Red lipstick can turn a bad makeup day into a v good one, especially if you find that red hot shade that compliments your complexion. You could literally wear nothing but lashes and with a spicy red lip and it'll look put together without even trying. I don't even really love wearing lipstick (more of a lip balm kind of girl, to be honest) but I love the way a red lip instantly changes my mood and is a confidence booster. These are my ride-or-die reds that you totally need in your life:

1. Sephora Cream Stain in Always Red is actually the best red lipstick you will ever own. It is a classic matte red with the perfect amount of blue undertones that'll make your teeth look white. The doe foot applicator makes for perfect application if you have a steady hand, so take your time. A bold red like this one looks best when the edges are clean and sharp. Minimal touch ups required with this one which is ideal for me. Oh also, its only $14! 

2. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red is such a staple. All of the Nars lip pencils are incredible and literally every makeup artist swears by them. They even made it to ITG's Top 20 Awards 2016  so you know its good. Mysterious Red is a rich red that makes your lips look velvety and expensive. That's a thing! With it being a pencil, you're able to stay in the lines for that perfect red pout. The only downside is that you have to sharpen it (this one is the best!) but I'll live.

3. Glossier Generation G in Zip is a poppy red that really livens up your face. The formula of this matte lipstick (seeing a trend here?) is totally different from other lipsticks. Its dry but moisturizing? Its sheer but can pack a punch of color? Its great. For me, this is an easy/casual red that I can slap on without even looking. All colors of these Generation G lipsticks are great so if you wanted try them, you definitely should here!



There was a time when my attitude towards putting effort into my hair appearance was nonexistent. I am still pretty low maintenance when it comes to my hair routine but I'm trying. It all started when I got a haircut at Stag Hair Parlor. I would wait months and months, even up to a year (gasp!) in between my hair cuts. And for healthy locks, that's a no-no! As soon as those few inches came off my head, I immediately felt a difference and now I'm all about my hair. Goodbye to those limp and frizzy ends of mine!

Reverie Hair Milk and Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo have been my go-to's for my everyday hair needs. They work really well with each other and have never failed me. The Hair Milk is an ultra conditioning anti-frizz cream that can be used in wet or dry hair. It smoothes and softens your hair and has become a daily ritual for sure. I read everywhere that celeb hair stylists love this stuff so I gave it a go and now I'm hooked.

On second day hair or days when mane is looking particularly flat and boring, I spritz the Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo. It smells ultra luxurious (and like an Olsen twin), absorbs oil, gives texture, and doesn't leave that weird white cast in your roots. That's pretty much the ultimate dry shampoo if you ask me.

I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect sea salt spray for those days when I want mega beach babe locks. If you guys have any recommendations, let me know!