Top 5 Products for Glowing Skin

Top 5 Products for Glowing Skin

Welcome back! Today I’m sharing my top 5 products for glowing skin- which is perfect for the upcoming summer months! As it gets warmer outside, I like to put less and less makeup products on my face, and try to go a bit more natural. However, I still want to have glowing, smooth skin, so these products are my go-to’s to achieve natural look while still looking radiant!

Drunk Elephant T.L.C Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum.

This one can be a bit pricey, like most of the Drunk Elephant products. BUT it’s so worth it in my opinion. After using this serum for a few months I have noticed that my pores are basically non existent and it makes my makeup go on significantly smoother. It’s great for evening out your skin tone, providing the perfect base for glowing skin.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser

This is one of my favorite drugstore cleansers. It makes your skin feel incredibly soft and brightens up your complexion. If you have any kind of dry skin, you’ll love this cleanser because it won’t leave your skin feeling super tight and uncomfortable. But even if you have combo skin, you’ll still love this hydrating, glowy face wash that leaves your skin feeling, and looking amazing.

Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

If you’re looking for a new toner, you should definitely try this one. You get a good amount for your money, and it does an amazing job at gently exfoliating your skin while leaving it soft and glowing after. The natural ingredients work together to smooth your complexion, and give you a radiant finish.

Sephora Collection Ulta Glow Serum

I love putting this stuff on before my makeup- it truly makes you have a lit-from-within glow. It’s not heavy or super oily, and melts into your skin super fast so you can apply makeup right after. This serum is great for all skin types, and as well as give you a natural glow, will also even out your skin tone and help reduce fine lines and wrinkles (so how can you go wrong)

Pixi Rose Glow Face Mist

If you haven’t tried a Pixi face mist yet, you need to go to your local target and try one immediately. You honestly can’t go wrong with any of them, but this is one of my favorites (it’s tied for first with the Pixi Milky Hydrating Mist). The fresh rose scent makes you feel like you’re in a spa, while it moisturizes, plumps, and helps brighten your skin. I love using this at night right before I go to bed, or in the morning right before I apply my makeup.

How to Get Soft, Shiny Hair

How to Get Soft, Shiny Hair

Welcome back! I feel like I’ve been trying for years to find products that give me just-left-the-salon type hair. You know, soft, flowy, beautiful, effortless…..WELL I have finally found a collection of products that I think get you one step closer to achieving perfect hair.

Ghost Verb Oil

I’ve tried a lot of different hair oils, and this is by far the best. The lightweight formula leaves your hair soft and can smooth any frizz or fly aways you have without being overly greasy. This is my favorite finishing touch after I style my hair.

Olaplex Bond Smoother

Only one word can describe this product-amazing. You can use this on damp or dry hair, and it makes your hair feel like you’ve had a keratin treatment. What’s even better is that you only need a small amount so the bottle will last you forever.

Moroccan Oil Hydrating Styling Cream

A very similar product to Olaplex, but still necessary. I love using both, especially when I’m heat styling my hair. My hair is super prone to dryness, so it could use all the help it can get when I’m putting hot tools on it. It also smells amazing so always a nice added bonus.

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave in Product

I’ve been using this product since I was about 14, and it’s hands down the best leave in conditioner I’ve ever used. It has 10 benefits (hence the name) and it’s such an easy one-and-done type product, especially if you’re in a rush. I’m currently using the Walmart alternative, which is basically the exact same thing at a fraction of the price, so that’s a win too.

And that’s it! I hope these products can serve as good recommendations for any of you who are looking for softy, shinier hair! What are your favorite go-to hair care products?

Tips for Flawless Makeup

Tips for Flawless Makeup

So- – no one likes cakey makeup. Or makeup that doesn’t last long. Or makeup that slides all over your face. Well, if you find yourself experiencing any of these terrible makeup applications tragedies, check out my tips below for flawless makeup!

Setting Spray

Setting spray is the last step in my makeup routine, and probably my favorite. Misting a nice smelling, cooling setting spray all over your face is honestly such a relaxing feeling. Not only does setting spray lock in your entire look, but it also can really allow the makeup to sink into your skin and look flawless. Applied too much powder and look cakey? Setting spray can soften the cakey-powder appearance and allow liquid and powders to mesh together beautifully.

Some of my favorite settings sprays include the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist and Mac Fix Plus .

Primer/Moisturizer

Applying skincare before makeup is an excellent way to create a flawless base for your makeup application. I love putting on eye cream and moisturizer before my makeup in the morning and it really helps my everything sit better on my skin. You can even use a priming moisturizer, such as the Smashbox Primerizer, or just whatever your current skincare products are. I currently am loving the Bobbi Brown Face Base!

*Note, even if you have oily skin, you should still apply a moisturizer! It’ll do wonders for your skin, I would just stick with something lightweight!

Liquid before powder

If you’re ever wondering why your makeup looks cakey, it may be because you’re applying liquid over your powder products. This is a recipe for cakey, uneven, not flawless makeup. Try to layer liquid products on before you put any powder products on and you will definitely notice the difference!

Cream instead of powder products

Generally speaking, I think cream products melt into the skin significantly better than powder products do, especially if you have dry skin like me. Cream products like highlighters and bronzers, can look so much more natural and blended when you use a cream formula. This is a sure fire way to get a natural, flawless complexion without piling on a million products. Some of my favorite cream products are the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer and the Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick.

I hope these tips can help you guys achieve flawless makeup! Let me know what your tips are to get perfect looking makeup.

Xo.

