Fall Must-Haves + Easy Outfit Inspiration

Hey guys - long time no talk (like way too long sorrrry!) I am excited to share this video with you all. I was cleaning out my closet the other day and realized these 10 items are the ones I reach for most and really the staple of my fall wardrobe! I thought I would do more than just show you the items and actually put them together into five different looks! I hope you enjoy - shop below xo

Purse Luv 21 // Tee save or splurge // Skirt Urban outfitters // Booties save or splurge // Hat save or splurge // Plaid shirt White Crow // Jeans from Paige Boutique // Sweater save or splurge // Lace up Heels Jeffrey Campbell // Scarf similar

Bold Brows for Fall

Thank you to European Wax Center® for sponsoring this post!

European Wax Center® has been my go-to brow magicians for the past year. Bold brows have been a trend all over the runways of fashion week and in every glossy page of magazines. Growing up, I remember begging my mom to let me wax my eyebrows into a thin extremely arched line and I am so glad she never let me. I love my bold brows and they are right on trend for fall. That being said I only trust European Wax Center® to not only wax my brows but also, help maintain them weeks after my visit to their center. Recently I have started using their Strut Boldly™ products from their new line Strut 365™ and I am so excited to share my thoughts about each product with you.

While I love bold brows I don’t love the look of a “sharpie brow” or one that looks painted on. In order to achieve my most natural bold brow, I start with the wax. Last week I went into the Center to get my brows trimmed, waxed and just cleaned up. Once my brows are in tip-top shape I am able to use a small amount of product on them. I start with the Browfection™  Powder Duo and apply the lighter color in upward strokes with the Brow Pals Dual-Ended Brush.


I love using this brush to apply the powder because of the dual end. Anything to get the job done quicker is what I am all about. A powder is my preferred method of filling in my brows because with a soft formula of the BrowFection™ makes my brows look like and airy instead of weighed down.


To set my brows in place I use Ready. Set. Brow! ™ Perfect Brow Groomer. The gel is soft holding meaning it keeps your brows in place without a crusty or sticky residue. Finally, to add that extra umph to my brows I highlight under them with Oh My Brow! ™ Brow Highlighter. The creamy formula doesn’t have chunks of glitter like a lot of highlighters making it perfect to just sweep on pat in and go.


So! If you guys want to get on this season’s trend with me make sure to head into your local European Wax Center® the expert in brows. You can make a reservation online and receive $5 off your service if you mention this post! Or if is your first time new guests can get an eyebrow wax for free. On your way out make sure to check out all these products I mentioned for your best brows yet! 

Shop Fall Booties Under $100

Image from Urban Outfitters 

Image from Urban Outfitters 

       "Under $100" posts are one of my favorite things to share with you guys because honestly I try to stick to it in real life. Unless it is something that I know is for a special event or I will wear it more than ten times I try to keep it under $100. My college budget appreciates this and I think yours will too! I rounded up my favorite booties for fall all under $100 just click on the image to shop them below.

Essence Makeup: Swatches and Review

The other day a package showed up at my door from Essence Makeup to celebrate the launch of their new website! Instead of just sharing an Instagram shot with you guys I wanted to give you a good review of what I was sent and my overall views on the brand as I have received some product from them before.

First a little disclaimer: I am by no means a makeup expert in fact I suck at makeup. I look for a product that gets the job done easy and cheap (sorry I just can't justify $80 blush - I just can't). So this company caught my eye because it is SO affordable online and at Target and a few of their products are something I use daily! Now for my review:

I love extreme volume mascara ($4.99)

I am the girl who gets hooked on one mascara and I have a hard time straying from it so for me trying this out was a big task. My immediate thoughts were that the volume claim held up. My lashes were bold, but I was disappointed when an hour into the day I had black under my eyes. I gave it another try and layered my Covergirl waterproof mascara on top and it held up a little better! Overall it was worth the money but required a little doctoring.

Silky Touch Blush in Adorable ($2.99)

As I am typing this I am still in shock at the price of this product. I LOVE this blush - the silky touch claim followed through. It is soft and creamy but still a powder! It also just blends like a dream. This color is a little light for my skin tone but I can't wait to pick up another shade.

Liquid Ink Eyeliner ($2.99)

When I went to find the exact product I had received on their site/Target's site I couldn't which is leaving me a little confused (??) but I am guessing the product I linked it the same thing just different packaging. Like mascara, I am stuck on one liquid eyeliner pen that I have repurchased so many times. In the image below you can see this eyeliner is BLACK like it is seriously so pigmented. The problem I have with this product is it takes forever to dry down and if you aren't patient (like I am not) then it will probably smudge everywhere.

Longlasting Lipstick in Blush my Lips ($2.99)

This was the most disappointing product to me and I think it has to do with the fact that making a lipstick that 1) stays on and 2) is pigmented costs more than $2.99 (I know sometimes life just isn't fair). In the swatch, you can see this lipstick is pretty patchy and takes a lot of work to get on. Once I was wearing it the creamy formula just slid around too much for my liking - I need something that requires no touching up and this was not that.

Overall I love this brand and a lot of the products, but be weary because not every makeup product can be made affordable and still work as good as your high-end products! Have you guys tried Essence before?