Drugstore makeover!

Everyone wants to be able to purchase the best makeup without breaking the bank, to me you just have to do the “trail and error” process. I’ve tried SO many different drug store brands and I’ve narrowed them down to my favorites below! I purchased these from either Target, CVS or my local grocery store. (Some of the links are through Ulta)image2-2

 

1. I couldn’t live without my false lashes, I feel like now they are part of my identity!

Favorite lashes:

Ardell Glamour Wispies Black Lashes $3.99

Ardell Glamour Lashes #113 $3.99

 

2. I swear by e.l.f concealer, I ran out of my usual one and decided to give e.l.f. a try, again…trial and error! I’m officially hooked and never looking back.

Cover Everything Concealer $2.00

 

3. Milani has been creating the MOST beautiful blushes lately and I bought them all! haha, who else loves a good blush?

Rose Powder Blush Limited Edition $8.99

 

4. Almay is top 3 in my favorites for mascara, goes on thick, doesn’t clump and leaves my ardells looking perfect!

Almay Intense I-Color Volume Mascara  I bought the midnight color, they have 4 options. $8.49

 

5. I have acne prone skin so when it comes to foundation and BB creme, I have to make sure my pores won’t be clogged or have a thick “cakey” look on my face. It’s hard to find good coverage with those that don’t, MAC makes me break out like crazy so I’m glad I found Physicians Formula BB creme.

Super BB #instaready Beauty Balm BB Cream  Light/Medium$14.95

Also I use: Organic wear BB cream Light/Medium $14.95

 

6. Back to Milani again! They have some of the best lip glosses that don’t give you that “sticky” feeling and don’t dry out your lips.

Milani Fierce Foil Lip Gloss 02 Rome $8.99

 

These products above are my daily routine! I do have others that I love, let’s be honest…we all have that makeup drawer filled to the top. I hope you ladies enjoy these products as much as I do! I achieve the look below using all of the products that I just discussed.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

 

xx TONYA

 

 

 

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Summer Glow from Jergens

This winter weather made me whiter than a polar bear ? I’ve started applying @jergensus twice a day and it has given me such a nice glow. It’s safer than the tanning beds and it’s an easy way for me to control how tan I’d like to be. They have changed their scent since the last timeimage1-3 I used it and it’s SO much better.

I’ve linked some of my favorite Jergens products below, all at Target!

Natural Glow Revitalizing Lotion

Natural Glow Face Moisturizer 

Hope you ladies pick this up and enjoy a new tan!!

xx TONYA

 

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Everyday Necessities

Every woman has those items that will never leave her purse,

we count on them on a daily basis and we all think we couldn’t live without them!

I decided to share some of my absolute favorites that I need and will always carry with me.

(Some products are not shown in photo)

bag1. My go-to foundation, leaves my skin looking flawless. Direct Link to Purchase: Dior Skin Flash

2. Extra Battery life is a must, always being on social media means my phone TRIES to die at least once a day. Direct Link to Purchase: Mophie

3. Busy as bee, I must have deodorant on me! I rush out the door half the time and forget to put it on.(I know I’m not the only person!) Direct link to my favorite kind: Dove deodorant

4. Sunglasses, maybe it’s because the sun is out orrrrr because I have no eye makeup on. (Probably the second!! haha)

5. Lipgloss and Chapstick is a must and I usually have about 4 on me, why? Cause I’m obsessed. Below are some of my favorites, click on each brand for the direct links to purchase.

Burt BeesDior Lip Mazimizer – Buxom

6. Lotion, from PiNK by Victoria Secret or even Burt Bees, it’s a must.

 

These are just some items that I must carry on me at all times, I usually carry about 3 times what I listed haha but these are just a few of my favorites!

Happy Shopping!

 

xx TONYA

 

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Malie is a dream from Hawaii

Who wants to feel as though you live in Hawaii every morning you wake up? *Raises my hand* If anyone is reading this and you live in Hawaii;I’m jealous and send some sunshine up to DC! I’ve been lucky enough to be able to test out some of Malie’s products and to be honest, It’s added a little sense of sunshine during these last couple of gloomy months.

