My Favorite Fall Accessories 

Fall is finally here! I absolutely love fall and everything that comes with it:) The pumpkin spice everything, warmer clothes, and delicious scents Bath and Body comes out with:) Here are some of my favorite fall accessories!

Germ-X is a must have product for me every day of the year but I looovveee the smell of Bath and Body’s during the fall time. Coconut Pumpkin Latte is by far my favorite! It’s 3 of my favorite flavors rolled into one great scent! Plus, with fall comes flu season and viruses, I wash my hands like a crazy person so this comes in handy when I can’t get to a sink right away. 

I use this palette basically everyday. But with colder weather comes warmer eyeshadows😂 This is my go-to palette! 

I love hats. In the summer i prefer hats to sunglasses I just think they are alot cuter. Beanies are one of my favorite things though 😍 My mom bought me this one last year and I love it because it matches alot of my outfits. I also have a purple one and teal. 

Obviously Im bad at taking pictures😝 I see these type of boots EVERYWHERE during fall. They are the pinterest shoe of fall basically. My friend talked me into buying these at a yard sale recently and I loovveee them! I normally don’t wear wedges or heels because I am tall anyways, but these are so cute I don’t care.  Oh and they wear only like 7$

BBW came out with this scent last year and I fell in love😍😍😍 I haven’t seen it yet this year though which breaks my heart:( It is sooo warm and cozy smelling! Plus the bottle looks like a cable knit sweater.. And yes I am the type of person who switches body sprays with the seasons😄

I also coordinate lipsticks with the seasons. These two from colourpop are my top picks for this fall. Aquarius is my perfect everyday color.  And Dalia is my favorite dark lipstick. (My little sister is also named Dalia:)

Tj said that he can also tell what season it is by looking at my nail polish. The two I bought for this fall are Essie’s Stylenomics (a dark forest green) and Sally Hansen’s Navy Fleet (a light colored navy). 

I hope you enjoyed this post! I love seeing people’s favorites and what they love! Have a blessed day! 

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10 Ways To Look Less Tired

It doesn’t matter if I get 8 hours of sleep or 5 hours, I always look tired. I have had dark circles under my eyes even when I was little. So with that being said, I have learned a thing or two about how to look awake, fresh, and rejuvenated:) 

1- Avoid dark colors 

Especially if you already have dark hair and eyes (like me), wearing a black shirt or even a dark lipstick can draw more attention to dark circles under your eyes. Even black eyeliner can drag you down. Try to opt out for an eyeliner that compliments your eye color. (I use copper or purple since I have brown eyes)

2-Wear your hair in a half up-do. 

With all of my hair up, I look tired. With all of my hair down, I look tired. But wearing a half up-do opens up and frames the face. Plus its in style now!

3- Use a color correcting concealer. 

Color correcting is definitely not something I was on board with. Except for peach toned concealers. I got mine from NYX for only 5$ and it really does make such a difference! I either just use the NYX concealer or layer it under my Nars Radiant Creamy concealer.

4- Wear earrings.

What better way to distract others from your dark circles than a pair of sparkly studs?! 😉 But really though, whenever I wear earrings it draws attention away from the center of my face and balances it out. I prefer 💎 studs or something sparkly.

5-Avoid matte finish makeup.

This may be debatable, but in my personal experience whenever I use matte foundation/concealer/lipstick, I tend to look more tired and flat. I prefer more dewy, glowy skin. Or even like a satin finish foundation because I feel like it looks more natural and healthy. (I’m not saying that everyone who uses matte finish foundation looks tired btw)

6- Wash your face with cold water. 

When you feel awake, you tend to look more awake and what else wakes you up like a splash of cold water? Personally I love washing my face with cold water in the mornings, though it did take some getting used to!

7- Use light/beige colored eyeshadows.

Whenever I’m in a rush I take a light pinky beige eyeshadow and apply it all over my lid and up to the browbone. This brightens up the whole eye area,makes your eyelashes stand out a bit more, and makes your eyes look bigger.

8- Use an eyecream.

I am a skincare junkie. I love finding new products that help better my skin. This eyecream by Clinique is fairly new and I got it with some of my Sephora points. A hydrated under eye area not only looks healthy and youthful, but also helps prep the skin for makeup. 

9-Keep it simple. 

Less is more. Whenever I wear a ton of eyeshadow and liner and blush and bronzer and highlighter etc etc….. Throughout the day it can make me look tired. Some nights I wash off my makeup only to find that I looked more tired with it on than I did without. So if you didn’t sleep a lot or have been traveling, or stressed lately try to keep your makeup simplistic.

10-COFFEE☕☕☕

I don’t really think this one deserves an explanation because isn’t coffee the answer to everything?😜

I hope some of these helped you and if you know of anymore let me know! Don’t stress away your joy over vanity (like i tend to do sometimes). Remember that God made you beautiful and for a purpose (dark circles and all)!!

CoverGirl Oh Sugar Lipstick Review

I have been thinking about buying this lipstick for awhile now. Mainly because I love the name (Soda) and the packaging is super cute;) This is a sheer tinted lip balm (like Loreal’s Pop Balm or Maybelline’s Baby Lips). I got mine at Walmart for around 5$ (with a coupon).

First of all, it smells just like Cherry Coke! I don’t know what the rest of the line smells like but Soda smells super delicious!

It looks really dark and intimidating when you open it but since it is a sheer formula, it isn’t as dark on the lips as it looks like it’d be.

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Here is a swatch. Since this is a balm, it is not going to be very long-lasting or transfer proof. Also, I exfoliated my lips before applying it which helps a lot with any lipstick.

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This is one layer which is pretty pigmented. It almost looks like I just got done eating strawberries;) haha

So, all in all, I really like this lip product! I would definitely buy more from the Oh Sugar line. There was a lot of pretty colors too so I might go back sometime and check the others out:)

 

My Desk/Vanity Tour

So I finally got a new desk! My old one had a lot of storage which I liked but it was too bulky. I wanted something simple and the Metro Collection desk from Walmart is perfect:)

I loved that it is wood and metal. It gives it an urban vibe to it and can be dressed to match about any theme you like.

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There is a brid’s eye view. Even without hanging the mirror, I still have lots of room for my laptop, books, planner, or whatever else I’m doing.

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On the right side of the desktop I have a jewerly holder which I got from Target. It holds all my necklaces and my most used bracelets. I also have a couple nick nacks that I like to keep close by. Oh and that is a picture of my and husband by the way:)

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On the left side I keep a glass/rose gold desk organizer (also from Target) with my eyeshadow palettes, brushes, and some other products that I use everyday. The elephant lamp my husband bought for me for Christmas last year, it is from Walmart. The big rosegold canister is actually a candle holder with a coconut candle inside (also from Walmart). And the picture behind my lamp is something my little sister made for me:) Itis of sea turles and coral. I just haven’t had a chance to hang it or my mirror up yet.

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So I obviously need some lesssons on organization… I bought organizers but they didn’t fit.. I don’t mind the chaos though;) Obviously I store the rest of my makeup here. There’s probably more here than one person should need but thats okay;) I keep my smaller palettes, eyeliners, lipliners, lipsticks, primers etc…… here.

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The right side drawer is a drastic change;) I keep my most used stationary stuff here. My planner (to the left), a cute notebook for blog ideas, sticky notes, lots of sticky notes! And I guess I thought it would be a good place to store my car air fresheners here too.. (?) Who knows. haha

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I also have cat washi tape… isn’t it cute??!!! 😀 I washi taped some of my eyeshadow brushes, nail polishes, and single eyeshadows with it:)

That is it! I hope you enjoyed this post and maybe got to know me a little bit better. Maybe you even got inspired to decorate you desk/vanity:) If you have any questions about where I got anything or prices let me know!

 

 

 

Remember that you are loved through your weaknesses:) , Bryonna

NYX Color Corrector Concealer Review

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Hello! I picked this concealer up at Ulta last month and have been (surprisingly) loving it! I never really bought into the whole color correcting trend but this concealer may have changed my mind:)

I have always had dark under eyes. Mostly it is because of my bone structure. The light hits my face and cast a shadow under my eyes. But also because my skin is very thin and delicate around my eyes.

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This concealer has coconut oil in it which makes it blend out easily. (I may or may not have bought this because it said coconut on the packaging…..) I expected a dry, hard to blend concealer but I was wrong! It’s very moisturizing, yet also long lasting:) Even though I have oily skin, this stays throughout an 8-hour workshift with little creasing. However, if you have a really hard time with concealer creasing, I suggest when using this that you set it with a face powder.

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I got this lightest shade out of the three, and it goes very well with my skin tone:)

This was only 5.99$ at Ulta which is, awesome! Considering a lot of drugstore brand concealers are twice that price.

Now for comparisons….
Would I replace my holy grail, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer with this? Absolutely not. That concealer is my soul-mate and irreplaceable.  But….. this is definitely in my top 3 concealers. It’s perfect for every day,  light coverage.  But whenever I’m super tired, or have a long day ahead of me, or want something a little more full coverage,  I use my Nars concealer. Sometimes I’ll use them together by blending the Nars concealer over the NYX one…. It’s a match made in heaven:)

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I hope this review helped you and that you enjoyed it! I love reviews so there will definitely be more to come! Have a blessed week!:)

May Favorites!

Summer is finally here!!! And with it, my May favorites! I have some beauty products and some random stuff that I have used a lot and enjoyed this month. Let me know some of your favorites in the comments!

