DALLAS DAYS

The weather in Dallas has been great lately, unfortunately it’s probably the last I will be outside because as the month of June is approaching so will the 100 degree days and I am not yet about that life. So what better thing to do then grab a drink and take some flicks. Also, this is the first time I’ve ever worn my natural hair out and I think I kind of like it. 🙂

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CURRENT MORNING ROUTINE

Lately I’ve been trying to adopt the “less is more” philosophy as well as the “use what works” philosophy – and it’s been working.

For some reason for the last few months it’s been really hard for me to get out of bed on time, and because skincare is important to me, I’ve been looking for a way to hop out of bed, use all the products I need and zoom out the door.

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FEBRUARY SKINCARE BUYS

This post is a bit late, I know but I purchased some products at the end of February and was patiently waiting for them to arrive.

Some of the products I purchased are tried and true favs, others are some newbies that I’d been wanting to try and decided to jump on the bandwagon.

I’m going to try to keep this short (probably won’t lol), so let’s jump right in!

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TONY MOLY BAMBOO FRESH WATER SOOTHING MIST

If there are two things you have picked up about me from reading this blog it should be 1. I love trying new products and 2. I’m a sucker for a good face mist!

A few months ago I was in Ulta and came across the Tony Moly Fresh Water Soothing Mist. As a lover of facial mists and soothing/hydrating products I couldn’t resist buying this. I’ve tried other Tony Moly products in the past, the most popular being the I’m Real sheet masks (which are just okay in my opinion) so I never thought to venture outside and hunt for more TM products, but I must say I was very impressed by this soothing mist.

According to the product details, this is a facial mist containing 94% DamYang Province Bamboo extract which is rich in minerals and amino acids which help hydrate and soothe the skin.

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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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