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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ulta Holiday Gift Guide

It has arrived folks, my favorite gift giving season!! I pride myself in knowing JUST what every friend needs for their birthday and get a LOT of joy out of being one of the most desired gifts at my annual favorite things party! No matter what your budget or who you are buying for I have compiled only the best from the Ulta website for your shopping pleasure this season 😘 Quite a few of these sets can be broken up and split between daughters stockings or easily gifted separately for friends 🙌🏼 Most of all I can promise everything is worth the price tag and is something that I currently own, love and gift myself or something I have on MY wishlist because my research proves it is worth the while. Broken up by price point, I PROMISE you will find something that the beauty lover in your live will truly adore!!

Under $10 : This may seem like a feat, but there are SO MANY items that I love from Ulta under $10!!! Stuff a few in the stocking or gifted alone they might cost less, but they ain’t CHEAP – every.single.item performs like a high end product and is something that I cross-my-heart-and-hope-to-die swear by!

$10-$20 : I had to hold back in this category because there is SO MUCH to choose from in this bracket. These are all THE BEST OF THE BEST, I promise. A $15 eye shadow palette that will not sacrifice quality, the travel bags I cannot live without and a lip scrub set you can break up between friends that I prefer over LUSH!!

$20-$30 : This price point is where the holiday sets start getting DOPE! Whether you are looking for masks, lipsticks, brushes or the best brows on the planet, you’ll find it all here!

$30-$45 : This is where most beautiful eyeshadow palettes fall, but also where you start getting the MOST bang for your buck!! Most of the sets here I am suggesting could be broken up between daughters/sisters, but then other just cover every base for the gal who THINKS she has it all 👏🏼

$45+ : You KNOW I am all about spoiling your gal rotten, but honestly I don’t think there is any need to spend more than $60 on a really beautiful gift!! All, but one from this list is less than $60, so you still won’t break the bank while gifting something super thoughtful and most importantly USEFUL.

Happy shopping my friends and thank me later for being the best gift giver at your holiday parties this year 😘

xo, K

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Here is the truth, I have never had to worry about deodorant, but LETMETELLYOUWHAT, newborn life and this postpartum body is a braaaaand new beast. This is the new me: I am a sweaty, sticky, stinky lady.

The new me went on a mission. I knew I wanted something more natural since I spend a good part of my day with a baby in my arm pit & I tried ALL the top reviewed natural deodorants. My main take away was that they felt uncomfortable, they didn’t work or they caused me to break out in a itchy rash. After seeing incredible reviews from a few of my favorite influencers, I finally decided to order Kopari Beauty Coconut Deodorant for myself.

Fast-forward a few weeks and Kopari Beauty reaches out to me to give YOU ALL a discount code for a deodorant that took all my troubles away and that I genuinely love love love using!!

I adore the smell, but most importantly it glides on smoothly, doesn’t leave a chalky residue and hasn’t given me any irritation! Besides that, it WORKS!! I apply before bed (helllllllo hormonal night sweats/nursing) and then a bit again in the morning just to refresh. Easy!

CODE : KAYTI25 for 25% off your first deodorant order – stock up, you’ll want a few on hand and this code is JUST for your first order! Enjoy your new and improved pits babes!!

xo, Kayti

Monday, October 8, 2018

B//B Budget Beauty Bests

Heeeeeere we go : Beyouty Bureau Budget Beauty Bests!! Say that three times fast, geeeesh. I know it can be overwhelming to get ALL.THE.THINGS. First off, let me confirm, you do not need all the things. Secondly, let me save you some monies. I have compiled a list of my very favorite beauty products that fall into any budget, but do not sacrifice in performance or quality!!

NOTE : You WILL NOT find foundation, primer or skincare recommendations included in this list! Those are products that I cannot emphasize enough investing in. Trust me. More on that later 😘

First category is : CONCEALER!! No need to spend an arm and a leg to cover them dark circles. Here are my top three concealers for under $10 each 👊🏼

INNISFREE $8.99 : This cream formula blends out seamlessly, sits beautifully on the skin and dries down matte so that is LASTS through the day. I have never been more impressed with a budget friendly concealer than this one. :: MAKEUP REVOLUTION $7.00 : I use shade C2 to brighten my under eyes, but their shade range is unreal – there is a shade for absolutely everyone! :: THE SAEM : This pink brightening complex is incredible for lightweight coverage that I prefer using on no-makeup days!

CREAM CONTOUR : These add dimension to the face and blend out perfectly on the skin both with or without foundation!

MAYBELLINE FIT ME $7.99: This is actually a foundation stick, but in the shade #330, I get the perfect day time contour :: JORDANA $17: This stick is INCREDIBLE for very fair babes that have a really hard time finding a neutral contour shade. It has the perfect grey undertone to create stunning shadows on the face without looking to heavy :: SOAP & GLORY $12 : I use this other contour stick as a blush/bronzer duo (in shade Wunderbronze) and love how fresh it looks on the cheeks!

POWDER CONTOUR/BRONZER : These are each the perfect shade and are formulas that I reach for over my high end bronzers. All under $20!!

