Fashion Maven... Mommy

Winky Lux Flower Balm

Monday, April 24, 2017

 Wait... is that a FLOWER INSIDE THIS LIP BALM?  Yes!!!!!  Listen, you've heard me say time and time again that packaging is everything and in this case it's EVERYTHING!  I'm pretty certain that this is one of the prettiest lip balms i have ever laid eyes on! From the ultra feminine pink casing to the pink tinted clear balm, Winky Lux certainly didn't spare on the sweetness factor.  But that clearly wasn't enough punch for this pretty little balm!  Winky Lux took it to the next level and added a beautiful chrysanthemum inside this best selling lip stain making it essentially impossible for this MUA to pass this beauty up!  Oh and this isn't just any old lip balm... i mean, clearly!  But really, it's actually a lip stain that applies clear then reacts with your skin's pH levels, uniquely creating the perfect shade of pink lips!  It's available in four different color options.... pink, yellow, green and blue.  I want them all!  But for now, i'll content myself with the pretty pink one i purchased!  I seriously wish i could just display it on my vanity!  It's almost too pretty to use... almost!

 You can purchase this beauty here and here!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM
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Keepin' it Casual!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I'll admit... jeans are a major staple in my closet!  Cropped, ripped, flared, skinny... i love them all! After all, i feel as though they are a blank canvas that you can accessorize in a multitude of ways! You can keep it super casual with a t-shirt, or you can dress it up with a gorgeous blouse and pretty baubles!  The possibilities are endless! In today's #OOTD, i began as i typically do... with a relaxed pair of jeans, rolled up and ready for the endless array of possibilities! Choosing a great top is key to making or breaking your entire look!  So i opted for a beautiful and super feminine off the shoulders black top with slightly flared sleeves c/o of  This top (pssst... it's actually a dress) executed my classic with a twist look beautifully.... and it's under $30!!!  It's comfortable, accentuates the collarbone (speaking of which, make sure you swipe a little highlighter on your collarbone for a bit of interest), and dresses up your entire look!

On to accessories!  I've always said, accessories are everything.   like the cherry on the top of the ice cream sundae don't you think?  When you have on a great pair of jeans, a few select pieces will easily steer your look in an entirely new direction.  I kept my accessories streamlined but threw in a punch of color for a little unexpected twist! I'm obsessed with this necklace because it marries a couple of trends into one beautifully executed piece!  This belt is a bit of a splurge piece but it's a classic and works with so many outfit options!  This sweet little Tribe Alive clutch was part of a recent Popsugar Must Have Box and i seriously cannot get enough of it!  It's so fun and works with so many ootd options!  Lastly, i fell in love with these shoes the second they launched!  I'm also a huge fan of yellow so color selection was easy!  Though i kind of want them in every color!  They're selling out quick but I'm glad i scored a pair!

I hope this little ootd post helped inspire your look today!  Be sure to stop by for some fun, and super affordable trendy pieces!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Rainbows and Unicorns

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It seems as though these days it's all about rainbows and unicorns!  Seriously, makeup brands are launching the most incredible products inspired by this trendy and I'm all like here, take my money!  Tarte, however, did it best with their newly launched rainbow collection!  

First, let's chat about these insanely gorgeous Magic Wand Brush Set! I don't think i have ever seen such a beautifully executed brush set!  The gold spiral handles paired with an array of magenta, pink, green, blue and purple hues make me SO HAPPY!  This vegan, cruelty-free fairytale inspired set is perfect for getting you ready in the morning and looks oh so stunning on your vanity too! Here's a little info about the brushes included in this set:

  • magenta contour brush: dense, flat bristles create a perfectly controlled contour, strobe or highlight or you can use it with the spellbound glow rainbow highlighter for a prismatic rainbow glow
  • pink powder brush: applies just the right amount of foundation or finishing powder for an airbrushed look 
  • green blending eyeshadow brush: fluffy shadow brush defines the crease while blending out harsh lines
  • blue shading eyeshadow brush: flat shading brush packs on base shadows & softens around the crease
  • purple liquid foundation brush: dense, fluffy bristles pick up & apply cream or liquid foundations & primers

Speaking of magic... the Spellbound Glow Rainbow Highlighter is every unicorn lovin' girl's dream! Rainbow highlighters are all the rage these days and for good reason!  Sure, at first glance one might steer because... uhhh blue and purple really?  I'll be the first to admit that initially hesitated but once i had a chance to actually try it, i actually love this highlighter even more specifically because of those shades!  They add such a gorgeous (and wearable) glow!  I honestly cannot get enough of this beauty!  Simply swirl these beauties together to create the perfect highlight!  Bonus?  You can actually wear each shade individually as your shadow for a super fun, shimmery look!  Overall, this babe is totally worth it! 

Tarte... just when i thought i couldn't love you anymore... you go and make a girl fall even more in love!  Oh and thank you for not harming any unicorns in the making of this gorgeous collection!  I love unicorns!

You can purchase these items and more here!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

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Foreo IRIS Bright Eyes Set

Monday, April 10, 2017

I don't think I've ever known a time where i didn't have deep, dark under eye circles!  However, with age (and kids), things went from bad to worse quickly (thank goodness for concealer)!  I mean, concealer is wonderful but i don't want to simply mask the problem... i want to fix it!  So needless to say I've been on a mission to find a product that helps minimize puffiness, dark circles and of course the much dreaded fine lines and wrinkles!  Meet Foreo's Bright Eyes Set!  A duo that includes a complete eye renewal balm and an eye massaging tool to improve all those things previously mentioned!  Yes!!!

