Makeup

My Current Makeup Wishlist

hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to share with you guys my makeup wishlist, aka all the products I really want to buy and will purchase as soon as I can afford them, so let’s get into it:

Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Dollface 

This is such a gorgeous pink blush, and I really love the color as well as the packaging! These blushes are really highly recommended on youtube and I have always wanted a nice, single blush to use because I have so many in palettes, but it isn’t convenient to bring blush palettes for travel with me for the weekend so I just want one of these tarte blushes!

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB bendy avocado concealer 

I learned about this because Jessica Braun recommended it! I always have a hard time with concealer creasing on me, and this one sounds so promising. I definitely want to try this because I think it would really work for me.

Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation in LC1 

I’ve heard that this is a medium coverage foundation with a beautiful natural finish and I love how it looks when I see it on other people! I definitely want to try it out for myself since I have been looking for a nice medium coverage foundation for a long time.

Too faced Born This Way foundation in Swan 

This is another foundation that I have always wanted to try for the same reasons! This is a huge youtube favorite and it is really hyped up so I really want to try it out for myself.

Coloupop You Had Me At Hello Palette

This I want to try because I have seen so many people use it and the quality seems beautiful. The shades are beautiful and warm toned, purple themed which I have been so into lately and I think those shades work really well with my cool toned skin and brown eyes!

That is it for my beauty wishlist! Of course there are tons more products that I want but I definitely don’t need to add that many more to my collection so I will try to talk myself out of buying them! Let me know what you have on your wishlist in the comments below!

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Skincare

Summer Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Hey guys! Welcome back to our blog! Today I want to share with you my summer skincare routine! Since the weather is now getting warmer, I have to change up my skincare when it gets warmer since my super hydrating products get way too heavy.

Here are some of my favorite products that are hydrating and also really light on the face:

1. Vapor Beauty oil cleanser

I’m almost out of this oil cleanser! I love it, it works really well with me and my skin. This  is what I use to take off my makeup, and I never skip it because I love to oil cleanse and make sure I get all the heavy spf and makeup off my face.

2. Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser

This face wash is so nice and doesn’t strip my skin. I always feel like it leaves my skin really clean and takes all my makeup off, and the oily layer that my oil cleanser left. I definitely like and would recommend this product but unfortunately it isn’t cruelty free.

3. Pixi Glow Tonic

I’m sure you guys have heard about this toner! I really love it, it leaves my face feeling fresh and balanced and glowy, but it isn’t heavy and it feels so refreshing to use! Definitely recommend you guys try it out.

4. Valjean Labs Glow Serum

This is a serum that I love, it is super moisturizing but it feels like a gel and is cooling on your skin instead of being thick, oily and heavy. I love what this serum does for my skin, it feels nice and moisturizing and in the morning my skin feels hydrated.

5. Derma e Hydrating Night Cream

This is a great night cream, it is the one I use in winter as well, it is very moisturizing and I love using it to set in all my serum and other skincare products. It is pretty thick still so I would not recommend it if you don’t have pretty dry skin like I do!

6. Derma e Hydrating Eye Cream

This eye cream is the best one I’ve ever tried! I just pat this into my undereyes and they look so much better in the morning and are way more moisturized. When I don’t use this I definitely notice a difference.

and for daytime, my favorite sunscreen is the Supergoop sunscreen and it goes lovely underneath my makeup.

That’s it for today’s blog post! I hope you enjoyed. Do you change up your skincare routine based on the seasons?

