I hope ya’ll are staying safe + healthy during this crazy time. While it is a crazy time we are encountering right now I like to look at the bright side from day to day so today’s bright side is that with this extra time indoors you can take some time to test out new beauty products whether it be makeup, skincare, tools + more and sometimes it’s items you already own that maybe you forgot about in the back of your medicine cabinet or you want to switch up your routine with some new picks, I wanted to share some fun picks that I’m currently loving that you may enjoy as well!
Happy Monday! I know I haven been a bit sparse on the posting lately…work + life have just been keeping me a tad busy but my goal for the coming weeks is to get back on my posting game! Life gets tough when schedules keep you away from home, your computer and drain you. Lately I have been getting home so late + all I want to do is cuddle up in my ever so cozy bed…seriously every time I hop into bed a huge smile comes across my face haha :p Do you love your bed as much as I love mine? 😉
Anyways…I digress. This past weekend was a beauty filled weekend for me. My Youtuber gal pal Solange Nicole threw a mini ‘Beauty Night Out’ house party Friday night where a bunch of beauty brands + gurus were in attendance. Being around tons of new beauty products + seeing such gorgeous gals inspired me to play around with some new beauty buys over the weekend…a bunch of those being quality buys from Burberry available at Sephora!
I am someone that keeps my makeup relatively simple + natural, I also tend to have breakouts if I choose cheaper makeup products…Burberry however has great quality picks to give you the looks you want that’ll last ya all day long!
My current favorites are their NEWLiquid Velvet Lip (it feels like butter + goes on super smooth…plus the hues are really pigmented for all day wear). I always like to pair my lipgloss or lipstick shades with a sharp lipliner that in a way helps ‘contour’ your lips to perfection :p
Holiday time is here + so is festive cheer :p Ok, enough for the rhymes…let’s get down to business…beauty business! The holiday season is the perfect time to go all out with your beauty routine because you can transform into a complete Glitz + Glam look for work parties, New Year’s Eve and more. My go-to brand to add a little sparkle, color or tint to any ensemble is Elizabeth Arden.
The products are all amazing quality + 9 times out of 10 when you purchase them from Macy’s they come in an awesome package and a gift with purchase! Even better? In addition to making great products to test out for your Holiday makeup looks, Elizabeth Arden picks make great gifts for the beauty lover in your life!
While everyone loves a little getaway, I can’t always get up and leave for a vacation (joys of working full time huh :p), so instead, I choose to have the occasional mini ‘staycation‘ in the comfort of my own backyard! Nothing beats some sunshine, fresh flowers and a little rest and relaxation.
Ok, let’s be honest, one of the main reasons we all love going away (or at least why I love going away) is to return home with that refreshed and bronzed glow your skin has after a tropical getaway. Well I found a solution for that and it doesn’t involve any harsh side effects or any overexposure to the sun…it’s the Jergens® Natural Glow® Sunless Tanning Collection! I have been using them since I was in middle school, so it seemed like a natural fit to include as part of my staycation guide here on the blog!
Happy Thursday Lovers! I’m excited to switch things up today and share a little beauty post with ya’ll! I am always on the hunt for new beauty products…especially ones that are affordable and can be easily found at local drug stores or major retailers (all of today’s products are available at Target, Walgreens or Sephora)! So let’s get down to it…First up…Olay Regerist Micro-Sculpting Cream! I recently got my first ever Microdermabrasion treatment and the aesthetician (who was horrified by the state of my skin by the way) emphasized the importance of starting young with the proper products to nourish and treat your skin to get it in the best state before it’s too late. I may be 22 but apparently now is the time to combat aging skin before the aging starts…at first I wasn’t on board but after an hour treatment and a lot of convincing…I think I will listen up and start with my aging skin treatments…first off by sticking with the Olay Regenerist line…especially the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream.Not only does it reduce the sight of wrinkles, but it firms skin in just a few days and helps your skin look 10 years younger in the matter of weeks…top rated, featured in countless beauty mags and plus I’m a fan…if that didn’t sell ya on this lightweight creamy product yet…I don’t know what will 😉 Maybe the fact that it retails for under $25 will help too…
Now that we know what to use on our face to combat aging skin let me introduce to you my skin saver…a product that deals with my biggest issue year round…blemishes and acne. The Body Shop has come up with a pocket sized solution to help reduce the appearance of blemishes in a matter of hours without using harsh chemicals that typically dry out your skin or cause negative side effects. I LOVE this Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel (I may or may not have it on me daily in my cosmetic bag).
After getting rid of your blemishes it’s time to bring a little attention to your lips…with Clinique Matte Lipstick. I love any lipstick that is matte and especially a lipstick that doesn’t feel dry or one that needs to be re-applied every half hour…this Clinique Long Lasting Soft Matte Lipstick has long lasting in it’s name and feels like a lightweight gloss or lip balm…I’ve been wearing this daily even if it is just to run errands.
It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE nail polish and I am slightly addicted to manicures…and by slightly I mean definitely. I get my nails done minimum once a week and I always love trying new colors and brands. My long standing go to brand has been Essie, but when I saw this new brand ‘Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics‘ in my Glam Beauty package sent to me from Mode Media I right away A) fell in love with the name of the brand…hello ‘Obsessive + Compulsive’ describe me all too well according to my mother 😉 & B) these polishes are 100% Vegan + Cruelty-Free…now that’s pretty awesome for a nail polish!
They say ‘the eyes are the window to your soul’ so I feel it’s only suiting to make them pop…and Eyeko ‘Me & My Shadow Waterproof Shadow Liner’ has become my savior for early morning eye makeup in a jiffy. This glide on shadow is long lasting, not messy and provides amazing color without having to mix and match it with multiple eye products. Since I tend to keep my eye makeup simple (you will never see me with a cat eye or multiple eye shadow colors unless it is professionally done) this product is perfect for me. I do my makeup in under 15 minutes and this takes all of 30 seconds to apply for an instant ‘done’ look.
Now for the finishing touches…fabulous hair and a delicious scent. I always want simple and easy hair products to spray on wet or dry hair that add volume or a little style with low maintenance and who would of thought Target would sell my ideal product, ‘Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Thicken & Full 3D Boosting Creme‘. Spray and go…nothing complicated there. It adds bounce, shine and volume without that ‘hard’ or ‘crunchy’ feeling…ladies you know exactly what I am referring to…
Last but not least…the fragrance. I scream, you scream, we all scream for…you guessed it ICE CREAM…so Demeter Fragrance came up with a genius scent…’Pistachio Ice Cream’! Not only does it smell just like my favorite flavor of ice cream but it is such a unique scent I’ve had various gals and gents come up to me asking what I’m wearing…let’s just say it is far from Chanel No.5. Wear this only if you are able to think outside the box and smell sweet even if you don’t always act like it 😉 (Similar picks below)
P.S. In addition to these products being just what you need for the winter months, they also all make fabulous holidaygifts!| Click To Shop This Post |
(all products are courtesy of Mode Media + this post is sponsored by Olay)