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5 Beauty Products that Make Following a Regime Tolderable

If you want to have healthy, radiant skin, but you’re not sure how, then this skincare routine for you! The truth is that it’s all about using the right products and maintaining a daily routine that works for you. We’ve tried countless different beauty products, and we’ve finally found our routine, so now we’re hear to help you find yours. Below is a few of our favorite products that make following a regime tolerable and worth it!

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Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover 

The first step of any successful skin care routine is taking off the makeup that’s been resting on your face all day long. We all love to look our best, but I think we can also agree that there’s no better feeling that a fresh face at the end of a long day. We absolutely love this best-selling makeup remover, Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, by Clinique! It’s perfect for sensitive skin because it’s non-irritating and non-stinging, but it still gets the job done! Not to mention, it’s oil-free, fragrance-free, and super reasonably priced!

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Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Glossier is one of our favorite brands for skin care products, so of course we included the Milky Jelly Cleanser in our regime! This is truly the ultimate everyday face wash, because it can be used on both wet and dry skin. The formula contains five different skin conditioners, so it’s perfect if you want to have soft, healthy skin! Our favorite little fact about this Glossier product is that it cleans your face with the same ingredients found in contact lense solution, meaning that it’s even safe to use around your eyes!

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GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Activated Charcoal Treatment 

If you know anything about beauty products, then you’ve probably heard of the infamous GLAMGLOW. This stuff is no joke, ladies. While most face masks claim to remove the toxins from your skin, this mask promises to make you look and feel better about your skin after just a few uses. While GLAMGLOW makes several masks, this one is our favorite because the charcoal pulls all of the dirt and grime from your pores instantly. Once you go GLAMGLOW, you never go back.


Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

We know what you’re thinking… does toner actually do anything? The answer is YES (if you have the right toner). We love this rose toner made by Fresh, because the rosewater ingredient helps to the soothe the skin while the oil extracts from the flower work to nourish the skin. Basically, this product can be used after washing your face to remove any leftover impurities from the surface of the skin. After using this, you’ll feel lighter, smoother, and you’ll even smell good!

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Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer

Last, but definitely not least… moisturizer! This is the final step to any skin care regime, and probably our favorite. There’s seriously no better feeling than rubbing lotion on your face right before bed. So, we wanted to share with you our favorite moisturizer by none other than Mario Badescu. We love this one because it’s oil-free, lightweight, and perfect for nearly every type of skin! Some moisturizers are so heavy that they do more harm than good, but this one hydrates without clogging your pores, so it’s the best of both worlds! Mario Badescu also sells moisturizers with vitamin supplements if you need a little something extra!

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F&N Beauty Bank

Now that we’ve shared our favorite beauty products with you, we thought we’d throw in one last product that will help you look and feel your best: the Beauty Bank, of course! The beauty bank is an illuminated compact mirror that also serves as a portable charger. It fits right in your purse so you can use it while you’re out and about. You can find this product on our website by clicking the button below!

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We hope you love these products as much as we do and they help improve your daily skincare routine!


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7 Items You Need To Pack For Coachella Weekend


Coachella is officially in full swing and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s no secret that this festival brings forth some of the coolest trends for summer fashion, so we’re keeping a lookout for some serious outfit inspo! If you’re lucky enough to attend this year’s festival, we are beyond jealous! So, we’ve kept busy by creating a packing list compiled of all the essentials. Here are the must-haves for your Coachella experience.

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Statement Sunnies 

The bright Cali sun will be shining down, so you’ll definitely need the perfect pair of sunglasses! We love to make sunnies a statement part of our outfit, so we always make sure to have several different styles and frame shapes. Our “Santorini” sunnies, shown to the left, are the perfect touch of boho for any look!

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Straw Bag

We’re obsessed with the straw bag trend, especially if it incorporates a cute, colorful tassel! If you’re attending a music festival, you’ll obviously need a trendy, yet useful, bag to hold your essentials. Whether you’re looking for a large tote or a smaller cross-body bag, the straw look will go with any summer style!

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Panama Hat 

In order to stay shaded and cool in the heat of Cali, you’ll definitely need a sun hat. We love these panama hats, because they can pull together any summer outfit. With the leather accents, this hat is the perfect addition to your Coachella wardrobe!

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Beauty Bank

With all the instagramming you’ll be doing, you’ll definitely need to bring along a portable charger. Our beauty bank is the perfect accessory for on-the-go activities! Not only does this device charge your phone, but it also serves as an illuminated compact mirror so you can check your look at any moment!

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Distressed Denim Shorts

These high-wasited ripped denim shorts are perfect for Coachella because they can be worn with nearly any top! They truly complete a look, and you can find them at nearly any retailer!

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Festival Kimonos

Next, this sheer shawl is a must-have for the perfect Coachella Instagram pic. We love this one because it adds a mix of boho and glam to an everyday outfit. You’ll be sure to turn heads with a piece like this!

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Woven Bikini

Last, but definitely not least, we’re loving all the new swimsuit trends for Summer 2018. This woven bikini is one of our favorites because its unique texture and bright colors are both chic and fun! You can even pair this with your kimono for a flawless look!

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Shop these essentials to slay the Coachella game this weekend!


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5 Tricks That Will Make Applying Your Eyeliner Easier

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Not everyone’s a makeup artist, but we all like to look our best! We’re here to share our five best eyeliner tricks so you can look fierce and fabulous whether it’s a day at the office or a girl’s night out! We also know time is limited these days, so we promise our tricks won’t take any longer than 3 minutes. Also, we know the budget doesn’t always allow top line products so we’re giving you the low down on our drug-store favorites that get the job done!


1. Use Tape as a Stencil

Whether you’re just bad at applying your liner, or you can’t seem to make your two eyes even, we’ve got the perfect hack for you! The solution to your problems is scotch tape! Start by sticking a piece of tape on the side of your face, right along your bottom lash line. The beauty of this technique is that you can decide the angle that you want your liner to follow, making it as dramatic or subtle as you like. Simply trace along the side of the tape until you are satisfied with the line you just created. When you finally peel off the tape, you’ll be left with a perfect line! And the best part is that you can do the exact same thing on the other eye for a flawlessly symmetric look!

2. Use a Q-Tip to Fix Mistakes

If you’re not using some kind of stencil or guideline, it can be pretty tough to apply the perfect line. So, in the case of mistakes, unsteady hands, and smudges, we have another solution: the almighty Q-Tip. If you dip your q-tip in a little petroleum jelly and apply it to the smudged, uneven area, your mistakes will disappear! Or, if you don’t want to leave a glossy residue, dip your q-tip in your concealer instead and use it as a tool to cover up your tiny little mistake!  No one will ever know that you even messed up!

3. Use a Smudge Brush to Even Out Liner

Another solution if you’re prone to shaking hands is a smudge brush! If you’ve created a shaky line, simply use a smudge brush to blend the application into a straighter line! While the q-tip trick is probably better for someone who wants a thin, crisp line, this trick can be used if you’re going for something a little edgier.

4. Trace Your Lash Line with Pencil Liner First

Maybe you’re fairly confident in your ability to apply eyeliner, but you’re just not sure exactly what look you’re going for yet, or how it will look. You might want to trace your lash line with a pencil eyeliner first, since these allow for more control. You can even use a lighter color that will still show up, but won’t be a commitment. Once you’ve lined your eyes with the pencil liner, you can go in with the liquid liner and trace the stencil that you just created. This way, you can plan your look before you execute!

5. Put Eyeliner on Your Eyelash Curler for a Perfect Straight Line

Last but definitely not least, this tip is perfect for the girl who’s always on the go and crunched for time! Simply apply your eyeliner directly onto the metal part of your lash curler that touches your lash line. We recommend using a pencil for best results, and then you can go back in and trace over your line with liquid liner afterwards. When you press the lash curler to your lid, the liner will imprint onto your skin and you’ll be left with a beautiful line! Like magic!

We hope you found these eyeliner tips useful! If you’re interested in some of our favorite eyeliners, we’ve listed a few below!

Want to do these eyeliner tricks but don’t have the proper products? Click the photos for shoppable links to purchase our team’s fave eyeliners!

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5 Swimsuits You Need For This Summer

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As summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the things that really matter: swimsuits! This year, you’re definitely going to need to revamp your collection, so we did a little searching to take the weight off of your shoulders! Whether you’re looking forward to boat days or beach days, we’ve compiled a list of this season’s top swimsuit trends for your Summer 2018. So, take a look below at our top swimsuit picks for the upcoming season!


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High Cut One Piece


First of all, one pieces are probably our favorite trend of the summer- especially with a high cut! In addition to being full coverage, this style is flattering on every figure and will showcase all of your best features. Furthermore, this color scream summer! As a result, this style swimsuit will definitely become a staple to your swimwear collection!

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High Waisted Bandeau Bikini


We’ve seen this style everywhere and we just can’t get enough! High waisted suits are back, and they’re flattering and trendy all at once! We love the way these bottoms accentuate curves, and the top is simple yet chic!

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Off-The-Shoulder Bikini


This swimsuit trend brings one of our favorite top styles to the beach! It’s the perfect way to dress up any swimwear look, and it pairs perfectly with plain, simple bottoms. Therefore, this style is bound to become one of your go-to’s for hanging at the beach!

V Underwire Bikini


This swimsuit is more of a statement look, and we’re obsessed! While it may be a little harder to pull off than some of the other trends this year, this to is sure to turn some heads! In addition, the underwire will act as a push up!

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Scallop Bikini

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We love how classic this swim look is, and it can be found in nearly every color. This one in particular incorporates the high waisted trend, as well, so it really can’t get any better than this.

What’s in our beach bag?

Furthermore, we can’t talk swimsuits without sharing our must-haves for a day at the beach! We pack our bag with these four essential products: our F&N Beauty Bank, our F&N Tulum sunnies, Evian facial spray, and in addition, Glossier daily sunscreen!

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Also, do you love reading our blog? We’ve got more fun articles for you! To learn about our squad’s top fashion accessory picks for the season, click the link here.

In addition, we love hearing your feedback! If you have any swimsuit suggestions or questions, feel free to leave a comment!