The Classic Brunette: February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Thoughts From A College Senior

Today's post is going to be a little more personal since I'm talking about all my feelings about being a senior in college! I was given the idea for this post by a blogger friend of mine (Sarah from The Bella Insider) who was talking about how fast her junior year of college is moving. It got me thinking about how little time I have left at Chapman (about 80 days to be exact) and just how...weird it is to be graduating. Honestly, that's the first word that comes to mind when I think about everything that's happening with school and graduation. A few thoughts have been going through my mind, and probably yours if you're a college senior as well. 1) How am I old enough to graduate college, I still don't feel like an adult. 2) College graduates seemed so much more 'established' when I was younger... which means either us college grads nowadays are not as prepared or more than likely, those college grads were in the same place I was and were doing a "fake it till you make it" type thing. Finally 3) What the heck am I going to do after I graduate?? I've done nothing but school for my entire life! 

Although I have a lot of these "I have no idea what I'm doing" thoughts, I'm also aware that I'll figure it out soon enough. I mean, I basically wrote a whole post about that when I realized I wasn't going to use my major after graduation. It's still crazy though to me that I'm already ready to graduate. When I was just getting to college I had so many people telling me that these next four years were going to be the best of my life and would pass by so quickly. I didn't realize how right they were until now. It seriously feels like I was just entering the dorms for the first time a few weeks ago, not a few years. Below is a photo of me on the day that I first visited Chapman and it's crazy how this part of my life is almost over. 


It's also funny to think about how I almost transferred out of this school after my freshman year. I'll admit, I definitely have lingering thoughts on what would have happened if I left, but I also wouldn't trade my experience here at Chapman. I've met so many great people and have befriended many professors that have changed my life. I don't know what my life would have been had I changed schools, but who knows, I might not have started this blog if I had left. I might not have discovered this passion and I honestly don't know where I would be without it now. No matter how many issues I have with this university, there are so many positives that outweigh them. 

Back to being a senior...it's such a new experience that has me feeling a lot of emotions. I'm anxious, excited, relieved, nostalgic, etc all at the same time. It's different from graduating high school in the way that this feels very finite. When I graduated high school I knew what I was doing, where I was going, what the plan was for the next few years. Right now though, it's open-ended. I have a variety of options ahead of me, and the only thing I know for certain is that I will be living here for another year while my best friend finishes her masters degree. There's no set track that everyone goes on after graduating college. The only thing a lot of people can agree on is that it's where life is supposed to start, and you're entering what so many people call 'the real world.' In my opinion I, and everybody else, has been in the real world this entire time. We just have had it so structured with schooling it just felt like we had it easier. Once we get to really decide our own path everything starts to change, and I think that's why everyone freaks out so much when college graduation rolls around. 

This post is turning out to be more of a rambling of thoughts than I want it to be, so I'll end it with a few final words. If you're a college student, enjoy your time because it seriously does pass by so fast. If you're a college senior just know that you and I are going to figure it all out, but for now let's just enjoy these last few months!

Hope you all have a great Monday!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

5 Current Favorites

The flu is going around like crazy here! Of course I got it (because if you didn't know, I tend to get every cold that comes through, ha!) and it's been a rough few days, and a few things I had scheduled for the blog had to be put off. So I thought I would share a few things in my life that I've been loving in the meantime. If y'all are into this, maybe I can make it into a monthly series, let me know what you think!


I am beyond excited about these shoes!!! If you're anything like me, you've been obsessing over these Chloé wedges (I linked the new version!) since they came out a few years ago. I heard about the Marc Fisher dupes a while ago, but $160 was still too much with my budget, so I have been patiently waiting for something cheaper to come along! AND IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Steve Madden, AKA one of my favorite shoe designers came out with these dupes that are only $60! Compared to the original $660 price tag this is incredible, especially since they look exactly the same. I've heard from others to size down half a size, but I'm a true 9 and they fit perfectly for me! Also, they are SO comfortable, I might have to buy the other two colors!



I got this case for Christmas, so it's been on my 'love' list for a while, but honestly I'm so happy with it! I had actually been wanting this case for over a year (and mentioned that in my 2016 favorites post!) and was so excited when my old laptop case finally broke so I could get this one. It's super durable, and exactly what I wanted. Other marble cases that I've tried in the past have peeled, chipped, or just broke. This one is smooth, looks professional, and again is very strong. I've gotten so many compliments on it since getting it!

