Sassy Torrid Fashion

For those of you that don’t believe that dreams can come true, I am living proof. I have always dreamed of a collaboration with Torrid and now here I am! This look is all from Torrid! From the watch to the shoes!

Jacket: Here

Jeans: Here

Shoes: Here

Cami: Here

Watch: Here

How to Set Goals in 2018

The most rewarding thing about running a blog is that I can write whatever I am the most passionate about. Do you know what that is for me? If you said, goals and positivity, then you would be right.

I can’t describe the feeling exactly, but I can give it a shot. Setting goals for me is like my boss just walked in, and told me that I have a month off of work. Paid. Yea, let that one sink in just a bit. I don’t know what I would do without setting goals, and holding myself responsible for reaching those achievements.

I know that I have done achievement posts in the past, but I have a good feeling about this one. The new year is almost here and I need to make sure that I am prepped for all of the amazing opportunities that I am going to give myself. So grab a cup of tea, shit is about to get real.

I am sure that you have heard this one thousand times before, but this year is going to count. I feel major changes coming and with these goals, they are going to come to life!

– My 2018 Achievements-

January: 

  • Start an Event and Wedding Planning blog
  • Look into Social Media Marketing for local companies
  • Collaborate with different photographers
  • Collaborate with a major brand
  • My blog has grown by 100 followers

February:

  • Host my first blogger meet up
  • Collaborate with a major brand
  • Be a guest on a podcast
  • Plan a wedding for a client

March: 

  • My Instagram has gained 1,000 followers
  • I have launched a podcast
  • I upload videos on YouTube regularly
  • I have gained a social media marketing client

April: 

  • My podcast has hit 100 listeners
  • I have collaborated with a local boutique for my blog
  • I have gone on three hikes
  • My hair is down to the middle of my back
  • I have tried every local coffee shop in Bakersfield

May: 

  • I have started writing a book
  • I have collaborated with a company to create an apparel line
  • I have met some of my favorite bloggers
  • My blog has gained 500 more followers
  • I went on a cruise

June: 

  • I have turned all of my side businesses into a full-time job
  • I love my life and everyone in my life
  • I surround myself with positive people

Here is where I am going to stop. If you would like to read the rest of my year accomplishments, you are just going to have to follow along on my blog! Part two will be coming sooner than you think!

10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts

I am not sure if it’s the double taps, or the fact that the layouts are so intriguing, but everyone seems to be infatuated Instagram (including myself). I am constantly on the popular page just looking for new accounts to stalk.

You really loved when I posted all about my favorite bloggers to follow, so I thought that I would do a spin off post from that. Today I have 10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts for you. If you already follow some of these people, we are that much closer to becoming besties.

Number Ten

@lady0lson

Number Nine

@paigealiciabeauty

Number Eight

@aspyovard

Number Seven

@Stephyoungphoto

Number Six

@Oliviarink

Number Five

@Alishamarie

Number Four

@newdarlings

Number Three

@Amrezy

Number Two

@Learningtobefearless

Number One

@Bakersfielbeautyblogger

Q&A: Bakersfield Beauty Blogger

Wednesday means that the week is almost over! A couple of days ago, I hopped onto Instagram and asked my audience if they would love to read a Q & A and most of them said yes! If you would like to be a part of those polls, make sure that you are following me on Instagram. 

Now let’s jump in and get to know the girl in Bakersfield just a little bit more!

What primer do you use for a matte look?

I am in love with the Rimmel Stay Matte primer! It’s the best and super affordable.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because, I needed some sort of creative outlet that I could be myself and really express my passions.

What was your main inspiration?

My main inspiration was honestly YouTube beauty gurus. I loved watching all of the beauty videos and all of the beautiful women getting to be their selves. I wanted to start a channel of my own, just needed something less intimidating. Then I thought to myself, duh! A blog is less scary, but still gets my message out there!

What advice do you have for a beginner blogger?

My advice to you would be to find your own style and consistency is key. When you are blogging, blog for yourself, cause it won’t be fun if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. Another tip is to use your tags! If you are trying to gain followers, those are how people are really going to find you. I can keep going trust me!

What is your favorite vacation destination?

I love going to the beach! I could live there if it wasn’t so damn expensive!

What is your favorite TV show?

I am so in love with Once Upon a Time! Hook is gorgeous and I love all of the fairytales! I am also loving Riverdale and Fuller House for sure.

So many great questions! Thank you all who asked me and wanted to know a little more about me. If you would like a part two, go ahead and leave some questions in the comment section.

Remember to stay confident!

 

4 Must Have Makeup Palettes

Happy Makeup Monday! I hope that your liner is winged to the gods and your lipstick is on point. Today I am sharing my four favorite makeup palettes that I can’t live without! They are perfect for fall and have a multi-purpose use!

