Friday, April 10, 2020

Last Minute Easter Grabs, Curb-Side


Hey, guys! I was over on my Instagram page and was explaining how I do curb-side pick-ups at Michaels and Target and thought I would share some of my favorite finds from each store for Easter! I will share some fun things to go in baskets and to entertain the kiddos! I hope this is helpful!


Michael's

1. Bunny Ferris Wheel Kit $3.99 This is such a cute little kit to put in a basket and keep the kiddos busy in the days afterward!

2. Veggie Stand Craft Kit $3.99 Another cute kit to entertain your littles for craft time while we are all at home!

3. Tiny Easter Bracelets $2.79 I picked these up for Baylee Boo and I can't wait to see her rock them!

4. Easter Earrings $2.79 These would be so cute for the older girls or if your littles have their ears pierced!

5. Letter Tracing Activity Kit $3.99 Perfect for the littles who are getting to know their letters at home!

6. Telling Time Activity Kit $3.99 Again, a cool activity that is educational!

7. Kinetic Sand $14.99 I picked up one for each of my kids for their baskets. They're full price but anything full price you buy online, you get 20% off on!

8. Color Wonder Mess Free Coloring Books $11.49 This is a life saver for me and my little artist. It truly is mess free which is great since my two year old likes to paint her body more than her paper.

9. Color Wonder Mess Free Marker Set $7.79 Trust me when I say that you need extra markers!

10. Ja-Ru Dino World Egg $1.99 It will be entertaining for a few minutes during hatching and hopefully bring some joy to your Dino-lover for the day!

Target

For Her

YesTo Grapefruit Bubbling Sheet Mask $3.99 This is the perfect time for self care and such a fun thing to toss in a basket for the last in your life! Plus, all of the sheet masks are buy 3 get 1 free!

Baby Foot Exfoliating Foot Mask $25 This is pricey but I also know for a fact that this works and it is the best time to be doing it since we have no where to be!

Has Keratin Protein Smoothing Deep Conditioner $1.79 Another Self-Care item that is apart of the sale with a bonus coupon for 25% off with your Target Circle app. I have never personally used this but it has the highest ratings with the most reviews for hair masks!

Burt's Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask $3.99 I picked up this wonderful watermelon sheet mask last week and I loved it! The smell was more realistic and less artificial than most watermelon products. I would definitely buy again!

Kristen Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo $14 I bought this a few months ago after coming highly recommended from a friend and I will never go back. It is the best dry shampoo that leaves no residue, or cast. It has an amazing smell and the price is unbeatable. There is also a brunette version if you have a bit darker hair than me. Any lady in your life would love this and thank you later!

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lip $7.99 This brand and formula has been the only one I have been wearing since last fall. This specific color, Lover, has been my go-to since January. If you want an amazing color for fall, you want Globetrotter. The best red you will ever find is Pioneer!

Hearth & Hand Candle $12.99 It's safe to say that a vast majority of women love candles. I'm willing to bet that those same women are pretty big fans of this brand and this family that won over the nation's hearts with their decor, personality, and love for each other and their own family. I'm passionate about Chip and Jo, okay?!

Hearth & Hand Coaster Set $12.99 This blue stone is gorgeous and such a cool gift that is both practical and decorative!

Wild Fable JUMPSUIT OF DREAMS!! $23 This has been around for a few years and I always recommend it to everyone, no matter size or shape, each time they bring it out! You will not regret it!

Wild Fable Crop Top $5 I never wear these on their own but they are my favorite to wear with overalls and high-waisted skirts

Olly Glowing Skin Nutrution $12.49 I have bought three bottles of these and I can honestly say that I notice such a difference! 

Kids

Sidewalk chalk $7.50 Join in on the art sweeping across the states to show some love and kindness to those walking by. Or, just let your kids go crazy and have some time to your self. Either, or. 

Minnidip Pool $42 This comes in a few different patterns but this is the exact one I picked for my backyard and the whole family LOVES it! The warm weather is on it's way and this is perfect for an afternoon of fun!

