Monthly Archives: June 2019

The Best Finishing Powders

best finishing powders for a flawless look | Houston Beauty Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello friends!  Happy New Week!  I’m starting off this week with a little beauty post and sharing all about finishing powders.  I was first introduced to finishing powders a few years ago by It Cosmetics with their Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder.  It was the first time I had tried using any kind of finishing powder and the results had me hooked.

I have experimented  a few different finishing powders since then, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with ya’ll.  I hit a variety of price points ranging from $10-$58.  Lately, I have been also introducing clean beauty products into my routine, so I included a clean option too.  But before we dive into my favorites, let’s talk about why you need a finishing powder.


+ sets makeup for a longer all day wear
+ gives a smooth airbrushed finish
+ smooths and blurs fine lines and wrinkles
+ absorbs oil and shine

All of the products that I am sharing with you today hit all 4 marks with flying colors.  For me, the biggest difference is how much do you want to spend.  So let’s dive into my list of the best finishing powders for a flawless look.  I always apply my powder with my big powder brush.  I apply a light dusting all over my face.

HIGH END SPLURGE – c/o Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Powder in 7 Voila Rose

Of course the most expensive is also going to be my favorite.  You have a few different color options with this one, I like using the one with some pinks in it.  With all white powders, I find they do lighten up my ending makeup look a bit.  This one doesn’t do that because of the addition of a little color.  This one in my opinion gives the best smooth and airbrushed look.  When I was discussing new fave makeup products with a girlfriend, she raved about her favorite new finishing powder.  She sent me the link and I laughed a little because it was one I already loved too.

MID-PRICE RANGE – c/o  It Cosmetics Airbursh Perfecting Powder

This product can be used as a finishing powder or a light foundation.  It has build-able coverage if you want to use it as foundation.  I like that it is a tan color and doesn’t wash me out.  One of my favorite things about It Cosmetics products is that they infuse skincare goodies into their products.  This one includes hydrolyzed collagen and peptides along with a few other anti-aging ingredients.  A flawless finish and helping improve my skin all at once.

DRUGSTORE – c/o NYX HD Finishing Powder

This option may be the most affordable option, but it doesn’t make it any less fabulous!!  This finishing powder creates a beautiful smooth and airbrushed finish to my look.  It is a white powder, so it does wash me out just a bit.  I usually apply a little bronzer over it to add back in some of my color.  Honestly, I was super impressed when I started using this product at how well it worked for such a steal of a price tag.

CLEAN – c/o Au Naturale Pore Minimzing Finishing Powder

I mentioned that I recently started dipping my toe into the clean beauty world.  Clean beauty products are made without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients that are ethically sourced.   As someone who loves clean eating, clean beauty was an area I have been wanting to learn more about.  There is so much to learn, and right now I’m definitely in the early stages of learning.   I’m using a a few different brands and products to see the effects on my skin.  I love the slight tint of this finishing powder and the airbrushed look it gives me.  Bonus points for the healthy, good for the environment ingredient list too.


Have you used a finishing powder before?  What is your favorite?


An Easy Outfit Formula for Summer

summer outfit | denim jacket | white jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual outfit | denim jacket | black tank top | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

Spring outfit | white jeans | leopard print flats | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer outfit | circle straw bag | white denim | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

One thing I am a true believer of is that a closet of the right basics can give you a full and complete wardrobe.  From a few good pairs of jeans, solid colored tees and tanks, and great jacket or cardigan, you can mix and match to create so many different outfits.  If you find a few trendier pieces to mix in, even better.

For the spring and summer months, my white jeans and denim jacket are staples for me.  I wear them so much paired with different tops from prints to solids to stripes.  It’s such an easy outfit formula for summer that will look put together and chic.  If you want to add something a little trendy to your look this season, a leopard print shoe could be just what you need.  I purchased these flats last year, and they always add that perfect finishing touch to a look filled with solid colors, basics, or both.

A few other trendy favorites to incorporate, statement earrings and a cute straw bag.  Both of mine are affordable options which is great if the trendiness doesn’t last long.  While not a hard rule I always stick to, when buying trendy items, I lean more to the affordable options from places like Target and Amazon.  For my basics that will get plenty of wear in multiple seasons, I will spend a little more.  Like I said it doesn’t always work out that way, but I try to stick to it.

Every now and again, I find a good quality basic at a great price.  Ya’ll these Amazon tank tops are so good!  I wear tank tops SO MUCH!  In addition to wearing them in layered looks in spring and fall and stand alone with shorts or jeans for summer, I also wear them non-stop around my house as loungewear.  I have had these tank tops a few months, and so far so good. I like the wider strap and that they are not too low cut.  They come in 2packs, so I went with black and a stripe.

