Thursday, July 23, 2015

Current Drugstore Favorites

Hi loves! I haven't updated my favorite drugstore products in awhile, so thought I would share what I'm currently using right now! Enjoy!

Makeup: 


These Cover Girl lip crayons are a dupe for the Clinique Chubbies at a fraction of price! Love love love these! Honestly, never really would buy any COVERGIRL products on my own, but they sent me a few things and I'm so pleasantly surprised. Back in the day (high school) Cover Girl was my jam! I guess I forgot they have great makeup until now!



COVERGIRL Bombshell Powder Brow & Liner:  I've been wearing this powder liner a lot during the weekday - its quick and easy. I hate having to be too precise when I'm in a hurry and lucky to be even wearing makeup! It can also double as eyebrow shadow! 




Rimmel Lift Me Up Mascara: I hate to buy expensive mascara. Sometimes I do splurge, but for the most part I always but drug store brands. I throw out my mascara very often because I have very sensitive eyes. I love the wand on this Rimmel mascara! The formula glides on so easily and never clumps.



For drugstore primer and foundation - these are my 2 favorites! COVERGIRL Outlast Primer & Rimmel Lasting Finish: I like this primer simply because it doesn't make my foundation look splotchy. That always drives me crazy about primers! 


Also, if you are a makeup artist on a budget and need many shades of foundations, these are super affordable, long lasting, and cover very nicely.

Hair:



Aussie Total Miracle Collection: I use this shampoo and conditioner every single day. I've always loved Aussie. It smells so heavenly to me! 

Their dry shampoo is awesome too! I go through a ton of dry shampoo and got sick of shelling out $50 for Oribe! 

Body: 



Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer & Instant Sun: These both happen to be by Jergens. I think this self-tanner is comparable to St. Tropez; maybe not quite as dark. Goes on evenly and smooth just like St. Tropez (I used a tanning mitt). It has been my go to this summer! (Warning: go easy on the knees with this product. I do my entire leg and barely rub my knee with whatever is left or it will be too dark) 

The in shower lotion is a MUST HAVE for me. I love to moisturize after the shower, but I'm also really lazy. This is so easy! You turn off the water, apply all over your wet body (ooh la la), and then towel dry off as usual. 

Thanks for reading loves! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Got Grays?

My life is forever changed! I have discovered the easiest, most fool proof way to cover grays! Let me introduce to you......

Root Vanish Treatment by Kazumi. 

How it works: It comes already mixed for you in this super convenient squeeze tube. It comes with a brush, but they recommend to just use your hands. The instructions are so EASY. You simply wet your hands (the product won't stain your hands if they are wet), then work into your roots as you would a shampoo, leave on for 10-15 minutes. THAT'S IT!! A brush is included if you would rather use that, but it didn't stain my hands at all.

My thoughts: It's simple, quick, and actually covers gray. I have my hair professionally colored, so I almost wasn't even going to try this product. I pay a lot of money for my color and really didn't want to screw it up. I usually have to go to my stylist and get my roots touched up every month! I had a moment of weakness and about 39582923472 gray hairs I needed covered. I went for it! Eeeeeek. 

To my pleasant surprise, the color of my roots didn't look different at all. Maybe a tinge darker (nothing noticeable at all), but ALL of my grays were gone. Woo hoo!!! I also have a ton of product left in the bottle, I'm sure it will last a few more touch-ups at least. I will definitely be keeping this product in stock from now on.

Here is a little video to show you more about how this product works. I found it very helpful! 

video

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hynt Beauty


What I love about this brand: I have a very hard time finding all natural makeup products that are as good as my favorite lines. I admit, I would go for a chemical laden brand if I got the color payback and quality I was looking for. I usually overlook the "all natural, organic, etc." brands because I feel like they don't give me the results I want. FINALLY, I have found a line that is so pure and full of goodness, and actually works as well as my go to brands. It is beautifully pigmented, perfectly packaged, and very high quality. 

What is is formulated without: Hynt is FREE of Parabens, Nano Particles, Petrochemicals, Artificial Preservatives, Gluten, and all products are PETA-certified Vegan (except for mascara, which is clearly identified) so there is no wondering or double checking, ever.

My favorite picks from this line: 

LIBRE Luxurious Lip Gloss

                          
  

NOCTURNE Mascara

                                  
                                                
          
About the creator: Hynt was born through Co-Founder Meryl Marshall's need and passion to find makeup and skincare products that offered her the assurance and confidence that whatever she was putting on her skin was safe, non-irritable and carcinogen-free. Having recently conquered breast cancer, she took great care in educating herself on the product labels and on each of the ingredients formulated into her everyday beauty products. Quickly, her search for skin-healthy but still luxurious beauty essentials turned into an elusive hunt. To her disappointment, Meryl found that other skin-healthy lines failed to fulfill her desire to use luxuriously textured, richly pigmented, and smartly packaged products. Such aesthetic touches are essential to a how a woman feels each time she applies her coveted makeup essentials -  magical, beautiful, special.

Meryl decided to create her own cosmetics line using state-of-the-art natural formulations. Now women who prioritize the purity and health of their skin, have a glamorous, fun and trustworthy beauty collection that they can wholeheartedly enjoy every day at any moment.

Click here to shop this amazing line!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Gloss Guide Lippie Love

Wanted to share with you some gorgeous lipsticks and gloss that I am dying over!! Vibrant reds, perfect nudes, and glistening golds! Enjoy! xoxo

YSL Gloss Volupte in Golden #1: This gold may seem like a color you would never think to actually wear, but it looks AMAZING over a matte peach (like MAC Peachstock). This combined with the peach photographs beautifully. I actually hunted this color down because I saw the combo in a photo.

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L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in Instinct (red) and Dreamy (nude): I love the whole matte lip look right now, however, I can only do nude or red in that look. These are my favorite formula of any of the mattes I've tried. They don't dry my lips out or make them look flakey, and they stay put. 

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Technicolor Lip & Cheek Tint in Passion Orange and Mystique Coral (left to right): These are so much fun if you want a pop of color! I am obsessed with the way they feel and look. These 2 shades are soooo gorgeous with a nice little sun kissed glow and minimal eye makeup. They compliment my skin so well. Love packing these for vacation because you can also use them for a little dab of cheek tint.

P.S. This brand is a new Korean line that I am obsessed with. I will post on a few things I love from them - especially their mascara!

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Make Matte Lipstick in Scarlet: This to me is just the perfect go to red lipstick. It says matte, but that's just because it has no shimmer whatsoever. This is not that trendy "flat finish". The shade is a perfect mix of every great red that was ever made. In love!

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Swatch of Make in Scarlet


 
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