10 FALL BEAUTY FINDS THAT ARE SO COOL!

Fall is in the air! Hallelujah! I was ready for Summer break to be over about a month ago, anyone else relate?

Autumn time is exciting in the beauty world- we get the iconic 'Beauty Issue' from Allure that becomes my guide throughout the year... PLUS beauty brands come out with some of their biggest launches of the year. I scoured the newest products out there, tested them, and rounded up my top 10 finds for Fall 2018.

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Products Mentioned:

Makeup:

  • Urban Decay Lip Mousse Super lightweight matte formula that you can wear as a wash of color, or layer up for full pigment.

  • Maybelline Brow Tint Pen 4 tiny hair strokes in a single swipe- great for sparse brows that need to be filled in on the skin itself

  • NYX Foil Play Creme Pigment (The color Happie Hippie is not formulated well, but all the rest are beautiful!) A loose shimmer pigment that transforms into a creme- it's a little messy so use it before foundation... but it's beautiful!

  • Ulta Glow By Morning Tan Drops Add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer to add a natural glow to your face and neck, just be sure you wash your hands after application.

Hair:

Skincare:

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BEAUTY FOR TEENS

I get asked a LOT for

beauty recommendations when it comes to teens

, and what products are best for their needs. It's tricky because they've outgrown their kid shampoos, but don't necessarily need super high end products yet either. This list will get you started in every category of beauty, and the whole thing adds up to just about $80, so it won't cost you an arm and a leg- but you'll get great quality and results. [video here] PLUS, I am giving away a whole teen beauty kit over on my instagram, ends 5/20/18 at 12pm MST. 

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NEW BEAUTY INNOVATIONS THAT WOW

Pureology Vinegar Rinse, dpHue Cool Brunette Shampoo, Bumble&bumble Scalp Detox, Becca Hydramist Powder, Bum Bum Cream, Shake & Shot Mask

Every time Spring rolls around, it seems that beauty companies really pull out the big guns and release their BIGGEST innovations of the year. It takes a lot for me to stop and say WOW when I am wandering the isles of Sephora or Ulta, so you know this stuff is good! Here are six beauty innovations that will rock your world! [

video here

]

  • DpHue Cool Brunette Shampoo Counter act unwanted brassy and red tones with a cool blue shampoo designed specifically for brunettes. Shampoo and leave on for a few minutes to let the blue tone go to work on your hair and keep the cool hue.

  • Pureology Vinegar Hair Rinse This vinegar rinse is designed specifically for the correct pH of your hair, and will thoroughly clean the hair and scalp, as well as leave your hair shiny and fresh.

  • Bumble&bumble Scalp Detox This icy blast foam is tingly and refreshing on the scalp, plus it will detox the oil and buildup off the scalp for fresher more voluminous locks.

  • Becca Hydramist Set & Refresh Powder A powder made up of 50% water?! Yep, and it's awesome- it doesn't leave your skin looking chalky or cakey, just refreshes and mattifies with a lightweight finish. It feels cool to the touch and feels wet when you apply it, it's trippy- but so innovative.

  • Dr. Jart Shake & Shot Rubber Mask These Korean rubber masks are super fun to apply and take off, but they also leave skin GLOWING! The two part formula mixes together to form a rubbery gel, that you slather all over the face. It firms up and then peels off to reveal hydrating and firm skin underneath. Plus it's super fun.

  • Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream Time for skin season and this cream will tighten and leave you glowing in those little shorts. It has 5 times the caffeine of most firming creams and mica to give your skin a reflective glow. You and your Bum Bum will love it!

Any new beauty innovations out there you think I should know about it? Let me know! xo

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A SWEET SMELLING DEODORANT

I am ALWAYS looking for new development in the deodorant world. If you’ve been a reader long, you’ll know that I take my anti-sweating products quite seriously ;) as it has been a personal battle of mine since Jr. High.

I recently came across a new line of

Invisible Sprays from Secret

, and I wanted to share them with you just in case you are on the hunt for a new deodorant yourself.

These sprays are unique because they spray on clear and dry almost instantly, which I love because it means you start the day dry without the need to wait before getting dressed.

But the real showstopper, and what I really want to talk about are the scents available.

