“All the Essentials and Then Some for Under $40”

Need to replace all your make-up at once but don’t have at least $200 to spend? Don’t worry you aren’t alone. Although I LOVE my Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer, I decided to look into the VERY affordable brand e.l.f. and I was not disappointed.

Check out the products I used below…


  1. Beautifully Bare Cheeky Glow – Soft Rose – $4
  2. Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum SPF 25 – Medium/Dark – $8
  3. Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara – $3
  4. Kohl Eyeliner – $3
  5. Matte to Shimmer Lip Transformer Palette – Berry – $6
  6. Shape & Stay Brow Pencil – $2
  7. Instant Lift Brow Pencil – Deep Brown – $2
  8. Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow – Toast – $3
  9. Beautifully Bare Glowing Eyeshadow – Naked Rose – $8

All of this comes to less then $40 ($39) online (Free Shipping on Orders over $25 – A $4.95 discount). What a steal. And as you can see from the photo below, everything looks flawless. I was able to capture my normal make-up routine with no problem!!

And the products feel great! Everything felt light and like I was wearing nothing. And I have to say I’m in LOVE with the Matte to Shimmer Lip Transformer Palette in Berry. It’s my new MUST HAVE to carry in my purse. EVERYWHERE.

What’s your new favorite e.l.f. product? Would love to hear from you and see your looks! Comment Below.


Beauty, Lifestyle

“Vanities in Small Spaces”

Apartment living can be tough, especially when you don’t have a lot of space to create a cute vanity area for all of your favorite make-up and facial products. BUT, it’s not impossible to create a cute space working with what you have. With a little creativity, you can have any space looking truly unique and fit to be a vanity area anyone would envy. Here are a couple of things  I did to create the space below.

  1. Stenciling. Washable Paint and Stencils go a long way in apartment living. I decided to write “Hello Beautiful” as a simple reminder that you’re beautiful just the way you are. Although make-up is great to enhance your natural beauty, it’s there for just that. Enhancing. True beauty lies within.
  2. Flowers and Greenery. To give the small area a more homey feeling and a pop of color with the pink peonies.
  3. Make-Up Organizer. On top of it being aesthetically pleasing, having the gold make-up organizer on the counter is perfect for easy access to products I use on a daily basis. It also keeps things neat and tidy.
  4. Rose Gold Mason Jar. Perfect for overflow make-up brushes, and once again very pretty to look at.
  5. Aromatherapy Diffuser. Love having this in my vanity area while getting ready in the mornings. I’ve been using a lavender scent to have a nice calming scent to start my day.
  6. Mini Chalkboard. Wanted to have a board where I could write daily affirmations that I could change more frequently then the paint on the mirror. “Be a Dreamer” seemed like a good one to start with. 🙂