Teagan’s Favorite Things: Nail Polish

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I’m back with another addition of “Teagan’s Favorite Things”! This one is all about some of my favorite nail polish colors. Nail polish is very important. Your nails can make or break your overall appearance. If you have dirty or chipped fingernails, it could ruin your whole look! On the other hand (no pun intended), if you have a clean cut and colored manicure, it can instantly make your look feel more put together. Nail polish is also all about personal style and expression, which I love. You can pick whatever color you want, whether it’s black, pink or bright yellow. It’s all about having fun with your nails! Without further ado, here are some of my favorite shades. Enjoy!

Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips in “Coral Group”

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These nail strips have got to be one of the easiest ways to apply polish without any mishaps.  You simply peel off the clear paper and place them on your nails. After that, you file them down on the edges. No drying or brushing involved! Genius! After they start to  wear off, you simply remove them with nail polish. These strips are great for on-the-go nails. They also come in TONS of colors and patterns. Try them out!

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in “Bare It All”

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I was inspired to buy this shade of nail polish from watching the show “Scandal”. For those of you who watch that show, you know that Oliva Pope has amazing style and ALWAYS wears nude nail polish. After admiring her nails a few times, I decided to go out and buy some myself. After trying it out, I loved it! It is such a subdued look. It works great if you are looking for a simple, classic look.

Essie Sleek Granite Gray Polish in “Chinchilly”

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This light brownish/grey color has been one of my recent finds. I’m actually wearing it on my toes right now! I’m absolutely obsessed with this color. It is so chic and elegant and just plain cool. I went searching for this color at the drug store and finally found it. It is my current favorite for any season!

Wet N Wild MegaLast Salon Nail Color in “I Need a Refresh-Mint” 

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For those of you who like bright colors, this mint shade is fantastic. Every once in a while I like to switch things up and throw a bright and funky color on my nails. One of my favorite colors is this teal/mint color, so of course, I often choose this polish. It really goes well with any color so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your outfits. Love, Love, Love this color polish!

Loreal Magic Top Coat Nail Polish in “Matte Velvet”

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This polish is MAGIC! The name says it all. If you’ve ever seen matte finished nails on Pinterest and wished you could try it out yourself, here it is. I loooove the matte finish. The shiny, glossy finish can kind of get boring sometimes. I put on a black or brown nail polish and put on a coat of this stuff and BAM, you have an ultra chic look.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in “Coin Flip”

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If you want to add a little glitter to your nails without looking too flashy, this polish is great. It is in a neutral brown shade so it’s still classy, but it adds a little touch of glamour. I love this polish since I’m not a real “girly girl” when it comes to polish, I like to stick with neutrals, but this polish has just the right amount of glitz for me.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out

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Now onto a color that you can never go wrong with. The black polish. I know I know, a lot of people still for some reason think that only emo/goth kids wear black nail polish. To that I say, that’s not true and who cares! Black is my all time favorite color. You cannot find a classier, chicer, simpler color than black. Why not wear it on your nails? I wear this color religiously in the winter time on my toes and my nails. Not to mention it goes with just about any outfit.


So that’s it for this addition of “Teagan’s Favorite Things”. I hope you have enjoyed reading about some of my favorite nail polishes. Maybe you will try one of these out and find that it’s your new favorite! Have fun!

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Statement Sunnies

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Sunglasses can be a great addition to any look but they can also be the focus of a whole outfit. You can find sunglasses in all different styles, shapes and sizes and colors. Depending on which ones you choose, your sunglasses can make a bold statement. In this post, I’ll be giving you examples of some inexpensive sunglasses to vamp up your look. Enjoy!


 The Wooden Frame

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 Wooden frames add an eco-edge to any pair of glasses. It can give them a sort of “earthy” feel.


 The Heart Shaped Lense

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 Heart shaped sunglasses are just plain fun, flirty and fabulous. This style can make any look seem carefree.


The Mirrored Lense

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Mirrored lenses are really big right now.  They come in many different colors and styles. My favorite style is the aviator. Wear these to achieve a cool, casual look.


 The Cat Eye Frame

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Cat eye frames are one of the most stylish shapes. This timeless style exudes elegance and class.


The Round Frame

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The round frames are a throwback from the 60’s. If you want to achieve the hippie/boho look, get some of these shades.


