Happy Thursday! Fall is in full swing, okay not really but, I’m speaking into existence…
…anyway, fall is here, yay! D.C. has been hot all week, but apparently we’re getting cooler weather this weekend so, I’m here for it.
So, what have I been loving for the last couple of weeks? Check it out below & leave me your favorites in the comments!
Yankee Candle in ‘Spiced Pumpkin’, $22
The totally quintessential fall candle, it smells like a pumpkin, and will fill your whole room with the scent of fall. It’s not a sweet smell which I really appreciate too. Bonus, it’s currently on sale through Macy’s, so make sure to click the link above to save some $$$. Continue reading “Thursday’s Fab Five”
Concealer. I need it every day. At least I think I need it every day…I am a teacher after all. & I’m always tired. Therefore, I would think concealer is an absolutely non-negotiable.
My absolute favorite concealer for both under eye and to cover blemishes, which I’ve been using for years, & I mean seriously, years, is Benefit Erase Paste
, a “brightening camouflage for eyes & face”.
& trust me when I say, Erase Paste is the ultimate camouflage ever…in life.
The consistency of Benefit Erase Paste
is my favorite part, it’s very creamy and on the thick side. So, a little goes a long way and the blend is flawless- it seriously just melts into my skin, which gives me great even coverage. I always make sure I top it with a translucent powder to help set it and prevent any oiliness throughout my long day.
One bonus of this product is that it comes with a little “how to” guide so you can really maximize your use of the product! How nice of you, Benefit!
As I said, this is my favorite go to & daily concealer. With three color choices, deep | medium | fair, I know you’ll find your perfect match.
I’m a huge Benefit fan, I love their mascara, concealer, blushes, and highlighters, so why wouldn’t I love a perfect looking summery palette?!
Nobody likes wearing a lot of makeup during the summer, which is why I love the Cabana Glama
palette so much…aside from of course, it’s fabulous name. It has your summer makeup essentials without going overboard in any way.
First, you have your Some Kind-A Gorgeous
foundation, a cream to powder that is perfect for summer months. You don’t feel like you’re wearing foundation, yet you have an even coverage that will cover any minor skin issues you may be experiencing at the moment.
|Benefit Cabana Glama, $18
Next, the eyeshadow palette has three
colors that, in my opinion, scream natural beach-y glam. The pink looks amazing with the other two bronze shadows. You can opt for a light and natural look with Peach Fizz and Bronze Buzz, or take it up a notch with the darker brown, Cocoa Pizzazz, for some dramatics.
|Peach Fizz, Bronze Buzz, Cocoa Pizzazz
Lastly, follow up with the Hoola
bronzing powder to give yourself a sun-kissed glow, and apply cult favorite Posietint
to cheeks and lips for a bright and natural flush.
I. love. Cabana. Glama.
It’s seriously all you need for summer, I use it every time I’m going to a relaxing happy hour, and I used it before brunch this weekend. I know I look bright and fresh, and have a natural summer glow.
PS: This palette is currently on sale! It was originally $36 but is now only $18 on Benefit’s website!
When Benefit came out with their perfume line last year I was super excited to try all of the scents out. I ended up getting a sample pack, with the first four fragrances, for Christmas last year. Now that I’m almost out of my samples, and I’m dying , I figured I’d talk about them a little bit!
Benefit is seriously expanding and becoming a mega cosmetic company. Between their fragrance line, new and popular skincare line, and their cute and colorful packaging of their cosmetics, this company knows what’s doing to attract a loyal audience.
Continue reading “So Hooked On Carmella”
I leave for London in a few hours, but I really wanted to get a post in first! One thing I know I will be wearing every single day while I’m in London and Rome is Benefit’s High Beam
I purchased my first High Beam about a year ago– and I can def say it has become a year round staple in my makeup bag. I bring it everywhere with me!
High Beam can be used anywhere on your face…I use it on my eyes, on the top of my cheekbones, and a tiny bit above my brow bone and on the bridge of my nose. It instantly brightens up my complexion without doing too much….so easy and effortless!!
I also sometimes mix a small amount into my tinted moisturizer…but depending on how you apply bronzer, it may lose its effect. If you just go through the day with tinted moisturizer on, I suggest mixing some High Beam in…you’ll have an awesome glow throughout the day!
Continue reading “Benefit High Beam Highlighter”