Stop by and check out how you can recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s dark lips for only $10!
Goooood morning! I know most ‘must have’ lists include designer bags and expensive clothes but I wanted to share some great products that are affordable & can improve the rest of your week!
The ribbon elastics feel so much better than the basic elastic hair bands. They don’t pull or tug while you wear them. They do cost a little more but not by much.
The Listerine mouthwash is a new addition to my teeth cleaning routine but it’s exactly what I needed. My teeth are cavity prone and not as white as they could be thanks to my daily cup of jo. I’ve tried whitening strips before but they left my teeth super sensitive and did nothing to help my enamel.
48 hour deodorant is aaaammmmaaaazzzziiiing. No, I don’t go days without reapplying and I’m not exceptionally smelly Lol but I’m usually out of the house for long periods of time doing a million different things. This stuff lasts through it all. And it’s so much better than having to carry a deodorant around with you. I shove enough stuff in my purse so the less I have to add, the better.
I stopped buying heat tamer to save a few dollars and my ends started splitting and my hair became rough and dry. This is not the area to make budget cuts in! Lesson learned.
These basic products will definitely improve your week!Plus you can get it all for under $20, maybe even under $15 if you find a sale. A new deodorant may not be as chic as that handbag you’ve been eyeing but when the holidays come around and your rushing from one gathering to the next, you’ll be glad you spent a few dollars on some of the little things.
After my birthday back in September, I became more aware of the signs of aging on my face. I’m only 25 but you can see the little wrinkles forming and a bit of dullness setting in.
One day, after a long & full life, I’ll be much more okay with looking like the cute grandma from the Up Lol but I’m suppose to be in my prime right now! The universe must have also had a hard time looking at me because it sent a wonderful company my way, Enza Essentials.
Most products seem great initially so I wanted to test my new skincare kit out for a couple weeks and give you girls the best possible review.
I can sum up my thoughts in two words, it works! I have nothing to gain from giving you a phony story about how great this stuff, trust me. Enza Essentials will provide you with the results you’re looking for.
My skin tone is more even and my fine lines are being softened and erased with each wash. And for the occasional breakout, I’ve been using their spot extractor which can significantly reduce blemishes in a day or two. That impressed me. Once a blemish shows up, I normally have to wait a week or two before it disappears.
I’m using Enza’s extraction system but they can help you find the right system for your skin. I highly recommend this skincare line (which was created by a plastic surgeon!) to anyone looking to get clear, youthful, and healthy looking skin. If you’ve been searching for products and have been trying to figure out what works, take a chance on Enza, you won’t regret it!
Let me know if you have any questions or want to know more about my experience with Enza Essentials!
I have gone through “it’s time for a change, I need a bob haircut” cycle quite a few times. And after the new haircut high wears off a few weeks later, I find myself desperately looking for ways to make my hair grow as long as possible as quickly as possible.
I’ve definitely learned a few things and accepted some difficult truths about hair and growing it out. Here’s what you should know:
1. Stop cutting it. Sounds silly to say but it’s the only way to start adding length. I had a hard time giving up a visit to the salon. It feels awesome to have someone wash you hair! If you have damaged hair, you can stop by the salon for a trim but be sure to space out your appointments so that you’re gaining more than you’re losing.
2. Be patient, it’s going to take YEARS. It’s true. Go ahead, cry. If you want long flowy hair it takes A LONG time. You get about 6 inches a year and that’s before deducting anything you may have trimmed off.
3. You don’t look like her. You know that pinterest photo of that girl with long, sexy, thick hair you stare at daily? Well that’s not you or your hair. That was harsh…sorry…Lol But seriously, very few people warn you that when you grow your hair out it might not look anything like you expected it to.
I was expecting loooong luscious wavy goodness once I got my hair down to my mid back but instead it’s heavy, straight, and a little stringy. I have to rely on styling tools and products for thick looking voluminous hair
4. Massage your scalp. Get the blood flowing to your scalp! A gentle massage increases circulation which aids your body in delivering nutrients to your locks which is a must for optimal hair growth.
