10 Unsponsored Products I love

I wanted to compile a list of some of my favorite products – beauty/ makeup / etc. that I actually spend money on. These are just a few of my go-to favorites !

  1. Favorite Conditioner

Aveda Cherry Almond Softening Conditioner

This is by far the best conditioner I’ve found. It detangles my hair effortlessly, leaving it soft, non-greasy, and silky after washing.

Link: Conditioner

2. My favorite concealer

Tarte Shape Tape concealer in color “light sand”

Link: Concealer

3. My favorite hair styling product:

Leaves my hair shinier and healthier looking than ever. This single product has improved my hair’s appearance so much.

Link: Smooth infusion

4. Favorite makeup brush:

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection 203 Tapered Shadow

I just ordered another one of this brush on Amazon after searching for it forever. It’s the only brush I’ve found that has been easy for me to blend eyeshadow with. I will leave the link here for you:

Eyeshadow Brush On Amazon

5. Favorite everyday foundation:

ISDIN Skin Drops in color “SAND”

I know I talk about ISDIN skin drops often on my story, but they’re not a sponsored product ! I LOVE these skin drops because they’re light weight and I just put a few drops on over my moisturizer using a foundation brush and it looks like I have zero makeup on- just perfectly clear skin.

My only complaint is that they do not come in light enough colors. The lightest color : “SAND” just matches my skin, but if I were at my palest ever they would be too dark. If you have super fair skin, these aren’t the best option for you. BUT if you have my skin tone or darker these are AMAZING.

Here is the link to buy these:


6. My favorite foundation for full glam

Too Faced Peach Perfect

My foundation for when I’m going full glam is different from my everyday foundation.

When I do full glam makeup, I spend about 35-45 minutes on my makeup. My everyday makeup routine is more like 5-10 minutes.

Full glam involves under-eye concealer, highlighter, contour, nose contour, setting powder etc.

The skin drops aren’t as good for this routine because they’re so natural and blend into everything. This provides a better base for the rest of my makeup but still feels lightweight. I HATE feeling cakey. Also this one smells SO good.

Here is the link on Sephora:

Peach Perfect Foundation

7. My favorite self tanner:

Quicktan Bronzing Spray in Medium Dark

I actually don’t self tan my whole body so I can’t speak to how streaky this may or may not be for arms and legs.

HOWEVER, I love a light spray of this on my face and neck when I’m starting to get creepy pale. I’ve also sprayed my arms before and it came out great. I like to spray over my finished foundation and blot the speckles away with a foundation brush. It makes my makeup glow more and I look nicely bronzed.


Self tanner

8. My favorite setting/finishing powder:

NARS light reflecting pressed setting powder

While I HATE the price of this one- it goes back to me hating feeling cakey. Its the most translucent powder I’ve been able to find- just enough to take away the melt/ shine look when your makeup gets oily. It doesn’t leave a white cast like other powders. For me, it’s worth the $37.

Link: Setting Powder

9. My favorite eyebrow pencil

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

I use color: “Medium Brown”. This is the holy grail of eyebrow pencils. Triangular tip- retractable .. goes on smooth- easy to define and shape brows. Will never switch!

Link: Eyebrow pencil

10. My Favorite Moisturizer

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

My favorite moisturizer for a long time. Hydrates my skin very well, without clogging my pores/ making me break out. Doesn’t leave me feeling greasy and doesn’t feel heavy.



I hope you liked this post on my favorite non sponsored products right now! I will do another post with more soon if this one gets positive feedback. ?

DIY Lara Croft (With Links!)

I wanted to provide all of the details to my best costume yet!

I created my Lara Croft costume – mostly entirely from things I found on Amazon. When I decided to be Lara Croft – I was disappointed by the bad reviews on the Sexy Tomb Raider costume from online Halloween stores.

Reviews said that material was cheap, costume straps were flimsy & easily broke- shorts didn’t cover and created a muffin top look.

So I decided to recreate myself by finding different pieces online!

The costume was such a hit! It was a lot of work to find pieces for the costume that were so perfect- I thought it would be helpful to anyone in the future who wishes to be Lara Croft if I made a blog post detailing quick links to everything I used !

Lara Croft DIY costume :







Leg straps:



Water guns (spray painted Matte Black)



Combat boots:

(Mine were old from Charlotte Rousse but ang work!) Found these on amazon (similar):



Halter Chest Harness Tomb Raider SMALL


(from Etsy shop- Seller: Vontoon)


For the water guns I spray painted them Matte Black- here’s a quick link for matte black spray paint even though any will work!


Guns were a little small but held about 2 shots of Tequila ?? (spraying tequila in peoples mouths all night was a must for the costume!)

The arm tourniquet was a last minute edition. I just found an old tank top that was off white/tan and thin material not thick cotton.

I didn’t care about the tank top so I cut the bottom off and tied it around my arm.

Making the edges jagged is a must. You also don’t want a bright white tank top or T-shirt. I added red lip liner and brown eye shadow to the tourniquet to make it appear dirty & bloody.


The only thing I didn’t find online.

I got these the day before in a Halloween Store.

Here are similar options:




French braids. Lara Croft usually wears one friend braid with two small pieces of hair hanging out in the front. But I like myself in two French braids better so I did that.


I did my normal makeup routine and just added streaks of red lip liner (ruby woo from Mac) here and there and smudged over it gently with brown eyeshadow (Cyprus umber from soft glam palette by Anastasia Beverly hips).

Top right of forehead/ above left eyebrow, small mark on nose, small mark bottom chip right side, left side of chest and arm by tourniquet). Pro tip**- to keep yourself looking pretty and less scary try to make marks along where you would want your face to be contoured. I found the dirt look on the outer forehead, cheekbones, and jawline to be even flattering ?!

I hope this detailed explanation is helpful in your recreation of Lara Croft from Tomb Raider! Try not be as disappointed as I was when anyone under 20 asks you who you are and then has never heard of Lara Croft or Tomb Raider.