NEW: Fresh Vitamin Nectar Glow Products

Fresh's Vitamin Nectar line is one of my favorites (after the rose line ... and the soy cleanser) so when they rolled out these two new products, I jumped as quickly as I could to purchase them!

The first product is the Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Face Mist. It comes in two sizes 8.4oz ($44) or 3.3oz ($25). This product claims to give your face instant hydration while delivering tons of nutrients to help you glow such as vitamin C, E, and B5, citrus fruit extracts and minerals. It can help to revitalize dull skin for a more vibrant, healthy glow with smooth texture. You can use this product as a cooling primer, makeup-setter, or an instant refresh.

At first use, I fell in love. Although this isn't a product I would normally purchase, it's a nice little treat. It's a great refresher, smells amazing and (sweet peach and slightly citrusy?) and has the nicest, finest mist. I never used it as a setter because I want all the nutrients to go into my face lmao! It is such a luxurious treat to use, especially in the summertime!

The next product I was SOOOO excited about and it's the Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder. Said to be a "30-second foaming facial" with 12 packets aka 12 uses for $40. This product is supposed to instantly brighten skin and tighten pore with 20% vitamin C. You are supposed to use this product twice a week so this product will last you 6 weeks total.

The packaging is great for travel and comes in these cute little packets. It has a citrus-y scent which was very reminiscent of those effervescent packets like emergen-C or airbourne. lol! I will say that adding the water to mix it together got a little bit messy as some of the powder went flying out of my hand. The product left a tingling in my skin and when I washed it off, my skin (in one go!) seemed brighter, smoother and tighter. As an avid vitamin c girl, I'm excited to see how my skin changes in 6 weeks!

You can purchase these items at sephora or fresh. WIll you be picking these up?? 

How to work with Brands // PR Lists, Collabs, etc!

Hi Friends!

I get so many messages and DMs from you asking how to get on brand PR lists, how to work with brands and how to get brands to notice you. I've compiled 3 of my most important ways to try and get you there.

As you may notice, I'm not the hugest of "influencers" -- in fact, I have a relatively small following compared to many of my other blogger friends. However, I've been able to make my way onto many PR lists and get invited to some of the coolest events. At first, I thought it was pure luck (honestly, sometimes I still think it is lol!), but I realized through chatting with a lot of my other friends what seems to help get you on the list.

1) Knowledge is key. You need to know yourself and know the brands you are approaching. 

     a - Know your own brand. For me, this is something I still evolve from time to time, however what is your personal niche? Yes it may be makeup or fashion, but what about it makes it special? Am I about all natural makeup? Am I about neutral colors? Do I love to play with color? Do I do glitter looks? Mine leans toward "girly" and "neutral". This will help you know the types of brands you want to approach. As a girl who likes neutral looks, I may not be reaching out to a crazy lash brand, a glitter brand, or a brand with crazy bright colors. Knowing your specific niche will help to keep yourself authentic to your brand and will align to the brands that you do reach out to.
    b - Know the brands you want to work with. If you are approaching a brand and you know nothing about them, yet you want them to work with you -- seems kind of silly, right? Know their products and their new collections that are coming out. Know what they stand for. And find their PR team. Here is where you have to do a little bit of research to help yourself. You can find most of the info on their website, however finding PR team people may be a little more difficult, but LinkedIn can actually be a huge help in finding them!

2) Find opportunities to meet the brand and the PR team. 

   a - There are so many different events and conventions that will help to get you to meet the people behind the brand. Find the opportunities to do so! Genbeauty, Beautycon, Stylecon, IMATs, etc. Search for your personal niche and guaranteed you'll find some event!

   b - When your opportunity arises to talk to the PR team: be yourself, be memorable, and bring business cards! Your pitch to the brand's PR team will be short and sweet (since they are probably so busy with a million people wanting to meet them) so that's why its important to [refer to #1 lol] know the brand and know yourself. Let them get to know you a bit, talk about products, but never leave without getting their name / info / business cards because you are going to want to follow up via email afterwards!

3) Reach out to brands via email. 

   a - just like at a convention, they have a TON of things to do. PR brands don't just sit and reply to emails and send people stuff.. they have 1038498327498 other things to do. So when you are reaching out, you want to keep it short and sweet. The main thing you want to convey is why do THEY need YOU? Even if you are a smaller influencer, how will your posts align and meet their needs?

  b - your email will need to have the following: short introduction, why you love the brand, why the brand needs you (what can you offer?), all your links / media kit, and a thank you SO much! *bonus #1 send links of posts that you've done already with this brand. *bonus #2, if you met them somewhere, add that in! and mention something that will remind them of who you are. "It was so great meeting you at ______. I still can't believe we have the same favorite lipstick from the brand!"

  c - many times you won't hear back. and that's okay! that just means you have to keep posting about their stuff, keep tagging them and later on you can try to email them again with more good stuff that you've posted!

