February Favorites

feb beauty favorites

February is such a short month, it’s not even worth saying it flew by. Because clearly, it did. This month, I’m trying out some new hair products and still on the hunt for the best red lipsticks. (I’ve been a bit obsessed with lipsticks lately, so let the rouge hunt continue!) Here are my February beauty favorites.

Redken Quick Tease Backcombing Finishing Spray

redken quick tease review

Where has this product been all of my life?! I am horrible at teasing, but since I have pretty fine hair, it’s necessary. And I’m really not the best at it. But this Redken Quick Tease Backcombing Finishing Spray , which does exactly what it sounds like it does, is pretty fabulous. Spray at your roots for some added texture, tease and voila, marvel at the fullness.

Boots No7 High Shine Crayon

boots no 7 high shine lip crayon review

I can’t seem to commit to one lip color I adore so lipsticks with buildable color have been high up on my wants list. This Boots No7 High Shine Crayon in Statement does just that. It’s moisturizing, has just the right amount of sheen and can look fairly sheer with a tint to a light red if you apply enough. Oh yeah, it’s under $10. Win.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

laura mercer foundation primer review

Sunscreen/moisturizer combos tend to be greasy and smelly. I’m not convinced that the SPF that comes in powder or foundation is nearly enough and sunscreen solo is just not happening! But Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 has a good amount of SPF (if it’s under 10, it’s barely worth bothering), doesn’t smell, isn’t greasy and does exactly what a primer promises: creates a perfect canvas for me to apply my makeup on. Loving this.

Another great bet to try: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. It’s the perfect lightweight product for the upcoming summer months.

Maybelline Lash Sensational

maybelleine sensational mascara review

I’ve mentioned before that every time Maybelline comes out with a new mascara I MUST try it. I’m a Maybelline mascara addict, because they truly have the best brushes and the best formula. Maybelline Lash Sensational did not disappoint. I was put off at first by how thin the brush is as I usually prefer a nice thick brush, but this really lets you get to every single, tiny hair. The formula itself is very, very black and glossy, which I love. I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved it considering the brush has such super fine bristles. It also has a nice slight curve to it.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

olay regenerist multi sculpting cream review

I have a few moisturizers on my daily rotation, and one that I’ve recently added is the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. I use this moisturizer when my skin is feeling like it needs a little extra pampering and moisture than usual. It’s anti-aging and has a nice light and creamy texture to it.


So that’s what I’m crushing on this month, what about you? Have you tried any of these beauty products? 

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Weekend Things

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{Royal Palms Resort and Spa}

To say this was a busy social weekend would be an understatement. We kicked things off with a friend’s dinner Friday evening at T. Cooks at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, easily one of Arizona’s most gorgeous resorts. It’s the perfect time of year to be dining al fresco and there’s nothing like good food, fun and friends to soak it all in. If you decide to check it out, start with the grilled quail or organic corn agnolotti–delish!


Saturday night, my mom was my date to the 19th Annual Fresh Start Fashion Gala. It’s one of the top 10 galas in Arizona and everyone was dressed to the nines. The Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show was just gorgeous and I loved all of the sparkly looks by Naeem Khan, and the classic and pretty styles by Oscar de la Renta. Not to mention, it supports an amazing cause. I’m an auxiliary board member for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation so it was wonderful to see (and enjoy) the fruits of everyone’s labor come to life! (I’ll be sure to pester you next year to buy tickets and attend, too!)

And then, Sunday. Family day.


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{Sebastian’s first crush}

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We had some fun at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park celebrating a 3rd birthday for one of my best friends’ babies. Followed by Sunday cuddles in bed, the best way to unwind and relax after a busy weekend. And, of course, watching the Oscars red carpet! I posted all of my favorite looks for the night over on FB and Insta.

How was your weekend?

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