Beauty isn’t just about applying makeup and getting all dolled up. It’s about taking care of all that pretty skin you’re putting that makeup on too! Sometimes we forget just how important it is to really take care of the skin we’re in. Thank goodness for Boscia sending us a little reminder in cute pink trimmed packaging!
February definitely wasn’t the best month for me as I’ve spent most of it in bed sick. Boo you polar vortex and wisdom teeth! Most days I could barely stand to get dressed let alone put on any makeup so this month I focused more on pampering my skin instead. Although I didn’t glam up February the way I wanted I still managed to stumble upon some pretty awesome products that have become staples in my routine. Take a look!
Everything isn’t for everybody. Especially when it comes to makeup setting sprays! Depending on your skin type (oily, dry, etc) setting sprays can be heaven sent or a waste of money. I know some ladies don’t care for MAC’s Fix+ spray but I adore it. It’s such a relief for my dry skin!
We all know how difficult it can be trying to keep your lips in tip top shape during the cold winter months. The constant chapping, cracking and peeling is enough to drive any lipstick lover batty! Insert Philosophy Kiss Me lip scrub. It’s just heaven in a tube. My lips behave so well when I use this little pink beauty!
I’ll admit. I’m not the most diligent person when it comes to removing my makeup at night. Sometimes it’s way too gorgeous to take off. Other times I’m just plain ol’ too lazy to be bothered with a full on skincare routine. Here’s where the Sephora Express Cleansing Wipes come into play. It’s like a cleanser and makeup remover wrapped into a cushiony soft wipe!
Can you believe it’s February already?? l feel like I blinked and January was over! While the days were passing me by l noticed I’ve been reaching for the same products everyday. Here’s what I’ve been obsessing over in January:
MAC Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara This mascara is such an excellent multitasker! It features two wands to really play up the drama and grab every lash. I like the bigger wand as it’s great to add lots of volume but the smaller wand really has my heart. The smaller, thinner bristles provide a smudge free application and grips my short lashes perfectly. It makes my bottom lashes look so long and lush!
Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Clis Babydoll Mascara Babydoll is hands down my all time favorite mascara. Just wow! The plastic spiky applicator catches every single lash and gives such an incredible curl and lots of luscious length. I mean lots! My lashes are barely noticeable bare but you can spot them from a mile away with Babydoll! I actually love to pair it with Haute & Naughty to make my bottom lashes look like falsies!
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask I just told you guys how much I love this stuff but I’ll tell you again! It’s the best lip treatment I’ve tried yet! It has really helped soothe my dry, cracked lips during this extremely harsh winter. I was exfoliating at least twice a day to keep my lipsticks from looking all gross. But this beauty has really cut down on the peeling on icky-ness!
Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil I’ve been a huge fan of this oil for a long time now! I started off using it as a moisturizer (which I still do) but now I’m also using it on my hair and nails. It’s great for everything! It makes my ends feel super soft and helps to seal in moisture preventing damage and split ends. And it makes a great cuticle oil too! Everything looks so healthy with a few drops of argan oil!
MAC Magnetic Appeal Extra Dimension Skinfinish I’m still over the moon for Magnetic Appeal! This is the only highlighter that literally melts into my skin. It looks that good! Usually Extra Dimension Skinfinish powders are super metallic but this has the right amount of shimmer to look “no makeup” natural but still utterly gorgeous. I just can’t stop smothering it on my face!
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum I’m definitely going to need another bottle of this perfume before the year is over! I’ve put such a serious dent in my current bottle because I use it literally everyday! Prada Candy smells so sweet and seductive I just can’t bring myself to wear anything else right now. Plus I get tons of compliments whenever I wear it!
Ole Henriksen Nurture Me Cream Trying out samples is a good way to get yourself hooked on new products! I took home a sample of the Nurture Me cream and now I can’t live without it! It’s so lightweight and incredibly hydrating. And it smells SO good!! Applying it every morning is like a beauty treat for my face. So yummy!
MAC Heroine Lipstick I couldn’t be happier MAC decided to make Heroine permanent because it is SO my color! I’ve always liked purple lipsticks but Heroine is like the love of my life purple. It’s such an eye catching lipstick! Girls are always asking me what’s on my lips when I wear it out. Heroine has quickly become one of my all time favorite lippies!
Marc Jacobs Heart Shaped Lust for Lacquer Sheer glosses aren’t typically my thing but Heart Shaped has the perfect subtle wash of color and shimmer that’s so pretty! I neglected all of my glosses for this little beauty because it’s so versatile and feels so good on my lips. It has a slight cooling effect and adds a bit of moisture so I love throwing it on top of my drier lippies. The sheer wash of pink looks great with anything!
MAC Pleasure Model Extra Dimension Blush Of course Pleasure Model would make it to my faves because I’ve been raving about it all month! I’ve been trying to toss some of my other blushes in rotation but I can’t stop reaching for Pleasure Model. It’s so natural looking and easy to apply! My cheeks always look naturally flushed and never overdone when I wear it. Surprisingly, it’s still available online at Nordstrom so I totally recommend snapping it up!
What were some of your favorite beauty products this month?
Sometimes when I’m walking through Sephora I just let my mind wander and pick up things just because. It’s a bad habit when you’re a makeup addict! During a visit to check out the Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial I checked out the primer and really liked the texture. It’s so creamy! I’ve always used silicone based primers so this formula was a totally new experience for me. And I love it!
The Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer is a silicone and paraben free primer enriched with Greek yogurt for smooth makeup application and long lasting wear. It comes out of the tube as a cream but as you apply it melts into sort of like a gel that glides across the skin beautifully with a nice cooling sensation. A little definitely goes a long way with this primer because it is very thick and emollient. Upon application it looks a little greasy but it absorbs in a minute or so to a soft, dewy finish. My makeup glides across my face with this primer and I don’t use as much product. The creamy gel like texture really helps to spread things around. The Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer definitely isn’t mattifying so I still set my t-zone with powder if there’s a bit of shine peeking through. Otherwise, it works very well and adds some much needed moisture during this extremely freezing weather.
The Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer is available at Sephora for $30.
January is almost over but Sephora is still thinking skincare! Last night I took a trip to my local Sephora inside JCPenney to check out the Sephora Favorites Customized Skincare Set I’ve been reading about online. I’ve always been a fan of the Sephora Favorites Sets but this is probably one of the best yet! You’re presented with a cute retro polka dot faux leather bag and the chance to fill it up with 5 of 14 skincare minis for $30. It’s such an amazing value!
Can GlamGlow make a mask I don’t like? I would actually appreciate it! I just finally tried a sample of the Super Mud Clearing Treatment and I just can’t stop touching my face. It’s sooo smooth! And this nasty little breakout I’ve been having is much less noticeable.
It’s been a while since I’ve been selected to receive any free goodies from Influenster so you could only imagine my excitement when I received an email from them asking me to participate in the new Gillette Venus Vox Box! For those of you not familiar with Influenster it’s a completely free program for beauty junkies to get selected to review products free of charge. All you need is a blog and a bit of patience. That’s it! Usually, my Vox Box is filled with 4-5 full sized goodies but this program’s sole focus is the Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor.