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At Home Pampering 101

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Hey, all. We are in December, which means 2015 is coming to a close! This year feels like it’s gone by super fast. Anyway, Nicole Guerriero inspired this post because she recently uploaded a pampering video on her channel. When most people think pampering, they think about the spa. Unfortunately, spas can get costly. Even Groupon prices can be a little pricey. So, I wanted to share with you affordable ways to pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home.

  • Bath bombs and bubbles What is more luxurious than a warm bath? Bath bombs and bubbles just add even more to the luxury and ambiance. I love buying bath items at LUSH! They have so many options.
  • Candles I love candles, especially in the colder months. Aromatherapy is important when it comes to relaxation. The best scented candles are from Bath & Body works, hands down!
  • Face masks You have to take care of that complexion! I love wearing masks when I have some downtime. The best masks can be found at Sephora. I love GlamGlow and Sephora Collection face masks. LUSH has some great face masks, too.
  • Body scrubs are the best way to exfoliate your body. You can find body scrubs in Sephora, The Body Shop, Bath & Body Works, LUSH, etc. You can even make some at home. There are plenty of DIY body scrub recipes.
  • Body butters I find that body butters are so much more moisturizing than lotions. My favorite place to get body butters are The Body Shop and Bath & Body Works.

Using all of these combined will give you a relaxing, spa-like experience at home.

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Nicole Nails x NailHur

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Hey, dolls! I finally picked up some of Nicole Guerriero’s nails from NailHur!

I figured I’d buy these babies for 3 reasons:

  1. I love Nicole Guerriero ♥
  2. No judgement, but acrylics are bad for you.
  3. I HATE waiting at the nail salon!

The nails come in 7 different styles. I ended buying my favorite top 3 designs, which are (from left to right) Flawless, Naturally Nicole, and Queen Bee. I tried on the Flawless set and I think they’re gorgeous!

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Each set includes 24 nails, nail glue, and a nail file. They’re super easy to apply! I basically just aside the 10 nails that fit me and filed the ones that didn’t fit perfectly. Then, I just glued them on. It took me about 15 mins to apply them max, including the filing and fitting. They’ll last for about 2 weeks, as long as you don’t do anything crazy with them on. As someone who needs to have a flawless appearance at work, these nails are perfect. These are also perfect for people who can’t wear long nails full time. All you need to do is pop em off after soaking them in warm water. NO ACETONE NEEDED. Plus, they’re reusable!

NailHur has plenty of nail options. They have stiletto, oval, squaletto, and square nails – long and short. They also have plenty of coupons available. I definitely plan to buy more styles!

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Carli Bybel Palette: Swatches & Review

Hey, loves! As I’m sure all of you know that Carli Bybel partnered with BH Cosmetics to create her own palette. It was launched September 8th at around 2:45 am EST time. It was literally insane! People were in a riot on social media complaining that they couldn’t buy the palette. The first 2 batches were sold out in less than a day! I, however, wasn’t one of those unfortunate people. I was in and out of BH Cosmetics’ website like an assassin 😉 My palette finally arrived on Tuesday and I would love to share with you the godly goodness!

Here is what it looks like on the inside. It has 10 gorgeous eyeshadow shades and 4 godly looking highlighter shades. BH Cosmetics has great quality palettes so getting swatches are super easy. The eyeshadows and highlighters are super pigmented and creamy! Enough of my ranting and raving, I know you’re dying to see the swatches so let’s go…

(first row of shadows)

The first row has mostly matte shades. The only shimmer one is the second from the left as you can see. You got a pearl, matte white, a sparkly, pearl, a muted pink with plum undertones, a muted lavender, and a dark plum.

(second row of shadows)

The next row of shadows are more metallic and as we all know metallics are in this season :D! We got a pearly, metallic color with slight peach gold undertones, a metallic, champagne color, a shimmery, deep bronze, a metallic copper, and a matte grayish brown color.

Now, moving on to the gorgeous highlighters that everyone has been talking about! These highlighter colors are similar to the eyeshadows in the palette. We got a pink champagne, a champagne color with beige undertones, a straight up gold, and a copper bronze.

Needless to say, these colors are gorgeous and the palette is perfect for fall! The best thing about it is that it’s only $12.50! Yes, all this goodness for $12.50! So make sure to get on the order list, because as you can see this palette is hella popular!

