Tuesday, May 30, 2017

LOVE FOR 5 - May's Beauty Favorites!


Hey, everyone!  Welcome back for another LOVE FOR 5 :)  I have a round of all beauty themed items for the month of May that I'm really excited about.  Some are long time classics and others are new that stole my heart.  Here we go!


First item is one of those long time loves that I was referring too.  This foundation is seriously my holy grail... in fact, I've decluttered others because this one is simply the best!  It has buildable medium coverage and leaves such a comfortable natural finish to the skin.  

The shade Gobi (fair with yellow undertones) is truly the most perfect shade match it's not even funny!  I love that manages to cover redness while letting my freckles show through... such a winner, my goodness!


Item number two is another unbeatable staple in my collection!  This is my favorite concealer of all time that I've repurchased over the years.  You get so much product for the price and I love the way it applies.  The shade Fair has pink undertones that helps conceal the blue/purple tones and brightens under the eyes.  If you haven't tried this, you should!!


Moving onto the cheeks, this is a new product that is too beautiful not to share.  Meet MAC's Margin ;)  This is my first MAC blush and the formula is amazing.  Margin is a peach with gold shimmer that instantly brightens the face!  Of course this is a go-to summer shade, but I will continue to use this year round.

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Here we have one of my top "I need a Pamper Night" items.  I'm so addicted to this little scrub!  Not only does it do a wonderful job exfoliating your lips, it smells and tastes amazing!  I want to try LUSH's Popcorn Lip Scrub next! 


Number five is a newer purchase that has continued to impress me!  I went into Ulta looking for a face sunscreen and found this guy :)  Although this is a body moisturizer, I love the HEMPZ lotions and tried it anyways.  This stuff is awesome!  I use it after my skincare each morning on my face, down my neck and my chest.  The formula is perfect... hydrating, soaks in quickly and not greasy.  The smell is also incredible!  


There are my May Favorites!  What are some of yours?  Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rogue and Wolf Review + Mini Collection


Hey, everyone!  This is dedicated to my new favorite jewelry brand, The Rogue and The Wolf.  I found this witchy brand on Instagram and fell in love.  The edgy, mystical vibes speak volumes through their entire line.

There is nothing tradition about this brand... they are in a league all their own.  They are based in the UK and offer 3D printed jewelry in a large range of designs.  I currently own three items that I bought last December and they have become staples in my wardrobe.  The quality is there and the price is fair.


Rogue and Wolf ECLIPSE Necklace

My first piece -- and reason for my 1st order! -- is the iconic ECLIPSE Necklace in black.  I can see why this is one of their best sellers... how could it not?  I LOVE all the details engraved across the pendant along with the gunmetal chain.  In all seriousness, even the damn tag is perfect!  



Rogue and Wolf CHRONOS Earrings

Here's my favorite :)  These are my Chronos Earrings, which are inspired by the phases of the moon.  They are EVERYTHING I hoped they would be!  

I love the length, design and overall look.  They are effortless to wear and feel almost weightless... yes, please!  You can easily dress them up or wear them super casual with a black tee.  I adore these earrings!



Rogue and Wolf RHEA Ring

Final piece in my collection is the Rhea Ring which I ordered a size 6.  The fit is perfect and it is very comfortable to wear.  I've received several compliments while wearing this!  

To note: make sure you take it off around water, otherwise it does leave some black staining... nothing serious (it washes right off), just wanted to mention it.  Such a great piece though, I want to try their Hunt and Cat Ears rings next! Haha the addiction is REAL!



Those are my thoughts on The Rogue and The Wolf -- Like I've said before, this is such a unique brand and the style just speaks to me!  I hope you take a look for yourselves :)  Have you tried any of their pieces?

Their website: The Rogue and The Wolf

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

10 Products that SCREAM Summer!


Hey, everyone!  Summertime is approaching and here are some of my favorite Summer Inspired Makeup Products.. I limited myself to 10.  Believe me, it wasn't easy!  Hope you enjoy!

Let's hop in!


1.  Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation - My Shade: Y225

This is a great lightweight base!  The formula is very thin and blends so nicely on the skin.  The coverage is sheer- light which is buildable and leaves a natural finish.

2.  Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette

I adore this palette and will continue to use it year round but the rose gold and bronze shades are beautiful this time of year!

3.  MAC Pink Nouveau Satin Lipstick

This is my go-to bold pink lip!  The satin formula is very comfortable and long wearing.

4.  MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass

The perfect pink gloss and the name alone is perfect for summer!

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Here's my favorite bronzer of all time!  I love the red/brown undertones.


This is my first MAC blush and it's the perfect burnt peach shade.  It gives such a beautiful sheen to the cheeks!


This is one amazing blush and it's from the drugstore!  If you want blush and glow in one.. give this a go :) You won't regret it!


This is one of the most versatile products on this list!  I love this for all over bronzing and it also doubles as an eyeshadow!


9.  ABH Moonchild Glow Kit

This is my staple palette for icy highlights!  Lucky Clover and Pink Heart are my most used shades!

10.  Urban Decay NAKED SKIN Highlighting Fluid in Aura

I love this for minimal makeup days because it's light and so quick to apply.  Aura is my favorite shade of the bunch.. it's just so pretty on the skin!


There you have it!  What are some of your summer beauty picks?  Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Saturday, May 13, 2017

5 Natural Beauty Products Worth Trying!


Hello, everyone!  I love incorporating natural beauty products into my routine and I wanted to share some of my favorites.  There's a variety of products to show, so let's hop in! 

If you have any natural products that have stolen your heart, let me know!



