Tuesday, May 8, 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 am probably going to have to start going every six to seven weeks now. My hair is naturally pretty dark so this time I decided to just embrace the dark hair. Instead of going light for spring like most people do, I went darker and I love it! 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. To achieve this style she used Kenra Dry Texture Spray and the Kenra Working Spray. These are two of my favorite hair products and they are worth every penny. I wish Kahli could come to my house and style my hair for me every day so that it could look this good all of the time! She's the best!

hair and beauty bag, hairstyle, brunette balayage, short hairstyle, north carolina blogger

hair and beauty bag, hairstyle, brunette balayage, short hairstyle, north carolina blogger

hair and beauty bag, hairstyle, brunette balayage, short hairstyle, north carolina blogger

hair and beauty bag, hairstyle, brunette balayage, short hairstyle, north carolina blogger

Now, on to my beauty bag! For the most part, my beauty routine has stayed the same but I have found a few new products that I really love and have been using frequently. Also, like I mentioned last week in this post, I have totally switched up my skincare routine and I am loving my skin right now! My makeup always go on better and looks better when my skin is in good shape. 

CC Cream | I've seen several of my favorite ladies to follow share about this CC cream on Instagram and I have been wanting to give it a try. I love my budget friendly L'Oreal BB Cream but I have been on the hunt for a BB/CC cream that worked for my skin plus protected it with SPF. I recently tried the crowd favorite It Cosmetics CC Cream. I did love all of the benefits but it just wasn't a perfect fit for my skin plus I couldn't stand the way it smelled. I decided to try this Erborian CC Cream but it was sold out at every retailer I found in the shade Clair that I needed my skin tone. I was ready to give up on the search until I decided to try eBay and I found it! I purchased the small trial size option to give it a try. This cream provides skin protection (SPF 25) while evening out your skin tone. I've been using it for three days and so far I am loving it! It comes out white but as soon as you put it on your face, it blends into your skin tone for a perfect match. There's also no weird smell. I have been using this for a couple of months now and I love it! 

Concealer | I have been using it for a few months and I am absolutely loving it! Such a great concealer and worth the extra pennies! This product is a game changer! I wear the shade "light sand" but I would recommend getting color matched at an Ulta store if you're unsure about which color to get.

Powder |I have been using this powder for about two years 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/CC Cream and it leaves my skin looking flawless. It's such a great product and a great price! It's under ten dollars!

Color PaletteThis 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!

EyelinerI love this eyeliner and I have literally been using since I was 19 (and that's over 13 years ago). It was the first eyeliner that I ever tried and it's still my favorite. It goes on smoothly and lasts all day long plus it's super inexpensive!

Eye Shadow| This eye shadow palette is definitely worth splurging on! It lasts forever and the colors are perfect. My eyeshadow lasts all day when I use this!

MascaraI have been using the L'Oreal Lash Paradise for over a year and I still love it (especially for the price) but I absolutely love trying out new beauty products. This It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara has been on my "must try" list for awhile and I decided to go for it since I needed a new tube of mascara anyways.You only need one coat of this magic mascara. Adds volume and length to your lash instantly. It's my new favorite!

Lipstick | This is the best lipstick ever! I am usually not a fan of lipstick because I feel like it drys my lips out but this one is different. My lips feel so soft after applying plus it lasts so long. My favorite shades are "Backtalk" and "Naked."

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


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