Show Your Hair And Skin Some Love 

#CauseBabyItsColdOutside

Hi everyone !!!! Omgosh I am so happy to be posting and sharing with you my winter hair and  skin care routine❄️💕☃️ I took a break from social media over the holiday so I could fully enjoy my time with my family but i am so excited to be writing and sharing with you beauties again. 

Winter time can be super rough on our skin and hair. The cold weather tends to dry us out and is definitely not a fun time ! Here are some products that I’ve been loving and have been saving me from the harsh winter vibezzzzz.

I started off cleansing my face with the Philosophy Purity One Step Facial Cleanser. I absolutely love this product guys ! It washes away makeup, cleans out pores, and conditions the skin. I would highly highly recommend this if you are in need of a new cleanser💕

Next up I used some of my exfoliating scrub that was given to me ! This has all kinds of amazing essential oils and natural oils in it and just really cleans out my pores and scrubs away any left over makeup or dirt on my skin. You can find these products on Etsy or go to Lush and grab some ingredients to make them yourself !

After the scrub I decided to apply my new Philosophy Purity Facial Mask. This is a deep cleaning mask that uses sea salt to naturally purify and detoxify the skin. It says on the bottle that marine extracts and vitamin E help skin feel soft and smooth. I can say I truly loved this product and it really made my skin look amazing and feel super hydrated and soft.

 


Next up I wanted to do a sheet mask ! I haven’t done one in so long and since it’s my day off and I am trying to relax I thought why not. This one is the Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask. I absolutely LOVE this sheet mask guys and it’s seriously so affordable. Collagen and Egg Yolk Extract are supposed to firm up your skin and leave it super hydrated. Obsessssed. Thank you again Jaclyn Hill for the inspo on this one👌🏻

After I was done cleansing and exfoliating I reached for my Philosophy Renewed Hope In a Jar refreshing and refining moisturizer. I put this all over my face and then added a touch of Marula Oil to really hydrate and smooth my skin. 

I cannot tell you how much my face loves me right now. I feel so clean and smooth and hydrated it’s not even funny. This is seriously the best time of the year to hone in and really really take care of your skin. A few other products I used today on my skin and hair are below as well!

I’ve talked about Project Beauty HairGurt before and I will say it again….this product slayssssss. It smells like a strawberry banana smoothie from the islands and leaves my hair looking unbelievably healthy and beautiful. It’s made with probiotics and super foods like quinoa to leave your hair hydrated and rich and amazing. Check. This. Out.


Last but not least is a new lotion I picked up recently that I cannot live without right now ! This is an Ulta Beauty body lotion and let me tell you it is perfection. It’s made with Vitamin E and Shea butter so the formula is super thick and creamy and hydrates the crap out of my skin without leaving it oily. These lotions are super affordable and come in all kinds of amazing scents. Ulta love forever 💕

That’s all I got for you babes tonight but I am back and I cannotttttt wait to post more throughout the week. I have a Sephora haul coming up that I am so excited to share so stay tuned and as always I hope this gave you some skin and hair inspo !! Love you all very much and I hope you have a fabulous night 

Xoxo

Hello There Beautiful

#ProductsOfTheWeek

Hi babies!!! I am absolutely loving my morning  and being able to catch up with things I’ve wanted to blog about all week! It’s so nice to have some down time to myself to drink coffee and write and zone out💕

Today I will be talking about some products I’ve picked up recently. These have come from purchases, beauty subscriptions, and DIY products that have been given to me as gifts. I cannot wait to share with you what awesome products I have so if you are interested in seeing them then please keep reading😘😘😘

As you can see I have an array of different products from skin care to powder to oils and even some foiled eye shadows. This is definitely a well rounded bunch of products that could truly work for anybody. 

The first product I want to talk about is one of my absolute favorites. I received this in my December BoxyCharm box and am absolutely in love with it. This is a Beauty For Real Lip Revival Scrub and it has literally saved my lips since I first tried it! I use it to exfoliate my lips either in the morning or before bed and it leaves my lips smooth and soft and gets all the dead skin off while holding in moisture so they don’t dry out. It has a citrus smell to it that is literally heaven in a jar and I cannot say enough about this product! It is definitely affordable as well…it is priced on their website for $14 and they are also currently offering free shipping. 

To follow up the lip scrub I have been obsessed with the Hanalei Lip Treatment. First of all, not only is the product amazing but I truly love what this brand is about. They are based in Hawaii and use all local oils and botanicals extracted from the islands. How cool is that ? They are also cruelty, paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free. The second I put this on I could tell this Lip treatment was made from very quality ingredients. It contains kikui oil, agave and grape seed oil, and shea butter. It was so smooth and creamy and delicious and really really hydrated my lips and got them ready for my lip color. I tend to use this product more at night to let it really soak in while I sleep. This product is priced on their website at $20. 



Next up I want to mention the new Tarte Maracuja Oil. This is one of the best oils for my skin I ever have tried in my life. I struggle with oils because I have combination skin and a lot of oils leave me feeling heavy and greasy. This oil is so light weight and doesn’t leave a greasy feel at all. Maracuja oil itself is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C which helps firm the face and leaves it smooth and bright. I would highly recommend trying this product and using a few drops of it on your face before bed time! Priced at $48


Next up I must talk about these bomb  BH Cosmetics foil eye shadows !!!! Oh my god guys seriously these are so amazing. For being a compact palette with only six shades they are seriously so beautiful and pigmented. I do highly suggest spraying your brush with MAC Fix+ or another high quality setting spray before going in with this product so it will really really pop on your eye. I do wish that this palette gave names to the eye shadows so I could list them for you but I did swatch them in crappy light (sorry) so you can get a feel for how they look on my skin! Unfortunately, this palette is not available on their website but you can purchase the full 28 shade foil eyes palette for $12 







Moving on to a brand that I love soooo very much and will rave about until the day I die…Josie Maran. I  absolutely LOVE everything about her and her Cosmetics. They use 100% Pure Organic Argan Oil as their main ingredient in their products. Her goal was to provide women with  products that are luxurious but also conscious. They use only Fair Trade Argan Oil that is harvested by co ops of Moroccan women that make a living wage. She is not only providing us with amazing products, but providing women across the world with jobs and security for their families. Ugh😍😍😍 I want to talk about two of her products I picked up. First being the  Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Powder. I am a huge fan of this. When I first bought it I thought it was going to be a highlight. Which it is but it’s very subtle and doesn’t leave my skin looking like it has a ton of texture like other highlights tend to do. It’s a beautiful almost rose gold champagne shade and looks beautiful on my skin. If you are looking for a more subtle mature highlight I would definitely recommend this product. Priced at $30 




Next is her Argan Color Stick in shade Dreamy Pink. Guys this is so beautiful and creamy and blends out so nicely if you are looking for a cream blush. The Argan Oil obviously leaves the skin hydrated and beautiful. You can also use this as a lip product! The shade is absolutely gorgeous and could be worn honestly all year round. Love😍 This product is priced at $22






And last but certainly not least I have a couple of amazing products that were given to me. These are items you could make yourself or most likely find an awesome dupe at Lush or another organic essential oil type brand. Both of these products leave my face unbelievably hydrated and soft. The scrub cleans my pores and removes dirt and dead skin but isn’t harsh because the essential oils heal and hydrate. And the anti aging oil is an absolute dream. I use this before bed to let it set in my skin overnight. 



Ingredients used in Scrub: cane sugar, coconut oil, rice flour, colloidal oat flour, lemon oil, sweet orange oil, lavender, rosemary, pomegranate oil


Ingredients used in Anti Aging Oil: sweet almond, jojoba, vitamin E, frankincense, geranium, lemon, lavender, pomegranate oil 




Okay babes that’s all I have for you from the last week!!! I hope you enjoyed my list and it gave you some inspo to try new brands or make some amazing products yourself. Have a wonderful Sunday beauty queens and I cannot wait to hear what you have to say about the products I mentioned. 



Xoxo

pop some color in your life

#YesLawwwwd

 

Hi beauties !

 
I took yesterday off from posting because I really needed to get my life together. I put on some Christmas music and lit my candles, drank a bunch of coffee and got moving. I cleaned out boxes in my basement, scrubbed my house from top to bottom, did laundry, folded clothes, ironed, prepped my meals for the week, and finished up Christmas decorating on the outside of my house. It seriously looked spotless and beautiful and everything was perfect when I was done.
Such. A. Good. Feeling.

 

But I am ready now to share with you a makeup look I did last week! I decided to do a bold brow, slightly smoky eye, and a pop of pink on my lips. I truly love how it came out and it’s totally wearable whether you are out to lunch with friends, going to work, or even for a date night. Totally versatile.

To achieve this look I used the following :

  1. Benefit Pore Fessional Primer
  2. Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
  3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
  4. Ofra Banana Setting Powder
  5. ABH Brow Wiz
  6. ABH Clear Brow Gel
  7. Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Bronzer Duo
  8. Make Up Geek Blush in Shade Blind Date
  9. MAC Eyeshadows from Palette Amber Times Nine
  10. Dior It Lash Mascara
  11. MAC Prep and Prime Fix+ Setting Spray
  12. Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill Highlighter in Champagne Pop
  13. Smashbox Creamy Lipstick in shade Pretty Social

 

Hope this look gives you beauties some inspo and encourages you to pop some color into your life in these dreary winter days ahead! As always please comment down below and let me know what you think of this look and if you have products to recommend to me💕💕💕💕

 

Xoxo

the beautiful ones are always flawed

 

#ThePowerOfMakeupTag

 

Today I wanted to do a post that has inspired me since the first time I saw it. I love the power of beauty posts and how they truly show the incredible power of makeup, hair, and fashion. I am a true believer that beauty comes from within. I think it’s your heart and soul that truly defines you, not a bomb lip color or beautiful bronzer. I can always see someone’s inner beauty shining through their foundation. Whenever I see these posts, instead of gushing over the gorgeous makeup look, I often times find myself staring at the persons glowing blank canvas. Being confident and beautiful with or without. It’s truly inspiring and I can’t wait to share my photos with you all. Please remember to love everyone equally whether they love creating bomb makeup looks or they think their face is the best ever without anything on it at all. It is what’s inside that defines us.


This is me. Natural. Fresh. Bare bones. Real.

One of the best moments of my day is when I wake up and my boyfriend tells me I’m beautiful. With no makeup and no coverage. When I was younger it was hard for me to embrace my natural look. I found myself obsessing over every blemish and texture on my skin. As I got older I realized that life is so much deeper than makeup. Loving yourself is the most important and you can’t love anyone else until you truly truly love yourself. I look in the mirror and smile every day now knowing that I’m finally comfortable in my own skin.

While I will always love myself with nothing on at all, this is me honestly like 90 percent of my life. Make up makes me feel at home. I love the feeling of putting together an amazing look and sharing it with everyone in my life. I think of it as a hobby and a love and an art. This is how I express myself and that is something I love so very much. The highlight of my fricken week is watching a new Jaclyn hill make up tutorial or seeing what new products Carli Bybel is using in her life. It’s amazing to follow my beauty babes blogs and see what they are raving about! I love checking out what’s new at sephora and ulta and always buying some fire products when I hit the drug store. It is an obsession and a lifestyle that keeps me inspired and feeling undeniably beautiful inside and out.
Below are some of the products I used to achieve this look today:

  1. Becca Cosmetics x Jaclyn Hill dual pan highlight and blush shades champagne pop/ flower child
  2. BellaPierre Banana Setting Powder
  3. L’Oréal True Match Super Blendable Makeup Foundation in shade natural buff
  4. NYX Wonder Stick -cream highlight and contour
  5. Dior Addict It-Lash
  6. NYX powder blush
  7. Too Faced Hangover Primer
  8. Hikari Coal Liner
  9. INSPR lip liner in shade blush
  10. Tarte Lippie Lingerie in shade pure
  11. Meet Matt(e) Trimony eye shadow palette by The Balm
  12. Luxie Brushes- large blender, flat top kabuki

 

Thank you guys so much for reading. I really hope this inspires you to embrace both your natural look and your glam look. Have a lovely day beauties and as always please leave a comment down below and let me know what you think!

