Friday Finds: Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb

Hey Fashionistas,

The thirst is realll…..for Belif The True Cream – Aqua Bomb!

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I first heard of Belif from my colleague who recommended it to me since I was complaining that my current moisturizing cream was too heavy. I felt that my past cream clogged up my pores…causing me to break out even more. So I went to Sephora to check it out and got some samples of it to see how my skin would react to it.

Well, let me tell you…..It was amazing!! Literally the BOMB cream that I’ve been missing (pun literally intended there). The cream is water based so it doesn’t feel heavy at all and perfect for summer! Most creams I use leave my face feeling sticky and yucky after 30 minutes of putting it on…but not this one! But I get ahead of myself…so why don’t we break it down!

Packaging

  • Simple, clean, and pure like water!
  • Has only the necessary information written to describe the product without getting confusing
  • Blue and White color scheme which goes excellent with the Aqua theme

Product

  • Smells a little tree minty but not too strong that it’s overwhelming
  • Cream is a light aqua blue color so it looks like water when you open it
  • Feels extremely light and airy
  • The older product was 18% hydration level but the one that I bought in Sephora is 70% hydration level!!

How it applies

  • Need only a dollop size to cover my entire face, though sometimes I go overboard and start putting it on my arms, legs, etc… *teehee*
  • Feels like it just melts onto my skin…like my skin is just drinking in the cream
  • Leaves my skin feeling hydrated and cool without the sticky and oily residue feeling of a regular cream

 

Key Question: Would I recommend it to a friend? ABSOLUTELY!!

I would absolutely positively recommend it to a friend, family member, even to a stranger! I love how it feels on my skin – cooling and well hydrated. The best part about the product is that it doesn’t feel like it clogs up my pores! I’ve been using the product for a week now and my skin feels super soft! I use it every night before I go to bed and I wake up feeling great and I’ve actually noticed that my skin has a natural glow to it! I am definitely going to be adding this to my post-makeup routine 😉

Belif, you officially have my heart! I can’t wait to try out some of your other products ❤

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

*This post is not sponsored. I bought this product with my own money and all reviews are honest and come from my experience using this product.

Fashionista Thoughts

Have you used this product before? What did you think?

Have you used other Belif products?

What’s your go to post-makeup routine product?

OOTD: Govenors Ball

Hey Fashionistas,

So I went to my very first music festival this past weekend – Governors Ball! It was so much fun (despite the port-a-potties) and I couldn’t stop smiling all day. I loved every second of it – from eating the super yummy food to listening to music I’ve never heard of until now (teehee) to spending time with some of my best friends.

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Now for all my fashionistas and makeup lovers who have gone to music festivals, you all know that festival attire and makeup are, of course, of utmost importance! Some of the makeup looks I saw at the festival were gorgeous – elaborate face paintings, jewelry and beading on the face, etc. I, however, went for a more natural makeup look, BUT I did change things up with the eye makeup. Ever since I came back from San Diego, I’ve really been into the bronze gold look. For Governors ball, I decided to go with a rose pink look to match my flower crown.

I knew that I was going to be dancing in warm weather so I made sure to use my new BB cream from Clinique – Clinique Acne Solution BB Cream SPF 40. It was the perfect lightness to even out my skin tone without clogging my pores AND protect my face from the sun!

Now moving on to a little #OOTD…

For Governors ball, I wanted the focal point to be my flower crown so I opted for pretty basic colors with subtle pops of pink to complete the look. I chose my favorite cream colored lace tank top and threw that over a hot pink bralette. I wore that with my favorite pair jean shorts and some simple white sneakers. I also made sure to bring a light sweater since it was definitely going to be cold at night. We didn’t leave Gov Ball until 11pm!

This was my very first music festival and I had such a blast! I can’t wait until my next music festival or concert!!

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Fashionista Thoughts

What do you wear to music festivals?

Have you ever been to Governors ball or maybe you were there this past weekend??

Vlog Wednesdays: Post Lent Makeup Shopping Haul

Hey Fashionistas,

OMG!! It literally feels amazing to back here on the blog – posting, filming, and just talking to you guys! I’ve been going through a lot these past weeks and my computer ran out of memory for me to film…but I am now BACK ! Back with new content, a new hairstyle, new makeup….BASICALLY…a whole new me and just in time for the (unofficial) start of summer!

And of course…what better way to come back than with one of my favorite videos…A HUGE SHOPPING HAUL!!!

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Products:

Too Faced Born this Way Foundation – Warm Beige

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – Light/Medium Matte

Tarte Fake Awake Eyeliner

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Double Dare

Boscia Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydration Hydrogel Mask

Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighters – Radiant Lights

Real Techniques Brushes

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Not a Vlog Wednesday: California Bronzin’ Makeup

Hey Fashionistas,

So I know I am super super late for this post. Originally, I was supposed to post this look when I was in San Diego, but I got extremely busy and tired every day from exploring San Diego. So I am posting this now…back in NYC.. oops!

Hope you guys all enjoy ❤

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Face:
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
Rimmel Insta Flawless Perfect Radiant Skin Tint – Shade 006
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | 10 Light
Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Tartiest Pro Glow Kit
Clinique Cheek Pop | Blush Pop

Eyes:
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | 20 Sand
TooFaced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

Lips:
Maybelline Vivid Liquid Matte Lip – Nude Thrill

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Airplane OOTDs & What’s in my Travel Bag?

Hey Fashionistas,

Happy Easter!! So guess, where I am right now?? SAN DIEGO!!!

That’s right…San Diego, home to beautiful beaches and where my best friend, practically sister, and former college roommate lives right now. I’m going to be in San Diego for a week visiting my best friend Katelyn, so if you are from here, feel free to suggest some attractions to visit!

