Hey guys. It's been a while since I've posted anything, anywhere. I took some time away, for my own health and also because there was a major health emergency that came up in our family. I also took the time to learn as much as I could to better the blog and all content that I'm putting out. However, I missed you and I missed blogging. So I'm back, with a lot to talk about for the next little while.
Since this is the first post back, I thought I'd just start with what I've been using the most and loving while I was away.
I've focused more on skin rather than makeup, although I do have some makeup gems in here.
I've become obsessed with Alpha H. I keep getting more products from them every time I order from Sephora. Recently they were on sale, so that's usually when I buy them. They can be very strong just to warn you, but I'm crazy about the Vitamin B serum which is a peptide serum, as well as the Liquid Gold toner which is an acid exfoliation toner, and trust me you'll feel it so if you don't enjoy the tingle from acid exfoliation then avoid. I've also been enjoying their Vitamin A serum which is a retinol style serum.
I've been using Jordan Samuel After Show Gel Cleanser every day, mostly. I've had flaky skin recently due to treatments I've been trying and I'm flaking like crazy so that cleanser is perfect for getting everything off my face no matter what it is. It's a great start to my skincare routine because I have such a fresh, clean face afterward.
I also started using Kate Sommerville +Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer. This was on sale and I picked it up on a whim. You use this at night. The texture is magnificent and goes on so well at the end of my skincare routine and plays well with other products I put on before it. It's different from the other moisturizers from the brand and by far my favorite formula.
Makeup-wise I've been loving the Sigma brushes I've gotten. I picked some more up from Kohls that were on sale. The quality is much better than my original set from years ago.
I also have been using the brow pencil from Real Her. It's a thin precision tip and it's super creamy so it just glides on and blends in beautifully. It has a spoolie on the other end. They sent me 4 and at first, I wasn't using them very much cause I wasn't wearing makeup but now I'm obsessed because it makes the brow process so much faster.
I've also gotten into the Too Faced Lip Injection glosses in all the different formulas. I put those on first before I do anything to my face and just let it plump my lips while I work on my makeup. Then when I'm ready to apply my lip products I wipe the gloss off and they're nicely plumped and ready for lipstick. The "extreme" formulas are really intense so if you don't enjoy that "tingle" sensation then don't go for it.
I also fell in love with Pat McGrath Labs Love and Lust Gloss Duo that is the shape of little hearts. I wish they would come out with more because they're so adorable and perfect size. Regardless these are great neutrals. I have one in my bag and one on my vanity at all times.
I've also fallen in love with the Redken Oil for All. You just need a few drops. It smells amazing and makes my hair so shiny. I don't use it all the time because I'm very careful with hair oils. I always apply it to wet hair from mid-shaft down.
Keeping with hair products I use NatureLab Perfect Shine Oil Mist all the time when styling my hair. This smells amazing as well and while it is an oil mist it's very lightweight. It's also a "color and heat protectant" though which is the actual reason I use it so much.
I've been crazy for jewelry lately. I've ordered several personalized rings lately from Etsy, so I have so many rings on right now. I've loved smaller chain necklaces that are different styles of chain links and mainly I've gotten them all from Ettika pretty much. I'm not much of a "statement" jewelry person right now, I'm more into layers and delicate/simplistic styles. If I do go for a statement piece it's usually in the form of earrings. I've had a lot of fun experimenting with all of the jewelry. That's probably been my favorite part.
That's about it. I hope you all have been doing well. As you know I love you but more importantly, God loves you. There's a lot of good reviews and hauls coming up that I'm excited about. I think you're going to love them!
As always thank you for reading and hanging out with me!
I'm from Tennessee. I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to start blogging and do these things I love because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity. Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me!