IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Beauty Fluid + SPF

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Beauty Fluid + SPF

Makeup, Skin Care
IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour Beauty Fluid + SPF Since moving to Bali, I've turned into quite the beach bum. Not your typical beach bum though. I'm always hiding in the shade, covered in sunscreen, probably reading a book. Except for when I'm swimming in the water trying to cool off (or relieve my bladder). Either way I'm always trying to protect my face from the sun- that's why I use IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour. When I don't properly protect my face, my face let's me know. My melasma starts popping up under my eyes and on my upper lip. With this stuff, nothing. And that's how I know it's working and working well. This stuff is fast, multitasking skincare and makeup. It's every girl's lazy morning dream, one step for…
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Beauty Trends Not Worth The Hype 2017

Beauty Trends Not Worth The Hype 2017

Makeup
Beauty Trends Not Worth The Hype 2017 To each their own but these are some beauty trends that are so not worth the hype for 2017. Lash Extensions I've been up close and personal with lash extensions for many years now. Starting in beauty school where I watched all my classmates practice on each other. "It's a great money maker Monet, you should take a class..."  I watched one-by-one as each girl got them. They loved them, were annoyed by how they looked a week later, got them off, lost half their eye lashes then proceeded to do it again to cover up their bald lash line. Not for me. Can we please be done with them already?! Stencil Brows You know the ones... boxy, harsh and stencil-ish. There's a…
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Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Review & Demo (VIDEO)

Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Review & Demo (VIDEO)

Makeup, Skin Care
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint Review & Demo (VIDEO) This week I wanted to share with you my go-to "foundation" that I have been using for the past month here in Bali! The Perfecting Skin Tint is a 'lighter than tinted moisturizer' formulation and it's actually located under the skin care tab on the Glossier Website. This is because of some of the really great skin care ingredients within the tint such as Diamond Powder, Glycerin and Polymer X (their so called secret weapon ingredient for a lifted look). I absolutely LOVE that the whole idea behind the Skin Tint is to not cover our freckles or erase every 'imperfection' on our faces but to really enhance what we already have and add a lit from within kind of glow. You will see in the video…
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September Favorites (and 1 not so favorite)

September Favorites (and 1 not so favorite)

Lifestyle, Makeup, Skin Care
IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination Cream with SPF 50+ $38 This is the easiest one step foundation ever! In one step you get your SPF, awesome anti-aging ingredients and a medium coverage foundation. You'll also get a nice dewy finish which I love but if you prefer a more satin or matte look check out the original IT Cosmetics CC cream. I've been going super low maintenance with this one and just applying it with my fingers. Fractionated Coconut Oil $13 This has been a life-changing favorite! And the perfect multi-use product to travel with. I've been using it as makeup remover, facial cleanser, shaving cream, hair/scalp mask and body lotion. The fact that it's fractionated means that it doesn't ever solidify which means that you can…
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Beach Day Beauty Essentials

Beach Day Beauty Essentials

Makeup
Beach Day Beauty Essentials At the beach, pool or lake I like to look natural but I also want to feel confident. The products I've chosen as my beach day beauty essentials are meant to protect and enhance your natural beauty. We all have specific products that help us to feel more confident and for me that's concealer (for any trouble spots I may have that day) and some mascara to help my blonde lashes pop. For you it may be something different, brows or a lip color... whatever it may be, adjust my essentials to suit you and the things you would like to conceal or enhance. Happy Summer! Waterproof concealer It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye This stuff is WATERPROOF! And it's been water sport tested and approved by yours…
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My Everyday Makeup Routine- A Photo Story

My Everyday Makeup Routine- A Photo Story

Makeup
Follow along as I get ready, weird makeup faces and all! My everyday makeup look is somewhat 'natural' (if you can count 14 products layered on my face natural) and it's definitely quick and easy!   Using the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick Foundation I draw 2 lines on each cheek, 1 line on the forehead, 1 down the nose and a dot on my chin. With a damp Beauty Blender I press the foundation into my skin making sure to also bring it down my neck so that I don't get any harsh lines. Using my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser Concealer I apply directly under my eye in an upside-down triangle. Then blend it out using the same beauty blender that I used for my foundation. To be sure that…
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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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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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