Kat Von D Lock It Foundation & Concealer Review

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I’m currently on Fall Break from school, so I decided to do another casual beauty review. My last one was superrrr popular! I think I got the most likes ever on that blog post! Today I’ll be talking about the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation & concealer. I’m really not much of a foundation gal, but this one is really light & doesn’t feel caked on. I hate feeling like I’m wearing tons of makeup. The concealer is great too & doesn’t crease, which is SO important to me. As long as it lasts all day, brightens up my eyes & kinda hides the bags under my eyes, it’s a good concealer! The Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème does all of those things & pairs really well with the foundation. You get full coverage, but nothing crazy ridiculous. 10/10 would recommend…

*Sponsored by Influenster. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

My Favorite Foundation + Primer

I am so excited for today’s post! I am sharing my favorite primer & foundation from Covergirl. I have seriously worn Covergirl since I started wearing makeup in like, 8th grade. It is high quality, but inexpensive! I was sent these products by Influenster in exchange for some posts & I couldn’t be happier! I normally don’t wear foundation (swear by BB cream), but I gave this one a shot & actually liked it! It’s not too heavy & has all day coverage which is a MUST for me. The primer has become my go-to. Primer is so important in order to make your makeup go on smoothly & leave a nice finish, but I hadn’t found one that I really loved & found to work. But this one goes on smooth & clears redness, which I need. The truBLEND Base Business Face Primer & truBLEND Matte Made Foundation Liquid Foundation are the perfect pair!! 🙂 Available wherever Covergirl is sold. 

*Sponsored by Influenster. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

New Beauty at Target

This is such an exciting post! I accidentally posted it last Monday too, but I wanted to edit it with the links to the products for you guys. I received a FREE box with some new beauty items from Target. And if you know me, you know I love Target. I spent all weekend testing out the products so I could share them with you guys!

The first thing I tried was the Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste. It was a mini size so I brought it with me on spring break (have you guys seen the video??). It has a super minty taste, but nothing super special. I just liked the size of it!

The second product I tried was the Olay Whip. It says it helps with wrinkles & I’m not too concerned about that, but it was super light & my face felt firmer after just one use! I really like light moisturizers so this was a win.

I usually use disposable razors because they offer the best shave, but the Venus Platinum Razor  has a super sturdy handle & my skin felt so smooth after I used it! I think I’m gonna ditch the disposable ones & start using this.

The last product was definitely my favorite. My hair tends to be oily & it lacks volume a lot of the time. I have never found a good conditioner that didn’t weigh my hair down, but the Pantene Foam Conditioner  was so good! And it was really easy & fun to use because it has a pump so I didn’t end up pouring more than I needed (is it just me or does that happen all the time with conditioner??).

All these products can be found at Target & on target.com. 10/10 recommend them all.

I love doing review posts for you guys & testing out products. Would you want to see more product reviews? Let me know in the comments or DM me!

with love,

jazz

*thank you to Influenster for this box!

Garnier Fructis 1 Minute Hair Mask

I haven’t done a beauty post in awhile so I thought it was about time! I actually received this product complimentary of Garnier Fructis and Influenster to test out & then tell you guys about! I was so excited when I received the email saying I was being sent a product to test & talk about because I feel like I’ve finally made it in the blogging world haha.

But for reals, I have actually used Garnier products since I was in high school & started taking care of my hair. In high school I never cut my hair, only had it trimmed, & I straightened it almost every day & wore a high ponytail for cheer… basically my hair went through a lot. I started experimenting with different hair masks to keep my hair from looking too dead. The only problem with most hair masks is they take a long time to apply & who has time to sit for 10-45 minutes while a hair mask fixes all your problems? No one. So that’s why I love that the Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask literally only takes a minute to apply & do its magic! I can also tell a difference in the texture of my hair after applying it – it’s always so soft! I usually swap this mask out for my regular conditioner once or twice a week.

There are many different kinds of the mask depending on what your hair needs most. My hair tends to be frizzy, so this smoothing mask helps calm it down & keep it sleek.

Do you guys like product reviews? Let me know in the comments or DM me on social media!

with love,

jazz

Fashion Hacks to Minimize Sweat

Summer is probably my least favorite time of year in terms of dressing. I feel like no matter what I put on, I’ll just end up sweating & ruining my look. I also live in Arizona where an average day in July could be 115 degrees. So in this post, I present to you the few hacks I have learned for still looking presentable in the dog days of summer.

The top tip I suggest is wearing a bralette or better yet, nothing at all. Bralettes work well with backless dresses if you can’t pull off the no-bra look, & they also don’t have an underwire that causes uncomfortableness & boob sweat. (Don’t even get me started.)