Hearth & Hand 7 Pc Toy Cookware Set $24.99 This would be the cutest little set for kiddos, whether they have a kitchen or not! 

Kids' Sunglasses $5.99 I found this pair for my son and this cute heart pair for my daughter and I think this is the perfect time to put some summer necessities in their baskets!

2 Pack Plastic Spill-Proof Cups $16.99 My kids love having their own cups and I love them not spilling. We have tried a few sets and this on looks so cute and has such great reviews!

Easter books are great all year and here are three of our favorites, which happen to be on a great sale Buy 2 Get 1 Free Little Blue Truck Springtime, You're My Little Honey Bunny, The Story of Easter

Melissa & Doug Cleaning Set $17.99 I don't know about you, but I have two littles that follow and mock everything I do! Why not have them help, or at least practice, one of the main activities keeping me busy during quarantine?!

Men

Hanes Premium Men's Underwear $20.99 These keep your guy cool and happen to be my guy's favorite underwear I've ever bought him. He refuses to say anything about needing replacements so I always take advantage of holidays!

Bunny Bait Packs $5.99 I love getting themed or seasonal snacks to pack in my husbands lunch. I don't know why, but it makes me happy that he has something fun. They are, after all, our biggest kids. (not pictured)

Beef Jerky $9.59 This is another example of something that is a bit pricier so my husband never asks for it, even though I know he loves it. The holidays are a great excuse to give hime a treat. He actually even said he prefers the market pantry pack over name brand because it has more in it for less. (not pictured)

Men's Graphic Tee $8 Again, my husband will never ask for clothing and wear shirts until they literally fall apart. So while he is distracted by this cool summer camping tee, I'll be busy in the closet throwing away everything with holes!

 My military man has to shave every single day so I want to get something that will help him out with softness and irritation post-shave and also get him the tools he needs for the softest, closest shave. These have a great price point and excellent reviews!

Goodfellow Wallet $18.99 My guy s in desperate need of a new one and I love that this one is more compact because he carries in his front pocket. 

Video game or computer game of their choice! I pictured one that looked cool but I honestly have no idea if it's relevant or something he would play. I don't always love him playing video games but I do encourage him to decompress and this is his favorite way of doing it with friends and family that are far. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Makeup For Dummies! Episode 1: All About That Base

Happy Monday! I can't believe I am FINALLY writing this. Oover on my Instagram I have been promising for months to create an IGTV series Makeup For Dummies. This series is going to break down every step, hopefully to the easiest of terms and explainations. I am going to talk to you as if you have never seen a piece of makeup in your life! The blog is going to house all of the links to products I use in that video. I am so excited and I hope you are too!

Let's Talk Skincare!

The condition of your skin is going to play a vital role in how makeup lays on your face, as I said in the video. Locking down a skincare routine for both day and night is essential. You will need a great face wash for day and night, a toner, serums for both and they will be different for each, (vitamin c, anti-aging, reapartive, etc.) eye cream for both, a moisturizer for each, an spf for the day, a makeup removing system for night, and something hydrating for your lips. Here is a list of what I use for both day and night. Keep in mind when you are putting your routine together what your skin type is. I am combination skin but leaning heavy towards dry. I use things that are very moisturizing. If you are oily, you would use something a bit different than I would. Use Ulta and Speohra to find reviews of everything. You will have to invest a bit in skincare but it is worth it!

Here is my daytime routine!


1.) First thing I do in the morning is wash my face. I ust the Purity Made Simple Cleanser by Philosophy and I have been for about five years. I use this both day and night and it still lasts almost a year, which is how I justify the price point. I always wait to see what the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty event is going to be because it will sometimes make the list, making it half off. If not, I will wait for a 20% off everything coupon because it is considered prestige.  

2.) Toner! The Mario Badescu Rose Toner has been my go-to for day time toners for years. It is affordable and it smells amazing! Here are five reasons why you need a toner in your routine: they give your skin moisture before applying serums, they remove chlorine and other drying minerals found it tap water, they balance the pH in your skin, they can enhance the results from your skincare program, and finally they support your skin's natural protective barrier!

