Friday, March 9, 2018

My Brush Set

To say I'm makeup obsessed would be an understatement. After becoming infatuated with Youtube accounts like Tati of Glam Life Guru (my all-time favorite), Olivia Jade and James Charles, I quickly invested in all of their recommendations. Yet, while I am always on the hunt for the next big beauty product (whether it be a drugstore steal or luxury splurge), I've never reevaluated the tools I'm using to apply my makeup. For some reason, I've always looked at makeup brushes as an investment; something that I would have to spend a lot of money on to get a quality product. Thankfully, I came across the site "My Brush Set" and quickly realized I was so wrong. Keep reading to learn more about why I love these brushes and how they have totally changed my makeup routine.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mood Board: Shamrock

It's officially pisces season, and with that comes spring showers and shamrock shuffles. As a pisces baby myself, this is one of my favorite times of the year, and no, it's not just because it's my birthday month. March means warmer temperatures, budding spring flowers and the end of grey winter skies. As we head into spring, we kick off the warm weather with St. Patrick's Day festivities, and the streets flood with pops of green.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

My Thoughts On The Ugly Sneaker Trend

From Balenciaga to Yeezy, every high-end brand is getting in on the ugly sneaker trend. That being said, not every trend is a great one, and for me, this is one that misses the mark. However, there is a good and a bad way to rock this trend, and I'm laying it all out here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy Foundation

As anyone who has been following my blog for a while knows, I am always on the hunt for the latest and greatest fashion and beauty products. Especially as a fashion blogger, it's not only important that my skin looks as flawless as possible in pictures, but I also need the products I use to last all day.  Thanks to Influenster's partnership with Maybelline, I was able to try out their updated Dewy + Smooth foundation formula, and I was so impressed! Keep reading to learn more about why this foundation works for me and some tips for a flawless, long-wear look.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Shopbop Sale Must-Haves

As the weather gets warmer, retailers are getting ready for some spring cleaning, and with that comes some major sales. The latest sale is at Shopbop, and you can save some major cash on the best brands using the code "GOBIG18" at checkout. To get you started on your browsing, I've put together a few of my favorite items from the sale. Since this is Shopbop (which tends to be a pricier retailer), some of the items are more expensive than what I usually purchase, but with the discount I think they are worth the purchase. I already ordered the Citizens of Humanity crop jeans, what will you be getting? Read more to get inspired to splurge!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Top Eight // February 2018 Favorites

I can't believe it's the end of another month! You know how it works – another month ending means it's time for a favorites roundup. From jewelry, to spring dresses and new shoes, these are my eight favorite items I've come across this month.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Mood Board: Ultra Violet

If you haven't heard by now – although I'm sure you have – Pantone has hailed ultra violet as the color of the year. While the color of the year isn't always taken seriously (and sometimes can be a total miss) ever since the success of millennial pink I've taken more consideration with Pantone's decision. Continue reading to see my thoughts on this years color, and some suggestions of how to style this bold color. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Winter Uniform

With winter in full swing, staying warm is a top priority. That being said, it's hard to stay inspired during these grey Chicago days. When I'm feeling unmotivated and uninspired, I tend to turn to a "uniform" of sorts when getting dressed, and this look has been my go-to this season. Scroll down to check out my winter uniform and get the (extremely affordable) details on the look!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Denim Trend I'm Loving

After years of leggings reigning as women's number one choice of "pants," denim is back and better than ever. Over the last year, we've seen every style of denim make a comeback – from mom jeans, to distressed denim, to high rise and light washes. I only wear jeans, and I'm always looking for a new and interesting pair to add to my wardrobe. The latest trend is denim with stripes down the side – a fun, sporty take on your everyday denim. Keep reading to find my favorite affordable options and some inspiration of how to style this new trend.

Top Eight // January 2018 Favorites

It's that time of the month again! No, not that time of the month – it's time for my monthly top eight. For those who don't know or are new here, each month I round up my favorite eight items of the month, from clothing to beauty products and everything in between. Let's dive right in!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Brands I Love But Can't Afford

For anyone that's been following me for a while, you may have noticed I never buy anything above $150, and more often than not, above $80. At only 22-years-old, with a degree in journalism and only a few months out of college, to say I'm ballin' on a budget would be an understatement. Budgeting can be hard, especially as someone who is constantly following the latest trends and "it-girls" with the most covetable style. As a result, there's a long list of brands I love but can't afford – here are a few of my favorites.

Monday, January 15, 2018

L'Oreal Pure Sugar Scrub

I'm always on the hunt for new skin care products to help improve and perfect my skin. While I have my holy grail, must-have skin products that I'll never switch out (post to come), I love to try new deep-cleansing scrubs to use a few times a week to freshen my skin and this L'Oreal Pure Sugar Scrub takes the cake. I posted about this product before in my December favorites post (read here) and I'm still obsessed. Here's why.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mood Board: Baby Blues

It's officially 2018 and there are so many new things to look forward to, including new color trends. In 2017 we saw bold colors like yellow and red splashed across every runway, and I'm hoping this continues in the new year. One color that caught my eye this week is baby blue. While this could be due to the fact that I'm looking forward to the warmer weather and this color is often a staple of the spring season, I'm loving it for winter pieces as well.

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