I am excited to share my current favorite makeup products with you guys! Ever since I started high school, I have been interested in makeup and beauty products and trying out new things because I find it fun and exciting. On the average day, I do not wear makeup because I like to let my skin breathe and not put a lot of products on my face. I also don’t have time before class to put makeup on. When I do wear makeup, it is for anything professional or if I want to dress up and go out with my friends. Some days I have more time and I will put a little makeup on. Below, I am going to show you some of my current favorite makeup essentials for when I just put a little bit of makeup on and nothing too extreme.
A Perfect Everyday Mascara
This mascara is perfect for everyday use. It lasts a long time and makes your lashes look super long and full. It only comes in black but it makes you look like you are wearing fake lashes. I usually buy mine at Sephora or Ulta in the store but you can also order it online at Sephora or Ulta. It applies smoothly and does not leave your eyelashes feeling clunky and heavy. I also love the clean, simple packaging. Since it is very popular, it would be a great gift for any family member or friend who enjoys wearing a light feeling mascara.
A perfect everyday foundation alternative
This BB cream is perfect for everyday wear. It has SPF and 2% salicylic acid to help prevent blemishes. It comes in every shade imaginable so it can work for everyone. It isn’t too heavy so it feels like you aren’t wearing any makeup. Even though it feels like you aren’t wearing makeup, it has awesome coverage. This can be found at any drugstore, like Walgreens, Target or CVS usually apply it either with a small, dense brush or with my fingers. Sometimes, I also like to mix it with my normal, heavier foundation to give me a little more coverage.
Since we are approaching warm weather, it’s time to change up our go-to fashion staples. My favorite staples in the spring are a good pair of jean shorts, a light cardigan, and a small brown or beige cross-body handbag.
The Perfect Jean Short
These jean shorts are good for everyday wear and can be worn with any color top. They are light washed, which is great for spring/summer. I like to wear jean shorts in warmer weather because they dress up your outfit a little more and they basically look good with any top and summer shoe. One of my favorite places to buy jean shorts are at American Eagle and Lulus. I tend to get all of my denim at American Eagle because the jeans and shorts are stretchier than most brands and that makes wearing denim a lot more enjoyable and less restricting.
Go-to cardigan for warmer weather
This style of cardigan is perfect for the spring time. It is a great color and it is light weight. This kind of cardigan works for nighttime when it gets a little chilly. The nice thing about longer cardigans like the one shown up, is that you don’t even have to put it on when it gets chilly at night. You can throw it on your shoulders or put it around your waist if you are wearing shorts so your legs don’t get cold. One of my favorite places to buy a good quality cardigan that is reasonably priced is from Urban Outfitters. They have all different kinds and different colors for everyone.
Basic cross body bag
This brown cross body bag from Madewell is perfect for everyday wear and can be styled with the other two clothes items listed above. It is big enough to carry what you need but not too bulky. You can just throw your things in it loosely or you can put in a smaller wallet for your cards. Even though it is a simple leather bag, with a simple strap, there is still nice detailing on the zipper. Madewell has a lot of nice, simple pieces like this bag, including sunglasses and jewelry. You can find all of the different accessories at Madewell.
Spring time is officially here!! I want to share with you a few of my favorite spring/summer perfume and body sprays. I love perfume and different scents but I feel like when it gets to be spring and summer season, it’s time to switch over to flower and sweet scents instead of holiday scents you might have been using through the holiday season.
“Viva La Juicy” Perfume
The fragrance above is one of my favorites all year round. It stays on all day and the bottle lasts a long time. The glass bottle is decorated very nicely with a pink bow and a chain. This scent by Juicy has been around for years but it never gets old. It is still one their best sellers because how much people love it. It is a perfect mix of a sweet and clean scent. Because it is a perfume, not a mist, it is strong so you only need a little spritz a few times a day. You can find this at any Macy’s store or online at Juicy.
“Fresh and Clean” Body Mist by PINK
This body mist from PINK smells so good and is a perfect scent for the warmer weather because it is not too strong and will not stay on for more than a couple hours. But it will give you a short term scent that is “Fresh and Clean.” I’ve used this since middle school and it is my holy grail body mist. I feel like I can spray it everywhere and it is never too strong. I like spraying it on my pillow at night too because it just smells so good. You can purchase this at any PINK/Victoria Secret store or online at Victoria Secret.
“Daisy” by Marc Jacobs
This perfume is on the more expensive side but in my opinion, it is worth it. I love this perfume because you only need a little spritz on your wrist and neck and the sweet, flowery scent lasts all day long. Not only does it smell like springtime and summer, but the packaging is very springy and the cap to the perfume has big flowers and that is my favorite part of the packaging. You can get this at any beauty store like Ulta or Sephora. Or it is available online on the Marc Jacob’s website.