Stephanie Montes

Stephanie is a part-time Fashion and Beauty Writer at Elite Daily, based in the valley of Los Angeles. When she’s not exploring the latest beauty invention, you can find her hitting up her local taco stand. Just look for the girl wearing heels and a cat eye.

I Tried GlamGlow's Good In Bed Night Cream & It Was The Best One-Night Stand Ever

ByStephanie Montes
If I'm being totally honest, my skin has been feeling a little lackluster lately. To be fair, I've been slacking on my skincare routine, but still. I love when my skin radiates brightness and has a dewy bounce, so I've been in need of a little…

This $350 Fenty Beauty Killawatt Bling Vault Is Covered In Crystals & Sold Out In Just Hours

ByStephanie Montes
When Fenty Beauty's OG gold Trophy Wife highlighter got a silver-toned makeover, called Diamond Ball-Out, fans of the brand certainly took notice. The swatch videos provided hours of sparkly entertainment — people even covered their bodies in the…

As If You Need Anything Else In Your Life But This 'Clueless'-Inspired Eyeshadow Palette

ByStephanie Montes
I'm the ultimate '90s baby. I was born in February of 1990, so my childhood was spent soaking up every detail of the era. And the fact that the movie Clueless was released when I was 5 years old means anything that looks like it would be found in…

Huda Beauty Is Launching Its First-Ever Bullet Lipstick, & If You Love Glitter, You'll Love This

ByStephanie Montes
When Huda Kattan, the makeup-artist-turned-beauty influencer, decided to turn her namesake blog into a full-on makeup empire, the entire industry took notice. She started with a collection of wildly popular eyelash strips, and ever since, the…

KKW Beauty’s Cyber Monday Sale Is Fire AF & You Can Pay After You Buy

ByStephanie Montes
I remember the first time I heard about Black Friday. I was in high school — it had been around for years, but my friends were the first ones to introduce me to the shopping event of the season. Then, years later, Black Friday was overshadowed by a…

Bath & Body Works Is Offering 40 Percent Off *Everything* For Cyber Monday

ByStephanie Montes
Bath & Body Works is the place I go every December to shop for everyone — and I really mean everyone —on my Christmas list. I buy my mom a set of fragrance mist, lotion, and shower gel in her favorite scent (the iconic Moonlight Path), all the guys…

Count Your Blessings, Because Most Things On Puma's Site Are 30 Percent Off For Black Friday

ByStephanie Montes
Black Friday is upon us, which means it's almost Christmas, which basically means it's already 2019, and my New Year's resolution is the same as every year: to log more hours of exercise and get my body moving. It's good for you, it relieves stress…

The Kiehl's Black Friday Sale Gives You The Chance To Score SO Many Free Samples

ByStephanie Montes
In case you haven't noticed, Black Friday is a blessing and a curse. Sure, you get the opportunity to save a ton of money, but you're also spending a fortune because the deals are just too good. Plus, you only have one day (two, if you're lucky) to…

*EVERYTHING* At GAP Is 50 Percent Off For Black Friday — No, This Is Not A Drill

ByStephanie Montes
Everybody has that one Black Friday sale they wait all year for — some might count down 'til the big electronic discounts at stores like Apple and Best Buy. But I, on the other hand, wait in anticipation to shop for a new winter wardrobe at the GAP…

NARS' Black Friday Sale Means You Get 20 percent Off Your ENTIRE Purchase

ByStephanie Montes
There are two types of people who shop on Black Friday: the ones who splurge on all the expensive items they've been wanting all year — but at a greatly discounted price — and the ones who shop for all the people on their holiday lists to get it out…

You Can Get 20% Off Your Entire Make Up For Ever Purchase On Black Friday & Cyber Monday

ByStephanie Montes
I used to not believe in Black Friday. I thought it was a made-up holiday, a scam invented by retail giants, a ruse to get consumers to spend all our money. That was before I actually started looking for deals from my favorite brands. Now, I count…

Ulta's Black Friday Sale Features $10 Mascaras, 50 Percent Off Deals, & So Much More

ByStephanie Montes
I remember my very first time shopping Black Friday sales: I was 18, and I dragged my boyfriend (now husband, Jerry) to the mall with me at midnight after Thanksgiving. (I knew he was a keeper!) We rushed in and out of stores in fear that we'd miss…

These Winter Hairstyles Are Already Heating Up This Season & You'll Want To Try Them All

ByStephanie Montes
While most people are carefully studying the clothes on the runways at fashion week, I keep my eyes on the area above the neck — I'm talking about the hair and makeup, obvi! For one, I'm first and foremost a beauty junkie, and two, I can't afford…

These Kat Von D Cyber Week Sales Will Score You Some Free Swag

ByStephanie Montes
If I'm being totally honest, I'm not exactly happy that the holidays are upon us. Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with my family, baking pies, burning fall-scented candles, and hosting dinners, but it just reminds me that the year is nearly…

You Can Get Up To 70 Percent Off On Stila Cosmetics On Cyber Monday

ByStephanie Montes
I'm huge on saving money, but I'm not the type to wait outside of stores at midnight for a deal. While most people leave their Thanksgiving dinners to stock up on items from their favorite stores, I'd much rather curl up under a blanket with my…

How To Score Free Milk Makeup On Black Friday & Cyber Monday

ByStephanie Montes
While some people have their eyes on Thanksgiving dinner, pumpkin-spice drinks, and unlimited dessert, I'm fully focused on shopping the best beauty sales of the season (the real MVP!). Which leads me to Milk Makeup's 2018 black Friday and Cyber…

This Forever 21 x The Grinch Collection Will Make Your Heart Grow 3 Sizes This Year

ByStephanie Montes
Christmas is my thing. I start decorating in November, I always make sure to bust out my best, most festive outfits for holiday parties, and I keep Christmas songs on repeat all month long. I'm basically a character plucked straight out of Whoville…

ShoeDazzle's Holiday Collection Is Just As Pretty As It Is Affordable, So Get Ready To Strut

ByStephanie Montes
The holidays are just weeks away, and while everyone is hanging twinkly lights and sipping on hot cocoa, I'm over here trying to save every penny for Christmas shopping. I love spoiling my family and friends with really good gifts, but honestly, I…

The Applicator On Huda Beauty's New Concealers Made Me Want To Ditch My Makeup Sponge

ByStephanie Montes
Huda Kattan is a makeup artist turned influencer turned empress of her namesake beauty-empire, so needless to say, she knows a thing or two about creating a standout product. I already keep her #FauxFilter Foundation on repeat, so when I heard a…

The Milk Makeup x Wu-Tang Clan Lipstick Collab Will Have You Ready To Bring The Ruckus

ByStephanie Montes
I'm the epitome of a '90s baby — I was born in February of 1990 and spent my entire childhood soaking in the best the era had to offer. I also grew up with a brother who is seven years older than me, and who, by 1993, had taken a major interest in…