This weekend is the Sephora’s beauty insider event- I feel like it came so quickly?! I ran to Sephora to pick up some goodies that have been on my list. I thought I would share some things I’m buying from the sale and some things that are still on my wishlist! Did you know you could use your code a couple different ways? You can purchase in the store as many times as you please but only once online. The sale ends tomorrow, Monday- September 3rd!
MY SEPHORA WISH LIST
Boy oh boy I have had my eyes on this Phyto-Retinol Serum by Biossance which is a natural alternative to retinol and I love that you can use it on your under-eye without drying it out. So many great products that are on my wish list. Lately, I have been focusing on my dark dry, and puffy under eyes. I am all about these eye patches to help depuff and moisturize that area. I am going to try the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra Gel Eye Patches!
Hair-wise- I can’t wait to get my hands on the Olaplex– I have heard such great things about this hair mask. Since having blonde hair it gets very dry and especially after getting it colored, I like a good mask! This product will be in my basket. Take a look at my top picks below!
We all know the summers here in Kansas can be sultry so I have partnered up with Beauty Brands to talk about my favorite summer beauty products that help me beat the heat!
Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream– This one is a game changer it is super lightweight and helps moisturize your hair while creating a soft look for natural styles. This is the perfect oil to brush through your hair to help flyaway’s- do not use a lot it can make your hair greasy if you apply too much!
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray– With this heat I know I do not like to blow dry my hair all time so I use the Bumble and Bumble Surf spray to create a natural beauty look. You apply it to damp hair and let it air dry. I love keeping this in my bag to spray in my hair after getting it wet from the pool so all day I will keep the natural wave.
Luther clearly wanted to be in on the shoot as well.
Living Proof Restore Instant Protection-If you have never used a product to protect your hair from your heating tools I recommend this. It not only helps protect against the heat but as well against UV rays and humidity (Y’all the humidity here has been HORRIBLE so this will be your best friend!)
NYX Matte Makeup Spray– This matte spray provides a gorgeous shine-free matte finish that is very lightweight and ensures that your makeup stays put throughout the day/ night. All you have to do is spray this over your face after you apply your makeup, it’s that easy!
Make Up Eraser– Do you ever struggle with taking off your makeup? I know I have. I ditched the makeup removers that burn my eyes and found my self the Make Up Eraser. I wish I would have recorded myself using this for the first time because my mind was blown. It removes EVERYTHING, waterproof mascara, eyeliner, foundation you name it! All you have to do is get it wet and wipe off your face to get a clean face, I of course then follow with my cleanser. To clean the Make Up Eraser you simply throw it in the wash every week.
SuperGoop! Everyday Sunscreen- Ever since starting my blog I became more aware of my skin and making sure I am using good products especially ones that protect my face from the sun. I have been religious with sunscreen. This lightweight everyday sunscreen you can put on before applying your makeup. Plus is it is oil-free so it doesn’t make your face feel like it has anything on it! It’s a win, win! Protect your skin people!
Tart Lights Camera Splashes Waterproof 4-in-1 Black Mascara– Last but not least, on the far right we have one of my favorite mascaras that stays on through rain, sweat and tears! It lengthens, curls and volumizes as well as conditions your eye lashes to give you stunning lashes. Perfect mascara for a pool day!
Beauty Brands carries premium brands like Moroccanoil, Pureology, Redken, Living Proof, Matrix, Tigi,Sexy Hair and more.
Beauty Brands offers a curated assortment of prestige cosmetic and skincare brands like bareMinerals, Tarte, Smashbox, Elizabeth Arden, Murad, Dermalogica, Peter Thomas Roth and more.
They have Annual Liter Sale’s and one is actually happening NOW through August 18th where you can save up to over 70% on 250+ branded shampoo, conditioners, bather and body favorites!
Because I partnered with them on this segment and blog post they have been so gracious to gift my followers 20% off a service! All you have to do is click here to claim it- Layers and Lipstick 20% off Service
Who knew brushing your teeth could be so much fun? Especially when you have matching ones from Quip! Did you know most people don’t take care of their teeth properly? You either brush too hard, unevenly, not long enough or don’t brush often enough!
I actually think my dental hygiene got better after dating Andrew no lie. He is ALWAYS brushing his teeth so I had to step up my game LOL.