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Technically not San Deigo yet, but still…reunited with my best friend!

Now, traveling can be quite tiring and by the time you reached your destination, you can kind of look like a train wreck. Trust me.. I’ve been there and it was NOT cute!! So, as a fashionista, I’m going to show you how I dress comfy cute while traveling!

The two most important things to remember when flying is comfort and staying warm (the latter is mainly for me…teehee). I absolutely love flying and going to new places, but one thing I never look forward to is how cold it is on the plane. I absolutely can’t stand the cold so for all flights, I’ll always have tons of layers on.

I am wearing a magenta pink sleeveless blouse under my favorite Boston University half zip-up sweater #GoTerriers! I’m pairing this up with my favorite pair of AE jeans and brown suede boots. And…for extra warmth, my AE trench coat.

Now you’re probably thinking, why am I wearing a sleeveless blouse if I’m always cold on the airplane? Well, San Diego is going to be super warm and I am going to a surprise birthday party once I get off the plane. I gotta make sure i’m dressed to the nines – from planes to parties #LittleMissPopular 😉

My favorite part of my outfit, however, is my Forever 21 baby pink rhinestone baseball cap. Every time I travel, regardless how I travel, I will always wear a cap. It just completes my outfit, ya know??

Now moving to what’s in my bag….

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I generally go for a big tote bag when traveling to carry everything – electronics, makeup, snacks, etc. Right now, my bag holds:

Laptop & charger
Kindle
Michael Kors wallet/wristlet
Phone & charger
Boarding pass, tickets, and any other paper documents for travel
2 packs of gum
Makeup bag
Some yummy snacks – all vegetarian because…Lent

….And what’s in my makeup bag?

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Maybelline Lipstick – Raw Chocolate
Clinique Quick Eyeliner
Elf Lash Curler
Smith’s Lip Balm
Nivea Hand Cream
Sephora Mirror

When I travel, I stay away from using face products since the air in the airplane can be extremely drying and harsh on the skin. To be honest, I actually wear no makeup other than lip balm and moisturizer to keep my skin and lips hydrated. I also wear my eyeglasses when I travel for max comfort. I will, however, give my lashes a quick curl, put on some lipstick and eyeliner right before I get off the plane, just so I look a little bit more presentable.

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Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Fashionista Thoughts:

What’s your go-to travel outfit?

What do you carry with you in your makeup bag?

Any places you suggest me to visit in San Diego?

My Post Makeup Routine

Hey Fashionistas,

Every makeup lover knows that the makeup routine doesn’t just end with just taking off makeup. Wearing makeup can really clog up your pores or dry up your skin. The post makeup routine is super important for keeping the skin healthy and fresh after a day of full face makeup.

So this is my post makeup routine. Now keep in mind, I don’t wear full face makeup every day so this routine is only after a long day of wearing makeup and I just need to treat myself to a mini spa for my face.

First, I start off with wiping off all my makeup. Me…being the Queen of Extra, of course, I not only have one makeup remover, but three makeup removers. My go to makeup remover is Garnier Skin Active -Micellar Cleansing Water

**Tip of the Day: Never ever ever go to bed with makeup on. It’s extremely bad for your skin. For those of you who are too exhausted to move, let alone go to the bathroom to take your makeup off, my suggestion is to have makeup wipes near your bed. Even if you can’t take all your makeup off, makeup wipes get most of it and at least will allow your skin to breathe when you go to bed.

With all my makeup off, I grab my Kiehl’s cleanser to wash and clean my face. My skin is very sensitive so it took me forever to find this beauty! It is strong enough to really clean my skin but soft enough where it doesn’t feel like my skin is being scrubbed raw.

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Now, this is my favorite part! After a good cleanse, I like to rehydrate my face with some face masks. My go to face mask is Sephora’s Face Mask. I’ve used both the eye and face mask in Pearl and Avocado.

Depending on the lipstick that I wore (matte lipstick), I would use a lip scrub or a lip mask. My current favorite lip mask is by Bite Beauty in Champagne. To make a lip scrub, I like to mix it with sugar.

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Then I’ll put on a thin coat of Smith’s Strawberry Lip Balm to keep my lips nice and soft.

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The last and final step of my mini face spa treatment is moisturizer.

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Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly

Fashionista thoughts:

What is your post makeup routine?

Any face masks you recommend? I’m looking to try some new ones!

One Lovely Blog Award!!

Hey Fashionistas,

OMGGGGG! I can’t even believe what just happened! I received my very first nomination blog award – ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD!! ❤ ❤

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Thank you Huda from MakeupManiac for nominating me for this award! All you fashionistas need to check out her blog! She gives some great advice on makeup and all things beauty ❤

So for those who don’t what is the One Lovely Blog Award, here’s the breakdown:

  • Thank the person that nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  • Post about the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate at most 15 people
  • Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated

7 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME

I have a twin, Erica, who is also a blogger, though she is a foodie and runner blogger. Make sure to go check her out!

I am absolutely obsessed with dessert and if I could eat dessert before every meal, I would do it in a heartbeat.

My spirit animal is a wombat.

I am allergic to kiwis and horseradish. Weird…and random…I know….

My favorite candy is Gummy Bears….but not sugar free ones though….

Despite being a city girl, my favorite genre of music is country music. Country just reminds me of summer…all the time!!

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No matter what season it is, I am ALWAYS in the mood for pumpkin spice lattes and all things pumpkin!

HERE ARE MY NOMINATIONS:
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Make sure to go check out their blogs!)

Daily Moves and Grooves
Meg Kem Magic
Dreamer Achiever
One Millennial Girl
Admirably Legal 
The Bellezza Corner
Genesis Nvibe
Helli Patel

Xoxo,

Chrissie Carly