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California Dreaming + Giveaway!

Lately I have been completely obsessed with having my nails done and matching colors to the season I am in. So in dedication of there being 1 more month of summer, lets continue to use those bright colors!

The OPI collections always have a theme and I specifically chose this one because it features summer colors as well as neutral for those who like to be a little more muted.

Each is priced at $12.50. Usually Ulta will offer a discount off or if you are a member, you can use your points!

*All photos are not my own. Photos can be found here.*

This is the California Dreaming Infinite Shine 2 Collection:

Left: Santa Monica Beach Peach

Top: Me Mysefie and I

Bottom: Time for a Napa

Top Row: Malibu Pier Pressure, To The Mouse House We Go,

Bottom Row:Excuse Me Big Sur!, This Is Not Whine Country

Top Row: Sweet Caramel Sunday, Feeling Frisco,

Bottom Row: Don’t Take Yosemite for Granite, Breaking up with the Wrong Sequioa

Since I have been gone for a long time, I thought I’d do a little giveaway! There will be two winners! Each will have the choice to pick any color polish in ANY one of OPI collections!!

To enter:

1. Like this post.

2. Comment below what you plan to do for the month of August!

Simple right? Please one comment per person! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, August 6!! Good luck!

xo, Lexi ♡

Summer Nails

Summer is quickly approaching! It is time to bring out the bright floral colors. After all, that is what summer represents! It does have an infinite shine, which is a glossy texture. The formulas for all O.P.I polishes are extremely thick and creamy. If you have never purchased from this brand, it is most likely the same if not similar to the polishes used in a nail salon when using gel color. Below are polishes from the O.P.I Fiji collection.

Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon

Do You Sea What I Sea?

Living on the Bula-vard!

No Tan Lines

Exotic Birds do not Tweet

These are not all of the colors from the collection but are the ones that stood out to me most. You can check out the entire collection here. Let me know what you think of the colors below in the comments! 

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Xo Lex ♡

Copy Her Style: Keke Palmer

Hi lovies! Keke Palmer recently posted a photo on her instagram with her new short hair. But I wasn’t focused on her hair. Although it does give me Nia Long vibes, I was more focused on the outfit itself. If you guys didn’t know, I love old classic looks! I was so inspired I decided to find a mock of clothes that you can purchase yourself to achieve the same look.

Some of the items below are not the exact clothing in the photo, it is a mock. I tried to find the cheapest price for each item. 

Snapped Button Plaid Shirt from Forever 21 $19.90

Grey Spaghetti Strap Crop Top$6.99

Girlfriend High Rise Jeans from Urban Outfitters $49

Superstar Foundation Sneakers from Adidas $55

I enjoyed searching through different sites to find these. It actually introduced me to new sites! I’m actually planning on doing more of these! Also, be sure to follow me on pinterest: @alexus0!

Glow Up With Ashley!

​Now we all remember High School Musical and Suite Life of Zack and Cody’s favorite blonde! No other than Ashley Tisdale herself. She has partnered up with BH Cosmetics to create a illumination  of (highlight) products that are worth a double take. It has been known that all of Bh cosmetics products are vegan so this is available to everyone. They are known for their pigmented eyeshadows and highlighters with the most affordable prices ever!

http://www.bhcosmetics.com/beach-goddess-12-color-eye-cheek-collection

I was so intrigued by this collection since I love a shimmery glow that I had to spotlight two items! To be honest, I am actually more excited to see someone from my childhood step into the makeup industry! 

She created a palette that is limited to 5 per customer. It is full of warm and sunkissed shimmers. It couldn’t have been released at a better time. This is called Night Goddess by her Illuminate collection with Bh.

Price: $18.00

It is kind of on the expensive side of what BH is known for but obviously price was bumped since it is Ashley Tisdale.

http://www.bhcosmetics.com

Next, these two shimmer bronzers. Now I don’t wear bronzer mainly because I just feel it makes me look muddy. I love a baked bronzer because you can basically add it to so much! Again, it was limited 5 to each person but I’m sure anyone who wanted to get their hands on it, DID.

