My Go-To Makeup Routine

My Go-To Makeup Routine

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m sharing my go-to makeup routine!

The other day I asked you guys if you wanted me to do an Instagram Live sharing my go-to makeup routine and the majority of you said yes! Soooo I did just that, I shared what I’ve been using and loving lately. I’m sharing those things with you today in case you missed what I shared!

My Go-To Makeup Routine

Here’s a picture in which I used all of the products mentioned below!

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer
I recently asked you guys for recommendations for a good face moisturizer and a lot of you guys said Kiehl’s was a good one! I decided to give it a shot and I’ll be sure to let you guys know how I like it!

Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation: I have been gravitating towards this foundation lately and I have been really liking it! I wear mine in the color 1.15 and that’s pretty light for my skin. Since this foundation is too light for my skin right now, I usually add in my Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer which I have in the color ‘Medium to Dark.’

I apply both of these things with my Bare Minerals Luxe Performance Brush which I have been absolutely LOVING! It applies my makeup soo nicely and smoothly. Definitely a brush that I recommend!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder: I love this stuff for setting my makeup! I usually use my it Cosmetics brush to apply this all over my face!

Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder: I love this bronzer so much! I use mine in the color “Medium” and it really adds a nice tan to my face. I usually use it with my Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush but I honestly wouldn’t recommend this brush. It sheds SO many little hairs onto my face and it’s really annoying.

Bobbi Brown Blush: Bobbi Brown blush has been my GO TO for a while now. I just love all the of the different colors and I love how nicely it applies. My most recent choice of blush color is “Pretty Pink.” It adds a nice flushed look to your face! I really like this blush!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder: Love, love, love this brow powder! I use it so much and it lasts forever! I can’t believe I haven’t already run out of my first pot! I typically apply it with this brush! After I’m finished applying the powder, I’ll finish the brows with this clear gel to keep them in place!

Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner: I have been using this eyeliner for YEARS now! It’s SOOO good and lasts all day long. I love the color of it, too. I wear mine in the color ‘Via Veneto’ and it’s such a good black eyeliner! I tight line my upper waterline and my lower waterline as well.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: You guys ask me ALL THE TIME what mascara I use and this is it!!! The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It is amazing and does great things for my lashes. I do put on layers and layers of it though and it works wonders!

YSL Babydoll Mascara: I love this mascara too! I usually layer it on top of the Too Faced mascara and it adds so much extra length! I find that the Too Faced one is more for volume whereas the YSL one is more for length! They’re a great combo and I highly recommend both of them! I also use the YSL one for my bottom lashes, too.

Makeup Forever Mist & Fix Setting Spray: I have been using this setting spray for a while now and I have fallen in love with it! It sets your makeup flawlessly and it’s so easy to use! It’s my favorite one!

Let me know if you have any questions about any of these products!

There ya have it! My go-to makeup look! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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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!

Beauty Talk: Best Mascaras See full post here!

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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2016 FAVORITES PART 2

2016 FAVORITES PART 2

Hi everyone! In today’s post I’m sharing more of my 2016 favorites! I’m talking about my favorite makeup products of 2016 and some of my favorite clothing or jewelry items of 2016! Be sure to watch my YouTube video at the end of this post to see all of my thoughts on my favorite makeup products! Now let’s get into the post!

FAVORITE CLOTHING & JEWELRY

KAREN WALKER SUNGLASSES

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2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
These sunglasses were definitely an expensive purchase but let me tell ya, I got a lot of use out of them! They are so worth the price to me because they go with any and every outfit. I absolutely love them.

BAUBLE BAR MONOGRAM NECKLACE

2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
OK so I may or may not be guilty of wearing this necklace too much, but who cares?? I love it so much! It’s a MUST HAVE. I wore it almost every day in 2016!

J.CREW CHATEAU PARKA

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2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
It’s safe to say that this coat is one of my favorite purchases of 2016. I absolutely love the color of it and it’s actually a really warm coat! I want it in another color! I also love that the fur on the hood is removable in case you’re not into that! J.Crew has sales often so be on the lookout so you can snag this beauty on sale!

