Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Top 3 BEST Multi-Tasking Beauty Products

When you're looking to get the best bang for your buck, buying beauty products that can be used in multiple ways definitely helps a ton.

Over the years, I've discovered the absolute best multi-tasking beauty products out there. Trust me on this--you need these three products:

Lip & Cheek Tints, Benefit Cosmetics Benetint - This stuff is amazing. It's a classic product that works well on literally every single skintone out there. It adds the prettiest rose hue anywhere you smear it. Even though it looks dark in the bottle, it actually applies fairly sheerly and you can build up the color depending on the look you're going for. Bonus? This amazing tint is completely smudge-proof and will last the entire day.

Skin Protectants, Aquaphor Healing Ointment - Another classic product that is incredible! It works on even the most sensitive skin (even my super sensitive skin!) and has tons of uses. Obviously, it works on dry skin anywhere you need it, but you can  also use it as a lip balm (smear it over your favorite lipstick!), and a brow-tamer.

Clear Nail Polish, Seche Vite Top Coat - It's no secret that having a good topcoat is a must-have for a long-lasting mani. But it is also essential for preventing one of the most worst fashion emergencies of them all--runs in your tights. If you get a snag in your stockings, whip out a bottle of this miracle-maker and add a touch of clear polish before it gets worse. You can basically think of this topcoat as your embarrassing moment crusher. Chipped nails suck. Torn tights are even worse. This stuff will save the day from both.

Hope these tips help you as much as they've helped me!

Happy Shopping!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Get Ready for Spring With This Polka Dot Dress!

I don't know about you, but I am totally fed up with cold weather! Luckily Spring is right around the corner, so I can start shopping for cute dresses in preparation.

Right now, I'm obsessed with this Coral & White Polka Dot Belted Dress from Venus. Coral surprisingly looks great on most skintones, and the white polka dots add a bit of a retro flare to the dress.

The cut is great too--since it cinches in at the natural waistline, it makes everyone look like they've got a fab hourglass figure. What more could you ask for?!

Buying this dress is just the perfect way to get ready for warm weather. And at $42, it's a great deal.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

How to Pack Your Beauty Essentials

With Springtime right around the corner (hopefully!!), traveling is something that everyone is thinking about. Now's the time to plan a weekend getaway and go somewhere to relax.

But when it comes to your makeup, traveling with it can be a nightmare. There’s nothing worse than starting a vacation with foundation-covered clothes or crushed eye shadow (both of which have happened to me).

Here are a few tips to avoiding makeup mishaps, and get your cosmetics to your destination in one piece!

Separate Your Products
Before you start packing, separate all of your products into different categories, like lip colors or hair products, and put each into their own Ziplock bag. If something breaks or leaks, at least the problem is contained.

Get a Pill Box
This is a great tip. You can actually use a pill box to carry your lip products in.  Just cut off the tip with a butter knife and place it in each compartment for multiple shades on the go. I'm loving this Fashion Smart Pill Clutch ($3). It's cheap, and comes in tons of gorgey prints.

Pick Up a Pencil Case
Pencil cases are a great way to tote around brushes without bending the hairs. There are tons of cute options out there, but I'm a fan of this Ted Baker Cam Case ($30).

Use Your Socks
Packed all your products in your cosmetics bag and still have empty space? Clean (obviously!) socks make great shock absorbers.

Embrace Wipes
I use makeup wipes daily and love 'em. But if you don't, at least use them for travel. Swap your regular makeup remover for a wipe version. The package won’t leak or break--and they’re great for dirty hands, too. Try Yes to Grapefruit Brightening Facial Towelettes ($5.09). They work amazingly well and are made of mostly natural ingredients, so even the most sensitive skin can handle them.

Avoid Breakage
The powder puff or plastic sheet that came in your compact helps the product to stay in place while it travels to the store, so keep it in place for travel, too! Misplaced the puff? Insert a round makeup sponge or flat cotton pad for the same effect.

Slice Your Soap
Can’t leave home without your favorite soap? I hear ya. Slice off a piece with a knife and put it in a baggie instead of lugging the whole bar.

Use Plastic Wrap
If your foundation or moisturizer has a twist-off top, cut a piece of plastic wrap, place it over the top, and then screw on the lid to prevent spillage. And trust me--it totally works.

Bon Voyage!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Never Ending Love Story

I've always been a HUGE Kate Spade fan, but when I saw this adorable Never Ending Love Story Clutch, I instantly knew that the bag itself was my true love!

Made to look like a book, this whimsical bag is perfect for a night out on the town. I absolutely love unique purses, and this one is simply too cute to pass up!

Here's a peek inside the bag:

It's kind of like a big wallet, but trust me--all your essentials will fit inside.

Each bag is $328. I know, I's pretty steep. But a bag like this can easily go with any outfit, and would make the perfect addition to anything in your closet!

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