Second tip: wear loose & flowy clothing as much as possible. Peplum tops, t-shirt dresses & cotton shorts are just a few of my go-tos.

Also, wear light colors as much as possible. Not only do light colors not show sweat as much, but technically, they should help keep you cooler.

Most importantly, don’t bother doing your hair. If you live in humidity, you probably already know that. Not only is it a good excuse to give your locks a break, but you don’t have to worry about neck sweat & all that comes with wearing your hair down in the summer. Try a messy ponytail with a bandana like shown here, or easy braids like this one.

Last but not least, minimize your accessories. Limit chunky necklaces, scarves & backpacks. Try thin chokers, bandanas & cross body purses. You’ll thank yourself later!

I hope these tips help y’all! Let me know what you do to minimize sweat this time of year because I would definitely like to know! 

xo,

jazz

Tanning Essentials

It is finally June which means there’s no denying it’s officially summer time. If you’re anything like me, you’re dreading the heat, but looking forward to the dark glow you’ll have come September.

I used to spend my summer days lying out baking. Because of that, I have plenty of tips & essentials that are necessary to survive a day of sunning. I still use a lot of these products when I’m at the beach or hanging poolside with friends, even though I’ve switched to the less natural, yet safer, version of tanning. You can find the perfect self tanner here. 

The first, most important item, is sunscreen. I used to avoid wearing sunscreen if I was going to be around people because some don’t smell good at all. But I found the perfect high SPF sunscreen that doesn’t smell & it has been a lifesaver. I use Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen in SPF 30, and it can be found at most drugstores. When tanning, it is important to have some protection, so an SPF of 30 protects your skin, but doesn’t take away from that color!

After liberally applying sunblock, I put on Banana Boat Protective Spray Oil. It’s a tanning oil that has shine & aids in a quicker tan, but also offers some protection from those rays.

To protect my face from the sun, I wear a hat. Function & fashion. Shop my cute picks here:

Women’s Braided Sun hat with Chiffon Scarf

Pom Pom Straw Hat

Can’t forget about the eyes. I dig cat eye sunglasses. My favorites here. 

Once you’re fully protected from the sun & ready to relax, put on some music & grab a book or magazine. Tanning is the perfect excuse to binge read Vogue or finish that book that’s been on your nightstand for 3 months. For some ideas of what to read, check out my article here. 

And of course, any time you are going to be out in the sun, drink water! Lemon slices & umbrella  straw optional…

Happy tanning!

P.S.A. I realize you need to have a WordPress account to comment on articles, so if you don’t have an account, feel free to comment on my social media or DM me! I’d love to talk with y’all & hear what you have to say. 

 

xo,

jazz

Top 5 Summer Beauty Essentials

I love summer for so many reasons, but one of my favorite parts of the season is the low-key look that is always in style. A dark tan, mascara, some highlight & lip color & you’re set. Below, I’ve outlined the essentials I use to create the perfect, laid back look that we all want this time of year.

The first product I swear by is Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. It’s a self tanner that can be applied straight out of the shower & takes the place of your regular body lotion. It creates a gradual tan that doesn’t smell & leave any orange residue or streaks. I did some research on self tanners because I’ve been reading a lot about skin cancer & how tanning increases the risk, so I decided to try the more artificial way of adding color!

My second favorite product is a Charcoal & Black Sugar face mask. It feels so cool on my face & exfoliates my skin as I apply it. It’s super easy to take on & off & leaves the skin feeling so soft. A must try for your next spa night!

Another product I’ve been using for awhile now, but continue to love, is the Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. It comes in a cute glass bottle & takes only a few sprits to refresh all day makeup & hydrate. I’m all about hydrating from the inside & out!

For summer makeup I don’t like applying a full face unless I’m going out because I usually end up just sweating off what I just put on! I’ll usually start with sunscreen & primer & then just add a bit of highlight to the cheek bones. I use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector  because it has just enough subtle shimmer to not look too glam, but add a glow. I tend to use the lighter colors so the color looks more natural.

The last product I can’t live without is Burts Bees Lip Shimmer. It adds a tint of color, but isn’t overwhelming like most lipsticks. I apply it over regular chapstick & then again throughout the day. There are so many color options & I usually stick to neutrals, but feel free to experiment!

Those are my beauty staples for this season & all year around as well! The Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer is great for adding some color in the dead of winter & the Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mask is perfect for using mid-day to freshen up makeup. I’ve linked all the products below:

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Charcoal & Black Sugar face mask

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mask

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

Burts Bees Lip Shimmer

Let me know what your favorite summer beauty products are in the comments! 

xo,

jazz