Pray for Texas

Hi there everyone! I wanted to create a short and simple blog post for where to donate, send supplies, and seek shelter in Houston and surrounding areas. I pray that everyone stays safe and dry during this time! Feel free to follow my twitter @NatashaONeal_ because I am on it constantly posting new shelters and rescue numbers if needed!

Here’s a full list on where to get shelter in your area:

Links to donate to:

 

I hope everyone stays safe during this time and always let me know if you need anything! If you’re safe and have any boats or canoes please go around your area and safely try to rescue people if you can. Please check on your neighbors! Also, If you’re able to please volunteer your time and give blood when the weather clears.
Lastly, I know someone who lost absolutely everything during Hurricane Harvey. She is an author of a children’s book, and if you’d like to support her and purchase a book I’ll leave the link below!

Click here to purchase the book

Love y’all & stay safe! Pic via ‘The Cottage Market’

Xo, Natasha.

Favorite Makeup products

    My holy grail foundation is the Tarte Amazonian Clay because it’s full coverage, cruelty-free, and just feels good on your skin! I also love the Ginamarie foundation for a more weightless and lighter coverage. I’ve never tried the Shape Tape concealer from Tarte yet (gasp! I know) but I always loved their maracuja oil concealer! For drugstore, I usually get the E.L.F brand but I feel like for my skin type the formula is too dry. I’ve recently been using the Maybelline age rewind concealer and I love it! I’m always scared to try things that are drugstore and not cruelty-free because they usually make me break out, but this is good! Like I’ve said in my YouTube videos I absolutely love the butter bronzer! The best parts about it are the smell and how easy it is to build up if you want a dramatic bronze look. With mascara, I get scared to try non-cruelty free brands just because I find that they flake more and make my eyes irritated- but I saw one blogger love this primer/mascara duo and I wanted to give it a try since her lashes are gorgeous. For powder I use the Jane Iredale pressed powder in the lightest shade and it adds just a bit more coverage! I love it because it’s so natural looking and cruelty-free. I try to have most if not all of my skincare or makeup items be cruelty-free just because I’ve found out my skin reacts better to it over the years. It’s totally a personal choice!  Now my favourite lip product for the past 2 months is the NYX butter gloss in tiramisu. I don’t know why it took me so long to try the butter glosses but now I can’t stop loving them! They’re hydrating and add great colour without it having that sticky feeling. My eyebrows are microbladded so I don’t use any eyebrow products other than a slightly tinted gel to keep the hair in place.

 

Tarte Clay Foundation // Ginamarie Foundation // Shape-tape concealer // Maracuja concealer // Maybelline concealer // Butter Bronzer // L’Oréal mascara // Jane Iredale powder // Butter gloss // Brow gel

Thank you for reading!

Xo, Natasha.

Recent Purchases

I wanted to share my recent purchases with y’all! I did get all of these items on sale during the Nordstrom sale, and unfortunately, they are back to their full prices if you didn’t already snag them.  I am going on a trip to Utah soon so most of these items were to have for the trip. I wish I could wear them now, but Houston is too hot still haha. If you couldn’t tell, I’m obsessed with any leopard/cheetah print! I went up half a size in the Topshop sneakers and I’m glad I did. My absolute favourite item from the sale is the oil diffuser! I’ve been looking at them forever and sometimes they can get very pricey so I believe I got it for $29! I use it every day. The most expensive item I got was the Frye Boots, I originally went in to try on the Tory Burch boots but decided they were a little too sleek-looking for my style so I went with these! Like I said, they’re pricey but I know I’ll get a ton of wears out of them.

Click on the links below to shop:

Grey Sweater // Leopard Scarf // Leopard wrap // Grey Pants // Leopard Sneaker // Floral Shorts // Shampoo & Conditioner Kit // Knit Cardigan //Oil Diffuser // Moisturizer // Skin Smoothing Polish // Lavender Neck Pillow // Frye Leather Boots //Leopard Loafer // Thermal Cozy Top (black) // Ripped Jeans // Deodorant // Eye patches

I hope everyone has a great week! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel Here for my latest videos.

Xo, Natasha.