Holy Moly- they are the most scented deodorants I have ever tried, meaning they will go to work keeping you fresh smelling all day – perfect for the summer months . The fragrances really shine through as you move your body, which makes me much more confident if I am having a stressful or fast paced [i.e. stinky] day.

My two top scent picks are the

Boho Berry

and

Cool Waterlilly

, but they also offer a

Glam Grapefruit

and

Luxe Lavender

scent as well. The formula is also designed to give you 48 hour sweat protection, so it not only smells great, but it does its job to keep you dry as well. Highly recommended!

Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried these new Invisible Sprays, xo

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*Brought to you by Secret, but as always my opinions are my own

NEW AT THE DRUGSTORE // BEAUTY BUYS WORTH TRYING

Spring is always my favorite time to shop for beauty- it's the time of year when brands release their newest technology and exciting new products. I can spend hours cruising the isles looking at all the new goodies... and lucky for you, I've recently done just that! Here is a run down of some of the best of the best for Spring 2017.

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FRESH FAVORITES FOR HEALTHY SKIN

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Review

Last year while I was pregnant I decided to

eliminate some chemicals from my life

. You never can be too safe, right? But to be honest, I was really nervous to see what that might do to my acne-prone skin because I usually live by the rule that says 'if you can't FEEL it working, then it's not really working'.

That's a stupid rule. I was dumb. 

I started using the

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

, and the

Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve

and man oh man, have I fallen hard for this duo! It's no surprise that these two products are the top sellers for the brand.

Honestly my skin has changed and reacted so well to a less harsh routine. The Soy Cleanser is light weight and smooth, but leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. There is ZERO redness or irritation, the skin doesn't feel tight or dry after cleansing, and it is gentle enough to use on eye makeup. (I wash with my trusty

Konjac Sponge

if you are wondering)

The Youth Preserve face cream is like a breath of fresh air! It is so hydrating, yet absorbs into the skin super quick, and honestly it plumps the skin and leaves it looking so glowy and healthy. I use it night and day. I love it under my eyes as well, the cucumber helps with puffiness and dark circles.

My acne, you ask? Not only am I 90% zit free, the few spots that I do get clear up faster and are less irritated and inflamed. That is a huge WIN in my book. 

BONUS- the Fresh products smell like yummy pressed green juice and cucumber! ooh so good.

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GARBAGE THAT I LOVE // EMPTIES

There's a certain satisfaction when you finish a product... but if its a product you love sometimes that satisfaction is followed by sadness too! It's always hard to say goodbye.

Here are my latest

Garbage Can Loves

, if you will. The Empties that I used and loved to the bitter end- and ones that I am certain you'll love too. Watch the

video

below for a peak into my tried and true favorites.

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Thanks for watching, let me know in the comments below if you have any empties that I should try!

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10 UNDER $10 // BEAUTY MUST-HAVES ON THE CHEAP

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It's no secret that I love a good bargain- and I'm sure you are reading this because you do too! Nothing is better than finding a holy-grail product that doesn't break the bank. So today I am sharing

10 of my beauty must-haves that are all under $10.

Winning!

  • 1- Milani Brow Fix Kit This kit has it all in one place- it's perfect for travel too. The powders are long lasting and I love the highlight tone for a eyebrow lift in an instant.

  • 2- ELF Undereye Setting Powder I keep this stuff in my purse for touchups during the day when I feel like my face needs a pick-me-up. It is iridescent without being sparkly, and its a super fine mill that blends into skin easily. The brush is worthless... just use your finger to apply.

  • 3- Garnier Mega Full Thickening Lotion I love this stuff when I know I am going to wear my hair straight because I hate flat hair! It gives a 'fatness' to each strand with out feeling tacky or sticky.

  • 4- Mark. Eyeshadow Quad These shadow quads are super pigmented and the color combos are really thoughtfully put together. The price is just an added bonus!

  • 5- NYX Slide On Eye Liner If you love a pop of color on your eyes, or a creamy smokey eye- try these pencils for the easiest application.

  • 6- Essence Eye Shadow Base This is the BEST eye shadow primer! It locks colors in place and never creases, plus I love the doe-foot applicator- it's just so easy.

  • 7- Covergirl Outlast Lip Color For lip color that stays out for hours, reach for this lip color. First apply the color and wait till it dries and locks in place. Then add shine and moisture with the clear topcoat.

  • 8- Biore Charcoal Bar Think of this stuff as a suction cup for your pores. The charcoal sucks oil out of your pores and leaves your skin super clean with a minty fresh finish.

  • 9- Yes To Tomatoes Spot Stick When you need a quick solution to a pesky pimple, this roller stick is boss! It will dry out the zit in a day or two, but it can be drying so keep it focused only on the spots.

  • 10- Loreal Blow Dry It Quick Dry Primer Spray I've talked about this stuff many times, but here it is again! Dry your hair in less time and leave it perfectly polished.

Do you have any favorites that are under $10? Let me know if the comments down below, and be sure

you are following along with me on

instagram

- we are headed for a surprise trip to DISNEYLAND today! I'll share a few snaps from our adventure. xo

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3 EASY MAKEUP LOOKS IN TIME FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Whether you are planning a big night out on the town with your hubby, or you are having a galentine's celebration with your lady entourage... Valentine's Day is such a fun excuse to glam up and try something fun for your beauty look.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick review and swatches

Wearing // Pink: Lovecraft Red: Adora Plum: Motorhead [with Buxom Purple Haze Gloss]

Lately I've only been wearing Studded Kiss lipstick from Kat Von D... I've been hooked since November when I picked up her Holiday collection. So I thought I would share a few Valentine's Day makeup ideas using the Kat Von D lipsticks as my inspiration.

The studded packaging is badass just 

like Kat herself, and the pigments in the collection are so vibrant and packed with color. I would describe the texture as a true matte, having a low moisture level   with no gloss or sparkle. A few of the shades have a shimmer built in, but they are still matte in my opinion. This finish lasts a solid 8 hours, and is also very nice for multi tonal looks [like ombre lipstick] because it simply stays put on the lips and you don't have to worry about running or smearing. I also love to add a gloss over the top of these for night time wear or when I need a hint more moisture.

Which Valentine's look is your fav? I really love how changing the lipstick out can change the WHOLE look completely and gives you a different attitude to boot! I hope you have some fun plans for this weekend! xo

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TARGET BEAUTY: THE BEST OF E.L.F. COSMETICS

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A couple weeks back I shared

my favorite picks from the Pixi line

, and today I'm keeping the budget-train rolling with my top picks from the ELF line which can also be scooped up at

Target

as we'll as on the

eyeslipsface

website.

This line is perfect for the gal on a budget, and I always recommend it to my teen and college student readers and friends because it doesn't break the bank, but still offers really great products. And w

hile not

everything

is a must-buy in my opinion, there are so many goodies I do love and recommend, as well as use myself on a regular basis. Here is a wrap up of the best products from ELF:

  • Studio Blush Palette- This palette is a great buy and has several different tones of blush and bronze all in one place. The texture is a soft pressed pigment, that applies easily and blends nicely with great staying power. In fact all of the blushes and bronzers from ELF are winners!

  • 3-in-1 Mascara- I love the balled tip applicator on this mascara wand and the comb type bristles are great for separating and giving lashes a rich black coating. The balled end works great for detailing the corners of your eyes and for quick sweeping along the lower lashes without smudges.

  • Lustrous Cream Eye Shadows- These cream shadows are new to the line, but I've already scooped up 3 colors and LOVE them. They are easy to apply with your ring finger and spread on smoothly with lovely shimmer and metallic tones. They are beautiful on their own, or work great as a primer under your powder shadows for an extra pop of color and staying power.

  • Under Eye HD Setting Powder- Designed to blur fine lines, and give a brightening effect to the under eye area, this super fine milled loose powder has become one of my favorite products to keep in my purse for mid-day touchups. While the brush it comes with is useless, the powder sweeps on with your finger very nicely and quickly brightens and refreshes your under eyes in a snap!

  • Studio Makeup Mist & Set- Like hairspray for your face... this stuff sets your makeup and holds it all day. Essential for humid and hot months, but great for oily complexions all year round- and a fraction of the price of other options out there. Yes please!

  • Lip Exfoliator- This bumpy tube of goodness is so easy to use and is the best way to prep lips for an application of those hard to apply matte colors (MAC Rubywoo, I'm looking at you!) Plus it's wonderful to use in the winter months when dry lips are always lurking.

