Too Faced Born This Way Multi-Use Sculpting Concealer

Ladies, ladies, ladies. I have almost no words for how much I love this Too Faced Born this Way Concealer. If you’re unfamiliar with the Born this Way line, it came out last summer and has been wildly popular ever since. Part of its popularity is because YouTube Queen Jackie Aina, yes I call her a Queen, was heavily involved in making sure the Born this Way line was inclusive of all skin tones. The beauty industry has been attempting to add more color shades to foundations and concealers, & in my opinion, Too Faced has done an excellent job being skin tone inclusive with 35 shades for this line.

The Too Faced Born this Way Concealer has been my one and only face makeup product this summer. I typically try to wear less makeup during the summer months, but I always find I reach for a tad of foundation, and of course concealer, just to make myself look even and reduce redness. Well, this concealer is so amazing, all I need is the tiniest bit to look even, less red, and glowy.

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Thursday’s Fab Five

DC is hot, hot, hot! No really, it’s been hot af with no rain in sight. Argh. Anyway, here are some of my recent warm weather faves I’ve been reaching for on the reg!

Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen SPF 30, $9

It’s pool & beach season, which means we all need to apply, and reapply, the SPF! This is my favorite sunscreen because it’s spray, so it is easy to apply, and 30 is just enough SPF for me to get a decent tan and not burn. I reapply often especially if I’m in the water a lot, but I love that it doesn’t smell weird or give me any sticky feeling. It’s on sale at Ulta right now, so stock up for the summer! They also have Beach Defense in 70 and 100 SPF if you want to block out all signs of the sun!

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Skin&CO Roma Blue in Capri Shower Gel

Becoming a member of FabFitFun was one of the best decisions ever. Shout out to my besties Sabah & Paulina for getting me on board! I love having a curated box of amazing products sent to me quarterly- it really gives me something to look forward to. One product I’ve been super grateful for is the Skin&CO Roma Blue in Capri Shower Gel, a limited edition product from the Italian Collection.

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Saturday Link Love

Happy Saturday! One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to scroll through all the links I’ve opened up at work during the week, but never actually get around to reading. When I first started Love. Life. Beauty. I routinely did a Link Roundup, and then slowly stopped. I’ve been wanting to bring it back, so here we are, with Saturday’s Link Love! If you have any favorite links you’ve come across during the week, drop them in the comments below!

13 Things You’re Doing to Sabotage Your Skin

By: The EveryGirl

I def want to start taking probiotics daily, both for my skin and overall heath. & I know I need to be more mindful about not touching my face & making sure I regularly wipe down my cell phone before using it to prevent germs!

11 New Products Coming to Ulta This Month

By: Refinery 29

I really want to try the new Tarte Stay Spray setting spray! It claims to be the perfect setting spray for the summer, and since facial sweating is one of my biggest fears in life, I’m hoping this product lives up to the hype! The e.l.f. Super Mask also looks promising for a post-sun mask.

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Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum

We all know I love my Budget Beauty finds, but I’m also a big fan of high quality, timeless, brands and their products. Clarins is one of those brands that I love for both skincare and makeup. I always find myself at the Clarins in my local Nordstrom, and I’ve been introduced to, and purchasing, a lot of their products recently. This product, the Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum, however, I was lucky enough to snag through Influenster! If you’re unfamiliar with Influenster, check out what it is, and how you can join, here!

Anyway, back to today’s feature…the Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum

Using a serum during both your AM and PM skincare routine is key for keeping skin nourished with great vitamins and antioxidants, hydrated, and bright. My skin has changed so much over the past couple of years and I’ve noticed I’ve been a bit on the drier side recently. So, I’ve been on the hunt for some hydrating products to help give my skin the boost it needs to stay bright and nourished. The Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum has been an amazing addition to my PM skincare routine, especially for my rosacea.

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Derma E Rejuvenating Sage & Lavender Face Oil

In past posts I’ve mentioned my partnership with the Derma E Squad, and I’ve been able to try out so many of their awesome products. Catch up on my other posts featuring Derma E below, and get ready to read why I love their Rejuvenating Sage & Lavender Face Oil!

Essentials Radiance Toner

Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer

I know people can be super apprehensive about face oil, especially if you have oily skin. It makes sense to be a bit nervous about putting an oil on your face if you feel as though you struggle with having an oily face! I’m here to tell you not to be afraid, facial oil can actually be great for oily skin, and is beneficial for all skin types.

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Thursday’s Fab Five

Happy Thursday, y’all! I don’t know about you, but 2019 is flying by for me, and it’s a little overwhelming to be honest!! I’ve been super neglectful over here on LLB, but my content calendar is ready to go for May, and I have a ton of new posts coming your way. I figured what better way to get back into the swing of things then with a little Fab Five to brighten up your Friday Eve. The first thing I’ve been loving recently is…

Jade Roller,$32

Everything you read about a jade roller is…absolutely F’ing true. I’m obsessed with my jade roller and it wasn’t until recently that I really started to use it consistently for results. First of all, you can’t beat the relaxing massage feeling you get after a long day at work. It’s amazing. I’ve been using it pretty routinely after applying all of my night serums/ moisturizers, so it’s helping those products sink into my skin. The bonus small roller for under and over eyes is the bestttttttttt to use in the morning to drain excess fluid from underneath your eyes. Quality jade rollers aren’t that expensive- but if you buy a super inexpensive one, don’t be surprised if the roller ball comes loose and breaks, I’ve had this happen to a few friends before. I think this one is at the perfect price point- the one I have is out of stock on Amazon, but this one is comparable to price and reviews.

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Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist

Months ago I was so appreciative to Mad Hippie sending me a nice little package in the mail. I wrote about, and have since used up, the Vitamin C Serum, which I highly recommend, it’s absolutely amazing! Today I’m here to review another Mad Hippie product, their Hydrating Nutrient Mist– which honesty has mixed online reviews. Let’s get into it…

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I Started Working Out, & I Maybe, Kinda, Like It

Okay so this is no secret, I’ve always strongly disliked working out, the thought of working out makes me cringe, and I find it way too easy to come up with a million excuses as to why I don’t have time, energy, etc. I’ve come to realize, I’m just not naturally inclined to want to go on a run, or start doing push-ups.

Source: http://wachabuy.com/fitness-quotes/

For 2019 I wrote down some goals, and becoming more active at my gym was def one of them. I mean seriously, why am I spending this money and not going?! I was doing yoga a couple times during the week over the summer, and completely fell off once the school year started. So when January rolled around, I knew I needed to make a change. One major influence for my change was the Apple Watch. My boyfriend, Rob, came in strong with this Christmas present, it’s been such a great motivation for me to get my b-u-t-t in the gym and close my rings as often as possible.

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D.C. Happenings: SPIN, A Ping Pong Social Club

I love going out and being with my friends, and I really love how many unique spots there are in the D.C. area to do just that! About a month ago I went to the press night for SPIN, which can be best described as a ping pong social club. & guess what…I’m so here for it!

There are quite a few SPIN locations in the country, but this is the first in the D.C. area, and honestly, it was the first time I had ever heard of them. I think their slogan, The World Needs More Ping Pong, could not be more true…I mean really, who doesn’t love a fun game of ping pong with friends?!

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