What I've Learned in the First 3 Months of Blogging


Hello! I have officially been blogging for 3 months and in that time I have learned a ton! I started this blog off as a creative outlet for me to share my love of all things girly with the world. When I started this blog I had absolutely no idea about what I was getting myself into by blogging. I thought that I would just start writing and maybe a few people would check it out. In these first 3 months I have learned so much information and I want to share it with you! 

Writing

I have always loved reading, but I never imagined that I would enjoy writing so much! I really didn't think that I would have much to share, but once I started writing I realized that it was so easy to write about things that I find interesting! Blogging is great because you are the one in control of your content. You don't have to follow any rules which gives you the freedom to get creative with your writing. I now look back at my first few posts and cringe when I read them. I sounded so odd and overly formal, but after awhile I got the hand of it. Once I got the hang of writing posts I realized that I really do have my own writing style. The best piece of advice I would give to anyone who wants to start blogging is to just start writing! No ones first post is perfect, but with time you will get better!

Photography

When I first started blogging I didn't know anything about photography! I just sat down with a few products and started taking pictures on my phone. Since then I have learned a few things about taking and editing photos. I now set aside some time each week to take photos which is so much easier than taking photos each time that I sit down to write a post. I tend to stick to a white background for most of my photos which I create by laying out a white sheet over my bed or on the floor. I try to use natural light when I can and I have discovered the golden hour of photography. The golden hour is the magical hour of either sunrise or sunset. This allows for the best natural light for photos. I take all my photos with my phone or my basic Kodak point and shoot camera that is about 10 years old. I am now looking into a better camera for blogging so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below. In the beginning I didn't edit any of my photos, but I quickly realized that a bit of editing can make any photo look better. I use PicMonkey to edit all of my photos. PicMonkey is a free photo editing website that is great for editing photos. There is also a paid version of PicMonkey which gives your more editing options, but for now the basic version works great!

Blogging as a Business

In the beginning I didn't view my blog as a business, but now I have realized that I am basically running my own small business. It took me awhile to realize that it is actually possible for a blog to turn into a business. I have realized that there are a lot of ways that I can make money off my blog even though I don't have a really large following. I use Amazon Affiliates, which is an affiliate program in which I make a small commission from every Amazon purchase that is made through the product links that I share in my posts. There are quite a few affiliate programs out there and you don't need to have a large following to sign up for most of them. I have also worked with a few companies who have sent me free products in exchange for my honest reviews. As long as I am able to share my honest thoughts and opinions with my readers, I don't have a problem with doing sponsored product reviews. I have found that there are quite a few different websites and networks that can put you in touch with companies who are looking for bloggers to promote and reviews their products. Some companies will give you free products and others will pay you money as well as give you the product or service to try. A few sites and networks that I am a member of are Tomoson link!, One2One Network link!, and BrandBacker link! just to name a few. 

Gaining Readers

In the beginning I only had a few page views a day, but this didn't bother me because I knew that even the big blogs that get a ton of views started off with just a few page views. When I started blogging I told myself that I would be happy if I had 3 people reading my blog. I was so excited when I got my first few views and that is what motivated me to keep blogging. After the first month or so I found out that there are a few things you can do to get your blog read by a bigger audience. I joined a few blog engagement groups on Facebook such as Grow Your Blog link!, Show Your Blog Love link!, and The Blog Love Project link!. These groups all basically operate the same way. They have threads where you can leave your links to your blog posts, Twitter posts, Pinterest pins, and other social media links. People will check out your links in exchange for checking out their links. Each groups has its own set of rules, but they all have the same basic premise. This does take quite a bit of time, but I have seen growth in my page views since being an active member of these groups. I have also been able to connect with fellow bloggers which is something that I never would been able to do without getting involved in these groups. 

Overall, I have really learned a lot in these first 3 months of blogging. Three months ago I never would have imagined that I would love blogging as much as I do now! I initially thought that this blog would just be a hobby for me, but in a short amount of time it has turned into my very own small business. This journey has been a lot of fun and I hope to continue this blog for as long as possible. I don't know where this blog may take me, but I hope that down the line I enjoy blogging just as much or more than I do right now!

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly




Battle of the Sunscreens! Featuring Biore, Aveeno, & OZ Naturals



Hello and welcome to the battle of the sunscreens! Recently I have been trying out 3 sunscreens and I have decided that its time for a showdown! I have been using them for a few months now so I think I can give them an honest review. I wear sunscreen on my face just about every day so I definitely put these sunscreens to the test. I had a lot of fun trying them out and I think I found a winner! Keep reading if you want to know which sunscreen came out on top! 