MILANI $8.99 : This is a true bronzer (has a bit of shimmer, used to bring warmth to the face) and was recommended to me by Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist. So feels obvious that this is incredible :: PHYSCIANS FORMULA $14.99 : I looooove the scent of this bronzer and that it is a creamy matte formula perfect for creating cheekbones :: NYX $5 : This is actually a blush, but the shade is SO RIGHT for contour!

BLUSH : Blush is my verrrrry favorite to purchase from the drugstore!! The colors and formula are just as good and for $2.99 they never let me down!

ESSENCE : This blush is a MUST HAVE in any makeup collection – perfect coral shade, just $2.99!! :: MILANI $7.99 : I adore the shade ‘Luminoso’, but every shade is stunning on the skin :: LOREAL TRUE MATCH $11.99: This blush doesn’t look like much, but it is a staple for every skin tone – the perfect flush of pink – shade ‘Baby Blossom’:: PHYSICIANS FORMULA $12.99 : I adore the formula of these blushes – creamy and PIGMENTED! :: COVERGIRL $8 (not pictured) : This formula is hard to find now, but if you grab it from Amazon I know you will thank me later!

HIGHLIGHTERS : These can be tricky to find at the drugstore because I find that they can be a bit powdery and add texture to the skin, but here are my favorites that always deliver glowy skin!

MAKEUP REVOLUTION $9 : I add these glow drops to my primer or moisturizer They add color and glow, while evening out my skin and adding lustre to even the most matte foundation. :: WET N’ WILD $4.99: Each shade in this range is incredible!! I have never been let down by this formula. :: ESSENSE $4.49 : Most budget friendly option is probably my most used for a subtle/natural highlight! :: SLEEK MAKEUP $14.99 : Four for the price of one, this little palette is the most wet looking of all the budget friendly options. I looooove this for a statement look!

EYESHADOW : For the biggest bang for your buck, I highly, highly recommend grabbing a palette! Each of these you can snag for less than $20 after using your $3.50 off coupon from Ulta 🙌🏼 I have tagged ONE jelly shadow that I adore though, juuuuuuust in case your in the market!

JUVIA’S PLACE $20+ : These are not only pigmented AF, but they’ve got a palette for every girl. There are so many options! From the most daring to the most neutral, you are guaranteed to get high quality mattes and shimmer in every palette! :: KARITY $29 : These are easy to snag off Amazon and are also long wearing and super duper pigmented. I have loved the Smokey palette for a long time, but I am going to get reaaaaaal good use out of the Matte palette too :: BH COSMETICS $16+ : My two favorites from this line are the Zodiac and the Carli Bybel – both are actually really wearable and I thing these are the most versatile of the bunch I have listed! :: COLOURPOP $6 : I loathe their eyeshadow palettes 😬, but their new Jelly Much shadows are like nothing I have ever used, like so dang good!! They go on smooth a creamy with a brush or the fingers and dry down to a powder that STAYS PUT. I bought most of the shades and I am very very impressed!

EYELINER : I am kiiiiiiinda a diva when it comes to eyeliners – it must stay put and look pretty by the end of the day! And while those seems like obvious expectations, MOST LINERS just don’t deliver on those. These are the few cheaper options that I have found that uphold to my standards!

MAYBELLINE $7.99 : I adore these metallic liners – they don’t layer well, so you have to be careful, but they are incredible for creating a quick statement on the eye! :: NYX $8.99 : The Epic Ink liner has been compared to the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and while I still prefer the high end version, this option is really great! The Vivid Brights liners are INCREDIBLE – also a tad tricky to use, but if you were in small sections you can get the most vivid, bright and beautiful liner.

MASCARA : I know that there are A LOT of mascara options and I can’t tell you I have tried them aaaaaaalllll, but trust and believe I have tried quite a few in my day. These three have come out of top because they give me volume and don’t end up under my eyes by the end of the day!

COVERGIRL $8.99 :: FLOWER BEAUTY $9.99 :: LOREAL $9.99 ::

EYEBROWS : Truth be told, I don’t love love love anything from the drugstore for my brows, BUT these are the best options I have found!!

NYX $7.49 :: ARDELL $9.99 :: REVLON $9.99 :: LA GIRL $5.99 ::

LIPS : There are so many great lip options from the drugstore and honestly some of my favorite formulas are budget friendly! I have compiled my favorite brands to use to save buck, but not skimp of quality, pigment or wear!!

COLOURPOP : I am obsessed with ALL the Colourpop lip options – Ultra Blotted? Bomb. LippieStix? Bomb. Ultra Satin?? Bomb. Colour Luxe??? Bomb! They are all bomb! :: COVERGIRL : Of course Katy Perry slaaaaayed the color options, but the Katy Kat Matte lipsticks are incredibly long wears and although it seems random, I reach for these more than any other drugstore options I have :: SEPHORA : There are a buuuuuunch of different formulas in this line, but honestly I have been impressed by every single tube :: LOREAL : This was the first brand of lipstick that I grabbed waaaaaaay back in the day and Fairest Nude and British Red remain my forever faves  ::

This list evolves as I try new things, but some of these have remained the same for yeaaaaaaars. I will add products here as I discuss them and as my opinion changes – rest assured this list a beauty babes best friend!!

Do you spy something you love?

xo, Kayti