First, pat on Algenist's rich eye balm that's packed with anti-aging ingredients like alguronic acid, vitamin C, and caffeine (I'll take caffeine in any form)!  Then, increase product absorption and tap away signs of puffiness, dark circles, and crow's feet with FOREO's innovative IRIS eye massager for fresh, youthful-looking eyes!

"The IRIS has two modes to suit the need and comfort requirements of all women that reach one effective result:  to smooth away the visible signs of aging and fatigue, and rejuvenate the appearance of the eye contour.  Pure Mode replicates the feeling of a manual massage and is very gentle, yet more effective than just using the fingertips alone.  Spa Mode recreates a professional beauty treatment by combining tapping and delicate pulsations - perfect for skin with more pronounced signs of aging.  The waterproof tool features a built-in timer and eight speeds for each mode.  It's charged via USB with 140 uses per each full charge and comes with a two-year limited warranty and 10-year quality."

I've been using Foreo IRIS for a few weeks now.  I use it twice per day as recommended and one thing i have noticed is that the skin under my eyes is visibly less puffy.  I'm hoping that with continued use, i will be able to go makeup free without the need for applying concealer! I will say too that using this device is like a slice of heaven on my face!  It feels so pampering and delicious! The combination of the Algenist balm instantly awakens my eyes!  I'm absolutely loving this little beauty and think you will too!  Definitely worth the investment... besides, it's tiny enough for travel and pretty enough to keep on your night stand!  Win win situation....

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla 
*Press sample - All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. 

Pixi Facial Mists

Monday, April 3, 2017

I'm all about about great facial mist and when it comes to mists... Pixi certainly knows how to make my skin fall in love!  However, mists can have a multitude of functions so it's important to select one that best fits your needs!  No worries... I'm here to break it all down for you!

Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist is a boosting treatment toner mist that offers the skin a revitalized awakened effect!  The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine to strengthen, tone, hydrate, and refresh your skin!  Think of it as a morning cup of coffee for your face!  Simply close your eyes and mist over face and neck for an instant slice of heaven! 

Makeup Fixing Mist prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting, and settling into fine lines or pores.  The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face.  This formula extends and refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances while setting makeup with an added soft-focus finish.  Simply mist this beauty after your makeup application focusing on the T-zone and cheeks avoiding the eye area.  TIP:  Spritz Pixi's Makeup Fixing Mist directly on your makeup brush for a more intense color payoff.  I also use this on my beautyblender to help bake certain areas of my face such as under eyes and on the corners of my nose where i tend to get redness.  

Hydrating Milky Mist has been a staple on my nightstand for quite some time now!  This featherlight mist provides and instant surge of hydration with hyaluronic acid to plump skin.  A blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid makes this rejuvenator the perfect first layer of moisture before serums or makeup.  It's suitable for all skin types!  It's also a wonderful (and portable) form of hydration for days when you just need a little more!

Glow Mist provides you with a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion!  Enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts to hydrate, protect and nourish.  This beauty will set your makeup while adding a dewy finish and protecting skin!  It's refreshing and hydrating!  Love it on bare skin as much as i do over my makeup!

Check out these gorgeous facial mists here and here!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these products.


Jesse's Girl GLOW STIX

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

These days I'm all about that glow, 'bout that glow!  So naturally, when Jesse's Girl's GLOW STIX arrived at my door i was instantly intrigued!  They are a seriously unique product that can be worn in a multitude of ways!  These beauties are a sheer, iridescent top coat gloss that will add a bit of interest to any lip color you choose to layer it over.  While i absolutely adore using these as a lip topper, i actually LOVE wearing them alone!  I think they're so perfect for Spring/Summer!  Although they look very similar in their packaging, they're actually quite different.  They come in three shades; Red Dawn, Tangerine and Wicked!  Tangerine gives your lips a sheer holographic flush of coral. Wicked has specs of green and gold but is completely wearable!  No seriously, it sounds crazy but i promise it's quite gorgeous! Red Dawn is stunning and reminds me of mother of pearl with flecks of iridescent pink.  You can purchase these beauties via Jesse's Girl online or at your local Rite Aid!  Oh and at $4.99 each, you'll definitely want to pick up all three!  These beauties will be your new summer bff's... promise!

Left to right: Wicked, Red Dawn, Tangerine

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM
*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these products.


Friday, March 17, 2017

I don't know what it is about black and white stripes but i find myself reaching for them more and more!  So when i spotted this top with the darling sheer bell sleeves i simply could not leave it behind!  Bell sleeves are a major Spring trend and i love that these are sweet yet not overwhelming as some can be.  They add just the right touch of whimsy and fun.  I love the versatility too... after all, you can dress it up with a pair of dressy slacks or a skirt or dress it down as i have here with a favorite pair of jeans!  In this case, i opted for a distressed pair because i felt that it balanced the outfit and made it more casual yet still dressy enough for a date night when combined with the right accessories.

I purchased this coat last year during Nordstrom's Anniversary sale and i love the color and style! I feel that it adds the perfect punch of color and contrast against the black and white stripes.  Besides, how chic does it look when you simply drape it on your shoulders?!  I'm not sure if you can truly tell how gorgeous this necklace is but it has a metal collar that slips on behind your neck leaving the necklace strand to drape down the front.... obsessed! The sunnies were also a great purchase because i'm loving mirrored lenses and the rose gold totally sold me.  Besides, it doesn't hurt that they only cost $12!  Oh and i also picked up these and these!  Lastly, i've had this Chanel bag for years but rarely pull it out of its dust bag... not sure why but i really need to wear it more often don't you think? Check out these great discounted options!

Hope you enjoyed another ootd post!  Can't wait to bring you more!  Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla