It’s the most wonderful time for the year! But not the best time of the year for your skin – plus all that holiday beauty to come up with. Today, I’m sharing some of my holiday beauty essentials.
Can’t decide what lip color to wear to your holiday party? I’ll give you some fabulous options! Today I’m sharing my favorite holiday lipstick picks for the season. These lipsticks have been on rotation in my beauty routine, from trendy brown to deep dark burgundy.
Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing with you my top five favorite lipsticks. I am very brand loyal when it comes to my makeup, so I use one of these almost every day. As you can see, I tend to gravitate to the more matte-looking colors; I’ve just never been a fan of the super shiny lip look on myself. I find that matte colors look more chic and can create more of a bold impact.
Mac Satin Lipstick in “Brave”
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in “Lust for Blush”
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolor in “Sugar Plum”
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in “Divine Wine”
Mac Satin Lipstick in “Rebel”
What are your go-to lipsticks?
I am officially ready for spring break. I’ll be turning 21 in less than two weeks and then I’ll be jetting off for the perfect birthday vacation (stay tuned to my Snapchat @tracie.mariep to see where I’m headed!). That being said, I’m starting to look at what to pack! From sunglasses to swimsuits to sandals, there’s a lot to remember to bring. But the most important thing to remember is your skincare! Hot temperatures and dry air makes for some unhappy skin that can put a damper on your vacation vibes. Here are some of my spring break essentials for skin care:
I am all for trying out new skin care products, and since one of my new year’s resolutions is to take better care of my skin, I was more than happy to try out some Lindi Skin
. Today I am talking about my review of the Face Wash, Face Serum, and Eye Hydrator.
The Face Wash
did well to hydrate my skin, but it did not leave me with that “clean feeling” I usually get from the face wash products and cleansers that I usually use. The product has a nice consistency, but I think I prefer my usual face wash and cleanser. I found the Face Serum
to be hydrating, but it did take a long time to absorb into my skin. I applied it after using the Face Wash in the evening.
I think that the Eye Hydrator
was my favorite Lindi product. It’s consistency was a lot like that of honey, and I mostly used it at night. I tried using it in the morning but it didn’t absorb into my skin very well so it was harder to put makeup on after using it. After using it for over a week I didn’t notice any difference in the skin tone under my eyes, which has always been a problem area for me. It did its job by hydrating around my eyes, but it did not correct any of my dark circles.
Overall, I wasn’t very fond of the lemon citrus smell of any of the products I reviewed. The majority of these products also come in lavender scent, which I think I would have preferred.
I’m all for skin care products made with great healthy ingredients that are good for your skin, so you can try out Lindi Skin
for yourself and let me know what you think! Use code BLOG25 at lindiskin.com
to get 25% off your purchase and get free shipping!
*These products were sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review.
Happy Festive Friday! Today I am a starting a new weekly special on Tracie Marie Please where I’ll share some holiday inspiration, whether that’s decor, fashion, or like today; beauty! The holidays are truly my favorite time of the year and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! So let’s get to it…
The holidays are a great time to be bold and pump up your beauty look a bit. I just purchased OPI’s “In a Holidaze”
this year and it is the perfect festive red nail color. Another great red beauty item is Maybelline’s Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Rich Ruby
. This lipstick is the perfect lip color for any holiday party. During the winter I always like to make sure my skin looks dewy and glowy, and I’ve been able to do that with the help of Maybelline’s Master Hi-Light in 10 Nude
. It gives me the perfect natural glow.
And if you’re feeling extra festive, you can’t go wrong with Bath and Body Works signature Vanilla Bean Noel body wash
. I have been buying this year after year, and it has become a tradition with my family to always do some Christmas shopping at Bath and Body Works!
Last but certainly not least, the perfect holiday scent. I am a huge perfume addict and Sephora sample lover (as you all know) so I am always trying out new perfumes and finding new favorites. I just received a sample of Atelier Cologne in Vanille Insensee
, and the notes of soft vanilla and light jasmine are like a sugar plum dream! The smell honestly reminds me of watching snow fall while you’re inside reading a good book and sipping a cup of coffee. I will most definitely be asking Santa for a full size bottle of this perfume for Christmas.
What are some of your holiday beauty favorites?
I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I’m not the kind of girl who wakes up a whole hour early in the morning just so she can curl or straighten her hair. Luckily, I have been blessed with natural straight hair–for the most part anyways. I still have those mornings where my ends are all wavy and weird and refuse to just lie flat! That’s where my trusty hair straightener comes in!
I just got the Irresistible Me Diamond Professional Styling Iron
when I came home from Paris and it did the job! The iron was super easy to use and it only took about 5 minutes overall to straighten my hair. My hair stayed stick-straight for the majority of the day without me using a whole bunch of other hair products. The iron features three different heat settings depending on the thickness of your hair (I used the middle one since my hair has an average thickness) and it only took about 30 seconds to heat up. My hair felt super soft afterward and it didn’t feel extremely hot or fried after using the iron. Here’s a pic of what my hair looked like a little later in the day after using the straightener:
This styling iron ended up working perfectly because it didn’t take too much time to use and it kept my hair looking shiny and straight all day! You can purchase your own here