Today i couldn't decide what palette to film with so i posted polls on ig, twitter, and fb. it was so interesting to see which was most popular on each platform! i was honestly kind of shocked. in the end, the most popular overall was the one @elfcosmetics palette i am the most intimidated by of any shadow palette i own. i think it was a good video to film. i shared my struggles and talked about why it was important for me to push through.
i have to admit, i'm still really anxious about the video. i know that for everything i nitpick, some random anonymous person on yt or ig will too. that's just how it works? feel insecure, someone will call it out. doing something out of your comfort zone and uploading it into a space that makes it so easy for people to be negative is always scary. but i need to do it. it's one of my goals for 2020. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
makeup details: @elfcosmetics poreless primer putty+
flawless finish foundation in nude
camo concealer in medium peach+
beauty shield setting powder
primer inflused blush in always cheeky
primer infused bronzer in perpetually tan
shimmer highlighting powder in pearl glow+
ultra-precise brow pencil in brunette
earth & ocean palette+
xnabela lip liner+
xnabela liquid lip & gloss+
glow dewy mist+ @toofaced better than s*x mascara*+ @motd_cosmetics lashes in gno+ (use affiliate code tashina for $$ off) @siwydenim giavanna in heartache+ (use affiliate code tashinaxsiwy for 20% off)
+ this product was sent to me for consideration
* this brand is cruelty-free, but their parent company is not
Dimension nails mushroom tongue salamander 🧡✨ this is three thin coats. today we have another episode of i can’t remember how to photograph my nails without a light box 🙃 but i was determined to get it right outside today and this is the best i got. 💁♀️💁♀️ normally i don’t wear polishes i just purchased, but this one has been calling my name for so long!!! mushroom tongue salamander is a lovely bright orange with a sparkle of gold shimmer. it’s a subtle, visible shimmer if that makes sense. it’s not super dense, but you can see it. the polish has a crelly formula and i think most people will be good in two coats. i needed three on a couple nails so i just went for it on them all! the formula is really smooth and the brush is perfect; a little wide but not too wide for my poor little nail beds. orange is always difficult for me to get color-accurate, especially because it does look different in person depending on your lighting. it dries a tad darker than it looks in the bottle, but you would in no way mistake it for red. absolutely adore this one, what a perfect first experience with dimension nails 🧡🧡
2 days ago
Ad 🌻giveaway time!!🌻 i’m teaming up with @skyorganics.us so that you can win some of my recent hair favorites. three of you will win a combo i’ve been using for hair masks - organic coconut oil + vitamin e, organic jamaican black castor oil, and organic jojoba oil. details are below.
this giveaway is now closed. winners will be contacted by dm and announced once confirmed.
here's how to enter:
🍃 1. follow @logicalharmony and @skyorganics.us ✨
🍃 2. like this photo ✨
🍃 3. tag two friends in the comments! ✨
✨✨ tag as many friends as you’d like for additional entries. ✨✨
winners will receive the following from sky organics:
🌻 organic coconut oil + vitamin e
🌻 organic jamaican black castor oil
🌻 organic jojoba oil
3 winners will be selected at random on 8/3/2020 and contacted via direct message. giveaway valid only in the u.s. must be 18 years of age or older to enter. not affiliated with or administered by instagram.
Idk anything about astrology but i heard it's a good time for fire signs ♈
ever since i got these shadows, i couldn't wait to do a firey look 😍
all shades from @klaritykosmetics 🔥 lemon drop, coyote ugly, hot cheeto, disrespectful, and bloodlust 🧡
even the red shades are vegan 😲
Ad i get a lot of questions about how i care for my long hair. not only is it long, but i also have really fine hair that’s prone to breakage and dryness. giving my hair some extra tlc is really important to me. i’ve been using the @skyorganics.us castor oil mixed with their jojoba oil for a couple of months now, and they just sent me some new goodies to try out as a hair masking combo. do you use diy masks or hair oils? what are your favorites?
here’s what i just started using from @skyorganics.us :
🌼 black castor oil - this oil helps moisturize and support fuller, stronger hair. i’ve noticed less breakage and more new growth since i started using castor oil.
