It’s been a while since I’ve done a beauty post for you guys. I’ve picked up a few products that I absolutely love over the past few months so I just had to share them with you. There are also a few other things that I’ve been using for years that I wanted to share as well.
Skincare is at the utmost importance in my book. When I was younger I wasn’t so kind to my skin so I’m making up for lost time now. It is so important to remove all of your makeup every night and wash your face. I at least use a makeup wipe to clean my face every night and apply a serum and moisturizer.
It’s also important to avoid the sun and always wear sunscreen. I will admit, from age 16-24 I would use tanning beds and I seriously regret it. It just isn’t worth it! Everyday I use this powdered sunscreen over my makeup and use sunless tanners and SPF 30 or higher when spending time outdoors.
The sun is not only damaging to your skin but can also dry out and damage your hair too. I get a full highlight done to my hair every 8 weeks which can be pretty damaging. I make sure to take extra special care of my hair all year round. I’ve reduced the number of times I wash my hair to 2-3 times a week which has helped with growth and overall hair health tremendously. I also limit heat styling to once a week and use high quality tools that prevent excess heat damage.
In general, I don’t care for a heavily “made up” look. I prefer more of a “no makeup” makeup look. That doesn’t mean that I don’t like to still experiment with fun eye shadows and lip colors thought. I really don’t have much time to spend getting ready on the average day so I need products that are easy to use and blend well.
Last week I picked up the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette and I am in love. The colors are all coordinated and highly pigmented to give you a high color payoff using minimal product. That’s just another reason to love this brand! They also make the best brow products! I also shared my love for the Urban Decay Vice liquid lipstick in this post, but I think I found another product that I love just as much. I recently discovered the Bare Minerals gen nude matte lipsticks and am equally obsessed. Currently I’m loving the shade “kissy face”.
The last thing I wanted to share with you all is this nail polish. Truth be told, I never go to the salon and get my nails done. However, I always get compliments when I use these products. The polishes are only $10 and last well over a week.