Monday, February 3, 2014

Sleep deprived or well rested?

Hey readers, so I am officially the worst blogger out there. I was making a goal to post everyday so you'd have a lot to read, but that is just too darn stressful in my hectic life. So I'm setting a new more achievable goal of 3 times a week. 

Sleep Deprived?
This product is my miracle worker when I'm not getting enough sleep and we've all been there (New mom's). This is not concealer but it is an under eye brightening powder that completely wakes you up and adds 5 extra hours of sleep to those under eye dark circles. This is a matte powder so you don't look shiny, but very natural. Bare Essentials, Well Rested is not an everyday product, but when you need it, you NEED it, and it really pays off. Find well rested here at Nordstrom.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Don't be a Tarte.

If you wan't el naturale, look no further. I love the radiant glow this gives me. Even at my palest, I looked like I had been outside in the sun for the afternoon. I loved the gentle sun kissed look. I got on Tarte's website to check out some of the ingredients because I heard they pride themselves in being a natural line and I was pretty surprised when I found the ingredient list.

Contains:Vitamins A & E, Vitamin C, Grape seed extract, Mineral pigments.
What it doesn't have in it: Paraben, Phthalate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Petrolatum, Synthetic Fragrance, Synthetic Dye, NO ANIMAL TESTING.
For more info on the ingredients they use check here. To add this to your ULTA cart click this link to shop at Sephora click here.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Show a little merci.

I know, I know, it has been a while since I posted. It has been a crazy week full of home renovations and wild game barbecue's. But I have a little treat in store for you. If you haven't tried or heard of laura mercier click the link below to find out more. This foundation is just the right amount of coverage for everyday use. If you don't want something that's going to cake on your face but you want a good foundation that minimizes pores and hides blemishes this is for you. This works great for sensitive skin or skin that tends to break out with minimal makeup because it is SO natural. If on a scale of 1 being the least amount of coverage you can get and 10 being the most, this is probably a 6 or 7. It comes highly recommended from the makeup artists at Sephora. I have seen this foundation in action guys, it's great. Saw it, used it, loved it. Find it here.

Tips for use:
Apply with a brush for minimal coverage. Gently brush foundation on top of concealer and then set with a makeup setting spray or use a sponge to apply foundation on top of liquid foundation or concealer for maximum coverage.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Salty like the Sea

This is everything you want for your face and more. It exfoliates, hydrates and cleanses all at the same time. It contains avocado and coconut oils to hydrate, this is excellent since my face is always dry here in the desert state. It contains lime and vodka so I strongly dislike getting this salty tang in my mouth, however these two ingredients are the key to disinfecting your skin and killing bacteria which prevents breakouts and blackheads. I love the exfoliating factor in here which is coarse salt. It's not so harsh on your skin but still gives a nice buffer. I HATE washing my face over the sink, I'm obviously not skilled enough because I get water all over my sleeves and somehow both the counter and the floor end up drenched. So I store this in my shower and use it 3-4 times a week. My husband uses it before he shaves occasionally and it prevents breakouts and ingrown hairs. I love how this balances out the pH in my skin. You can find it here at Lush.

Tips for use:
Wet your face and then take a small teaspoon sized amount and apply to cheeks slowly working your way up by your temples and down to your jawline and neck. Scrub until the salt is dissolved and your face feels smooth and then rinse. I still moisturize after drying my face because I get an extremely dry face, so you be the judge after your first try.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Bomb's go Boom

Best bath bombs ever. This is what my bathtub looked like after dropping the bombs into the water, fun right? My skin felt like butter when I got done soaking in a hot bath of this glorious product. The best part is, it's all natural. You can find these delectable bath bomb's at Lush. They have a HUGE assortment and I refused to go on my honeymoon without a few of these. I'm so glad I brought them because they worked miracles during my daily baths. My favorite: the SEX BOMB, it smells to die for! I have probably tried 15 different scents and I have loved them all so far! My sister doesn't like spending $5 per bath so she takes a hammer and breaks them apart, I however like VERY pigmented, scented water so I just save them for special occasions. I have tried chiseling a piece off and it works good, but you will enjoy it more if you go all out and toss the whole bomb in with a big BOOM!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Urban Decay Brow Box

The best brows EVER can be found here at Sephora. I am the girl who put's eyebrows on, instead of eye shadow, if I'm short on time because they are just that important. Can you imagine hanging up a painting on the wall with no frame? That is exactly how people look with their eyebrows missing, so what if they have naturally dark eyebrows, penciling your eyebrows in is the difference between a decent frame and a very fancy frame. IT'S A BIG DEAL. This Urban Decay Eyebrow kit has a wax rather than a gel to tame those brows so you get smooth eybrows, not crunchy brows. An added bonus is that they have two separate kits, one for blondes (Honey Pot) and one for brunettes (Brown Sugar). Then in each kit they have two colors. I love this because as my hair color varies through the seasons I can change my eyebrows or mix and match the two to get the perfect shade. Underneath the colors and wax you have mini tweezers and a brow brush for each color, this makes it so convenient for the road so you don't have to take your entire brush collection. And if you're a terrible person and like to do your makeup in the car (guilty) it's extra convenient. My sister and I tried this at Sephora and when we walked out of the store without it we both felt sick. I remember her saying after a moment of silence on our car ride home "are you thinking about those Urban Decay eyebrows too?". We laughed and of course I knew at that moment I had to have them. If you're a little hesitant about spending $30 on an eyebrow kit that you've never tried head in to Sephora right now to try it out for free, you probably won't leave the store without purchasing it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

GHD, worth it or not?

I know it is hard to make the call for most of you. $90, $120, $180, is my hair worth that much when I can make a $30 flat iron from Walmart work? Well I've got news for you! A decent flat iron is NOT good enough. Yes, your style might look pretty good, and yes it might last long enough for you to save up for another $30 flat iron, but it does damage your hair. The problem with inexpensive flat irons isn't the price. It is the fact that they don't have the funds for the science, research and technology needed to protect your hair. My current GHD doesn't have a thermal dial because it doesn't need one. Sure if I were really dumb and held it in one spot, it would burn the hair that it was exposed to. But if I use it as directed and slowly move down the shaft of hair it will never burn because the GHD auto adjusts and the temp never goes high enough to burn your hair (if used properly) but is still excellent for styling. The other plus, for you ladies like me that can be forgetful, is that it turns off automatically after 30 minutes of not being used to prevent fires. Pure genius. The plates are extremely nice and your hair doesn't get caught and pulled which prevents split ends. My hair is honestly the healthiest it has ever been since I bought this flat iron last year. Ladies, this retails for $185.00 here at Ulta. I am a firm believer that this can change your hair, so much in fact, that if you are friends or clients I would be happy to get you a discount just contact me for info or leave a comment.