currently: curology update, insecurities, & mejuri everyday

Let's chat.

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I promised myself I would be braver this year & start posting more self-portraits, including this one, on my blog and social media because I want to be completely honest about my skin journey, etc. 

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CUROLOGY

 I've been using Curology for several months now & I have to admit, if it wasn't for this treatment I would probably be more hesitant to photograph my face/skin. This acne treatment has been so good to me. I still get small pimples here and there from stress or hormones but for the most part, my skin has cleared up. I haven't had cystic acne since I incorporated Curology into my routine. In my previous update, I mentioned that I was experiencing dryness and irritation. I'm happy to report that my skin has fully adjusted to the treatment and I no longer experience any dryness or itchiness. I don't know how long I will continue to use Curology, but for now it's a godsend.

INSECURITIES

I want to broach on the topic of insecurities today because it's something I have struggled with a lot throughout the ages. I'm far from perfect & I know that but sometimes I tend to focus on those imperfections a little bit too much. A lot of it is superficial too--just being uncomfortable in my own skin. When I see a photo of myself, the first thoughts that run through my head are always ugh my skin looks so oily today, or my skin looks so blotchy and textured. I also suffer from body acne as well, which used to make me feel very self-conscious. Up until college, I never wanted to wear tank tops or anything that would show my back or chest. And when it's not my skin, I'm attacking the fact that I have hooded eyes or a big nose. The importance of self-image mixed in with our ideals of Western beauty being the only definition of "beautiful" really ruined my confidence when I was younger. However, as I get older, I'm learning to accept my flaws. I'm learning to embrace natural makeup looks and mascara-less eyes, and very minimal foundation. 

MEJURI

On a lighter note, I've been loving a few pieces from Mejuri. I decided recently to splurge a bit and pick up the Bold Sphere Studs and the Starburst necklace because Mejuri has quality that I can trust. First of all, the studs are so beautiful. I ended up wearing them during my wedding reception because they add the flair of pearl earrings, yet are lightweight and easy to maintain. For the longest time, I was wearing my Claire's starter studs and they were a pain to take off. For that reason, I never wanted to change out my earrings. I noticed the quality of these Mejuri earrings immediately. The backings slide on and off so smoothly, like buttery smooth if that's a good way to describe it. I love that the studs are quite big but I barely feel them throughout the day. The Starburst necklace is also another amazing staple to my jewelry collection. The necklace is simple but really ties an outfit together. The length is perfect as well. It falls right at my collar bones for a nice bit of shine. 

Ps. The lip look features Milk + Honey's Cardamom Vanilla Lip Butter, Glossier Gen G Lipstick in Zip and Lip Gloss

Until next time, Megan

 

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The sun-kissed, out of office motd ft. Goodbeing

A 100% cruelty-free glowy, summer makeup look.

I feel like I have grown quite the clean makeup arsenal since I started my collaboration with Goodbeing (@joingoodbeing). Therefore, today instead of the usual monthly review, I have decided to do a summer motd featuring products that I received from the May and June boxes as well as boxes from previous months. 

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Every makeup look should start with SPF, so let's start off with the Suntegrity "5 in 1" Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen from the June box. This sunscreen has a pretty thick texture that can get a bit greasy if you have oily skin. However, it doesn't have a white cast and definitely has the moisturizing factor down. Since this sunscreen is super hydrating, it acts as a good base for priming the skin for makeup.

Next, I like to go in with a bit of light coverage foundation or just concealer on areas of my face that are prone to redness. The key is to keep the foundation light and to a minimum for extra comfort in the summer heat. Then, I'll apply the Suntegrity Staycation Botanical Bronzing Shimmer Serum to the high points of my face and the hollows of my cheeks for a natural, tanned glow. Since my skin is pretty textured from years of acne, I prefer not to apply this serum to my entire face. Similar to the Suntegrity sunscreen, this serum is very hydrating and smells like tropical fruit punch. I find that this bronzing serum absorbs into my skin better than the sunscreen. The last step to the face, I like to dust on a bit of the BellaPierre Mineral Blush in "Amaretto" onto my cheeks and across the bridge of my nose.

To prep the lips, I will first use the kVoss NYC Lip Lover Scrub and follow with the Ellovi Vanilla Lip Butter to get soft, smooth lips. Then, I'll swipe on my Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Luminous Lip Crayon in "Malibu," which is a really great "my lips but better" rose shade.

