Holiday Beauty Gift Guide w/ Ulta Beauty: CYBER MONDAY


These Real Technique brushes are the bomb! I own a lot Real Technique brushes because of their great quality & affordable pricing. This 3 piece set also comes with an adorable clutch to store your brushes in

This is one of the many products that came in the new Too Faced holiday collection. This happens to be my favorite because it brings a super girly colored palette filled with neutrals, along with a mini Better Than Sex mascara (my favorite). And, I cannot get over HOW CUTE this collections packaging is. It's all Paris inspired

Lorac has to be one of my favorite brands, and this lip gloss gift set makes me love them even more. Filled with fall / winter colors, this makes the perfect gift for any lip gloss loving girl.

My favorite out of all the gift sets, this 51 piece luggage set is sure not to disappoint. Shadows, liners, lip products, eye primers, face primers, bronzers, blushes, and highlights are all included in this luggage. This is a $300 value being sold for only $49!
Too Faced LePetite Maison Palette | Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette | Real Techniques Bold Metals Brush Set (Brings: Angled Powdered Brush, Oval Shadow Eye Brush, Tapered Blush Brush & a clutch to store them!) | Expert Color 51 piece luggage set (ON SALE!) 
Welcome back to the blog, and I hope you most certainly had an amazing thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones!
So, as we all know today is CYBER MONDAY and it's just as crazy as black Friday but with the commodity of shopping in your pj's right from the comfort of your bed (at least that's the way I ring in cyber Monday!) Today, I bring you a holiday collaboration with Ulta Beauty. Out of the many things I shop for during the start of the holiday season, beauty & makeup products always top the start of my gift lists. Not only are the deals great, but there are so many fabulous gift sets that launch every holiday season that make great gifts!
I went ahead and picked my favorite holiday makeup gifts and kits in advanced, so I could bring this all to life on the blog. Also, I'm going to be shooting holiday makeup looks with some of these products! See below for some of my favorite cyber Monday deals.
  • $10 off of a purchase $50 or more use code: 303711
  • 25% off ALL Ulta Beauty Holiday Collections
  • 30% off Bare Minerals lifestyle kits
  • 50% off IT Cosmetics Anti Aging concealer
  • $19 Laura Geller beauty in a box
  • 50% off Julep Holiday Kits
  • $18 Lorac Pro Metal Palette
  • 25% off NYX looks palette & chic palettes
  • 30% off Kardashian Beauty hair tools & styling products
For many more deals please click provided link here.
Hope you enjoyed this holiday/ cyber Monday gift guide. Happy shopping!




Crop Top: Forever 21 (only $10.90!) | Skort: Forever 21 | Fur Vest: Target | Heels: Agaci (On Sale $19!) | Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Spot
Photography: Danielle Margherite
Obsessed would be an understatement for this look, and I feel like it describes me perfectly (sassy & all). With the holidays approaching (way too quickly), I wanted to pull together a "Miami winter" look. Yes, for us Floridians this is our winter attire! Simple yet chic, there's something about adding long fur vests to outfits that automatically make them posh. Adding an extra element to your look can totally uplift it. The best part of adding that element is the versatility.You'll be able to wear the look with or without it and it'll look just as great.
I really wanted to go for that New York City vibe since I will be traveling up to the big apple for the holidays, but I definitely gave it the Miami flair since it's still like 100' degrees out. After all, you can take the girl out of Miami but you cant take Miami out of her!
Thank you so much for reading! Until next post.

Balmain x HM




Balmain Tee: H&M (SOLD OUT) | Skirt: Forever 21
Photography: Danielle Margherite
 So, a couple of weeks back Balmain launched their collaboration with H&M and it was a total sell out! (as planned). Balmain has been one of my favorite brands since I could remember with designer Olivier Rousteing leading the Balmain army. I adore the brand for the fact that it celebrates strong women and its totally visible in their designs.

Luckily, I was able to make a one and only one purchase from this limited edition collaboration. Waking up at 7am and over refreshing the page definitely worked after the H&M site took a major crash as it launched at its 8am scheduled time. For those wondering, the collaboration between the two brands was considered to have been scaled down to a "more affordable" range of prices for the everyday shopper. In my opinion, I totally thought the collection was not affordable for the daily H&M shopper, but compared to Balmain's normal prices items the collaboration could really be considered affordable. The prices ranged between $35-$800 approx.

