Kristin Ess Working Texture Loose Styling Powder Review + Instagram Giveaway

WHOO! This stuff is the bomb.com! I’ve been using it for about a week or two now and I am obsessed! I cannot go one day without using this stuff now. I have a LOT of hair, (Ask my hair stylist, bless her heart), it’s heavy and gets weighed done, but that is no match for this stuff! Just a couple sprinkles and BAM! Super model volume every time!

I have tried other powders like this, Not Your Mothers Girl Powder and Sexy Hair Powder Play to name a couple, but none really compare to this. I used Not your mothers for a loooong time and it’s a great product, but there is just something about Kristen Ess that gives me EASY volume that lasts all day (without having to reapply it at all), doesn’t make my hair feel gross, and it gives me crazy good volume. What’s not to love??

SPRINKLE, FLUFF, DONE!!

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Head over to my instagram for your chance to win a bottle of this magic volume in a bottle for you and your bestie!!

Halloween Make-Up: Glam Skull

Day 3 of Halloween week on the blog and I’m sharing with you my FAVORITE halloween make-up look!! This glam skull look is SO easy to do and all you really need is black eyeshadow and eyeliner!

THE LOOK: GLAM SKULL

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Tarte Shape Tape

W7 Colour Me Buff and In the Buff Lightly Toasted Eye Shadow Pallette

ELF Black Liquid Eyeliner

Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Urban Decay 24/7 Black Eyeliner

Dermablend Loose Setting Powder

White Hair Spray

How to Get this Look:

Step 1: Apply “Onyx” from the “In the Buff” eyeshadow palette all over the lid. (Note: Apply lightly and in layers! You want it to be dark, but black eyeshadow is a dangerous game!!) You can apply this pretty messy and BLEND BLEND BLEND into your crease, inside corner and up past your inner brow.

Step 2: Apply “Up in Smoke” over the matte black just applied to give it little shimmer – Apply this to ONLY the LID and crease!

Step 3: Apply “Dawn” from the inner corner to about 3/4 of the way before your outer corner.

Step 4: Apply black liner all around your eye from inner to outer corner on upper and lower waterline.

Step 5: Take black liquid liner and trace along your upper lash line from about half-way to the outer corner and create a small wing.

Step 6: Apply and blend out concealer under your eyes, and cover your lips as well. Apply a white or very pale powder foundation over your entire face.

Step 7: Take black liquid liner and create a slightly-upward horizontal line from each corner of your  mouth and draw short lines from end to end crossing the long black line.

Step 8: With the black eyeliner trace a teardrop shape with a rigged top on the tip of your nose and fill in with with black liquid liner.

Step 9: Apply the false magnetic lashes and apply black mascara to your bottom lash line.

Step 10: (Optional) Curl your hair and spray white colored hairspray all throughout your hair to complete the look!

Feel free to ask me any questions via this post or DM me and send me pictures if you try these looks out on my Instagram!

Stay spooky!

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“You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman”

A little more than a year ago I decided to switch as many beauty and personal care products as I could to natural or organic. This came after I learned just how horrible most of the products I was using were. A lot of the products I now use I order off Amazon, so I decided I would compile a list of my favorite products!

Skinerals Organic Self-Tanner: Y’ALL. This is some of the best self-tanner I have ever used! The color is amazing and its very reasonably priced for the amount you get.

Kiss My Face Shave Cream: All-time favorite shave cream! Contains no animal products, unnecessary chemicals, or artificial colors and gives you baby smooth skin!

Acure Shampoo & Conditioner: Acure is one of my favorite natural/organic brands I have found! They have so many products and they are ALL so good! Here is my favorite shampoo and conditioner by them:

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap: This stuff is magical.. It can literally be used for just about anything; shampoo, face wash, laundry, cleaning, brushing your teeth, shaving and what I mostly use it for, body wash!

Burt’s Bees Deep Cleansing Cream: This is my new favorite face wash! It is so refreshing and you get a huge bottle for a fraction of most other face wash products!

Theresa Natural Remedies Witch Hazel Cucumber Toner: Just recently started using this and it’s been a game changer for my skin!

Pacifica Beauty Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream: When I started using this stuff it was a GAME CHANGER for me!! I have sensitive skin and finding a moisturizer that didn’t make my skin breakout felt impossible until I found this stuff!

Burt’s Bees BB Cream: This is my everyday go-to make up. I wear this everyday for it’s great coverage but light-wear. It is so good at evening out your skin tone but does not feel heavy on the skin.


Taking care of yourself is so important and being aware about what you are using on your skin or putting in your body is a part of that! Do your body a favor and treat yo’self to some natural and/or organic products and let me know how you like them!

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How I Go Days Without Washing My Hair

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been told not to wash your hair everyday! *raises hand WAY up there* I have always been told that washing your hair daily is a BIG no-no. I do know too much cleansing can strip the healthy oils on your scalp; lessening the protection to your scalp. This is why I try to only wash my hair 2x a week, sometimes three depending on what my week looks like. My normal wash days are Sunday & Wednesday. So what do I do on the other five days of the week? Here are my tips & tricks for keeping your hair looking fresh & clean in between washes:

1. WASHING & RINSING: On days I do actually wash my hair, I wash it REALLY REALLY well. By this I mean using a good amount of product to cleanse, lathering my scalp thoroughly & making sure I rinse every last drop of shampoo out.

2. MOISTURIZING: Since I have blonde hair, I make sure to apply my purple conditioner on the days I wash my hair to protect my color, tone & hydrate! Then, after my hair is slightly towel dried, I also apply a bit of leave in condition to the ends of my hair ONLY with my hands and work it through using my fingers.

3. AIR DRYING: Letting your hair air dry as much as possible is SO important! I typically wash my hair at night, so time isn’t really an issue for me. I, also absolutely hate blow drying my hair! It takes me 5-ever to do with such thick, long hair & I don’t like combing or brushing through my hair while it’s wet or damp (TOO MUCH BREAKAGE). So once the towel comes off, I apply the leave-in conditioner & let it be. Once it is completely dry, I make sure to give it a quick brush through & apply a couple spritz of dry shampoo at my roots to help absorb dirt & oil at the start, keeping my hair looking fresher longer. (One of my favorite tips!!)

4. STYLING: For styling on day one, I typically straighten my hair. This helps sleek down any frizz & makes it easy to curl the following day. Curling it on day two helps the curls to hold longer, especially for someone with naturally mostly straight hair. Slightly dirty hair holds curls better & will help create more volume where needed! Day three or “wash day” I try to give my hair a break from any heat and will wear it up or if my curls from the previous day still look good, I’ll just leave it. The next tip is key to keeping it looking clean!

 

5. D-R-Y SHAMPOO: Dry shampoo is a heaven sent – can I get an amen?! As you can see in the picture above on the left, my roots are pretty dang greasy & weighed down by day three, but in less than two minutes my hair looks clean and full-bodied thanks for dry shampoo! I apply dry whenever I feel my hair is looking greasy or needs a little UMPH! My favorite dry shampoo currently is Batiste & the best part is you can get it for only $5.99 at Target or what I like to do is buy it from Marshalls, you can get TWICE the amount for only a little bit more money!!

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There you have it, those are my five steps to keeping my hair looking good between washes! While I’m not a hair stylist or beauty guru, this is what works for me, keeps my hair looking fresh & allows me to keep it healthier than if I was washing it everyday! I’d love to hear your tips for keeping your hair looking fresh between washes, so drop a comment at the end of the post!

This blog post is not associated or sponsored by any brands or stores mentioned. All opinions are my own.