I have decided to start with my least favorite and work towards my favorite so that you have something to look forward to at the end!


Biore UV Perfect Face Milk in SPF 50 PA++++ link!


  • this is my least favorite out of the three
  • has a very thin and watery consistency
  • leaves my face looking white!
  • I'm already light, but this leaves me a stark pasty white
  • this does feel very light on the skin
  • this does have a matte finish 
  • has a strong alcohol scent!
I really wish that this didn't leave me looking like a ghost! If it wasn't for the color and the strong scent I think I would really like this sunscreen. I think this would be a great sunscreen for someone who is super pale, but its just not for me.


OZ Naturals Age Defying Solar Shield Tinted Sunscreen in SPF 30* link!

  • This is my second best of the three sunscreens
  • This has a medium tint that is meant to blend with most skintones
  • I found this to be a bit too dark for my skin
  • I wish this came in more shades instead of just one
  • This is a great sunscreen overall
  • Doesn't feel heavy or greasy on the skin 
  • Has that typical sunscreen scent
This really is a great sunscreen and I wish it came in more shades. If it wasn't for the color being off, this would definitely be in the running for my favorite sunscreen. I have managed to wear this by mixing it with a foundation that is too light to even out the color. This sunscreen does blend well with makeup which is a plus. This is a great sunscreen for anyone that has a medium skin tone. 


Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen in SPF 50 link!

  • This is my current favorite sunscreen!
  • It blends well 
  • works great under makeup 
  • has a light citrus scent 
  • doesn't leave a white cast 
  • feels light on the skin
  • has a matte finish
I could go on and on about this sunscreen! I have been looking for a great sunscreen for the past few years, so I was so happy when I found this one. I love it so much that I have a backup since I'm almost done with my first tube. Right now this is my absolute favorite so I will be comparing every other sunscreen to this one!

I hope you enjoyed this battle of the sunscreens because I had a lot of fun trying out and comparing these sunscreens. I found my clear winner right away which was great! What are your favorite sunscreens? Do want to see more product battles? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly

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Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse for Soft and Shiny Hair!



Hello! Lately I have been looking for DIY hair treatments to try out and I found the apple cider vinegar rise. Actually I have been hearing about this rinse for awhile, but I just recently tried it out and loved it! This rise is meant to make hair soft, shiny, and more manageable. The main reason it took me so long to try this out was that I was afraid of my hair smelling like apple cider vinegar, but I finally just took the plunge! I loved the way my hair felt after trying this rinse so I thought I would share it with you. Keep reading if you want to know how to do this super easy hair rinse!

Ingredients/Tools:

  • apple cider vinegar
  • water
  • spray bottle ( you can also use a cup, but a spray bottle is so much easier!)
That's all you need! 


Steps:

  • 1. Fill your spray bottle with water and apple cider vinegar
    • the amount of vinegar to water depends on your hair type and length
    • I have really thick and curly hair so I used about 1/3 of a cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water
    • generally speaking thick hair can tolerate more vinegar and thin hair needs less vinegar
    • no matter what you hair type you always want to use more water than vinegar
  • 2. Shake to mix the 2 ingredients together and apply to your hair
    • spray this all over your hair from root to tip
    • this is great for your scalp too so don't be afraid of getting it on your roots
    • try not to get this in your eyes! Trust me it will sting!!! This is why I recommend using a spray bottle instead of using a cup and pouring the rinse over your head
    • you can do this after you shampoo in place of conditioner or after your conditioner
    • leave this in your hair for a few minutes and then rinse your hair with water
That's all there is to this hair treatment! My hair smelled like the vinegar for a few hours, but then it went away. This rinse left my hair really soft, shiny, and manageable. I was worried that the vinegar would dry my hair out, but it left my hair feeling really moisturized! I know that I haven't been doing this for very long, but since it turned out so great I just had to share it! Have you ever tried the apple cider vinegar rinse or any other hair rinses? Please feel free to leave you answers in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly



Pedicure Routine!


Hello! Since we are in sandal season I pay a lot of attention to my feet. In the winter no one ever looks at my feet because I am wearing close toed shoes so I don't need to have my feet looking perfect. This totally changes in the summer when I basically live in sandals and wedges. During the summer I know that everyone can see my feet so I try to keep them looking at their best. I try to do this about once a week, but really I just do this whenever I have the time. If you would like to learn about my pedicure routine then keep on reading! 