For the eyes, I have been obsessed with this Orglamix Mineral Eyeshadow in "Cardamom". It's a gorgeous bronze, shimmer shade that just screams summertime to me. Plus, the staying power is amazing--I'm talking about minimal creasing. The only downside is that since it is a loose powder pigment, the packaging gets pretty messy. But I love the cute little tub it comes in. C'est la vie. To finish off the eyes, I like to apply a couple coats of the Pure Anada Black Mascara.

The extras. 

To finish off the look, I used several other beauty products for an overall healthy, natural look. First up, I have using the NKD Skin Gradual Glow Daily Tan Moisturizer to help my skin look more toned. To get my hair super silky and soft, I like to spritz on the Evolvh SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner and the Superfinish Polishing Balm to minimize the flyaways I get from air-drying my hair.

My favorite thing to do everyday before I leave the house is to apply a fragrance. For this look, I decided to keep things earthy and natural to match my makeup look. And so, I applied some Gypsy Soul Organics Gypsy Woman Solid perfume to the wrists and behind the ears. I really love this scent. It's warm and musky with a light touch of floral. 

As always, special thanks to Goodbeing for gifting me their latest box. If you are trying to make the transition into clean beauty and lifestyle, this subscription box is a great start. Plus, it's very affordable at $24.95/month. 

And because we all love free products, you can use my referral code to get a bonus item in your first box. 

***Disclaimer: As a Goodbeing ambassador, I do receive a commission through this referral code. This would help me continue to purchase products to review on the blog, so your support means everything to me!

Until next time, Megan.

 

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An ode to Commodity fragrances

COMMODITY

I think I'll take one of everything, please.

It's funny how one's taste in fragrances changes so much depending on the seasons. Fall and winter, I crave a scent that envelops me in warmth and spice. Spring and summer, I can't get enough of those vibrant, tangy floral scents to match the California sun. 

Commodity scent me these perfumes awhile back in conjunction with their Spring launches. I thought it would finally be a good time to share my thoughts. 

BOIS //

Such a beautiful, clean, gender-neutral scent. It just borders on the verge of masculinity in its muskiness but with a woman's touch. The scent is very lived-in and for some reason, I find that there is a bit of warmth to it that reminds me of sugary coconuts. The thing I like the most about Bois is that not only is it unique, it's also very layer-able. I love to spritz Nectar and Bois for a truly balanced scent.

NECTAR //

Oranges--or any citrus really--in my eyes, are the epitome of summer. When you combine that with a rich floral, you get perfect harmony. This scent is vibrant and intriguing, yet light. The scent lingers, but doesn't overwhelm your senses. It smells so natural and I find myself reaching for it quite often.

VELVET //

I'm so happy to receive a back-up travel size of Velvet. The smell of burnt almonds adds a lot of warmth and depth. The rose gives it sweet balance to the smokiness of the almonds. This fragrance is very rich and lasts a long time on my skin. 

They also sent me a 40-piece sampler which was absolutely heavenly. While the darkest scents are a bit too musky for my taste, they work fantastically as room sprays. I love the grey and white collections, which include some of my OG favorites like Gold, Magnolia, Vetiver, and Orris. I honestly gifted some of my favorites to my sister and mom to spread the wealth. 

Special thanks to Commodity for sending these fragrances my way. 

Until next time, Megan

 

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The favorites: volume no. 4

L'ete luxueux

Beauty faves are always a must and since I last touched base with you all, I've accrued quite the **luxe** collection. Therefore, I feel it's fitting to talk about some beauty products that are on the pricier side of the spectrum that are so worth it. 

First up, let's talk about the classics: Chanel, ooh la la. 

So I might have a bit of an addiction. However, I'm blessed to have received so many gift card redemptions at work lately, which have been funneling into my recent acquisitions of Chanel makeup. Chanel beauty is well worth the hype and the products themselves live past the pretty packaging. So far, I've picked up two products from the Les Beiges collection (the Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15 in No. 50 and the Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 30), the Palette Essentielle Ete from the Cruise Collection 2018, and the Poudre a Levre Lip Balm and Powder Duo in 410 - Rosso Pompeiano.

The Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Powder is the perfect bronzer for my medium skin tone. It imparts the perfect natural, glowy, sun-kissed look and is so effortlessly achieved. I really love the half moon shaped brush that comes with it. It makes applying the powder to my cheeks so easy. I use the healthy glow powder in conjunction with the caramel cream highlighter shade in the Cruise Collection 2018 Palette Essentielle Ete for a super bronzey glow. On days when I just want to do a fuss-free, simple makeup look, I will just dab the gold cream highlighter from the same palette onto my eyelids. It's my favorite makeup look to do lately--especially since with the time I save on my makeup, I can take Sunflower (my puppy) on longer walks.

The Sheer Healthy Glow Moisturizing Tint is super dewy, yet lightweight and covers just the right amount of redness and spots. At the end of the day when I remove my makeup, I find that the glow stays with my complexion. Some days when i find it to be a bit too dewy, I like to tone it down with a bit of Glossier Wowder, especially on the t-zone and forehead areas. 

With that being said, let's talk about some Glossier products that I have recently fallen in love with.

I picked up the Wowder Duo back in April and at first, I felt that the product didn't really help keep the oiliness at bay. However, after using it for about a month and a half, I would beg to differ. I love that this powder isn't too matte to the point where dry patches start to appear yet helps gives off a silky, soft-matte finish. The tint acts as a light mid-day touch up when some of the natural redness in my t-zone starts to peek through my foundation (this tends to happen since I prefer to keep my foundation coverage very light). 

One of Glossier's latest launches, Lash Slick, has been the perfect addition to my no-makeup makeup arsenal. This mascara is surprisingly lengthening and seriously smudge-proof (even though it's not waterproof). I've heard mixed reviews, and admittedly, this mascara does not hold a curl on Asian monolid eyes. But, it does lift my lashes, which is good enough for me. I'd take this over smudging on my eyelids, any day.  

Final mentions.

The last two items that I want to talk about fall within the realm of body and fragrance. I discovered Le Labo's Fleur d'Oranger perfume after receiving a sample in a Nordstrom order. I've always had a natural affinity for the scent of orange blossoms and this one really hit the spot. It's light and fragrant and just transports me to the warm weather seasons. I've been rocking this scent nearly every day and I'm still not sick of it yet. This last beauty product I purchased on a whim because Madewell's in-store beauty section is just so captivating. I've always wanted to try something from French Girl Organics and I decided to pick up this Body Silk Creme Du Jour because of the roobidos scent. I love the earthiness of this body cream. Further, it has a slippery, gel-cream texture that soaks into my skin in a pinch. I'm all for a body cream that hydrates, without aggravating body acne. 

Until next time, Megan

 

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Good habits to live by with Vitruvi

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about incorporating new routines to the daily grind--especially new habits that help ease my anxiety levels after a long day of work and bring peace and comfort to my home. That's when Vitruvi reached out to me about a collaboration. 

They sent me their iconic White Stone Essential Oil Diffuser (also available in black) and a selection (and might I say, very generous) of their 100% natural essential oils. I also received three of their essential oil blends (Quiet, Dusk, and Grove) which all smell really lovely. Now I've never used a diffuser before but I was honestly surprised at how easy it was to set it up. Simply fill the water cup to the measured line, add 10-15 drops of essential oils of your choice, cap, and start diffusing. Although I really have no gauge on what is considered a top notch diffuser, I feel that this Vitruvi one is luxuriously handcrafted. It diffuses a very smooth, fine mist into the air and really encapsulates the room. A thoughtfully-added feature to is the light at the bottom. It's enough to give a sense of ambiance which I feel is such a nice touch. 

Currently, I like to mix a couple drops of Grove (a woodsy, morning dew scent--think fresh grass), Geranium, and Peppermint. I've found that adding mint is so refreshing and revitalizing. I plan to experiment with different scent combinations depending on my mood. But that's the fun part right? I think Lavender and Quiet will be great for a post-work unwind. 

 

Some precautions to diffusing

1. Never keep the diffuser on for longer than 30 minutes. Keep intervals--ie. diffuse for 30 mins, then air out. 

2. Not all essential oils are pet friendly. If you plan to use a diffuser, make sure your pet is able to leave the room if it is too strong for them. Don't diffuse around fish, reptiles, or birds.

3. Be sure to use very low amounts of strong antimicrobial scents to avoid potential irritation.

Credits to this Growing Up Herbal article for the tips on diffusing safely. 

 

Special thanks to Vitruvi for sending me these products to test to my heart's content! 

Until next time, Megan.

 

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the goodbeing april review: a month of discoveries

It's been awhile since my last post. I've been dealing with a nasty combination of an allergic reaction and work stress. However, one thing that I always look forward to each month is this lovely box from Goodbeing! So without further ado, let's jump into the review.

