aug ’17 / favs

hey friends! I have a small but amazing roundup of monthly favorites that I wanted to share for ya’ll. I’ve been using all of these products CONSTANTLY this month and I don’t see myself slowing down haha. Hope ya enjoy ❤

Tarte Blush in Paaarty

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I got this cute sample size Tarte blush from my August Ipsy glam bag and it is AMAZING. I am definitely not a blush type of gal but this shade is a lovely, subtle peach that gives you a natural flush. I’ve been using this every time I put makeup on this month and I love the finish and how long it lasts on my face!

Backpack from Target

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I got this cutie from Target and I’m actually surprised by how sturdy the backpack is. It’s a simple black, pleather, drawstring backpack that has a lot of room and two front zip-up side pockets that are handy for my iPhone and wallet. I love the size of this backpack and how feasible it is to use.

NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder

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An oldie but a goodie. This might possibly be better than my coveted Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I forgot about this face powder and decided to repurchase it. Best decision of my life. I love baking my under eyes and forehead with this-it leaves a very smooth, matte finish that lasts for a good number of hours. Such an amazing product for under $5!

iPad 

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This was my birthday present to myself and it is literally my baby. I do everything on it-social media, gaming, drawing/sketching, tv-watching, etc…It is capable of doing much more than what I use it for but I purchased it mainly for me to digitally doodle or draw. This particular one is the generation 5 regular iPad with retina display so watching Youtube and movies is soo nice!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray 

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I mentioned this product in a previous post where I talked about some new products I was trying and this facial spray became one of my most-used skincare items this month! I spritz it on at least twice a day, morning and night. It’s refreshing, hydrating, and my skin drinks up the herbs and rosewater that is infused into this face mist. You can also use it all over the body and even in your hair! Some people use this as a makeup setting spray but I prefer to spritz on bare skin, before makeup and right before I moisturize in the evening. This is only around $7 I believe so an amazing deal!

I hope you enjoyed my August favs, friends. If we share some favorites, please tell me below! xx

 

paige

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current fav lippies


I have a few current favorite lipsticks that I have been obsessed with-some for months and some that were more recent finds. I wanted to share these amazing products with my lovely readers. Maybe we share some favorites? Or maybe you’ll find something new!

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick / Lolita

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I’ve had this baby for a good few months and it might be my all time favorite formula/shade STILL. The formula is really what stands out-pigmented, glides smoothly on the lips, comfortable, not drying, and lasts for hours. It’s hard to find a matte lipstick that doesn’t dry the lips and this one is so easy on the lips. The shade is described as a “chestnut rose” on the Kat Von D website-it’s a gorgeous color. This lipstick retails for $20 and is 0.22 fl. Oz. A pricey lipstick but worth every dolla!

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick / Rum Raisin

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An oldie but a goodie! Love this comfortable, creamy lipstick so much-it might be the longest favorite lippie that I own. The shade is a gorgeous reddish-brown. It’s a unique color and lovely on the lips. The soft formula glides on like butter on the lips and is moisturizing as well.  This is not as long lasting so it does need reapplication a few times throughout day-it has never bothered me though. I bought mine from Walmart for around $8 and it is .15 fl. Oz.

Colourpop’s Blotted Lips / On a Stick

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Oooh this a new one and I did a more detailed review on the ColourPop’s Blotted Lips line. I have been going for this bright coral lippie almost every time I put on makeup. It complements a natural, glowy look so well. I usually don’t do bright shades on my lips but the great thing about this blotted lip range is how much control you have over pigmentation. You can make it as bright as you want or as subtle like a tint. It’s very weightless on the lips and lasts all day for me! This is 5 bucks a pop and is 0.035 oz.

Colourpop’s Lippie Stix / Lumiere Matte

Another Colourpop fav-I got this when it first came out and I believe this is my 3rd one…This is a mauve pink shade that looks good for any occasion. It’s so simple to apply and leaves a non-drying matte finish.  All of Colourpop’s Lippie Stix have amazing formulas and shades but this is one of the few that I have repurchased multiple times. I get this for $5 and has 0.035 oz. of product.

Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner / Perfect Spice

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My favorite lip liner shade of all time! It’s a neutral nude that looks great all over the lips and on its own. I actually use this on its own most of the time. It is a bit drying but some chapstick underneath or a gloss over will solve that! It also plumps up my lips a little and gives the illusion of fuller lips. These lip liners glide effortlessly and are rich in color-they have a berry shade that I really want as well. I bought mine at Sephora for around $15 and comes with 0.10 fl. Oz.

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As you can tell, I love me some nudes and berry-toned lippies. What are your current favorite lipsticks?

paige xx

may favs / 2017


another Month has whizzed by and I actually have some favorites this month! I don’t buy new products very often because I use the crap out of things that I find and love. So ya know that when I do a monthly favorites, I REALLY love them.