Price: $9.00

http://www.bhcosmetics.com

I do believe these products will be amazing because this company has never failed me once. I hope you guys are just as much as excited for this collection as I am. If you have any questions about their products, you can always send them a message on their web page! Lip glosses and a cream kit is also apart of the collection if you want to check it out go to bhcosmetics.com. Links are directly captioned under photos if interested.

xo Lex ♡

Get Out Of My Face!

In the summer doing your hair becomes a dreadful thing. Since it is so hot, you may be used to constantly putting it up into a tight or messy bun. But what about those days where you actually do want to do your hair nice but it’s way too hot to keep it down? The wind is always strongest during the summer near the beach and it can be super annoying when all of your hair is in your face! I wanted to share some styles I found on pinterest to give a little spice to your looks yet keep it out of the eyes!

Instead of a low slick bun, add some braids in the mix. Simply split your hair into three parts and braid the front sides going backwards. Make a bun out of the back portion and cross the braids around creating a cinnabon effect.Perfect for the heat that will guaranteed endless compliments.

This is the one for that 2 to 3 days hair that you don’t feel like washing. Messy lown buns are the cutest style and looks like you actually tried knowing it took no effort at all.

Of course, we couldn’t forget about two cornrolls going to the back of the head. I literally have been wearing my hair like this to the pool, to the beach, to the park, everywhere. It is easy to make this messy or neat depending on your mood. It keeps all of the hair out of your face so you’ll feel less hot as well.

And for those who like their high ponytails lets make it sleek and tight! Adding a fishtail braid to it, gives it that spunk and edge.

I hope you guys enjoyed these ideas and let me know what you think in the comments below. Be sure to follow me on We ♡ It @thatssolex. 

All photos are from Pinterest. Follow me on pinterest: @alexus0.

xo Lex ♡

Pop Your Summer Lips

I love ColourPop’s liquid lipsticks! They are so creamy and true to color. They definitely have a variety of choices that you can use for summer but these are my favorites thus far from the ultra satin collection. Go to colourpop.com for further information.

Botanical (neon peachy coral) $6

https://colourpop.com/pages/contact-us

Brooklyn (warm bright hot pink) $6

CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

https://colourpop.com/pages/contact-us

Magic Wand (light nude) $6

https://colourpop.com/pages/contact-us

Molly (plum lilac)

https://colourpop.com/pages/contact-us

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xo Lex ♡

It’s A Kiko Celebration!

Happy 4th of July lovies!

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-foods-to-amp-up-your-fourth-of-july

The best part about today is that there are several sales going on online all day long! Literally your favorite cosmetic or clothing store is probably having some sort of discount happening.

https://www.kikocosmetics.com/

I checked out Kiko Milano and there having a 30% off any full priced item and free shipping on $15! 

Here are items I dropped into my cart:

Unlimited Broad Spectrum Spf 15 Foundation in Neutral 130 

Desert Dunes Baked Bronzer in 201 Sienna Melange 

Color Click Lipstick in 06 Famous Cyclamen

High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow in 05 Metallic Warm Rose

High Pigment Wet and Dry Eyeshadow in 76 Pearly Silver

Disclaimer: All photos used are not mine. They are from the Kiko Milano website. Click the first link for further details.

Sunday’s Face

​Check out what’s on my face today. It is written in the exact order I applied onto my face.

Primers 

Yes, I use two primers! No, my foundation doesn’t slide all over my face. I have very dry skin so it is important that my skin is highly protected underneath so that my foundation doesn’t settle in and create creases.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

I usually put this onto my cheeks and undereye area. It is very creamy and lightweight. You literally don’t even feel like you are putting anything on. You can buy at Ulta for $6.99 but I believe I got mine at Rite Aid for cheaper.

