Friday, April 22, 2016

TUTORIAL | My Birthday Makeup Look featuring No7, Tom Ford, and more!



My complexion was clearing up so well, and then thanks to period week, all the progress my acne had made went up in flames. It's fine, though, because I found a new base makeup product that helps cover up the damage! This foundation just won a 2016 Spring Beauty O-ward from O The Oprah Magazine, and best of all, it's affordable! Check out the No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation in action in my new video below.


No7 Stay Perfect Foundation in Warm Beige http://bit.ly/AprilMatchMade
No7 Radiant Glow Concealer in Light
Giorgio Armani Powder Foundation in 4
Troy Surratt Eyebrow Pencil in Raven
Tom Ford Eye Palette in Disco Dust
Shu Uemura Liquid Eyeliner
Marc Jacobs Fineliner Pencil
Armani Waterproof Mascara
KISS Blooming Lashes
Sisley Phyto-Touch Bronzer
LORAC Lip Pencil in Heiress
No7 Matte Lip Crayon in Dusky Rose
Wayne Goss Brush for Powder
Chikuhodo Brush for Bronzer

The No7 Stay Perfect Foundation in Warm Beige is an excellent color match for me. I am a touch darker than my usual light-medium coloring due to retinol usage, but I feel that I could use it in the winter at my palest as well. I am impressed by the long-wearing formula, and it is unlike any other pharmacy formula I have tried because it doesn't sit in my pores and did not irritate my existing acne or cause new break outs! No odor or scent, truly fragrance free. 

It is $15.99 which makes it an ideal foundation for daily use. I usually only wear foundation when I'm filming or experimenting with a new formula, but Stay Perfect is something I could wear every day because of the satiny finish that mimics real skin. It doesn't accentuate dry patches (again, from the retinols), and it blurs imperfections without feeling greasy or looking like a flat overdone mask. Give it a try!
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CURRENTLY | On the Road with Rae, Photo Diary Part I



As part of my birthday celebration, I embarked on a long road trip with Beau to Vancouver, Canada. Most of you are thoroughly exhausted about hearing of my interior design project without seeing the results, but I promise, the content is coming! Getting all the final little bits and bobs together has been very stressful to say the least, so I needed a break away from the apartment and get some fresh, different kind of air.

I normally don't allow him to stuff like this, but he was so happy! He's my curious baby weirdo
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Instead of going on a fancy spa getaway with the girls, I decided I wanted to try something different and allow Beau the chance to see the world outside of California. He's truly loving it. The cool wind in his fur, the endless amount of plants to sniff, the awesome dogs and their parents we have met along the way.. it has been an adventure and we are only halfway through! And yes, Beau is great in the car because he's used to joining me wherever I drive, so he's an ideal road trip companion.


I feel that being surrounded by so much lush and pure nature has given me the inspirational push that I've been craving. Sometimes it's hard to find ways to reset, and even crossfit and pilates were starting to feel a bit routine. Hiking is a bit new to me, but I'm loving this form of cardio and plan to stick with it! I still enjoy running but hiking is different. The elevation definitely takes its toll on my body and has shown me (more) weaknesses that I did not know I had, despite being very active and fit the last six months. 


If you're interested in my journey, check out my snapchat stories! My user name is raeview, and I've been trying to post as much as possible daily. I'm mixing food with animals and scenery, so it should be an interesting mix since some of you have commented that I only ever post photos of Beau. The cold hard truth is, I sit at home with my glasses on working in front of the computer a vast majority of the time, so he's the most exciting thing I've got going on in my life! xo

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FITNESS | Weight Loss Update + Bikini Body Meal Prep



I have stellar moments and bad days just like everyone else, but the whole purpose of this healthy and lean lifestyle transition is to help me look and feel my best daily! Progress can be inconsistent based on my stress level and my schedule, but we have to remind ourselves that every day we wake up is an opportunity for us to be better and reach our goals, big or small. Be positive! Our bodies are capable of so much more than we know or believe, but go at your own pace and focus on your overall well being + happiness!! Good luck xo

B I K I N I


M A K E U P  W O R N
Sulwhasoo Cushion in 25
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Hourglass Luminous Bronze
Marc Jacobs Fineliner Pencil
Shu Uemura Liquid Liner
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow in Jean + Betty

N A I L S
Louboutin in Batignolles (similar)

OVEN MITT

POT HOLDER
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HAUL | April 2016 Loot ♡ Sephora, Nordstrom, Skin Care



I'm loving beauty more than ever again, especially thanks to all the new product releases! Since my skin has been so temperamental again, it makes me a lot more cautious about the makeup I wear lately. Nonetheless, it feels wonderful to find new formulas that make me feel confident, stuff that I'm excited to wear again and again. If you have any other new Tom Ford favorites, let me know so I can test them out before I film the Summer tutorial and review!

P R O D U C T S
MAC Retro Matte Lip in Rich & Restless
Tom Ford Summer '16 Cheek Palette
Tom Ford Cream Eye Color in Opale
KISS Blooming Lashes in Camellias
Kiehl's Nightly Refining Micro-Peel
Lancome Genifique Sheet Mask
Lancome Absolue Lip Balm
SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence (currently an Asia exclusive)
SK-II Genoptics Spot Essence (currently an Asia exclusive)


M A K E U P  W O R N
Sulwhasoo Cushion in 25
Hourglass Luminous Bronze
KISS Blooming Lashes in Daisy
Marc Jacobs Fineliner Pencil
Shu Uemura Black Liquid Liner
Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara
Troy Surratt Shadows in Poudre + Cuivre
Burberry Lipstick in Peach Delight
MAC Liquid Lipstick in Rich & Restless

N A I L S
Louboutin in Bold Batignolles (similar)

S H I R T
lululemon athletica


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