HAUL + SEPHORA | LUSH | ULTA | IPSY

I hope that you enjoy hearing about some of my most recent purchases. I would love to hear about products that you have recently purchased or that you are currently obsessed with, please comment your suggestions below!

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Get Ready With Me – https://youtu.be/sfBLHZcCGo0
Jaclyn Hill Favorites Eye Makeup Tutorial – https://youtu.be/WP4GE1sSVcA

SEPHORA:
Eye Makeup Remover
BECCA – Shimmering Skin Perfecter (Opal)
Boscia SPF
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray
First Aid Beauty Under Eye Treatment 

LUSH Cosmetics:
Mask of Magnanimity

ULTA:
Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit
NXY Dark Circle Concealer
Ardele Double Up Lashes
NYX White Eyeliner

IPSY:
Sign Up for IPSY – https://www.ipsy.com/new?refer=u0368

House of Lashes:
ICONIC

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My Skincare MUST HAVES

“NOTHING makes a WOMAN more BEAUTIFUL than the BELIEF that she is BEAUTIFUL.” – Sophia Loren 

As I have gotten older my skin care routine has become more and more important to me. I mean lets be real here… I am not getting any younger over here so caring for my skin is BEYOND important! We only get one face right? We had better take care of it! These are my MUST HAVE skin care products. Obviously, I have & use many more but these are the products that I currently could not live without and my opinions. I hope you enjoy…

EMINENCE – Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant: This is a product line that I discovered when I managed a salon & spa in Scottsdale for 3 1/2 years. All of the esthetician that I worked with over the years helped to educate me on caring for my skin, which ultimatley created this skin care product monster that I am today. Eminence’s product line is all organic and for every product sold they plant a tree!!! How amazing is that right? So great for your face & the planet! A WIN if you ask me! Alright, back to it… the Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is by far the best exfoliator I have found for my skin. I love that it is a dry powder that can be used alone  or you can mix it in with your facial cleanser. It exfoliates my skin without feeling too harsh or irritating and I love that my skin feels so fresh and cleansed instantly.

Philosophy – Purity Made Simple: For the longest time I was in what felt like a never ending search for the right facial cleanser for my skin. Prior to finding Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser my skin would have the most random break outs that would always be on my chin or near my hairline. They would hurt and last for DAAAAYS. (Ugh so rude!) But thankfully I have got that all under control now! This cleanser seriously cleans my face and removes all of my makeup better then ever. Pairing the Purity Made Simple cleanser with my Clarisonic was LIFE CHANGING! ok, maybe I am a little dramatic but my face is normal now, my oiliness is under control and best of all NO MORE BREAK OUTS!

JOSIE MARAN – 100 percent Pure Argan Oil: Keeping your skin moisturized is more important then most people realize. Just like your body needs hydration, so does your skin! For me, at first the word OIL made me want to run for the hills… My skin was already oily why the heck would I want to add more oil to it  right? WRONG! After doing my research and reading reviews I had to give the Josie Maran Argan Oil a try. Within a week this product became a staple in my skincare routine, I noticed improvements in my skins elasticity and it’s hydration. Have no fear this oil is lightweight and  never feels heavy or cloggy. Cloggy? Is that a word? HA, now it is… you know what I mean!

Clarisonic MIA2: I got my first Clarisonic about 4 years ago and I have never gone a day without it since. To me, my Clarisonic is like a tooth brush for my face! It gives an added boost to my facial cleanser and deep cleans my skin leaving it so fresh and so clean (go head, you know you sang that) Simply put… just imagine brushing your teeth with tooth paste, but no tooth brush… YIKES! Sure rubbing tooth paste on your teeth with your finger might make your teeth more clean then they were before you “brushed” but they would not be nearly as clean as if you used a brush. That is why I use my Clarisonic every morning and every night just before bed. 🙂

LUSH – Mask of Magnaminty: I use the LUSH Mask of Magnaminty once a week to keep my pores clear and my skin feeling soft, cleansed and my redness in check. Because of the peppermint in the mask it gives a nice little tingly feeling, but it is not too intense, unless you are sensitive to peppermint, if so then beware.

