Mani Monday – Bikini So Teeny

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Hi everyone! Today’s mani is a pretty, blue-purple/periwinkle color from Essie called Bikini So Teeny. This color is so pretty, and has a slight shimmer. Although Essie polishes are not my favorite formula of nail polish, they come out with the best colors! They retail for around $8, and you can find them at Ulta and CVS.

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Hope you guys liked this mani! Have a great week 🙂

OOTD – Sunday Funday!

Hi Guys! Today’s OOTD is a casual and comfortable outfit perfect for shopping around town and going out to lunch. I love wearing maxi dresses in the summertime because they keep me cool, and I think they look really cute. Hope you guys like it!

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What I’m Wearing:

Red and White Chevron Maxi Dress – Belk
Heart Shaped Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters
Silver Filigree Earrings – Express
Silver Watch – Betsey Johnson
Silver Rings – James Avery
White and Silver Sandals – DSW
Nail Polish – OPI Got a Date to Knight

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Friday Favorite – Revlon Lip Butters!

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Hi Guys! Happy Friday! Hope y’all had a great week. Today’s post is about the Revlon Lip Butters. I love these lipsticks, they are glossy and shiny, and they give a sheer, natural wash of color, which is what I like best.

I have been using these 4 lip butters recently:

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Strawberry Shortcake – this color is a blue toned light pink color that is really pretty. There is no shimmer in this one, and it looks really pretty for everyday wear.

Peach Parfait – This is the first lip butter I purchased. I bought this one because Emma Stone was wearing it on the display picture at Ulta, and it looked so pretty on her. This is a really pretty peachy-pink color with subtle shimmer.

Berry Smoothie – This color is a bright berry color. It is brighter than the normal berry colors than I would pick out, but I love it because it has more pink than purple undertones.

Cherry Tart – I wear this one when I’m feeling sassy! It is a true red; a bright red, but it comes out pretty sheer, that is why I like it.

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From left to right: Cherry Tart, Berry Smoothie, Peach Parfait, Strawberry Shortcake

These Lip Butters can be found at any drugstore for around $6.

Which Revlon Lip Butter is your favorite? Let me know which ones I should try out next!

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend! 🙂

Hautelook + Nordstrom Summer Beauty Essentials Bag

Hi Guys! I just received my Hautelook + Nordstrom Summer Beauty Essentials Bag in the mail, and I thought I would share it with all of you. Every couple of months, on Hautelook’s website, they put out a “Beauty Essentials Bag”. The bag contains a bunch of different products, and it is just $20. As a gal who loves to try out new products, this is right up my alley! The product value that you get is way over the $20, and it’s just like Christmas when you get it in the mail!

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So, this set of 14 products is valued at $120, and everything comes in a cute little clear makeup bag, and here is what it contains:

Blow Pro Strong Hold Finishing Spray, Strengthens and conditions hair as it holds and locks out humidity, and prevents frizz. Sulfate and paraben free, not tested on animals. 1.5 oz. I am always looking for a new hairspray, so I’m excited to try this!

Lashfood Nano Peptide Natural Eyelash ConditionerProvides the appearance of longer, thicker lashes and helps your lashes to become healthy and strong. 0.02 oz.

Grab N’ Go Pony Compact3″3″ clear plastic compact that holds your ponytail holders and comes with 3 colored ones. This is so cool! Now I have someplace to put mine and Allison’s ponytail holders so they won’t end up at the bottom of my purse.

Miracle 10 AHA CreamSkin Smoothing Exfoliator to help relieve dry skin, even out skin tone, and minimize aging. 10 ml. I am obsessed with trying anything with anti-aging on it, so I am definitely going to try this one out soon!

Diptyque Eau de Toilette Fragrance – this scent is supposed to smell like fig trees, I don’t really like it that much though! I’ll probably give this to someone or just toss it. I like more floral fragrances.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencil in NakedGlides on smoothly, stays creamy, and keeps lipstick, gloss, and stain from feathering. I am a big fan of these 24/7 eyeliners, but I have never tried a lipliner from this brand. This color is a true nude, and will look good with a nude lipstick over the top.

LORAC Special Effects Mascara in BlackContains natural oils and plant extracts to prime lashes, and the mascara defines and lengthens lashes while keeping them healthy and shiny.

Crown Brush Travel Brush Setcontains powder brush, oval shadow brush, angled liner brush, oval tip brush, and brow groomer brush.

Whish Orange Cream Body ButterSoftens and soothes skin, firms with organic seaweed extract, and is paraben free. 0.50 oz. This lotions smells exactly like an orange creamsicle! It is so soft and I seriously just want to eat it, it smells so good! I will definitely be purchasing the full-size!

L’Occitane Shea Hand Cream20% shea butter hand cream penetrates to protect, nourish, and moisturize hands. 0.03 oz.

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Margaritathis lipstick offers a beautiful, velvet texture, and resists wear and smudging. 0.14 oz.

Kate Somerville Tan Towel Half Body Classic ToweletteExfoliate, tan and moisturize all in one! Works with proteins and amino acids to provide the most natural looking tan. These are great for travel, and they do provide a great tan with no streaking!

Mirenesse Lip Bomb in #27Color that drenches your lips for a juicy, high impact color that is super moist and has a velvety finish. This is a liquid lipstick that is really shiny, and it is really pretty. I had never heard of this brand before, but I am impressed with the wear of this.

Way more than $20, right? I am really impressed with these bags, and I will continue to purchase them! If you would like me to do a review or a demo on any of these products, let me know!

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

Letter To My Twinkie

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My Dearest Twinkie,

I have loved you all my life. When I was a little girl, you were always there for me. Picnics, school lunches, afternoon snacks, you were always there to bring a smile to my face.

I was lonely; lost without you, dear twinkie…and I missed you. My life just wasn’t complete without you. I knew someone would buy you, and everything would be ok again, but I couldn’t help but miss you.

Today, when I saw you, the last one on the shelf at Albertson’s, sitting all by your lonesome…I knew you’d be mine again. When I opened the box and saw you, I was so happy. We are meant to be together, twinkie. I know you feel the same way, and I promise to never take you for granted again, twinkie. You are just as delicious as you once were. I love you, dear twinkie.

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