Current Beauty Essentials

  1. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Ever since buying this concealer, I have been hooked! It is by far the most full-coverage concealer I have ever tried ! I also love their wide range of shades because I can actually find a shade that highlights my under-eyes! (I alternate between shades Fair (on the left) and Fair Beige (on the right) because Fair is more pink-toned and Fair Beige is more yellow-toned!) I don’t think I’ll ever find a concealer I love more than this one! Go Tarte!

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  1. Essence Make Me Brow Gel

This brow gel is AMAZING! It is so incredibly similar to Benefit Gimme Brow, for a fraction of the cost! It gives my brows a slight tint while setting them perfectly in place for the whole day and I LOVE the small brush! And for less than $5, you can’t beat it! (I use shade 02 Browny Brows, which is the darkest shade!)

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  1. NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder

No makeup look is complete, in my opinion, without baking your under-eyes! I find that my concealer creases less, looks smoother and lasts longer when I bake! This NYC powder is so great and it is less than $5 depending on where you buy it! The powder is translucent and so finely milled that it just smooths the under-eye SO well! I have re-purchased multiple back-ups because I just can’t live without it!!

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  1. Morphe M501 highlighting brush

Although this isn’t a makeup product, my makeup routine would not be complete without it! I am a highlighting fanatic and sometimes I go a little overboard (but really is there EVER too much highlight?) This brush makes it so easy to distribute the product evenly and apply that FABULOUS highlight!

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  1. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Swan

When this foundation came out a few years ago, everyone went NUTS! I myself ran to my nearest Sephora and bought the lightest shade at the time, Porcelain, assuming that it would be light enough! Boy, was I wrong! The shade was straight-up orange on my pale skin so unfortunately as much as I LOVED the foundation, I couldn’t wear it! Recently, they expanded their shade range and I purchased one of their newest fair shades, Swan, and it matches me perfectly! Now, I wear it every day and can’t seem to use anything else! It’s a medium to full coverage with such a natural, skin-like finish!

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Thank you so much for reading and stay tuned for more makeup posts!

XOXO

– Nicole

15 Facts About Me

Hi loves! My name is Nicole and I am SO excited to be writing my first blog post! I have always wanted to start a blog and always talked myself out of it for no reason but now I’m actually doing it! Stay tuned for posts about college life at the Fashion Institute of Technology, makeup, and surviving the transition to adulthood! I am so incredibly happy to combine my love of writing, social media and making others happy to create this blog! I hope you guys are as excited as I am! Here are 15 facts to get to know me!

  1. I am originally from Long Island, New York but I currently live in Manhattan!
  2. I am a sophomore at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Chelsea, Manhattan!
  3. My favorite color is purple!
  4. I absolutely cannot live without my white converse!
  5. My music taste is all over the place, ranging from 70s hits to country to throwback Disney (Weird, I know!)
  6. I have two older brothers!
  7. One of my many goals is to live in California for at least a few years!
  8. My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing!
  9. Even though I go to a fashion school, I don’t consider myself to be highly fashionable!
  10. I own almost 50 foundations! (I have a problem, I know)
  11. I have a serious addiction to coffee! (I blame that on being Italian; I learned how to make espresso when I was probably 5 years old!)
  12. New Mexico is one of my favorite places, besides New York and Los Angeles, because of its beautiful landscape and my amazing family that lives there!
  13. I am a firm believer in the law of attraction and that all positive thoughts can only lead to positive experiences!
  14. My favorite flower is a sunflower!
  15. I have an addiction to binge-watching Netflix; Nothing is better than snuggling up in bed, watching McDreamy work his magic on Grey’s Anatomy!

Thank you so much for reading and coming on this journey with me!

XOXO

– Nicole