January Beauty Favorites | 2017

January beauty favorites

Hey y’all! Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that I haven’t talked about the beauty products I’m loving as much as I’ve wanted to. To start connecting with my readers more, I’ve decided to start a monthly series where I talk about what makeup/skincare I’m loving! Next to following me on Instagram, this is one of the best ways for me to show you everything that I’ve also been testing out and keeping in my collection! Keep reading for more on January Beauty Favorites of 2017!

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4-Step Daytime Smokey Eye

Daytime Smokey Eye

On days when I want to leave the house with natural makeup, but with a little oomph I always steer towards a daytime smokey eye. I also find it perfect for day dates with my boyfriend or when I have a full day of running errands and I want to look a bit more put together. Today I’m sharing one of the easiest (and fastest) ways to recreate this look with only 3 shadows and brushes! Keep reading for a step-by-step on this beautiful and glowy daytime smokey eye!

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Wet N Wild Spring 2017 | Review + Swatches

I’m baaaaaaack! I can’t believe that literally in the past 3 weeks and during the midst of the holiday madness, I finally moved to Austin, TX! I’m finally all settled in and incredibly relieved that I don’t have anything pressing constantly on my to-do lists. In the meantime, I’ve been trying some new drugstore goodies that are out for the spring season. One of the most anticipated products that I was looking forward to was the Wet N Wild Photofocus Foundation. Having already tried their primer from the Photofocus line and loving it, I was eager to get my hands on this baby. As soon as I settled into my new home, I grabbed my keys and drove to the nearest Walgreens in hopes that they would have my shade. Keep reading for more on what I picked up from the Wet N Wild Spring 2017 launches!

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My Favorite Skincare Products (Oily + Acne Prone)

favorite skincare products for oily and acne prone skin

Has anyone’s skin gone haywire from the sudden weather changes in Houston? It’s been taking a toll on mine, but thankfully, my everyday skincare routine has helped with getting it under control. Ever since I could remember, I’ve had acne and extremely oily skin. It has always been a gift and a curse. For one, I never had to worry about dry, itchy skin during the winter but the summers were always miserable. As for my acne, that eventually went away and now I only deal with it at a very minimal-scale during times of high stress or during extreme shifts in the weather. Although my acne is not as bad as it used to be, the only way I can maintain it is by using my favorite skincare products. Keep reading to learn more about my skin care routine perfect for oily and acne-prone skin!

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Current Nail Favorite-Essie Gel Couture Review

Essie Gel Couture Review

Quick & easy are the two things that I rate my nail polishes on. I’m always finding myself having to go somewhere as soon as I’m done painting my nails. So I’m usually fully-dependent on how fast my nails dry to determine when I can leave the house. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty impatient and I’m not one to really wait until my nails are 100% dry so I can get started on whatever I have to run out the door for. I’ve tried multiple fast-drying top coats and none of them have really dried fast enough. Even when they did, I wouldn’t get the finish that I was looking for. Finally, after many failed attempts at finding the right top coat, I found exactly what I was looking for. Keep reading for my review on the Essie Gel Couture and why it’s my current nail favorite!

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Beauty on the Go: My Favorite Products for a Minimal Face

minimal-makeup-products-15_nancy-sparklesToday is just one of those days where last minute errands need to be done and I’m finding myself with only 10 minutes to quickly brush my hair, put a little bit of makeup and run out the door. I’ve always been one to literally make the time to look decent even on trips to the grocery store. In my world, the saying: “you never know who you’re going to bump into”, is always one that I have lived by. I don’t necessarily go full-face glam with color correcting or baking, but I moreso prioritize my brows, lashes and lips. Keep reading to get a quick look of my beauty on the go process and some of my favorite products for a minimal face.

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My Lash Extension Experience at Amazing Lash Studio

lash extension experience- Nancy SparklesMy eye makeup routine has always been primer, shadow, liner and finally mascara. From what used to be a whole 20 minutes spent on my eyes, it now take 5-8 minutes to get a beautiful eye look after visiting Amazing Lash Studio-Atascosita. I always played around with the thought of getting lash extensions, but considering how big of a financial commitment it would be, I always second guessed it when I was ready to pull the trigger. Thanks to Amazing Lash Studio, I finally got to experience this amazing lash makeover that beauty aficionados swear by! Keep reading to get a full scope of my first lash extension experience.

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2016 Summer Beauty Favorites

Summer Beauty Favorites _Nancy SparklesThis summer was a season of discovery. In the past, I used to just accept my oily skin for what it was and tried to bear with it throughout the hot, humid summer days. This year, I decided to put that lazy habit behind me and start investing in a couple of products that have changed the way and what I wear on my face during the summer. I made some pretty sweet discoveries along the way and have found some of the most amazing gems at Sephora and the drugstore. I’m super happy with my roundup of go-to products for the summer as they’re probably going to become some of my most necessary staples in my regular routine for the remainder of the year. Keep reading to check out my 2016 Summer Beauty Favorites!

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