Recent Beauty Buys + Wavy Hair Tutorial

Hi Everyone! Today I’m discussing a few of my latest beauty finds for smoother lips, glowing skin, younger looking eyesand more. I also recorded a mini YouTube tutorial to show you the trick I use when creating waves withthis styling iron.

easy wavy hair tutorial with a styling iron, flat iron tutorial

Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion Serum – You put thisserum on before your lipstick or lipgloss and it helps to reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines and wrinkles. I have historically dry lips when thetempschange or if it’s windy out and I’ve been using this daily and can tell a dramatic difference! I think collagen in general is a great ingredient to use in your beauty routine and especially around your mouth to prevent the signs of aging. This product has no color so you can use daily no matter what lip product you wear on your lips!

T3 SinglePass Luxe Styling Iron – Full disclosure: T3 sent this to me and I partnered with them to create a mini YouTube tutorial on how to use this bad boy. However, as always I would never just promote something for the sake of promoting it and I honestly love this straighter.Here is why:

#1 – It has an internal microchip to control temperature fluctuation and maintain even heat along the plates.

#2 – Those plates have beveled edges which make it really easy to create waves and curls. The plates are also flexible and move with your hair without any pulling which decreases damage to your strands.

#3 -The plates are also made ofTourmalineand ceramic which help seal in the hair cuticle and gives your hair a frizz-free style.

#4 – There are five adjustable heat settings.

#5 – It has a swivel cord so you don’t get tangled up and want to sweat / rage while fixing your hair.

#6 – It’s really pretty. 🙂

I have never used a styling iron to curl my hair before and looked up tutorials on YouTube to figure it out. They were all so long and honestly who has time to watch a 17 minute video?!?! So I made this 45 second video since you just repeat the same technique all around your hair to create waves from a styling iron. It’s as bare bones as it comes and shows you a really simple way to get pretty waves!

Bye Bye Under Eye Cream – It Cosmeticsis my new favorite line. I have been using their cc cream in light and this miracle productdaily and if you don’t have those yet you need to look into them asap. This anti-aging eye cream works to instantly brighten your eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. I love how thick and creamy it is and will put it on at night or in the am under my concealer. Plus the blue tint help to lighten the appearance of those under eye bags.

OUAI Dry Shampoo – This dry shampoo is a foam (WHAT) and when the lady at Sephora said it was flying off the shelves I just had to try it. I’m equally as interested in testing out new beauty products as I am a sucker for a sales tactic. You put this foam in like a moose and it freshens up your due with a light scent and no residue. It’s not as easy to apply in public as a spray because you have to work the foam into your hair but the results are worth it!

Tarte Maracuja Oil – I love this product! It’s a vegan face oil that you can use to get a glow without the greasiness.It works tohelp correct uneven skin, dryness and dullness because it’s made with the maracuja fruit which is naturally rich in Vitamin C. You can put a few drops in your moisturizer, CC cream, foundation or just pat only your dry skin for an instant boost of hydration. 2017 is the year of the glow and this stuff is the cream of the crop.

Petra Glow Mist – I got this at Target and have been loving using it as an alternative to my beauty elixr when I need some extra hydration. You can use it as an all-over face mist before you put on makeup for a boost of hydration or you can use it after makeup to set your makeup and create a dewy finish.