Makeup Looks: Boho Chic Tutorial w/ Rimmel + GIVEAWAY

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Because I’m pretty certain that I should have been born in a previous decade, I’ve always been drawn to anything hippie or boho chic. Seriously, I feel like I could wear that style every day. Of course, my makeup has to somewhat coordinate with my usual attire. I wanted to share with you a tutorial for one of my favorite makeup looks: the very refreshing boho chic look! Everything you need for this, you can find at Walmart’s cosmetics aisle just like I did.


Here’s what you’ll need:

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation (I use Classic Beige)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara (in Black)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner (in Brown)
Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Eyeliner (in Black)
Rimmel Glam Eyes Eyeshadow Quad (in Smokey Brun)
Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Rimmel 24hr Stay Glossy Lip Gloss (in Here to Stay)

Here’s what I did to achieve the look:

1. Matte up your face. Apply the Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation. I love this because I have a naturally oily face and the mousse texture of the foundation helps fight the shine. I like to use a complexion brush for applying foundation just because I feel like it gets to places I normally can’t with a sponge or my hands.

2. Define your eyes. Apply some Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner on your top and bottom water line. I love using brown because it’s not as harsh-looking as black but it still gives a bit of definition to your eyes! The waterproof aspect also helps, especially if you’ll be under hot temps (music festivals, anybody?)

3. Add a subtle smoke. For the eyes, I like putting on some sort of gradient. I use the lightest color for the inner corner of my eyes and the darkest one for the outer part. I then dab on some gold for the middle part and blend it all together.

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4. Intensify your eyes. Add a subtle wing tip, just enough to enhance your outer lashes. The Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner is my favorite to use because it stays on all day.

5. Contour! Use a much darker Stay Matte foundation or the Natural Bronzer (depending on how drastic you want the shadows to look) under your cheekbones, on the sides of your nose, and on your neck. This will give your face more definition and will make it look slimmer, especially if you have a round face like I do! Now would also be a good time to apply blush and concealer. I’ve been skipping the blush lately because I’ve been getting this natural flushed look. I also put on the concealer much later so it fixes any eyeshadow fall out. It also just looks brighter over the foundation and contouring.

6. Elongate your lashes. This is very important because this is what draws the attention to your eyes! Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara has an hourglass-shaped brush, making my lashes look way fuller than they normally would.

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7. Glossy lips. Add a hint of color to your lips (a coral tint would go well). I use 24hr Stay Glossy, which stands true to its name.

Here’s the finished look!

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How’s that for some Boho #BeautyInspiration? I love that this look just has a fresh and bright feel to it without breaking the bank. If you’re looking to get a better deal, there will be a $1 off coupon each for the Stay Matte Foundation and the Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara in the upcoming Sunday newspaper (to celebrate their 180 year anniversary. I know, right? They’ve been around for THAT long) that you can use when you purchase from Walmart!

Now, for your favorite part: the GIVEAWAY!

Rimmel is giving away 25 baskets with $50 worth of Rimmel products.

Enter below, you might just win and be able to create several other makeup looks on your own!

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Macy’s Spring Fashion Event – April 5th

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Spring weather may not have come yet, but Macy’s is helping us bring that weather in by showing us the latest trends of the season!

Next Saturday, April 5th, Macy’s will be having a Spring Fashion Event at their Dallas Galleria location. It will be hosted by Courtney Kerr of Courtney Loves Dallas (show doesn’t love her?) and they will have a floral photo booth! It starts at 2pm and if you spend over $75 in the Women’s Department, you get to take home a free gift. How cool is that?

RSVP here if you’re interested in attending. Hope to see you all there!

Latest Fashion: 3 Music Festival Outfit Ideas

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In these past few years, we’ve noticed that music festivals are becoming more and more prominent, which is a good thing because there’s just something beautiful about a large number of people getting together for the sake of music. It’s actually gotten to a point where music festivals now have its own style! A common theme you’ll notice in these events is the boho chic trend, which frankly is something that I can wear everyday. Even though majority of these concert goers are going to be dolled up boho style, you’ll still want to stand out wearing the latest fashion items! Here are a few key pieces that you’ll absolutely want to have in your closet to achieve the ultimate music festival look (and did I mention I picked them all up from Sears? Bongo never disappoints in this department):

1. Shortalls/Overalls
What I love about shortalls is that it’s very versatile (you can wear them with boots, sandals, even heels!) and they’re quite… unexpected. This particular pair has a vintage wash that I just adore. I’ve been wearing them a lot lately and people always stop me to ask where I got them from. Their jaws drop every time I say “I got it from Sears!” and that it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I like to pair these overalls with a fitted crop top to balance out the boxy shape.

