phillyfashiongirl | Philadelphia Beauty and Lifestyle Blog
This blog is dedicated to mostly beauty related things from reviews to makeup looks! I started this blog in Jan 2016 after I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism because I love beauty, writing, and photography. My college experiences and internships inspired me to create my own blog to share my passion for photography, beauty, and fashion. My blog focuses on makeup look,..
Having a morning skincare routine is a great way to start your day. My skincare routine does change every few months because as the weather changes, so does your skin. SOHP TRIFECTA I was so excited when SOHP contacted me and asked if I was interested in trying out their products. I love experimenting with new skincare. To start, it’s very important to cleanse your skin. Cleansing gets rid of makeup, dirt and grime that your skin collects throughout the day. All three products contain natural ingredients including almond oil, tea tree oil, neem oil, and vitamin e oil. After cleansing, I tone my skin. This helps pick up makeup or dirt you left behind. This also shrinks the appereance of pores. Because I work in the city, sing toner has become a must in my skincare routine. Lastly, apply oil. Oil helps hydrate your skin and add a beautiful glow. This improves texture and calms redness. It’s super important to take after your skin especially as you get older. Your morning skin routine should focus on protecting your skin for the day. It’s also important to know your skin and understand that it changes as the seasons change. natural ingredients : Cleanser: Castile soap (Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Natural Almond Fragrance, Citric Acid, Tocopherol), Vegetable Glycerin, Almond Oil, Neem Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E Oil Toner: Water, Witch Hazel, Apple Cider Vinegar. Tea Tree Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Chamomile Oil Oil: Grape Seed Oil, Neem Oil, Vitamin E, Tea Tree Oil
Music has always been one of my biggest passions. I cannot go a day without it. I haven’t shared my playlist in several months so why not now! I have been falling behind my 50 days of blog posts. Welcome to my very random list of favorite songs. This are my current jams that I listen to daily! happier – ed sheeran I love this song the lyrics bring me back to when I first thought I was in love. It brings me back to the easy going times. I love ed sheeran’s voice. 8 letters – why don’t we Okay I am kind of embarrassed for liking this song but it’s soooo good! The beat and melody and vocals are so catchy. superhero – lauv This song has been on repeat. It’s amazing and gives me all the feels! jungle – saint mesa I have been obsessed with this song for a several months now. amen – for king & country Everything about this song sounds so right and beautiful. The vocals are a work of art. The chorus is freaking AMAZING!!!! thru these tears – lany I love this song because it talks about the struggles of life and feeling pain but being strong through it all. el prestamo – maluma I love me some spanish music and this song has become my jam! Blasting this on my commute to work instantly gets me pumped up to conquer the day!
Welp summer is officially over. SO SAD! This summer I went through a few products that I definitely recommend. Because I liked them so much, I purchased more than once. I am writing this post to tell you which products I fell in love with this summer of 2018. These three products have become my ride or dies, my holy grails and my summer beauty empties! clinique moisture surge I have combination skin and the clinique moisture surge is the perfect match. This is a oil-free gel cream. I love this product because it is so LIGHTWEIGHT! This is great for sensitive skin. This is perfect for colder months as well because of its hydrating properties. This moisturizer absorbs right into the skin making fast mornings easy. covergirl clean matte bb cream I hate wearing foundation in the summer because of the heat and sweat. My sister recommended covergirl’s bb cream and I quickly fell in love. WOWWW a bb cream that evens out my skin tone and doesn’t look cakey. I even forget I am wearing anything on my face. This looks absolutely flawless on my skin. I have mostly oily skin during the summer and this bb cream mattes out my face resulting in no shine. I recommend this product to everyone from people who wear lots of makeup to someone who doesn’t. I am on my third bottle! This has a very similar foundation consistency but it is very much lightweight. sephora dry clean instant dry brush cleaner spray Cleaning your brushes is VERY important!!!!!! Cleansing your brushes of bacteria and grime is obviously good for your skin as well. Sometimes we don’t have time to do so….so there’s the sephora dry clean brush cleaner. This stuff is absolutely amazing. This cleans your brushes easily and drys on contact. I’m amazed with this product! This is perfect when you’re in a rush. Ideal for travel! shop this post day 3 of 50 days of blogging! day one – intro day two – recently purchased beauty products
Working right down the street from ULTA beauty can be a terrible thing. I am there probably once a week checking out the latest in beauty and purchasing new products. Over this past month I have made a few purchases and below are the most recent beauty products I recently purchased! morphe highlight & contour beauty sponge Applying foundation with a beauty sponge is so therapeutic to me. Something about dabbing a sponge on my skin is so relaxing. I have used the original beauty blender and loved it. It makes my foundation look airbrushed and my skin look absolutely flawless. The beauty blender is very pricey for just a sponge but a great alternative is the real techniques sponge. This sponge is super affordable with the pricetag of $4.99 USD. I recently purchased the morphe sponge because of the beauty guru hype. I was so excited when I saw it at my local ULTA Beauty. This sponge is actually phenomenal with its unique shape. The shape is great because it allows you to get into the