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Fall is the perfect time to break out the bold, dark lips- but most days you probably want a color you can wear to school or work and still feel appropriate. Today I picked out some of my favorite shades that are tame, but still give you that fall feel. I chose a range of warm and cool nudes and berries, so you’re to find one just for you! Here are 5 lipsticks (and 1 gloss for them all!) that’ll spice up your everyday look this season.

1. Maybelline  Touch Of Spice”  – this color is perfect if you like a mix of pink and brown. I grab this color all the time! It reminds me of the classic “Kylie Jenner” lip color. It goes with almost any outfit and looks good on every body! My best friend Kathryn wears it, who has lighter skin, green eyes, and light blonde/brown hair. My grandmother wears it, and has warm tan skin, dark brown eyes, and caramel hair. It just works on everyone!

2. NYX “Butter” Matte Lipstick  – the perfect “grey nude.” If you want to try the grey trend, but don’t want to go full on grey lips- choose a “Greige”: a beige nude with a hint of grey.

3. Maybelline “Nude Nuance” – This is probably my current favorite. It’s a deep browny- nude shade, something I used to never gravitate toward. Now I love the fact that is still a neutral without going super pale nude. It enhances my natural lip color, and can look glam, edgy, or casual depending on what look you pair it with. Like “Touch of Spice”, it looks good on a lot of skin tones. But, within this line, there are several shades in the same color family– so look for one that you think will suit you the best!

4. Maybelline “Party Pink” – If you like a brighter berry with a pink tint, you’ll love this shade! It’s bright enough to add a pop of color, but deep enough to still look like a fall shade. I love wearing this color on days I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup, but still want to look put together.

5. Soap & Glory “Super Nude” Matte Lipstick – this is the perfect warm pinky nude for a fall smokey eye. This is my first Soap & Glory lipstick, and I definitely want to try more. The matte formula is creamy and not dry at all. Plus it smells like vanilla, never a bad thing!

6. Rimmel “Captivate Me” Stay Glossy Gloss this sheer shimmery berry gloss will go on top of any of the lipsticks I mentioned. It will enhance the darker colors, and add just a hint of berry to the nudes. I love this line of gloss because it lasts well and isn’t sticky.

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try out any of these lip colors!

xoxo,

Steph

 

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Today’s makeup tutorial is the perfect look to transition from summer to the school year. It’s light weight and glowy and will last through the humid, hot weather. I used lots of pretty pink and rose tones to give this look a feminine feel. You’ll look put together without looking like you tried too hard. Watch the video to see how to get the look!

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I can’t believe I leave for college in less than a month! Where has this summer gone?! I know many of you are also going off to college, so it’s time to start shopping and packing! I did a shopping list guide, but I wanted to follow it up with an actual packing list for specifically clothes and beauty. College dorms are small, so you want to pack wisely. You don’t need your entire wardrobe and makeup collection, but you will want options. I’ve put together a printable list, so you won’t forget anything you need! Let’s start checking it off! 😉

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I get asked all the time what’s my secret for glowing skin. Honestly, I keep my skin care super simple- but I do think my diet plays a big role in it! These foods’ skin super powers will make you excited to eat them! Remember eating healthy doesn’t just show in your body, but it will show in your skin, eyes, and hair too!

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While I don’t eat 100% healthy, 100% of the time- I do aim to incorporate vitamin & mineral-rich fruits and veggies and healthy fats every day. Trust me I don’t skip on the fats. And LOTS of water! Hydration is key!  What you put into your body shows on the outside- not just through “weight” or “muscle tone”, but also in your skin!!! Healthy fats and antioxidants are some of the most important nutrients for glowing skin. Here are some of my favorite foods for healthy skin and why they’re so amazing:


1. AVOCADOS 

 These kind of have everything. They’re super rich in healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins A and C, and fiber. They help brighten dull skin, smooth tone, and moisturize on a deep cellular level to prevent dryness which can lead to wrinkling. They help protect from sun damage and environmental pollutants and their fiber and lubricating oils help digestion which keeps your intestinal tract healthy and able to efficiently remove waste so your skin glows.

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How I Like Them: Is this even a question? On EVERYTHING and ANYTHING. Smashed on toast with sea salt and pepper is quite a fav, though. Add an egg and it’s even more delictable.

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2. ALMONDS

 These little guys are one of the best edible sources of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that is incredibly nourishing to the skin and protects it from those damaging UV rays. It also contains  monounsaturated fatty acids which moisturize the skin, keeping it hydrated and soft.


How I Like Them:  I like to eat them plain as an easy snack or my favorite way, in the form of almond butter. When buying almonds, look for raw or plain roasted- you don’t want any added hydrogenated oils.


3. WALNUTS 

Walnuts are awesome. Like salmon, walnuts have omega-3 fats that strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, increase moisture, and boost suppleness. They also reduce inflammation that causes acne or skin redness. 

How I Like Them: On oatmeal with banana, cinnamon and honey. Banana bread in a bowl, basically. YUM.



4. COCONUT OIL

There seems to be a coconut cult following lately. And there’s a good reason to hop on the band wagon. Coconut oil has benefits for so many things I could do a whole post on it, but I’ll focus on the skin for today. Coconut oil can be eaten or applied topically. Coconut oil has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which help promote a healthy intestinal tract – Meaning it kills bad bacteria in the gut. When our intestines are happy and healthy, we are properly eliminating waste and not releasing toxins through the skin instead. This helps prevent acne and other skin problems. Additionally, it’s medium chain fatty acids are a great emollient for the skin and keep it supple. It can be used as a body moisturizer or hair mask. Its antioxidant properties also prevent the formation of free radicals that cause early aging.

 


How I Like It: I like to use coconut oil for cooking- I usually use it to sauté veggies! Its also good in place of butter on toast! I also use it as a moisturizer on my body (and as an eyelash conditioner) every night before I go to bed!


6. SALMON

 This fish is one of the best food sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats avert fine lines and wrinkles by keeping your skin looking youthful, supple, and moisturized. They are also highly anti-inflammatory which reduces the body’s stress hormones and decreases clogged pores. Salmon also has selenium which is a mineral that protects from sun damage.


How I Like It:  Simply grilled or baked with lemon, salt, and pepper. It’s so good it doesn’t need to be fancy. It pairs really well with quinoa and asparagus too. 😉

 

7. BERRIES

 Berries are known as the queen antioxidants! And for a reason!  Their pigment comes from a powerful antioxidant called anthocyanin which helps buffer and prevent damage from toxins and free radicals on the skin. They also contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant that fights the break down of elastin and collagen and protects from sun damage. They also provide a boatload of vitamin C which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

How I like them: I love them as a topping for greek yogurt or oatmeal. Also great smashed on peanut butter toast in replacement of sugary jelly.

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8. SWEET POTATOES (ORANGE) 

Orange sweet potatoes get their color from beta carotene (Vitamin A) which has major protective qualities from sun damage. Many popular anti-aging creams contain retinol which beta carotene is converted to. By eating foods rich in Vitamin A, you’re getting your retinol the best way possible. They’re also full of vitamin C which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

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How I Like Them: Baked and topped with almond butter and cinnamon. DIVINE.

Or cut up into cubes, roasted, and seasoned with chili, cumin, and sea salt.

 

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Okay! So those are my top foods for healthy skin! I seriously love all these, and they are all a regular part of my diet. Learn to incorporate a few, or all, of them, to reap the benefits of all those vitamins and healthy skin! Along with drinking plenty of water, these foods should help get your skin glowing from the inside out!

XoXo, 

Stephanie