Latest Obsessions | Tools & Thangs

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Alright, here is  probably the last in the series of my latest favorites. All about tools, and other goodies that didn't fit so perfectly with either the skincare or makeup category. So here we go!
a picture of Tools & Thangs favorites ; Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, Shadow Shields, Color Switch by Vero Mona, Tarteist Sculpt & Slim Contour brush,  Charlotte Tilbury Powder & Sculpt Brush, Ardell Individual Lashes

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water - I've been going a little spritz crazy lately, but I swear by it. I use this after I've moisturized, and before I prime my face. Yes DOUBLE priming. It's a little boost of hydration and I just feel like it helps the primer. It's also great to spray on your Beauty Blender for smooth makeup application that lasts and lasts!

Shiseido Ibuki Quick Fix Mist - This stuff is the bomb dot com. Yes that's right, I use a spray before and after my makeup...Craziness, I know. But this unique gel formula spray, refreshes and hydrates your skin but dries matte and takes away shine. I use it to set my makeup, and if I need to freshen things up throughout the day. The bottle makes it easy to carry around as well. Combo skinned peeps, rejoice!

Product Review | Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette + Makeup Look

Friday, March 25, 2016

Iiiiiit's peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time, peanut butter jelly time [...] peanut butter jelly time and a baseball bat!

Yeah okay...Not very original but I couldn't help myself. You just have to sing it when you see this Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette!
a picture of Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette
a picture of Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette
Too Faced nails it yet again. Not only does this palette smell amazing (like sweet peanut butter, sorta like Reese's. URGH SO GOOD!), it delivers the same great pigmentation and quality this brand is known for, with gorgeous warm neutrals and purples.
a picture of Too Faced Peanut Butter And Jelly Palette

Latest Obsessions | Makeup

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

To continue the "HELLO I'M OBSESSED!" series, here's what I've been in L-O-V-E makeup wise, for quite a while now!
a picture of Makeup Favorites (Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Lose Powder, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow (Light to Medium), Becca Champagne Glow Palette)
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow (Light to Medium) - This shit is life changing girl. The perfect duo to contour and highlight. Not chalking, not muddy. Perfectly luminous and natural and lasts all day/night. I live for this stuff! It's a bit pricey, but worth every penny, I assure you.
picture of Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Light to Medium (swatch)

Latest Obsessions | Skincare

Monday, March 14, 2016

Because so much time has passed, I figured instead of keeping on with monthly favorites for now, to just jump in an compile what I've been loving since my absence! BUT because there's so many things, I'm going to break it up into categories. Today we're talking all about skincare, which could also double as (most of) my skincare routine as of late...Brace yourselves!

Kensington Apothecary Sake Detox Tonic - I randomly picked this up along with the serum below, while at Whole Foods. The packaging and ingredients just spoke to me. After cleansing, I sweep this all over my face with a cotton pad. The brown rice vinegar keeps things clean and clear, while the mix of other ingredients (full list on the website) help soothe, brighten and ensure you don't dry out your skin. A bit on the pricier side, but such good and organic ingredients and the results are worth every penny.

Kensington Apothecary Skin Serum #4 Blemish Shield - This item seems to no longer be on their official website...I'm not sure if that means it's discontinued or not but I sure hope it isn't! After toning, I apply one drop all over my face and then follow up with moisturizer. With aloe, this is super soothing. It's not thick at all and absorbs quickly into the skin. I feel great knowing I'm creating a blemish fighting barrier before applying makeup. Although, blackcurrant and raspberry leaf are known for their ability to inhibit sebum oxidation, therefore stopping blemishes before they start, this serum is actually quite hydrating. The perfect daytime serum my skin needed.
a picture of Kensington Apothecary Sake Detox Tonic and Skin Serum #4 Blemish Shield
Kiehl's Tumeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque - I was lucky enough to receive a sample and a full size tub of this mask at a recent event. This is a great morning pick me up if you have the 5-10 minutes needed on your hands. It instantly brightens and refreshes the skin. "Formulated with Cranberry Extract, an antioxidant packed superberry rich in resveratrol and anti-inflammatory Turmeric Extract, this unique mask also contains micronized Cranberry seeds that can be used to gently exfoliate the skin while washing the mask off after use." The seeds can be a little tricky to remove completely with just your hands, so once I'm done exfoliating, I'll rinse off completely with a wet wash cloth. I use this 2-3 times a week.
a picture of Kiehl's Tumeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque