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What’s in my travel skincare bag?

What’s in my travel skincare bag?

Traveling has brought me so many amazing experiences, and I’ve been so blessed to experience different cultures with my family. However, packing has always been my pet peeve and I’m still getting the hang of it! Packing clothes will never be my strength, but when […]

How to Get Easy Glowy, Flawless Skin

How to Get Easy Glowy, Flawless Skin

  Having beautiful, healthy skin is always in. Products that have lightweight formulas are always the best in my opinion because they tend to not cake throughout the day. Brands like Glossier and Milk Makeup have really brought back that naturally glowy look that I […]

How to Energize Your Day, Naturally

How to Energize Your Day, Naturally

Yes, coffee will ALWAYS be my go to morning caffeine burst, however throughout the day I find myself fighting fatigue. I wish I was constantly energized on my own, but when my afternoon Chemistry class comes along I’m constantly having to snap myself out of an in class afternoon nap! Creating ways to energize myself naturally has really helped me stay focused throughout the day and I hope this list will help you too!

Natural Ways to Energize

Essential Oils

My favorite energizing blends include; grapefruit, peppermint, and lemon! Check out my post on essential oil basics to learn more! Essential oils are also really good for school or work because you can take a roller ball dispenser in your backpack or purse. I was recently testing a product for free by Nature’s Origin called the Invigoration Essential Oil Blend which I applied to my wrists, behind my ears, and chest. Aromatherapy helps change my mood, and is especially helpful to fight that mid-day fatigue!

Matcha

I love making refreshing iced matcha lattes in the summer time! Mix up 1 tablespoon of your favorite matcha (my favorite David’s Tea Matcha) with about 8 oz of coconut milk in a blender. Blend until creamy foam appears and pour over ice! Drinking matcha helps fight fatigue without the annoying jitters of that second cup of coffee!

Yoga

Getting your body moving helps the blood circulate and awakens your senses! I wasn’t a believer at first, but try a couple of poses and check out how they make your body feel. On mornings where I feel especially groggy, I used to do yoga in my bed before my feet even touched the ground. When I need an afternoon pick-me-up I do the same exact morning yoga poses and end up feeling more energized! My favorite energizing yoga poses can be found here, and include child’s pose, cat/cow pose, seated spinal twist, and many others.

 

Tell me about your favorite ways to energize your day in the comment section below!

Spring Beauty Favorites 2017

Spring Beauty Favorites 2017

As spring comes to a close and summer begins I’ve picked a few of my favorite beauty related products to share! I’m always trying new things so make sure to tell me your favorite beauty, decor, fitness, or health related items in the comment section […]

Interview with YouTuber BiohazardousBeauty!

Interview with YouTuber BiohazardousBeauty!

I recently interviewed Victoria–aka BiohazardousBeauty on YouTube–via email about makeup, fitness, her personal style, and more! Check out the interview below and don’t forget to check out her YouTube channel for some spooky inspiration! Makeup/Skincare How did you first start getting into makeup? Victoria: Originally, […]

Skincare Routine | Daytime

Skincare Routine | Daytime

I’ve simplified my daytime skincare routine over the years, because I usually let my coffee cool as I’m applying these products. BASICALLY I like a routine that’s short and simple so I can get back to sipping my coffee and applying my makeup! I have combination skin– oily T-zone and dry everywhere else– and these products have worked really well for me!

Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick- I’ve fallen in love with this product! It lasts so long and is easy to travel with because it’s a solid formula! The cleansing stick never dries my skin out and the rose petals in the formula lightly exfoliates! 

Pixi Glow Tonic– I’m very prone to breakouts because of my combination skin, and I feel as though I haven’t had any in a while thanks to this toner! I just apply this on a cotton pad and rub it on my face focusing on my T-zone. The smell is also heavenly and is very refreshing in the morning. The glycolic acid in the formula helps exfoliate lightly and helps prep for my moisturizer.

