Favorite Makeup products

    My holy grail foundation is the Tarte Amazonian Clay because it’s full coverage, cruelty-free, and just feels good on your skin! I also love the Ginamarie foundation for a more weightless and lighter coverage. I’ve never tried the Shape Tape concealer from Tarte yet (gasp! I know) but I always loved their maracuja oil concealer! For drugstore, I usually get the E.L.F brand but I feel like for my skin type the formula is too dry. I’ve recently been using the Maybelline age rewind concealer and I love it! I’m always scared to try things that are drugstore and not cruelty-free because they usually make me break out, but this is good! Like I’ve said in my YouTube videos I absolutely love the butter bronzer! The best parts about it are the smell and how easy it is to build up if you want a dramatic bronze look. With mascara, I get scared to try non-cruelty free brands just because I find that they flake more and make my eyes irritated- but I saw one blogger love this primer/mascara duo and I wanted to give it a try since her lashes are gorgeous. For powder I use the Jane Iredale pressed powder in the lightest shade and it adds just a bit more coverage! I love it because it’s so natural looking and cruelty-free. I try to have most if not all of my skincare or makeup items be cruelty-free just because I’ve found out my skin reacts better to it over the years. It’s totally a personal choice!  Now my favourite lip product for the past 2 months is the NYX butter gloss in tiramisu. I don’t know why it took me so long to try the butter glosses but now I can’t stop loving them! They’re hydrating and add great colour without it having that sticky feeling. My eyebrows are microbladded so I don’t use any eyebrow products other than a slightly tinted gel to keep the hair in place.

 

Tarte Clay Foundation // Ginamarie Foundation // Shape-tape concealer // Maracuja concealer // Maybelline concealer // Butter Bronzer // L’Oréal mascara // Jane Iredale powder // Butter gloss // Brow gel

Thank you for reading!

Xo, Natasha.

Recent Purchases

I wanted to share my recent purchases with y’all! I did get all of these items on sale during the Nordstrom sale, and unfortunately, they are back to their full prices if you didn’t already snag them.  I am going on a trip to Utah soon so most of these items were to have for the trip. I wish I could wear them now, but Houston is too hot still haha. If you couldn’t tell, I’m obsessed with any leopard/cheetah print! I went up half a size in the Topshop sneakers and I’m glad I did. My absolute favourite item from the sale is the oil diffuser! I’ve been looking at them forever and sometimes they can get very pricey so I believe I got it for $29! I use it every day. The most expensive item I got was the Frye Boots, I originally went in to try on the Tory Burch boots but decided they were a little too sleek-looking for my style so I went with these! Like I said, they’re pricey but I know I’ll get a ton of wears out of them.

Click on the links below to shop:

Grey Sweater // Leopard Scarf // Leopard wrap // Grey Pants // Leopard Sneaker // Floral Shorts // Shampoo & Conditioner Kit // Knit Cardigan //Oil Diffuser // Moisturizer // Skin Smoothing Polish // Lavender Neck Pillow // Frye Leather Boots //Leopard Loafer // Thermal Cozy Top (black) // Ripped Jeans // Deodorant // Eye patches

I hope everyone has a great week! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel Here for my latest videos.

Xo, Natasha.

5 Beauty Dupes

Hi, everyone! I’ve been seeing a lot of people get the UD Heat pallet, and I found one that’s identical- that’s where I got the inspiration for this post! Thank the Lord for Ulta and the drugstore am I right?! I’ve listed everything below and both of the prices.


1. UD Heat pallet $54// Nyx dupe $18

2. Kylie Rosie lipkit $27 // Colour Pop lip trio $12

3. Glamglow Hydrating mask $69// Origins thirst mask $26

4. Laura mercier powder $38 // ELF powder $6

5. TooFaced mascara $23// Voluminous mascara $10

I hope this helps y’all save some money! If you have any dupe recommendations leave a comment below!

Xo, Natasha.
 

5 ways to de-stress 

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone has a great start to their week and I hope it’s a happy and quick week! I’m not ever going to lie to yall and say I don’t get stressed because I do, so I came up with my 5 ways I de-stress to share with Y’all!

