Summer Date Night Makeup and Routine

My favorite kind of nights are the ones that I can sit down, pamper myself, do my makeup, and get ready for a date night out. I love to take my time and use products that I normally wouldn’t on a day to day basis when I am in a rush! Below is my latest youtube tutorial of me getting ready for my night out! Enjoy and check the products I used below it!

-Use the Pacifica Vegan Probiotic and Spice Mask for 10 minutes

-Apply Makeup Forever Step One Smoothing Primer

-Used Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Warm Nude

-Apply Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

-Baked with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

-Set rest with Makeup Forever HD Powder

-Bronze with Benefit Hoola

-Use Too Faced Sweetheart Blush

-Highlight with Anastasia of Beverly Hills Gleam Palette

-Use Tarte Swamp Queen Palette on eyes

-Use L’oreal Mascaras (fave is telescopic)

-MAC lipliner in Whirl

-NYX gloss in Fortune Cookie

-XOXO Courtney

Exfoliate This Winter With Grace and Stella Co.

I don’t know about you, but I suffer from extreme dryness in the winter time. My whole body is one big flaky mess. But I have officially found my go to brush from Grace and Stella Co. to whisk the dryness away.

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I partnered with Grace and Stella Co. for this post to show you how one product can get rid of even the toughest dry skin on your body. The 2-IN-1 BODY EXFOLIATING BRUSH & MASSAGER is made with natural boar bristles for effective dry brushing to help circulation and lessen the appearance of cellulite, but is also great wet with your favorite scrub or cleanser to exfoliate your whole body. The product is $24.95 and comes with a 16” long handle and strap, a free body cream (which is my favorite), travel bag and shower hook. The device is portable, easy to use, and great if you have sensitive skin.

I have been using this product for 2 weeks and have noticed such a difference. My main problem area is my legs. They were so dry and flaky that when I would take my leggings off, I could visibly see the dead skin… YUCK! But after using the brush wet with my daily cleanser, followed by the lotion, my skin felt instantly smooth and flake free. The brush worked perfectly in combination with shaving, allowing for a closer shave, getting rid of that dead skin, allowing you to get straight to the hair follicle. The lotion by itself is also to die for! It smells like lavender and is a non-greasy formula, which is a must for me. The company should seriously sell it in a larger tube separately!

The only complaint I have for this product is that the hook does not stick to the shower wall. I am not sure if the suction cup on mine doesn’t work properly, but I have not been able to attach it to my wall without having it fall.

Besides that, I will continue to use this product all over my body for a flake free winter and even into the summer!

Grace and Stella Co. are also holding a giveaway to win one of their foot masks!

Check out more of Grace and Stella Co. products for a smoother body!

-XOXO Courtney

Product of the Moment | Sephora Sheet Masks

I have officially found my favorite face masks, and they are the Sephora Sheet Masks. I am so incredibly behind on the obsession, but my love for these are real.

I was actually very nervous to try these the first time around because I am always fearful that new products will break me out. My skin is on the sensitive side at times, and I didn’t feel like having to deal with the consequences if things didn’t go as planned. However, I took the plunge and boy, was I glad I did.

The first mask I tried was the pearl eye mask. I had been running off of a busy twelve hour day with makeup that was slowly melting off of my face. I hopped in the shower, cleansed, toned, and placed these babies underneath my eyes and was ready for the magic to happen. I left them on for the required amount of time, and when I went to remove them, my under eyes felt so hydrated and refreshed. I patted in the rest of the liquid heaven under my eyes and went to sleep to wake up to diminished dryness and puffiness.

I decided to try the orchid face mask a few days later and was equally pleased. Even though I looked like a character out of the film Halloween, I was in love with the outcome. The next day my skin was no longer dry or peeling, and it felt softer than before.

These masks range from $5-$6 and are an affordable way to enjoy the luxury of a sheet mask.

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Definitely try these masks out! They can be found at all Sephora retailers in store and online. They are the perfect gift and stocking stuffer for this holiday!

-XOXO Courtney Kaner

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