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    Simple Everyday Make-up

    Hello! 

    Today I’m bringing my first Friday beauty post with my simple everyday make-up routine! I will preface in saying I am in no way a “beauty guru” but I enjoy it and I like wearing this simple look. So – if you’d like to see how I get this look keep on reading!



    First I take my Up and Up SPF facial moisturizer, which I’ve talked about before. Not too exciting of a step and then because it’s summer (and I just discovered this step) I add a primer. I’ve been using the Cover Outlast Primer, which I think works great! I’ve never used a primer before but this one really keeps my BB cream in place even when it’s 100 degrees outside. So as I’m sure you can guess – I add a BB cream. I’ve been using the Covergirl BB cream with SPF 21. I think it’s really nice for the summer time, with pretty minimal coverage so if you’re looking for high coverage this product isn’t it! but I think it’s a simple no fuss product. And yes, in the photo it doesn’t look like it’ll work for my skin tone but it does! I use light to medium right now because I’m outside a lot more. 

    After that I just add the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 001 Creamy Natural. I used to use the translucent one but I like this one because it covers redness, which I definitely have a problem with. I then just add a litle bit of blush and I always use the Clinique all over color in 01 Peony. I’ve been looking for a drugstore dupe because I love that it’s a blush and very faint highlight but I haven’t found one yet – so if you have any suggestions let me know!

    After that I just take the Revealed 2 Palette by Coastal Scents and I’m using this shimmery brown shade all over my crease and lid. i do it pretty haphazardly because I find this shade to be pretty mess free and easy to work with. As for brushes I just use two Ecotools brushes – one is supposed to be for concealer and the fluffy one is an eyeshadow brush. I got both of them in a great set! 

    Then I’m just going to draw a thin line with my Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eyeliner Pen, (i know – my eyeliner isn’t the best but what can ya do??) which I used to not enjoy but I have been reaching for it lately! Then I use my usual Clinique High Impact Mascara, which gives my lashes great volume and length! 

    I don’t always wear lipstick but for the sake of this post I thought I would! I chose a clinique lipstick in the shade Shy, which looks a lot darker than it really is! It’s actually very sheer and light – perfect for summer.

    And that’s it! I hope you enjoyed this sumple everyday make up routine! 

    Let me know what you think in the comments below– 

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    MY FIRST CROP TOP

    Hello! I’m back with yet another outfit post! 

    I normally post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (and occasionally on Thursday’s if I have a video) but tomorrow is my 23rd birthday! Wooo! So I thought I’d post my outfit today. 

    I’m thinking now that I’ve been really enjoying this I’m going to try and post two outfit posts a week (or something else fashion related) and one beauty post a week but we will see!

    Onto my outfit…

    I’ll definitely be the first admit it that I am not much of a crop top fan. I think other people can pull them off but not me! But I’ve been interested in trying them for a while now and I found this cute black one for only 1$ at the thrift store! I love thrifting because it allows me to try trends I don’t want to spend a ton of money on – like crop tops! They are half a shirt — why do I have to pay 20 dollars for one?? But what I really like about this top is the lace detail on the sleeves!

    As you can see… my skirt is also the perfect twirling skirt! I got it from Urban Outfitters probably a year ago but you can find the same skirt here for a lot less than what I paid (thanks vinted). My shoes are just plain black flats from Target that I’ve had for ages but they fit me perfectly! 

     As for make-up I decided to try something a little different than what I normally go for – a pink lipstick! I own quite a few but I never seem to wear them and I’m not sure why. I always feel like people are staring at me when I wear lipstick (which I know in reality they are not) but I really liked how it looked the other day. But that is it for my simple outfit and I hope you enjoyed this post!

    Let me know what you think in the comments!

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    The Perfect Floral Dress

    Hello!

    Today I’m bringing to you another outfit post! Despite the
    heat, I headed outside to a new location to shoot some photos. I really liked
    how they turned out.

    Everyone always says you need a little black dress in your
    wardrobe, which I think is true. But I also think you need a perfect floral
    dress! You’ll probably notice from outfit posts that I love a good floral pattern and this dress has the most adorable
    one! I had a meeting today so I decided to wear something a little nicer and
    this dress is always a safe choice.

    I actually got this dress at Nordstrom last summer during
    their huge sale (and I had a gift card!) and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by
    how versatile it is. I love that it has sleeves as well as a higher neckline.
    It’s perfect for almost any occasion! Plus, the pattern is just perfect.

    For my shoes I decided to wear some oxfords I thrifted last
    summer as well. I have very small feet so I was shocked that these fit me! I
    think they give this dress a nice Vintage feel as well, which is something I
    try and strive for.



