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July 2018 Skincare Favorites

Michelle from Missmisschelle shares her favorite skincare products that she has tested and loved in the month of July 2018.

My Current Haircare Favorites

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If you've seen my recent Instagram posts, you'll know that I did things a little differently in a previous photoshoot. Yes, Sharon and I decided to turn an outdoor pool (okay, not "an"...more like my family's backyard pool, LOL) into a pond for a more wild photoshoot concept. And I have to say...we were both more than impressed. We were in absolutely awe. After that shoot, Sharon immediately started editing these photos and I started wowWWeEeEing at her amazing work. Yep, that's pretty much how we act of what you see outside of Instagram.

And when you partake in such an epic photoshoot, you know it has to be published on the blog! Because I wanted to share all of these cool images with you guys, I thought I might as well address one topic that I've been meaning to share with you guys - my current favorite hair products. As embarrassingly as it is to admit this, my hair was probably in the WORST CONDITION it has ever been in DURING this photoshoot. Not only did Sharon had to photoshop flaky dandruff out of my hair (#sorrynotsorry for the #TMI), but my hair also had dry and brittle split ends - honestly, these ends were probably drier than the Sahara desert. BUT, this blog post isn't all about sharing the gross conditions of my hair. Instead, I wanted to share with you guys the HAIRCARE ESSENTIALS that I've been using recently to turn my dull hair to more silky, conditioned locks. Read below to find out which haircare brands (and their products) saved the day, or better yet, my hurr.


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Kerastase

Kerastase is a haircare brand that I've recently been seeing a LOT of on Instagram. Not only is their collection sold at my local gym, but there is a huge array of colorful Kerastase products at my hair salon as well. Like damn, this brand must be goooddd. And it wasn't just good - it was EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT. To be honest, I have never tried hair products that stunned the shit out of me or wow-ed me. Kerastase did just that, but in the best way possible. After just trying out their products ONCE, it was love at first sight.

In fact, my photographer, fellow blogger buddy, and business partner Sharon from @sharonlitz, gifted me two Kerastase products that literally changed the texture of my hair forever. What was meant to be a gift actually turned out to be a life-changing experience. Sorry guys - I swear I'm not being overdramatic here!

Let's take the Kerastase Elixir Ultime for example. This is a beautifying oil that combats dull, dry hair. THIS is what I have needed my entire life, but never discovered its existence until Sharon introduced me to this holy grail product. In the past, I've always used other hair products that I purchased from my previous hairstylist or even from Sephora - and these didn't do shit for my hair! The Kerastase Elixir Ultime provides a very fresh smell and adds a subtle softness to your hair, kind of like how your hair smells and feels so damn good after you pamper yourself to a haircut. This elixir makes me feel like I am pampering my hair 24/7, and I won't lie when I say sometimes I become addicted to applying this elixir 2-3 times per day.

The next product from Kerastase that I have to rave about to you guys is the Kerastase Aura Botanica Moisturizing Oil-Mist. Because I go HAM with applying the Kerastase Elixir Ultime throughout the ends of my hair, I spray this mist religiously on the top of my scalp where it is most dry. This keeps my hair away from the flakiness, dryness, and dullness that was once my mane at some point in time. Love love love this product and yes, I may be addicted to spritzing this on my head 2-3 times per day as well. Hope there's no such thing as overpampering your hair! ;)

Not only are Kerastase products designed with such a classic, sleek look, but the quality of their products are to die for. Both the products that I own smell absolutely amazing, but the results they produce for my hair are even MORE amazing.

Shop for these products:
Kerastase Elixir Ultime
Kerastase Aura Botanica Moisturizing Oil-Mist


Marc Anthony True Professional

After attending Marc Anthony's intimate Blogger Dinner event at Wolfgang Puck with best friend, Marisa, a couple months back, I started looking more and more into their haircare products.

One thing I have to say about Marc Anthony is that their products are AFFORDABLE AF. This is the golden ticket right here. When products are both affordable and deliver quality ingredients, that's when you have my attention. Whether I'm at home or traveling to a different city, I always make sure to utilize Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Gingseng Shampoo and Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner. Additionally, I bring the Marc Anthony 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Volume Hairspray with me on trips as well and it smells so damn good.

