March 28, 2017

What's In My Shower?

This is basically my ride or die facial cleanser situation. It's cleanses my skin, without stripping it, and also adds in hylauraonic acid to help plump the skin and make it look less thirsty.

This body cleanser is a must for me all year round, but especially in the warmer months and when I have been consistently working out. It contains salicylic acid to help keep body breakouts at bay.

I've spoken about this shave cream before, but it is total holy grail status. It makes shaving so easy, and keeps my skin from drying out. Plus the mango scent with the lotion like texture makes shaving an enjoyable experience.

I have an entire drugstore post about these babies here, but It's my new favorite shampoo. It's gentle, cleansing and safe to use every day (a MUST for me right now while training for a half-marathon)

I love using a body scrub to rid of dead skin cells and keep my skin super smooth and soft. This one from Bath & Body Works is pretty good. Definitely not the best I've tried, but the warm vanilla sugar scent, which is my all-time favorite from the brand, makes up for it.

This is my favorite hair mask of all time. It's really thick, but I just focus it on the ends of my hair, where the damage is prevalent, and leave it on for a few minutes. After I rinse it out, my hair feels less damaged and like silk! Plus it's super affordable and easy to find.

I used to use this every day to cleanse my skin, but now I only use it a couple of times a week with my cleanser for a deep clean. I may pick back up to using it more once Summer hits, but for how, it's a deep-cleaning treat!

Harry's so kindly sent me a razor set a while back (you can read about that here) and it is my new favorite razor for the shower! It gives a close, long-lasting shave, and now that they stock their products at Target, it's easy to replace my set once I run out of razor heads.

March 21, 2017

Creamy Pinks for Spring

Now that Spring has FINALLY sprung, I am so happy to incorporate bright colors into my beauty routine. It's a good way to celebrate the warm weather, while still being very pale.
I'm not sure if it's just me, but this Spring it's all about the pinky creams! I have found a few new obsessions that incorporate both this color and texture. The color is so amazing for brightening the face, and a creamy texture adds a youthful and dewy glow that is perfect for this warmer weather. Check out details on my favorites below!

Revlon ColorStay Creme Eye Shadow in Cherry Blossom
First off, this shadow formula is fantastic. It's creamy, easy to blend and super long wearing. Second off, the color of this is amazing. It can look a little intimidating in the pot, but once on the lid, the actual pink hue is a lot more subtle, but it leaves a gorgeous creamy shimmer that really opens up those eyes and stays put all day.

Glossier Cloud Paint Cream Blush in Beam
I've only had this for a few days but, oh man, it's holy grail status at it's finest. This particular color is more on the coral side, but the cream formula is so blendable, you cannot even tell it pat it on with my finger. It also lasts so, so long, and doesn't streak or fade. This is an absolute home-run for Glossier!

Maybelline Baby Lips in Blush Burst 
Baby Lips is considered a classic for Maybelline, but recently they've upped the anty with their cool new packaging and bright, fun colors. The formula is actually like a super saturated lip balm which is amazing for the dry lingering lips from winter. These tinted lip balms smell divine, add a bunch of moisture and a pretty color tint, which is great for any season. 

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara
Okay, kind of a cop out because the product isn't actually pink or creamy, but the tube is a beautiful bright magenta! Also, the mascara formula inside is perfect for Spring. It gives you full, clump-free lashes that really open up your eyes and give you that bright look. Plus, the waterproof version of this is one of my favorites because it's smudge-proof. 

March 7, 2017

One Night in Denver

A bit delayed, but on the second portion of our ski trip, my boyfriend and I spent the last day/night in Denver. We had a gorgeous drive down from the mountains into the city where stayed at an incredible hotel, called the Halcyon Hotel Cherry Creek. I had never actually stayed in Cherry Creek before, but I absolutely fell in love with the area! It's filled with adorable little shops, some you may know, and some you may not, and even a super cute coffee shop, Aviano, which we visited twice!

Our hotel was fantastic. It was brand new and had a really unique look about it. Not only were the rooms incredible (hello, record player, insane bathroom, incredible artwork) but the place was filled with free courtesy's like free drinks and coffee until 10 PM, a complimentary car to drive you anywhere within a 5 mile radius, free rental of bikes for the area, etc. I highly recommend everyone stay here, and for the price, it' beats any kind of chain hotel!

For dinner, based on almost everyone we knew's recommendations, we ate dinner at The Mercantile in Denver's newly re-done Union Station. I am not over-exaggerating when I say it was easily one of the top 5 best meals I had ever had!! In the morning, we dined at Zaidy's, which had so many delicious breakfast choices, and one of the best bagels with lox I have ever eaten.

Our quick little day trip to Denver was short, but we had such a great time that we cannot wait to come back!

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