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Fake It Til You Make It

October 21, 2022

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Team LIY

Lashes, hair, teeth, makeup….the list goes on (& on). It can be hard being a girl sometimes, am I right?! Well, here at LIY we are sharing our tips, tricks, & secrets to “fake it til you make it”. BUT HOLD ON, let’s be clear, friends: #1 we don’t believe doing these things actually make you fake 😂 but if some creams, sprays, or press on nail make YOU feel more confident & like your best self then let’s go for it! HI. I DON’T LIKE BEING PALE OVER HERE. #2 Regardless, you’ve already “made it” 🥰. So, step right up to read all about our best kept (not so secret) beauty secrets. We’re all in this together….let’s go girls 🤠

St. Tropez Bronzing Mist

St. Tropez Bronzing Mist

Believe me when I tell you – this stuff is AMAZING! I use it a couple of times a week to keep a healthy, natural-looking glow on my face, neck, and chest all year round. After I wash my face at night and apply all of my serums, moisturizers, etc I top it off with a few sprays of this clear bronzing mist and I wake up in the morning looking like I just got back from the Caribbean. It’s very easy to use and very effective!

Kiss Press On Nails

Kiss Press On Nails // more colors and designs here

The LIY Team has spoken and swears by these press on nails 💅 They are so easy to apply for a quick manicure when you don’t have time to go to the salon, AND they’re on sale in tons of colors and prints! [highly recommend prepping your nails for them and applying RIGHT before bed so they can “set” overnight!] Want to see more press on nails we love?! Check out our full comparison here!

Grande Cosmetics Grande Lash MD

Grande Cosmetics Grande Lash MD

After using the Grande Cosmetics lash serum for months, I couldn’t recommend it more! I have been amazed at not only the growth my eyelashes have seen, but also the strength of them as well! I have definitely noticed longer lashes after using nightly and every morning as I apply my mascara it seems like my mascara goes on easier and doesn’t require as much, which is a nice plus! Fortunately, I didn’t have any eye irritation when using this product and couldn’t ever feel anything after I applied it along my lash line! I will continue to use this product for long, healthy looking lashes and would encourage you to try it as well! While I know it is a little more expensive, I am still using the same tube months later, so the product does last for a while! Cheers to longer lashes without the hassle of extensions! P.S. see our full lash serum comparison here!

Crest 3D Professional Whitestrips

Crest Whitestrips

Steph approved! Crest Whitestrips caused no sensitivity issues and were easy to apply. I have used Crest in the past and had trouble with them sliding all over my teeth. This issue seems to be solved and they stick to my teeth perfectly until I take them off. In the pictures I don’t necessarily feel like I can tell a huge difference in whitening, but in person I feel like there has been an improvement. I would use these again in the future. See our full teeth whitening comparison here!

Solrae Sunless Tanner

Solrae Sunless Tanner [LIY15 for 15% off]

Katy here! Excuse my bathroom lighting, but I’m loving this Solrae self tanner! ☀️ It was super easy to put on (comes with a mitt), looks natural (yay for no orange), and splotch-free! I’ll definitely be using this during the fall and winter months. You can use code LIY15 to get 15% off this self tanner AND 15% off site wide! 💥 More sunless tanners we love right this way!

Derol Lip Plumper

Derol Lip Plumper

Amazon’s #1 best seller! Let me tell you, if you are on the hunt for a lip plumper that works, this might be the one for you. Sthefany here! I saw a video review online and the results were astonishing. But I was hesitant to purchase it because online reviews can be misleading. But after going through a couple reviews on Amazon, I was sold. For starters, it was only $10 dollars so I didn’t have much to lose. I could not have made a better decision because now I know why this product is a best seller. It does the job by enhancing the lips in less than 5 minutes. I highly recommend giving this a try!

Anti-Wrinkle Chest Pads

Anti-Wrinkle Chest Pads

Calling all side sleepers!! As I’m in my 40’s (Allison here), I have started to notice lines on my chest when I wake up in the morning from sleeping on my side. This silicone chest pad IS A MIRACLE WORKER!!! I have worn this on my chest, on repeat, when I sleep, and I have noticed a huge improvement! The lines are nearly gone! I have linked here a super affordable one (actually a 2 pack) from Amazon. Check them out, your chest will thank you 😉

No More Baggage Eye Cream

No More Baggage Eye Cream

My go-to under eye cream! I apply this every morning before my makeup and my eyes instantly feel more awake and those pesky bags are minimized!

Blaq Under Eye Mask

Blaq Under Eye Mask

I use these eye masks anytime I have a day that I care just a little bit more about my appearance! I swear by these for de-puffing and dark circles! Great for a night after wine or cocktails!

Fake Awake Eye Highlight

Fake Awake Eye Highlight

product that makes me look like I am more awake than I am?! YES PLEASE. Pop this baby in the waterline and you will look like you are caffeinated and rested!

Magic Root Coverup

Magic Root Coverup Spray

If there was ever a miracle product for those of who are constantly plucking those scraggly gray hairs out of our heads, it’s this. No longer is plucking our precious hairs away a thing because this root coverup spray covers those bad boys up quicker than you can quick your stylist for an appointment. You simply hold the can 6-inches or so away from your scalp and spray. Instantly you see the gray disappear and within 1 minute it’s dry and you’re ready to tackle the day ahead! I use it in the color dark blonde but there are several options available!

Botox

I was always that girl — the one that said she would never do something to her face that wasn’t natural. Botox? Absolutely not. Only high maintenance women who have no concerns about injecting Lord knows what into their face for several hundreds of dollars a pop, do that, but not me. That was…until the deep [we’re talking “how low can you go type of wrinkles“] forehead wrinkles set in and the slight temptation started creeping into my brain of “I wonder what Botox would do to those things..” One spontaneous phone call to a local aestician later to schedule a “consultation” [consultation being in quotes because we all knew said consultation was going to turn into an appointment within 3 seconds of me walking through those doors] and I was hooked. Read the full blog post of Botox Q & A’s here!

Cheers to sharing beauty tips with girlfriends and doing what makes us feel our best inside + out! xoxo

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