  I hope you all have enjoyed reading about these statement sunnies!

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Teagan’s Favorite Things- Beauty Products

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It’s time for another edition of “Teagan’s Favorite Things”!  This time it will be all about beauty products. Recently, I’ve been trying to learn more about makeup and how to do different makeup tricks. Up until then, I had been doing my makeup the same way for years. I’ve learned a few things recently that I will share with you today. I have also found some products that have made a world of a difference when it comes to my daily makeup routine. Enjoy!


1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

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Let me start out by saying, I LOVE this product. I never thought that I needed a tinted moisturizer because I have such fair skin. Boy, was I wrong. I recently bought this item in the “light to medium” shade at Target because it was recommended to me. I figured I’d try it because I like to experiment with new things occasionally. After I wash and moisturize my face (this product does not replace the need for a regular moisturizer), I dab a little bit of this all over my face. Then I brush it all over to even it out. My skin immediately looks like it has an even tone. It also reduces red spots and the appearance of acne scars. Another plus is that when I put my powder on over it, it stays on 10x longer than it used to. Again, I highly recommend this product!

2. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 25

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If you’re like me, you have the misfortune of having dark circles under your eyes all the time. I have always hated the fact that I looked so tired all the time no matter how much powder I added under my eyes. This brightening eye perfector really does the trick. I picked this up in the “fair” shade on the same day that I bought the moisturizer. I heard that you need a more heavy duty concealer for under the eyes. I put this on after the tinted moisturizer. I dab a little under my eyes, at the corners of my eyes and even on the lids (this helps your eye shadow stay on longer, just like the powder!). Once I blend it in, I instantly look more awake and vibrant. I even put a little bit of this on when I don’t wear makeup, to lessen my dark circles. I now swear by this and wouldn’t want to wear makeup without it.

3. Forever 21 Love & Beauty Bronzer

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I had always wanted to learn how to “contour” my face but was scared to try (I have never been very successful when trying new makeup tricks). I kept seeing celebs rocking this makeup style and finally decided to learn how to do it myself. I went on youtube and watched a ton of tutorials (my favorite videos were from beauty blogger, Jaclyn Hill).  Once I felt comfortable enough to try it myself, I pulled out some bronzer that I had bought at Forever 21 a month or two ago. Now, when I bought this bronzer, I was in the check out line of a Los Angeles Forever 21. It was just an impulse purchase that I grabbed while I was waiting in the long line. Never did I think I would love this product so much. I bought the “tan” shade, so it wasn’t too harsh. After I made my first attempt, I loved it! I applied it around my hairline, below my cheekbones, and on my jawline. I immediately noticed that my cheekbones seemed more prominent and my face looked warmer overall. It’s great for everyday glam or for a night out on the town. It’s affordable too, which is always a plus!

4. e.l.f. Powder Brush

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This is what I use to apply the bronzer that I just described. It’s sort of a strange shape, but it really works! It’s great for buffing out the makeup lines around the hairline and jawline. It’s especially effective when contouring because it blends in the bronzer really well. Better yet, it was $3 at Target. It doesn’t get any better than that, folks.

 5. Forever 21 Contoured Makeup Blender Sponge

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Now onto another funky looking tool, the makeup sponge. I had seen this sponge on literally every makeup tutorial video that I watched, so of course, I had to buy one. As the name describes, this sponge is great for contouring and blending. It has a different effect than a brush does. It is really helpful when using liquid based makeup. I would stick to the brush for powder makeup, but I would definitely use this sponge if you’re using liquid makeup.

6. NYC Expert Last Lip Color in “Berry Me”

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Over the past couple of years I have been collecting different shades of lipstick. Lipstick is one of my favorite accessories, it can completely transform a look. One of my favorite shades right now is berry. It is a darker shade of pinky/purple with a little brown mixed in. I think this color is so unique and chic. It mixes rebel with beauty. Try it out, you won’t regret it!


That’s the end of the list! I hope you have enjoyed reading about some of my new favorite beauty products and tricks. Try some of them out! It’s always fun to switch up your makeup routine a bit.

