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Four For You!

Hello, loves!

Today I have another round of Four For You!  Here are some of my latest obsessions:

1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera


It’s here!  I have been dying to get my hands on one of these instant cameras for a while now, so when I found one on sale for just $70, I knew it was time to pounce!  This little guy will definitely come in handy on my vacation this month, and will also help me capture some cool snaps of my year abroad.  Side note: I haven’t actually used the camera yet because I totally forgot to order film with it (lol) but I can’t wait to try it out!

2. Baublebar Emoticharm Bracelets


I am head over heels for these emoji-inspired bracelets — how cute are they?!  I got one of these (the heart-eyed one) for my birthday and was so obsessed with it, I decided to order two more (the kissy-face and the smirk) to have a little set!  They’re so fun, and I got them on sale for just $10 each.  These are definitely my fave pieces of jewelry so far this summer!

3. Revlon Nail Polish in #771 “Clear”


Okay, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect base/top coat for a while now, and I’m happy to say I’ve finally found it!  I cannot get over this Revlon polish — it’s truly a lifesaver!  I can use it both under and over my nail polish without a problem, and it dries super fast, so doing my nails no longer requires setting aside half of my day to allow enough dry time (thank God!).  It also keeps my nails looking super shiny, which I love, and it doesn’t get any weird creases or bubbles.  It helps my nails stay chip-free longer, too!  Ugh, I just can’t say enough how much I love this — and for $4.99, you can’t beat it!

4. L’Oreal Paris Collection Exclusive Lipstick in #600 “Doutzen’s Nude”


Confession: I 100% copied my older sister on this one!  She had this lipstick for a while and I totally fell in love with it, so I bought one of my own…and I’m so happy I did!  It’s the perfect subtle light pink shade, especially for my fair skin, and it’s great for the summer months when I keep my makeup lighter.  I can swipe this on quickly for a natural look and be good to go!  It also doesn’t dry my lips out, like some lipsticks, which is obviously also a plus!

So there you go…four for you, Brenn Coco, you go, Brenn Coco!




Beauty and the Least

Hello, loves!

Spring’s in full swing, which means summer is not too far behind!  I’m planning on making some changes to simplify my everyday makeup routine for these next few months, so I figured I’d share my plans with you!

1. Switch from Foundation to BB Cream

I have done this for the past couple summers, and it’s been so good for my skin.  BB creams are lighter than foundation but still offer plenty of coverage.  Just make sure to grab one with SPF to protect your face from UV damage!

2.  Simplify my Eyeshadow

I usually devote a lot of attention to my eyeshadow on a daily basis, sometimes using 4 different shadows for one look.  But during the summer, I plan to keep it simple and use only one or two shades to give myself a fresher, more natural look.

3.  Give Up Eyeliner

I know…the thought scared me at first, too!  I have already started to make this change, and I’m really loving it!  As someone who used to do a defined cat eye every single day, I never thought I’d feel comfortable without wearing any eyeliner whatsoever.  But I tried it for a few days, and I really liked how soft and natural it made my face look — I looked a lot less harsh without thick black lines on my eyes!  And contrary to my expectations, no one commented on the difference or asked if I was sick…good signs, for sure!

4.  Put Away my Dark Lipsticks

I am all about a deep berry lip color — it’s been my go-to for a while!  But for the summer, dark colors can sometimes be too much.  So for the next few months, I’ll be working pale pinks and nudes, which are more seasonally appropriate and low-maintenance!

I am so excited for the summer months, when I can put less time and effort into my makeup.  After all, less time spent on makeup means more time spent relaxing and having fun!



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Four For You!

Hello, loves!  Here is the first feature of Brenn Coco…drumroll, please!

Four For You will (hopefully!) be a weekly feature where I select four items of any sort that I’m super into at the moment.

So, without further ado, here are Four For You! (yay for accidental rhymes)

1. Essie’s “Borrowed & Blue” Nail Color


I picked up this nail color at the Lilly for Target pop-up shop in Bryant Park last week and I am officially obsessed!  It’s the perfect light blue that I’ve been searching for.  If you’re looking to get your hands on this polish (or rather, get this polish on your hands!) don’t wait — it’s limited edition!

2. Lush Popcorn Lip Scrub


Okay, so I know I’m fashionably late to this party.  But seriously, I’m not at all surprised this is a holy grail item for so many people!  This scrub is super effective, lasts a really long time, and tastes so yummy.  My only regret is that I waited so long to try it!

3.  Kate Spade “Brenna” Sunglasses


Alright, so I may be a bit biased on these based on the name alone.  But I was so hyped when my sister surprised me with these as a gift — thanks, Melissa!  As with all things from my girl Kate, they’re playful and fun, and perfect for spring!

4. Maybelline’s ColorSensational Lip Color in Petal Pink


I actually got this product unknowingly.  I had ordered some jewelry from Baublebar during their Rebel Bloom collab with Maybelline and was sent this lipstick as a free gift!  Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised (who wouldn’t love a free lipstick?).  Truthfully, I probably never would’ve picked this out in stores, so I’m so so happy Maybelline picked it for me!

And there you have it…four for you, Brenn Coco, you go, Brenn Coco!