Current Beauty + Hair Favorites

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Hey Everyone, welcome back to the blog. Today I am talking about my current beauty and hair favorites. I have recently been trying out new products and come across a few that I just love so of course I had to share them. So first up I’m going to be talking about my foundation.

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I have tried out a few different foundations and I was using the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Ivory Pure 4 Sure. I love this foundation, it applies really nicely and matches my skin tone well, but I wanted a little more coverage. I went to Sephora and the sales girl recommended the new Kat Von D Foundation and I love it. The color I wear is Light 42 Warm. It is very thick, has great coverage, and the color is perfect for my skin tone. I apply it with a beauty blender and it goes on flawless. I then set my foundation with a sheer powder and I have been loving the Translucent Powder from Laura Mercier. It is super light and perfect for setting my liquid foundation. For blush I recently tried the Nars Orgasm blush and fell in love. The color looks like a really natural flush and is the perfect pink. For concealer I use the Stroke of Light by Bare Minerals in Luminous 1. The color is really great for counteracting the dark circles under my eyes. To set my make up in place I use the Urban Decay All Night Makeup Setting Spray. I highly recommend this spray especially if you live in a humid climate like I do in Florida. Your makeup will stay through the heat and sweat which is amazing!

 

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For eyes, I always start out with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer potion. This really helps the keep my eyeshadow in place and really emphasizes the pigment of the eyeshadow. Then for eyeshadow, I am still really loving the Naked 2 palette. I use this everyday because it has the best colors and is so easy to mix and match for the perfect look day or night. I usually wear “Foxy” all over my eye lid and under my brow then I apply “Tease” to the crease. If I am doing a night time or smoky eye look I will put “Chopper” or “Half Baked” all over my eyelid with one of the darker colors like “Rusted” in my crease. I then apply my favorite eyeliner the Stila waterproof liquid eyeliner in black. This is seriously the best eyeliner. The tip is very fine and makes application very easy and the formula really does stay all day. To finish off my eyes I use the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara which is my ultimate favorite of all time mascara. For my brows, I recently got this travel sized sampler of the Benefit Ka-Brow Brow gel in color 1 and I am loving it. The gel is really easy to apply, fills in my brows very nicely, and even comes with its own little brush.

 

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Ok so for lips I am going to start off with a new purchase the Bite lip scrub in Whipped Cherry. I always have chap lips and this stuff scrubs really well, smells amazing, and leaves my lips feeling really smooth. I also have the Lalicious sugar kiss lip butter which I put on before I go to bed so I wake up with soft lips in the morning. For daytime, if you are looking for a chapstick with just a hint of color I suggest the Fresh Sugar Lip balm in Rose. It goes on very smoothly and makes your lips feel so soft. It also has a very subtle light pink color which is gorgeous. For lipstick, my favorite at the moment is the Mac Viva Glam II lipstick. The color is a light mauve pink/almost nude and I am obsessed. I pair it with my Nars lipgloss in Turkish delight which lightens it up just a little bit.

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Ok on to hair, my all time favorite shampoo is still the Carol’s Daughter in Monoi. It has a great smell is very gentle on my hair and leaves it feeling super soft. After washing and conditioning my hair I then brush it out with the Wet Brush. this brush is specifically made for people who have a very sensitive scalp and hate brushing your hair. It gets out tangles super fast without pulling out your hair. If it’s one of those days where I don’t feel like washing my hair I will usually go for some dry shampoo. This gives my hair a little refresh and makes it much easier to style. I have tried a few dry shampoos and consistently go back to the Tresemme  volume in dry shampoo. It is inexpensive and works very well and doesn’t leave a white residue. If I am styling my hair I usually put in a soft curl with my 1″ barrel con air curling iron. To finish I spray a little Pureology Levitation mist on my scalp to get a little more volume, set with hairspray then spray the Living Proof  Humidity shield.

Hope you enjoyed my beauty reviews and recommendations. If you have any recommendations of products I should try, let me know in the comments below. I love trying new things.

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