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July 29, 2015


Stobing 1002
Hey, beauties! Today I want to discuss this makeup trend everyone's been talking about called strobing. Strobing is mainly highlighting your face without contouring, which I think is a great idea when you don't have the time to contour your face. I love this trend because I think it's simple to do and perfect for this season! In this post, I'm sharing the products I used to achieve my strobing look and more highlighting products I've been trying out.
Stobing 1019
NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam
For my strobing makeup look, I dabbed three dots of this liquid illuminator onto my cheeks and blended it in with a damped beauty blender. This illuminator a beautiful peachy bronze highlight that I like to apply to the high points of my cheeks, down the bridge of my nose, to my cupid's bow, chin and sometimes to my forehead. You can apply this virtually anywhere you want to highlight! This product also comes in the shade sunbeam, for those who don't want a strong bronze highlight but a cooler pinky highlight to complement their skin tone.

Stobing 1025
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
This palette was a limited edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette, but you can purchase these powders individually. I'm obsessed with Hourglass powders; they give you a beautiful flush of highlight mixed with color, and they stay on your face all day. To finish off my strobing look, I applied the blush on the right called mood exposure to my cheeks after my liquid highlighter. And that's all there is to it! Simple, right? Like I said, this is a great makeup technique to add to your everyday makeup routine if you don't have the time, or you don't want to deal with contouring.

More products I've been trying out for "strobing"

Stobing 1017 L'Oreal True Match Lumi Powder in Golden
I'm still on the fence with this product because of how glittery it is. There're specks of glitter in it that I wish weren't so noticeable. It also doesn't apply as smoothly as I wish it would and I recommend using a light hand while you're applying. I do love how well this worked; it gave my skin a soft highlight I wanted to achieve. I'm glad more drugstore brands are coming out with liquid and powder highlighters. Also, the smallest triangle at the bottom is the one I like to use the most.

Stobing 1007 Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Face Highlighter
This liquid highlighter is another great product I've been loving. The brush applicator makes it easy to dabbed onto the high points of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose. It's very easy to blend, and once it's all sunk into my skin, it settled into a nice natural highlight without looking oily.

Stobing 1033 Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer
This illuminator is my absolute favorite product I've been using for this summer. This product is mainly used on its own, but I prefer to mix this into my foundation and wear this all over my face, down my neck and even to my shoulders to make my skin look healthy and hydrated. I recommend this product to anyone looking to achieve that perfect summer glow.

Some are calling strobing the new contouring. I personally don't think so (I still love my bronzers), but what are your thoughts? Have you been trying this technique out for yourself? What are some of your must-have highlighting products?

July 7, 2015


After a long and stressful day, I decided to do some very much needed pampering. I made myself a cup of my favorite tea with lemon, mixed together a homemade face mask and busted out Spongellé's Body Wash Infused Buffer and Pedi Buffer! Perfectly designed to pamper, Spongellé combines beauty innovation technology to offer a completely new concept in bathing and showering. Spongellé's infused Body Buffers are designed to moisturize and restore the skin from neck to toe. Their Pedi-Buffers have a unique textured side that gently whisks away dry skin and calluses leaving feet soft and silky. Also, these products were not tested on animals. How awesome is that?! As soon as I saw their packaging, I couldn't wait to jump in the shower and test them out! Lately I've been walking around my house and backyard barefoot like a caveman, this has sadly caused my feet to become dull and dry. Perfect time to try out the pedi buffer while I continue my mini at-home spa night.
Each buffer has its own custom fragrance, I received my Pedi-Buffer in "Mandarin Mint" and it smells AMAZING! I love this exotic scent, it's something I have never smelled before. After running through water and squeezing, I flipped it over to the textured side and started exfoliating my feet. After only seconds of scrubbing, I noticed how well it buffed away all the dead skin. I was amazed and delighted that my feet were finally getting the quality attention and love they deserve, lol! My feet were left feeling soft and they looked alive again! This product is a life saver. Better yet, a foot saver! I'd recommend this product to anyone because it's so important to pay attention to your feet and keep those calluses away! You get 30+ washes with this buffer. Suggested retail price: $14. You can purchase this item at Spongellé's website or find it here at Anthropologie.
SPONGELLE011 The Spongellé Boxed Flower Body Buffer is infused with a silken, gentle shower gel. Mine came in the scent, "French Lavender." The body buffer certainly has a soothing light lavender scent which set the mood perfectly for my pampered night in. I almost didn't want to open it because of how adorable the flower shape is! The innovative design made it easy to use as I didn't have to get out a body wash bottle and loofah. All I had to do was run through water and squeeze like I would do to a sponge, then lather. That's it! Also, don't forget to pack this item in your suitcase because it's perfect to take while traveling! After I rinsed off, I could immediately feel the difference in my skin! My skin felt rejuvenated, like I had just stepped out of a luxury spa and my complexion was left with a healthy glow. You can get 14+ washes out this. Needless to say, I adore this product! Suggested retail price: $16

You can purchase these luxury products on their website at and make sure to follow their gorgeous pictures on instagram at beyondcleansing. I hope you enjoyed my review, what do you guys think? Have you tried out these buffers before?

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July 6, 2015


Hey loves! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Today I want to tell you about how much I've been enjoying my backpack! Not only do backpacks allow you to go hands-free, but they come in a impressive variety of cute colors, patterns, sizes and styles. Recently I said, "see you later!" to my dearly loved purses and welcomed this black backpack with gold detail from Target as my number, one go-to accessory for carrying all my everyday essentials. I'm so in love with my current replacement! The timeless black and gold and chic silhouette gives this backpack the advantage of working with any outfit. Especially this casual one! For this look, I styled high-waisted cuff shorts with a white crop top and topped it off with a pair of beat up white Converse. You can never go wrong with a pair of Chuck Taylors! With it's definitive pieces, this outfit gives off a cool, classic vibe and perfectly compliments my new addition.
backpack converse
crop top: Cotton On shorts: American Apparel shoes: Converse backpack: Target
sunglasses: Nasty Gal


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