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Friday Favorites: Weekly Beauty Favorites

Is it just me or have the weeks been flying by this summer?

Probably just me, but either way -- it's Friday ladies and you already know what that means. You guessed it! It's time for me to share with you my favorite beauty items of the week. This week has been a great way beauty wise and I must give all thanks to these amazing products that helped my face look somewhat decent.
I've been trying to ween myself off of purchasing cosmetics, but last weekend was my birthday so I decided to do a little damage. When the damage is done, there's no turning back and I can't say I'm upset -- these beauty items definitely didn't let me down.

Beauty Fave #1: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Requiem

I purchased this lipstick on a whim after initially going in to purchase a lipstick they were sold out of. I am extremely pleased that the sales associate persuaded me to get this beautiful matte lavender shade from Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick collection. It dries quickly and literally stays on all day -- maybe that's why it's called everlasting? Clever Kat, clever.

Beauty Fave #2: Kiko Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Pearly Wine

This is the perfect shade of wine. I'm not much of an eyeshadow wearer, but I am obsessed with this shade and it doubles up as an amazing blush/contour.

Beauty Fave #3: Zara Chocolate Perfume For Women

This fragrance smells delicious. That's all. I urge you to try it out for yourself, you'll fall in love. Since purchasing, whenever I wear it -- I literally get nothing but compliments.

Beauty Fave #4: NARS Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

Thanks to Sephora for such a great birthday gift. This is the perfect shade of red and unlike Ruby Woo, it's very moisturizing -- non-drying and it also lasts all day long.

What beauty products helped get you through the week?

