Summer Infusion

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In the Sunshine State we’ve got bright skies and humidity for a good 11 months out of the 12 but as of recently the pool party invites have began streaming in and with the sun  beaming brighter then ever a strawberry toned lip has been hollering my name.

Now chances are if you know a thing or 2 about the makeup game then your ears have heard the words ‘MAC Ruby Woo’ & ‘Bomb Red Lipstick’ uttered in the same sentence more times then you could possibly add up but today we’re switching it up a bit and talking about an amazing drugstore choice.

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Milani’s Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipsticks are honestly smooth as butter and that’s no exaggeration, the way the bullet seamlessly glides across your lips is incomparable to anything else. I’ve come to the realization that this range of lipsticks gets a 10 outta 10 for me when it comes to the formula, it may say matte but don’t be mistaken… it’s by no means a uncomfortable, dry matte where the whole day you’re scratching your eyes to take it off {we’ve all been there before. Where your lip color be looking on point but you can’t help but lick your lips to bring back a tad bit of moisture into them, don’t lie!}

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Without a doubt there’s something very empowering about having the ability to pull off a classic bold lip regardless of the shade. If there is anything I’d like you to get out of reading this it’s this: Don’t ever be afraid to rock that 1 daring lip color you may see everyone else wear. No matter what it is… you’ll look beautiful!

P.S. I’m rocking the shade 67 Matte Confident!

A Touch Of Color

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“Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” – Neiman Marcus 

There’s no better piece of literature that can possible describe me yet with the renewal of energy that comes along with the spring time I’ve made a commitment to myself to start integrating more aspects of color into my wardrobe.

Now I’m aware of what you may be thinking, “Lexi… you’re just wearing navy blue.” Well while you might be correct, I’m still dipping my toes into this new colorful lifestyle, I never said I was ready to jump in head first.

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On my journey to more intense hues I’ve took a little detour into the arena of off-the-shoulder tops. There’s something so amazing about feeling the warm breeze across your décolleté every now and again.

SHOP THE LOOK

Top

Chokers

Shades

Cartilage Stud

Watch

I must admit I’m falling in love with anything & everything to do with fashion. This may be the 1st styling post you see from me but have no fear, it’s by no means the last…

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The Glow Getters

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Non-touring: an approach to your makeup shunning the heavily contoured look and embracing a natural glowy complexion. Personally my motto is: the dewier, the better!

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SKINCARE

If your anything like me then you drink Pepsi as if it’s getting discontinued {I’m trying to work on it okay!}, but until I can ween myself off of it I’m gonna stick to slapping on a thicker moisturizer a little bit before I sit down at my vanity. My go-to one is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I like to refer to it as my everyday shot of hydration. It leaves the skin with the appearance of moisturized / glossy skin, what more could you ask of a cream.

A technique I’ve loved incorporating in my beauty routine as of late is combing a few droplets of a glowy serum with a tinted moisturizer. In this case we’re chatting about Glossier’s Super Glow Serum & Pixi’s H20 Skin Tint. Grabbing a damp beauty blender and dabbing {insert a gif of an old lady dabbing} into the skin leaves you with a flawless yet natural base.


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MAKEUP

A product that’s out of the ordinary to achieve glossy skin is Glossier’s Balm Dotcom. The texture leans a little more on the sticky / tacky side but trust me, after a light sweep of powder it appears as if a little of your natural oils have crept to the surface. Read very carefully what I’m about to write: cream – based products are the key to a dewy complexion. Once they’ve sat on the skin for a bit they begin to melt into the face & become extremely skinlike. The drugstore has been killing my blush and bronzer game, the Wet n’ Wild Mega Cushion Contour = A+ combined with the H&M Cream Blusher in Cameo Brown.

I’m all tapped out for this Glowy Guide! ✨
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All Eyes On Elf

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Skincare is one of those aspects in beauty that I tend not to venture out from. For the longest time I wouldn’t have even dared to mess with Elf’s skincare but let me tell you, they’ve stepped up their skincare game big time. I’m honestly in love with the aesthetic for their whole new skincare range!


  • Prep & Hydrate Balm: The moment I laid my eyes on this “hydration chapstick” I knew I was smitten. From the light aqua casing to the fresh fragrance there’s no denying that Elf has stepped up their skincare game. As far as the balm itself I wouldn’t go as far as to say it primes the skin but it sure leaves the skin feeling hydrated and plumped. For all my dry skin girls out there this could be the step your makeup routine is missing!
  • Micellar Cleansing Water: We all have this vision in our head of coming home after a long day, taking all your makeup off and continuing on with our extensive regimen but in all honestly that NEVER happens {at least not for me}. I reach straight for the micellar water night after night & I’m kinda undecided on how I feel about this one. Don’t get me wrong it gets the job done but it’s not my #1 and whatever you do DON’T use this on your eyes! {You’ve been warned!}
  • Hydrating Water Essence: You know you’re intrigued by something when it seems to linger in the back of your mind for days and that’s the case with this essence. This water-based lotion claims to leave the skin feeling refreshed and oh so smooth & I wouldn’t completely disagree. The best way to describe your skin after using this is light-reflective. It’s not glowy, it leaves you with more of a fresh faced appearance.

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The Return of Lexi

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I can’t even put into words why I’ve abandoned this little site of mine. It’s not that I don’t love what I’ve created, it’s just no one really fills you in on the part about it being time consuming. Life in 2016 was filled with highs & lows, changes but mostly it flew by which I was by no means expecting. That being said I left 2016 with some hysterical memories & experciences and I thought one of the ways to make 2017 better was to include you.

I’ve never really been a schedule oriented person so going forward you can be expecting content from me at different times every week. The #1 way to know when something new has appeared on here is my Instagram: @beautychatwithlexi (I’ve also got quite the photography eye which is displayed on there)

This isn’t a goodbye, it’s a talk to ya in a few days!


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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.

The Fragrance Files

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We all have those go-to fragrances sitting on top of our vanities that we rotate between. So for this issue of The Fragrance Files, we’re gonna be conversing about what scents are battling each other at the moment.

  1. Miss Dior Eau de Parfum: The Dior brand embodies elegance. From their gorgeous makeup to their killer shades and this fragrance is by no means any different. This aroma has a citrusy freshness with a touch of jasmine.
  2. Elizabeth & James Nirvana {White}: I picture this scent on a sophisticated lady from The Upper East Side who is about to jet out the door for a mid Sunday brunch with her girlfriends or a natural grunge girl who loves nothing more then an all black outfit and to accessorize with a choker. With notes of peony and musk this perfume is the definition of refinement.
  3. Gucci Bamboo: I’m sure I could sit here and endlessly describe about how this fragrance carries notes of Italian Bergamot, Sandalwood and Casablanca but if I’m being 100% real with you the only way I can describe this scent as being da bomb!
  4. Elizabeth & James Nirvana {Black}: One whiff of this perfume and you’ll know it’s similar yet worlds apart from its sister scent. Consisting of Violet, Vanilla and a touch of Sandalwood, there is no better aroma with the perfect blend of masculine and feminine.