hard to reach spots. morphe x jaclyn hill dark magic eyeshadow palette I purchased this palette simply because I wanted to see what the hype was about and also because I want a darker shade palette in my collection. This palette was very affordable only $12 with Ulta Beauty coupon. I will be doing an entire post on this palette very soon. These colors are beautiful and want you want in a dark palette. I have been seeing a lot of negative reviews on this palette but I will use this palette for a week to test it out. ulta beauty brow tint Okay I purchased this product because I have been eyeing Glossier’s boy brow. I didn’t want to spend that much money on a product like that so I saw Ulta Beauty’s brow tint. I want a more natural looking brow and I believe this product does the trick. This acts like a mascara making it easy to comb through brow hair. ulta beauty matte setting spray My face is very oily by the end of the day. I started ditching foundation and bb cream now that my skin is clear. I found the matte setting spray and hoped this would help my skin looking so shiny. Review to come! pixi beauty glow-y gossamer duo delicate dew I was so happy when pixi beauty sent me their glow in the box. I think Pixi’s highlighters are so underrated! This highlighter is absolutely beautiful. It is super pigmented and I always get compliments when wearing. This highlighter blends into the skin so nicely. essence false lashes mascara Essence mascaras are some of the best! I know you probably never heard but they have a big selection at ULTA Beauty. They are so affordable and work so well. This mascara is not clumpy and applies just enough product. I use this mascara when going out and to work to make my lashes look full. Overall, I believe you should try out these products even if you never even heard of these! shop this post 50 Days of Blog Posts! day one – intro
HELLLOOOO! I am challenging myself by blogging for 50 days straight! I feel like this past year I became unmotivated when it came to blogging. When I started blogging, I was so passionate and posted almost three times a week. I want to bring that passion back. I love all things beauty and I want to share my passion. I also want to add more lifestyle into my blog – healthy eating, diy projects, etc…. So please enjoy fifty days of blog posts. I cannot promise that everyday I will post because LIFE! I will try my hardest to post daily. They will be posted 9pm EST! Some examples of posts: palette reviews summer go-to look favorite hair products easy hairstyles monthly favs no-makeup look These posts will be super relaxed to super well thought out! During this time, I hope to create video content. UGH I REALLY HOPE SO! If you want any specific posts, please let me know in the comments! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post! follow me on instagram – @PHILLYFASHIONGIRL
Flawless makeup comes from makeup brushes. Honestly, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on high quality brushes. I am writing this post to help you all out when choosing great makeup brushes. Brushes can apply makeup flawlessly. Brushes are versatile and good for precision, blendability, and an airbrushed finish. Below are my holy grail makeup brushes that will help you out when choosing which ones to buy! face powder brush – elf powder brush Elf brushes are amazing quality and very affordable. I like how this is a flat brush which makes applying powder so much easier. This brush is so soft but dense at the same time making applying product easier. This brush makes it easy to pack on powder. highlighting brush – Real Techniques Setting Brush The Real Techniques Setting Brush is my favorite brush ever. I don’t use this for powder but I use it for highlighting. This applies product beautifully. This brush picks up product and distributes evenly. eyes eye brush – BH Cosmetics Eye Essentials I basically use all the brushes in the BH Cosmetics Eye Essentials set daily. These are such good quality at such an affordable price. I like to use a very fluffy eye brush to blend out my transition color on my lid. Morphe M321 Morphe brushes are great quality. You can find them for affordable prices. These brushes hardly shed. fav brands My favorite brands for brushes are elf, morphe, and real techniques.
Getting your nails done can be very pricey especially if you’re on a budget. I recently discovered a much more affordable way to do my nails and make it appear as if they were professionally done. Remember being in middle school and press on nails were the best things ever because you weren’t allowed to get your nails done? Honestly, press on nails have become an obsession. In this post, I am going to share my secrets how I get my faux acrylic manicure. I discovered Static nails through instagram. I love that an indie company has made a press on nail brand. This brand has beautiful designs from matte black to Swavorski diamonds. The possibilities are endless with the designs of these nails. The quality of these nails are superb. They are worth every penny. Finding time to go to a nail salon can be a hassle and also finding a great nail tech can be tiresome. Target and Walmart have the best press on nails and at home nail kits that are worth every dollar. I really like the brand Kiss they have some of the best nails. I like to use the plain nails. These nails have no color or design allowing you to customize them how you want. This nails are not thin but thick giving off the appearance of a real nail. I apply glue on my real nail and also on the fake nail. You can apply nails while watching your favorite tv shows or when you watch a movie. It’s very easy and takes less than time than a manicure. This has become a routine for me. It has saved me time, money and the health of my nails. FAUX NAIL RECOMMENDATIONS
Being so passionate about beauty, I am always asked the question… what products do I recommend or what products do I use. I am writing this blog post to share my loves and what products I trust the most. Below are my everyday beauty staples. BRUSHES I love anything affordable because why not!!? The BH …