I like it like thattttt

I like it like thattttt

Hey honey pie sweet bottoms,

The sun is shining, I am covered in dirt from the marina, and Oakley is soaking wet while passed out on my bed.. so no better time to write a blogpost than now. And of course today’s post is all about my current faves so you are in for a real treat.

Lately I have been trying to change up my products and try new things instead of sticking with the exact routine every time just so I can tell you all about the hippest and happenin’. I figure it is my civic duty to spend my money on the trends so I can save you some time and money by leading you in the right direction. You can thank me now or later, your choice. πŸ˜‰ but really, hopefully these blogposts give you some ideas of the things you absolutely need and the ones you can most likely skip.

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Alsoooooo I don’t really believe in negative reviews on my blog because that is no good for anyone so don’t expect me to tell you a list of things you shouldn’t try, but instead the best of the best things you SHOULD try. Okay, I will get off my soapbox now.. just had to give a quick little spiel (and let us all laugh at the fact that up until now I thought that ‘spiel’ was spelled ‘schpeel’… close)

Now onto the favorites, so here we go!

Number one – Bio oil is where it’s at. It heals all wounds, probably contains unicorn tears and locks of angel hair to make it work so well.. but to be honest it is the best moisturizer/skin healer known to mankind. This stuff has made my battle scars disappear.

Number two – the CUTEST pink suede hat you will ever see. My mom and I are on the constant hunt for cute Dodgers hats and I think this one officially tops the list. They also have it for the Yankees, but no one really likes them anyway.

Number three – Watermelon glow mask… I am the biggest fan of watermelon you will ever meet so I may be biased, but this stuff is top notch. Ever since I started Accutane my face has been dryer than the overcooked chicken Brittany and I attempt every week, but this mask has saved my life. It leaves your skin real glowy and smells so good you could eat it.. I wouldn’t do that though.

I hope you loved this week’s installment once again. Until next time. <3

Xo, Ciera

 

It’s a favorites kind of day

It’s a favorites kind of day

Howdy partners,

Not super sure why I started out with that intro but I will not be taking it back now. Today does not have any sort of western theme, but the greeting felt right. I hope everyone’s Wednesday is going well, and hopefully someone out there has nicer weather than I am experiencing right now. The storms are out of control, and although I am a fan of summer rain, this weather does not make for good/easy to take blog pics.

But anywayyyy you all probably don’t care too much about my sob story, and instead came here to read about some of my favorites, or maybe you just came here to see pictures of my shining face.. you don’t have to tell me! Buuuuttt today’s favorite things are real real good, let me tell ya.

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Photos by Ashyln Lee

First on the list is POLKA DOTS! They are the pattern of the season and will most definitely be carrying into summer as well. They are super cute and fun to mix n’ match with other patterns and colors. πŸ™‚ And like uber cute in this set form from Nomad Boutique. (Here are some other cute polka dot numbers also. :))

And the other two favorites are the holy grail of all hair products. Number 1 is the dry shampoos of all dry shampoos by IGK. There are three levels of this brand of dry shampoos, and this particular one is the highest level and I swear to you that it covers up 4th day oily hair like it’s nothing. I don’t even know how it does it, but it’s magic. And then next is the Ouai texturizing spray. As a girl who has flat and straight hair naturally, I need all of the help I can get and this spray does just that. It gives ya that volume you need to take on your day and be the hot, sassy mama you are. πŸ™‚

So dear friends I hope your Wednesday is extra fantastic and you have some sunshine on this rainy day. πŸ™‚

Xo, Ciera

 

The Ging is back!

The Ging is back!

Hey hey hey,

Today is a very fantastic day because my favorite ginger is back, still soul-less just as all gingers are.. but she’s here (I know gingers have souls.. it’s a joke, guys). And Hanna was so very kind to be the guinea pig during my Sephora sale rampage. I am not kidding, I left that store feeling like I had just blacked out and legit had no idea what just happened. So $400 later and here we are now. πŸ™‚ But the good news is that Hanny Boo Boo got some new makeup somewhere in that excessive purchase, and she let me use her face to test some stuff out.

Now obviously since Hanna has red hair, she has to have pale skin and freckles.. Hey, I don’t make the rules, genetics does. But on top of that Hanna has super sensitive skin and occasionally the little devils that we call breakouts. And with that in mind, we set out for some new makeup. So ya know, after seeking out the blue eyeshadowed man in Sephora, we decided he would be our helper for the trip (Blue eyeshadow man, if you are reading this, please teach me your ways).

So we may make fun of Justin for being color blind, but Hanna did admit that the hardest part about makeup for her was picking the right shade. And as much as she wants to be a bronze goddess, genetics also decided to not give her enough melanin to make that possible.. But the moral of this part of the story is don’t be afraid to ask the sales associates to help you color match or find the best makeup, that is what they are there for.

And now for the rest of the story.. Blue eyeshadow man, we will call him Sassy Pants for now, got Hanna a primer with salicylic acid to ease breakouts, some concealer that could cover up pesky zitaroos, a liquid foundation that nicely blended in and didn’t cover up her freckles, and a mineral veil to help set and matte-ify her makeup. Along with a lighter bronzer and new highlighter, you could say Hanny was at supermodel status.

Of course we know that the right makeup is only half the battle (or at least ya know now), so I painted Hanna’s face for a little while and told her some of my tips and tricks to makeup application.. Now don’t quote me on any of these, because I literally don’t even know how to put on eyeliner still and I have no idea where bronzer technically goes, but I tried my best (and I would like to let all of those concerned readers out there know that I now know how to do my mascara without putting it all over my eyelids, HOORAY!!!)

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Fun fact about Hanna, she is apparently in the 1% of people that have red hair and green eyes. Even more fun fact about Hanne: she seems to bring this point up whenever you throw a little sass her way. I have never really fact-checked her, but don’t be mean to the 1% I guess.

Back to my topic though, here are my 3 tips and tricks for makeup application:

  1. Get your blender/makeup sponge damp before you use it. And I said DAMP people, try to avoid it looking like your pants after you get thrown into a pool fully clothed.
  2. Spritz a little rose spray or cucumber or something on your face before you put anything on to hydrate and refresh your skin.
  3. Use a fan brush to apply highlighter to get a soft glow, because blinding people with your glow is only good until a certain point.

And here is everything on Hanna’s face, all linked and ready for ya!

Now that Hanna is all prettied up and I am broke following that beauty sale, it is safe to say I need to take a leave of absence from Sephora for a couple weeks.. but I promise I will be back, my love. But for real, thanks to the red-headed lady that my brother lives with for being a willing participant on the blog. Love you lots punkin face.

Xo, Ciera