Give The Gift Of Gloss ๐Ÿ’„

Let your lips be like your Christmas tree topper and let them shine! 

 Although matte lipsticks trump the old school cream lipsticks here in 2015 they can definitely make lips look very one dimensional and well… dried out. Put a spin on things by adding some shine over top of your matte lippies for a subtle yet sexy POP. 

 
  NYX Butter Gloss to the rescue! Butter gloss comes in about a dozen different tints that are so cute and fun to wear. Whether you decide to spread it over some matte lips for dimension or wear them alone for a glossed lip, Butter Gloss will make the perfect stocking stuffer!  

 

  Pictured Above: NYX Butter Gloss in “Tiramisu”  overtop matte lipstick NYX Liquid Suede in “Sandstorm.”

 

 Give the gift of glamorous gloss this holiday season. NYX Butter Gloss can be purchased from Ulta Beauty (nationwide) & NYX stores (California). Butter Gloss retails for $5.00USD. For that price, why not collect them all! You won’t be disappointed! 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

  

Stay B&B (Bronzed & Beautiful)

  Just because it doesn’t feel like summer doesn’t mean you can’t still look like summer! With cooler temps comes pale skin and that is a no-no! Who said it has to be July for you to glow?!  

 
  Although these highlight/bronzers have been around for awhile they are awesome and deserve a feature. Sun Bunny by Too Faced cosmetics ( upper right) is the ultimate highlight! The copper and gold tones make it perfect for fall/winter. Bringing warmth to the face for a gorgeous looking tan. 

 
   Another thing I adore about Sun Bunny is that it is a universal shade. Making it perfect for ALL skin tones and providing sthe appearance of a rich tan. I prefer to use it as a highlighter after I’ve contoured. It makes the cheek bones pop and it photographs beautifully. 

  
  I already know your next question: Where can I get it? Too Faced Sun Bunny (as well as the entire palette photographed above) can be purchased at Ulta Beauty. This compact is the perfect stocking stuffer for the makeup lover in your life and retails for $30.00USD. Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!  

 

Written By: Shannon Whitlock

IG: shann_danielle_xo

Favorites For the Moment ๐ŸŽจ

  

The holiday season is about to kick off and with that comes so many fun events to get dressed up for. How could we possibly play dress up without the makeup?! So here I’ve listed 4 of my favorite eyeshadow palettes that I keep in rotation at the moment!  

 

  1. Urban Decay Smoked palette-  8 shades of darkness with 2 shades to highlight. Perfect for EVERY smokey eye. 
  2. Lorac Pro palette- extremely versatile. I call this the “zero to 100”. Full of neutral shades to give you that work day glam, but keep it in your purse and transform to night time glam for happy hour with the deeper shades.   
  3. Urban Decay Vice4 palette- I call Vice “the all knowing” this palette is home to some deep pastels for a pop of color, light and dark shimmers, as well as a few light and dark mattes. It has it all. 
  4. Stardust palette by Too Faced- my favorite right now. I call this the “go-to”.This is the ultimate fall/winter palette. 12 shades of fab! 8 matte, 4 shimmer. This pallete can do no wrong. 

  

 

One of my favorite makeup artist to follow on IG is @makeupshayla. She’s so talented and shares all her looks with a product breakdown in her captions! Go follow her! 

 

 All of these palettes and more can be found at your local Ulta beauty and Sephora locations as well as online. Be the center of attention this holiday season and treat yourself with a brand new palette. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’„ Happy Holidays! 

Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

IG: @shann_danielle_xo

    STONE Cold Fox ๐Ÿบ

      This Halloween was epic! Great party, great food, great people. Oh, but hold up! Let’s not forget the great costume to go along with the great makeup.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ Lip color can make you or break you and this years shade was no different!     

      NYX has graced us with 12 new matte liquid lipstick shades and HONEY! They are everything and more. Bringing the pigment and the moisture, NYX matte lipstick has done it again. Incorporating brand new light shades as well as some very dark shades, it’s just the thing to stay up to date with this falls’ trends. NYX Liquid Suede is the new kid on the block! This Halloween, I took on Stone Fox! My new favorite fall shade. 

     
      Although the lips are covered, I felt as though I was wearing nothing. This formula is super smooth and light weight. Full coverage is an absolute must and NYX Liquid Suede definitely delivered.  

     
      Let’s get to the good stuff!  NYX Liquid Suede retails for $7.00USD. The only thing is you have to get your hands on these 12 shades before they sell out! Check your local Ulta Beauty store locations and online at http://www.ulta.com while supplies last. Happy Shopping!  

     

    Ride The Waveย 

    Texturized hair will never go out of style. Add a little bounce and effortless looking glam to your day by giving yourself loose beach waves. 

     
     Some of our favorite celebs: Ciara, Beyoncรฉ, and Khloe Kardashian are known for their tousled locks. Who knew such minimal work could look so darn hot?! 

     

    Whether you’re really going to the beach or you just want to give off beach vibes I have the perfect product for you! Beach Babe texturizing sea salt spray from the Not Your Mother’s product line.  

       

    Infused with Dead Sea salt & sea kelp which holds the hair in place, a few sprays and you’re ready to go. For maximum results, I’d recommend using this product on CLEAN, DAMP hair oppose to dry hair. Salt can absorb the moisture out of things and sea salt on the hair is no different. (After all, we’re going for loose volumous beach waves here not hair that feels like a hay stack.) With Beach Babe a little goes along way. Lightly mist a couple inches away from hair, begin from the ends upward NOT spraying directly at the scalp. 

