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

Peak Cosmetics: 3D Fiber Lashes

I’ve had so many write-ins about what I use on my lashes. Well I usually can’t go anywhere without using my 3D Fiber Lash Kit from Peak Cosmetics. I was sent their lash kit as well as their amazing lip kits and I absolutely love their entire line!
The lash kit is one of my favorites because there are two steps. One is for a ‘base’ or Application Gel that basically adds a sticky coat and then there is a feather like finish known as the ‘Natural Fibers’ that you apply directly after and then again seal your lashes with the Application Gel.
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At first I had no idea how it would but after I followed the steps the first time I found it super simple. The Natural Fibers is basically feathers that stick to your lashes. Think of fake lashes only easy to apply on your own lashes. It gives you the same kind of effect on your lashes that I absolutely love!
It really does make your lashes have that 3D effect that I love! This is definitely a mascara you guys want to check-out! 🙂
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Comment below and let me know your favorite mascara and if you’ve tried their mascara yet!
Be sure to add me on SnapChat: HeyitsCarlyRae or Follow me on Instagram: HeyitsCarlyRae to WATCH me apply this mascara. I’m also featuring videos today!
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Pop Smile Whitening Kit

Hey Everyone!
So if you’re like me you like having white teeth. But the problem is finding the right teeth whitening kit to use. Some I’ve used leave my teeth really sensitive or they just don’t really work. I love white teeth and for a while I just gave up looking. I tumbled upon Pop Smile a little over a month ago now and I have to tell you it’s amazing.
I was excited when I got my Pop Smile kit and I couldn’t wait to try it with the light it came with.

The Ultimate Teeth Whitening Kit consists of:
– 5x 0.2ml Accelerator Swabs, which enhances whitening to up to 50%!
– 2x Mouth Trays, which are easily customizable and molded according to my teeth!
– 3x 3ml Whitening Gels
– 1x  LED Activator
– 1 Mouth Tray Case
– 1 Booster Pen for touch ups after or between treatments
– 1 Travel Pouch

What I love most about this kit when I got it, is that it’s all natural, enriched with the superpowers of Cranberry, Peppermint, Aloe Vera and Chamomile. A lot of kits use a lot of chemicals that I automatically say ‘no’ too, but not Pop Smile, which is a clinically proven, peroxide-free teeth whitening and protecting formula. My teeth weren’t sensitive when I used it and it really worked! My teeth are so white now and I’m not constantly thinking ‘they could be whiter’ because I know using Pop Smile they are.
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My teeth look so much better as I’ve used the kit. When I first started my teeth were fairly white, but I always wished they could be whiter.

They feel amazing too! I definitely would recommend checking out Pop Smile. It really helped my teeth. I would definitely recommend checking out the link below. Keep in mind that just because my teeth weren’t sensitive you still definitely need to read about the product because all of our teeth sensitivity is different. 🙂

But for me, when you guys write in about my selfies and how white my teeth are: now you know! It’s because of my Pop Smile Kit! 🙂
Note: Sponsored Post by the opinions are mine! 🙂

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Nails

So because so many of you wrote in and ask here is a closer look at my nails I did for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Yes, I did them myself! How'd I do?!
Yes, I did them myself! How’d I do?!

AND YES I DID THEM MYSELF!
I’ve been struggling to find a nail salon that does amazing nail art so I decided to do them myself! It took my twenty to thirty minutes (because I had to redo the pink ribbon) but overall the design wasn’t hard at ALL! I LOVE the silver sparkles I chose to incorporate and I think my favorite nail is the ‘HOPE’ one I did where the ‘o’ is a ribbon!
I decided on the design from Pinterest. I incorporated about four designs I really liked into one design and this is how they turned out.
SO what do you guys think? How’d I do doing them myself?!

Learn to Dance in the Rain

‘Don’t wait for the Storm to Stop, Learn to Dance in the Rain.”
So it’s been raining non-stop the past few weeks it feels and finally I decided why let the rain stop me?!

Umbrella & Handbag: Vera Bradley Rain Jacket: Marley Lilly Boots: Hunter Boots Jeans: Articles of Society
Umbrella & Handbag: Vera Bradley
Rain Jacket: Marley Lilly
Boots: Hunter Boots
Jeans: Articles of Society

I pulled out one of my favorite Vera Bradley umbrella’s and my new Hunter Boots and of course I put to use my new Marley Lilly monogramed rain jacket and I was ready!
I didn’t let the rain stop me from having some fun and wearing my new outfit I simply LOVE!
I have to say after using the new Vera Bradley cross-body purse I love it! I’m hands free always and I don’t have to worry about where my purse is… (yes, I’m one of those people that always seem to ‘misplace’ my handbag!)
I also couldn’t resist a good pair of jeans from Articles of Society denim that went perfect with the entire ‘Rainy Day Outfit of the Day.”
I got so many compliments on my outfit that I’d definitely recommend rocking a rainy day outfit! Don’t let the rain slow you down!
What do you guys think of this Head-to-Toe Outfit of the Day Look?!