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Welcome! I am Olivia, the author of Olivia May Bell blog and I am so glad you're here! Whether your here for fashion tips, mom/baby info, or maybe you just happened to stumble upon this, I am so happy you did! So let's get to know each other a little better!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Best of Drug Store Beauty


OUTFIT DETAILS

DRESS : Nordstrom Rack (sold out) similar here // HEADBAND : Amazon multi pack // JEAN JACKET : Target -M // EARRINGS : Altar'd State // NECKLACE : Etsy // 



Kristen Ess Hair

Dry Shampoo - Very light and non greasy, will turn white if you use too much but all you have to do is take your fingers and rub it in to fix it! I swear by this stuff.

Dry Conditioner - Great if you have tangly or curly hair in the AM to make it easier to brush out without adding water or wetting your hair! Keeps it shiny and fresh too!

Blow Dry Mist - Adds shine to your hair too- without making it greasy! I add this in before even letting my hair dry too.


Native Deodorant - I have tried A MILLION deodorants since I had Liam trying to find one that lasts longer than a few hours. I have only been using this one for a few days so far but it has worked way better than anything else I have tried so far! They have several scents and UNSCENTED- but I got the coconut vanilla.

Loreal Sublime Tanning - Great for touch ups. Smells so good, so you can use it the day of without having to wash it all off. It's a mousse, but it's lightweight and refreshing too. Great color for same day!



Color Stay Stick - OBSESSED WITH THIS. I picked up a few different lip products this morning and this is the only one that I liked. It comes in a bunch of pretty colors and it is GORGEOUS! 


Loreal Concealer - Dupe for the Tarte shape tape. I actually like it better than shape tape- comes in a lot of different shades so if you're in doubt of which one to get, go lighter, you can always bronze it up if you need too!


Covergirl Setting Powder - SO CHEAP. $5.99 at Target- which is amazing cause setting powders can get pricey and I love to bake! LOL. This one also has a very soft and matte look- I use it all over as well and it works amazing. They do have different shades as well.


Wet N Wild Spray - Love the smell of this one! Great for setting as well. I feel like it dries really well without making you greasy or dewy- I personally don't like a dewy look!


Morphe 25B - My absolute go to palette. It has all the perfect neutral colors- and some glittery ones as well. They blend amazing and last all day long. 



Loreal Lash paradise
-I forgot to mention this one in my video because I left it in my car yesterday! lol. The perfect dupe for better than sex and it's half the price! Comes in black and browns and they just launched some fun colors as well!








Monday, October 28, 2019

Most Popular Shoes For Fall - Shoe Dupes



OUTFIT DETAILS

DRESS: Forever 21- wearing a medium, TTS so comfy! // BOOTS: Target- size up 1/2 size // BELT: Amazon dupe // SUNNIES:  Ray Ban // 

I am so excited to share some great dupe casual shoes for Fall! From booties to mules, I've got ya covered. So happy y'all LOVED the Target dupe boots- they're my absolute favorite. I ended up getting the grey and black and now I am just patiently waiting for the tan to get restocked lol! They're sold out in almost every size and I see why!! Sadly the tan ones aren't sold in store either or I'd be driving to literally every Target. Haha


* Just click an image to shop* 

So first there are the Target boots VS the Goodnight Macaroon Marlo boots. Personally I am a HUGE fan of the Target ones for several reasons. A- because of the price and B- the seam on the Goodnight Macaroon boots is not for me! Guys- any boots like these WILL fall down at some point while you're wearing them- however these are really tight and they don't slip down SUPER far. They also come in wide leg! $39.99 vs $140. 

These studded mules are from Red Dress on the left and Seve Madden on the right- literally identical! Come in several colors and I love the chic, edgy vibe of these studded mules! 

I have the right pair in Leopard and they are ADORABLE! Love the buckle and the pointed toe but the left is a more affordable, just as cute option!



These boots are SO cute for Fall/Winter! I am in love with them. They look super warm and cozy too! The left pair are from WALMART- believe it or not! A dupe for this Steve Madden pair.

These leopard shoes are SO SO CUTE! Also another Walmart find- a cuter (in my opinion) these Gucci tennis shoes.

I LOVE the look of these lace up booties! I think they are adorable- for a casual outfit, or to dress one up! A dupe found for one of my favorite pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes!

I got these Steve Madden booties and I ADORE them! They are so so cute and I have been trying to find a similar pair that are cheaper- Forever 21 for the win! These are a little different but still a cute pair of leopard booties!



I got this left pair from Target last week and they are SO SO cute and comfy- I love them. I had been searching for the ones on the right (on sale) but I couldn't find them cheaper than $80. Of course the Target ones don't have a pointed toe, but they are JUST as cute!

