• Clean Beauty

    Quarantine-inspired, Natural Makeup GRWM

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in these confusing and trying times. Sending all the positivity to all! I wanted to bring a little lightness with a much-needed makeup distraction, a getting ready with me (GRWM) video. I put together a low-key, yet put together, natural-ish look to get you through your Zoom video calls and FaceTimes. Using some new clean beauty products, lots of affordable clean beauty, and one major multi-tasking bronzer that I think everyone needs in their life! Products mentioned: – Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer – Undone Beauty Warm Up Bronzer – Addictive Cosmetics Fixit Eye Primer & Mixing Medium – Pacifica…

  • Beauty,  Clean Beauty,  Clean Lifestyle,  Clean Skincare,  Makeup

    What I learned during a year of using exclusively Clean Beauty

    I started #cleanstreak at the end of January 2019 after a major makeup and skincare declutter. For those of you just tuning in, post-declutter I made a goal to only repurchase, pursue and use clean skincare, makeup and haircare products. Side Note: I did continue to use and finish up any viable not-so-clean things I already had <<wastage benefits no one>>, but once I started accumulating amazing, effective clean beauty products, I didn’t find myself missing what I used before (for the most part…I’m getting there). I’ll start off by saying that the beauty industry has changed a lot since I started watching YouTube beauty gurus back in 2008. It’s…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    GRWM – Spring-Inspired Eyeshadow Look

    Happy Holi everyone! It’s the holiday of spreading happiness & love, all celebrated with lots of color and fun! In honor of Holi, I am sharing a Spring-inspired eyeshadow look that’s got a pop of color, but is very wearable! I’m also sharing some great colorful eyeshadow palettes that I love!  Makeup Breakdown (in order): – Smashbox 24 Hr Photo Finish Eyeshadow Primer – Pacifica Beauty Animal Magic Eyeshadow Palette  – Pacifica Beauty Moonflower Otherworldly Eyeshadow Palette   – 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Blush in Plum – Addictive Cosmetics Fixit All Natural Eye Primer & Mixing Medium  – Lovinah Beauty Liquid Eyeliner – Ilia Beauty Limitless Lash Mascara in After…

  • Clean Beauty

    Battle of the *Clean* Liquid Eyeliners

    By now, I’m sure you all know that I’m a sucker for a liquid winged liner. It’s my daily go-to! So you can imagine how crushed I was when I first started #cleanstreak a year ago and struggled to find a clean eyeliner option, let alone THE perfect liquid liner that I could use on a daily basis. As releases began to trickle out over the course of 2019, I scooped up every option I could and immediately began putting them to the test. Several months later, I am happy to share my thoughts with you guys! Now, before I share my pros/cons for each eye liner, here are my…

  • Clean Beauty,  Makeup

    PYT Beauty Warm Palette Review

    Happy 2020, BittaFab Fam! 2019 was the year I made the full switch to clean beauty #cleanstreak . I’m so happy to share that I stuck to that promise and in doing so, had a chance to discover so many new and amazing brands. It was like falling in love with beauty all over again!! So for those of you who are debating making the change, I stay go full steam ahead and don’t look back! There are amazing, top quality products with good-for-you ingredients. PYT Beauty Warm Day-to-Night Eyeshadow Palette I picked up this lovely PYT Beauty palette during the Credo Beauty Black Friday sale and found myself reaching…

  • Beauty

    Beauty Closet Declutter

    If you are like me and derive pure satisfaction out of seeing organized spaces, stay tuned, you’re in for a treat! The Kondo-madness continues in the Bitta household and my latest conquest was the Beauty Closet. Before I shared this area on Instagram, I had no clue what to call this space in my Master Bathroom…Linen Closet/Toiletries Closet. Thanks to you guys, my #BittaFabFam, it’s the Beauty Closet now! This space was always awkward for me, I wasn’t sure how to arrange and display all of the skincare, haircare, and beauty accessories that I keep accumulating (it’s a problem, I know!). The worst is when I go out specifically to…

  • Clean Beauty

    Clean Beauty: Part 3 – Where to Start?

    The world of clean beauty and skincare can be a bit overwhelming. It’s one thing to pick a new deodorant, but now what? Making the change takes you away from the familiar comfort of all the mainstream products you’ve used and relied on your whole life and drops you smack into unknown territory. Between learning a whole new language of ingredients, getting used to and testing new products, the inevitable greenwashing, all the while trying to be sensible and shop smart, I’ve questioned why I’m on this journey more than a couple times. I know I’ve barely dipped more than my pinky toe into this venture and there are many…

  • Fashion

    Denim, Flared Sleeves & Boots

    My wardrobe was the first victim of my Kondo-induced, declutter craze early last month, where I cleared out nearly half of my closet. Truth be told, it was a long time coming. I had been holding on to pre-marriage and pre-baby clothes in hopes that they would fit or come back in style (nope and nope). I also made quite a few questionable purchases, all the name of getting a good deal, that simply didn’t suit my body or style. Side note: It’s so hard for me to resist a sale sometimes, even if I don’t have any real use for the product!! Adding items to my Shoptagr account has…

  • Makeup

    Epic Lash Combo!

    Happy National Lash Day, BittaFab Fam! Normally, I don’t indulge silly holidays, but this is one I can get behind. Mascara would definitely be one of my desert island products. Long, dark, curled, voluminous, fanned lashes really make a big difference by opening up your eyes and just instantly making you look more put together. Obviously a major concern when stuck on a desert island… 😉 My Epic Lash Combo: Lancome Cils Booster XL Mascara Enhancing Base + Cover Girl Clump Crusher Water Resistant I have been wearing this particular lash duo for the better part of a year (and the only way I may move on from it is…

  • Fashion,  Mommy

    Animal Print – Styled 3 Ways

    Animal print is all around and has been for some time now. In fact, it’s gone from being what I considered a statement print to practically a neutral. It’s literally everywhere: in stores, on TV, all over my Instagram feed, and even in my toddler’s closet (she’s a fashionista!). Up until recently, I struggled to find a way to make animal print work, and beyond that, be a practical and repeatable option, for my mostly casual, cute yet comfy, #momstyle (Is that a thing? If not, I’m making it one). I began collecting some leopard pieces here and there since last Fall and, after some trial and error, I think…