8 Basic Fashion Essentials - Look Book

Hey Chics!

We all have our OOTDs, but what about those days where you want to just go “Back To Basics”? I have many outfits where I’m constantly thinking:

“What shoes can I match with that?”

“That’s not work-friendly.”

“The only way I can where that is if I put my face on, but I really don’t feel like putting on makeup…”

“I need ‘Roll Out of Bed clothes’.”

Here are just a few items I purchased that are simple and easy to pair with ANYTHING:

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Britney Pullover

This pullover comes in a variety of colors and will make any look POP!

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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The Baby Tee

You can’t go wrong with baby tees! These come in various colors and make any outfit look great! No effort needed! Color: ROSE VIOLET

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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The Baby Tee

Again, you can’t go wrong with baby tees! These come in various colors and make any outfit look great! No effort needed! Color: ROSE PETAL

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Tbar Kelly Drop Shoulder

“Je Suis Le Femme.”

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Agaci Red Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Archy Cardigan

Who doesn’t love a good cardigan? Spice up any look with this Must-Have essential! Available in various colors. Color: Teal Green

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Vince Camuto Luck Tote, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Dalilah Racer Back

These shirts are so comfy and make any outfit look great! Color: Buttercup

Paired with my Fashion Nova Jeans, Steve Madden Nude Heels, & Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Back To School Tight

Get it right with the Tights! Make a statement while being comfy at school, home or the gym! Available in 4 colors. Color: Spray Spot Indigo

Paired with my Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones

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Alpha Drink Bottle

Can’t start a great workout without a great water bottle! Available in all Letters! Color: Rose Gold M

Paired with my Treehut Co. Ebony Theo Blue Watch.

Photography: George Jones


HAIR DEETS

You know you wanted to know… ;)

Hair: Brazilian Deep Curly

Length: 16 Inches

Density: 130%

Type: Glueless

What’s your fashion essential?

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Ipsy Glam Bag September & October 2018

Hey Chics!

I would have posted about my other bags since I started in June, but you know… Life happens (like our hard drive completely failing with everything we ever created and saved on it)…

Yep, that happened.

Here’s a Mash-Up of what was in my Glam Bag for September & October:

September Glam Bag

 My Favorite Bag Design They’ve Sent So Far!

My Favorite Bag Design They’ve Sent So Far!

 HELL YEAH!!!

HELL YEAH!!!

Jo Hansford - London

Expert Colour Care Intensive Masque

EVELYN IONA

Green Tea Primer

LUXIE BEAUTY

Luxie 110 Flat Blender Harley Quinn

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MORPHE

HIGHLIGHTER - SPARK

MORPHE

HIGHLIGHTER - SPARK

HANALEI

Hanalei Bronzer

HANALEI

Hanalei Bronzer

October Glam Bag

GRACE & STELLA

BlackHead Removal Mask

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BEAUTANIQ BEAUTY

Blush Serum in Sunrise

TARTE

Double Duty Beauty™ Shape Tape Contour Concealer in 20S Light Sand

SO SUSAN

Color Trip High Intensity Color Pigment in Mysterious

SO SUSAN

Color Trip High Intensity Color Pigment in Mysterious

SLMISSGLAM

L50 Lilac Sparkle Eye Blender

What’s your favorite bag?!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

FabFitFun Box Fall 2018 + BONUS!

Hey Chics!

The #FALLFEELS are here, and so is FabFitFun’s Fall Box! Make sure to check out these awesome products, and the BONUS deal at the end of this article! :)

Here are the items that I received in my FabFitFun Fall 2018 Box:

BEAUTYBLENDER ($20)

For all of your blending needs!

SKIN&CO ROMA BLUE IN CAPRI ($22)

Yep, it’s already a part or my shower routine, and I LOVE it!

SIMPLY WHIMSICAL TEA TOWELS ($15)

They add a nice touch to my kitchen!

VINCE CAMUTO LUCK TOTE ($128)

I take this Tote EVERYWHERE! Color: Red Desert

LUNA RICA BAR

A BONUS in my box and a tasty treat!

