Pacifica- Wake Up Beautiful

Hi friends! Ugh this is the start of the worst time of year for my skin. Winters here in Boston reek havoc on your skin. My skin in the fall/winter takes a beating every year so I am always in search of something hydrating. I feel like my skin is always dull, dry, rough and bumpy.

So anyway, I was in the “fancy” section of Target AKA the all natural/organic beauty type aisle and I came across this…

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This is an overnight super hydrating sleep mask. It is so easy to use! After washing your face you literally just slap it on and be done with it. All you have to do is wash your face in the morning before makeup and you’re ready to go.

Sometimes I feel like with a “super hydrating” mask your pores can get clogged and your skin can get greasy. Not this guy. It is 100% vegan and cruelty free and is formulated without parabens and petroleum. The scent is calming and subtle and natural smelling.

You can purchase this at Target and even Ulta for $15.

xoxo

ashley beth

CND Shellac- Field Fox

Hey guys! Happy Friday the 13th! I just wanted to share with y’all a great fall color I just found.

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I am obsessed. It is the perfect dark fall nude that is sleek and had a pinky tone to it. There’s nothing I hate more than picking out a fall nude and having it look like the color of Spanx. UGH it’s the worst! But this is fantastic. Hope some of you guys like it!

I’m always looking for new nail colors! Please let me know what you like for the fall!

xoxo

ashley beth

Make Up For Ever Ulta HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Hey friends! Today we’re gonna talk about one of my favorite foundations in the world!

What I love about this foundation is how it is so versatile and literally comes in a million shades. This foundation is medium coverage but feels so lightweight on your skin. This foundation has great coverage but it feels like your skin can breath.

This foundation was formulated specifically for TV and photographs. This is my go to foundation when I’m doing makeup for special events or weddings. This foundation looks amazing on all skin types and looks fantastic on camera.

I always apply this foundation with a beauty blender for a natural finish. When pouncing the beauty blender on the skin the foundation almost feels a little tacky. Don’t get me wrong it’s not sticky it feels like it is sticking to your skin for a long wear.

Personally I prefer a medium-full coverage foundation…more on the full side. Ulta HD is a great build-able foundation. I usually start with a very very light layer and build up from there.

You can purchase this foundation HERE!

Let me know your thoughts about this foundation!

xoxo

ashley beth

Clarisonic: Mia 1

Welcome back friends! Today I’m gonna talk about one of my favorite skin care tools that I cannot live without.

I have been using the clarisonic for about 4 years ago and I’m obsessed. The Clarisonic Mia 1 is the first generation cleansing brush. I use it twice a day for daily cleansing, exfoliation and just for an overall deep clean. It keeps my skin soft and overall just brings life back to my skin. Using Clarisonic I have less breakouts and clogged pores.

Clarisonic recommends replacing the brush head every 3 months. They offer 5 different brush heads: Sensitive, Radiance, Deep Pore, Acne, Luxe. My favorite is the Deep Pore. If your skin is sensitive I wouldn’t recommend the deep pore it definitely gives you a true deep clean with exfoliation.

My favorite part about the clarisonic is how it is water proof. I love how convenient it is that I can use it in the shower. Another great thing about the Mia is the battery life. I can usually go a few months before I need to charge it again.

You can purchase the Mia 1 HERE!

Let me know how you feel about the clarisonic!

xoxo

ashley beth

Washing Makeup Brushes

Hi friends! Lets chat about my most hated part of makeup…washing makeup brushes. Ugh! I hate it but at the same time it is necessary to keep not only your brushes but your actual products clean. Lets just jump into how I clean my brushes…

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Wet your brush: Just wet the bristle and be careful not to submerge the brush in water. You can actually damage the brush if you get too much water over time in the metal part of the brush and can cause the brush to break.

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Dip your brush into your cleaning solution: I use baby shampoo, real techniques soap, Beauty Blender soap, MAC soap, etc. I go back and forth I don’t really have a favorite. A lot goes a long way!

IMG_0063Scrub! : When I say scrub I mean very gently! You don’t want to damage the brush and rip out the hairs.

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Rinse: Again be careful not to submerge the brush into water. Just rinse it thoroughly to get all the soap out.Reform brush: Do your best to reform the brush to keep its original shape. 

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Hang to dry: I find this is the best way to dry brushes. It keeps the original shape the best.

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I wear makeup everyday and I use my brushes everyday so I tend to wash my brushes about once a week (once every 2 weeks if I’m feeling lazy haha). The best feeling is using a freshly washed makeup brush. It just feels so clean and so smooth on your skin.

So a few years ago I discovered the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Palette. God damn did that change my brush cleaning routine. It really gets all the powder/liquids out of your brush and it speeds up the process. I purchased mine at Ulta for $14.99. Check it out….

http://www.ulta.com/brush-cleansing-palette?productId=xlsImpprod13731029

Next time I will talk about quick washing brushes. It’s the technique I use to clean my brushes when I freelance.

Thanks for check out the blog my friends! Let me know if you have any tips or tricks to clean your brushes!

xoxo

ashley beth

OPI- Lincoln Park After Dark

Welcome back friends! Yes I love this time of year! I love fall colors and fashion and style and just everything about it. One of the ways I like to kick off the fall season is to bust out this nail polish. It’s like the official start to fall!

OPI- Lincoln Park After Dark is everything! Yes I know it looks like black and it is a little dark for some people taste but no! This color is sleek, its sexy, its classy and looks good on everyone. It matches everything and looks good with so many outfits. I love everything about it.

Sorry this is such a short post but I guess there’s not too much to talk about. It’s more of a recommendation type post. You can find this nail polish at Target, Ulta, Sally Beauty and I’m sure at your local nail salon.

Let me know what your favorite fall nail colors are. I love to try new colors!

xoxo

ashley beth

Bath and Body Works: Pillow Mist

Hi friends! Hope y’all are having a great day! Lets chat about something I now cannot live without or should I say sleep without.

Aromatherapy Sleep - Lavender & Cedarwood Pillow Mist - Bath And Body Works

Pillow spray! Bath and body works for years has been making a nighttime pillow spray. They recently upgraded and sort of  redid their line of pillow spray so now is the perfect time for me to share will all of you guys!

So what you do is before you go to sleep you spray this spray on your pillows. It gives off a nice relaxing fragrance that calms you and drifts you off to sleep!

It comes in 4 scents: lavender & cedarwood, eucalyptus & spearmint, vanilla & patchouli, eucalyptus & tea. I have used lavender & cedarwood and eucalptus & spearmint. My favorite is lavender  & cedarwood which I use everyday. I am someone who has anxiety everyday of my life and I have trouble sleeping. This is the perfect thing that relaxes and calms me and makes it easier for me to fall asleep.

You can purchase this HERE! for $13, however I feel like Bath and Body Works constantly has deals going on. I’d love to hear what you guys think about this as well as any other tips for falling asleep.

xoxo

ashley beth