In this month's box, I received the Pacifica Hot Vegan Probiotic & Spice Rehab Mask, a mascara from Pure Anada, the Shave with Benefits foam from Eco-Armour, the Bedrock Porefector (sample), and the Himalayan Pink Salt Organic Popcorn from Buddha Bowl. It was a good mix of makeup, skincare, body, and wellness treats. Leave it to Goodbeing to cover all the bases.

The items I want to highlight today are the Pacifica mask, the Pure Anada mascara, and the shave foam from Eco-Armour.

First off, I have to say that the Pacifica Hot Vegan mask smells delicious. It smells of coconuts and has a clear gel texture. I love using this mask as a post-workday pick me up when my skin feels dull and congested. However, if you have sensitive skin like me, be cautious about leaving it on past the suggested 10-15 minutes. I once left the mask on for too long (regrettably, I was watching an episode of Supernatural) and my skin was a bit red and itchy after I washed off the mask. Overall, this mask was my favorite item from this month's box.

The Pure Anada mascara. I honestly had low expectations for mascaras in general because pretty much all mascaras smudge on me and any non-waterproof formulas do not hold a curl to my stick-straight, short lashes. This mascara proved me wrong. I couldn't believe how well it was able to lengthen my lashes, without any smudging after an entire workday. The formula feels really light too. The only thing is that I find it to be a bit dry. It takes a couple coats to really get a nice even application. If you're interested in an organic, green mascara, definitely give this one a shot.

Lastly, I want to highlight this Eco-Armour Shave with Benefits Foam. I haven't used a shave cream/foam in a very long time & for one reason, it adds an extra step to my shower routine. I'm now convinced that it is a necessity. Not only are my legs smoother and less irritated, using a shave foam also has the benefit of maintaining the condition of the razor. Plus, this shave foam washes off very easily and leaves a nice minty sensation to my skin due to the eucalyptus.

As always, special thanks to Goodbeing for gifting me their latest box. If you are trying to make the transition into clean beauty and lifestyle, this subscription box is a great start. Plus, it's very affordable at $24.95/month. 

And because we all love free products, you can use my referral code to get a bonus item in your first box. 

***Disclaimer: As a Goodbeing ambassador, I do receive a commission through this referral code. This would help me continue to purchase products to review on the blog, so your support means everything to me!

Until next time, Megan

 

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Life & acne update ft. Curology, Chanel Beauty, & the coveted straw crossbody bag

Let's catch up today because there have been some major changes in my life. 

As most of you probably know already (if you follow me on Instagram), I recently adopted a puppy. Her name is Sunflower and she is the cutest thing ever! And even though she makes me super exhausted--and puppyhood can sometimes can be very frustrating--it's the little moments like when she uses her pee pad or when she scoots herself onto the pillows so that her face is right next to mine while she sleeps that make it all so worth it. With that being said, look out for a ton of Instagram stories devoted to her. 

Style update - springtime has got me in the mood for vintage sunglasses (courtesy of my mama), mini straw bags, and gold hoop earrings. I picked up this round straw crossbody bag from Express on sale so I got a really good deal on it. I have to say, it's well-constructed and I love the fact that it's black. I haven't come across any bags like this in that color. Lou and Grey is one of my favorite shops to visit in-store because I love the seasonally curated items. You're not overwhelmed by a million choices either. Just a small selection of very uniquely crafted goods, including these gold double hoop earrings by a brand called Machete. I'm so excited to start rocking these earrings once I can take out my starter studs. 

Over the month, my interest in Chanel Beauty has seriously sparked. Blame it on IG. For that reason, I decided to try out Chanel's Les Beiges Sheer Healthy Glow Powder in shade No. 50. I use this pressed powder as a bronzer. I love how it rejuvenates my face for an ultra sunkissed, natural vibe. I'm also swooning over the packaging. I love the little moon-shaped brush that comes with it. The bristles are very soft. I currently also have a go-to eyeshadow product and lip color for spring: Butter London's Glazen Eye Gloss in "Oil Slick" and Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Lipstick in "Chai".

