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February 19, 2017

Touch of Coral Lookbook: Leather Leggings, Wrap Dress, Layering and more!

In every look, I'm wearing a black choker (it's actually a replacement fringe for my Rebecca Minkoff mini bag!) and my white Adidas!

Look 1:
Anthropologie striped and floral blouse
Hue Leatherette leggings

Look 2:
Shabby Apple wrap dress
Wrap-able cashmere sweater

Look 3: 
Goodwill-find maroon striped boatneck top
H&M orange sweater
Talbot's drawstring pants

Look 4:
Paige Coral pants
Mossimo Supply pullover jean shirt
J.Crew two-toned pullover sweatshirt


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February 15, 2017

Little Mix's Shoutout to My Ex Inspired Makeup Tutorial (Perrie!) || smi...

I'm always super behind on creating looks for Little Mix's music videos (peep my last recreation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wxfg...) but that doesn't mean I love them any less! Shoutout to My Ex is definitely a new fav- their music puts a smile on my face, y'know?


Used in this tutorial:
Garnier Skin Active Moisture Bomb 
Foxbrim Moisturizing Eye Cream
Studio Gear Cosmetics Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer
Jordana Cosmetics Sculpt and Go Cream Contour Stick in Medium
CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Liquid Foundation in Shade 115
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in shade fair/light
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Surreal Light
Lancome Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose
Bitter Lace Beauty Highlighter in Toothache
Jouer Metallic Liquid Lip in Papaye
Colourpop Eyeshadow in On the Rocks
Tarte Classic Courage Trailblazer
Studio Gear Cosmetics Eyeliner in Invincible Earth
Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot Mascara
Jordana Cosmetics Best Volume Mascara
Honest Beauty Deep Brown Eyebrow Pencil
Beauty 365 Honey Pot Lip Balm
Kylie Cosmetics Lip Liner in Posie K
Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Bestie
H&M Sparkles, Glitter, and Rhinestones
H&M Silvery Top
Hue Leatherette Leather Leggings
Assorted rings from study abroad

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Use the code "Ingrid" at this url http://www.firmoo.com/promo-free-glas... for a pretty-much-free pair of curated frames and lenses!

AND the code "smilingrid" at http://boho-betty.com/ for 20% off your order of gorgeous, stackable bracelets!

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February 08, 2017

TJ Maxx Artis Brush Dupes! (get the look for less)



So, you know those hella expensive Artis paddle brushes that were making the YouTube/Instagram rounds this time last year? The ones that my favorite GlamLifeGuru still uses in most videos? Yeah, today we're talking about the TJ Maxx dupes for those!




While I trust Tati implicitly, I kind of kept telling myself that they were complete and utter hogwash... y'know, as I do with most of the startlingly pretty things that I can't currently afford! #gradstudentbudget 

As I do pretty often in my search for dupe-age, I headed to TJ Maxx with some gal pals!




I ended up grabbing three different sizes from three different brands to really give myself a range of brushes to try! From left to right, the Cailyn O! Wow Brush, the my ibeauty tool Mermaid (what, why?)  Face Brush, and the Creme Shop contour x concealer brush.





I picked the O! Wow brush from Cailyn for it's tear drop shaped head and super soft bristles (yep, I was that person who opened up the box) It's also a really sturdy plastic, with a kind of unusual cone-shaped handle.  I don't really notice how weird the cone is when the brush is in use, due to my awe over the blend-ability. The shaped brush-head fits so well and blends the under eye and around the nose flawlessly!

I grabbed the my ibeauty tool Mermaid Face brush because it was the biggest one on the stand! I'm never not confused at the marketing- literally, why mermaids? and marble? together???- but the brush itself is crazy soft and will blend out foundation in 0.2 seconds flat, while also feeling super nice on the skin! The only problems I have with this is that the neck feels very flimsy and the chrome finish isn't the highest quality (making me worry about chips and driving me insane over finger prints).

I also picked up the smaller contour x concealer brush from the Creme Shop! I am seriously obsessed with their Peppermint Mocha acne-clearing sheet mask- seriously, it's magic- so I decided to try out some of their other products, starting with this brush! Unlike the other two, this one has two separate pieces for the handle and head. I wish they'd gone the other route- while the individual pieces feel steady, the connection between the two squeaks a bit, which makes me nervous. It's also not quiiite as soft as the other two, but I can overlook that for how well it applies makeup!




These are all going to be featured in an upcoming TJ Maxx haul video and first impressions on my YouTube channel! Be sure to keep an eye out on youtube.com/smilingrid for some really amazing brush application, setting powder, bronzer andddd more!


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