Thursday, February 28, 2013


I am such a horrible beauty blogger. For those of you who just started reading my blog fairly recently, then you probably get the impression that I strictly blog about fashion, and that is not the case! I started Beautygirl24 almost four years ago, and with the full intention of blogging about beauty products and makeup, not fashion at all. Obviously that changed rather quickly once I delved into some amazing style blogs. I wanted to do the same! I've always thought that beauty and fashion go hand in hand. I don't think they can really be separated. I feel my best when I have on a fabulous outfit and when my lipstick looks just as great!

My beauty posts have been lacking over the past few months, and I can't quite figure out why. I guess I'm actually very content with the products I use on a daily basis, and they haven't changed too drastically since Summer. A new lip color here and there, some fun drugstore finds. But really, I don't buy as much makeup as I used to. I love my skincare routine, and I also love the products I've been using on my hair for the past year. However, I just discovered a few new things that I've incorporated into both my routines, and I have to tell you about them.

Hair:
Similar to a spray mousse that is used to add volume at the roots, but I love this because it doesn't feel quite as heavy once it's in my hair. I really enjoy the body it provides. I was previously using Big Sexy Hair Root Pump, and although I do still like it, I just prefer the overall feel of the Kenra. 


The BEST heat protectant! Not only does it work well with hot irons, but it also leaves your hair super soft and shiny. It holds style very well. It's really like a heat protector and hold spray in one. If you swear by a straightener or curling iron, I think you'll love this as much as I do.



I also just purchased this curling iron by Hot Tools, highly recommended by the gorgeous Veronika. I love her hair. That soft, touseled, wavy/curl is so pretty on everyone! It reminds me of Lauren Conrad's curls. I hope to play around with it enough so that I can achieve the same look. *Fingers crossed*




Skin:

I have super uneven skin, and I've always wanted to try a cream that could alleviate some of the uneveness on my cheeks and chin. You're supposed to use this every night, but I alternate between this and my Josie Maran Argan Oil. So far, so good. I don't think the results have been dramatic, but I do feel that it's working. I think I need to keep at it for another month before I truly make my final verdict. 



I received this small tube in my Sephora All-Stars kit (which by the way was one of the best things I've ever purchased). There's a reason why so many celebs swear by her products. This exfoliating mask is serious business. I keep this tube in my shower, and apply it once a week. It stings a bit, so I only leave it on for about a minute or so. I distribute an even amount and using slow circles, gently rub it into my skin. My face glows. I definitely will repurchase once this is gone!

 Have you tried any of these products? Any recommendations for something else I should try?
I promise I will do my best to keep beauty posts coming, as long as I have something worth mentioning, good and bad!

♥ Noelle


14 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about sticking to products that work...if I find a HG item, I'm not likely to blog about and experiment with a ton of other items.

    Love your product recs - it doesn't matter if they're infrequent - because they're GOOD LOL! I'd rather read about a couple of STAR products than a bunch of so-so ones.

    Kate Somerville is on my to-try list. I also REALLY want to try Emma Hardie's Cleansing Balm - it's all the rage with UK beauty bloggers and seems to be really amazing (not just hype LOL!)

    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥

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    1. I've never heard of Emma Hardie, I doubt they sell that in the states ;( I really think you would love the exfolikate! You should try it if you can.

      And thank you Ella, I'm happy you enjoy my infrequent beauty posts nonetheless!

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    2. I don't think they sell Emma Hardie in Canada either - but I'm actually considering purchasing it from the UK...I'm THAT curious LOL!

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  2. I haven't actually tried any of these things, but I've heard great things about that Paul Mitchell hair protection. I definitely need to start using something; my flat-iron is taking a toll.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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    1. Mine is too Josie! I'm trying to flat iron my hair less, but the Paul Mitchell does help when I do.

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  3. I think I'm going to try to look for the Kenra root lifting this weekend. The one I'm using now is ho hum. I also need to look for a new heat protectant. I watched a video of a girl burning her hair using a curling iron and now I'm terrified I'll fry mine lol

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    1. Oh no, that's horrible!
      I do really like the Kenra spray. In fact, I have a couple Kenra products that I'm happy with. Good brand :)

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    1. I am so happy with the Exfolikate! It's amazing!

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  5. I'm guilty of blogging too much about fashion too. My first passion is also beauty and skin care. But fashion posts are so much fun.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

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    1. Agreed :) I think I'd rather spend my money on clothes rather then new products.

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  6. Great post, Noelle! Thank you for the info on the Paul Mitchell heat protector. I have been looking for one that will leave my hair soft and shiny rather than stiff and weighed down...excited to try this one :)
    XO
    Jessy
    www.FourSeasonsStyle.blogspot.com

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