HOLIDAY 2021: LUXURY BEAUTY GIFT WISH LIST

I have said it a million times, I’m a beauty junkie. However, I do have a limit and there are some items I just leave to a luxury beauty gift wish list. Now what seems luxury to me, may be everyday for some. But that’s ok. This year there have been some beauty items tugging at my wallet, but I just can’t seem to follow through with the purchase.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC CREAM MOISTURIZER WITH HYALURONIC ACID
**This claims to be age defying, plumps the skin, and provides a glowing complexion amongst other things. 1.0oz priced at $64.00. I’m pretty sure this is an amazing moisturizer, but there are many others that can provide the same benefits or better. But with the pretty packaging it will look good on any vanity. So I’ll just leave it on my wish list.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer

GUCCI ROUGE A LEVRES VOILE + BALM HOLIDAY LIP gift SET-$90
For $90 I can get 3 lipsticks in 3 different shades. One sheer, matte, and a balm finish. I know this will make my lips soft and have great color pay off. However, I almost never finish a lipstick because I try so many. So I just can’t pay the price for it. I’m pretty sure they are lovely.

Gucci Rouge A Levres Voile + Balm HOLIDAY gift Set

TOM FORD ILLUMINATE BLUSH DUO $90
skin perfecting blush and highlighter duo. First of all I don’t even wear makeup everyday. When I do, its just brow gel, mascara, and Carmex. I’ll apply a mattifying primer to keep the oil at bay. So to spend this on a blush or highlighter that won’t get used I’m going to leave it on my wish list.

Tom Ford Illuminate Blush Duo

BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SERUM FOUNDATION WITH SPF 40 $72
I’m almost positive that this foundation is amazing. It claims to have long lasting skin benefits that helps overtime. I know for sure I’d be able to find my perfect shade. But, I’ve thrown away many foundations over the years due to me having so many and some not getting used as often.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation


LA MER POWDER BRUSH $90
I am a sucker for anything with pretty packaging or handle. I just want to know will this brush make my powder do something magical? There are some amazing affordable makeup brushes that has stood the test of time.

La Mer Powder Brush

These are just a couple of beauty items that continually caught my eye. But due to my minimal lifestyle, me trying to be financially responsible, and less wasteful I just can’t make the purchase. HOLIDAY 2021: 3 SIMPLE SELF CARE TIPS Now if this was me, 5 years ago, then absolutely I would have to have them all. But I know I can achieve the same look and get the same results with other products.

Please don’t mistake this for me condemning anyone for purchasing these products. This is just me having fun and living in my dream fantasy with my luxury beauty items.

Have a great HOLIDAY!!!! Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

SUMMER, BEAUTY, AND SELF CARE

It’s hot outside and there are some summer beauty self care practices that I like to do to help me get through to the next season. In no particular order, here are some of my tips, tricks, and essentials.SPRING SELF CARE TIPS YOU CAN DO NOW

  1. Exfoliation-Of course we all know the benefits of exfoliation and removing dead skin cells. For me, exfoliating my face at least 3x a week and my body everyday almost is essential for my skin. Because I love to take a walk 🧘🏾‍♀️ outside and get some natural vitamin d, the sweat, grime, and environment gets into my skin. I don’t stop there, because I do workout and sweat more in the summer, it’s essential for me to do a scalp exfoliation. Literally from head to toe exfoliation is important.
  2. Moisturize-I know this seems completely against the norm, but even in the warm months moisturizer🧴 is an important summer beauty self care habit. Especially after tip #1 in exfoliating, moisturizing afterwards plumps your skin back up. Opt for a light water gel moisturizer for your face, a light body moisturizer that isn’t too heavy, or you can use those in shower moisturizers. Moisture is key for youthful looking skin from head to toe.
  3. Fragrance-We all still want to smell good. We are going lighter on the products as well as clothing. Go for a mild fragrance the last all day. I am a huge fan of Philosophy Pure Grace. This is a classic and timeless fragrance that walks with you all day. Also one thing about Pure Grace is you can layer it with other light fragrances.
  4. Colorful Diet-Lots of fruits, veggies, 🥗and water. You can go for fruit salads. Play around with many different kinds of green salads. Also a great refresher is fruit infused water. DIY Cucumber Lemon Water GREAT REFRESHERStaying hydrated often and daily is important to your summer self care. Not to mention, the more colorful your palette, the more vitamins and nutrients help with your skin and hair.
  5. Sunscreen-Please do not skip out on the sunscreen. Make sure to keep it on your hands while you’re driving. Also on your arm that sits under the window while you’re driving. Of course face and neck while exposed. If it’s quite hot, opt to not go out in the peak hours .
  6. Mani & Pedi-Have fun with your mani and pedi. 💅🏾Play with colors, patterns, and designs. Keep them fresh and show your personality through your mani and pedi. Going back to tip #1, always keep a pumice stone in the shower to ensure your feet stay smooth all summer long.
  7. Minimal Makeup-Keep your 💄 routine light and simple. Let your natural glow and skin come through. After moisturizer and sunscreen, enhance you beauty with a few products. Brow gel, mascara, primer that blurs, and a nice hot pink lipstick. Or shade of your choice. In the summer I always love to go bold on the lipstick.
  8. Fun-Enjoy your summer and have fun. 🤽🏾‍♀️No matter if you’re hanging out in the backyard or going on a vacation elsewhere. Soak up the sun and enjoy your life. You only get one. You’re not going to get summer 2021 back again. There aren’t any redo’s.

