Tuesday, August 21, 2018

My Favorite DrugStore Makeup Products




If you have been reading my blog for a while now, you would know that affordability is something super important to me! Being a full time college student, purchasing a $60 setting powder isn't in the budget for me. I have been wearing makeup since I was about 14 years old and I have always used drugstore products. There are times when I will splurge on an item or two but for the most part, I keep it to shopping at Walgreens and Ulta! 
Here's a list of my go-to products. These are repeats for me that I keep going back to and would highly recommend to anyone on a budget that wants makeup that lasts and looks great!













What's your favorite drugstore product? 


Much love! 
xoxo, Kristen Rose 
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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Feelin' Pretty In Lily

Hey ya'll! Today I wanted to share a quick OOTD. I was recently sent this beautiful Lily Pulitzer dress and I'm in love. This is actually the first Lily dress I have ever owned, and it really does live up to the hype. 
It's super bright and colorful and perfect for summer, or you could pair it with a denim jacket to transition into Fall. 
Shop my dress here!
Also, check out Sugar Boutiques website!! They are super sweet and have the cutest styles, with new arrivals every Friday.












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Friday, August 17, 2018

My Self Tan Routine


Today I wanted to share my self tan routine with ya'll. I've gotten questions about my favorite products so I wanted to write it all out, link everything, and share some of my tips and tricks! 
Self tanning has been my go-to especially this year. I have learned a lot about my skin and I want to take care of it by protecting it from the harmful rays of the sun! I'm trying to prevent wrinkles and sun spots at a young age, but I still want that sun kissed glow.
My all time favorite and the one I'm gonna be talking about today is the St. Moriz tanning mousse in the color dark! 
Some of my other favorites are the  LA tan mousse, and the Younique tanning lotion. If I'm wanting something a little more expensive, I love the Loving Tan mousse in the color ultra dark.

I usually self tan once a week! I stay dark for about 4-5 days and then it starts to fade.





MY ROUTINE: 

  1. I start by exfoliating my skin, and shaving my legs. This ensures an even application and gets rid of all of that old tan! 
  2. I apply lotion to my hands and feet. I do this so the tanning mousse will go on lighter and more evenly. Without it, my hands always look super splotchy and unflattering. 
  3. Apply your self tanner with a mitt. I HIGHLY recommend using a mitt so you wont stain your hands! It also makes the tanning mousse go on so much smoother and more even. You can get a mitt from ulta for about $4-5! 
Let it dry for a few minutes before putting your clothes back on. Once it's dry, put on baggy clothing that you wouldn't mind staining! I normally don't have issues with staining but just in case. 





That's my self tanning routine! I hope this was helpful. Remember that the key to a great self tan is an even application! I have looked back at old pictures when I had no idea what I was doing, and have serious embarrassment and regret! haha But using a mitt and exfoliating beforehand have been my life savers when it comes to fake tan. 
I hope you enjoyed this post! What's your favorite tanning product? I would love to know.


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Monday, August 13, 2018

Ugly Location Photo Shoot Challenge + How To Get Cute Instagram Pictures

Hey everybody! I hope you all had a great weekend. This weekend me and my boyfriend decided to try something fun and do the ugly location photoshoot challenge. I know this trend is kind of outdated but I seen it floating around the internet for so long and finally decided to do it! 

All of these photos were actually taken by my boyfriend on my iphone 8 plus. That proves that you don't have to be a professional with an expensive camera to get cute photos for your instagram. 
I'm going to share 3 places we went to, my ratings on each place, and my favorite photos. I hope you enjoy!


The first place we went was World Market. I personally looooove World Market because it's so "aesthetically pleasing" and everything there is my style. We ended up not getting all of the pictures we wanted because it was SO CROWDED. We went on a Sunday afternoon and there were people in every corner. I finally snapped this photo of me with the pillow wall and I actually love it. I think it's so fun and unique and gives a ton on texture and color to my Instagram feed. 
I would rate 8/10.




Next, we went next door to Michaels. I think the "Michaels challenge" is what started it all because people started taking pictures in the floral section! It's actually a great idea because the floral section there is incredibly beautiful. These pictures were probably my least favorite because you can still tell that I'm just standing in a store (haha), but I still really liked them! Here's a few of my favorites. 
I would rate these 7/10





The last place we went was Target. First I picked up a drink in the Starbucks (the shaken iced tea infusion, strawberry green tea) and headed for the makeup section because I love the lighting of that section! It was super cute and I think these photos turned out nice.
I would rate these 8/10



Next in Target we went to the cereal isle. I have seen a lot of people posing in front of this isle and thought it was adorable! I stood in front of my favorite (cinnamon toast crunch) and posed with my drink! 
I actually tried taking one where I was sitting holding a box of cheerios but didn't like how it turned out! I also heard an older couple walk by in complete confusion as to why I was sitting on the floor holding a box of cheerios. It's crazy what we will do for the gram! 
Overall I loved the cereal pics and would rate them 9/10




What were your favorite pictures?
Do you feel like you have to have high quality cameras and unique locations to have good photos? 


I would love to do this challenge again sometime. 
Where would you like to see me take pictures? 



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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Casual Weekday Style



I hope everyone is having a great week! This week has been a super chill one for me, school has slowed down a bit and I have been taking advantage of every bit of free time I can get to work on my blog and improve my content! Today I just wanted to share with ya'll a super affordable and easy look that I wear on days when I'm running errands or hanging out with my boyfriend. 
I picked up this top from Target for around $15.00, and these pants are an old Aerpostale favorite. This headband is actually a bandana that I got at Wal-mart for $1.00! I kind of went crazy and bought like 10 different ones and I wear them all the time (no shame.)
My ring was kindly sent to me from Jeulia and you can purchase it here!











"God is within her, she will not fail."
-Psalms 46:5
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Wal-Mart Outfit Under $15.00!


I've always been up for a bargain, and Wal-Mart has really upped their game recently! It seems like every time I go, they have new cute clothes to choose from. 
I picked up this dress for less than $15.00 and I love the way it fits me. It's flattering on my body and doesn't look or feel cheap! (which surprised me) 
I will link my dress here and be sure to check out the clothing section next time you're at Wal-Mart!













"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord is an everlasting rock."
-Isaiah 26:4 
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Friday, July 6, 2018

How To Style A Black Tee



Here lately I have been gravitating toward a more casual style, and one of my favorite things to wear is casual tees paired with the right accessories. This tee was sent to me by Hidden Laurel Boutique and I love it! It's a great fit and has really pretty detail on the back.
I styled it by pairing it with my ripped jeans, sandals, and a purple headband. 

What's your favorite way to style a casual tee? 






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