5 Current Beauty Favorites

Whoa whoa where am I? I'm so out of the loop, again. I barely even Instagram anymore, like who even am I?  Now, while I'm here to share some of my new fave beauty items, I might as well share a little update too. Like how right now I'm stretched out on the couch with my iTunes on shuffle and Boyz II Men On Bended Knee is blasting in my ears and I'm having a ton of middle school nostalgia. I'm seeing myself in my room with the cassette single singing at the top of my lungs, arms flailing around because this song gives you all the feels even as a boy crazy 7th grade girl. And then I flip it over for the b-side track.

So that's what's happening in my life right now. In the bigger picture, well, I'll save it for a real update post but I got into a really negative place because I was drowning my head with everything I want from this blog and my YouTube channel but don't have the time I wish I did and it started to make me hate things, like important things, like my job. And that's not a good place to be so I chose to back away from my blog and channel so I could refocus on my work and my general life because well, the reality is that those are what I need to care most about right now. I know I know, the the age old excuse "I don't have time", but it's true. And the time that I could have, I prefer to be spending it with Robert since we really didn't get much at all in the past year. Like, at all. But hopefully next year will be different, wink wink.  It's so hard to concentrate when I'm hearing Wanye belting out "I'm down on my knees begging you please come hooommmmmmeeeee"... 

You know what's funny, all this middle school nostalgia in my ears while writing a beauty post has me wondering, did I even wear makeup back then. I really don't remember and all my photos are back home at my moms house. It was like 20 years ago (not even a joke) so it's really hard to remember. Whatevs though, I know the kids are wearing it now and it's back to school time so.... maybe this will help them out. Which by the way, MY SISTER STARTS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW!!!!(9/2). WHAT EVEN. What is time? What is life? How did she get to 9th grade so fast? I can't believe this. But I do believe she'll be all up in the interests of makeup, I mean she already kills it with the winged liner so... let's do this!

favorite beauty products

1. Philosophy Purity Face Wash  - I keep repurchasing this because it's perfect. It's an all in one product, nothing like convenience! Being a makeup remover, cleanser, toner and it hydrates, that's about as simple as it gets when you're 99% asleep and really need to wash up before crawling into bed. |buy PURITY here|

2. It Cosmetics CC+ Your Skin But Better - A while back I bought the little travel size of this to try it out, totally forgot about it and then came across it in my drawers recently. And then I fell in love. The end. No but really, this is so good. It covers everything, evens out my skin, feels super light on my face all day and so basically it's perfect for getting ready at 6am.  |CC+ @ Ulta|

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - I've struggled a lot with concealers and I know this one is a hit or miss across the reviews. But I stand by it as my hands down favorite ever. Basically everything creases on my whole face because I'm an old botox needing wrinkly mess, but this creases the least. Like basically not at all. |buy NSC here|

4. Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder - This is another product that I bought in the trial size, because I wasn't sure if the hype was legit. Let's just get right to the point. I will forever buy this. FOR.EV.ER. It gives me a velvet like airbrushed finish, it's like FaceTune in powder form. |buy LM here|

5. NYX Powder Blush - This may be shocking, but this is my first and only NYX blush (the color in the photo is way off  #lightingproblems). I don't know why I never bought these before but wow! So simply beautiful and very pigmented. The color I have is "pinched". |buy NYX here|

Oh look, this could also be called my current makeup routine. Because other than a little bit of brow pencil and mascara, this is it! I'm basic AF and I'm loving it.

What are your current beauty faves? If you've tried any of these products, let me know if you like them or hate them!

bye friends!


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