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So I actually read about 5 books in May but these two were my favorites♡♡ Dee Henderson never disappoints and Taken was one of her best. If I Run was…. I don’t even know. Outstanding. It was sooooo good! Although I didn’t know it was the first in a three part series:/ so I have to wait a year to read the second one:( This book was amazing though. One of the best I have read suspense wise in years.

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This is Lunch Money from Colourpop. I have had this highlighter for about a year but I recently started using it again and fell in love:) It’s a pretty champagne toned cream highlight.

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Another beauty favorite is this Wet n Wild blush in Rose Champagne. I am not a blush person. I just never reach for it and when I do its the same blush I have used for like, 5 years. Lol
But I seen this at Walmart and fell in love with this color! It is so different than what I have seen before. And the quality is as good as my Sephora blush (Wet n Wild never disappoints).

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Considering this is the only eyeshadow palette I have used this month… there’s no need to say how much I love this palette. If I could only have one palette forever it’d be this one:) I did a review with swatches if you wanna check that out:)

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I have been using this concealer on work days and whenever I just need to go somewhere real quick. By no means does it replace my Nars concealer but for every day, its a good option because its cheap and does a decent job:) A little goes a long way with this concealer and I love the coverage:) I got a shade too light for me though so I am going to purchase a darker one soon:)

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My two favorite songs have been these two.  But I have been listening to Bizzle’s album Surrender nonstop. Every song is awesome:) Especially Better With You:)

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Too Faced Natural Matte Palette Review

So for my birthday I went to Ulta and one of things I bought was this palette:) Ever since I got into makeup I have wanted the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette… Until they came out with the matte version of it!!

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First of all… the packaging is goooorrgeous!! It’s a tin palette with almost a victorian flare to it:)

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But even though they killed it on the packaging, it’s the inside that counts;)

I’m a sucker for neutral colors. Especially when it comes to eyeshadow. I honestly dont stray away from neutral colors very much. Every now and then I’ll throw in a purple, blue, or a peach. So these colors are some that I will get a lot of use out of.

This palette is designed for 3 different eye looks. A day look, classic look, and a fashion look which I guess is the most dramatic. It comes with a little pamphlet that shows you how to achieve each of these but honestly,  I haven’t even looked at it;P It is nice for beginners though!

This is my first Too Faced palette and when I bought this I expected great things. I have heard sooooo many good things about their palettes. Especially the chocolate bar ones! The only high-end eyeshadows I have to compare this palette to is Urban Decay, and Tarte (their shadows are amazing btw).

When I first used this palette I was surprised at how powdery they are. I felt like I kept having to apply shadow to get the color to show. Especially with Honey Butter, and Strapless. The longevity of these are about the same as my Urban Decay shadows. I used eyeshadow primer yet I still noticed some creasing. But thats normal for me because I have hooded eyes and oily eyelids (that just sounds weird right? ;P).

I swatched the darkest shade, Sexpresso, next to my Tarte eyeshadow in Picnic Basket.

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That’s two swipes of Sexpresso and two swipes of Picnic Basket.

Tarte eyeshadows are soo creamy and buttery so compared to those, the Too Faced shadows are powdery. BUT….. compared to Urban Decay’s matte eyeshadows, Too Faced’s are more pigmented.

So, in simpler terms… I would put Too Faced right in between Urban Decay and Tarte.

Here’s some of my favorite shades:) (I marked them with a really cheesy heart sticker in case you can’t tell;)

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Would I recommend this palette to a friend? – Absolutely!

Would I repurchase this palette? – Yes. I love the colors and the size of this palette. Plus it’s been the only shadows I’ve used since I got it!

Would I rate this in my Holy Grail makeup products? – For now, yes I would! But who knows what the future holds so of course that could change;)

April Favorites 2016

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This is actually the first year I’ve used sunscreen consistently on my face. This doesn’t break me out and dries down to a semi-matte finish which I appreciate since my skin is so oily on it’s own.

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My sister bought this for me for my 20th birthday! I loovee the smell of coconut! I’ve been keeping this is my purse to use when my hands get dry.

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I picked this up a couple of weeks ago at bath and body. I have a weakness for cute water bottles so I had to get it;P

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I am really surprised that I like this product as much as I do (Loreal Brow Stylus Plumper). It keeps all my crazy brow hairs in place and gives a little bit extra volume.

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Again…. coconut. 😉 I love the smell of this, plus it’s easier to use than my Vaseline lip therapy.

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I have literally been listening to this album nonstop for 3 days… I love it. Trust In You, and Come Alive and two of my favorite songs on this album:)

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So I bought this the beginning of April and have used it almost everyday since. I’m a huge lipgloss lover in the summer. So a coconut flavored lipgloss just called my name. This is a clear gloss with quite a bit of shimmer so if you don’t like shimmery glosses this may not be for you.

