Thursday, October 8, 2015

Budget Beauty - Mini Drugstore Haul

Just a mini budget beauty haul for you guys. 

I had to go to CVS today and happened to have a 25% off coupon so I grabbed some lashes, brow razors, gum, and a new Chapstick. I found this Just Hatched baby lotion at the supermarket and since I already have a love for baby lotion I thought I would give it a shot. It smells so good and has a bunch of natural ingredients like coconut oil. I finally picked up the Ardell individual lash kit (lasts a few weeks) to try out. I figured it would be worth a shot with a coupon plus it's a cool thing to try out for Halloween tutorials.


MOTD - Autumn Warmth

For this look I was inspired by Kathleen Lights' and Ofra Cosmetics' new matte lipstick in the shade Miami Fever. It's a gorgeous rust color that screams Autumn. I'm in love with it. The formula is also very comfortable to wear and long lasting. I plan on purchasing more shades from Ofra in the future. 

For the eyes I used Melvet59's Exotic Lotus eyeshadow palette. Such a beauty!! If you love warm tones you will fall hard for this one. I topped the look off with Physicians Formula Eye Booster Lash Extension mascara (still my favorite!) and Anastasia Beverly Hills Ebony Brow Pomade. Voila! 


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Halloween - Oh Deer!

This is actually a look I wore for Halloween last year but never shared it. I love how it came out! I know tons of bloggers and vloggers have posted various doe tutorials but I wanted to include this anyway. :)

It's a cute and fun look. I made my antlers by grabbing tree branches from outside and hot glueing them to a brown plastic headband. It worked great! A camo t-shirt and faux fur cardigan completed the look. My hubby even dressed up in all his camo to be my huntsman.


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Children's Skincare - Cleansing

Disclaimer: I am not a dermatologist nor do I pretend to be. The posts in this series are from research I've done online and my own thoughts. If you or your child are experiencing any skin concerns, please seek professional help.

A child's skin is delicate as it is but sometimes between playing outside, school germs, etc. you may find they are coming home with "baby breakouts". Now is the time to start a cleansing routine. My grandma instilled in my brain, "brush and wash". Every morning and night I brush my teeth and wash my face. Washing your face is an important habit to start teaching young. Washing allergens, germs, dirt, and grime away can lead to clearer skin tone, softer texture, and so many other things.

If you are looking for a gentle but effective cleanser for your child this list is comprised of products worth looking into. I have used most of them myself and have found they work wonders.

Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash by Johnson & Johnson - This is, along with all others in this post, a drugstore find and I go back to this every once in a while when my skin requires something simple and straight to the point. It works great for taking off makeup (think Summer face painting and Halloween makeup).

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - I know this is a highly recommended cleanser by dermatologists all over. I vaguely remember using this when I was younger because of my eczema. I actually just purchased a small sample size of this from Harmon's Discount to try out and so far I have enjoyed using it. It's unscented, gentle as can be and moisturizing. My skin feels cleansed but never tight or dry. 

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water - Cleansing waters are all the rage right now. Bioderma in Europe is a best seller even in the United States and this is a more convenient dupe of it from what I have heard. I just recently started using this to remove my makeup and as a quick cleanse when I don't feel like full on washing my face with soap and water. It works very well. My skin hasn't had any disagreements with it and it feels moisturized afterwards too. I could see this working well for children because it's a good quick cleanse with natural ingredients. Simple also has facial cleansing wipes, regular facial wash etc. I have only tried the micellar water myself but have seen and heard fabulous reviews about all of their products. 

Honest 3-in-1 Facial Towelettes - I have not tried this product but have used other Honest products with success. I really love their healing balm. I would think since their products are geared towards mothers and children that these would work great for childhood skincare. I would say they are worth looking into!

Last but not least, Dove Sensitive Skin Bar - My dermatologist recommended this to me for my sensitive skin and eczema. You can use this for your face and body. It's a great mild soap. Love this stuff.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Halloween - Precious Metals

photo found on google
This look was inspired by a rainbow mineral rock I have. It's black but reflects a rainbow of different colors creating a witchy luminous look! I used Makeup Geek's new duo-chrome eyeshadows on top of black eyeshadow to create the same kind of effect on my eyes. Makeupgeek's duo-chrome shadows were also used for subtle contour, blush, and highlight on the face. As for foundation, I brought out a forgotten favorite - Kat Von D's LockIt Foundation. I forgot how awesome and airbrushed this foundation looks. For the lips I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Midnight liquid lipstick and placed Fyrinnae's Electromagnetic liquid lipstick on top for the iridescent black effect. I really love the outcome. It could be used for a bunch of different costumes or a night out if you are feeling adventurous!


Mani Monday!