Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I’ve recently gotten a TON of questions about what mascaras I use sooo I figured it was time to write a whole post on my favorites. I’m a mascara junkie – I loveee it and probably own WAY too many, but I’m OK with it! Today I’ll share what I’ve been using recently that I’ve been loving!

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras

1. Stila Huge Extreme Lash: This has been my latest obsession and I absolutely love it. It’s great not only for lengthening but for providing volume as well. I also love using black mascara and I feel like this one is super black. It’s a very wet formula so it’s great for someone who loves to add a lot of layers (me!). The only downfall with this mascara is that it’s messy! Whenever I close the tube there’s ALWAYS mascara on the outside and it creates quite the mess.

2. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I always feel SO funny when people ask me what mascara I’m wearing and I have to tell them it’s called “Better Than Sex.” But seriously, this stuff is GOLD. I love layering this mascara on top of the Stila Huge Extreme Lash. This one is also a pretty wet formula so it’s great for layering. You can let the Stila mascara dry a bit and then go ahead and apply this one on top after. Both mascaras are great on their own but I personally love the combination of the two!

3. Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara: Ok guys this one has been a tried and true favorite for YEARS now. And I’m sure you’ve heard all about it from other people BUT let me tell you how I use this mascara. In my opinion, this one is great for lengthening and getting rid of any clumps that may have formed. I usually apply this one after the Too Faced one (I know, seems so high maintenance and it kind of is! lol). I don’t always apply this one but if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll do the extra step. I’ll also use this one on my bottom lashes. I feel like the previous two mascaras I mentioned are too thickening to use on my bottom lashes so I usually use this one! I love this mascara too because of the applicator. It has a ball on the end of it that helps reach those tiny lashes that you can’t typically reach with a normal applicator.

4. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer: I feel like lash primers are often overlooked and I wish people realized the beauty of them! I’ll be honest – I rarely use one but when I do, I use the Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer. This is so great for lengthening your lashes BEFORE you even put mascara on. You apply this – it looks funny because it’s white – and then you apply your mascara right on top! It really works wonders and I highly recommend using this for someone who doesn’t have the longest lashes. It makes a world of a difference!

5. Tarte Mandater: Another great name for a mascara if you ask me! This one is another favorite that I’ve been loving recently. First of all, the packaging is SO cute. Also this mascara is another great one for lengthening! I’ll use this one the same way that I use the Benefit one. It’s great on it’s own if all you’re looking for is lengthening and a bit of volume, but I think it works best when layered on top of another mascara!

Here’s a few pictures where you can see my lashes: Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras See full post here!

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Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras Lip Color: Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in the color “Azalea”

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras Sweatshirt: Spiritual Gangster (on sale for under $50!)

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras See full post here!

Alright so there’s a few of my favorite mascaras and the ones that I love to wear together! I’ve recently been trying to share more beauty “tips” on my Instagram stories and sometimes I’ll even do an Instagram live while getting ready! Feel free to reach out with any questions!!

There ya have it! Todays Beauty Talk: best mascaras! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading! XO, Lauren

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Holiday Gift Guide: Makeup Sets

Holiday Gift Guide: Makeup Sets

Hi everyone! Today I’m bring you my first Holiday Gift Guide all about the best makeup sets!

As many of you may know, I am a makeup lover myself. Not only do I love makeup, I love skincare too. That being said, I was eager to go out and buy some great gift sets for this gift guide. I’ve picked out my TOP 5 favorite makeup and skincare gift sets under $100!

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Makeup Sets

Moroccan Oil Travel Luxuries Set

Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
This Moroccan Oil Gift Set is $42! 4 different products are included in the set:

1. Moroccan Oil Body Souffle: This product is great for dry skin and uneven texture. Its great for all skin types, and if you’re a fan of the Moroccan Oil scent – then you’ll love this! Full size is priced at $56.
2. Moroccan Oil Body Buff: This product is great because it has exfoliating sand that is supposed to remove any dead skin! The full size is priced at $52.
3. Moroccan Oil Hand Cream: Who doesn’t love a good hand cream that smells amazing??? The full size hand cream is priced at $32.
4. Moroccan Oil Treatment: I’ve used this oil for a few months now and it does great things for my hair! The full size is priced at $34.

The best part about this gift set is that it comes with a coupon! You can bring the coupon to any participating salon and get a complimentary Moroccan Oil Hair Treatment! That itself is worth the price!

Tarte Brush Set & Magnetic Palette

Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
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Holiday Gift guides Makeup Sets
Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets

This brush set is already sold out at Sephora! It’s said to be a $164 retail value but you can get it for $44! I love this brush set because most of the brushes are double ended – so you’re getting so much more than 5 brushes! I’d scoop this brush set up before it sells out!

