August 14, 2018

Brooke's Summer Beauty Favorites

I've recently learned about a few new beauty products, and I wanted to share for those who also love finding new products. If you have any questions or want to share your favorites, please comment below :)

1. Stay Outside Setting Spray with SPF
This is my new favorite setting spray. Previously I used the Urban Decay All Nighter but I didn't love that I wasn't getting any protection from the sun. This product from Maskcara beauty smells amazing, holds my makeup, AND keeps me safe from the sun. I wore it on vacation in Oregon last week and while everyone else's face was FRIED mine was fine. Seriously, try it. This also has a 30 day money back guarantee so there's no risk in trying it out.

2. Bella Bronzer
I bought this bronzer in June, but I was a little skeptical. I've only ever used powder bronzers but I love how this one melts into my face and blends really well. This has become my new staple to give me a little extra glow. Bonus: It has a 30 day money back guarantee as well.

3. Restore Brush Cleaner
How many of us forget to wash our brushes? I know I've been guilty in the past. I used to use dish soap to wash my brushes and then I would have to let them dry out for 24 hours before I could use them again. I recently discovered this brush cleaner and I'm officially OBSESSED. This cleaner smells like cotton candy, and completely cleans, disinfects, and restores my brush. This actually helps my brushes last longer. I now wash my brushes once a week because it is so easy and I can use them immediately after....bonus!

4. BECCA Cosmetics Concealer
I received this as a sample from Influenster, and quickly fell in love. Although I don't use concealer very often anymore I really fell in love with this formula. It was lightweight but provided ample coverage.

5. Moxie Beauty Lash + Brow Serum
This is a new product I tried. It is an eyelash and eyebrow serum. I have only been using it for a few weeks, but I'm excited to watch my eyelashes and eyebrows grow!

July 31, 2018

English Breakfast

London, UK
London was so dreamy. We had such a fun time walking the streets of Notting Hill, eating traditional fish and chips, visiting their free museums, and trying traditional english breakfast.

Seeing Stonehenge in real life was one of my favorite things! There was so much to love about London, but if we ever go back to England I want to spend more time in the country side. Kevin & I are definitely not city folk although we do enjoy a visit every now and then.

Favorite eats: Gelupo, Poppies Fish and Chips, Franco Manca, Ben's Cookies, Regency Cafe
Favorite activities: House of Parliament tour. Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Natural History Museum, Stonehenge, Notting Hill, Columbia Road market, Hyde Park, Portobello Road market, Trafalgar Square, Herod's, Covenant Garden, Windsor Castle, Fortnum and Mason, Oxford, Buckingham Palace

© brookelmer