Dutch Girl Braid

So a fun fact is I love braids. I love any kind of braid. I search Pinterest and I am always looking for fun braids to try! I know how to French braid my own hair and to fishtail my own hair, but I don’t know how to Dutch braid… yet.

My friend Dutch braided my hair and I have to say I love the Dutch braid style. It’s amazing and I love how it looks with my balayage hair color too! It’s the perfect spring/summer braid and it’s perfect for when I go out or go to work or am on location at a video or photoshoot.
This hairstyle is my new favorite look.
Comment below your favorite braid!
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae 

Maxi Moments

So this maxi dress had just arrived at Original Piece Boutique when I was coming in-store to shop for looks for our upcoming photoshoot I was planning for Original Piece Magazine.
As soon as I saw this maxi I knew I HAD to try it on!. It comes in two colors and I of course selfied in both of them!

I love the tribal design on this maxi and I love the mix of colors in both of them! I couldn’t decide on a color I love them both. I took a selfie in each color and I need your help on which color I should get! COMMENT below and let me know which color you love best on me.
I love the white because of the pop of neon colors, but the navy is awesome too with it’s darker color tones.
This is going to be my new favorite fashion look! COMMENT BELOW which COLOR! See more on my insta page: HeyitsCarlyRae
-xoxo HeyitsCarlyrae

Ballet BABY

So a lot of you all of been writing in or snapping me asking me what I use on my eyes. Well, here’s a secret tip: I have been using the new Stila eyeshadow from Ulta. I saw it on display and I love anything that glitters or shimmers so I decided to give it a try.

I used it over a white base shadow and it went on smoothly and dried really fast, which I loved. It gave me a really nice shimmer and I got so many compliments on my makeup today when I wore this shadow. I was able to wear it all day without it moving or looking like it was ‘melting’ off.
I definitely love this new Stila product. I love the shimmer and I love the fact is act
ually dries and fast! When I do my makeup in the morning I usually only have 5-10 minutes and this is definitely a product ti”m going to keep using!
Have YOU tried this product? COMMENT below your favorite shimmer shadow you use!
-xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

I’m a Sweet Peach Girl

So as most of you guys know I love makeup. I’ve read so many reviews on the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette and have wanted it for so long! Every time I go to purchase it it’s sold out in-store. But the other day when I walked into Ulta I was in luck because they just got in their shipment of it and were fully stocked! I grabbed one and couldn’t wait to go home and try it.
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Overall I absolutely LOVE this product. At first I thought it might hurt my eyes because it is scents and definitely smells like peaches which I love. It sounds weird but it smells amazing even when you wear the product! But the good news is the product doesn’t bother me. I can wear it all day and it’s awesome, it doesn’t come off when you wear it or anything.
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Today I’m wearing a mix of White Peach, Cobbler, and Caramelized. I mixed the Cobbler and Caramelized colors together to achieve a mix of hues. I applied that on the top of my lid and then to accent underneath my eyebrows I use the Nectar and White Peach.
The colors are so easy to apply and is my new ‘go-to’ palette. I’m replacing my Naked Palette with this one for now! Underneath my eye I used Tempting to give an accent color.
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What colors are your favorite in this palette?! I can’t wait to try a new peach smokey look next time I use it tomorrow. Above I posted a close-up of the palette so if you don’t have yet or aren’t familiar you can see what a close-up look of the palette actually looks like.
I love the fact that it has a mix of colors so the hues can look good on any skin tone which I think is a huge key! COMMENT BELOW if you love the SWEET Peach Palette!
xoxo- HeyitsCarlyRae

Life’s New Adventure

You know how the saying goes, ‘Life is an adventure.’ Well it’s true. Each day is never what you exactly plan out. Yesterday I was so excited to announce that I’m officially the Editor-in-Chief of Original Piece Magazine. It’s a digital online magazine features fashion trends, beauty favorites, inspirational messages, and daily articles about life.
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I was so excited to find out about this new adventure. It’s something I’ve always worked hard so and something I’ve been doing for a while. What some people don’t know is I love writing. Writing about anything and everything and one day hope to publish a book. So what better way to put one of passions into place than with the digital magazine.
I shared the photo above on instagram to announce my promotion because it shared the excitement and dare to be yourself message the overall magazine has. It’s titled ‘A Pocket Full of Sunshine’ because of the bright flower used in the photo.
I had to give a huge shoutout to Ralphi from Ralphi’s Photography for this amazing portrait photo. She achieved such an amazing photo for me.
So life is an adventure embrace everything that comes your way. Good or bad make your day how you’ve decided to make it. If you have to change your plans I’ve learn to, go with the flow.
Check-out Original Piece Magazine by CLICKING HERE. Comment below what YOU think of it! I’d love to hear from you all!

xoxo- HeyitsCarlyRae

E.L.F. Beautyscape Destination: Austin

It’s Beautyscape time with E.L.F. Cosmetics! I’ve never entered an E.L.F. Beautyscape before but I am so excited to now!
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I received the email a few weeks ago but I’ve been busy planning the perfect photoshoot to show off my look posts that are required to enter.
Since I am part of the exclusive E.L.F. Beauty Squad, I receive sneak peek looks at all their new products for the month. A few weeks ago (photo is below of my box) I got their new Blush Palette in Light, the Baked Highlighters in Moonlight Pearls, HD underage Setting Powder in Sheer, the new conturing brush, and the Ultimate Blending Brush. Have you used any of these products?
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The second box I received is fit for spring. It has the amazing new Runway Read Lip Palette, Lip Definer & Shaper in Natural and Nude, Day to Night Lipstick Duo in I Love Pinks, Lip Exfoliator in Rose, Moisturizing Lipstick in Velvet Rope and Orange Dream. I absolutely LOVE these products! Be sure to keep checking my instagram for amazing tips on how to apply these fun lip kits! Which product have you tried?
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If you guys don’t follow me on instagram be sure to follow me at @HeyitsCarlyRae and comment on all my latest E.L.F. beautyscape photos. Help me win a spot to Austin, Texas. I would love to bring you all along on my Snapchat: HeyitsCarlyRae.
I would love to show you guys all of their latest products! 🙂 Do you have a favorite E.L.F. product you love?!
xoxo-HeyitsCarlyRae