Thanks, Carli ❤

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Carli Bybel Releasing Her Own Palette in September

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Hey dolls! It’s finally happening – Carli Bybel is teaming up with BH Cosmetics to release the Carli Bybel 13 Color Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette. The launch date is September 8th! YESSSSSSS!

For those of you who don’t know Carli, she’s a beauty guru on Youtube with over 3 million followers. Her channel talks about all things beauty with some lifestyle topics here and there. I’ve been wondering when she was gonna come out with a palette because her eyeshadow looks are always impeccably gorgeous. I’m glad she decided to team up with BH Cosmetics because they are super affordable. She’s the reason I even discovered them in the first place. She states, “BH Cosmetics is one of the first brands I used when I started freelancing seven years ago. They have high-quality products for a price anyone can afford, which is why I’m so excited to launch my signature palette with them!”

I honestly can’t wait until it’s available for purchase! Who else is going to snag one?

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Hit or Miss: Murad’s Skin Smoothing Polish

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Hey all! Lately, I’ve become a real skin care snob. All I want to do is buy new skincare products because I’m not getting any younger, haha. I’m all about prevention and you only have one skin, so you better do all you can to take care of it.

I came across this product because of Desi Perkins. She’s been recommending it on all of her skincare videos and I finally decided to try it out. I’m actually a fan of a few Murad products and I assumed that I would enjoy this product, as well. According to Murad.com, this product is “a rich-creamy polishing scrub that removes embedded impurities, without stripping skin of natural moisture, revealing a more vibrant complexion.” They recommend that it be used 2-3x weekly. Needless to say, I use it as an exfoliator. The active ingredients include: witch hazel, cinnamon extract, and pomegranate seed oil.

I’ve been using this product for 3 weeks now and I highly enjoy it! It’s so finely milled that it actually feels therapeutic, as opposed to harsh, when I’m rubbing it on my skin. My skin literally feels baby soft after I use it. I also find that is helps decrease the size of any blemishes on my face. As far as scent goes, it smells like your average skincare product. Overall, this is a HIT and it’s become a staple in my skincare routine. It makes my skin feel so much better! I’d recommend this to anyone no matter your skin type.

You can get it at Sephora or Ulta for $30. I got mine off Amazon for $23.

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Find Your Beauty Guru Match

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Hola! So, I may be late on this “new” technology but I’m sure there are people out there who have no clue about what I’m talking about. So, this post for YOU.

I like finding new beauty vloggers to follow on YouTube often. Lately, I’ve been on the hunt to find a vlogger that has my skin tone and type. Let’s be honest, watching people do tutorials on a different skin tone is fun but it’s not fully educational. They’re not gonna use the same shades that would compliment or match your skin.  It’s difficult to find a vlogger that is similar to you by just using YouTube, blogs, and word of mouth.  The closest I’ve gotten to a match is Raschelle aka MsRoshPosh and I LOVE her but she’s not my exact match. However, I just found out about this AMAZING TOOL that allows you to find the beauty vlogger that best fits you!

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It’s really simple – no long ass quiz, no membership required. All you need is your skin tone, eye color, hair color, and skin type then bam, you have a list of vloggers that match you best. When I put in my info, I ran into Stephanie aka Beauty by Lee on YouTube. She uses almost all the foundation shades I use, has curly hair, AND we both have oily/acne-prone skin. BAM! She was a 98% match according to the matcher. I found another beauty vlogger who is 91% my match, Zara aka Mouldy Fruit. Her skin tone is also similar to mine, but she has dry skin. Either way, this tool is pretty accurate. Is that not amazing? If you’re not impressed after using this then I don’t know what the hell to tell you!

Find out your beauty guru match here.

Let me know if you find your perfect match. I’m sure you will!

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Nicole Guerriero Launches Skin Care Line

Hi all! So yes, the big news it out! My #1 beauty vlogger, Nicole Guerriero, has launched her very own skincare line called BEST DAMN BEAUTY! It’s such a fitting name for a boss chick like her ;)! Some people thought she was pregnant, which I don’t know how that makes any sense – but I digress. So far, the line includes an oil and a face spray. She says that she’ll be releasing 2 new products every month and I can’t wait for her other products to come out! Nicole and I are both oily monsters who have resilient skin so I’m excited to try her stuff out and perhaps find my new skincare holy grail!

Anyway, if you darlings want to learn more about it then check out her video!

Congrats Nicole! I’m incredibly proud and happy for you xxx

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