Oh J O I! ♥ Fun fact…when I was in college I worked at a hair salon for a couple of years…safe to say I tested out a sh*t ton of haircare brands but one of them that has always been tried + true is Joico! Naturally, I got so excited when they sent me this adorable package featuring their new Color Therapy Luster Lock system which will help nourish my highlights and keep my hair looking flawless all summer long!
It’s a great treatment that can be used as often as you like and it is applied as a pre-shampoo that works to repair and protect damaged or over processed hair no matter how thin or thick! In addition to my newest treatment obsession, I am rounding up some of my other Joico favorites below!
This is IT :p (get it? IT…IT Cosmetics haha) Sorry haha just playing on words…but for real, I love trying new beauty products (especially from a brand I know and trust)…IT Cosmetics makes some of my favorite go-to beauty picks. From their amazing brushes I use for my foundation + concealer, to their lengthening mascara, IT Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands out there when it comes to quality and the ability to get my makeup (and skin) looking flawless without any irritants or breakouts!
One of my current obsessions from IT Cosmetics is their CC Cream! It is lightweight, provides full coverage and is great for a day I am trying to avoid wearing heavy makeup. I love how their CC Cream has SPF 50+ in it (making it my go-to for an outdoor day when I want to have flawless looking skin but also want to protect my skin from the sun)! It provides hydration, coverage, protection + is pretty much an overall must have for every gal if you ask me!
One of my favorite things about IT Cosmetics are their amazing line of brushes! I have always had a tough time finding quality brushes that my face doesn’t break out or have a reaction to, IT Cosmetics brushes do just the trick. I recently tried their Heavenly Luxe Complexion Perfection Brush and fell in LOVE! This one brush is perfect to apply your concealer, foundation…even your contour!
IT Cosmetics sent me their brand new YOU Sculpted Contour Palette and it is A M A Z I N G!! What I love about IT Cosmetics in general is that it is such a relatable brand and doesn’t over complicate makeup. The YOU Sculpted Contour Palette comes with easy to understand face charts + directions to demonstrate how to contour dependent on your face shape and desired look…making contouring easy…FINALLY! (I am not a makeup wiz by any means, so when a brand helps explain their product that is a huge PLUS in my book) 🙂
I am also loving their Bye Bye Pores Silk Anti-Aging Micro Powder! I am learning how to ‘bake’ (no not a cake haha…apparently it’s the newest makeup trend that actually works…no joke…Youtube it and your world will change forever) and this powder is perfect for giving my skin that flawless look even on the worst of acne or breakout days and helps set my makeup to last all day long!
Summer is almost officially here and that means finding hair products you can use when you want wear your hair natural. During the summer, I love just hoping out of the shower with wet hair and letting it air dry naturally but finding the right products is key! Great products like the styling collection from ABBA can help add to the natural curls or waves in your hair without using any heat or styling tools! That’s what I love about ABBA…natural, great smelling, non-heavy styling products that I can use all summer long without any irritants!
My favorites are their Volumizing Root Spray and Curl Prep Spray, you can use both on wet or damp hair and either leave your hair natural for the day OR you can use them prior to blow drying your hair to add some bounce and volume to your hair for Victoria’s Secret esq curls! (my favorite thing ever :p) Plus…all of my favorite ABBA products are available at my go-to store…Ulta!
Summer Time Fine♥ With June just days away, I decided it was about time to prep for summer + get a new ‘do’! I have been so swamped with work, moving + the blog that I realized I haven’t actually pampered myself or gotten my hair done in about a year (literally since I moved here last June from NY) :p Cray Cray! Luckily I finally got the chance to get a little ‘refresh’ during Ulta Beauty’s Gorgeous Hair Event! Some new highlights, a fresh cut + a new Missy!
I headed to the Ulta Beauty right near my new apartment in Burbank to get a full day of rest, relaxation + a fresh new look! Nothing screams summer like some fresh new color! I have never been one to over-process my hair, so subtle baby highlights is what my stylist and I discussed…the perfect fit for me! They are low maintenance, don’t need a lot of upkeep + even when they grow out they look like my hair is naturally sun-kissed! Just what summer calls for! I also got some subtle layers to assist with holding curls (I love curling my hair when I have the time, but it is sometimes challenging when it comes to holding a curl…these new layers help with adding some texture to my hair to make long lasting curls possible)♥
The only way to show off a fresh summer do is with a bright new outfit! Let’s break it down — Nothing makes me happier than neon…and a cute pair of heels!
My neon pink dress was actually a clearance find at Forever 21 but I found similar options below:
I layered a white boyfriend blazer over it so it can be styled for work or play!
Nothing preps you for Valentine’s Day quite like some fresh blooms paired with the perfect Date Night beauty essentials for a romantic yet flawless look ♥ I love two things when getting ready for a special occasion — fresh flowers (like these beauties from FTD Flowers) + brand new cosmetics (especially lightweight, natural picks like these from IT Cosmetics)!
FTD Flowers reached out to me asking if there was someone in my life who inspires me that I would like to send some Valentine’s Day blooms to and of course Kristi came right to mind! Not only was she the one who inspired my big dreams of moving to LA but she has really been my best friend, confidant and support system here in LA since all of my family is back in NY. Kristi is my family…hey the old saying goes ‘Friends Are The Family You Choose For Yourself‘…well yes I completely agree!
Whether you are looking to send blooms to your sweetheart, family member or maybe even your best friend, FTD Flowers has the best selection of Valentine’s Day themed bouquets that are sure to stun! I mean how precious is the heart vase these tulips came in?! GORGEOUS ♥ P.S. other than the fact that Kristi is the sweetestgal ever…she is in my mind, the Martha Stewart of LA! Haha! She always has the cutest decor, sweetest treats + is always the hostess with the mostess…hence the M&M heart above (after shooting these photos I had to create this little masterpiece :p)
Now to my favorite beauty picks for V-Day from IT Cosmetics! I have been a huge fan of their products ever since I first tried them over a year ago, so I love trying new products as they release! My current favorites are their mascaras! I LOVE the NEW Superhero Mascara (available soon). It provides thick, long, flawless lashes without any clumping! YASSS! I also am a huge fan of the Hello Lashes Extensions Mascara (#LongLusciousLashes)…I love the brush design for easy application.