Beauty

Sephora Spring Savings

Sephora is offering up to 20% off depending on your tier until the 19th! Just use code OMGSPRING. This is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite makeup items, and anything new you’ve been wanting to try. I personally love taking advantage of this discount every year, and wanted to share what I bought! Sephora Spring Savings Laneige Lip Mask This vanilla lip balm is heavenly. I’ve rebought it 4 times now. It’s a lip mask, but I wear it throughout the day as a lip balm. It’s the most hydrating lip treatment I’ve ever used and the texture amazingggg. Supergoop Glow Screen This is my everyday sunscreen. I love that it’s also a highlighter, so I just wear it over my moisturizer with nothing else on my no makeup days. It’s one of the only SPFs that doesn’t break me out. Givenchy Prisme Libre Foundation Holy cow, this foundation is incredible. I rarely stray from the foundation I’ve been wearing for the past 10 years, but this one is SO creamy and blends beautifully. I love how moisturizing/hydrating it feels on and the natural glow it gives me. Definitely, I’ll be rebuying this. The shade I wear is: 4-W280. Dae shampoo, conditioner, leave in conditioner I can’t get enough of these hair products! They smell so good and make my hair shiny and voluminous. I’ve rebought them 3 times now. Chloe perfume gift set I’ve had this Chloe perfume since high school – it’s a scent that literally everyone loves. It’s not too sweet or floraly, but it’s still very feminine, refreshing and inviting. I know my mother in law will love this for Mother’s Day! Tom Ford blush brush This brush is THE BEST. I’ve had it for years. It’s so thick, blends beautifully, and has held up after daily use, travel, and cleaning! Dr. Barbara Sturm eye cream I’ve tried hundreds of eye creams over the years, and nothing compares to the light, refreshing texture of this one! Plus it’s a clean product which makes me love it even more. I also love her face cream! Sunday Riley UFO oil I’ve been swearing by this stuff for years. Every time I travel I bring it with me, because I always break out after being on an airplane! 1 little drop of this rubbed into a blemish, and the blemish immediately calms down and shrinks. It’s next level. Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask This is a gentle, yet super effective mask when it comes to getting your skin clean! It removes dead skin, dirt, and blackheads like no other mask. I love using this every other week. Necesaire body lotion This body lotion runs out too fast for me! I use it everyday and love how thick it is. Tom Ford Soleil Blanc shimmering body oil This body oil is my go-to fragrance and body moisturizer for all beach vacations. It smells SO good and gives me the prettiest glow! I also love that it’s not super thick so it doesn’t transfer to my clothes. T3 1″ curling iron This is the curling iron I use everyday (I use the 1″ wand.). It heats up in seconds and my curls last all day with zero hairspray. Dr. Dennis Gross Universal Daily Peel Pads These peel pads are the best at removing makeup after I cleanse my face. They get every last drop off, and keep my skin clear and healthy. They are strong at first, so lightly use half of each pad the first few weeks!
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Benefits of Taking CBD

Benefits of Taking CBDCBD has gained immense popularity in the past few years, and for good reason.  I first learned about CBD when I was living in LA.  Practically everyone I knew was touting the benefits!  So what is CBD?  CBD is a natural ingredient found within industrial hemp flowers. It is clinically proven to impact mental and physical well-being, when taken properly and consistently. It is a powerful health agent, but there is no discernible impairment (no high!)  Over the years, I tested and tried a few CBD products, but nothing ever wow’d me until I tried Equilibria products. Equilibria CBDQualityWhat impressed me the most about Equilibria is their ingredient transparency.  I love that they share a Certificate of Analysis for every single one of their products!  One of the things I learned about CBD early on, was that you should really pay attention to where it came from and it should always be organic.  Equilibria’s products are organic, and free of metals, solvents, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds).  Their products typically feature 3-4x the cannabinoids and terpenes found in other mainstream, over-the-counter CBD products. Favorite ProductsI’ve tried all of the Equilibria products and my favorites are the Daily Softgels, the Daily Treatment Oil, and the Relief Cream.  I love the Daily Softgels because they don’t upset my stomach (I have a very sensitive stomach to any sort of vitamins, supplements or pills) and they make me more relaxed.  I found that taking 1 pill after lunch everyday around the same time has really helped my anxiety levels in a very subtle way.  You won’t feel a sudden, crazy drastic change with these, but after about a week I could really feel a difference – I was just calmer. Probably my favorite benefit though, is that it really helps alleviate my period pain.  I get the worst cramps and am usually knocked out for the first 2 days.  The gels combined with the Relief Cream during my period has become such a nice self care ritual.  The Daily Treatment Oil is a gorgeous face oil that doesn’t break me out, and makes my skin feel bright and hydrated.  I like to use it alone or with my gua sha when I need a little boost or before a shoot. Dosage SpecialistEveryone’s body chemistry is different.  What works for me, may not work for you.  You may need more or less of the combination of CBD products that I take to feel the full effects.  This is why the dosage specialists are so amazing.  You get a free phone consultation with every purchase and unlimited email support.  Their site also has an extensive FAQ that really breaks down everything you need to know about CBD.  I highly recommend chatting with their specialist before you start taking the CBD, or a week or two after to really understand how your body is taking to it!  I’d love to know what your experience has been with CBD, and if you have any questions please feel free to leave them below and I will forward them to their team. Sale!Starting today 2/17 until 2/20 buy any Equilibria product and get the second one (of lesser value) for 50% off! This promo can also be combined with your 15% off code KATTANITA that always works!  I would personally start with the Brilliance box and then treat yourself to the Body box which has the relief cream, mineral soak, and face oil!
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Valentine's Day Treats