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My mom got me this mason jar bottle thing for my birthday and it is sooooo cute!!! As you can see I love drinking my sweet tea out of it:)

So there’s my April Favorites!  I hope you enjoyed! Have a great month of May!

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Face Mask Review

Hello!!! So this month (April) is my birthday month!!! I will be 20 on the 27th and I already feel old…;)

For those of you who don’t know, when you place an order online or buy something in store from Sephora during your birthday month, you get free birthday samples! This time I got to choose between two and I chose this duo by the brand Fresh:) It includes a mini Soy Face Cleanser and Rose Mask. I have seen these two products everywhere and it won’t take you very long on the Sephora website to see how popular they are. So heres my review! I hope you enjoy and that it helps!
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Cleanser:
This is a watery gel cleanser with no color. When I first used this I wasn’t expecting it to smell like cucumbers! I love cucumbers though so that’s a plus from me! I have used this in the shower, to take my makeup off, and after I used an oil cleanser so I have tried it different ways. Honestly, I wasn’t too impressed with this product. I don’t hate it but I wouldn’t buy it. It didn’t take my makeup off very well, and it honestly didn’t do much for my skin. When I use my Ole Henrikson African Red Tea cleanser, i notice a significant difference! So, the Soy one didn’t measure up. I do really like how it feel a tiny bit tingly when I massage it into my skin though:)

Mask: Okay so you’re probably going to think I’m really dumb for this.. but I was totally not expecting this Rose face mask to smell like well, roses. Lol!! I do not like the smell of strong rose. It reminds me of old lady perfume and can take my breath away (not in a good way either). So the fact that this smells like straight up rose is definitely a downer. As for the actual mask itself, I love it! After using it my face looks more even and toned. It is a gel consistency with actual pieces of rose stuff (?) in it. (I think thats pretty awesome;) I leave it on for 10-30 minutes and then wash it off and apply my moisturizers! Would I buy the full size? Honestly,I don’t know. Definitely not until I experiment with other masks to see if I find one better suited for me.

I hope you enjoyed this and if you have any face mask suggestions please let me know!!! (I love facemasks:)

Xoxo, Bryonna

My Hair Products

Today I wanted to show yall my hair products! Keep in mind I don’t use these every day or even every time I do my hair. I have curly/wavy hair and it goes down to the middle of my back. Hope you enjoy this post and that maybe you find something that will work for you too! Enjoy! 🙂

SAM_1329.JPGDry Shampoo- Whenever I am too tired to wash my hair I use the Dove dry shampoo. This is the best one I have tried so far and I love it! It doesn’t make my hair clumpy and unmanageable, plus it smells amazing:)

SAM_1323.JPGShampoo- No matter what shampoo I use I always go back to Aussie’s Aussome Volume shampoo. It just works for my hair! It cleans my hair, lifts it up, and smells good!

SAM_1325.JPGConditioner-My mom and grandma made me and my sisters use Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle every summer because the chlorine in our swimming pool would fry our hair. I have used it ever since! Most conditioners dry my hair out or make it greasy, this stuff doesn’t!

SAM_1327.JPGHairspray- I never use hairspray. Like once in a blue moon maybe… I go through phases of using it and then abandoning it. However, Pantene’s Airspray (Level 2) has changed that. I use this all the time! Especially when I wear my hair in waves. It makes it looks 10x lighter weight. I really like that if I spray too much, or end up nor liking the hairstyle, I can just brush my hair and there will be no hairspray residue! I don’t even like Pantene products (they fry my hair). But this is awesome:)

SAM_1326.JPGFinishing Spray- Garnier’s Texture Tease finishing spray has changed my life. When it comes to hair anyways… I use this to add a little bit of grip to my hair and to keep it looking bouncy. This is amaziinngggg. Do yourself a favor and go buy it;P

SAM_1328.JPGLeave-In Treatment- I first heard of the Biolage Leave-In Tonic from one of  KathleenLight’s favorite videos about a year ago.. I had to buy it after hearing her talk about it! This just adds a little bit of extra moisture to my ends and also helps with detangling.

SAM_1330.JPGOil Treatment- Agave Healing Oil…. Oh where do I begin to describe this… This has changed my hair completely. I have tried a lot of hair oils and they either make my hair greasy or fried. I got this as a sample from Sephora and almost threw it away.. but I decided to give it a try. This smells sugary-sweet and makes me want cotton candy. Whenever I apply this to my hair, it doesn’t look like I applied anything! My hair literally drinks this stuff up. After I use this and shower, my hair dries faster too. I think because my hair doesn’t need to hold as much water after using this! I can’t explain to you my love for this hair oil.. It is absolutely divine:)

That is all the products I use for my hair! I hope you found something that might work for you too! xoxo Bryonna