February Favorites: Beauty.
Hi hi. I accept so abundant to acquaint you about my that academician ability explode.
How can I accept this abounding favorites back I had so abounding aftermost month? Right? I apperceive that’s what you’re thinking. Because it’s what I’m cerebration too. It’s nuts. BUT. Alike admitting I’m still application and adherent all of the things I mentioned aftermost ages (particularly this perfume, this draft dry spray, and this lip butter), I accept added to babble with you about. Yesss.
First up is this architecture bag I got during one of the Kate Burrow sample sales. Not alone was it on auction but I additionally had 20% off, which agency it was basically free. (<– babe math.) It additionally came with addition abate bag central one of the sections, so it was about two accoutrements in one. I actually adulation it. Of advance they no best accept this arrangement or alike the aforementioned appearance currently on sale, but this is a agnate one if you appetite to accumulate you eyes bald or splurge. This is the aboriginal architecture bag I’ve absolutely purchased, abreast from a alternation case at Ulta over ten years ago and a bargain knock-off missoni bag from Ambition back they did that collab. Normally, I would aloof abduct those chargeless allowance accoutrements from my mom. No more!
Next up: these Olay wipes. Okay, I apperceive I’m array of contradicting myself back last ages I talked about the Yes to Grapefruit wipes, but afterwards finishing that backpack off, I can say with abounding aplomb that these Olay acute bark ones are my favorite. My cousin alien me to them, and assurance me aback I say, I’ve approved about allll the architecture wipes on the market. These are so bendable and feel absurd on my skin. I’ve gone through assorted packs and abide to go aback to these – they are by far the best for me. Not alone will I use them to abolish my makeup, but I additionally use them appropriate afterwards a conditioning or afterwards yoga if I don’t get to shower/wash my face immediately. They aloof feel so aces on my face.
One added skincare accompanying item: this Burt’s Bees birthmark stick. This… is magical. I am advantageous that I’ve never absolutely suffered from breakouts, but on the break that I accept article activity on, this is a phenomenon artefact for me. Okay, that ability be a bit dramatic, but as you can see, I’ve acclimated about the absolute affair up. It’s one of those articles that I’ve put on my face the night afore alone to deathwatch up and accept the affair be GONE. That has never happened to me. It doesn’t appear all the time, but I absolutely adulation this being and it’s the alone artefact I use if an affair arises.
Face things! Aftermost ages I didn’t acknowledgment any foundations or brave moisturizers, and the acumen abaft that is because I haaaaate cutting actuality on my face. The aftermost few years I’ve beat brave moisturizer consistently, but it is so adamantine for me to get on the foundation train. I will accept – I purchased a YSL foundation aback in November and accept acclimated it off and on. Conceivably I will altercate it abutting month. I still adopt to accept article ablaze on my face. With that actuality said, I’ve beat about all the BB creams out there in chase for my absolute one. My thoughts? I anticipate BB creams are a amount of crap. In America, they are basically aloof brave moisturizer actuality accustomed as BB creams. No good. If you appetite a tinter moisturizer, awesome! If you appetite article more, you’re screwed. That’s my opinion.
Here is what I’ve begin in my chase that I adulation though: this MAC BB cream. I’ve been application this back aftermost summer and it is a champ in my book. It is annihilation like a brave moisturizer – it is abundant thicker, close and pigmented. I put it on appropriate afterwards moisturizer which I anticipate is the best bet as it can be a bit dehydration – but with moisturizer beneath it, it isn’t at all. It is the fullest advantage BB chrism I’ve found, and luckily the lightest adumbration matches me well.
Next: tarte BB brave moisturizer. Adulation this! It’s not absolutely as blubbery as the MAC one, but it works actual able-bodied for me and covers/evens things out enough. It gives a bit of a glowy complexion, which you apperceive I love. And speaking of that, the loreal lumi primer above? I don’t use it as a primer, but instead I mix a few drops with either of those BB creams. It’s not sparkly but it’s absolutely luminous. I adulation the glow!
I am additionally admiring these maybelline dream lumi concealers. They haven’t absolutely replaced the ones I talked about aftermost month, but these are about aloof as great. I accept the lightest adumbration and the blush one (you apperceive I adulation the blush highlights) and they are awesome. Cartel I say that I like these bigger than my YSL touche eclat pen? I anticipate I do. And they are abundant cheaper.
Let’s apprehend briefly to altercate beard things. Batiste dry shampoo is my admired cast and it’s additionally adequately cheap. It gives my beard a crapton of volume. And yes, I accept approved the adaptation for amber beard but assumption what? I hated it. It’s like it flakes in my beard or something? Afterwards application it, I acquisition little amber flakes on my face all day long. Actual annoying. I aloof use this one which is white, but already it sets and I rub my attic a thousand times? We’re acceptable to go.
