Monday, January 26, 2015

My New Favorite Brand

Pants / Top / Earrings Sold out color, but here's another option / Shoes (similar)
Okay ya'll... seriously I am in love with the brand Bella Dahl (Check out their website... www.belladahl.com). As many of you know I work for a boutique and get to go to market with the owner! The first time I went to market we found Bella Dahl and fell in love! I had about three of their pieces: a skirt, a dress, and a button up and loved them! The brand is a little on the expensive side, but honestly I think it is completely worth it. I am bargain queen, but Bella Dahl is one of the few brands I think is worth spending the money. Here are my reasons: 1) the fabric is amazing. Seriously the softest fabric. 2) you can tell their pieces are made well. I took a sewing class last semester and I learned so much about what clothing should look like and I always notice when something is made well (or not!) now. 3) Trendy, yet classic. Their pieces are unique, yet won't go out of style. 4) all the celebs love Bella Dahl! ;) 
So when Jill, from Bella Dahl saw me instagramming about Bella Dahl pretty often she offered to send me something! Of course I said yes! So lucky for you guys I am giving away a pair of these adorable joggers (Here they are on their site!) The top I am wearing in this picture is also one of their pieces. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the back but it is soooo cute so here's a picture of it on their website! 
 Thanks for listening to my rambles! & be sure to enter my giveaway!
xo,
Brianna

I have a new obsession with Kendra Scott. All her pieces are to die for.

These toms wedges are so comfortable and versatile! I got them SUPER on sale ($22!!!) at Cha Boutique here in Columbia, Missouri! Be sure to check them out on insta @chaboutiquecolumbia!



A few celebs rocking the button up I am wearing today!


Alessandra Ambrosio wearing this top I also have and ADORE! I actually have a new obsession with the color red! 



Thursday, January 22, 2015

Everyday Makeup Look

I often get asked, "What is your everyday makeup?" on Instagram so I thought I would do a blog post on it! 
1) Clinique Stay Matte Foundation: I absolutely LOVE this foundation. I previously used Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, but it just didn't keep from skin from getting shiny. I really don't even use powder with this foundation because of how already matte it is, but if I really want it to last I use Makeup Forever HD finishing powder. This foundation does a great job of keeping my skin shine free all day. Plus, it is half the price of Laura Mercier! PS. The sephora 45 brush is amazing. It makes all the difference.

2) Nars Laguna Bronzer: I contour right under my cheek bones and swipe some on my temples and hair line. I just recently tried this bronzer and I can see how everyone is obsessed with it. It is matte, yet has micro shimmer in it making it flawless looking on your skin.

3) Nars Orgasm Blush: I really like orgasm blush when I am tan (which is pretty much all the time since I am obsessed with self tanner... Here's the one I love if you want to check it out) but on the occasion that I am not tan I don't really think the coral is the most flattering color!

4) Benefit Watts Up: I put this on my cheek bones, my cupids bow, and the bridge of my nose and then blend it out with my ring finger for a subtle glow.

5) Anastasia Brow Wiz: I used to only ever use brow powder because I thought brow pencils would be too unnatural looking. I was SO wrong! This is the best product for brows in my opinion. It is so easy to put on and by using the spool end when you are done you have perfectly natural looking brows! 

6) Urban Decay All Nighter: After I am done with my face makeup, I spritz my face with about three sprays of this setting spray. It really locks in your makeup and prevents you from having to touch up through out the day.

7) Urban Decay Eye Primer in Sin: This is truly one of those products I can't say enough good things about! It makes my eye shadow look so much more pigmented because it is already shimmery. I wear this everyday and can not do my eye makeup with out it. Seriously, TRY THIS PRODUCT. You will not regret it. It is amazing. Plus, I have had my tube for over a year and there's still a lot left!

8) Eyeshadow: When it comes to eyeshadow I usually use two different palettes, Naked 3 & Lorac Pro "mini palette." I got the Lorac palette in a set with mascara and eyeliner. It's great for traveling because all three colors are super pigmented and can be worn day or night. Out of the naked palette I usually wear burnout all over my lid, limit in my crease going up my brown bone so my crease color isn't so harsh, and then factory in my crease. Then I take the lightest color from the Lorac palette and put a little of that on my tear ducts and on my brow bone. 

9) Bare Minerals Lash Domination: This mascara doesn't clump, adds length, and volumizes. What more could you want? 

10) Buxom Lip Cream: I have like ten of the buxom lip creams/polishes. It is the best lipgloss. White Russian is my favorite because you can wear it alone or over another lip product! 

Thanks for reading! xoxo Brianna 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sparkle

Love Love Love the detail of this top. I got this on sale from J. Crew (here's a link!) I paired this top with some slouchy black jeans, and ivory topcoat, and leopard heels. I have also been wearing my House of Harlow bangle from my most recent rocksbox with literally everything! Right now when you sign up for Rocksbox you can get your first month free with code "Briannaxoxo1" so why not try it out?! I have been LOVING mine! Use this link! 
I have been doing so much about posting on instagram since being home for break (It is so much harder at school!!) But I definitely lack in the blog department! I am going to try to keep posting frequently on instagram (i go back Tuesday BOOOO). Check out a few more pictures down below and the details to some of my favorite products lately! Thanks for reading! xoxo Bri






My most favorite products lately! Truvision is something I've recently started taking daily and I can not say enough good things about it! It gives me so much energy with out all the jitters that coffee gives me sometimes. It's also helped so many people lose weight, although this isn't a pill for weight loss. If you're interested in trying it email me at briannaknopf@gmail.com for how to get some! A week trial pack is just $20 so why not try it! I also have been loving this Lorac palette. It has a super pretty ivory, gold, and brown. This is perfect for travel when I don't want to take a bigger palette. I've also been using the Anastasia brow pencil. I usually just use a brow powder, but I love this pencil SO much more!! The last few things are a stila eye liner in a navy color, Lash Domination mascara, and a buxom gloss! I got one of the sets of buxom glosses for christmas and I can't get enough. Every gloss is gorgeous. Buxom for sure makes the best glosses I have ever used. 
Lorac Palette (out of stock, heres a similar one) / Brow Pencil / Stila Liner / Lash Domination / Buxom lip creme (creamsicle) 

Sometimes selfies just work better? hahaha