Hey, everyone! I’m finally back (I know, long time no see) with a beauty review post! Today I’m talking hair, which, quite frankly, I haven’t really done much of on here. Anyway, you guys all know what my hair normally looks like (straight/wavy-ish on a good day)- so I had a BLAST experimenting with the CHoPstick Styler from Lee Stafford Hair! The rectangular barrel is super skinny and it’s designed to give you super tight 80s style curls.  Now, I am a n00b when it comes to hair curlers,  and I also have thiqq hair, so this was TRULY an experience.

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When you purchase the CHoPstick Styler, you get the Styler and also a handy dandy glove so you don’t burn your hand off (the Styler reaches a whopping 400 degrees or so)! The glove fits either your left or right hand, which is fantastic for all you lefties out there like myself. Once you put the glove on and plug it in, you’re ready to start styling!

To use your styler, wrap a strand of hair around the barrel and hold the barrel vertically. The instruction guide says to leave the hair on there for 3-5 seconds, but this is where room for experimentation comes in. Leaving it on there for longer or shorter periods of time will change the curl. Keep going until all of your hair has been done.

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Fluff out the strands for a full-bodied, defined look. DON’T brush it out- your hair will become poofy and disheveled, use your fingers to comb through.

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My hair grew to at least 3 times its normal size, and even though I have a lot of practicing and experimenting to do, this made for such a fun afternoon. The styler is very high quality and lives up to its promise.  And, surprise!! For those of you who read all the way to the end, I’ve teamed up with Lee Stafford Hair to host a giveaway of the CHoPstick Styler!!! That’s right, you can win one of your own by entering below! The winner will be announced on February 20th. Click the link below to enter and good luck <3

Win a Lee Stafford CHoPstick STYLER Ceramic Curling Wand #47

*This is a sponsored post by Lee Stafford Hair. All opinions are my own.*

See you guys next week for an outfit post- stay tuned and stay lovely!

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Hey, everyone! I’m concluding 2016 with a list of my most beloved beauty products! I did a similar beauty essentials post a while back, but this year I did experimented with so many different products that I decided a whole new list was necessary! I’m sooo excited to keep trying and discovering new things in the coming year- big things are in store! What were your most loved products of 2016? Let me know in the comments and have a happy 2017!

  1. Wet n Wild Eyeliner

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After L’Oreal changed the formula of my beloved eyeliner from my Beauty Essentials post, I set out to find another drugstore liner that would do the trick. Wet n Wild’s eyeliners are fantastic and dirt cheap! I use the proline felt tip to line my lids and the megaliner to do the flick of my cat eye.

2. Colourpop eyeshadows

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Anyone who’s been following my blog this year knows that I fell head over heels for Colourpop’s eyeshadows. They are so affordable and the pigments are so gorgeous. They last a long time, too. Basically, they’re perfect.

3. Missoni perfume

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I considered Daisy my signature scent since the 7th grade, but as of late, I’ve really taken to Missoni’s Eau De Parfum. With traces of rosewater, berries, and peonies, this scent is heavenly.

4. Nars lip pencil duo

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These are incredible. The pink and the red are SUCH flattering hues. Application is buttery smooth and the pigment is straight fire. I love wearing these when I go out and on special occasions!

5. Benefit highlighter

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Ok, so I still haven’t done my post on highlighters (oops), but spoiler alert, this is my fave one that I’ve tried so far. It’s long lasting and really packs a punch in the right light.

6. Bee by G beauty lip balm

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I’m a huge fan of homemade products, and these lip balms are made from bees kept by G’s family, so I get the satisfaction of knowing exactly where these balms come from! G works incredibly hard to make her balms as best as they can be and she succeeds because they are divine! Both the vanilla and peppermint do an amazing job of healing my lips. Forget Chapstick, these are where it’s at for this winter.

7. Clinique moisturizer

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How did I go so long without using moisturizer, I will never know. This moisturizer is an instant pick-me-up.  Whenever I feel my groggiest (which, let’s be honest, is every morning), I slab some moisturizer on my cheeks and forehead and I feel more energized and awake. It’s totally a crutch of mine these days- I can’t live without it!

8. Make Up Forever lipstick

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After years of resisting, I have slowly jumped on the nude/natural-look makeup train.  N9 is my favorite barely-there color- for when I want to feel fancy without looking too extra.

That’s a wrap! I’ll be back soon with more posts in the beauty category (including a sponsored post about a new hair curler and that dang highlighter post finally). Get excited and stay beautiful <3

 

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