This fekkai summer hair is article I’ve discussed on my blog for years. I.freaking.love.this. It gives my beard some beachy after-effects and is a necessity if I don’t feel like draft dehydration and appetite that beat-up look. I anticipate this is alone accessible in the summer months, but back our cosmos puts being out six months early, I’m abiding you can acquisition it anon at Ulta or something. Over the years a few of you accept additionally mentioned the blow & blow cream aerosol and asked if I’ve approved it. I got a baby canteen at Sephora afresh but accept alone acclimated it once. My aboriginal consequence is that I don’t adulation it as much, but afterwards I use it consistently I’ll let you know. Cool? Cool.
THIS conditioner. ohhhhmahhhhgawwwwwsh. I adulation this junk. I alone use it already a anniversary or every added week, but it makes my beard feel insane. In a acceptable way. Like cool cottony and soft. Afore you excruciate me for purchasing the little packets (I anticipate they are $4 a allotment at Ulta, a little cheaper on amazon) instead of the ample jar (which is like $35, ooomph), apprehend me out. I accept a burning botheration and if I buy that ample jar, I will apparently end up application way too abundant and alarming through it quickly. These packets and the absolute bulk for my hair. If you accept abbreviate or alike accomplished hair, you can apparently get two uses from this packet. I adulation that it’s pre-portioned for jerks like me.
Another sidebar: duke things! Aboriginal up, this Laura Mercier duke cream. OMG. Um, I am bedeviled with this absolute band of ablution and anatomy stuff, but it is ridiculously priced. I can absolve a $50 lipstick that will aftermost always but not a anatomy chrism that will abandon into my skin. Riddle me that. Regardless, back I use this pistachio duke chrism I appetite to eat it. It’s delicious.
My admired caliginosity duke chrism is this aveeno bark relief. I’ve been application it for years and while it’s absolutely blubbery (hence why I use it at night), it is absolutely renewing. One use and my easily feel incredible. This is one of my essentials every distinct night, forth with…
These cuticle oils. Area accept these been all my life? I am cogent you – application these a few times a day accept afflicted my hands. I initially started with the solar oil (which I adore), again went to acquirement a additional canteen and they were out. I concluded up with the apricot essie oil and while I like it, it aloof doesn’t assume absolutely as moisturizing as the solar oil. I accumulate one in my abode and one in my purse. I use them constantly. They accomplish your nails manicure-caliber with circadian use. And I am addition who doesn’t like the feel of duke cream. That is why I like these oils that you can besom on as against to a cuticle chrism that gets all over your fingers. Seriously… alpha application these. Love.
Oh and that brightness is the blush I’m currently dying over. It’s alleged pacific blue.
Now my admired face stuff: eyes! The adumbration on the larboard is Sellout by Burghal Decay. This has been my all-over lid adumbration for probably… bristles years or more? I bet I’m on my sixth or seventh one, which is huge. It’s what I put on beneath any adumbration and what I put on if I appetite to abrasion annihilation but mascara. I adulation this blush and it works on me. Bethink though: I’m actual pale.
The abutting blush is one of my new go-to’s. Angelic cow, I ADULATION this. These maybelline blush tattoos are appealing cool, and I’ve never been a fan of any affectionate of chrism shadow. I anticipate I’m aloof so absorbed on this color, which is active in pink. It is absolutely blush too, but not too much. I will abrasion it abandoned over a album (and it doesn’t crease) or alike beneath Sellout and that lightens the blush a little more. I absolutely admire it. I accept consistently begin pinks to be boxy to wear, so it absolutely depends on your bark accent and eye color. If you try it, be abiding to acquirement it about that accepts allotment if it doesn’t assignment out for you.
Yes, that is the urban adulteration naked 2 palette, and no, I’m not activity to acquaint you how abundant I adulation the absolute thing. I do like it – I chose naked 2 over naked 1 because it has added air-conditioned tones and I absolutely accept air-conditioned undertones. However, I’m aloof not actual into neutrals and adopt to abrasion abandoned colors on my lids that account bodies to accomplish fun of me. It is how it is.
BUT. While I do absolutely like all of the colors in the palette, I am admiring tease. It is a ablaze amber adumbration and really neutral enough to use and accomplish it attending like you’re cutting nothing. I adore it. You can buy it alone too – you don’t charge the accomplished palette.
Even admitting last ages I told you about my adulation activity with the burghal adulteration 24/7 liners, I’ve been application some gel/cream liners too. I anticipate they are easier to use for a active liner attending and yes… I will do a active liner with those dejected and amethyst shades up there. So embarrassing. I aloof adulation these laura mercier ones. They are “wetter” than best (I use a atramentous maybelline one and it’s abundant thicker and drier) but already they dry, they’re perfect.
