So I know a lot of us are stuck at home and looking for something to do so I wanted to share some of my at home beauty hacks with products most of us keep in our homes on a regular basis.
1.) Cinnamon + Honey + Coconut oil Hair Mask– I swear by this hair mask! Melt the coconut oil, add in a little honey and some cinnamon and put it on your scalp. The cinnamon will help to stimulate your scalp and promote hair growth! Make sure to wash it out good after and I usually put some deep conditioner on the ends after!
2.) Coffee grounds + Coconut Oil Scrub– Okay so this stuff is my most recent discovery. It’s a little messy, BUT it really helps to smooth your skin. Mix up some ground up coffee and coconut oil. The coffee grounds are great since they have caffeine in them it helps to almost wake your skin up and can help with cellulite!
3.) Castor Oil + Mascara Bottle – I have been using THIS castor oil on my lashes for years! I found a way to make it a little less messy too. I purchased THESE little mascara bottles on amazon and put the castor oil in them. It makes it super easy to put on your lashes. Castor oil is also great to put on your eye brows and scalp!
4.) Witch Hazel + Tea Tree Oil + Rosewater Facial Astringent– I started making this to help with my oily skin and Acne. I mix equal parts witch hazel and rose water and then I add a few drops of tea tree oil. I keep this in a spray bottle and spray it over my face at night and in the morning. Its also great to spray over your makeup throughout the day almost like a setting spray and its super refreshing!
The Sephora sale happens usually twice a year and its the time you want to stock up on all the goods! I literally buy so much stuff during this sale because you are getting amazing products that usually NEVER go on sale. The sale begins Tomorrow and will go as follows. VIB Rouge April 26th- May 2nd with a 20% discount, VIB status starts May 2nd to May 6th with a 15% discount and regular insider members sale start May 2nd as well and receive those members will receive 10% discount. I am going to list out some of my absolute favorite skincare items for you guys! I will be doing another post later this week with all my favorite Makeup and Hair care products as well.
I could probably go on for DAYS about skincare because its something I am so passionate about. SO with that being said I will stick to my holy grail items that I find myself continuously purchasing.
Tatcha Face Wash and Murad Acne Cleanser– I use both of these products interchangeably. I honestly like both equally, but if you have skin prone to breakouts I would definitely go for the Murad! It’s super gentle on your skin and doesn’t cause dryness. I also love that it double as an anti-aging face wash since you don’t see acne/anti-aging products in one very often. The Tatcha Face wash is also a favorite of mine. It is great for cleaning out your pores and and keeping your skin soft and hydrated.
La Mer Moisturizing Cream– this cream is a MAJOR splurge for me and I usually rotate this one out with the Tatcha Dewey Skin Cream. This cream though guys!!!! It’s AMAZING. I used this cream for the few months leading up to my wedding and my skin never looked so good. So I would recommend using this cream if you have a big event to attend coming up and want your skin to be glowing!
Tatcha Dewey Skin Cream– This cream does exactly what it says it does. It gives your skin that “dewy” glow and has some amazing benefits. it has an ingredient called Japanese Purple Rice it is packed with nutrients and known for its ability to survive any harsh environment. This cream is rich in anthocyanin, a strong antioxidant, it helps skin recover from and protect against stress, pollution, and UV damage which in turn leads to healthier younger looking skin!
Ole Henkrikson Makeup Wipes– I use these every night. They smell so good and soothe your skin. You can also get a pack of $100 for $30 bucks which is kind of awesome!
Glam Glow Face Masks– I have been using this face mask literally since my Freshman year of college 8 years ago! This is my go to face mask when my skin is out of wack. I find that it helps so many different types of skin issues and actually makes your skin glow! It helps pores, acne, oily skin and it also is amazing if you have an ingrown hair or razor bumps. If you get one product from the Sephora sale i would highly highly recommend this one! It is on the pricey side for a skin mast but its worth every penny! Its a great treat for your skin once a week.
Bye Bye Under Eye– My under eye area is SUPER sensitive. This is one of the only eye creams that doesn’t make me break out and make my under eye area red. It is really gentle and also works really well at getting ride of dark circles, fine lines and under eye puffiness. Another favorite of mine is the first aid beauty eye cream you can get HERE
Goddess Face Mask– This is another face mask that I found pretty recently but have been loving so far. It is great for sensitive skin and makes your skin SO soft. It also helps with skin elasticity. It has also been called Charolotte Tibury’s red carpet secret!
Origins Ginzing Moisturizer – This moisturizer is a favorite of mine during the summer months. It is sooo refreshing on your skin and very lightweight, making it perfect for the warmer weather months when you don’t want your skin to feel hot and sticky. It is under $30 and also smells amazing!
Laneige Lip Mask– Last but not least! This Lip mask is the best! It has lasted me such a long time and you truly wake up with the softest lips. It helps with fine lines In your lips which is so important. I was told once that we care so much about the skin on our face and use so many products to keep it looking young and healthy, but how often do you think about fine lines on your lips? Since then I use this product every night and absolutely love it. I also saw that they now make it in vanilla flavor! Trying this next!
Sooo my favorite time of year is upon us and one of the absolute best sales of the year is also here! This weekend Rouge members can get 20% off at Sephora- and if you are anything like me this is my time to stock up on some of my everyday holy grail beauty products! I listed out some of my recent purchases all of which are rebuys for me and products that I have tested and used for a while now.
1.) Wide Awake Brightening Cream- Okay so this is one of the best eye products I have ever used! I have used my fair share of eye creams and this one is one of the most effective. It’s super cooling under your eyes and goes on really well under makeup. The only downside to this product is the packaging. I wish it came in more of a little pot container because its hard to get all the product out. Other then that this is an awesome product!
2.) Ambient Lighting Bronzer– This is the ONLY bronzer I have used in probably over 2 years. It is super natural looking and doesn’t look orange on your skin. I also use it in both the summer and winter and it looks really natural during both seasons.
3.) Ole Henrikson Makeup Wipes– I get the 100 pack of these wipes because its such a good deal! You get 100 makeup wipes for $30 and they take your makeup off sooo easily and they make your skin feel so fresh and clean. These are great if you have dry or sensitive skin because they are infused with vitamins B, C and E which are all really good for your skin! They are also supposed to help if you have skin redness!
4.) Brazilian Bum Bum Cream– I used this cream all over my body before my wedding and it made my skin sooo soft and glowy. The price is a little steep for a jar of lotion but if you have a vacation or special event coming up this is worth the price! It is supposed to firm your skin and help with elasticity which is why It works so well.
5.) IGK Charcoal Dry Shampoo– This dry shampoo is AMAZING- I used to have to wash my hair almost everyday and now I can go three to four days without washing it. It sounds gross LOL but the charcoal helps absorb any oil in your scalp and makes your hair smell so good. It also has white tea powder in it to soothe your scalp. I also found out a few years ago the less you wash your hair the better. Not washing your hair keeps it shiny and strong so this dry shampoo has been a life saver for me. I have tried multiple drug store and department store dry shampoos but this one is hands down the best one.
6.) Resveratol Lift Face Cream– This product is something I started using pretty recently. I was using the La Mer soft cream for a while but at $300 a jar, it just wasn’t worth it anymore. I had a Sephora Associate recommend this product to me. She told me its very similar to the the La Mer soft cream and she was soo right. I might actually even like it better! It helps with fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, and your skin’s elasticity. I have also found that it goes on so well under my makeup and could be used in place of a makeup primer.
Hope you guys find this article informative and as always I would be so happy to answer any questions anyone has at all! Please just leave a comment or send me an email!