I like to start off my pedicure routine when I get out of the shower so that the skin on my feet is soft and easy to work with instead of trying to work with dry feet. The first thing that I do is use a pumice stone on the bottom of my feet to remove any callouses or rough skin. My favorite is this one from Daiso which does a great job while not being too rough. (I thought you would appreciate seeing a new pumice stone instead of the used one!) Then I like to use a foot mask to really moisturize my feet. Foot masks are basically like using a face mask for your feet, but instead of the liquid being on a sheet the liquid is inside of booties that you put on your feet. My favorite foot mask is from Daiso, but if you don't have a foot mask then you can always just use a foot cream or a thick body cream.  


After I have taken off my mask and waited for my feet to dry, its time for polish! I always use a base coat on my toes just like I do on my nails. My favorite is the Foundation Base Coat from NUBAR link! but you can use whichever base coat you have on hand. Lately my favorite color on my toes has been OPI's Strawberry Margarita link! which is a bright, cool toned pink. I usually forget to use a top coat, but polish on my toes always seems to last so much longer than polish on my nails. Does anyone know why polish always lasts so long on toes, but not on fingers? Anyways, that's the end of my pedicure routine! If you are interested in nails you can check out my post on nail art with a sponge here link! 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly


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DIY Crayon Lipstick!


Hello! I have been dying to try making my own lipstick and I finally found a method that works! This is so easy to make and you only need 2 ingredients, crayons and coconut oil. I wasn't sure about using crayons at first, but I found out that crayons are basically just paraffin wax and non-toxic coloring. From what I have read its perfectly safe to use on your face because they are safe for kids to eat. If you want to learn how to make you own lipstick then keep reading!

Ingredients:



All you need is crayons and coconut oil! I used Crayola crayons because their colors tend to be more vibrant than other crayons. 

Step 1:
  • peel the wrapper off the crayons and break them into small pieces
  • place a small amount of coconut oil and broken crayon pieces into a glass bowl or dish
  • the amount of coconut oil you use will determine the pigmentation of your lipstick
  • for more sheer coverage use more coconut oil, for more pigmentation use less coconut oil
  • you can mix the colors to create any color you desire
  • I used the equivalent of half a crayon for each lipstick
Step 2: 
  • hold your glass container over a lit candle to melt the crayons and coconut oil
  • this only takes a minute or two to melt 
  • stir to mix the melted crayons and coconut oil together 
Step 3:
  • pour the mixture into your chosen container 
  • then you can pop it into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to let the lipstick set up
  • that's it!
Here's my finished lipsticks!


I loved how the colors turned out, but next time I will use more coconut oil so they have a smoother consistency. The pigmentation was better than I expected which was amazing! These lipsticks are a matte finish and are surprisingly long lasting. I had a lot of fun making these and I can't wait to make more colors! Have you ever tried making your own lipsticks? What are your favorite beauty DIY's? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below.

See you soon,
LittleMissFangirly

Nail Art with a Sponge


Hello! I love experimenting with different nail looks and this is my latest one which only requires nail polish and a sponge. I don't know what to call this because its not really a specific design, but I do like the look. It's a mix of quite a few colors that blend together to create a watercolor or kaleidoscope effect. I love this look because it looks like you spent a ton of time on your nails while still be super easy to achieve at home. Besides regular nail polish, the only tool you need is a makeup sponge so you probably already have these items in your home. Here's how you can get this look at home: 



These are the colors I used (Clockwise from the top)

Extreme Color Nail Lacquer in Ice (This is pretty old so I couldn't find a link)

OPI Nail Lacquer in All Rose Lead to Rome (This is discontinued) 

Revlon Nail Enamel in Silver Dollar link!

Maybelline Colorama in 107 Turquoise Seas (This is another discontinued color)

OPI Nail Lacquer in Kinki in Helsinki link!

I also used a triangular makeup sponge that I cut into 5 pieces.  Then I poured out a small bit of each color onto a paper plate and started randomly dabbing on each color. I did this right on top of a clear base coat, but you can use any color that you would like as your base. I just kept dabbing on the colors until I was happy with the look. I let this fully dry before adding a glittery top coat. I was so excited to do this that I totally forgot to take pictures! 


