“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. 🙂

“My New Favorite…Red Lipstick”

Buxom – Full on Lipstick – “Barcelona” Red

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This just might be my NEW FAVORITE red lipstick AND “Barcelona” is the perfect name because like the city with this shade of red,  you’re going to feel sexy and turnt up no matter when you wear it.

Here are some reasons I fell in LOVE with Buxom’s Full on Lipstick…

  1. It’s not the standard size of other lipsticks, it’s crayon size so it can act like a liner that you can then fill in rather easily. This is especially important with red lipsticks so that it doesn’t creep outside of your actual lip. #girlproblems
  1. It’s a creamy glide on, so unlike other lipsticks your lips don’t feel dry on application. Which is important! I hate that with some other brands you have to moisturize after which often times takes away from the magic of its true color.
  1. This is also a plumping lipstick, so I LOVE the cooling, tingly sensation. It’s basically letting me know that my lips will be at their fullest when I have this lipstick on.
  1. In the words of Audrey Hepburn, “On a bad day, there’s always lipstick”. And I’m pretty sure that there are ZERO bad days with this one.  “Barcelona” Red by Buxom will leave you strutting in your oversized sweat pants.

Have you tried Buxom’s Full on Lipstick, what are your thoughts? And what is your favorite Power Red Lipstick? Comment Below…


“My Daily Make-Up Routine”

I like to keep things clean, simple, and easy. Wanted to share that you don’t have to “do a lot” or spend very much time to look and feel naturally beautiful every day. IMG_0641

Here’s everything I use to give myself a natural make-up look, and it only takes me 5-10 minutes to apply!

What’s also great about the below products is that if you decide to go straight into a date night after your casual work day these neutral products make it easy to build your look to something more glam for your “after hours” look.

Neutrogena Naturals – Purifying Facial Cleanser

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Kiehl’s – Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado 

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Kiehl’s – Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream (Can’t Find this sold online anywhere now so choose any other creams, you can’t go wrong with Kiehl’s!

Bare Minerals Original – “Tan”

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer – “Dark Brown”

Nars – Dual Intensity Blush – “Sexual Content” (This is no longer sold on Nars site either but they have other neutral dual intensity blushes that would be great too!

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Pure Cosmetics – “Nude Collection”

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Too Faced – “Better Than Sex” Mascara

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The Single Girl Life

Welcome to The Single Girl Life! A blog where I write about everything this single female has on her mind. Men fortunately or unfortunately take up a lot of my mind time. So, I’ll be writing about them of course. “Quick Note To…” will be all about my guy mishaps and unfortunate situations and  “Missed Connections” will be about cute guys I encountered in public and didn’t chat with but wish I did. We’ve all had one or two or three of those…lol. Traveling as a single female has also been a huge part of my life, so I’ll be sharing some of those adventures, travel secrets, and places I wish to adventure with you! And, growing up acting and modeling, Fashion and Beauty have been a HUGE part of my life, so I’ll share my fun thrift shop finds, beauty products, must have items, and dream items with you! This blog isn’t just for the single it’s also for the single at heart because we should never forget who we are even in relationships. Who’s ready to read on? Can’t wait to interact with all of you! 🙂 Kelli