I've included a few more of my favorites in the shopping slider down below, otherwise this post would have been 10 miles long. The only thing I would caution you against purchasing are the ELF makeup brushes. I find them to be very scratchy on the skin and haven't had good luck with them in the bristle shedding department or the washability department. I firmly 

believe

 that high quality brushes make a HUGE difference with makeup application, so I'll continue to splurge there. 

Thanks for reading! Do you have any ELF favorites? Share them with me in the comments down below, and I'll catch you all soon, xo 

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3 LIP PLUMPING GLOSSES YOUR POUT NEEDS NOW

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2014 was the year of the full lip- thanks to the phenomenon known as Kylie Jenner and her perfectly plump nude pout that swept the nation and the Rumor mill with heated debates about her makeup routine and possible plastic surgery.

I haven't dared to venture into lip injections and don't really plan to any time soon. I do however love a good temporary lip plumping gloss or serum and the illusion of a great overdrawn lip liner to fake an enhanced lip.

I've tested my fair share of these lip boosting formulas, and rounded up the top three choices for a mild to a major mouth popping effect:

Buxom Lip Polish

- Mild- the Buxom Lip Polishes have been my personal cult favorite glosses for almost a decade since their introduction to the market. They have a mild tingle and a great subtle plumping action that lasts about an hour while the color pigment wears longer. These come in over 40 shades and are the best for daily use.

Too Faced Lip Injection

- Medium- the Too Faced Lip Injection serum is more intense and causes a stronger heat and tingle reaction. You'll feel the blood be drawn to the lips about a minute after you've applied it and the plumping action typically lasts 1-2 hours. This option only comes in a clear formula, so you'll need to add additional color over the top. Some people do have a reaction to this formula although I never have- I would suggest grabbing a sample at Sephora before purchasing just to be sure.

City Lips

Major- the City Lips gloss use a different technology to plump the pout and this one averages 3mm of growth with each use. It's really quite amazing and although it's warm and tingly- it's not quite as intense as the Too Faced option. It comes in 8 shades and is quite hydrating, but also pairs we'll with additional glosses or lipsticks. You can also apply this each night before bed and over about 30 days you'll get a semi-permanent plump that lasts as long as you keep up your regular use. Pretty neat eh?!

Kisses!

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TARGET BEAUTY: A PIXI BY PETRA MAKEUP REVIEW

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Target has been KILLING IT lately in the style department. Just ask my credit card statement. Or my husband, who pays

said

credit card statement... [oops!] But seriously though, if you haven't browsed the isles of a Target store lately and seen the amazing home design, clothing and shoes, then at least stop by the makeup and skincare isles.

Target has brought on some of the best beauty lines from across the pond, and I for one, am thrilled that they are now available so readily here at my fav retailer.

Pixi by Petra

is no stranger in the beauty junkie world, but if this line is newer to you, here's a little rundown:

Pixi by Petra

was started over a decade ago by makeup artist Petra Strand in London. She's been a makeup artist for over 20 years, and I remember hearing about her products in the early days of youtube from my British cohorts who raved about them in their blogger videos. The line has a skincare element to it and the products all contain natural botanicals and healthy skin ingredients.

My Pixi collection has grown steadily over the last year, and today I've rounded up my blue ribbon picks from the collection.

Here are the must try products from Pixi by Petra

:

  • Correction Concentrate- Under eye circles have met their match with this creamy peach concealer that knocks out blue shadows and veins with one swipe. It's color-theory at it's best and it doesn't settle into fine lines or melt away throughout the day.

  • Glow Tonic- While this one hasn't shown up on the shelves of Target just yet, I still included it in this post because it is in my opinion the crown jewel of Pixi's line. This toner leaves skin indeed glowing as the name indicates but also hydrated and exfoliated as well. I also love the scent because it reminds me of my late grandmother's perfume- in a wonderfully nostalgic way.

  • Natural Brow Duo- This multi tasking duel sided brow wizard has an automatic brow pomade pencil on one side, that has a chiseled angle applicator which is easy to use and gives great volume to the brows as well as nice color. The other end houses your setting brow gel which doesn't flake and keeps the brows in place all day and night.

  • Fairy Dust- A great loose pigment eye shadow that is finely milled and easy to apply with a built in sponge applicator. I love the shimmer tones and the pigment is beautiful and lasts with out creasing. Add a primer before hand for a brighter color payoff.