This is the Wet n Wild Wild Shine nail color in Kaleidoscope link! which is a clear color with holographic glitter that I used as a top coat. I only applied one coat in the picture, but since then I have applied another coat to add more glitter. That's all there is to it for this super easy nail look! I really love this color combination, but you can use any colors that you like with this look. I had a lot of fun doing this and I can't wait to try this again with different colors. I love experimenting with nail art so please leave your recommendations for other nail looks in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly

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How To: Make your own Iced Coffee Concentrate



Hello! I would like to proudly declare my love of coffee! I absolutely need my two cups of coffee in the morning in order to start my day. Hot coffee is great, but during the day and especially during the Summer I love to drink iced coffee. I used to spend a ton of money on iced coffee until I decided to make it at home. After spending too much time on Pinterest I realized that I could make my own iced coffee concentrate at home and have it in the fridge whenever I got in the mood for a cup of iced coffee. Iced coffee concentrate is really easy to make and only requires 2 ingredients, ground coffee and water! Here's the super easy recipe: 

Ingredients: 
  • ground coffee (I recommend using as much coffee as you would use to make a full 12 cup pot of coffee but its really up to you)
  • water
3 super easy steps:

1) Add the ground coffee to an empty glass container. You can make as little or as much as you like so the size of the container is up to you. You can use as much or as little coffee as you like, but remember that the coffee will be diluted by the ice so make the concentrate a little stronger than your average cup of coffee. 

2) Fill the container with water and then stir (or in my case shake because I used a mason jar) to mix the coffee and water. Let this sit out on your counter for at least 6-8 hours or preferably overnight. 

3) Then strain the coffee to remove the coffee grounds. 

That's all there is to it! Once you have strained the concentrate you can store it in the fridge and have it ready for whenever you are in the mood for iced coffee. Just add some ice to a cup and then add your coffee concentrate along with your favorite creamer/sweetener. I love my coffee really strong so I don't mind drinking the concentrate on its own, but you can add whatever you would like to your iced coffee. I have had a lot of fun making my own iced coffee so now I am thinking of trying to make some other drinks at home. Have you ever made your own iced coffee? What is your favorite Starbucks drink/coffee drink? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly 



Try It! Carapex Eye Cream


Hello! For this edition of Try It! I tried the Carapex Dark Circle Reducer* which is an eye cream that targets dark circles and discoloration. I was excited to try this out because I am always looking for ways to look more awake and well rested. I had never tried an eye cream before so I was really curious to try it out. It is cruelty free, paraben free, and unscented which are all great! I have been using about half a pump every day for the past 3-4 weeks. Here are my thoughts on it: 

Pros
  • it's light and spreads easily across the delicate under eye area
  • reduces puffiness under the eyes
  • has lightened my dark circles a bit
  • makes under eye concealer apply more smoothly 
  • I love the pump! 
  • you get a ton of product! It's a 2 oz. botthe
Cons
  • The pump dispenses a bit too much product
  • I only use about half a pump for both eyes
  • takes awhile to fully sink into the skin
  • It's only available online 

Overall, I really did enjoy trying out this eye cream. It didn't completely erase my dark circles, but it did make them look and feel better which is exactly what I was hoping it would do! I tend to use it at night more than in the morning because I'm usually too lazy! I have gotten used to using it every night along with my regular face moisturizer. This eye cream can be found on Amazon link! and on the Carapex website link! You can get 15% off your purchase on the Carapex website using the code AUG1515 until the end of the month. I really hope that you enjoyed this edition of Try It! Do you have any recommendations for products I should try out? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly

*This product was graciously given to me for free by Carapex in exchange for an honest review. 
**This post contains affiliate links in which I earn a small commision, but there is no additional cost for the buyer! My full disclaimer can be found at the top of this page. This post is not sponsored by Carapex.**

Wax Melt Warmer Makeover

 

Hello! I have had this wax melt for awhile now and I was never quite happy with the color. So I decided to give it a bit of a makeover! It went from a mustard yellow to a glittery silver that I absolutely love! I found this wax melt warmer at a housewares outlet for only $1 USD so I didn't mind that I wasn't a big fan of the color. I knew that I wanted it to match with my bedroom so I just painted over it with some acrylic paint. In case you don't know I'm a HUGE fan of anything glittery and sparkly! I love the way that it turned out and it was really easy! Here's a before and after photo so you can see the transformation: 



All I did was use 3 different paints to achieve this super glittery finish! I also used a sponge to apply the paint.


