I had to stop by Ulta on Sunday to pick up dry shampoo and you know how it is in that store. You go in for one thing but it’s easy to get sidetracked. I decided to look for a nude lipstick of some sort. Long story short, I didn’t find the shade I was looking for. Each color was either a little too pink, too sheer, or too brown.
On Monday I came across this nude lipstick set online at Nordstrom. Answered prayer? Perhaps. This set includes 5 different shades and is about the same price as 2 MAC lipsticks or 1 shade of YSL lipstick.
This lipstick set includes a free gift with purchase. Use code LIFT or REPAIR when you checkout online to be sure the gift is included. (Yay for free stuff!) When you get to the payment screen you’ll enter either code under “Promotions.” You’ll also be able to add 3 free samples of your choice.
See details below for what’s included in each gift:
A few of the Estée Lauder products that I use on a daily basis are on sale, no code needed. If you’re close to running out or if you’ve never tried these products, it’s the perfect time to place an order. Why pay full price when you can avoid it!?
Today's a good hair day thanks to Darlene at Salon 5014. I've said it before and I'll say it again...she's the best here in Dallas. She used a Rockaway Salt Spray on my hair before curling it. I decided to buy a bottle because it smells so good and it doesn't weigh my hair down. The R+Co Rockaway will replace the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray I use each morning.
My dress is from Nordstrom. It's from the Rachel Parcell collection. There's only one size left, so I've linked a few others I have/have an eye on.
I hope y'all have an amazing weekend and get to spend some time with those who make you smile.
For years NARS heatwave was what I reached for when I wanted to wear red lipstick. I recently decided to switch things up and bought this Chanel crayon in Provocation. It's a bit of an orangey-red and I love it. Let me know what your favorite red lipstick is!
When I get a spray tan my face is always the first thing that goes back to bright white. It’s a problem. I’m not sure if it’s the face soap I use or my makeup remover but after just a day or two my face is back to its natural color. It looks funny when your whole body is bronze but your face is five shades lighter.
I found these tanning wipes online and figured it was worth a shot. I use one every night before I go to bed and opt out of getting my face spray tanned. Even if you don’t get spray tans it’s nice to have at least a little color on your face in the summer.
Spray tans or store bought products, either one is better than being out in the sun!
I stopped by Macy’s yesterday afternoon to pick up foundation. To my surprise, I actually timed it right and they had a gift! I love free stuff, don’t you? I bought this foundation in Desert Beige, and this makeup kit. The combined value of the foundation and the makeup kit is $114. You only have to pay $54. Yes, that’s right. It’s not a typo. You give them $54, and they’ll give you a bottle of the longest lasting foundation on the market and a makeup kit. The makeup kit includes a two-sided foundation brush, primer, and night repair.
The gift (a $155 value) includes a large tote bag and your choice of the Hydration collection or the Lift collection. Both choices can be seen in the picture above. I’m set on lipstick and mascara, so I went with Hydration.
Do you use powder? In the morning or maybe around lunch time when you need a little touch up? Right now I don’t have any so it’s not in my daily makeup routine. I’m very curious about this product. I’ve been wanting to try it for a few weeks now. Let me know if you’ve used it before and what powder you’re currently using.
I stumbled upon this pore cleansing pad while I was searching for exfoliators. Do you ever search for something online or at the store and then get distracted when you find something much more intriguing than what you were looking for in the first place? This tiny but mighty $6 tool might be the least expensive item that I've ever shared on SometimeSaturday but please don't let the price tag fool you. This one is worth more than $6 (though I'm hoping they keep the price where it's at because I will 100% buy more in the future for both myself and some of my best friends).
I normally wash my face using my hands over the sink or in the shower. Back in high school I used to use a wash cloth when washing my face, but somewhere down the line I decided that was both gross and too harsh on my skin. This cleansing pad is a nice compromise somewhere between a washcloth and your hands/fingers. I apply one pump of my face wash directly on the cleansing pad and then gently massage every inch of my face. It. Feels. So. Good. It's like a tiny massage I never knew I needed. This is much less expensive than an item like a Clarisonic and you don't have to worry about cleaning it or replacing it near as often.
For those of you who end up giving it a try, let me know what you think!
I went through a phase my first summer in Dallas where I would get a spray tan once a week. I loved how it looked but got tired of paying $40 each time. Sooooo many women I know use self-tanner so I thought I would give it a try. One of the outfits I'm wearing Easter weekend is white and I'd rather not be the same color as my outfit. That white outfit played a big part in the timing of all of this.
I did a bit of research and decided to go with this product. It's top rated online and a little less expensive than St. Tropez. I told a few of my friends that I was going to attempt to tan myself. One of those friends asked if I bought an application mitt. I hadn't at the time! I placed an order and had this mitt delivered to my door step the next day. It's eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. Thank you to my friend for not letting me forget one of the two things needed to tan at home.
I read so many blogs, watched so many videos, and read a ton of reviews trying to figure out how to make this work. I had so many questions going into this. What about my face? My face can't be ten shades lighter than the rest of my body. On Saturday night after I took a shower I decided to give it a go. I sat on my bathroom floor and got to tanning. Next time I'm going to stand the whole time and prop my legs up when it's time to tan them. Sitting wasn't helpful. Lesson learned. I also missed the back of my left arm somehow and used a little too much on the tops of my hands. I'm hoping I get better at this as time goes on. From what I gather you only have to do this once a week.
One of the articles I read said something like this "self-tanning is not for anyone low maintenance." I've been called high maintenance on more than one occasion so I think I'm qualified to handle my new tanning responsibilities.
Here's what you need to do/what I did:
1. In the evening shower and shave
2. Brush your teeth (you won't want to use any water after you apply the tanning product)
3. Apply tanning mousse with mitt all over your body
4. Put on the most baggy clothes you own. Preferably a tank top and shorts.
4. Do not shower/bathe for 24 hours.
It might not be perfect, at least it wasn't for me, but it looks a hell of a lot better than my glow in the dark skin tone I was rocking before.
This product is new to the lineup. I just added it to my beauty routine. Here's the order:
2. Flawless Filter
You can use the Flawless Filter as a primer or a highlighter. I use it under my foundation as a primer to get that subtle glow (apply it over your entire face with this brush). The other option would be to use it on top of your foundation as a highlighter. To achieve that look apply it on the top of your nose and cheekbones. A little goes a long way.