Sunny Getaway: Miami Edition

This past week I traveled to Miami, Florida…Bal Harbour to be exact and stayed in the amazing Ritz-Carlton resort. Driving up there was a huge fountain and walking into the resort was very impressive as well. The staff was friendly and the food at the resort was amazing. From breakfast to lunch by the pool to dinner at their restaurant, I highly recommend staying here. There is beach access and a trail you can walk on right up from the water. You can also use one of their bikes to go around the area too!

Taking one of the Ritz bikes to sightsee around Miami Beach, Florida!

The views from the room were also one of my favorite things. Being on the tip of the harbor, you can watch the boats come and go all day and all night. I even saw a huge stingray in the water from the balcony the water! The water in Miami was that clear! The one thing I wanted to do and didn’t was jet-ski! Maybe next trip! 🙂

For many readers asking, it was my first time visiting the area and found the atmosphere perfect! The weather was sunny and hot, but it wasn’t humid. It made relaxing by the pool even more enjoyable! Overall, I plan to go back to Miami soon! Stay tuned for my next post about which restaurant was my favorite!

Do you have any places you love to go to the Miami area? Write in and let me know! 🙂 See more on INSTA too @heyitscarlyrae
xoxo

A Beach Tassel Adventure

Tassel’s are definitely the new fashion trend on scene for spring! I couldn’t wait to get this dress from Original Piece Boutique, as soon as I saw it. I tried it on and I love the one shoulder tassel design and adjustable strap. The tassels are a bold neon color that I love and it gives it a trendy twist.

I wore this to an occasion I had at the beach and it was so comfortable to walk along the ocean in. The dress is a cream color for spring and will offset a nice tan… when I have time I’m tanning! 😉
I paired it also with a new choker necklace from Ettika Jewelry and it also has that bold neon color mix in the choker design. It has a chain clasp so you can adjust where on your neck you wear it! I also paired it with the matching shoes I found from Target for only $24 that also had tassels!
What do you think of this new dress from Original Piece? See more on my INSTA @HeyitsCarlyRae
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

HUDA Beauty Palette Review

All over Instagram I have seen the Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette. I was hesitant to get it because I wasn’t sure if the bold 3D metals would stay on my eyes. Well, I waited too long and the palette sold out before I could get it! I have been waiting to get the palette on the Sephora site for over a month but it has been sold out and not restocked!

I was about to order it on her personal site, but she is located in Dubai and the shipping was really expensive. I just so happened to walk into Sephora yesterday and decided to walk back to her display and see if it was in-stock. Well, it WAS! I was so excited I grabbed one before I could think and got it.

Today, I tried my first Huda look that I call the ‘Huda Rose Gold Effect Look.’ I used the 3D Rose Gold Medal along with Flamingo in the crease and Black Truffle on the outer corner. I have to say I LOVE IT! I didn’t use a primer and the shadows stayed in place all day. The one thing I will say, is the photo above didn’t do it justice. The colors really popped  when you see it in person and they have that bold lavish effect I absolutely love.
This palette is a definite 10 for me! See more on my INSTA @HeyitsCarlyRae
Have YOU tried this Huda palette, which is your favorite color?
xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

Box of Tartes

So as many of you know I am almost officially at 70K followers on my INSTA! I’m also been growing my snapchat too! You can follow my SNAP and INSTA @HeyitsCarlyRae … so please go add me! 🙂

If you do follow me you know I LOVE makeup! Sephora is my new favorite store and I love all the brands. I browse on their app every night and add at least 10 new products! 🙂 I just recently paired with Tarte Cosmetics and was gifted with this box of goodies pictured below!
From their new lip paints to the amazing eye palettes to mascaras, this is every girls’ dream! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the box and saw all of this makeup. Tarte Cosmetics was amazing in sending me all these amazing products to try!
Can you spot your favorite product… which product should I try first, because I really can’t decide!
Don’t forget to add me on SNAP and INSTA @HeyitsCarlyRae

xoxo HeyitsCarlyRae

E.L.F. Beautyscape Destination: Austin

It’s Beautyscape time with E.L.F. Cosmetics! I’ve never entered an E.L.F. Beautyscape before but I am so excited to now!
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I received the email a few weeks ago but I’ve been busy planning the perfect photoshoot to show off my look posts that are required to enter.
Since I am part of the exclusive E.L.F. Beauty Squad, I receive sneak peek looks at all their new products for the month. A few weeks ago (photo is below of my box) I got their new Blush Palette in Light, the Baked Highlighters in Moonlight Pearls, HD underage Setting Powder in Sheer, the new conturing brush, and the Ultimate Blending Brush. Have you used any of these products?
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The second box I received is fit for spring. It has the amazing new Runway Read Lip Palette, Lip Definer & Shaper in Natural and Nude, Day to Night Lipstick Duo in I Love Pinks, Lip Exfoliator in Rose, Moisturizing Lipstick in Velvet Rope and Orange Dream. I absolutely LOVE these products! Be sure to keep checking my instagram for amazing tips on how to apply these fun lip kits! Which product have you tried?
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If you guys don’t follow me on instagram be sure to follow me at @HeyitsCarlyRae and comment on all my latest E.L.F. beautyscape photos. Help me win a spot to Austin, Texas. I would love to bring you all along on my Snapchat: HeyitsCarlyRae.
I would love to show you guys all of their latest products! 🙂 Do you have a favorite E.L.F. product you love?!
xoxo-HeyitsCarlyRae

Dear Diary… Road to Recovery

So some of you who follow me on Instagram (@HeyitsCarlyRae) or Snapchat (HeyitsCarlyRae) might have seen I was at Mayo Clinic for surgery this past week. I’ve had tons of people write in and message me about it and wonder if I was okay! Which I appreciate all the love!

Pre-Surgrey Selfie
Pre-Surgery Selfie

I had to undergo an eardrum replacement surgery. No one really knows but I’ve grew up having over ten operations on my ear due to a hole in my eardrum that in turn never got fixed. But through the years my hearing and health of the ear has decreased so I had to undergo an operation to fix it.
It was a long three hour surgery with hours in recovery but after a day I got to come home. So far the surgrey has been successful and even though there is a lot of bruising and numbness I am starting to feel like my old self again. It will be over a month until I do physical activity which as you know I love fitness so that’s going to be really hard!!! But I’m thankful for the entire staff at Mayo Clinic and how amazing the ear surgeon was and all of the nurses. Each and every one of them were so nice and so caring! I admit I was really scared for the surgery! You start freaking out about everything, but the entire staff was amazing and they did an amazing job of keep my family updated of everything during and after surgery.

4 Days Post Surgery!
4 Days Post Surgery!

I am so thankful to now be home and to get my ear that is now without a hole healed! I will definitely keep you up-to-date on everything. You won’t be seeing too many new selfies or posts yet, but as soon as I take one I’ll be sure to share it with you all!!! It was a long road trip home but definitely worth it!!!

xoxo- HeyitsCarlyRae