A Lil Sephora Haul

My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I got a couple of gift cards! Of course, I couldn’t wait to go shopping! Here is what I picked up.

Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Gloss in Fruitjuice

This is a lip oil that I have been wanting to try. The packaging is so cute and it smells really good. I wanted to try the shade fruitjuice, which is described as a neutral magenta. Here’s a swatch! It looks like a very sheer wash of berry on my lips. So gorg.

It Cosmetics CC Cream in the shade Fair Light

I have used this before, and I loved it. When I used it, there was a limited shade range and I couldn’t find a color to suit me. I decided to try this again because I saw more shades were added. I love that this has SPF 50, and I love the packaging with the pump. The finish is so nice too. Can’t wait to use this again.

Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

This is my favorite hair mask. It smells glorious and it leaves my hair so soft and manageable. Every Amika product I have ever tried I have loved. I’m excited to have this again.

The Ordinary Lash and Brow Serum

This is a very affordable lash serum that I am so excited to try. I have previously used Revitalash and absolutely loved it, but it was very expensive. I am hoping to get the same results with this one!

Burberry Her Rollerball

I don’t ever buy full size perfume because I never use it all. I’m just not that into perfume. I do love to buy these rollerballs because I can put them in my purse. This scent smells so good- very fruity with jasmine, musk, and amber. It is very similar to Ariana Grande’s Cloud but more sophisticated.

Gisou Honey Infused Leave in Conditioner

This was a little freebie I chose. I have really been curious about this brand, the packaging is so cute and their products have great reviews, especially the hair oil. I love to use leave in treatments, so I’m excited to try this!

That’s everything I picked up from Sephora! Have you tried any of these products?

Thanks for reading xx

Products I Regret Buying

This doesn’t happen often! I usually do research on things before I buy them, but sometimes, they just don’t turn out to be what I expected.

Let me know if I am maybe using these wrong because people seem to love them!

Anyway, here they are, the products I do not like and regret purchasing.

First up, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Sweet Candy.

So, first off. I love the color and packaging. You get a ton of product, and the smell is amazing, like gummy bears. BUT, I just don’t like sticking my finger in there and applying it to my lips that way. I just don’t. I prefer a lip balm in a stick form. But that was my mistake, I clearly knew it was in a tub when I bought it.

The thing is, it isn’t moisturizing! I honestly think it makes my lips chapped. For a mask, it’s very thin and doesn’t stay on long at all. It just wasn’t it for me. I prefer my Burt’s Bees over this.

Ugh. This Ilia Powder.

This stuff is very pricey, but it does come in a large tub. It is a translucent powder that is supposed to give a soft focus blurring effect. For me, it doesn’t blur. What it does do is give me a huge white cast no matter how little I apply. It really leaves my skin so incredibly dry, and doesn’t give me a skin like finish.

I also really don’t like loose powder, but thought I would give it a go because of all of the positive reviews. I prefer the Hourglass pressed powders or the BM Pressed Mineral Veil. Those blur and don’t leave a white cast.

Next up, the NARS Creamy Concealer.

Years ago, I loved this concealer; it was my go to. I recently purchased it again because I remembered how much I used to love it! I’m not sure if the formula has changed or what, but this is a lot thicker and drier than I remember – and this is coming from a Tarte Shape Tape girl. I was hoping for a change from the shape tape, something lighter and with a hydrating finish. It was just way too drying.

A nail polish flop, OPI Bubble Bath.

The more I wear this nail color, the more I don’t like it. Unlike other pale pink colors that I own, this color really leans…warm? It has kind of a orange-tan look to it rather than a pale pink. I just don’t like this, and I regret buying it since I never reach for it.

Lastly, this Ordinary mask.

I don’t have sensitive skin, but this stuff BURNS. I get that it is a peeling exfoliant, but I can’t even leave it on for a full minute because it hurts so bad! I have read such great reviews on it, and I think the problem is that I have dry skin. It has such good ingredients and I love exfoliators, so I was sad this didn’t work out!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? Let me know!

Thanks for reading xx

It Girl Fashion Accessories

You know the girl. She’s effortless, cool, casual, but always put together. Today we are gonna get the look from some cute accessories.

First up, a belt bag, but if you’re a millennial like me, you’ll know this as a FANNY PACK.

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

I’m gonna try to link this, but they are super popular right now. I’ve had mine for a year or so, but recently they’ve blown up on social media and everyone has them! The hype is real, though. They are so easy and convenient, they are hands free, and go with any casual outfit. They are especially cute with athleisure, and so roomy! I even did a Whats In My Lululemon Belt Bag post, check it out here!

It even looks cute with my bum uniform, a tank top, joggers, and a hoodie! My daughter Allie, who is a preteen, has a Lulu one in a hot pink color, and she LOVES hers. See? GEN Z APPROVED! Here is a similar option from Target if you can’t get your hands on the LULU.

Next up, some fun hair claw clips.