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Sustainable Products for an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

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As we all know, the “going green” movement has been really big for a long time. We are now starting to see how some of our past actions are effecting the planet. Many people try to “go green” in as many ways as possible. Although this is great and I commend them, you don’t have to become a eco-extremist to make a difference. Some of us want to see change but don’t have the time or money to switch up our whole lifestyle. There are lots of small things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. One of those things is purchasing eco-friendly or sustainable products. In this post, I have come up with a list of products that I think are great for any beginner “greenie”. Enjoy!


H&M Conscious Collection 
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H&M launched their Conscious Collection a few years ago in an effort to try and reduce their carbon footprint. They have started to use either organic or recycled cotton to produce their clothes. They also utilize organic hemp along with recycled wool and plastic. Once you are ready to get rid of your H&M outfit, their Garment Collection Program is available to take your garment and eventually turn it into a brand new one. H&M is one of the first fast fashion companies to take a stand on environmental sustainability.


Stelari’s Free Flow Tank

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Stelari is a bohemian chic yoga wear line made right here in the U.S.. Stelari’s Free Flow tanks are not only soft on your skin, they are also soft on the environment. Made out of 94% recycled materials, these tank tops are cute, comfortable and sustainable.


Olsenhaus Shoes

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Olsenhaus is a pure vegan brand that focuses on truth and transparency. To create their products, they use renewable plant-based materials. They also use up-cycled and recycled materials as much as possible. Their love for animals and the planet shines through their well-thought-out merchandise.


BARE Oaxaca Duffel

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BareMade is an eco-friendly brand that was launched by actress Jessica Biel’s brother, Justin Biel. The Oaxaca II Duffel Bag is stylish, practical and durable. It is also sustainable, made out of up-cycled coffee sacks. As a unique design element, no bag is ever the same. The print on each bag will always be slightly different.


Boxed Water

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Water in a what?!? Yes, you read that correctly. They are now selling boxed water that looks very similar to a milk carton. Boxed water has kicked bottled water off to the side. The creators of this company wanted to design a disposable water “bottle” that was safer for the environment. The boxes are made from paper, which is sustainable. They use trees that are grown in well managed forests where they are constantly replanted. The boxes are also recyclable. Not only did they achieve their goal of creating an eco-friendly water bottle company, they also started a campaign to give back. Every time someone posts a picture of the boxed water on social media, the company will plant two trees. What a great marketing campaign, right?!


Tarte Cosmetics “Down to Earth” Kit

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Makeup brand Tarte Cosmetics and actress Lauren Conrad have teamed up to create the “Down to Earth” makeup kit. This kit comes in an eco-friendly makeup bag filled with LC’s favorite products. On top of that, 20% of the proceeds go to Wine to Water, a charity that provides clean drinking water to countries all around the world.


Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

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To celebrate Earth Day, Kiehl’s recruited celebs like Florence Welch and Mark Ruffalo to create art that would be placed on the product label of their Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. What’s even cooler is that 100% of the proceeds go towards Recycle Across America, a non-profit that works to make recycling more simple and efficient.


These are just a few examples of products that were made with environmental stability in mind. There are so many more out there. I suggest that if you’re interested, read the labels on the things that you purchase. Are they made with sustainable materials? Are they recyclable? Do some research and find out which companies are making an effort and which aren’t. If we become informed and demand change, it will happen!

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Teagan’s Favorite Things- Hair Care Products

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Happy Tuesday! Today, I’m going to be telling you all about some of my favorite hair care products. All of these products can be found at a low price at any of your local drugstores (Walgreens, CVS, etc.). Enjoy!


1. Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo

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Behold, every girl’s “dirty little secret,” dry shampoo. I would not survive without this stuff because my hair tends to become greasy really fast. Once I notice my hair starting to look dirty, I grab this, spray a little on and brush it through. It works like a charm. Also, if you are loving your hairstyle and don’t want to say goodbye to it just yet, spray a little of this on your hair and it will be good for atleast another day. This, of course, does not replace the need for regular shampoo. 🙂

2. L’Oreal Advanced Haircare-Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Shampoo and Conditioner

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I’m normally not too picky when it comes to shampoo and conditioner. Although, after seeing the commercial for this product, I was intrigued and wanted to try it. Once I tried it, it seemed like any other shampoo/conditioner that I had tried before, until I began to blow-dry my hair. I instantly noticed a difference. My hair began to dry straight instead of my usual huge,frizzy, wavy mess. After that, I just had to go back over it with my straightener for a few minutes. It cut my straightening routine in half! If you regularly flatiron your hair, I highly recommend this stuff.

