Beauty

May Beauty Favorites

June 11, 2017
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Hi my beauty babes! I feel like it’s been ages since I wrote a beauty post. I’m so lucky that I get to try out new products, but sometimes there’s just not enough time to try them…and then next thing you know they’re all in a pile collecting dust. I’m so guilty of this! But I’m back with my favorite new products that I’ve been using nonstop. Oh, and that’s another problem, once I really like something, I don’t want to try anything else. I’m making an effort to change though! In any case, in the meantime, check out what I’m coveting at the moment…Thanks for stopping by, love you guys! xx Sarah


NUDESTIX Nudies All Over Face Color in ‘ILLUMI-NAUGHTY’

ulta.com ($30)


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I can’t get enough of this! I’m always on the hunt for products that give you a wet, dewy look and this one does just that. You can apply it directly from the stick or with your fingers. The other end comes with a brush that you can use to blend out the product, but I personally prefer using my skin to dab it on because it warms up the product. Illumi-naughty is perfect for those with light to medium skin tones.

Available in 3 shades.

 


dr. brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer

sephora.com ($38)


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My babes with large pores (which includes me!), if you want that glow from within appearance without accentuating your pores, you must try this new primer by dr. brandt. It not only brightens and gives you that pearlescent glow, but it also refines the look of pores. And basically, kiss dull skin goodbye. You can even use this alone without foundation for a youthful, glowing look. TIP: If you find yourself not having the best results when using primers, read my blog post on how to pick your primer: click here.

No animal testing.


Tocca ‘Cleopatra’ Eau De Parfum Spray

sephora.com ($78)


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Hello sweet and musky! I love this scent so much. I used to only like sweet scents, but there’s something about stronger scents, I almost feel stronger myself – do you feel me or am I alone with this one? Haha. You know I like to share affordable products with you guys, and this one is a bit pricey, but the good news is that it also comes in a roller ball and travel size. I love this new trend towards smaller size perfumes because I love perfume and I’m always changing it up. Not to mention my bank account really appreciates it too!

P.S. Tocca also makes great skin care products and candles.

 


e.l.f. Liquid Eyeliner in Black

target.com ($2)


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On a recent trip, I forgot my liquid eyeliner and had to buy a new one. The only one I could find at the drugstore was this one from e.l.f….I used to swear by N.Y.C.’s version, but this beats its hands down. They are both matte, and highly pigmented, but e.l.f. wins because it doesn’t budge. By the end of the day, my liner would normally fade and sometimes bleed (i have oily lids so I’m used to it). I can’t say that this one has budged…even after working out.  I definitely urge you to try it!

Cruelty free. No animal testing.

 


LORAC Alter Ego Lip Liner in ‘CEO’

nordstrom.com ($17)


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I love this dusty rose lipliner because it goes with both mauve and peachy nude shades (pretty much my everyday go to colors). It’s matte, highly pigmented and retractable…I cannot be bothered to sharpen my lip pencils, too high maintenance (or I’m just lazy AF!). A lot of people think of LORAC’s eyeshadow palettes, but I highly recommend that you try out their lip products as well!

Available in 10 shades.

 


Bare Minerals Invisible Bronze in ‘Medium’

ulta.com ($28)


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Talk about looking like golden bronze goddess! You can just imagine as a beauty blogger and makeup junkie how many bronzers I have tried. As of right now, this is my FAV bronzer. I look like I’ve been kissed by the sun. It’s highly pigmented and blends seamlessly onto the skin. And unlike so may bronzers, there is no orange undertone.

Available in 4 shades. No animal testing.

 


Pixi By Petra Glow Peel Pads

target.com ($22)


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I love this product! It’s so gentle on the skin yet effectively smooths and brightens without taking away moisture. I’ve been using this for 3 months now and can definitely see a difference in my skin. My skin tone is more even and I rarely have any breakouts. Give. It. A. Try!

Not tested on animals. Paraben Free.

 


e.l.f. Aqua Beauty Molten Liquid Eyeshadow

target.com ($3.99)


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A makeup summer look I love is shimmer on the lids with bronzer in the crease…this product does just that. The beautiful rose gold tone is perfect for day or night. The only problem with it is that you once you apply it, you can’t mess with it. I only smooth out the edges so there are not harsh lines. And to get the best color payoff, apply it directly onto your lids with the wand (helps to achieve the perfect soft cut crease!).

Available in 3 shades.

 


stila Magnificient Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

ulta.com ($24)


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This is for my babes that want more of a glam look with tons of glitter but without the hassle. I’m ob-sessed with this stuff…it’s easy to apply, very pigmented and longlasting. Want that wow factor? This is it my beauties. TIP: For a less intense look, apply with your finger.

PS Smoldering Satin is my fav!

Available in 8 shades. No animal testing.

 


No 7 Protect & Perfect Day Cream

target.com


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I received this moisturizer in a care package and I haven’t been able to stop using it. It’s so hard to find a day cream that’s moisturizing with SPF. I used to always wear 2 different moisturizers when prepping my skin for makeup. I now only use this cream and my skin feels plump & hydrated, ready for foundation. And since I’m not a spring chicken, the fact that it firm the skin is a big plus. TIP: A little goes a long way!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Azi August 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Dear Sarah, Can you pls recommend any product to nourish the hair? You have beautiful hair! Thx!

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