I picked these up a few years ago at Michael's Crafts, but I believe that you can still get them in store. I really do recommend using sand paper to rough up the glossy finish before painting. I just completely forgot this step and it made it harder for the paint to stick. I used two coats of the white to get rid of the yellow. I ended up using a sponge to apply the paint (I totally forgot to take pictures!) because it was easier than using a brush. I found that dabbing the paint onto the warmer was a lot easier than trying to use long strokes. I know that acrylic paint dries relatively fast, but to be safe I let each coat dry overnight. After the 2 coats of white I applied 1 coat of the silver paint and 2 coats of the silver glitter. That's all it took to make over this wax melt warmer. Do you use a wax melt warmer? Please feel free to leave your answer in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly 

10 DIY Beauty Ideas with Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Honey

Hello! I love trying out new DIY beauty ideas all the time, which is something I blame on Pinterest! I have been trying to make and use my own beauty products using only olive oil, coconut oil, and honey. There is just something really fun about making something yourself and them being able to use it. Of course this hasn't stopped me from buying and trying out new products, but its fun to do from time to time. I have actually just replaced some of my products with these DIY's which is amazing! Here are 10 beauty DIY's using only olive oil, coconut oil, and honey!



  1. Hydrating Hair Mask
    • combine equal amounts of olive oil, coconut oil, and honey in a small bowl or cup 
    • heat it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds and apply to your hair
    • leave it in for anywhere from 30 mins. to overnight 
    • then just shampoo and condition as usual
  2. Dandruff/Dry Scalp Relief
    • massage some coconut oil into your dry scalp 
    • let it sit for about 20 mins. 
    • then shampoo as usual 
  3. Conditioner Booster
    • add a squirt of honey to any conditioner for added hydration
    • don't worry this won't leave your hair sticky! 
    • it will rise out along with your conditioner
  4. Hair Oil
    • I love using olive oil on my hair!
    • concentrate it on the ends of your hair
  5. Shaving Cream
    • apply coconut oil to dry skin 
    • then just shave as usual 
  6. Body Moisturizer
    • either mix coconut oil with your body lotion or use coconut oil on its own
    • it really sinks into the skin without leaving an oily residue
  7. Cuticle Oil
    • olive oil is a great cuticle oil!
    • this is great to do before going to bed
  8. Mascara Touch-Up
    • just add a tiny bit of coconut oil to lashes that already have mascara on them
    • this re hydrates the mascara so you can add another coat without it looking clumpy
  9. Makeup Remover
    • you can use either coconut oil or olive oil 
    • just rub it over your dry face 
    • then wash it off with your favorite cleanser
    • this is great for removing eye and face makeup
  10. Lip Balm
    • coconut oil is a great lip balm!
Those are 10 easy beauty DIY's that only use olive oil, coconut oil, and honey. At the moment my favorite one is the hair mask which works great on my dry hair. This was definitely a trial and error process to see what actually worked for me. I probably tried around 15-20 but, in the end these are the 10 that worked for me. I would love to know what your favorite DIY beauty ideas are so please leave them in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly


Coffee Break!


Hello! Today I am in the mood to just talk to you without having to stick to one specific topic. I feel like all of my posts have a set topic or theme. This is not that kind of post because I just want to ramble and tell you what is on my mind. I have decided to call this a Coffee Break because its really just a break where I can let you know what is on my mind at the moment without worrying about staying on topic. I may do more of these in the future between my regular posts whenever I am in the mood. 

Time to get organized!
 I have been blogging for a solid 2 months and I haven't really planned anything out. Usually I try to take pictures once a week and actually write posts every other day. This is seriously the most planning I have put into this since I got started, but now I am starting to think that doing some more planning will make my life easier. I have been scouring Pinterest lately for blog planning, but I haven't found anything that works yet. If you are a blogger do you have any recommendations for blog planning? 

Beauty and Fashion Goals
If you are a regular reader than you will not be surprised to know that I love beauty and fashion. Despite my love of all things beauty and fashion, there are 2 things that I have yet to master. I still can't walk in heels without looking like I'm killing bugs and I can't put on liquid eyeliner. For the longest time my beauty goal was to learn how to put on false eyelashes. I tried and tried for months, but I just couldn't get it right! I watched countless YouTube videos and read a ton of blog posts. After a few months I finally got it right! One day it just finally clicked with me so I'm hoping the same thing will happen with my new goals. I have actually started wearing wedges more to help me transition from flat shoes to heels. I have also been watching eyeliner tutorials and practicing on myself. I wind up looking like a 5 year old did my eyeliner, but I do think I'm getting better every time!

