5 Miracle Ingredients You Should Be Using

5 Miracle Ingredients You Should Be Using

Skin Care
5 Miracle Ingredients You Should Be Using  The following are some of the most effective miracle ingredients in skin care. Considering your skin concerns, scroll through the benefits and contraindications of each and pick the 'miracle ingredient' best suited for you!   Good For- Removing hyper-pigmentation, melasma and sun spots General skin lightening Natural alternative to chemical lightening agents such as Hydroquinone What you need to know- If product has oxidized (turned a different color than it was originally) it has been too exposed to oxygen and you must discontinue use As with all "bleaching agents" avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear SPF Do not apply to skin with open wounds or scrapes My Recommendation:   SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel $64 Good for- Intense exfoliation Helps reduce acne breakouts by removing dead cells…
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What’s in my carry-on bag?

What’s in my carry-on bag?

Lifestyle
  1. Empty Water Bottle (to be filled after going through security) 2. Sunglasses 3. Passport/Identification Cards 4. Protein Bars 5. Wallet 1. Deodorant 2. Mints/Gum/Breath Spray 3. Hair Ties 4. Tampons (Yes, I've linked tampons for you, please do some research and consider switching to an all-natural brand) 5. Nail File 6. Travel Size Perfume (Not to be put on until after flight out of courtesy to other passengers) 7. Hydrating Facial Mist 1. Eye Lash Curler (After sleeping with your face mask on, trust me you'll need this) 2. Facial Cleansing Wipes 3. Mascara 4. Lotion (hand and face- travel friendly) 5. Lip Balm 6. Pressed Powder Foundation 1.Powdered Greens (Just add water- A healthy alternative to the drinks offered on the plane and helps keep your immune system strong) 2.…
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Your Own Kind of Beautiful- Why do I keep saying that?!

Your Own Kind of Beautiful- Why do I keep saying that?!

Lifestyle
If you've spent any amount of time on my site or my Instagram, you will have noticed that I encourage you to "embrace your own kind of beautiful" over and over again. This isn't just a nice sentiment I've used to fill space, it's truly the main thing I want each and every person to take away from my blog. When I decided I wanted to start Monet Lee Beauty I was faced with the idea that the main principal people may take away from it would be that without all of the products and material 'things' that I talk about, they wouldn't be beautiful. This made me feel incredibly uncomfortable because I LOVE seeing women who embrace and love themselves and wouldn't want to be another reason for someone…
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April Birchbox Update

April Birchbox Update

Makeup, Skin Care
As with most subscription boxes, we had some winners and some eh products this month. Although all of the products are sample or travel size, I was able to get multiple uses from each and form a pretty educated opinion about them. I really enjoyed that in this month's box they included brands that are ingredient-conscious as I am always happy to find more natural and equally effective alternatives to my current products. I have rated all of the products on a 1-5 point scale (5 being the best). Hope you enjoy... Au Naturals Cosmetic Trio Set- 1/5 Definitely the most disappointing product of the group. Not only was the sample size packaging not functional but the products themselves didn't last on my skin for more than a few minutes if at all.…
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What to wear to 5 different types of weddings

What to wear to 5 different types of weddings

Lifestyle
Wedding dress codes can be tricky. Especially when they're happening in barns, on the beach, in ballrooms... It's hard to know exactly what to wear to a wedding these days! Here are a few dresses that I've been lusting after and what 'kind' of wedding I would wear them to. 1. Bohemian Free People Guilded Floral Dress The options are endless at a bohemian wedding, the whole point is to be free-spirited and comfortable. The goal here is to find a dress that makes you feel that way. Something really trendy would be appropriate at this wedding. 2. Garden Privacy Please Fillmore Dress Think feminine, soft colors, flowy (maybe floral?). Refrain from a basic summer dress and make sure it has a little for formality to it. 3. Beach  Asos …
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Worth the Splurge- Makeup Edition

Worth the Splurge- Makeup Edition

Makeup
We've all been there at one point or another... "$$ for a foundation?!" "I could buy 10 drug store foundations for that price!" There are some products where it pays to save, and other that do not. Below I will give you 5 makeup products that I have deemed 'worth the splurge". #1 Foundation Foundation is one of those products that can completely make or break your look. If your foundation has issues with oxidizing (becomes a few shades darker after application because of its contact to oxygen), clinging to dry patches of the skin, patching off throughout the day or any other number of mishaps that can happen, it may be time to splurge. My current favorite foundation is the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation. (That's…
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My Winter Skin Care Routine

My Winter Skin Care Routine

Skin Care
Let me preface by giving you my skin stats- Dry Susceptible to the occasional hormonal breakout Sensitive to sun exposure I tend to switch up my skin care for the seasons and it being winter I am focused on undoing the damage done during the summer as well as hydration hydration hydration! Although Southern CA does tend to have a fairly mild climate year-round I have been doing a lot of traveling to places that do not. The drastic changes in temperatures from inside to outside along with the general dryness that winter causes my skin, means that I need to step up my moisturizer game! As mentioned I also am using some intense exfoliation products that are fighting to undo the sun damage my skin sustained during the summer. Now…
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