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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

hey pretty girl.

Here is the down low on my latest beauty routine and loves. 


SKIN CARE // Mario Badescu
 I could go on and on about my love of Mario Badescu skin care. I use the acne face wash every night (every other night I will use my Clarisonic brush with it) and use Neutragina Natural Face wash in the morning. It has been a great product for my skin and has truly cleared up my acne. I mean, I thought I paid my dues to acne in high school, but apparently not. I have also used and love their oil control moisturizer spf 15. 
Available at Ulta or on Amazon.

BB CREAM // Naked Beauty Balm by Urban Decay
 I am such a skeptic of things being too good to be true, but this little bug is just proving me wrong. It has all the benefits of beauty balms (spf, pore minimizing, primer, & moisturizing) but it doesn't have coverage, which I actually prefer. I have oily skin and am still acne prone, so this is perfect for me. I have been shine free & not a single break out. It is great for no make up days because it still gives you oil control, moisture and spf, while it also works great under foundation, too. 
Available at Ulta and Sephora.

FOUNDATION // Maestro by Giorgio Armani
Though this is hands down my priciest product, it is worth every little penny. This is like silk on your face. I get the most compliments on my skin from this foundation. Gorgeous. A little goes a long way and use a foundation brush. 
Available at Nordstroms.

EYESHADOW // Naked Basics by Urban Decay
This is the famed Naked & Naked 2's baby sister. She is cute, simple, and soft. The pallet, made up of 6 shadows, is mainly matte, with one bone colored shimmer shadow- perfect for highlighting. The brown is a great shadow for smokey eyes, smudging eyeliner, and I even use it to fill in my brows. 
Available at Ulta and Sephora.

BRONZER // Hula by Benefit
This is such a great bronzer for most skin types because it looks like a real tan. Hoola is brown based, not orangey like most are, giving you the appearance of having been out in the sun and kissed in all the right places. Perfect for contouring and giving your skin that glow year round. 
Available at Ulta and Sephora.

LOTION // Spray & Go moisturizer Coco Butter by Vaseline 
So easy, smells great, and no excuses not to put lotion on after the shower. 
Available at Target and Ulta.

DRY SKIN // Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from Trader Joes
This is great for my little hands that get washed all day long. My hands have been so dry that most normal hand creams still burn, not fun. I started using the oil on my hands, feet and elbows. I love it. Smells great, cheap, and natural. The only draw back I have found, is that you can't throw it in your purse. I use it at night before I go to bed and sometimes in the morning before I leave. 
Available at all grocery stores.


HAIR MASQUE // Total Repair 5 - Damage Erasing Balm by Loreal 
I am willing to try any new product, in good reason, that will help restore my locks. I regularly use heat, color, and wear high buns so much that my long locks need all the lovin they can get. This masque smells great, moisturizes, smoothes, and is a great price point. I would definitely recommend this and buy it again. Use in place of conditioner once a week, let sit for 5 minutes. If your hair is extremely dry, put in after only shampooing in the shower, braid your hair, and let it sit on your hair over night. You might want to lay down a hand towel on your pillow to not get your pillow case all covered in conditioner. 
Available at all drug stores and Ulta.

VOLUMIZING SPRAY // Volume Spray by Brazilian Blowout
I have been using this on my clients with both finer hair and thicker hair just wanting some more lift and the response has been great. It is practically weightless, smells great, gives good movement, and doesn't effect your hair's ability to not wash for a couple days. All around, great product, decent price (little goes a long way) and very user friendly.  
Available at salons that carry Brazilian Blowout Products or on Amazon.

Hope my little tips and reviews are helpful.
Feel free to email me or comment bellow with any comments or questions. 

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