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Top 10 Drugstore Beauty + Giveaway!

It was challenging but I had so much fun picking my top 10 drugstore beauty products! There will always be something so satisfying about affordable and quality beauty steals ^^ Watch the video to see what made it to my list!

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I’ve been feeling really thankful and I enjoy giving back when I can, even in small ways :) Enter to win this bag of goodies in the widget below! It includes a few of the top 10 I mentioned in the video and then some just to round it out. <3

 

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Good luck! ~Christine

Missed the Golden Hour

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Like my literal title? haha but I still love the way the shots came out. So what’s new? I’ve finally started getting laser hair removal treatment (just my face and underarms for now). I’ve also made it a point to work out almost everyday and eat much healthier this year. It really has had an amazing effect on my mood and energy levels. It’s one of the ways i’m working towards being the best version of myself that I can be :) How has your year been looking so far?

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I’m pretty obsessed with this top and other tops like it. I’m also craving warmer weather at the moment; a warm day in winter is like nature’s gift to my soul.

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Boohoo top | Forever 21 necklace | H&M skirt | Choies jacket | Ralph Lauren shoes

**Check out my Get Ready with Me video to see what’s on my face and how I got ready for these pictures!**
 

NYFW Outfit 2

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Here is the second look I wore for the evening time to Charlotte Ronson’s Presentation for her S/S 2015 line at New York Fashion Week! The top and skirt are from her I ‘Heart’ Ronson Fall collection currently sold at JCPenney. It’s really fun to see how she drew inspiration from her Fall line to create more affordable pieces. I couldn’t help but feel like a boss lady in this one with the bold blue color and the houndstooth print paired with the ladylike cut. Head on over to my channel to see me Get Ready in this look!

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 Watch the Get Ready with Me to see how I did my hair and makeup!

How to Hide Your Undergarments!

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Commando Mini Cami Slip, True Nude, Small/Medium

Do you have pieces in your closet that go unworn because it’s too see-through or because you wouldn’t dare expose your bra or panty line? This is a topic that isn’t too often covered and I was truly inspired because I too face many of these issues all the time!

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Victoria Secret’s Low-Back Strap, One Size

There are so many ways we can conceal our undergarments so I felt it was best to demonstrate in a video. I tried to pack in as much information as I possibly could so I hope you enjoy!

You may notice that my blog has received a bit of a facelift :) Do check out the mobile version as well and let me know what you think!

Meltproof Makeup Look & Tips

Having oily skin has its pros and cons. What about when paired with wearing makeup in the scorching heat? I know, I know..con to the max. Don’t fret guys, shine and sweat are completely normal. Even actors and actresses have to get blotted very frequently on set because they’re human too. We can, however, take certain steps to keep our look from melting off of our faces faster!

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In this video you will also see me use the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eye Shadow Palette (talk about a mouthful!) on my eyes. I have been wearing this palette almost everyday as of late!

 

 Check out the video and information section for tips and a full list of products that I recommend to help you combat the heat!

Get the Look!

 

Katy Perry ‘Dark Horse’ Inspired Makeup

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Sigma recently launched their Born to Be collection and the music video of Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ recently released so I thought let’s do an inspired look! I’ve been obsessed with this song for some time now.

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Images courtesy of Matthew Wong of mweats.com! Thanks :)

Products Used:

All brushes used are from Sigma Beauty

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face
Benefit Porefessional Primer
CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 in Medium Beige mixed with CoverGirl TruBlend foundation in Sand Beige
Morphe Contour/Concealer Palette
Graftobian Dual Finish Foundation Powder Palette
Sigma Blush in Serene
Sigma Blush in Peaceful

eyes
Sigma Dark Brow Duo
Wet n’ Wild Fergie Eyeshadow Primer
Sigma pencil in Enlighten
Sigma pencil in Indigobird
Sigma Smoke Screen palette
Sigma eyeshadows in Vanish, Orsay, and Approach
Wet n Wild Fergie Gel Liner
Make Up For Ever Diamond Powder
Sally Girl Sparkle Effects Glitter
Salon Perfect Demi Wispie lashes

lips
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Eastend Snob
Sigma Lip Gloss in Get Ready
Sigma Lose the Halo Lip Concealer

Don’t miss out on the Giveaway going on on the video tutorial here!