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Latest Fashion Trends For Women

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May Favorites + My Current Skin Problems

It’s been way too long since I’ve done a monthly favorites video.  I decided to rally together my faves that I’ve been using lately to put together this list of May 2016 favorites.  I’m talking a little beauty, a little fashion and a little everything.

Press play to watch now below or visit my YouTube Channel…  But please don’t leave without subscribing to my channel!

I’m wearing several of my favorites on my face for this video…  Talk about practicing what you preach!

I’d also like to talk about my skin for a quick minute.  If you follow me on Snapchat (click to add me) then you’ve seen that I’ve been using facial masks petty much on the daily.  My skin is absolutely freaking out on me like never before.  Literally, like never before.  I’ve never had acne or breakouts in my life, only a single pimple here or there.  Right now, I have random breakouts in my hairline, on my forehead, chin and all over my upper back.  I’ve been to my esthetician (in my dermatologist’s office) and OBGYN.  I’ve tried almost everything under the sun.  My esthetician believes my skin is angry because of hormones.  I was on BC (birth control) for 7 years and my OBGYN took me off about 4 months ago because I was getting up to 2 migraines a week and he was afraid I could have a stroke (that’s not scary at all, right?!)  I came off and my body has had all sorts of whacky symptoms (just a reminder, I was only on BC because of my endometriosis. I’ve since been to a specialist and he thinks that I’ll be okay off of the BC.  Praying that he’s right!  Also, no I’m not pregnant.)  I started with the break outs my third month off BC and nothing has helped.  It began with my entire back, then started in my hair line and about two weeks ago began rearing its ugly head on my face.  I’ve done a back facial and glycolic peel, both on my entire back (separate treatments) and my skin calmed for about 2 days, then was back to zit-ville.  The oil level of my skin has dramatically increased and caused blackheads everywhere.

I’m venting telling you all of this for two reasons:  1. If you have any suggestions or tips for skin issues after coming off of hormones or BC, please leave a comment below for me.  2. To let you know that I’m on a mission to find the products that will help with this so I can share with all of you because anyone who is on BC may have this exact same cross to bear with me.


Faves:

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector  c/o

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator  c/o

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush  c/o

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick  c/o

Jouer Mermaid Iridescent Eyeshadow Palette  c/o

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Topper (Mermaid Ltd Edition) in “Skinny Dip”  c/o

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in “In Demand”  c/o

Benefit Cosmetics ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color with Brush  c/o

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish in “Labels Only”  c/o

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette  c/o

Quay Australia Sugar and Spice 50mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

ban.do Passport Holder  c/o

Velcro Waist Trainer (similar)  c/o

Tory Burch Lexington Wedge Sandals

Honest All Purpose Household Cleaner


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Drugstore Makeup Tutorial + Save & Splurge Products

I love a good deal.  Finding a drugstore beauty product that delivers the same results as a high end (and high dollar!) product is a major score in my book.  I’m by no means a product snob.  In fact, I almost always prefer a drugstore mascara over a high end mascara (the one exception to that is tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara).

I’m constantly trying new beauty products, so this video was fun to do because it gave me a reason to try new products in basically every category.  Even though I have more makeup than I know what to do with, I get comfortable with my favorites and I forget to try anything else sometimes.

From my experience, I’ve learned where to spend and where to save my money when it comes to makeup.  Here’s a quick check list of makeup categories with one example of my favorite products linked.

Drugstore vs High End Makeup - Save and Splurge Angela Lanter Hello Gorgeous

Spend (High End):

EyeshadowAnastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles

Full Coverage FoundationKat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation

Setting PowderLaura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Lip PencilMAC Lip Liner Pencil

Save (Drugstore):

MascaraL’Oreal Voluminous

Eye LinerMaybelline Gel Eye Liner

BlushMilani Baked Blush

Highlighting ConcealerMaybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

This obviously isn’t a full list of every product you use to create a full makeup look, but it’s a good idea as to where I recommend spending your money and where to save.  Leave a comment below with your favorite high end product and your favorite drugstore product too.  I love learning about new products from you!


Products Used:

NYX Soft Focus Primer

NYX Brow Pencil

L’Oreal Brow Stylist

Covergirl Bombshell Shine Shadow Eyeshadow

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

Covergirl Eyeshadow Quad

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Covergirl Stay Luminous Foundation

Rimmel Stay Matte

Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer

NYX Ombre Blush

NYX Strobe of Genius

Rimmel Lip Liner

MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

Ardell #113 Lashes

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What’s New at the Drugstore

I’ve always been a drugstore fan.  I loved taking trips to CVS or Walgreens growing up, just to stroll the makeup and hair product aisles and see what was new, what was on sale or what I possibly missed my last trip.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good high end beauty product, but there are so many awesome brands and products available at your local stores that sometimes work just as well.

There are multiple products that I reach for on an every day basis that are from the drugstore.  I find myself typically preferring mascara from the drugstore over most high end formulas.


Drugstore Products:

MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color

L’ORÉAL Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss

MAYBELLINE Pumped Up! Colossal Volum’Express

L’ORÉAL Extra Volume Collagen Mascara

MAYBELLINE The Colossal Chaotic Lash Volum”Express Washable Mascara

L’ORÉAL Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara

RIMMEL LONDON Wonderful Wonderlash Lift Me Up Mascara

NIVEA In-Shower Hydrating Lotion

SinfulColors Kylie Jenner Trend MATTErs Collection Pure Satin Mattes

L’ORÉAL True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

Maybelline FIT ME! Set + Smooth Powder

Pantene Airspray Hairspray

Milani Everyday Eyes Powder Eyeshadow Collection 

Gillette Venus with a Touch of Olay Violet Swirl Shave Gel

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