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Mirror, Mirror…

Ok, ok… I admit it. I’m a makeup junkie. My love for makeup is somehow growing as  I get older, not sure if it’s because I find some sort of comfort in knowing that I look different every time I try 
to switch things up, but I enjoy discovering new products
and rekindling my love for those that I stopped using.

I’m not an expert or claim to be, but being around special women in my life who are make-up artists 
and creatives, I’m lucky to be surrounded by great makeup (high & low), tips and tricks!

Beauty is definitely something that as you get older, you grow into. If that makes sense. 
Now, I’m more comfortable with trying new looks, things, ideas and styles. It’s all part of
 having fun and not taking it too seriously!

Below are a few of my favorites must-haves that I’m currently into. I’m really big on lipstick, blush/bronzer, perfume 
and mascara!
Check them out and let me know if you guys have any questions!
Would love to answer any beauty related q’s.

Ok, this is serious. I must have over 12 bottles of perfume. I love scents so I’m constantly splurging on good ones, but don’t get me wrong, I’ll buy inexpensive ones too. Right now, I’m totally diggin’ Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine. It’s sweet, soft, and has the right amount of citrusy touch! Everytime I wear it I 
get asked what perfume I have on- it smells really fresh! #mjdaisychain

I always had trouble finding the “right” mascara.. never had one that really made my lashes stay
 up or that made them voluminous. After many, many visits to Sephora and Rite Aid to try and
 find “the one”, I’ve finally found a couple that I love and won’t stop using. This YSL Shocking mascara (volume effect). It really does the trick without having to use too many coats! I have thin, lashes 
so this really gives it an extra oomph. I also love Dior’s Diorshow mascara; I’ve been using this one
 longer and it’s my ultimate favorite. It’s long-lasting, makes my lashes stay curl and gives me volume!
I also love Maybelline’s Lash Discovery Waterproof mascara- perfect for reaching the hidden lashes!

You have to have good brushes to apply your make-up with; I know they can be a bit pricey but it will make all the difference when you start applying your make-up. Invest in a couple of good ones; like
powder, blush and foundation brushes.
 Above is my favorite- NARS Botan brush. It’s a kabuki brush that’s perfect for applying
powder, blending and buffing!

I’m not really of an eyeshadow type of girl because I don’t know how to successfully achieve a cool
 look with eyeshadows. However, I do own a few palettes because I do like to just add a bit of
nudes/browns to my lids and add a brown liner for a fresh looking day-time wear smokey
 eye. I do wear lighter shades underneath my brow for some definition and glow.
This Estee Lauder palette has been my go-to for a golden touch on my eyes. The teal and orange
 I’ll only use for special events or when my best friend is around to apply it!

For lips,  I’m obsessed with having the perfect soft pink/nude lipstick. My skin complexion is tanned and I feel like these shades always complement my skin tone a lot better than say, bright ones. I have 4 favorites that I literally buy two of every time I go and buy them (one for my purse and one in my car/or house). Lately I’ve been reaching out for this Estee Lauder in Pinkadelic 01. Gives me the right amount of blush tone pink on my lips! Looks so natural!

For my inexpensive lipsticks, I always wear Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Pink Punch. This is seriously, my hands-down favorite. I religiously wear this thing! Always carry it with me- always.
Sometimes on top of that one, I wear Laura Mercier’s HydraTint balm.
You guys always ask me what lipstick I’m wearing in my photos and those two are always it!

ps- always carry bobby pins! I do!… they come in handy, all the time.

I love me some blush and bronzer. I’ve been wearing the two for as long as I can remember. I usually wear MAC’s Prism blush and Physicians Formula bronzer. Recently, I discovered
Lorac’s blush/bronzer duo in Hot & Spicy and fell in love!
Now I don’t have to carry both my blush and bronzer palettes and can carry them in one! Plus, it 
gives me a nice shimmer when I apply it on the apples of my cheek!

The Rimmel ScandalEyes eyeshadow stick is great too, I use this only on the inside of my
 tear duct to help open up my eyes and it also looks pretty in photos! 

Below is a fun little collage to go along with this beauty post! Totally freshening up and 
wearing vibrants colors for this spring! Cant wait!
Follow me on Polyvore and you can see all my collages!



Summer Wishlist.

Summer Wishlist: Neutrals by jujubaby28 featuring a bikini swimwear

Since summer is one of my favorite seasons- aside from fall- I thought putting a summer wish list 
for you guys on Polyore would be both fun and helpful ( helpful for those of you who have asked me 
“what should I pack for vacation?” or “what should I buy for summer”…etc. )
I know the whole neon/bright color thing was extremely on trend this season, but for me, I think
buying earthtones/warm/neutral colors will benefit you down the line more than buying trendy pieces
with bold/neon colors. For one, it’s easier to mix and match with your existing wardrobe
and two, it looks more effortless. 

-Buy a chambray/denim button up to wear over your bathing suit instead of a cover-up….
Tie a knot for a fun, sexy look with cut off shorts! Try this one, or this one.
– A two piece strapless bathing suit will get you an even tan and motivate you to work on that tummy! 
A pretty floral print is always a go-to for me because you can mix it with a solid
 bottom or vice versa. Try this floral suit or this one.
–  A Panama hat is such a key item for summer! It’s refreshing and makes all your summer looks
 look thamuch more put together; wear it with your bathing suit or with your day outfit! 
Try this one here or this one.
– Strappy leather sandals are perfect for all summer wear- skinnys, dresses, shorts, skirts. 
Relax your feet for summer! 
Try these or these.
– Simple jewelry; stacked up thin rings and leather collars are perfect for layering. 

What does your summer wish list look like?
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Orange-y Spring.

Straw floppy hat: F21, Lipstick: Makeup Forever 201

Been having fun with this floppy straw hat I bought last week, it’s so perfect!
The weather was gorgeous last week in L.A, so I thought I’d play around with the hat
and try on this new orange-y lipstick I bought at sephora! Currently, these two are
my favorite spring must haves!!