Hope this was helpful to any of you! Are there any must have tips that I missed! Let me know down below <3

Winky Luxe x Nordstrom Set Swatch

Jul 26, 2018 | | 0 comments
How pretty is this winky lux x nordstrom juicy watermelon set!! As we’re in midsummer, this is the perfect august pick me up! The lipstick is a juicy pH balanced lippie that changes colors and the lip gloss is a beautiful, pigmented pink! Below are swatches of the lip gloss! 

No Flash


You can purchase this set for $29 on nordstrom :)

*sent by pr


Favorite Sunscreens + Swatches

Since we are in the heat of summer, I wanted to share with you my absolute favorite sunscreens at the moment! I use some of these in different ways -- so there are many different options for you! 

1. Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF50 ($34): I've been obsessed with this one! This is an amazing face sunscreen! It's thin and light weight so it doesn't feel like you have an extra layer on your skin (especially if you put on makeup). It is a white color, but goes on clear! 

2. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF30 ($34): This sunscreen has been a life savior when I was using it in the wintertime when my skin was a bit more dry. It leaves my skin dewy and plump and seems way more hydrating on my skin. So this is a great option if you have more dry skin! 

3; Shiseido Wetforce Clear Stick UV Protection SPF50 ($28): I love this product for touchups! ... and I am dying that it is CLEAR! This is the perfect on the go product to smudge on your arms, your face, your neck... EVERYWHERE without it disturbing your makeup, etc. The wetforce line has some of the BEST protection i've seen. It does leave a bit of a sheen, FYI. 

4. Dermae Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Stick ($7.99): You really get your bang for your buck with this stick. This and the shiseido wetforce are similar in that it's great on the go product, but this one is natural and inexpensive! This one leaves a bit of a white cast for me, but when you are out in the sun, it is way easier to blend then when you are in 68degree temperatures lmao. My mommy friends LOVE using this for their kids at the beach! 

5. Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 - Matte Tint ($36): I love this stuff!!! Especially when I don't want to put on a face of makeup and I just want to look like an easy breezy summer gal - I use this product because it leave my skin matte and has a slight tint so I don't need to use anything else! This is especially great for oily skin girls! 

6. Not pictured: Skinceuticals Light Moisture SPF UV defense SPF 50 ($39): YOOOO I love this stuff for body! This is a great spf product that is thin and feels just like a moisturizer. It's light weight and leaves your skin moisturized and leaves a slight sheen on your skin. It's perfect for your legs to look hot and dewyyyy! <3 

L-R: Coola, Dermae, Shiseido, Drunk Elephant, Skinceuticals
These are now blended in - as you can see the dermae is the only one that has a slight cast, but in warm weather, it does not happen! So if you use this stick, go outside in the warmer weather to blend in your sunscreeen! :)

Stellar Highlighting Palette Swatches

I realized I had this stellar palette in the back of my makeup drawer and I can’t believe I sidnt rake it out until NOW! I received this from an event a while back and forgot about it. WHY WOULD I DO THAT!? These are legitimately some of the most buttery, smooth, creamy products I’ve ever felt. Their contour palette has shine to it with two highlighters and one contour shade. The contour shade has a sheen to it which I was worried about, but when it’s on your face its the perfect bit of sheen. The highlighting shades are extremely pigmented and will give you the pop you’ve always wanted!

Here are the shades in the Nebula Set. They do have a lighter palette as well. These are all one swipe of product!

If you were hesitating, thinking if you should get this palette, don’t! Although the shades are not unique, it’s incredible in every other way possible from formulation, to color to lasting ability!

You can purchase this product at sephora for $37!

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Swatches

But seriously Pixi, this collection will truly make you GLOW! :P These highlighters are beyond gorgeous! I didn't swatch them for a photo yet, but I was doneeee when I tried it on! And I just got to try the fairy light liquid glitter shadows are probably every glitter girl's dream! 

 Here are the five shades they have in Rose Gold, Sun Ray, Crystalline, Bare Brilliance, and Passion Light. They retail for $15 and can be found at Target :)

Here are the swatches! Top to Bottom: Rose Gold, Sun Ray, Crystalline, Bare Brilliance, Passion Light 

Will you be picking these up?? You can purchase these here :)

*PR Sample


Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum First Impressions!

If you all even KNOW ME.... (lmao) you'll know that I'm obsessed with vitamin c products. So when lookfantastic US reached out if I wanted to try the new Dermalogica BioLumin-C Serum.. I was like YUSSSS!!! <3 <3

A bit about this new product: It's a high-performance Vitamin C infused serum that packs in 3x the amount of vitamin c than other vit c products! This product claims to brighten, firm, reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and defend your skin. (YASS!)

