As I take more time out for myself everyday, I’ve started to put a lot more effort into how I look and how I feel when I look in the mirror. My hair can be a big pain for me because it frizzes in this Texas heat and then just kinda sits there. So I decided to try a different tool for styling my hair- the new Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Brush (affiliate link)!
So let me first say that yes, I realize there is hair in my brush and this is actually my least favorite part of the styling tool- you can’t wash the brush part and pulling hair out of it is pretty difficult. Before I recommended the tool to you, I wanted to try it first, which means using the brush and getting my long locks in it. Sorry!
Aside from the cleaning difficulties, I LOVE THIS HOT BRUSH. In the picture above, you can see that on the left side my hair is still wet and curly. The right side is how it looks after I’ve used the Revlon tool to brush and blow out my hair. Because my hair is so thick and and layered, I have to separate it and clip it on top of my head as I go to get the perfect blow out. I also use the John Freida Frizz-Ease Serum (affiliate link) and rub it through my hair before I begin drying. That helps a lot!
THE FINISHED PRODUCT! Seriously, it’s like getting a blow out at home for free! When I use normal blow dryers, it takes forever for it to dry and of course its a frizzy mess. This is a no-frizz solution that makes it look like I just left a salon. I highly recommend this tool. I know on Amazon there are quite a few different knock-offs so be wary of that as you shop! Enjoy!
It’s been awhile since I blogged about my favorite beauty products, so I figured I needed to share an update with what I’ve been using! With everything I buy and share with you guys, I have to love it and it has to be affordable. I use a mix of drugstore and high end brands to get my look. I always go pretty natural as well! I don’t like the feeling of wearing pounds of makeup, its just not comfortable and I don’t have time to put it on in the morning!
So excuse my leftover glitter nail polish. I totally forgot to take that off. But right now my favorite highlighter is the Infalllible Highlighter Stick by Loreal. It’s easy to put on and offers a soft glow that looks natural! I was at Ulta the other day and found it on clearance for only $1.50!
So this is an Ulta brand eyeshadow palette. I literally can’t find it on their website but I really like it! I found it also on clearance for 50 cents! The pinks are just so pretty for spring!
Soap and Glory has tons of great products that I use all the time, but my newest favorite is their Pillow Plump XXL! This lip plumper is really good. It’s not long lasting, so that’s a bummer, but I just keep reapplying. I got the clear version so I could wear it underneath other lip glosses. It feels funny after you’ve put it on, lots of lip tingling!
I’m loving this liquid eyeliner from Maybelline! Its called the MasterPrecise Ink in Stellar Sand! I’m not very good with liquid eyeliner usually but this one wasn’t too hard to put on. The shimmer is really pretty without being too much.
Makeup and I have a long way to go before I’ll consider myself a beauty guru, but these are a few affordable favorites of mine!
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One of the most important things you can do for your skin besides washing it daily and applying sunscreen is allowing your pores to breathe! At least once a week I don’t wear any makeup to improve the health of my skin. I usually make that day Sunday since I’m at home and relaxing. The picture to the left was me last Sunday. I’ll admit, my hair had maintained it’s curl from the day before, but I’m wearing absolutely no makeup and I know it shows!
Besides going makeup-free once a week I do two other things for my skin. First, I wash it with body scrub when I’m in the shower, and second, I take my makeup off before I go to bed. You would be amazed at the amount of people who don’t do those things!
The body scrub I really like is St. Ive’s Apricot body scrub. It works really well and comes with a lot for the price. You can find it at Target in the beauty area. When I’m taking my makeup off I use Neutrogena makeup-remover towelettes. It gets everything off. One thing you might also consider that works well for getting that stubborn mascara off is cold cream. It works like a dream and your eyelashes will be light and beautiful again!
I’ve tried so many products that say they’ll do this or that and they never works the way they’re supposed to. These are the few I’ve tried that really do work. I’ve never had bad skin until I got to college and started stressing out more causing an increase in oil production released through my pores. When that started, I knew I had to take better care of my skin! I dare you to go makeup-less for at least one day a week! It only takes 30 seconds for your skin to absorb anything that goes on your face. After a week of wearing makeup, your skin deserves a break!