Summer Beauty Wish List

When it comes to beauty products, I am a drugstore girl at heart. I love finding quality products are great prices. The majority of the products I swear by can be found in drugstores or Target.

But sometimes, there are those higher-end products that I would just love to get my hands on. When I splurge on makeup, I do so with items that fall into one of two categories. 1) I have tried a smaller sample and LOVED it, or 2) the reviews I've seen on Ulta, Sephora, Influenster, and YouTube had been amazing! So I have complied my list of higher-end makeup items that I hope to eventually add to my beauty collection.

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil

Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter

Nars Liquid Blush

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Urban Decay The Velvetizer Translucent Mix-In Medium

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer

Too Faced Melted Matte Lipstick

BeautyBlender

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Anti-Crease Eyeshadow Primer

Have you tried anything on this list? Loved it or hated it?  Think I missed anything? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing your thoughts!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

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My Favorite Beauty Products (under $20!)

Every girl has her favorite beauty products; but it can take a long time to find the perfect products. I know for myself, it took years to find the perfect products for my skin, hair, and make-up. In those years, I have tried and tested products from multiple brands with varying price ranges. When I was younger I used to think the more expensive the product, the better it must be. But oh, was I wrong! In recent years, I've truly learned there are quality products are very affordable prices. So I have rounded-up my 9 favorite beauty products, all under $20!

  • Redken Thermal Protecting Spray - $13.62 My hairstylist recommended this product to me nearly a year ago. Now I refuse to put any heat near my hair without it. I have definitely noticed a difference in my hair. There has been so much less breakage which is so important to me because I curl my hair everyday.
  • Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mud Mask - $6.99 This is a more recent find of mine, but it has already made a huge difference on my skin. It's a miracle worker. I apply this mask 2-3 times a week. It amazes me how quickly my acne has disappeared!
  • Clean and Clear Deep Cleaning Toner - $5.99 This is definitely the product I have been using for the longest amount of time. I pour a few drops on a cotton ball and rub it into my whole face. It picks up left over oil after I wash my face, which is important to me because I have very oily skin.
  • Dove Advance Care Skin Renew - $4.89 In my earlier 20s, I experienced some slight discoloration in my under arms. I began researching remedies. There were several, one of which was using color correcting deodorant. Not only did this deodorant bring my skin back to normal, but its truly the best deodorant I have ever used.
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Cure Strengthener - $6.99 I naturally have thick nails, but they're not the strongest. Layers can peel off easily, which destroy my nails, sometimes forcing me to cut them short. But this nail strengthener has helped my nails stay stronger. Since I almost always have my nails painted, I use it as a base coat.
  • Curel Ultra Healing Lotion - $7.99 During college, my skin went through a very dry spell. It was painful and itchy and not attractive at all. Once I was able to heal my skin, I started to apply this lotion everyday, twice a day. I am very diligent about it, and have even mentioned before that I always carry lotion with me. But the benefit is I haven't had a problem with my skin since I started using this lotion.
  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin - $8.99 My favorite thing about this foundation is the coverage. It evens out my whole face to a beautiful, natural tone. I received this product from Influenster, and I'll admit I was nervous to try it. I am very loyal to the brands I use, and hadn't used any Maybelline products before. But I am so happy I tried this because I love it! It was a great Influenster VoxBox!
  • CoverGirl Outlast All Day Lipcolor -  $7.99 I mentioned this liquid lipstick in my What's In My Bag post, but I am completely obsessed with it! I cannot recommend this product enough! This product has given me the best, longlasting lip coverage I have ever seen. It's seriously the best!
  • Essence Make Me Brow - $2.99 The first time I heard about this product was in an EleventhGorgeous video. In this video they found the Essence Make Me Brown was a dupe of the Benefit Gimme Brow. The products work almost identically with one major difference. Essence is 1/8 of the price! This product fills in your brows and makes shaping them super easy.
  • If you have any favorite beauty products of your own I'd love to hear about them!

    As alway, thank you for reading. XO-

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    *I received Maybelline Better Skin products complimentary, but all opinions are my own.