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Happy Wednesday Trendsday!

I thought I’d throw together some faves I’ve been eyeing under $25! I especially love the polka dot dress which would be sooo cute with a bandeau or denim jacket, and the pointed toe booties. I also added a few classics that I’ve loved forever like the Sugar lip balm and the Anastasia Brow Wiz.

Today is my last day at home in Colorado and I am so sad! But there are more exciting things in the works for the future :) Follow along!

See you Friday!

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1. Clearogen
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I was introduced to Clearogen by one of my friends and I super love it. They have a 3-step step system for acne-prone skin: a cleanser, a toner, and this acne lotion. Since my skin is not the most acne-prone I use the Acne Lotion once a day after washing my face and before moisturizing; sometimes twice a day when my skin is not the best haha. If you have acne-prone skin or even just occasional acne I definitely recommend!

2. Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover

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Ever since I started getting monthly facials at Heyday in NYC I have completely overhauled my skincare routine. I discovered that my skin reacts soooo much better to products that are all natural. I’m super sensitive to everything so I don’t know why I didn’t realize this before! This cleansing oil is so nice you rub it on your face dry so it takes off your makeup (even though I do use a makeup remover wipe for my eyes). Then you wet your fingers with warm water and rub the oil into your skin and it becomes kind of milky and after that you rinse! It also smells sooo good. Love this cleanser.

3. Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer

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So when I do need a little help from chemicals and other non-natural formulas its in the form of sunscreen (and acne lotion haha). I love that this moisturizer doubles as an intense sunscreen. We all know that the sun is the number one cause of almost everything that happens to your face as you get older haha and I’m at even more of a risk since I am so fair! I put this moisturizer on as my last step of my skincare routine. It’s not super oily and it smells sooo good too. Whether you have a dark complexion or super fair like me, you definitely need sunscreen!

4. Anti-wrinkle Emulsion

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Even though I am still young it’s never too early to start preparing your skin for wrinkles! And I get so many gray hairs already I’m sure my wrinkles will come early too (thanks mom haha). First of all I loooove this brand. I was first introduced to it when I still lived in LA a few years ago by my dermatologist there! Its a French brand so it’s kind of hard to come across – I ordered this off Amazon. Any of their products are great but I use this one on my forehead and around my eyes after the acne lotion and before moisturizing :)

5. Regenerating Night Cream

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This night is probably the most expensive skincare product I own but it’s also one of my favorites. I also discovered this brand Grown Alchemist through Heyday and again, their products are all natural which I love. This cream is so thick and nice I look forward to putting it on every night. Its has tons of active peptides and antioxidants that will be great for your skin’s texture as it regenerates while you sleep. Although it’s a bit on the pricey side it’s probably the best night cream I’ve come across in a while. Loooove.

6. Microderma Scrub + Masque

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Okay guys best for last. I am obsesseddddd with this scrub. What it is, is a bottle of powder and there’s a ton of things you can do with the powder to exfoliate. You can mix it in with your regular moisturizer and exfoliate that way or you can create a mask which is what I do. Usually I’ll mix the powder with a bit of water to create a paste and I use that paste as a mask. I’ll leave it on for about 15 minutes, and after my skin feels sooooo smooth and rejuvenated. I try and do this mask 3-4 times a week. There’s other suggestions for different types of masks too like you can mix the powder with honey or greek yogurt depending on what your skin needs. I love how you can incorporate this scrub into anything and make it into different products. Definitely definitely a must.

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Happy Wednesday Trendsday!!

Today is all about the Drybar. Last week I went in to get a blowout and attend Alli Webb‘s signing for her new book Good Hair For All. I’ve been a huge fan of the Drybar for a while now. When I lived in LA I used to go in at least a couple times a week!!

My hair is so thick and frizzy that sometimes I just want someone else to do it so I don’t have to worry about it haha. That’s exactly what the Drybar is there to do. If you just don’t feel like doing your hair, if you have an important interview or a big event, or feel like treating yourself, you definitely need to visit the Drybar.

But the thing that reeeeally hooked me at the Drybar is the smell!! Oh my gosh it smells amazing in there and so do all of their products. I loved the smell so much that I had to get a few different products just so I could take the smell home with me haha.

The whole salon is themed like a bar with cute drink-themed names for everything. It’s adorable and so welcoming when you walk in and everyone is of course super nice!!

The last thing that I really loved about the Drybar was the fact that it was founded and run by an amazing entrepreneur. I am a life long supporter of women who are incredible business people while at the same time raising beautiful kids and maintaining a family. That is a task that few can conquer and I truly admire Alli for doing just that.

She was so so sweet and kind when we met and I was so grateful to chat with her for a few minutes! And I love love her book; it is just as cute and friendly and nice as a visit to the Drybar! It offers so many great tips and tricks for the perfect blowout at home along with some super cute stories about Alli and how she found the Drybar.

Seriously treat yourself to a visit at the Drybar. They have tons of locations all throughout the country so I’m sure there is one near you!! I already can’t wait for my next visit.

See you Friday!!

Photography: Bri Elledge

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1. Bobbi Brown Bronzer / 2. Sonia Kashuk Brush Set / 3. Maybelline Concealer / 4. Laura Mercier Highlighter / 5. Beauty Blender / 6. Dior Contour Stick / 7. Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer / 8. NARS Foundation / 9. L’Oreal Mascara / 10. Revlon Eyeliner / 11. Too Faced Eye Shadow / 12. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder / 13. Smashbox Dark Spot Corrector / 14. Urban Decay Eye Shadow

Happy Wednesday Trendsday!

Today I’m sharing all my current beauty faves. I definitely change up my beauty routine every few months, however when I do find something that I like I stick with it for a while.

