Category Archives: beauty buys

Friday, June 16, 2017

fave: mascara

After wearing lash extensions for a thousand and one years my lashes are beat and was out of the mascara game. So in true beauty blogger fashion, I ordered ALLLLLLL the options from the drugstore and most of the top reviewed options from Sephora! I present to you my favorites that lift and curl my meager lashes and the tools that I use to get that perfect lash!!

First things first: lash curler! I used to think this was a crazy hoax that women used just to make themselves feel better about their lashes and honestly I never saw a difference after using one so I just stop trying. Well, that is until I got this bad boy from Shiseido. HOLY COW! My clients are all dumbfounded by the lift they get from this curler and some people even say they’re had theirs for 7+ years and STILL get those same incredible results. It is the best in the biz and I can honestly say that my stubby lil’ lashes have this curler to thank for even being noticeable at all!

I looooooove colored mascaras, but investing in a big tube just isn’t nesseccary, I I reach for the blue “Zoom” mascara from MAC on those days where I want my look to be fun and youthful. My tippy top favorite that I grab for a large majority of the time is the Benefit “Roller Lash” because it gives me awesome all around volume and lift. The next favorite is my beloved Maybelline “The Rocket” which gives me ALL DAY lift and separation! The Maybelline “Lash Sensational” is another one of my favorites that gives a more feminine ‘winged’ look to the lashes, but builds up volume nicely too. Then for those natural days I always reach for the Tarte “Gifted” mascara because it looks so stunning on the eyes, but you can build up without looking crazy cakey.

xo – Kayti

 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SUNLESS TAN BESTS

Is it just me, or do you just feel better with a tan? It is shocking to me how many notches my confidence goes up in a binki when I have just gotten a spray tan. Legit, I feel like I can take on the world. So to keep consistent with my Beyonce “run the world” vibe I have just taken that spray tan life into my own hands and HEEEERRRREE are the ones I cannot live without!

If you are planning on applying ANY sunless tanning product ever, then you need a good mitt to apply it with! I found THIS mitt from Skinerals on Amazon for just $9 and I haven’t looked back. I simply apply the product directly to the mitt and then apply to the skin in small circular motions! This brand even has a Back Applicator Wand so that you can get to those hard to reach place on your back seamlessly without effort – can I get a hallelujah!? I have used A LOT of applicator mitts in my day and this one is the best in the biz and is the cheapest of any I have ever found!!

The “Tan Overnight” sunless tanner from SUN in Medium doesn’t just come with a pump 🙌🏼, but is the perfect and hydrating color for you pale babes! I know that it is hard to find a sunless tanner that doesn’t go too dark or red for you fair ladies and THIS is just the ticket. You can use it like a gradual tanner if you aren’t as fair, but I LOOOOOOVED this in the winter for a subtle glow. Oh AND it’s paraben free sooooooo 👍🏼

I used to SWEAR by the TanWise mousse from Sally Beauty, but lately the Miami Gorgeous “LaPlaya Glow Mousse” has quickly taken over that favorite spot. It has ZERO smell, dries so quickly and because of the incredible ingredients {like Argan Oil and Vitamins A,D and C} it keeps my skin looking healthy and hydrated! The tan is just dark enough, but has that green undertone to keep you from looking red.

I have used this “Tahitain Tan Mist” from South Seas for years and although it is a bit more than the others I have mentioned it is just soooooo simple to use and gives me the best color! I just spray directly onto my face, chest and arms and if there are any patches I use a big fluffy brush to blend everything together. No rubbing and the color appears immediately, but darkens up over time!

I know this topic can be super personal, so I want to hear your favorites!

xo – Kayti

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SUNLESS TAN PREP

Since it is 😱 52 DEGREES 😱 outside rn, what better time than NOW to share my bffs in the self tan department girrrrrrl!! If the sun don’t shine, don’t mean you need to be pasty 💁🏻Any great tan starts with supple, soft and clean skin, read: EXFOLIATION! Here are the tools that I use to get the perfect canvas for a sunless tan 🙌🏼

Move aside $2 exfoliation mitts and heeeeeellllllooooo exfoliators that WORK!

The South Korean’s have the corner on this market because they start their babes into exfoliation at the spry young age of 5/6. The entire family hits up the K-Spa for skin treatments and those spas use THESE tools!

First up at the Japanese Salux towels which are best for full body exfoliation and allow you to get those tricky areas like your back! I looooove to use these BEFORE I shave so that I can get the closest shave possible. These are also the ONLY thing that actually work for me in removing any excess tan. These come in a pack of three so you’ll have enough to last you 6 months or so!

This smaller version of the exfoliating towels are easy to use and although they are small they seriously DELIVER great exfoliation. I love using these Korean Washcloths on my arms, neck, chest and the tops of my feet for a more gentle exfoliation on that thin skin! These come in a two pack of 4 (8 total!!) and they are SO cheap, I looooove giving these as gifts!! Happy skin = happy tan!

xo – K