5. Eat your carrots! Your diet shows. And I don’t just mean on your waistline. Hair tends to reflect your health (both mental and physical) so eat well and take time to combat stress with relaxing activities.
Hope this helps! Let me know what hair struggles you’re currently dealing with!
I’ve tried a lot of mascaras but my current favorites are pretty awesome.
My top pick is by Benefit Cosmetics and is also the priciest at $23 but I love how pigmented the color is and how well it extends every lash. They’re Real! Mascara also has a unique brush that helps you reach all the way to the base of your lashes and into the corners of your eye.
Runner ups 2 and 3 can both be found at any drugstore or Ulta for around $10 :) Maybelline’s Illegal Lengths Mascara is very similar to my top pick but it doesn’t add as much volume or color.
The L’OREAL mascara is all about volume….as it says….on the package. Lol. It’s great if that’s all your looking for and it definitely adds drama to the eyes.
Have you tried any of my top picks?
Yay! I finally got a few snapshots of my Katniss look! BUT…I didn’t have the good camera :( Lol…life huh? I thought it’d still be fun to share this look and than maybe reshoot it with an outfit inspired by the movie! That would be pretty cool. I’ll see what I can do ;)
I’d really love to hear from you pretty ladies out there! Send in photos or links of looks you’d like to see recreated! Email me at Niki@LoveNiki.com or post the look on my Facebook Page :)
Hope to hear from you girls!
My red lip is so easy to replicate! And you can get both the lip pencil & lipstick for around $10 bucks total. For the price, I think you’ll be super happy but I’m going to be honest with you, this is not the kind of lip duo that lasts all night. It will rub off and eating with it on means your straw, food, and napkins will be smeared with red.
So is it really worth the price? Yes! Just plan ahead to wipe it off before sitting down to eat and then quickly reapply after your meal.
What’s your favorite lip color?
Happy Thursday! I love sharing inspired looks, it makes me sooooo happy. I was going to share my Katniss inspired hairdo tomorrow but my schedule has been flipped around a bit. So I thought I’d tease you….just a little. Lol.
Don’t worry you won’t have to wait too long for it! It’ll most likely be up next Friday :)
And why oh why has my schedule changed? Well….I’m attending my first red carpet award show! More details to come!
I’m not entirely sure what it is but I keep imagining myself donning a crown/tiara on my 25th birthday. I think I like how fun and carefree the idea seems. Plus, do you remember when Jennifer Aniston wore a bday crown on Friends?! I thought two things, 1. I want that haircut and 2. I must take advantage of every crown wearing opportunity I come across.
So I did some googling and fell in love with a super unique and way out of my budget floral crown. Since I can’t buy it, I had to at least share it with you. You can also check out more unique hair accessories at Farfetch.com.
Do you have any birthday worthy hair accessory ideas for me?! Let me know in the comment section!
Whenever I find a deal on something cool, fashion, or fun, you can be sure I’ll share it here. Us broke girls have to stick together….Lol. How else are we going to look cute without maxing out our credit cards?! Now on to today’s budget-friendly find.
When it comes to love, I’m a ‘forever & ever’ kind of girl, a true hopeless romantic. But when it comes to tattoos, that’s a pricey commitment I can’t full-heartedly make or afford. But does that mean I have to miss out on all the cute little body art designs?
Nope! Temporary tattoos have just reached a whole new level thanks to Tattly.com. They offer some of the coolest temporary tats. And they’re not just for grown-ups. In fact, the whole concept began with a mom wanting to create better looking, high quality temporary tattoos for her daughter to enjoy (There are lots of kid-friendly designs on the site).
So if you like the look of tattoos but you don’t want one that’ll last FOREVER, these are perfect. Or even if you’d really like to get one but don’t have the money yet, you can enjoy some affordable temporary designs in the meantime.
Did I mention the price tag? You get 2 tattoos for $5!! Crazy awesome or crazy awesome?
Credit for All Images: Tattly
I’m going to be buying a set soon but I’m having trouble deciding! Let me know if you end up buying any and which one you think I should get :)