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Playing with Color

A quick beauty overview! Today’s look is an everyday favorite! With a new twist… you guys know that MAC Cosmetics, Woodwinked, is my all time favorite eyeshadow. It’s usually holds down the main stage in my day-to-day look. Today I’m playing in Spring looks trying to put in a few pops of unexpected color… queue a super fun purpley, shade – Trax! I’m loving it especially with my Edge to Edge Lip Pencil! They play off each other so well and of course, Hello Spring!! Since I’m so golden I love using pinks and reds with more of a cool blue undertones… this helps to not pull out a yellow glow from my hair and complexion! Something I used to be afraid to even try… but then someone shared the secret and I’m addicted to creamy lip color now! Love pinks with navy blue too!! Details of today’s look down below!

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(In order of Application)
MAC Cosmetics Prime+Prep Fix+, $26 at MACCosmetics.com
e.l.f Cosmetics Poreless Face Primer, $5.79 at Target.com*
Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick in Light, $34 (ON SALE) at WanderBeauty.com
Younique Mineral Touch Concealer in Scarlett, $29 MishaeMorris.com – Indep. Retailer
Touch Translucent Setting Powder, $39 at MishaeMorris.com – Indep. Retailer
Photo Filter Foundation Powder in 1 (Natural Vanilla), $42 at Smashbox.com
Customizable Eye Shadow Palette w/ 4 Colors, $32 at MACCosmetics.com
-Colors used: Trax, Honey Lust and Shroom
Better Than Sex Mascara, $23 at TooFaced.com (Enjoy 20% Off w/link)*
Contour Kit w/ 6 Shades, $18 at Ulta.com (Comes with Free Gift)
Professional Eyebrow Powder Pencil in Grey, $6.69 at Target.com*
e.l.f Cosmetics Brushes (Starter Kit), $20 at Target.com*
MAC Cosmetics Lip Pencil, Edge to Edge, $17.50 at MACCosmetics.com
Finish it off with another spritz of Fix+!

Standby for todays outfit… I’m in LOOOOOOVE!

Xo,
Kate

Runway Review

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It’s no secret that I’m completely obsessed with THIS and the ability for me to get my hands on quality, high fashion pieces constantly throughout the month. Just this month already I’ve kept a tally and I’ve enjoyed the most gorgeous pieces, numerous outfit possibilities and gorgeous quality accessories that would have cost me….. $4,812 to buy.

The pieces I want to focus on today are the Trina Turk Denim Jamille Dress and the A.L.C Ari Top that I’ve ordered most recently… it’s almost 80°F today and all I can think about is being outside in the sunshine! So perfect for BOTH pieces here… you’ll see why!

 

 

the ‘haul’

IMG_3711First the Trina Turk Jamille Dress is a fantastic weight for the fabric. Usually when dresses are made out of a denim or a chambray I get frustrated with the wrinkles or the way they fall. This one however is the perfect blend of structure and quality. It’s also completely soft and not the slightest bit stiff or scratchy which also can be common with denim dresses. It’s made of Crosshatch Denim // 70% Tencel, 30% Linen.

Details is where it shines, we have double breast pockets and a button up collar that is flattering either way. The button up collar does sit low if you’re rocking a short torso like me, so it’s not going to be ideal if you are planning to wear with a belt accessory. It features two deep pockets on either hip that lay flat and you wont even know they are there from the front… they do not pucker or bunch. The pocket adds a casual detail that I love, almost farmer chic. Totally my style.

The length was flattering and even though I ideally would have purchased this dress in a petite size, it didn’t fall below my knee. Since I’m short (5’1”), I prefer to elongate my body by showing off a little leg. Keeping a dress hem above the knee, even just slightly, makes me appear taller and slimmer instead of cutting my body off. There’s always an exception to every rule in fashion… but I usually tend to stick to this one for sure.

Overall the dress was a WIN… I loved it and it would be perfect for just about anything that I see myself getting into this Spring. It’s versatile and super cute. If you’d like to check this baby out yourself, get started HERE or shop it retail for $228.

IMG_3709This A.L.C Top is made of the softest silk and I love the way it feels. So light and with a great silhouette, the printed silk features the most beautiful little flowers. So SPRING. I usually do not go for the tops with a ruffle around the bust because they create a more voluptuous illusion, but like I’ve said before I’m not going to NOT get something I love. I was pleasantly surprised that it has adjustable straps that were a little wider, more quality straps instead of the usual. This really was a super comfortable top and felt light as a feather to the point that I almost felt like I wasn’t wearing anything at all. This would be the perfect top for a summer concert, festival or something where you wanted to stay cool and maybe get a little sun!

It comes with a pricey tag though, at $275 it would be out of my reach for a spaghetti strap tank top. I can attest to the quality of the fabrics and the design of the overall top, it is however out of my price range for this type of piece. So yes, I’ll be snagging it again for a routine delivery. Being silk it’s also something that you’ll want to make sure that you have dry cleaned ONLY. No matter what, this flirty feminine top will remain in my back pocket ready to go on date night!

I loved this haul from RTR! Thanks to my stylist who always is helpful in answering my questions and getting back to me as quick as she can to help me make the best decisions for each and every look.