  • Shea Butter Lip Balm- I love these soft lip balms with a hint of tint and tons of moisture. The sheer colors are beautiful and they wear like a dream.

  • Sheer Cheek Gel- The bright pigments in these gels look intimidating at first but they are quite dewey and mellow once applied to the skin. The gel texture isn't sticky at all and gives a nice bright pop of color to the cheeks that looks lit from within.

  • Quick Fix Powder- Set your face for an all day matte finish with this innovative powder puff. The packaging is genius and mess free- which I love and gives you the benefits of a loose powder without the white residue all over your countertop or clothing. I don't care for the scent on this one, but the oil absorption and matte properties are top notch.

Have you tried any Pixi products? Got any favorites to share with us? Let me know in the comments down below, and thanks so much for stopping by today! And if you didn't hear about my girl

MaskCara

's new

makeup launch

, be sure you head over there to check it out. I already bought be custom palette and I can't wait to get it! 

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THE TOP BEAUTY ARTICLES OF 2014 // WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

It's hard to believe and a little sad that 2014 is drawing to an end- and yet at the same time I am always so happy for a fresh start on a new year. I was reflecting this last week while I took a short break from the blog, over the amazing year that I have had as a blogger, and what great things happened on these pages, and in real life because of my journey with beauty.

Today I wanted to compile a few of the

Top Beauty Articles 

from this blog in 2014, and share them with you once again. You may have missed a couple, or want to re-read one or two. These are the cream of the crop [if I do say so myself] as well as the posts that had the most views or comments from readers this year. I hope you'll learn something new, and

share

an article with a girlfriend who might learn something too. (shameless plug ;)

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MY JOURNEY WITH ACNE // AN UPDATE AND RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS FOR HORMONAL ACNE

If you've followed my blog for a while, you may have heard me mention

my ongoing battle with acne

in the past. It still part of every day of my life- and I honestly hate sharing it with you because it is a sore spot of embarrassment and raw feelings. Being a 30 year old mother, with the zits of a 14 year old pubescent-boy, is frustrating to say the least!

I wanted to give you a quick update as to my progress (which is significant, yay!) and

hopefully encourage any readers out there that struggle with hormonal adult acne as well

. Here's a little

video

for you, and some of my current product recommendations.

Products Mentioned:

Past Posts Mentioned:

Thanks so much for reading and good luck with the rest of your Christmas planning this week! xo

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THE SECRET HAIR TOOL YOU'VE GOT TO SEE // 5 MINUTES TO MAJOR VOLUME

#voloom, @voloom, volume and texture iron that lifts roofts from within and gives major volume and density to hair for days. Voloom Iron Review

About 80% of women that come into my salon are looking for more volume in their hair

. That's a pretty large majority, especially in todays world where the numbers are almost never that straight forward. And I am always looking for more volume in my own hair- in fact I've written about volume on this blog more than any other topic. And while I do have some favorite products for achieving volume on the wet-side of your style, that is only half of the battle. 

Once the hair is dry, you can achieve even more volume with the use of a Volumizing Iron.  

I have used a few other irons designed for volume in the past, but the Voloom iron immediately caught my eye as being different because it uses a waffle iron pattern in the plates to create volume instead of a crimp or wave. I scooped it up ASAP so I could bring you a first look at the Voloom and I captured my first use with the iron on video for you to see down below. Check it out!

I am completely impressed with this bad-boy and can't wait to use it more to find the perfect amount of volume for me. I think it may be easy to go a little too big with this guy, so I would encourage anyone who buys it to reign in their inner 'Dolly' and find a happy medium. The waffle pattern really seems to make a big improvement in the the visual density of your hair and gives an ample cushion to the roots, which provides great volume payoff.

It also maintains the volume for 2-3 days after the initial use, so you get a lot of wear out of those extra 5 minutes in the morning on day one

. Genius!

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THE BEST SELLING DETANGLING BRUSH IN THE WORLD // PLUS A GIVEAWAY

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If you've ever battled with snarly hair- then you know the trauma that can ensue when your tresses and your brush go head-to-head. Personally, I've snapped a few combs in half, and had my fair share of brushes lodged in my locks so tightly that only scissors could free them from the wrath that is;

the tangle.

