The best moisturizer/ HA for dry skin!

I talked about this Cosrx moisturizer in an instagram post today! Heres the link to it.

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just here to say that if you get severely dry, dehydrated skin you have to give this @cosrx hyaluronic acid cream a try! it’s super thick and it layers well with other hydrating serums / oils. I only use this when my skin is severely dry at nighttime! it’s way too thick for oily skin and for day time use. this cream + upping my water intake totally saved my peeling, seriously dry skin when I was traveling in the winter time. it’s only like $22 so you don’t have to shell out $70 for a moisturizer to save yourself from cactus face 🌵🌵 and you nevveerrrrr want cactus face!

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Hi all!  I’m back at school and New England has graced my return with a tundra! So dramatic, it’s just winter but I’m so cold! Hahahah.   It was warm when I left home and usually I come back and I’m fine. I AM SO COLD.  I sleep in layers.  By the time you’re reading this I really hope I’m in my bed for the day because that means I got a snow day! My fingers and toes are crossed.

If you noticed I’ve been shifting over to a more beauty posts on my blog and instagram.  With my current life stage and while being at school, beauty allows me to create the best content at the level I strive for because I can do it myself. Outfits get harder because I need someone to help me shoot, I always need more clothes and a good background and everything else…. not to mention being at school during the winter where I wear leggings with sweaters and a long, puffy coat each day. Outfits are not gone just fewer in number because when I post one I want it to be something I truly feel good about and proud of. Thats my little explanation for the shift in content.  Fashion and beauty will always be apart of my blog!

Next up is my Instagram.  I officially started my blog Instagram this summer and I’m surprised it took me this long in all honesty since I started my blog 6 years ago. For the longest time I had a personal Instagram and would share blog stuff here and there but always too nervous to actually say this photo is from my blog.  It took me a while to get the hang of my blog Instagram and the type of page I want it to be.   Now its gone from my blog Instagram to just my everything Instagram, my mood board, beauty I love and my blog and personal life that I share.  It’s a lot of work!  I try to post everyday and I think I’m finally somewhat getting the semblance of a cohesive feed.  On top of that is engagement, planning posts and Instastories.  I give kudos to ALL Instagram babes out there!  No one realizes the work that goes into a single picture.  It’s definitely more than you think and its hard work. The more I find my way the more I enjoy it! One of my goals for 2018 was to have different content on my blog and Instagram.  I want both to be their own unique resources for beauty and style. I do more elaborate beauty posts on here but I also share smaller product reviews and first impressions on my Instagram.  There is also outfits there that don’t make it to the blog. There is some overlap in blog and Instagram content, there always will be, but I feature stuff on my Instagram that doesn’t always make it to the blog!

Just wanted to share with you! 🙂 I’m also on Instagram everyday while the blog is usually updated Monday, Wednesday, Friday.  Hoping to expand and grow both my blog and Instagram for 2018.  This is just the start!

sun kissed 💋☀️ here’s what’s on my face today! I know the gigi hadid x maybelline collection didn’t get a ton of love but the lipsticks are really good! I like @maybelline lipsticks to begin with, these ones feel a little softer than my other ones and they come with a lip liner which I really like. the nude colors are so pretty and soooo my cup of tea! I have the color taura and I reach for it often. // I like this @smashboxcosmetics primer for the spf it has. not tons but trying to incorporate spf into my everyday routine! // @beccacosmetics opal was one of my first highlighters and it’s just the perfect color! not too gold, not too icy, just perfect and it’s so pretty on tons of skin tones. becca does some of the best highlighters out there. I love their little mini ones because they’re perfect to try and they last long. // this @lauramercier eyeshadow stick is so pretty so easy to use. // I started using the @maybelline fit me concealer and so far so good! the packaging is the only thing that makes it a dupe for the nars creamy radiant concealer. this concealer is more watery while the nars is more moussey and hello.. creamy! this one has a lighter coverage while nars is more medium coverage. I mix the fit me with my tarte shape tape to get my perfect color and I really like the combo! // @narsissist liquid laguna. this stuff is gooooood. don’t want to say much since they’ll be a blog post on it tomorrow but I really like this!

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today’s #shelfie 📸 the niacinaminde + zinc from @deciem is one of my favorite products I’ve used from them. it helped with redness and it keeps my skin clear of blemishes when I use it😍 its gentle enough and never irritated my skin either. A+ product especially only for $6. // love my @boscia pink mask. it peels off and makes your skin glow… just don’t get in on your brows! // the @laneige_us lip mask is the bomb for dry, chapped, cracked lips. you put it on before you go to sleep and you wake up with plump, soft lips! 👄 // I’m obsessed with @maccosmetics lavender fix plus. it’s the best smelling lavender spray and I love it to set my makeup. now the full size is permanent and I neeeeed it. I’m trying not to buy beauty products for a month so half filled baby version will have to work 🤨 lord help me.

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Insta Beauty Roundup

I love sharing beauty products on my instagram! There’s always some on my instastory or a post of new stuff I’m loving or new stuff coming out I want to try.  I could talk about this stuff all day!

