Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 2015 Empties

Hi everyone! Somehow it's already the end of August, and I'm struggling to figure out how exactly that happened. Fortunately there are a few weeks of summer left, because I'm so not ready to say goodbye to the warm weather. In the meantime, let's take a look back at some of the products I finally finished up in the last month. As much as its sad to reach the bottom of the jar when a product is awesome, there's also a definite sense of accomplishment around it. This time around I feel like I made some headway in the bath and body department, which is good considering how much of a stockpile I feel like I've amassed at home.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Tousled Hair Extraordinaire: Texturizing Sprays to Try

Confession time. When it comes to hair, I am super, uber lazy. Whether or not the hair Gods blessed me with easy hair because I'm lazy, or I'm able to get away with being lazy because I have easy hair may never be determined. The simple truth is that for all of my love of primping and dolling myself up, it's hair is the one place where I'm pretty low maintenance. My typical routine is shampoo, condition, comb with wet brush, spritz in sea salt spray or other volumizing agent, air dry. Occassionally I'll bust out the hair dryer and do the whole upside down blowout thing, and once in a blue moon I'll court my curling iron (usually with futile results), but for the most part I just let mother nature take over. The reason I can get away with doing the bare minimum is that my hair is straight. Like...straight as a dang stick straight. It's relatively fine in texture, but I've got a lot of it, and it basically laughs in the face of curls.

While having fine, silky straight hair definitely has its perks (especially for the time crunched) it also has one notable downfall - it usually lacks in volume and movement. Which brings us to today's topic of conversation. The glorious, immediate revive-r of hair - texturizing spray. These lightweight aerosol sprays have quickly become an absolute godsend in my day to day life. By adding instant lift and texture they can take your do from flat to fabulous in literally less than 30 seconds.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 2015 Birchbox

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you all are having fabulous weekends. Mine has actually been quite lovely so far (as any weekend involving lots of delicious wine and food should be), and I'm hoping today will follow suit. I thought I'd kick things off by giving you all a little peek inside my August Birchbox. Once again Birchbox really nailed it with the products they sent me this month. I couldn't say that I really disliked a single thing, and a few products may have made their way into my monthly favorites. Let me show you a little more!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Super Summer Sale at Sephora!

Exciting news, everyone! If you haven't recently checked the sale section of the Sephora website, it appears to have exploded with a ton of amazing new things. It looks like there's a giant selection of Tarte products at reduced prices, as well as some other incredible finds. Fragrances, nail polish, skincare sets, brushes, makeup...there's basically a little something for everyone! But remember, these products are probably in limited quantities, so you'll want to act fast if there's something in particular that's calling to you because I'm sure they'll sell out quick! Here's a quick look at just a few of the awesome things you'll find on-the-cheap!

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Little Bit of Luxury: Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Petal Peel

We all know taking good care of our skin is important. Too many days of damaging sun and nights where we fail to take off our makeup from exhaustion can lead to breakouts, congestion, or signs of aging and stress. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, it's important to invest in a skincare routine. Not just money wise, but time and consistency wise. Making it a habit to cleanse your skin morning and night, using SPF, and moisturizing are the absolute basics, but incorporating a mask or peel can also make a world of difference. When I saw the recently launched Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Petal Peel ($64) on the Sephora website I was immediately intrigued. This at-home chemical peel uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids to help dissolve away dead skin, dirt, and excess sebum, leaving your skin feeling fresh and refined. With a price tag over $60 its definitely a splurgey product, however if you consider the cost of a single facial you might get at a spa it actually seems quite reasonable. Plus, doing this kind of treatment at home means that you know exactly what is going on your skin!