Quip has different options on the color choice which I really like, I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten which toothbrush was mine because we had the same colors… I chose the copper metal and Andrew chose the slate metal color. One thing I really like is the nifty dual-use cover that comes with them (not the plastic tube the base that it is in) which makes traveling with your electric toothbrush easier.
Did you know that you should brush your teeth for 2 minutes at a time? The Quip has sensitive vibrations that use a built-in timer to pulse every 30 seconds and turn off after 2 minutes, helping guide a full and even clean.
How cool, you can mount the case to your mirror at home using a micro-suction strip! The subscription actually delivers new tubes of toothpaste as well when you run out.
Quip has made our life easier instead of running to the store every so often to go pick up new toothbrushes we get new brush heads delivered right to our door!
Dentist recommends that you change your bristles after 3 months because bristles become worn out and ineffective at cleaning. Why not pay $5 with free shipping for your bristles to be automatically refreshed.
The new year has begun and that means I have goals that I want to achieve! One huge goal of mine is keeping my teeth white and vibrant. I found the perfect solution by partnering up with Smile Brilliant. Keep scrolling to see my results and why I have added to this to the weekly routine to see what my secret is to keep my teeth staying bright <3 It is so easy!
Smile Brilliant is an easy and affordable way to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home. The process is super easy! I never feel like I have time to do anything before heading to work and getting home so this process was perfect for me!
Smile Brilliant will send you a kit, you will make impressions with the mold to make your own retainers. As soon as that process is done you send them out, they arrive about 7-10 days after you send it out. I am always trying to find ways to keep my teeth brighter for the holiday season, especially with how many pictures get taken I always look at my teeth!
To get the best results I personally would go brush my teeth with just water and then apply the whitening gel in the trays and wear them for about 45 minutes. My teeth are very sensitive so I was actually nervous trying this entire process, but to be honest, I left them on for about 15-25 minutes, to begin with, and just stretched the timeout as I went on! So easy to do right before you go to work, I put them on before I get in the shower and take them off before I leave for work! 🙂
The orange is the whitening gel, I did mine every other day for the first week and then about 2-3 times a week and now just do it 1-2 times a week to maintain the brightness.
The purple labels are the sensitizing gel that helps if your teeth become sensitive. You would do if after you apply the whitening gel. I personally have sensitive teeth so just to be cautious I did use the sensitizing gel.
My before and after, as you can see my teeth already were pretty white this process just made my teeth a little brighter and great for maintaining brightness.
Want to know how you can get a Smile Brilliant kit?! Well, you are in luck, Smile Brilliant and I have partnered up to giveaway a T3 Sensitive Kit Valued at $139 all you have to do is enter by clicking the link below!
I have had many questions about my hair and I have not forgotten about them! I wanted to share with you a brand I use often and LOVE! Unite is a great brand that works with all types of hairstyles. Since cutting my hair and going a little darker than usual, Unite has helped maintain my hairstyle and color!
I see a lot of gals asking what to do about the brass tones in their hair all over social media! Well, this blonde shampoo will do the trick. When applying you want to use a small size (depending on your hair and how much you need to cover) Then I keep mine on for about a minute or less because my hair grabs quickly to the purple. If you leave it on to long your hair will get a grey/ white tone but will fade within a couple days. The trick is to put it on your roots or the brass areas you are wanting to naturalize. I do not apply this to my ends because they are already very blonde already.
They don’t just call it purple shampoo for nothing! This is the perfect solution when you want to brighten your dull blonde or brass tones!
I use the Purple shampoo about 2 times a week sometimes just once. The next time I wash my hair I am sure to do a hair mask or deep condition.
Their dry shampoo is a lifesaver! Do you know you should not wash your hair every day? I was in a habit where I was because my hair always got so greasy, then realized that is why it was. The Unite dry shampoo has changed the game, perfect for when you are on the go, stay at home mom (shout out to my sister) and simply when you are running late in the morning to work!
The liquid dust is my favorite product to put in my hair when it is wet. I already have thick hair so when I apply this to my roots when it is wet it gives the areas that are not as thick some volume. If you are looking for more volume in your hairs life, this would do the trick!
OIL OIL OIL! I use to be so scared of using it because I feared that my hair would look greasy but the secret is that a little goes a long way. You just apply a little bit to your hands and apply it to your ends. Mainly I do this when I straighten my hair because I get little frills on the ends of my hair!
