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Can’t Get Your Look Right? You Might Be Using The Wrong Products


Looking good is something that’s usually pretty high on most people’s list of priorities. Now, there’s certainly a conversation to be had about the level of importance that society places on people’s, particularly women’s, value in relation to the way that they look. But it’s pretty much impossible to deny that people like looking good and want to be able to do just that. Of course, no matter what advertising might try to tell you, that can often be a lot easier said than done. People assume that if they get enough products they can look their best all of the time no matter what. Well, the truth is that that’s simply not the case. The key is to make sure that you’re using the right products. With that in mind, here are some ways in which you might be using the wrong products to achieve your perfect look.

Not matching your skin tone

We’ve all had those moments where you see someone wearing makeup, and there’s a really obvious difference in color between their face and their neck. The reality is that, if you’re not able to find makeup that matches your skin tone then you’re never going to be able to achieve the look that you want. If you have darker skin then that’s historically been pretty difficult (look at the recent Tarte debacle!) Luckily there are brands like Fenty Beauty out there that cater to far more different shades than other products and Fenty Beauty is cruelty free!

Using products that don’t suit your hair type

Most people tend to assume that all shampoos and conditioners do the same thing but that’s not the case. Depending on your hair type, different products are going to have seriously different effects. If your hair is generally normal or greasy, then products designed for dry hair are going to be a serious problem for you. Similarly, if you have thin hair, then you might not be able to get the kind of volume that you really want with standard products. Check out to see the kinds of options available for you. No matter what type of hair you have, there is almost certainly a product out there that can help you manage it and leave it looking fantastic.

Using the wrong equipment

It can often feel as though there are so many brushes, blenders, and wands that it’s impossible to keep track of what does what! However, if you’re using different brushes for the wrong purpose, then they’re never going to be as effective as they should. Make sure that you do your research when it comes to figuring out the equipment that you need to actually apply the products that you buy.

Of course, this isn’t to say that there are right and wrong products in general, simply that it’s possible to choose products that are wrong for you, or for the look that you’re trying to achieve. A lot of the time figuring these things out will be a bit trial and error, but there are also plenty of blogs and websites that can help you find the right products for you.

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

January 26, 2018

Avoid These Common Products In Your Beauty Routine


Looking your best can often seem like something of a challenge to achieve. One of the biggest elements of this is always going to be deciding on what products to use. Whether it is the skin cream, the shampoo and conditioner, or the moisturizer, you want to make sure that you are making as many of the right decisions as possible. As it happens, there are a number of common products and chemicals which people put onto their skin or in their hair which are actually incredibly dangerous and damaging. If you want to look your best without paying a price, be sure to avoid the following.

Hair Dyes

Wanting to change the color of your hair is pretty common, and a fair enough goal. But the problem with many mainstream hair dyes is that they can actually be extremely damaging to your hair follicles. Many studies over the course of quite a few years have shown that hair dyes are related to a number of serious conditions, including bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. You can also develop a tolerance to the chemicals which can mean that you end up with a pretty horrendous rash. Instead of using hair dye, you can lighten your color effectively with lemon juice, or use tea to cover any grey areas.

Sulfate Shampoos

The choice of shampoo is pretty important too, and it is worth looking into if you are keen to keep your body as clear of potentially dangerous chemicals as possible. A common dangerous chemical in shampoos is sulfate, which over time can cause significant damage to your hair in a number of ways. Unfortunately, many of the most popular products on the market have a good deal of sulfate in them, so avoiding this might be harder than you think. However, if you look through these best sulfate free shampoos you will definitely be off to a good start. You will likely notice the difference in how your hair feels, too. My favorite brand of cruelty free + sulfate free shampoo is Hask!


Bad news for perfume lovers. As it turns out, many of the most popular perfumes on the market contain harmful secret ingredients which can actually lead to a number of serious problems later on in life. Many of these chemicals are related to hormone deficiencies, allergic reactions and even rare cases of cancer. There are also cases of it triggering asthma (even in nearby people to the person wearing it), migraines and nausea. Best avoided if you can help it – go for lesser-known indie perfumes which you can find online – and make sure they are always cruelty-free too.


By avoiding the three above, you will be on the right path towards ensuring that you are keeping your body as healthy as possible. It can be surprising how many harmful chemicals are in these products, so it is best to avoid them where possible – and always research a new product before switching.

I hope you enjoyed the post! What things do you avoid in your beauty routine? Let me know! 🙂

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

October 5, 2017

Face Your Fashion Fears with Confidence


Fashion isn’t really my forte…well let’s be honest, nothing is really my forte haha. But I feel like when it comes to fashion, many people are too scared to go out of their comfort zone. I know that I have certain outfits in my closet that I enjoy wearing and gravitate more towards them when getting ready for the day. I also have some super cute clothes that still have tags attached and I’m sure I’m not the only one either! Here are my tips on how to own your outfit and get out of your comfort zone.

All out of confidence and don’t feel like trying on clothes in public? Dia&Co works with you to find the best match according to your style profile. Everything is handpicked by their stylists and shipped directly to your door, so you can try on clothes in the comfort of your own home and ROCK it.

Be experimental.

Mix colors, mix patterns, mix textures. Mix it all! I know that there are some fashion rules that some people stick by, like not wearing black and brown together buuuuuut I totally do that sometimes. I wore a super cute little black dress with some brown strappy heels and got so many compliments. So, break the rules. You want to wear cheetah and zebra print together? Go ahead. The world is your stage and you better work it, girl.

Have a friend pick something out for you.

When I’m shopping, I love to look around and spend my time going through the racks to make sure that I don’t miss anything but sometimes it can get super tedious. Bring a friend with you when you go shopping and have them pick out an outfit for you. They’ll probably pick out something that you wouldn’t normally wear, and who knows? You might love it. (P.S. My mom picked out my sister’s prom dress from the rack and she thought she was going to hate it…it ended up being the one she bought!)

Get inspiration.

Do you love looking at magazines or watching NYFW? Inspiration is all around us and use it to your best ability. NYFW outfits are normally over the top, but they’re admired by so many so grab inspiration from those and I’m sure you’ll rock it. You might even start a new fashion trend.

Now, those are my tips to get you out of your comfort zone! Are you curious about what I’m hesitant to wear? Let me let you in on a little secret.

I really dislike wearing dresses, which is a shame. They’re comfortable and can make you look well put together without much effort. Why do I hate them? I feel like they hug my body awkwardly and show every lump and bump that I hate. I also really dislike my legs for a couple different reasons – they’re super pale, bruise easily, and my knees look funny. But guess what? I went out of my comfort zone on a couple different occasions, and looking back, I actually love how I look in these two dresses.


I came to the conclusion that no one was looking at me in these dresses the way that I was looking at myself. We are always so critical and hard on ourselves when there really is no need to be. You are beautiful, no matter what anyone else thinks. You can rock whatever you want to wear, wherever you want to wear it. You don’t need other people’s approval to feel good in your own skin. But you can radiate that feeling of self-love to others by showing how confident you are in your skin and dominating the day in whatever outfit you choose.

You got this and I hope you enjoyed the post. What’s your fashion fear? Let me know!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

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August 12, 2017