Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hair and Beauty Bag

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Hey y'all! I hope you are all having a great start to your week! Today, I'm sharing my latest cut and style as well as what's currently on rotation in my beauty bag. I have to get my hair colored on an eight week schedule because I've had some gray hair since I was 18. Not fun and it seems like I have even more gray hair every time. I really hope that is not going to be the norm for me! My hair is naturally pretty dark and my stylist does the best job coloring my hair! She does a shadowed root so that my regrowth looks more natural. She added in a few more light pieces for springtime and I love how my color turned out! My cut is an angled bob with some layers. I just get the ends trimmed because I am currently letting it grow out at least a few more inches. My hair has grown so much in the past year! My stylist curled it with a 1.25 inch curling iron. I wish she could come to my house and style my hair for me every day so that it could look this good all of the time!

balayage hair color, long bob, shadowed roots, short hair style, hair style, north carolina blogger

balayage hair color, long bob, shadowed roots, short hair style, hair style, north carolina blogger

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beauty bag, beauty products, balayage hair color, long bob, shadowed roots, short hair style, hair style, north carolina blogger

I also wanted to share what's currently in my hair and beauty bag. I am on a beauty product kick right now and I am loving trying out new products! I shared the It Cosmetics CC Cream with y'all in this post one month ago. I know so many ladies love this product but after using it for a few more weeks, I decided that it's not the cc cream for. I noticed that it actually made my skin dry and the color wasn't quite right for me. The shade lighter was too light and the one I picked just didn't really match my skin the way I wanted it to. So for now I am finishing up the trial size (I have a hard time wasting anything). I am planning on trying out another CC cream that I have heard great things about. I'm also still using the BB cream below. I love it but I was hoping to switch over to a CC cream for the sun protection. Do you have a CC cream with SPF that you love?!

BB CreamI have also reviewed this BB Cream before in this post and I am still absolutely loving it! It evens out my skin tone and makes my sun spots magically disappear. Magic in a tube and it's under $10. For fall and winter, I go a shade lighter. I am currently using the shade fair while I don't have a tan and remember, a little goes a long way with this product!

EyelinerI have been using this eyeliner literally for over ten years. When I was in college, I started experimenting with eyeliner and I have been using the same one ever since. I usually wear the black onyx color. Also another great beauty product that's budget friendly.

Powder |I have been using this powder for way over a year and I still love it. I discovered it from an Influenster box and have continued to purchase it. I use a layer of it on top of my BB Cream and it leaves my skin looking flawless. Such a great product and a great price!

Color Palette This palette is one of my splurges but it's also worth the price. I brush the bronzer on my cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead then I add the blush to my cheeks and finish off with the highlighter on my eye lids, nose, cheeks, and chin. This palette gives me just enough color and I love it!

ConcealerI have been really wanting to try this concealer because I have heard such amazing things about it but honestly I am pretty cheap when it comes to purchasing makeup most of the time. I decided to treat myself and had one of the employees match my color for me. I definitely would have picked the wrong color so I definitely recommend asking someone to help you when you purchase it for the first time. I have been using it for a couple of months and I am absolutely loving it! Such a great concealer and worth the extra pennies! This product is a game changer!

Facial SprayI've also been using this spray for a couple of months and I love it. You can use it as a setting spray after you apply your makeup but I have also been using it for extra hydration before I go to bed. I give this facial spray two thumbs up!

Moisturizer | Remember my moisturizers for tired moms post?! Well, I have been using this super budget friendly one for a few weeks now and I am still loving it. 

Mascara| I reviewed this mascara at the beginning of last summer and it's the only one I use now. Products that you go have to change out often (like mascara), I don't like to spend a ton of money on so I am so excited that I love this affordable option. I do feel like I have to replace this mascara more often than the similar Too Faced product but it's a fraction of the price so I don't mind. Read more of my review here.

Eyebrow Pencil| I have just recently started using an eyebrow pencil so I bought several different ones to try out. This one is by far my favorite! The pencil is angled so it applies easily plus it comes with a blending brush to get the perfect look. I use the soft brown shade.

Makeup RemoverI recently switched to this product after using makeup remover wipes for years. I read so many good reviews about it so I decided to give it a try. Now I'm hooked! It's easily removes all of your makeup, even waterproof mascara in a few swipes. I love it!

Eye ShadowI don't splurge on many items, especially ones that I go through quickly or need to replace often. However, I do splurge on eye shadow palettes because they seem to last forever. This is my all time favorite palette and definitely worth splurging on!

Nail Polish | This is the perfect shade of light pink! It's a great neutral with just a little bit of subtle shimmer to it. Plus it dries super fast!

Lip Color | These butter glosses are my current favorite. My top two favorite shades are tiramisu and angel food cake!

Hair TiesThese hair ties are life changing! I know that sounds kind of silly because I am referring to something that ties your hair back but really, they are great! They don't pull your hair out or leave a crease in your hair when you take your hair down. These are also really great for thick hair. They securely hold my hair in a ponytail or a bun! If they get stretched out, you can regain their shape by putting them in mug of hot water. These are a must have hair product!

Hair BrushI have a super sensitive scalp so this is the only hair brush I can use plus it's so great for little girl hair. Definitely a must have!

Shampoo and Conditioner | I just recently started using this shampoo and conditioner. So far I am loving it but I will keep y'all posted!

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you have a wonderful day!


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