July Favorites

Favorites-julySo I have been loving some new products lately.  Some new, some I’ve been using for a while.  So lets get started…

Favorites July 5First with it being summer Sunscreen is a must.  I used to burn so easily and so badly.  The other day I saw in my timehop that 6 years ago I was so burnt so badly that strangers were commenting on how bad I was burnt.  Any way I started using sunscreen regularly and now instead of burning, then peeling back to pale white me.  Now I can develop a tan, a very subtle tan, but it’s there.  Hawaiian Tropic, is my favorite, it smells amazing. I use spf 15 it’s enough to keep me from burning, but not enough to block out the sun completely.  I use the aerosol Can on my body, but you’re not meant to use it on your face. So I also got the light weight lotion for on my face.

Favorites July 3Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor.  I’ve got the color Flirtation.  I’m loving this liquid matte lipcolor.  This will last and last.  I can up it on in the morning and it’ll last all day.  I also love this color, it’s a matte coral color. I think coral is my favorite lip color.  I do like nude lipcolor.

Favorites July 4The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony, in the color Matt Kumar. I’ve been using this a lot since I got it in my ipsy bag.  I especially love to blend it with Pixel’s pro eye shadow in the color loving. It just looks so pretty.

Favorites -july 2Marc Anthony Nourishing Argon Oil of Morocco perfect blow dry smoothing cream.I’ve not been blow drying my hair much this month, much to my annoyance.  I’ve been using this to try and tame the fizziness that comes with not using the blow dryer.  It’s definitely been a lifesaver.  It also helps it dry faster.  I HATE having wet hair, I don’t know why but it just makes me cranky.

Have you tried any of these products?  What are some of your favorites?


Minimal Makeup Look.

Summer is just around the corner, and so is humidity, heat and beach days.  In the summer I don’t always like wearing a ton of layers of makeup.  I feel like I get sweaty causing my makeup to melt off. It seams like a waste of money, and makeup so I thought that I would try to not wear as much.IMG_1164.PNG

To create this quick and easy look, I skipped Primer and foundation, which made me feel like my skin could breath so much better.  I did use some concealer from e.l.f. to cover up any blemishes.  Then I used Naked Cosmetics Mica Pigment  in Sierra Nevada, and applied it to the outer corners of my eyes and then blended it in all over.  Then I used e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner and thinly lined my eyes, not too dramatically.  Then I took an e.l.f.  concealer and highlight (well just the white highlight side) to highlight under my eyes

After that I moved on to Rimmel London’s Kate Sculpting palette in Coral Glow for the blush, and I added a bit more highlight.  Then I used my hikari bronzer to take away from the paleness that makes people ask me if I’m sick when I’m just not wearing makeup.

After all of the powder I curled my eyelashes and then coated them with Smash box full exposure mascara. For my lips I used Illusion lip gloss from Pure Romance, which uses your bodies chemicals  to find your perfect shade of pink.

Minimal makeup look