#shopGet the Bongo Junior’s Short Overalls here.

2. Printed Dress
I honestly could wear a dress every day (weather permitting, but that’s what leggings and tights are for. I digress!) because it’s so easy to style and wear. Turn one of Bongo’s printed dresses music festival-ready by adding a denim vest (which is from Bongo, too!) and fringe boots.


3. Crop Top
Crop tops are one of those things that you either love or hate, and I LOVE THEM! I’m not one to fully expose my midriff so I usually pair them with anything high-waisted (or what seems high-waisted with my short torso): skater skirts, maxi skirts, and high-waisted shorts. Bongo has a ton of colors and prints to choose from, but this ivory lace crop top just seems like a perfect match for anything I had in my closet!


#shopGet the Bongo Junior’s Allover Lace Crop Top here.

Aren’t these outfits adorable? I was also able to pick all of these Bongo items up for under $45 dollars at Sears. They have so many affordable clothes that will surely fit your style, just like these seamlessly did with mine! I’ll have to go back and stock up on more crop tops and dresses because #ThisisStyle and I’ve already planned on hitting a few outdoor concerts this year.

Need more style inspiration? Check out this Pinterest board or my Shop Your Way catalog!

3 Key Parts Of A Healthy Routine (Using Natural Probiotic)

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Ever since I transitioned into the healthy lifestyle, people have been asking what goes on in my day and how I maintain it. It’s definitely not easy, but it isn’t supposed to be. I started to eat clean around after Christmas, then I started exercising regularly after that. I’m hardly a morning person so it took me a while to get used to eating regularly and not skipping any meals. After I felt that my routine was working well for me, I started taking supplements like natural probiotic (I use Insync Probiotic) mainly so I don’t hit a plateau. I found it easier to take baby steps and learn from my own mistakes. It also helps if you’re not too hard on yourself. Every body is different so the things that work for me may not necessarily do the same for you, but for those who are curious, here are the main parts of my healthy routine:

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My favorite way of getting exercise is by going to the gym 4-5 times a week. During the weekends, I like walking on a trail with my family. I used to not enjoy any type of exercise (other than dance) but having a workout buddy has really helped with the motivation. Now I always look forward to gym time!

banana oatmeal2.  Clean Eating
I use the term “clean eating” very loosely because I’m not very strict with it. I basically try to use fresh ingredients as much as possible and avoid anything processed.

3. Natural Probiotic
Natural probiotic is no stranger to me because I used to take them daily when I was younger,. For those who are unaware of it, probiotics are basically good bacteria that may promote digestive system health. For some reason, I stopped taking it and that’s when I started to feel a bit “off-balanced” internally. As a person with many digestive issues, I’d really rather give myself the protection by building up my digestive system balance instead of risking any possibility of GI issues. I currently use Insync Probiotic, which I found at Costco if you’re looking for the best deal. I found it by the Pharmacy section.


One of the best things about it is that it has B. infantis, which is doctor recommended. It even has GI Guard® Technology so the good bacteria can make it in to your stomach alive. I’m pretty excited that I’m slowly easing into taking supplements because it feel that it enhances one’s overall health and well-being, which I think is great timing for all the activities I have planned for this coming Spring and Summer!

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Do you currently take ay #NaturalProbiotic? If so, how has it impacted your health? If not, would you be willing to?

P3 Portable Protein Pack: Balanced Snacks On-The-Go

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One of the biggest issues I keep running into ever since I started my active lifestyle is snacking. I’m very much a serial snacker and it has always been my downfall. I easily find myself hungry on the road or right after leaving the gym, and I end up getting something that’s more like a meal. It’s pretty sad. I always tell myself that I will pack my own snacks but I just never get around to doing it. I found these P3 Portable Protein Packs at Walmart’s lunchmeat section and they are perfect for the constant muncher in me!


What I love most about these P3 Portable Protein Packs is that it completely covers anything you’ll need to curb your appetite in a nutritious way. Each pack has the basics: meat, cheese, and nuts. The components are very simple but it’s more than enough to fuel your body. They also come in 4 different varieties: Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast, Applewood Smoked Ham, Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast, and Slow Roasted Turkey Breast.

I find that it’s a little ironic and sadly circumstantial that I always start getting hungry once I leave the house or right after a workout. To avoid irrational thinking and impatience due to starvation, I like to pack these little babies in my purse!

I go to the gym/work out about 4-5 times a week, and it absolutely doesn’t help that there’s an entire row of fast food chains right next to it. I get very, very hungry and worn out after any type of exercise so having the P3 handy helps me stay on my balanced, active lifestyle.


What do you think of these P3 Portable Protein Packs? Is this something you’d want to try?