Mask up, but make it cute!

Mask up, but make it cute!

Hello friends! Long time no chat! I have been away from the blog a bit working on all things Details and Swirls, but I am back and ready to share so many topics with you all! Unfortunately as we all know our world is looking quite different these days. Leaving the house without a face mask is as bad as leaving the house without our wallet. We need a face mask essentially everywhere we go, and I feel like this is going to become our new normal for the foreseeable future. I’m not sure about you all, but I am determined to find some “cute” face mask to wear! There is nothing worse than putting on a cute outfit, and then putting your face mask on and the whole outfit is ruined, anyone else feel the same way? Or is this just my OCD kicking in? Well in any case, I set out to find some cute face masks that will have me feeling put together and matching throughout this time! ***Please note, these are not medical grade face masks and we are not making any medical or health claims with our suggestions***

  1. Gold Lip Face Mask
  2. Face Mask Chain – How cute are these chains to adhere your face mask?! I love this idea because when you need to take your mask off you can just wear it around your neck by the chain!
  3. Chain Option 2
  4. Chain Option 3
  5. Pink Ruffle Face Mask – just ordered this one! Also comes in white and a beautiful dusty blue!
  6. Pink Heart Face Mask – If face masks are still a thing around Valentine’s Day, which I am sure they will be, I absolutely need this one!
  7. Pink/Teal Beaded Heart Face Mask – How precious are these with the beads?! Set of 2
  8. Old Navy Adjustable Face Masks – I am ordering a bunch of these to keep in my bag, car, gym bag, etc.! These are the perfect adjustable face masks and come in so many adorable prints! From tie dye to animal print and everything in between! Set of 5

Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine

Hi loves! Today I am finally breaking down my full AM and PM skincare routines! I am not a skincare fanatic, but I have tried quite a few products over the years and really narrowed down my favorites and exactly what works for me. If you are just starting off with skincare and on a tight budget, check out Trader Joe’s line of skincare products! I still use many of their items, but starting out I used their toners, serums, and more and really love their products (especially their rose line)! I personally have a normal-oily skin type and very, very sensitive skin. I am allergic to many skincare products (especially those with heavy fragrance). I’ve tried Tula, Drunk Elephant, and more, and they all had products that I either had a reaction to or broke out from. I discovered Paula’s Choice around three years ago, and I have loved every product I’ve tried from them! Without going into too much detail on the brand, all of their products and formulas are backed by scientific research. There are so many skincare brands that draw you in with pretty packaging and branding, and I was so excited when I found Paula’s Choice and started reading up on how every single one of their products is science-backed! This is in no way sponsored, I am just so happy with the brand and the positive effects it’s had on my sensitive skin, and I’m excited to share all of my favorites! πŸ™‚


FASH WASH: Soap & Glory – Vitamin C Facial Wash – I use this face wash morning and night and it is perfect! It does not leave a film or residue on my skin, and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. I love the Vitamin C component, and my skin always feels so smooth after using it!

TEA TREE: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Cleansing Pads – These are hands down the BEST skincare product I use! I could not live without these tea tree wipes! Tea tree oil is a natural anti-inflammatory, and it calms redness while also preventing breakouts. I’ve been using these wipes for years, and they have definitely helped my skin in terms of breakouts. I use these directly after I wash my face, and you will be amazed at how much dirt is still left on the pad. I’ve gotten my friends and family hooked on these wipes as well, they are truly the best! I linked them through amazon, but I recommend purchasing them directly in your local store.

EXFOLIANT: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant – This is another product I absolutely swear by! I have been using this liquid exfoliant for around 3 years now, and I’ve seen drastic differences in my skin. This product has definitely minimized my pores and improved the overall texture of my skin! I use this every single morning and night, and it keeps my skin smooth and bright! I cannot say enough good things about this product!

VITAMIN C: Paula’s Choice Vitamin C Super Booster – I recently started adding Vitamin C into my skincare routine and I have been loving this super booster! This product is a concentrated 15% pure Vitamin C, and it visibly brightens skin and improves fine lines and wrinkles! This product is one I use more as a preventative skincare product to take care of my skin now for the future.

MORNING MOISTURIZER: Paula’s Choice Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 – This morning moisturizer is incredible! It is really important for me to wear SPF every day, while also having a daily moisturizer that is not oily or greasy and can be worn under makeup. This product has a silk like texture and leaves the most beautiful soft finish on the skin. It actually has a slight tint to it as well!


FACE WASH: Soap & Glory – Vitamin C Facial Wash

TEA TREE: Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Cleansing Pads

EXFOLIANT: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

RETINOL: Paula’s Choice 1% Retinol Treatment – I recently added in a retinol treatment to my evening skincare routine! Retinol is clinically proven to diminish and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and I have been loving this serum! I only use this product once a week (I will be building up to 2-3 times a week as my skin is ready). Skin can be very sensitive to retinol (redness, peeling, etc.), so it is important to slowly introduce retinol into your skincare routine overtime.

EVENING MOISTURIZER: Belif – The True Cream Moisturizing Balm – This moisturizer is AMAZING! I have been using this product for about 5 years now, and I still have yet to find anything I like better. The consistency is the perfect thickness, and it leaves my skin feeling so plump and fresh! They also make an aqua balm which is their water based version which I also love in the warmer months!

LIP MASK: Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – I know this sounds dramatic, but I actually cannot go to sleep without using this product. If you have not tried this lip mask, RUN AND TRY IT! My lips literally have not been chapped since using it, and I do not need to use chap stick AT ALL throughout the day. It has made the biggest difference in the texture of my lips, and my husband and I both cannot go to bed without putting it on! My favorite flavors are the original, vanilla, and sweet candy!

Everyday No Foundation Summer Makeup

Everyday No Foundation Summer Makeup

Hi loves! Today I am sharing my everyday no foundation summer makeup! This is the makeup I have on 99.9% of the time in the summer and it is quick and easy! Most of these products are my go-to favorite makeup products, and it only takes 5 minutes! I linked everything below, but if you would like to see a walkthrough you can head over to my saved instagram highlight!

Primer: Tula Filter Blurring Primer
Concealer: Nars Soft Matte (Custard)
Cream Blush: Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out (Cool Berry)
Blush: Kiko Cosmetics Sicilian Notes Bake Blush (Panarea Mauve)
Bronzer: Tarte Breezy Cream Bronzer (Seychelles)
Powder: Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish (Fair)
Eyeshadow (blush): Laura Mercier Strawberry Blush
Eyeshadow (lid): Hourglass Scattered Light (Reflect)
Mascara: Lash Paradise
Lip Liner: ColourPop Lippie Pencil (Lumiere)
Lipstick: Mac Amplified Lipstick (Blankety)

8 Everyday Sunscreens!

8 Everyday Sunscreens!

Hi loves! Today I am back with a blog post talking all about sunscreen. I am not one to put sunscreen on my body every single day, and I have been working outside much more often than usual these days. I do put facial sunscreen on everyday since it is built into my morning moisturizer, but since I used to work in an office every day I never got into the habit of putting on a daily body sunscreen! Now that I am outside much more often, I went on the hunt to find a daily body sunscreen I can feel comfortable wearing every day. While I have my favorite beach sunscreens, I wanted to find something a bit different that felt more like lotion, and less like a coconut beach day! Below are some suggestions you sent in as well as some I found during my research!

Face Sunscreens:
Supergoop! (This is my go to face sunscreen!)
Paula’s Choice (This is the daytime moisturizer I use everyday with SPF!)

Body Sunscreens:
EltaMD (Most highly recommended!)
SunBum (My go-to beach sunscreen!)
Supergoop! (Body butter with SPF?! Sign me up!)

Wedding Makeup – Full Breakdown

Wedding Makeup – Full Breakdown

Today I am running through a complete breakdown of all the makeup products I used on my wedding day! I did my own makeup the day of my wedding, and all of the products I used are my absolute favorites! I hand-picked all of these products specifically for my wedding day to achieve a rosy “glowing from within” look, and I was so pleased with the outcome! If you are getting married, I highly recommend all of the products I used, and if you are a makeup artist I think these would be great additions to your kit!

