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The Absolute BEST of ELF Beauty | $125 ELF GIVEAWAY

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!

ELF is an inexpensive luxury made makeup brand. I have tried SO many of their products and want to share the ones I LOVE and the ones I DON’T.

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!

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Well, I have been using ELF products for about 4 years. I love this brand for many reasons: affordable, accessible, and diverse. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are products I absolutely do not like or use by ELF but that’s true for every cosmetic line you will ever use. I will list the products I have tried and that have not worked for me and then I’ll get to the fun stuff! 

You can win the products pictured here, at the end of the blog post!!!

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!I tried and didn’t like:

-All the Foundation. Just orange colored and broke me out bad. 

-HD Powder, it’s not supposed to flash back on camera but it does. 

-Intense Ink Eye Liner, it was a pen and dried out the first time I used it. 

-Setting Spray, I loved the original one but they downsized the bottle and upped the price so it’s not affordable to me anymore. 

-Lashes, they just never flow well with my real lashes so I end up looking super fake. Great for costume makeup though. 

-Brushes, these are hit and miss. I liked their stipple brush but it always sheds bad! It’s the same with their foundation brush. I, however, love others that are included below! 

What I LOVE:

SKIN CARE: ELF Hydrating Bubble Mask $14, Eye Refresh $3, Exfoliating Scrub $6, and Cleansing Cloths $3. 

PRIMER: ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer $6 and Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer $2.

BRUSHES: ELF Contouring Brush $6, Kabuki Face Brush $6, Ultimate Blending Brush $6, and Precision Sponge Trio $12.

FACE: Cream Contour Palette $6, Blush Palette $6, Illuminating Palette $6, Contour Palette $6, Baked Highlighter & Bronzer (Bronzed Glow) $3, Warm Bronzer $4, Contouring Blush and Bronzer Kit $4, and Baked Highlighters in Moonlight Pearls and Blush Gems $4.

EYES: Necessary Nudes Palette $6, Prism Eyeshadow Palette $10, Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Saturday Sunsets $6, Eyebrow Kit $3, Cream Eyeliner (in pot) $3, and Baked Trio Eyeshadow in Brown Bonanza and Peach Please $3.

LINERS AND LIPS: Eyeliner & Shadow Stick (Brown/Basic and Smoke/Black) $3, Velvet Matte Lip Color $3, Velvet Matte Lipstick $3, and Lip Liner with Blend Brush $3.

*At the bottom of the lip products, there is a cap. If you pull the cap off the product, there is a sample of the color in there to try!

MASCARA: I do like their mascaras but I have found I like others better. The ones I loved from ELF: Mineral Infused $3, Volumizing and Defining $2, and 3 in 1 $3.

EXTRAS: Shine Eraser Sheets $1, Makeup Remover Pen (great for touching up eyeliner and mascara oops) $3, Clear Brow and Lash Mascara $2, HD Eye Setting Powder $3, and Lip Exfoliator $3.

WANT TO TRY: Beautifully Precise Brush set $74, Micellar Cleansing Water $7, Hydrating Gel Mask $12, Pore Refining Brush and Mask Tool $5, Aqua Primer Mist $8, Facial Massager $4, Tavel Makeup Case $8, and Brush Cleaning Glove $10.

The best tips for Elf Cosmetics, one of the best beauty drugstore makeup brands!

  I have been blessed to have been sent products by ELF to review. I want to bless one you ladies with $100 of ELF products as a thank you for following along! These are products I was sent but already owned and loved!!! I hope that you will find the products that you love and work for you too!

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Giveaway Spring Style

10 Must Have Spring + Summer Jackets | GIVEAWAY

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

Spring and Summer are the seasons you don’t think about needing jackets but you almost always do. I’m sharing 10 of my personal favorites that will be game changers these seasons. 

These are not listed in any particular order but they are all in full rotation through the Spring and Summer. Some of these may surprise you for being worn as a jacket but they are amazing!

One: Chambray top

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

A chambray top is a great top be worn as a button up top but in the Spring and Summer, I love wearing this as an open front jacket. I have worn this one for over a year after I had to replace mine of nearly 5 years. You cannot go wrong with this piece. It can be worn with shorts, jeans, skirts, dresses, etc. 

Two: Puffer Vest

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

This is what I wear in the Spring time with a t-shirt or long sleeve shirt with. It also travels with me when we go camping in the summer! Spring can be a super chilly season so don’t write off a slightly heavier weight option. 

Three: Green Utility Jacket 

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

I wear this constantly through the Spring and Summer. In the Spring, I layer it with sweaters. In the Summer, I layer it with t-shirts and shorts. You should try it layered over dresses too, it’s the perfect neutral layering piece. 

Four: Long Duster

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

Yes, this is not considered a “jacket” in most places but it is in my book. I wear all my dusters as jackets in the Spring and Summer. It’s a cozy way to add a pop of color or to just switch up your normal go to.

Five: Tan Trench Coat

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

I invested in this piece last Spring and have lived in it! I love it with a dress or dress clothes but my favorite is with jeans and a t-shirt for a classic look. If you don’t have a trench, you need one!

Six: Green Utility Vest

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

I wear this piece year-round as well but highlight it in the Spring and Summer. It’s so lightweight that I can wear it layered over a dress or a t-shirt and shorts! 

Seven: Brown Suede Moto Jacket

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

I just got this jacket this last Spring and have worn it SO much. I love wearing it with dress pants for a more trendy look, over a dress like I have it here, or with shorts! It’s a versatile piece that not many have in their wardrobes but should!

Eight: Colored Blazer:

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

This blazer is about 4 years old and is my MOST worn blazer in my closet. You’ve seen me wear it with a baseball hat, jeans, leggings, etc. I firmly believe to buy pieces that make your wardrobe fun, especially in the Spring and Summer. Choosing colors is an amazing way to spice up your wardrobe rather than wearing black all the time. 

Nine: Patterned Utility Jacket

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

I bought this piece on a whim and I can tell you without a doubt that those $15 have been well worth it. I love wearing patterns under this piece. It’s great to wear over your typical Spring and Summer outfits while giving them a fun texture!

Ten: Pink (colored) Trench Coat

10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer! 10 Jackets you need in your wardrobe for Spring and Summer!

I bought this piece thinking that it would be a fun piece every once and a while. I have worn this SO much! Having a fun pop of color in a jacket is a great way to make your wardrobe stretch and feel different!

Have fun with your jackets for Spring and Summer! Your wardrobe will thank you.

$700 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

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I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for some spring shopping!

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You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 5/22.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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Fall Style Giveaway Pinterest Inspired Uncategorized

Pinterest Inspired: Plaid and Cheetah + BIG giveaway

 Sweater: Old Navy | Jeans: Paige | Booties: BP | Scarf: Ilymix (use code “topknotsandpearls” for 20% off) 
| Beanie: BP ($15 and sells out fast!) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Lips: MAC Faux (because I forgot my red!)





This look is inspired by one of my favorite bloggers to follow, Emily from The Sweetest Thing Blog. Her style has inspired me from the beginning of her blog. Plus, she has the cutest goldendoodle named Fitz!

This look was super easy to replicate from my closet. I had snagged this beanie last season but it came back this year! It’s so cute and versatile, only $15! I found this scarf on Ilymix, you can used code ‘topknotsandpearls’ for 20% which makes it $18 with free shipping. I loved the mix of these patterns with the boldness of this red.


I bought this sweater last year and is a one I wear often. I found a super similar one HERE and is a great price point. Especially coming into the holidays, Red is a great color to buy!


I hope you are inspired by this Pinterest Inspired outift! 
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Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the holidays!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 12/5.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
 

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