Here’s What Every Beach Babe Needs

Hello Beauties!

As I sit here curled up on a breezy balcony, headphones in and a convenient tub of ice cream only inches away, there is a beautiful ocean just a couple of blocks away. Are you guys going to be hitting up the beach anytime soon? If so, make sure you’ve got a couple of these products on hand!

BEACH NEEDS

1. You gotta have a good bathing suit. Period. Beach, pool, lake, back yard tanning sessions; whatever you do Aerie has got yo’ back with their beautifully colorful, comfortable, and affordable suits. I got these bottoms for a DOLLAR.

2. I gotta put a good sunscreen in the mix because it’s just plain important. No one wants to be a) a lobster, b) a burnt marshmallow, or c) getting skin cancer. Seriously though it is always a good idea to have a strong sunscreen on hand. My favorite is Banana Boat‘s CoolZone spray— it’s cooling when it applies for those really hot days!

3. Even though you probably won’t be showering in the ocean, a good moisturizing shampoo is a must, especially with all that salt or smelly lake water! I’ve become obsessed with OGX‘s Nourishing Coconut Milk shampoo. There’s no need for a conditioner and it smells great!

4. A good book is the smartest and most beneficial way to spend your down time. The more time you spend regularly reading the greater your self-esteem and self-acceptance. #TheMoreYouKnow

5. If, for some reason, your face gets a little burned or dry (that’s what sunscreen is for) a good moisturizer like Neutrogena’s Water Gel Moisturizer is unbelievably good! It isn’t creamy or thick– instead it sinks in and cools immediately.

6. Make sure to keep your face clean and bright with these Love & Beauty Cucumber Lemon wipes. They are a bit drying, but that means bye, bye shine and sweat!

7. And if you want a little bit of coverage, go for Rimmel London’s Radiance BB Cream. It works miracles, and lasts too!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks

Marin

BEST PRODUCTS!

Hello Beauties!

Guys these products are amazing! No lies, no jokes, just truth. I’ve repurchased all of these at LEAST once, but most are on their 3rd or 4th replacement, which says a lot coming from the girl who can’t settle down with anything (hence being single). Jokes. But seriously, read carefully to this post, and tell me what your life-changing product is in the comments below!


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Batiste Dry Shampoo: I think it’s a brilliantly smart idea to get colored dry shampoo. Why live with clumps of white product in your hair!? It looks like dandruff, why do you want that? That’s no good. No good at all. Unless you’re blonde, then it just kinda blends in.

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You want smooth/frizzless hair? Look no further! I actually use this as a leave in conditioner and it is SO GOOD. Matrix outdid itself with this one! And the packaging looks great, doesn’t it? Plus it’s very affordable.

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Many people overlook the need for a good deodorant. This is a serious problem, especially amongst 6th graders, which I learned from the lengthy discussions about B.O. in class. This Secret Deodorant definitely lasts through showers, workouts, swimming, and most definitely sweating! It will even last till the next morning, so there is no kidding around with this one. Plus, it smells like Paris.

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I’ve talked about this product before and so has everyone else because it is so good. So good guys. Like guys, it is so good! Anyways, I’ve lately been using Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water as a makeup remover at night and a cleanser in the morning, and I promise you it will deliver amazing results! French models use it. French. Models.

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This is another miracle skincare product! Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Moisturizer is easily comparable to Clinique moisturizers but half the price. It makes your skin hydrated, refreshed, and isn’t greasy at all, so all you oily people can relax. I don’t think I’m ever going to use a different moisturizer!

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Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin

Everyday Makeup Look |Summer Edition

Hello Beauties!

I’m loving this summer makeup look; it’s super simple and perfect for those hot summer days! I have a video below of the whole process that you can watch, but until then here is a list of products I used! Enjoy!

Nivea Lip Balm: This is a must have for every person! I apply it every morning and night for healthy lips!

Rimmel BB Cream: I love to use this cream during the summer when I don’t need a whole lot of coverage, but I still want a little something-something to brighten up my face.

Almay Clear Complexion Foundation: I generally use this as a concealer for any problem areas I’m having that day, but I make sure not to over do it since it has a slightly heavier coverage.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer (Waterproof): I never used bronzer before, but this summer I’m loving it! I also like that it’s waterproof, so there’s no need to worry about your glow fading throughout the day.

