Next up on the.B.Law Style Panel I would like to introduce Nicole! Her job on the panel is unique from the others because she is my beauty expert! Nicole is the best hair and makeup doer I know, and I am not just biased because she is my older sister! She truly does great work, I ALWAYS get compliments on my hair color. What is also so great about her work is that you can tell how passionate she is. It is so easy to see that she loves what she does and wants you to love the outcome of her work. A little background, I have known Nicole my entire life, that is all. HA! Just kidding, she is my big sissy and I love her. We are only a year and a half apart so you can bet we used to fight and bicker like no other, but she is one of my best friends and I would be lost without her.
I am so excited for her to be a part of the panel, not just for you readers but for myself! I know only the basics of hair and makeup so I will be learning just as much as you will be! I totally want to get her into doing tutorials and all of that stuff. AWW! Sorry I am just so excited about this. Check her out!
- Describe your personal style in 3-5 words: Basic, dark, boho
- Your go to outfit/piece of clothing: Black leggings, flowy black top, and booties
- Favorite place to shop: Target, G-Stage, and small boutiques
- Favorite shoe brand: Steve Madden, New Balance, and Free People
- Favorite current trend: Half up hair with a top knot
- Style preference: Dressy
- Where do you get most of your style inspiration: Instagram, Pinterest, and my sister
- One piece of makeup you cannot live without: Anatasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow
I am so excited to be introducing my Style Panel next week! A good friend made this suggestion and I was just like, why didn’t I think of that! The whole idea is still new but I have 6 great girls on this panel and the whole idea is that we are here for you. They will provide 6 other personal styles and taste to broaden everyone’s view. I want this to be a collaborative process between us and you readers. Ask questions, give suggestions, talk to us! The style panel girls each have their own personal niche that they will be the “expert” in so to speak, but that doesn’t mean they are limited to that topic. **SPOILER ALERT** one is a beauty expert!
Stay tuned, the first lovely lady gets introduced on Monday. I will have bios for them as well as the story of how we became friends. We will have some great style and great advise from these ladies. I am so excited to announce my team!
Today I am talking lips! My older sister (Beauty by Nicole Breanne) is a make-up artist and got me hooked on Lime Crime matte liquid lipsticks (I have posted about them before). They are so awesome, have beautiful colors, and honestly stay on ALL DAY. There is a color I have been wanting for a long time and it went on sale! It is beyond perfect for Valentine’s Day and get this, it’s called ‘True Love’. It is a bright pink-red. I think red lipstick is so beautiful and sexy but I find it difficult to wear myself, I am usually drawn more to pinks. This color is perfect because it is not quite red, but has enough red in it to make me feel good.
What better way to spice up an outfit than with bright lips? There is something about it that gives me confidence, does anyone else get that? I think fierce lips radiate an energy and gives you a certain attitude like you know you look good. Guess what else? It is still on sale for $10!! I have one more Lime Crime matte velvetine to post for Valentine’s so be sure to come back!
Find it here! ‘True Love’ Matte Velvetine Lipstick
PS, this link has a coupon code!–> Lime Crime
In one of my posts from last week, Goal: Be Cozy, I showed you my new nail polish I got from Target- essie Gel Couture in the color ‘Touch Up’, and said I would investigate how well they work and report back. Well it has been two full days and so far I have no chips! I know two days doesn’t seem like that long, but compared to normal polish, it is pretty good. I was getting spoiled with getting my nails done with gel every couple weeks because I hate how normal polish can chip within the same day of painting them. That is so frustrating! I am trying to be good though and save money which means doing my nails myself. To be honest, I forgot how much I love painting my nails, it is therapeutic. I’m curious just how long I can go without a chip and I can’t wait to get a few more colors!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Okay, so hair is like my thing. It wasn’t always but it is now and has been for awhile. My mom would have never thought this could happened since my hair wouldn’t even hold a curl for an hour when I was little. In high school I discovered that I could actually curl my hair well, and it would stay for more than a day! In college I won’t the “Best Hair Award” in my sorority (I am pretty sure I have mentioned that before so clearly I am a tad proud). I always used an inch and a quarter curling iron, that was until I went to Italy the semester before I graduated and fried my curling iron in a European plug. I was completely lost. Finally, in 2013 I got my secret weapon that I still use today, a pink HerStyler straightener that curls my hair so amazingly that sometimes I can’t even believe it is a straightener.
