Embracing Your Beauty

The inspiration for this post came rather spontaneously, as it’s something I myself struggle with more then I’d care to admit… embracing your beauty. Now I’d consider myself to be a rather confident person 99% of the time but seeing as we’re all imperfect I can’t lie and say everyday is all rainbows and butterflies.

Living in this generation we’re constantly bombard with images of these gorgeous “perfect” humans with their stunning bodies and not one imperfection to be traced on their skin but I’ve come to realize through the help of others that that’s not the only kind of physic that is attractive or beautiful. I know I’m guilty of getting so use to seeing the same reflection in the mirror day after day that it starts to slip my mind just how beautiful & unique the little features of my face and body can be.

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It’s no secret that I adore a good off the shoulder top but very few individuals may know one of the reasons behind that. On the upper right hand side of my chest I’ve got a scar which has been imprinted on my skin since I was a year or so old and there is nothing I love more then showing it off. To me scars are really beautiful & what is even more beautiful is someone who radiates confidence when it comes to those marks and isn’t ashamed of them or feels the desire to hide them.

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What I’m Wearing:

Off The Shoulder Lace Blouse

3 Pair Hoop Earrings Set

Rhinestone O-Ring Choker Set {similiar}

In conclusion I’d like to express this: no matter what it may be that you’re struggling with, physical or mental, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL & PLEASE DON’T EVER THINK OTHERWISE!

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St. Pete Shenanigans

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📍 St. Petersburg, Florida

Downtown Saint Petersburg… the heart and soul of the city. It felt as though down every alley way was lined with cobblestone grounds and architecture to die for. Exploring the hallways of art galleries and taking in all the brightly painted murals was a photographers dream… or at least mine. As soon as I caught heart eyes for one mural I’d turn the corner to be amazed by another. It fascinates me how every artist has a completely different technique for when it comes to creating their murals yet they’re all cohesive.

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My best friend / partner in crime Emily. 

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By the time we had wrapped up roaming through the back ways of Downtown our stomachs had awakened an appetite we couldn’t ignore. Our cuisine destination of choice: Locale Market. With food stations stretching from back to front there’s no denying the urban ambience this place carries. Sadly at this time in our adventure my hangry side dominated and the photographer / blogger side got shoved to the curb which is why there’s no photographs of food. *insert sad face*

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 Outfit Details:

Navy Off the Shoulder Lace Top

Shorts {similiar}

White Vans

June 23, 2017 will forever go down in the books as one of the most art enriched days of my entire life and I’d relive it in a heartbeat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Glimpse Into Glossier

With 2017’s beginning approaching the subject of growing up has been at the forefront of my mind and with that I’ve been reflecting on my beauty journey. My taste in makeup has changed drastically, I’m much more into the natural approach and Glossier is the ideal brand for enhancing all my natural features.

One of the avenues to my heart is thru any beauty product promising a “lit from within” complexion. So the instant my eyes caught sight of one of Glossier’s newest serums, Super Glow a.k.a apart of The Supers Squad, it was practically already in my shopping cart. My #1 way to work with this serum is to mix it in with my BB cream, you can say I’m an expert at making my own foundation cocktail.

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The Boy Brow‘s constituency leans more towards the pomade side of things while getting the hold & pigmentation of a tinted brow gel. From day one its had its own spot on my vanity top and there is no sign of it being pushed to the back of my makeup drawers anytime soon. Trick: I’ve used this before as mascara for my lower lash line and let me just say, it has completely changed my mascara game.

In my family we have this saying that we’re continuously telling each other, we’re ride or die and that’s exactly how I feel towards the Stretch Concealer. It makes your undereyes look as though you haven’t stayed up until 1 am binge watching Law & Order and snap chatting your best friend!

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The dewy skin has been in full effect recently so Glossier’s Haloscope in Topaz arrived at the perfect time. A turn off for me when it comes to cream highlighters is that sometimes they don’t melt into the skin for that naturally glistening affect. I’m all about those glossy borderline sweaty cheekbones and Haloscope continues to be my partner in crime for all things glowy.

Style Profile: Accessories

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve constantly stuck to the basic Black Ray Ban shades but all good things must come to an end. I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of sunnies for a while now and one night I was aimlessly scrolling through the H&M website and that’s when I laid my eyes on them. An Aviator style with silver toned lenses.

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Chokers are one of those pieces in your jewelry stash that you have the choose to either dress up, you could possibly pair it with a classic simple black dress or casual it out with one of my beloved outfit choices, a comfy romper. I only have 2 in my collection so far, both from Etsy and black of course. One a Faux Leather Two Strand Choker and the other a Thin Velvet Choker.

