February Beauty Favorites

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Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair

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After washing my face at night I tend to get dry skin, so in order for my skin to be moisturized and looking healthy in the morning I use the Estée Lauder Night Repair. I have definitely seen a difference in my skin after using this product. My skin looks a lot healthier the morning after I use it. This products is a big part of my night skin care routine.

 

 

 

 

 

Drybar Hair Products

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-5-13-40-pmMy hair is forever changed by these products. The Drybar hair products are amazing and they work so well for my hair. The gateway product to this brand is definitely the Detox Dry Shampoo. If you don’t know, a dry shampoo is a sprayable powder that soaks up excess oil and freshens up your hair in between washes. Also their heat protectant products are amazing. My hair is naturally fizzy and very curly, but I choose to blow-out my hair so it is easier to take care of and these products make my hair so silky smooth without damaging the strands. I would also recommend their round brushes, I use the Double pint one because I have a lot of hair. I have yet to visit one of their salons and I’m dying to go. All I ask is that someday they bring one of their salons to Minneapolis and soon!

Origins Matcha Madness Face Mask

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I’ve used hundreds of face masks before, but none have made my face feel more revitalized and refreshed as this one. This is also one of the most unusual face masked I’ve used because it comes in a powder form and you add water to activate it. Now there is one thing that may put you off from this and it is that the smell is not the greatest. When you mix it with water and put it on your face it may have an acquired smell. Personally, I can look past that because the mask makes my skin feel great. Also be warned that this face mask is green so you will look like the Grinch while you are waiting for it to dry or as I was told I looked like Fiona from Shrek. I like to mess around with my friends when I put this face mask on.

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick & Lipliner in Pillow Talk

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-5-17-57-pmI’ve been obsessed with this lip color for the longest time. I was introduced to this beauty brand by a British Youtuber named Amelia Liana, who raved about the lip liner (also you should check out her channel, she is one of my favorite Youtubers/bloggers). When I tried it, I knew I was hooked for life. Recently, they came out with the lipstick form of the color and I have been wearing it all the time. If I don’t know which lip color I should put on my lips I always go for this one because I know it will look good. It’s the perfect nudey-pink lip color that will work on multiple skin tones.

L’Occitane Soothing Fluid

screen-shot-2017-03-02-at-5-07-20-pmFor a morning moisturizer I recommend this soothing fluid from L’Occitane. Despite its name, it is not a fluid or a serum, but rather a light lotion for the face and neck. I really enjoy the fresh clean scent of this product. After washing my face in the morning I use this lotion to put under my makeup because it absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy. I haven’t known this brand for very long, but I can already see changes in how my skin looks and feels after using their moisturizers. Another one of my favorite products by them is the lavender body lotion. It smells absolutely amazing and lavender is one of my favorite scents. I often put the lavender lotion on my hands when I’m studying or about to go to sleep because it has a soothing scent that relaxes me. For some reason I think that their lavender lotion smells different from all the other lavender lotions I’ve used, which makes it all the more addicting to me.

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush and Strobe Lighting Powder

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One of my favorite beauty products to apply is blush and highlight. I love how blush can bring life and color into a face. Makeup is about light and shadows, putting the correct amount shading in the right places can make a world of different for how makeup can look on a person. This brand is my favorite for blush and highlighters. Not only are the shades gorgeous, but the packaging is too. For the blush, the technique they use is called miscelare, which means “to mix” in Italian giving it a marbled looking effect. During the production of the blushes they mix the perfect amount of pigment and powder to create the iconic marble effect, no blush looks the same! Their highlighters I particularly like because they capture the light better than most highlighters. So often highlighters can leave you looking like you’re sweaty or greasy, but that can also be the user’s fault for application, but this highlighter has the perfect about of pigment to give you and angelic glow without the sweaty looking shine.  In the above picture the blush I use is in the shade Diffused Heat and the Highlighter in the shade Brilliant.

My Next Makeup Obsession

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Lipstick in Kidman Kiss, Lip Liner in Pillow Talk

Now, I’ve known about this makeup line by Charlotte Tilbury for a while now, but it hasn’t been easily accessible to me in the past. The only place I knew that Charlotte Tilbury was available was in the United Kingdom, until I recently stumbled upon a counter in Nordstrom. When I saw the giant sign and bright lights I knew that it was a sign that I needed to go over there and check it out.

While I was looking through all the makeup, I met the loveliest makeup saleswoman named Hannah. She had gladly played around with makeup on my face and I loved  every minute of the beauty treatment I was getting.  She was full of knowledge about the Charlotte Tilbury brand and she knew all the skin benefits the products would give me. I could tell she was someone who enjoyed makeup and was a good saleswoman too. Especially since she made me want to buy everything there, but I ended up only purchasing two items that day.

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Lipstick in Kidman Kiss

 

The first time I heard about the brand was from British Youtuber Amelia Liana. Amelia was the one who got me hooked on the lip liner called Pillow Talk  (in picture above). My first impressions of these lip products were amazing. They felt so creamy and applied easily to the lips. The two lip products I went for were more of the pinky-nude range of colors.The lipstick I chose is part of a new line called Hot Lips. Each of the lipsticks were designed or inspired by many of Charlotte Tilbury’s closest  celebrity friends. Also with every Hot Lips lipstick bought $2 will be donated to the Women for Women International charity. What’s better than a lipstick? A lipstick with a good cause!