Maybelline FITME powder in 130: I’m all for a controlled natural look, so I’m a huge fan of this super light-weight setting powder. I just apply this in my T-zone to take away some of the shine.

Almay Shade Softies in Creme Brûlée: I just swiped this on my lids for something soft and simple.

Clinique Eyeshadow in Blushed: Contrary to the name, this blue eyeshadow is perfect to use as an eyeliner to brighten my face and add a little bit of color to this natural look!

E.L.F Lip Balm & Tint: It applies super easily and doesn’t fade! I added a little bit of lipgloss over it for an extra shine.

Pixi Moisturizing Setting Spray: It’s little bit more on the pricey side for a setting spray but this stuff is AMAZING! It really keeps your makeup in place all day.

Keep reading for more on beauty, fashion, and random parts of my life every single week!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

Summertime Means Rompertime

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Hello Beauties! 

It’s here! Stores are advertising their best, and shortest, dresses, skirts, and ROMPERS! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we have made it through the deadly winter and we have been given the ultimate reward: sun, pool days, and no pants. What could be better??

I actually grabbed this beauty off a cluttered rack in Plato’s Closet for about $12. When I realized that it was made by H&M, the deal was sweetened.

The back dips with a couple of criss-crossy things, making it a little bit more interesting. Plus, it has freaking pockets. People… it has POCKETS. Anyone stuck with  carrying money, tampons, keys, and a cell phone will understand my excitement about pockets.

Back to the back (haha joke), I’d advise wearing a bralette, much like the one I bought at Aerie! I don’t think I can go on enough about how much I adore this brand, so I will leave you to test them yourselves. Buy one of their bras. Maybe even a bralette. Get their underwear for goodness sakes! You will not be disappointed.

For accessories I could not resist to grab my favorite (and only; they’re expensive) TOPSHOP necklace. Wearing anything black is the perfect excuse to bust out a bright-coral, chain neck-piece. To go with the necklace, I chose my new Ulta matte lipstick in the shade 250, which is a bright pinky-coral, and then to add a little shimmer I dabbed my favorite Tarte lipgloss in the color flush on my bottom lip.

And for the grand finale, these knit Converse high-tops. Yes, they are knit. Yes, I adore them. I call them my “sweaters for feet”. I’m thinking about doing a week of just my favorite/slightly crazy shoes, because I have a few. These just added a very classic summer vibe to the whole outfit, but they are unique enough to safely bet that no one else would have them. Plus, white shoes make your legs look tan, so I enjoy those benefits!

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X

Maintaining Your Eyebrows Has Never Been Easier! | Beauty Tuesday

Hello Beauties!

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I recently purchased the Nad’s Facial Wax Gel Kit because I’ve been so sick of plucking my eyebrows every week and still not getting all the hairs in one go. It’s frustrating and we’ve all been there. Eyebrow maintenance is tricky since there is high risk to experimenting with them. Thankfully I’ve been blessed with fast-growing bushy beasts, but that also means that I will most definitely be slaving away in front of the mirror for about 10 minutes trying to get them the way I want.

The alternatives are waxing or spending money to get them done, which I’d rather not do at the moment even though I’ve heard it’s a life changing experience. So if you are more of a “do it yourself” person like me, this waxing kit will be helpful to you!

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Warm the wax tube in hot water in your bathroom sink while you use one of the cleansing towelettes to get all of that nasty dirt off of the hairs.

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Take the wand and twist the bottom slightly (like a 90’s lipgloss tube) so that only a small bit of wax bubbles at the tip. Then carefully drag the wax across the area you want, whether it be your lip, chin, or eyebrows. I find this the most painful step if the wax is not completely warm.

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Take one of the cloth strips in the packet and stroke it onto the wax. Then all you gotta do is muster the courage to rip that thing off and be free!

Finally, I always go back over with the same towelette from step 1 as to get all of the access wax off yo’ face! Then BAM! You’re beautifully hairless in the eyebrow region!

Stay tuned for another post Thursday and Friday! Also you can find my past post here as well! Until then…

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks,

Marin X