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butterLONDON LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon Collection


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I've officially found my go-to lip formula for summer. butterLONDON recently introduced eight incredible shades of their LIPPY Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon for Summer 2015. The formula is designed to deliver highly pigmented color and intense shine, all with one pencil. Let me just preface this by saying I never imagined a lip crayon could deliver THAT much gloss and shine. I was in awe when I swatched the shades. It literally appears as if you're wearing a lip gloss, without the stickiness, and with the pigmentation of a lipstick.

The #MCBL Trend Guide: Flamingo Print

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I have to credit Kate Spade for bringing the flamingo print trend back in full force. It's the perfect quirky print to complement any summer outfit, making the look more playful and fun. Like the palm print trend, I would recommend limiting the amount of flamingo print per look. There is a fine line between tasteful and tacky, and you don't want to cross over to the dark-side. Take note from the bloggers below who found the perfect balance, pairing the print with neutral, staple pieces. 
(And yes, I consider leopard print a neutral).

John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection


Monday, June 29, 2015

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I adore beachy waves. There is something so effortless and relaxed about wavy hair. Even though the look is so simple, sometimes people feel as if it is impossible to achieve. Trust me, it's not. With a curling wand and the John Frieda Beach Blonde Collection, it's truly effortless to achieve windblown waves all summer long!
The first step to achieving beachy waves is to shampoo and condition your hair. The John Frieda Beach Blonde Cool Dip Purifying Shampoo and Beach Blonde Smooth Seas Detangling Conditioner are incredible for prepping your hair for styling! I don't know about you, but I spend as much time at the beach and pool as I can throughout the summer, which means tangled, dry hair. The Beach Blonde shampoo and conditioner help to nourish your hair, leaving it smooth, hydrated, and tangle-free. Oh, and don't be fooled by the name. The Beach Blonde Collection is perfect for all hair colors! Once you've washed your hair, you can either let it air dry, or go in with a blow dryer. I personally have very thick hair, so I usually reach for the blow dryer.

Budget Fashionista: Save or Splurge


Friday, June 26, 2015

If you checked out my latest trend guide, you know I am all about palm print! A couple of weeks ago I was on the J.Crew website and spotted these tropical Sophia Webster beauties. I instantly fell in love, but after seeing the price tag, I desperately tried to erase them from my memory. Fast forward to this week, my best friend brings them to my attention once again! Itching for a pair of tropical print heels, I knew there had to be some sort of alternative to spending over $500. Luckily, I came across a chic, far more affordable pair at Necessary Clothing. They're not exact, but if you're looking to embrace the palm print trend, and don't want to break out the credit card, they're a perfect alternative. And if you still can't stop obsessing over the Sophia Webster pair, they are currently 30% off at J.Crew; still quite the investment, but way better than full price.

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Jordana Dramatic Effects Mascara


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer is the perfect time to test out new, bold beauty trends. It's a great time of year to add some color to your make-up look, and what better way to take a risk than with bright mascara! Jordana Cosmetics released a line of NINE Dramatic Effects colored mascaras. Yes, nine! Most of my readers know I tend to keep my make-up pretty neutral, but I love the idea of adding a few coats of colored mascara to create a fun, summer-friendly make-up look. My favorite way to wear the Dramatic Effects mascaras is to keep the entire make-up look bronzy and subtle, and use the mascara as the pop of color and focal point!