I am SO excited for this post guys!!! “Almost Her” has officially been live for 1 month now and in that month the website has been viewed over a THOUSAND times, people from all over the world looked at my page, (Italy, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, etc.) and there has been such great support from friends and family!! This week I did something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile and that is….drumroll please…..a YouTube Collaboration Video with the lovely Racquel from “Beauty With Racquel” AND A GIVEAWAY!!!!!! I’ll post our Summer Essentials Video below with extra deets and the GIVEAWAY information at the end of this post!!! ♥
EEEPPP!!! My first video!!! I hope you guys enjoyed it!!!!!! I had SO much fun making it (even though I was sooo nervous prior) and an even better time shopping with Racquel before this! ♥
A few things were mentioned in the video so I’m going to post the links here:
Beauty With Racquel YouTube Channel *Need to comment here also to win the giveaway!
Here’s an overview of the products that I talked about and, if you are interested, some of the pricing with links. Make sure to watch the video to see Racquel’s awesome picks also!!:
TOP SUMMER ESSENTIALS
1. Hempz Sensitive Skin Herbal Body Moisturizer
This smells SOOOO delicious!! It’s probably my favorite smell ever and it’s even fragrance free! It’s great for the summer because it fully absorbs into the skin and leaves you feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom. It helps comfort and soothe your skin while leaving you smelling like a cookie! It’s also dye free, paraben free, and has so many awesome skin-renewing ingredients! You can get this at places like Ulta but I’ve found it’s several dollars cheaper to get on Amazon here: Hempz Sensitive Skin
2. Batiste Dry Shampoo in Fruity & Cheeky Cherry
I’ve probably tried a million different dry shampoos and none compared to this one, which is by far my favorite. It’s great for summer when you want to freshen up and not use your blow-dryer in the heat! It leaves your hair volumized without weighting it down AND it actually smells sweet and fruity and not like baby powder! Love this! The best deal that I’ve found so far is when it’s on sale at Ulta for buy one get one half off or just at their website here: Batiste Dry Shampoo
3. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
I’ve used this product a TON this summer. It’s obviously awesome for the SPF it has in it for summertime, but this little thing is a multi-tasker! It can be used as a: moisturizer, Anti-Aging Serum, foundation, and sunscreen. I love this because while most CC creams are low-coverage, this one is not. I have a lot of redness and discoloration in my skin and this covers that up no problem! Not to mention it is paraben free and has a non-chemical sunscreen. This product was developed with dermatologists so it has sooo many great things in it like peptides, vitamins A, C, B, & E and collagen with antioxidants!! Love it! You can find the purse size and regular version at Ulta here: IT CC Cream or the actual It Cosmetics Website here: IT CC CREAM
4. Tarte’s Lipsurgence Skintuitive Lip Gloss in “Energy”
I feel like this is my fun party trick lip gloss. If you haven’t heard of this already, this lip gloss changes colors to a unique shade of pink based on the pH levels in your skin and I think it’s so cool! This is good for times in summer when you don’t want to commit to a lipstick but still want a little bit of color and hydration. I shared with this two of my friends at a recent party and while my lips were a darker pink, my other friend’s was a red color, and the other’s was a light pink!! It’s hard to sometimes see how cool this is using it on yourself because you usually get that one color, but this is so fun!! (They also have this in stick form) You can find it at places like Ulta, Sephora, or at their website here: Tarte Lipgloss in Energy
5. NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Gold
This is such a tiny product but I love it so much! In the summer I use a lot of gold/bronze daytime eyeshadow looks and this just bumps it up a notch and gives you that extra sparkle!! And who doesn’t love a bit a glitter? =) I’ve gotten a lot of compliments wearing this on my lower lash ( not TOO close to the lash line) or above a winged liner. Anddd THIS is why it’s also part of our GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!! You can buy here: NYX Gold Liner or try to win this in our GIVEAWAY!!!!!
First off let me show You a picture of our AWESOME GIVEAWAY WE HAVE!!!! YAYY!!! ::Crowd Cheers!:: I’m SO excited about this!!!!
The giveaway items are:
ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Bound
ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Button
ColourPop Super Shock Eyeshadow in amaze
Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
NYX Liquid Crystal Liner in Crystal Gold
This giveaway bundle values at $39.50 but the rules to win this all are simple!!
HOW TO WIN: Watch the video I posted above and comment there with your favorite summer essential item AND ALSO comment on THIS post with your summer essential and in two weeks from today on August 9th we will draw a winner and email them to where to ship it out!!! Make sure to comment on BOTH pages to be eligible to win!!! And please SHARE with your friends so they can see this and have a chance to win also!!! <3 So to break that down:
1. Comment here with your favorite summer item
2. Comment on the video with your favorite summer item
3. See who wins August 9th!! Easy!!!
SOOOOO hope you guys enjoyed my first Youtube video!! If you cannot tell this entire post just really excites me! haha And please subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss a beat!! Thank you and can’t wait to hear from you all!!!