Okay so you take off your makeup at night but in the morning are still waking up with mascara flakes on your cheeks or eyeliner somehow smudged under your eyes? Have no fear the best makeup removers are here! I have tried so many different makeup removers over the years from wipes, to liquids, cleansers and balms. I’ve been around the block and I now know what I like and what I don’t. If I’m going to waste the extra precious minutes of sleep that I could have washing off my makeup, then I want to make sure that 1. It’s effective 2. Doesn’t sting my eyes and 3. Works real fast. I have broken down today’s contenders into categories—liquids, cleanser cremes/ balms and wipes. Let’s get right in there!
Let me ask you this. Do you try and be that good person at night and wash your makeup off before you go to bed? I know I do but I don’t do it without a little bit of dread because I just want to crawl up in my bed and snooze the night away. If I let that dread totally creep in and take over, then without a doubt the next morning I wake up feeling like a totally gross oil slick with tons of new breakouts. And just like that my day is ruined! In an effort to start each new day off on the right foot I take my makeup off every single night no matter the time or how insanely tired I am. There have been times where I’ve dozed off as I’m taking my makeup off…not a shining moment. Anyway, as annoying as it is to take your makeup off it’s very important! If you’re not convinced, let me convince you in 8 quick reasons. Ready? Hold on to your hats, I’m going to blow your mind.Continue Reading
Happy March! Let’s start March off with some products I thought were bombdiggity last month! I can’t even believe it’s already March. We’re so close to springtime I can’t even wait! Also, March is a HUGE product launch month for a lot of companies. I’m super excited about a few Too Faced, Benefit, and Anastasia Beverly Hills releases! Anyway, let’s get in to these favorites!
Within the month of February, I really focused on my skin. I gravitated towards products that I felt really brought life and light to my skin. That includes both with makeup on and without. My skincare regime really hasn’t changed! If you want to know my nighttime skincare routine, click here.
Makeup brushes are a crucial part to any makeup application. I truly believe that the right tools can take your makeup look from 0-100 without having to have the most insane technique. When I first got into makeup I skimped on the brushes because they just weren’t exciting. I was drawn to the glittery eyeshadow and flawless skin instead. However, the more I dabbled with these products and watched YouTube beauty gurus I realized that brushes aren’t any joke! I quickly became obsessed with finding cheap brushes on a budget. There are many phenomenal brushes out on the market but they come with a hefty price tag! No siree Bob! One of the very first affordable brush companies I heard of was Bdellium tools. As I began to build my brush collection I always wondered what their brushes were like. I heard so many YouTubers rave about them but I just never took the plunge to order them as a teenager. Fortunately, Bdellium Tools sent over some brushes for me to try and now I can finally share with you my thoughts!
I finally got my hands on the LA Girl Pro Coverage Foundation!! Hallelujah! The stores around me don’t sell LA Girl so I had to order it from Amazon. Anytime you order foundation online its’s a little daunting because you never know if you’re going to pick the right shade. Luckily, I did so I can finally deliver to you the good, the bad, and the ugly! I had such high hopes for this baby after seeing all the reviews. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint! From the packaging, to the actual foundation, and application it is fantastic!
You really do not want to miss this! Let’s break it down.
I am obsessed with knowing the expiration dates of things. Milk in particular… If it’s even two days before the expiration date you can bet your boots I am not drinking that thing anymore! Sometimes I’ll even go as far as labeling leftovers with the date so I know how long they’ve been in the fridge. I do not like gross smells or to look at yucky things after they’ve gone bad. And no, I didn’t have some wildly crazy experience to make me this obsessed, I’m just an oddball.
Today, I am extending my craziness to you! We all buy products and sometimes we just don’t get around to using them all that often or we leave them open because we’re in a rush and they get crusty. I’m super guilty about this with mascara especially. By the time you either remember about the product or decide to reach for it once again, it’s all dried out and gross. Sad face emoji.
Picture this: you do your makeup in the morning and it comes out fabulous! You leave for your day still looking fabulous! By lunch, things are moving. By the end of the day, your liner is no longer on your eyes but it’s on your cheeks, forehead, and elbow. What if I told you that I’ve recently discovered the liner that will keep you looking fantastic and stay in place all day? Would you go for it?! Marc Jacobs Beauty has solved all your issues in one fowl swoop! Their Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner is magical. Fortunately, I was able to receive two eyeliners to try out complimentary from Influenster and Marc Jacobs Beauty.Continue Reading
I feel like deodorant is not something that is super talked about on the reg. In my family, it is. I’ve had a long medical history of a rare skin disorder that has left me with multiple surgeries. This is not a sob story by any means! If anything it just adds to what makes me my own person. With all of these surgeries and flair ups I’ve really come to understand the importance of reading ingredients. Normal deodorant just wasn’t going to work for my overly sensitive skin because of the aluminum ingredients, parabens, and harsh chemical additives. So, I made the switch to the Healthy Deodorant by LaVanila.Continue Reading
New year, new blog! A month late. In actuality though it is a whole new blog this year! I’m sure you
noticed already if you’ve been previously following along! New layout, new theme, new content! In starting off with new content I’m thinking about doing monthly favorites.That way it keeps things current and you’ll be able to follow throughout the year before we do the Best of Beauty again in December! Let’s kick this thing off!
Disclaimer: I didn’t wear a lot of makeup this past month. I spent a majority of it down south with my fiancé and since I’ve been back I’ve been sick with the flu. However, when I did these were my absolute without a doubt go-to products!Continue Reading
If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile I’m sure you know by now one of my favorite sayings is “winner, winner chicken dinner.” In my opinion, it’s an all encompassing great way to share excitement. Find a great deal on shoes? Winner, winner chicken dinner! Find $20 hidden away in one of your dresser drawers? Winner, winner chicken dinner! That is why when I was gifted this cutie little holder from my Mom I couldn’t help but think winner, winner chicken dinner! Just look at the little feet!