I love their products (so does my best friend Marisa) and we both can't imagine living without them!

Shop for these products:
Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Gingseng Shampoo
Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Conditioner
Marc Anthony 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Volume Hairspray


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John Freida US

Being the lazybutt that I am at times, I will admit that I have never bothered to use heat protectant before curling my hair with my T3 Wand. Maybe that's why your hair is so damn dry, Michelle, did you ever think about that? Whoops, sorry hair.

Thanks to John Freida US, they delivered a VERY generous collection of their haircare products to my house and my eyes went all heart eye emoji as I browsed through their assortment products. One of the products that immediately caught my interest was the John Freida Frizz Ease 6 Effects + Serum

Now before I curl my hair, I always make sure to take the necessary precaution to use a trustworthy heat protectant hair serum and that's where this product comes into play. I also use this serum on my sisters' hair before I curls theirs with my favorite T3 Interchangeable Styling Wand, so it's safe to say that the Sun sisters vouch for this product as well ;)

A second product I wanted to share with you guys from the John Freida US collection is the John Freida Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner. I've always avoided leave-in conditioners, as I never wanted to deal with washing the product out of my hair 10 minutes after application. However, I LOVE how you can leave this product in your hair so I don't have to bother washing it out 10 minutes later! Additionally, it has one of the best scents ever and I swear I'm going to stock up on this product when I'm running low on it! This leave-in conditioner is best used when your hair is damp after a shower, and my hair never feels completely refreshed and hydrated until I spray this baby on.

Shop for these products:
John Freida Frizz Ease 6 Effects + Serum
T3 Interchangeable Styling Wand
John Freida Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner


So that's all of my current haircare favorites I have to share with you guys! Honestly, I love writing product reviews because not only do I get to try a bunch of new brands out, but I also get the liberty of choosing which products are worth sharing with you all! If you enjoy reading my product reviews and want to read more of these types of blog posts, be sure to leave a comment and let me know what else you'd like me to review when it comes to all things beauty, skincare, and makeup!



Photography & Makeup By:

Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz)

www.sharinaone.com


May 2018 Skincare Favorites

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Hello everybody, and happy first day of June! I've been wanting to write about the topic of SKINCARE for a while because it has literally become my new obsession as of lately, but I never found the time to shoot all of my skincare products until recently! In this new "Skincare Favorites" blog post series that I've decided to add to Missmisschelle, I plan to share all of the skincare products that I currently use or have recently tried out and will only share my HONEST opinions about each one! If I love a product, you'll definitely understand why after you've tried it for yourself. On the other hand, if a product didn't resonate well with me, I'll also explain what I didn't like about it OR I'll leave it out of this post altogether, heh. Now, let's get on to my top skincare favorites of May!

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Cleansers


Cleansing Brush:
Out of all of the months of having a strict skincare routine, I have NEVER incorporated a cleansing brush into my morning or evening routine until just recently. Ever since I added Michael Todd Beauty's SoniClear Petite in the color "English Garden" to my cleansing step, I have been nothing but a happy camper! With cleansing brushes, they really help dig deeply into the skin to eliminate surface dirt and impurities that may reside on your face.

Shop:
SoniClear Petite Antimicrobial Sonic Skin Cleaning Brush


Precleanse:
Never have I took "double cleansing" seriously until I visited the Dermalogica Headquarters for one of their amazing Friday Facials. Throughout my facial, my professional skincare therapist showed and educated me on the various products that she applied to my face. The very first product she used during my facial was the Dermalogica Precleanse, which is an oil-based cleanser that is combined with lukewarm water to remove your makeup. I absolutely LOVE using oil-based products to remove makeup because I personally feel like they do a much better job than your average drugstore makeup solutions or makeup removing wipes. If you're looking for a holy grail product that eliminates a full cake of makeup, the Dermalogica Precleanse is a product that you NEED to add to your evening skincare routine. On days that I wear no makeup, I skip the precleanse step!

Shop:
Dermalogica Precleanse


Cleanser:
Wait, I thought we already talked about a cleanser. Nope! That was the precleanse - aka a cleanser before your cleanser. LOL Michelle, how much more confusing can you be right now?! Well, my friends said that I can confuse them pretty easily so...yeah, I can be pretty confusing LOL. But, let me break it down for ya. A cleanser is used as a secondary cleaning precaution to further remove any dirt or impurities from the surface of your skin. Our faces are exposed to a bunch of bacteria and pollution throughout the day, so it never hurts to double cleanse (aka use a precleanse and then a cleanser right after)! For cleansers, I switch between the Instytutum Cleansing Milk and the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. While the Cleansing Milk is a very gentle substance perfect for my sensitive skin, I love how the Special Cleansing Gel creates huge foam bubbles upon use with my cleansing brush - just something about seeing bubbles makes me feel EXTRA clean! I apply either cleanser to my Michael Todd Beauty SoniClear Petite cleansing brush and voila, I have a cleaner face!

Shop:
Instytutum Cleansing Milk
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel


Exfoliators, Toners, Pore Refiners, & Acne Creams


Exfoliator:
An exfoliator serves as an effective way to remove the dead skin cells off of your. After using an exfoliator, you are left with baby butt soft skin. However, I would only recommend using an exfoliator a few times per week, or even less if you have sensitive skin - you want to exfoliate your skin, but you don't want to irritate it! Two exfoliators I currently use include the Instytutum Triple Effect Peel and Burke Williams H2V Buff Refinining Exfoliant. While I switch off between either product 1-2 times per week, they both leave a different, yet refreshing feeling on my face after the application process. While the Triple Effect Peel gets the job done and I feel perfectly exfoliated, the Buff Exfoliator gives me a tingly feeling that leaves my face feeling very refreshed after washing it off in the shower - plus it smells amazing. The results when I use either product? Super soft skin and a happy Michelle.

Shop:
Instytutum Triple Effect Peel
Burke Williams H2V Buff Refining Exfoliant


Toner:
Tone, tone, and tone! In the past, I was so clueless as to what a toner did until I discovered the meaning for myself in a random month's issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. In the article, it explained the steps of a standard skincare process perfectly and I loved the article so much that I ended up sharing a photo of the article on my Instastories. Within 24 hours, someone DM'd me and ended up thanking me for teaching me what a toner does! LOL girl, don't thank me, thank Cosmopolitan! ;) Anyways, a toner is used to restore the pH balance of your skin and has the consistency of water. Whenever I apply my BABOR Rose Toning Essence every night, I literally feel like I'm slapping water upon my face but girl, the contents are so much more powerful than water. With toner, I apply a couple pumps into my hand, rub it on my palm for some added warmth, then pat gently around my entire face to allow the substance to absorb. Once it's dry, I move on to a serum!

Shop:
BABOR Rose Toning Essence


Pore Refiner:
For weeks now, I've been using the Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner. It has a matte finish that leaves your skin feeling soft and firm and creates a great base for the remaining application process for the rest of my evening skincare routine products.

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Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner


Acne Cream:
After my Dermalogica facial, I was gifted all of the products that they used throughout my facial, including the Dermalogica Breakout Control. I use this acne cream after my toner, but before my serum.

A tip for those who are new to skincare routines - if you ever forget what order to apply your creams and serums, you want to apply your skincare products from the lightest consistency to the most dense.

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Dermalogica Breakout Control


Serums


Serums are essential for an effective skincare routine, as these are the products that help the absorption process of the ingredients and nutrients from skincare products that will be applied after the serum. The consistency of a serum is thick, and it feels a bit like wet glue, without the stickiness. Sorry that I don't have a better way to explain the consistency, heh. Regardless, I love using the Instytutum Serum or Instytutum Oyster Renewal Serum because it leaves a very dewy glow on my face before I proceed with the rest of my skincare routine. After applying these specific serums to my face, I can safely say that I can never live without a serum in my life again.

Shop:
Instytutum Serum


Oils


So, oils are a relatively new step that I incorporated recently into my skincare routine. Relatively new meaning like 1-2 weeks ago, heh. As much as I heard that oils were amazing for the skin (thanks to Chriselle Lim and Ellenor from SpreadFashion), I just never hopped on the oil bandwagon because I didn't really know which one to get for myself. Luckily for me, Pixi sent me a surprise package in the mail one day and lo' and behold, this mystery gift included a Jasmine Oil Blend. SCORE! As soon as I applied this product to my face, I couldn't stop touching my face - really! You know how people pet dogs and they can't stop? I was doing the same thing to my face, LOL! Call me weird all you want, but the softening effects of this oil were MINDBLOWING. Also, you have to get used to the fact that oils sit on your face for quite a while, so I allow this to absorb a bit longer before applying my other skincare products (10-30 minutes).

