Updated: Apr 16
What I've added to my everyday routine!
Taking off my makeup is one of the best feelings... especially after a long day at the office or a wild night out. For many, this becomes a routine - of using the same products and following the same steps. Although I love routine, there's something about trying new beauty products that I love just as much. As much as I love everything above, I love browsing the aisles of Ulta Beauty. You're probably thinking why not just order online like everyone else? Of course, being able to purchase everything online definitely, has its perks... but who likes coming home empty-handed? Next time your crossing the border into the US (no time soon) I highly recommend visiting Ulta Beauty. It has EVERYTHING! This American chain of beauty stores carries all things makeup, hair, nails, skincare, fragrance, tools and brushes and more. If visiting, I suggest you have a list of your product wants vs. product needs - doesn't hurt to try out new things but be careful as your basket will fill up quickly. With aisles upon aisles of products, it's hard to stick to your ‘needs' list; as I came home with an overflowing makeup bag… Oops. I've never been one to spend hundreds of dollars on skin or beauty products - I'd rather spend it on clothes. I do believe that if you do the research you can find products that work best for you and your skin while not breaking the bank. My new favourite Ulta Beuty must-haves are e.l.f Hydrating Camo Concealer, Ulta Beauty Bronze Glow Self-Tanning, Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Super Glow Serum, Urban Skin Rx Complexion Protection Moisturizer and Smith's Rosebud Salve Balm. These products won't break the bank or change up your daily routine - they'll just have you feeling flawless.
Dark under circles under the eyes suck! I'm lucky in the fact that I have never really hard dark under-eyes but when I do it is usually because of lack of sleep and/or traveling. I have always relied on Tarte Shape Take Concealer (Shade 16N Fair-Light Neutral) to cover up any blemishes or for under-eye concealer. This new find is only $6 and provides amazing coverage for those pesky spots and under-eye circles. This super lightweight concealer is ideal for all skin types and is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. For reference I use shade: light sand.
Ulta Beauty Bronze Glow Self-Tanning
Does anyone else feel more attractive and confident when sun-kissed? For me, a little colour goes a long way! I used to depend on St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Sheet Mask - for a little colour but I was truly never satisfied with the results; it left my face with an uneven finish and feeling heavy. I was recently introduced to face self-tan drops and thank goodness for that! This product has been a total game changer! While scoping out every aisle at Ulta I came across; Ulta Beauty Bronze Glow Self-Tanning Drops. These drops are amazing! You simply add a couple of drops to your nighttime moisturizer, apply to clean skin and sleep…. By morning you'll be glowing. What I love about this product is that it gradually gives your skin a healthy-looking glow and doesn't leave your face leaving greasy or sticky. Some ingredients include; aloe vera and green tea which helps soothe and hydrate your skin. With so many different products on the market for self-tanning, I cannot recommend this inexpensive product enough!
Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Super Glow Serum & Urban Skin Rx
Complexion Protection Moisturizer
At the top of my list for my new favourite products is the Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Super Glow Serum, and Urban Skin Rx Complexion Protection Moisturizer. The serum is a brightening antioxidant powerhouse! This product works wonders; improves the appearance of dark spots and sun damage. It leaves my face feeling firm, fresh and smooth - I apply it twice a day after I tone. Secondly, the moisturizer... since I have always struggled to find a moisturizer that works for me getting my hands on this product was a must. This moisturizer is non-pore clogging, it tones and hydrates as well as protects you from the sun as its SPF30. Having a moisturizer with SPF30 in it is very beneficial and makes traveling a whole lot easier.
Smith's Rosebud Salve Balm
Recommended by many, I finally got my hands on Smith's Rosebud Salve Balm. I’ve tried countless lip balms, lip scrubs, and lip masks and nothing quite works like Smith’s balm! It hydrates and smooths lips making them feel kissable all year round. When using any other lip balm I found myself applying it multiple times a day, with Smith’s I can apply it once a day for the best results. One of my daily go-to's and new favs - I can not recommend this product enough!
The Blonde Traveler