Since I was in Las Vegas earlier this month, I thought it would be appropriate to show you what I packed in my travel makeup bag! I think these videos are fun because you get to see what people REALLY use on a daily basis, almost like an honest favorites video. As I was preparing to post this blog, I realized that I’ve posted 3 other “What’s In My Makeup Bag?” videos on my YouTube Channel over the past couple years. So crazy to look back and see how I’ve changed- if you want to see, click the links below!
Definitely was shocked by the 2011 difference- I think it’s cool to see how I’ve changed in appearance and in demeanor from a teenager to young adult. I look and act completely different! Anyways, onto my current travel makeup bag, complete with a list of products below.
I store my makeup in the Zuca Large Utility Pouch– I love this bag because it’s big and has a clear portion so I can see what I’ve packed! I need 100 more of these…see how I packed it in my 2014 Travel Makeup Bag blog post! I also have packed 2 Z Palettes to carry my eyeshadows and contours- I love these palettes so much, I definitely need the orange one and maybe a couple small ones for odds and ends- but I only have big ones so far.
Because there are so many products inside, I’m just going to provide a list so you can check them out- for my full thoughts on them I’ve linked to any blog posts I have, or refer to the above video!
Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler
Benefit The Porefessional Primer
BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage Complexion Crème in Shell NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Loose Powder
INGLOT HD Sculpting Powder in 504 & 505
ColourPop Super Shock Cheek Blush in Between The Sheets
ColourPop Highlighter in Stole The Show
IT Cosmetics Brow Powder Pencil in Universal Taupe
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
Inglot Eyeshadows in 351, 330, 46, 106R, 101R, 116R, 358, 107R, 117R, 337, 360 x2
Sephora Colorful Matte Eyeshadow in No. 52 5th Avenue NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte
KIKO Cosmetics Smart Eye Pencil in 815
IT Cosmetics No Tug Waterproof Gel Liner in Black IT Cosmetics Tightline Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks in Mars, Midi, and Seesaw
Hot Makeup USA Kiss Me More Lip Cream in Nectar Breakups to Makeups Compact Mirror
**This post contains products that I have received for free-for more information, please read my Disclosure Policy**
Earlier in the month I reviewed the FOREO Luna Facial Cleansing Brush and as you know, I loved it. I totally wish I could say the same for this product. But, unfortunately that’s not how the cookie crumbles!
The FOREO ISSA is a revolutionary electric toothbrush that features the same electronic vibrations & silicone bristles that the FOREO LUNA has. There is no other toothbrush like this, which is what drew me to it- most electric toothbrushes are similar to regular toothbrushes- none of them feature only silicone bristles. I like the idea of silicone because it’s nonporous and more hypoallergenic, but because the bristles are so much larger than traditional bristles, I feel like they can’t clean my teeth as well.
After trying the FOREO ISSA, my thoughts were correct- although I thought my teeth felt clean, they didn’t feel *as* clean as with a traditional toothbrush- there was still plenty of room for plaque in the hard to reach places around my teeth and gums. Another thing is that I felt like the toothbrush was huge! I have a small mouth, so I found the toothbrush to be massive in relation to my teeth, making it a bit cumbersome to use. The only positive thing I liked about this brush was that I felt that it foamed my toothpaste more, which is just more of a personal preference I suppose.
I wish I liked the ISSA more, but at $199 for teeth that don’t feel 100% clean, I will personally pass! What do you guys think, would you try this toothbrush? Share your favorite electric toothbrush in the comments! I kind of want to switch to an electric one…
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Slowly but surely I’ve been weaving though all of my Cosmoprof North America 2015 photos, products, and business cards to show you all what’s up and coming in the beauty industry. Last week I showed you fragrance, and today I’m sharing hair! I’m not the biggest hair guru, I only started dying it maybe 2 years ago, never blow dry, and kind of suck at styling, but I was able to find some fun things that even I could use!
First off, one of my favorite brushes that I’ve ever tried (although I haven’t used one in a long time), The Wet Brush, unveiled their new Pop Fold full size travel brush. This looks amazing- gotta try it (along with their gold brush pictured at the top…because it’s aesthetically pleasing). It’s so hard to travel with hair brushes, and travel brushes usually never work the same. But, The Wet Brush Pop Fold is the same brush you love, just more compact for traveling!
Another brush I was beyond impressed with was the Qwik-Clean Brush by Be In Beauty. This brush has retractable bristles which allow the hair build up to be easily removed. It’s such a genius idea- why didn’t I think of that?! Really want to try this one as well…I hate the look of my dirty hair brushes with my dark hair strewn throughout- and it’s impossible to remove all of the hair myself! They also have an attachment for hair dryers that has a heated portion to straighten hair- genius!
Detangling brushes are definitely a must- and another innovative product is The Tangle Angel. The brush features a stylish but functional shape, with dual-length bristles meant to detangle all strands of hair. They come in 2 sizes and also have one for pets!
Lastly in the detangling brush train we have The Knot Dr., which has a sleek line of detangling brushes and stylers. I like the look of their brushes, I wouldn’t mind displaying them in my bathroom! A great feature they have is a travel case for them: bye bye bent bristles in your suitcase or travel bag!
These affordable but professional quality hairbrushes by KareCoare available at Wal-Mart. I don’t blow dry my hair but I was impressed by their dome-top round brushes- seems like they’d make blow outs easier for both the professional and for the average girl.
Celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa revolutionized the hair tool world when she introduced the BeachWaver Pro, an automatic rotating curling iron. She recently introduced the BeachWaver S1, ideal for the at home user who may not need such a lengthy barrel. I think her BeachWavers would work a lot better on my short hair than another rotating iron with a huge barrel that I tried earlier this year. I am also excited about an upcoming flat iron she’s launching with attachments to aid in flat iron curling (pictured above at the bottom left)! The Wrap Up & Half Up make updos and buns super easy- unfortunately my hair is way too short for these but if you have longer, less layered hair like mine, your styling time will be cut in half if you use one of these!
Rowenta Beauty has a line of great blow dryers and styling irons. The hair dryers look super sleek and they have a styling iron that can both flat iron and have rounded sides in order to curl! They demonstrated the Versa Style Styling Iron on me and I got gorgeous loose curls- I even practiced on myself and was finally able to master curling with an iron with theirs! I think that says something!
Also, no photo, but check out Zenagen if you have problems with thinning hair. They have 2 formulations: Revolve, for those with hair loss, and Evolve, for those with normal hair that needs a boost. I was blessed with tons of hair, so I don’t have these issues- but I know tons of men and women do, so it may be worth looking into!
Lots of great hair options here- any that you’re interested in? I know that I’m adding a few of these brands to my must-try list! Stay tuned for a few more Cosmoprof posts…we have so much more to cover!
If you all saw and loved my first Tinder video, reading my creepy tinder messages, then you’re in for a treat today! The last two new guys I met up with in person on Tinder were just not cool. Lines were crossed! But, in order to find what happened…you’ll have to watch the video. I can’t give all of my good stories away!
Anyways, I hope to do more dating videos soon, maybe not just on Tinder. I just need some inspiration- so leave me a comment with topics you’d like me to cover!
Also, how do you like my awesome Tinder shirt? Thanks so much to Tinder for sending me that- it was actually my first package at my new apartment! #blessed
Earlier this month I went to Cosmoprof North America, the best and biggest beauty trade show. So, I headed to Las Vegas for 5 days to scout the best in beauty to share with you. First, let’s talk fragrance. I love fragrance, but I don’t share a ton of it on my blog, as scent is very personal. But, my olfactory glands were s(c)ent on a journey at Cosmoprof- there were so many great fragrance lines there, which we all very unique.
Probably the most exciting thing for me was creating my own fragrance (as seen in the above two photos) with Sue Phillips of Scenterprises. She let me smell all of her blends and pick a few accords to blend together into my own unique scent. I mixed a citrusy floral (with orange blossom notes) with a vanilla and amber blend, if I can remember correctly- I named it Bellissima, which is my favorite Italian word! Sue and I had a ton of fun, she quizzed me on some fragrance terms which brought me back to my FIDM fragrance class days and I was pleased that I remembered everything!
