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My Holy Grail Highlighter!

16 Oct

I’ve been using highlighters for a while now and have tried  many but have come to love Mac Mineralize skin finish in the shade soft & gentle.mac-1

It is my holy grail highlighter! I use it down the center of my nose, cupids bow, chin and upper cheekbones for a beautiful glow. I’ve been asked so many times about my highlighter and as promised, I’m finally sharing it with you guys today. The luminous champagne hue looks amazing on everyone. Check it out for yourself! ysjj

Happy highlighting,


Fall Lipstick Must have

2 Oct

Every year myself and countless bloggers compile lists of our favorite Fall lipsticks to share with the world. Every year the same lipstick is on my list. I’m sharing only one color this year because I feel so strongly that it should be a part of every woman’s Fall lip color collection. Without a doubt, Mac Rebel is my go-to, must have Fall lip color.mac

The beautiful rich berry/wine hue is gorgeous and looks amazing on all skin tones as well.  I can’t even remember what tube I’m on at this point- I literally wear it all Fall long and into Winter as well. I love love love this color! What are your favorite fall lippies?

Mac Rebel $17 



My Favorite Everyday Nail Color!

12 Jul

I’ve found the perfect year round everyday nail color. It’s a pinkish clear hue by Essie called Sugar Daddy. I LOVE this color. It’s almost clear but very light pink at the same time. It basically goes with everything and makes your nails look super healthy. I’m on my 2nd bottle and I never go through nail polish that fast. I was explaining it to a friend as the perfect color for everyone, from the color enthusiasts to the non polish wearing. It compliments all skin tones as well. I recommend you pick a bottle up to add to your collection!


Essie sugar daddy $9


Valentine’s Day Nail inspiration!

28 Jan

Valentine’s Day 2016 is right around the corner and I’ve searched Pinterest for some super cute nail inspiration to share with you guys. I’ve also linked my ‘How to paint a heart on your nails‘ post as well, which is actually quite easy, even if your’e not artistic whatsoever. Tag me in your Instagram pics so I can see your cute ideas:)



Last Minute Holiday Nail Inspo!

21 Dec HN15

Happy Holidays everyone.  I hope you’re enjoying these last few days before Christmas and getting all of your last minute shopping done. If you’re late on your holiday mani, don’t you worry, I have some Pinspiration for you. Holiday manis are super fun and festive and there were so many cute ideas on Pinterest this year. I narrowed it down to my favorites below to share with you. Cheers!


Fall Nail Color Favorites!

21 Nov

I love beautiful rich dark shades for fall and winter and thought I’d share my favorites colors with you.  They are both by Essie, but most polish companies make these shades or similar shades. I do favor Essie when it comes to darker shades because their formulas are super thick and don’t streak.

Stylenomics is a deep green shade.

essie stylenomicsdeep green


Carry On is a dark deep burgundy wine shade.

essie carry onmani



My 5 Favorite Fall Lipsticks. (Including a gorgeous $1 red!!!)

23 Sep

Fall is officially here y’all and I’m so excited to wear richer colors, layers and gorgeous textures.  Fall makeup looks are some of my favorite hands down and beautiful lipstick is a staple for me during the fall. I’ve chosen my favorites and linked them below. I will list them from lowest $ to highest $$.

Happy Fall,

Xo Journey

Wet n Wild Cherry frost 514A $1. Super pigmented silky red with a slight shimmer .

wet n wild

NYX Lala $3.99. Creamy mauve/Plum.

NYX Lala

Maybelline Brazen Berry $7. Pretty purple meets magenta.

Brazen Berry

MAC Rebel $17. My favorite lip color of all time is a beautiful bold berry.

Mac Rebel

MAC Girl About town $17. The perfect bright fuchsia.