Netflix Original: Santa Clarita Diet

Y'all this show is amazing. Okay, hear me out because it sounds like a crazy roller coaster of a show. It's about a normal family that has its world flipped upside down when mom Sheila (Drew Barrymore) somehow turns into a zombie. It's a cute, funny, and at times a little gruesome (in the best possible way, I assure you.) story of a family trying to deal with their challenges while still keeping their sanity and love alive. Throughout the season they attempt to look for a cure, with many ups and downs. I binge watched this a little while ago and ended up watching the whole first season in 4 days. The characters are realistic, charismatic, and hilarious as they try to figure out how to kill people without being horrible individuals. It's one of the best shows I've seen yet and I can't wait for the next season!

Starbucks Iced White Mocha
Alright alright, I've loved this drink forever, cut me some slack! It's just been a real life-saver lately! I have 8:30am classes twice a week and always need caffeine on these days. My campus luckily has a Starbucks, so I head there each morning and pick one of these up! I'm not a huge coffee person, but these have a good amount of sweetness so I can have all the delicious flavor and caffeine that I need! These also taste good hot, if it's still super cold where you live!


I posted this the other day on my Instagram, and I got the chance to try it out yesterday and am obsessed! I don't normally wear a full face of makeup, but when I do I definitely don't want it melting off or smearing! This powder is so lightweight and leaves my skin with a great matte finish. I tend to have a shiny forehead, even with matte makeup, and the powder actually covered up all the shine. I was so impressed, especially since my makeup was on for over 8 hours and still looked flawless when I went to take it off. Also I love the little poof applicator that it comes with, it makes it so easy to apply. Highly recommend!

I would love to know what products, shows, and other things you have been loving lately! I'm always excited to try new things, especially if it comes highly recommended!

Monday, February 20, 2017

How To Create The Perfect Flat Lay

How to create the perfect flat lay on Instagram. What are the different styles of flat lays and how can I create them? This post shows you how to take incredible flat lays in just a few simple steps!

I've been asked by a lot of you to share my secrets on creating my flat lays. If you're unfamiliar with the term flat lay, you probably still know what it is! A flat lay is essentially a way of creatively displaying items in a photo with a birds eye point of view. It can be a tough thing to master, as it requires a bit of photography skill and the careful balance of objects in an image. Now, of course I'm not the queen of flat lays (I believe that title goes to miss Aimee Song of @songofstyle) however I do have a lot of experience with creating them for my Instagram and have learned so much about what to do and what not to do!

Although each flat lay mostly requires a similar set of steps, there are a few different styles of flat lays that require different techniques. I'll be describing each type of flat lay and what I do to achieve specific looks for each, and then I'll just give a few more examples of flat lays at the end just to demonstrate! So be warned, this post is photo heavy!

Food Flat Lay
A flat lay of Watsons Diner's burgers and fries from Orange, California

A flat lay of a ham and cheese parisian sandwich and fries from Cafe La Tartine in Redwood City, California

A flat lay of Chevy's salsa chicken tacos, a strawberry margarita, and rice.

I might as well get the hardest flat lay out of the way first! I'm honestly not sure how food bloggers always create these perfect food shots. Food is a tricky subject to photograph, and can often leave you feeling frustrated, and if you're eating with other people, can often make others mad at you (what can I say, hungry people are vicious, myself included.) I believe the easiest way to get a nice flat lay is to first have desirable looking food. That may sound obvious, but there have been many food photos that I've seen on Instagram where I've questioned why someone thought it was a good idea to post their "meh" looking food. It also helps to have "clean" looking food. For example, we all know pasta is delicious, but that sauce can look extra messy and lumpy if being photographed. However something like the tacos above where there is a definite shape, can be more appealing to the eye. Although the food itself is "clean," the display of the food is allowed to be more free and real. Again, look at the tacos as example. The lettuce is sprinkled about the whole plate, however it doesn't give it a "messy" look, but more of a realistic appealing dish. To achieve one of these "clean" food flat lays, you first have to get rid of any excess food spillage (crumbs, sauce splatter, stains on silverware/napkins, etc.) and avoid anything that has a naturally messy look to it. I used spaghetti as an example before, but sauce/dips don't have to be an automatic "no" for these flat lays. Take the taco image above (can you tell that I really love this photo? It may or may not be my phone background...) the salsa is great as it's another detail that adds to the overall value of the meal/image. Just as long as everything works with one another and strikes a balance, it should look fine!

