Beauty: My Recent Favorite Products

Today I went to Ulta for two things: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘Foxy’ and bareMinerals Original Foundation in ‘Medium Beige.’ However, I left with only one item on my To-Buy List (unfortunately they were out of the eyeshadow I needed). Although, I did leave with three other items that were not on my list, because isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when you go shopping? Buy things you don’t need, or at least that you think you didn’t need.

I ended up buying Essie Quick-E Drying Drops Solution, bareMinerals Redness Remedy, and bareMinerals Multi-Wrinkle Repair (pictured below).

essie drops bare minerals

I am now in LOVE with these products!

Essie Quick-E Drying Drops Solution helps your nail polish dry fast, protects polish from smudges, dents, or scratches, and is easy to apply! Essie also makes several other quick-e solutions for stronger nails, shine, and more! You can get them all at your local drugstore. I used these drops after painting my nails and I went to bed 30 minutes later and when I woke up I didn’t have any “sheet smears”!! I usually never paint my fingernails because I always end up messing them up, but now I can save so much money on manicures and do it myself at home! Thanks to Essie Quick-E Drying Drops Solution!!

I have only been using these two bareMinerals products for a couple of days now so I don’t have any major result reviews for y’all yet, but I can tell you what I like so far!

The bareMinerals Redness Remedy helps reduce facial redness on contact and over time. It is powered by the bareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, which instantly minimizes the appearance of broken capillaries and brightens skin for a healthy-looking, more even-toned complexion. The Redness Remedy also comes with a antibacterial-treated Soothing Compress Brush that is super soft! If you use other bareMinerals products, then I can tell you that it is very similar to the bareMinerals foundation. It is a powder that you tap into the lid and swirl around, similar to other bareMinerals products. When you dispense it in the lid it has a yellowy color to it, but it does not look yellow on your skin! It is a very light product, it does not feel greasy or anything negative. After using it a couple of times, so far, I have noticed that it instantly reduces the redness on my face. I wouldn’t say that I have rosacea by any means, but whenever I work out I get very red, like I would be humiliated to see someone I know after a workout. So I’m hoping that this remedy helps with that over time.

The bareMinerals Multi-Wrinkle Repair helps diminish the appearance of forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, crow’s feet, and frown lines. This treatment is created to work on multiple surface layers of the skin and is powered by the ActiveSoilTM Complex, anti-aging peptides and plant extracts, each key ingredient has been carefully chosen to target specific wrinkles while addressing new wrinkles before they become more evident. The results include fine lines instantly softened, the length and depth of wrinkles are noticeably reduced, and skin looks smoother and younger over time. I know I’m only 23 years old, but I am already insecure about my forehead wrinkles, brow furrows, and frown lines. Why not start getting rid of them as early as I can!

xoxo, Megan

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Beauty: My Favorite Products For My Lashes

These are my favorite products for my eyelashes! I think long, luscious eyelashes are the perfect look for any woman. Beautiful lashes can make your eyes pop and can create a romantic feel to any look!

Recently, this past month, I had a makeup appointment (at Versi Salon in San Antonio, Texas) and my makeup artist showed me these amazing products. I immediately bought them after my appointment and my lashes have never looked so great!

favorite lash products

  • The top product is the Blinc Eyebrow Mousse in ‘Medium Blonde.’ At first I went into panic mode when I saw “eyebrow mousse” and not “eyelash primer” like my makeup artist had told me. However, I was told that this eyebrows mousse can double as an eyelash primer! He even recommended that I sleep in just the primer occasionally so that my eyelashes could grow longer and thicker! I also use this for what it’s meant to be (eyebrow mousse) and it makes my eyebrows look great!
  • The middle product is Clinique’s High Impact Mascara in Black. I have always used different brands, types, and colors of mascara. I never knew what kind I liked, whether it was a skinny brush, thick brush, curved brush, black, or brown! So many options, so many brands, and so many broken promises. I felt at loss when companies promised “clump-free lashes” or “no flake or fuss” and was constantly disappointed. However, after my friend recommended Clinique mascara, my lashes haven’t been the same! this mascara feels super light, doesn’t clump, and once I use my Blinc Eyebrow Mousse (aka my eyelash primer), my mascara doesn’t flake! I highly recommend this affordable and incredible mascara from Clinique.
  • This last product is my absolute favorite, the Blinc Heated Lash Curler. Before my makeup appointment, I had been having a lot of issues with my eyelashes and I was starting to become insecure. I used to curl my eyelashes with a regular eyelash curler, but I was starting to lose my eyelashes. There were noticeable spots where several eyelashes were missing, I had to spend extra time crossing my lashes to cover these embarrassing spots. I researched my issue on the Internet and decided that I should start taking Biotin pills (hair, skin, & nail growth pills). After a couple weeks and not much more improvement, I decided to talk to my makeup artist at Versi. He gave me this Blinc Heated Lash Curler. After he tested it on my lashes, I was convinced that this was exactly what I needed. What makes this eyelash curler so special is that it doesn’t crimp your lashes, eventually weakening your lashes. This heated lash curler only needs one battery and a flip of the “on” switch to prep your lashes into a beautiful wave.

I hope this post helps you! And I hope you buy these products, you truly won’t regret it!

xoxo, Megan

Beauty: My Recent Makeup Favorites

What I love about makeup is that there’s always something new happening. Whether it’s a new color, new trend, or new product there’s always something fun and pretty happening in the makeup world. These are my recent favorite makeup items that I have been using.

 

recent makeup favorites

 

  • Laura Mercier ‘Flawless Skin Repair Eye Serum.’ This eye serum is great because it improves the appearance of lines or wrinkles while at the same time brightening up your eyes! Also, the Arnica Extra and caffeine in this eye serum reduces the appearance of dark circles. All you need to use is the tiniest drop from the pump on each eye. I bought my first bottle of this eye serum last May and I use it all the time and there’s still plenty left! You can find this amazing eye serum at Sephora.com.
  • ‘Erase Paste’ by Benefit Cosmetics. This concealer is great for under the eyes or any blemishes on your face. It brightens areas of your face while at the same time covering your areas of concern. Erase Paste comes in three different shades: fair, medium, and deep. This concealer is truly incredible. You can find Erase Paste at Sephora.com.
  • ‘They’re Real!’ Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics. This mascara is amazing! this mascara lengthens, adds volumes, curls, lifts, and separates your lashes. My lashes instantly looked longer after using this mascara. Just trust me, you need this mascara. And you can find it at Sephora.com.
  • Chella Highlighter Pencil in ‘Ivory Lace.’ I received this highlighter pencil in my Birchbox and instantly fell in love. This highlighter brightens up your face and makes you glow. This pencil conceals, brightens, contours, shapes, lines, and defines your face. You can use it to brighten your brow bones, water lines, eye areas, nose, cheekbones, and Cupid’s bow. You can find this highlighter pencil at Birchbox.com.

I hope you test out these great beauty products!

xoxo, Megan