Welcome to a new style of post, you’ll be seeing much more of! …SPEND VS. SAVE
Where one chooses to spend versus save is simply personal preference. I’m in the beauty industry, and my favorite mascara is from the drugstore, but shampoo and conditioner? You’ll only find the finest in my shower. These are choices we make as consumers, and though I can’t make those choices for you, I’d love to provide you with some insight. 
I use NARS bronzer and blush duo in “orgasm” and “laguna”. I love this team of definition and flirt, but for $41, I almost resent it every time I use it. 
e.l.f. is a $3 knock off, with near identical packaging to prove it. Though the colors are NOT an exact replica, don’t be too quick to judge!
The NARS blush is a dewy pink, it’s sweet and feminine, but it’s undoubtably PINK. The e.l.f. blush is more peachy, but I think for many that makes it more wearable. The NARS bronzer is gorgeous, and the elf is a close match just a bit darker. 
Ultimately, the choice is yours, but for almost a $40 difference, isn’t the e.l.f. worth trying?
XO AJ
Click here to purchase NARS above.Click here to purchase e.l.f. above.  
(No compensation was received for this post, and it is only my opinion.) 

Welcome to a new style of post, you’ll be seeing much more of! …SPEND VS. SAVE

Where one chooses to spend versus save is simply personal preference. I’m in the beauty industry, and my favorite mascara is from the drugstore, but shampoo and conditioner? You’ll only find the finest in my shower. These are choices we make as consumers, and though I can’t make those choices for you, I’d love to provide you with some insight. 

I use NARS bronzer and blush duo in “orgasm” and “laguna”. I love this team of definition and flirt, but for $41, I almost resent it every time I use it. 

e.l.f. is a $3 knock off, with near identical packaging to prove it. Though the colors are NOT an exact replica, don’t be too quick to judge!

The NARS blush is a dewy pink, it’s sweet and feminine, but it’s undoubtably PINK. The e.l.f. blush is more peachy, but I think for many that makes it more wearable. The NARS bronzer is gorgeous, and the elf is a close match just a bit darker. 

Ultimately, the choice is yours, but for almost a $40 difference, isn’t the e.l.f. worth trying?

XO 
AJ

Click here to purchase NARS above.
Click here to purchase e.l.f. above.  

(No compensation was received for this post, and it is only my opinion.) 

As I pack for Vegas, I’m giddy and excited to be a sponge to the industry.
I’ll be attending the biggest apparel show, surrounded by fellow bloggers, and boutique owners, and yes, even fellow hairdressers.
I recently went through a style identity crisis. 
I have the sweetheart blonde side, that finds charm in Tory Burch and BCBG, and then there’s this “Made In Detroit” side, that appreciates a lived in graphic tee, leather jacket, big hair, and smokey eye. I started feeling like, as a blogger, and self-proclaied fashion expert, I needed to have a style of my own. But often, as in daily, my look evolves and changes! My mood is a turning kaleidescope and changes with each song on my playlist. 
So then came the epiphany… I don’t need to identify with the sweet side, or the edgy side of fashion. I love both. I FEEL both. I truly AM both. And most importantly, I’m inspired by both. 
Identifying your personal style is expressive and liberating. What you wear from your fragrance to your fringe makes a statement to the world.
What are you modeling?
XOAJ 
Wildfox fringe topGrey skinniesMAC lashesNARS lip colorGucci Guilty fragranceSteve Madden wedgesSurf Spray 

As I pack for Vegas, I’m giddy and excited to be a sponge to the industry.

I’ll be attending the biggest apparel show, surrounded by fellow bloggers, and boutique owners, and yes, even fellow hairdressers.

I recently went through a style identity crisis.

I have the sweetheart blonde side, that finds charm in Tory Burch and BCBG, and then there’s this “Made In Detroit” side, that appreciates a lived in graphic tee, leather jacket, big hair, and smokey eye. I started feeling like, as a blogger, and self-proclaied fashion expert, I needed to have a style of my own. But often, as in daily, my look evolves and changes! My mood is a turning kaleidescope and changes with each song on my playlist. 

So then came the epiphany… I don’t need to identify with the sweet side, or the edgy side of fashion. I love both. I FEEL both. I truly AM both. And most importantly, I’m inspired by both. 

Identifying your personal style is expressive and liberating. What you wear from your fragrance to your fringe makes a statement to the world.

What are you modeling?

XO
AJ 

Wildfox fringe top
Grey skinnies
MAC lashes
NARS lip color
Gucci Guilty fragrance
Steve Madden wedges
Surf Spray