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26 May, 2017

No Place Like Home

Houston Model
T-shirt: Target

It's a pretty cool feeling to be proud of where you're from.

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23 May, 2017

Friendship in Your Twenties

Ebony and Ivory

name a more dynamic duo

friendship in your twenties
Photos by @bluestaar //Makeup by @xosophie_beauty

I wrote a post last year about the importance of keeping in touch with your college best friends.  This follows the same concept, but I wanted to do another on the importance of true, real friends in your 20s.

Also, how beautiful is my friend Jade?  We seriously had the best time staging these shots and getting every individual hair in place.  Not to mention how dang hard it is to not smile and be a dork when it's time to get serious.

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22 May, 2017

Me Time

Fitness Model

Houston Fitness Model

brunette model green eyes
Photos taken by @coreighterry

I think it's safe to say we all go through periods of extreme highs and lows in life.  We have chapters, or pages sometimes, when we feel like we have our sh*t completely together, everything's going in the right direction, and then something comes to dramatically shift the course.

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27 April, 2017

The Pout

What's up, everyone?

I know I can't be the only one that swoons over the perfect nude lip.  I'm the woman who has a purse full of lip liners, lipsticks, and a couple glosses but somehow I manage to convince myself that that one perfect shade is missing.  You know, the one that's not too pink, not too brown, not too warm, just...my lips but better.

Oh, and I can't stand any lip products that are drying, flaky, or make me look like it's the middle of winter when they should be looking plumped and hydrated!  It's a deal-breaker for me.  I go for a hybrid between a liquid lipstick, semi-matte, and a long-lasting liner.

striped off shoulder romper
Maybe she's born with it?  Maybe it's the wind. 

Kendall and Kylie Romper
Wearing Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in Dusty Rose & Magnetic Mauve
Romper: Pacsun / Shoes: Zara

The new Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liners & Loaded Bolds Lipsticks are bomb.  The texture is not too dry and not too creamy, so they last all day/night.  Theres tons of colors to choose from, but a few of my favorites are Dusty Rose, Magnetic Mauve, and Rich Chocolate (YAS, ombre lip).  If you're feeling super edgy, or if blue is just your color, they even have a few blue-ish shades.  Hey, apparently blue makes your teeth look white!

Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner

Maybelline Lip Liner

Nude Matte Lipstick

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick

I rocked these during a four hour photoshoot last week and didn't need to reapply once.  It lasted through the heat, wind, and a few jump squats and pretend sprints.

My man even kissed me while I had the liner on and it didn't transfer (He usually won't come near me with any type of lip product on...am I alone?!).

I usually stay in my nude lip bubble, but I may even try Berry Bossy if I'm feeling a little adventurous.  Or I might wear it for a picture and take it off because nude is my comfort zone -- We'll see.

Huge thank you to Maybelline for providing me with these gorgeous products and sponsoring this post!  I'm beyond humbled and grateful to get to work with such a legendary company.  As always, all opinions are my own, and you wouldn't be reading this post if I wasn't a fan!
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08 March, 2017

Gorgeous Lashes at Chic Lash Boutique

Lash lift before and after

Well, well, well!  I'm not even going to get into a long intro about how long it's been since I've popped on here -- We all know life happens.  I'd just be giving excuses.  Let's get to the fun stuff!

If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, you know I've been sharing my excitement for getting a lash lift.  I'm a big lash girl.  I love a good mascara (shoutout to L'Oreal Voluminous), and I'm always trying to achieve a big, bright eyed look.

I haven't taken the lash extension plunge for a few reasons.  For starters, I like to rub my eyes, wash my face freely, and just don't want the hassle of maneuvering around them.  Knowing me, they'd fall out too quickly and wouldn't be worth the cash.  Plus, with working out, the sweat can break up the glue, and I just don't have the time, patience, or money to keep up with them.  Maybe I'll try them once for fun, but for now...bring on the lash lift!

A lash lift is designed to give your natural lashes a boost, lots of curl, and make your eyes look a bit bigger.  I searched through before and afters on Instagram for hours and decided I had to try it.  It's the perfect treatment to make you feel extra pretty but still natural -- Who doesn't love that?!

I had my lash lift done at Chic Lash Boutique, and I can't say how much I love this place.  They popped my brow threading cherry about a year ago, did a fantastic job, and their amazing work carries into their lashes too.  Nora hooked me up with some gorgeous lashes.

Before:
lash lift before
After:
Lash Lift Before and After

Eyelash Lift Houston

OK, and I also have to mention how comfortable their beds are.  Prepare to take a nap.  Seriously.  You can't open your eyes during the process, so nap it is.

A few questions that I wanted to cover for any of you who are interested.  If you're nervous, have doubts, or just want to hear from someone who's had the lash lift done, look no further:

Is the lash lift really safe for the eyes?
Yup.  It's a small amount of product and doesn't stay on your lashes for long.  

Does it burn?
Not if you keep your eyes closed like you should be!  Take the hour and just relax.  If you open your eyes, it will burn.  Just keep your eyes closed and don't worry!  My eyes didn't burn at all, and I have EXTREMELY sensitive eyes.

Is it safe for contact lens wearers?
Yes!  This was one of the first questions I had.  You can wear your contacts during the treatment or take them out if you prefer.

Does the lash lift damage your lashes?
No!  The perming solution stays on and then a conditioner is applied and brushed through the lashes.

What's the difference between this and a lash curler?
A lash curler will amp up your lashes, but overtime it can cause some breakage.  I sometimes have nightmares about ripping my lashes out with a curler and have heard some serious horror stories.  The lash lift lasts about 3 months and you won't need a lash curler.

A few other tips/notes I have:
  • Don't wear makeup to your appointment!  You don't need it -- Just show up with a fresh face, or at least no eye makeup.
  • The perming solution does smell a little funky.  Kind of like a mix of sunscreen and a hair relaxer.  
  • Don't wear mascara or get your lashes wet for 8-24 hours after your lash lift.
Hit up Chic Lash Boutique for a lash lift!  I have naturally long eyelashes, so the lift helped keep them curled.  If you have shorter/straight lashes, this would be perfect for you.

And of course, we wanted to make sure to hook you all up.  Mention this post when booking your service and get $5 off your service! 

The lash lift will cost you $75 usually at Chic Lash Boutique, so mention my post and knock it down to $70.  It'l last you about 3 months, so if you're going for a natural but sexy lash look, it's definitely worth it!

Let me know if you'll be trying it out..and I want to see pictures!  I went to the Mid Lane location (ask for Nora), but the Waugh location is amazing too.

Follow them on Instagram @chiclashboutique for some serious brow and lash inspiration.  Why is seeing a set of perfectly threaded eyebrows so satisfying?!

If you visit Chic Lash Boutique, tag me in your pictures!  I love a set of pretty lashes. 



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06 December, 2016

What to Get the Fitness Junkie

gift for fitness women
This has to be my favorite type of gift guide in any series.  There's just something about getting that perfect gift, especially one that encourages you to get off your ass during the holiday season.  You know, when all you want to do is hibernate and pack on the lbs.

If you have a fitness junkie like myself on your shopping list, take a look at some of these gifts.  I can almost guarantee that they'll love any of these.

A lot of these gifts are things that I always have in my cart but never actually buy myself, don't want to treat myself to, or things that I just simply forget to buy.  Or they go missing...like socks.

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FITNESS JUNKIE:
Headphones: So yeah, I threw my wireless beats in the wash not too long ago and am struggling without them.  I can't say enough about wireless headphones when it comes to my workout.  If you're shopping for someone who doesn't have a pair or is in the market for some new ones, these are perfect.  They're good quality, bluetooth, and they're rose gold.

Gym Bag: A new gym bag is sometimes all it takes to renew your motivation.  Plus, they get grimy and smelly pretty quickly.  I love having a cute gym bag that makes me want to go to the gym.  This one by Nike is simple, affordable, and comes in a few different colors.

Swanky Spandex:  Again, something that can spruce up your workout.  These will definitely make any girl want to go to the gym (and get on her squat game).  ...Yes, I ordered them for myself already.

Dry Shampoo:  You might not have thought of this one...but believe me, we need it.  This makes a perfect stocking-stuffer for any woman, but especially those of us who hit the gym and can't be bothered to wash our hair everyday.  This Pantene dry shampoo is amazing and gentle on the wallet!

Bluetooth Speaker: Take this to the gym or use it for an at-home workout.  Or a girls night in with wine.  Or a dance party in your room.  I've used it for all of the above, and it's seriously such an amazing speaker.  It gets pretty damn loud, and I promise you'll be impressed.  I have the grey color but love the black too.

Foam Roller: I never bought one of these for myself, and the day my boyfriend came home with one I was like "THANK GOD".  These are crucial to anyone putting stress on their muscles.  These can stay at home or can get thrown into a gym bag.

Yoga Mat:  I'm always looking at yoga mats while I'm out shopping.  I don't know why, but it's just a weird guilty pleasure of mine.  Get your girl a staple yoga mat for hot yoga, stretching, and any at-home workout.  

Cute Sports Bra: I love this mesh bra.  Oh, and it's under $15.  Forever 21 has some amazing active wear that is half the price of other brands but just as cute.

Swell Water Bottle:  I always talk about these...and for good reasons.  They're the best.  They keep your water cold for hours (or your coffee hot).  I take mine to the gym, Soulcycle, jiu-jitsu, and just love the patterns.  This white/lavender one is my favorite!

This list could go on and on, but these are some of my staple picks!

Are you a fitness junkie yourself, or are you shopping for one this season?  Let me know if you add any of these to your list!

xx
Cori

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