March Favorites

Happy Spring! Or, if you’re like me, you’re still waiting for spring and wondering if it will ever stop snowing.

While I wait for the sun to come out, I’ve taken some time to try out a few new products and go back to an old favorite. Read on to see what I was loving during the month of March!

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  1. Glossier Solution – It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Glossier. However, I was skeptical about Solution when my roommate purchased it and had a bad reaction. She let me try it out and I’m happy to report I’ve been using it for about a month with no issues. I use the toner every night and my skin feels smoother and I haven’t had a single breakout.
  2. Zoya Nail Polish in Kennedy – I discovered this color while treating myself to a manicure months ago. I loved it so much I had to purchase it for at-home manicures and have been using it religiously ever since. This shade is a beautiful nude that always makes me feel a bit more put together.
  3. OLEHENRIKSEN Transforming Walnut Scrub – One of my favorite skin care treatments is scrubs. This particular one was included in a recent Sephora gift-with-purchase and I’ve really enjoyed using it. It contains walnut powder and is gentle enough to be used several times a week.
  4. Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream – I grew up watching my mom apply her Olay products every day so it’s no surprise that I now use them (and occasionally borrow hers when I’m home!). I’ve tried many high end facial creams but continue going back to this affordable option. I use it every night and wake up with soft, hydrated skin.

 

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New Year’s Eve Party Picks

Over the years, New Year’s Eve has become one of my favorite holidays. You get to dress up, drink champagne, and welcome a fresh start in the form of a brand new year.

In honor of one of my favorite days of the year, I’ve picked a few fun, sparkly pieces to help you ring in 2017 in style.

Which one is your favorite?

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Updated Nighttime Skincare Routine

As I get older (the big 2-9 is fast approaching), I’ve made an effort to up my skincare game. I posted a night time skin care routine last year, but have since made quite a few changes.

My skin is somewhat oily and breakout prone but I’m also working to prevent signs of aging. My current routine is the perfect amount of acne fighting and fine line prevention and I’ve really been loving my skin lately.

Below is my full night time skin care routine. It might seem a bit excessive but it works. I’ll admit I don’t do all these steps every night, but when I do, I can definitely tell a difference in my skin.

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  1. Cleansing Balm: When I feel like I’ve really caked on my makeup, I count on Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm to remove every ounce of makeup. It takes off everything from foundation to mascara and I couldn’t be happier with it.
  2. Cleanser: I’m a big fan of Neutrogena’s cleansers and am currently using their Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.
  3. Toner: This Acne Stress Control Triple-Action Toner is yet another Neutrogena product I love. I use it day and night to get my skin squeaky clean and prevent future breakouts. I really think it’s made a difference in the amount of breakouts I’ve had and I highly recommend it.
  4. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil: I know. This retinol face oil is crazy expensive. However, purchase this set for a bit of a price break and give it a try. I’ve used this sleeping oil for a few months and have noticed such an improvement in my skin. Trust me, it’s worth the investment.
  5. Moisturizer: After letting the Sunday Riley oil sink in for a few minutes, I apply a bit of the Olay Regenerist Sculpting Face Cream to my face and neck. It’s affordable and moisturizes the skin without causing breakouts.
  6. Eye Cream: I recently came across the Glow by Dr. Brandt Revitalizing Retinol Eye Cream and I’m obsessed with it. It contains retinol and mosturizes the eye area while preventing and reducing fine lines.
  7. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate: Finally, after all the above mentioned products have had time to sink in, I pat this oil on my face to seal everything in. It can also be used on your hands, feet, or in a warm bath.

What are your favorite skin care products?

 

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My Five Favorite Drugstore Foundations

Like any true makeup junkie, I love trying different products on the market. One product I’m always on the hunt for is the perfect foundation. My skin can get pretty oily so it’s important for me to find a foundation that feels lightweight and doesn’t make my skin look shiny throughout the day.

As much as I love high end, luxurious foundations, sometimes it’s nice to find affordable options. Below are five of my current favorite drugstore foundations. Tell me yours in the Comments section!

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1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation: As the name implies, this foundation keeps my skin looking matte and pretty dang poreless throughout the day. There is also a wide range of colors in this line so you’re sure to find the perfect shade for you.

2. Boots No7 Airbrush Away Foundation: I picked up this foundation at Target recently and I can’t get enough of it. It looks and feels so light but offers great coverage. If you’re looking for a foundation with light to medium coverage foundation that wears well you need to check this one out.