Shop:
Pixi Beauty Jasmine Oil Blend


Moisturizers


When it comes to moisturizers, I've been using the Instytutum Lifting Cream for months now. And when I say months, I'm on my second container of Lifting Cream - now you can just imagine how big this product is to last me several months! What I look for in a moisturizer includes hydrating properties, texture, scent, and how it makes my skin feel afterwards. And just as I predicted, my face feels so much more moist, soft, and hydrated after applying this baby on to my skin.

Shop:
Instytutum Lifting Cream


Eye Creams


Last but not least, we have the eye cream step! Although I use the Instytutum Eye Cream pretty much every night, sometimes I swap out for the Pixi Beauty 24K Eye Elixir once in a while if I want a different eyelifting experience. While the Eye Cream gets the job done and combats dark circles and puffiness under my eyes, I really enjoy the cold touch of the metal rod from the 24K Eye Elixir. Also with the Eye Elixir, you can store it in the fridge before use for that EXTRA wake-up call! Additionally, the Eye Elixir is very convenient and tiny to store in your bag or during travels so I love bringing this baby along on my trips!

Shop:
Instytutum Eye Cream
Pixi Beauty 24K Eye Elixir


Sunblock & Vitamin C


For this specific section of skincare products, I utilize sunblock and Vitamin C products only in the morning and throughout the day. Although I've only gotten into skincare just a couple months back, it's never too late to start - especially when it comes to protecting your skin with the SPF. This has never been stressed enough, but SPF is vital towards protecting your skin against harmful UV rays. By starting early and taking the necessary precautions to protect your skin daily, you will notice a HUGE effect later on when you get older - in fact, your skin will look a lot more youthful, supple, and healthy than those who didn't bother to apply the proper skincare or SPF protection when younger. When it comes to sunblock, I've used the CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30 for years now and it was highly recommended by my dermatologist. What I love about this particular sunblock is the fact that it simultaneously acts like a moisturizer and sunblock - love, love, love! Honestly, I hated applying sunblock in the past due to the fact that it felt so chalky or sticky, but this facial moisturizing lotion is truly a skincare blessing in disguise. I would highly recommend using this product on the daily before you head out of the house for the day. Additionally, before I apply my makeup, I like to add in the COOLA Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30 for a protective base to apply my makeup on and for added SPF protection. Literally, I got this primer in January and I'm already half way done! Lastly, I've recently added the application of Vitamin C to my skin thanks to SpreadFashion's helpful skincare advice and I love using Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. This Vitamin C product contains hyaluronic acid, which is why I always feel a slight tingle upon application, but my skin has never felt more tightened and firm! Additionally, this concentrate is great for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles so I'm happy that I am able to implement a few anti-aging skincare steps while in my mid-20's! Also, I'm running out of this product too so I better restock soon, heh.

Shop:
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30
COOLA Daydream Mineral Primer SPF 30
Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate


And that's all I have to share with you guys today in my May 2018 Skincare Favorites! Do you have any favorite skincare products that you rave about to friends or family? Let me know in the comments section below - let's chat! 

Much Love,

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Party Ready Makeup Look Ft. Physicians Formula

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Whenever I fall in love with a specific makeup product, I continue to use the same item for years and years without hesitation. With the help of my mom, I discovered the brand Physicians Formula a couple years ago when she purchased one of the very first liquid eyeliners I've ever used in my makeup routine. Ever since that day, I've been a loyal customer of Physician Formula and never looked back. Now that I'm collaborating with Physicians Formula this holiday season, I wanted to introduce to you guys to TWO new products that joined their makeup collection recently and how I incorporated these items into a holiday party makeup look that will turn heads as soon as you walk through the doors.

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Photography By: 
Sharon Litz (@sharonlitz)
www.sharinaone.com


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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Physicians Formula; however, all opinions remain my own.


The Healthy Foundation

One of my favorite makeup essentials includes a trustworthy foundation that offers the right amount of coverage. Foundation always acts as the first step in my makeup routine and I'll never be sure to leave the house without it! When it comes to picking the right foundation, I tend to go for a natural coverage that hides my acne scars and blemishes, but shows off my freckles. Besides, yo gurl isn't a fan of caking her face with heavy foundation anyways. I used the MN4 foundation and you can see its coverage in this photoset! Besides, a flawless foundation coverage is perfect for you to look 10/10 in those holiday party photos ;)


Brow Last Longwearing Brow Gel

If you're looking for "party ready" brows this holiday season, I highly suggest picking up Physicians Formula Brow Last Longwearing Brow Gel in the respective shade that matches your brow color. Although I picked up Dark Brown for this shoot, I will admit that it was a bit too dark for my liking. Since I prefer coloring my brows in with a lighter and more natural looking shade, I would most likely pick up Light Brown or Medium Brown next time around. This product comes with two detachable ends, one with the gel product and the other with a spoolie wand. Just apply a tiny amount to your brow and start combing away with the spoolie wand until you've achieved your party perfect brows!


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Stay tuned for a fun Physicians Formula holiday giveaway on my Instagram (@missmisschelle) soon to win a couple products from one of my favorite makeup brands and don't forget to turn on post notifications for giveaway updates! Happy Holidays! ;)

Much Love,

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide For Her

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As much as I love the feeling of buying a special present for a loved one, I absolutely hate the struggle of picking out the perfect present. I mean, the possibilities are endless and we don't want that awkward moment when your loved one says thank you through a forced smile and an obvious disinterest for your handpicked present - who's with me? Let's avoid awkward moments together this holiday season by shopping early and shopping smart! And what better way to do that with a handy dandy holiday gift guide that I've created JUST for this occasion, huzzah! ;) Whether you're shopping for your grandma, your mother, your sisters, your significant other, or your best female friend, this holiday gift guide applies to EVERYBODY and I'll be sure to list below which present is best for its respective audience. So without further ado, let's get shopping!


Inspirational, Funny, or Cute Morning Mugs + Tea/Coffee

Maybe I'm just a grumpy snuffleupagus until I've had my morning coffee poured into an adorable and Instagrammable worthy mug, but can I just say that owning an appealing mug REALLY makes my morning 10 times better? If your loved one is drinking out of a boring ass mug every single day before going to work, I'm not gonna lie that their morning is lacking a bit of excitement and that they (don't know that they) need something to start their day with a BANG! By going out of your way to pick out the perfect mug, this gesture really shows that you put a lot of time and thought into their gift. With a new and fun mug to drink out of, this little change can really improve one's morning and can guarantee an awesome day full of happiness and productivity.

Personally, I love mugs with inspirational or fun quotes from Francesca's Collections or Target, but there are plenty of mugs to choose from at other stores as well! To each their own, but do shop with your loved one's interests/preferences in mind.

If you want to go all out, I suggest gifting them their special mug with an awesome tea or coffee brand (whichever they prefer more)! I recommend Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for tea lovers, and Nescafe Decaf Taster's choice House Blend for coffee addicts.


Fun & Useful Subscription Boxes

I love subscription boxes for the fact that it's (most likely) a surprise package tailored to your loved one's interests at heart. And if you hit the bulls-eye with this present, you could even get your loved one hooked on the company enough to be a monthly subscriber! Now don't you want to be that special person in their life who introduces them to great things? ;) With these subscription boxes, I've personally tried and loved them or I heard really great things about the brand.

With Adore Me, I am HOOKED on their activewear and sleepwear because of their guaranteed comfort and trendy styles. Every week, I literally rep Adore Me to the gym whether it's one of their flowy tanks or stretchy leggings. As for sleepwear, I adore their comfy slip dresses and matching top/bottoms sets.

As for Date Nite Box, I have never tried this before, but the concept of this box sparked my interest. I've seen influencers post about it on Instagram and honestly, I couldn't agree that this isn't a shabby gift idea for your boo! In a way, you'd be treating yo self as well ;)

Similarly to Adore Me, Ellie has been sending me monthly subscription boxes filled with comfy ass activewear pieces. If I'm not wearing Adore Me to the gym, I'm definitely wearing Ellie. The only con is that I wish I could share my preferences with the Ellie team, but I guess that's the element of surprise for ya!