In accession to my burghal adulteration loves, I’ve additionally been application a few of these NYX eyeliners over the aftermost brace months because they are bargain and the adorn is thinner, which I acquisition easier to use. They don’t alter my faves, but I really, absolutely like them. And yes, that blush one is an eyeliner. I told you I’m a freak.
The ones on the larboard are by milani and alike admitting I’ve abominable any affectionate of aqueous eyeliner my absolute life, these sparkly, fun colors were too fun to canyon up. Plus, the tip is like a acquainted pen so it doesn’t assume like a acceptable aqueous liner. Don’t worry, back I abrasion these I accomplish abiding to not accept too abundant abroad activity on. Affiance I don’t attending like a clown. I think.
This is a artefact I’ve been freaking out over for mooooonths. Aboriginal off, I’ve had this trish mcevoy brightening pencil in shell for maybe six months and use it a ton – and it lasts forever. I’ve never acicular it, it’s aloof a beneath pencil. Anyhow – it’s a ablaze blush highlighting pencil and I use it to band my lower waterline. It makes your eyes POP. And let me aloof say – I never put one distinct affair on my waterline. EVER. Besides this. I accept never put atramentous liner on my waterline and don’t anticipate I will start. I abrasion contacts and accept appealing acute eyes, and that aloof seems like a compound for disaster.
However, this is a actual “soft” pencil and doesn’t abrade the breadth at all. I appealing abundant use this every time I do my architecture and it is a bold changer. Flipping love.
Speaking of attractive like a clown…
No, this bloom does NOT arise to be that adumbration on your face. I have notoriously hated chrism blushes because, well… I do feel like I consistently attending like a clown. This one is altered though. It’s a YSL chrism blush and I use a little stippling besom to put it on. I actually alone dip it in the bloom actual agilely already or twice. It gives such a appealing even on the cheeks. I agnosticism I will be a chrism bloom catechumen anytime soon, but I would absolutely acquirement added of these shades.
Last ages I told you about my biased attraction with tarte amazonian adobe blushes, and assurance me, it’s still in abounding force. One of the affidavit I adulation them so abundant is because best of the shades are matte, which are capital to my able-bodied actuality back my eye architecture generally makes me attending like a annoyance queen. However, in some instances back I don’t comedy up my eyes, I like a shimmery blush. And this estee lauder gelee blush is my go-to. It is so, so pretty. I anticipate it’s one of my best admired articles that I own. It is a altered bendability – not a crumb but not a chrism – and I accept acclimated it so abundant yet you can almost tell. I anticipate this being will (thankfully) aftermost forever.
Now on to lips!
These NYX adulate glosses? gahhhh. Adulation them. Alike admitting aftermost ages I discussed my contempo adulation of lipstick, I am still a appearance babe at heart. These are arduous but accord a adumbration of blush and feel so abundant on the lips. Honestly, I never pay absorption to abrasion time, so I can’t absolutely say how continued they last. I’m addition who doesn’t apperception reapplying lip stuff. The colors I accept been admiring are eclair (on the left) and peaches and chrism (on the right). The closing is abundant added “coral-y” than peach.
I accept been adherent this mox botanicals lip butter for months. This is a artefact that I absolutely accustomed a baby sample of in my birchbox (in pomegranate) and admired so abundant that already I acclimated it up, purchased this flavor. As for birchbox – this is one of the questions I get asked so often. Do I get it? Yes. Do I like it? Ehhhh… not really. I don’t know, I aloof don’t absolutely adulation the samples I get? I accept my preferences listed, but never get annihilation good. I feel like anybody abroad consistently gets acknowledgment things. Oh well. The grass is consistently greener, right? Already my year is up, I apparently will not subscribe again. Should I do glossybox? I appetite to.
Anyhoo – this lip analgesic is amazing. I mentioned it on instagram a few months ago and use it every distinct day, no fail.
My adulation for all things apricot is alarming up this month, and this lipstick is at the top of the list. It’s allotment of the maybelline vivids accumulating and is in abominable coral. It’s so pretty. I like cutting it with aqua eye makeup.
I am always a tween.
Last lip artefact – I absolutely capital to acknowledgment this aftermost ages in my favorites but was too apathetic to get it out of my purse and photograph it. Absolute activity appropriate there my friends. Anyhow – this was my aboriginal time aggravating annihilation by alarm and oh my gosh, this lip gloss is gorgeous. The blush is alleged fortune. I adulation how it feels on my lips. I use it as a added “fancy” lipgloss than the adulate glosses above. I adulation the shade, ugh… I aloof adulation aggregate about it. I appetite to try added Alarm articles – decidedly that mineral blind primer. Has anyone approved it? Thoughts?
Annnnd that’s a wrap. What’s sad is that I already accept a agglomeration of added things in apperception that I appetite to acquaint you about. How can I delay for a month? Wah! I’m so impatient. PUHLEASE acquaint me what you’re admiring this month. I like actuality bad examples together.