Best E.L.F. products

there have been so many times I wander the cosmetics aisle at Target and come to a stop at the ELF products. perhaps it’s the extreme frugality of the products, or maybe it’s the sleek packaging and bright colors, but I want to try something new each time! here’s a round up of the best of this cheap but innovative brand.

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blush palette// four colors that will take you from summer to winter and everywhere in between

lip stain// I LOVE this stain. I use it under gloss and it helps it stay way longer and still gives me a hint of color long after the gloss has faded.

facial whip// I recommend this to all my clients who are wanting a cheek highlight. it’s perfect for the top of the cheekbones and at $1, it can’t be beat.

primer// moisturizes and makes foundation go on silky smooth. what more can you ask for?

highlighter// a dupe for this (much) more expensive product, it also works great as a cheekbone highlight or even under your brow bone or the center of your lips.

soothing lip balm// a great alternative to chapstick, this balm is infused with shea butter that will be your lip-saver this winter.

lip exfoliator// my sister got me this and I’m obsessed. it smells and tastes like vanilla and cookies and all things wonderful (not that I tasted it or anything…) plus it smooths away all the dead skin on my lips.

glossy gloss// the perfect size to throw in a clutch and comes in fun bright shades.

mattifying powder// doesn’t add much color or coverage but smooths away oil and shine in a jif. perfect for a touch-up powder throughout the day.

lash primer// works as well or better than any other lash primer I’ve tried. allow it to dry completely before adding your black mascara on top. for extra ooph, do two coats of primer!

What is your favorite ELF product?

Rachel Cunningham - I can’t wait to try these! I am a huge fan of their liquid eyeliner. It makes the most perfect line above my lashes and never smudges. I love it.

ww: stripes & lace

This top is one of the very few things I have ever bought after seeing it on Pinterest. But I couldn’t resist! I love the stripes mixed with the lace sleeves. Also, it’s the perfect longish length for me right now.

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photos by Brittany Lesueur // @blesueur

it works

after having baby #3 i was looking for something to help ‘tone it up’ quick. Like Jessica Alba quick but without the sit-ups.

I tried the Defining Gel (Body Contouring Gel from It Works…and well…it does work!) My results were not as dramatic as these but i definitely noticed a difference in my before/after!! I will, however, spare you from having to see those.  The longer you use it, the more dramatic the results. Look at some of these before/afters!
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The Defining gel enhances your tightening, toning and firming and helps fight cellulite and improves skin texture.

My post-baby belly button totally looked tighter and happier just after 2 weeks!

 

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It Works has a lot of different products, too. The Fab Wrap that also aid in tightening toning and firming and a great stretch mark cream.

The Stretch Mark cream minimizes the appearance of stretch marks, scares, and other fine lines giving a more smooth skin tone.

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statement necklaces

statement jewelry is kind of my thing. I would rather buy a bold necklace than a new article of clothing because jewelry can switch up the clothes I already have! I love the transformative nature of a statement piece. here’s my favorites for this season:

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shop my picks below by clicking on the picture:

flat iron style

i am constantly being asked which of all the flat irons is my favorite. i feel like i’ve tried a ton of the mainstream flat irons out there. i was a huge CHI lover for quite some time but, without fail, they would always break on me in less than one year’s time. i always attributed that to the fact that i do hair and probably use it more than most people. however, i have found that i have had client’s complain about the same issue.

i’m really excited about this new iron from lionesse. I love that you can select the heat you are using (great for blondes and the chemically parched!) And it gets hot enough to use on my Brazlian Blowout clients (big plus for me).

i wanted to show you a style that maybe you haven’t seen too much of. i feel like i get stuck doing the same thing to my hair. Straight, wavy, curled, straight, wavy, curled. Here’s a great way to use your flat iron to create a messy textured look. it’s one of those “don’t care curls” that looks both effortless and stylish.

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