Urbanoutfitters.com Beauty Bests

Beauty, Blush, Hair Chalk, Hair Product, Makeup

I’ve always been a huge fan of urban outfitters. Mostly, I shopped in the stores since there’s a lot in NYC/ Long Island. Since my online shopping has been at full speed, it was only a matter of time before I hit their website. I didn’t even realize what a goldmine I stumbled upon until I finally clicked the beauty section. There it was, the most diverse and overwhelming beauty selection I have ever seen. From all different Japanese brands to colored hair masque’s, I was in awe. Here are some of my favorite selections from their website, I strongly encourage you to check it out.

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The Balm Products- The Balm is one of my hardcore favorite brands right now. I am lucky enough to work next door to the biggest Duane Reade in the world (literally) on Wall Street, which has all of the balm cosmetics in stock. Other than that, its pretty hard to come by. Their packaging is always so fun and quirky, and the makeup honestly can not be beat. They come in at a pretty average price for high end makeup, but its well worth every penny. Mary-Lou Manizer is one of my products i’ve consistently written about. It is the most amazing luminizer that has ever touched my face. It’s a beautiful powder with tiny little crystalized pieces that swipe across your face with ease. I use it all over my face and I use it as eyeshadow because I just want to bathe in it. Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer is also amazing. It comes in multiples shades, moisturizes beautifully, and never leaves a sticky or wet feeling. I’m not even a big fan of tinted moisturizer lately but this was just too good not to buy. Lastly, the lip and cream cheek palette is awesome! It comes in the most adorable little package that makes each blush look like an apple which is enough to make me buy it just with that! Their blushes can not be beat, super pigmented and comes in 6 gorgeous, bold, and unique colors.

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Hair color masques/chalk- This website has the biggest collection of hair coloring products I have ever seen. With the trend of hair chalking and pastel colors picking up speed, it’s only natural the brands would catch on. No matter what your preference, they will have a product for you. The Manic Panic Classic Cream Hair Dye is awesome. It’s semi-permanent, comes out after a few washes, and comes in so many colors. They also sell a mixture that will pretty much make any color you choose lighter to give it either a pastel or more toned down color. As far as hair chalk choices, the UO Hairchalk Rainbow Set is awesome. For only 14 dollars you literally get 24 different color chalks to play around with. They only last until you wash it out, which is makes it a lot less intimidating than a creme mask. Either way, playing with hair color is an awesome way to express yourself, especially when it’s not permanent!

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Headbands- Urban outfitters has the most amazing selection of headbands in store, so you can only imagine the world their website opened up to me. From Turban, to rhinestone, to flower headbands, they literally have it all. Even for those who don’t think they can pull off the trend, I dare you to browse the site. My favorite is a yellow Watermelon one with a cute little twisty band on it, so cute for the beach or to spice up a plain maxi. I love my jeweled ones as well, that can either be worn across the forehead or to pull back my hair when its acting up, which is like always. I’ve also had my eye on a gold chain headwrap but i’m still trying to determine the level of how ridiculous I would look. Regardless, I’m sure i’l get it anyway.

 

Best Drug Store Products!!

Beauty, Hair Product, Lipstick, Makeup, Mascara

As you may have noticed I am a product junkie, and by product I mean anything you can get in the drug store and use to make you more beautiful! Here are my top products I reach for during my drug store haul

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Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque- This face mask is the only one I currently use because it is that good. It comes out a thick cream that you lather all over your face and let dry for 15 minutes. I finally bought this product after hearing about it for so long and for 3 dollars I figured why not.  It magically shrinks your pores and makes your skin feel smooth and refreshed. It can also be used as a spot treatment over night for pimples and it literally dries them out overnight. I can use it twice a week without any problems on my skin whereas with other masks I’m always prone to breakouts. At just 3 dollars, this product is well worth it. I have a feeling you wont look back!

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Eucerin Aquaphor- I am OBSESSED with Aquaphor. I mainly use it on for my lips every night before I go to bed and it keeps them feeling hydrated all through the night. In the winter I probably use it at least 5 times a day. It can also be used on skin irritations and minor burns. They recently came out with a lip repair that I am yet to purchase because my beloved tub by my bed does the job. I can imagine that would be fabulous as well. I know this product is pretty basic but for me it will always be a lifesaver. They come in all different sizes as well!

