JUNE BEAUTY FAVORITES

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SO THIS HAPPENED..

  

So I guess this is what happens when you walk into Sephora, Ulta and Target without any real reason. 

Listen, I went into Sephora to buy a new beauty blender and the Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. What I ended up walking with an entire different story. After that it just spiraled out of control 😁 A trip to Ulta and Target followed suit because, of course, they’re all in the same strip. It’s like they set people up for failure! 

Travel Skincare

Travel Skincare
In a couple of days, I will be on a very long flight (14 hours) to the Philippines and from past experiences, I know that the dry, recycled air on planes wrecks absolute havoc on my entire body. I get stuffy, I get fatigued, and my skin is just on a whole other level.
My skin has gone through some major changes in the past almost 2 years and so for the past couple of months, I’ve been on a pretty strict skincare routine to try and gain some control over it and it’s been really working out for me. So the LAST thing I want is to send my skin back into a downward spiral! My goal was to find a skincare routine for the actual flight, that was minimal and allowed me to keep my skin fresh without actually having to use the water on the plane because let’s face it, airplane bathrooms get gross real quick on long flights and I’m trying to limit my time in them lol.
I will be wearing light makeup for blogging and vlogging purposes between flights so it was important for me to find wipes that would be able to take off at least most of my makeup without leaving that gross oily/greasy feel on the face that some makeup wipes tend to give you. I’ve been using these Neutrogena Natural purifying makeup wipes for the past couple of weeks on a recommendation I get and I love them! They do exactly what I’m looking for, they smell great, and even better: they’re natural!
Next up are sheet masks, I bought the antioxidant one from Karuna that’s meant to replenish and protect your skin. It also has hyaluronic acid which is SO moisturizing and as soon as I saw that as one of the ingredients, it was like yes, yes, yes, I’m buying this. The other one I picked up was by When and it’s their travelmate mask, I plan on using this one on the flight back, and it’s meant to restore your skin. I’m excited to use both of these!
I’ve been meaning to pick up and try out the b6 complexion spray from Urban Decay since it first came out. It claims to reduce redness and minimize pores among other things. It’s also supposed to soothe your skin which is why I decided it could be handy on the flight.
Next two items are the Sonia Kashuk Radiant Face oil and Ole Henriksen’s Truth Revealed super creme with SPF. I’ve been using both already and I think they’ve both been really amazing. I didn’t have super high expectations of the face oil because at the end of the day, it is a drugstore brand. I was super surprised to see how much my skin just loves this stuff! I have a bit of acne scarring on my cheeks and while my super creme has been helping with that because of the vitamin C, the face oil from SK has really been helping as well! The oil is a combination of oils that I don’t know off the top of my head right now, but whayever they are, they’re working wonders all together. Not only has it helped with scarring, but the overall appearance of my skin is looking better. It’s definitely less dull that’s for sure!
I’m excited to see how these products all work together! Fingers crossed for my skin y’all.

Fig + Yarrow Wants

Fig + Yarrow Wants

I’ve never been a DIY spa girl, or much less, a take a bath type of girl. As I get older and the less time I actually get to fully relax, I realize the importance of de-stressing yourself. I’ve eyed Fig + Yarrow products for quite a while and even have the Floral Milk Bath (which of course, I still have yet to use). From bath salts to mud masks to seasonal herbal steams, Fig + Yarrow has plenty to choose from! I hope to pick up a couple more of their products soon and I can get my DIY, Pinterest Dream Spa on!

Fig Yarrow mud mask
$24 – urbanoutfitters.com

Body moisturizer
figandyarrow.com

Fig Yarrow body cleanser
urbanoutfitters.com

Fig Yarrow body cleanser
urbanoutfitters.com

Fig + Yarrow Facial Steam
urbanoutfitters.com

AMERICA’S BEAUTY SHOW @ MCCORMICK PLACE 

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A couple of weeks ago, I attended America’s Beauty Show in Chicago at McCormick Place. Imagine IMATS, but with hair products haha. You have all the major lines there such as Paul Mitchell, Redken, TIGI, Pureoology, CHI, Moroccan Oil, American Crew, etc. As well as tons of smaller brands intermixed throughout. If you are a hair and makeup junkie like me (I mean let’s be real, you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t), this place is heaven. You have hundreds of vendors, great deals, tons of stages and presentations. You’d literally have to be lacking a creative bone in your body if this place didn’t inspire you at all. This was the 2nd year I’ve attended and lemme tell you, I handled it a lot better than last year! I went as a student and it was my first time going so I seriously had NO idea what to expect. I’ve been to the Auto Show at McCormick Place several times, but the beauty show is a whole other level. Definitely overwhelming to say the least. This year, I went into it with a list of booths I couldn’t miss and it made my day so much easier! I made sure I had enough time to visit all the booths I wanted to visit and buy all the products I needed to get because HELLO? amazing deals! The show isn’t just limited to only hair lines, they also have lots of makeup vendors as well as a separate show in the same building for skin and body. The highlight of my entire day was getting the opportunity to meet JP DeJoria, co-founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell. He has such a great spirit about him that even being in his presence for five minutes was awesome.

FUN FACT: the backstreet boys were there??????????? I saw Nick Carter in person. It was weird, haha.

TARTELETTE PALETTE AND TARTEIST EYELINER

      

So excited to finally have these lil babies! I’ve always leaned towards matte shadows more than shimmery ones simply because my eye shape can only handle one shimmery shade at one time. I still have to play around with all of the shades, but I can tell you right now that Wanderer (second shadow on the bottom row) is hands down my favorite. The Tarteist eyeliner, I will admit, is quite gimmicky. However, I do appreciate that the liner probably has less of a chance of drying out because of it being in a tube rather than a pot and that it came with a nice liner brush. It does dry black which I love, however I’ve had issues with it smudging throughout the day even while I’m wearing a primer. I’d say it’s a pretty average liner, nothing spectacular, but not terrible either.