Beauty

Quick and Easy 3 Step Skin Care Routine

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk skincare. I’ve always wanted to dive into a skincare routine. There’s so many choices out there, though, it was just too overwhelming. I also wasn’t sure which products I needed. Cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, masks, exfoliators, night cream, oh my! How do we know what to use, not to mention in what order they should be applied? So many questions! I needed a guide and an easy to follow one at that!

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Living in Yellow to the rescue! Have you checked out the LIY blog? If not, do yourself a favor and go check it out right now. You won’t be disappointed. Back to skincare. A few months ago, they posted a Skincare Routine blog post. It was awesome and just what I was looking for! Since then, I have been experimenting and refining it for myself. I want to share what I’ve been doing and what’s been working well for me.

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Why even mess with a skincare routine? Well, that’s a valid point. It’s important to remember, though, that skin is our ultimate foundation. The better our skin looks, the better our makeup will look on our skin. We need to carefully care for it and nourish it, so we can put our best face forward.

As a cautionary note, everyone’s skin is different. What works for me may not work for you. My skin is super oily and I struggle with redness. You may have a different skin type and other skin concerns. Please, keep that in mind as you read this post.

The Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing is important to remove makeup, dirt, and excess oil. My recommendation is the Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser. It’s so good! It will remove ALL the makeup! To apply, it’s recommended to use your fingers, rub it into the skin, and let it sit for 20-30 seconds and then rinse. Remember to use lukewarm, not hot, water!

Step 2: Tone

Toner is important to remove excess dirt, makeup, and oil left behind after cleansing. It adjusts the skin back to its natural pH, and toner also helps to remove dead skin cells and to plump and add a glow to the skin. Don’t despair, these are not the OG alcohol based toners we’re remembering from back in the day. My recommendation is actually a homemade formula. It’s super easy. Just grab some Witch Hazel and some essential oils. The essential oils you add will depend on your skin concerns. I add rosehip oil, because it has healing properties and helps with redness. I also add Lemon oil as it has brightening properties. You can also just use straight Witch Hazel. Apply it with a cotton pad for best results. For more info on all things toners, check out this article by Allure (here).

Step 3: Repair

The LIY ladies recommend adding a serum or nightcream here. That doesn’t work well for me as it’s too much moisture for my skin. What works for me is using a moisturizer in the morning and a serum at night. Makeup does not tend to sit will over the serum, which is another reason why I use the serum at night.

In terms of a moisturizer, I LOVE the Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer. I’ve been using it for years and years and years. It provides the moisture I need without being overly oily and breaking me out. If you have oily skin, you will love this and need to try it out RIGHT NOW!

For the serum, I use Olivia Care 100% Natural Rose Hip Oil Serum. All things rosehip are great for healing and minimizing redness. If I can do anything to get rid of the redness on my skin, I’ll do it.

The Extras

Lips

We can’t forget our lips! They need moisture too! I love Vaseline Lip Therapy Lip Balm. It has a hint of color, so it can be used as a light lip color.

It’s important to use an SPF on our lips too, though. They are just as susceptible to the sun as our skin. I love the Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm for a lip SPF. There’s no color to it, but the cherry flavor is delightful. It works so great and can be used with your favorite lip color.

Hydrating Face Mist

I’ve been loving this Hydrating Rose Facial Spray from Grace & Stella lately. It’s a great midday and/or after work pick-me-up. It gives just the right amount of hydration without being overly oily. Love it!

Setting Spray

What’s better than a makeup setting spray that works well? One that also has a major dose of SPF. Enter the Coola Makeup Setting Spray. Not only does this help your makeup stay put throughout the day, it also protects your skin from the harsh rays of the sun.

Eye Makeup Remover

If you need a little extra help removing your eye makeup, Almay to the rescue! I’ve been using their eye makeup remover pads for years and love them! They are so convenient and don’t require any rinsing afterwards. That’s really the best part! They’re awesome!

That’s my routine…cleanse, tone, and moisturize. It’s as easy and simply and quick as that!

What are your favorite skincare products? Let us know in the comments down below.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

Must-Have Accessories You Need in Your Life

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk accessories. Accessories are awesome! They can instantly add interest to any outfit (as we talked about last week here). Accessories also have the ability to dress an outfit up or down depending on the occasion. This can really help us stretch the use of our clothes. Who doesn’t love that, right?!? Let’s dive right in and see those must-have accessories!

Necklaces

Yes! Necklaces are so fun! There’s three types of necklaces we all need in our collection…

#1: Delicate Necklace

Delicate necklaces are a great option when we want a little something without going super glam.

#2: Statement Necklace

A statement necklace is a great option when we want a bold look.

#3: On-Trend Necklace

Pendant necklaces are majorly on-trend right now.

