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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Beauty Favorites

Hey girls,
  I thought I would share a few things that I have discovered and am enjoying lately.  There are several things that I have loved so much that I had to pass it along.
Enjoy and I hope you all are having a wonderful week!




This heel scrubber has revolutionized my feet.  I HATE when my feet are all gross and need a good scrubbing.  It drives me crazy and makes me pick at them which makes it worse.  Gross, I know!  I don't want to have to pay for a pedicure every couple weeks so I figured I would take a chance on one of these.  Let me just say, it works!  I use it in the shower while my feet are wet.  Then afterwards, I dry them, put on a good ointment (like aquaphor) with some socks and in the morning, my feet are almost new!  They feel amazing and I am hooked.






  This is my new favorite tanning lotion.  It provides awesome color in a short amount of time without streaking or being blotchy.  I especially love to mix it with a regular lotion and use it all over for a soft, smooth, uniform color.  I even use this stuff on my face and it doesn't make me break out.  Definitely mix it if you use it on your face and just concentrate on the outsides of the face.






  I actually got a sample of this stuff in my Glam Ipsy bag and I totally love it!  This mascara lengthens and volumizes at the same time.  I was so impressed with it that I had to tell you all.  It will make your eyes pop!





  Bold, defined eyebrows are all the rage right now and are the perfect touch to defining your eyes.  This brow pencil will help achieve that while looking natural (use a light hand when applying and use the correct strokes).  Plus it comes with a brow brush and a corrector in case you mess up!


XOXO
Joy

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Achieving a Flawless Complexion

Okay, girls,
  I have found the secret to an amazingly flawless complexion.



  You know how I did a post a while ago on foundation and how I was becoming a believer in it?  Well, I now have something else that I can not live without because of the HUGE difference it makes in my overall look.  It's the difference in looking nice verses amazing.  Actually, I would say that it's the difference in looking airbrushed without needing an airbrush system.

How to achieve all that you might ask?  With one, simple, step: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer




I picked up this primer when I was waiting in line at Sephora and immediately loved the way it felt on my skin.
Initially I decided to try a primer because my skin has been different lately - I don't know if it's pregnancy or the fact that it's winter (or age!) but my pores seem bigger and easier for my foundation to accentuate rather than conceal.
This primer does not disappoint!  It's lightweight but silky smooth and will make any foundation just glide over your skin without settling into any lines or pores.  Every time I wear it, I LOVE the way my entire complexion looks smooth, soft and completely blended.  You still look like you have makeup on but it makes it less noticeable and more like you just have amazing skin.

Just like it took me a while to become a believer in foundation, I never spent money on primer because I thought it was just an extra way to blow money.  But primer isn't just about extending the life of your makeup (it will make it stay on longer).  It lays the perfect foundation and canvas for the rest of your makeup to sit on.  It will also cause you to need less foundation because it will spread way more easily.

This primer can be used with any kind of foundation although I am partial to using it with liquid foundation because the primer is a liquid and I think they blend the best together.

I promise you will not be disappointed!

XOXO
Joy