Hey dolls. I hope you all are recovering after a FANTASTIC night of fashion at the #Emmy’s! Recently I have come to some conclusions…some that involve me trying new things. Like lipstick. Now keep in mind, I do NOT wear lipstick. Or I haven’t until now at least. I am PICKY about dry, chapped lips. I hold Carmex up to some pretty high standards, because it keeps my lips healthy & hydrated. But let’s be real…how old am I? Shouldn’t I be wearing lipstick at this bright age of twenty-something. YES.

But I was scared y’all…the colors scare me. AND who in the world wants lipstick teeth? Not me, that’s for sure.

So, I began my research with my friends…instagram, my favorite beauty brands, & my trusty magazine BFF’s. I did learn a few things on my lipstick quest though:

1. You can’t judge a lipstick by how it looks on others.

2. You never know how a lipstick will look 10 minutes after you put it on.

3. Don’t get scared by a color.

So…my favorite:

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WHY I love these lipsticks: no chapped lips, no need to reapply every 5 seconds, & no lipstick teeth.

I chose the Melted Fig (a violet orchid–HELLO color of the year) & Melted Marshmallow (a candy pink). Here are some quick shots of the lipstick on…don’t judge these pictures ;)

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(My hair is not two different colors…I promise!)

You will not be disappointed by these lipsticks. The Melted Marshmallow is more of an everyday wear for me while the Melted Fig is GREAT for fall & going out.

Let me know if you’ve tried these lipsticks! Thanks for reading. Love you all!

Hey everyone! I don’t know about you, but I am totally loving the white trend this year! There are several ways to add white to your fashion & beauty routine. White is hot, hot, hot for summer & it’s totally easy to wear this neutral.

White can be scary. It gets dirty easily, it shows ANY kind of dirt. But I have learned that it’s beautiful when pairing it with items already in your closet. You do NOT have to dress it up. You can dress it down based on your personal style!

{White Bag}:

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This fabulous white bag is from a store called Accessorize. I found it when I was in St. Louis for a wedding & it’s at a great price point. With white being so popular this year, you can find all kinds of bags at affordable prices! Pairing a white bag with aqua & gold accessories is on point for the rest of summer!

{White Nail Polish}:

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I would have NEVER thought I would like white nail polish on my nails EVER. It’s one of those things that you just have to try. You will LOVE it, especially with than shimmery summer skin. This great outfit is perfect for a dressy wedding. Nothing is classier than black & white!

{White Converse}:

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If you’re like me, you love comfy outfits. Boyfriend jeans, especially these from Old Navy, are the perfect match for Converse sneakers. I know, Converse sneakers can be a little scary…at least for me, they remind me of my teenage years. But once you put them on with a fun crossbody, you will LOVE them!

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So now I want to know, are you loving this white hot trend for summer? What is your favorite way to wear white? Be sure to let me know your thoughts on this hot, hot, hot trend ;)

I’m BACK with an amazing steal vs. splurge post for you today! This one is pretty amazing. I have always LOVED how a primer feels when it goes on my face. It smoothes wrinkles & imperfections and it gives me the perfect base to start applying my makeup. Not to mention that it helps my makeup stay on throughout the humidity of these insane Arkansas days!

The splurge is one of my all time favorites from my makeup bag:

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Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, $36

This primer works great. You don’t have to use very much to cover your entire face. It gives that silky smooth feel & appearance that I love.

However, for 1/6 of this price you can get this steal:

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ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer, $6

I bought this primer at Target on that weekend I went to a wedding and FORGOT my entire makeup bag. For $6, you can’t go wrong. It works just as well as Smashbox!

Have you found any great steals lately? Let me know in the comments below ;)