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Within the past month or so, rings have had their own particular home on my vanity top. A concept I’ve been especially fond of though has been layering rings. Whether I’m multiple rings on one finger or opting for a midi ring, I can’t seem to put down this hand accessory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember Me?

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Remember me? It’s been far longer then I’d like to admit since the last time I hit the publish button. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried writing out what’s been going on in my life right now or whats gone on these past couple of months that I’ve been MIA. If you would have only seen the papers I’ve been using to jot down the ideas in my head, full of scribbles, arrows pointing to things I want to mention and things I don’t. These last 4 months or so definitely classify as crazy, both in a good and bad sense. I’ve been a lot more busy this year then I ever thought I was gonna be and there’s no sign of it slowing down in the next 6 months. The main thing I want you to take out of this post is that I’M BACK TO BLOGGING!! There isn’t going to be a specific day on which I post a blog, so expect to be seeing either one post a week or you never know there could be 2.

Snapchat: beautywithlexi  {where you can see more into my personal/ day to day life}                                                                                                                                                  Instagram: beautychatwithlexi

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The Wishlist: Vol. II

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The beauty world has been killing it as of late with countless cutting edge beauty launches. From Colourpop doing their take on the infamous brow pomade to Maybelline showing off some sneak peeks back stage at Fashion Week. Oh, and have you seen Urban Decay’s Summer 2016 Collection. I have my eye out for there Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector so much so that I might be placing a sneaky order tonight. You see I’m not even done typing up this post and I’m already getting myself to go online shopping.

  • Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip: I’ve had an incurable hunger for one of Colourpop’s latest releases and to make matters worse the shade Mess Around has caught my eye. I’d characterize this shade as a grunge lip for us natural girls.
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil: I’m all about a first-class matte lip so when a review from none other then Lily Pebbles popped into my Bloglovin’ feed raving about a brown mauve matte lip color (Bahama) I couldn’t help but press buy in my online shopping cart.
  • Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream: All it took for me to longing want this was the sheer fact that it says fresh glow in the name of it. Need I say more, I think not.
  • Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle: A while back I received a mini size of the Jasmin candle from Diptyque and the second I light the candle I knew I had been sucked it. Now I’m over here drooling over a woody scent and picturing it burning in my room.
  • Glossier Boy Brow: The department of brows has constantly been the one aspect of my makeup regime I haven’t fully grasped yet. I mean it’s well over a year since the last time I got my brows threaded, don’t get me wrong they looked bomb afterwards but the whole getting their part wasn’t so easy. But I’ve made a promise to my mom (hopefully she forgets) that within the next couple of weeks I’ll take the plunge and get them threaded so I feel as though the Glossier Boy Brow would be perfect for a no fuss brow routine.
  • Makeup Forever Step 1  Skin Equalizer Primer: A primer can either make or break the way your makeup lays on your skin. It seems everyone and their mom has raved about Makeup Forever’s Primer range so when I heard that their is a hydrating version I couldn’t resist dragging it to my online shopping cart.

Gushing Over Glossier

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Us beauty enthusiasts always have that one brand that is without a doubt on their lust list and for me that is Glossier. From their minimalistic approach on packaging to the whole basis of the brand. It’s save to assume that I’ve been glossified. Oh, and we can’t forget their aesthetically pleasing IG.

Now if you’re a little curious on where Glossier came from their is no need to fret, I’ve got you covered. Emily Weiss (founder of Into The Gloss) designed & developed a line of products that are a necessity for the everyday girl.

  • Milky Jelly Cleanser: It was love at first pump for me and Glossier’s newest release. From the rose scent that accompanied it to the softness of my skin afterwards, I can’t seem to spot a flaw in it.
  • Soothing Face Mist: I’m by no means a big league when it comes to knowing what makes a good face mist but whenever I use this I feel as though I might have cracked the code. This along with their cleanser has been a dynamic duo in my skincare routine as of late.
  • Priming Moisturizer: The moment my ears heard the name of this product it was practically in my cart already. This creme is the ultimate fuse of a day and night moisturizer all while priming the skin.
  • Perfecting Skin Tint: If there is one area of makeup I pride myself on it’s knowing what lightweight base to go for and let me say that this skin tint has checked all the boxes for me.
  • Balm Dotcom:There couldn’t be a name more fitting when conversing about this gem. It has stolen the top position in my lip balm stockpile. I’ve fallen in love with this skin salve so quickly that I’ve already introduced it to my mom.

All the hype around Glossier hasn’t been misplaced whatsoever. So the question is now: When are you going to be glossified?