I have been wanting a Rhode Resort Ella dress so over a year and when this one finally went on sale I knew it was time to pull the trigger! Nervous about how it would fit because I never wear mini dresses it turned out perfect – mainly because I love the balance of a shorter hem with long sleeves. Sundresses that can go from Summer to Fall are always great- lower cost per wear!
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A few new products have been serious game changers in my day to day beauty routine. First up is this lip combo: Nars Orgasm Lip Balm + Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Pillow Talk. I got the liner a few months ago after IRL friends and bloggers were posting about it ended up loving the color but did not use it very often. So you know about Nars Orgasm, the universal blush that is the bomb dot calm on everyone? Well, Nars recently came out with new products in the orgasm color! The lip color I got is more of a balm with light color and shimmer in it, perfect for everyday use. The liner came into play when I was unpacking my makeup bag and had this ‘ah ha’ moment of I think these two colors would look killer together….and they did!
The second favorite is the Joanna Vargas revitalizing eye cream! The consistency and scent are perfect, not too thick, absorbs into my skin quickly and smells so fresh! Eye creams with a pump sometimes make me nervous because if too much comes out it feels like a waste, thankfully the perfect amount comes out each time making it super easy to layer on my makeup.
I have always loved an all cream/white outfit, it is clean and simple yet bold in the same way. Even though I always personally think it can work sometimes it needs to be broken up a little bit depending on the occasion. Cue the denim jacket! Here in Houston where we love the AC, so having a denim jacket doesn’t only complete your outfit but will most likely be needed at one of your destinations throughout the day.
all photos by Bailey
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My Charlotte Tilbury obsession grew this Summer! I already was a fan of her foundation but I am not legit addicted to Flawless Filter!! I wear it every day and have only worn foundation maybe twice in the past 3 months. It gives light coverage but mainly a serious glow that makes me feel put together without looking heavy.
Wondering what color to get? I started with shade 2 and liked it fine but currently, am using shade 1 on days when I am not fake tanning and shade 2 on days where I am. I can’t say I see a HUGE difference in the colors which is kind of nice.
So everymorning goes like this: chemical exfoliant, magic cream moisturizer, flawless filter, glossier under eye, blush, highlighter, mascara. Does it get any easier? I have seen a ton of bloggers talk about Charlotte Tilbury beauty light wand and I now get it! The dork in me is extra obsessed because there is an on/off twist so its just wasting product was smashed in your makeup bag. Once dabbed on I use a beauty blender to blend that goodness in! On days where I want everything a little less, ‘is she sweating or is she glowing?’ I use the Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Powder.
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New online shops make me nervous, what will it feel like? will it be lined? are there pockets? will it be itchy? will it look cheap IRL? The list goes on! I was excited when I was able to finally visit the & Other Stories store in D.C last month and touch everything. In all honesty, not everything feels amazing but I knew it wouldn’t because their prices are so good but it didn’t feel bad either. Will definitely turn my browsing of their website every once in a while to shopping their website every once in a while.
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I am not sitting in my bed in these photos because it’s on theme with the blog post title…I do my nightly skincare routine in bed. I am that person and proud of it!
Makeup remover wipes, I go through serious phases with these, either I am a huge fan or hate them. Right now I am a fan but only of the Target brand ones. Random, I know but I have a theory. Months ago I was at Target and bought them because they are cheaper than the Neutrogena ones. There was no film or leftover residue after using them so I was pleased. Fast forward and I was at Kroger where of course my beloved Target wipes are not sold so I got the Neutrogena ones. This brand swap of makeup remover wipes was the only thing I changed in my nightly skincare and my skin freaked! Aka next time you are at Target I highly suggest picking these up!
Now I know I mentioned that I do all of this in bed, which is usually the case but if on the off chance I am normal human and not doing this in bed I will double cleanse. Don’t have a particular cleanser I will use, just whichever I am in the mood for but I rotate between Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem, Tata Harper (part of a Nord Anniversary Sale bundle), and Laura Mercier Flawless Skin. j
Sunday Riley Good Genes + Luna Night Oil. Some say you shouldn’t mix retinol (night oil) and lactic acid (good genes). I am with the latter camp and just listen to my skin, if it feeling extra sensitive that day I will just go with the oil and be a little gentler. Without fail, I wake up and my skin feels even toned and ready to take on the day!
Any questions, concerns, comments?