And lastly, let's chat about the acne progression. For awhile, my skin was doing great. I barely had any acne anymore and for about 5 months I believe, I had no breakouts whatsoever. It was honestly too good to be true. I had no more cystic acne and my scars were starting to clear up. However, that changed with stress. The breakouts started off small--like 1 or 2 cystic pimples at a time--but gradually started to get out of hand. It still wasn't as bad as the hormonal breakouts I suffered in college, but I felt that I really needed to change up my routine. That's when my sister recommended Curology. I've heard of the acne subscription service from Youtubers like Weylie but I always felt skeptical about going back to dermatologist-grade treatments due to prior experiences. However, I've been using Curology for almost a month now and my breakouts have started to clear up. I was prescribed a combination of Azaleic Acid, Niacinamide, and Clindamycin. My skin did purge within the first week of the treatment, but it did a great job of taking the inflammation away from my breakouts. I barely have cystic acne anymore. The only downside is that it does make my skin more sensitive. I have a bit of redness and itchiness on my cheeks/tzone and I just started to notice some dryness as well. I'll continue to use Curology and see if my skin starts to adapt to the treatment.  

Until next time, Megan

 

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#BeautySmarter with Oille Organics

I recently got the opportunity to try some of Oille Organics' skincare products in collaboration with their #BeautySmarter social media movement. I love working with indie green beauty brands like Oille Organics because their organically crafted products are always effective and straight-to-the-point. I've discovered so many top shelf worthy products from these social media collaborations.

The brand sent me two of their eye products (one serum and one cream) and a facial toning mist. I want to start off by talking about the eye products because I have completely fallen for them. Holy grail status, I kid you not.

 Antiwrinkle Intelligence Eye Serum & Hydrating Intelligence Facial Eye Creme

I don't normally find eye products to be impressive. Simply put, dark undereyes or wrinkles are not major problem areas for me. I guess that's the plus side to monolid eyes and oily skin? However, these two really blew my expectations out of the water. First off, the eye serum's packaging is so thoughtful. The metal rollerball makes applying this eye serum a dream. It's cooling and distributes the perfect amount of product to the eye area. Furthermore, the grapeseed oil-based serum feels weightless. It's not greasy at all and soaks in completely when you pat the serum into your skin. The eye cream is a bit heavier at first but it's so hydrating. I find that I can use this in the morning without it breaking down my eye makeup. When my eyelids get dry from allergies, I use this product to soothe the skin around my eyes. It works great in conjunction with the eye serum. After I use the duo, my skin looks super glowy and plump. 

Toning Intelligence Facial Elixir Mist with Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

I've been using this toner morning and night for the past couple weeks. Now that the weather has gotten warmer, the light citrus scent is super refreshing. I don't know why but I tend to associate citrus skincare products with stinging. However, this toner is super gentle. Overall, it makes my skin look a lot healthier and brighter after incorporating this into my skincare routine. I believe this is due to the green tea extract and MSM.

If you want to get a head start on anti-aging skincare, Oille Organics is the way to go. All of their products incorporate anti-aging aspects to it and are suitable for most skin types. Special thanks to the brand for sending me these products to try and review. 

#BeautySmarter, everyone.

 

Until next time, Megan

 

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the goodbeing march review: brighten & blush

The months are going by so fast and I'm ending March & kicking off April with a Goodbeing box review. The March box seemed to have a theme to it: Brighten. And as always, Goodbeing curated an great beauty box with a solid mix of skincare, body care, and makeup. I received a Black Soap Body Cleanser from Shea Radiance, Black Peel-Off Mask from Art Naturals, Mattifying Priming Lotion from Bonnie, the Mineral Blush in "Amaretto" from Bella Pierre Cosmetics, and the Radiance Boosting Facial Serum from Poethique. 

I want to start off first with the Shea Radiance Black Soap Body Cleanser (formulated with shea butter and colloidal oats---great ingredients for sensitive skin gals!!!) because this product really blew my expectations out of the water. To be honest, I really neglect my body. I suffer from keratosis pilaris and body acne that has been around for my entire life, so I've never found a body care product that actually helps those issues. However, this black soap body wash is amazing. I still struggle with KP and acne, but my skin is a lot healthier. The body wash just feels so luxurious. It has a creamy lather that washes away cleanly without that draggy feeling. Paired with my Glossier Body Hero cream, it's perfection. My skin overall is smoother and well-moisturized. I hope over time, the black soap will help my acne, since black soap is known to have great purification properties. I definitely will be picking up the full size of this body cleanser. 

I've also had the chance to try out the Art Naturals Black Peel-Off Mask and the Poethique Radiance Boosting Serum. The mask is super fun to use since it's a peel-off mask & holy crap they were not kidding. It's a super opaque black mask. Overall my skin does feel clean after I use it, so I'll be incorporating this mask to tackle congestion. The serum from Poethique smells really fruity and refreshing---like a tropical smoothie. I haven't really seem results yet with this product, but I'll continue to test it.