GROWN ALCHEMIST ($49)

HYDRA-RESTORE CREAM CLEANSER: Olive Leaf & Plantago Extract

CATHERINE MALANDRINO UMBRELLA ($40)

Received mine in color: Red Floral!

TOUCH IN SOL ($25)

METALLIST LIQUID FOIL LIPSTICK DUO in “Penny”

ALFRED TEAPOT ($26)

I’m sipping in style with my little teapot!

GET $10 OFF YOUR BOX WITH CODE: TENOFF


BONUS:

THE FALL EDITOR’S BOX IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

GET IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

What's in My Skincare Bag? 15 Products You'll Want to Stock Up On + Tips

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

Hey Chics!

QUICK REMINDER: I’m currently hosting a GIVEAWAY!!! Once we reach 100 Peace Love Chic Newsletter Subscribers, I’ll give away a BH COSMETICS 120 EYESHADOW PALETTE to 1 lucky WINNER!!! Please SUBSCRIBE & SHARE with your friends! Thanks :)




We always hear the phrase: “What’s in my makeup bag,” but what about our skincare bag?

I can definitely say that 2018 has been more skincare focused for me from my face to full body, including waxing, exfoliating, moisturizing and hydrating. With that being said, let’s get started with my TOP 15 Products that are in my Skincare Bag!

(BTW, you can get this cute bag HERE)!

BENEFITS: Cleanses, Hydrates, For Sensitive Skin

Also Available at Ulta

My day officially begins once this face wash is in my hands and on my face! Between Shampooing/Conditioning my locks and lathering up with my favorite body wash from Julep, I make sure to give that same TLC to my face with a dash of this Simple Face Wash. But lathering with my hand alone is not enough, which leads me to my next product…

BENEFITS: 2-in-1 Smart Facial Brush & Analyzer, 100% Waterproof, 400 Uses

Also available at Sephora & Ulta

No facial cleansing is complete without my Luna Fofo. This baby measure’s hydration and provides and overview of my skin’s overall health! How cool is that!? I don’t know about y’all, but I like to do two face cleansing sessions to really get into those pores, especially after working out (Phew…)!

BENEFITS: Lightweight, Oil-free, Instant Hydration, Active ingredient: Coffee!!!

Also available at Sephora & Ulta

Let me tell you… I cannot walk out of the house without wearing this Duo! I’m serious - Makeup or no makeup; it doesn’t make a different. It WILL show if I used that eye cream and moisturizer or not. If you’re wanting to "‘LOOK” not be, but “LOOK” like a morning person, I highly recommend this Duo. It’s active ingredient is coffee, and I swear, makes me look just as awake as my morning cup of coffee makes me feel!

BENEFITS: Hyaluronic Acid, Moisturizing, Lightweight, Fast-Absorbing, All Skin Types

Also available at Ulta

VICHY’S MINÉRAL 89 is a God Send! 89% is mineralizing Thermal Water moisturizer, which gives that boost of hydration for that vibrant glow. I won this product from Influenster after reviewing one of the first voxboxes from this brand (If you haven’t signed up with Influenster and you LOVE reviewing products and receiving FREE products, DON’T PLAY YOURSELF)! It’s completely free with no catch. Just sign up HERE, and start creating your profile, and you’ll have the opportunity to receive and review everyday and luxury brands based on what you like (and don’t forget win prizes, too)! back to the product: I love using this before using my Origin’s Duo, as it quickly absorbs into my skin like a serum. So If you’ve been looking for a product to give you a plump, firm, and hydrated face, you’re welcome!