Fingers crossed, I will be spending sometime at the pool this weekend!  A good book, maybe some wine, and a little sunshine is calling my name!  Wherever your weekend takes you, I hope you have a fabulous time! See you next week!

Photography By: Banavenue

Casual outfit | black tank top | white jeans | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | blue denim jacket | amazon tank top | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Casual weekend style | white skinny jeans | straw purse | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

casual summer outfit | blue jean jacket | leopard flats | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


May Reader Favorites

May Reader Favorite Fashion | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Hello!!  Ya’ll the May Reader Favorites are so good!!  These pieces were definitely some of my favorites from this month too!  We also have an item making it’s THIRD appearance on the favorites list!  It’s been going in and out of stock all week, so hopefully you will find it in stock if you have been eyeing it.  The pink maxi dress was one of my personal favorites of the month.  Partly because I just love the movement my photographer was able to capture of the dress.  It really helped show off how beautiful this dress is in person.

Keep scrolling to see if your favorite made the list this month!

A reminder on how I figure out which items ya’ll loved –

I use an affiliate program called Rewardstyle. If you click on a link from my blog or social media that takes you to a product page on a retailer’s site, Rewardstyle is able to track that your visit to that site originated from me. The Rewardstyle affiliate program pays me a commission per purchase made. Basically, if you click on one of my links and end up making a purchase, I earn a small commission.

Because I use this service I also have access to certain data analytics. This means I can see and keep track of which items are clicked on and which lead to a purchase.  I do not see who clicked on the link or what items might have been purchased. For example, if you click on my latest pair of heels and then purchase a new red lipstick too, I will only be able to see that a purchase was made and that the heels link is how you arrived to the retailer’s site.  It’s kind of similar to how a salesperson may earn commission in the store.

I’m a numbers gal, so I love diving into all the data every month.  These analytics allow me to keep track of what ya’ll loved and didn’t so much love.  If I see one item is clicked on and/or purchased more, I might consider sharing a restyle over on Instagram.  These commissions are an easy way for you to support my blog without having to do anything extra and a way for me to cover the variety of expenses that come with running a blog.  So if you have ever made a purchase through one of my links know that I am so grateful for you and your support of my blog.

Now on to your May favorites!

Spring outfits | straw circle bag | brown wedges | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


wrinkle free work dress | summer outfit | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


what to wear to a summer wedding | colorblock maxi dress | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Summer workwear | pleated midi skirt | block heel sandals | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet REPEAT FAVORITE: PLEATED MIDI SKIRT | ORIGINAL POST HERE

spring outfit | white floral top | pink statement hoop earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet


Photograpy By: Banavenue


Pink Floral Dress

summer outfit | pink floral dress | rose gold earrings | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring outfit | light pink chiffon dress | statement earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Karen Kocich

workwear | pink floral print dress | nude colored heels | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

work outfit | pastel pink floral dress | nude colored clutch | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Hello Ladies!  How was your weekend?  Mine was both fun and productive!  I love a weekend that hits a good mix of both.  After a few busy weekends in May, it was really nice to play catch up on my to do list a little bit this weekend.  Especially since I have a busy couple of work weeks coming up, it’s nice to feel a little ahead.

In previous posts, I have talked about my love of the color pink and my current obsession with floral prints, so it was only a matter of time before I found a piece that incorporated both.  This pink floral dress has all the feminine appeal from the ruffles to the flowy chiffon fabric to the pink floral print.  I love the contrast between the light pink and maroon of the print.  Oh and there is also a very subtle stripe in the print too.  I mean, how could I pass up on this dress?!?!

This dress would be perfect for work or for a baby or bridal shower.  It would also work for church or a luncheon type event.  To keep with the pretty in pink theme, I added in a few of my favorite rose gold jewelry pieces. I went with a nude colored purse, but I think a white one would also work with this outfit.  For shoes, block heel sandals would be another good option.

Alright ya’ll, I have lots of fashion for you this week with the May Favorites on Wednesday and a casual outfit featuring a few wardrobe staples on Friday.  So be sure to come back and check those out, and I hope you have a great first week of June!

Photography By: Banavenue

summer style | pink floral dress | rose gold jewelry | Petite Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

spring style | pink floral tie waist dress | kendra scott earrings | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

Petite fashion | pink rose dress | nude colored heels | Houston Fashion Blogger Lady in Violet

summer workwear | pink dress | petite fashion blogger Lady in Violet