MONDAY MUST-HAVES {GIVENCHY BEAUTY}

Jul 24, 2017

givenchy beauty, best mascara, best red lip, red lipstick

givenchy beauty, best mascara, best red lip, red lipstick

givenchy beauty, best mascara, best red lip, red lipstick

The perfect red! I love the cool undertones, they really help make your teeth look whiter! From about August to February red is pretty much the only color I wear on my lips (except for the occasional dark berry), so I'm pretty excited about this one. 

PS: When I was in school for esthetics my friend called me Snow White. Like everyday. 




I LOVE this face powder. I've been wearing BB Cream with this on top and my skin looks flawless. The powder doesn't settle in fine lines/pores and gives a great glow. 


Ok, this is my #1 beauty tip. Go with a BIG BRUSH when you choose a mascara. All my favorite mascaras have that one thing in common- you can get so much more product on your lashes when you use a brush like the one pictured above!


If you are fan of Lip Glow you will love this... it does the exact same thing (uses your body's pH to work with the color of the balm) and it comes in a luxurious pink leather packaging. Swoon. PLUS IT PLUMPS! Done. 


givenchy beauty, best mascara, best red lip, red lipstick

Lipstick c/o (color 306) 

xo, Samantha Brooke

Classic White Button Up

Jul 21, 2017


bp twill tunic, nordstrom sale, michael kors weges

bp twill tunic, nordstrom sale, michael kors weges


Get the look:
Shirt (wearing a small)
Wedges (Michael Kors) Similar here
Cardigan (pictured below, wearing a small)

Hey guys! So today starts the first day of open access for the Nordstrom Sale to non-cardholders. There was A LOT of hype (hysteria?) about this sale on Instagram for the past week or so...a bit ridiculous if you ask me, but whatever lol. While there were tons of great (seriously magical) items in the sale, I only purchased two items. The button up pictured above and the cardigan pictured below. I'm not really one to purchase an entirely new fall wardrobe in the middle of summer, mainly because I know by the time fall rolls around I'll be wanting whatever the new thing is that's out- so for me it's best to just buy a couple basics and hold out :) The hype about the sale leaves me feeling like blogging has become less to inspire and more to sell sell sell, and it's kinda...annoying. It gives a bad name to bloggers who are doing this because we really do love sharing our outfits and ideas. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to shop (OBVI), but at the same time I also like to re-wear things in my closet and purchase each new item with a purpose. That's why I love basics so much. You can wear the crap out of them and wear them a different way every time! Totally maximizes your wardrobe's potential. 

xo, Samantha Brooke