  1. Grab some fuzzy socks, a cup of your favorite tea and watch your favorite YouTuber.
  2. Take a warm shower. Grab your favorite body scrub and body wash! Then when you’re done, get your favorite smell good lotion and moisturize your skin. Nothing like smelling good to make you feel a bit better!
  3. Read a book! I love reading religious books or adventure books! Here’s  one book that I just finished and man- it’s worth the read I promise you!
  4. Light a candle. I stock up when Bath and Body Works has their candle sales for this exact reason! I light a candle and read or watch videos- do something YOU like to do.
  5. Pamper yourself. Put on those fuzzy socks, wash your face & apply a mask and just relax! I Make all of my off days my spa day, self-care is very important!

Mint mask // Book // Candle // Aloe fuzzy socks // Lotion

*Make sure if you get the mint mask you put ‘Natasha‘ in the “Where did you hear about us?” Section at checkout for $$ off your next order!*

I hope all of these tips help anyone who needs to de-stress! Like I said, self-care is very important and it’s just as important to do stuff that you like to do when you’re off and have free time!

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Xo, Natasha. 

10 Drugstore Products You Should Try

Happy Monday Y’all! I ran a poll on Twitter about what type of blog posts Y’all like the most and beauty/skincare and affordable stuff were the top picks- so I’ll be doing more of those! I feel like the thing everyone deals with is the cost of skincare/beauty products being high for something that’s not too great. I’m showing Y’all my favorite items from the drugstore (Target, Ulta, Walmart, etc.).

The Biore nose strips are so good! Daniel has oily skin so he uses these and it works so well- not really on my skin because I don’t have as many black heads but if you do and you have oily skin I’d recommend these. You can get them Here.

The Wet and Wild liquid eyeliner is good if you want to find a great drugstore liner. I personally like the felt tip liners but this one is black, easy to use and doesn’t run. You can get it Here.

I gave into all the YouTube hype and got the Butter Bronzer and Y’all… it smells like coconut and just a summer smell! It isn’t super dark to where you overload it but it is build able and literally feels like butter in the pan and on your face. You can get it Here.

I got really curious one day to try drug store moisturizer so this E.L.F one caught my eye. Not going to lie I was kinda scared cuz I hear drug store moisturizers can feel greasy on your skin but I put a few drops of the Herbal E Oil from Ginamarie Products and it was such a good/cheap moisturizer! I wouldn’t say it’s my holy grail but it’s good for the price and it didn’t break my face out. You can get the E.L.F moisturizer Here and the Ginamarie oil Here but make sure when you’re checking out you put the name ‘Natasha’ in the spot where it asks “How did you hear about us?” To get $$ off your next purchase!

I love these Burts Bees cucumber face wipes! I like the Neutrogena ones too but Burts Bees are one of my forever favorite brands- I even love their chapstick because not a lot works for my skin. You can get them Here.

This Oh My Gloss from Rimmel really surprised me. I’m usually not a fan of glosses because they’re sticky and don’t really hydrate. This one is light, not sticky, and hydrates my lips! You can get it Here.

I love a good face scrub and I love finding an affordable one! Everyone says such great things about Mario Badescu so this face scrub would be perfect to exfoliate and get any dead skin off and smooth out your skin.. plus it smells like strawberries! You can get it Here.

I remember trying this Double Extend mascara for the first time back in junior high (cringe worthy makeup) but I forgot how much I loved it! I’m a strong believer in priming your eyelashes then applying mascara so you get 2 for 1 price with this! You can get it Here.

I know a lot of people are starting to use micellar water to take off makeup- not that I have anything against it but why not use witch hazel? It tones your face and has healing properties for if your skin is in the middle of a breakdown or if you have any skin issues. I’ve loved using this for many years and I swear by it to heal any breakouts! You can get it Here.

Lastly, one of my favorite drug store finds ever is this E.L.F perfect HD finish powder. I kid you not this stuff makes your foundation and makeup stay in place all day and it doesn’t have a cake look at all! I did love my Laura Mercier translucent powder, but the price wasn’t my favorite since I go through it so fast. You can get the E.L.F powder Here

I hope Y’all try out these products! Let me know if you have any favorite drug store products I should try!

Xo, Natasha.

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May Favorites | YouTube Video

Sorry, I didn’t post on Monday! I have had issues with my joints/shoulders and took a break- but I did post this video. I wanted to start a new series every month about my favorites involving skincare, makeup, home items and more! I love trying new products so I know I’ll have new favorites every month to share with Y’all.

