New Beauty Products

Happy Monday friends!

The countdown is officially on as I will be in Arizona in a week! I am excited for sun, warm, weather and some quality time with my favorite people! In the meantime, I wanted to share some of my new favorite beauty products that I discovered at Sephora (that place is so dangerous!). Without further ado, here they are…

De-slick Makeup Setting Spray: This Urban Decay makeup setting spray is a life-saver! You simply mist it on your face after finishing your makeup and it prevents makeup from smudging and fading. There are various kinds you can buy depending on your skin type. I chose de-slick which provides oil control as well since my face tends to get shiny throughout the day. I have definitely noticed a difference since using it!

Triple Sec 3-in-1 Hair Product: Okay so this isn’t a new product for me, but I wanted to share it with you guys because I’m obsessed! When I got my first blowout in Arizona with my sister at DryBar, they used this on my hair after curling it. It provides texture, volume, and refreshes your hair all at once. Bonus: it also smells amazing!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I have been struggling to find a mascara that I love for a while. A coworker recommended this one to me and I love it! It definitely makes my lashes look fuller and longer. It also stays on very well throughout the day and doesn’t bother my eyes (I wear contacts).

Becca Cheek Highlighter: I have been interested in purchasing a cheek highlighter, but was unsure of what kind to get. The sales lady at Sephora recommended the Becca crème highlighter to me, so I decided to try it out. I found out a few of my friends also use this brand and love it! It comes in multiple colors to blend with your skin tone and is easy to apply. I actually put my blush on first then put the highlighter over it making sure to blend it well. While I don’t wear it everyday, I like the shimmer it adds to highlight my cheek bones.

I hope you guys have a great week!

– M –

 

 

 

 

 

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Beauty Products We Are Loving

Hi! We hope you are having a good Monday. We both had relaxing weekends and are getting back into the swing of busy weeks. We had the chance to catch up on the phone yesterday and were chatting about our favorite beauty products so we decided to share them with you!

Amanda:

  1. I just made a trip to Sephora to restock my makeup, and this contour and highlighting kit by Too Faced was on my must have list. Contouring is popular among celebrities, and I have always wanted to give it a try but have been timid to try it. It turns out it is super  easy with this kit that comes with four shades a contour brush as well!

2. I restocked my concealer and foundation with radiance awakening foundation by Yves Saint Laurent and Born This Way concealer by Too Faced. Both go on feeling super light and keep my skin from looking too oily throughout the day.

3. I was about to leave Sephora when the makeup artist showed me Hangover Rx by Too Faced. It’s a nourishing cream primer that makes your skin feel instantly hydrated. I use it under my eyes to keep my skin hydrated and awake.

Meghan:

  1. Since I have naturally greasy hair, I have been in search of the best dry shampoo and have tried multiple brands. When I splurged a little bit and bought this Living Proof Perfect Hair Day dry shampoo, I never looked back! It gives my hair a fresh look that lasts longer than a few hours. I have been working on extending my shampoos as I usually have to wash my hair daily and this product definitely helps. I also like that it doesn’t leave a white residue on my hair and smells great!

2. Over the past couple years, I have been addicted to shellac nail polish and was getting my nails done in a salon every couple of weeks. Well I decided to give my nails (and bank account a break), but I need a polish that would last longer than a day especially working as a nurse. I love these Essie gel polishes! They have so many pretty colors and the polish has been lasting me 4-5 days even when working. I apply two coats of the color and then one coat of the top coat. They are a little pricier than normal polish, but worth it!

3. I first read about collagen on a blog I have been reading for years (shoutout to Peanut Butter Fingers!). Collagen is a protein-based powder that helps with skin elasticity as well as hair and nail health. I have been scooping a tablespoon into my coffee daily. After using it for a couple months, I haven noticed my hair and nails getting stronger as well as the cellulite on my legs becoming less visible. I buy mine at TJMaxx when they have it in stock, but they also have a variety of brands on Amazon.

Let us know what your new favorite beauty products are! We love to hear from you! Have a great week beauties!

– A & M –

Things Making Me Smile This Week

Hello everyone! To brighten up this Monday, I thought I would share some of the things that have made me smile in the past week. Feel free to comment below and let me know some things that are making you happy! 🙂

  • Finishing Up a Good Book-  Yes, it took me WAY too long to read this tiny book. I have been busy starting my new job and usually only read a few pages or a chapter before going to bed some nights. However, I can say that I LOVED this book. It is full of simple tips on how to increase your happiness on a daily basis. I definitely recommend it!