Let me know what you think about this look and if you decide to start taking advantage of this amazing program! Remember in times like these, a few staple pieces or outfits for special occasions can allow you to get by until you’re at a comfortable weight or back into your normal clothing! They even have maternity options! Where was this when I was pregnant!!?

Enjoy $30 off when you use THIS link! Hey, I get $30 too! Win/Win!! #teamwork

Xo,

Kate

St. Moriz Fast Tan

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St. Moriz Fast Tanning Mousse, $9.99

To say I was excited to try this is an understatement. I have been on the hunt for a good self tanner for YEARS. Since skin cancer is so prevalent in our family I’ve worked hard to prevent sun damage to my skin… I wear an SPF daily and take special precautions when I’m in the sun for prolonged periods of time. I’m blonde and fair skinned… you’d think I would burn, but I don’t really… which can be even more dangerous. So long story short… I stick to a tan in a tube! TAN… not ORANGE!! Right?!

St. Moriz Fast Tanning Mousse!!!!! 

After extensive research of current products on the market, I decided that this one not only fit into my budget but reviews also boasted a rich glow! A few reviews did mention streaking or uneven spread, but I read recommendations on the St. Moriz website suggesting a mitt for application… just wait…

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Application Mitt, $6.69

I’ve decided tonight that I have applied EVERY self tanner the wrong way. This mitt was a #gamechanger. If you think about it… most come in a lotion or a mousse and it’s just impossible to get it evenly distributed while you’re also stressing that your fingers are going to look like carrots. For under $7 bucks it is a SCORE… it’s washable so you can reuse and really delivered the even, streak free tan I was looking for. So without even knowing what hue this mousse was going to develop into… I was celebrating the application! Get this adorable and affordable mitt HERE on Amazon, cheaper than at Ulta!

Now let’s dive into the tan application!

 

  1. Always exfoliate before you apply any self-tanner, get a spray tan or anything… this ensures the best possible application and will even help it last longer!
  2. Moisturize and let it dry… completely!
  3. Read and RE-READ directions before applying and snap a before shot!
  4. Using the mitt, I used two-three pumps at a time and blended it completely before heading to a new spot. I applied sparingly to areas like the tops of my hands, feet, joints and my face.
  5. I let it completely dry before getting dressed again and made sure to note the time so you can track it. This formula is meant to darken gradually over 3 hours… meaning you can leave it on for the full 3 hours if you desire a darker glow or rinse earlier for a medium tan.
  6. After it’s ‘cooked’ for the desired time you’ll need to rinse off with lukewarm water. I just hopped in the shower and skipped the soaps or body wash.
  7. You’re all set!

A few things I noticed:

This self tanner didn’t smell horrible as some do… total plus! Wasn’t sticky or slimy…

Doesn’t rub off! I was worried that since the foam was dark that it would rub off on my clothes and anything else I touched during the 3 hours…. it didn’t. The foam is a chocolate brown and you can immediately see color when applying. Came in handy!

Overall I definitely recommend St. Moriz Fast Tanning Mousse… don’t skip the mitt! Easy application, great color, quality product and wonderfully priced!

Let me know if you try it!!! Time to get #summerready!!

Xo

 

Wander Beauty Haul

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I had the pleasure of testing out some new products from Wander Beauty and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw me try them in my stories! So FUN! As I said this morning, I wanted to wear them all day before I reviewed so I can tell you how they fared during my chaotic Monday! So here we go:
About Wander Beauty: I love that they are cruelty free! And their products are free of paraben, phthlates, mineral oil and synthetic fragrances!
Taking it out of the package, I was a little worried because it looked thick or heavy. It had no strong fragrance… maybe just a little coconutty… which duh. That’s a win!!
Putting it on I realized that a little was going to go a long way so I focused on specific areas and used a blending brush to smooth it evenly over my face. I used no other concealer or liquid foundation.
It comes in a tube, which I thought was so cute. Functional also because you know you’re getting good coverage onto the brush, even when you’re running low!! I was skeptical especially when it came to the mascara because I LOVE my mascara…. BUT this one did the trick! My lashes looked great with even one coat.
For me the true test though is that late afternoon mirror check…. how much of it has migrated down onto my skin giving me a nice smudged up dark circle?! To my surprise… I haven’t had any issue with smudging or flaking today! Even out and about in the rain!!
Lastly we tried out the Lipsetter Dual Lipstick and Liner $28
The color I was sent was beautiful, Bahama Breeze! However if I were to pick… I’d try In the Mauve or Bold in Beijing! Just going by my skin tone! I’m so fair and have gold undertones… nudes tend to wash me out.
Other than the color missing the mark for me personally… the product itself has been amazing! I reapplied only once today and that’s it! The color even grew on me after I added a little bronzer!
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IMG_1968.JPGIt’s well past the end of the day and I’m still rocking a matte finish, still no mascara faux bags under my eyes…. I feel good too! It doesn’t feel caked on or like it’s melting off! You know what I’m talking about! LOL! I am really enjoying it and looking forward to using Wander products again tomorrow! I think you should most definitely give them a try yourself!! Check them out and let me know what you think!!
All products are linked above!!
Xo,
Kate
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