And while I handle the annoying chore of hair brushing just about as good as the next fellow, nothing could have prepared me for what would happen when I'd have to brush the hair of my first born daughter! My six-year old, 'P' is tender-headed to say the least, and very dramatic to boot. So our post bath time routine was loud and unpleasant for all of those within a half mile radius. When she was about three, I began my search for a brush that would ease the pain for us both- and that is when I discovered the

Tangle Teezer

.

Tangle Teezer is a lightweight brush that is designed to get rid of tangles without pulling on

the hair or causing any damage. As soon as I bought a brush for my daughter, I knew that I had to have them in my

salon

too, and I have been selling them there for the last two years as well. They fly off of our shelves, simply because they work so well. The design is simple and unassuming- in fact you might think; 'What makes them so special?'

Answer: It's the

multiple rows of flexible bristles, and the variations in their lengths- that help it to detangle the hair as you glide through the strands

. Also, the lack of a 'ball-tip' on the end of the bristle prevents pulling and stretching of the hair, so knots can't get tighter by accidental pulling. The bristles are also quite short, requiring that you work in shallow sections- again this is designed to aid in detangling and it really makes a big impact and gives better results.

Anyone can use a Tangle Teezer but they are

especially great for those people who have naturally snarly, distressed or curly hair and those who wear extensions. And they are wonderful to use in the shower to distribute your conditioners

and to distribute your styling products as well. I keep the compact size in my gym bag and purse too for quick touch ups on the go.

I really love this egg-shaped ninja brush and I think you will too. I am super excited that Tangle Teezer offered to sponsor todays giveaway. One lucky reader will get a prize pack of my favorite three brushes from the collection: the

Pink Holiday Compact

, the

Purple Salon Elite

, and the

Black Aqua Splash

. Enter by liking the

Tangle Teezer facebook page

and using the rafflecopter down below  for extra entries and good luck! xo

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WINTER 2014 BEAUTY FAVORITES // HIGH END (THE STUFF YOU SHOULD SAVE UP YOUR DOUGH FOR!)

Kerastase Carre Lissant Review, Alterna Bamboo Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Review, Mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cubes Review, Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy Review, Makeup Forever Face and Body Foundation Review

If you are anything like me, you'll happily spend money on a high end beauty product IF it proves worthy of it's price tag. And once it does prove worthy, you'll be a repeat buyer and happily spread the love and tell everyone you know it! Well, this is a video that is packed with FIVE of those

high end favorite products

. I narrowed it down to a hand full for this edition, but they are all so so good. Though your budget may be tight this time of year, these are a few goodies that I think are worth the splurge if you have a beauty ailment that these products can cure. And who knows... maybe Granny will send a Christmas check in the mail just in time for a much needed makeup haul!?!

Check out the

video

and links below to see my top picks this season, and as always- thanks so much for reading, commenting and supporting this blog!

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DRUGSTORE FAVORITES // WINTER 2014

Happy Cyber Monday lovlies! Thanks for taking a minute out of your day to stop by and say hello- I am sure happy you did. Today I wanted to share my

current beauty favorites for the Winter 2014 season

, and you're in luck because these goodies are all

budget friendly

and can be scooped up at the drugstore. Watch the

video

down below to see what I have been loving, and saving money on. Later this week I'll share my high end favorites, so be sure to come back for that one.

And, I'm keeping my eye on all the Cyber Monday deals- so if anything good comes along I'll be sharing it over on

facebook

and

instagram

if your interested in shopping along with me.

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REPEAT OFFENDERS // EMPTIES WINTER 2014

Beauty Blogger Megan Moore shares her good-to-the-last drop beauty empties of Studio5 TV

Howdy lovlies! Today I am stopping by my fav Studio5 TV to dish on the bottles that always find themselves to be empty in my collection way too quickly! Some of these things you may recognize if you've been a reader of mine for a while- I just can't give up on a good thang that ain't broke. But, there are some new loves in the collection as well, that I have been buying and re-buying because they are simply good to the last drop!

Check out the video (available after 2pm MST) and the list of my repeat offenders below:

NYX Brow Cake Powder

- Super affordable brow powder that stay put all day and adds great volume to the brow hairs. Available in 4 collections too, so every gal is covered.