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definitely make it enjoyable! I'm going to have to look them up @Animaniafreak
right now I'm in love with my Furless eyeshadow brush, Furless is an Australian company that specialise in animal-cruelty-free makeup brushes. Good brushes make putting on makeup enjoyable :)
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Alright ladies, I wanted to share a card about dressing the part of your love story. And I'd LOVE to hear your love story, which you can comment on below, or even better, write a card about it! (YAY!!!!) When it comes to fashion, the basis of everything that we wear is utilitarianism--functional garments. However, that's just the beginning. The rest of it is based on style, beauty, trends, ideas, visions, goals and STORY. If you can believe it, we're not only well into 2016, but marching through February on a steady course. Two months in, with Valentine's Day peeking 'round the bend, what are you wearing to tell/attract your epic love story? When you interview for a job, you're told to dress for success; my contention is that we should be dressing for all areas of success in our lives. Are you looking for love? Maybe you're totally crushing right now. Are you dressing in a way that respects WHO YOU ARE while still telling your story? I put together this really cute #februarychic story board. It's about being fun, flirty, modest and love-story ready! GUCCI Plissé lamé mini dress $1,490 Gucci's mini dress is crafted from baby-pink lamé that shimmers with silver yarns - the plissé pleats add texture to create a high-shine effect. The classic shift silhouette is cinched at the center by an elasticated waist. The modesty of the neckline balances the length of the skirt. The glittering reflection of the lame gives this a flirty spice, while the soft color pink is delicate, feminine and Valentine appropriate. SAINT LAURENT Jane metallic lizard-effect leather sandals $695 Saint Laurent's signature 'Jane' sandals are updated in glossy rose gold lizard-effect leather. This Italian-made pair is designed with slim straps for a leg-lengthening effect. Virtually identical to the Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandal (that I LOVE), this is a modern approach to reptile as it has a pink-gold metal finish that is so hard to come by. It matches the dress without being matchy-matchy. And the open-toe sandal design is STUNNING! ROCKINS Flora printed silk crepe de chine scarf $29 The watercolor-inspired print that decorates Rockins' scarf pays homage to the botanical creations of Flora Starkey. This skinny style is cut from silk crepe de chine and finished with glossy fringing. Fringe may still be a by product of what was popular in 2015, but it's totally appropriate for this time of year as it adds a layer of modesty, femininity and "warmth" if his arms aren't already wrapped around you. The floral print says that you love all things pretty, especially flowers and wouldn't mind stopping by a sidewalk florist for a handful of posies. CHANEL No. 5 Perfume $100 Elegance. Beauty. Sophistication. And modern sensuality. Classic Chanel perfume fragrance that has stood the test of time and caressed the naked bodies of both women and men, vicariously. J. Lo said it best, "I judge people by how they smell, not what they look like." AMEN! Make sure you're hygiene is on point and your perfume is delicate, soft, yet punctuated with classic notes that tell YOUR STORY. Chanel may not be for you, but you should wear something that accents and works well with your body's chemistry. Wear just enough that he has to keep leaning in, closer and closer to get that intoxicating aroma. Too much will ward him off--doing the exact opposite of what you want. Now it's your turn! What does your wardrobe say about you? How is it working to tell your epic love story? What, about your clothes, is working against you? @BeannachtOreibh @nicolejb @ButterflyBlu @Arellano1052 @alywoah @jordanhamilton @MichelleHolly @VeronicaArtino @TessStevens @shannonl5 @humairaa @TerrecaRiley @danidee @BluBear07 @thePinkPrincess @EasternShell @matildajgarrett @1FallenAngel @alyssastano @Adrienpie @RaquelArredondo @Luci546 @BivianaaChavez @Lushisushi @Danse l @luna1171 @JPBenedetto @deefran @RogueLeigh @myguardian @Gacrus @MissB82 @Lizzeh @Kyokeo @Emealia @ShinigamiSan @baileykayleen @DestinaByrd @ChelseaAustin @xojuliettexox @netchtiBates @KellyOConnor @Kamiamon @parktaemi @arnelli @NickySerban @Dynamo @VKookie47 @medley24 @ZackMcLaughlin @MoisEsGaray @KeziahWright @pppfittu13 @washmydishes @eoin8899 @LAVONYORK @orenshani7 @Alletaire @funnella @MariPili @SamratGolhar @MajahnNelson @hikaymm @TensaZangetsu98 @carmaa10 @cindystran @AshelyJewell @MaighdlinS @JamiMilsap @xDaisyDaysx @LisaMarissa @Emmeronsage @LemarDeco @Ash1998 @TracyLynnn @KaiTakashima @saraortiz2002 @Zxenna @MelissaMae @atmi @Helixx @VanessaSimmons @JessicaChaney (MY APOLOGIES if I missed any guys--in taking them off this list!!!!!!!!!)
3 Lifestyle Habits that can Cause Acne Breakouts
Your acne is coded in your genes and governed by your hormones. While these two factors are not in your control, your lifestyle which affects your skin equally, IS. Here are the most important lifestyle changes that you can make to reduce your acne breakouts... 1. Clean your mobile phone Your mobile phone is pressed against your cheeks while you chat away with friends. The bacteria from your skin gets transferred on to the screen and stays there till it gets pressed on your skin again. Besides this your phone may have food residue from the time that you were eating and texting and dust from lying on dirty surfaces. If you have acne prone skin, make sure you sanitize the surface of your mobile phone at least once every day. 2. Wash your face less often If you have oily skin which is prone to breakouts, chances are that you are washing your face more than twice daily. That, coupled with acne treatment AHA toners, salicylic acid serums and retinol night creams can over dry your skin. This leads your skin to produce even more oil which in turn feeds acne causing bacteria. Wash your face maximum 3 times a day. Once in the morning when you wake up and shower, once before sleeping at night and an additional time after a workout or outdoor exposure. 3. Reduce your carb intake Refined carbs such as bread, pasta and fried food have a high glycemic index. They increase blood sugar and cause a spike in the hormone Insulin. High glycemic foods are very inflammatory for the body and also disturb your gut bacteria. This in turn disturbs your skin microbiome. Increase your intake of fresh vegetables and salads instead. These are loaded with antioxidants which help your skin in healing faster. If you have been struggling with acne breakouts for a while, getting a little help from your dermatologist could go a long way in getting rid of your acne.
Wait Until You Fall In Love With Scented Jewelry
Kiss your glass spray bottle goodbye. It's looking like the days of buying a fragrance gift set will soon be long gone. If you're a fan of dainty jewelry and you love to smell sweet then you might be interested in the new approach companies are taking when it comes to perfume. Introducing, scented jewelry. Perfect for those women who find themselves reapplying their perfume every so often. You have the option of going for the mini size vials filled with essential oils or the lockets that happened to be filled with scented spheres and leather cutouts. How convenient is that? If you're interested in these fragrance options, keep scrolling to see a couple different alternatives below. Zoe & Piper Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace The Designer Of The Product Says: "Essential oils are an important part of my daily life, from my health to my mood and, most importantly, they keep me grounded. I wanted a diffuser necklace that went with my personal style and my lifestyle, and I just wasn't finding it anywhere," explained Sienna, the designer. Illuminated Perfume Solid Perfume Lockets The Designer Of The Product Says: "Since the nose is an open passageway to the brain, what better way to connect directly with the plants than through the experience of inhaling beautiful scents presented in a gorgeous locket?" Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Earrings The Designer Of The Product Says: "I wished I had a way to easily remove the perfume without having to scrub it off my skin. That's when I thought of those vintage earrings: Wouldn't it be wonderful if the casing could hold a fragrance, similar to the gemstones?" she pondered. Peacock Parfumerie Perfume Pendants The Designer Of The Product Says: "It was this notion of carrying a treasured scent that could stimulate and enliven the wearer throughout the day that gave rise to the Perfume Pendant." Are you loving this idea? Innovative or you'll stick to your fragrance in a bottle? @alywoah @TessStevens @stephosorio @mscocoasupreme @MistressSiren @nicolejb @marshalledgar @amobigbang @LAVONYORK @ButterflyBlu @VeronicaArtino @humairaa @PurpleChick