  1. The Kay Von D Alchemist Highlight Pallet. This pallet is an intense highlighting one, but it is the perfect inner corner highlight for the eyes! It makes you look like your eyes are glowing.
  2. The Urban Decay Naked Heat Pallet. I’m sure that you have heard of this bad boy before, especially if you are a makeup lover like myself. This gorgeous pallet has all of the warm tone shadows that you will ever need for fall. It is seriously the best!
  3. The Morphe X Kathleen Lights Eyeshadow Pallet. This little baby is a dream come true. It has a nice mix between cool and warm tone shadows. So many different looks can be created with this pallet.
  4. The Tartelette in the Bloom Pallet. This little guy is your perfect everyday eyeshadow pallet, but if you have dark hair like me, a couple of these shades can double as eyebrow powders. I love a twofer!

You can never have enough makeup palettes!

Let me know if you would like to read a part two! I would be happy to post it for another Makeup Monday!! Let me know if you have any of these and which ones are your favs!

Stay Confident.

Product Review: Rodan +FIELDS & GIVEAWAY!

If you don’t already know, the key to good makeup application is great skin. Your face is a canvas, if you have the right tools, your painting will come out flawless. For today’s Makeup Monday I have a Rodan +FIELDS product review and giveaway. My friend Laura and I will be giving away 5 mini facials, so stay tuned!

In order to figure out what kind of treatment I needed, Laura, sent me a solution tool so that she could send over the proper samples!

I received the travel sized version of the Reverse Brightening Regiment.

The travel size comes with four steps:

  • Deep exfoliating wash
  • Intensive brightening toner
  • Dual active brightening complex
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen

Bonus:

Microdermabrasion Paste

Being someone that wears a lot of makeup, I need that intense exfoliating feel, so that I know my skin is being cleaned. I am also someone that has a lot of discoloration and some dark spots. The toner and brightening complex will help to reduce those problems. We all need SPF in our lives, it is the most important part of skin care!

My first thought when I received the products in the mail is that the travel size has a pretty fair amount of product. I love the simple yet bold packaging. The white makes the products look clean, while the yellow is bright, in your face, and refreshing.

Deep exfoliating wash:

While testing out the deep exfoliant wash, the smell was incredible, I am a sucker for an orange scent, and that is exactly what I got! I received the deep exfoliate feeling just as promised, it really made me feel like I got every inch of makeup off of my face. A clean face is a happy one!

Intensive Brightening Toner:

This toner has a tingling effect, which I love, that helps me to know that the product is actually working and cleansing!

Dual active brightening complex:

This contains retinol to help keep the pesky breakouts away. It feels so soothing and applies so smoothly.

Broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen:

This sunscreen is a thick consistency, it has a hint of a sunscreen smell, but not too overpowering. SPF is a great product to have on under your makeup. The sun ages you, protect the skin!

All in all, I would rate Rodan + FIELDS products a 5/5. Trust me when I say that you need it in your life.

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Some fun facts to know about Rodan +FIELDS :

  • R+F is the #1 skincare brand across all price points developed by the doctors who created Proactiv
  • They target four main skin concerns: sensitive skin issues, sun damage/hyper pigmentation, acne, and anti-aging.
  • All products come with a 60-day empty bottle, money back guarantees.
  • All products are clinically proven and result driven.

Giveaway time!! 🎉🎉

5 mini facials will be given away! To enter you must:

  1. Follow this blog
  2. Follow my Instagram
  3. Follow Laura on Instagram

I will be contacting the winners on Instagram.

This giveaway will run for one week! So tell your friends, tell your family! I will be giving away 5 mini facials. 

GIVEAWAY products will include: Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask: This creamy, Kaolin clay-based cleansing mask dries quickly, drawing impurities from your pores without robbing your skin of essential moisture. This environmentally safe, finely granulated exfoliator also gently smooths out the skin and releases a skin conditioner for younger-looking, younger-feeling skin.

  • Redefine Night Renewing Serum: Contains a proprietary blend of powerful peptides and Retinol to visibly improve skin texture and brighten skin. Our time-release technology keeps this anti-aging serum working all night long to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores for firmer, younger-looking skin.
  • Redefine Lip Renewing Serum: Maintain fuller, younger-looking lips with REDEFINE™ Lip Renewing Serum. Rich with peptides and vitamin E, this unique serum helps lips retain their natural moisture, visibly smooths lip texture and reduces the appearance of lip wrinkles.
  • Micro-Dermabrasion Paste: a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation and leave your skin feeling more smooth.

For personalized skin consultations, contact Laura @lookinluminouswithlaura.

Product Review: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

Happy Makeup Monday! One quick question, if you could only choose one makeup product to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be? If it’s mascara, you might want to go pick this one up! I love mascara, and this one just knocked more than half of them out of the park. Today I am reviewing the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. The color that I picked up is blackest black.

Packaging:

The tube is pretty heavy duty, a chic light pink look. Just simply gorgeous! The wand is pretty big and reminds me of the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced.

Formula:

The mascara isn’t a wet consistency, it’s not dry, I feel as if it is perfect.