The 'Organized' Flat Lay
A fashion flat lay featuring a black and white striped tshirt, faux suede booties, bioclarity, ysl black opium perfume, and the l'oreal pink lip palette
Three of bite's matte and satin lip crayons
A flat lay of a computer with a monogram sticker, boxed water, Aimee Song of Song of Style's Capture Your Style coffee table book, and YSL black opium perfume.

The organized flat lay is one of the easier ones! Essentially you take all the items you want to share in your flat lay and organize them in a symmetrical way. You align all or most of the objects in perpendicular angles so they are all equa-distant to one another. It's as simple as that! 

The 'Messy' Flat Lay
A flat lay featuring a plaid scarf, the carli bybel eyeshadow and highlighter palette, a bite multistick in macaroon, and a mug from popsugar must have box.
All the eva hair nyc products that are now sold at select old navy stores
A fashion flat lay with a lavender victorias secret lace bralette, a gray marbled cowl neck sweater, a Nikon D3100 DSLR camera, pumpkins, and a marble laptop case.
As you can see by the examples, the 'messy' flat lay isn't as messy as it sounds, it's more like organized placing of objects. It's crucial in this type of flat lay to achieve a balance with the objects in the photo. You don't want to leave too much empty space, but you don't want to have your items cramped against each other either. I've found that it's better to have an odd number of items in the photo since it looks more casual rather than styled. Also, I've heard that photos with three items typically do best on Instagram, so you might want to give that a shot as well. For these shots, you shouldn't be afraid to let some items fall out of frame. This adds to the real-ness of the photo, and makes it look like you just took a snapshot of your life (even if you spent a half hour styling it!). 

The Simple Flat Lay
Brown mules/clog studed heels from madden girl
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Another easy one, can you tell by the name? These are when you really want to showcase a single item, such as a great pair of shoes or a beautifully intricate bralette. As for every flat lay, you should keep the background simple and on theme. Since I love light backgrounds, I always try to go for an all white background.  Then just place you item in an attractive looking position and snap away!

Overall Flat Lay Tips
1. Always keep a simple background. My favorites are marble (you can buy cheap marble contact paper on amazon!), white sheets, textured blankets, and fluffy rugs.
2. Always have about an inch of space between each object so things are not cramped.
3. Maintain balance in the flat lay. Never leave a photo with too much empty space or not enough empty space.
4. Always take the photo from above so you can get the best view and that "flat" view of the objects.

Other Examples
Cute outfit idea flat lay with a ribbed sweater, plaid blanket scarf, and gold glitter steve madden flats
The continental breakfast from Hotel Maison De Ville in New Orleans Louisiana. Mostly carbs and different beverages, although still delicious. One of the best hotels in New Orleans!
Breakfast at the Hotel Maison De Ville 
Patchology moisturizing lip gels and sugarfina sugar lip gummies
Bite multisticks that work as lipstick, blush, or face product.

Hope you all are having a great start to your week! If you try out any of these tips be sure to tag me @samimast in your Instagrams so I can see! :)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spring Swimwear Guide

Spring Swimwear Guide from The Classic Brunette. Fun, flirty, and bright bikinis. Off the shoulder bikinis, cute coverups, beach totes, and more!

It may still be cold outside for most of y'all, but it's the perfect time to start thinking about swim suits! Swimwear for the upcoming season is just starting to become available in stores, and if you're like me, you might want to get your pieces now or you'll forget to buy one when you need it. We have a pool in our housing community that I want to start using more often this year, and having a pretty suit is always great motivation! 

I'm planning on getting a nice one piece when I want to be more active, but I love having some fun bikinis for more relaxing pool and beach visits. I'm already prepping for my spring break, and although I'm not sure if I'm going anywhere I know it will definitely be warm wherever I am! I also know that I have my annual trip to Lake Tahoe coming up early in the summer that I'll be planning for as well. I know it's a little bit early to start thinking about that trip, but I've found that most good swimwear sells out before spring break! I've rounded up all of my favorite swimsuits (including some cute strapless ones that are seriously dreamy!), coverups and swim accessories so that you can get a leg up on those who haven't planned ahead, ha! 