 "A toner can contain active ingredients to help calm, control oil, stimulate blood circulation, destroy acne-causing bacteria, provide anti-oxidant benefits and more. Also, it is thought that moist skin is actually TEN TIMES more permeable than dry skin. So this means that leaving your skin damp with toner and applying your serum or moisturizer immediately after will allow the active ingredients in those products to penetrate deeper. This, in turn, gives you even better results for your skincare routine." -Renee Rouleau

3.) Serums, baby. When I got my very first facial, the esthetician told me the importance of vitamin C, especially for me. I was a kid who grew up in Las Vegas with a pool in my back yeard, Sure, parents slathered us in spf but it wasn't the highest and it wasn't often enough for our 110 degree summers. I have a lot of sun damage which resulted in a lot of freckles. Vitmain C not only repairs sun damage but it protects against further damage. The Ole Henrikson Truth Serum is pricey but it is my absolute favorite one. I can see a visual difference when I use this serum from when I don't.

4.) De-puff your eyes! Back in December Jen from The Rambling Redhead announced that Dr. Brandt was having a sale and she only buys their under eye cream, Needles No More. Noww, she has three kids, a giant house, and is filming a tv show and looks beautiful every single day. Again, this is an investment but it works! The cream actually has caffeine in it and a orange tint to earse your blue circles and depuff the puff!

5.) Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize! I have used so many creams for day and night. There are some out there that are over $200 and even drug-store options are more than $20. I landed somewhere in the middle with Olay Whips. I have tried a few varieties but I love the unscented one. No matter what you vhoose, make sure it has an SPF!!

Night-time Routine

1.) Take off that makeup! The first thing I do is use a reusable makeup removing towel. I have a few that are knock-offs to the Makeup Eraser but heard nothing compares to the original! I then go in with a toner that also acts as a cleanser from It Cosmetics and is only found at Sephora. I use the Shiseido cotton for this because it is the best of the best! No residue or cotton strands are left behind! After that I go in with my Purity cleanser. That is my tripple cleanse and I know that the chances of any makeup being left behind are very slim! 

2.) Second toner of the night is another It Cosmetics that has a ton of anti-aging properties plus the promise of help with pores, which is a problem area of mine for sure.

3.) My night-time serum is expensive and intense but it has been helping me so much with texture. The Sunday Riley Luna Sleep Oil has been a game changer to my routine. Again, you can research more affordabl options if anything is out of your budget but remember that skin care is an investment!

4.) My eye cream changes at night because of the caffeine content in my day time routine. I love the herbal eye cream from Mario Badescu and is definitely more budget friendly.

5.) My night time moisturizer is one i go back to again and again when I have the money. I wait for the Spehora VIB sales and when they are exchanging gift cards for points. I never use my points for samples so I always have a plethora of them. The Tatcha Water Cream is actual magic for dry skin. It absorbs into the skin like a dream and still leaves a softness when you wake up. It is insance sorcery!

Moving onto the base!

1.) Primer! I use the Elf Poreless Puddy, an exact dupe for the very expensive Tatcha Silk Primer. It fills pores and leaves a tacky base, perfect for your foundation to adhere! 

2.) Someo of my favorite foundations are the Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous, the It Cosmetics CC Glow, PUR 4-in-1 Love your Selfie. BRING IT DOWN YOUR NECK!

3.) Concealer. Keep in mind your tone. If you are staying true to your skin tone, you are concealing. If you go up a few shades, you are highlighting. If you go down a few shades, you are contouring. My favrite concealer is the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind or the Cover FX Power Play Concealer.

4.) Set it! You don't have to set your entire face and you don't have to use a pound of powder. Just be sure you are setting your neck so it doesn't transfer and anywhere else you notice it may disappear throughout the day or any lines it tends to gather in. My favorite powder of all time is the Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder. 

That is it! I know this was very long winded but now anytime I mention my routine for skincare this will be an excellent reference. Let me know what you thought of the video and if you have any other questions!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Curled Hair Tutorial

Happy Monday, sweet friends!

