How I Whiten With Smile Brilliant

How I Whiten With Smile Brilliant

I have never been particularly confident about my smile until recently. In middle school, I went from a messed-up snaggle-tooth, to a full mouth of braces (with colored rubber bands, anyone else remember those?). When I finally got that metal out of my mouth, my teeth were never particularly bright-white. My budding, (and now full-fledged) coffee addiction didn't help out either, since things like coffee and red wine stain your teeth. Dang.

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November Favorites

Pixi makeup melting cleansing cloths, pixi glow tonic pads, j.crew bandana, milk makeup cream bronzer, essie penny talk, j.crew statement earrings

This month's favorite seem to mostly revolve around accessories and skincare! I've been cutting back on the makeup-wearing lately, so I suppose this assortment makes perfect sense, though I do have one little treat in there that's a true gem! Check out what I've been loving this month below! 

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Pixi Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths

When it comes to skincare, Pixi is my new obsession. Besides their magical glow tonic, I've been loving their cleansing cloths to wipe away the majority of makeup before washing my face (Double-cleanse ladies! One step does not get it all off!) These are super gentle and do not irritate my skin at all!

Pixi Glow Tonic Pads

I'm sure I've raved plenty about Pixi's Glow Tonic, but lets be real, I'm very lazy, and having these pre-soaked pads makes life so much easier! Even better, if your traveling, you can throw just a few of them in a ziplock bag and save a ton of space (and get them through TSA no problem!) 

j.crew bandana and statement earrings

J.Crew Bandanas

My favorite accessory finally makes the favorites list. I'm sure you've seen these in a million style posts like Brooklyn Haze, and Wilderness Knot, but they continue to be the piece I throw with every outfit again and again!

J.Crew Statement Earrings

And my other staple accessory, huge earrings. These pink ones are the most recent addition to my collection, although I have the same pair in yellow, and about 10 others on rotation. It's so easy to take a simple T-shirt and jeans to a chic outfit by just popping on a pair of these!

milk makeup cream contour, essie penny talk

Milk Makeup Cream Bronzer

Being on the fairer side, it's difficult to find a bronzer that doesn't look like I rubbed dirt across my face, but this super easy cream one by Milk Makeup is amazing for a ton of skin tones! For the lighter ladies, a small amount applied with fingertips and blended in with a brush works beautifully, and tanner skin tones can just build up the color and then blend out! 

Essie Penny Talk

My two obsessions: nail polish and anything copper. Put them together and I've dies and gone to heaven! This shade looks so cute all over the nail, or as an accent on top of a different shade! Might I suggest Eternal Optimist or Ladylike?

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Foundation is the hardest makeup product to get right. We all want something that is going to look, feel, and wear well even after several hours, and preferably with little to no touch-ups. Put the fear of breakouts on top of that, and you have a real challenge here. I recently started a quest to test as many luxury foundations as I can (giving each one at least a month or more to test) and after CHANEL's Les Beiges Foundation, next up on the list is Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation

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5 Minute Makeup

5 Minute Makeup

If only I had the time every morning to spend an hour perfectly applying makeup and styling my hair. Unfortunately, no such luxury exists, and I mainly resort to throwing my messy hair into a ponytail and applying a coat of mascara as I run out the door. However, lately I have almost perfected the art of applying just the basics in a way that makes it appear as though I put more effort than I did!

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Beauty Haul

Beauty Haul

Morning, Lovelies! I've done quite a bit of shopping lately and I thought I would give y'all a haul post today on the beauty items that have found their way into my collection lately! I'll report back most likely in my August Favorites on which ones we're outstanding, and I'm excited to try the majority of these while on vacation this week in Cancun, Mexico (don't worry, there will be one vlog at least, maybe two!) Tell me below any of these that you've tried, and your thoughts! Or If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear them!

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Pixi Glow Tonic Review

Pixi Glow Tonic Review

I've been such a skincare fanatic lately, so after hearing over and over and over again about how amazing the Pixi Glow Tonic is, I broke and finally ran to Target for a bottle. I wasn't so sure in the beginning that it would work as well for me, since I have dry, yet blemish-prone skin, and most of the reviews we're by people with oily skin, but I've become a believer! 

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Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Swatch Video + Review

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Swatch Video + Review

There has been so much buzz about these little drugstore lippies that I had to see what all the hype was about. While running into walgreens (for one thing, and walking out with 7, as per usual) I spotted a display of these and grabbed two shades, Addiction and Devotion. After testing (and falling in love with) those two, I ran to ULTA for four more, picking more adventurous shades this time, and I was hooked

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CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation

I tested several high-end foundations before deciding on the CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Foundation. I had pretty much made up my mind when my mother complimented me on "my skin" almost every single time I wore it! It has a medium, but bulidable coverage, and sits a bit middle-of-the-road in terms of finish. It's not quite matte, but not quite dewy either. You can definitely play up either finish depending on what primer you use under it (I recommend the BECCA Backlight Primer for a glowy/dewy finish, and Benefit Porefessional for matte). An added bonus particularly for fair girls, is it's SPF 25 (woot!) to keep those sun-rays off skin every single day. 

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Beauty Box 5 Review

Beauty Box 5 Review

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Beauty Box 5, a monthly beauty subscription box, asking if they could send me one of their boxes for review! Well the pretty little blue box arrived last week, and was greeted by an explosion of confetti and bright floral cards! (and coupons! Woot woot!) The box has both full-size and sample-size products, but overall it's a solid set for the $12 price tag!

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Glossier Phase 2: Makeup

Glossier Phase 2: Makeup

Good morning, Lovelies! I got to go to a very exciting event this past Saturday, the launch of Glossier's Phase 2 makeup! For anyone who isn't familiar with Glossier, it's a skincare and makeup company started by Emily Weiss from Into The Gloss, which is an amazing blog if you don't already read it! We actually met Emily on our way up to the Glossier penthouse, and she was just as lovely and genuine as she comes across online! 

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