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Hourglass

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I recently received the new Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Vanish Foundation Brush to test out. Prior to this, I had only tried lipstick by Hourglass, so I was excited to try out a different product. I mean, what beauty junkie doesn’t love receiving free makeup in the mail?

The foundation went on pretty creamy and smooth and didn’t feel too heavy. I liked how it really covered some of my imperfections — specifically redness! However, the real hero product here is the brush. The bristles are soft, but compact and short, so they work hard to really blend the foundation right into your skin for a weightless, yet also full-coverage finish.

If you’re in the market for a new foundation and are looking for something that’s going to give you full coverage (think: acne scars, under eye circles, pigmentation/discoloration) but also feel really lightweight I’d definitely recommend trying out Hourglass.  But don’t forget the brush — I think its really the key to getting the “weightless” foundation look that we all want!

Shop for both the foundation and brush below:


Disclosure: I received these products for free through Influenster. As always, all opinions are my own and I never write about products that I haven’t tried (and loved!) myself.  I actually wasn’t required to write a blog post about these products, but I really liked them and wanted to share! 

beauty obsession: invisibobble

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I’m super particular about the products and accessories that I put in my hair now that I’ve gone blonde. I need to be very careful not to cause any additional breakage or damage. One thing that I definitely do on a daily basis is put my hair up into a pony tail — spin class, BodyPump, yoga — I am just not one of those girls who can workout with her hair down!

Traditional hair ties leave marks and dents in your hair and can cause extra pressure and breakage on your strands — but not the invisibobble! I’ll be honest, I spotted this cute little product at the checkout counter at Sephora while I was waiting in line.  I was struck more at first by its tiny little packaging and threw it in my basket on a whim.

I must say — I am a total invisibobble convert!  They don’t put dents in my hair while I sleep or workout, and they don’t cause any damage on my thin strands.  They also have really good grip and don’t slip out of your hair mid-spin class. I use the standard size, but they also come in a “power” large size, and in a teeny tiny “nano” size. And there are a ton of colors to choose from whether you want to match your own hair or have a fun, bright color like “Pinking of You”. PS – this is not sponsored, I just totally love these hair ties! 

Find them at Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Sephora, Beauty.com, and more below!

beauty obsession: lavanila deodorant

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I’ve read tons of articles that talk about how bad aluminum is for our skin and how it has been linked to cancers and other diseases. For a product that most of us use every day thats a scary thought! Even among these frightening studies, I’m floored that aluminum still is a main ingredient in nearly every pharmacy brand deodorant. In attempts to protect myself from these harmful products I’ve tried my share of organic and all natural versions, but to be honest I was mostly left disappointed and not smelling very pretty!

The game changer for me was when I tried on a whim Lavanila’s Healthy Deodorant. I saw someone mention Lavanila online, and when I was in Sephora picking up my favorite sheet masks, I saw a sample pack in the checkout line and snapped it right up.

Lavanila’s products have amazing scents, zero chemicals, no aluminum, and no parabens. But the best part?  They work!  I have the Vanilla Coconut scent on my bathroom counter and the Sport Luxe version in my gym bag.  I feel so much better knowing that I’m not exposing myself to unnecessary chemicals. And it helps that I smell nice too!

Beauty obsession: Sheet Masks

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Lately I’ve been going crazy over sheet masks! With virtually no mess, they are super easy to apply either before bed, on a lazy Sunday morning, or even on the go for a relaxing mini-spa experience anytime. It also helps that whenever I put on a sheet mask I typically lay back on the couch with a magazine and relax for a few minutes. With such a busy schedule lately, its been so nice to have a few minutes to myself!

The no-mess factor has even made them super easy to bring them when I travel. I’ve used them on some of my long-haul flights back and forth from the east coast. That airplane air is super drying!

My go-to sheet masks are from Sephora. They have full face, under eye, and lip sheet masks to choose from, each with different formulas for hydration, anti-aging, smoothing, detoxifying, and more. I’ve also tried sheet masks from Dr. Jart+, WHEN, and Tony Moly, and I’m always on the lookout for new ones to try. Truly one of my new favorite beauty products!!