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, are single or in a relationship, can we all just agree it’s the perfect excuse to buy ourselves frivolous, girly things?! I mean come on… we could all use another luxurious candle, delicious smelling bubble bath, a pretty PJ set, a silk eye mask, or a new lipgloss! Here are a few fabulous, indulgent treats. Valentine’s Day Treats This is my favorite lip mask – I actually use it as a regular lip balm throughout the day. The vanilla scent is amazingggg. I have this robe in the shorter version, and let me tell you, it is such beautiful quality. Silky and luxurious. Treat yourself to a chic Hermes dish for your nightstand to hold rings or necklaces. This Laundress delicate laundry wash is ideal for lingerie. This silk lace cami comes in this gorgeous neutral color…swoon. These Hanky Panky thongs are the best, and this pair is extra fun! Spray just a touch of my everyday perfume Diptyque Eau Duelle for a romantic date night or night at home. Shop more goodies below, including this edible wax candle (oh la la!) and make sure to see more of my go-to Valentine’s goodies from last year!
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5 Ways To Look Your Best In Photos

I’m so excited to share the easy things I do to look my best in photos! I’ve been blogging for 10 years now, and if there is one thing I’ve learned it’s how to get camera ready quickly. These simple beauty hacks will have you looking and feeling more photogenic in minutes! 5 Ways To Look Your Best In Photos Powder Your T-Zone Forehead shine is so not cute! I’m all about dewy, glowy skin, but full blown forehead shine is a no no. Even if you don’t think you look shiny before you leave the house, by the time you’ve moved around outside/start chatting with people/stand under harsh lighting, your forehead is inevitably going to sweat or produce oil. This is why setting powder is a GODSEND and every blogger and model’s beauty secret. I’ve been using this Laura Mercier translucent setting powder available at Walmart Beauty forever and can’t recommend it enough. Take a blush brush or even thick eyeshadow brush and brush the powder all over your forehead and under your eyes. If you don’t have a brush, I’ve even used a tissue or cotton pad in desperate times!!! The powder will completely even out your skin tone and make you look flawless in photos. Don’t put it anywhere else, because you want to keep a pretty glow/little shine on your cheeks. Random – but I’ve actually used this as dry shampoo too when I’m traveling and didn’t want to pack a ton of products! Works like a charm. Apply 3 Coats of Mascara Ok so this is my trick to apply mascara and make your lashes look extra long. Put on your 1st coat like you normally would. Then about 1 minute later, put on your 2nd coat. Put a light coat on your bottom lashes. Then do something else for 10 or so minutes and before you head out the door or are going to take photos, apply a 3rd coat – and really get in there and work the brush hard into your lashes from bottom to top. By the 3rd coat you’ve got a great base so you can really create a ton of volume and get that length! This final 3rd coat will make your eyes POP and optimize that mascara. This L’Oreal mascara has been a go-to of mine for years and you can’t go wrong with the price – get 2 for under $10!!! Lightly Curl Your Hair Subtle curls give your hair volume and depth. I prefer a curl to straight hair any day. If you’re looking for an affordable curling iron, this Hot Tools 1″ iron has held up for almost a decade and costs under $40. I love that it has so many different temperature options so you can really adjust it based on your hair thickness. If you’re interested, I have a mini hair tutorial saved under my IG Hair Highlight! Gloss Those Lips A pretty pink lip gloss really enhances your lips in photos. I LOVE this Julep one in shade All The Feels. It smells so good, gives me just the right amount of color, is super hydrating and stays on. It’s not super goopy/overly glossy which is a must for me!!! This would make a PERFECT stocking stuffer too FYI. Manicured Nails I feel naked without nail polish. And to be honest, I feel unpolished – literally haha! A manicured nail looks so good, and is so easy to do yourself. It’s worth taking the 10 minutes to paint your nails before you get your photo taken. Your hands will show up in the photo, and you’ll look more feminine and put together! When my nails look good I also feel more confident. It’s weird but I really do. In the fall/winter I always use OPI Lincoln Park After Dark, which is a deep purple-ish black color. It’s on sale for under $10 here – and another great stocking stuffer idea. Holiday Beauty Gifts All of these beauty products are available in Walmart’s Beauty section! AND they’re available for 2 day shipping! Walmart’s Beauty section is also full of amazing gift sets for the holidays – and I love that they broke their gift section down by price point making it so easy to find what you need. This is a great makeup organizer for the bathroom counter, or under the sink. This Dolce & Gabbana perfume smells sooooo good (reminds me of summer in Italy!) And this gua sha + jade roller set is a steal for under $20.
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