Makeup, beauty brands, hair care, sample sale prices, and education. For what more can you ask? A makeup lovers dream, the Makeup Show announced earlier this year that they would be having a pop-up event, the Makeup Shop NYC, December 15th and 16th. Even though I attended the regularly scheduled Makeup Show back in August, exclusively held for artists and industry professionals required to show credentials for entry, the Makeup Shop NYC was open to the public and included access to over 40 brands boasting special deals and discounts, along with demos and education. It was a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Continue reading “The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC”
So two of the most frequently asked questions I receive are what do I put in my hair and what do I put on my face? Good questions, fam! I’m all about that fresh, dewy, skin and hair can literally be the difference between a good day and a bad. Yes, it’s that serious lol. So today I’m sharing some of my current beauty finds, right off of my bathroom shelves! The best part? The ones I’m including in this post can all be found in your local drugstore.
So let’s do hair first because it’s quick and easy. I usually wear my hair curly – though every now and then you’ll catch me in a cute blowout. But since I try to stay in the gym often, and the way my workouts are set up… there is no way in the world I’m leaving with straight hair. Enter good ol’ faithful Eco Styler styling gel. I know, I know… with so many amazing brands with shea and jojoba and honey and unicorn dust and here I am rocking with Eco Styler. Sorry, it works! I have other brands that I play with here and there, and I’ll share those in another post, but for the daily grind and casual glam that is me? It’s Eco. And to get a little fancy, I do like the one with the red top – it contains Argon oil and holds my curls nice and defined.
Get it from your local CVS or order online now from Amazon!
Now for this face! I have to tell you, I am still searching for the best routine for me. I’ve tried several different things and faces are funny – one thing can work for a while and then all of a sudden it’s wrap. Faces are finicky. When I travel, my face acts brand new. When the seasons change, it doesn’t even know me. Like, I’m still working it out. But for all intents and purposes, I’m going to share some of the items I am using now and I’ll keep you posted on futures purchases. Ok, here’s my top three:
- Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
This is my best friend, especially on nights I really don’t feel like going through an entire routine but I absolutely refuse to sleep in my makeup. Please, please, please don’t sleep in your makeup lovelees – no matter how cute that glitter eye looked on the dance floor. Live to see another blemish-free day. Clean your skin! I like to use this with round cotton pads and it removes all of my makeup, including mascara and red lips! I keep this on hand and definitely recommend it.
- Valjean Labs Facial Serum, Glow, Vitamin C + Magnesium
So this was a chance buy – I’m not going to lie. But sometimes trial and error really comes thru! I have fallen in love with facial serums and I had been using a sample of a more expensive brand that I loved, but couldn’t afford to purchase. So I happened upon this one and actually really like it, I’m not going to lie – I felt like a serum should be a tad bit thicker, but I do like how it feels on my face. Even though I’m still on my first bottle, I like it enough to finish and then reassess. I’m including it because of the Vitamin C and Magnesium boost, and according to Amazon, I’m not the only one who thinks this is a great buy! If you do decide to try it, let me know what you think 🙂
- L’Oréal Paris Skincare Pure-Clay Face Mask with Charcoal
I love a good mask! Nothing like getting out the shower and slathering on a good mud mask while you sit back and chill and drink a nice glass of
wineice water. No judgement. But for real, masks are great! It’s so nice to relax while the impurities are just drawn right on out your skin! I think I’m going to do one when I finish writing this post 🙂 I’ve tried several good masks over my lifetime, but this post is dedicated to what I am using now. So in my bathroom now is the L’oreal mask and I’ve grown quite attached. Not only does it smell good and leave my face feeling lovely, it’s at a great price point so it doesn’t hurt my wallet. They have several different versions of this depending on your personal skin needs and goals, so read thru the descriptions and use what’s best for you. The charcoal is great for absorbing impurities and the eucalyptus acts as a great exfoliant for removing dead skin cells. Happy masking!
What are some of your current bathroom beauty finds? Do share! I’m always on the lookout for the best items for my skin and hair. Are you a producer or vendor of something you’d like me to try and review? Shoot me a message! Who knows, maybe one of your items will pop up on one of my upcoming posts!
PS – Because I use Amazon so much (I’ve got that Prime baby!), I’ve become an Amazon Influencer! So even though I am not being sponsored by the brands I’ve included, because I have personally purchased these and added them to my Influencer list, I may receive compensation from any purchases using the the links provided. Just want to give full disclosure!! Enjoy your shopping, lovelees!