I have been wanting to share my skincare routine for a while but I wanted to make sure that I was pretty happy with it before I shared it. I have always been quite lucky with my skin and not having to worry about having crazy acne prone skin. For the longest time, I didn’t have a skincare routine that I consistently followed. Now, as I have moved more into my adult life I have noticed that my skin had changed quite a bit due to more stress in my life and requires more of a skincare routine.
To begin with, I like using the Philosophy Purity Cleaner to get rid of any of the dirt or oil that has built up overnight. I like to put a pump of Purity on my Clarisonic, wet my face and let the Clarisonic do its job. The Purity cleanser leaves my skin feeling super clean without leaving it with any of the tightness that you can get from some other cleanser.
As of late, my skin has been a little drier than normal that I have been using the Pacifica Coconut Essence Hydro Mist to give my skin a little shot of hydration. After I let that soak into my skin I like to hit with some more hydration with a moisturizer. As of lately, I have really been enjoying the Philosophy Purity Moisturizer it is super lightweight but lets my skin feeling hydrated all day long without feeling super greasy.
To finishes off my routine, I use an eye cream that helps with the really bad undereye circles that I got from my momma. (LOVE YOU MOM) You got to love genes. However, I have been using the Sunday Riley Auto Correct which I have honestly have seen a true difference in my undereye circles. All in all, I am really enjoying my skincare routine and my skin has been responded supremely well. My skin is looking the best it has looked in a long time.
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Honestly, most days I am lucky if I am able to walk out the door with my scrub pants on the right way round let alone have a full face of makeup on my face. Nevertheless, when I do have a little extra time to put on more than mascara, that is where my trusty five minutes makeup routine comes in to play.
To begin with, I use the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue all over my face either with my fingers or a Real Techniques sponge. This is great for evening out my skin tone while giving me some SPF 30. I then like to give my face a little bit of color by using some bronzer. The bronzer that I have been loving lately is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer.
Now, that my face is done I move on to my eyes. I like to take a fluffy shadow brush and dip into a matte shade to give a wash of color on my eyelid. I focus most of the color on my lid and then blend outwards from that point. My go-to colors are mainly warm browns but I have been using the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions for the last couple months.
My favorite shade from the palette is the chocolate/purple color with works really well with my skin tone. I like to at least apply one coat of mascara to finish off my eye look. For the daytime I like my eyelashes to look pretty natural and that is what the Marc Jacobs Noir Velvet mascara does to my eyelashes .
To finishes off my look, I will throw on my lip balm like the glossier Blamdotcom. This routine takes me no longer than five minutes to do but it just gives me that little bit more put together look when I walk out the door.
Do you have your quick makeup routine when you’re in a rush? Do you have a makeup product that you always put on ?
New make up is always coming out every time I look and it’s everywhere from Instagram to Pinterest. I always love finding new products to obsessive over.So, with the holidays coming up I find it even harder to contain myself. Here are a few things that I hopefully can get my hands on soon.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Prism Eyeshadow $42
Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette $46
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation $34
Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow $25
BareMinerals The Hidden Treasure 18.0 Ready Eye Palette $46
Charlotte Tilbury Naughty & Nice Box $149
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream $38
Any new makeup you have been obsessing over?
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A few days ago, while out running errands I notice in one of the stores that they already had some Christmas things out. There in that store, it hit me that we only have three more months left in 2017!!! Where did the time go?!?!? It still feels like it should be May but unfortunately, we can’t turn back the clock. However, my favorite time of the year is here and I could not be more happy about it. I just love everything about the Fall and Winter. So, to end my year on a high note I want to achieve five goals before that clock hit midnight on December 31st.
Keep working on getting healthier
I just feel like I am not a healthy as I really could be. So I want to work on eating healthier and working out more. This way I can start to feel better about myself and feel more confident about my body. I know that it is going to be a little bit of a challenge coming up to the holiday season but I really want to be as healthy as I can. It not about losing the weight it just about becoming an all-around healthier person.
Get a job for what I went to school for
This goal is self-explanatory really. I am just ready to have a real job, so I am going to make it happen.
Put more effort into my blog
I really want to make my blog the best that it can be and this means really putting some effort into it. I haven’t really put the most effort into this blog up to this point and I think that is can show. I want to make sure that when I am working on a blog post I am putting everything that I can into the post.
Making A Budget
I spend way too much money on coffee and silly things that I don’t need.I just want to be aware of what I am spending my money on. Also with creating a budget, I want to start really saving money. This way I can be more money conscious, so when I get a job then I have money saved to get the things that I need for the move.
Get out of my comfort zone
I have gotten really comfortable in the last year or so and I want to push myself out of it. I don’t know how I am going to do this but I really want to work on it the best that I can!
September has come to an end and October is now in full swing. I can not believe that we only have three more months left in 2017! It’s so crazy how fast the year has gone by!! I thought that I would share with you all some things that I have been loving from the past month.
Philosophy Pure Grace
I have been wearing this perfume every day and I can not get enough of it. I just love how light and clean this perfume is on mine skin.If you are a big fan of the clean scent this one is for you. This is definitely a go-to perfume and I am so happy that I discovered it.
Milani Teddy Bare
There is nothing better than a go-to lipstick and this is what Milani Teddy Bare is. I love the color and how comfortable it is on the lips. it gives my lips a little color without being super out there.
The Fresh Market Bergamot Clementine Body Butter
This body butter is A-MAZ-ING!!! I can’t get enough of this body butter and it has easily become one of my new favorites. Also, I cannot get enough the smell of the bergamot and clementine. It really just melts into your skin like BUT-TER, which is the best thing ever.
