Amazon Beauty Finds You Need

spring makeup affordable on amazon

 

With Spring approaching rapidly, it’s important we all have our hair, skin and makeup all sorted out. The transition from Winter to the warmer months means we have to re-vamp a few things in our routine so we can look and feel our best. Here are a few products from Amazon that will take your look to the next level:

Buxom Plumping Lipstick in ‘Icon’: This lipstick formula has a bit of a tingle and provides a slight ‘plumping effect’. If that sensation is a hard ‘no’ for you, skip out on this and go for one that doesn’t say ‘plumping’. I personally don’t mind it and the color is absolutely stunning. Good corals are hard to come by. In the past they have looked chalky or ashy, but this is the perfect blend of warmth and pigment. (click here to buy)

Banila Co Cleansing Balm: It’s 2020 and that means we have all graduated from using makeup wipes as our primary method of removing makeup. I do think wipes have their place in your routine, i.e. removing swatches or dried on liquid lipsticks. But within the last year, I’ve switched to using a cleansing balm to remove my makeup as Step 1 of my nightly double cleanse. This product warms up in the hands and quickly breaks down makeup so you can easily rinse it off, without tugging or pulling on the skin too much. My personal favorite way to remove the balm is with warm water and a muslin cloth. (click here to buy)

Hourglass Ambient Light Palette: Not all highlighters are created equal, and thank goodness for it. Honestly, I don’t know if I even classify this as a highlighter, because it’s actually more of a filter. Truly, dusting this on gives you this airbrushed, filtered look that I’ve never gotten from another powder. This has luminosity, but it’s not the bling bling highlighter of 2014 we all use to wear. This is pretty pricy, but a little goes a long way and it’s changed my makeup look significantly. (click here to buy)

Rimmell London ‘Zenzero’ Liner: Lipliners make my world go ’round. Everyone has their one product that they are obsessed with and for me, it’s liners. If I were to ever start a makeup line, it would be liners in every shade of browns, nudes, and tans. They’re hard to come by and when you find a winning color with a great formula, you have to hold on tight. I found these liners at the drugstore many years ago, and ever since then, they have been my favorite. More than MAC, NARS, MAKE UP FOREVER, or any other high end brand, these have always performed better. The color is a warm, toasty mahogany and compliments most skin tones and lipstick shades. I particularly love the way it’s paired with the Buxom lipstick in the color ‘Icon’. (click here to buy)

DUO Brush On Lash Glue: Lash glue is critical for flawless makeup. For me, I like this formula because it dries quickly (much faster that the glue in the DUO tubes). It also dries clear, because I don’t always wear eyeliner and I don’t want to commit to the black glue. Also, I love that you can control how much product is applied because it’s simply brushed on, rather than squeezing out glue and transferring it onto the lash band. I feel that this is comparable to the House of Lashes glue in the drying consistency, but it doesn’t take 100 years to get off your eye. (click here to buy)

Hourglass Gloss in ‘Truth’: Gloss is back y’all. Honestly, I’m thankful for it. Liquid lipsticks totally had their moment, but there’s nothing like a youthful, glossy nude that wears all day and doesn’t transfer all over the place. I typically don’t spend a ton on glosses, but I kept hearing how fabulous this formula was so I gave it a try. Working in sales means I cannot have my makeup move all over the place and I can’t stop to touch up a ton either. This gloss adheres to  the lips well, without moving too much. It does have a bit of a tingling sensation because it’s supposed to plump, but I don’t mind that. It wears off after a bit, and the color range is gorgeous. (click here to buy)

Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recover Shampoo and Conditioner: When I turned 32, I noticed a shift in my hair texture. It became a little more coarse, and drier. I know I can do my part to eat more foods with fatty acids, but I wanted to repair it externally as well. I switched my shampoos from the ‘clarifying’ formula to this much more hydrating one. Also, I’ve been skipping blow dries and letting this conditioner soak in to provide maximum hydration. The scent is fruity and fresh too, which is a double win for me. Within a few washes, I noticed a difference and will keep you all updated. (click here to buy)

Black Friday Sales: My Top Picks

Happy day after Thanksgiving! While I fight the pie coma and sip my coffee, I couldn’t help but post my top picks from Amazon and Ulta. Happy shopping!

