2 upcoming fall trends…

  • Rock a dark cherry, vampy or black lip this Fall! Instead of looking goth, top it off with a gloss to give it that extra glow!
  • We will continue to see “highlight” but instead of only using theBalm’s Mary-Lou or ABH’s, start with a radiant skincare regimen! The glow will be pure radiance from the inside out…but without the highlighter! 

Orly Breathable Treatment + Color…GAWJESSS

Yes these are my beautiful nails 💁🏼 I received this nail polish as gratis from Orly and had to try it out immediately. It is an ALL-IN-ONE nail polish! No base coat, top coat, etc. 

The purpose of this new polish is to give the nail oxygen and breathe (hence, breathable) through the polish, making them healthy. 

I highly recommend it to anyone coming off of acrylic or gel nails. Not to mention, the bottle is double the size of a traditional Orly polish and is only $1 more! 

Kohl’s Beauty Expo 

If you don’t know already, I am a fulltime beauty advisor at Kohl’s! While not many may come to Kohl’s for their beauty needs, the department is definitely growing and with our spunk and passion, our clientele continue to grow as well. This past week our expo was in Dallas, Texas and I must say it was incredible. Vendors from Cargo, theBalm, Lorac, Bliss, Pür Minerals, Essie, Orly, Tantowel, etc. were there to educate us and share with us upcoming products (exclusive to Kohl’s!) Makeup by Mario was there to give us all a masterclass while Christie Brinkley shared her story about her authentic skincare! I must say I am beyond excited for the new product launches and definitely stop by a Kohl’s beauty near you. We stand out from the rest and it’s always a fun time! 

LC necklace for …

$2.00! Yes ladies $2.00! Seriously take the time looking through clearance. It’s such a simple statement piece that was ridiculously affordable! It adds a little pop of cuteness to whatever I’m wearing ☺️

Greensprout Botanicals Resurfacing Kit 

Just bought the resurfacing kit today that comes with the Flowering Cactus facial mask and facial peel. It says it “gently exfoliates, visibly tightens, resurfaces and smoothed the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles, clarity and luninousiry.” I must say I have been highly impressed with this brand, overall. I felt my skin tingling and tightening with the mask/ peel combo. I have sensitive skin and I did not get a reaction to this! It was very cooling, too! 

I use their Watermelon extract day cream, eye cream, Grape seed and primrose oil night cream and the nighttime serum everyday. I love love love this regimen. I have oily to combo skin and my skin absorbs it! The kit is $29 for the day cream, eye cream and night cream. 

Resurfacing kit is on clearance at kohl’s for $13! Once again, HIGHLY impressed ❤️ 

Lashes 202

So generally, I never wear false lashes but holy moly I found a pair that I am borderline obsessed with. Eyelure’s Double Naturalities 202. They complete any makeup look and give it that fierce kick. 😉

Worn them 4 times and still have some life in them! Definitely purchasing more😅

Vampire red 

Finally lightened my bangs so they are actually red, not brown! I’ve been using Manic Panic’s Vampire Red for years now. It does little to no damage to my hair because it is 100% vegan and is basically a stain! Yes it’s a tad bit messy but it’s totally worth it. 

A little birdie told me that Manic Panic is launching new colors this summer!  

1970s Revival in the Cosmetic Industry

Yes. This is right ladies and gents. As I was doing some research for my fashion history paper (1970s cosmetics and hairstyles) I have noticed such a resemblance!

1970s

  • Nude lip/ gloss
  • Shimmery eyeshadow on lids 
  • Start to use gel blush rather than powder
  • Cat eye 
  • Lengthening mascara, not volumizing
  • Luminescent glow 
  • Natural skin-like finish
  • Against matte full coverage 

2016

  • Nude lips, still with color, but notice all of the browns!?
  • Shimmer shimmer shimmer (and mattes, but look at all the glitter!)
  • Cream blushes to create “natural” tone to the face 
  • Wing wing wing
  • False lashes or no lashes (non-dramatic)
  • Highlight/ strobe to give dewy look
  • Serum, light-weight foundations 
  • Against matte finish

I found these similarities interesting because not only are the fashion styles coming back (bell bottoms, crochet tops, wide sleeves, etc.) their ideology behind cosmetics and application is too! 

Bridal Beauty 


Yesterday was the big day for my manager at Spencer’s! I was honored to do her bridal makeup and have her look her best on her wedding day. I used Lorac’s natural performance porefection foundation, since she doesn’t need much. Used all of the Balm’s eyeshadow palettes and blushed the cheeks with Too Faced! Applied false lashes for that extra umpf! 

She still has her natural beauty, just amplified a bit. Very beautiful! 

Mary Lou & Becca

TheBalm has a beautiful highlighter that glides on. Becca’s highlighter is a little more on the bronze side but magically melts into the skin. I actually mixed the two in these photos. With a little bronzer at the cheekbones, you’re good to go! 

I definitely recommending using these highlighters in the summer to give that perfect dewy and glowing look! You don’t even need to contour- strobe all the way! 

Comment with your opinions on these products, I’d love to check them out 🙂