21st Birthday Recap

The other day, I turned the big 21! The day was filled with plenty of love, yummy food, sweets, and great celebration! If you follow me on Instagram (courtneyk1) you would have seen snippets of the day! But I wanted to share it all (or most of it) including my hair, makeup, outfit, and a few pics of the night!

21st Birthday Recap 

21st Birthday Recap

My romper was from Nordstrom (unfortunately out of stock) is by Astr (similar). It is a gorgeous emerald green with V neck and back. My bralette is from H&M and the shoes are just a simple gladiator flat.

21st Birthday Recap

Makeup was done by myself! My hair was done courtesy of Luxebar! If you are looking for a great blow dry bar, I definitely recommend it!

21st Birthday Recap

21st Birthday Recap

21st Birthday Recap

I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes and a fabulous birthday! Until next year!

-XOXO Courtney

Share This:

Simple Eye, Glossy Lip | Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint | Courtney Kaner

 

I was recently browsing around Sephora, picking up my daily necessities when I thought to myself, I need more glosses. Then again, I always say I need something makeup related. While looking around, I passed Nars’ glosses, which I love, then stumbled upon one of my favorite displays- Tarte. I’ve been eyeing their lip paints for a while. But because it is summer, I wasn’t looking for a matte lip cream, but a gloss. Clearly, it was meant to be! Tarte recently came out with their line of Tarteist Lip Paints, but glossy versions.

I purchased double tap, which is a slightly gray mauve. It has such a creamy and smooth formula without it being sticky and having to peel blown hairs out of my lips. The applicator is soft and a pretty decent size for the tube. The selection of colors range from peaches and pinks, to nudes and purples.

I have always been a fan of Tarte, so I am partly biased, but I am so content with my gloss purchase that I wanted to share it with you all. I get asked a lot what some of my favorite lip products are, and frankly, I have no idea! I have yet to find one that screams Me or that I would feel like wearing everyday. However, the lip paint is currently at the top of my list.

I paired the gloss with such a simple makeup look because the color looks great with full glam and little to no makeup. A link to the product is listed below, along with my new tutorial feat. the beautiful gloss!

Tarteist Glossy Lip Paints

-XOXO Courtney

Share This:

Skincare: Take The Day Off Routine

Skincare can be hard to come by. There are so many different products on the market to choose from that it can be difficult to decide whether to go the drug store or the higher end route. One thing is for sure, removing your makeup properly and taking care of your skin is SO SO SO IMPORTANT! I cannot stress that enough.

So many girls and guys neglect to remove their makeup at the end of the day because they are too tired or it will take too long. But sleeping with your makeup on is just plain disgusting. Your skin will be screaming to let it breath because it is trapped under all that dirt, pollution and makeup from the entire day.

My makeup removal routine is super simple, and so can yours. Usually I’ll hop in the shower and do the cleansing there, that way I can shave and wash my hair simultaneously. I use a few select products (some drugstore and some high end) to break down the makeup, remove, cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Those are the steps you should also be taking to ensure your skin is able to breath and is clean at the end of the day.

Even if you do not wear makeup, the amount of dirt present on the skin and pores, is much greater than one may think. Take the time to cleanse and remove any left over makeup from the day. You only have one skin. Take care of it.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple

Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes

Neutrogena Grapefruit Scrub

Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner

Cetaphil Daily Moisturizer

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream

-XOXO Courtney

Share This:

Instagram “Baddie” Makeup Tutorial | Courtney Kaner

Share This:

Spring/Summer Date Night Tutorial

Share This:

GRWM: Baseball Game | Courtney Kaner

Share This:

The Secret To Clearing A Pimple Overnight!

We all have pesky pimples that pop up at the worst times possible. It could be before picture day, a big meeting at work, date, even a big event. There is no amount of makeup or giant hairstyle that you could do to distract from that red bump on your face. Trust me, I have been there. Luckily, I have a trick that will save your skin!

s654285-main-hero

The Murad Clarifying Mask is a lifesaver when it comes to a surprise spot on your face. The directions recommend to apply all over the face for 10-15 minute, then wash off with warm water. I find applying it all over the skin can be extremely drying. To prevent the over drying of unaffected areas, I apply the mask as a spot treatment over the blemish or blemishes and leave it on overnight while I sleep. When you wake up the next morning, the pimple is near to gone, and you won’t even be able to tell that something was there.

**Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist or skincare expert. I am passing on this information to you, as it has helped me in the past. Make sure to talk to a skincare professional or doctor before trying any new products. We all have different types of skin and sensitivities, so it’s important to talk to an expert before to make sure that this will also be a right option for you!

***Disclaimer 2: This is not sponsored by Murad.

Below I inserted the information and link to the Sephora page where all the product information and reviews are listed!

What it is:
A weekly treatment for acne-prone skin featuring a natural, clay-based formula to reduce irritation and minimize breakouts.

What it is formulated to do:
Clarifying Mask absorbs pore clogging dirt and oil as it draws out impurities. Its natural, clay-based formula reduces irritation and minimizes breakouts while sulfur decreases acne’s severity as it encourages skin to clear. Zinc oxide and licorice root extract work together to soothe, comfort, and calm skin. Kolin clay regulates oil production and diminishes shine. The must-have mask is an excellent treatment to help relieve both redness and breakouts as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, not animals.

Suggested Usage:
-Apply an even layer over clean skin.
-Leave on for 10 minutes.
-Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
-For optimal results, use at least once a week and follow with a recommended Murad step two treatment and step three moisturizer.

Precautions:
-For external use only.
-Avoid contact with eyes.
-Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients:

-Sulfur 4%

Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Zinc Oxide, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Maleate, Salicylic Acid, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Grape Seed Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Allantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Camphor, Geraniol *, Limonene *, Linalool *, Lavender Oil. *Allergen.

I hope this helps your next breakout!

XOXO

-Courtney

Share This:

My Go To Makeup Look | Courtney Kaner

Share This:

Valentine’s Day Makeup Tutorial

Share This:

Kiss Me: Plum Edition

With winter creeping up on us, my entire wardrobe and beauty products took a drastic turn, including my lip color. I have never been a fan of bold, “in your face” lips, but then I felt the urge to experiment. Being obsessed with burgundy hues and plums, I took a leap and made a major purchase at Sephora. The color known as “crush” by the Sephora brand has graced my lips on many occasions from my Thanksgiving feast to a simple date. This is the one color that compliments my fair skin tone and chocolate locks! Obviously, the shade depends on the tone and complexion of your skin tone, but why not take the leap. This color looks nearly good on everyone, and even if it is not plum, experiment with a little color. You’d be surprised how it can change up your outfit from drab to fab! The color is usually found in every brand, from drug stores to your department store counters. So why not take the leap? Experiment! That’s what makeup is for! You’d be surprised how a little lipstick can go miles when it comes to your confidence! Stand out, be bold, and show a little color! What do you have to lose?

Remember, stay confident, beautiful, intelligent, positive, love always, and live everyday to its fullest!

-XOXO Navy and Lace

DownloadedFile-1 images-2 DownloadedFile plum-lipstick-ideas-3 images-3

Share This:

%d bloggers like this: