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This Week’s Simple Face

I have really been loving looking into what makeup people wear on a regular basis. I think it really helps you figure out what they’re actually using. Here is my face this week…

Lancome La Base Primer
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint in Linen applied with Real Techniques Stippling Brush
Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Cream in Rose Gold on cheekbones and eyes
NARS Outlaw blush
Great Lash Clear on brows
Dior Lash Plumping Serum
Maybelline Full’ n Soft Mascara

Please tell me if you actually enjoy these posts. What have you been wearing recently?



August Favorites

For me, the end of August is bitter sweet. I am super excited for the start of my favorite season…fall! At the same time, though, it also means school and homework. Anyway, here are the products I have been loving this month.

P.S. I have gotten a lot of new products this month (mostly because it was my birthday), so I could only include some, but I will include the others in some upcoming posts. I figured that would be more helpful.

August Favorites
Lush lip scrub / I received this as a gift and I am absolutely obsessed with it! I have been using in every night…and sometimes every morning. It leaves my lips so soft and luscious. I am not a huge, huge fan of the flavor, but with the effect that it gives….it’s so worth it. @ Lush
Maybelline baby lips / I got this a while ago, but for some reason, I have been obsessed with it lately. It leaves your lips so smooth and perfect. I really prefer the “quenched” flavor of the other ones, for I feel as though it does a better job moisturizing your lips and is a bit thicker, but they are all pretty amazing. @ drugstore
Urban Decay all nighter / with the start of school and ballet, my makeup is put to the ultimate test for staying power. This stuff works wonder…well, when I’m not sweating everything off of course. It definitely does with stand the fitness class worthy sweats at school and the oil that builds up throughout the day. @ Sephora
NYC smooth skin bronzer / basically, I have three words….i. am. obsessed. This is amazing. It distributes the perfect amount of pigment and is the perfect color. Definitely go and pick this up. You can’t beat the price tag! P.S. I’ve heard it’s better than the NARS laguna bronzer. @ drugstore
Estee Lauder eye shadow in mocha cup / this has been my favorite eye shadow this month. I love putting a little on my lid and under my eyes for a soft smokiness. @ Estee Lauder
Bobbi Brown blending brush / this is the perfect brush for applying shadow all over the lid or, of course, blending. @ Bobbi Brown
Blemish Clearing concealers / i decided to link two concealers in one. First, I bought the Neutrogena one and loved it, but found it was not quite opaque enough. Then, I bought the Bobbi Brown one, which I also loved and solved the opaqueness problem, but was a bit hard to blend. Over all, these are great dupes of each other, because I love both and they both contain salicylic acid to clear breakouts. @ Bobbi Brown or drugstore
Organix coconut milk shampoo and conditioner / i absolutely love these. Unlike the moroccan oil ones, they are thick, but not too thick, and are moisturizing, provide shine, make my hair so soft, don’t make it frizzy, oh…and they smell amazing. I think these are my absolute favorite shampoos and conditioners. @ drugstore
Lush “honey I washed the kids” soap / i love this soap. First, it smells amazing, it cleans really well, and I love that there is real honey comb on the top, which melts so nicely into your skin the first few times you use it which makes your shower extra, extra, luxurious! @ Lush

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Bye Bye Dancer Nightmares / Ballet Bag Essentials

Of all the things crammed inside my ballet bag, there are some things that are necessities (ballet shoes, etc), but there are also some things that, although quirky, I could not live without. Here are my top five essentials to toss in as well.

1 / Kind Bars any type of bar will do, but these are one of my favorites. They supply energy that lasts through, class, breaks, rehearsals, and everything in between. They also come in great flavors such as Pomegranate Blueberry Pistachio or Dark Chocolate Peanut.

2 / Baby Lips i am a huge lip product addict, therefore, I must always have something for my lips with me where ever I go. This specific product makes your lips soft (like a baby), moisturized, and with a hint of shine. They also come in great colors and flavors as well.

3 / Notebook of all things, this is by far my definite essential. I use mine to write down everything. From things I need to work on, corrections I get, to the names of songs I hear in class or my schedule for the next day. Without this thing, I do not know what I would do! Trust me when I say…GET ONE!

4 / Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray this cooling spray is perfect for hot, sweaty, sore feet. It refreshes them with a soft, cool scent while actually cooling them down with a great tingly feeling. This one from The Body Shop is great!

5 / Foot Rubz Ball of all the other “work out” gear I have in my bag, from therabands to tennis balls, this one is by far my favorite. Soft enough to get the knots out, but gentle enough to not give you bruises, this multi-purpose ball is amazing!

Top 5 Ballet Bag Essentials

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June Favorites

Well, hello there! It’s the height of summer…not to mention the end of June. Here are the products that have gotten me through the month and that I have been loving. Not to mention, they have a summery twist!

Maybelline Full n’ Soft / i picked this one up in waterproof because, believe it or not, this is my very first waterproof mascara and may be for a very, very long time. I love the way it extends and voluminizes my lashes without they being hard or tacky. Instead, they turn out impeccably soft, and I know this because I have felt them.

Malin + Goetz Mojito Lip Balm / this ultra moisturizing gloss leaves an amazing yet subtle sheen on your lips and has a slight lime-y flavor, perfect for summer!

Lancome Eye Shadows / these are my three favorite eye shadows at the moment. They have an amazing effect and I use one almost every day. Only two words: I LOVE.

ELF Small Angled Brush / this brush is amazing. It applies my mixture of eyeshadow plus water perfectly as an eyeliner and I am in love. I have been using it with the eyeshadows above.

LUSH Massage Bar / i picked this massage bar up in Therapy because of it’s claim to sooth sore muscles. Although it doesn’t exactly support the claim that well (I’ve had better luck with Icey Hot), it does smell great and leave my skin amazingly soft. It doesn’t have to be this particular scent, but definitely get one of these.

LaraBars / i have been loving LaraBars lately, especially in the flavors peanut butter cookie and chocolate cherry torte. They are so amazing. Packed with great nutrition, but it really does taste like dessert! A guilt-free treat.

June Favorites