I got these lower heel black boots from Target last year and they are so so cute! They have them restocked this year- and are just as cute! Love the tie at the back too.

These tennis shoes are SUPER popular right now. I purchased the black pair- but since I don't wear A TON of back, I ended up taking them back but they were SO cute. I may have regrets LOL!

Friday, October 25, 2019

All About Skin Care- My Routine


Hey babes. So today I am going to be talking about my skin and current skin care routine! Luckily, my mother and grandmother both have amazing skin still so I got lucky with my genetics. Hopefully my tips and tricks will help keep your skin glowing and healthy too.

So first I want to talk about preventives and just behind the scenes things that you wouldn't necessarily thing would MAJORLY affect your skin but they do! First, I always always ALWAYS use a moisturizer with an SPF. This is important A) because the sun SUCKS your skin dry and B) obviously can damage your skin as well. As your driving in the car and even if it's cloudy- your skin can still be affected. Next, I try to drink as much water as I possibly can throughout the day. This is my favorite water bottle- its massive and you only refill it once a day to get your daily recommended water. Usually the amount you need to drink MINIMUM is your weight kg 1 kg = 1 ounce of water you should drink. This is also super good for your hair, too!

So. . . a little about my skin! I have never had a problem with acne or breakouts. I will have an occasional flare up because of hormones but they're pretty rare (thankfully). I have combination skin. Oilier in the summer, dry in the winter. So I am pretty versed in products that help both types of skin. One of the most important tips I can give you is DRINK. MORE. WATER- I can't say this enough! It will do wonders for your skin I promise!

In the the morning when I wake up, I always use this beaded cleanser. I am a HARD sleeper and I get really hot at night so I always need a good cleansing on my face in the morning and I really feel like the beads do the trick and really get my skin clean! Then I immediately use this moisturizer. I love it because it's matte and it does a really good job of leaving your skin NOT feeling oily. If it's the colder months or my skin is visibly dry and/or flaky, I use this moisturizer to bring it back to life- I've used this one for years and I SWEAR by it.



Clinique Moisture Surge (extreme moisturizer)

I have used this off and on for years and it will be forever one of my favorites, especially in the winter! There really is no other product (that I have found) that can change dry skin to well moisturized overnight! It can be a bit pricey- but sometimes getting it in a set or on a good deal is the way to go!

Formula 10.6 Shine Free (matte moisturizer)



If you are more of a matte person, this is the product for you! I have used their masks for years and I randomly saw this in Ulta one day and I decided to try it! Super good if you’re wanting to make your makeup not look shiny! It sort of feels like a primer and less wet- if that make sense, but it still gives your skin the moisture it needs

If you're immediately applying make up after moisturizing DON'T- your moisturizer hasn't had time to soak in so your just swirling it around with your foundation anyways.


Before applying my foundation I always use this eye creamThis is made for your dark circles under your eyes and its honestly the best. I actually got this in my last Fab Fit Fun box and I’ve been using it ever since. You can literally feel it tighten under your eyes! It is color correcting and blurry as well so it’s perfect for right before you apply your makeup.

After wearing my makeup all day- I use these makeup wipes to remove most of my makeup before washing my face again with the same cleanser. If I am using a mask, I'll use the makeup wipes, apply the mask, and then do my face wash.

Favorite Masks

Watermelon Glow - overnight for moisture

Formula 10.6 peel - glowing peel mask 

Form 10.6 cucumber - soothing redness 


I am no expert on the topic of skin, and like I said before, everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently to different things- which is why I myself always try a product before using it. So I recommend you do the same! Sephora is an awesome resource for getting samples- so go there first! For drug store brand products, I recommend purchasing from Wal-Mart because they will exchange almost anything and that way you won’t be out any money! I hope this is helpful to you all and feel free to message or send me an email if you have any questions!


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Target Try On




Sherpa - M, runs big size down // Jeans - wearing a 6 //


Jacket : M- SO CUTE! // Jeans - wearing a 6 //


Sweater- M - TTS // Overalls - size 8! so so cute! // 


Top - M, runs small // Jumper - medium, runs big //


Top - M, tts // Jeans - similar here // 


Sweater- M, chenille fabric, perfect fit // Jeans- size 6, tts // 


Top- M, waffle knit top // Jeans - size 6 //


Sweater - M, couldn't find online :(  - similar here // Jeans - size 6 // 

Wanted to try on both of these but I couldn't find my size in store!



OLDER TRY ONS HERE


Calling all Target lovers! WE ( Liam & I) did another Target try-on for you all this morning and they have some awesome pieces. Everything in this try on is under $30!!!! Sizing info and fit will be below each picture- happy shopping!


