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What’s in my makeup bag this summer

What's in my makeup bag this summer

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So when it comes to makeup, I am super minimalistic. Shocker, I know.  But especially in summer, I’m all about products that are lightweight and give a natural glow. Below I’m sharing what’s in my makeup bag this summer. Scroll down to see them all and as always click the links to shop 🙂

Be sure to use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for discounts when shopping Tula.

What’s in my makeup bag this summer

1.) Tula Sunscreen – SPF 30, non greasy and leaves a little glow on your skin so you can wear alone or under your makeup. This was named the best SPF by 2020 Beauty Awards. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout on Tula.com.

Best summer makeup products Tula sunscreen

2.) Tarte Shape Tape – I know there’s much controversy about shape tape but the ultra creamy wears better! This one has a 24 hr eye moisturizer built in and I feel like gives better coverage.

what's in my makeup bag this summer tarte shape tape

3.) Tula Primer – It’s called face filter for a reason! This primer is so light, won’t clog your pores and contains pigments to illuminate your skin.

Whats in my makeup bag this summer Tula primer

4.) Bronzer – I have been wearing this for a few years now.

what's in my makeup bag this summer physicians formula butter bronzer

5.) Blush/highlighter – I love this blush/highlighter combo by Flower cosmetics. It’s vegan and cruelty free too!

whats in my makeup bag this summer flower blush highlighter

6.) Benefit Roller Lash – I have the world’s shortest eyelashes and this mascara lengthens them and gives them a nice curl.

What's in my makeup bag this summer benefit roller lash

7.) NYX Fortune Cookie – This is my absolute favorite lip gloss! Smooth, cruelty free and the shade is so neutral it’s gorgeous!

whats in my makeup bag this summer - nyx fortune cookie

My other favorite color for summer is this one by Lune & Aster. The shade I got is “Poet”.

What's in my makeup bag this summer lip gloss

8.) Tula glow and get it – this is perfect for under your eyes and those cheekbones! Cools and brightens and gives you an instant pick me up. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout on Tula.com.

summer makeup must haves Tula

9.) OPI Cajun Shrimp – this is THE color for summer! It’s a pretty shade of orangey-red.

what's in my makeup bag this summer opi cajun shrimp

 

I have been loving this Tula Glow Season kit with all my favorites – the cult classic cleanser, sunscreen, Vitamin C brightening drops and Glow and Get it Stick. It all comes in this cute bag! Retails for $92 but use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for a discount! Click here for details 🙂

Summer Makeup Must Haves Summer Season

And if you want a glowing face scrub you can DIY at home, click here. This also makes great handmade gifts too!

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What's in my makeup bag this summer

3 In beauty

My current skincare routine

My current skincare routine

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One of the lessons I learned from 2020 was to take better care of my skin. Here I am in my 30’s and I didn’t have any sort of skincare routine. So after some research and trial and error, I’ve found a low maintenance routine that I can stick to and gives me great results.

Note – everyone’s needs are going to be a little different. This is just what works for me.

I don’t know if it was stress, or having to wear a mask all the time but I noticed that my skin was starting to show it’s age and become very dry. So for me, my priorities were hydration and some sort of anti-aging because it’s never too early! Below I’m sharing my current skincare routine and you can click the links or photos to shop.

Morning

1.) Exfoliating sugar scrub – I use this 2-3 times a week to gently exfoliate. It’s great for all skin types, natural and cruelty free! (I use alot of Tula’s products because of these reasons). Use my code OURTINYNEST for 15% off your first order.

2.) Cleanser – I wash my face morning and night with Tula’s cult classic purifying face cleanser. It’s packed with superfoods and probiotics to be extra soothing to your skin and reduce inflammation. But it’s also gentle enough so it doesn’t strip your skin away of moisture. My favorite cleanser! You can use my code OURTINYNEST to get 15% off your first purchase!

3.) Hyaluronic Acid Serum – I apply a few drops of this Hyaluronic Acid Serum for extra moisture and it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Applying this first also helps to really absorb your moisturizer.

4.) Vitamin C Moisturizer – I love this Revive and Glow Gel Cream from Roc. It’s light and non greasy and has Vitamin C to brighten your skin, help reduce dark spots and give you an overall glow.

5.) Body Lotion – My favorite body lotion I apply as soon as I get out of the shower. I feel like it keeps my skin soft and moisturized all day long and it doesn’t leave a residue.

6.) Isle of Paradise Tanning Drops – I add a few drops to my body lotion and apply a few times a week to look naturally sun-kissed. I use shade medium. (Be sure to wash your hands afterwards or use a self-tanning mit).

7.) Lip protectant – Between the cold winter weather and especially with having to wear masks, my lips were soooo dry. This locks in moisture, serves a barrier and gives your lips a natural sheen.

 

 

Night

1.) Cleanser – I wash my face again with this cleanser.

2.) Hyaluronic Acid Serum – Add a few drops of HA serum before applying my retinol.

3.) Retinol Anti-Aging Cream – This retinol guarantees results in 1 week. It’s helped to even out my skin tone and complexion, and will help reduce signs of aging. Retinol can be very drying so I would start low and go slow when starting out. And be careful around the eyes.

4.) Roc retinol eye cream – this is the newest addition to my routine. Specifically targets the lines and wrinkles around your eyes. It’s also helped reduce some of my dark circles.

 

my current skincare routine

 

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0 In beauty/ DIY/ self care

The Best DIY Coffee Face Scrub

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As a busy mom, the first step to my low key beauty regimen is a nice, glowing complexion.  This is the Best DIY Coffee Face Scrub recipe.  It combines my love of coffee with 3 easy natural ingredients for brighter skin.

The Best DIY Coffee Face Scrub

When it comes to my skincare and beauty regimen, I’m a low maintenance girl. My routine is usually a face scrub for some exfoliation, a moisturizer, a swipe of bronzer for some color, and maybe some mascara.  I love this DIY Coffee Face Scrub recipe.  It seriously works better than any other expensive product I’ve ever used.  The coffee contains antioxidants which works to help protect our skin from free radicals thereby increasing bloodflow, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and reversing the effects of UV damage from the sun. The sugar helps slough away any dead skin cells leaving behind fresh skin. And the coconut oil packs an extra punch of moisturizer as well as antimicrobial properties for any acne prone skin.

After a cold winter my skin’s been looking pretty dull and lackluster.  Rubbing on this DIY Coffee Face Scrub seriously felt like an energy shot for my skin!  And it left my skin looking so refreshed after, much like I look after drinking a cup of my favorite joe.

See recipe and directions below:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil

Directions:

  • In a bowl combine coffee and sugar mixing together.
  • Add in coconut oil, stirring well.
  • Apply a warm washcloth to your face for a few minutes (this helps to open your pores so it can drink up more of the coffee goodness reaping more of the benefits.)
  • Apply scrub mixture in circular motions, being careful not to get into your eyes or mouth.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Wash off with a warm washcloth
  • Store the rest in a mason jar in your bathroom or in a cool place.
The Best DIY Coffee Face Scrub
The Best DIY Coffee Face Scrub

 

This would also make a great DIY Mother’s Day Gift Idea!(For more Mother’s Day Ideas click here)

These jars on Amazon are perfect for giving as gifts or favors

dIY coffee scrub jars

There you have it! A quick, cheap and easy DIY Coffee Face Scrub recipe that will leave your skin looking and feeling like you just had an expensive treatment at the spa.  If you happen to try this recipe let me know how you like it!

Click here for the skincare routine you need if you are over the age of 30

And to try one of my favorite coffee drinks, click here!

 

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