March 22, 2016

Springing Forward with Banana Republic + Good HUES-Day Linkup

Banana Republic provided free product in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Banana Republic Chambray Chino Shorts

Happy spring, lovelies! With the warmer weather out here in SoCal, I made it a point to get my legs shorts ready-- because I want to wear shorts already, dammit :P This week I wanted to share a cute pair of chambray chino shorts from Banana Republic, which has tons of cute items out for spring! 

Keep reading to see more and to join the Good HUES-Day Link Party>>

March 21, 2016

Makeup Monday: Minimal Makeup Routine

Minimal Makeup Routine

I have a teeny obsession with makeup and beauty products, nothing serious, just a stash of powders, cream, shadows, liners and highlighters. Always highlighters. For as many products as I own though, many days I like to keep it simple, natural, and minimal. Here's how I created a minimal look using just five products>>

March 18, 2016

Best iPhone Photo Editing Apps

Best iPhone Photo Editing Apps

While we all wish we can be Photoshop pros, sometimes it's easier to use an app on your iPhone to create stunning, well-edited images.  Keep reading for a few of my favorite apps to edit my photos to make them 'Gram worthy>>

March 15, 2016

Lace Up + Good HUES-Day Linkup

Spring sweater and blush lace up flats | A Good Hue

Ugh, is this time change messing with anyone else?? It has been so hard to get up in the morning, especially since it's basically pitch black. Can we just skip to the part where I'm used to it already? As if I'm not complaining enough, the weather out here has been crazy-- hot one day then cold and rainy the next-- making it difficult to figure out what to wear. 

This super soft sweater has been perfect for those odd weather days, it's warm enough to keep the chill out but light enough to layer or wear along. When I say it's soft, it is so so SO soft! Click 'read more' to see more and get all the blushing details and to join this week's Good HUES-Day linkup >>

March 14, 2016

Makeup Monday: Best of BECCA Collection

Best of BECCA Collection, available at BeautyBridge.com

If you've been following along with some of my past beauty posts, you'll remember that I am newly obsessed with BECCA Cosmetics' highlighters. This week, I tried out a new set from the brand, the Best of BECCA Collection, available at BeautyBridge.com. This collection features five must-haves from BECCA Cosmetics for face, brows and lips: Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, Brow Contour Mousse in Cooca, Low Light/High Light Perfecting Palette, Beach Tint in Watermelon and a Brow/Liner Brush.

Keep reading to find out how I get a perfect, natural contour and well-groomed brows using this set, including my tips for contouring...

March 10, 2016

Review: SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub

SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub

As we're heading into spring and warmer weather, I want to start wearing more dresses and short sleeves but since my skin's been hiding under layers for the last few months, it's been looking a bit blah... until now. I recently started using SVELTA Luxe Body Scrub, made with natural coffee, raw sugar and oils, which has been a godsend for my dry, dull skin. 

First, let's talk about the scent, which is amazing. If you love that warm, inviting scent of coffee then you will love this. The body scrub also contains  other natural ingredients such as cardamom oil (as one of the most expensive spices in the world, known as 'the queen of spices', is also an aphrodisiac) grapefruit extract and raw sugar to give it a luxe feel and olive oil and Vitamin E to help replenish and nourish dry skin. 

To use, I simply use my fingers to scoop out the scrub and then apply to my body, massaging it into my skin to exfoliate. Tip- I recommend mixing the scrub before use as the oils may separate. I then shower off to reveal super smooth skin... seriously, I don't think my skin has ever felt so smooth and soft! 

SVELTA Luxe Coffee & Raw Sugar Body Scrub

If you're on the hunt for a truly luxe exfoliation experience, I highly recommend this scrub for getting that natural glowing skin.

Have you ever tried a coffee body scrub? Let me know!

*I received product for review purposes courtesy of SVELTA, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been provided.

March 8, 2016

Style Refresh: 4 Spring-Ready Looks with UNIQLO + Linkup

This post is sponsored by ShopStyle in partnership with Uniqlo. All opinions are my own.

Office Style: Uniqlo Legging Pants
UNIQLO Legging Pants | Zara Turtle Neck Top | Steve Madden Heels | Kate Spade New York Bag



To help my wardrobe transition to spring, I turned to UNIQLO. With their array of stylishly classic and simple pieces, I'm able to easily mix-and-match for the perfect spring style. Keep reading to see how I styled four different outfits, from casual to office-ready, using a variety of stylish pieces from UNIQLO, plus join this week's Good HUES-Day link party...