It's almost Fall!
I know its still Summer, but I really can't wait for Fall! It been so hot and humid in my area lately so I can't wait for cooler weather. I also am ready for pulling out my boots and scarves which means its almost time for my favorite fall candle, Leaves from Bath & Body Works. I really do love Summer though so I should probably enjoy it while it lasts. Besides I love my new sandals which are in my latest haul link! so I should enjoy wearing them for as long as I can before it gets too cold!

Now that I am finished rambling on for now; I hope you liked this coffee break. I like the idea of just sitting down and writing about whatever is on my mind at the moment. Let me know if you like this kind of post where I just ramble for awhile in the comments below.

See you soon,
LittleMissFangirly


D.I.Y Sheet Mask


Hello! If you are a regular reader then you will know that I love using face masks. I think that they are great for my skin, but they are also just a fun and relaxing treat for myself. Sheet masks are really easy to make at home and the best part is that you can customize them to your specific skincare needs. I usually try to do them once a week, but I know that in some parts of the world women use sheet masks up to once a day. Here's how you can make your own in just a few simple steps:

You will need to start out with plain sheet masks
  • I like using the compressed ones like these link! because I find that they fit my face better than the ones that aren't compressed
  • they look like little pills and they are really inexpensive
  • or you can use masks that aren't compressed like the one of the right of the photo above
Then you need the liquid of your choice
  • you can use a toner or essence
  • you can also use liquids such as tea, water, or milk
  • you can use just about anything you want as long as it is a liquid 
  • I like using green tea which is great for oily or acne prone skin
Just soak your mask in the liquid and apply the mask to your face
  • with a compressed mask you put the liquid in a small bowl and then drop in the mask 
  • the mask will absorb the liquid and expand
  • then you open the mask and put it on your face
  • for a non-compressed mask just soak it in the liquid and apply it to the face
  • I usually let my mask sit on my face for between 20 and 45 minutes (you will look like a serial killer for awhile but its totally worth it!)
  • you can leave the mask on for however long you want or until it dries up 
This is a really quick and easy treat for your skin. I like playing around and trying different things to see what works best on my skin. I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy diy sheet masks. What are your favorite face masks? What are you favorite diy skincare recipes? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. 

See you soon, 
LittleMissFangirly


"No Makeup" Makeup Look


Hello! Since it has been so hot lately I haven't been in the mood to wear a ton of makeup. This is what has prompted me to go the "no makeup" makeup route. I have actually come to really like this natural look. Im sure that come fall and winter I will get the urge to play around more with my look, but for now this is all I need. I find that by wearing less makeup it stays in place longer than a full face of makeup which tends to melt right off my face in the summer. I have found that I can skip foundation entirely at the moment which is great! I tend to pair this look with a bright lip color for a fun pop of color. Let's get into the look! 

  • This is definitely a full coverage concealer!
  • A little goes a long way with this stuff! 
  • I like to apply it with my fingers so that it blends into the skin better
  • The key to not making this look caked on is blending! 
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips in Miami Strip/Healthy Glow
  • I lightly dust this all over my face for a bit of a glow
  • I swirl all of the colors together 
  • It has just the right amount of shimmer without being overly glittery
  • I also use the individual strips as eye shadow if I'm in the mood
  • I use this to apply the bronzer 
  • Its a great brush for blending or applying powder products 
  • It feels very soft and doesn't shed 
  • It's only $3 USD! 
  • This is great for really opening up my eyes!
  • It doesn't break off any eyelashes (this has happened to me in the past with other eyelash curlers!)
  • The grips make it really easy to use 
  • I like to use this before putting on my mascara 
  • This is a great mascara for adding volume and length 
  • You can read my full review here link! 
  • Stays put through hot Summer days!
That's all the products that I use on a typical Summer day. I do love a bright lip, but I didn't include one because I really don't have one that I have been using on a regular basis.  I'm really happy with this set of products, but I'm always on the lookout for new things to try so this may change in the future. What are your favorite Summer makeup products? Please feel free to leave your answers in the comments below. 

See you soon,
LittleMissfangirly

*This product was generously given to me for free to review by Majestic Bombay!