Red Mood

December always gets me in a red mood, especially the deep reds. I just feel like it’s the perfect color to celebrate the Christmas season. I wanted to share my red finds to help you put a little pep in your step this holiday. 

O-Ring Zip Back Plaid Wrap Skirt

Red plaid is always great but this skirt will help you be more festive, I just know it! Get it for $19 from Shein.

Lime Crime Velvetines Liquid Lipstick in Wicked

Dark red lipsticks are always GORGEOUS but they’re my favorite on winter nights, especially if you’re dressing up. Get this color from Lime Crime right now because they’re giving you 50% all their red lips!!!

Ex-Boyfriend Corduroy Jacket

Maybe you’re not trying to dress up too much but you just want a comfy & cozy jacket to wander around in… this one’s for you! The inside has faux sheep fur to keep you warm 🙂 Get it from Bohme for $54.50.

Comstock Casual Sweater

Everyone needs a casual and comfy red sweater in their arsenal, especially for the holiday season! This super cute one is from Piper & Scoot and you can get it for $48.

Halogen Alexa Boot

If you like to dress in all black like I do, then you’ll probably want a red boot to make it pop. This cute bootie is from Nordstrom!

York Puffer Coat

I’ve really gotten into coats and jackets a lot this year and it’s hard for me not to want to buy all of them. This cute puffer coat is perfect for a casual winter day and is screaming your name! Get it from Poppywells 🙂

Long Tassel Scarf

Again, with all the black I wear, it’s really nice to have a red scarf to finish the outfit. This cute long scarf is $19 from ASOS.

Holly Jolly Hoops

These hoops are a perfect addition to your holiday outfit! Emmy Ivy has the cutest earrings but you have to check often because they sell out quick!! Get these here for $12 🙂

Amelia Sweater

I love cold shoulder tops and this cute one is just the right color for the season. You can get this one from XO Mandysue for $39 🙂 Remember, you can use our discount code SALTSUGAR35 for a 35% discount on your any order!

Let’s Get Cozy Cardigan

Who doesn’t love furry and soft clothing? I just found the cardigan that you will probably live in all winter. You’re welcome. Get it from Bella Ella Boutique for $40.

What red pieces can you not live without? 

xoxo

Fave Beauty Products | October

I haven’t written about beauty products recently but I wanted to share the ones I’ve been using quite a bit lately & why I love them.

Cerave SA Cream for Rough & Bumpy Skin

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I’ve talked about this product in my top 10 beauty products post but I’ve been breaking it out a lot more lately now that the weather has gotten colder. Whenever it gets cold, my skin gets drier and I feel like I have goosebumps all over my body that won’t go away. This, of course, isn’t goosebumps but it’s called keratosis pilaris (KP). KP causes small bumps all over your skin that look like goosebumps but just kind of stick around.

Mine is only on my legs but it makes me itch and pick at the bumps. To avoid this, I use this little baby. This makes my skin so smooth and gets rid of my bumps! Two nights ago, my legs itched like crazy and the bumps were all over. I put some of this on and the next morning, the bumps weren’t visible and my legs were hydrated. I LOVE THIS STUFF. You can get it from Target or from Amazon!

ChapStick Total Hydration 3 in 1

My lips are always chapped but in the winter, it gets worse. Also, it doesn’t help that when I’m lost in thought or I’m focusing on something, I will chew on my lips. One thing I really wanted to do was find a good chapstick. I’ve used tons of them, more than you can imagine but this one is my favorite one so far. It’s just pure moisture and I can still feel it on my lips 30 minutes later! It doesn’t just disappear. It’s been great at keeping my lips hydrated because when they’re not, that’s when they peel the most. The sweet peach flavor (scent?) is great as well. I bought it from Target in-store but I have attached the link here.

Batiste Dry Shampoo: Divine Dark

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I’m a fan of dry shampoo and I probably will be until someone invents a machine that will wash and style my hair for me in my house while I watch TV. Anyway, I ran out of dry shampoo last month and bought this bottle to try it out. I’ve tried the other Batiste dry shampoos and they were great but I had heard a lot about this one. Let me tell you, it is wonderful! My hair is blonde but my roots are my natural dark brown so this is perfect for me because that’s where all the oil is! It doesn’t leave the white residue and blends in really well. I’m obsessed with it.

