End of Summer Beauty Musings

Whats in my makeup bag Tarte Tipsy amazonian clay blush Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi Color Powder Aesop Resurrection Hand Balm The wet brush Mini Radical Skincare Skin Perfecting Screen Supergoop Mojito Lip Balm spf 40 YSL Touche Eclat Nars Tzigane Sheer lipstick Chanel Liberte Rouge Coco Shine Zoeva Luxe Sheer cheek brush Zoeva Highlighting brush

Summer decided to bid adieu very early this year, and ever since the beginning of August things have taken a turn towards fall. Which means, the weather Gods have been kind and their have been plenty of cooling showers and less burning in the sun. My makeup and skincare this month has been a reflection of the changing moods in the air and I have been worrying less about melting in the sun and more about keeping my face hydrated all day long.

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Kiehl’s Empties

Kiehl's empties Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate Kiehl's creamy eye treatment with avocado eye cream Kiehl's Creme de corps Kiehl's Rice and wheat volumizing conditioning rinse kiehl's olive fruit oil nourishing shampoo Kiehl's Clearly corrective skin brightening exfoliator

For nearly a year I have been diligently saving up empty bottles from my Kiehl’s stash. For those of you who are not aware, Kiehl’s, much like MAC and Lush have a program which requires you to return empty Kiehl’s product bottles in exchange for sample sized products from the range. I think its a great way to make me buy more and also encourage hoarding trash!

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Foundation That’s Too Dark

Guerlain Lingerie de peau foundation

A lack of mention of any foundation or a base product not higher in coverage than a tint, makes two things obvious, A) I don’t have too many foundations B) I don’t know much about them either. What I also didn’t know until about a year ago was that makeup shopping in the evening can lead to some very ill-suited colors coming home which you regret almost immediately and then have no way to revert (especially where I live!)

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A Repurchase I’m Glad To Report

REN Flash Rinse 1 minute facial

You may have caught me ranting about underperforming and disappointing products and occasionally applauding great stuff I really really love, but seldom have I come out about things that I would repurchase. Its just that there is so much out there to try already that the cycle never completes! By the time I finish something there is already something shiny to replace it. In short, repurchases are rare and far apart.

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My Travel Beauty Essentials | New York Edition

NYC Trip details

Ideally, this would be a post about a compact, fuss free, all encompassing, travel friendly makeup and skincare routine. But I would be lying to my (beauty-addicted) soul and my greedy heart if I took that route. Let’s face it, this is a neat little excuse to talk more skincare and makeup!

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