MVL Beauty Essentials

July 25, 2014

Shu uemura Mika Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil, Make Up Forever HD Foundation, Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Iman Second to None Foundation Stick, Fresh citron de vigne eau de parfum,Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee, SEPHORA OUTRAGEOUS VOLUME Mascara, EOS LIP BALM, L.A. Girl Pro Concealer HD, DIY lip exfoliant

My bathroom closet is my favorite place in the house. It's where I keep my beauty arsenal and so it's where my heart is. If you follow me on IG, you know that I'm always trying something new. So, the list of what I love is ever-growing and evolving (mostly growing). And since I often receive messages asking about my beauty regiment, I thought I'd post a few of the products that I keep at my fingertips this summer. 

  • I disovered shu uemura cleansing oils after receiving a sample of a moisturizing face oil at Sephora last winter. I have extremely oily skin so I was hesitant to try applying any oil to my face but the results led me to do more research on facial oils and to eventually try an oil cleanser. I love it. While I don't consider my skin product-sensitive, I have consistent breakouts and am always working on fading blemishes. shu uemura's Mika Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil gives my skin a thorough cleansing without stripping it. 

  • I wanted to try a different scent this summer and had read a review of fresh parfums. So, I opted for its Citron de Vigne Eau de parfumA sparkling citrus scent inspired by France's Champagne region, I wear it every day.  

  • I blogged about Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee a few years ago as I realized after using it that the right conditioner could totally transform your hair. I have a dense coarse afro that is easily tangled. With this conditioner, my hair is soft and lush.

  • I had been seeing eos lip balm in the checkout area of Target for months before I finally decided to try it. I'll admit it was the shape that lured me into buying it but I appreciate that it actually does keep my lips moisturized at night. I keep it handy on my nightstand.
  • The superstar of my summer must-haves is this L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer. I saw a friend post about it on IG and my jaw dropped when she came back with rave reviews about it for the rock-bottom price of $1.99 at most beauty supply stores. What!? And yes, it delivers. P.S. It comes in 18 shades, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for you.

  • I exfoliate my lips once a week with my own DIY mix. What you need: Honey, Sugar, Vaseline Petroleum Jelly. How to mix: Start with 1 tsp. of sugar in a small container {that you can also store it in} and add 2 Tbsp. of honey. Last, add a small amount of Vaseline. If from a tube, the amount you release would be just about an inch and a half in length. Mix all of the ingredients until you have a honey-hued gritty balm.

For more of my favorites, check out my guest post  Beauty Official  at Consider Me Lovely.

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  1. Thanks for these tips. I'm definitely adding some of these things to my shopping list. I have the hardest time finding a good matching foundation. Right now I have a tan so what I'm wearing is matching perfectly. When my tan fades nothing matches.

    1. Have you ever tried a tinted moisturizer? I used to use one by Estee Lauder that I loved when my friend worked there. Once she left, I lost my grasp on their offerings.


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