Here's the product that inspired this post and the most multi-purpose of the bunch!  This organic castile soap is one-of-a-kind and such a staple!  I literally use this for cleaning makeup brushes (even my beauty blender), my bathtub and occasionally as a facial cleanser... no joke!  It's very gentle, but so effective!  There's many more uses but those are my favorite :)


This has become my favorite moisturizer and is a perfect fit.  I have very sensitive and dry skin and for the first time, I found a cream that's hydrating enough without being greasy!  My dry patches have started going away and my skin is calm.  I'm in love!  

The first ingredient is organic aloe vera and also includes Vitamin A & E, rose hip oil and grapeseed oil.  This is versatile cream that can be used from head to toe, but I mostly use it has a facial moisturizer.

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I'm completely addicted to this lip scrub!  It's made of only 5 ingredients (YES, you read that right!) including castor sugar and organic jojoba oil.  This scrub works wonders before liquid lipsticks!  I love the pink sugar, it tastes delicious and smells like candy.  What's not to love?!


This scrub totally reminds me of summer!  This sea salt scrub is super thick, hydrating and a great exfoliator.  This is one of those scrubs that leaves oil behind, so there's no need for any lotion after showering... works for me!  Along with sea salt, there's sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil.. just to name a few.  To top if off, it smells exactly like lemonhead candies!


Here's one of my favorite body butters of ALL TIME!  The smell is absolutely amazing and I love the whipped texture.  It also contains organic shea butter, honey and other natural extracts.  An added bonus --  it's only $8 and paraben free!




Those are some of my favorite natural beauty products.  What are yours?  Let me know in the comments!  I love trying new products :)

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nails of the Week - Glittered Wine


Hey, everyone!  I recently painted my nails and figured we would take a step back to memory lane.  About two years ago when I started blogging, I would post my Nails of the Week.  They were to-the-point and fun to post.  I wanted to bring them back.. maybe 1-2 times a month? 

This week's nails are called Glittered Wine... deep, blood reds are one of my staples and I love a dash of glitter now and again.  Here we have merlot plus some rose gold shimmer!


This look encompasses Essie from start to finish.  Beginning with Essie Bordeaux -- such a gorgeous rich red -- I painted two coats.  Once it was set, I went in with one of my FAVORITE glitter polishes of ALL TIME: Essie Luxeffects Glitter Top Coat in A Cut Above.  This has the most beautiful flecks and shimmer in pinky, rose gold shade.  I'm hooked!


To seal in all the glittery goodness, I applied a generous layer of Essie Gel Setter Top Coat.  This is a great top coat that really protects the polish against chipping and is full of shine. A win win for me!

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Those are my nails of the week!  What are you using?  Let me know below :)

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Saturday, May 6, 2017

LOVE FOR 5 - April's Favorites 2017


Hey, everyone!  Now that April has passed, I wanted to share my favorites for the month.  My monthly favorites are known as LOVE FOR 5, where I share 5 of my top things of the month.  I have a blend of beauty and lifestyle picks... let's get started!

BEAUTY



This has become one of my favorite scrubs and it's almost out!  I love the texture... it's sugar based and makes my skin very soft.  It also smells delicious and makes me think of summer!  


This is one amazing primer!  I have very dry skin and I love how this makes my skin feel.  It's soothing and makes for a great base before foundation.  An added bonus, it smells like oranges! Haha such a small detail but I love it!


Kiss of Shimmer has been a handbag staple the last several months and it was about time that I shared it!  This is one of the best drugstore tinted lip balms that I've tried and you can't beat the price.  I bought mine at Ulta for $3 and I love the shimmery pink shade.  It's also very hydrating on the lips which I love :)

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LIFESTYLE


4.  Starbucks Veranda Blend Ground Coffee

Here's my current coffee obsession from Starbucks.  The Veranda blend has the perfect flavor that isn't too strong or bitter and it tastes amazing paired with a dash of my french vanilla creamer.  This is my first bag and it definitely won't be my last!  This is hands down my favorite coffee yet!

5.  Just Add Ink Tattoo Adult Coloring Book

The final love is this adult coloring book called Just Add Ink Tattoo.  It's full of pages that are all inspired by tattoos and I fell in love with pretty much every page!  I love taking time each week to simply sit down and color... it's very relaxing and I enjoy it.  Classic Sharpie Markers are my favorite to color with.


Those are my favorites for May.. what are yours?  Let me know in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tea Tuesday May - Twinning's Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange Tea Review


Hey, everyone!  Welcome back to one of my favorite series, Tea Tuesday :)  I took the last two months off to focus on teas I already had.  When you're the only tea drinker in the house and you review a new tea monthly, it doesn't take much for things to pile up!

Good news though-- I did a pretty good job and finished off quite a few!  I also have many new teas to share, so stay tuned for the next few months.  There is much more to come!  Anyways, onto May's tea!


I chose Twinning's Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange Herbal Tea, which was given to me to try out from my best friend.  I love all things orange and this is definitely becoming a staple in my tea drawer!

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It has the perfect blend of sweet and citrus notes that tastes great by itself.  Although, a scoop of sugar really brings the flavor together!  The steep time is 3-5 minutes and I was able to get two full steeps per teabag. Not bad at all!  I also love that it's herbal, so I can drink it in the evenings or whenever.


I really enjoyed May's tea and I hope you give it a go!  What are some of your favorites?

I hope you enjoyed!  Feel free to follow my site for future posts.  As always, thanks for stopping by :)  Have a great day and talk with you soon!

Lots of Love,

Richelle