Aveeno SPF 30 Day Moisturizer

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I stopped using an SPF day moisturizer for some reason-I think it’s because I ran out of my previous one and totally forgot to repurchase one. But this month, I was super into slathering SPF on my face every day-especially after getting charbroiled  from Coachella. I like the SPF 30 and I also like how it’s not too sticky. It does take some time to dry on the skin but it doesn’t bother me. I have been using this every single morning and have been really loving it.

Real Techniques Dense Blending Brush

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An oldie but a goodie! I stopped using my Real Techniques blending sponge because I found out how nicely this brush blends in my concealer! For some reason the sponge was just absorbing too much product (maybe I just need a new one lol) and this brush doesn’t pick up as much. I’ve tried using this brush with multiple concealers including the Urban Decay Skin concealer, the Tarte Shape Tape, and drugstore ones like the Rimmel Perfection concealer. They all give me such a concentrated beautiful finish when I use this brush. The coverage difference is very noticeable and leaves my skin looking flawless!

Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara

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I actually had this for a few months but started using this more frequently this month. I ditched my usual eyeliner look and started doing mascara-only days. The tiny bristles on this mascara is perfect to really get into those baby bottom lashes. I also really enjoy the formula-definitely lengthens my stubby lashes. I even pop this on my upper lashes as well because of how precise the bristle is!

“Note to Self” Single Shadow from ColourPop

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Like I mentioned above, I have been going eyeliner-less lately and really only using one single shadow all over the lid and this baby is da one. It is a perfect transition or blending shade but I love it on it’s own. It gives a very neutral, soft, depth to the eyes and really compliments my monolids. The formula is amazing- I did a more comprehensive review on Colourpop’s single pressed eyeshadows if ya feel like taking a peek.

 Micron Pens for Bullet Journaling

Woo wee I found some amazing pens. The Micron Pens are a match made in heaven for people who love to doodle, journal, write, sketch, etc…These pens come in different sizes, dry fast, use archival ink, are smooth as butter, and are super reliable for those who are picky with their pens (aka me). I purchased mine from Michael’s for a decent price and have been using them religiously with my bullet journal. I don’t think I can ever go back to using generic pens…

Dainty Chokers / Necklaces

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I rarely wear jewelry but after purchasing some neckwear for Coachella, I decided to utilize them in my day-to-day life. I love the thin, effortless look of dainty necklaces-they can really pull together an outfit that didn’t look so pulled together before. My sister got me the gold one with the solid rectangle (Urban Outfitters) and it is my most worn one. I like the length and simplicity. The others are chokers that I like to wear alone or layered. They are all so easy to wear and can be mix and matched-they also go with literally every outfit.

Silicone Face Cleanser

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Found this little cutie at Daiso for around $2 and I have been using it almost daily to wash the oil and grime off my face during the evening. I love this because it is made of silicone so bacteria cannot grow or linger on it-it is also super gentle on the skin so it gives a light exfoliation yet a deeper cleanse than what you would get using your hands. This particular one has a hole for your finger to slide in and maneuver along the face easily. Highly recommend!

I hope you enjoyed this monthly post. If anyone is trying anything amazing this month, please share below!

paige xx

March 2017 Favs


I actually have some favorites this month! When I find something I truly like, I tend to use it over and over again-which is why it’s difficult for me to compile favorites every month. No make up items this month, but I’ve got neat stuff to share!

1. Soap & Glory Deep Moisture Body Milk

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Target recently started carrying Soap & Glory products and boy was I excited! I’ve always wanted to try their body scrubs, lotions, and washes and this brand does not disappoint. My boyfriend and I have been obsessed with this body lotion. I literally drench and lather my body in this after I shower and it not only smells delicious, but also leaves your skin smooth. Will definitely be trying there other lotions and scrubs!

2. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

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This is my first time ever using a Cetaphil product and I absolutely love this face wash. I’m also  obsessed with the smell haha. It’s fresh, clean, and just a satisfying scent. It’s a straightforward cleanser that does the job and doesn’t break me out-I see myself using this product for a long time.

3. Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

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Sean actually bought this for himself and I was intrigued because of the charcoal ingredient. Gave it a try and haven’t stopped using it since! This is probably our third bottle but you can really feel the cleanliness after each cleanse. It also smells so good! Can you tell I love product scents? Haha. You also get a slight tingly feeling after and it’s refreshing.

4. Target Peony Petals Soy Candle

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Candles from Target are the best! This one called Peony Petals is my new current obsession and I’ve been burning this one every single night after work. It has a light, floral, and sweet scent that is not overpowering and leaves the room smelling so pleasant.

5. Target Lush Amazon Soy Candle (yes, another candle)

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Yes, ANOTHER Target candle for this month’s favorite because I have been burning this one just as often as the Peony Petals. I recently got back into burning candles. This one is definitely a lot stronger in scent and more floral. I didn’t like this when I sniffed the wax but fell in love when I started burning it.

6. Trader Joe’s Flowers

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I used to buy flowers almost weekly but I stopped once I started realizing how much money I was spending. Luckily, Trader Joe’s has been coming out with some beautiful, petite bouquets for great prices-which means fresh flowers every week for me!