I use most of these products on a daily basis, which may seem like a lot haha, but I use a super small amount of each of them. Especially the NARS foundation – it offers a lot of coverage which may seem cake-y or streaky at times, so I use my Beauty Blender to put it all over my face and then cover it with some setting powder to give it more of a natural look.

I really like all the brushes in the Sonia Kashuk Brush Set – I use them for eye shadow, bronzer powder, and brow powder. The Dior Contour Stick is the only thing I don’t own, but I am dyingggg to try it out! It looks amazing and is definitely worth the investment.

It’s also important to keep a good mix of drugstore products and high end products. Some things you just really don’t need to spend a million dollars on, like this Revlon eyeliner, I have been using for yeeeears and it’s great and I’ve never thought to look for a replacement.

See you Friday!!

PS: I have a suuuuper fun event going on later today so be sure to follow along on insta stories!!

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Happy Wednesday Trendsdaaaaay!
I’ve been saying I have wanted to do something a little different for Wednesday Trendsday so here it is! This is my recipe for my absolute favorite acai smoothie. I literally make this every morning. It is sooo yummy and on top of that, super healthy!

Here are your ingredients:

1 package frozen acai smoothie mix (I like the brand Amafruits)
1/3 cup mixed berries
Half a banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (my favorite is Dannon Light & Fit)
Handful of spinach
1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk (I like to use Almond Breeze)
Handful of ice

Throw it all in the blender! This smoothie is great also if you’re craving something sweet or just something cold for a hot day! I make this every morning and dump it in my thermos to enjoy while on the subway.
I hope you like my version of an acai smoothie! And that it’ll add a little something to look forward to in the morning :) Thats definitely what it is for me!
Also, check out some cute kitchen things I threw together below :)
See you Friday!

*try and get ingredients that are sugar/fat free or unsweetened; I learned the hard way that although a yogurt may be fat free, it can still contain a ton of sugar, but the brand I mentioned above is great!

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Happy Wednesday Trendsday!
Today I am featuring my four favorite lip sticks/glosses that you can find in my purse all the time.

1. Chanel Ultra Hydrating Lip Color in Rouge Coco

If you’re going to go for a bold red lip, it’s always a good idea to have the best version of it on hand. I love this lipstick because its super hydrating but still long lasting. I also use the Chanel Precision Lip Definer lip liner in Scarlet to make sure it does’t look messy. This is the only red lip I have in my bag :)

2. Kylie Lip Kit

Honestly I just bought these solely to see if all the hype lived up to reality, and actually, it did. I first purchased Kylie’s lip kit in Candy K along with it’s corresponding lip liner to see what it was all about, and it turns out I really loved it. These are genuinely great matte lipsticks and I find myself wanting to wear them all the time. They are truly long lasting, even after eating and drinking they may only require a small touch up. After this realization I then purchased my second lip kit in Posie K. I don’t always use the lip liner though, it makes the actual color a lot darker looking so I only break out the liner on a night out or if I’m feeling extra bold. Definitely worth the 30 bucks.

3. Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment

This lip balm I probably use everyday. The reason I love it is because it is actuaaaal lip balm. It really hydrates your lips and keeps them hydrated for hours after. On top of that it has SPF which I really love since the sun has been my enemy my whole life. Although the color is called Nude it has a really pretty light pink tint that goes well with my fair complexion. These come in a bunch of different colors and I will definitely be trying them out in the near future!

4. NARS Satin Lip Pencil

I’m not even sure what to call these because they’re not a lipstick, not a gloss or a balm, and even though they’re called a pencil they definitely do not act as one. I got these as a Sephora gift from earning points, so I was really shocked by how much I liked them; I never tend to like the little gifts at Sephora for some reason haha. But these are essential because they’re a mix of everything. If you feel like a little color but don’t want to commit to a matte or want the shininess of a gloss these are definitely the way to go.

See you Fridaaaay! :)

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Happy #WednesdayTrendsday!
Today is a little different because I’ve been really wanting to switch up Wednesday Trendsday! I want to start exploring different areas of fashion and beauty and maybe even some tutorials!

I really love the way the items I carry in my bag are broken down. First I carry all my makeup essentials in this amazing leather pouch from Eileen Fisher my boyfriend’s grandma got me. I mostly carry different lip essentials in this bag. I love the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. It stays on really well and always looks super clean. I also really love these colors for the winter time. I also carry a little round of Bare Minerals concealer which has a little mirror in it and is great for touch ups. Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf is my go-to perfume so I love to carry a little roller of it to touch up after being in crowded spaces (which is all the time in New York). The last things you can find in this pouch are obviously some hair ties, some more lip glosses, and a little Chanel :)

Another lip essential that I am obsessed with is the Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh. It has SPF which is great for me because I always need to protect my fair skin! I also love that it acts as a lip balm. During winter my lips get so chapped so I am constantly throwing this on. I have it in the Nude shade and its perfect for my skin tone but this balm comes in a million different colors.

I don’t typically use a wallet so I’ll just throw all my cards and ID’s into this cute little card case that my mom got me, especially since my Chloe Drew bag isn’t big enough for a wallet!

The last essential that I always have on me is the bright coin purse by Comme des Garcons that my boyfriend got me. This is where I keep all my Metro cards for the subway and any other important things like receipts or gift cards. I love that its so bright and accessible because no matter what type or size of purse I am carrying, I always seem to lose things in it, and I’m usually always in a hurry to catch the subway!

I hope you liked this new edition of Wednesday Trendsday, and let me know in the comments if there’s anything you’d like to see in the future!

See you Friday :)