Janelle In Real Life

Janelle In Real Life


Recent Makeup Faves!

Hey friends! Today I wanted to share a few of my recent makeup favorites. I don't blog about it very much, but I'm a beauty addict & I'm always on the lookout for new amazing products!

I got these during a sale recently and wanted to test them out and post my opinion, so here we go!

Anastasia Glow Kit-- I've had my eye on this highlighter kit for a while and finally got it on sale. There are 4 shades & they're all shimmery and amazing! I use moonstone and summer the most, but the other two shades still look surprisingly good on my pale skin! It's sheer enough that I can go for darker shades if I'm feeling it. I'm definitely a fan of this one!

Morphe R2 Bronzer Brush-- Ok, this brush is AMAZING. I wanted a huge, fluffy brush for throwing on bronzer without looking too structured & contoured. For casual makeup days! This brush is a DREAM, making me look bronzed with a few quick swipes. Highly recommend this one if you're in the market!

Bobbi Brown Cream Blush in the shade Fresh Melon-- I've been dying for a peachy, summery blush and this one has been a win. The cream formula is great for a glowy look! The only down side is application is a little harder. I tried using the back end of my beauty blender & hardly got any product on my cheeks. Using my fingers worked better, but there's got to be a better way! I sure hope I find one because the color is perfection.

Beauty Blender-- this one is a repeat purchase for me! I've had the original pink beauty blender, but since my toddler decided to bite chunks out of it I wanted a replacement. I like that the black doesn't show makeup residue as well, but I mean... it's a beauty blender. Reliable as always, I use it every day.

Lancome Teint Idole Foundation-- Guys... I found it. The holy grail of foundations has made its way into my hands! I searched for MONTHS, getting sample after sample at Sephora, MAC, Nordstrom, checking the drugstore isles (and sneaking samples there) and all of that lead me to this. It sounds dramatic but I'm just so excited to have finally found what I was looking for. It provides full coverage, while still giving a dewy, youthful glow and the shade match was spot on for me. Seriously, go get shade matched in this foundation because you won't regret it!

Anastasia Contour Kit-- This one seems to be a cult favorite as far as contour kits go and I had tried some of the cheaper knock off versions with little success. None of them had the color payoff I was looking for! The Anastasia kit lived up to the hype for me, and I use it every time I contour! I still want to try out a cream contour kit to see what I like better, but for now the powder version is keeping me happy.

Sooo there you have it! I'm pretty pleased with all these products & hope to keep up with telling you the good AND bad in my makeup adventures!


tank dress & a velvet couch

I recently got to take some photos at Be More Studios with Roxana B Photography, and can I just say how much I want this velvet couch in my house? 

Top- Nordstrom // Dress- Called to Surf // Necklaces- c/o Made by Mary, The Shine Project // Shoes- Free People (c/o Shopbop)

I decided to go all out on the ruffles trend, and I'm kinda loving it! This top is amaaaaazing & the dress is so verstile! I've dressed it up with a nice blouse like this, and I've also thrown a striped tee on underneath for a more casual look.

Layered looks are giving me all the heart eyes lately, so I decided to link up some of my favorite tank dresses that are perfect for layering over a tee or blouse! Check out my faves below & let me know what you think!


Floral Embroidered Jeans

Embroidered jeans are having a moment, guys. And it's like the cooler older sister of the embroidered jeans you may have worn in 4th grade... just saying.

Top- Free People // Jeans- Zara // Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell

And I LOVE Zara... they have all the fun embroidered jeans you could ever want! I'm a fan of adding a little pizzazz here & there when I can. And no need to spend $100 or more on cute pants like these! These ones are only $50, and there are a bunch of other styles.

And let's talk for a minute about shirt length. I'm finding myself drawn to shorter lengths lately, like this one that hits right at the top of my jeans! This cut is so flattering, and while I'll always have a place in my heart for tunics, crop tops are taking over my closet lately.

What are your thoughts on both of these trends? Love or hate embroidered jeans & crop tops?