    I also thrifted my necklace a long time ago. It’s absolutely
    my favorite necklace. I wear it constantly. I don’t really wear large statement
    necklaces but this one gives just enough of a statement to not be overwhelming.



    As for make-up I didn’t wear too much today, just a brown shimmery eyeshadow all over the lid, bb cream (whattup SPF!), blush and some mascara. I liked how simple this look is
    and I think it is becoming my everyday look.

    What is your go-to dress or pattern?

    Let me know what you think in the comments down below!

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    What’s in my Travel Make-up Bag / the Beach

    This post is something very different for my blog but I only
    just started so I thought I’d give it a try!

    Today I’ll be talking about what I brought in my beauty bag
    for a trip to the beach! And I’ll be honest I haven’t worn any make up during
    the day while here. It’s around 100 degrees F! It’s too hot to wear any sort of
    make-up and I think when I was packing I was a bit too optimistic about the
    heat. Plus I’ve been swimming and whatnot.

    I’ll start off with the bag I choose to bring. I think my
    mom gave me this make-up case from Clinique as one of her free gifts but I
    thought it was adorable and perfect for the summer! It is pretty large but
    since I wasn’t flying I didn’t have to bring all travel-sized products.

    For example, my daily moisturizer is quite a large product.
    It’s just a basic SPF daily moisturizer from the Target brand Up & Up. So
    it’s cheap and works really well! I find it to be very lightweight but still
    moisturizing and it doesn’t break me out at all! I also brought along a travel
    sized Clinique moisturizer for when I didn’t want something with SPF at night.
    This is not my favorite moisturizer by Clinique – I find it a bit sticky. But
    it was the travel size that lured me to bring it along.


    Next – the eyes. I was definitely a bit too optimistic with
    these products! I brought along a sample Clinique (so much Clinique! I don’t
    know why!) eyeshadow quad. I really like these three shades and I find them to
    be perfect for summer. The first lighter shade is a lot more of a champagne
    color than the photos might suggest but I think it is perfect for summer! This
    quad is also perfect because it comes with a blush! So convenient.



    I also brought along a Maybelline Master Precise liquid
    eyeliner pen. I really enjoy wearing eyeliner but it just melts off my face at
    the beach so I haven’t worn it at all. I really haven’t worn it at all this
    summer. I also brought along my trusty Clinique High Impact Mascara. It’s
    expensive but it doesn’t irritate my eyes and gives my lashes length and
    volume!

    As for brushes I stuck with my three Ecotools brushes I use
    everyday (well everyday I wear make up!). The first is a big powder brush,
    which normally I use for powder but I also use it for blush. The second is for
    eyeshadow and the third is supposedly a concealer brush but I just use it for
    eyeshadow all over my lid.

    For my lips I kept things light with a few different
    chapstick options. One is just the normal moisturizing chapstick brand and
    another is Burt’s Bees. I also put in a few Maybelline Baby Lips if I wanted
    some color on my lips but nothing heavy. And I added my Nyx butter gloss in
    “Strawberry parfait” from my Taget beauty box just if I felt so inclined!


    I also brought along 2 Essie nail polishes. I brought along
    the lavender (full steam ahead) because that was the color that was on my nails
    and also a bright orange (Vermillionaire) in case I wanted to paint my
    toenails.

    Thanks so much for reading! I’d love to hear if you’re going on any vacations soon! Or what products you’d bring to the beach?

    ~Lee

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    The Kimono

    Hello!

    Yesterday it wasn’t too hot out (ok 89 degrees) so I decided to try out my beautiful new kimono! I tried to take photos outside but turns out – it was still just as hot! So this is the only shot I got outside.

     I’ve never worn a kimono before because I always thought it looked like a bathrobe but I saw this one on vinted and I couldn’t say no! If you haven’t heard of vinted it’s like an online thrift store where you can buy, sell, and swap your used clothing! I love vinted because you can swap items you’re selling, which is what I did for this piece. This kimono was NEW WITH TAGS from Target and because I swapped it was only 3 dollars.

     I paired the kimono with a dress I thrifted last fall originally from TOPSHOP! It is the first casual white dress I’ve owned and I have to say I love it.

    For the shoes I decided on a pair of sandals from Target (of course!) but they’ve got the cutest amount of fringe on them. I just think they are really flattering on my feet. 

    My necklace was also from the thrift store and I thought it just added a nice touch to the outfit. 

    Let me know what you think and thanks for reading! 

    Lee