One thing I will warn you about is the horror scene that will occur when you shower after using it. I really didn’t put two and two together that it sprays out color (because I’m smart like that) so I had shampooed my hair and was happily rinsing it out when I looked down and saw the brownest water I had ever seen. Had I rolled around in mud and not realized it? Nope, it was just the color from a day of lots of needed dry shampoo. You might want to pick up a clarifying shampoo after using this but personally, I think it’s worth it. Also, I haven’t noticed any color transfer to my clothes or bed from using it so hopefully it’s the same for you. You can get it from Ulta for $8.99!

Artnaturals Purple Shampoo

Artnaturals Purple Shampoo, 16 Ounce

Speaking of the blonde in my hair, I have to keep it nice and toned because I hate when it goes brassy! My friend Ally told me about this shampoo that she got on Amazon and I’ve loved it so much. I’ve tried so many purple shampoos and this one seems to work for me. My shower is filled with purple shampoos that I’ll try and hate and I’ll end up going back to this one. The thing that I’ve noticed with purple shampoos, though, is that everyone is totally different. I’ve had super nice ones recommended that don’t work for me so try it and tell me what you think! If it doesn’t work, let me know what does 🙂 Get it from Amazon here.

Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé

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I got a sample of this lip crayon in my Sephora box and I’ve been so obsessed with it. It’s close to my natural lip color so when I look extra pale and ghosty, I swipe this on and it rejuvenates me. It goes on super smooth and doesn’t leave the buildup of a lipstick. I’ve been meaning to try more colors because they have a ton! I keep this in my purse whenever I need to spruce up my look. Get it from Sephora here.

What are you obsessed with right now??

xoxo

 

 

Lipstick Love

First off, I just wanted to start out by saying I’m sorry we’ve been MIA this last week. It has been a crazy week of changes for Steph and I at work but I’m happy to report that I’m starting a new position as of tomorrow! Change is always good, even though I was sad to close that last chapter.

However, I’m here to talk about one of my favorite things ever. LIPSTICKS!

I didn’t start getting into lipsticks until after high school but once I did, I was hooked. I have a bigger collection of lipsticks than I would like to admit but I’m going to show you what my top 5 are right now.

First and foremost, you should always prime your lips before you put lipstick on, especially matte lip glosses because it dries out your lips. I usually use a chapstick before I put mine on but when I’m being a good girl, I use the MAC Prep + Prime Lip.

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You can get this great primer from Ulta here.

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My first two faves are from the Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick collection by Smashbox. The pretty red at the top is Bang Bang and is my go-to red lipstick. The color is so pretty and deep. The thing about red lipstick is it goes with almost everything. Black/dark colors? Yes. White/tan/beige? Yes. The poppin’ pink on the bottom is Shockaholic. I absolutely love this one because it always makes me feel like spring. I love pairing this baby with dark blues and whites.

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Shockaholic and Bang Bang are both available at Ulta!

My last three favorites are all Kylie Lip Kits. I’ve got to hand it to her, they’re freaking great lipsticks. Regardless of what you think of her, you have to try these out.

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This is Posie K. It was my very first lipstick from her brand and I’m still in love with it. I bring this around with me all the time because it’s such a classy color and honestly goes with everything (give or take a few colors). I love the dusty mauve colors and this one is perfect. I will definitely be re-ordering this baby once it’s gone.

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I LOVE dark lipsticks. Anything around this color (even the deeper purples) and you’ve got me hooked. This is one of my newest Kylie purchases called Clove. I wore it out for the first time this weekend at a carnival with my boyfriend and I was in love. The best thing about dark lipsticks is that it goes well with dark clothing and if you know me, you know that’s my favorite color range.

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The lipstick is cute but he’s cuter.

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The last one is Show Off, which is also a new purchase! It’s a bright, light coral pink and it’s so cute!! This is definite spring/summer lipstick and it’s perfect for white clothing and lighter colors. I can’t wait to play around with this one more!

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You can get Posie K, Show Off and Clove from Kylie’s website exclusively. Some are available with the lipstick only but I think Show Off and Clove are only available as a lip kit with the lip liner.

Don’t be afraid to try new colors. Remember that lipstick always looks different on than it does in the tube AND that it looks different on different people, especially different skin tones. In conclusion, you’re going to have a blast trying them on. Worst case scenario, you don’t like it and you can send them to me 🙂

Let me know what your favorite lipsticks are (especially the matte ones because those were meant for me)!

xoxo