somerville one is my favorite. Its a hydrating setting mist so even if you makeup is matte by the time you finish and you set it with this it will give you a beautiful dewy look. I love dewy makeup! This has the most refreshing feeling and leaves you glowing all day long. I always apply my highlight last and then spray this and it makes the glow times 10.
11. Last but not least, my trusty Givenchy concealer. This and the iT Cosmetics concealer are my two favorites. This ones leaves a more natural look which I’m into. If I’m going more heavy with the makeup or have mega dark circles that day then I use the iT Cosmetics one because its thicker and a lot brighter. But this Givenchy one is perfect for everyday makeup. It gets the job done and goes on so smoothly. It truly make your under eyes look completely flawless. I highly suggest this!
If you made it through this very long post then thank you for reading! Have a wonderful Saturday.

Get Ready With Me | Everyday Look

 

Hi again! I’m putting up two posts today because I’m back on Youtube and couldn’t wait another day to tell you guys! I’m going to try an post once or twice a week on my channel but I will also post the videos here too. If you have any videos you would like to see please let me know and I will film it! I’m always up for suggestions and open for advice. You can subscribe to my Youtube channel here.

You will be able to find all my Youtube videos under the category and page “Youtube”. If they’re beauty videos you will also be able to find them under the category and page “Beauty”.

Thank you so much for reading!

How I Straighten My Hair…

Step 1: I brush out my hair with my Wet Brush. My hair gets really tangly and this brush  gets them out with no struggle.
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Step 2: Today I am using my favorite straightener ever! It’s the Nume Megastar straightener. It heats up in less than a minute, makes your hair so sleek straight in half the time of a regular straightener. I heat the straightener up to 450 if my hair is really wavy or 390 when I need a touch up. I separate my hair on two sides if it’s really wavy, if not then I straighten the parts needed the most.

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Step 3: Now that I am done straightening my hair I’m going to be using Nume’s Argon Oil on the ends of my hair and on my fly aways. This oil adds shine to your hair as well as brings it back to life after putting so much heat on it. I always make sure to not use too much, a little goes a long way.

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| Straightener: Nume | Argon Oil: Nume |

I have a HUGE discount for ya’ll on this amazing straightener. You can get this straightener for $61 with the code ORNAMENT61 you apply at checkout. The original price of this straightener is $169. This Nume Megastar Straightener linked here is a great gift for Christmas coming up. It’s never too early to start your shopping, especially with a deal like this. It also comes in 3 different colors so you’ll be able to satisfy whoever you’re shopping for. This straightener heats up in less than a minute, its highest heat setting is 450. I tend to use it on 450 only if my hair is very wavy. I usually set it to 350-390. It also leaves your hair looking sleek straight and so shiny once you’re all done. If you purchase the Nume Argon Oil as well then it will add a little extra shine and help prevent dead ends. This is an all around great product. It has cut my hair styling time in half. You only have to go over one piece of hair once, slowly and you’re all set! Theres no need in having to go over one piece of hair ten times! 

Alright ya’ll that completes how I like to straighten my hair. I don’t put a lot of heat on my hair because I’m trying to grow it out so, I’ve only been putting heat on it a couple times a month and it’s working! I’ve grown a couple inches in the last couple months I believe. I will give you all of my tips and tricks on how to keep your hair healthy and tips on growing it out soon. Have a great day! 

My Travel Makeup Bag…

          
So, this is my essentials I NEED when I travel. I typically keep this little bag in my carry-on because most of my flights are early in the morning so I do my makeup on the plane. I pack a larger makeup bag in my suitcase with more eyeshadow palettes and brushes. I purchased this bag from target for around $10.00 I believe. My larger one is from Polo. If you would like to see what’s inside that one please let me know. I have a adorable outfit i’m putting on here tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned to see! Xoxo.