Current Favorites

I’ve been really out of it when it comes to updating my blog, but I’m back and ready to share some of my current favorites.

I’ve been really loving the Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel to spot treat any pimples on my chin and jaw line. That’s normally where I get most of my breakouts. My best friend first introduced me to it when we were in Cancun this summer and I got a pimple right after our flight. It shrinks down the pimple overnight and I was happy with that. I decided to buy it right when we got home.

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I use the L’Oreal Hydra Genius Daily Moisturizer after I tone my face. (If you have recommendations on a good toner, please let me know!) I have the one for oily skin but I feel that it works for my combo skin. It gives me enough hydration but doesn’t over moisturize. It sinks into the skin quickly and that’s what I like most about it.

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I’ve been testing out the Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum. I was reading about how Vitamin C serums help with collagen boost and could also help with uneven skin tone. After I use it, I feel like my skin is so soft. I’ll continue to use up the bottle.

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I love the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation and I use it every time I wear makeup. I’m obsessed. I use it with a makeup sponge and it applies beautifully. I apply it in sections because it does dry pretty quick on the skin. Once my foundation is done, it looks flawless.

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I loved the rose facial spray so much I wanted to try the Mario Badescu Aloe Facial Spray. I figured that the aloe and green tea would help with the redness on my face. I spray it on a cotton round and apply it to the redness on my cheeks. But my favorite way to use it is as a setting spray for my makeup. My face feels refreshed and I find that it removes that powdery look of makeup.

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This is the Flower Beauty Ultimate 3-in-1 Blending Sponge. I know how dirty it is and I was just lazy to clean it before I started this post. So please excuse that. Without wetting this sponge, it’s already super soft. But once it’s damp, it’s doubled in size and even more bouncy. I love using this to blend out the fenty foundation. The tip isn’t pointy enough for blending out my under eye concealer but I use it to blend concealer on my forehead, nose and chin.

I hope you enjoyed my current favorites, let me know what some of yours are! I’m always up to trying new makeup and skin care products.

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My Favorite Highlights

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Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how beautiful these highlights are…. It was really hard to really narrow it down but I did it. I have a few products that have been my favorite for awhile and then a new product that came out a couple of months ago.

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First up is this highlight that should be of no surprise to you, Becca Cosmetics & Jaclyn Hill collab, Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. This highlight gives you a glow that you can see from miles away. I think even the aliens on another planet can see this. Every time I wear this I know it’ll stay on and beaming all day long. I choose this for special occasions and I just love it. I think I’ll cry when I hit pan, that’s how much I love this.

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I absolutely love the Anastasia Glow Kits. My favorite is Moodchild. I’ve always seen myself as someone that explores colors when it comes to makeup so when this came out last year, I JUST HAD TO HAVE IT. Shout out to my boyfriend who gave this to me on our anniversary last year! It may not be an everyday highlight, but I find myself using it every day. My favorites in this are Blue Ice and Pink Heart. But I love to use a combo on my cheeks such as Star at the apples of my cheeks and Blue Moon on my cheek bones. OBSESSED. They are too die for and I find that a little blue highlight on the tip of my nose just gives my makeup look a little something extra. Like alot of beauty bloggers say, this can definitely be used on the eyes as well, but I have yet to try that. The first time I used this glow kit I found that I had more people looking in my direction and that’s when it hit me that I had a blue highlight on and I didn’t mind it at all.
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I searched almost every Sephora and Ulta to find the Laura Gellar highlight in Gilded Honey. After having no luck, I thought to myself that I would never find it in stock. One random day my friend and I decided to go to Ulta and there it was. Definitely meant to be. The beautiful swirl is what attracted me the most but it is such a beautiful gold highlight. I reach for this when I don’t want the peachy tone of Champagne pop and want something more golden. It’s beautiful on the skin, especially if you spray your highlighting brush with setting spray to intensify it.

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The newest of my highlight obsessions is the Anastasia Nicole Glow Kit. There’s mixed reviews about the palette but I love it. While others don’t like to see actual glitters on their face, I don’t mind it with this glow kit. Nicole Guerriero is one of my favorite youtubers and I knew once this dropped, I needed it. My favorites are Kitty Kat and Daydream. Daydream is beautiful if you’re going with a warm tone look with orangey eye shadows. I don’t have any other highlights that shade and I love it.

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Here are the highlights swatched on my arm. Of course, my face is a little lighter than my body, but you can see how beautiful they are!

Left to Right:

ABH Nicole Glow Kit Kitty Kat & Daydream, ABH Moonchild Glow Kit Pink Heart & Blue Ice, Becca Champagne Pop and Laura Geller Gilded Honey.

I use 2 brushes to highlight: Anastasia A23 and Morphe M501 (I know there’s a bunch of controversy regarding Morphe brushes shedding, but the M501 brush hasn’t shed on me yet. If I did experience that I would definitely share)

I hope you liked my favorite highlights. I’m thinking of doing more posts like this so please let me know which makeup product you want to see me talk about next!