Winter Skincare for Dry Skin

Winter Skincare for Dry Skin

Even though it’s March, it’s still about 18 degrees on a daily basis here in New Jersey so I still find myself considering it winter. I don’t know about you, but my skin gets actually bone dry in the winter- picture dry, flaky, red skin on a daily basis (I didn’t say it’d be a pretty picture). Having dry skin in the winter time is the actual worst, but through a long process of trial and error I have found some holy grail products that make the winter a little bit more bearable on my skin.

Aveeno Stress Relieving Moisturizing Body Lotion

Aveeno products are some of the best when it comes to sensitive skin, and in the winter, they’re my go to for body lotion. I love the stress relief version because it smells like lavender and makes me feel like I’m kinda sorta maybe at a spa (?) and not just in my bathroom. This is also great because I refuse to take anything less than a scalding hot shower so my skin definitely needs some TLC after basically burning it off.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum

If you have dry skin, or just want your skin to have a little bit more bounce and suppleness, give this serum a try. At under $7, it’s a perfect supplement to any existing skincare routine you have, or a good place to start if you don’t want to commit to buying that expensive serum you saw Kim Kardashian use. I also love using this a primer in the morning before I put on my makeup to provide the perfect base to smooth over any dry patches I may.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

I love using this moisturizer during any time of the year, but during the winter is my favorite. It’s so lightweight yet extremely moisturizing that it sinks right into your skin immediately. No greasy feel, no weird overpowering fragrance, just a simple moisturizer that gets the job done. Also, another great alternative for a two-in-one primer/moisturizer before you put on your makeup.

Laneige Lavender Sleeping Mask

Soooo I only discovered this product a little over a month ago but it is a MUST have. I repeat, a must have. Everyone needs this mask in their life. It smells amazing, it feels like a canvas of silk on your skin, and a little goes a long way so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. I put this mask on before I go to sleep, give it approximately 5 seconds to sink into my skin and then done. It’s so easy to use, and when you wake up in the morning your skin will look and feel rejuvenated and softer than it has in months.

Favorite Winter Fragrances

Favorite Winter Fragrances

So with winter drawing to a (very slow) close, I thought I would share my favorite fragrances from this past season! I love to switch up scents, so having options is essential for me. These are the fragrances I couldn’t stop reaching for, and are my go-to for the perfect winter scent, and at three different price points, no matter what your budget is, there’s one for everyone!

Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist $32

This fragrance is one of the most perfect perfumes for fall/winter. With notes of pistachio and salted caramel, it wraps you up like a soft blanket and will last all day long, despite only being a body mist. Although a bit pricey for a body mist, the body has lasted me several seasons for far, so definitely worth it.

Viktor&Rolf BONBON $68

I originally got this one as a sample, and I was amazed at how long it lasted on my skin, and how the scent transformed throughout the day. Perfect for day to night, I love wearing this to work for a more sophisticated scent. A floral perfume with notes of caramel, orange blossom, and mandarin, you cannot go wrong with this warm, inviting fragrance.

Maison Margiela “Replica” By The Fireplace $126

This was another perfume I had a sample of, and fell in love. I had heard people rave about this perfume, but every time I would smell it in Sephora, I always thought it was way too masculine. After getting a sample of it and wearing it for an afternoon into evening, I went back and bought the full size. Replica perfumes are known to last extremely long, and this one is no exception. With one spritz, I carry a classy, spicy scent around with me all day, and always have people asking what I’m wearing. The notes consist of vanilla accord, clove oil, and chestnut accord- you basically smell like a better version of a wood burning fireplace, which is always one of my favorite winter scents!

Let me know if you guys try any of these, or what your favorite go-to winter fragrances are!

xo

Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Products

Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Products

When it comes to makeup, some of us (and by some, I mean most of us) want to look our best while spending the least. It can be hard to navigate the drugstore makeup world, when there are usually no testers, messy displays and a lack of store employees to recommend products. So where do you start? The list below contains products that I think are some of the absolute best drug store makeup products that will make you look beautiful while lacking the inevitable cringe you get when looking at your total after spending an hour in Sephora.

Let me know if you guys also enjoy these products or what your favorite drugstore makeup products are!

xo

  1. Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15
  • With a price tag under $9, this cushion foundation rivals any high end option you have. It’s lightweight, easy to apply (with a sponge or brush, depending on preference) and wears beautifully all day. I love the natural look of the foundation and how fresh it makes my skin look. (Also fun fact, I wore this on my graduation day, so…let that speak to it’s greatness)
    1. Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint
  • These are probably one of my favorite lip products out there. They glide on effortlessly and give you a natural stain while still pulling together your entire makeup look. I love wearing this to work, at night, and for my more natural makeup days. With 10 different shades, there’s one for every occasion. 
    1. Makeup Revolution Renaissance Flick Eyeliner Pen
  • Hands down best liquid eyeliner. Period. Give this a try for yourself and you will never find yourself spending $20+ on an eyeliner from Sephora, or having smudged eyeliner 30 minutes after applying it.
    1. Milani Rose Powder Blush
  • Okay so blush is actually my least favorite makeup product.  As someone who is always naturally flushed, I cringe at the thought of applying a bright blush that’s going to make me look like a clown. This blush is one of the most natural, easiest to apply blushes that I’ve ever tried.  I love the soft satin finish that isn’t too shimmery, but just enough to give a subtle glow to the cheeks, some may say, even better than a natural flush. 
    1. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer
  • As one of the most raved about drugstore bronzers, it’s no wonder this bronzer is amazing.  Easy to apply, natural look, soft sheen, great color pay off, affordable price tag, I could go on forever. I consider myself a bronzer junkie (a sad fact when you’re pale 95% of the year) and this one stands out against my most luxury bronzers. I find myself reaching for this on an every day basis, and I even bought a backup. If you’re new to bronzer or can’t go a day without it, this product is great for everyone with its essentially fool proof formula. OH and it also smells amazing, so that’s fun too.