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April 3, 2017

7 DRUGSTORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS I SWEAR BY + $1,000 GIVEAWAY

BRONZER // BLUSH // EYELINER // LIP THERAPY // MASCARA PRIMER // MASCARA // DRY SHAMPOO // MAKEUP BAG

Buying beauty products at the drugstore can leave you overspending since everything is reasonably priced, you may be tempted to try a little bit of everything! Well today I’ve rounded up my top 7 products I buy over and over again, which will help you narrow down your options when you’re browsing the makeup aisle at your local drugstore! Trust me, these products are tried, tested, and stay true over and over again! PLUS they’re ALL UNDER $10!!

  1. BRONZER: If you love Nars bronzers like I do, but hate the price tag, this is the bronzer for you. An added bonus: it smells SO GOOD (like a tropical vacation)!
  2. BLUSH: Once again, if you love Nars blush (specifically “Orgasm”), you will love this blush. I swear it is the EXACT SAME formula as the much pricier brand. It’s amazing!
  3. EYELINER: I think I’ve been using this since college. Although it is liquid, it’s so much easier to apply than an eyeliner pencil.
  4. LIP THERAPY: I use this every single night before bed and it makes the hugest difference in how soft my lips are!
  5. MASCARA PRIMER: This primer + the following mascara are my 2 secrets to the most voluminous, lengthy, and best eyelashes yet! I’ve never found a better combo!! Apply this primer, wait 10 seconds, apply another coat, then apply black mascara. Don’t wait until the primer dries completely!
  6. MASCARA: See above for my eyelash secrets ^ Seriously, this mascara is THE BEST EVER. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out on your best lashes!
  7. DRY SHAMPOO: I’ve tried ever dry shampoo and always return to this one! It smells really good too!

What are your drugstore favorites?! I’d love to hear 🙂

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February 17, 2017

HOW TO HAVE A SUMMER TAN IN THE WINTER

As promised on my first blog post of 2017, I vowed to be more open and vulnerable, so today I’m sharing my very personal story of why and how I maintain a summer tan year round!

Right after my 26th birthday I received a phone call after a routine doctor checkup. The type of phone call no one wants to hear in their entire lifetime: your test results came back malignant melanoma. NO… ME?! I’M ONLY 26 YEARS OLD. A million and one thoughts ran through my mind, but the worst of them being, that I can’t believe I was just diagnosed with the deadliest form of skin cancer possible at such a young age…

Fast forward about 2 years, one successful surgery, and a large 6 inch scar later, here I am today, alive and happy. I now frequent the dermatologist every 3 months and stay out of the sun as much as possible. But because I live in sunny Santa Barbara this has meant I’ve had to say goodbye to my endless beach days, and hello to fair skin and LOTS of sunscreen every single day! Don’t get me wrong, I totally respect those wanting to keep their pretty pale skin, but I’ve personally always felt I looked more toned and more alive with a tan, so today I’m sharing how I achieve and maintain a glowing summer tan the natural and sun-less way…

BODY TANNER: St. Tropez // FACE TANNER: Sephora // MITT: VitaLiberta

  1. Shave your legs and arms.
  2. Exfoliate your entire body in the shower.
  3. Spray a golf ball size of this product onto your tanning mitt. Starting with one body part at a time (lower legs, upper legs, feet/knees, arms, chest, etc), rub the product into the skin in a circular motion.
  4. Continue to apply on desired areas.
  5. Now do not shower for about 3 hours as the tanner needs to soak in. (I usually apply the tanner the night before, so I can wake up and shower and apply lotion over my entire body.) Continue to moisturize in order to lock in the tan for at least 5-7 days.
  6. For some added natural glow to your face, I use this product before applying my makeup and love it.

HERE ARE MY BEFORE TANNING AND AFTER TANNING RESULTS…

SKIRT: Romwe (only $12) c/o // TANK: Free People (only $20)

If becoming vulnerable and sharing my personal experience can affect at least one person to make a conscious effort to protect and respect their skin, I would be so happy! Please spread the love by informing others of the importance of sunscreen and being mindful of the powerful sun. The Melanoma Research Foundation is near and dear to my heart, so if you feel so inclined to donate, please do so here! 🙂

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December 8, 2016

TULA SURPRISE GIFT + HOLIDAY BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE

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SWEATER: H&M // DENIM: Vince Camuto (on sale for $48!) // EARRINGS: Similar here // NECKLACE: Tiffany & Co. (similar dupe here) // TULA: Illuminating Face Serum, Overnight Skin Rescue, Hand Therapy, Face Cleanser, Hydrating Day & Night Cream, Revitalizing Eye Cream, Exfoliating Mask (Use code TOREYHOLIDAY25 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchase + free shipping!)