That’s all for my summer beauty self care essentials tips and tricks. As always, take care of yourself mentally and emotionally first. Then let the beauty on the inside shine through and glow on the outside. Have a great summer. Be safe!!!!!!

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.

AFFORDABLE BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW

I’m back at it again. Rotating some oldie but goodie and affordable beauty products I’m loving right now is my thing. These are some products that I’ve decided to give another try. Also there are some that I picked up on a whim because they were on sale. 5 THINGS I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW

Freeman Deep Clearing Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask +Cleanser.
This is my first time trying this cleanser/mask and its AMAZING!!!!!! I picked it up for $3.99 and its worth the price of a luxury beauty mask. My preference is to use it as a mask at least 3x a week. I apply it to clean damp skin and let it set for about 15 minutes. Upon rinsing with warm water my skin is soft, pore less, blemish free, breakout free, and hydrated. If you are wanting a cleanser that is a 2-n-1, helps with breakouts, dryness, clogged pores, texture, or blemishes, give this a try.

Freeman Deep Clearing Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask +Cleanser

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser
This is my second time trying this exfoliating cleanser. I must say I’ve been successful this go around. Before when I purchased it, I had experienced dryness and burning of the eyes. After about two weeks of using this in morning, I love how glowy and soft my skin is in the morning. I don’t have problems with the dryness or burning of the eyes. The exfoliation is small enough to where it doesn’t irritate my skin or cause redness. However, I will say I use this about every other morning. Side Note: On the days I don’t use this I use the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel. Once again for under $10, if you want soft, supple, and exfoliated skin, give this a try.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Exfoliating Cleanser

No.7 Resurfacing Peel.
For some time now I’ve been realizing I need to incorporate some treatments to my skin care routine. I’ve been a lover of No.7 already so I got this Resurfacing Peel in a goodie bag. This is a bonus booster to my routine. This helps my everyday products work better and how they are supposed to. My skin appears more soft, dewy, and my dark spots has drastically faded. I use this once a week, coupled with my other skin care. This peel is on the pricey side of drugstore, at $32.99 at Target. However, this will last you a while especially if you only use it once or twice a week.


No.7 Resurfacing Peel

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Soap
Little fact about me, is that I’ve moved back to bar soaps. They are mild, last a long time, and have an endless supply of scents. This has been my all time favorite bar soap. Your skin is clean, fresh, and doesn’t feel dry. Furthermore, for only $5 you can have this bar for a while.

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Soap


Dickinsons Hydrating Toner with Rosewater
So this is another product I revisited. The first time around I didn’t see any results and felt that it dried my skin. However, after looking at it in my cabinet, I decided to give it another try. Well, I’m in love with it. I’ve noticed a difference in my pores being smaller. My skin doesn’t have texture, and I feel it helps my serums, mists, and moisturizer work better. I use it morning and night for the best results. I haven’t experienced any dryness or burning. This toner will definitely be repurchased. As you can see in the photo I’m just about done with this bottle.


Dickinsons Hydrating Toner with Rosewater

The last month or so I noticed a difference in my skin and I had to think of what I was doing differently. I always love trying new products, revisiting some old ones, and adding to my routine to give my skin a boost. Especially as seasons change. If you are needing some extra TLC or just want a boost in your routine, give these products a try. I’m a firm believer in you don’t have to spend a lot of money on beauty products to get amazing results. These are just some of my affordable beauty products I’m loving right now, if you have any more suggestions please let me know.

RosalynLynn

Be you so you can be free.