3. Revlon ColorStay Makeup: If you saw this blog post, you know I didn’t always love this foundation. However it’s quickly become a favorite of mine and always makes my skin look flawless. It also has amazing lasting power and never looks cakey.

4. Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Foundation: This is a new addition to my foundation collection and I’m loving it so far. The shade range isn’t great but the liquid formula dries to a powder finish making it ideal for oily girls like me.

5. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream: This BB cream is a summer staple for me and I continue to re-purchase it. While this BB cream is very lightweight it stilll manages to even out my skin tone on days when I don’t feel like putting on a full face of makeup.

 

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February Favorites

Wooooo. I feel like I’ve had this post ready to go for quite some time but haven’t had a second to sit down and upload it. However, I managed to find a few moments in this already busy month of March to share my favorite products from February.

Read on to see what I was loving and don’t forget to share your favorite products with me in the Comments section!

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1. L’Oreal Brow Stylist Designer: I’ll be honest, I’ve got naturally full brows so I never thought I needed to do much with them. However, this product is a game changer for me. It’s perfect for filling in and giving shape to your brows and it’s so much more affordable than similar brow products on the market. It took me a while to find it in stock so if you happen to see it while you’re out—BUY IT.

2. ULTA Contour Kit: I’ve talked about this contour kit from Ulta quite a bit on this blog (see a full review here) and I’m still loving it. Lately I’ve been doing a barely there eye makeup look using the matte brown shades from this palette.

3. Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in Smoky Topaz: When I bought this lip gloss it was quite what I wanted. However, it’s really grown on me. It’s a lovely pinky nude color that works well with many looks. I love Revlon glosses and have been using this one constantly!

4. Aerie Racerback Boho Bralette: When it comes to fashion, comfort is key. This bralette from Aerie is as comfortable as it gets! They come in lots of colors and are so lacy and beautiful. They’re a feminine, sexy option when you want to be comfy but still feel like you’ve got your you-know-what together.

My Top Five Favorite Hair Care Products

While I love all beauty products, makeup holds a special place in my heart. However today’s post is about something I don’t have much expertise in despite my best efforts. That thing is hair.

I’ve never had the patience or skills to do much with my hair so I’ve relied on a few products over the years to help me out.

Below are my top five favorite hair products. What hair care products do you love?

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1. Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner: My hair is pretty fine but I love wearing it long. Because of this it can end up looking a bit flat. This shampoo and conditioner cleans my hair, smells great, and doesn’t leave my hair feeling heavy.

2. Tangle Teezer: After shampooing and conditioning comes a task I used to dread–combing my hair. Since my hair is long and fine I usually end up with a head full of tangles. I recently discovered the Tangle Teezer and I’m not kidding when I say it has changed my life. It glides through knots and makes combing my hair a breeze. I highly recommend investing in a Tangle Teezer!

3. Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo: If you know me, you know I use dry shampoo like it’s going out of style. I’ve tried high end and drugstore brands but keep going back to this one by Dove. It’s affordable, smells decent and does a great job of absorbing excess oil while adding volume to my hair. What more could you ask for?

4. L’Oreal Damage Erasing Balm: When my hair is feeling a bit dry and lifeless, I love this deep conditioner from L’Oreal. It restores my hair without weighing it down. It also happens to smell amazing and is totally affordable.

5. L’Oreal Boost It High Lift Creation Spray: As I mentioned earlier, my hair can get a bit flat sometimes and I’m always looking for easy ways to boost my roots. Enter this root boosting product from L’Oreal. Just spray it in your roots and you’ve got instant volume. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

 

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January Favorites

Whew.

Is anyone else thrilled that January is over? Between work stresses and life in general, January was a killer.

That being said, January did have a few bright spots including a couple makeup products I fell in love with! Read on to see what I was loving during the month of January.

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Revlon ColorStay Makeup: I tried this foundation a while back and hated it. I decided to give it another try and absolutely loved it! The coverage is great but it doesn’t look like you have a ton of makeup caked on.

LORAC PRO Palette: I’ve had this palette for a while but I used it a ton during January. I love using the White shade on my brow bone and inner corner of my eye. The matte shadows in this palette are also great as transition shades. Basically you need this palette in your life.

L’Oreal Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Amber Rush: This is yet another product I’ve had for a while but used the heck out of it in January. It’s such a beautiful color and it lasts all day on me without creasing. If you don’t have this color in your makeup collection, go get it right now.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal: I picked this highlight up at Ulta as part of a gift set. I love liquid highlighters and this one is so beautiful. The application makes it so easy to put product exactly where you want it and it lasts all day.