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Favorite Candles For The Home


I am a candle addict. Candles are one of those things that I know I don't need any more of, yet I still keep buying them. They're great when you want to buy yourself a little something, but they're great for giving as gifts as well. I love having a candle burning when I'm doing homework, when I'm watching tv in my room, or basically any time. There really isn't any bad time to burn a candle, well, unless you're asleep and not watching it. You never know when something may catch fire so I always recommend being fully conscious when burning my candles. 😂  In all seriousness though, please don't set your house on fire. 


I've gone through many candles, and have ones that I am constantly going back to because they are just that good! I'm not horrendously picky when it comes to candles, but I do have a few things I look for when choosing out a new one. I want it to be long lasting, so I don't have to replenish it too often and have it be a burden. I also want it to smell good (duh!) and have a strong enough scent that I don't have to be right next to it in order to smell it. That's essentially it! Like I said, I'm not all that picky, so I'll go through a variety of different scents depending on my mood and won't limit myself to just one type. Although I am typically drawn to sweeter scents such as vanilla or my absolute favorite buttered rum (that I can no longer find!), you'll also find me burning more earthy, spiced scents when the mood strikes.

Here are some that are constantly burning in my home!







I recently got this Glade Free Coconut and Beach Woods candle in my January Popsugar Must Have Box, and I'm loving the scent it has! It has a strong coconut smell, but there's hints of beach wood, making it smell like an island paradise. It has a great lasting scent, and is perfect when I want to pretend I'm having a little escape.

My favorite candle on the planet, however is the Pink Sands scent from Yankee Candle. It honestly smells like what pink starburst candy (aka the best flavor) tastes like. It's very sweet, but with a little bit of a punch, and I'd imagine this is what heaven smells like. It's the perfect candle for Spring, as it's fun, vibrant, and delicious smelling. I love this scent so much I actually have it as an air freshener in my car as well!

Another favorite of mine is a decor piece and candle combined, the Golden Pineapple! I found this in target a while ago and thought it would be a cute decoration for my room, and thought I broke it in half when I realized it was actually a candle. Bonus! The scent is very light and almost citrusy. Weird, because you would think it would be pineapple scented, right? This one is great if you just want a very minimal scent that isn't overwhelming. I also love that even after I use this candle up I can make another use out of it somehow for decoration or even small storage.

My favorite earthy scent right now is the Lush Amazon scent from the signature soy candles line at Target. This particular line of candles always has such unique and fresh smelling scents that I enjoy! This one is no different and gives off that post rain smell. Essentially the smell after you walk outside after a rainstorm, it smells so fresh! This is a perfect cleansing scent, again if you just want something to keep your room smelling nice but isn't too overpowering. Also, these candles are only $5 or $10 depending on the size you get, it's such a steal!

Lastly, I really enjoy my Voluspa Gardinia Colonia candle that I received as a gift from one of my roommates last Christmas. It's got hints of coconut, but has a strong floral undertone that has a nice relaxing effect on me when I burn it. This is a candle I like to burn right before bed so that I can get in a peaceful mood and clear my thoughts. It's sweet without being obnoxious, and not too flowery that I feel overwhelmed. 

What are your favorite candles?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dusty Rose Lace Up Dress


Lace-up Dress: Forever 21 (only $15!) | Faux Suede Drape Jacket: Forever 21 | Booties: Dolce Vita

I finally bought something in the lace up trend! Although I really love trendy items, I definitely don't see them as investment pieces. (Except I feel like a lace up sweater will be in trend for a long while...) On my last quick trip to the mall I grabbed this little lace up beauty for under $15 and was completely satisfied with my purchase! It's a little on the short side, so I'll probably be wearing it for nights out or when it gets really hot in the summer. I think the dress would also make a great beach coverup since it's super lightweight! I decided to make this outfit pretty simple because I wanted the lace-up detail to draw the eye. I think it's so girly and fun. Not to mention that the dress itself is super comfortable and in one of my favorite colors! I think I seriously lucked out that I got two trends in one! We all know how in dusty rose/blush is this season, so finding a combo of the two trends definitely had me running to the registers. 

