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|Makeup Bee-Gone |

 

I’ve had such a hard time finding a makeup wipe that is not only gentle enough to not make my sensitive skin break out, but also effective enough to remove even my most stubborn waterproof makeup. Recently I decided to purchase the Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towlettes and I have fallen in love! These wipes are formulated for normal skin, ( as opposed to their Sensitive Skin, Normal to Oily, Normal to Dry Exfoliating, or Normal to Dry cleansing wipes), and works so well on my skin. Although I almost always wash my face before I go to sleep, (and YOU should too), these wipes give you a chance to take the day off and let your skin breathe before you cleanse it at night. Or, these wipes can be useful to remove your makeup before swimming, before working out, or before trying out a different makeup look!

You can purchase these wipes pretty much anywhere! I picked mine up at CVS, but you can also purchase them at Target or a Walmart!

 

 

Comment down below what your favorite makeup removing wipe is!

| Protect & Preserve | 

This Mario Badescu daily moisturizer has become a favorite of mine because of its ability to not only preserve the moisture of my skin but also to protect against sun damage/wrinkles and fine lines because of its SPF content and unique collagen formula.

ºCollagen Mositurizer SPF 15, although lightweight, offers an antioxidant-infused hydration with a broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It contains collagen and cottonseed oil (which is rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids). These ingredients work together to support your skin’s firmness and elasticity as well as helping your complexion appear plumper and smoother. Although we only think to use SPF during the summer months, it’s SO important to protect your skin year-round.

This product is also available at Nordstrom, Anthropologie, and Ulta.

      Although we only think to use sun protection and SPF during the hot summer months, it is SO important to protect your skin year-round and to use products that help prevent wrinkles even in your early 20s!

 

Comment down below what your favorite SPF skin care products are!

|Go-To Palettes |

While I know there are extremely nice eyeshadow palettes out on the market today,

(Such as the MAC and Laura Mercier), I love trying to find more affordable products that are in some ways comparable to the more expensive brands. Now there is a definite difference in quality between these products and high-end products, but here are two more affordable palettes that act as a great substitute if you’re looking to save a few bucks!

ºL’oréal La Palette Nude 1This palette retails for only $20 and contains both matte and shimmery shades which allow you to accomplish different looks all with the same palette. It comes with a nice sized mirror and its own eyeshadow brush! (Although, you should know the brush is not the best quality so I tend to use some EcoTools brushes). This palette is perfect for everyday wear and has become one of the staples in my makeup routine!

It is also available for purchase at Target, Walmart, and Ulta.

º Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics: This palette retails for $30 and has the quality of a full-sized Urban Decay palette but is less expensive. This palette contains six matte colors and a nice sized personal mirror. Each and every shade has amazing color payoff and is very blendable and it has become one of my very favorite makeup products. If you’re looking to give yourself a smoky eye for a night out or a softer look for your job, this is the palette for you!

This palette is also available for purchase at Sephora and Ulta!

| Let me know YOUR thoughts about these palettes and whether or not there is a palette you would like me to try next! |

 

| Spring Lip Favorites |

As we cross the finish line of Spring and head into Summer (aka the best season), I thought I would share with you guys the lip products that I loved during Spring! Each of these shades could be worn in any season but I personally loved the way these products complemented my spring wardrobe. Comment down what your favorite spring lip product is!

 

ºMaybelline Color Blur: | Shade: Although the actual shade that I own is only available in certain stores (I’m Blushing!), the shade that is most comparable would be I Like to Mauve It. | This product is one of my all-time favorites because of how long-lasting it is! Not only is the formula matte but it also won’t make your lips dry or cracked. This product is double sided, one side with the lipstick and one side contains a smudger that you run over your lips to give the color that blurred effect. I would definitely recommend wearing a lip liner under it to give you a good base for longer wear.

This product is also available at: Ulta, Walgreens, and Amazon

ºMilani Amore Matte Lip Créme: |Shade 10: Adorable | You guys have already heard me talk about this product multiple times but I can’t help myself, I love it! This shade is a perfect transition from cold Winter months to Spring and even into early Summer. The formula is super long-lasting and dries very matte. I would suggest pairing this product with a lip liner as well just so the color has a good base to grab.

This products is also available at: Walgreens, Target, and CVS

ºRevlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor: | Shade: Comparable to HD Devotion and HD Intensity | This product I have had for a few months now and it has become one of my go-to’s because of its ability to compliment a variety of looks. The formula is very smooth and dries matte without being tacky. This product can be worn alone or paired with any lip liner (I personally don’t love the formula for Revlon’s lip liners).

This product is also available at: Ulta, Target, and CVS

| Skin Care Routine |


Okay you guys I have to be real here for a second. I have struggled with adult acne for three years now and have gone from product to product attempting to find anything that would help my skin. This is the first skin care line that I’ve tried that I saw real results within the first two weeks of using it! I know that everyone’s skin is different, BUT, if you have not tried the Mario Badescu skin care line, you definitely should! While Mario Badescu offers many amazing products, these specific products are my favorites!

| DETAILS & HOW TO |

° Enzyme Cleansing Gel: This face wash cleanses, brightens, and gently exfoliates all at once. It was made for all skin types and features fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (found naturally in Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts) to dissolve away makeup, oil, and impurities!

          to use: Gently massage cleanser in circular motions on wet skin. Leave on for 1-2 minutes to allow AHAs more time to dissolve away surface buildup, then                              rinse thoroughly with warm water.

º Glycolic Acid Toner This is an alcohol-free toner that contains Glycolic Acid and Grapefruit Extract to exfoliate your skin and to sweep away impurities. It also contains aloe vera and alpha hydroxy acids that both condition the skin and work to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.

            to use:  Use every time you finish cleansing your face! Apply it to your skin with a cotton ball or pad and be sure to wipe in sweeping, outward motions until the cotton comes up clean.

°Seaweed Night Cream: This moisturizer is mineral-rich and has bladderwrack extract that softens and nourishes skin without clogging your pores! It also contains plumping collagen and elastin that help further enhance your skin’s tone and texture.

               to use: Lather on entire face after cleansing and toning it.

ºDrying Lotion: This is an award-winning spot treatment that is specially formulated with Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Zinc Oxide to help draw impurities from the skin and target pimples while you sleep!

               to use: Try your hardest not to shake the bottle! After you cleanse and tone your face, dip a cotton swab into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Dab directly on the whitehead; do not rub in. Let dry and rinse off in the morning.

°Silver Powder: This powder works to decongest and clarify your complexion with natural minerals like Kaolin, Calcium Carbonate, and Zinc Oxide that purify your pores and reduce blackheads. After you use this, your excess oil buildup and pore-clogging impurities will be drawn out and you’ll have healthier looking skin!

              to use: Dip a dampened cotton pad into powder to create a paste-like texture and press it on the T-zone. Wait 10 minutes and remove by wiping off with a toner.

**All information provided for both the description and the how to’s were taken directly from the Mario Badescu website!**

(If you don’t want to pay for shipping, these products are also available at Nordstrom’s, Ulta Beauty, and Urban Outfitters.)

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