Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger and Freelance Model

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Link Love

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At the risk of sounding cliché, I can't believe today's the last day of January. I feel like just yesterday I was popping champagne bottles and celebrating a brand new year. But February's already looking to be a great month so I'm super excited for it to start! Now onto the last batch of articles for the month of January:
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Photoshoot: Danny's 350Z

I like to joke that I come as a package deal with my friend Danny's Nissan 350Z because somehow we always end up in photoshoots together. However, all the shoots we've been in have always been JDM-esque. So when my friend Derrick said he wanted to collaborate on a shoot together, I immediately wanted to take on the challenge of modeling with Danny's Z while achieving a non-import look. I think we did a pretty good job!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Best Makeup of 2015

Last but not least we have my best makeup of 2015. In case you're new, click over here to see who my favorite YouTubers were and what my favorite Skincare, Haircare and Body Care products were. Now, on to the makeup!
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Link Love

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For those of you on the East Coast like myself, #Blizzard2016 has us all snowed in. I will admit I've already fallen prey to tons of online shopping, Netflix binging and internet trolling. So, if you're looking for something to do on this lazy Sunday, here's some articles to keep you entertained:

How many of these top 22 beauty brand's bestselling products do you own?
Ideas for incorporating rose water into your beauty routine
Check out these instafamous beauty brands
Take the picture perfect beauty product shot every time

How to style your ankle boots during every season
Make your sweaters less itchy with this little trick
Pick up some cute and practical winter boots if you don't have any already

These 16 wedding trends are going to be huge this year
Get your blog and Instagram photos toward perfection with these 20 tips
Find out who's following you back on Instagram...and who's not
Forget #Flatlays, learn how to take the perfect bird's eye view shot

xoxo, Elle
Saturday, January 23, 2016

TonyMoly It's Real Sheet Mask Deal (11 for $11!)

Early last week I read on Nouveau Cheap about this awesome deal of 11 TonyMoly Sheet Masks for $11 on Amazon. These masks usually retail about $3-$4 each so it's a pretty great deal, especially if you're a sheet mask addict like myself. Here's a quick breakdown of each of the 11 masks in this set:
Thursday, January 21, 2016

Best Body Care of 2015

We're almost toward the end of my favorites of 2015 series! I've already covered my favorite skincare and haircare products but let's not forget the less glamorous body care products. Here are my top lotions, scrubs and everything else to keep your skin looking nice:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Best Haircare of 2015

Last week I shared 3 ways I keep my colored hair healthy and now I bring to you the products I use to do that. I've been dyeing and bleaching my hair since I was in high school but I still get compliments on how nice my hair is to this day. The products I've used have evolved over time but these are the ones that dominated my 2015:
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Link Love

Happy Sunday everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful week and a great start to your weekend. I'm especially happy this weekend because it's a three day weekend for me, which means no work tomorrow! I also had an interesting Saturday as it was my first time walking in a fashion show, I hope to get some pictures soon. Until then, here are my favorite articles from this week:

1. If you're new to skincare you have to check out these 5 beauty brands
2. Get rid of your blackheads for good
3. What the heck is an Essence anyways?
4. Figure out your skin type once and for all

1. You've got to check out these 38 online shops

1. Here's another iPhone iOS update for you

xoxo, Elle
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Favorite Skincare of 2015

Up next in my favorites of 2015 series is skincare. Last year was the year in which Korean skincare took the States by storm, and I was pretty quick to hop aboard that bandwagon. I spent most of 2015 trying to build a solid 10 step Korean skincare routine so you'll notice a good mix of Korean products and more familiar ones.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

3 Tips to Keep Colored Hair Healthy

When I was a child my mother always had my hair cut short. As I got older and was able to make my own decisions regarding hair cuts, I finally got the chance to have the long hair I desired. But longer hair also meant more hair to take care of, and soon enough I was dyeing it as well. Long, color processed hair can be very high maintenance but I have 3 tips for keeping your hair healthy no matter what you put it through.
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Link Love

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The first full week of the new year was pretty hectic for me since I was playing catch up at work and scrambling to finish up some chores left undone during the holiday break. But the craziness didn't stop me from spending hours trolling the internet for the latest and greatest articles, so read up!

1. 8 Legit Beauty Brands to Shop on Your Next Trip to Target by Brit+Co.
2. Brace Yourself: Kylie Jenner's Releasing a Full Makeup Line This Year by StyleCaster
3. The Beauty Purge You Need for a Fresh Face This Year by Michelle Phan
4. How to Know What Face Mask is Right for You by Mimi Chatter
5. How Well Do You Know Your Serums, Ampoules and Boosters? by The KLOG
6. Depotting is a Makeup Hack That'll Save You Lots of Money by Huffpost Style
7. How to Find Beauty Blogger-Beloved Brands Before They Hit the Mainstream by Fashionista

1. The Official 'Fashionista' Guide to Reorganizing Your Closet by Fashionista
2. The Ultimate Guide to Workout Clothes by Racked
3. The Best Shopping Sites to Help You Clean Out + Consign Your Closet by Harper's Bazaar
4. 36 Online Sales to Mindlessly Browse for Hours this Weekend by Fashionista

1. 8 #Girlboss Networks to Join and Tackle Your Career in 2016 by Brit+Co.
2. 9 Healthy Apps that Have Nothing to Do With Working Out by Brit+Co.
3. 8 Ways Getting Organized Will Help You Save Money by The Penny Hoarder
4. The Best Credit Cards for Travel Rewards by My Domaine
5. What are the Cheapest Ways to Go on the Most Expensive Vacations? by StyleCaster
6. The Complete Guide to Photography Equipment for Bloggers by Pink Pot

xoxo, Elle
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Favorite YouTubers of 2015

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At the risk of sounding incredibly cliché, I have no idea where 2015 went. One moment I was starting my new job and the next I was popping champagne bottles while ushering in the new year. And in typical new year fashion, I've decided to recap my favorites of 2015. So without further ado, here are my favorite YouTubers of 2015:
Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Link Love

Happy 2016! I can't believe it's 2016 already, and I sure as hell don't want to believe that I have to return to the office tomorrow. I practically wasted away my week off bumming around at home but I have no regrets. Anyways, here's some Sunday reading material:

1. An Old School '80s Nail Trend Gets a Modern Update by Fashionista
2. 5 Good Skincare Habits to Start Now That it's the New Year by Byrdie
3. The Best K-Beauty Trends of 2015 by Glow Recipe
4. These are the Must-Have Beauty Products Editors are Buying in January by Popsugar Beauty

1. 30+ Online Sales to Ring in the New Year by Fashionista
2. How to Shop Your Way to Your 2016 New Year's Resolutions by Racked NY
3. See Fashion's Most-Searched for Trends in 2015 by Racked
4. We're Calling It Now -- Nude Sneakers Will be HUGE in 2016 by SheFinds
5. 14 Wedding Trends that Will be Huge in 2016 by SheFinds

1. 26 Bad Workplace Habits to Kick in 2016 by Refinery29
2. 6 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Immune System Right Now by Byrdie
3. 50 Stunning Hotels You Can Actually Afford by Refinery29