August Beauty and Skincare Favorites

I had fun with some color this summer and wanted to share my August faves before summer ends!

I usually don’t wear too much color on my eyes but I’m loving the NYC New York Color 24 HR Waterproof Eye Shadow.  It’s retractable pencil that glides
on smooth and stays crease-proof all day and all night. Most days I use it as a liner but for a fun look for night, I use my finger and smudge it for a smoky effect.  Oh and it’s only $2.99! 

The Pür Minerals Cheek Stains are AMAZING.  I am obsessed.  I am pretty pale and when I don’t have blush on, I look dead.  Seriously.  But when I just use regular powder blush, it ends up coming off by mid day so I always layer a cream blush or cheek stain underneath.  These ones melt right into your skin.  I’ve learned with cheek stains that you have to act quickly to blend it in so it’s great you can just use the built in brush.

The summer heat is hard on my hair so I’ve been repairing my split ends with the KORRES Almond & Linseed Shampoo.  It’s been really helping make my hair feel so much softer and healthier.

The Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk is a super gentle cleanser.  On the days that I don’t wear makeup, I just use it with my clarisonic and feel like my skin is super clean.  On the days that I wear a lot of make up, I actually use it as a make up remover and it’s really great at gently removing all the makeup around my eyes and on my lips. I have to mention that I got it from Pharmaca which is a really great site for natural and homeopathic products.  Ever since I had my daughter, I’ve really looked into natural products for both myself and for her to use.  I also use a lot of homeopathic remedies for when my daughter gets sick or teething (I’m a huge fan of these for teething) so was happy to find this site with not only great natural beauty products but lots of vitamins, supplements and products for kids!

I tend to go for a heavier moisturizer at night as I have dry skin
and like to wake up with nice, moisturized skin.  I’ve talked about how
much I love facial oils before and the
NUDE Skincare ProGenius Omega Treatment Oil
is my latest add to my skincare routine. It’s fast absorbing and has
been an excellent moisturizer.  I sometimes feel like by the end of the
work day my skin can tend to feel a bit dry so I am putting on
moisturizer again but after using this for a few weeks now, my skin
feels moisturized all day and night until I reapply before bed.

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