JUNE 2017 OBSESSION

Guys, when did June fly by? We’re already approaching the 4th of July! When I think of 4th of July, I think, burgers, hot dogs, beers and… SUNSCREEN!

Glossier has come through for us. The Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 Daily Sunscreen is EVERYTHING! This is the sunscreen for those that don’t like to wear sunscreen. It’s super lightweight, lightly fragrant and it isn’t oily. No more excuses ladies. I don’t care which SPF you use, but if you need a little help picking, I highly recommend this gem. Best $35 you’ll spend this Summer.

Happy 4th!

xo IKA

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HOW TO SAVE WHEN YOU HAVE A BEAUTY ADDICITON

I’m a beauty junkie! Have you noticed? I won’t bore you with the super long list of products that have now made an organized space in my linen closet. And I won’t try to stop you from investing in what you love. What I will do is give you tips on how you can admire all things beauty and still be financially responsible about it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, overspending, but you don’t have to!

1. LEARN WHAT INGREDIENTS WORK BEST FOR YOU
First and foremost, know your skin! Oily, dry, combination, ALL THAT! This is a huge factor in making the best decisions for your beauty purchases. There’s no reason to by a cleanser for acne prone skin if you don’t get acne. Following beauty trends always seem fun but try to be more conscience of purchasing what’s truly best for you!

2. RETURN WHAT YOU’VE TRIED THAT DOESN’T WORK
This is something I wish I did more of. Many stores allow you to bring back products that were not to your satisfaction. I’m guilty of quickly picking up the wrong shade. Or purchasing a hot item that I end up hating. Stores like Sephora, major department stores, and even your local drug stores like Duane Read or CVS will allow you to bring beauty products back as long as you have the receipt. No need to add it to the closet of products that you probably won’t touch for years to come.

3. MAKE A NEED VS. WANT LIST
OK, so yea, I want the Urban Decay Naked2 palette. And yes I can just run to Sephora and buy it. No biggie right? Wrong! For a fact, I don’t need it! I have enough eye shadow to make it to the next century. This is what I mean. List out what you really need. Things that are useful to you regularly. If you have a specific moisturizer that you love, continue buying it when you run out of it, because it works. Hey on your birthday, get yourself a WANT. But this doesn’t have to be a habit. It feels so much better when you treat yourself once in a blue.

Simple right? Those three tips could save you a good penny! You don’t have to break the bank to have a killer beauty stash. I’m here so you don’t make my mistakes. I got nothing but LOVE for ya! What are some of your beauty money saving secrets? I’d love to know.

xo IKA

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APRIL 2017 OBSESSION

This month’s obsession goes out to my MOM!!!! She reminded me of a product that I’m totally obsessed with and love.

The Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse feels like I’m rubbing Heaven on my face; it’s amazing! It almost has the consistency of petroleum jelly, but it’s quite different, believe me. What I love about this rinse is the two-step process.

1. Rub vigorously all over the face with dry hands
2. Rinse with warm water and finish off with cool

When rinsing, the product turns into the milky feeling treasure and you instantly feel the dirt come up and off.

That’s it! My face is left feeling extremely hydrated, soft and supple. Often times it’s all I need. Here’s a bonus: it comes in a travel size version so in the carry-on bag it goes!

xo IKA

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