I have a new favorite thing. Recently I have been really into big hair. The only thing I am good at is curling it, I am not so creative with other things (but I want to learn!). At Target while buying more Not Your Mother’s dry shampoo, because come on, every girl needs a good dry shampoo for those days you just can’t, I saw another Not Your Mother’s product, Plump for Joy – Thickening Hair Lifter. It says for fine, thin hair. Well I have neither so I figured it would probably REALLY work on my hair. It is almost a gel that sprays out. You spray it into your palm, rub your hands together then scrunch into your hair. I prefer to scrunch it in with my hair flipped over forward, then I flip it over when I am done and BOOM! Big hair! It is amazing and looks great! I love that I don’t get that crunchy texture with it. One last awesome thing about this product… the bottle has an open and a close tab so you can throw it in a bag and not worry about leaks! Best. Thing. Ever.
I seriously suggest trying this if you like big volume. Have some fun with it after all, the bigger the hair, the close you are to heaven right?!
I couldn’t find this one online at Target so I linked the actual Not your Mother’s site, you can also buy this at Ulta and I have even bought the dry shampoo at Vons! Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Thickening Hair Lifter
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Today I wanted to share two of my favorite hair products! So I have a lot of hair. It’s pretty long and it’s thick and there is just a lot of it and it’s always everywhere. My sister is a hairstylist so of course I’m always getting my hair done and different. I’ve been dark brown, blonde, red, brown again, blonde again, now red again, it’s an endless cycle of change but I love it. Bleach though, seriously dries out your hair. When I was blonde and even awhile after I was no longer blonde, I couldn’t brush my hair when it was wet. It would just break off in my brush and was SUPER tangly. One day my stepmom came home from the salon my sister works out and handed me a brush she got me. It’s called the Wet Brush. It looked like a pretty standard brush but she said its supposed to work really well with wet hair. Well that night after washing my hair I tried it. It was like MAGIC. It went through my hair like nothing! No hair broke off and no tangles! I was so amazed. How does this thing work?! Well it has special flexible bristles that just go through your hair without pulling it. I’ve been using it for three years and can’t even use a regular brush now. I tried and it hurt. There really is a difference. I finally just bought a new one and it’s PINK! If you have trouble with detangling your hair I HIGHLY recommend this brush! I refuse to use any other brush now. It’s also great for kids! My sister uses it on my niece and there are no tears! I got my new one at Target and it was only $8.99!
My second hair favorite is Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo. Come on girls, who doesn’t love dry shampoo? There is usually one day a week that I just dry shampoo my entire head. Sometimes you just don’t want to wash your hair and mine takes forever to dry so if it’s late and I haven’t washed it yet, then I’ll just dry shampoo the next day. The last dry shampoo I tried started off good but within a couple hours my hair just looked greasy again, and by the end of the day it looked really bad. The next time I tried this one and it worked great and it smelled so good! It totally lasted all day, even when I had to use it on my entire head. You can get the Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo at most stores. I got mine at Target this last time but before that I even bought it at Vons! The best part is that it’s only $4.79!
Shop both of these products at Target here!
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I do not know why it took me so long to do another my favorite things but here is my second one finally. I will try to be better about this so I already have my next one planned! This set of favorite things is kind of an upgrade from my last one. If you missed it or can’t remember you can refresh your memory or catch up here. In my last favorite things post I shared my then new favorite mascara. Well I have a new favorite and this one will be hard to top, Benefit Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara. I got the sample size for free from Ulta for my birthday gift and let me tell you, this stuff is so amazing. The way the brush is made it grabs your lashes and curls them as you pull up. The first time I used it I was so amazed, it looked like I used an eyelash curler! (Writing blooper, as I was writing eyelash curler I wrote curling iron first- ouch that would hurt haha) Usually when I put mascara on I put a minimum of two coats on but most times three, and by coats I mean dipping the brush back in the bottle and applying another layer. After my first coat of the Roller Lash Mascara I was done. They looked perfect! I was going out though so I added another coat for good measure. But today, I wore it to work and only put on one coat and it looked like I had on my 2-3 layers of mascara. I can’t stop obsessing over it and I can’t wait to buy the full size tube. I HIGHLY recommend this mascara! Again I apologize for not having before and after pictures but I just can’t take them, I feel like I look so ridiculous, I need someone else to take them for me.
Shop Benefit’s Roller Lash Super Curling & Lifting Mascara here at Ulta!
My other favorite right now is Benefit Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer. This is a crease control concealer that goes on under your eyes and is surrounded by a layer of moisture with vitamin E and apple seed extract. It goes on so light weight it is almost as if you’re not wearing anything and it stays on all day! I feel like I look so much more awake when I have this on even though I am so tired. Fake-Up Wake-Up! This is another product I highly recommend to try out! I actually found this from another blogger so I am passing it on again!
Shop Benefit’s Fake-Up Hydrating Concealer here at Ulta!
(I promise I will start practicing before and after photos!)