  •  Having a Workout Partner- After joining Lifetime Fitness in January, my mom and I have been working out together a lot more and I couldn’t be happier! It is so much more fun and motivating to workout with someone else. We have been enjoying our fair share of yoga classes lately. Also, I am so proud of my mom for sticking with her fitness goals this year so far, keep it up mom!

  • Spending Time With This Guy- While Nick and I are only an hour apart when he is at school, we don’t see each other during the week and it had been a couple weeks since we spent time together. I was one happy girl when he came home Friday for the weekend. We enjoyed dinner at a new brewery on Friday night with my parents and spent time with his family on Saturday. 
  • New Beauty Products- I made a trip to Ulta on Friday and scored some amazing new beauty products, woo hoo! I have been searching for a good dry shampoo as I admittedly have greasy hair (especially if it’s been over 24 hours since I washed it). This Living Proof dry shampoo is the answer to my hair prayers. I used it this weekend and went over 48 hours without washing my hair! Also, I received a mascara sample with my purchase (brand:it- SUPERHERO) and love that as well. It lengthens my lashes and lasts all day!

  • Vacation Count-Down- I am so excited for our family vacation to Arizona in just 26 days to visit my sister and brother-in-law! Nothing like some relaxing time with my family in warm, sunny weather no less! Hurry up March 25th!
  • New Spring Clothes- With a vacation in my near future and Spring around the corner (hopefully), I have been keeping my eyes open for some cute new clothes. When I was at Target the other day with my mom, I found some patterned, trendy clothes including a dress, kimono, and wider-leg pants (sometimes I am in awe of Target’s clothing section) all for under $25 each. I am ready for some heat! FYI the beach hat pictured below was found in the dollar section for $5! 
  •  Fuller House Release- I was super pumped when I found out that the Full House cast was having a reunion and have been waiting for the end of February when it was set to be released and it is finally here! I am only two episodes in, but certainly feel nostalgic watching it. My sister and I used to watch reruns after school nearly every day and as soon as the episode was over my dad would get home from work. Brings back so many memories and I love the references to the original episodes.Fuller House
  • Adorable Music Videos- I am a total country music lover especially modern country (cue Today’s Country’s Hits Pandora). When I heard “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett my heart melted. It is such a sweet song and he wrote it for his wife! As soon as I found out the music video was of him and his wife, I knew I needed to watch it ASAP. It was more adorable then I imagined it would be. So I will leave with you with that, feel free to replay as many times as you please (bye bye Monday blues!). die a happy man.jpg

 

Have an amazing week!!!

– M –

Beauty Favorites

Hi all! We are excited to share some of our go-to makeup and beauty products on this beautiful Monday morning. We both love products that look and feel natural but add a little glam to our daily beauty routine. Here’s six great products we are loving right now.

Amanda’s Picks:

1. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with sunscreen – Living in the dessert I need a quality moisturizer and SPF is a must! I love how hydrating it feels without being too heavy.

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2. Smashbox BE Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Creamy Pinkish – This is my go to summer lip color. It’s light and not sticky like some lip glosses.

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3. Beauty Babe Brow Fixx in Blondie – I’m obsessed with full brows and use this brow gel daily to give my brows a little more shape. I received this brow gel from a makeup artist in Chicago while getting a makeup lesson. I like the mascara brush since it makes it easy to apply.

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Meghan’s Picks:

4. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion-Original – I used to get so frustrated when my eyeshadow would crease and smudge only a couple hours after I applied it. Since discovering this product, my eyeshadow stays on exactly how I applied it. This is great to use before a day out in the sun or before going to work.

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5. Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette – This is my everyday eyeshadow as it is very versatile and I love the neutral colors that are easy to dress down for work or dress up for a date or going out on the town. My favorite colors are Trick, Liar, and Mugshot. I also had the Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette and am excited for new ones to come out since I like to switch up my daily eyeshadow from time to time.

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6. up&up Cleansing Towelettes Makeup Remover (compare to Ponds Clean Sweep) – I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to taking my makeup off at the end of a long day. There is nothing like a clean, refreshed face before hitting the pillow and these wipes definitely do the trick! They have a fresh scent and take off all of your makeup so your face can breathe at night.

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What are your favorite beauty products? Feel free to comment and let us know! We tend to get hooked on certain products and stay loyal to them, but are always looking to try new products as well.

Have a great week!

– A & M –