This post is a long time coming considering the IGTV video has been sitting in the queue for the last two weeks. I have been trying to find the time to sit and write all of this and link everything. Just waiting on that 10K swipe up capability. *Insert major eye roll.

Some of the things that I listed are more affordable options to products that I used in the actual video. I hope you enjoy both and if you buy anything from the links, I truly appreciate it!



Hot Tools Tapered Wand- I have had many hair wands and this one has held up the most so far and has a friendly price point than most. 

Alligator Clips- I was gifted a set from hot tools that are much more expensive and way less cute than these pastel cuties!

Wet Brush Pro- This is a bit of an investment for a brush BUT it offers the same detangling benefits as the original Wet Brush without the disgusting lint issues. ENJOY!

Heat Protectant- this isn't the exact one I used because #1 the one I used was super expensive and #2 they don't make it anymore. This is the best seller from amazon and an amazing price point!

Olaplex No 3- Again, another investment. This is hands-down my favorite hair product find of all 2019 and maybe even of all time.  It has made such a difference in my hair, especially since I started dying it. One of my biggest fears about going down the color-changing path was damage. I know it is a bit expensive but if you have the money, it is beyond worth it. 

Redken Blondage Shampoo- When I filmed this video I was at the end of my blonde days but this shampoo is what kept me there. This was highly recommended by my personal stylist and I loved it!

Monday, December 16, 2019

My Holiday Face



Good morning and happy Monday! I am sitting in the cutest little coffee shop co-working with a sweet friend writing this post. I can't even explain how sitting in a room full of people clicking away on their own computers, all set up with their little work stations, motivates you to get stuff done! I hope you can find some sort of atmosphere to get your gears turning!

For today I am going to share one of the most requested posts on my makeup I have now worn twice for holiday events, and my Let's Go With Layla. These products are tried and true for my base and everyday wear but throwing the classic red lip and glitter crease really jazzes it up for this special time of year.


1. e.l.f Poreless Putty Primer $8- This is the dupe for the Tatcha Silk Primer and it is soo great for those who suffer from enlarged pores, like yours truly. I use this every single day no matter what face I do.

2 Covergirl 3-in-1 Foundation $11.99- I have used this foundation for years and it is my holy grail. NO matter how many new ones I try, I always have this in my arsenal. I am dry to normal skin.

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer $9.99- This is another holy grail of mine. I have those really cute, and very permanent, black circles and this completely covers those. I always use this to cancel out any discoloration in my lids for eyeshadow. Make sure you set with powder pretty quick because it tends to crease pretty quickly without it. Once it's set, you're good for the day!

4.Becca Hyrda-Mist Setting Powder $39- I know this is crazy-pricey for powder but I think it is a great powder. It has a cooling effect which really helps with any puffiness you may have under the eyes and it does a great job of keeping that face right where it should be!

5. Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer $15.99- I love this option because it is a.) a more affordable option and b.) it comes in different shades to cater to different skin tones. I am as pale as can be so I use the shade light.

6. Physician's Formula Butter Blush $13.49- The shade Plum Rose is my favorite, but again, more options for your style and tone. PLUS Physician's Formula is BOGO 50% off! You could do the bronzer and blush or two blushes.

7. Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter $9.99- This is THE best highlighter I have found in the drugstore, so far. It offers different colors for different skin tones and it is just BAM! Glowing goddess, instantly. I have gold and rose gold and love them both. Maybelline is Buy 2, Get 1 Free. I highly recommend pairing one of these with two of the lipsticks I'm linking at the end.

8. Benefit Goof Proof Brow $24- This is the best pencil I have found, to date. The tone is just perfect for blondes in shade 1. The name really speaks for itself as well. Goof. Proof!

9. Morphe 9T $12- This is a perfect, everyday palette that will provide you with all the basics for simple looks that can easily be elevated into something more, like today's look! plus, TWELVE DOLL HAIRS!

10. Clinique Pretty Easy Liner $22 This is a brush tip pen and my favorite kind. It is so easy and stays all day with no bleeding.