Below is just 3 of my favorite Malie products, I will be featuring more soon but couldn’t wait to share the follow:

 

SHAMPOO

Mango Nectar shampoo: Let’s just say every morning I use this I feel like I’m on vacation for 20 mins.

The aroma is amazing and it leaves my hair feeling clean and silky.

• Paraben & sulfate free
• Beneficial for daily use
• Color safe
• Applicable for all hair types
• 6 oz or 16 oz

Direct Link: http://www.malie.com/shampoo/

 

plumeria_polish__03618_1433367669_800_1200Plumeria body polish (body scrub): I use this once a week to refresh my skin after a long work week. It’s my “me” time & my skin appreciates it.

Again it smells amazing, the hint of gardenia & sandalwood is my favorite! It gives me life!!!

• Top: Greens, Citrus
• Mid: Plumeria, Peach
• Base: Jasmine, Sandalwood

Direct Link: http://www.malie.com/product/body-polish

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Hibiscus Soy Candle: I use this in my office at work and everyone always asks where it’s from, my boss can even smell it from hers.

It burns clean and the entire candle burns evenly (my pet peeve is when candles don’t burn right.) it burns for 60 hours!

I highly recommend treating yourself to this candle, maybe even two of them.

Made from clean-burning waxes, Malie’s petroleum-free soy candles burn from a 100% cotton wick for 60 hours. (8 oz / 240 ml)

Direct Link: http://www.malie.com/product/soy-candle

Hope you get to enjoy these as much as I do!

This was a sponsored ad, all thoughts are mine.

xx- TONYA

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Jeggings that fit like a glove.

As you all know, not only do I love a good deal, I love leggings (who doesn’t?). BUT I never was a fan of jeggings until I found this pair. I purchased these from a thrift store on Instagram but they are originally from Wal-Mart, for $15 you can be rocking these as well. They come in regular and petite, I wear a size 4 in these.

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Not only are they comfortable they are so versatile.

Dress them up for a night out on the town or dress them down for running errands.

 Above is some photos on how you can truly make these a staple piece in your closet.

Click below for the direct links:

Faded Glory Denim Jeggings

Faded Glory Denim Jeggings option two

Beige Loafers

 

Happy Saturday Shopping!

 

xo

Tonya

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Luxury hoodies for an everyday life.

 

I am so excited to share that I am a brand ambassador for @evystreeofficial!

Finally a hoodie line where you are able to dress it up and wear it out, or dress it down and run errands.

Sizes range from XS-2X!

www.evystree.com

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To the left I am wearing the “Nicole” in apricot (Use “TONYA15” for 15% off the Nicole)

To the right I am wearing the “Joy” (currently marked down to $59)

 

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The “Katherine” in red is a stunner. It just went LIVE today and is also part of their Spring 2016 line. It features a slimming torso, with gorgeous dyed-to- match crochet tuxedo bib panel, and a rayon- crinkle ruffle along the hem and inside the hood. OH! And Yes! There is also thumbholes and pockets!!! It’s currently on promotional pricing at $89 when regular price is $109.95. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and if you’d like to receive it before then there is special shipping options as well.

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Let me welcome you to the Sunshine called “Charity” this is their new style hoodie that features a long length and flatters any body type. The hoodie is lined with a feminine rose print on jersey material, there is a scalloped edge on the hem and also added a drawstring to keep it dainty. Two front pockets and it is a full zip hoodie. These are going quickly ladies so make sure you grab yours today! Think Spring!

I really adore Amy’s brand and how much thought she puts into every design.  We would love to see you in your hoodie and how you put it together with your outfit, so please hashtag #evystree when you post and please tag myself @tonyamichelle26 & @evystreeofficial on IG. #sp #sponsored

XOXO

 

 

 

 

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The Natural Makeup Look

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   I woke up to something amazing today!

I was featured on @physiciansformula Instagram page & they reposted my bronze makeup look. How exciting right? So I figured it would be a great day to go over what I do to achieve my effortless natural look.