     
     Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray along with the entire Not Your Mother’s product line can be found at Ulta Beauty stores. Want to hear something awesome… This product retails for under $10.00! Talk about a beauty steal! Get your hands on Beach Babe and you too can ride the gorgeous hair wave! Surfs up ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿพ

    Written By:Shannon Whitlock 

    @shann_danielle_xo 

     

      

     

    Must Have Collab: Balmain x H&Mย 

    Ladies and Gentlemen get your credit cards out and ready to swipe because a dope fashion collab is coming to town!  

      

      Fashion retailer H&M is teaming up with French luxury fashion designer Balmain (pronounced bal-mahn) Paris to unleash some of the most unique pieces we’ve seen in a long time. We’re talking detailed stitching, the most beautiful beaded patterns, never ending sequins, must I say more! 

       
     With a November 5 launch date two weeks away it’s time to get your coins together so that you too can indulge on a couple items from this collaboration. A few items in this collection reach over $500 but there are tons of buys under $100 to get your hands on as well! Linked below are the full collection with prices.  #HMBALMAINNATION Get ready to SPLURGE! 

    http://fashionista.com/2015/10/balmain-hm-collection-prices

    Spooky Claws ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿพ

    With Halloween almost a week away it’s time to get yourself a dark, mysterious nail color.

     You can never go wrong with a classic black. Nothing says “BOO!” like a dark shiny set of black nails. Put a little spin on them and make them matte black. Now not only are you ready for Halloween but you’re also incredibly fashionable.  

     

     Matte Black square nails. Courtesy of La’Mour Nails & Spa. San Diego,CA.


      For ideas of great nail art during the holiday season I follow Instagram page @sensationails4u. They have the dopest nail art photographs and tutorials. Pictured below are just a few of my favorites from their page! Go follow @sensationails4u and even take a photo of theirs to your nail tech for some awesome nailspiration!  Your Halloween won’t be complete without a great costume and a set of spooky claws! 

     www.instagram.com/@sensationails4u 

    Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

    Instagram: @shann_danielle_xo

    A Few Of My Fav Things: Mascara ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’„

    With HUNDREDS of mascaras to choose from how is a girl to decide! No worries because you don’t have to! Just give them all a try. So today, the “Few Of My Fav Things” feature goes to Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. 

     
      Too Faced Better Than Sex is arguably one of the best mascaras on the market. The hourglass shaped wand makes it easy to get in between lashes fully saturating each and every hair. This lightweight formula is easy to use, goes on smoothly and is clump free. For all of my false lash lovers this is the perfect mascara to use when you need a little lash break. You’d be surprised how full and voluminous those lashes will look without the falsies! 

      
    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is an easy find. Get your hands on it at any Ulta Beauty and Sephora. Retail $23.00USD . I promise this mascara will deliver and is worth every penny.  

    Before & After. Using Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. 

      

     

    Covered In Stardust โœจ๐ŸŽจ

    That moment when you walk into your favorite makeup store to pick up some lashes and you end up leaving with the lashes and a brand new eyeshadow palette! In a few short days I can honestly say that this has become one of my new favorites and I can tell that it will be a constant go-to especially this fall. Too Faced cosmetics has teamed up with my girl Vegas Nay and together they have created the Stardust pallet. 


     Star Dust comes equip with 12 shades. All 12 are full of pigment, smooth, and easy to blend. Not to mention the packaging. Star Dust came in the cutest packaging! Very girly, and pink everything!  

     
    Included inside is not only the pallet but a couple small eye glam cards with different eyeshadow looks on them. The instructions with how to achieve each look on the back side of each individual card. Also inside are Too Faced eyeshadow primer, Too Faced loose glitter pot, and the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. What more could a girl ask for all a Too Faced lovers favorites inside of one magical little box! 

     
     Perfect for everyday glam to event glam and everything in between Too Faced Vegas_Nay Star Dust palette is on the “must have” list. Retailing for $45.00USD at Ulta Beauty stores! Happy Shopping ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’„โœจโœจ 

    Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

    5 Things I Learned From A Girl Boss๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽจ

       
    1. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Ask them for advice. 

    2. Fortune favors the bold who get sh*t done.

    3. When you believe in yourself other people will believe in you too! 

    4. If YOU believe what you’re doing will have positive results– it will. Even if it’s not immediately obvious.

    5. You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’re only just receiving the invitation. 


     – Ms. Sophia Amuroso, Founder & Chief of Nasty Gal and author of #Girlboss.  

       I had the opportunity to meet with this beauty last night. Legit an entrepreneur icon in the fashion industry. Raking in a networth of $250 million dollars by age 31 which happened in just a couple short years. ANYTHING is possible when you work hard and create your own path! 

       
       There is no way I’ll forget about the makeup! Last year Nasty Gal teamed up with MAC and released 3 limited addition lip colors. These lipcolors can now only be purchased on Amazon or Ebay and go for about $50.00USD per lipstick. The shade “Runner” is the perfect shade for fall and is a great addition to any makeup kit if you can get your hands on it! 

     
    From Left to Right: Runner , Stunner , Gunner. From the Nasty Gal x MAC collab.