Even though I really love this dress, I have to say that the faux suede jacket I'm wearing has to be my favorite thing I've added to my closet lately! I've been struggling with finding jackets I can just throw on before heading out. I either have zip ups, hoodies, or something with my sorority letters, and none of these really make for a fashionable look. So this jacket has been something I've been reaching for constantly, and I bought it less than a week ago! Plus it's crazy soft and so cozy! It's also been pretty chilly lately and this jacket is great for an extra layer of warmth. Plus as a neutral, it pretty much goes with everything in my closet. Although I'm thinking a white lace top would look amazing with it, so that might be my next mission when I head to the mall!

 I hope you're all having a great Thursday! Also, what would y'all like to see more of on the blog? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Monday, February 6, 2017

5 Ways To Stay Focused On Your Health


It's February, which means a fresh start on all of those resolutions that you might not have succeeded in doing last month! One of the resolutions that I make pretty much every year is that I want to be healthier which includes eating better and exercising, two things I never seem to be that great at. However for the past few weeks I've been doing exactly those things. I recently decided that this is they year I'll be kicking my butt into gear, and so far so good! Here are my best tips that have helped me so far!

1. Make An Investment

I think the thing that's helped me the most is making a monetary investment in my plans. For me this was buying a membership at a local fitness class place. Since I'm not really making money, it's important that I try not to waste any! So putting money into a non-refundable place makes me really want to use my membership. If I'm not using a certain number of classes per month, I've basically wasted money that I could have spent elsewhere. If a gym membership is too expensive for you, try asking a friend to help you out. This might sound a little weird, but give your friend/roommate/significant other/whoever $10 to hold and ask them to only give it back to you if you prove that you worked out that day. That way, you only lose money if you don't work out! Whatever way you do it, making that investment can really put your mind in a different place.

2. Find An Exercise You Really Enjoy
Sports Bra | Similar Nikes | Mesh Leggings
I'm going to be honest, I hate 90% of all exercises. It's really tough for me to find something I love to do, which is a huge reason why I can never commit to anything! After trying so many different things (seriously so many) I finally found something that doesn't make me feel like quitting half way through. Zumba has been such a great way for me to bring exercise into my routine. It's so fun, and I don't think I've ever sweat so much in my entire life (is that TMI? Oh well, it's the truth). What's great is that I'm having fun the entire time, even if my thighs are burning like no other. Although Zumba has taught me that I have absolutely NO rhythm.

3. Do It With A Partner

Although I'm a self starter for most things, making healthy choices is not one of them. If left to my own devices, I will probably choose to stay in instead of going for a walk, or pick up a cookie at starbucks instead of just walking by. But if I have someone to hold me accountable, I'm a lot less likely to choose the unhealthy option. If I go out to eat with a friend who's eating healthy with me, we can keep each other on track. It's also great to have a work out buddy! I go to Zumba with my best friend twice a week, and it's so easy to keep up with knowing that I won't have to be sweating it out alone. 

4. Incorporate More Water Into Your Routine 

Water should be your best friend. Whether you're on a health mission or just living your every day life, water should be a huge part of your routine. We literally live off of the stuff! I try to drink at least 4 bottles of water a day minimum. It keeps me hydrated, energized, and it's just so refreshing. I am a soda lover, and if you offer me a diet coke I will always take you up on that offer, but it doesn't always make me feel great. After drinking almost entirely water (minus when I go out to eat) for a few months, I can say it's had a huge impact on how my body feels. I have less cravings, feel fuller longer, and genuinely healthier. 

5. Weigh Yourself Every Morning

Studies have shown that if you weigh yourself every morning, you'll be more likely to follow through on your health goals. It gives you a mental reminder of where you're at on your journey, and that you should make decisions during the day that will help you achieve those goals. If weight loss isn't your goal, try measuring yourself instead. This way you can see the progress of how much muscle you've gained or how much more toned your body has become since starting this process. It's always good to have a reminder of how far along you are! This isn't to say that this should become a huge part of your health journey though. It can become an issue if you begin an unhealthy obsession with the scale and notice that your mood changes drastically when you see no change. (Don't worry, things take time!!) If you find yourself feeling like this, maybe knock this one off of your list. 


How are you staying healthy this year?