I have gotten so many questions lately one what hair products I use from the maintenance of it and the curling irons I use. I am getting ready to start some fun hair tutorials and would love to hear what you want to see!
Cyber Monday got holiday shopping on my mind. When it comes to creating holiday content – that means one thing– gift guides! Today I am sharing some of my favorite picks for the season that would make precious gifts for all the gals in your life!
Take a peek at these adorable finds and feel free to click on the image to shop the exact product! Hope you enjoy and let me know in the comments what other types of gift guide you are excited to see this season.
I mean look at these colors?! Why wouldn’t Fall not be my favorite season? For starters the colors in the leaves are breathtaking and growing up in Northern Michigan I was so lucky to have experienced breathtaking Fall season. I sure do miss those days. But KC you still are beautiful during the Fall. Call me crazy but being a “Blonde” I was always opposed to wearing mustard yellow anything but as of late I have really been obsessed with this color and realized I could totally pull it off! I got this shirt recently on my shopping haul with Legends Outlet Mall at Old Navy.
Tip of the day: Always try on something you think you would never wear because I am sure it will look great and it doesn’t hurt to try!This vest is the perfect layering piece to any shirt or sweater. It is so cozy, let me tell ya!
They also have a similar long jacket right now that I am going to go back and get.
Legends Outlet Mall is your one-stop shop when shopping for Fall statement pieces. They have such great deals and with the holiday’s coming up it is a perfect time. When I went as mentioned above I had to stop by one of my favorite stores Old Navy and picked up some items that will be statement pieces in my closet this season.
Linked below are the items <3 Be sure to head to their stores since limited sizes are online <3
WHAT IS UP WITH THIS WEATHER! I am ready for FALL. Bomber jackets, booties, colored jeans and fab earrings. If you missed it this morning I was on Fox 4 talking about Fall’s must haves. Some fun things I talked about are right here in KC!
I am obsessed with these light weight earrings from Nickel & Suede. Here in the picture above I am wearing their cork earring. I have linked below some of their new Fall released earrings.
They have many more earrings and accessories on their website and their store in Liberty, MO.
I also talked this morning about colored pants, bomber jackets, and how the Fall “It” color is going to be red! I don’t know about you but red is not my color, but the more I see things online it totally can be trendy!
Good Morning and thank you for tuning in to my segment! If you missed it well your still in luck! I am sharing a full recap on the products that I talked about how to beat the August heat! All these products I am talking about are so easy to incorporate into your day-to- day lifestyle.
Bioderma Hydrabio Brume
● Provides a precise dose of refreshing cleansing water which soothes and enhances sensitive skin
● Perfect balance of mineral salts and trace elements makes this the perfect product for sensitive and dehydrated skin
● Relieves burning, itching, sunburn, razor burn and other irritations
● Instantly refreshes skin, and can also be used to remove makeup or remove excess product after facial treatments, masks, etc.
● Available for $14.90 at Beautylish.com
Embryolisse Eau de Beaute Rosamelis
● Refreshing alcohol-free toner, great for cooling off skin and reviving your skin in the AM or as a mid-day pick me up!
● Restores skin’s pH balance for a refreshed complexion
● Orange and witch hazel extracts minimize pores and brighten skin, while cornflower and rose extracts calm redness and soften skin
● Use after cleansing face, and follow with your favorite moisturizer
● Available at Dermstore.com for $35
Nerium Eye-V™ Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches
● Instant remedy for stressed, fatigued or puffy eyes
● Patches feature ThermoReact technology and a host of ingredients to deliver a quick, cooling, quenching boost for an instant “eye lift” effect
● Sleek and translucent design makes Eye-V™ patches easy to wear while driving to work, walking your dog, or in-between meetings
● Use once a week to keep eyes fresh – can be stored in the fridge for optimal cooling effects
● Available at Nerium.com – $55 for a box of 5 sets of patches
Lancome Energie de Vie Illuminating & Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel
● Frosty roll-on applicator and cooling gel formula hydrates skin while eliminating signs of fatigue
● Features a frosty roll-on applicator with three steel rollerballs to instantly refresh, cool and wake up tired eyes
● Plumping crystalline gel breaks into water for an instantly cooling and hydrating effect
● The formula is specifically formulated to retain 60 times its weight in water, leaving skin ultra-hydrated for up to 24 hours
● Available at retailers nationwide for $39
Rustic MAKA Soothe Spray
● SOOTHE After Sun Spray goes beyond today’s standards of natural with the aim to first and foremost effectively nourish the body without any toxic ingredients
● SOOTHE harnesses the cooling power of Peppermint essential oil to cool sun-kissed skin on contact
● Organic Calendula calms the skin, while soothing Aloe hydrates and nourishes within
● Easy to use, no-fuss spray locks shut for no-spill storage in any travel bag
● Cruelty-free and made in the USA
● Available at RustikMAKA.com for $15.95
Good Morning and thank you all for tuning in this morning and wathincg me on FOX 4!! I had a blast sharing with you all how I incorporate these fun products in my summer routine! If you have any questions please feel free to email me!
