These days I try my best to shop smart and not impulse buy in the beauty world. Now that I don’t work in the beauty industry I’m not exposed to as much as I was. Buuuut let’s be honest, since I’m very blogger obsessed I’m always up to date with latest releases and the hot new stuff coming out. So here we have Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette Volume II is BEAUTIFUL. That being said, here is another gorgeous palette to add to my overflowing palette drawer (one day I’ll share this and you can see what I mean.) CONTINUE READING
2016 was definitely the busiest and fastest year for me. From weddings, traveling and just life in general I’m super excited to what 2017 has in store for me. In the beauty world, I’ve tried so many products throughout the year it’s a miracle I was able to make this list into just 16 products. So I give you my top 16 of 2016!
As the holidays are coming to an end I thought I would share my thoughts on the holiday palette I used for special occasions this month. The Holiday Kyshadow Palette is an awesome choice to create custom day to night looks.
These three products have been on heavy rotation for me the past months and definitely my new favorites!
I might have found my holy grail cleanser. Big statement I know but when I see quick results its automatic heart eyes for me. The Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash has changed my skin this wintertime. Let me start off by saying this isn’t an exfoliator, it is more of a foamy creamy type cleanser. The scent is citrusy, almost like lemongrass, but not overpowering.What I first noticed was how this cleanser made my skin noticeable soft and smoother. This sulfate free cleanser has a duo of AHA’s of glycolic acid and lactic acid. Glycolic acid helps to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells on your skin, has anti-agining benefits and helps with discoloration. Lactic acid helps with break outs and signs of wrinkles/aging as well. Its packed with fruit enzymes that are Pineapple, Pumpkin and Papaya that help gently exfoliate the skin with out drying it. I have acne at times on my chin that won’t go away and this helps control it. As you can see I can I can talk about this cleanser all day. Personally, I would use this once a day, 3 times a week, especially if my skin is congested.
And the face mask obsession continues. The Shiseido- Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask is a game changer. This leave-on mask makes my skin so glowly and radiant when I wake up its insane. This gel-based mask is packed with vitamins, super lightweight and helps with evening out my skin. I love wearing this mask if my skin feels tired and I know I need a boost of energy the next morning. Its also non- sticky so it doesn’t bother me when I sleep. Besides it being very hydrating, I notice it gives a calming affect as well. A little goes a long way too.
Ok this last one I bought on a whim and I’m so happy I did. This was a total surprise. The boscia- Sake Cleansing Water is something I didn’t think would perform well. Man, was I wrong. It evens out my skin, takes off ALL my makeup and I don’t even need to splash water on my face to wash it off. Did I also mention it literally takes off ALL my makeup? Quick tip ; I always use the Shiseido- Facial Cotton all over my face and make sure to gently hold the cotton pad over my eyes and swipe away.. BOOM all off. This is also something I love to use if I’m in a rush to cleanse my face since no other water necessary. I have yet to travel with this so hopefully it travels well.
I feel like I need to try more cleansers. Let me know your favs!
Haul time! Surprisingly enough, I haven’t been going crazy with my beauty purchases recently. Working in the beauty industry for so many years I’ve accumulated a good amount of products so I’ve been shopping my stash more and I’m trying to use up what I have. Good idea right?
It was basically impossible for you to get your hands on the infamous Kylie Cosmetics Birthday bundle set because it sold out in about 5 minutes. Thankfully, I controlled myself and seem to only get one item from that craziness. I wanted to share my thoughts on the LIMITED BIRTHDAY EDITION lip gloss called Poppin’. If you were interested in this gloss don’t worry! I discovered two good dupes and break down the differences with each one.
If you take a look into my skincare drawer of amazingness you will see majority of the products I have are face masks. Face mask are a luxury item for me and I have no problem spending a hefty amount on because I know I’ll use them up.
How is it already the end of JULY?! Even though these past few months have been incredibly busy for me, I always kept an eye out for the new product launches, summer collections and visited the new arrivals section on Sephora.com one too many times. Here’s my July Wish List!
I’ve always been a huge fan of Asian skincare. So when I saw that Sephora was carrying a set catered to the popular beauty trend I was alllll about it.