MyFitnessPal App: January was my month to get back on track in the fitness department. Any time I want to lose weight and feel a little healthier, I go right to this app. It’s a fitness and exercise tracker and it really helps me be mindful of what I’m putting into my body on a daily basis. If you’re looking for a little motivation to help you stay on track, I highly recommend trying this app!

What did you love during January? Tell in the Comments section!

 

 

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2015 Beauty Favorites

At the beginning of every year, it’s always nice to take a moment and reflect on the past year. If you happen to be a beauty blogger like me, that usually includes thinking about what makeup products made an impression.

Below are a few of the products that stood out to me in 2015. What were you loving during the last year?

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  1. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation: I’ve had a longstanding love affair with this foundation so this pick is nothing new. This foundation applies like a dream, lasts all day, and gives your skin a flawless look. What more do you need?
  2. Rimmel Stay Matte Powder: I tried quite a few powders in 2015 (including this high end one) but I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that this budget friendly one from Rimmel is the best of the best. As the name implies, it keeps your skin looking matte and doesn’t make your face look cakey or powdery at all.
  3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer: Like the Tarte foundation I mentioned above, this concealer has been a love of mine for quite a while. It covers dark circles and brightens up my under eye area and it’s a breeze to apply. I can’t go a day without it!
  4. Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream Skin Clearing Perfector: For days when I don’t feel like applying tons of makeup, I reach for this BB Cream from Maybelline. It offers light coverage but still does a great job at evening out my skin tone. This BB cream also contains salicylic acid to clear skin while it covers!

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  1. Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara: I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the perfect mascara. I tried out a few different high end and drugstore mascaras over the past year but always came back to this one from Too Faced. It gives tons of volume and length without clumping. Plus the packaging is too cute to pass up!
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Palette La Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette: If you read this post, you know I had a tough time making up my mind about this palette. It’s become one of my go-to palettes because it has everything you need (lid color, crease color, highlight, and sparkle) in one handy package.

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mark. Glowdacious Illuminating Powder: This is a product I rediscovered in 2015 and I am so glad I did! I love applying this to my cheeks when I want a bit of a bronzey glow but each color is great on its own as an eye shadow or even a highlighter.

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  1. Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush: I’ve used this brush from Tarte to apply my foundation for a long time and I still love it. The brush quickly blends out foundation and is definitely worth the investment.
  2. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: After applying foundation with the Tarte brush mentioned above, I love using this Real Techniques Sponge to press concealer into my skin. It fits perfectly around my under eye area and it’s a much cheaper alternative to some sponges on the market.
  3. Real Techniques Pointed Crease Brush: Part of the Real Techinques Bold Metals Collection, this little brush has come in so handy over the past year. It works well to apply eye shadow to your crease, outer V, and lower lash line.

 

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New Year’s Eve Polish Picks

Am I the only one who can’t believe 2015 is almost over? As much as I love staying up late and enjoying a cold glass of champagne, I’m not sure how i feel about 2016’s rapid approach.

However, as with most things in life, all I can do is power through and apply a fresh coat of nail polish.

Below are a few of my picks for a sparkly New Year’s Eve mani. What will you be rocking to ring in the New Year?

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Product Review: Givenchy Translucent Finish Loose Powder

s1589126-main-hero-300If you saw my last post, you know I recently splurged on a very high end loose powder from Givenchy. After hearing lots of amazing things about this product, I was very excited to try it.

The packaging of this powder is absolutely amazing. It feels so luxurious and fancy and looks gorgeous sitting on a vanity. Inside is a small powder puff that works well to apply the powder to your face.

While this powder made me feel good while I was applying it, it didn’t necessarily live up to my expectations. And with a powder this expensive, my expectations were pretty high!

Although my skin looked beautiful just after applying this powder, I found myself getting shiny only a few hours later. I don’t have super oily skin so this was a tad disappointing and made me question the powder’s high price tag.

After wearing the powder for the next couple of days, I will still unimpressed with its lasting power. I even compared it to another favorite powder, Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powder, and found the Rimmel powder left my skin looking matter longer.

So what’s my final verdict? While this Givenchy powder is pretty fancy, that wasn’t enough to convince me it was worth its price. Unless you’re really feeling like treating yourself, I’d say pass on this pricey powder and head to the drugstore instead.