Xoxo

you ran away with my heart

#HairAndSkinLove

The following products came into my life via beauty subscription boxes, recommendations from my favorite babes on YouTube, or just simple trial and error. Check them out and let me know what you think 💕💕💕

  1. L’Oréal Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold: guys seriously this is the best hairspray ive ever used…hands down. It will hold my curl all day long but never gets sticky or tacky. It doesn’t dry my hair out at all or make it look dirty. You can spray it on your hair and brush through it with ease yet it still packs some strength and holds your look all day long.
  2. Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection and Heat Protectant Creme: again, I got this amazing product in one of my Boxy charm boxs and I literally can’t live without it. This product makes my hair literally so smooth and shiny and I get so many compliments on my color after I use this. It looks like I ran a straightener through my hair after I blow it out. It gives it that shine and gloss without weighing it down or making the hair lose body. And on top of that it protects from heat and damage. Oh and it’s paraben, sulfate, and cruelty free.  Huge WIN.
  3. Project Beauty Hairgurt in Strawberry Banana: okay everyone this product right here is BOMB. You take one wiff of this hair mask and I swear you think you’re on an island somewhere drinking a smoothie. It’s made with probiotics, quinoa, and super botanicals to nourish your hair for days. You can use this in the shower as a conditioner or leave it on as a mask and rinse. This product is also paraben, sulfate, and cruelty free. Love.
  4. Aloepure Skin Care Time Repair Serum: everyone loves a quality serum for after they cleanse and exfoliate their face. This one right here is super refreshing and leaves skin feeling fresh and beautiful. It doesn’t have an overly noticeable scent which is nice. I use this product daily and my skin loves it.
  5. 100% Pure Jasmine Green Tea Tonique: okay people literally I am so obsessed with this. My bottle is almost empty and I might actually shed a tear until I can get my hands on more. Spraying a tonique on your face after cleansing is one of the most amazing feelings in this life. It’s so refreshing and cool and is just one of the finer moments of my day. This product is 100% natural and vegan and cruelty free. Bombdigity.
  6. John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray: this was an epic find! I’m sure I’m late on this train. This stuff seriously makes me feel like I just got fresh color. I spray this maybe every 4 washes and it keeps my color looking fresh af. It’s also available at the drug store and it’s not super expensive. Fellow barbies: get your claws on this ish.
  7. Philosophy Purity One Step Facial Cleanser: do I even have to explain this one? Come on guys, it’s a philosophy product. Bomb. Bomb. Bomb.
  8. Marula Facial Oil: ahhhhhh give me all of it. This product came in my Boxy Charm box for November. At this point if you haven’t already signed up for Boxy Charm idk if we can hang (kidding😘) but really tho. This oil is fuggin amazing. The scent is beautiful. It leaves my skin feeling like I just left the spa. And not to mention I was just on sephora.com looking for Christmas presents and I stumbled across this baby priced at like 70 big ones ! I will remind you I got this in Boxy Charm that costs me 20 bucks for 5 full size items. Anyway, this oil is life and I highly recommend👌🏻
  9. Last but certainly not least, Rusk Sensories Bright anti- brassy Shampoo: this product is awesome ! My stylist recommended this to me after I got my last full foil. It’s super purple and really helps with the brassy look I get occasionally. Really really makes my blonde pop. I use this in conjunction with John Frieda spray from above. I’ll use Rusk every 4 washes, towel dry my hair and spray the lightening spray on damp hair. Really helps when you are half way between another color.

Thank you all so very much for reading and I hope you liked it! Please pop a comment down below And tell me what you think and please please mention products that you love !

 
Have a lovely day beauties,

 
Xoxo