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Happy National Coffee Day! All my Girl Bosses out there know that no day is complete without some coffee! Celebrating by wearing my favorite MAC & NYX nude lipsticks. While drinking my favorite caramel iced coffee from Better Buzzed Coffee Shop! If you ever in San Diego, California check it out! Have a wonderful day beautiful! 

HAPPY NATIONAL COFFEE DAYβ˜•οΈπŸ’„πŸ’‹

 

Written By: Shannon Whitlock

Current Must Have: Vichy

SKIN. We all have it but do we all take care of it? 

 Skincare is such a huge deal. Realizing while young can set you up for a lifetime of amazingly beautiful skin. I’ve never met anyone who signed up for wrinkles and dark circles before age 40 but trust me it exist to some and definitely not by choice. Not to mention who wants to feel like daily makeup is an absolute must? As much as I am obsessed with makeup, on beach days or early morning errand runs I don’t ever want to feel like before I can leave my house I HAVE to apply makeup. 

 I’ve tried my fair share of skincare regimens. For those of you like myself who have neutral skin (not too oily and not too dry) it’s sometimes difficult to see the results of products because you’re not trying to treat one thing or another. My mission is to keep my skin hydrated. Dewey looking skin is a favorite because it looks clean and youthful. So here we go, my current skincare must have is: VICHY SKINCARE LINE! 

  
 I’m new to Vichy. My first experience was a couple months ago when I fell in love with the serum 10. It went over my skin so evenly and smooth. The serum is so lightweight and brought out such a natural glow in my skin! These products literally make me golden. My newest favorite is the Thermal Spa Water spray. I literally use this every day, it’s a great substitute as a setting spray before and after a makeup application and it’s awesome by itself. Perfect for those days where makeup isn’t necessary. Skin stays evenly hydrated all day and you don’t have to worry about it wearing off. 

  

 Vichy Aqualia Thermal line can be found at Ulta Beauty and products retail between $10.00-$45.00USD. Love the skin you’re in and grab these products! Happy Shopping πŸ’‹ 

Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

   

My Day With Kim K. West “Product List”Β 

Lately I’ve been playing with a couple brand new apps that I’m totally obsessing over 😍 The Kardashian Apps. These apps are taking blogging to a new level. Full of makeup tutorials, get the look fashion inspiration, down to how to organize a cookie jar this app has it all. The best part thus far was today’s addition by Kim, The Master Class taught by Mario Dedivanova featuring Kim K. as the model. I had the pleasure of attending the class back on July 25 in Pasadena, California and it was amazing!  

   

 No matter your feelings on Kim K. West I think there is one thing you can not deny and it’s that her makeup regimen is top notch. She always delivers flawless glam. Besides spending 4 hours with Mrs. West in the flesh (who by the way is a sweetheart and very humble) I learned some valuable information on technique, professionalism in the industry, and how to get started on working with celebrity clientele. The focus today though is that I also learned the products Makeup Mario uses to accomplish her amazing looks and I’m giving you my list of product notes from the Master Class!  

  

 I had so much fun on this day back in July and if given the opportunity you too should attend a makeup course! Mario was so thorough with product breakdown and step by step instruction. It was an experience I won’t forget. Listed below are my product notes from the class and a link to the video posted! I’ve purchased a few of these products to include in my daily application and they are amazing! Enjoy πŸŽ¨πŸ’„  

  Goodies from the Masterclass.

https://www.facebook.com/KimKardashian/videos/10156160675715613/
  

Written By:Shannon Whitlock 

Hidden Gem πŸ’‡πŸ½πŸ”¦πŸ’Ž

  There is no better feeling than walking into your favorite store and snagging a hot deal. However, if the product doesn’t deliver when you get it home and use it you still feel like you’ve wasted money,even though you got it for an awesome price. Two nights ago I went to Ulta  to look around, a weekly ritual, and I came across a hair treatment product. I located this product in the “grab and go” section right before the end of the checkout line. I figured since I was taking out my extensions and working with my natural hair I would give this treatment a go. $2.49 so I purchased two. Got home and it did nothing short of deliver.  

 
 New Nuevo Nouveau Hask is a revitalizing shine hair treatment. The base of this product is macadamia oil which leaves the hair very smooth feeling but not at all greasy. This is perfect for those who experience frizz or hair dehydration.  I applied this product to my natural hair after extension removal. I washed and conditioned as usual, afterwards applying New Nuevo Hask to damp hair. I then sectioned and blow dried while giving myself a haircut ridding myself of dead ends. The end result was awesome. Having had no relaxer in 3 years the natural hair is rarely ever smooth but this was the end result with no other products other than New Nuevo Hask.  

 
 Smooth, healthy hair! STEAL! I never expected such results out of something so small and so affordable. Definitely a product to stock up on!  

 
 This hidden gem, New Nuevo Hask, can be found at Ulta and retails for $2.49USD. You can’t have amazing makeup without having amazing hair to match! Go grab some today. Happy Shopping! πŸ’³πŸ‘πŸ’Έ

Written by: Shannon Whitlock

 

Gearing Up For Autumn πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ

As the hot temps fade, the leaves begin to change, and the sun set comes earlier, it’s safe to say it’s time to replace the bikinis with sweaters and over the knee boots… Autumn is amung us!  While we’re changing our wardrobe let’s not forget to change those nails too! 