 

Moment of truth:

I rate this mascara a 5/5! It’s pretty amazing, as you can see for yourself. It gives me so much volume, length, and color payoff.

Have your tried this mascara? If so, do you like it?

Stay beautiful.

#BloggerBabe Series: Meet the Blogger

As a blogger, I am always curious to know what motivates other bloggers to get their work done. What their thought process is when it comes to blogging. Today I got to do just that, I got to interview a beautiful blogger friend of mine. Not only is Paige a very talented blogger, but she also has an amazing Instagram feed, along with a YouTube channel that has over 700 subscribers. Read along as I asked her all of the questions that I have been dying to know!

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What/ who inspired you to start your channel/blog/Instagram?

I have always (since I was younger) followed lots of different beauty/fashion accounts, it’s been something I have always had a passion for. After seeing girls around my age build up the confidence to start a youtube channel or blog, I thought, maybe I could do this too? I have always had a lot to say, ask my parents and they would tell you I never shut up, I could speak for England!! I have so much to voice my opinion on, not just on beauty and fashion but on more personal things, if my social profiles can help/influence someone else, then my job is done. I would mainly say a lot of people around me inspired me, there’s nothing you can’t do as long as you put your mind to it.

How long have you been building your brand?

If I’m honest, I didn’t know ‘building a brand’ was a thing until around 6 months ago when I really started getting serious on my Instagram/Blog photography. I would say that I have been taking ‘building’ my social profile seriously for around a good 6 months when really nice deals started coming through from brands, that is when I started treating my social media more as a part time job rather than just a hobby, don’t get me wrong it is great to have fun on your profiles because there is no wrong way to do it, but I like to try and keep mine very professional and targeted to my audience.

What is the next step for you?

This is such a hard question, because with social media E V E R Y T H I N G is unpredictable, but I suppose if I had a choice it would be to grow my channels a lot more and maybe look at it becoming a full-time thing, blogging/social media is a passion of mine and I love creating content people want to see, it makes me feel so happy!!

Do you have a routine when it comes to uploading content?

I wouldn’t say I have a set routine, I mean most of my weekends when I’m not working are spent in London taking pictures for my Instagram/blog or filming videos for my channel but I wouldn’t go all the way to say I have a set routine, I do what I can and try not to stress if I don’t get everything done, as this is my hobby I don’t want to stress and suck the fun out of something I really enjoy.

Would you say that blogging and YouTube has changed your confidence?

One million percent, YES!! I had little to no confidence before I started my social media channels, I was very bullied at school mainly for the way I looked and that is something that has always stayed with me, but growing my channels and seeing so many people enjoy my content has built my confidence so much. I am now not afraid to stand in the middle of London looking sassy AF taking pictures because I am doing it for me, yes people may stand and stare but you aren’t going to see them again so what’s the point in worrying about it?

Do you have a favorite topic that you love uploading? Fashion, beauty, or travel?

When I first started blogging, beauty was the main thing I really got into, mainly because I had watched thousands of makeup tutorials it was something I loved. However, recently the past year or so fashion has stepped up to be something I am mega interested in and this is something I now talk about on a daily basis. Travel is also something I am extremely passionate about, you can most likely see that from Instagram because I am always going places.

Where do you plan on traveling next?

I am actually in Paris in a couple of weeks, but after that 100%, either Italy or Iceland is on the cards!!

Who would you say is your biggest role model?

In my life, definitely my Nan, she sadly passed away last year but she was a massive influence on me, she was always so sassy and fashionable, no word of a lie she would have a matching handbag to every outfit she owned (a complete life goal of mine haha) but she was always so supportive of everything I do socially.

Who is your biggest supporter?

My boyfriend has got to my number 1 fan!! He is always so interested in what I’m up to and is always excited to see what I get up to next, and probably my best friend Amy as well, she is always the first to congratulate me on something I achieve which is always so lovely!!

What is your drink order? Coffee, tea, soda?

A good old cup of English tea!!

What is your favorite color?

My favorite color has always been a really light blue, but if I were answering this fashion wise, it would have to be black haha.

Who is your favorite YouTuber?

Favorite YouTuber would have to be InTheFrow, I look up to her like a big sister I think she is just brilliant and she works so hard on all of her social platforms.

Who is your favorite blogger?

Again, this would have to be InTheFrow or Lissy Roddy, they are both amazing and their fashion accounts are beautiful!!

How would you describe your fashion style?

I honestly don’t have one, I see something I like and I buy it haha. I can go from dressing up joggers to a full ball gown to smart trousers and a blazer to jeans and a cute crop top, anything I love.
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Isn’t she amazing? Thank you so much, Paige, for being apart of my Blogger Babe Series!
You can follow Paige on all of her social media sites below.

If you would like to be a part of the Blogger Babe Series, let me know in the comments, or send me an email. I will send you over a list of questions and your answers will be featured on a Work It Wednesday, here on my blog.