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Sephora has an entire section of minis and it is a great way to try new products! These Becca highlighters are great because they’re $19 and will last for forever. I recommend all of the Drunk Elephant serums because they’re honestly game changing. I also love trying the mini versions of hair sprays because I’m pretty particular about those. Either way minis are great to try new stuff without paying for the full size or to keep for travel/ purses!

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Since I got my lash extensions I’ve been loving micellar water since I try to be more gentle with my face washing.  This one from the Sephora collection removes makeup AND tones.  I have the moisturizing one because I’m dry asf but they have some that detox, mattify and revitalize all with different scents.  I LOVE the smell of this one and it doesn’t make my skin dry like toner usually does.  They’re only $4 which is insane cause who knew that Sephora sold stuff for $4.

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This Wet n Wild Highlighter is super pretty and can be built up to be more intense or left subtle depending on what you go for.  For $5 its an awesome highlighter and if you’re looking for a good drugstore one or just love highlighter and want to hoard them then you need this!

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Instagram round up!

I love to share what I love so here’s an instagram round up of what I’ve been loving for my face /body / feet.  love love love love 😂

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I got this cardigan and silk cami from the Nordstrom Sale.  I love the two separately and together! Shorts are One Teaspoon.  I don’t get much wear out of them because they’re flamingo pink but when you have the right top they’re so cute!

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Back on my stoooooop! I love this top and I’m wearing my new Topshop jeans that fit like  a dream.  And my favorite shoes I own in every color.

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I’ve been wanting these shoes for forever! Every blogger has them so naturally they sold out but I was able to snag them on sale at zappos.com.  Meant to be!!!

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Sephora has some amazing point rewards at the moment!  You know they’re good when you place an online order just to redeem points!

Follow my instagram @blackberriesandsparkles for my beauty and fashion snippets that I don’t always post here!

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Instagram Round up!

lip lineup at the moment! ft. lotssaaa nudes! ✨ @nyxcosmetics whipped lip and cheek in cocoa bean. love this as a blush and lip! it's the perfect nude shade. it's a matte stain sort of look and perfect for summer and everyday! ✨ lucas' papaw ointment. perfect lip balm for chapped lips and skin. like aquaphor but better! ✨ @maybelline lipstick in barely brown. love this nude colored lipstick! it's a pinky brown color with a satin sheen that glides on the lips. ✨ @maybelline hot vivid lacquer in unreal. this is like a glossy matte lip. lasts long but with high shine. perfect peachy nude color. ✨ @jeffreestarcosmetics lip ammunition in celebrity skin. my favorite lip at the moment! it's a cool tone, nude pink that is super flattering and a great everyday go to. it goes on so nicely and stays put. obsessed with this! ✨ @glossier birthday cake balm dot com. love this stuff!!!!!! another fave lip balm thats perfect for the day with little flecks of shimmer. I wear it over a matte lip or by itself! it smells amazing. ✨ @narsissist orgasm lip gloss. ahhh just like orgasm blush being universally flattering so is this lip! I love a glossy lip and this color is perfect for summer! ✨ @maybelline lipstick in truffle tease. a warm toned, classic, nude shade with an opaque shine finish. this is lighter then the barely brown color. applies on the lips very easy!

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A round up of whats been on my instagram!  It’s mostly hat I wear on my body, day to day outfits, and face, beauty favorites, that don’t make it to the blog!  I will say it’s a lot of work to do the instagram, blog and create unique content for both without it totally overlapping but I really love how free and creative it allows me to be in a number of different ways!

Whose Who of Instagram Pt. II

@SpoonForkBacon Is the instagram for the food blog Spoonforkbacon.com coincidently! Ha.  I love to cook and bake and they just make the coolest food with twists that you wouldn’t necessarily think of.  And they take the most beautiful pictures and it’s hard to photograph food.  They have these amazing looking brown butter ice cream sandwiches on their blog/instagram now.  Droooooooling. 
Ahh @Textsfromyourex This is the hands down, the funniest instgram I follow.  People send in texts that they’ve gotten from their Exs and they post them.  So you can imagine how hysterical and ridiculous they are.  My favorite is the guy who asked his ex if she wanted to come over and clean his house while they talk. 
@Chrissyteigen !!!!!!!!!!! I love her!!!!!!! She’s hysterical.  She has a french bulldog and I want french bulldogs!  She loves food just as much as I do.  She cooks. She cusses.  She likes wearing tall boots and her hair in buns.   SHES JUST LIKE ME .
@Dylanlex Jewelry designer!  With killer outfit pictures.  If you’re only gonna do black and white, do it like her, its insanely good.  She makes the really awesome, played up, edgy statement necklaces.   