I really wanted to give the classic Balmain tshirt a little twist by adding leather and just keeping the whole outfit in black. You can never go wrong with black! The lettering on the shirt is a little hard to distinguish, but its black velvet so it really wasn't translating well on the photos.

Sadly, the collection is no longer available as everything sold out the day of, so it was really hard for me to find and link some of my favorite pieces from the collection to show you all on the blog. Hopefully another exciting collaboration between two amazing brands will launch again.

Until next post,



A Monochrome Classic

Duster Vest: Boohoo (ON SALE $10) | Leather Shorts: Forever 21 (Similar here) | Shoes: Shoedazzle
Photography: Danielle Margherite
Today's look is simple, but a classic. Black and white never go out of style, so I figured to give the old time classic staple a little twist & edge. Like I said in my previous post, I'm obsessed with this duster vest / coat trend. This one specifically is more of a vest, but it's the type of piece that you can pair up with an everyday work outfit and easily turn it into a night time piece.
Now, If you know me you may know I am a major shoe lover. For me, shoes can be such statement pieces. Since we are mentioning statement pieces, these new babies from Shoe Dazzle are a fab find! Besides, who can beat the affordable prices shoe dazzle offers? These fringed laced up heels are a new favorite.
As always, thank you for stopping by & the continued support. I also have a little update regarding The Beauty Muse. You guys have been so awesome & have completely supported all my beauty posts and it just gives me more of an initiative to continue in the beauty field. I am currently picking out lighting and equipment for my filming room, and I cannot wait to start filming for You tube!
Until next post,

Fall Waves with Ulta Beauty

Welcome back to the blog! What better way than to start a Monday with a hair tutorial? I am thrilled to bring you this collaboration alongside Ulta Beauty, recreating one of my favorite go-to looks for fall and the holidays. I am also super excited to be debuting the BeachWaver rotating ceramic curling iron. Yup, you heard right. This curling iron does the rotating of the curl for you so you wont have to. With very simple steps and up to 410 degrees in temperature, this hair iron lets you transform your hair into 3 amazing looks; The Beach Wave, The Old Hollywood Glam wave, and the Tight Curls and or any other wave you may have in mind.

I went ahead and recreated this old Hollywood hair look that I absolutely love. If you have been following my blog for a while you'd know that this is my signature look. There's nothing better than soft bouncy beach waves.  I've broken down the tutorial into 10 easy steps. See below for all the details and product info! Lets get started:

Beach Waver c/o Ulta Beauty

Photography: Danielle Margherite


1. I always like to curl my hair after 2-3 days of washing it. Creating a curl that lasts can be difficult with freshly clean hair. To start, make sure your hair is fully dried and brushed through.
 Also, I like to set the iron at 350' degrees, just so I wont damage my hair as much with the higher levels of heat.

2. Section hair and leave a minor back part down. This process will help with curling the hair neatly.

3. Always start with the bottom pieces, curl them outward. I like creating tight curls at the beginning, the tighter the curl the longer it'll last.

4. Repeat sectioning & curling hair outward. With the BeachWaver you have the ability of just pressing the outward pointing arrow on the iron and let it do the rotating of the hair for you.

5. Once you reach the top layer, part the hair to whichever side you prefer. For this look, I love a deep parted side.

6. All upper layer pieces should be curled towards the face. Meanwhile, all the pieces towards the back of your head remain getting curled outward (away from the face).

7. Once you have completed curling hair, pull one chunk of hair behind your ear and leave the other side as is.

8. Next, tease the front pieces of your hair on the side that you did not pull back behind the ear. Teasing will add volume to the root, and it will give you that side swept hair at the end.
 9. Lightly, use hairspray to spray all over hair. I love using this Treseme strong hold spray because it really holds my hair look all day, and it doesn't leave it looking stiff. After you have sprayed your hair, I like brushing out the curls for the effect of soft delicate waves (this is a major step in this look). You never want the ending result to be tight "Shirley Temple" curls.  

 10. Lastly, brush out the tease softly and use hairspray. Once my look is completed, I like adding a couple of drops of hair shine oil, or hair BB cream. By doing that, your hair will look softer, have a shine, and the look will hold up longer throughout the day or night.

What is your favorite go -to fall / holiday hair look?

I hope this hair tutorial was helpful & enjoyable! Until next post.


This post was sponsored by Ulta Beauty, all opinions are my own.

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