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Back to School Beauty: Daily Essentials.

It's that time of year. School bells are ringing everywhere. I have some friends across the country that are already back in school. I have another week before I go back to school, but I am ready. I am going to HIGH SCHOOL! So excited!!!

Being organized and out the door at 7 AM is going to take some organizing on my part. I think I have narrowed down exactly what I need to use in the morning so I can get out as fast as I can, while looking decent, and feeling fresh and awake - ready to face the world.  Here are my daily beauty essentials.

Supersmile Toothpaste & Accelerator - $36.00
Just a drop of the toothpaste and accelerator in the morning leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh while helping to keep my smile its brightest.

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub - $6.00
This scrub makes my already cleansed face look and feel clean. I hate the look of "gunk" in my pores and using this every more makes sure my face is exfoliated with nor clogged pores behind.

Kiehl's Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin Clearing Treatment  - $30.00
If I do see or feel a blemish coming on, I start treating it right away with this cream. I do not use it all over, I just spot treat areas. I do use a think layer over my nose though and it really keeps the blackheads away.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm - $3.00
I use this daily, before any type of lip gloss or lipstick. It is the perfect moisturizing base that smells so fresh and keeps my lips soft.

Skintimate Moisturizing Shave Cream $4.00 & Schick Quattro Razor $7.00
Whether it is my under arms, legs or both, I do shave a bit every morning. I know it is a sensitive subject, but with dark hair is is a must. This shave cream makes my shave quick and easy while leaving my skin super soft.

Suave Naturals Body Lotion - $3.00
My current obsession is the Lavender Vanilla Scent and it smells great with my everyday perfume choice (see below). I smooth it all over my body right before I get dressed to keep my skin soft all day.

Philosophy Baby Grace Perfume Spray - $40.00
School is not the time to wear an over powering fragrance, so I wear Baby Grace from Philosophy. It is a soft, clean scent, just like the smell of a baby. It smells a bit more floral when I spray it over the lavender vanilla body lotion.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant - $7.00
I have written about my love for this daily deodorant before, and hands down it is the best.

Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray - $24.00
I am not that much of a hair spray type of girl, not for every day at least. I do style my hair and no matter how I style it, after brushing my hair through, I spray on a few spritzs of this magical shine spray. It leaves my hair looking super clean, healthy and shiny soft. 

Stay tuned for my makeup essentials. Even though they will probably change (and change a lot), there are definitely every day makeup basics that will be in my morning routine.

*Some of these products were sent to Beautiful Makeup Search as samples for editorial consideration.


My 4 Favorite Bronzers.

I think I use a bronzer almost everyday. When I go for an all out made up look or a natural one (which I do for school), I depend on a bronzer to bring a bit of color and glow to my face.

I am lucky enough to try so many bronzers and my friends are always asking me which ones work best. I figured I would tell them and you at the same time. Out of the ones I have tried, these are my 4 Favorite Bronzers that I keep on my makeup table.

Benefit Cosmetics Dallas - $28.00

This is a pretty golden rose shade of bronzer. I really like this one when I feel tired as it warms up my complexion, giving me a healthy glow. Sometimes I layer this one over one of the more brown based bronzers listed below.

Stila Sun Gel Bronzer - $24.00

This is my favorite gel bronzer that I sometimes use on more than just my cheeks! It is pretty to even dab on my eyes and lips for a really pretty golden glow. It lasts all day too, which I like.

 COVERGIRL TRUblend Microminerals Bronzer -$11.00

I saw this one at CVS and just had to have it. I love how it is portable for when I think I might need a touch up on the go. I throw it in my back pack and sweep the bronzer with the brush over my cheeks, chin, forehead and tip of my nose. The bronzer and brush come in one sleek compartment making it simple and easy to use.

MAC Creme Bronzer from MAC To the Beach - $25.00

This one just came out and I took it from my Mom right away. It is a cream bronzer that is so easy to blend and it lasts all day. I use it alone on my cheeks or with Dallas (above) for a little extra shimmer. This creamy bronzer has 2 colors. I use Beach Bronze.

So, what's your favorite bronzer? Did yours make my favorites list? Do you prefer a powder, gel or creamy? I can't wait to hear. PLEASE leave me a comment about your favorite bronzer!!!


My 5 Favorite Nail Colors for Spring.

I change my nail polish just about as many times as I change my clothes. Not only am I fickle, there is an infinite amount of nail colors to choose from that I like to try them all. My favorite brand is probably OPI, and Sephora by OPI. They last a long time (when I let them), dry in a reasonable amount of time and are always current and on trend.


These are my five favorite nail colors for spring.

  1. Sparkle Me Silver, Sephora by OPI
    Sparkle Me Silver is an amazing finishing touch for all your OPI spring must haves. To use this brilliant top coat you can apply to bare nails for a sheer effect or use it to embellish your perfect nail color. I love this Nail polish because it adds shimmer and shine to all colors and gives your color that unique touch its been waiting for.
  2. Teal We Meet Again, Sephora by OPI
    Teal We Meet Again is a dramatic color that illuminates just as the sun shines down on the carbine sea. This blue-green color is a must have for summer for when the sun shines, it reveals a shimmer glow that is hard to resist. I love this gorgeous color especially for my toes and  it acts as the perfect accessory to every outfit.
  3. I Think In Pink, OPI
    I Think In Pink and I Think I Love This Pop of Pink is an innocent color that captures the sensational lighter shade of pink. This polish is perfect for spring and truly defines the universal color that is pink. My favorite color is pink and  this polish truly shows why I love it so much. Its a fun and flirty color that should be on everyone's list for spring.
  4. Breathe Life, OPI
    Breathe Life is a nail polish that was created exclusively to help the Lung Cancer Foundation of America. When you purchase this color you are helping to find a cure for lung cancer. This beautiful color truly represents the joy of giving and helping. “Lung cancer has stopped our breathing long enough. lets cure it.”
  5. Significant Other Color, OPI
    This is a beautiful shimmer pink lilac shade with glints of mint in it. Wow - it is an amazing nail color! It brightens your whole wardrobe and gives your look just what it needs to sparkle. The hint of green goes hand and hand with the lilac color and simply is a match made in heaven color combination. I would definitely use this color for the spring, summer, and any special occasion.  

Do we share any favorites?

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