@GeriHirsch from Becauseimaddicted.net.  Follow for good hair inspo, and buns :)… does that make me sound gross? Topknots?  Good Nail polish colors. Great personal style pics. 
@Hrhcollection makes vlogs and has a jewelry line.  She’s a really good shopper so I love to see what she’s getting.  And she has a great handbag collection, particularly Chanel!  She too has great personal style, always with great shoes and bags. 
@Elleferguson and @Tashsefton These are the ladies behind the blog Theyallhateus.com .  They’re Australian so they have great tans and perfect beach hair.  They have great personal style, especially with denim and I looovvveee denim.  They have great accessories too.  Good shoes, good bags.  They rock jeans, a tee and nude Louboutins and I love outfits like that! 
So there’s my instagram it list!  Enjoy.  Obviously I have a trend in people I follow.  Shopping, clothes, shoes, food, topknots! 

The Whose Who of Instagram Pt. I

Instagram is my favorite form of social media.  The combination of a picture with a short caption is my favorite and always keeps me not only interested but inspired.  You get to see not only what people like to share, but how they live, (to a certain extent of course) and that’s very interesting to me.    (AKA, I’m nosey, hahahah.) I’m not one of those people that focuses on making sure I have more followers than I have people I’m following… Yes, I know thats a thing.  I just follow who I like and what keeps me interested. I’m a little tiny bit addicted to instagram and I hate when I go to look through it and theres no new pictures loaded.. just the method to my madness. 😉 As for who I follow on instagram, I like clothes, shoes and bags (duh), FOOD, babies and just people who are real!

Here’s Pt. I of some of my favorite accounts I follow.  I follow tons of different bloggers, brands and different accounts but here’s my fav and I’d like to think that they’re not the typical follows.   Check for Pt II of who to follow on instagram coming this week!

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@rachparcell is the blogger behind PinkPeonies.com.  I like her casual style, always with great shoes and bags.  My style tends to be casual just based on the stage of life I’m in now.  She rocks Lululemons which I absolutely love but she’s killer inspiration for midi skirts.  And she has a cute dog and a cute new baby!!  She’s charming! 
@EvaChen212. I remember reading articles Eva wrote in Teen Vogue when she was the Beauty Editor!  That was a couple years back, now she’s the Editor in Chief for Lucky Mag (the youngest EIC at Condé) although she is leaving the magazine.  She has such a cool, unique sense of style.  She’s sporty, she’s chic… and she always has good sneakers (and Birkenstocks.)   She’s always posting about new beauty products she’s trying, I myself am a beauty products hoarder and appreciate that.  She too has the cutest little baby and shares my love for food posts and witty captions!  Her instagram is like a mini blog, honestly.  From a career stand point, I find her so inspirational!  And from the looks of her instagram, she looks like she’s a happy person.  Obviously, I really like her, haha. She’s a good follow. 
@Amberfillerup If you’ve seen a totally awesome braid on instagram, it’s probably hers.  She’s the blogger behind barefootblonde.com!  We happen to share the same love for flowers and wearing our hair up. She takes great pictures, does awesome hair, goes on amazing trips and has again, a cute little baby and another one on the way.   I love her for hair inspiration and she makes me want to grow my hair longer so I can do braids like hers.  She goes on amazing trips to places like Greece and Paris and in turn takes the most amazing pictures of her travels that are sure to leave you with a case of travel envy.  I’m totally gonna sound my age when I say this but she’s goals. 
@Taza is the instagram account behind the blog Love Taza.  Her name is Naomi and she lives In NYC with her 3 cute little children!  If you’re noticing the pattern, I want lots of babies so I like following instagrams of stylish people with babies.  Her blog is a lifestyle, mommy blog so her instagram is her city life with her kiddies. She posts some food too, some travel, clothes….it’s a mix of her life and I really like it!  
@almostwriters.  I’m gonna be an English Lit major so I love words, comments, anything.  This account is romantic little sayings that make you swoon.  Follow for sweet  little pleasantries among your instagram feed! 
@AlexaJeanFitness is a fitness blogger.  She’s in such good shape and she makes little videos of different workouts you can do at your house to target different areas of your body.  She also makes guides you can buy, too.  I do her little work out videos she posts during the commercials when I watch tv.  She’s good workout inspiration from her outfits to her workouts.  And she eats pizza!!!! She not one of those fit people that run ten thousands miles everyday and only drink green juice.  She has a cute little family that she posts about on another account @alexajeanbrown.  I follow both! 
@scoutponder Ok, so Scout Ponder is Samantha Ponder’s baby, the ESPN college football and basketball sideline reporter. Note, her traveling baby as she brings her with her during the season to report.  She’s incredibly witty with a great sense of humor so she has an account for her baby with pictures and the funniest captions from her daughter’s POV. This is a must follow!  So freakin’ cute! And her daughter has the best sense of style.  Cue baby scarves and baby glasses. 
@Jessiejamesdecker Jessie is a country singer married to pro footballer Eric Decker.  Not only are they the most beautiful couple ever with the cutest relationship but they have a cute little life with their daughter and baby on the way.   Jessie is soo real! (Ha, I say it like she’s my homegirl.)  And she’s always eating cookies.  Cookies are my thing.  I want one now.  She also posts beauty, fashion, life.  She’s funny, follow her!