 

My favorite look is the natural bronze look. Coming from living in Miami for a while, I miss my glow on a daily basis and the products below help me achieve it. I have linked every product for you directly so if you’d like to purchase it will be easy to find.

 

  1. Physicians Formula Organic wear BB Creme – light/medium
  2. e.l.f. Cover Everything Concealer – yellow
  3. Physicians Formula Cover ToxTen Face Powder in Translucent Medium (or) Maybelline FIT ME Powder in 240
  4. Almay intense i-color volumizing mascara – 033 midnight
  5. Benefit Cosmetics Brow Zings Shape Kit – deep
  6. Ardell Wispies Black Lashes (My go to, I re-use them for about 3-4 weeks)
  7. DUO eye lash adhesive – clear white
  8. Too Faced Bronzer – Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  9. Physicians Formula Bronzer/Eye shadow Shimmer Strip – sunset strip
  10. LORAC Lip Lustre Creme lipgloss – English Rose

So, only 10 products to get me the natural look and glow! haha But in all seriousness these are the products I use daily, carry with me and couldn’t live without. Of course in my makeup drawer I have tons more and will switch it up. I would some comments below on what products you use daily and what products you think I should try! I will be blogging different looks every few days and I look forward to your feedback.

 

XOXO

 

 

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Managing Breakouts

Unfortunately, it’s winter right now and my skin hates me. Who else has this issue? I know I can’t be the only one.

My skin goes from super oily in the summer to super dry in the winter. Is there a happy medium? Yes! It just wasn’t the easiest for me to find.

Currently I am using some amazing organic products that have tamed my skin for me. Nourish Organics is a company that I speak and think of, they have a huge range of products and they are affordable! (Finally, right?) The older I get, the more I am trying to understand what I use on my skin. Below is a list of products I adore and recommend trying out!

Skin Care:

1. Argan face serum (Apricot + Rosehip) – I use this when my skin is drying out. (Winter time or after being in the sun for awhile)

2. Body Wash (Almond Vanilla) – Shower daily with this. Has helped my breakouts on my shoulders.

3. Face Cleanser (Cucumber + Watercress) – Use this twice a day.

4. Eye Treatment (Avocado + Argan Oil) – Use after I shower. I might not have puffy eyes on a daily basis but after a good wine night I do!

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Other products I recommend:

1. Deodorant Cream (Almond Vanilla)

2. Body Oil Mist (Rose Hip + Rosewater)

You can find discounts on Nourish Organics instagram page: @nourishorganics or go directly to their website: www.nourishorganics.com

Pure, potent and fresh – Miessence Certified Organics for health, home and body. Looking and feeling good doesn’t have to cost the Earth.

I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do!

Kisses,

Tonya Michelle

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Extend & Plump

Did I get your attention? Extend and plump what? Your lashes of course (Don’t be a perve!) To be honest one of my favorite things in this world is fake eyelashes. If you’ve tried them, you’re probably on the same boat as me. If you haven’t, you NEED to! I’ve always done my own lashes using the ones you find at the drug stores until one day my life changed forever!

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I got lash extensions! I’m sure you’ve heard every story and then some about getting lash extensions but let me tell you the truth…..not only are they amazing, they save me 20 mins every morning and they look so natural. (We have all been there when one fake eye lash strip is falling off and we didn’t notice….YIKES!)

Here is a before, during and after photo of my lashes. Who wouldn’t love those? I went to “Lashes By Ricky Vox” in Sterling, Va. For all my local ladies I have a discount code for you, Get 10% off a full set of lashes when you book you appointment if you tell them I referred you! Their website and Facebook information is below.

https://www.facebook.com/lashesbyrickyvox

https://www.lashesbyrickyvox.com

Or call direct: (571) 313-0294

They also do spray tans! (Which I have gotten before by Jessica and I adore!) Which reminds me of how pale I happen to be right now and I need to make my own appointment.

If you fabulous ladies sign up, please send me photos! I would love to see them.

Kisses,

Tonya Michelle

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