friday favorites: beauty edition

Feb 24, 2017

New Beauty Products To Try
I haven't talked beauty products in a little bit. Not that I haven't tried anything....I just haven't been wowed by too much. Except these five! I have probably been using all five of these since December, so much so that I just replaced a couple, and I think they will be staying in my beauty routine for awhile. 

Carol's Daughter Leave-In Conditioner- This is my second bottle of this stuff since December! I use it every time I wash my hair, and on all the kids. I am pretty sure Chris has been sneaking a spray or two because his head smelled like it the other day. It isn't a heavy conditioner at all, which is why I like it. I use this hair oil once a week to really give my ends some love, but it is heavy! And I usually have to wash my hair the next day if I want to style it. But this spray leave-in conditioner is light and does the job. Plus it makes Avalon's insanely long hair super easy to brush. 

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream- I posted this on snapchat about a month ago and got a few comments like "is this butt cream?" and it can totally be used for a smooth bottom purpose. But, I use it on my whole body. If you have been reading this blog for awhile then you know I am an OCD freak about soft skin. I need baby soft skin from head to toe at all times, and this cream is amazing. I noticed a difference after only a couple uses. It is very softening, and it soaks in quickly while leaving your skin moisturized. And it smells like a tropical vacation. 

Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre- I have seen this moisturizer on just about every Hollywood makeup artists must have list, but it just recently has been sold in the US. And what better store to be sold at than Target? I can say that it definitely lives up to the hype. I LOVE this stuff. Probably one of the best moisturizers I have tried in a long time. It feels so good on your skin, and a little goes a long way. It has a nice subtle clean scent as well. I have combination skin, and this does not make me oily at all! And it wears nice under foundation too. So unlock your inner Parisian beauty guru the next time you go to the mother ship. 
Makeup Must Haves
RCMA No-Color Powder- This is another secret of makeup artists that I just had to try. I have watched countless YouTube videos of beauty bloggers raving about the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, so I tried it a few months ago and it just did not work the same way for me. I wanted to love it so bad. I tried it with different foundations and concelalers, and every time it left my face looking dry and flaking. It just seemed to settle into my pores. I thought, of course this would happen to me of all people. So I returned it. Then I came across the RCMA powder. My first thoughts were, the packaging is a little unimpressive, and at $12 how great can it be? Don't judge a book....or a makeup bottle. This powder is legit! It is so great for setting your concealer or even baking your makeup if you want to go that route. I have even set my whole face with it, and it gives your makeup such an airbrushed finish. This little bottle will probably last me a lifetime. 

Jeffree Star Skin Frost- I love a highlighter! As in sometimes I think I even go overboard with the highlight, but I just can't stop. I will put a little here, then a little there, then a little more here, and next thing you know I am looking like some kind of glitter mermaid image off Pinterest. I stumbled across this highlighter in the color King Tut, and it gives a GLOW!!! I am obsessed. I just ordered the  color Ice Cold, and I cannot wait for it to arrive. This one has a gold color to it which I think will be perfect for summer. I apply it with a fan brush right above my cheek bones, and I instantly feel an added boost of glam. Maybe that is dramatic, but sometimes mama needs the drama! 

Okay, I think that is it. Oh I did get bangs yesterday so there's that too. 

Happy Friday!


  1. Thanks for all the new brands and products you just introduced me too! I swear my husband sneaks my products like my moisturizer - I can always smell it on him when he's out of the shower LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I am definitely going to give that leave in conditioner a try! My hair is struggling since having E.

  3. I'm intrigued about the bum cream! Perhaps yours truly needs some!

  4. I am such a novice when it comes to beauty items. Thanks for sharing.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. The bangs are awesome. Such a fan. I should probably invest in some leave in conditioner.... may be wise...

  6. Such a great round up! I'd love to try that powder!


  7. Ok, dying to see your new bangs! And I absolutely have to try that RCMA powder. Most "translucent" powders settle into my pores or don't last all day on me and it drives me nuts. Especially for how expensive they are! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  8. Ive heard that bum bum cream is amazing! I cant wait to see your bangs!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles



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