Unboxing | August Artisan Love Box

You guys know that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when the mail comes and you've gotten a package? Let's take our minds there for a minute. Now imagine that said package being a curated subscription box. You're overwhelmed with wonder and mystery because you're not quite sure of the contents just yet. And then you begin tearing away at the casing, searching for something sharp to get into those secured seams. Suddenly, you get a whiff of something warm and sweet, like someone had accidentally placed cake in your parcel. What do you do? You do like me and get into that box with the quickness! I recently received The August Artisan Love Box and this was my exact response to the arrival of the box. And the same intrigued, excited, then pleasantly satisfied feel I had when opening the contents has been my experience in trying the products.

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The Artisan Love Box is a curated subscription box created by handmade business owners Jarmelia Ladson and Candera Thompson, featuring a quality selection of beauty + body care products. The cool thing about the Artisan Love Box is that each item included is handmade, toxic-free, and made by women with your wellness in mind.

Glow, Girl! 3 Products That Enhance Your Glow

To be all the way real with you guys, I don't wear a full face of makeup on the daily. More likely than not, I'm wearing concealer on my trouble areas and finishing powder when I leave home. But on the weekends (or when I have somewhere to go besides the grocery store or running errands) I enjoy rocking a full face. It's fun, it's artistic, and it's expressive. And now that I'm experimenting with my makeup a little more, I've found myself adding more highlighting and contouring to my beauty regimen.

Today I want to share with you a few items I like to grab when I'm trying to give my skin an extra bit of glow.

Review | Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick + Brush

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Hello fellow beauty enthusiasts!  As you may already know from my Instagram feed, I recently received the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Brush from Influenster. As someone who has been using foundation sticks to conceal during the warmer months, I could not wait to try this product. And since I told you guys that I would soon be sharing my thoughts on the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick in Warm Almond, I decided I'd talk about it here on the blog just for you!

BLOGGING | Be Featured on So She Writes

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Hello loves! I want to introduce you guys to two new features I am adding to the blog lineup. If you remember the Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger series, I am excited to announce that it's coming back to the blog!

Not only is the Memoirs of a Fashion Blogger series being revamped, I am also adding a new feature, Memoirs of a Beauty Blogger, to the site. And I would love to feature you.

Styling Idea | Casually Styling a Statement Tee

One of my style staples for the summer is definitely the statement/graphic tee. Quite honestly, the graphic tee is a wardrobe must-have of mine throughout the year. For me, they seem to be the simplest article of clothing to dress up or dress down, all while sharing a splash of your personality.

If you love making a statement with your style by way of attention-grabbing phrases boldly adorning your torso, know that I am right there with you.  As a woman that wears a graphic tee most weekdays (and some weekends), I am always thinking of different ways to style them. Today I would like to share with you my favorite way to style my "Lipstick Makes Everything Better" graphic tee- the "dressed down but casually cute" way.

BEAUTY | Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks

Lipstick lovers, I have a treat for you today! I recently purchased a few Katy Kat Matte lipsticks from the Katy Perry loves Covergirl Collection and I couldn't wait to share the details with you.
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 A couple of weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw my blogger friend Suma of The Fashion Beauty Junkie share about these lippies. Intrigued by the packaging, I stopped by my local Walgreens and saw that they had a few of the shades in stock! This was a big deal, because my local drugstores can be late with stocking the latest beauty collections at times. Nonetheless, I grabbed these four, priced at $7.99. They were BOGO 50% at the time, and I had a $1.00 off coupon for Covergirl lipsticks, so I was WINNING! I shared these beauties with my 'Gram Fam (because, have you seen this pretty matte white casing?). And since quite a few of you asked me to share my thoughts, I decided to chat about them for a bit here.