Claw clips are so trendy and soo cute. They are totally 90’s, and I love to wear them! Between me and my girls, we have a TON, but these are our favorites. We wear them by gathering up all of our hair, twisting it upward, and then using the clip to hold it up.

Ashley is ready for her model moment. The girl loves to accessorize!

Adorable.

The flower clips and butterfly clips are from Amazon, and the gold one is from Ulta.

Gold jewelry is also crucial to the look of an IT GIRL.

I love the look of this gold coin choker, and these medium sized chunky hoop earrings. I pair this choker with my name necklace that I never take off, and I love the combo. Both of these are from Etsy.

These chunky gold hoops dress up any look and just instantly make you look put together!

Next up, some slides.

I know athletic slides are really on trend, and I do love those, but I love these embellished slides MORE.

Love the clear strap and the little champagne gold colored beads. These are so cute and can dress up any outfit. I love to wear these with sundresses or just jean shorts and a tank. I’ve also seen slides embellished with pearls, and those are so cute too.

Lastly, chrome nail color.

I did a post on Glazed Donut Nails last week, and I for one, am loving this trend!

These colors are so pretty and shimmery, but without the chunks of glitter. Essie Jingle Belle is a silver chrome, OPI Happy Anniversary is a white pearl, and Essie Love At Frost Sight is a frosty silver light blue color. All of these are gorgeous on the nails, and give that chrome look.

Alright, well that’s it for my It Girl fashion trends! What trends have you been loving lately?

Thanks for reading xx

3 Refreshing Summer Cocktails (Easy!)

Hello! Today I am sharing some super quick and easy drink recipes with you. There is nothing better than a delicious cold drink on a hot summer day!!! Here are my faves.

Ranch Water

This one is my absolute favorite because it tastes like a margarita, but not so sweet and heavy.

Ranch Water

Ingredients:

  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • unflavored sparkling water

Fill your glass with ice. Add in tequila and lime juice. Fill the rest of your glass with sparkling water.

So good and refreshing!!! Perfect for a pool day.

Cherry Vodka Sour

This one is an old favorite of mine. It is a bit sweeter, but still delicious! This tastes like cherry and lemon, and the vodka gives it a nice kick.

Cherry Vodka Sour

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Grenadine

Fill your glass with ice. Add in your vodka and sour mix. Add a drizzle of grenadine to the top.

So delish and pretty to look at! These taste very good and may sneak up on ya! 🙂

Key Lime Cocktail

I’ll admit, I found this one on Tik Tok. This is so good, and tastes EXACTLY like Key Lime Pie in a glass!

Key Lime Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz whipped cream flavored vodka
  • 4 oz limeade

Fill your glass with ice. Add in vodka, and then limeade!

If you are a key lime pie lover, try this! You will love it. It is crazy how much it tastes like the real thing.

That’s it for my favorite summer cocktails! What are your favorite drinks to make in the summertime?

Thanks for reading xx

It’s Gloss Time | My Top 5 Lip Glosses

I’d say out of all the makeup products, lip gloss is my favorite. It’s the makeup item that I buy the most, and the item that makes me the happiest. Nothing is better than applying a fresh coat of lip gloss to instantly look and feel better! I like all types of gloss, (cream, shimmer, sheer, etc.) so today I am sharing my top 5 faves of the moment.

Here they are in all their glory!

1. Dior Lip Oil

Dior Lip Glow Oil in Pink

Now, technically this is a lip oil, but it feels just like a gloss to me. I love the packaging right down to the giant doe foot applicator. The formula is oh so smooth and non-sticky. Very sheer but does give a hint of pink to the lips.

My daughter Ashley is helping me out with the swatches today :). She also loves lip gloss!

2. Tower 28 Jelly Lip Gloss.

Tower 28 Jelly Gloss in XOXO

Like the Dior, this is another sheer formula, but has more color to it. This gloss is so smooth and non-sticky. It comes in a bunch of colors, but I love this hot pink one!

3. NARS Afterglow Gloss

NARS Gloss in Turkish Delight

This gloss is more of a cream formula, and is just the perfect pale pink shade. Like the others, it is very smooth, and this one is a teeny bit sticky, but it LASTS.

4. Sephora Glossed Lip Gloss

Sephora Gloss in Wild

Ok, so this one is a shimmery one! This is a beautiful shade that is a purple blue shift and is so pretty on the lips. These glosses are so good and there is a huge color range. My girls were fighting over this one and asked me if I would buy each of them one too.

5. Pat McGrath Lust Gloss

Pat McGrath Gloss in Blitz Gold

I know this one looks scary in the tube, but OMG can Pat McGrath can do a shimmery gloss. This gloss gives the prettiest golden shimmer look to the lips, but in a sheer way; my lips still look pink when I wear it. These glosses are luxurious and feel so nice on the lips. No chunky glitter, just shimmer.

Here are swatches of all five:

Pink, XOXO, Turkish Delight, Wild, Blitz Gold

That’s it for my favorites! What is your favorite lip gloss?

Thanks for reading! xx

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