BowTie PaperBag Pants

IMG_5736IMG_5720IMG_5739 IMG_5724 IMG_5741I really think I have discovered my new “happy pants.” Yes, it’s an actual thing. A great pair of pants can truly change your mood and make you happy, hence the name, happy pants. How could you not smile when you see these any how? The paper bag style is just lovely. I’m sure at some point in your life you have worn pants with a bow tie on it. It’s a classic yet statement look that every single girl can pull off, no matter the age. Anthropologie has two colors to choose from: Black and Orange. Surprisingly enough, the black pair can be styled in so many ways with so many different styles of tops. So for those ladies that like to keep their wardrobe a little safe but also a little fun, the black pair is just for you. But for my bold sistas out there, Orange is your color. Go big or go home am I right? I own plenty of black pants, so when I come across an opportunity to own a pair of striking orange ones…TAKE MY MONEY! These pants haven’t been the easiest thing to style from to day to day but hey, I like a challenge. That’s what I live for. I figured I would show you the most simple and bulletproof way to style these pants. I paired it my trusty ole’ crop top and my all time favorite blazer for a very sleek, minimal look. Hope you love it just as much as I do. You can always opt for a longer more conservative tee if that’s what you’re comfortable with. If so, your outfit will be transformed to fit into a more work appropriate setting. Give these pants a try. I think with an open mind you will fall in love with them like I did. Head over heels.

I ordered these pants in the size 00P. No regrets.

With love,

©Karissa Marie

PaperBag Pants. Top. Blazer. Shoes-Zara

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Glo-Minerals Makeup Review

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First things first, let me tell you a little bit about Glo Minerals:

Glō∙minerals offers a mineral makeup system uniquely designed for skincare professionals and their clients. Their award-winning formulations deliver unsurpassed coverage, UV and environmental protection and an exceptional spectrum of mineral pigments. Talc free and non-comedogenic, glō∙minerals provides the ideal choice for even the most sensitive skin, like myself. Clinically advanced mineral makeup that covers, corrects and protects. Don’t you love the sound of that?

• Triple-milled process ensures even, continuous coverage that lasts

• Powerful antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract

• Broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection

• Non-comedogenic, talc free formulas

• Formulated with anti-inflammatory ingredients

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♥Let’s start off with my favorite product from Glo Minerals: The Luxe Liquid Bright Concealer.

I am huge a advocate of concealing. I think I’ve tried every under eye concealer that’s ever been made. Not only must I find a concealer that gets rid of my dark circles (I’m an insomniac) but I also need a product that brightens up my complexion.

My First Impression: The formula is very high coverage. I’m surprised, but thankful, that it never creased under my eyes considering how thick it was. You only need the smallest, and I mean SMALLEST, amount. A little of Liquid Bright Concealer goes a very long way and I love that. I mix both of the colors, high beam & brighten, to get my perfect highlight shade. Even though the formula is thicker than most concealers, it looks incredibly natural and nothing beats that.

The Facts: A lightweight, corrective concealer pen that provides impeccable coverage while bringing light and brightness to the complexion.

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Glo Minerals Blush: Papaya

Blush is everything. A little bit of blush on the apples of your cheeks adds a touch feminine to your entire look no matter what you’re wearing. Blush is one of my all time favorite steps of my makeup routine. No girl should ever have to live without blush.

My First Impression: HOLY MOLY! Was this blush pigmented. One tap of this and you’re ready to look naturally flushed. I have been searching and searching for my “everyday” shade. This particular shade is the perfect combination of cool and warm tones. I don’t think I will ever go back to another color. I am obsessed.

Facts: High-pigment mineral makeup blush for expert color, shading and highlighting.

  • Apply glo minerals Blush to the apples of the cheeks blending upward along the cheek bone.

  • Exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract

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Glo Minerals Luxe Liquid Foundation: Porcelain

I have an on going struggle with foundation. I can’t seem to find one that fits all my skincare needs. I have combination skin but it’s more on the oily side. I’ve gotten over the high coverage foundation phase because my skin has cleared up a lot and I want to show it off.

My First Impression: Another product where a little goes a long way. I only needed half of a pump of this and it seamlessly covered my entire face and left me looking flawless, yet natural. I was blown away at how easily it blended. I am very pleased with the formula. My facial shine did peak through after a few hours, but personally, I’m not totally against it. I like a little bit of natural oil because looking completely matte is so last year. Luxe Liquid Foundation is an A+ in my book.

Facts: Harness the light-refracting power of diamonds to bend light for a smooth, ageless complexion.

  • Formulated with light-diffusing diamond powder

  • Specialized moisturizing agents to deliver a flawless, youthful radiance

  • Sheer to full coverage that is easily buildable

  • Great for all skin types except excessively oily

  • Delivers a semi-dewy finish

  • Broad spectrum UV protection

Luxe Foundation Brush

My First Impression: I’ve invested in a lot of high-end brushes. I regret buying them all because this brush takes the cake. It made blending my foundation an absolute breeze. It’s so soft. Like a cloud really. The Luxe Liquid Foundation and this brush was a match made in heaven. Bravo.

Facts: This flat top kabuki is the perfect applicator for Luxe Liquid Foundation SPF 15.

  • the synthetic hair only picks up the perfect amount of product meaning nothing goes to waste

  • Achieve full coverage and a smooth, even application with a soft focus finish.

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Glo Minerals Brow Gel: Clear

How could I blog about makeup and not mention my brows? Duh. I’m sure most of you big brow lovers appreciate a good brow gel.

My First Impression: Nothing much to say except that the job was done. This gel lifted my brows and they stayed up the entire day which ultimately lifted my entire face and that’s all I ask for in a brow gel.

Facts: A water-based formulation enriched with antioxidants, glominerals brow gel provides brow-sculpting control in tinted or clear.

 

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Glo Minerals Redness Relief Powder

My First Impression: My sensitive skin is prone to redness. Falling in love with this product was so easy to do because it’s so light weight. I use this powder to set my under eyes and the rest of my face for a natural and oil-free look.

Facts: Visibly reduce skin’s surface redness with soothing ingredients like Honey Suckle, Zinc Oxide and Caffeine. Redness Relief Powder is ideal for even the most sensitive skin.

  • Formulated with glominerals’ exclusive blend of antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, E and green tea

  • Wear alone, under or over foundation and re-apply throughout the day as needed.

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Glo Mineral Lipstick: Spark, Vixen and Willow

My First Impression: Alright, alright. It’s not a secret that I’m a lipstick girl. I refuse to go nude. The brighter and bolder the lip, the better. I’m normally a big fan of matte lipsticks. I just prefer the look on me a lot better. These lipsticks have slight sheen to them which, honestly, is outside my comfort zone. Besides the glossy factor, they felt amazing on my lips. Having dry lips is a struggle of mine but these bad boys kept my lips moisturized the entire day. If I’m being honest…the smell of these lipsticks wasn’t my favorite. It has that “no smell” smell. It’s doesn’t linger or anything but if that’s the only flaw in this entire post than I’d say that’s pretty good.

Facts: Moisturizing lipstick that provides vibrant, long-lasting color and remarkable wearability.

  • Fortified with the exclusive glominerals antioxidant blend of Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract.

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Overall Review of Glo Minerals: This is my first time trying any mineral base makeup product. Everyone and they mother has told me to try it and I never listened. I’ve been using this makeup line for awhile now. My skin has had time to react to it and I’d say that my skin has never looked or felt better. I really don’t know where this company has been my whole life. I would strongly recommend Glo Minerals to anyone and everyone. Whether you’re 16 or 85, I suggest you try it because you won’t regret it.

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 With love,

©Karissa Marie

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