If you’ve been following me for awhile and have read previous posts, then you know how obsessed I am with every single TULA product and how it has worked wonders on my skin! Their products use probiotics to balance out your skin and they truly work their magic on any skin type or skin issue you may have! Before I share an amazing discount code and gift with any TULA purchase, I wanted to share my updated skincare routine now that it’s Winter:

MORNING:

  1. Illuminating Face Serum
  2. Hydrating Day & Night Cream

NIGHT:

  1. Face Cleanser
  2. Illuminating Face Serum
  3. Overnight Skin Rescue
  4. Revitalizing Eye Cream

*Once a week I use the Exfoliating Mask and I use the Hand Therapy daily. If you haven’t used any TULA products yet (you’re missing out), but I highly suggest ordering this Discovery Kit to receive sample sizes of each product! You can use code TOREYHOLIDAY25 at checkout to receive 25% off any purchase + free shipping! 

NOW the extra exciting part of this post!! I have teamed up with TULA to be one of their featured bloggers on their “12 Days of Tula” to giveaway a free travel size Illuminating Serum with ANY purchase using code TOREYGIFT! But hurry, this offer only lasts for the next 48 hours!!! The Illuminating Serum brightens the skin and reveals a vibrant, youthful glow! 

If you’re looking for some other beauty gifts that are some of my holy-grail products see my roundup below:

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1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7, 7 // 8

 

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September 27, 2016

GET REFRESHED SKIN + HAIR FOR FALL

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TULA PRODUCTS: Revitalizing Eye Cream // *Hydrating Day & Night Cream // Moisture Locking Hand & Nail Therapy // Volume Defense Deep Wrinkle Serum // Purifying Face Cleanser // Urban Defense Hydrating Mist // Exfoliating Treatment Mask // ROBE: Josie 

Let me start by saying I’m absolutely hooked on TULA products. Ever since using this product 6 months ago, I have never felt so strongly about a product and the amazing things it has done for my skin! Dr. Raj has created the most break through products that will transform your skin (especially during the harsh months of Fall)…trust me on this one! The probiotic technology in every TULA product stimulates the production of vital defense cells to make your skin healthier and more resistant to damage and aging, from the inside out. Personally I have noticed firmer skin, redness reduction, even tone and texture, and definitely more hydrated skin. I just received the Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment which is their most potent formula yet, and I’m dying to try it out ASAP! If you’re ready to get your hands on these AMAZING products, use coupon code: TOREY20 at checkout for 20% off your entire order! These are the products I use in this order:

MORNING: 1. Purifying Face Cleanser, 2. Urban Defense Hydrating Mist (throughout the day I use the Moisture Locking Hand & Nail Therapy Lotion)

EVENING: 1. Purifying Face Cleanser, 2. Volume Defense Deep Wrinkle Serum, 3. Hydrating Day & Night Cream, 4. Revitalizing Eye Cream (once a week I’ll use the Exfoliating Treatment Mask)

*If you want to start out purchasing one TULA product, this Hydrating Day & Night Cream is THE one!

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IT’S A 10 PRODUCTS: Miracle Shampo // Miracle Deep Conditioner // Hair Repair // Miracle Leave-In // ROBE: Josie

I have only recently started using these It’s a 10 hair products, but so far have been absolutely loving them! First of all, they smell really great, and second of all I have noticed fresher, softer, and healthier hair! I think the order of using these in the shower is pretty self-explanatory, but I always use the Hair Repair after a shower to help restore my blonde locks. The most important things to note about these fabulous hair products, is that they’re formulated to benefit your hair in 10 amazingly different ways, hence the name!

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August 30, 2016

HOW I CURL MY HAIR USING NUME + 70% OFF

I’m so excited to share with you how I curl my hair on a daily basis…it’s SO easy and SO quick so it’s do-able for anyone in a hurry, like me! But before I begin my step-by-step tutorial, I have to share this amazing sale with you: purchase a curling wand of your choice HERE using code ITSONLY70 at checkout for 70% off! I’m using the 25mm curling wand in this tutorial and love the type of curls it makes.

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Step 1: Divide your hair into two sections, top and bottom.

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Step 2: Divide the bottom section into two sections, one on the left and one on the right.

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Step 3: Start wrapping a section of hair around the wand, from top to bottom (the smaller the section of hair, the tighter the curls). Make sure it covers the entire wand if possible. Also, be sure to wrap away from your face. Stop wrapping once you have about a 1.5″ piece of hair left…this way the curl stops and can fall into more of a loose curl. Hold for about 8 seconds and let it fall, then don’t touch it. Continue section by section until you’ve done the entire bottom hair of your hair…

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Step 4: Let the top half section of your hair down and do the same thing, wrapping away from your face, holding for 8 seconds, and letting it fall.

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Step 5: Once I get to the front of my hair, I do not wrap the entire pieces around the wand, but stop about half way up so my “front bangs” don’t get super curly but are more loose. Next, your hair should be completely cooled off and ready to feed your fingers through your entire head of hair. This will loosen the curls and create more of a natural wave! I don’t set with any hair sprays because I don’t like the way it feels and my hair holds curls pretty well. Feel free to set with hair spray though if you’d like!

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CURLING WAND: Nume (get 70% off using code at the beginning of post) // DESK: World Market // LAMP: Target // MIRROR: World Market // CHAIR: LexMod // CHAMBRAY TOP: Similar here

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