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Friday, April 10, 2020

BareMinerals Original Loose Foundation Powder


Hello darlings! 

I’m a huge fan of the old school foundation...BareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation. I feel like this foundation has been around forever and like everyone has used this. 

This was recommended to me by my dermatologist years ago when I was having really bad acne issues. She told me to use only the original version and to use all loose forms of BareMinerals makeup. Even though it’s messy, it’s worth it. My face cleared right up. I guess my skin really doesn’t like liquid foundations. 


I know some people have issues with this foundation but I personally love it and get so many compliments when I wear it. It’s natural looking and dewy. But you have to really prep your skin before you apply this. I wear shade Golden Ivory #07 in the winter and shade #13 in the summer. I also mix this with my Savvy Minerals foundation. 

Again, even though it’s messy...in my opinion, this gem is worth it. 

xo
Mel

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

My Beloved Clarisonic


I love my Clarisonic. It’s my favorite skincare tool ever. My dermatologist isn’t a fan and asked me to stop using but nothing cleans my skin like this baby.

I have two different Clarisonic and they are both old. I tried buying a new one but the company seems like they aren’t producing many products. I hope they aren’t going anywhere!

I use my Clarisonic every night to clean my face from city dirty and sweat. I usually love using this device with a foaming cleanser. The combo is a dream. I use the acne cleansing brush head. I tried using the sensitive head but I didn’t feel as clean.

This travel one is absolutely perfect and goes with me everywhere.

How do you cleanse at night?

xo
Mel

Monday, April 6, 2020

Staples in My Beauty Kit


When it comes to eyebrows, ABH knows exactly what she’s doing. I get my brows waxed for ABH I Nordstrom and I swear by them. Absolutely swear by them. This brow gel is the best of the best. I tried a few others (both drugstore and high end) and they did nothing for my brows. The ABH gel is clear, doesn’t flake and holds my brows in place. I lost count of how many times I have purchased. It’s a must have.


I love Laura Mercier’s translucent powder. It’s a cult classic and I know why. It’s light, doesn’t clog pores and doesn’t create any kind of backflash. It’s perfect for summer because it keeps your makeup locked in place. You can’t go wrong with this one.



What are your beauty bag must haves?

xo
Mel

Friday, April 3, 2020

My Glam Nars Collection


Hi darlings!!! 

Nars is one of my fave beauty brands. Their products are high quality and super pigmented. I feel like they cover a wide range of skin tones. When it’s summer time especially and my complexion is deeper, these are the products I turn to. 


I love my bronzer. In the winter I use the shade Laguna but in the summer I use Casino. It’s darker than Laguna but still doesn’t look orange at all.

My all time favorite blush is Orgasm and I have used it since I was 22. It’s the perfect pink/peach color and universally looks amazing on all skin tones. In the summer when I’m darker, I use the color Love Joy. It gives the perfect hint of color.

When it comes to concealer, I have been using Nars Radiant Concealer on and off for a few years. I wear shade 1.5 Macadamia. I also use this as an eyeshadow primer. It doesn’t crease and doesn’t smudge off.


Nars Sheer Glow is dupe for Armani’s Luminous Silk. LS is my all time fave foundation and I have gone through at least 6 bottles.

In Nars Sheer Glow, I usually mix shades Sante Fe and Barcelona. Barcelona is my summer shade. This foundation is light and natural looking. It’s just beautiful. Unfortunately, I can only wear it for a day because I do breakout. Super a bummer.

I use the Nars Loose Powder in Beach to set my face and undereyes. It doesn’t crease and doesn’t leave a flashback.

What’s your favorite glam makeup?

xo

Mel

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask


I absolutely love this mask and the price is phenomenal! I paid $7.99 and it was def money well spent! 

I use this mask every Sunday and Wednesday and it really helps to clean out my pores. I have very oily skin and it tends to clog easily. This mask has enzymes that helps brighten the skin and sweep away any dead skin. It’s great if you have acne scarring and need help with your skin tone. 


What I also love the most is the good for you ingredients. This is a natural product so it’s not going to do bad things to your body or skin. This is a great alternative to the Juice Beauty Peel Mask. (That’s another fave of mine)


Have you tried this mask? What are your favorites? 

xo
Mel