Ulta Fabulous Face Foundation Primer

This literally helps foundation stay locked in place. Although I do apply it all over my face, I make sure I deeply pat into my undereye area since I have a noticeable fine line. Obviously this can be bought at Ulta for $12.50. If you purchase online and add 2 more items to your cart, you get one free.

Foundation

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

Color: New Guinea

This is my holy grail foundation. I put on more of a medium coverage today. I would repurchase this as many times as needed regardless of the price. With a satin glowy finish, this looks exactly like my skin. It applies so smoothly and makes my skin so radiant. It is a high end product priced at $45 so I would make sure that you get your appropiate color before purchasing. The lady at my local mall was very helpful with choosing my correct color.

It Cosmetics Airbrush Blurring Foundation Brush #101

This is also a high priced item for a brush. It is $24 but well worth it. It feels steady in the hand and gives the fondation a more airy realistic look.

Mascaras

Catrice Glamour Doll Volume Waterproof Mascara in Black 010

I always go for drugstore mascaras since they basically do the same job as a Too Faced product would. I use this one for my bottom lashes. It seperates and lengthens. Most importantly, it doesn’t smudge. I like to use a waterproof mascara for my bottom lashes because my eyes tend to water more now in the summer. It’s currently on sale at Ulta for $5.24 so I would get my hands on that as soon as possible. 

L’oreal Carbon Black Voluminous Mascara

I did a review on it almost a year ago and I continue to use it so that shows how consistent this product is.

Brows 

Nyx Control Freak Eye Brow Gel

I do not fill my brows but I do like to put gel on my brows to bring the color out from the foundation almost overlaying. I don’t fill my brows because I prefer just waxing at the salon and then using the gel to brighten and straighten.

Highlight

Carli Bybel Palette 

Everything in the palette is so pigmented and creamy. I sometimes use the eyeshadows as highlighters. Thats how good this is. It is only $14.50 which was the same price on BH cosmetics website and now it is in Ulta stores.

Lips & Setting Spray

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

They are only $6 and worth the buy. It does feel like it doesn’t come with much inside but the color is amazing and perfect for a Sunday summer.

Nyx Dewy Setting Spray

To end it all, set it! For less than $10, it keeps your face locked it in. I have a habit of touching my face a lot forgetting that I’m wearing makeup, so locking it in place keeps me safe.

XO Lex 🌼

Check The Date!

http://instylefashionone.com/how-to-get-nail-polish-off-just-about-anything/

Although nail polishes seem like they can last until it is all used up, guess again! Like any product, it does have an expiration date! Most people fail to notice the “Period of Time After Opening”. The symbol is an opened jar that would have a number and the letter “M”. This indicates the authorized time after opening of safe usage. Typically a nail polish lasts 1-2 years (24-36 months). People may think that a company places a time limit onto the product as a trick to get the customer to buy more of the same product. That is not the case! Bacteria is everywhere. Out of the safety of their customers and length of the product – they are doing us the favor! Once polish is opened, bacteria forms and some ingredients evaporate. This causes the product to thicken and seperate. To thin out the polish, you can obviously shake well or apply a few drops of nail lacquer thinner. But I highly recommend that once you exceed the amount of months on the bottle, it’s time to throw it out!

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1048443/my-sons-nail-polish-isnt-a-political-statement

Keeping Up With Kylie!

Kylie Jenner has definitely made her mark in the beauty world with her liquid lipsticks but now her own affordable nail polish line, Sinful Colors has been brought to my attention. No, the price is nothing compared to the products on kyliecosmetics.com! Sinful Colors polishes are $2.99 which is mind blowing considering how thick and creamy the polish is. I personally love the satin matte colors (hence the ones I’ll be talking about in this post).

Colors available at Walgreens, Ulta, Kmart, Face Values, Rite Aid, Target and Walmart to name a few.

6 Colors:

• Taupe Is Chic, Holly-wood, Purple Kraze

• Miss Klaws, Kosmos, Konstellation

Thoughts? Definitely a must buy!

XO Lex 🌼