🌼 coconut oil + vitamin e - it deep conditions my hair hair while the vitamin e helps support healthy hair.
🌼 jojoba oil - this oil is lightweight and balancing. it helps soothe my skin and keeps my scalp from getting too oily or dry.
their castor oil has made a big difference in my hair and i am excited to expand on this with the combination of all three. you can use these together or on their own depending on what you need to keep your hair shiny, strong and nourished.
i like to apply the jojoba and castor oil to my roots, then comb through my hair. i focus the coconut oil on the middle and ends of my hair, where it needs some extra deep conditioning. i do this before i’m going to wash my hair and just shampoo it all out in the shower. my hair is so soft afterwards.
Palate polish grape 🍇💜 i know it’s been a bit of a palate fest on the grid, but who could complain about that? i wore this one as a full mani, it’s not a part of any of my recent hauls. grape is a squishy, darker red-leaning purple but not super dark! i had a time of it getting a color accurate photo and found warmer lighting did it justice. since grape is crelly-ish, i thought it would need 3 coats but it looked fantastic to me after two! i feel like the picture shows some lighter spots that i couldn’t see and i’m pretty picky. this one is still available and honestly, seems like a great all year round purple, i would wear this in any season!
On the blog: palate polish cornflower 💙💙 this one is part of the first spring/summer palate haul i did that i shared on my blog (link now in bio again, did some research on adding multiple links). cornflower has an absolutely stunning formula, so creamy and opaque. i only needed one coat for full opacity! this is one of my top palates. nothing will ever match blue maize, but this one gives it a run for its money 😄
2 weeks ago
First aid beauty has been known as a cruelty-free skincare brand for a long time, but has that changed?? read below to find out what's going on and my thoughts.
is first aid beauty going to sell in stores in china? yes. they are not yet available there, but they will be soon. currently, beauty products sold in stores are subject to a variety of animal testing requirements. brands can opt to be sold only online via e-commerce and avoid all potential for animal testing.
the brand had confirmed that a limited selection of first aid beauty products will be sold in stores in china. they are likely able to avoid pre-market animal testing on these products. unfortunately, post-market animal testing is a risk and still occurs in some cases. by choosing to sell in stores in mainland china, the brand is taking on the risk that its products will be tested on animals.
there’s a blog post up with more details on logicalharmony.net (link in bio @logicalharmony ).
because of this, first aid beauty is sadly no longer a logical harmony approved cruelty-free brand. i have been a long-time customer and their products are part of my regular skincare routine, so i am very sad about this change.
On the blog: palate polish sweet mint 🍃💚 this is three coats. this polish is part of the spring/summer palate haul i have up on my blog right now! sweet mint is one of the most unique mints i own, it has so much white in it that it’s almost a bleached neon. i adore it! now, the formula has a typical streaky pastel formula. i think that if you really like the color, you’ll put up with the formula, but if you’re not super in to greens you’ll probably skip this one. i normally don’t like wide brushes and absolutely love the current palate brush, but this one might benefit from a wider brush to make “floating” your coats on easier. that being said, i know these types of colors can be difficult to formulate and the color is truly amazing. worth three coats to me for sure!!!
On the blog: palate polish margarita 🍹💚 this is one of the polishes from my first spring/summer palate polish haul i have to share on the blog today. it has a really easy to work with two coat formula. you can work really slowly with it to minimize your clean-up at the end!
3 weeks ago
Butter london greenery + palate polish cookies & cream 🍃🍪 i used two coats of greenery and 1 coat of cookies & cream! i swatched greenery for my blog when it was first released, so i knew i had to mix it up a little when i actually wore it. my mind, of course, went to flakie holo taco, but i decided to give another topper some love. cookies & cream is my favorite of the three black and white glitter toppers i own because it’s so dense and this one does not have any bar glitters in it which is so unique. plus, cookies and cream is my favorite flavor to try at boutique ice cream parlors; if your cookies and cream ice cream is not amazing, you don’t deserve my business 😂 both butter london and palate polish are @logicalharmony approved, so this is a cruelty-free combo! i absolutely love it, cookies & cream pairs best with pastels and brighter bolder colors in my view, can’t wait to bust it out again!