PHILOSOPHY – Miracle Worker® Overnight: I first got the Philosophy Miracle worker moisturizer as a free gift with purchase of another Philosophy product. After a few uses I went out and bought the full sized jar and I have been using it nightly ever since. Each night after I cleans my face I apply this moisturizer in a thin layer and then go to bed. An added benefit to this moisturizer is the Vitamin C , which helps to promote natural collagen adding that anti-wrinkle element that everyone loves. Or at least I do, I mean as I get older I will try anything to keep my skin looking young and fresh. 😉

Proactiv Solution Refining Mask: When I was younger I used the full line of Proactive products, and at that time they worked really well for me. But as I got older my skin changed and it stopped having the same benefits it once offered my skin. However the refining mask stuck by my side as my go to product for spot treatments. Any time that I get those unwanted blemishes I just pop the mask on top of the blemish after I wash my face at night  and sleep with the treatment on that pesky spot (or spots) and by morning like magic the blemish is usually gone or significantly reduced in size.

GLAMGLOW – THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment: The Thirsty Mud mask is the newest addition to my collection and oh my I don’t know what I was ever doing without it in my life before. This mask is EVERYTHING, I currently use it twice a week overnight and my skin has never felt or looked so radiant or hydrated EVER BEFORE. The Thirsty Mud mask is so easy to use, you can simply apply a thin layer and rinse if you wish or after allowing it to set for 15-20 minutes (or longer) massage into your skin for extra hydration. I don’t know what else to say other then this is the BEST MASK EVERRRR!!

“Today you are the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you will ever be again.”

Care for yourself and your skin, do what makes you smile, and surround yourself with love & positivity and you can’t go wrong.

PS: Please share any skincare product obsessions that you have, I always love to try out new things! 

Until next time… Always remember…

The first step towards being Beyond Beautiful, comes from being YOU. 

 

xorachel

 

 

 

#SappyAndHappy

If you continue to follow my blog you will probably hear me share stories about my partner and the amazing things she is constantly doing for the people in our life. Ridiculous even… I mean this in the best way possible! Her name is Jojo and we have been together for just about 3 years (August 5th to be exact).

I often ask myself… WHAT THE HELL did I do to deserve someone so thoughtful, loving, passionate, and kind. I promise you in advance that the rants I go on, and the stories that I will share about Jojo and our relationship in NO WAY ever are going to be me trying to brag or boast about our life together.

I am just so grateful to have her in my life. Trust me, I have been in unhealthy relationships in my past and I could have never dreamt of deserving or having a partner like her. Not only is Jojo beautiful on the outside, but her heart is what made me, my family, and all of my friends fall for her when we first met.

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Ok.. ok…  The real reason behind this post… tomorrow (June 20th) is my 28th birthday. I came home from work today to find that all of the laundry had been folded (AHHHMAZING, never happens!) AND dinner was done! SAAYY WHATT?? Why I asked?

“Because its your birthday eve duhh!!”

I’ll take it, I thought! Dinner was delicious (she is such a great cook)! But That wasn’t it…

After dinner we were both ready to get comfy on the couch to watch some TV, and as I am moving the pillows on the couch…

WHAT DO I FIND??? 

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THE GLAMGLOW‬ mask I have been dreaming about!! AND THEN this beautiful michaelkors‬ clutch that is just so perfect for those days I don’t feel like carrying my big ol bag!!

I am so ‪‎blessed‬ and‪ spoiled‬ to have a partner that listens and knows the things that I love.

Thank you my love for always going beyond! (P.S. I told her that I didn’t want anything!!)

The first step towards being Beyond Beautiful, comes from being YOU. 

xorachel