Friday, February 3, 2017

My Everyday Makeup Products

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Happy Friday everyone! So sorry this post is coming at you a day late, I was having a few computer issues Wednesday night/Thursday where for some reason nothing would post to the blog! But we're back, even if it's a day late. On Instagram the other day many of you expressed your want for more beauty posts on the blog, so here's to the start of that! 

I absolutely love makeup, even though I may not show it as much on the blog here as I would like to. I'm nowhere near the pro beauty bloggers that know their way around every product imaginable, but I do really enjoy testing out new looks, and doing my makeup in the morning is actually one of my favorite parts of the day. Although I feel like I'm constantly trying out new products, it's not too often though that I actually add something new to my ongoing routine. Most of the products above I've been using since high school and are items that I'm truly obsessed with. There are a few outliers here that I've only recently started using, but are so good that they officially have a spot in my day to day makeup rotation.

As I said before, I love experimenting with makeup, but that's not exactly ideal for me when I'm waking up for my early morning classes. As a college student I don't always have a lot of time while doing my makeup, so a great simple routine is always best. My daily makeup style is what I like to call "natural glam." Basically what this means is a simple natural look and adding some sparkle to it (Because who doesn't love a little sparkle?) I always want to go for a fresh face, a nice highlight, some shimmer on the eyes, and a neutral lip. 

I've talked a lot about skincare in the past, so I didn't add any of those items to this post, however skincare is definitely an important part of the routine as well. I always cleanse my skin with these wipes or this face wash. They're both the same formula, but I use one or the other depending on how much time I have. And because I typically have dry skin, I use this Aveeno lotion to just replenish the moisture. I lotion once in the morning and once before bed so I can wake up with fresh skin. I also am constantly using my sugar lip balm, especially these past few months. We all know how addicted I am to a good lip balm! I think having good skin and lip care is definitely the key to having a strong base for your makeup!

I would say that 5/7 days I don't wear foundation since I don't often need it. If I do choose to wear foundation, it's never anything that's too heavy. I really like to use BB Cream instead, because it gives me some color and the perfect amount of coverage. This one is really light, has SPF 21 (So great for my pale skin!) and covers any blemishes that need a quick fix. I just use a regular foundation brush to apply it, but if I'm ever using anything thicker I'll be trying out my new beauty blender! I don't do bronzer or blush, first because I have so much of a natural blush on my cheeks that I don't truly need it, and second because I'm actually a little scared that I'll mess up if I use bronzer! Haha. However I do really enjoy using highlighter, since it's a nice way to accentuate certain features! I have a contour kit that I got from Marshalls that I use, but I also use this gold-toned highlighter for my cheeks and cupid's bow. 

I don't do too much on my eyes most days, mostly just eyeshadow and mascara. If I'm feeling fancy I'll do some winged eyeliner. I either reach for my Naked Palette or my Carli Bybel Palette, both are great for my "neutral glam" makeup style. Here's my basic look for every day: Before putting any shadow on I use my eyeshadow primer to make sure everything stays throughout my classes. For my Naked Palette I start by swiping the shade 'virgin' (pale tan with slight shimmer) all over the lid and underneath the brows as a base. Next I take the shade 'naked' and put that all over the lid. Then I either use the shade 'sidecar' all over the lid if I want an intense shimmer, or if I want something a little more natural I go for the shade 'buck' or 'smog' and brush it over my crease. Then I blend it together. If I want to do a little something extra, I'll take an eyeliner brush and use the shade 'darkhorse' to draw eyeliner on. If I'm using the Carli Palette I'll pick out similar shades, however the shadows I use here all have a little sparkle to them. 

I also really love big lashes, so it's normal for me to layer on a few mascaras to get the look I want. My favorites are this one for length and this one for volume, a few swipes of each and it's basically like I'm wearing fake lashes! My final touch on my eyes is to make my brows look neat and full. I highly recommend benefit's brow line, I've been obsessed with it ever since it came out! First I go in with the brow pencil and use the brush end to guide the hairs in the right way. Then I draw in short quick strokes to fill in my brows, being sure to follow the natural shape of my brows. After they're all filled in I go in with the gel and the highlighter to finish them off. 

Finishing off the whole look, I swipe some neutral-pink lip color on my lips (my favorites are this gloss and this satin lip pencil) or just head out with just some lip balm!

I would love to know what your daily routines are like and which items you reach for the most!

 
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