Due to traveling with limited internet access over the past few weeks, I was unable to participate in @bellereneebeauty’s #JuneBeautyChallenge (weeks 1 and 2 are linked in case you missed them). As the challenge continued, I tried hard to highlight new and different products I use, but it was a real challenge! I was able to discover my true “holy grail” products!
Day 15: Hair Essentials
Confession time: I only wash my hair once a week. I have crazy thick hair which takes forever to fully dry and I don’t have the time, or patience, to worry about it too often. In order to keep this mane of mine under control all of these products are extremely necessary! As with most things in my life, I have a fairly consistent hair care routine which allows me to wear various styles through out the week but still refrain from washing it.
- T3 Featherweight 2i Luxe
- T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand
- Olivia Garden Finger Brush Vented Hair Brush
- Wide Tooth Comb
- Blax Clear Hair Elastics
- Spornette Wood Handle “Porcupine” Brush
- MetaGrip Gold Bobby Pin
Day 16: Pink
Today I realized that I had not shared anything from my first true love: nail polish. Long before I cared at all about makeup or skin care I had a true infatuation with all things nail polish related. I wanted to show love for many of my favorite brands by showing off (some of) my pink collection!
Day 17: Best Sale Purchase
One of my favorite times of year occurs around this time each summer: the Beauty Brands Liter sale! I tend to go way over board, thinking that I need a shampoo and conditioner for every single hair type, just in case my hair changes during the year. It is more than a tad insane, considering I only wash my hair once a week. Confession: these are just the products out of the shower, there are tons in there as well!
Day 18: Neutral Nail Polish
I have a love hate relationship with neutral polishes. I adore them when I see them. I think they are so pretty and clean looking, but I have never found a shade that didn’t make my nails look grimy. Instead I opt for super dark colors in the fall/winter and bright colors in the spring/summer. This is as neutral as I get!
Day 19: Friday Favorites
As a self proclaimed product hoarder, I have an endless supply of “favorites.” When looking back at previous challenge entries, I realized I hadn’t shared my love of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes! I have all three of the UD Naked palettes (and both Basic palettes) but Naked 2 and Naked 3 are the eye colors I am constantly reaching for!
Day 20: Green
I really don’t use many products with bright colors, so I didn’t know how I was going to complete this challenge. Then I realized that I have tons of pictures wearing various masks and thought that would be fun! Earlier this year, my favorite little four year old, H, was begging to do a mask with me. I was really hesitant to let her wear one, because I wasn’t sure any would be safe on her skin, so we decided to make our own mixing together avocado, honey and greek yogurt. This picture remains one of her very favorites because she thinks we look like Shrek.
Day 21: Skin Essentials
I am currently completely obsessed with all things related to skin care. Narrowing down all of the products I use to essentials was a nearly impossible task. I was traveling at the time of this prompt so I figured that if I had bothered to pack a product up and bring it with me, it must be essential!
- Clarisonic Plus and Opal
- Rodan + Fields AMP Roller and Night Recovery Serum
- Julep Bare Face Cleansing Oil
- Philosophy Purity, Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash and Take a Deep Breath moisturizer
- Aztec Clay Mask
- Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel
That completes the third week of the #JuneBeautyChallenge! Stay tuned for week 4: most recent buy, best subscription, products I regret, travel essentials, hard to find products, blue and best exfoliator.
You can keep up with my challenge by following my Instagram: @JessicasGoneViral
*I have linked to the website of each product whenever possible. In cases where the product is not sold directly from the brand’s website, I linked to Amazon.