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Makeup

Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer Review

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to share a review on a concealer that I really love from the drugstore that I haven’t heard anyone talk about in a while. For me this is a drugstore gem and I want to share it:

Overview:

  • $8.99
  • comes in 3 shades
  • cruelty free

Promise: Milani’s Retouch + Erase Light-Lifting Concealer is designed to instantly hide dark circles, spots, blemishes and imperfections with a brightening effect. (From Ulta’s website)

So I really love this concealer because it blends out really easily with your fingers, or a sponge. It gives a nice sheer-medium coverage on me and the really yellow tone of the concealer makes it nice for covering my undereye circles. Continue reading “Milani Retouch and Erase Concealer Review”

Makeup

May Beauty Favorites!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to share my makeup favorites as well as some other beauty favorites so lets jump into it:

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NYX Worth The Hype waterproof mascara

As you guys know I love  the regular version of this mascara, but I accidentally bought the waterproof version this time when I repurchased it, and I love it. It keeps my lashes curled all day, it is super black, it definitely is officially waterproof (It lasted through a good cry), and it never leaves smudge rings under my eyes!

Smashbox Hydrating Undereye Primer

This is a product that I just shopped my stash for this past month. It is really nice at hydrating my undereye area and my concealer goes on so much smoother when I use it! I also find that this makes a nice primer for my face underneath foundation as well, so I absolutely love it. Continue reading “May Beauty Favorites!”

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Itcosmetics Hello Light Creme Illuminator Review

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog. Today I want to review a lovely product that I have been using for years and have not heard that many people talk about! For me this is one of my holy grails and I always repurchase it, so let’s get into the review:

Overview: 

  • Price: $24
  • Cream highlighter
  • One shade
  • Cruelty free!

Promise: An anti-aging powerhouse for naturally pretty, lit from within skin! The IT Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Illuminizer is all about the look of light, natural radiance and illumination. The formula is infused with skin-loving anti-aging and hydrating ingredients including peptides, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed collagen, silk and vitamins A, C, & E (From the Ulta website)

So that is a lot of promises! But this product really lives up to its claims and I really enjoy it. It does make your skin look lit from within, it is a highlight that will give you a natural wet look rather than being super sparkly or glittery. For me this is the highlighter I wear every day, it looks gorgeous, natural and it is everything I need in a highlighter. It doesn’t emphasize texture on my skin as much as powder highlighters do.

I also love the texture of this product because it is very soft and creamy and it blends in well with just your fingers. It’s just a quick and easy to apply highlighter that looks great in any lighting. I think that this highlight wakes my skin up and makes me look much healthier and like my skin is really lit from within. I don’t think that this product lives up to its anti-aging claims because I would have no idea how to measure that, but it definitely does look great!

Swatch: 

Pros: 

  • not glittery, very natural and pretty
  • cruelty free!
  • applies easily with fingers or a brush
  • gives you a wet look
  • decent price

Cons: 

  • only comes in one shade
  • some gimmicky claims

That is my review on this highlighter! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know if you guys have ever tried this product in the comments, or let me know what your favorite highlighter is!

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Girl Talk/Advice/Motivation

My Bullet Journal Setup for June!

Hello guys! Welcome back to our blog! Today’s post is a little bit different, not beauty related. I want to share something I have done the past couple of months that has really made me much happier. This is a peek inside my bullet journal setup for June. Some of you guys requested this so I hope you enjoy this post!

On Instagram, everyone has such artsy colorful bullet journals and I just am not that artsy and I can’t draw and I wanted it to be more functional and to serve as a daily journal for me and as a non-academic planner for my hobbies and my life. I want to share it with you guys because I love it, and to put an example of a ‘not perfect’ journal out there.

So these are all the little spreads that I do for each month.

Page one is a title page: 

This just says June 2019 and one of my favorite quotes that inspires me to  take care of myself. If you are like me and can’t draw this is a cute option for your cover spread!

Page two has a little calendar and four weekly to do lists:

On the calendar I circle the days that I have track meets, events, vacations etc like the big things for this month that I need to not forget! I then have four big boxes that are my ‘weekly to do lists’ where I put adult stuff like ‘refill prescription’, ‘make doctor appointment’ etc. It really keeps me organized and I will forget anything I don’t write down. Continue reading “My Bullet Journal Setup for June!”