Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo

Welcome back friends! So sorry that I’ve been MIA for a little while it’s been a crazy week but I’m back!! Today I want to talk about a brand that I fell in love with 2 and a half years ago. Aveda! Long story short I transitioned from jet black boxed dyed hair to blonde hair in about 6 months. I went to an Aveda salon and had the most amazing experience and fell in love with their products.

blue malva shampoo

This is one of those purple shampoos that you can use to enhance and preserve blonde hair. It helps to neutralize the brassyness that occurs over time. One of my favorite things about this shampoo is the scent. For those of you who are familiar with Aveda, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Aveda products are made with natural ingredients and carry an earth fresh scent. Their products never smell like chemicals and they do not test on animals. Win win people!

Now the only downside to this shampoo and many other Aveda shampoos is how it makes your hair feel. I feel like it makes my hair feel a little coarse and not very smooth. But the upside to that is my hair feels so clean! My hair never feels like there’s buildup. A very easy fix to this is just to condition. Once you condition your hair that coarse feeling usually goes away.

You can purchase this shampoo online, aveda salons or even aveda stores.

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until next time my friends!

xoxo

ashley beth

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

Welcome back friends! Today I am so excited to tell you about a product that I have been using for 1 million years! This little guy will change your lip game!

Ahh! I’m so excited for this! I started using this product WAY over 10 years ago and it has changed my lips’ life! I hate to even call it this but it is a glorified chapstick.

This lip balm is soft, creamy, hydrating, buttery, luscious…it is EVERYTHING! I put this on my lips every single night before bed and wake up to soft lips ready for a liquid lipstick. This lip balm has SPF 15 in it and is great for before and after sun.

It comes in 13 amazing shades but I use the untinted satin finish. I have used a few of the pigmented ones and it is surprisingly pigmented. If your lips a dry and cracked but you still need a little color on your lips this is perfect for you!

This product isn’t something you’d want to carry in your purse on a hot day or leave in your car. Yes, it does melt very easily which is the only downfall. Mine does not leave my bedside table and it has been great.

Yes, it is quite pricey at $24 but nothing will make your lips feel like this. You can purchase it at Sephora. Click the link below!

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xoxo

ashley beth

Beautyblender Blendercleanser Liquid

Hi friends! As promised, today I will be talking about the liquid version of the blendercleanser! Check it out…

This is another must have for your beauty blender. As I said before, washing your beautyblender is 100 times easier using a blendercleanser product. Here’s how it works…

Step One: Wet you beautyblender or makeup brush

Step Two: Dip your makeup brush or beauty blender in the soap.

Steph Three:  Lather, rinse, repeat.

Remember a little goes a long way with this! I can’t even tell you the amount of times I have put too much product and I am at the sink rinsing and rinsing and rinsing out my beauty blender. Yeahhh….don’t be like me.

The one thing I would change about this product is the packaging. I wish it just came in a normal soap dispenser like the one you’d have in your bathroom.

You can purchase the liquid blendercleanser here….

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xoxo

ashley beth

Beautyblender Blendercleanser Solid

Hey friends!! Hope everyone had a great weekend and welcome back to my blog! Today we are going to take a dive into some of the beautyblender cleansing products. First I am going to talk about the solid and tomorrow I will talk about the liquid. Enjoy!

First things first, the blendercleanser solid is exactly what it looks like…..a round bar of soap. It can clean everything from a beautyblender, beautyblender dupes and all of your brushes. Here is how it works….

Step One: Wet you beautyblender or makeup brush

Step Two: Swirl the beautyblender or makeup brush in the solid.

Steph Three:  Lather, rinse, repeat.

 

I know, I know…..$16 for a freaking bar of soap! When I tell you nothing cleans a beauty blender like the blendercleansers NOTHING compares! It is the fastest, most efficient way to clean a beauty blender. Not only does it pull out all of your foundations and concealers it does it flawlessly and within seconds. You can literally see the built up foundation come pouring out as your squeeze the beauty blender.

Another thing I love about the blendercleanser is the smell. It smells so fresh and clean! My favorite days to put makeup on is when I freshly wash my brushes. They just smell so good and are so clean!