 

This first product is a self-tanner and to be completely honest I didn’t really like it at first.   This ‘Send me Sunshine’ Tanner has a dark color to it… but here’s the catch- it applies on clear! So one thing since it applies on clear was I missed a few areas the first time using it and had bad streaks. I know most people get discouraged after the first time using a product that doesn’t work well but something told me to give it another shot. I so badly wanted to love the product since I did buy it so the second time I did it I loved it! My boyfriend Daniel said, “I think this one works better than the other one” (Which I’ll do a whole post about my self-tanners soon) This tanner only comes in one shade so if you don’t like the color of the first application I’d re-apply the second layer. Did I tell yall how amazing it smells?? Most tanners have a weird smell but this one smells like fruity lotion and feels hydrating! You can get it here.

This Oil is also one of my favorites when it’s time to self-tan. I got the idea from Katey McFarlan to apply oil onto the wrists or any dry areas before applying tanner so it’s not as patchy and noticeable. I use this Ginamarie Herbal E Oil because it’s super affordable plus you can use it all over your body not just for tanning. You can get it here and make sure when you’re checking out, put ‘Natasha‘ in the section “How did you hear about us?” so you can get some $$ off your next purchase!!

I just discovered this scent from Bath and Body works that smells so amazing I bought it in the body wash version and a travel size lotion for my purse. I know it’s not some name brand lotion but I mean it’s to die for and affordable! You can get it here.

I’ve talked about this perfume before in This Post but I can not get over how long-lasting the scent is! All my coworkers ask what I’m wearing and I even gave one of mine away to a coworker because she loved it so much! Plus they give back and who doesn’t love that? You can get the perfume here.

I have dry skin and especially dry lips so I use this Image skin care lip complex that is super thick and hydrating so a little goes a long way! If you have lips that dry easily or crack you’ll need this product. You can get this lip product here.

I can be the laziest person in the world especially when I’m tired, so these Burt’s Bees makeup wipes are perfect for when I don’t want to wash my face because I’m too tired. I still use them to wipe off my makeup before I even wash my face because if I don’t I feel like I’m just moving around soapy makeup on my skin instead of cleaning it. You can get the wipes here.

I don’t know about Y’all, but I love coming home to a room that smells amazing! I have a wax warmer from Yankee Candle but I use the Burt’s Bees soy wax melts because they actually make the room smell, unlike other waxes. Another thing I use to make my room smell good is… (I know so cliche) Bath and Body works Candles. Don’t have to tell me twice when there’s 2 for $24. You can get the wax melts here, and the candles here.

I hope Y’all love this new favorites series! Let me know what items you love or recommend so I can try them!

Xo, Natasha

Favorite Nail Products

Hello! I hope everyone is or had a great Memorial weekend! Today I wanted to talk about what my favorite nail products were.

I’m sure y’all have heard me say countless times about how I have dry skin, so I love using this Herbal E Oil on my cuticles! I’m trying to ball on a budget so I don’t really get my nails done unless I have a special event to go to- so I’d like to call myself a nail polish connoisseur haha! Nothing drives me crazy more than chipping a nail right after painting them. I work with my hands so I’m constantly putting nail polishes to the test.

The drug store nail polish that I love is by Sally Hansen and it’s the Miracle GelI’ve purchased 2 different colors in that line that I love. They don’t chip and they last for days. Like I said I work with my hands so if you don’t then I’m sure they’ll last longer for you. When I say they last for days that means without any chipping. They retail for around $8.

One brand that I absolutely love (if you can find it) is Odeme. I bought this green color called Oz in the picture and it lasts so dang long! One thing I was guilty of was not applying a base coat so when I took the polish off it stained my nails yellow-which freaked me out at first! It is such a pigmented color and even 1 coat looks really good. I bought this from a local boutique called Beehive which I’ll link here. If you want to purchase this brand of polish online you can click here to go to their website. This polish retails for $12.

I had acrylic nails for years, so my nails became very thin. One thing that I don’t see a lot is biotin in womens’ daily vitamins so when I saw these 365 vitamins from Whole Foods have them I had to get them! I’ve always had to buy a separate bottle of vitamins to help grow strong nails so I’m happy I found these.


I hope this helps y’all with any nail polish or nail care questions! It’s always great to get your moneys worth from nail polishes that don’t chip and to take care of your nails with vitamins!

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Xo, Natasha.