The Scentarium is a kit that allows you to design your own scent. This caught my eye because I actually designed a prototype of the same product for my entrance into FIDM. The kit is $225, which includes 12 vials of blended scents in the categories of fresh, floral, woody, and oriental along with 2 atomizers to put your fragrances you create in, and everything else you need to make it!
My favorite fragrance note is orange blossom, so when I stumbled upon Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger, I knew I was at the right place! I mean, it quite literally translates to “in the land of the orange blossom.” They have a Néroli Blanc line of 4 fragrances with orange blossom paired with other notes to create a different scent experience. I think my favorite of the 3 samples I have is the Neroli Blanc Intense, which has the sweet and musky notes I like that accompany the neroli. The regular EDP is a bit too green for me, and the Eau De Cologne is a little too clean. I don’t remember the fourth one unfortunately! These scents (and much, much more) are available at Beautyhabit online and at their Westlake Village store (which I may need to pay a visit to!).
If you travel and still want your favorite scent without bringing the entire bottle, the Travalo is a must-have! I already use it and love it, so it was great to see them there. They also have a new Milano style, which looks a lot more chic in a handbag- can’t wait to use the orange one they gave me!
Another fragrance line I fell in love with was Thymes. They have a curated collection of fragrances that are available in bath & body products as well so they are perfect for layering! I loved their Lotus Santal scent and their new Vanilla Ambrette line. From perfume, to bath oil or bubbles, and even candles- I need it all!
In the same vein, Naturally Bare has a line of natural body care that includes washes, scrubs, butters, and lotions to compliment their fragrances. My favorite scent was the Noir perfume, which blends sandalwood and vanilla.
I loved the British apothecary inspired line Royal Apothic. Their fragrance line including candles, perfume, & bath & body products exude sophistication with high end products combined with gorgeous packaging- perfect for displaying proudly! Dying to try it all!
Chef Roblé, who you may recognize from his Bravo TV show Roblé & Co., has recently come out with his own fragrance, Clique by Roblé, combining his love of food into a wearable option. The citrus top notes are inspired by his blood orange cocktail, with base notes resembling his famous dessert called french toast crunch. It’s a sensual and delectable scent that they’ve made into a perfume & body care line, as well as a scented polish! The packaging is gorgeous as well. Roblé was even out and about at Cosmoprof himself, we chatted for a few minutes- super cool guy!
Ayres Beauty is an Argentina-inspired fragrance line including bath & body products. The packaging is super cute, which drew me in, but the scents are even better! Loved the candles the most, but their Midnight Tango collection features my favorite scent, orange blossom, and the Patagonia body butter I got a sample packet of made my skin super smooth! Very curious to try more…
I thought mycoocoon was one of the coolest things at Cosmoprof! They create experiences in “chromotherapy”- I took a test to get my “color,” which you guessed it, was ORANGE! Orange represents sensuality, emotion, and enthusiasm. They spritzed their “orange” fragrance on a card for me and led me into my orange cocoon…
I sat there for around 5 minutes with soothing music and the orange lights changing into lighter and darker shades, which was a super relaxing experience. It was a good way to end a day at Cosmoprof- super rejuvenating! Now I need to turn my room into an orange cocoon of my own.
Last but not least, I thought POTTYMINTS were too cool to leave out. These air freshener tablets dissolve in the toilet to leave the bathroom smelling fresh at all times. If you share a bathroom or are traveling, these can prevent a lot of embarrassing moments! They’re available in two scents, Arancia di Capri and La Fleur. I used the Arancia di Capri, and they really work- the citrus scent was great and they dissolve very slowly. Such a great concept!
Can you believe that this doesn’t even scratch the surface of fragrance at Cosmoprof? There was so much to see, it was so easy to run out of time! But hope you are as excited about these brands as I am!