I discovered Thoughtfully at a Beverly Hills media event a couple months back and absolutely LOVE the concept of these boxes! Not only are they packaged beautifully (teal boxes for the win!), but each Thoughtfully Box contains themed items that will really make . If you honestly can't think of a present and don't want to risk getting something your loved one may not enjoy, Thoughtfully serves as the perfect housewarming, party, or family gift. I mean, is that Godiva Cocoa Indulgence Set catching anyone's eye or is it just me? ;)

Adore Me - Lingerie, Sleepwear, Activewear
Date Nite Box - Date Night Ideas
Ellie - Activewear
Thoughtfully - Handcrafted Gift Boxes


Badass Electronics You Need For 2018

Okay, now this section can get a bit pricey, but who says you can't ever splurge on a loved one? One of the BEST decisions I've ever made with electronics was purchasing my sleek and trustworthy white Bose headphones. Originally, I've purchased these bad boys specifically for the gym (who else hates their earbuds falling out during your treadmill run?!), but I've learned that they've proven to be quite useful during webcam sessions as well. The noise-cancelling quality is phenomenal, and I couldn't be a happier customer. If you're looking for a dope set of headphones for the gym, this product is the one.

I've recently adopted a Google Home Mini from their Venice Pop-Up Shop event about a month ago and I've been loving my new companion! I mainly use this device to play music, but it's also fun to ask it random questions at times when you're in search of a quick answer. Not only is the Google Home Mini useful, but it is sold at a very affordable price range as well.

If your loved one is a fitness enthusiast, buying them a Fitbit or a Ringly is a genius present in my honest opinion. Fitbits come in all shapes, functions, and sizes, so be sure to do your research on its features and price point before buying one! As for Ringly, this is a fashionable alternative to the Fitbit for the ladies who want a gorgeous accessory to also serve as their fitness tracker. 


Makeup, Skincare, or Miscellaneous Product Must-Haves

I'm not going to go into too much detail with this section, but I recommend all of these products based on personal preference. Instytutum has been my holy grail of skincare for over a year now, Tarte Cosmetics has been my go-to eyeshadow palette for months, and you can never go wrong with eye masks to eliminate those eye bags from DHC. In other words, these are products that I currently use, and will continue to use on regular basis.

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The Number One Athletic Shoe You Need In Your Life

Let me just say that going cheap on athletic shoes has bit me in the ass multiple times. No, I'm not saying buy the most expensive shoe that's in the market because that would be ridiculously stupid move if you have no clue what you're doing either. I'm talking about investing in a shoe that will provide long-term comfort, mobility, and wear-and-tear. Ladies, I'm talking about the Adidas PureBOOST Xpose. Whether I'm walking the dogs around the neighborhood or sweating up a storm on the stairmaster, these babies have not disappointed one bit. Honestly, it feels like I'm walking on clouds 24/7 and my feet have never once ached from its supportive cushion. And lucky for your female friend, it's on sale right now for $70! ;)

Buy the Adidas PureBoost Xpose here.


Sweater Weather

Hands down, Express carries the comfiest and chic sweaters of the year. Snag one of these babies by clicking on any of the photos above, or head over to their website check out various other styles! These eight styles were the ones that caught my eye (P.S. I own sweaters #1 and #3, heh) ;)


If you found this holiday gift guide useful, it'd be much appreciated if you could click the HEART button at the bottom of this post and let me know in the comments section below what caught your eye! ;) Happy Holidays from my family to yours, and I hope that you have a stress-free Christmas shopping experience this year!

