My Hush Wishlist 👛

Hush is an LA based affordable and trendy beauty site! They literally have every kind of product you could ever dream of on the site! I’ve been eyeing this company for a while, but haven’t been able to make a purchase with our moving date approaching so quickly ( I know, I know. I’ll get to that another day). So today I thought I’d share my wishlist!

Website

As you can see, they have a cute pastel website with easy to navigate menus. The menus have a tone of categories to help you find what you need.

Hush App

The Hush app, which you can downloaded for IOS here is also super easy to navigate and even has a personalized section based on past orders or browsing! Here I also showed the section for your wishlist!

My Wishlist

The Royals Eyeshadow palette is super stunning and a seemingly dead on dupe for the ABH Modern Renaissance palette! For $10 as opposed to the $40+ for the ABH palette, how could you not want to try it out!

The NYX eyebrow gel has been around for so long. I’ve heard nothing but great reviews, and would love to switch up my brow products to give this a shot!

I’ve never used a primer oil before. Being an oily girl it’s something I should probably steer away from. But, It’s certainly intriguing and I’d love to give it a go!

Since changing my lifestyle to Vegan I’d like to eventually be cruelty free for beauty products as well! This would be a fresh addition to my collection.

I’ve recently been getting more and more into skin care, and haven’t found an eye cream I’d like. I’ve heard good reviews for the elf illuminating eye cream.

Last but not least is the Milani matte lip cream in Loved. It’s a beautiful shade very different than any I have, plus I’ve never tried their lip products so it would be a fist as well!

Have you shopped at Hush before? Thoughts?

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UPDATED: My Affordable Morning Skin Care Routine

Hello lovelies! Welcome back to my corner of the internet! Today I’m sharing my updated morning skin care routine. I did a post on my skin care awhile back which you can find here. I’ve changed a few products since then so I thought it was surely time for an update! Let’s hop right in shall we!

When I first wake up the first thing I do is get a glass of water. Why is this important you ask? When you first get up your body needs to rehydrated! If you’re dehydrated your skin suffers. By drinking some water when you first wake up, you give your skin a mini boost before you even touch it!

My next step is cleansing! I’ve been using this All-natural Black soap facial wash from What On Earth? Cosmetics with my spin brush tool. This wash leaves my skin feeling super clean and helps clear my pores it seems. I’ve been using this regimen for about two weeks now and my skin has definitely been thanking me for it!


Next, if I was wearing any makeup the day before I take a bit of marcilar water and getting any leftover eye makeup off with a cotton round.

My next step is to tone! For toner i’ve been using a mixture of Apple cider vinegar and water on a cotton ball. this helps with any breakouts or dark marks im having. 


After I tone, I use this lip scrub by my company Enliven Luxx! The oils and the scrub in general prepare my lips for the lipstick or lip balm I plan to wear during the day.


Last but not least is moisturizer. I’ve been using the All- natural whipped body butter with Lemongrass by What On Earth? Cosmetics. I’m in love with the refreshing scent of the Lemongrass as well as how smooth and moisturized my skin feels after I apply it!


So far, this routine has totally been helping my skin. My face seems more even toned and healthy!

What are some of your skin care favs?

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Skin Care Routine for Oily/Combination Skin

As I’m sure you all can tell by now I’m OBSESSED with makeup. But what’s more important than beautiful makeup application? Great skin care. I’ve recently been taking more of an effort in taking care of my skin in hopes that maybe one day hopefully, I wont feel like I NEED foundation. That is the goal I’ve set myself with no date of course since there is so much that goes along to have flawless skin. For one you need to drink a lot of water and have a healthy balanced diet. As they say, you are what you eat and I truly believe that. So lets jump right into the post.

First things first, I have oily/combination skin. My T-zone is always oily but the remainder of my face is fairly dry. So in all future skin care posts I’m only able to vouch for what works for me and my specific skin type.

  1. I use coconut oil to remove any makeup, or residual makeup from the day.

Benefits of Coconut oil

  • Can help reduce risk of bacterial infection
  • Can reduce facial wrinkles by penetrating deep into the skin and ensuring timely repair of the collagen layer

2. Use Neutrogena naturals Purifying Pore Scrub ($6.29) with my Olay PROx Scrub Brush

  • Gentle scrub for mild exfoliation
  • Cleansing agents help remove excess oils

3. Rinse with warm water

4. Pat dry with towel

  • Rubbing freshly exfoliated skin can cause irritation

5. Unscented Beard Oil by Beard Necessities ($15)

Before I get into the benefits of this oil, I know what you’re thinking. “Beard oil?” Girl YES. This was a random discovery. My fiance is in the process of growing his beard out so he was purchasing a ton of products to see what worked and didn’t work for him. Me deciding he was taking up way too much bathroom counter space with products he wasn’t even using decided to toss out some products. In doing this I found this oil, read the ingredients label and was floored with how many amazing oils were in it! Back to the post…

  • Grapeseed oil- Rich in vitamin D,C, and E. Fatty acids also help with anti wrinkle and prevention of acne and aging.
  • Argan oil- Balances skins natural oil production.
  • Jojoba oil- Minimizes skin pores size
  • Rosemary extract- Has powerful disinfectant and antiseptic properties that help in treating acne and oily skin conditions

6. Apply Sunscreen

  • Helps protect skin from harmful sun rays
  • Childrens sunscreen is easier on sensitive skin

And that concludes my daily skin care routine! Every Sunday i try to do a face mask to rejuvenate the skin for the upcoming week. I’m still learning about what does and doesn’t work for my skin.

Is there a toner you recommend? Let’s talk skin care in the comments!

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Dead of Knight Giveaway [CLOSED]🎉💄

Hi beauties! To go along with this being the season of giving, and to thank you for helping me reach my goal of 50 followers, I’m proud to have my first mini giveaway! I spoke about Kylie Cosmetics Dead of Knight being one of my favorite Lipkits so I decided to give this beauty away to one of my lovely followers! 

The rules to the giveaway is simple.

  1. Must be following my blog
  2. Comment down below what improvements or what posts you’d like to see from me in the New Year.
  3. Also I’ll be contacting the winner via email so please leave a valid email address

Its that simple! 


The giveaway will end on December 15th. And it is open Internationally!

Thank you so much for making my blogging dreams come true! And Happy Holidays!

(This item was purchased with my own money. And has not been opened or swatched because eww. )

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