Summer Essentials!

My latest YouTube video is all about the products that have become my must-haves this summer. Sunscreen, skincare, hair, makeup... in the summer I really opt for ease in all of these areas (except sunscreen - hello, gotta be SUPER diligent about that!) and so far this year I've found some new favorites that I wanted to share! 

I am pretty picky about my summer skincare, hair, and beauty routines - I want easy, glowy, pretty, and long-lasting even on the hot, hot days we get here in New Mexico. You can watch the video for details about the products, but the names and links for everything I mention can be found below!

A quick note - in the video, I also mention that my YouTube channel just hit a big milestone: 1,000 subscribers! This is so exciting to me - I have really been enjoying learning about making and editing videos and connecting with the great community on YouTube, and it's been a happy surprise that people have been commenting on and liking my videos and especially subscribing to see more. Thank you so much - I'm having a blast. I have a lot to learn when it comes to my channel and I am so motivated to keep at it! 

Ok - products below! (These are affiliate links - if you choose to use them, thanks!)

What am I missing? Do you have a new summer fave that you're loving right now? Let me know in the comments here or on YouTube! 

My April 2016 Favorites

I have a new monthly favorites video up on YouTube! I haven't posted all of my YouTube videos here - I need to be better about that! - so you can click through to my channel for more if you like.

This month I have a couple of skincare recommendations that are really helping to calm my skin down, a hair product that'll make you smell like you're on a tropical vacation, and more goodies. You can click to see the full video above, but if you just want to check out the products, here you go: 

  • First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum: a concentrated boost of moisturizer with antioxidants and calming ingredients for sensitive skin. I use this under my regular moisturizer. It's light but still hydrating, and got rid of my flaky patches. 
  • Rosehip Seed Oil: this oil has loads of skin benefits - Vitamins A & C, antioxidants, fatty acids. It's light and sinks into my skin well without clogging. I've been using it on my neck, upper chest, and as an extra boost of moisture under my eyes before I go to bed. 
  • NYX Powder Blush in Taupe: nice subtle contour for fair skin. 
  • Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso: bright peach, a slight shimmer. This blush has been popular for a while and I see why! 
  • Real Techniques Makeup Brushes: I've been upgrading all my makeup brushes to these and am really happy with them! In the video I point out brushes from the DuoFiber CollectionCore Collection, and Starter Set, as well as the Blush Brush and Setting Brush which are available individually.
  • Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Hair & Style Milk: adds moisture, shine, and a slight hold while chilling out frizzies, and smells SO GOOD.
  • Bucky Ultralight Eye Mask: this is silly, I know. But I love a good eye mask for sleeping - this one I like because it is contoured so doesn't press up against my eyes. It's also nicely padded and adjustable. 

(These are affiliate links above - if you choose to use them, thank you!) 

That's all I've got for April! I hope it was a good month for you - May is already flying by for me here!