Tank // Pants 

In this leopard tank top, I am wearing a Medium. It fits true to size and has adjustable straps, if you have a longer torso or just like your tops to be a bit longer, size up! These jeggings are super comfortable and fit great, just a little long if you're shorter. I am 5'3" for reference, wearing a size 4!



LOVE this gray leopard tee! It runs super small though, I am in a large here but I might even get an XL just because I like my shirts baggy and not tight. These jeggings are SO cute and comfy and a great dupe for Free People or even the American Eagle ones- could even be maternity, that's how stretchy they are! Wearing a size 4.



IN LOVE with this cute little blush leopard tank - and the button details! So cute. I am wearing a medium, this one is true to size as well and also has the adjustable straps. Jeans are the same as before and I am wearing a 4!


Dress (also comes in olive)

This maxi is super comfy and fun for fall- wearing a small. Perfect length for short or tall! 


Dress is Fiore in Knox (exact one here) // Cardigan

Dress is a medium- I linked the same brand I found online for y'all in grey and black! This cardigan I am wearing a medium! It fits true to size and is duster length- so cute for Fall or even right now!



This little guy caught my eye in the clearance section on the way out! It says coconuts so I was here for it LOL! TTS and so soft and cozy!



I AM HERE for the bike shorts trend- especially with an oversized top! Wearing a size M in the shorts. This sweatshirt comes in a ton of colors and is super cozy! Wearing a size M.

Hope y'all enjoyed today's try on! Keep scrolling for last time- most of it is on clearance!

Hey Target lovers! Finally made my way into Target ( on 2 different days because mom life) lol and did a try on for you all! Below each picture is sizing and more info! Happy shopping!


Shop this style here

 I am wearing a Medium- TTS. It is a very light, soft chambray material. Perfect length and functional buttons. Runs big. I could've worn a small! (They were out! Haha)


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I sized up to Large because of the fit- it's supposed to be more of a tighter fit, but I like it for just loose lounge wear. "J'adore coffee."


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Star printed romper- perfect for the 4th as a pool coverup or a comfy outfit! Super soft- wearing a medium! Fits TTS.


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Smocked top palm leaf ruffle dress! So fun and comfy- wearing a small. Fits TTS.



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The COZIEST jumpsuit ever! Wearing a medium - this is like a dark, marled grey! Size up for looseness in legs!


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Eyelet tie dress, comes in black too! But you can wear it with out without. Comes in black too and I am wearing a small. Fits TTS


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Red tiered dress with criss cross straps- comes in a striped blue too! I am wearing a small. Fits TTS


Shop this style here (top) and here (bottom)

Leopard print lounge set is toooooo cute! I am wearing a medium in both and it is fleece lined. Size up for it to be loose.


Shop this style here!

Comes in black too and I am wearing a small! Glitter detail throughout in both colors! Fits TTS.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Striped Sweater Poncho for Fall + Healthy/Cheaper Pumpkin Spice Latte Hack


OUTFIT DETAILS

SWEATER : Chicwish - S/M TTS- comes in olive & black too! // JEANS : Express - size 6 LOVE these- so comfy // BOOTIES : Just Fab- TTS- very comfortable, low heel // BAG : Speedy Amazon Dupe //

I was soooo excited to get this adorable striped tunic from Chicwish! It's super soft and comfy! The side does split up pretty high so I suggest wearing a shirt underneath- especially if it's cooler out. It is the perfect Fall top and it comes in 3 pretty colors- I may be needing more!



HEALTHY, CHEAPER PSL HACK AT STARBUCKS

HOW TO ORDER : 

Ask for an Iced Coffee with

pumpkin (make sure you tell them how many pumps or it will be WAAAY too sweet)

Tall : 2 pumps
Grande : 3 pumps
Venti : 3-4 pumps

w/ a splash of nonfat milk or cream

and a sprinkle of cinnamon- this makes the world of difference!

TALL : $2-$3
GRANDE : $3-$3.66
VENTI : $3.50-$4.10

** I put ranges because some barista's charge for the pumpkin and some don't! Lol Still cheaper than a Pumpkin Spice Latte either way- plus about 1/3 of the calories! This is 150-300 cals compared to the 300-470 of the latte!

Friday, October 18, 2019

American Eagle Try On


SWEATER : Aerie last year, M (similar here & here) // JEANS : Free People - 28 // BOOTIES : Just Fab - 7.5 // HAT : Walmart // 


Sweater- XS size down // 


Top : Medium, tts // Jeans : Size 8 - size up runs small 



Sweater- Medium, TTS // Jeans : size 6, TTS


Sweater : Medium, TTS, multiple colors! // Jeans : size 6, super stretchy


Sweater : Medium, cropped- size up for length // Jeans - size 6 TTS love all the distressing!