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.

This Peacock Makeup Look Is So Good, You Won't Need To Buy A Costume

ByStephanie Montes
For me, hands down the most exciting part about Halloween is the makeup. In fact, choosing my costume every year starts with makeup inspiration, then I work my way down to the actual outfit — this part is actually sort of an afterthought for me. So…

Starbucks Collaborated On A Collection Of PSL Nail Decals That You'll Absolutely Fall For

ByStephanie Montes
Alright people, it's confession time. While some people might confess to biting their nails or having an extra glass of wine with their dinner every night, my big confession is that I don't like pumpkin spice lattes. I know, I know, but before you…

MAC's Holiday Collection Came A Month Early & I Almost Forgot About Halloween

ByStephanie Montes
There are those seasonal moments people look forward to annually. Some might count down to that one fall day when Starbucks brings back their seasonal pumpkin spice menu. I, on the other hand, count down to the release of MAC's annual holiday…

Kim Kardashian's Glam Squad On Finding The Energy To Work Out & Their Fave Gear — Exclusive

ByStephanie Montes
I work out often (like four times per week) and I'd say at least three of those four times, I'm very aware of my boobs. I love boxing, high-intensity exercises, and dance-inspired cardio classes, but the hardest part of my workouts is keeping my…

Princess Eugenie's Wedding Makeup Was Similar To Meghan Markle's, But Closer To Another Royal's

ByStephanie Montes
The way I see it, Princess Eugenie and Meghan Markle have a lot more in common than we think. Although we keep a closer eye on Markle here in America, Eugenie shares similar taste in style (especially when it comes to hair and makeup) as the Duchess…

Eugenie's Wedding Hair Is Identical To Meghan Markle's, But No One Is Criticizing Her Flyaways

ByStephanie Montes
Princess Eugenie of York has always taken a pretty minimal apprach to her hairstyles. although she has showed up to some major royal functions in fascinators that are well, fascinating, her hair has always been left simple, shiny, and classic. In…

H&M x Moschino's Collab Boasts Disney Motifs, '90s Influence, & Even Clothes For Your Dog

ByStephanie Montes
H&M is known for bringing designer-inspired fast fashion to the masses at affordable prices, but over the years, they've collaborated up with actual major high-end brands to design limited-edition collections at prices everyone could afford. This…

Ready Or Not, These Are The Biggest Halloween Makeup Trends For 2018

ByStephanie Montes
Halloween parties are packed with costume repeats. You can almost always count on finding a handful of red-faced devils, whisker-wearing black cats, and wrinkly witches wandering through the crowd. Those are the classics, the OG costume ideas that…

The Chandon & BaubleBar Collaboration Is The Most Popping Gift Of Fall 2018

ByStephanie Montes
I love wrapping presents for every occasion, but I hate shopping for the actual gifts. I never know what to give people on their birthday, for the holidays, housewarming parties, or their wedding showers. I feel like champagne is never a bad idea,…

6 Halloween Looks With Just Eyeshadow, So You Can Finally Use Every Color In The Palette

ByStephanie Montes
OK, I'm going to need you to be really honest for a second: How many half-empty eyeshadow palettes do you have in your vanity full of colors that never get used? Too many to count? Same! I buy so many full-sized palettes because there's a single…

NYX Collaborated With DC Comics On Halloween Makeup Sets & You'll Want Them All

ByStephanie Montes
If you're anything like me, you choose your Halloween costume based on the makeup look. Last year, I was "La Muerte" — she's basically a female grim reaper from Mexican folklore — and I wore a skull face embellished with glitter and rhinestones. The…

This Pür x 'The Grinch' Collection Will Make Your Heart Grow Three Sizes

ByStephanie Montes
I'm not one to rush the holidays — in fact, the idea of starting another year is totally freaking me out — but when I got my hands on this Pür Cosmetics x The Grinch Stole Christmas Collection, I actually counted the days until December (FYI: it's…

Essie Just Dropped An Advent Calendar Full Of Popular Nail Polishes & It's Sold At Costco

ByStephanie Montes
Growing up, my mom put out a felt advent calendar every December — it was green and red and had pine tree motifs printed all over. When I moved out on my own and bought my own Christmas decorations, I never found an advent calendar to add to my…

Target Has Better Halloween Costumes Than Any Popup Store This Year & Here's Proof

ByStephanie Montes
It's hard enough getting my husband to be patient with me while I stroll through the dollar and home decor sections at Tarjay, but in the weeks leading up to Halloween, I'm better off leaving him at home. But in his defense, I'm obsessed with the…

The Crème Shop x Sanrio Collab Brings Glowy Skin & Nostalgic Vibes, All For Less Than $10

ByStephanie Montes
I grew up on Hello Kitty. I remember spending summers at my cousin Liz's house about an hour away and going through all her Sanrio merch. She and my other cousin Priscilla got matching school supplies together and even had those store punch cards…

North West Wore Orange Eyeliner & A High Pony, So I Wore Orange Eyeliner & A High Pony

ByStephanie Montes
My fashion and beauty looks are inspired by tons of things: Old movies, Instagram tutorials, celebrities, really anything, but I never expected to be inspired by a kindergartener. In my defense though, this isn't just any kindergartener, it's Kim…

I Tried Facial Cupping & Suctioned My Way To A Celeb-Level Glow

ByStephanie Montes
I've had a bunch of chances to try cupping therapy, but I was always too afraid to rack up the tell-tale bruises down my back. Everyone from Justin Bieber to Kim Kardashian has tried cupping, which is known to help with pain, inflammation, blood…

If You'd Rather Not Exist Without Coffee & Dry Shampoo, This Super Cute Collab Is For You

ByStephanie Montes
How many times have you relied on dry shampoo to skip yet another wash? Would you say that's happened more or less than the times you've loaded up on the coffee to get you through the day? Because busy peeps can't live without either one, this…

These Are 2018's Most Popular Halloween Costumes, According To Actual Statistics

ByStephanie Montes
We already know trends come and go in fashion and beauty, but believe it or not, Halloween turns out a handful of trends every year, too. While 2017 was all about the Stranger Things cast (I lost count of the Eggo boxes left behind at parties), 2016…

Sunday Riley's New Subscription Box Means $300 Worth Of Skincare Gold For Much Less

ByStephanie Montes
If I'm being totally honest, I don't currently subscribe to any beauty subscription boxes. I'm yet to find one that sets my soul on fire — at most, I experience a spark or a flicker — but after I found out what's in Sunday Riley's subscription box,…