3. It’s a 10- Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin

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This next product is one that I use as a detangler after I get out of the shower. However, it does a lot more than just detangle. The Keratin is really healthy for your hair. It protects against heat if you want to blow-dry, straighten or curl it. It also de-frizzes and adds shine and strength to the hair. I usually spray two or three pumps all over my hair and then comb it through. It can seem kind of costly depending on what size bottle you buy, but it lasts a long time if you use it sparingly. It really is worth it.

4. John Frieda Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray

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This sea spray is perfect for summertime. Many of us want to achieve that natural “just got out of the ocean” beachy hairstyle. This is the best product that I have found that achieves this look. Plus, it smells AMAZING. “Beach Blonde” is written on the bottle but ATTENTION BRUNETTES, it’s not just for blondes. People with any hair types and colors can use this product.

5. “No Crease” Silk Hair Ties

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Last but certainly not least, you’re going to need to have something to tie up all your hair during these hot summer months. After I discovered these hair ties, I ditched all of my regular elastic ties. These don’t give you headaches and pull your hairs like other ties do. They also don’t leave creases in your hair when you take them out of the ponytail. As an added bonus, they look like cute bracelets when you wear them on your wrist!


That’s the end of the list! Hopefully you just found your new favorite hair care product! As always, thanks for reading!

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The Birkenstock is Back!

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Birkenstock sandals are back and chicer than ever. Many may remember the Birkenstock as a popular sandal from the 90’s that had a striking resemblance to a potato… Yikes! Since then, the shoe company has reinvented itself, introducing many different styles and colors. Celebrities, such as Vanessa Hudgens and the Olsen twins, have been seen sporting them around town.

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Vanessa Hudgens in the Light Brown Arizona Sandal (WhoWhatWear.com)

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Ashley Olsen in the Black Leather Gizeh Sandal  (People.com)

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Miranda Kerr in the Black Oiled Leather Arizona Sandal (InStyle.com)

Because of their effortless combination of comfort, style and functionality, you won’t find a “Summer Must Have Fashion” list that doesn’t include the Birkenstock sandal. I recently bought a pair and have been itching to order another ever since.

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Like I said earlier, Birkenstocks now come in various styles, colors and patterns. The two most popular styles are the “Arizona” and the “Gizeh”.

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Silver and Rose Gold Metallic Arizona Sandal (WhoWhatWear.com)

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Golden Oak Gizeh Sandal (ae.com)

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Magenta, Turquoise and Tea Rose Arizona Sandals (Keep.com)

Some stylish men are even jumping on the Birkenstock bandwagon.

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Go to www.birkenstockusa.com to join in on the trend.

If Birkenstocks are a little out of your price range, you can always find a cute look-a-like in almost any store. Check out some examples of less expensive pairs below.

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Black Nailhead Faux Leather Sandals $24.90 (Forever21.com)

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Silver-Colored Slip-On Sandals $24.95 (H&M.com)

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Bronze Ida Footbed Sandals $19.99 (Target.com)

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Jordan Naturals- Bretanna Witch Hazel

I attended the Expo West event in Orange Co a few months ago.The event is a trade-show for the natural product industry. They have a wide range of different type products. I was primarily focused on the beauty industry. I came across the Jordan Naturals brand and fell in love! I have been using the Bretanna Witch Hazel products (face and body toner) and can’t believe how great my skin feels.

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I have started with the Rose Hip Seed & Aloe because I have had ache prone skin since a teenager. My skin has been clear for awhile but I get breakouts from time to time. I also have scars from the years of damage. I must say, from using this product, my scars are fading and my skin looks even toned. Not only do I love the results from this product but I love the fact that it is all natural and good for my skin. It is infused with Vitamins and helps balance skin’s Ph level. I apply evenly to my face and neck with a cotton pad before I go to bed at night. I have found that the aroma of the products are relaxing and helps me fall asleep better, which is a added bonus!

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I am looking forward to trying the other scents as well!  If you are searching for a natural product to moisturize, tone, clean and hydrate your skin…Jordan Naturals Bretanna Witch Hazel Toner is it!

Go to: http://jordannaturals.com/

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