11. Too Faced Damn Girl Mascara Mini $10- This is on sale and I have been using it for a few weeks and I personally love it. The mini size, in any prestige mascara, is pretty much ALWAYS better than the full-size. It's a conspiracy but I recommend!

12. Stila Glitter Shadow $24- This is pricey but I have used these for so long and fully think it is worth the investment. Even though I used one with a thinner brish, that is no longer made, these do the same thing and are just beautiful.

13. Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink $9.49- If you buy one thing off of this entire post, please let it be one(or two or three) of these lipsticks. It is a liquid lip but it is THE best one on the market. These suckers don't budge or transfer once they set completely. They are also buy two get one free.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Target Sale Fabulous Finds

Hello, and welcome to my very first blog post! What better time of year, and what better subject than Target?! I always thought that my very first post had to be something life-changing or award-winning writing. While I can't wait to actually sit down and pour out some important thoughts and things I have wanted to talk about for a long time, I had so much fun making this post, and I hope it helps you take advantage for the last day of the coupon!

I am going to break this up into categories of kids, women, and men. I suggest taking advantage of the coupon by breaking it up into separate transactions. Happy shopping!


Women

1. Who What Where $39.99 Same dress, different colors. It looks amazing and would be perfect for the holidays! The cool thing is that it is ALSO available in plus sizes $41.99. Thank you to whoever is catching on that styles can be carried in both! You could use one coupon on just that dress!

2. A New Day Rib Knit Dress $12 TWELVE DOLL HAIRS!!! This is perfect for literally anything. Parties, Work, Meetings, Blogger meet-ups, a walk down the street with your dog on a Thursday afternoon. $12! Sold out in a few colors, but all three available are perfect for winter!

3. Wild Fable Satin Overalls $30 I feel like this would be the most comfortable to slip on but look put together! I would wear them just like the model. A dressier top underneath with a cute pair of flats for a party or a long sleeve tee with a cute pair of sneakers for a dressed-down look.

4. A New Day Black Pleated Skirt $27.99 If you know me, you know how much I love a pleated skirt. I have them in several colors and honestly believe that they are a staple in any woman's wardrobe, especially a black one! They are so easy to dress up or down!

5. Sweaters on sale for $20 The one pictured I own and I love the color scheme as well as the material. There are plus size, women, and maternity all on this page!.

6. Holly Print Thermal Jammies I have been lusting after this set of jammies since they put them out weeks ago, and I am so glad I waited because they're now $15 and all of the other prints are now on sale as well!

7. Stars Above Cozy Robe $25 Another great steal, and let's be honest, this robe looks like the most delicious fabric pretty much ever. Like a warm hug!

8. Jean Sale Page $15-$25 I linked the page but pictured the necessities for each wardrobe: a black pair, a light wash, and good colored corduroy, and an excellent distressed pair. STAPLES

Men

1. Goodfellow & Co Crew $10 I know this is a bit steep for a short sleeve, but I am so in love with this coloring and the fact that your guy can wear this with jeans or a pair of dressier pants for church and look smokin' hot either way.

2. Wrangler Straight Fit $15 on sale now just like women there is a whole page, but a lot of them are skinnies, and my husband just can't stand them. These are perfect and a great steal!

3.Goodfellow & Co Short-Sleeve Button-Down $15 for the print I chose that's a pretty good deal. If you are feeling bold, some of the other prints are on clearance! Not bad to grab now and save for warmer weather if you are in a region that has severe cold right now. 

4. Goodfellow & Co Novelty Button Down $15, which is $10 off, and I seriously love every single print and color, but I know my man and he is going to love the thundering gray color.

5. Good Fellow & Co Straight Fit Black Jeans $20, which is a great deal for a black pair of pants which should be a staple in every man's closet!

6. Flannel Button-Down $15 I don't care who you are shopping for, you know a man who needs a new flannel and these ones are perfect. Soft, great colors, and $10 off! Such a great and easy gift.


Little Girls

1. Art Class Overalls $18 I can't even handle the cuteness of this piece or the model. This is a great find to wear the whole year through!

