QUICK PICKUPS: WHOLE FOODS BEAUTY

The other day I went to Whole Foods for one thing (Alkaline water) and found myself down their beauty aisle. I may be a little late to the game but, I didn’t know that Whole Foods had such a large selection of hair care, body care, skin care and perfume products. When I initially when in for water, I ended up down the beauty aisle picking up only one other thing, the 365 Everyday Value Nourishing Grapeseed Oil.

Grapeseed oil is a staple in both my body and skin care routine. A few years back I gave up using lotion completely (I plan to do a dedicated post on this) and for a while I was using Almond Oil until I read about Grapeseed Oil being a lighter yet more moisturizing oil. I also credit Grapeseed oil for keeping my skin clear. I currently use the NOW brand 100% sensitive skin care Grapeseed oil but after I picked up the Whole Foods brand, not anymore!

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WHAT’S IN MY TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG?

So we all know that packing to travel can be a bit of a hassle, but packing your makeup to travel… my god is it painful. Just think about your makeup collection and now think about having to decide what to pack every time you travel. You literally have to decide what you want your face to look like for 3+ days and pack just that, no getting creative, no variety because it’s a must to pack smart.

Lucky for me, I have perfected my everyday “makeup, no makeup” look which usually helps me pack light whenever it’s time to pick up and go. In my attempts to de-clutter at the top of the year, I decided while organizing my makeup that I would pre pack my travel bag, that way it would always be ready and if needed. I could just swap out a few products depending on how I was feeling.

What helped me keep everything condensed, was using the pink bubble zip bag I received when I ordered some Glossier products last year. Using a small bag is ideal because it really forces you to get picky and tricks you into packing only what you need.

So here’s what’s in my travel makeup bag:

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DAY & NIGHT

Lately I have been trying out a lot of different lip combos AKA different variations of Nudes and Mauves but have been desperately wanting to start wearing a red lip more often. My favorite person in the world (Kahlana Barfield Brown) wears a red lip all the time, it’s her signature and because I aspire to be her / have a similar skin complexion, I started to get it out of my head that a red lip doesn’t look good on me.

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SKINCARE EMPTIES

 

Winter is here and my skin has been going through it! I moved to a new state not long ago and while my skin is typically it’s best in the winter, this year that hasn’t been the case. I’ve been experiencing dehydration, flakiness and breakouts and it’s annoying!

But before winter hit, there were a few products I was using that became some of my favs, are now empty and that I need so desperately to repurchase.

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RECENT SEPHORA AND ULTA BUYS + THE THINGS I WENT BACK FOR

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So I’ve been slacking lately, but for very good reason. In a matter of a month (actually a little less than that) I accepted a new job, put in my two-weeks notice (which happened to actually be one week), packed up and moved from Maryland the Texas. So, needless to say, it’s been a stressful few weeks and I hadn’t had time to buy much let alone blog about it.

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RECENT BEAUTY BUYS

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It’s been a while since I have posted here, but I’m back! I’ve been on a bit of a spending fast (which went pretty terribly) so I was trying my hardest not to purchase much in the month of September. I recently went to one of my favorite stores (Sephora), to pick up some things and I also recently got some orders in from Amazon. Perfect timing for a post!

I know you see the Fenty Beauty products front and center so lets start there! Because I hate going into stores when they are super packed, I waited until the week after the Fenty Beauty launch to stop in Sephora and pick up somethings that I saw in the 100+ tutorials I watched beforehand. Just my luck however, the darker shades were sold out at two locations but I was still able to get IQ matched so when the foundation is restocked, I will be able to purchase. I did get a sample and let me tell you… best foundation I have EVER used… EVER! I will talk more about it when I am able to purchase it and wear it more often, but all I can say is it really does look like skin.

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THE BODY SHOP ETHIOPIAN HONEY MASK

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Ok, so let’s talk about this mask!

I purchased this sample sized mask sometime in June or July when I was in NJ/NY along with a few other sample sized masks The Body Shop was offering. I have soooo many masks so a lot of them tend to sit until I want want to try something new or my skin is having a fit and I need something really specific.

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