Philosophy Hope in Jar Foundation

- Light weight velvet finish that mimics skins texture so perfectly and is very hydrating. Works like a charm with my

Beauty Blender

and is my latest obsession in foundation! 

Wearing:

Texture Flare Dress

  |  

Tie Front Blouse

St Tropez Bronzing Mousse

- I use this year round and swear by it! It's the easiest to apply without streaks or spots, and it's green base color ensures no orangey tone to the skin. Use with the

application mitt

for best results.

Shiseido Ultimune

- Skin care concentrate that is designed to build the immunity of the skin and build its' defense to environmental stressors. It hydrates, soothes and retextures the skin on contact. See my full review

here

.

Alterna 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray

- GAME CHANGER for hair... my favorite volume discovery to date! 

Carol's Daughter Monoi Split End Sealer

- Seals split ends back together and leaves hair smooth instantly, and smells like heaven. Mmm, so yummy

Thanks so much for stopping by,  I have the best readers- and I am so grateful for you all! Truth.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACE MASKS AND WHICH ONE IS RIGHT FOR YOU // MASK CLASS 101

top skin care masques, facial masks, Freeman Masks, Boscia Masks, Sheet Masks, Fiber Masks, Peel Off Masques, Rose Petal Mask

There are about a million and one different kinds of facial masks out there in the world of beauty, and it can be overwhelming to find the one that is right for you. I compiled this little

guide to give you a rundown of the basic types of skincare masques, so that you know what is best for your type of skin. I also stopped by Studio5 TV today to have a little fun with the holiday- after all, there's no better day than Halloween to talk about masks, am I right!?!

Why use a face mask at all?

Well masks are typically power-packed with super concentrated ingredients that deliver more to your skin than daily use products. They are designed to treat, balance, and correct skin issues more thoroughly, and they are also fun to use for a relaxation session about once per week.

Clay Masks-Freeman Chocolate & Strawberry Clay Mask or Mint & Lemon Clay Mask

Clay masques are designed to remove impurities from the skin, dry up oil, and leave the skin tightened and resurfaced. They are best for oily skin or those with large pores, and can also be spot treated in trouble areas such as the nose, forehead or chin.

Sheet Mask/Fiber MasksRenew You Fruit Enzyme Sleep Bamboo Mask

 The latest craze in skincare, has to be the introduction of the sheet mask! They have been popular in Asia for many years, but have now made it big in the US as well. The fiber sheet (often made of bamboo) is soaked in potent ingredients that are designed to hydrate or resurface the skin. The masks' cut outs for the eyes, mouth and nose- often resemble that of a 'Jason' hockey mask, but if you can stand looking silly for 20 minutes you'll love the way these masks deliver. Good for all skin types.

Fresh Food MasksLush Lettuce Love Fresh Mask

 Fresh ingredient masks use the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables to nourish the skin without the use of preservatives or other chemical ingredients. Often these masks are made from things like blueberries, seaweed, honey, bananas, and oatmeal. They have a short shelf life, about two weeks, and are great for those looking for a natural remedy. Be sure you are cautious with any food allergies when using these.

Peel Off MasksBoscia Luminizing Black Mask

 Peeling masques are designed to exfoliate the skin and remove impurities by peeling them away with the mask to be discarded. These masks are fun to use, and offer the most visual change to the skin after use. A thin coating of the product on the skin dries for about 20 minutes, then is peeled away to reveal a fresh layer of skin. I don't recommend these for people who have lots of redness, broken capillaries, or loose mature skin.

Cream/ Serum MasksCharlotte Tilbury Multi- Miracle Balm Mask

 Cream or Serum masques are designed to rehydrate the skin, calm redness, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. They are power-packed with ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, that draws moisture from the air into the skin. These are best for normal to dry skin, and can be used often for treatment of dry patches.

Gel MasksPeter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio Repair Mask

 Gels are usually designed for anti-aging, and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are great for evening out skin tone, and for moisturizing- using ingredients such as rose water or cucumber extracts. Gels can often be refrigerated as well to give a cooling and inflammation-reducing effect to the skin. They are meant for all skin types, and are also good for use on the neck area and decollate.

Hope you have a better idea of which mask is right for you. Let me know if you have a favorite mask that I should try in the comments down below. See you all next week- and have a Happy and Safe Halloween! xo

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