1st Beauty post!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

My FIRST beauty post & I'm SO excited!I have so many products I use that are great but I just wanted to share some of current loves! I truly believe you are beautiful because you are made in the image of God but makeup is something that can enhance our lovely facial features that we were blessed with. As much as it can be crazy, it's so fun to be a girl ;)

1. Neutrogena "Skin Clearing oil free makeup" : This is my foundation that I use everyday. I have probably tried around 5 different drugstore foundations in the past and this so far is my favorite. The average cost is about $12 depending on where you buy it, I personally get it from Target. It has "micro-clear technology". It doesn't clog pores, cuts the oil and actually helps with acne. I usually go through 1 bottle every 6 weeks. (Seriously wearing a foundation that can help improve your face in more ways than 1 is a bonus in my book.)

2. Benefit "They're Real" Mascara : This is the BEST mascara ever! I'm fair and my eyelashes aren't super long so mascara is a big deal to me. This really helps make my eyes pop and make my lashes look fab! It is kind of on the pricier side but I think it's worth it! Tip: Sephora or Ulta sometimes sells mini duo of benefit products and if you can find one that has this mascara get it...thats a good way to spend under $12 trying it out! The normal size tube is $23.

3. NYC "Cheek Glow Powder Blush" : color-Central Park Pink. I found this a few months ago at Target and decided to try it. I really love this because it's a great color for my skin and looks like a shimmery peach. It isn't really pinkish so I think it's a great everyday soft blush. Plus it was under $3!

4. The Body Shop "Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream" : I have been using this for about a month now and I put in on every night right before I go to sleep. I have read reviews on this and have heard good and bad, mostly about the smell. It smells kind of rosey? I personally love the smell! It feels refreshing to put on your clean face and makes your skin softer the next morning. It really all depends on what you like for nightly moisturizers but I recommend it!

5. Carrington Farms "Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil" : Okay, I could go on and on about this stuff! This brand I got from Costco for less than $15. You can really use any brand but I suggest organic if you are going to be using it a lot. This stuff is good for the inside out, literally. I have used it to make chicken, baked goods, and on my skin. Here are some great ways to use it for your body: shaving cream, helping acne, face masks, dry skin, hair treatment, makeup remover and much more! Let me emphasize that it is a GREAT makeup up remover. I dab it on a washcloth or my fingers and rub it over my eyes and it takes off my eye liner and mascara! This tub is good size so it will last you a VERY long time! Maybe in another post I can expand on the rest of the benefits :)

6. NYX Lipstick: color- Thalia #529. I found this on Pinterest and my sister ended up buying it for me as one of my birthday presents (thanks sis!) This is a really great color and different than the average browns, reds or pinks. Super cute!

7. Benefit "Hoola" Bronzer: My friend Calyn had this in her makeup bag and let me use it one day, and I LOVED it ever since! I bought it last august and it's still going strong! This also is pricey ($28) but haven't found a better bronzer. Not to mention that the packaging is super cute, and it even comes with a little brush and mirror inside. It also stays on really well! I don't think you'd regret this purchase :)

8. Big Sexy Hair "Powder Play":  This is a volumizing and texturizing powder and it works so well. My hairdresser actually started using this on me. They sell a couple different sizes but the one you are able to find the most is .53oz bottle. If you tease your hair you need this forsure! Sprinkle lightly over your part and then tease and spray with hairspray. I don't really tease my hair often, but I do use this when I curl my hair because it gives me more lift and body to my hair.

9. Organix "Moroccan Argan Oil": I use this stuff after every time I wash my hair! I have few sizes but I have been using the 3.3 oz and it has lasted me for months & months! That size bottle is $7.99 at Ulta.  It makes your hair super shiny, soft and smelling oh so good. I use a little less than a dime size on my palm, rub my hands together and run through the ends of my wet (towel dried) hair. You have to be careful with how much you use because it can make your hair greasy. I have also given this as gifts and it's always a hit! I have also tried the moroccan argan oil shampoo and conditioner which also works really well ( which I use only a few times a month.)

That's it for now! I hope to do many more in the future. I love finding products and being able to share them with others. Some of these products are expensive so I always love when I can find a mini version of it or a really honest review online! I hope you all liked it, if yo have any questions feel free to ask :)

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