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Maybelline Great Lash Mascara- I know many people swear by this mascara, and I am a true convert. I used to be a bit of a mascara snob because I figured that its a tough formula to get right and I just didn’t have faith in my beloved Maybelline. (I also had the mascara sampler kit from Sephora and it lasted like forever; Note to self, purchase if it ever comes around again) Once the colored mascaras came out, I was intrigued and I finally saw what everyone was talking about! These mascaras go on smooth and clump free and really give me the length and fullness I am looking for! For some reason I feel like they dry out slower than most other mascaras too. The colors are awesome if you’re into that sort of thing, which I totally am. Colored mascara is my jam!

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Garnier Fructis Style Damage Eraser Reconstruct Butter- I wrote about this under hair products that I can’t live without, but it deserves to get more recognition! This is the ultimate when it comes to hair masks and as far as i’m concerned, there’s really nothing better. Just soak in the shower with or without a shower cap for like 10 minutes while you wash up and shave and voila! Beautiful smooth silky hair not only wet fresh out of the shower but silky smooth when dry as well. I find so many hair masks to be ridiculously expensive but for the price, this mask in an A+.

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Revlon Fire & Ice Lipstick- This is part of their Super Lustrous Creme line. Frankly, all of Revlons lipsticks are awesome but this collection really has me hooked. As the name suggests, the lipstick is nice and creamy but not in a way where it bleeds or gets all over you. It’s moisturizing without looking wet and should really be a staple of everyone’s makeup drawer. Fire and Ice is a beautiful combination of red orange and pink (I didn’t know this color even existed but it does!) For those who like a sexy red lip with a twist, you cant go wrong with Fire and Ice or Revlon for that matter!

The Perfect Hair Accessory

Fashion, Hair Accessories

I am a hair accessory junkie! It always gives me a little pep in my step to know that my hair is looking cute! Here are some of the following things I love to wear in my hair

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Thatmadonnagirl Flower halo- With the winter months FINALLY coming to an end, its time to take out my flower halos. I’ve been a loyal Thatmadonnagirl fan for a few years now and watched her business take off. Made with all different color leather straps and named after each of her flower children, she has all different types of flowers in all different colors. You can even make your own on the website. She sews the flowers down so they wont come off, which I have yet to happen to any of mine (I have been wearing some of the same halos for years). With all these different color combinations, you cant lose. There is literally a flower halo to match every outfit and every mood (I wear a black one when im pissed off.) Visit thatmadonnagirl to see for yourself

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Lace headbands- This one might not be as popular as the flower halos but its a new obsession of mine. I find the lace so feminine and beautiful, what better place to wear it than right on your head! Pair it with an edgy outfit like leather or spikes to add a touch of girliness to your outfit. With a cute flowy dress, it really raises the bar. You can find some at forever 21 or target, or if you’re anything like me you can scour Etsy for hours on end to find the one that perfectly suits you. I recently bought a black hard lace headband which makes me SO happy because hard headbands keep me from twirling my hair (my ultimate bad habit).

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Turban headband- I absolutely adore this look, whether it be for a beach day or an hour at the gym. These turbans are usually made out of cotton so they’re not for the fanciest of events. They’re a great way to pull your hair out of your face while looking trendy at the same time. You can find turban headbands at your local target or cvs, etsy, or my personal favorite danabands. They have all different types of turban headbands, ranging from metallic to neon. The perfect way to bring out your inner 80’s chick.

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Hair Jewelry- Hair jewelry is something were seeing a lot of on the red carpet lately. Not to be confused with the ear cuff, which looks like it’s in your hair (although I do love those too) Hair Jewelry can range from a full diamond headdress to a few rhinestones pinned behind your ear.  Zooey Deschanel wore a full blown diamond lizard in her hair, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING. Urbanoutfitters has alot of fun hair jewelry that can really take a night out to the next level. If you’re the creative type, all you need is a few rhinestones, a glue gun and some bobby pins for a DIY.