March 4, 2016

Currently Obsessed... March Beauty Edition

A Good Hue's March Beauty Favorites featuring BECCA, IT Cosmetics, and Bite Beauty

Over New Year's weekend I decluttered the stash of makeup I was hoarding and threw out old items, gave away some items and tried to use what I had before buying anything new. Operative word being 'try'. Basically I made space for new makeup... I can't help it!

After trying the BECCA Radiant Glow Collection (review here), I have become obsessed with their highlighters and just had to try the super popular, usually sold-out   BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. This gorgeous gold highlight makes my cheeks just pop, reflecting the light perfectly and giving a very pretty glow. The formula is incredibly smooth and soft with a creamy-like quality although it is a powder. While I think this shade is so pretty, I actually think Moonstone looks better on my skin tone-- still a winner though! 

Another product that I was super curious about is the BECCA Brow Contour Mousse, which is a brow definer and highlight duo in one. The mousse applies easily, with just the perfect amount of color and helps my brows stay in place. The contour mousse is great for those with full brows, however I'm not sure if I would recommend it for anyone who needs to greatly fill in their brows. The second part of the duo is a highlight that you can apply to your brow bone and even above the brow to help define and highlight the brows.

I had received the IT Cosmetics CC+ Vitality Creme Blush from an event last year but forgot about until I cleaned out all my makeup and came across it. I'm a huge fan of cream blushes as they tend to blend into the skin nicer to give a more natural-looking flush than powder. This one is no exception, it applies easily, blends amazingly and the color is so pretty!

This week I received Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Beetroot, which is a vibrant deep berry shade that I am now borderline obsessed with. Not only is the color gorgeous & vibrant, but these lipsticks are super creamy. The Amuse Bouche Lipsticks are all handcrafted in small batches (are we talking beer or lipstick here??) and include 12 oils and super saturated pigments to give that bold color and help to hydrate lips while wearing. Stay tuned for a closer look at these gorgeous lipsticks soon.

Hotrose Multifunctional Makeup Brush Holder

I also picked out this multifunctional makeup brush holder on Amazon... for under $15! This case is amazing, it has room for all my different types of brushes-- powder, concealer, blush, eye shadow, you name it, it fits in here. The holder includes slots that keep the brushes in place and there's a mesh zippered pouch in the middle to hold any odd-sized brushes. Makeup brush organization and it's finest.

Any new beauty products that you're currently loving? Share in the comments!

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March 3, 2016

Target Style Lust List + $200 Gift Card Giveaway



TeeReversible ToteRancher Hat | Crochet Shorts |  Romper | Sandals | Denim Button-Down Skirt

I've sung praises of Target many, many times on here before and will continue to do so. I can always find on-trend, cute pieces at amazing prices! This week, I wanted to highlight a few lusts and musts I spotted at Target... and give YOU a chance to win a $200 Target gift card to do some Target style shopping of your own!

One of my favorite stylish decades is the 70s and I am so glad these trends are making their way back around again, but it a modern way. Denim skirts have been a super hot trend and I'm happy to see this cute style available at Target... for under $20! How adorable would this skirt look with those cute strappy sandals and the LA tee (other cities/states available!)? I also just spotted the ever popular reversible totes at Target and am lusting after this white/pink tote in a major way. Have you spotted any super cute styles at Target lately?

PS- You can now shop directly from the image above! Just click on the item above to go directly to the product page to order. Easy, right?

Okay, now on to what you've been waiting for...

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March 1, 2016

Good HUES-Day Linkup: Back to Basics + Nordstrom Giveaway [CLOSED]

Black Tee | Dark Jeans | Military Jacket (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses (on sale!)

You guys. It's March... like seriously, what?? I'm already having to think about what to do for my birthday weekend at the end of April, and even start making summer plans. Crazy! To help balance all the craziness that is life, I've been opting for simple outfits comprised of my most favorite basics-- tees, jeans, heels, and even accessories. Just because they're basic, doesn't make them boring though.

Click 'read more' to see more of this week's must-have basics, join this week's Good HUES-Day link party AND enter to win a $500 Nordstrom gift card... Not too shabby for the beginning of the week, right?

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