Ballin’ on a budget | Pt. 2

Hello everyone! I know I haven’t been on here recently or any social media, but it’s been a crazy/rough month so far. I might not blog twice a week anymore, but I will try to do at least once a week! If I don’t post on here, you can subscribe to my YouTube channel Here because I’ll post once a week there.

Now to the good stuff! These Ballin’ on a Budget posts are my favorite to do, especially when I find designer dupes to share with y’all. It makes all the waiting worth it! My favorite items are the flat floral shoes and the leopard mules. Both of the name brand items are over $200, so I was a happy girl when I found both of them for under $100!

Black shirt: $13 option

Black earrings: Under $7 option

White shoes: $37 option

Leopard shoes: Under $60 option

I know it’s only 4 things, but I wanted to showcase items that are trending right now! I’ll be posting a Nordstrom Sale update soon if what I got- stay tuned!

Xo, Natasha.

4th of July: Food & Ootd

I know the meaning of Independence Day, and I’m always grateful for those who have sacrificed their lives and given their service to this country. I’m sharing a photo of my grandfather in his navy suit to add my own personal touch❤️

I don’t eat red meat, so a better (and healthier) option to burgers and hot dogs is to make it a turkey version! I love the Jennie-O turkey hotdogs or their ground turkey if you want to make your own patties. They’re easy to grill, so I’m sure you’ll like them!

Every party needs sweets, so you can always make cupcakes or rice crispies with red and blue sprinkles! Simple pops of color in treats add a nice festive touch. Instead of making a mess try buying disposable cups, plates, and napkins that match the theme or just get red or blue.

Now for clothing, I made sure to pick items from stores you can go to over the weekend so it’s easier. I have the camo shirt and I love it- it’s so soft! My other favorite items are both of the rompers and you can wear them after the 4th.


1. Red top // 2. White shorts // 3. Blue ruffle dress // 4. Blue romper // 5. Red and white romper // 6. Camo shirt // 6. America shirt

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July! Thank you to everyone who’s served❤️


Xo, Natasha.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCASm1jFX_dTT5g2OPPjuCYA

5 Beauty Dupes

Hi, everyone! I’ve been seeing a lot of people get the UD Heat pallet, and I found one that’s identical- that’s where I got the inspiration for this post! Thank the Lord for Ulta and the drugstore am I right?! I’ve listed everything below and both of the prices.


1. UD Heat pallet $54// Nyx dupe $18

2. Kylie Rosie lipkit $27 // Colour Pop lip trio $12

3. Glamglow Hydrating mask $69// Origins thirst mask $26

4. Laura mercier powder $38 // ELF powder $6

5. TooFaced mascara $23// Voluminous mascara $10

I hope this helps y’all save some money! If you have any dupe recommendations leave a comment below!

Xo, Natasha.
 

5 ways to de-stress 

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone has a great start to their week and I hope it’s a happy and quick week! I’m not ever going to lie to yall and say I don’t get stressed because I do, so I came up with my 5 ways I de-stress to share with Y’all!

  1. Grab some fuzzy socks, a cup of your favorite tea and watch your favorite YouTuber.
  2. Take a warm shower. Grab your favorite body scrub and body wash! Then when you’re done, get your favorite smell good lotion and moisturize your skin. Nothing like smelling good to make you feel a bit better!
  3. Read a book! I love reading religious books or adventure books! Here’s  one book that I just finished and man- it’s worth the read I promise you!
  4. Light a candle. I stock up when Bath and Body Works has their candle sales for this exact reason! I light a candle and read or watch videos- do something YOU like to do.
  5. Pamper yourself. Put on those fuzzy socks, wash your face & apply a mask and just relax! I Make all of my off days my spa day, self-care is very important!

Mint mask // Book // Candle // Aloe fuzzy socks // Lotion

*Make sure if you get the mint mask you put ‘Natasha‘ in the “Where did you hear about us?” Section at checkout for $$ off your next order!*

I hope all of these tips help anyone who needs to de-stress! Like I said, self-care is very important and it’s just as important to do stuff that you like to do when you’re off and have free time!

Here’s our latest YouTube video!

Xo, Natasha.