Earrings

Yes, more jewelry, this time in the shape of earrings. Again, there are three earring types we need in the our collections. Spoiler alert, they’re the same categories as the necklaces. Generally speaking, these are great types to have in, not only necklaces and earrings, but also for bracelets, rings, or any other jewelry category.

#1: Delicate Earrings

Again, delicate earrings are the perfect option when we want a little something without going overboard.

#2: Statement Earrings

Again, statement earrings do exactly what statement necklaces do, they add a serious statement!

#3: On-Trend Earrings

I’m seeing all things tassels these days, especially when it comes to earrings.

Scarves

You know I couldn’t talk about accessories without mentioning scarves. I love me some scarves! Let’s take a look at the three types of scarves you need in your collection!

#1: Solid Scarf

Lately, I’ve been in love with wearing my scarves as shawls. This is a great way to wear scarves in the summer!

#2: Animal Print Scarf

We are fierce and fabulous and need an animal print scarf to portray just that!

#3: Multi-Colored Scarf

This is maybe one of my favorite scarves. It goes with EVERYTHING!

Shoes

A killer pair of shoes are a must for our collections. I don’t know about you, but I just feel happy when I look down at a cute pair of shoes. Since it’s summer, I focused on summery shoes. But don’t forget a great pair of tall boots and a fabulous pair of ankle boots in the colder months.

#1: Pumps

A fabulous pair of pumps is a MUST in every girls’ closet!

#2: Ballet Flats

#3: Sandals

There you have it! A list of must-have accessories you need right now!

What are your favorite accessories? Feel free to share them with us in the comments down below!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

How to Easily Add Interest to an Outfit

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

It seems like our lives are busier than ever these days. We’re running from here to there and everywhere in between. Whew! Any simplicity we can add to our hectic days is a huge plus. For many of us (myself included), we throw on some clothes and run out the door. Sometimes we don’t have the time or the energy to put much thought into our looks. We don’t want our outfits to be boring, though. How do we easily add interest to our outfits?

No worries! There are three easy ways we can quickly add interest to our looks. Let’s check it out!

#1: Add Prints

Adding any type of print will instantly make an outfit look more intriguing. Whether it be in a shirt, a scarf, a tank, a jacket, or the like, a print will elevate your look. Mixing prints will have an even bigger impact. Not sure how to mix prints? That’s okay, I wasn’t sure either. Check out my blog here about how I learned to mix it up.

#2: Add Jewelry

This is my favorite tip for adding appeal to a look. I love me some jewelry! Plus, it’s so easy to toss on some earrings, a necklace, and/or a bracelet when we’re running out the door. Taking the extra seconds to add jewelry, will be well worth the effort. You’ll look and feel more put-together. That can only help our confidence throughout our day!

#3: Add a Scarf

Adding a scarf can add interest to a look and FAST! I know, I know, it’s summer and all, so we may not be thinking scarves. There are plenty of great light-weight scarves out there that can easily be worn in the warmer months. Kimonos are also a great alternative to wearing a scarf in the summer. Check out my kimono posts here, here, and here.

How do you add interest to your outfits?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

Grayed Out with a Purple Pop

Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! We’re so happy you’re here!

I don’t know about you, but there’s some days when I just don’t have the energy to come out with an outfit idea. That’s when Pinterest, Instagram, or the inspiration outlet of your choice comes in handy. Today’s recipe style came straight from Pinterest. My look is pretty close to the original, although I switched up the teal necklace for a more petite purple one. I do like the look of the larger necklace, but all-in-all I’m not mad at this outfit!

Where do you find outfit inspiration?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

Floral Fun

Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! We’re so happy you’re here!

Nothing says summer like sunny skies, warm breezes, and beautifully colored flowers. Ah, summer! And nothing says summer fashion like a nice, beautiful floral print. I was feeling extra summery today, so I reached for this floral print tank top. I paired the tank with some black leggings, a light weight sweater, and some black ballet flats. To finish off the look, I added a long layered necklace. I’m loving this floral outfit for summer!

What’s your go-to print for summer?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

All the Pastels

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Pastels are the quintessential color for spring and summer. If you need a quick go-to look for the warmer seasons, simply throw on a pastel and you’ll be good to go. That’s exactly what I did in today’s look. I paired a pastel blue shirt, jeans, and my new pink espadrilles. The outfit was topped off some necklaces to bring the look up a level. It’s such an easy and effortless look for spring and summer!

Are you into pastels? Which pastel color is your favorite?

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

A New Favorite

Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! We’re so happy you’re here!

Today, we’re playing favorites…favorite shirts that is! This shirt was featured in my Spring Haul Update (here) and it’s quickly become one of my go-to shirts. The pattern, the color, the length, the fit, I just love it all. One of my favorite ways to wear it is by pairing the shirt with leggings and some black ballet flats. It’s a simply yet chic look that so comfy you’ll forget you look polished!

What are your favorites that you’ve been loving lately?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion, Spring, Summer

It’s All About Them Stripes

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

We’ve talked a lot about stripes this spring (see this post here). After all, stripes are having a moment. Plus, they’re so easy to wear and go with anything and everything. For today’s look, I switched out the teel accents in the inspiration pic for pink ones. I paired a striped black and white tank with black leggings and a light weight black sweater. The outfit was topped off with a pink statement necklace and strapy heeled sandals. I’m loving this look for a summer office ensemble. Even better, it goes striaght from work to a night out by simply removing the sweater!

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Stripes can be tricky, though. The color, the spacing between the stripes, and thickness of the stripes can look different on different people. Check out the differences in the looks below. Experiment with what looks best on you.

Thats all for today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Beauty, Makeup

7 Tips for Wearing Make-Up with Glasses

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous! I’m so happy you’re here!

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Today, let’s talk make-up tips with glasses. Recently, I switched back to wearing glasses full-time. My contacts were getting annoying and they were drying out my eyes. Plus, putting them in and taking them out was getting old. It’s just so much easier to throw on my glasses and continue with my day.

The thing is, though, putting on make-up with glasses can be challenging. Have no fear! I’ve put together 7 tips to take all the guesswork out of wearing make-up with glasses. Let’s get into it!

Tip 1: Use a color corrector

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Glasses magnify your eye area. Piling on the concealer can make your under eyes look extra cakey. That’s not a look we’re going for. Instead, use a color corrector to neutralize the color under your eyes. Peach is a great choice for masking those pesky dark circles. Some color corrector followed by a small amount of concealer will have your under eyes looking bright and beautiful in no time! Check out my color corrector review here.

Tip 2: Minimal eye-shadow

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Again, remember the glasses magnify the eye area. So, eye-shadow that is not blended just perfectly will stand out like a sore thumb. I’m blind as a bat without my glasses. Putting on eye-shadow and flawlessly blending it out is nearly impossible. No worries, though, there’s an easy solution. Either use a base colored eye-shadow or none at all. How easy is that?!? Plus, the make-up trend this year is light eye-shadow and bright lips. Win, win!

Tip 3: Match eyeliner thickness to frame thickness

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Eyeliner is a must do step when wearing glasses. As always, eyeliner makes your eyes pop and become the focal point of your face. We all want that, right? The key when wearing eyeliner with glasses is easy. Simply mach the eyeliner thickness to the thickness of the frame. This will balance the eye-wear and your eyes and create a fabulously perfect look.

Tip 4: Use volumizing mascara

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Mascara can be tricky when wearing glasses. Lengthening mascaras can create too much length and brush against the lenses. That gets annoying as it becomes constantly necessary to clean the lenses. Use a volumizing formula for best results. The magnification from the glasses coupled with the volumizing effect on your lashes will make them look fierce! Additionally, no need for bottom lash mascara when wearing glasses. That’s great news as far as I’m concerned! Check out my favorite volumizing mascara here.

Tip 5: Do your brows

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Brows are often overlooked. The impact they have when done, though, is undeniable. This is even truer when wearing glasses. Make sure you do your brows! Check out my favorite brow product and the full scoop on the importance of doing your brows here.

Tip 6: Don’t forget your skin

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So far, we’ve been talking about make-up around our eyes. We don’t want to forget the rest of our face, though. When wearing glasses, don’t skip the foundation. Again, I’m mega blind without my glasses. I’ve found using powder foundation is the easiest to apply and blend without being able to see much. Check out my favorite powder foundation here.

Tip 7: Layer on the lipstick

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Last, but not least, layer on the lipstick. The eye-shadow is kept minimal, so to balance out the look add a bold lip color. The minimal eye look coupled with a bold lip is so on-trend this year. It’s the perfect time to rock out this look! I’m still loving the MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick from Wet n Wild. Find it here.

That’s it! 7 easy tips to look great in glasses. I’d love to hear which eye-wear you prefer? Glasses, contacts, or none of the above (lucky!)?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn 😘

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Everyday Style, Fashion, Spring

Rainbow Pop

Hey, lovelies! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

It’s been pretty rainy lately. Nothing counteracts the dark, stormy days like a nice pop of color. For this outfit, I went with a white top and cardigan, skinny jeans, a pop of pink, and a colorfully fun scarf. I topped off the look with these pink espadrilles. I’m not loving them with the skinny jeans, though. People wear espadrilles with skinny jeans all the time and look fabulous. It’s just not a look for me, I guess. That’s okay. We don’t all look great in all the fashion trends that come along.

How do you beat rainy days?

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day, lovelies!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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