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The Makeup I Use On The Daily...

Today I'm being a little different and sharing my make up that I use daily! I have always switched back and forth on products, trying to figure out what is best for my skin type; but now I can finally say that I have finally found my favorites that I love and work! So in other words, I need to hurry and stock up on them, just in case!

Revlon Photoready Primer - First the primer! I've used two other kinds of primer before I found this one and I feel that this really minimizes my pores better than the previous ones.

MILANI 2 in 1 Foundation - Next, the foundation! I've always had a hard time finding a really good foundation, but I think that search has finally come to an end! I will put drops of it on certain areas of my face, then blend it with a foundation brush. I'll then go back with a blending sponge to smooth and blend. I have to say, this foundation has great all over coverage, and it even smells good too!

NYX Concealer - The next step, I'll go back with the concealer and put it under my eyes for dark circles and then blend it in. (I've been experimenting this dark circle concealer by NYX as well)

Wet n Wild Dual End Contour Stick - Now for the contouring! It took many tries and a lot of practice to finally get the hang of contouring. I found that I can work with contour sticks better than with powder, so this is what I've been using. I used the highlighter end once and didn't like it, but I've used the contour one consistently! (There's also this dual end contour stick that I'll be switching to once I'm done with this one)

Maybelline Cover Stick -  So this may be a little unusual, but I use the lightest shade (ivory) of this cover stick for the highlight. Of course I have to blend it in really good so that it's not just small white streaks on my face, haha! I place it on top of my cheek bones and between my chin and the bottom of my cheek.

This is the beauty blender I use and prefer *not pictured*

MILANI Translucent Setting Powder - After everything has been blended in, I set it with this setting powder with my IT cosmetics brush. I never brush the powder in, but rather blot it on my face with my brush so that I don't disturb the rest of my make up. (try this brush by IT)

Colour Pop Eye Shadows - This brand is my go-to for eyeshadows! They're well pigmented and comes in many different shades! You buy each shadow individually so that you're able to create your own eye palette. My top shades: Let Me Explain, Pep Talk, and High Strung.

Naked 2 - I pretty much only use 2 or 3 eyeshadows on this palette, and mainly to use as a smokey effect.

Maybelline Define-A-Line & Define-A-Lash - I keep it pretty old school (but for real, I've been using at least the same liner since middle school) with my eyeliner and mascara. I tend to constantly try new mascaras once I'm done with the one I'm using (I really love this one), but for now this is what I use because of the lash separating bristles. With my eyeliner, ya'll I tried with liquid liner but my hand coordination isn't stable for that just yet, lol.

Maybelline FIT Me Blush - I'm currently wearing the Medium Nude blush for a more natural cheek color.

NYX Illuminator - Just added this to the ol' routine and helps add some extra glow to the cheek bones.

This Dress Has Me In Stitches...

embroidered dress || bag{old, but this one is super similar and just $40!} || nude sandals || dainty disc choker || sunglasses || gold mesh watch

Happy Monday everyone! I want ya'll to know that I've saved a special place in my heart for all things embroidery! I just can't get enough of the popular trend! I love seeing a different embroidered pattern for each top, skirt, and dress that I own---just like the one that I'm wearing in today's post. I just love how the bright colored stitching pops against the blue of the dress and how it all flows together for a cute summer look! This really is the perfect dress for any special summer occasion that you may have coming up, or you can simply wear it with strappy flats and this light weight cardigan for the weekend!

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These High-Waisted Tie Shorts are Perfect...

Happy Friday everyone! Who's ready for the weekend!?
Today I thought I'd share with you last weekends outfit for touring around Belmont, NC. We had a blast and enjoyed great food at The String Bean, great views in the Botanical Gardens, and even learned a little bit about brewing from Cavendish. I'm not much of a brew girl, but I was very fascinated on how long the process takes! Anyway, I've been dying to wear these shorts that I purchased at H&M a few weeks ago, and I finally found this top to pair it with! Funny thing happened, Brittany showed up to our house that day to carpool and we were completely twinning and winning! It was brilliant!

I do want to say that the next couple weeks might be slow on the blog. Justin and I have been working to get the house ready and our Realtor just put out the 'For Sale' sign yesterday. We've been waiting for this moment for a long time and are excited to see things happening. It's been quite the process and when I feel like we've cleaned up something, a new mess arises. It's a struggle, but a good one. We had the painters come in and repaint the inside of the house, and next it's cleaning up the floors. We will pretty much be living as simple as possible as we start to put more and more into storage, and hopefully this will help me realize that I don't need so much "stuff" in the house, haha!

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This Palm Print Sweater Tank is On Sale...

Sweaters are not just for fall and winter, but spring and summer too! Recently I stumbled upon this super cute palm print sweater tank! It's the perfect sweater tank that's meant to be worn for summer and features an 'oh-so' adorable (and fun) all over pattern! I'm wearing a size small for extra length and for a more loose fit. I paired it with my new favorite skinny jeans (which is under $50! here) and bamboo wooden handbag. This tank would look cute with a pair of white distressed shorts and cute low heeled sandals!

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My Top Instagram Round Ups...

"My #ootd for Mexi & Margs (or in my case, mojitos) 🌮🍹 This little palm print sweater tank is 😍 and under $30! 🌴" SHOP THE FULL LOOK HERE!

"Ya'll this back though! Major bow goals for sure! 😍🎀"

"Just mildly obsessed that I found this bamboo bag for under $73! 😱"

"I totally had to share this off the shoulder layered top from last night's try-on sesh! 🖤 Obsessed! This top isn't online yet, but it is in solid colors"

"Cact-YES! 🌵 Pretty much obsessing over this cute little cactus tank top!"

"The stripe obsession is real! 🙈 This off the shoulder top is currently on sale and so, so comfy! 💙"

"You can never go wrong with a simple shift palm dress! 🌴"

"Seriously, the most flattering little eyelet top everrr! 💙 Both my top, bag, and shoes are all under $50!"

"When you find designer dupes of the sandals you've had your eye on for forever for under $50! 🙌🏻💕 SCORE!"

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