7. Korean Drama: Goblin, The Lonely and Great God

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WOW. If you like Korean Dramas and you want something new, addicting, and amazing-please watch this. And give yourself a good week because you will binge-watch this show. Even if you have never watched a Korean Drama, start with this one. It’s a romantic comedy with a great mythical storyline-a lot of drama, some action, and so addicting. Watch it!

Hope you enjoyed my little roundup for this month!

xx/ paige

February 2016 Favs!


 

heya friends!

I am back again for my monthly favorites. Like last month, my favs will include not just makeup/beauty/skincare stuff, but also random life things like food (the biggest love of my life), books, Netflix shows, etc…Favorites, commence!

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1 | Revlon Lip Butter: Tutti Frutti

This is an oldie, but a goodie. I remember when the Revlon lip butters first came out and every makeup-lover was pouncing on them. I have two tubes of this specific color because I love it so much. It’s not too bright on the lips and I like how it makes me look instantly more youthful and awake. Plus, it smells yummy!

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2 | NYX Lip Liner: Mahogany

I have always loved NYX lip products and I have been so into this shade. It really is a nice mahogany color; beautiful on the lips, glides like a dream, and has pretty good wear. They are also super affordable at $3.50 each! For sure a win!

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3 | Medjool Dates

Random, I know, but I can’t believe I haven’t had dates until this year haha! I buy the Trader Joe’s Medjool Dates and they are the perfect, sweet snack. Especially if you are craving caramel or candy, this is a great alternative. Natural sugars, super sweet, and has a tacky consistency that matches sweets. You can also use dates to sweeten smoothies and to bake!

4 | iZombie on Netflix

I didn’t think I would like this show but I was bored and decided to try it. It’s actually super entertaining and funny! Quick description: a girl transforms into a zombie and uses her powers to work with a crime investigator. I like how it’s a combination of romance, comedy, and suspense. Definitely a show to watch!

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5 | Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

I’ve had this baby for some time but I have really been noticing its effects on my skin. My face looks more supple, hydrated, and brighter after every use. You apply a thin layer before you sleep and basically sleep with it on. You then rinse it off with warm water in the morning. Another pro, it has a refreshing, spa-like scent that most Laneige products have.  If you are in need of some hydration, check this product out.

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6 | Hand-made Coconut Almond Soap

There is nothing better than some organic, hand-made face/body soap. I raved about this a while ago and how it diminished my acne and I finally have my hands on a new batch. Unfortunately, these soaps are made by my friend and gifted to me but I know that Whole Foods sell natural soaps that are similar to the one I use. They last for a long time and I have been using it every day in Feb.

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7 | Trader Joe’s Coffee Bag Brewer

Ok, this stuff is the shiz. I noticed that Trader Joe’s started selling a Coffee Bag Brewer for around $1.50 and I had to get it. You basically pour hot water into the bag, let it seep, and pour the coffee out of the little spout. It makes two cups of delicious coffee! How convenient eh? It is cheaper to buy coffee grounds and brew at home, but this is something you can get once in a while as a lil treat. Can you tell that I love Trader Joe’s? Haha.

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8 | Colourpop Super Shock Shadow: Desert

This an affordable, pigmented, creamy transition color that I love to use on a minimal makeup look day. You can build it up or just apply it on its own; such a great color for numerous eye looks! Like the other Colourpop shadows, this one is no different. Awesome quality for a fraction of the price. I would consider this particular shade a staple for make-up lovers. It’s also an easy color to start off with if you are a beginner or a noob (like me).

9| Fitness

This month has been the month of fitness. I stopped circuit training because it was getting way too expensive, so I re-activated my LA Fitness membership. There is something very rewarding about pushing yourself when it comes to fitness. Now that I have a general idea of how to work out properly, especially when I am targeting certain areas of my body, working out is actually kind of fun. I would have NEVER been able to say this last year. I am also lucky enough to have my boyfriend, Sean, who is very knowledgable and helps me write out my workout regimes. Maybe one day I’ll go into detail and explain my fitness goals in a post!

These were my February favorites for this year! Hope you enjoyed this post and please like/comment if we share any favorites or if you have any particular favorites from this past month, I would love to know ❤ See ya’ll soon.

 

xx | paige

 

 

 

May 2015 Favorites


hey!

I want to try doing something new (and actually committing to it haha) by doing a little monthly favorite segment, that include pictures and videos.

What I have been loving this month…

1. Travelling

Monterey, CA
Monterey, CA

I’ve been going out of my comfort zone by traveling more. I get horrible motion sickness and I get really anxious when going to places I’m not familiar with. This month, I planned and committed to trips and I am proud of myself!

2. Pink Magnolia candle from Target

3. L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

4. Calvin Harris

5. Jeggings (jean leggings) from Uniqlo

6. Coffee, coffee, coffee

Plum's Cafe
Plum’s Cafe
85 degrees bakery
85 degrees bakery

7. Strumming the guitar

8. Walking

9. Mad Max

10. Rescue dogs
Anyone else have any common favorites with me??

xx, paige