October Favorites

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been blogging much lately and that’s mainly because of two reasons: (1) I had family visiting this past month so I couldn’t blog and (2) my makeup routine has remained pretty consistent.

I think I’m in the final round of the purging process and I’ve nearly sold off all the makeup I’d been hoarding and not using. Now I feel like I’ve whittled down my makeup collection to the handful of products that I really love and use.  Continue reading

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2015 Beauty Favorites

These are all of the beauty products that I loved and used consistently throughout 2015. I tried my hardest not to include any recent discoveries from November/December because I thought it was premature categorizing them “Best of 2015” beauty products when I barely got two months’ worth of use from them. Oftentimes there are products that seem to work great during one season and then perform dismally the next. I kind of want to see how some of the newer products I’ve purchased work in the summertime before I declare they’re a “Best of the Year” product.

With the exception of the e.l.f. Smudge Pot and beautyblender PRO, I believe I’ve blogged about everything else before so I’ll link you to those posts.

In no particular order, my 2015 favorites are:

Although highlighter is one of my favorite makeup categories, I didn’t pick a favorite this year. My favorite and most used highlighter was the RMS Living Luminizer but it was dethroned in December by Tata Harper’s Very Illuminating cream highlighter. It’s gorgeous and has worked its way into my everyday makeup routine but I didn’t feel right including it in my annual favorites list so soon. I’ll definitely be including it in my January favorites though. And I didn’t want to include the RMS highlighter as a “Best of…” product since I had already discovered something better.

June Favorites

June Favorites

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about my monthly favorites but now that I’ve let go of my hoarding tendencies and reduced my stash, I don’t often have a lot new or interesting products to share. The makeup items that I reached for throughout the winter and spring honestly didn’t change that much, so it would’ve been boring to keep blogging about the same things over and over again. However, now that we’re fully into summer, I’ve not only changed up my go to products but I’ve also incorporated some brighter colors.

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Target Up & Up Bronzer Brush

Target Up & Up Bronzer Brush

While on an ice cream run at Target the other day I decided to grab the Up & Up Bronzer Brush on a whim. It retails for $7.99, so out of all the individual brushes in the Up & Up line it’s the priciest. If we’re talking makeup brushes, that’s still really affordable but I wanted to see how it stacks up against the slightly less expensive Ecotools Bronzer Brush which I’ve been loving lately.

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