Spring Beauty Buys: Hair

2015-05-07 06.28.40Since I got my hair trimmed and highlighted this week, I thought, what a perfect week to talk about my current hair products for spring! While I’m only talking about two products I have (I mean, who am I kidding? I have a lot of hair products in my bathroom), these are two I recently introduced into my hair care routine, and will definitely be my go-to products for quite some time.

Moroccan Oil Smoothing Lotion2015-05-07 06.30.48

I’ve been seeing more and more of this brand lately, and I finally decided to give it a try, and I love it. It’s great for those fly aways, and is a perfect primer for your hair before applying any sort of heat. It also smells really good and doesn’t leave your hands (or your hair) feeling sticky or filmy after you apply it.

No Drought Dry Shampoo2015-05-07 06.29.41

While I love my dry shampoo by Batiste, I wanted to try powdered shampoo, but didn’t want to splurge on those pricy brands that make it. In the spring and summer, I feel like my hair tends to get oilier quicker than it does during the colder temperatures, so I wanted another dry shampoo option for those days my hair looks dirty, but really isn’t. I got this, and I really love the way it smells, and it does a great job of not making it look like I haven’t washed my hair in a while (you know we all have those lazy days…or weeks :p ).

Do you have any current favorite hair products? If so, let me know so I can try those out too!

Bows and Arrows,


Spring Beauty Buys: Face

2015-04-27 05.15.36This spring, I wanted to keep a fresh face, by wearing less makeup. While I do sometimes need a little something to make me look a bit more awake, I’ve been trying my hardest to avoid a full face of makeup everyday. Here are some of my favorite face products for spring.

Mini Beauty Blender2015-04-27 05.17.04

I really like the size of this beauty blender because it’s great to add concealer under the eyes, or anywhere you need to add makeup that’s hard to get to without feeling like you’re covering your entire face.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blue in True Love2015-04-27 05.17.45

I really like adding blush to my face to give it some color when I’m not wearing much else, and this is a great spring blush color. It’s a pretty vivid pink, but I just apply a small amount to the apples of my cheeks, and I’m good to go.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette2015-04-27 05.17.28

I love that this palette has everything in it: blush, highlighter, and bronzer. It’s great to travel with for spring, but it also has everything you need to add some color to your face without feeling like you’re loading a bunch of stuff onto your face.

Sephora Face Masks2015-04-27 05.16.13

I really think that once spring rolls around, everything seems more fresh, and people get really into spring cleaning, so why not clean your pores too? I love these facemasks, not only because they are fun to use to give yourself a spa treatment at home, but they are also really refreshing and make your skin feel smooth and extra clean. I particularly love the green tea and pearl masks. Have you used these before? Let me know in the comments below!

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Winter Beauty Buys: Face

2015-02-04 11.07.04To continue my series, this week, I want to share some of my favorites for the face during winter. Really, these products are great year round, but I do particularly love them during the harsh winter weather, and I’ll tell you why!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

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I’ve been using this stuff for almost a whole year now, and it is definitely a staple for me. If I travel, my travel size of this comes with me. I have combination skin, but in the winter, my skin gets more dry than usual, and this stuff really does keep those dry patches from forming. It’s also great for sensitive skin, because its fragrance free, and is formulated without any of those harsh chemicals.

Naked Skin Beauty Balm by Urban Decay

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I never really thought I needed BB cream, but then I used this stuff and realized how much it really does even out the skin. This stuff also doubles as a primer for foundation, but you can also wear it alone. Also, just because it’s cold outside, doesn’t mean you don’t need to worry about sun protection! This BB cream is SPF 20, so you’re still protecting your face from the rays, even in the frigid air.

NARS Blush in Orgasm

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I really love NARS blush, and this one is a perfect color for all seasons. I particularly love it during the winter because it adds a bit of color to my face when I otherwise look ghostly.

Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush

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I just love this brush. It is the perfect synthetic brush for liquid foundations, creams, primers, etc. and allows application without brush streaks. It also really helps blend blush, bronzer, and highlighters into skin for a more natural look, and can be easily cleaned with rubbing alcohol and water. It is also not a brush that sheds, which is one of the best types of brushes you can get!

What are some of your beauty favorites for your face during the winter?

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Winter Beauty Buys: Scents

2015-01-27 19.17.11It’s not necessarily the first thing you think of when it comes to winter beauty purchases, but scents really do fit into seasonal categories! These are the two scents I’ve been switching between this winter, and are great must-have perfumes to use year after year.

2015-01-26 01.13.53Estée Lauder Modern Muse

While this scent is slightly floral, it also has a dark, woodsy aroma too it, that makes me think of winter warmth. I also get compliments on it when I wear it, and someone I work with even went out and bought a bottle after smelling it on me!

2015-01-26 01.14.57Calvin Klein Euphoria

This may sound weird, but personally, I think this perfume smells like men’s cologne. I know that probably makes a few of you think you’d never like to wear it yourself, but it just smells so good! I think of it as if they were making “cologne” for women, this is what it would smell like. It’s described all over the vast interwebs as a “sexy” scent, and I can totally get on board with that. If you haven’t smelled it yourself, you need to drive to your nearest Ulta/Sephora/wherever it is that you get your perfume, and smell this stuff pronto!

What perfumes or scents do you find yourself reaching for during the cold weather?

Bows and Arrows,