VASKER 3 Layers Waterproof Makeup Bag Travel Cosmetic Case Brush Holder with Adjustable Divider VA-06: https://amzn.to/2S9ZJKd

BAGSMART Travel Jewelry Storage Cases Jewelry Organizer Bag for Necklace, Earrings, Rings, Bracelet: https://amzn.to/2r46W3

Calvin Klein Women’s Modern Cotton Lightly Lined Bralette: https://amzn.to/2S86EUo

Amazon Essentials Women’s Lightweight Water-Resistant Packable Puffer Jacket: https://amzn.to/2r4UnV3

adidas Women’s Alphabounce Cr: https://amzn.to/2DUw2di

beautyblender gold mine: Makeup Sponge & Beauty Essentials Set: https://amzn.to/2SbYfPS

OVIOS 001 OVIOS03 Digital Kitchen High Accuracy Multifunction Food Scale, Stainless Steel,11 lb 5 KG,LCD Display (Batteries Included), 5KG, Gold: https://amzn.to/2Qfq10h

Betrome Hanging Suit Cover, Storage Garment Bag, Mothproof, Breathable Garment Cover (4 Pcs 24” x 43” & 2 Pcs 24” x 51”), Sturdy Full Zipper Dust Cover for Closet Storage. White, Set of 6: https://amzn.to/2PNzzAm

Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi – USDA Organic Reishi Mushroom Powder – Natural Calm, Relax, Sleep – Vegan, Paleo – 10 Count: https://amzn.to/2qY7pUy

Amazing Grass Green Superfood Alkalize & Detox Organic Plant Based Powder with Wheat Grass and Greens, Flavor: Simply Pure, 30 Servings: https://amzn.to/2TFjACB

Simple Modern 22oz Slim Cruiser Tumbler with Straw & Closing Lid Travel Mug – Double Wall Vacuum Insulated – 18/8 Stainless Steel Thermos Pattern: Primrose Marble: https://amzn.to/2TC4gqp

Airtight Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker and Tea Infuser with Spout – 1.0L / 34oz Ovalware RJ3 Brewing Glass Carafe with Removable Stainless Steel Filter: https://amzn.to/2r0Xz4b

Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator: https://shopstyle.it/l/VIzh

Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit: https://shopstyle.it/l/VIzn

Mac Shiny Pretty Things Lip Kit: https://shopstyle.it/l/VIxM

Ardell Lash Wispes 12 Piece Pack: https://shopstyle.it/l/VIzK

Ulta Skin Favorites For Her: https://shopstyle.it/l/VIzR

 

Are you a blogger?

Are you a blogger?

So as some of my readers know, I’ve been in an on and off relationship with my blog. I’ve been devoted to it, broken up with it, been recognized by Allure magazine for it, and ultimately went on longest hiatus to date. Upon turning 30 soon (eek!), I realized that I missed it. What I have chosen to break up with is the way I treated it and reconcile with my love for encouraging others. A few years ago, when my goal to was inspire other girls to paint themselves in confidence with makeup, and wear clothing that was affordable and stylish, I was struggling with so many more of my own issues. While I was preaching to ‘love yourself’ and ‘know your worth’, I battled being outrageously hypercritical of my posts. Each video, photo, post, and follow/subscriber count begin to dictate my self-perception. Don’t get me wrong, I know many are harsh on themselves, especially those who are very ‘Type A’ like myself, but these dragons became even more difficult to combat while literally dying inside a job/career that I could not flourish in.

Fast-forwarding to today, I am now stepping into the most positive space I’ve ever been in. I vow to myself, my readers and fellow style devotees to press on, even when we don’t feel like it. I’ve left the job that crushed my spirit, pursued a new career in healthcare and have obtained the most functional relationship with food and the gym that I’ve ever had. If you didn’t know, I’ve been on a diet since the 3rd grade, been a wide array of sizes and have used food/lack of food as a coping mechanism. I’m leaving all of the insecurities that stopped me from blogging in the past, and promising myself to never let those false ideals to determine my gratitude, love and appreciation for how fabulous life truly is.

In this new chapter, as I ditch the negativity, I plan on travelling with my husband, going with the flow, bouncing back from bad days better and laughing harder than ever before. Cheers to best of times, cheers to 30.

H&M Suede Shoulder Bag • H&M • $59.99

FOREVER 21 Tie-Waist Oversized Shirt • Forever 21 • $22.90

LOVE 21 Contemporary Embroidered Jeans • LOVE21 • $22.90

Silk Lace & Python-Print Scarf • Roberto Cavalli • $35.97

70mm Infinity Leather Mules • Steve Madden • $85