BENEFITS: Dramatically smooths skin, Improves appearance of skin texture, pores, and fine lines and wrinkles

Also available at Sephora & Ulta

I know we’ve been talking about my DAILY products, but let’s move on to exfoliation. As someone who is in the beauty industry, I cannot express enough how important it is to exfoliate your skin (not just your face, but your ENTIRE BODY)! This particular face exfoliant is to be used once or twice a week. It is on the pricier side, but it is so worth it! Plus, a little goes a long way! They are kidding when they say “intensive,” so much that they have an ExfoliKate Gentle version if you have super sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin, but I can manage this exfoliant, plus it gives amazing results! I never even heard of this product until I received it in my FabFitFun Winter Box 2017 (which you should totally subscribe to, BTW), and I am HOOKED! I wash my face, apply the scrub, massage onto wet skin for 30 seconds, leave on for a minute or two, then I rinse off the scrub. It gives off a tingly sensation when it’s on my skin, which lets me know it’s working, and I notice a big difference every time I use this exfoliating treatment. My pores definitely appear smaller and my skin is so much smoother!

BENEFITS: Exfoliating volcanic Rocks, Contains AHa, Refines skin Texture, Gives Luminous Glow

Also Available at Ulta

If you’re anything like me, then the product name had you at “GLOW!” This is another interesting product from Vichy the I really love!😍 I could not believe that the little gritty felling when I rinsed this mask off were Volcano Rocks! Like how?! Either way, it felt great against my skin! This mask also contains AHA (Wha..?) AKA Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Is that a good thing..?). If you’re on a mission to achieve smoother, younger-looking, and more even - toned skin; then yes. Indeed it is! This mask uses AHA composed of 5 plant extracts (blueberry, sugar cane, maple sugar, orange, and lemon) to exfoliate the skin’s surface. Interesting, huh? I apply and leave this mask on for five minutes. I massage it into my skin afterwards for maximum exfoliation and finally rinse it off. Of course, I apply my Vichy Miinéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer on and let it absorb into my skin, then I go to my nighttime skincare regimen…

BENEFITS: Micro-Pounded Pearls for Radiance, Reduces Dark Circles & Puffiness

Long name, huh?😂 This is another voxbox I received from Influenster (that included another product we’ll talk about shortly) to review for Esteé Lauder’s launch for the modern Estée Edit, and I must say, I was impressed. The name in itself says it all. It will literally wipe those bags away, honey. It’s like waking up and BAM!- A brand new woman! I use this directly before bed, and wake up looking and feeling refreshed! UDATE: As I was writing this article I just saw that Estée Edit has been discontinued, and I AM PISSED. I do see people still selling it; so if you can get your hands on this and my next product, DO IT!

BENEFITS: Pink Peony, Goji Berry, & Cranberry soothe and smooth & Brighten Skin

The Finale to my nighttime skincare regimen (for now 😭) is The Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack.I love this cream because once I’m doe with everything else, I can apply this all over my face, put on my sleeping mask, and go to Dream Land. The next day, my skin feel so hydrated and smooth!

BENEFIT: All Skin Types, Lightweight, 26 Hours of Moisture, Intense Hydration

Also Available at Sephora

You didn’t think I would leave you hanging like that with my last two products without AMAZING backups? I LIVE for the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb, as it is amazing and the rumors of flawless makeup application are TRUE! It is also clinically proven to hold moisture for 26 Hours. As a firm Belif-er, I can attest to this!

BENEFIT: All Skin Types, Intense Soothing Hydration, 26 Hours of Moisture

Also Available at Sephora

This moisturizer is literally Da Bomb! Mainly, my better half, George, uses this moisturizer (I know, I’m so proud to have a man who loves taking care of himself)! This is his Go-To, mine would be Belif The True Cream - Aqua Bomb. As you can see, we’re Belif Fans!

BENEFITS: All Skin Types, Reduce Dryness, Fine Lines, & Wrinkles, Reduces Puffiness

Also Available at Sephora

This eye cream is literally a miracle in a bottle! Now because this one is more on the pricier side and I only have that 0.1 fl oz sample size from the Play! by Sephora Box, I only use it for emergency situations like “OMG I have mad bags under my eyes” type situations. I swear, once I run out of my Estée Edit Late Night Eraser and the rest of this Midnight Recovery Eye, I will be at Sephora’s door so fast. I. WILL. BE. THERE. IT’s that good.

