The Future Wife Tour 2

Happy Monday good people! Last night I attended the Future Wife Tour 2 in Columbia, SC. I had the privilege of attending the first tour in Charlotte, NC last year.

This tour was originated by Ace Metaphor; a poet, author, and social media personality. He wrote the Future Wife Handbook for the first tour and the feature this year was volume 2 the Break Up Book.

On the tour there are other spoken word artists as well. We saw K Love the Poet and Jay Martinez. As well as DJ Major Key. The tour is full of talent and fun!

Ace holds a Q&A for the audience to interact and stimulate conversation. It’s definitely a night of laughter and fun.

I’m glad I went I was not disappointed! Can’t wait to read the new book. Look for the Future Wife Tour coming to a city near you!

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Milk Makeup: Matcha Toner

Happy happy Wednesday! Today I’m reviewing the Milk Makeup Matcha Toner.

I’ve tried a few products from Milk Makeup and I’m impressed thus far. The brand has a very simple aesthetic but great products!

The Matcha Toner is a solid gel toner stick. Yes I said stick. It intrigued me so of course I had to try it! I bought the mini in case it wasn’t good.

It has Matcha green tea, kombucha, and witch hazel to tone and tighten skin as well as organic cactus elixir to hydrate and calm.

Verdict: I love it! I think it’s extremely convenient in a stick and it really does make good on its promises!

Most toners dry your skin out because they have alcohol in them. Not the case with this one! My skin feels hydrated, calm, and clean! My pores are definitely refined as well.

I use it before bed but it would be great to prep the skin before makeup application.

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You can purchase at Sephora.

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Frank Body: Lip Scrub Shimmer

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m reviewing Frank Body’s Lip Scrub Shimmer.

Frank Body is natural, cruelty free skincare. The products are aimed at detoxifying, brightening, and softening your body. There are products for body, face, and lips.

I tried the lip scrub shimmer. I’ve tried a lot of lip exfoliants and I have to say the Frank Body lip scrub was gentle but hard working, moisturizing, and smells great! The packaging is extremely cute and the fact that it is cruelty free is even better!

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I’m excited to try the body scrubs next! The lip scrub retails for 14.95 and free shipping at frankbody.com!

Check them out on Instagram @frank_bod and SnapChat: frankbod.

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Jade Facial Roller = Obsessed

Happy Father’s Day! Today we’re talking about my latest obsession, the jade facial roller.

There are many claims about the benefits of the jade roller, from lymphatic drainage to increased circulation.

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I’ve used the jade roller everyday for the last 7 days straight and here’s why I’m obsessed:

  • It’s a facial massage! I deal with tension headaches a lot and facial massages help tremendously!
  • It’s cooling. I put it in the refrigerator for an extra cool.
  • It’s gorgeous. One of those beauty items you want to leave out on your vanity.

I think I need to use it a little longer to realize some of the other benefits like the circulation and product permeability.

I got mine from Marshalls! I most definitely recommend!

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How a Makeup Class Changed My Life

Happy Tuesday! Today I’m going to get a little personal with you. The content I put on here is supposed to be informative, helpful, and above all fun. I stick to beauty, fashion, and decor. The name of this blog says it all, I want to help you live your best life, one beauty hack, one fashion trend at a time. My goal is to empower you and expose you to things, products, and events you can incorporate or aspire to in your own life! You don’t have to be a slave to the opinions of society or break the bank to live the Stylish Life.

There are some out there that believe clothes and makeup are a waste of time and there are more important things in life. Yes, there are always more important things especially in a world so serious and “woke”. I’m here to give you a break from the harsh realities of our society. Sometimes you need a break! You need some frivolity. Living in a put together home with knick knacks, throw pillows, and wall art or knowing the ends and outs of contouring and highlighting may seem frivolous to some, but these simple things changed my life.

I grew up in a small town in the south where I was constantly trying to fit in but I knew I never would. I was different and I stood out but never on purpose.

I was a confident person in that I was confident in my skills and abilities but I had some major insecurities. I always felt like an ugly duckling and that held me back in a lot of ways.

I’ve always been interested in interior design. I was constantly changing my bedroom around and as I got older my design techniques expanded to other parts of my parent’s home. My passion for beauty came much later. I didn’t start wearing makeup until Jr. High school and by makeup I mean eyeshadow, just eyeshadow. I had one little quad from my mom that was different shades of purple. I expanded a little in college but most of the time I was bare faced.

I really caught the beauty bug about three years after I graduated. I was soaking up all kinds of YouTube tutorials but I wanted more. I found a school near by that taught a certification course in makeup where you ended with a professional portfolio and photo shoot.

I decided to do it!

I could go on and on about what we were taught but I want to share what I learned.

Of course I learned products, skincare, sanitation, and application but above all, this course helped me embrace myself. Every part flaws and all. I walked away from that experience with everything they said I would as well as, a new self confidence, self awareness, and self love.

This experience chipped away at the insecurities I had about myself. It gave me the courage and the gumption to go out and share my knowledge. I’ve used this experience to spearhead my business but also bring you this blog.

I know what it’s like to not like yourself and live in constant comparison. I want to share that you can use your interests and passions to break out of those negative and toxic thoughts, emotions, and actions to not only inspire and help others but live a better life!

Never let anyone put you down for embracing and enjoying the things in life you love and especially don’t do it to yourself. Use every opportunity to share what you know and what you love because you never know what speaks to other people.

Did I go into that makeup course thinking that it would forever alter my life? No way! I was honestly just excited about the makeup kit lol! Little did I know this one event would impact me so much.

To everyone out there struggling with purpose, identity, having dark thoughts, or dealing with self hate this is for you. You can turn it around and it does get better!

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Sunday Brunch

Sundays are for brunch! I love brunch because you can really eat anything!

Today’s menu consisted of biscuits and gravy, mini pimento cheese sandwiches, and the star of the show cheesecake stuffed strawberries! For drinks there was a fruity cocktail with a fizz twist.

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Brunches are super fun because you can get real creative with the cuisine and also the presentation! Fun plates and fancy glasses make brunch even more special that your regular meals!

What are your favorite brunch foods?

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ColourPop

Happy Sunday! Today I’m doing another beauty brand review. We’re talking about ColourPop.

ColourPop has come to Ulta,  previously you could only order from their website. So I figured I’d share my thoughts since this brand is more accessible now.

First let me say ColourPop has an amazing price point! They have great bundles and an awesome color range. I started with a lip bundle where I could try three products for less than purchasing separately. I started with the lip products and then into the eyeshadows.

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The lip products I have include lip pencils, lippie sticks, and the ultra matte liquid lips. The color payoff and pigmentation on these products are fantastic. The staying power of the liquid lips is a little short for my taste and I have to say do not reapply over what’s left on your lips. Remove the product and reapply, if you don’t it will cake and flake. The lippie sticks are by far my favorite!

The pressed powder eyeshadows have nice color payoff and can be worn without a primer! The super shock shadows are too amazing for words! I have them in three different finishes matte, satin, and pearlized. The matte finish is my favorite but they are all great! Pigmented doesn’t even describe the nature of this color! Try them! They don’t flake and have awesome staying power.

Overall ColourPop has amazing quality at amazing prices. Order online or visit Ulta to try ColourPop!

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