I am a huge advocate for cleaning makeup brushes with baby shampoo; and don’t get me wrong I still use it! However when it comes to my beauty blender I will use nothing else. I feel like some soaps and brush cleansers break down the beauty blenders delicate material over a few washes. Not the blender cleanser solid!

You can purchase the blender cleanser at Sephora for $16……

Click here!

xoxox

ashley beth

Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

Wow! What a title! Whew that is a long name for a concealer. Anyway……hey friends welcome back! Today we’re gonna discuss one of, if not my favorite concealer of all time!

This concealer seriously lives up to it’s name. It seriously is weightless. I have combination-dry skin and my under eyes especially gets dry once I apply my foundation. I typically start with a moisturizer and an under eye cream to give it an extra boost of moisture under there. Some days, by the time I go in with my foundation the under eye is looking a little dry and dull.. But this concealer brings it back to life.

I apply the concealer after my foundation and blend it out with my beauty blender. OH MY GOD. This concealer is so lightweight and hydrating. It brightens the under eye and does not crease. I typically apply a hefty amount of concealer due to my intense dark circles and it still doesn’t crease. If you find that this concealer creases for you I swear it because you are either putting too much concealer or foundation or you’re not blending your concealer out properly.

This concealer comes in 14 great colors and can be purchased at Sephora or Ulta.

Purchase It Here!

Until next time friends!

xoxo

ashley beth

How To Disinfect Your Makeup Kit

Hey friends!! So today we are talking about something very very important, how to clean your makeup. Whether you do makeup for just yourself or for 100s of clients you don’t even know it is so important to keep your kit sanitized.

Have you ever woken up with small little bumps or even pimples all over your face and you’ve been like “what is this? This came out of nowhere?”. Believe it or not it could be from the bacteria in your makeup. No matter who you are, what you do with your makeup or even how clean you are bacteria will grow in your makeup, it’s just a fact of life. But lets all be proactive and take care of the bacteria with just a few different steps!

1. Invest in some of these bad boys…

These are cosmetic sanitation wipes. You can use these on anything from eye shadow to lipstick to your mascara curler. They are fairly inexpensive and if you prefer a spray instead of a wipe they have that too! Check it out…

https://www.beautylish.com/s/beautysoclean-cosmetic-sanitizer-wipes-100-wipes

2. Don’t forget about your tools!

Usually about once a week I clean my mascara wand. I take a lighter and run it quickly over the upper curling part (not the lower because of the rubber insert!!) Then I take a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol on it and gently clean the rest of it.

Any of your other tools such as spatulas, sharpeners, mixing trays, etc. just wipe it down with alcohol!

3. For the love of god clean your makeup brushes!

I know washing makeup brushes is a fate worse than death but it MUST be done. If you are experiencing unexplained breakouts or your makeup isn’t going on smoothly this could be why! I wash my makeup brushes faithfully every single week. If that is not a possibility for you please at least try once every 2 weeks. I usually clean my makeup brushes every Thursday (my day off from work) and I make a “fun” event out of it. I’ll bring all my makeup brushes into the bathroom set up all the towels and everything I need. I grab my iPad and throw on some Sex and the City, maybe a little Will & Grace (YAAASS to the revival!) or maybe some Bloodline. Anything that you can get completely immersed in and laugh your head off to pass the time away. Trust me…I own way over 50 brushes and I usually get it done in less than an hour.

To clean my brushes I use regular old baby shampoo and this AMAZING tool that will change your life….

It is a little glove type thing that you just slip onto your hand a brush away. It makes everything 100% easier and will make everything go by much faster. Real Techniques makes this and it can be found at Ulta…

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

Side note: Clean your beauty blender! I know its a pain! But that little guy will suck up and grow bacteria overnight. I personally clean my beauty blender everyday because if there is leftover product I cannot stand the way the new product applies to my face. I invested in a few beauty blenders so I rotate and I’m not forced into cleaning the same one day after day. But please clean your beauty blender or beauty blender dupe!

4. Expiration Dates

I know we all spend an arm and a leg for our mascara, eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, liquid lipsticks, etc. But it is very important to pay attention to the expiration dates. If you want to use that lipstick until the very last day before it expires then you go girl! Just take the proper steps to care and clean your makeup. These little extra steps will prevent breakouts.