STREET LEVEL REVERSIBLE BAG

2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
I seriously love this bag because it’s like 2 bags in 1! I love the fact that it’s reversible and that it’s under $50! This would also make a great gift for someone!

STEVE MADDEN SUEDE BOOTS

2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
You guys, if you haven’t gotten your hands on these boots yet, you need to now! They are SO comfortable and on sale for under $90!! I get compliments on these boots every time I wear them!

PINK ADIDAS GAZELLE SNEAKERS

2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2
When I saw these pink sneakers, I knew I had to have them! And boy am I glad that I got them! I have worn them so many times since I got them this Fall. They are under $90 and SO cute. If you do get a pair of Adidas sneakers, size down HALF A SIZE because they run big! I originally got an 8 (my normal size) and had to exchange them for a 7.5! I also just got these sneakers and they’re ALREADY a favorite!

DANIEL WELLINGTON WATCH

2016 FAVORITES PART 2
2016 FAVORITES PART 2

To be honest before 2016 I had never even heard of Daniel Wellington and I am SO glad that I now know what great watches they sell! I have this one and this one and I love them both! You can use the code “LAURENROSE15” and get 15% off your own Daniel Wellington watch!

BEAUTY FAVORITES

*All of the products mentioned are listed in the description bar of the video!*

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OTHER FAVORITES

Favorite Starbucks Drink: My go-to Starbucks drink is a vanilla chai tea latte with skim milk. As you may know from my Instagram, I love me some Starbucks!
Favorite Vitamins: I know this is SO random but vitamins are SO important so I figured I’d share my favorite ones with you. You can find them here! I take the Vitamin C ones, the Probiotics, the Women’s Multivitamin, and the Undeniable Beauty ones! They’re like CANDY!
Favorite Scent: I have loved pairing this perfume & this one together! They smell great combined or alone! Recently this one has been my go to!
Favorite Meal: If my mom is cooking my favorite meal is Pot Roast (so good!) or anything with mashed potatoes! If I’m going out to eat, then my go to meal is Chicken Parm, of course. But hey, I will never say no to pizza!
Favorite Wine: My favorite wine is Riesling. My favorite bottle is Dr. Loosen. Everyone says I need to switch to red but I don’t think I’m ready yet!

Well guys, I think that’s all my favorite things from 2016! I’m sure I’m forgetting A TON of things, but these are the ones that came to mind when I sat down to write this post! If you want to know any of my other favorites, PLEASE do not hesitate to ask!!

There ya have it! A look at my 2016 Favorites part 2! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading!
XO, Lauren

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Casual Outfit + GIVEAWAY

Casual Outfit + GIVEAWAY

Casual Outfit
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Casual Outfit
Casual Outfit
Casual Outfit
Casual Outfit
Casual Outfit
Casual Outfit
Sweatshirt: Nordstrom (on sale!) || Sneakers: Adidas (under $80!!) || Jeans: Madewell || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban || Bag: Nordstrom

Casual Outfit + GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday everyone!! It’s time to tackle another week! Today I’m talking about my new favorite sweatshirt! This Nike sweatshirt is a classic and will never get old. The best part about it is that it’s marked down to $52 and comes in 4 different colors. I got mine in a Small and it fits perfectly! I don’t like my sweatshirts to be too tight fitting and this one isn’t at all. Also it’s no secret that I love my pink Adidas sneakers. I wear them all the time – they’re perfect for a day of shopping!

OK now let’s get to the good part. The GIVEAWAY!!! I decided that for the next few weeks leading up to Christmas I am going to host a giveaway for you guys. I went to Ulta yesterday and picked up a bunch of prizes for you guys. Today’s giveaway starts right now and will end on Saturday. The next giveaway will start next Monday and 12/12 and end 12/17 and the last giveaway before Christmas will start 12/19 and end 12/14.

You’ll be able to enter each giveaway by using the Rafflecopter tool below.

Here’s what I’m giving away this week:

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Enter to win these goodies here:
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There ya have it! A look at this casual outfit + giveaway! 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

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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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