BENEFITS: All Skin Types, Infused with Antioxidants, Soothing

Recently I was on a “Makeup Break” where I just didn’t feel like wearing anything. I felt more confident with my bare face since I started getting my lashes extensions done at Amazing Lash Studio (if you’re ever in the Tampa, FL area, stop by the Carrollwood location, mention my name, and receive $10 OFF your set)! Now I can roll out of bed and say “I woke up like this.” My No-Makeup days give me the opportunity to truly focus on my skin, and this Mineralizing Thermal Water Spray helps me keep my face refreshed throughout the day. Beauty Tip: Spray your face before applying makeup, and spray your sponges to wet them with the thermal water!

BENEFITS: Treats Acne, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Scars, Hyper pigmentation, & Premature Skin Aging

Also available on Amazon

In the beauty industry, you know there’s always a new trend around the corner, and this one is Derma Rolling! Derma Rolling is a new addition to my skincare regimen. At fist, I was terrified to buy and review something that requires me to poke myself with needles. I soon realized it’s not bad at all, and you just need to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS and WATCH VIDEOS so that you don’t use too much pressure (like I did my first time) and feel more soreness than usual (it’s common for your skin to feel sore the first few times). So far, I’ve had a pleasant experience with my roller kit after using it for only one week (2 at-home sessions)! I can filmy skin tightening already! I can’t wait to see how my hyper pigmentation and acne scaring improves!

BENEFITS: No-Rinse, Purifies Skin, Removes Makeup, Soothes Skin

Also available at Ulta

This has to be everybody’s favorite regimen of them all: The “I’m not doing anything else on this list except #15 because it does it all!” This is me exactly when I get home from a long day of work, and I just want to come home, wipe my makeup off with little to no effort until it’s time for my nighttime regimen. Vichy’s Micellar Water in the perfect ‘Lazy Girl’ regimen out there! Who wound’t want a 3-in-1 cleanser!?

Welp, there you have it! Now you’ve seen my skincare bag! I hope this was helpful, and hopefully you have a new Must-Have from this list!

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Let Us Know What’s in Your skincare bag!

xoxo-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Boulonguise Review + BOGO FREE COUPON

Hey Chics!

I’m here with another contact lens review from Boulonguise! These contacts are literally Da Bomb!

But that’s not all…. I have a COUPON for Buy One Get One FREE at Boulonguise!!!

Select the two pair of lenses you want, then use code ‘Martika‘ at checkout to received one of those pair for FREE! You can’t beat that!

Make sure to check out my video DEMO + REVIEW of their newest colors below:

What was your favorite?!

Freshtone Super Naturals - Sky Blue

Freshtone Super Naturals - Pony Gray

Naturel Lenses - Core Zircon

Luminous Hydroclear - Gray

Don’t forget to get your BOGO Free promotion with my code: Martika

xoxo-tika

#peacelovechic

Aliexpress Sunglasses Try-On Haul

Hey Chics!

I was in the market for some new sunnies, and I saw an ad for them on Aliexpress, so I said “What the hell! Let’s get a bunch of sunglasses!”

Here’s a video look book of my Vintage Collection:

SUNGLASSES STORE

ALIEXPRESS

HAIR: Faux Locs

MARLEY BRAID HAIR

What was your favorite pair?

xoxo-tika

#peacelovechic

New Opportunities, New Wardrobe, New Me! Series 3

Hey Chics!

Shop the Look!

Striped Palazzo Jumpsuit

I really dig this jumpsuit! Currently $22.90 at F21

Photo Cred: George Jones

JORD Watch

If you know me, then you know this is the only watch you'll catch me with.

Photo Cred: George Jones

Stay tuned as I go through this journey of trying out new looks!😍❤️

xoxo-tika

#peacelovechic

MASK ME Hydrogel Mask + RENEW ME Restoring Serum | Demo

Hey Chics!

When I’m not at the center, I’m at home rejuvenating my skin from a hard day’s work!💆‍♀️

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MASK ME & RENEW ME

Honestly, my MUST-HAVES for my beauty routine!