Below is where you can find out more information on the products that were seen on TV! Enjoy.
COOLA Eco-Luxe SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray
Easy spray-on application
Broad spectrum SPF 50 protection
Anti-aging anti-oxidant infused spray that nourishes and hydrates skin
70%+ filled with certified organic ingredients such as cucumber, algae, and strawberry extracts
Yes, you read that right! I am going on TV this weekend, Saturday morning to be exact! I have been so nervous and to be honest a little freaked out in the best way possible, someone pinch me! Keep scrolling to find out where you can watch.
Of course I had to share this fun romper also from Old Navy!
I am obsessed with this jumper you guys! I have linked a similar one different pattern here (romper) and these shoes <3
How fun, I am going on TV this Saturday a 7:50AM on Fox! If you are local tune in to WDAF. I am not going to spoil what I will be doing on there so you have to wake up super early to see me!
Never in a million years did I think I would be chosen to be part of something so fun. I have no idea what I am wearing tomorrow morning but hey, I am sure I can find something! Hence I ran to the mall last night in hopes to find something… it was a fail. Ha
Happy Friday! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @layersnlipstick for a behind the scenes of tomorrow morning!
Happy Monday! What a beautiful weekend it was. This weather was all about layering for me. You know your weekend goes by way to fast when you think it is Saturday, Sunday morning…Whoops! Well today I am sharing with you my favorite trend (fringe crop jeans) from Tjmaxx and also what Makeup I am wearing.
I always loved a natural look and lately I have really been getting into makeup and watching tutorials. I will be sitting up in bed watching them late at night and Andrew will always tell me to go to bed! HA! I have had quit a bit of people asking me what products I use. To be honest I have been playing around with a few brands these past few months, this look does not include highlighter which I have recently been playing with a few ones I like that I will share soon 🙂
My skin is very sensitive so that is the main reason why I switch around to see what works best with my skin. Also with the seasons changing, of course you have to switch that up.
Below I have share what products I have used to accomplish this subtle look and light eye. I love a full coverage look but also when it looks natural. I by no means am a professional and am still learning. So for those of you who are newbies to the makeup bandwagon, follow along with me and we will learn together!
Good Morning all! Check out this cute and comfy Charlie Hustle shirt, they are all super easy to pair with any type of outfit 🙂 and that handsome guy I had to post this picture of him, because he is always the one behind the camera for me! So shout out to this incredible human being for being so great!
Words cannot describe how busy I have been these past couple weeks. Believe it or not I was going to post this on Sunday, just in time for the Chiefs game! But that didn’t happen, obviously…LOL!
We are trying to make our house some what presentable for Thanksgiving because we are hosting Andrew’s parents for the first time in our new home. I could not be more thrilled! We have put together the guest bedroom finally and added a few touches to the bathroom and kitchen.
The kitchen is almost complete, we are adding subway tile this week and should be finished by the end of the weekend. Fingers crossed! Our dining room is just needing some chairs, and a rug. We also need a rug in the living room and man, it is so hard to commit to something that really determines everything in that one room!
I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday, and I heard its National Fast Food Day! GO out and enjoy that greasy, yummy food!
You guys this weekend was one for the books! Friday night I attended Kansas City Fashion week with my main squeeze! Andrew and I had a blast. It a first for both of us going and we sure did enjoyed every minute of it. I loved all the fashion forward styles, the fun photo bus and I absolutely loved how the evening flowed and their awesome swag bags. The bags were filled with so many great products from Aveda and a few things from the participating vendors.
You can find this exact dress on their website ( my color is sold out but there is a different color available) Roolee This dress it is super comfy, and really great for any occasion <3
Saturday I went to The Florida Georgia Line Concert, Oh my lordy. It was amazing. If you are a country fan, you need to go. End of story <3
I hope y’all have a great week! I am one busy bee. You will find me editing, working and traveling this week into next week to Michigan and Georgia!! ahhh! I am really looking forward to this crazy busy weekend. I am hopefully going to make a pit stop to one of my favorite little stores in Michigan. Stay tuned I hope to find some fun stuff for the new house!
Happy Hump Day! Yesterday Andrew and I went out to dinner @ the MIXX and hung out with some of our friends. Adjusting to working from home has been putting me in a funk and so getting out and having coffee and meeting with other creatives and of course visiting my nephew blake and sisters has been keeping me sane. Luther turned 4 months old today! Which is so crazy to me, he finally went down the stairs yesterday guys! And then got sick due to us bribing him to go down with treats, poor thing. But hey he now goes down them no problem!! Today I am editing, making calls and preparing some outfits for a session tomorrow with a friend who takes fabulous photos <3 Below is a fun video I put together of Mr. Luther Nash Enjoy!
You guys I have some thick hair and am currently in the process of trying to grow it out so lets just say doing my hair sometimes is not fun! Lately though I have been really getting into styling it more, rather than just curling it or straightening it! I found out that by curling it so often I was damaging my hair so much. Because it’s summer time I know we all like to throw it up or do something simple but yet cute to make a statement! This is been my favorite go to summer hair style. To accomplish those little wave curls I simply used my straightener!
Today my hair still had some curl it in so I am now wearing it in high pony! I don’t wash my hair that often… I know it sounds gross but I notice my hair way healthier after 3-4 days not washing it! I use a really awesome Dry shampoo I shared with you guys a few posts ago! I know some of you are thinking well does she shower?! OF COURSE! I just put my hair is a cute cap and do my thang! ( I follow plenty of other bloggers/ friends that also don’t clean their hair for a lot longer )
I am thinking about starting some tutorials on hair and just simply sharing more videos on my blog! What do y’all think?! Let me know what you want to see!!
My April Beauty round up! I am so picky about beauty products because my skin is so sensitive. All the products I talk about and use I promise to be completely honest with you all about my experience with them all.
Gillette Venus Swirl : I received this complementary from VOX BOX for Influenster, for reviewing. I have to be honest I hate shaving my legs because I always cut myself and this shaver I didn’t have one cut!! Especially on my knees I usually do but nope! No cuts, or razor burn! #choosetosmooth
Eos Shave Cream: Speaking of razor burn! No matter what shaving cream I have always got razor burn but not with Eos. It was so moisturizing and my legs are so smooth!
NYX Lipstick: NYX has stepped up there game! I absolutely love their lipstick. I received this in my April Ipsy bag and fell in love. I love that it is matte and it lasts for some time. It also doesn’t leave any lines when you apply it!
Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation : I have to admit I am just starting to explore different types of foundation ranging from pricing and brands. I came across this one and absolutely LOVE IT! It reminds me of my Tarte foundation but honestly is a little lighter. And the matte texture is the perfect look for everyday!
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day : I am a sucker for hair masks. And this is the perfect match for me. I just put it on my hair at night and sleep with a cap and rinse in the morning. I can tell a difference in just one use.
Cera Ve Eye Repair Cream: I have always had really dark circle under my eyes since I was little, and no matter how much sleep I get they are always a little darker and this eye cream has been so great for that. If you have dark circles or even creases already I have noticed a difference after a week of using it!
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara: I own so many tubes of Mascara! This mascara is my go to now! My lashes are fuller, feel thicker and do not CLUMP! Thats one thing I find a lot in mascara is that they are great but they clump and I hate that. But no clumps here with this mascara!
Kenra Blow Dry Spray: I learned a while ago to always put a heat protector on my hair when using heat! I have tried so many and they either make my hair still feel so dry or greasy! The Kenra Blow Dry Spray has been a perfect match for my hair!
Dry Shampoo : I fell in love with Dry shampoo when I was in college! Some people don’t understand it! I can go 3 solid days with this dry shampoo and it not look greasy. I know your thing EWW! But seriously it smells good, no grease! Also side not that the brand has so many yummy smells! This brand is super inexpensive and can find at your local Target!