It has 4 key products that benefit your skin:
Vitamin C Complex - brightens and firms skin
Lactic Acid - which helps to turn cells over for brighter, more hydrated skin
Sophora Japonica Flower Extract - calms skin and combats oxidative stress
Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed) Oil - hydrates and prevents free radical damage
It comes in a dropper and when you first use it, it does have a light citrus-y smell. It doesn't linger and I didn't even notice it once I put it on my face 

 The product is lightweight and absorbed right into my skin. It didn't feel tacky or heavy on my face when I put it on.

I wish, wish, wish I put a before picture for you because there are subtle differences in my face that I personally notice. I notice that some of my brown (sun) spots have lightened on my face. I noticed that my skin feels a bit smoother. I noticed that my skin seems a bit more 'radiant' and plump. These were all very subtle differences that I noticed after using this day and night for 6 days. 

I can't wait to see how this wears on my face after I'm done. The price is hefty, but I feel confident that this product will do great things! :D 

The BioLumin-C Serum is available here for $87 / 1oz

*thank you lookfantastic us for sending this over for me to try! 

Jouer Jet Set Lip Kit Swatches

Hi Friends!

Hope you are all doing well :) Even though I have a dedicated review of the whole Jouer Cosmetics Jet Set Collection, sometimes I find it easier to show off with lip swatches! Each set comes in a gorgeous box and a full size lip liner and a travel sized lip creme and lip topper! 

My favorite set is the nude! 
Lip Liner - Nude: Warm Matte Medium Beige 
Lip Crème - Au Naturel: Matte Warm Honey Beige 
Lip Topper - Stardust: Metallic Shimmering Golden Coral

Just Lip Liner

 Lip Liner with Lip Creme on top

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper 

La Perle Set: 
Lip Liner - Pink Champagne Shimmer: Warm Metallic Pink Champagne
Lip Crème - Opal: Metallic Warm Champagne Gold 
Lip Topper - Funfetti: Holographic Shimmering Opal with Pink Shift

Lip Liner 

 Lip Liner and Lip Creme 

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper 

Le Rose Set: 
Lip Liner - Petal: Cool Matte Rose Pink 
Lip Crème - Peony: Matte Cool Muted Coral 
Lip Topper - Rose Fizz: Metallic Coral Pink

 Lip Liner 

Lip Liner and Lip Creme

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper 

La Baie Set: 
Lip Liner - Aubergine: Cool Matte Deep Eggplant 
Lip Crème - Blackberry: Matte Warm Magenta 
Lip Topper - Sugar Berry: Metallic Shimmering Magenta

 Lip Liner 

 Lip Liner and Lip Creme (ugh sorry it's blurry!) 

Lip Liner, Lip Creme and Lip Topper

Overall, these are great sets and so complimentary on any skin tone! If you are new to Jouer Cosmetics, this is a great way to try their lip products, especially since you get a full sized lip liner (which i LOVE the lip liners!) 

You can purchase them here for $25 a set! :) 

ftc. these were sent to me from Jouer - they didn't obligate me to make a review. Just wanted to show you the goods! :P 

Drunk Elephant First Impressions

Ever since I heard about Drunk Elephant Skincare products, I have only heard rave reviews on their products. I was lucky enough for DE to reach out to me to ask if I wanted to try out some of their products. They seriously have some of the best travel sets, so you can get your hands on a bunch of their products to test out which your faves are for your particular skin.

I'm still kinda testing out -- but these are my faves so far!

TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum - this product has AHA/BHA gel so it can really improve the texture of your skin - especially if you have lots of pore issues. I always find these kind of products really help to exfoliate and lift up my dead skin, creating the perfect canvas to put healing products onto my skin. It ha 12% AHA/BHA blend and does cause a slight tingly sensation, but it's perfect for my stubborn skin.

TLC Sukari Babyfacial - this product has 25% AHA and 2% BHA and is supposed to be used weekly. I LOVE THIS STUFF! When I'm done with this travel size, I'm going to pick up a full size! This also gives a tingle, but is meant to be left on your face for about 20 minutes and then washed off. This in conjunction with the night serum have been amazing for my congested, pore filled face!! My skin feels so incredibly soft after using this! This is a product for those that have congestion on face and tough skin. If you have sensitive skin, I would definitely first get a sample to test on a patch first!

Virgin Marula Oil - this oil is extremely luxurious feeling and so versatile. You can use it for your hands, cuticles, face, etc. I use this right after I use the night serum or babyfacial, and it's such a great combo. The oil legit get SUCKED UP by my skin and soaks in every drop. It's quick absorbing which is another plus for me!!!

Are there any must have DE products for you that I need to try!?

Also here is The Littles Set if you wanted to try a bunch of DE products without paying for all the full sizes!


My Sephora 15% off Sale Recommendations!

