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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer Skincare

Thought I'd share with you some products I'm loving this summer! They have really been helping keep my skin hydrated, unclogged, and bright! Enjoy!

I've posted on Boscia before. This is a brand I absolutely love and keep coming back to. In the summer I can't help but want to be in the sun and have a nice little tan goin on! I LOAD on the suncreen because I never want to burn. With that being said, I'm adding a lot of gunk to my face with the sunscreen, the sweat, etc. This is why I'm loving the Boscia Exfoliating Peel Gel. It is keeping my skin unclogged and glowing this summer. You use it just like a face mask. Apply to clean/dry skin, massage in circular motions, and then rinse with water. I let it sit for about 5 minutes for a deeper "peel". I don't actually peel with this product- it doesn't irritate or make my skin red - it just feels smooth and plump afterwards. 

Along with the peel I have found the neatest little sponges they make - the Konjac Sponge Mini Trio. They come in a pack of 3, hence trio! I use them with my face wash and they feel amazing! They are really tiny and compact when they are dry. When you get them wet they expand a bit, but are so silky and soft. I guess each color is suppose to do something different, but so far I'm still using the brown one. One cleanses and brightens, one cleanses and deeply hydrates, one cleanses and purifies the pores. They aren't labeled, so I'm not exactly sure which one does what. I believe the one I'm using now (brown) must be the hydrating one. It's feels almost slimy (not in a gross way). I've really liked them this summer for the extra help with cleansing. I'm so bad about using my Clarisonic, so maybe this is just something fun and different! Each sponge has a little string so you can hang to dry- I feel like it gets less germy this way! 

For my other post on Boscia click here!

The other brand I'm really liking is H20. It's so funny because this was a brand that was really popular in the 90's and then kind of fell off the map! I started seeing them again in Ulta and was really excited because I use to love it! They have reinvented themselves and have some really amazing quality products. These 2 have been my go to products every day.

The Face Oasis Sea Foam Toner: Just one use and you may be addicted! I'm someone that uses a toner every single day, twice a day (or any time I wash my face). I just have to! This is by far the coolest toner I have ever used! It comes out just like a mousse. You apply with a cotton ball or cotton round just like you would a liquid toner. It's packed with all kinds of goodness from the sea. I'm not sure why, but I always feel like any kind of "sea" anything is better! This has Sea Kelp, Marine blends of Wakame, Sea Fennel, Sea Lettuce, Bioactive Seawater, and Sea Flora Peptide Complex. You're basically a mermaid after the first use! Most of all - I love the way my skin feels after! I'm hydrated and my skin is ready to soak up my moisturizer!

Shine-Neutralizing Gel: I love to put a gel moisturizer on after a long day by the pool or outside! This is so cooling and refreshing! Again, it's packed with goodness from the sea! It's a nice lightweight moisturizer, and even though it is shine neutralizing it doesn't leave me tight or lacking in the moisture department. This is a goodie!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Favorite Brand Alert!! The Balm Cosmetics

The Balm Cosmetics makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop! They have the CUTEST packaging, best products, and even the product names are adorable!

One of my favorite things in life is OF COURSE lip gloss. Their new gloss "Read My Lips" is amaaahzing! The colors are vibrant, pigmented, and glide on perfectly. They come in a wide variety of colors and textures. Some are sheer with a pop of color and others are totally opaque. I am basically in love with these glosses. They also look amazing over lipstick for a totally different look. Did I mention they are infused with Ginseng (A powerful antioxidant known for its mentally stimulating properties)?! A mind stimulating lip gloss...hmmm...why not!!

Below are swatches in 2 different lighting situations:

Here are some other fun products from their line that I'm dying over! I seriously had way too much fun playing with all this stuff. I have some upcoming bridal and event makeup sessions, so I will post pics of what I used from The Balm. Their palettes are just to die for! I'm especially excited about the cream color cheek palette "How Bout Them Apples". I will never need to carry around a million cheek colors in my kit. Also, the Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter is THE BALM...get it...I'm here all night folks! XOXO

Featured: The Balm Voyage palette, How Bout Them Apples cheek palette, Balm Desert bronzer, Mary-Lou Manizer highlighter, Nude Dude Volume 2 palette

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