 
 Not sure which shade to go with? No problem! OPI has released a new collection called Venice. Venice is the 2015 fall collection. Just in time for the cooler weather comes some bold colors to rock! Complete with 15 shades you won’t go wrong this fall. Pair with a bold lip and girl BOOM! Killin it! 

 
 I have yet to try every color from this collection. 15 shades! Such variety! Thus far, Tiramisu for Two(far right) is what I’ve been rockin. It’s not quite time to hit the bolt colors yet (still holding onto the last bit of my summer vibes) so I’ve decided to ease into this trasition by keeping the nude but a nude with a bit more pigment and Tiramisu for Two is just that. 

  I’m so excited that fall is rapidly approaching! I can’t wait to try all of these brand new OPI Venice shades and I hope that you’ll try a few too! OPI polishes can be found at Ulta and Target store and retails between $7.50USD-$9.50USD. Make a statement this fall with OPI! Be Bold πŸ’…πŸΎ 

 
   
Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

Mane Taming 101 πŸ’‡πŸ½

 Today is going to be a good day because today we’re talking hair care. Everyday, a woman walks into a salon requesting some outrageous color change to their stylist. Asking her to take their dark hair and magically make it blonde, silky and smooth. They show a picture to their stylist of someone like BeyoncΓ©, Jessica Burciaga, or Rita Ora with the expectations of the outcome being the same. Well, I’m sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but I have one word for you in most cases…. Unrealistic. Using bleach is a process and if misused can cause irreversible damage. Not to mention those celebs wear the most high end extensions and lace frontals ever. It’s all for entertainment folks! 

 
 So now here we are, your hair is damaged, dry and brittle where do we turn from here? There are tons of amazing products on the market for revitalizing damaged hair but I’m going to touch on one line imparticular that I stand behind. The Awapuhi Wild Ginger by Paul Mitchell.  

 
  The Awapuhi Wild Ginger line was created by John Paul Mitchell and released in 2010. Wild ginger extract optimizes moisture and the keratriplex protein transforms damaged dry hair into silky, radiant hair creating  91% smoother hair and 67% less frizz for up to 24 hours. Umm YES PLEASE. I’ve put this line to the test not just on clients but on myself as well. It hasn’t let me down yet! 


 One product imparticular from the line that I enjoy using constantly is the Styling Treatment Oil.  

 
 Treatment oil is super lightweight, quenches parched hair and eliminates frizz. Leaving the hair shiny and smooth. Stop at your local Paul Mitchell school today to purchase this amazing line of products. They can also be purchased at pro stores, salons and some items are available at Target stores! Have good hair days DAILY with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger brand. 

Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

 

Finding Foundation 🎨

 Almost daily I get questions about foundation. I pride myself in having gorgeous skin and I want to share two, one high end and one budget friendly, foundation brands with you that I am absolutely head over heels for!  

   Today’s foundation features are both liquid foundations. Before introducing them, a quick background on foundation for anyone just stepping into makeup. Foundation is important because it evens out the complexion, covering unwanted flaws and sometimes creating changes in the skin tone. Pretty important I’d say! Now let’s get to it!  
  One of my favorite foundations in the entire world would be… (Drum roll please) NARS Luminious Weightless Foundation.  (In store view pictured below) ⬇️

  

 NARS luminous weightless foundation is one of the best foundations I have come across. It is oil free, delivers full coverage and is very light weight. It feels extremely smooth and soft on the skin. 16 hours of wear is promised with this product making it perfect for a bride, photo shoots, or a night out on the town. With NARS Luminous a little goes a long way making the $48.00USD price tag worth it considering it should last quite awhile. NARS luminous weightless foundation can be found in stores at Sephora or online at http://www.sephora.com.

  Next, another favorite liquid foundation is from the complexion collection from BH Cosmetics. The company wanted to cut right to the chase so they didn’t bother giving it any fancy name. Just plain and simple “Liquid Foundation”.  

 Not to cause confusion, there is nothing plain and simple about this product. The coverage it gives is amazing yet very light. For those of you who don’t favor full face foundation but just a little something this is perfect! I was introduced to BH Cosmetics by vlogger babe Missy Lynn (@missylynn_ on Instagram) and have not turned back! This foundation is ideal for humid conditions, a day of running errands, mid day lunch date, any occasion that you can think of where you want to look presentable yet natural. Now can I please tell you the best part? Every time I order this product I do a little dance because it retails for $4.00USD!! I’m totally serious four bucks. BH cosmetics is constantly running sales and with a 67% off retail price of $9.00 this product (+tax) will run you a tab of $4.00 can you say STEAL??! Get over to 

http://www.BHCosmetics.com right now and fill that electronic shopping cart to the top!   

 
*Both foundation brands come in multiple shades.  

http://www.BHcosmetics.com 

http://www.Sephora.com 

Written By: Shannon Whitlock