Much Love,

Unboxing My Party Perfect BabbleBoxx For The Holidays

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Not gonna lie, but one of my favorite parts about being a freelance fashion and lifestyle blogger is the fact that it feels like Christmas practically every week! Just the process of opening a gift or mystery package brings out that giddy childish nature within me - does any other blogger reading this feel the same way? Courtesy of Babbleboxx, I had the exciting opportunity to unbox their Party Perfect BabbleBoxx, which is exclusive to influencers and catered towards the holiday season! So without further ado, let's see what's in my box! ;)

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Vince Camuto Chelsea Boot

Starting off with the Vince Camuto leopard booties (aka the Chelsea Boot), let's just say that leopard is a pretty edgy pattern for me! However, I do welcome a challenge when it comes to wearing pieces outside of my comfort zone and I've been using all of 2017 to do just that. Thus, I paired this piece with an all-black ensemble when grabbing a casual lunch with friends - featuring my badass black moto jacket, a comfy black tee, black jeans, and these leopard babies. This entire outfit made my Instagame look on fire, and I couldn't complain one bit!


Nad's Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper

Like many women say, eyebrows are the main features that frame your face! Whether you want to capture a flawless selfie or group shot this holiday season, we ladies all know that our eyebrows gotta be on fleek 24/7 in order for our Kodak dreams to come true. Although I recently got my eyebrows waxed with Make Up For Ever's brow waxing services, this doesn't mean that my eyebrows will stay on fleek for very long. Truth be told, my brow hairs grow pretty fast and sooner than expected, I've raised caterpillars for eyebrows. Thus, Nad's Facial Wand Eye Shaper definitely comes to the rescue when I don't have time to book a brow waxing appointment (which I only do when I'm in the Bay Area visiting family). I love how I can use this shaper for an easy touch-up at home before I'm on-the-go once again, as nothing bothers me more than seeing stray brow hairs separate from the pack, LOL. Honestly, this shaper is the lifesaver I've been looking for when I'm in Southern California and need to maintain clean and polished eyebrows.


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Woosh Beauty: The Fold Out Face

First off, can I just award Woosh Beauty for their amazing and convenient packaging?! I love how this palette features various eyeshadows, contouring powders, warm blushes, and miniature makeup brushes! This serves as the perfect palette for women to store in their purse or on their travels if they want to travel light, as everything essential is jam-packed into one palette! Talk about convenience much? Also, can I just praise Woosh Beauty for making this awesome product cruelty-free? My favorite shades have to be their neutral colored eyeshadows (tan and light brown), as I'll always be a HUGE fan of neutrals!

Use discount code "BB15OFF" for 15% off your Woosh Beauty purchase.


ROSÉ RUSH BY PARIS HILTON

Let me be honest - any product with Paris Hilton on the packaging never fails to catch my full and undivided attention. When I opened up the box, I thought it was so creative that the perfume bottle was in the shape of a woman wearing a pink gown. Totally chic Paris Hilton vibes. Based on my personal preferences of perfumes, I would NOT recommend this perfume for everyday wear, as the scent is a bit too strong for my liking. Because ROSÉ RUSH Paris Hilton is packed with a powerful fruity and floral elixir, it's best worn for a holiday party or date night when you're looking to turn heads with this alluring scent.

If you watch Paris Hilton's advertisement video by clicking the link below, I can guarantee that you will feel like a million bucks and channel the fierceness that Hilton does in her video if you wear this perfume. Guaranteed or your money back.


Primal Life Dental Kit

Ever since your girl went to the dentist a couple months due to a toothache, she's been more OCD about keeping her teeth extremely clean since then. Apparently, blogger Michelle drank an excessive amount of sweet coffees and milk teas to the point where her enamel was beginning to strip away, thus causing an excruciating amount of pain whenever she drank more sugary drinks. Thus, she's made it her mission to clean her teeth more carefully so that she can maintain her cheesy, positive smile for future photoshoots to come!

Because of her infatuation for all beverages caffeinated, Michelle doesn't think she can fully cut coffee out of her life completely. However, she is grateful for receiving the Primal Life Dental Kit from her holiday BabbleBoxx because it includes whitening products and a charcoal ion toothbrush that can definitely come in handy. Her favorite part of the kit has to be the charcoal toothbrush, as this is a convenient product she can pack with her in her purse or when she's on-the-go during her travels.

Use discount code "PLOBOXX17" for 20% off your future Prime Life Dental Kit purchase.


Thank you so much to Babbleboxx for sending me this mystery package of goodies! If you guys enjoy my unboxing posts or videos, please let me know in the comments section below and I'll be sure to do more unboxings in the near future! :)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx, but all opinions remain my own.

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