Summer Vacation Staples

I’m headed on vacation at the end of this week and there is nothing that I am looking forward to more. We’ll be at the beach so these are a few beach vacation essentials that will be accompanying me. Not to mention the books and magazines I will be bringing! They will be in an upcoming post this week!

  1. Beach towel 
  2. Swimsuit
  3. Beach basket 
  4. Face mist
  5. Lip balm with SPF
  6. SPF 50

How To Wear A Metallic Eye

Wearing a metallic eye can sometimes be difficult. At times it can feel “hard to pull off” or other times it can just feel too “extra.” I find that the best way to accomplish this look is to keep everything else simple and neutral. Then add a pop of metallic to the crease, or right above the crease like I’ve done here. I think this can be a great way to wear metallic eyeshadow on a day to day basis. What are your favorite ways to wear a metallic eye?

Beauty Staples Restocked 

I’ve recently picked up some fresh and new beauty staples. These are some of my favorite products and hence, staples in my beauty wardrobe. I was teeter-tottering between the Tarte Shape Tape and the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer for the past month and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a pride and true narsissist, at least when it comes to this concealer. Here are a few pluses: the wand is the perfect size for just concealing where you need it, it doesn’t oxidize and is the perfect shade for me, it doesn’t crease around my nose or eyes and lasts all day long. I highly recommended it if this fits the description of what you’re looking for. The Pacifica Aquarian Gaze is just one of the best mascaras in my opinion. It doesn’t clump, it’s waterproof and has a natural finish to the lashes. I might be biased because I’m an Aquarius but, hey. I always prefer to powder over my concealer, it just lasts longer. For this reason, I love using the Pixi Flawless Finishing Powder. It’s translucent, light weight and helps keep my makeup intact all day.

Nars Radiant  Creamy Concealer / Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Mascara / Pixi Flawless Finishing Powder /

Cruelty-Free Winter Holiday Inspired Make-up

 I always try to make a conscious effort to stick with cruelty-free/vegan beauty products even when it comes to cosmetics.   After a lot of trials and tribulations, I have found a lot of great products that are cruelty-free/vegan. With the upcoming holidays, I wanted to give you a look into the cruelty-free/vegan products that are in my make-up bag through this festive look.

I always use Bare Minerals, no matter the case. Minerals are much better for my skin and Bare Minerals is a brand that is cruelty-free. I use the Bare Skin foundation and Bare Skin powder almost everyday. They are light-weight and let my skin breath which is a very important aspect of any make-up item for me.

That being so, I used the Bare Minerals blush in Amused. It just gives a subtle color and glow to the cheeks which I think suits the festive occasion very well.

You might be amazed to know that Urban Decay is also cruelty-free. Long-live the Naked palette, am I right? I used the Naked Basics palette to create a soft smokey eye look.

I finished the look off with the ELF lip stain in Berry Blush and added a coat of lipstick in Wine Tour

Recreate this look with your favorite cruelty-free/vegan make-up products and share it with me!