Burt’s Bees Day Lotion– I’ve recently discovered this moisturizer and so far I really love it! However, because of the spf 15 there is a white cast when you first apply it to your face. If you continue to rub this product into your skin the white cast tones down and doesn’t look as ghostly. My CC cream has spf 50 so I feel as though the spf 15 in this product is perfect for me.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist– When my skin is feeling pretty dry, I like to mist this either before my moisturizer or before and after my makeup. I’ve been obsessed with face mists and love to refresh my skin with them throughout the day! 

Evan Healy Wild Carrot Eye Balm– I love the formula of this product, and again I love how it’s so easy to travel with because it’s a solid formula! I typically put this under my eyes and in other areas that are prone to wrinkles like my smile line areas and forehead. I find that it’s a perfect base for undereye concealer, which is why I like to use it during the daytime!

 

Stay tuned for my current nighttime skincare routine! I’d love to hear about your routine as well so leave yours in the comment section below! 

Winter Favorites 2017

Winter Favorites 2017

Hello all! I first would like to start by saying sorry for taking so long to post! I’ve been super busy with school, family, and life stuff! I promise I’ll try harder to be more consistent with posting! Let me know what you want me […]

Easy Chic | A Makeup Look I Wear Almost Everyday

Easy Chic | A Makeup Look I Wear Almost Everyday

For an everyday look, I like to keep it light and glowy! Here’s a list of the products I use almost every single day in the order I apply them! I didn’t include my favorite brow product I use everyday, but if you want to […]

Brow Products | Hits and Misses

Brow Products | Hits and Misses

Hits and Misses is a new series I want to start in order to bring together reviews of specific products such as products for brows! Hits are products I found to be amazing, while Misses are products that didn’t suit me (however if you enjoy that product for yourself that’s fine! everyone’s different)! 
 
Hits
 
The NYX Control Freak Brow Gel is my HOLY GRAIL! Honestly, you can’t go wrong for just $6! I’ve been using my same tube for about 4 months now and it hasn’t run out. My brows are always locked in place and it also keeps the brow product set so nothing fades
 
The Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow in Cashmere Coat is what I use daily to fill in my brows! I love this product because it’s affordable, long-lasting, and there’s so many different shades! Some products that are brow specific tend to not have a very wide shade range. That’s why I chose to use eyeshadow instead! I immediately found a shade that matches my brows!
 
The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color is my go-to summer product! Typically I don’t wear anything but sunscreen, eyebrow products, and chapstick to go to the beach. I love that this product is waterproof because I don’t have to worry about sweating it off! The only downside of this product is that it tends to dry out fast. I typically have only gotten a month out of each of the two pens I’ve purchased. However, I still continue to repurchase this product over summer for beach days!
 
Misses
 
The Urban Decay Brow Box is not one of my favorite products. There’s two different mixable shades to suit your specific eyebrow shade, however I still could not get the exact shade I wanted. The box also comes with a Brow wax that only made my brows sticky, while not holding them in place. For the $30 price tag I expect more from this product. However, I’ve seen the new brow pencils Urban Decay has come out with and I’m excited to try those!
 
The NYX Tame and Frame Brow Pomade is another product I didn’t like. The shade range is minimal, which really made it hard to match my brow color. The formula was flakey, even while brushing the product through my brows I had a substantial amount of fallout. 
 
The Benefit Gimme Brow is another product I expected more from. At first, I loved this product! Within three days the product started to dry out and cake up on the wand. I always replace the cap IMMEDIATELY after use, so I don’t think the dryness was human error!
 
Finally, the Anastasia Clear Brow Gel is another product that I wasn’t completely happy with. The product REALLY REALLY held my brows in place, like cement almost! I feel like the NYX Control Freak Brow Gel really shows that a product can hold brows in place and not be too unnatural. I would definitely use this product if I had an important event to go to, but I personally would not use it everyday. 
 
Thanks for reading!!
 
ILY
 
Lauren