Style and Beauty: Halloween Manicures

October 1st is only a few days away and I am giddy with excitement. It it my absolute favorite time of the year! I love the change in season; everything becomes so much more cozy and creepy… 💛🎃🕷

One thing that I especially love about Halloween is all the possibilities for manicures! Below are a few of my favorites found via Pinterest. What are your thoughts, love or hate?

Happy Wednesday

-Allison

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Beauty : 5 Products I Use Daily

I am a firm believer that not all great things or products have to be expensive, and often times the unexpected can surprise you. Even though Fall is approaching and a change in season usually means a change in products I thought I would share 5 of my favorite products that I use daily.

1. Ciate Eyeliner and Stamp This eyeliner is hands down my favorite and that is a huge statement to make because I have tried a lot of eyeliners! It is so pigmented, dried matte and does not crack it flack at all. The application is really smooth and what’s better is it comes with a star stamp on one end. I do however this this is a limited release as I could not find it on the Ciate website, but Fierce Flicks liner is great as well

2. Tarte Shape Tape If you watch and beauty vloggers or influencers you already know that everyone is obsessed with this stuff! I was skeptical at first, but I too love it. The coverage is great, it is super easy to blend and it has a citrus sent that I love. Although it is on the more expensive side it is the best concealer I have found thus far

3. Essence Rock & Doll Mascara this is just so good! I would compare it to Benefit, There real mascara but better because it is around 6$!

4. Profusion Contour Kit I bought this as one of those end cap gift ideas around Christmas and have used it almost everyday since! It is so affordable and it really does have perfect contour colors, and the included highlighter is not bad either as well as the matte base color I use as a eyeshadow base before colors.

5. Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder I prefer a loose powder over pressed when setting my face and this one is awesome! Really does last all day and also works well to bake oily areas. A really great option is you need a more affordable setting powder

What are some of the beauty products you use on a daily basis?

Happy day to you!

-Allison

Currently Loving : Fall Fashion Finds from Zara

Colorado is getting its first Zara and I am thrilled! Jerrod and I have only ever been able to shop at Zara when we visit other cities and I really love all of their stuff so I am so excited! Another thing that I am super excited for is Fall; so while perusing online I thought I would share some of my favorite prices right now from Zara for the upcoming colder months.

I am all about the fact that the plaid pant trend is back and can I also mention the PVC shoes and purses. I love! They are such a blast from my past because I totally remember things like that when I was in middle school, but as they say all fashion comes back in at some point. 😝

What is your favorite fashion trend?

Happy Tuesday!

-Allison

Beauty Review : Shea Moisture

I love skincare and I luckily don’t have skin sensitivity so I can try new products pretty freely. I do have a subscription to Ipsy so that is a great way to discover new brands but this little gem I randomly bought when we were in California and I forgot moisturizer. I stopped in Safeway and in their VERY limited beauty section found this guy and I have used almost every day since!

It was not something that I would normally grab, especially when I just needed it to hold me over until we returned home, but I am very pleasantly surprised.

Pros:

-I have had the same jar for quite some time because a very small amount of the product goes a long way

-the formula is awesome and my skin feels super hydrated in the morning and not weighed down

-the packaging is sleek and it is easy to travel with or just to keep in your purse

– It is a miracle for sun burns! I was doing yard work and got a lot of sun on my face and back and lathered myself in this stuff and my sunburn was almost gone the next day. Say wha?!

– It says it is for problem skin (acne prone and oily) but I would consider my T-zone oily at worst and it has been great all over my face and neck

Cons

– This little guys is around $15.00. I know that can be considered super affordable for some because skin care can be so dang expensive but this girl is cheap. (That being said I will totally repurchase it!)

– the scent (I personally don’t mind it, and have actually grown to like it) but some may not be able to deal, more of a earthy natural scent rather than floral or what have you.

If you decide to give this moisturizer a try please let me know what you think – Happy Tuesday

-Allison