As always if you all have any questions regarding the products I used or my makeup application, feel free to leave them in the comments below! I posted an in depth tutorial video on my IGTV here walking through why I choose the products I did, why I love them so much, and the application of everything! I hope it is helpful!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place – 2W0 Warm Vanilla & 3W1 Tawny
Tarte Shape Tape – 22N Light Medium
Setting Powder:
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder – 1 Fair

My Custom Palette:
Light Shades –
ABH Baby Cakes (light pink)
MUG Creme Brulee (light beige)

Medium Shades –
ABH Buon Fresco (medium mauve)
MUG Cupcake (bright pink)
ABH Fawn (medium brown)

Deep Shades –
ABH Fudge (deep warm brown)
MAC Embark (deep cool brown)

Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea highlighting eyeshadow palette vol. III – Shade: Heat wave

Similar Eye Palettes:
Colour Pop Blush Crush Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette

Tarle Tartelette In Bloom Clay Eyeshadow Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner – Obey-Ge 66 (used on actual wedding day)
Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyepencil – 01 Metallic Rose (used in tutorial)

Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion – Sangria
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 04
Overall Highlight:
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Luminous Light
Cheekbone Highlight:
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Highlight 01
Setting Spray:
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Milani Color Statement Lipliner – 03 All Natural
Tarte SEA Color Splash Lipstick – Set Sail
Mac Amplified Lipstick – Blankety

Rosy Cheeks – Go-To Blushes

Rosy Cheeks – Go-To Blushes

Hi loves! Today I am running through my most asked beauty question – what blush are you wearing?! If you follow along, you know I loveeee a good rosy cheek! I am definitely a blush girl, and if given the choice I would choose blush over bronzer any day of the week! I rotate between 4 different favorite blushes, and they are my absolute staples! My personal style revolves around neutrals and mauve tones, so I tend to lean toward rosy and mauve tones in my makeup. In my opinion these blushes are fool proof, so I hope you love them just as much as I do!

4) Buxom – Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush – Dolly

This blush is a beautiful mauve, and it leans more towards the peachy side in comparison to the others I am sharing. It is not super pigmented, so if you are looking for a subtle rosy wash of color, this is for you!

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3) Laura Mercier – Blush Colour Infusion – Sangria

This is my go-to blush in the summer months when my skin is a little tanned! While it is very pigmented, do not be intimidated by it’s bright color, it will not look that bright on your skin! A little goes a long way with this product, and the finish is absolutely gorgeous. It does not have any shimmer, but has the most beautiful sheen that makes your cheeks glow from within. I actually wore this exact blush on my wedding day! I did my own makeup for my wedding, so if you all want a run down of what I used or a tutorial, let me know in the comments!

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2) Benefit Cosmetics – Blush Bar Cheek Palette

This Blush palette has been my every day blush for years! I do believe this exact palette is getting discontinued, but Benefit usually releases a new blush palette every year. I mix together the following three blushes from the palette:

  • Gold Rush warm golden-nectar blush
  • Rockateur rose-gold blush
  • Dandelion brightening baby-pink blush

They all have a slight shimmer, so your cheeks glow! Benefit also sells the blushes individually, so I would recommend Rockateur for deeper skin tones, and Dandelion for lighter skin tones!

Find It Here: Blush Palette // Individual Blushes

1) Kiko Cosmetics – Sicilian Notes Baked Blush – Panarea Mauve

A fairly new discovery, I picked this blush up on our recent trip to Italy, and it quickly became my FAVORITE blush of all time! it is a mauve toned blush with a slight shimmery sheen that adds the most radiant glow to your cheeks! I wear this blush absolutely every time I apply makeup now! I cannot speak highly enough of how perfect this blush is. I even use it in my crease every time I do my eye makeup! It is just perfection in all ways possible!

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