When I want to feel pretty…

I’ve made a point this summer to squeeze every last ounce of joy out of each day and make new memories, fun, and happiness wherever I can. I truly can’t remember a time when I’ve ever been this carefree in my life. Some of this I’m sure is due to my awesome anxiety meds 🙌🏻 but the rest of it I have to owe to a mindset shift where I make a point to “get dressed” as often as I’m able to and “put my face on.”

Playing with beauty products is my happy place. I love playing with colors and textures and transforming myself in front of my own eyes. It’s the boost I need and puts a pep in my step. Beauty comes from within, of course, but I’ve never curled my hair and put on a bright lip and not felt instantly better on some level. I’ve been shopping and playing with lots of new beauty stuff lately so wanted to share what I’m reaching for when I need that boost that makes me feel infinitely prettier, more put together, fierce, ready for the day…you name it.

Lately, my personal style includes glass skin, funky hair, bright lips, and lots of shimmer on my eyelids. Here are some of my latest finds that are helping me get there:

ILIA - Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation Baikal ST9.5 1 oz/ 30 mL allure 2020 Best of Beauty Award Winner: Clean Beauty

Ilia Super Serum Skin Foundation: Great silky soft texture that evens out my complexion and looks just like skin.

Lancôme - Lash Idôle Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara 0.27 fl oz/8ml

Lancôme Lash Idôle Mascara: The most beautiful, eye-opening mascara of life that gives dramatic, fluttery, and curled lashes you’ve ever seen!

Laura Mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Shadow - Roseglow Collection Forbidden Rose 0.05 oz/ 1.64 g

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Strike a Rose: The perfect rose gold shade of shimmer that goes on the lids in one swipe. I use it on my lower lash line as well as a shimmery eyeliner!

NARS - Orgasm On The Beach Cheek Palette 6 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g

Nars Orgasm on the Beach Blush Palette: I’m so glad I didn’t sit on this…it’s so good! So many gorgeous blush shades that you can wear individually or mix up.

Hourglass - Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner Ballet

Hourglass Panoramic Lip Liner in Ballet: Hourglass has the BEST lip liners. I love this one and it’s so vibrant!

CHI Vibes Wave On Multifunctional Waver Ceramic Tools

Chi Vibes Wave On Multifunctional Waver: I’m absolutely obsessed with this wave iron that is SO different than others that I own. The effect ends up being exactly like if I braided my hair all over my head overnight. It’s so 90s and on trend and this thing heats up hot enough that it takes barely any time to do my whole head. LOVE!

Danessa Myricks Beauty - Colorfix Eye, Cheek & Lip Cream Pigment Milky Way 0.34 oz/ 10 mL allure 2020 Best of Beauty Award Winner

Danessa Myricks Colorfix Pigment in Milky Way: I’m obsessed with the high shine finish and glimmer in these. There’s no better way to get a shocking, wet look, amazing finish to any eyeshadow look. And they’re not that expensive.

I could go on and on because I have found so many beauty products I’m obsessed with lately (I’ve been shopping!!) but these are really the stars of the show recently and allow me to look like a glittery strobe light of happiness in almost no time. When I love the way I look it helps me love the way I feel too!

I’m officially obsessed with that waver from Chi…it’s taking me all the way back to middle school in the best way. My hair has been amazing lately! In the picture below I waved just the front pieces and pulled the rest of my hair back. I feel like I’m going to a sleepover. LOVE!

What are you using and loving lately? Leave me a note in the comments if you’ve tried any of these beauty products or if you can think of something you know I’d love!

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