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
My hair is thick, frizzy, and curly so I am always on the lookout for something that can my hair less than frizzy. This skinny serum is one of the best ones that I have used. It gives my hair shine and cut done my frizz I can not get enough of it.
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Ahhhh. The weekend.There is nothing better than not having to wake up early and go to work. These few short days are just for you to do anything you want. For me, the weekend is when I like to let my skin breathe from the long days of makeup, sweat and dirt filled days of the week. However, when I do put on makeup during the weekend I like to keep it as simple as possible. I don’t like to do anything too crazy just enough to make myself look put together.
I start with BareMinerals Completion Rescue * in shade 4.5 wheat as my base I like to blend it in with a real technicians sponge. I like keeping my base product light with coverage so that it doesn’t feel heavy and my skin still looks like my skin. It’s the weekend and I don’t like to put too much effort in my makeup routine.Unfortunately, for me, I have dreadfully bad dark circles and have to cover them up with the Maybelline Superstay Better Skin *in light to even out the darkness. To give it a more natural look I just dot the concealer on to my dark circles then blend it out with my real techniques sponge.
I then move on to my eyes where I start with my eyebrows. I like to fill in the sparse areas of my eyebrows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer * in dark brown. I don’t go crazy or anything but I just like my eyebrows to look even. With my eyeshadow, I really like that the one wash of color on the eye. It’s a simple and effortless look that can be done in seconds. The Maybelline Color Tattoo Crayon in bronze truffle is my current favorite for this, all I do is swipe it on and blend out with my fingers. Then to finishes off my look by I coat my lashes with L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise * mascara.
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Mascara is one of my favorite beauty products to use hands down. I am always so excited when it come to pick out a mascara that I want to wear for the day. When it comes to buying mascara I tend to stick with drugstore brands. Not only are they a great price but I feel that the formula is just as good or even better than some of the high-end brands. I really do have my favorite high-end mascaras but I tend to reach for a drugstore mascara more than the high-end one. I have narrow down my favorite to my top three that are totally worth buying from the drugstore.
Maybelline Lash Sensational
When I first bought this mascara and used it I could totally see why there was so much hype about this product.It made my lashes look longer, fuller and it did not clump at all.Which is everything that I want in a mascara regardless if it high-end or drugstore. I have repurchased the Lash Sensatioanl mascara multiple times and will keep buying it. I will always have this on hand in my makeup bag as a trusty go to. Also, what makes this a great mascara is that no matter what kind of make up you are wearing for the day, it goes. This is also great for days when you don’t want to wear any other make up but mascara just to make yourself look a little more put together. Great for when you get done with the gym and have some errands to do.
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise
This mascara has been out for a little bit now and I feel like everyone is talking about it in the beauty community. The L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise is hands down one of THE best mascaras that I have tried. I also agree with a lot of other beauty lover that this is a great dupe for the Too Faced BTS mascara ,you are getting the same great look without the higher price tag. It makes my lashes look fuller, super long , does not clump or flake off. I can wear this all day and it still looks as good as when I first put it on. Even when you put on more than one coat of the mascara on my lashes still look just as amazing and not clumply. I could go one talking about this mascara for days if I wanted to do but if I where you I would run to the closest drugstore and pick yourself up one of these quick. Seriously go get your hands on this now.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Fake Out
Physisans Formula is a brand that I feel that is not on a lot of peoples radars. They really have some great products like the Organic Wear Fake Out mascara. I love the way this mascara curls and adds volume to my lashes. Also, it has 100% natural ingredients which is a plus. The only thing that is a negitive for me was that it did not give me that “Fake ” lash look which I am okay with it,which is probabley why I love this mascara so much. It gives me a very natual looking lash would is great for daytime looks or when you dont want to wear a lot of make up. You really can’t go wrong with this mascara.
What is your favorite drugstore mascara ? Do you prefer drugstore or high-end mascara?
Tarte is one of all time my favorite brand of makeup and they never seem to disappointment me with any of the products that I have tried from them thus far. One of my favorite products that Tarte makes is their eyeshadows because they are richly pigmented and super easy to blend when they are on the eyelid. I love a good color payoff from an eyeshadow and Tarte sure as heck knows what they are doing with theirs. I recently had a Sephora gift card that I want to use up that I had from Christmas. So while I was in line to check out I got sucker into buying something from those sample and mini products pods that are all around you while in line saying “BUY ME! I know you want to!”
The one that was calling my name that day was the Tarte Tartlet Tease Clay Palette. BOY was I glad that this little joy of a palette had jumped into my basket before I had left the store. I had seen this mini palette before and never really had much thought about until I was waiting in line that day. I really don’t know where is palette has been but with the six perfectly pair shades, it sure as heck rocked my world.There are four matte shades and two shimmer shades which are super handy for creating multiple looks. I find that myself reaching for it almost every day and on the plus side it has a very delightful smell, almost like vanilla cupcakes.
The Tease palette is a palette that you will not regret buying yet it is not overly priced. It is the perfect size to travel with whether you are going to your friend’s house for the night or traveling a few months in Europe. I am defiantly taking this with in May when I go to Florida.You can make a daytime look and a night looks with the same palette.When it comes down to it if you have not tried this palette before then you need to. It’s just one of those makeup products that you make a part of your routine and you will miss it if it not there.
Please share what you favorite Tarte product in the comment below. I would love to hear from you.
Much love, Brynn