Monday, June 25, 2018

Top 5 Beauty Picks in my Shopping Cart

#Makeup Picks

Today on the blog sharing some of my favorite beauty picks! I have already went by Sephora and tried out these products and are currently in my Top 5 of Beauty Purchases for Summer. They have actually helped me get a flawless look while making it look natural healthier skin!!

This primer is top notch and has seriously changed the application of my makeup. I have actually tried different primers but this one is my fav as its lightweight and doesn't make me feel ashy with the shade and pigment.

This is great as it actually comes in different tints for different skintones. I personllay use the candlelight color. Its a splurge for eye care product but so worth it!

This collection has a wide range of colors available and i actually love the colors as I use 2 of the concealers for the contour and highlight! My skin tone had darkened from my trip to Gulf Shores back in May and so I have actually been using darker concealer and foundation as just a shade darker can make a difference in your makeup routine. With the wide range of colors available NARS is a game changer!

The colors are so summery/fall and high pigment this is a great palette!!! I personally like the bronzey colors and the nudes! Also made me step out of my comfort zone and try new colors!

This is such a great formula for lengthening your lashes and I use it in combination with my Lancome Primer.  I use the Lancome with different mascaras and it works really well!

Well I hope y'all love this post it was a lot of fun to write!!

Til next time,
Karen Beatty 


Thursday, June 21, 2018

#Training Thursday.... Positive Benefits of Drinking Water

For today's post I am highlighting the positive effects of drinking water! The reason I am highlighting water is because it actually has been something that has come up for me in my fitness journey!
Everyone knows and hears the saying that if you want clearer skin you should drink water as it will clear out your body! But overall the positive effects of drinking water has more benefit than just increasing your physical beauty!

The 2 big questions I always used as an excuse when I didn't drink enough water was...

How much water should I drink?
I always see those buff athletes walking around with a gallon of water and realized that was not for me! I could barely pick up a gallon of water let alone drink a gallon of water!!! 

The most popular answer is to drink 64 oz or half a gallon a day! That 8*8 Rule!

Which seems like a lot!  I've also heard that you should drink 70% of your body weight in oz! So if someone weighs 110 pounds then they would consume 77oz of water! 
By calculating it based on your body weight it's more tailored to you!
I have been drinking water more as I am intentionally trying to slim down my body in certain areas and also wanted to have healthier skin and overall better health!
You can also use a app to track your water intake like a game to keep up with your water consumption as well! 

Most popular statement and question is I HATE the TASTE of WATER!!

Which is a super valid point! I always thought water was too plain but then I realized that not all water taste the same!! 
So I definitely urge you to try out new flavors of waters to see what's easy for you to drink! I personally like water to be tasteless and not have certain minerals that are distinctively different! Something easy to chug!! 

I personally like Fiji Water and Nestle Pure Water! Nestle is my overall favorite as it's super budget friendly for my area and I drank it as a kid at track meets and in the summer
While I drink Fiji second most! 

Check out this post for the most popular bottled water and a taste test!

Sharing my top 5 tips to Increase your water intake!

1. Drink your favorite water and have access to it! Bring a 12 pack to work or even in your car! The easier and more convenient the better!
2. Research the positive health benefits for your fitness and health goals of drinking more water! Example if you have high blood pressure then drinking more water and decreasing your sodium will be a win-win!

3. Purchase a gorgeous water bottle that fits your style and will increase your water intake! It's seriously all in the little things to increase the water intake!
The one above actually has rose quartz! This is a good crystal for love and practicing overall self love! Its a splurge at $100 but worth it!! Click here to check it out as well!
4. Track your water progress and stay motivated! You will notice the results of even weight loss after a couple of days of rehydrating and refueling your body with water!
5. If you absolutely hate the taste of water add a sugar free additive to the water so that you increase your water intake! Consume any flavor that you like just keep in mind you don't want it to be too sugary!

Also I am sharing these Crazy Statistics from the CDC concerning water intake in regards to demographics across the U.S! 
The stats are eye opening regards to the demographics with the lowest intake and I feel like there needs to be more awareness and access to the knowledge so that the younger generation can actively increase the intake! 
The overall benefit to drinking more water is staggering!

CDC Stats:
This was interesting considering that your socioeconomic status apparently plays a role in the water intake you have!

Among U.S. youth, plain water intake is lower in younger children, non-Hispanic black, Mexican-American.
Among U.S. adults, plain water intake is lower in older adults, lower-income adults, and those with lower education.
U.S. adolescents who drink less water tended to drink less milk, eat less fruits and vegetables, drink more sugar-sweetened beverages, eat more fast food, and get less physical activity.

It's sooo important that we actively educate and encourage the consumption of water in our youth and really everyone in general!

Well overall I hope y'all loved my Post on increasing your water intake!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Monday, June 18, 2018

#Makeup Monday

πŸ’„Makeup Monday πŸ’„

Today on the blog sharing my #makeupreview of the New New #coverfxpowerplay foundation! I have had it for a couple of weeks and was unsure of how I felt as it wasn't full coverage and felt like medium coverage! Overall I like it as it has a buildable formula and actually was the perfect color pigment for me which was really impressive! Also couldn't get over the powder it looked like 🍫 Cocoa Powder πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I personally was looking for a good powder to try as I actually don't usually use powder as I have dry skin and not the oily type and I was impressed with the formula.

I use the powder as a setting powder and it works pretty good. Great for people with oily skin as well! 

In regards to the full coverage claim that was the reason I was hesitant to do my review as it isn't FULL coverage but rather medium! It's super light weight which is PERFECT for summer! I use it in combo with my full coverage foundation from EstΓ©e Lauder in a lighter shade! 

Overall I would recommend the product as long as you know it's medium coverage and you choose the correct shade! There are 40 shades so there is a high chance you will choose the correct one!

Also want to mention that I got this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. By receiving the item complimentary it does not mean these opinions are not my own! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Til next time,

Peace& Love,

Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

My NEW Favorite Designer (frankly obsessed with) Shoes Post

Hey yall Im so excited to post today! Im sharing some of my favorite Summer Designer Shoes! I had way too much fun doing this post so I think Im going to make this a series!
But today is all about my favorite shoes that I have been crazily obsessing over and inspired by!
#1 Valentino Studded Boot

Valentino has done it again! These are going to be soo hot!! They are cute for athletic chic and also for a night out on the town!
To shop these trendsetters click here!

#2 Salvatore Ferragamo Gavi Rainbow Sandal

These are so colorful and so me! I like the stacked wedge as well! They would be cute with a summer dress or even dressed down with an all white outfit or even black! They are colorful enough to add some pizazz!!
To shop these summer staples click here!
#3 Gucci Floral Booties

These made me stop and have a moment of silence.... in admiration of these gorgeous designed booties! These are my style and right up my alley!!
To shop these floral showstoppers click here !

#4 Valentino Lion Boots

These are fierce!! Nothing less nothing more!! Just soo much fierceness!! I would wear only these and nothing at all!!!

To shop these baddies click here !

#5 Rainbow Louboutins
These are like the perfect addition to a monochromatic look or even to spice up a little black dress!!
To shop these colorful classics click here!!

Bonus:  Did someone say Jimmy Choo?

How brillant and beautiful are these dazzling Jimmy Choo Shoes????....I know right I had to share!!
To shop these dazzlers click here!

This is just a handful of my favorite shoes for summer and I will be sharing more of my favs next month! Just cruising through and obsessing and window shopping these showstoppers has made me so ready for New York Fashion Week!!!

Comment below if you are as obsessed as me with the shoes above and feel free to share any of your favs below in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty

Thursday, June 7, 2018


Today on the blog sharing some of my favorite workout songs!! I use to post my top songs all of the time so I'm excited to do a new #Updated Version

Okay this is a shortlist of some new additions!!

1. Countdown by Beyonce
2.Real Love by Mary J Blidge
3.Thank Me Now by Drake
4. Lemon by Rihanna & N.E.R.D
5. Beast by Migos (this is good choice if you are on the rowing machine) Also sorry for the language on this one! The beat is the main reason!
6. Power Trip by J. Cole
7. Numb by Rihanna & Eminem
8. Superstar by Lupe Fiasco
9. Run Up by Major Laser
10. Headband by 2Chainz
*11. Ante Up ( perfect for sprinting up or end of workout) it's from the movie You Got Served *

*There is also a dope playlist on Spotify called Workout Twerkout!!**πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Seriously reminds me of old twerking in the club but for the gym!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I probably shouldn't say that lol but it's a good playlist!!!

Comment below some of your favorite workout songs!!
Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•

Monday, June 4, 2018

#Makeup Monday

For today's post, I'm going over an easy 5 step recipe to make a brown sugar face/body scrub! As I have sensitive skin I was on the lookout for an organic option and I found one below: 

Homemade Brown Sugar Face Scrub

Cup of Brown Sugar
Teaspoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil(Solid Version)
8-10 ct of Blueberries
Small Mason Jars- I personally like the Ball brand! It's great quality and some come with lids! 
A teaspoon of Vanilla Extra
Bowl or Plastic Bags

1. Crush blueberries (blend them if possible) into small pieces. The smaller they ate the easier it is to mix with the scrub! Save the juice and skin of the blueberries as it's healthy for your skin. Blueberries are full of antioxidants which are great for your skin!

2. Add the Brown Sugar!! (Brown sugar is a great exfoliant for people that have sensitive skin! I personally have sensitive skin and it's better to use this instead of salts.

3. Add the vanilla extract and coconut oil to the mixture.  The vanilla extract is good for keeping your skin young looking and is also full of antioxidants and heals/ soothes your skin! And it smells tasty! While the extra virgin coconut oil helps as it's antifungal & antibacterial while being a great moisturizer!
4. Add more brown sugar if needed to make the scrub more scrub-like!
5. Voila, you're done! Slather away!! * Make sure you store in an airtight container once done!* 

I personally like this scrub as it smells sooo good! It was hard for me not to eat it considering all of the ingredients were organic and edible! 
This will assist you tremendously if you have sensitive skin like me as it will exfoliate while moisturizing your skin!
Hope Y'all liked today's post as it was super fun to do! Seriously couldn't believe how easy it was to make using food in my pantry!

Til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•


Friday, June 1, 2018

#Ad MVMT Sunnies

πŸ’•Fashion Forward FridayπŸ’•

#ad So excited to share my new go-to πŸ•Ά Sunnies!! They are polarized and perfect to protect my eyes in this Texas heat! ☀️ I usually don't go for a mirrored lens but I thought these were fyahh πŸ”₯ πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! 

Also if you use my discount code KARENLEISHA15 you can get $15 off.....πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ’ƒπŸΎ.....#jointhemvmt
#sunniesbaby I personally have been a big fan of MVMT watches and I'll be posting my gorgeous watch real soon so stay tuned!! 

But these gorgeous babies are actually polarized which is great as it protects your eyes from I believe sunrays and cuts the glare from the sun!

You can click here to check out these sunnies for yourself and don't forget you can use my discount code for $15 off!

Let me know in the comments below what you think of my new sunnies!

Til next time,

Peace & Love,
Karen BeattyπŸ’•πŸ’•

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