Some of these products I just purchased from my VIB sale, some have been my tried and true that I've been loving for forever... but here is my list of shiz you gotta try out when you got a good sale!! :P The VIB sale is 15% off from April 20-23 (insiders get 10% off I believe!)

Drunk Elephant Acid Trip Set ($100 --> $85): Guys. I've been SO obsessed with Drunk Elephant recently. And this set is such an awesome deal. Because my skin is combo oily - I swear by the Marula Oil, the Sukari Baby Facial and the Glycolic Acid Peel and this set has all three products (plus one more!). With the exception of the Marula oil, they are each .5 oz which is a pretty decent size.

Drunk Elephant Littles Set ($90 -->$76.50): Now if you're brand new to DE, I would say this littles set is such a great set to try. You have to be prepared to know they are TRULY LITTLE.. like travel size little!! But... you do get to try most of their products and find which ones you love love love! That's how I found out lol!

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($179-->$152.15): This has been one of my favorite products for a while. I love this essence because of the way it changes my skin texture. It's smoother, more plump and brighter. Although it's extremely pricy - using it in the long run has really helped my skin!

Pat McGrath MTHRSHP Sublime Bronze Ambition Palette ($55-->$46.75): I have been dying to get this palette since it came out. I went to the store and swatch every single one of her palettes and this one I absolutely fell in love with the buttery pigmentation of each shadow. Although this isn't incredibly unique, if you want to splurge on a great warm neutral palette, here she is! :P

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Smoothing Eye Masks ($65-->$55.25): These are some of my favorite eye masks. There are 12 sets in this, so with the deal, it comes out to less than $5 per set! These are great retinol eyemasks that are super hydrating. I definitely feel it working while my mask is on. I don't have wrinkles, so I can't speak for that, but I do have dark circles and I do notice that the area is much brighter after I use these!

Shiseido White Lucent Power Brightening Masks ($70-->$59.50): These now come to about $10 per sheet mask, which is still a bit expensive, but I do love these! I find that one of my biggest concerns for my skin is dullness and discoloration. This really combats that. It helps to brighten your skin and helps to moisturize as well. I find that a lot of my hyperpigmentation begins to lighten because of this mask which I'm always super happy about!

Tatcha Silk Canvas Protective Primer ($52-->$44.20): I've been using this and you literally need the teeniest bit, but it really helps to create such a smooth "canvas" -- I've used this on a lot of clients and they love the silky finish of the product! If you are extremely oily, definitely try it out first as my friend had some trouble with it breaking up on her face throughout the day... however I love it! It makes my skin smooth, and my pores reduced!

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Face Mask ($62-->$52.70): You know I'm all about that vibrancy... so of course, I love this face mask so hard. It definitely makes your skin more vibrant and fresh and glowy! I will have to say - if you have sensitive skin, be known that this tingles and has chunks of stuff!

YSL Volupte Liquid Color Balm ($32-->$27.20): I AM OBSESSED. I just picked these up at the sale and I am going to buy TWO MORE because i LOVE THIS SO MUCH! This has such a lovely balm-y formula but has great color pay off. It's hydrating and plush like a balm, but swipes like a color of a lipstick. so so so so so so so happy with this purchase!

Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss ($20-->$17): I think these are such a fun little lip gloss. They are plush and minty (slightly plumping!) with a fun little swig of color. Although I really don't need any more lip glosses, I find myself constantly reaching for these. Fuel, Backtalk, and 1993 are my faves!

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil ($24-->$20.40): This is another product that I've gone through at least 6 or 7 of! This just is a no fuss, great brow pencil that doesn't budge throughout the day. I went on a hike this weekend and my brows were still well in tact!

Lancome La Vie Est Belle L'Eclat ($72-->$61.20): I've gone through a whole bottle of this perfume and I can't get enough of this scent. It's floral, yet sweet and warm and is so feminine and really lasts on the skin!

YSL Black Opium Rollerball ($28-->$23.8): This is my go to rollerball that sits in my purse and every time I put it on I'm instantly put in a better mood! This also similar to the lancome has a sweet but floral scent. It has a bit more vibrancy than the lancome though (more orange or patchouli maybe!). Both are wonderful scents!!!

Urban Decay All Nighter Spray ($32-->$27.20): I've literally gone through so many of these I can't even count anymore. This is my true favorite setting spray and I legit use it on all clients as well. Nothing more needs to be said except if you need a setting spray.. get it. lol if you don't ... get it still.

And that's my round up! Of course, I want to say get the lash stash and the sephora perfume sets, but I feel like everyone writes those... lol so if you want to check them out, they are a great value you can check them out here! :P But above are truly my must have products that I think are worth getting! Although I already got my VIB rouge purchase, I think I may opt to buy more... I definitely need more of those YSL color balms as well as maybe another Tatcha set.... :P

Are there any must have products that I missed?!?! Let me know! :P
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