Goodbeing is always super on point with their natural makeup selections. I've been reaching for the Mineral Blush from Bella Pierre Cosmetics quite frequently nowadays. The "Amaretto" shade is a nice, natural, muted terracotta rose that gives off a nice healthy glow. It's also super pigmented, so a little bit of product goes a long way. I find it a bit messy to get the powder out, but it's not the worst thing in the world. Quick tip: for a "sunburnt" flushed look, sweep any remaining product that's left on the brush across the bridge of your nose. 

The last product I want to talk about is the Bonnie Mattifying Priming Lotion. This priming lotion has a pretty strong smell, but it goes away quickly. It's tacky when you first apply it, but give it a couple minutes. Once the product has absorbed, you get a smooth, matte finish. I have been using this as a primer (I still prefer to use another lotion/facial oil because I like my skin to be a bit more hydrated). I don't find that it keeps the oiliness at bay but it does help my makeup apply smoothly. 

As always, special thanks to Goodbeing for gifting me their latest box. If you are trying to make the transition into clean beauty and lifestyle, this subscription box is a great start. Plus, it's very affordable at $24.95/month. 

And because we all love free products, you can use my referral code to get a bonus item in your first box. 

***Disclaimer: As a Goodbeing ambassador, I do receive a commission through this referral code. This would help me continue to purchase products to review on the blog, so your support means everything to me!

Until next time, Megan

 

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Equinox: the spring essentials edit

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l'essentiel de la saison

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Spring is finally here and we're seeing sunnier days here in California. I have nothing against the rain but the sunny weather really puts me in a good mood (& makes it really hard for me to go to work every day).

 

And so, today I want to talk about some of my essential items for the new season. 

 

Skincare first. Spring is always an awkward in-between for me. It's warmer, yet still chilly. Also, allergies make my skin so dry! For that reason, I like to focus on hydration. I've been loving Edible Beauty's No. 4 Vanilla Silk Hydrating Lotion, which smells nothing like vanilla by the way but I still love it, and Willow Mayor Beauty's Brazilian Beauty Oil. I love layering these two together in the morning to prep my skin for foundation (currently, I'm using Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint). Both products absorb quickly and give me a smooth, hydrated base. Because I'm crazy about face mists and always use a setting spray after makeup, I've been reaching for Anese's Smells Like Queen Spirit Elixir. I kinda strayed from this for a couple months but lately I've been loving the scent again. Also, it really soothes my skin. And last but not least in skincare----I visited Glossier's pop-up at Rhea's Cafe and I wasn't expecting to pick up the Body Hero Perfecting Cream but it just smelled so good that I couldn't resist. The scent is neroli and orange blossoms and the cream does a great job of moisturizing my body without causing breakouts. That part is super important to me since I suffer from quite a bit of body acne. Another great product from Glossier, what's new?

 

For makeup, I have one product to share with you all: Glossier's Lidstar in "Cub." It's a rose gold shade that is super flattering on my medium skintone. Out of the three Lidstar shades that I picked up, this one is the easiest to apply for some reason. It applies smoothly, especially when I dab the product onto my eyelids with my fingers instead of with the applicator. And, it's the perfect wash of color for a neutral everyday eye look.

 

You know I always have to include a fragrance. I've been obsessed with Commodity's newest fragrance "Velvet." It's definitely a darker scent, yet it's also warm and sweet. I find it very comforting. And, the almond and rose combination is absolutely ingenious. If you haven't smelled it yet, you should definitely plan a trip to your local Sephora. 

 

The style edit. As I have mentioned in my favorites last month, my love for the Mejuri Boyfriend Ear Cuff is still going strong. I recently got piercings and the ear cuff looks great with my piercings. It looks classy & edgy at the same time. Only Mejuri can pull that off. I also wanted to feature this Maison Kitsune Tote Bag that my sister picked up for me in her recent trip to Paris because I love the warm brown tone of it. It's neutral enough that I don't have to worry about matching it with my outfits, yet it adds warmth which is perfect for spring. Plus, I love tote bags and I'm freaking out about the fact that it has pockets on the inside. The last spring essential I want to talk about is this necklace from the Maker's Market that my husband got for me the day that we got married. I honestly forgot the brand but I just love how delicate it looks.

 

Until next time, Megan

 

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