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Lancome – Look at Me in my Lashes! + video

Ladies if you haven't joined influenster yet you should. It is a great way to keep up with beauty product reviews and even get to try some of those goodies yourself! I was one of the lucky ladies who received the VoxBox this month of november and I finally got a chance to come here and tell you all about it, because I've been playing with it for a few weeks now! Keep on going to watch the video and see an eye look using just three products!! The VoxBox came with all the goodies below (with the exception of the eyelash curler that I bought myself years ago - totally recommend). I have always raved about Lancome mascaras, my favorite being doll lashes. But what surprised me in the best possible way was…

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Smile Brilliant – Overview & Review

Say Cheese!!! If you know me you know I smile a lot, always have that picture ready big grin on. It's just my thing! The thing of is I also enjoy coffee and wine as much as I love to smile, and those don't go together...at all!! Back in the day I was also a smoker...shocker, yup I know but hey I gave up that bad habit a few years ago (thank goodness!!). Knowing those secrets of mine I'm sure you wouldn't expect a pretty smile, but I was always very consistent on my brushing and flossing habits. Every once in a while I would do a whitening strip I'd purchased at the store and I was OK with it. When I was introduced to Smile Brilliant I didn't expect much, my teeth were pretty…

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Rodial Skincare + Makeup Review

As I posted this week on Instagram I'm loving every minute of my Rodial luxury skin care and makeup pieces. I was kindly gifted these wonderful products to try, and post an honest review about how I feel about them. If you know me you know I have a lot to say, therefore a video was called into place! Hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave me questions or comments. I'm happy and curious to try more Rodial skin care and makeup, and I love how Mrs. Rodial stands fully behind everything her brand does - check her out on YouTube too! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2104628"] As I mentioned in the video Rodial is available at Nordstrom; Ulta Beauty; Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue Always thanks for your awesome support and I wish you guys an amazing week ahead! Beijos,…

Beauty Talk, Causes I Believe in, Lifestyle

Simplicity Holistic Health + 3 Day Cleanse

I've noticed my 3 day cleanse was generating some curiosity on instagram so here we go, I'll tell you all about it! But first things first. I was introduced to Simplicity HH while working at Saks Fifth Avenue (they sell them at the Indy store, FYI). We had a tasting event along with a full introduction of the company by its owner Beth McCarthy Smith (the most cheery, energetic, joyful, positive and passionate person I've ever met, really!) and instantly felt in love with her story, her message and her desire for a healthier lifestyle. Not to mention the taste of the juices which are cold pressed to retain all the vitamins and antioxidants of the fruits and vegetables. Simplicity HH works with local farmers to support our community and all the juices are "Prayed upon &…

Beauty Talk, Karina's Videos, Makeup

Long Lasting Glam Makeup & OOTD – dpHUE + GIVEAWAY!

How fun was it to co-host dpHUE's event last week with Justin Anderson and his entourage! I loved meeting everyone and I'm deeply thankful for the opportunity along with my peeps/peers who were able to be there (I know it was far, far away for a lot of us, so I totally appreciate and understand whomever couldn't be there!). Now let's talk about hair, ootd and makeup please!!!!! I got my locks bleached out for Mr. Anderson and I told him that - now I blame it on Tony who told me his specialty was blondes and I just wanted to fit in!!! (ok, more like an excuse to go blonder during fall!!). - for makeup tutorial & to enter our giveaway see bottom of post - My hair guru Kiem Voong took great…

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dpHUE for your Healthiest and Glossiest Hair…and guess who’s coming to town?!

On October 11th, I'll have the honor to co-host dpHUE first event in town along side hair guru of all blondes alive. That is Justin Anderson ladies and gents!!! (Check bottom post for deets) Needless to say I'm beyond flattered and extremely thankful for this opportunity, but I'm also SUPER excited to try all of dpHUE's goodies from the generous gift basket they sent me! What most of you don't know however is that I have been purchasing and using dpHUE root touch up on my own for months now, and I love how I can keep my hair looking great and free of grays between appointments. After all, who has  2+ hours every 3 weeks to get roots done?! Not to mention the cost of salon visits. "dpHUE Touch-Up is finally a real solution for that pesky regrowth!…

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30 second Hair Styles for Fall

Today I had the honor to be invited to do an Indy Style hair segment again! This time around we worked on quick little hair-do's that you can accomplish in less than a minute! Read on as I'm throwing a little giveaway just because I love and appreciate you! As you know, fall months are typically the most hectic! Between the start of school, recreation sports, and our own adult plans, balancing motherhood and personal style can be complicated. When your planner is full and you’re scrambling to get yourself and your kids ready, style can tragically be compromised. Fall in love with getting out the door on time this season. Today, I'll be giving you some hair tips and tricks for chic styles in about 1 minute. Trends are ever-changing but these quick looks…

Beauty Talk, Makeup

Love your Selfie

Hey Hey ladies, happy Fri-Yay!! Today I put together a quick insta tutorial on the look I created with Pür Cosmetics latest palette, the Love your Selfie #2 their newest addition to the family!   [show_shopthepost_widget id="1886652"] On my skin, I used a Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation just because it was "seating there" this foundation is being discontinued and one that is similar but not as matte is Les Beiges. I found the newer to be on the pink side so I had to go up a color to match my yellow/neutral skin. See your local counter for a match to make sure :) TIP: I learned this trick from a friend on instagram Sandra Bortolini mix your foundation with a pinch of pigment to give you the ultimate glow! I linked my favorite by M.A.C…

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Back to School Giveaway!

Hey hey ladies and gents!! So happy to announce I'm partnering with a bunch of awesome bloggers to bring you this months giveaway in a back to school package, just in time! I wish they had this kind of giveaways when I was going to school... man things just keep on getting better and better. Oh but wait, you're not a student? You can also enter we don't discriminate 🤗  . Here's what this giveaway includes and one lucky winner will take all of these goodies home: Macbook Air, Kate Spade handbag, notebook, planner, and water bottle (this is NOT a loop giveaway!) a Rafflecopter giveaway For next month I have some awesome ideas for makeup/cosmetics goodies to giveaway. Please take the time to let me know in the comments if you prefer a bigger…

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How-to: Funky Pony Tail + a little life!

Well hello friends! This week has been like a crazy ride after another crazy ride...for starters I happened to pick up a box of hair dye at CVS and browsed some online tutorials saying I should dump the 20 developer that comes in the box and use a 30 instead to achieve the perfect color. Let me tell ya, don't do it! My hair turned out bright orange when I was trying to achieve a dark ash blonde, yep it was tragic! In the end however I picked up a toner (after extensive research, not just one website/video) and was able to tone it down a notch. Funny enough I've been getting nothing but compliment after compliment, go figure! Besides the hair deal I've been on the journey of learning Photoshop (yet again, anyone on…