First Aid Beauty FAB Boutique

Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets

I am a huge fan of First Aid Beauty, so when I saw this gift set, I knew I had to have it! It comes with SO many of their amazing products. This set would be great for any type of skin! It would also be a great gift for someone who is just starting to get into skincare. It’s a great, reliable brand that is reasonably priced as well!

Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets
Holiday Gift Guide Makeup Sets

I am a big fan of Bobbi Brown – especially her shimmer bricks! This shimmer brick palette is only $69! The colors are even prettier in person. I highly recommend this palette for anyone!

Tatcha Best Sellers Set

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Tatcha is a brand that I have been hearing about for so long! When I saw this set at Sephora, I knew I had to have it. The best part is that you get FOUR different products for only $59. I’m particularly excited for this product because it’s apparently what Kim Kardashian uses! I feel like this gift set is a great value and would be a perfect gift for a makeup/skincare lover!

So there are my TOP 5 Makeup Sets that I think would be perfect gifts! But those aren’t the only ones I think will be great gifts! I’ve come up with more great ideas below:

MAKEUP GIFT SETS UNDER $50

MAKEUP GIFT SETS UNDER $100

There ya have it! My Holiday Gift Guide: Makeup Sets edition! I hope this post helps make your shopping easier!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

PS- this is only the first of my Holiday Gift Guides so be sure to be on the look out for others! And you can always check out my Holiday Gift Guide page that I have been updating regularly!

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Fall Makeup + Giveaway!

Fall Makeup + Giveaway!

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m sharing a Fall makeup look and hosting a FUN GIVEAWAY! Enjoy!

I decided to sit down and film this fun Fall makeup look and share it with you guys! Be sure to subscribe to my new YouTube channel! I hope you enjoy the video! Make sure you watch until the end to see the products I’m giving away!

As I’ve mentioned before, Bloom Daily Planners have become one of my favorite brands for notebooks, planners, to do lists, and so much more. And lucky for you – I am giving away THREE of their products in this post! I’m giving away one of their planners, one of their notebooks, and one of their to do lists.

Watch my Fall makeup look here:

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There ya have it! A look at my Fall makeup and a fun giveaway! I hope you enjoyed this post! Good luck!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Perfect Fall Flannel

Perfect Fall Flannel

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m sharing a perfect Fall flannel that you need in your closet!

Happy Wednesday! As you already may have noticed, I have become sweater & flannel obsessed lately. That’s what Fall does to me! This is a forewarning that you’ll be seeing MANY more sweaters and flannels in upcoming blog posts!

Now, let’s talk about this super affordable flannel (only $49!) that comes in NINE DIFFERENT COLORS. How is it that I only have one color?? I don’t know! I’ll be buying a few more now that I know how soft & comfortable this shirt is! I feel like it’s really hard to find a good plaid shirt under $50 – but this one is definitely a great find.

I decided to pair this top with my trusty converse because while I love the way flannels and plaid look with boots, I also think they look super cute with a pair of sneakers. BTW, I just ordered these bad boys and I cannot wait to get them!

What are your favorite clothing items for Fall? Let me know in the comments!

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Flannel: Nordstrom || Shoes: Converse || Jeans: Similar Here & Here || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban || Bag: Similar Here (more affordable) & Here

There ya have it!! A look at this perfect Fall flannel! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Layers & Lipstick Linkup

Layers & Lipstick Linkup

Hi everyone! Today’s post is a Layers & Lipstick Linkup! Find out more by reading on!

layers & lipstick linkup

So I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers for a link up! In today’s post I’m going to be talking about olive green & long-wear lipstick! Two of my favorite things at the moment.

I paired this sweater with my favorite white jeans and I love the way the look turned out! I love the way olive green looks with white jeans! Also the best part about this sweater is the details of it! It looks like there’s a plaid shirt underneath, but really it’s just part of the sweater. And this sweater is on sale right now for $53!

Now for the long-wear lipstick part of this post – I have been reaching for my Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in the color “Fiery.” This stuff stays on FOREVER. I love how it feels on my lips – not too sticky & not too dry! I highly recommend this product!

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layers & lipstick linkup
layers & lipstick linkup
Layers & Lipstick Linkup
Sweater: Nordstrom || Jeans: JCrew || Booties: Vince Camuto & Similar Here || Necklace: Bauble Bar || Lip Color: Stila in the color “Fiery”

Ok now it’s time to join the Layers & Lipstick linkup! Heres how:


There ya have it! My Layers & Lipstick Linkup! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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