Week Recap

Happy Easter everybody! After being on hiatus this week I am back today to give you some updates on my life as well as post some favorites and my makeup look from the holiday.

I was up in Maine from Sunday to Thursday training for my new job which was so exhausting but so amazing. I met some people from all over the country and made some friends. We didn’t have training for our positions which was great. Since we were in Maine, I got to unplug and enjoy some fresh air and some amazing views. Friday I had to be in the office for my first official day of work which was exciting but also a little stressful. Since I will be in sales, and it is my first sales position I just want to successful and get into the swing of things. I am a little nervous about my spin schedule because I don’t want to give any of my classes up but feel that I may need to release one for the sake of my career.

Anyways – in my previous job I used to blog at work in my downtime and I am unsure if I will be able to do so with this new position…so the timing of my posts may be a little different. I will probably post later in the evening which I don’t mind because blogging helps me relax and is my creative safe place!

Below I have compiled a few things for everyone to read through. I have a few favorite things I want to share and today’s makeup look! I will be back this week with some updates and posts for you all. Spring is coming and I am so excited for new make up launches and the fashion! I am on the prowl for a cute crossbody bag for summer nights on the town…Furla has my eye… but my wallet is screaming “Hell no girl what are you thinking”

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Here’s my makeup look from today. I kept things smokey and simple. I smudged color on my upper and lower lash line and finished with a ton of mascara.

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See that highlight? Yea you can thank Champagne Pop for that. I am wearing NARS lip pencil in Bettina.

These bracelets I bought from Bauble Bar right after Christmas. These are so fun to pair with other costume jewelry. They are very comfortable to wear but the only issue is that they are already starting to tarnish so I try not to wash my hands when I wear them. These are great conversation pieces and give a little bit of attitude without being too in ya face!

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HOLD THE PHONE. I bought these just out of interest. I found these at CVS and always walk by them and think “I wonder if these even work”…so I said to myself, “For 13 bucks I am diving in”. They are so great!!!! I use them every other night and they do just the trick. They help refine my skin’s texture without too much exfoliation. The best part is that I haven’t experienced any irritation. I am interested in other parts of the line but  I think if you are on a budget these are a total must!

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Recently I decided to give my nails a break and so I have been doing my nails instead of getting gel. I wasn’t missing doing my own nails, but I did feel like my nails needed a rest. Also, until I start making my commission at work, I figured I would cut down on costs a little bit and just do them myself. I will admit, I do like doing my nails and I am drawn to nudes because if they chip it can be a little harder to tell. Also, nudes are ALWAYS safe and professional and can be a little more intriguing than trendy colors (not saying I don’t do those too) because they’re simple. On my favorites is Essie’s East Hampton Cottage, featured below. In the photo I included my go-to nail products. If you don’t buff your nails, you can experience chips sooner than expected and a good base and top coat are essential!

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Well thank you all for reading! I hope this post was saturated with some good content for you all to satisfy your beauty cravings! I will see you this week at some point. I hope everyone has a great week.

Thanks for reading

xo Hill

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It’s FRIYAY

Happy Friday to one and all! I hope everyone’s weeks went by quickly…With Monday being a holiday , four day weeks sometimes tend to drag and be extra busy. After being in NYC, being exposed to my boyfriend who was sick as well as my roommate, I inevitably also came down with a cold. It was not one that knocked me on my a$$ or anything, but definitely one that was JUST SO ANNOYING. At least today I seem to have more of a productive cough but I still feel under the weather. However, here are a few things this week that I am currently loving.

This ring I bought from Bauble Bar is so simple but I have reached for it almost everyday since I bought it. I think tortoise is so classic and this square shape makes it unique. Since I have been wearing a lot of black, this ring just feels like the right choice. It was only $18! STEAL.

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C.O. Bigelow Cold and Flu Soak ~ I picked this up in NYC and thought “Well I know I am going to get sick soon so I might as well buy this”…and POOF! Just like that, here I am with a cold. I used this in my bath last night. This helped me feel so much better. Just when I thought the menthol and eucalyptis scent was dissolved, I turned on the jets and it was restored. This stuff just keeps on giving. If you don’t like a lot of sud action, then this is nice. The liquid is thin and I love the color of it. I highly recommend this, but an easier alternative to get a hold may be the Kiss My Face bath soak. It’s very similar and a little bit cheaper.

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Even though I kept felt worse as the day went on, I forced myself to head out for a walk after work. I didn’t start walking until almost 6:00, but the sunset was beautiful. Here are a couple of pictures. The sky went from pastels to this firey orange and blue. The crescent moon was stunning. By the end of my walk, I felt better and felt so relaxed. When you’re sick it is so important to listen to your body. I knew I couldn’t have handled a run or an intense lifting session, but I knew the walk would help me take my mind off being sick. In the fall I love being outside at night. The cool air does so much for me!

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Here is my lip trio for the week. Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk followed by Revlon’s Silver City pink for a little bit of a pink frosted pop and then finished with Rimmel’s Stay Glossy Lip Gloss in Non Stop Glamour.

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Everyone enjoy your weekend! I’ll be back on Monday!

Thanks for reading,

XO Hill