2. Just One You Holiday Bow Dress $19.99 This color and this fabric makes me too happy for words.

3.Osh Kosh Overall Tulle Dress $19.99 This is another piece that is great for the whole year, and that will transition through the seasons. From tights and log sleeves to tanks and bloomers with sandals. 

4. Cat & Jack Plaid Dress $16.99 A Christmas Classic for little girls going back to the beginning of holiday dresses. Great price and too cute!

5. Art Class Leopard Sweater Tulle Dress $19.99 Animal print plus a tutu skirt. I don't think I need any more words. 

6. Cat & Jack Snow Leopard Vest 16.99 This is the most darling vest that is perfect for the Holidays! Both look and functionality to keep your little one warm!

7. Cat & Jack Velvet Dress $15.00 This dress owns a piece of my heart. I bought this dress for my daughter for our Christmas Card photos. It is rich in color and fabric. Total win for the price!


9. Cat & Jack Unicorn Gloves $7.99 UNICORN GLOVES! Unicorn gloves. Yes, they're white. Yes, they're going to get dirty. BUT THEY ARE UNICORN GLOVES!

10. Basic Winter Shirts $5.50 These are great for everyday wear and keeping warm.


Little Boys

1. Cat & Jack Parka $39.99 This is also an additional 10% off on your cartwheel app. I want to move somewhere cold just so my son can wear this. 

2. Art Class Corduroy Button-Down $14.99 I love that this looks like chambray but will have the warmth of corduroy. SO CUTE! 

3. Cat & Jack Joggers $5 These are on sale plus the cutest lounge pants that can transition so easily into an outfit for being out and about!

4. Narwhal Long-Sleeve $5.50 This is a basic but seriously the cutest little graphic. Another winter staple to keep warm, and look cute doing it.

5. Cat & Jack Racoon Knitted Gloves $5.99 These are an additional 10% off in the app and just too cool not to be on my little boy's hands. 

6. Cat & Jack Maroon Joggers $5 on sale as well and go with everything.

7. Cat & Jack Zip Up Fleece $8 on sale, normally $10. Love the tones of the reds, and even paired with the pants would make a cute tracksuit!

8. Cat & Jack Thermal Color Block $5.50 This looks warm and so stylish! I know most aren't into matchy-match outfits, but this with the joggers and zip-up just makes me genuinely happy.

9. Art Class Hoodie 16.99 This fabric looks delish, and I am going to search for it in my size!

10. Osh Kosh Christmas Sweater $19.99 I don't know if there is anything cuter than a little boy wearing an old man sweater. This feels like a Christmas classic!

11. Cat & Jack Straight Leg Denim $10 save $2 now plus the coupon. These are a staple in every wardrobe and are definitely coming home to mama. 

12. Cat & Jack Henley $7 This is a shirt I have bought for my son two seasons in a row, and we are going to make it a third. Cozy enough to wear at home but nice enough to wear to church. 


Thank you so much for reading this. I'm not sure how any of this works yet but I am so excited to dive into deeper come 2020! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Welcome to my blog



My name is Brittney Cocco, and this is The Cocco Channel. This blog has been a long time coming! I have been itching to be able to sit down and share some of my thoughts. There is something so peaceful about hearing these keys click away and envisioning this project finally coming to life. In this very first post, I want to share what you can expect from me on this page, who I am as a person, and what my dreams and goals are. I am so incredibly thankful that you are here and I sure do hope that you stick around. I promise not all posts will be so long!



I'm not going to start with the beginning of me, 1987 to be exact, but rather the beginning of this. I have now been in the social media game for five years. I married a military man in 2011, and it took me from my hometown of Las Vegas across the country to Washington D.C. I was lonely, I was bored, and I missed my mommy. Yes, you read that right, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I was getting seriously interested in the makeup industry and had discovered the world of YouTube. I watched it all from hauls to tutorials and even the goddesses of DIY. I thought- I could do that. It took me a couple of years to get the courage. I uploaded my very first video on June 29th, 2014, and I was hooked! I was amazed at the community I found myself in with women from all over the world. It was surreal to think that there was no other way I would have met these people if not for me sitting in front of this $100 camcorder, talking to a wall. 


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