I introduced these two products sent from @dermae into my skincare routine last month and wanted to share my thoughts!
first up is the skin de-stress calming cbd cleanser. this is a gentle cleanser, and i love that it is fragrance free. it doesn't work very well with my @foreo, but i like how this cleans without drying the skin. if you have sensitive skin prone to redness, this might be a great option!
next is the anti-wrinkle treatment oil. i am absolutely loving this oil! it keeps my skin hydrated, plush, and even. when i use it regularly, my skin definitely appears more smooth. plus, it is super affordable at $14!
i put an affiliate link in my bio so you can easily shop these products.
#ad let’s chat spf for a minute. 🌞 who wears it daily? who needs a reminder to wear it daily? i get a lot of questions about cruelty-free sunscreen options. wearing spf daily is so important to do. it doesn’t matter if it’s overcast or if you think you don’t need it. if you can see your skin, the sun can get to it. it’s important to protect your skin.
for years i’ve been using @coola sunscreens. they sent me the new peach blossom spf 70 sunscreen spray to try out and i’m loving the scent! 🍑 the spray is super lightweight and it absorbs quickly. it also doesn’t feel heavy or greasy like so many sunscreens out there.
the sunscreens from coola are my go-to spf options because they work well to protect my skin, are easy to re-apply, and come in a variety of spf levels. i know a lot of people want something that’s a higher spf level in the summer, and @coola has you covered. the sprays are really easy to toss into my backpack for a hike or a beach tote.
I'm currently leaving the house two days a week to work in the office. this new normal has certainly changed my makeup routine!
i now wear only concealer to even my skin tone, powder to reduce oil, and brow powder and brow gel. i'm wearing a face mask nearly all day, and my coworkers and i only see each other on video calls (basically). when you add in the humidity lately, i'm saying yes to a minimal routine!
shop my routine with the #linkinbio! i created a widget with my exact shades for you (affiliate links used). has your makeup routine changed at all? 💄
Applesauce is just as excited about the new @elfcosmetics x @jkissa palette as i am. 😍 who else?! 🙋♀️ the original collab palette is one of my absolute favorite palettes and when the second one arrived i was beyond excited!! the collab collection includes this palette, two glittery shadow toppers, and makeup brushes.
i’m so proud of @jkissa for creating such a beautiful palette. it’s so completely her and so wearable and fun! it’s such a good mix of mattes and shimmers. i love that it’s coordinated shades too. it even has a vegan red, which is basically unheard of.
Barry m holographic flare 💚💿 this is two coats. it is not every day that you find good drugstore holo, but barry m really delivered with this polish! it’s a linear holo, but it looks like it might have a couple different sizes of holo pigment? i’m not really sure. the formula was actually a little thick, i loved it!!! so easy to control!!! the shade of green going on here is so pretty, it is a mix of sea foam and sage. i got my bottle from @feelunique which i browse every year or so for barry m polishes! they are cruelty-free and have some more unique polishes, wish our drugstores carried them.
i have swatches and a full review of the @zoyanailpolish splash collection on the blog ➡️ #linkinbio
i found some new favorite polishes in this line! make sure to let me know which shades you like best. 💅 💅
🕓 ❗️live set today ❗️🕓⠀
i’m singing live today at 4pm edt! ⠀
(the link is in my bio)⠀
pop on and say hi so i can shout you out 💚⠀
look inspired by @sounthie’s request for the @meltcosmetics radioactive stack (also used a touch of @colourpopcosmetics uh-huh honey & orange you glad for shimmer)⠀
let me know if you’ll be tuning in!
💚happy friday fraaaaands!💚⠀
this weekend is jammmmpacked for me! ⠀
i’m going to *attempt* a video shoot early early saturday morning before the dc humid heat hits, ⠀
saturday evening i’m running a/v for an @fymproductionsdc dj set on twitch, ⠀
sunday i’m processing & packing orders from @technophobiamusic’s free shipping offer to be shipped first thing monday morning,⠀
and i have a live performance singing 2 brand new songs.⠀
no rest for the wicked i suppose 😜