European Wax Center's ‘MASK ME Hydrogel Mask’ is a MUST HAVE!🙌 It’s infused with our special Comfort Blend, AND it contains Hair Growth Inhibitor to slow down hair growth on the face 😱
The RENEW ME Restoring Serum is one of my favs as it refreshes and protects my skin daily (Did I mention that it makes a great primer?!)😍

How I use these babies!!!


Get these products at your local #EWC 👠
#EuropeanWaxCenter
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WHAT I’M WEARING:

Contacts: Boulonguise - “Pony Gray”

Lashes: Amazing Lash Studio - 6D Volume Lashes in “Sexy” Code: Martika10 for $10 OFF (Carrollwood Location ONLY)

JORD Wooden Watch: Fieldcrest Series - Maple

ROCKSBOX Jewelry Subscription Box:

**Get your 1st month FREE with code: MARTIKABRIANNEXOXO

New Opportunities, New Wardrobe, New Me! Series 2 - 1st Day of Work

Hey Chics!

Here, I'm rocking my "First Day of Work" attire!

Blush Top/w Black Collar

I'm in LOVE with this outfit combination! (Similar style in photo link)

Similar Style #2

Photo Cred: George Jones

SunglassUp

These Large Round Cat Eye Sunglasses are DA BOMB! Did I mention only $5 on sale?

Similar Style #2

Photo Cred: George Jones

Steve Madden

I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with these nude heels! They are literally to die for! I Found these babies on sale for $55!!!

(I couldn't find the original style, but I linked a similar style in the photo).

Similar Style #2

Photo Cred: George Jones

Stay tuned as I go through this journey of trying out new looks!😍❤️

xoxo-tika

#peacelovechic

New Opportunities, New Wardrobe, New Me!

Hey Chics!

I’ve never been one to wear bold colors, but then again, I’ve only worn black and white for most of my work life. #ServerLife #RetailLife😂


Now I have a new opportunity to truly express myself and explore new things, so why not start with a NEW wardrobe first!👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼


H&M

This is a gorgeous H&M x Anna Glover dark gray/patterned Off-the-Shoulder jumpsuit fit for a QUEEN! The best part is that I got it on sale for $15!!!

Photo Cred: George Jones



I’m OBSESSED with this H&M #AnnaGloverxHM jumpsuit! Paired with my new Sunnies from SunglassUP and #shoes from Steve Madden , I knew this outfit would be 🔥🔥🔥 

SunglassUp

These Bold Octagon Mirrored Sunglasses are a new fave of mine! I got these on sale for $5!!!

Photo Cred: George Jones


I am all up for trying new things, but I NEVER thought I'd ever look good in prints. After receiving so many compliments on this outfit, I will now not be afraid to go outside of my comfort zone again!

Steve Madden

I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with these nude heels! They are literally to die for! I Found these babies on sale for $55!!!

(I couldn't find the original style, but I linked a similar style).

Photo Cred: George Jones


Stay tuned as I go through this journey of trying out new looks!😍❤️

XOXO-Tika

#Peacelovechic

Graze Subscription Box | First Impression

Hey Chics!

Yes, I have another subscription box addiction: Graze Snack Box!

This box gives people a cool new way to snack on different foods they may not have thought to even try!

I got a coupon for a free Graze box out of my HelloFresh box (speaking of HelloFresh, I need to post my next meal...), so I decided to give it a taste test... Here's the result:

Wanna learn more about the Graze Subscription Box? Click HERE!

GET YOUR 1ST & 5TH BOX FREE WITH PROMO CODE: martik2zp

xoxo-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

 

Karity 'Just Peachy' Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hey Chics!

I'm back with a quick Review + Demo of the 'Just Peachy' Eyeshadow Palette by Karity 😍

This palette contains 15 shades with 6 different finishes including: Frost, Satin, Matte, Velvet, Metallic, & Duochrome. (Honestly, I didn't even know this many finishes existed 😂).

Here's the video of my Review + Demo:

The 'Just Peachy' Eyeshadow Palette is currently $19, and you can find it HERE!

Don't forget you use the code 'peach52018' to get $5 OFF!

xoxo-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic