Thursday, February 1, 2018

5th Annual Beauty Awards

Once a year I like to create a post to share my current favorite beauty finds, because you know, when you're on stage, you want to shine like the star you are. And some high-powered beauty products always help make that happen. 

Okay, let's see what's currently in constant rotation in my hair-care and beauty routines! 

Note: I am not paid or compensated in any way to write about the products I pick. I haven't even received free samples of any of these items. I just include 'em cuz I love 'em.

Overtone Deep Treatment for Colored Hair
Now that my hair is purple, it's a cycle of constant maintenance to keep the color as bright as possible. Since I don't want to run to the salon every two weeks, I touch-up my color myself at home with Overtone. Overtone makes hair products designed to freshen-up your fun hair color quickly and easily at home. I love their deep treatment product, but wouldn't recommend the conditioner, which I felt left a straw-like residue in my hair. They have an array of colors to choose from and online consultants can quickly help you pick the right one. Tips: You'll want to wear gloves when you apply this product. 

dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse
Staying in the same vein of hair color conservation, I think we all know that shampoo strips hair of color. Thus, if you have color treated hair, the less you shampoo the better. However, if you're like me and workout and dance everyday, there's really only so many days you can realistically skip washing. That's why I love this next product, dpHue's Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. You can rinse the dirt, sweat and grime out, but it's not a true shampoo, so doesn't hurt color at all. Combine it with conditioner and you're golden. 

Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Brow Pencil
Filling in your eyebrows is an absolute must for performances. You need them well-defined to frame your face and your expressions. Enter my favorite tool for achieving that - Benefit's Goof Proof Brow Pencil. One end has a spoolie brush and the other a perfectly proportioned angled pencil that distributes just the right amount of color. Easy to use and layer to the desired level of darkness, while still looking natural. Love this product! 

Kiss Ready to Wear Nails
I used to be a big fan of the shellac manicure. But lately, I've certainly changed my tune. I'm now all about Kiss Ready to Wear Nails. These are acrylic nails that you glue on yourself at home. They are cheap to purchase, quick and easy to apply, last longer than shellac, and look amazing. In short, by using these I'm saving both time and money. And I always get a ton of compliments on my nails when wearing them. You can buy these online or at Target, Walmart, Bartells, or another local drugstore. Tip: I recommend also purchasing the Kiss Maximum Speed Nail Glue rather than the glue that comes in the package. I also recommend throwing the glue into your purse in case a nail pops off and you need to quickly glue it back on while away from home. 

Milk Makeup Holographic Makeup Stick 
Highlight is another one of my makeup musts for stage. I love the way a bit of well-placed highlighter creates an ethereal glow when it catches the stage lights. My go to highlight product is Milk Makeup's Holographic Makeup Stick in Supernova. A couple swipes on the cheekbones, and voila!, that radiant lite-from-within goddess-glow is all yours. 

Want more beauty? Read the 4th Annual Beauty Award post here

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