If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been sick all week. And it has NOT been fun. I have been working so hard that I have overworked myself, not gotten enough sleep, pushed myself to far, and as a result, gotten sick. My body needs sleep and sometimes I try to avoid that and it fights back. And on the other hand, trying to not do anything just doesn’t work for me. So I have had to take a few steps back, skip spin class some days, not look at my computer 24/7, and just breathe. And drink a LOT of Emergen-C.
So that is why there will only be one post this week, the highly anticipated (lol) Friday product post!!
We’re gonna keep it short and sweet, because of the previous statements.
TooFaced products rock. They just do. All of them. And my first encounter with their products was their Melted Lipstick line, which is phenomenal. They have since created Melted Chocolate, Melted Matte, Melted Metals, and Melted Latex.
Melted Latex looks exactly like what you think it would. Shiny and glossy and fabulous. I am in love with the formula, the application, and the overall wear. Not one you can keep on through meals and such, but perfect for a night out or adding a touch of color and shine to complete your look.
I got the shade Peekaboo and have been wearing it nonstop because it is the perfect pink for my skin tone!
I have the Melted Lipstick in Chiuhaha and the Melted Matte in Queen B and people literally stop me while I’m wearing them to ask what shade and what brand.
MAKEUP TIP: When you’re doing you’re makeup, blend your foundation onto your lips as well, so your lips are the same color as your face. It takes away the color of your lips and allows the color from your lipstick or gloss to be accurate and wonderful.
Nothing brightens up the weekend like a new shade to rock out with your girlfriends or brunching on the town. I would love to know if you try out any of their products!!
FYI, not a sponsored post! Just truly love me so TooFaced products.
Lotttsssss of fun things happening this weekend so stay updated on socials! (@MadisonCrowley)
I got my new vlog camera and it’s honestly been lifechanging… this weekend is going to be so much fun testing it out!!!!!
It’s the end of the week and what brightens the weekend more than a brand new beauty product that you can look forward to showing up on your doorstep early next week when you are hitting that workweek slump… Nothing. Enter: Glossier Super Pure.
This potion (yes, I just said potion because it is a mixture that works wonders) contains Niacinamide and and Zinc PCA. If you’re like me when I first read those words, you are confused but also curious. So, I did a little bit of reading. According to the Glossier website, Niacinamide is, “also known as Vitamin B3” and, it has a, “powerful soothing action at the source of redness.” And the other key ingredient to this serum, Zinc PCA, “penetrates pores to help clear out impurities and excess sebum that can cause blemishes. Adding zinc is like giving your skin a calming massage to help it rest, recharge, and let go of built-up agitation.” And man, are these mixtures magical!
Glossier also claims that Super Pure is “hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben free, fragrance free, appropriate for all skin types, cruelty free.” All of those claims are super bold but shows the confidence that Glossier has in their products! And you guys know how important cruelty free products are to me.
Period breakouts? Apply some serum. Eat a bunch of fries? Apply this serum. Day drink with your bffs all weekend? This serum is for you!!
I mean really, I notice a difference the day after I use it. I wash my face at night before I head to bed and I let the serum settle in and when I wake up in the morning, there is a noticeable reduction of redness on my face!
So happy Friday and I hope you enjoy your magical serum! As usual, if you bought this product and LOVED it like I did, I want to hear! <3
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I am stoked to share my favorite product for this week (probably favorite product of the month actually) because it has changed my hair routine and given life to my hair.
I have become an avid YouTube watcher and one of my favorite YouTubers at the moment is Kristin Johns. Kristin is super cute, down to earth, and I feel like I can totally trust what she has to say. I also love that she uses her platform to talk about Jesus and just be real. She is married to Marcus Johns, who used to be a big vine star and is now acting! They are the cutest couple and they bring hope and truth to social media which really, really rocks. ANYWAYS. She did a video on her hair routine (linked here) and I wanted to try some of the products she mentioned because we have similar hair types. My hair always seems to be lacking volume and gets oily at my scalp really easily.
Insert Bumble and bumble prêt-à-powder. This magical powder is a dry shampoo, volume booster, and style extender ALL IN ONE. Normally I would say that beauty companies exaggerate a little bit on their descriptions but this one is right on point.
I have tried some other powder dry shampoos including the Lush Dry Shampoo and I was happy with the results, but it seemed to be a super messy process as the application at the top does not allow for much aim. While it is still a great dry shampoo, this Bumble and bumble powder has an amazing application process and allows for direct contact with your hair while acting like a dry shampoo and giving your roots a major boost. Sure, it still gets a little messy, but not nearly as ‘covered in powdered sugar’ as the Lush product does.
My friend Kelsie, who I visited in Atlanta, also used this product after I purchased it. She has a much different hair type than I do, but still lacks volume, and she loved it as well. Converting people to prêt-à-powder daily.
On the Bumble and bumble site, they mention you can also apply the powder by placing some on your brush and then running it through your hair, which sounds like an awesome idea and I am going to try that way tomorrow! Right now I simply part my hair all over my head and insert the powder near my scalp and down towards my ends. I then just brush my fingers through my hair to make sure it doesn’t leave a white residue and I am ready to go!
LIFE CHANGING, Y’ALL.
Let’s talk price. This bottle is $27 and while that may seem a bit steep, I have had my Lush dry shampoo for over a year (with the same amount of product as this B&b bottle) and am not even near halfway through the bottle. I used it every other day, if not every day and I can only imagine the same would be true for this Bumble and bumble product. I have tried SO MANY drugstore and high end products with the hope that they would give me the volume this product does and none have come close. So for me, $27 is worth the price of the results.
I just want to say that this post is not in any way sponsored!!! (But if you’re reading this, Bumble and bumble, I would love to colab 😉 ) I just truly love this product and want to share it’s magical powers.
If you try this product, reach out and let me know! I would love to hear your results.
I went to a flower shop (Every Bloomin’ Thing in Costa Mesa) this morning (see the pic at the bottom of this post) and she made me such a beautiful bouquet!!! Fresh flowers are definitely going to be added to my weekly routine. This weekend is full of yummy food + drinks with friends, more unpacking, and photo shoots! Keep up on social media ?
Y’all, I am super excited about starting this series. As you guys know, I am a lover of products. I have an obsession with trying new beauty products and my bathroom is FULL of products I’ve tried and loved or tried and hated. As I am preparing to move a little ways down PCH to Huntington, I am packing up my things (again) and organizing all of my products on top of trying to fit in the new ones I am accumulating as the weeks go on.
I try products from makeup to hair to skincare to shower goodies to anything that promises to make my skin soft and glowy or my hair voluminous and shinny. I’m a sucker for good packaging…
Along with buying tons of products that I see other bloggers using, brands often reach out to me with new products that they want me to try and review so I thought that this series would be a good way to incorporate those products onto my blog. This series also lends to the idea of starting up a YouTube channel, which is something I have been thinking a lot about.
All of that to say, here’s to fun new products and Friday’s!