What’s In My Makeup Bag? #3

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It has been a while since I wrote one of these posts and some changes have happened inside my makeup bag due to new lovely items being added to my collection and to the overly warm and humid (and rainy!) weather. I just have not felt like wearing too much on my face, so I have been keeping it very minimal. Less is more, isn’t it?

This lovely makeup bag you see in the photo is an Apple & Bee Medium Cosmetic Journey Bag* and the pattern is  Lovebird Red. I saw a few of these on Beauty.com and I thought that they were too cute for words! Then I learned that they were also eco-friendly, so I just could not wait to get one! The bag is made in organic cotton and hemp, it feels nice and sturdy. It is very spacious (it fits more than a whole face of products!) and has a front pocket where I usually put a few makeup brushes. The bag is covered in a bio-degradable coating made from natural polymers (sugar cane and corn starch) so that it can be wiped clean. How awesome is that?! I love finding out about brands like Apple & Bee that are truly committed to be environmentally-friendly without compromising design and functionality. It does not hurt that the bags are so stinkin’ cute.

The first product that was added to my bag must-haves is the Celsus Bio-Intelligence Scar Cream. Although it is called Scar Cream, this lightweight, silky-smooth lotion is a little miracle maker. It helps to fade scars (from acne, cuts, scrapes, scratches, ..you name it!) and  it also calms redness, which is what I have been using it the most for. A tiny amount of this lotion makes the redness disappear quickly. I carry it with me because it needs to be applied three times a day to help the scars disappear. I will write more about it in the future ;). As for lashes, I am still using (and loving each day more) my Kjaer Weis mascara. I have been able to test it under the worse possible weather conditions, (90% humidity and rain) and it still worked fantastic without smudging. Onto lips, I have been loving wearing Ilia Beauty Sway. Yes, the bronzer Sway. It gives a beautiful golden sheen to my lips. Sway is not very moisturizing, (..it’s meant to be used on the face) but a little lip balm makes it perfect, (I am loving the Pai Bergamot Orange Organic lip balm*). I have also used Ilia Beauty Bang Bang often, especially since it is a great option for ladies (like moi) who are not fully committed to full coverage red lipsticks. As for cheeks, I have fallen in love with another Kjaer Weis wonder: the cream blush in the shade Desired Glow*. It is called blush, but the color is a beautiful honey/caramel that can be used as a bronzer. It is insanely gorgeous and gives the most natural glow to the skin, warming it up and adding luminosity. I think it is pretty much clear that I have a huge makeup crush on Kjaer Weis…Finally, I would not leave home without my Tatcha blotting papers, my RMS Living Luminizer, and that tiny glamorous compact you see in the front pocket my new favorite eye shadow from Kjaer Weis. The shade is Cloud Nine, it is a matte champagne color, it is the perrrrrfect highlighting color for brow bone and inner corner of eyes.

Have you ever had a true makeup crush on a particular brand? Let me know which one!

*PR Sample


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  • Sonja

    I’m also crushing hard on ‘Desired Glow’ and ‘Living Luminizer’ – just ordered Kjaer’s mascara and eye shadow… waiting for them to arrive is like waiting for xmas morning! :D

    Sonja
    lifeinblush.com

    • Hahaha, I totally feel the same way every time I receive a package! I am just so thankful that brands like Kjaer Weis make these gorgeous and luxurious products because my old favorites used to be fab brands like Chanel and Dior! Green beauty can be just as glamorous and gorgeous as conventional, and I am sure you agree with me ;)

      Thanks for your comment Sonja!

      • Sonja

        100% agree! the hardest brand for me to give up was Armani, especially their bronzer, but when you have brands like Kjaer Weis and RMS that perform just as well I rarely give brands like chanel and bobbi brown a second glance now…besides my full blown obsession with all these gorgeous organic options keeps me pretty occupied ;)

        • I know! There is nothing better than putting something on your face that you like, and that is also good for your skin. :)

  • Mavs

    Lovely post, I’m eager to try some of these products, if you use them day to day i can trust that they must be good!

    • Hi Mavs :) These are some of my favorites and I think that they are really great! Which ones are you more interested in?

  • Sydney

    I definitely want to try the Celsus Cream. I’ve read that it’s helped people with wrinkle reducing and lip plumping also because it produces collagen to plump up the skin..so it sounds like a good buy to me :) I love that it’s so versatile, I’ll be ordering for sure

    • Hi Sydney, it’s nice to hear from you again :)
      I am liking the Celsus Cream a lot. I like to put it on red areas of my face such as around the nose or on my cheeks because it is so effective at calming the redness! I should try to put it on the lips too, I did not know about the lip plumping effect :) Also, it really comes at an excellent price because you need the tiniest amount, so it lasts for ages. I bought an extra tube because I was using it so much, and I was afraid I would ran out of it quickly, but I haven’t opened the second tube yet and the first one is still full. Let me know what you think when you try it. Thank you for your comment!

      • Sydney

        Hello :) I’m so glad you said something about how long it lasts because I was about to buy 2 bottles right away, but I’m actually really excited now to try it! And yes, I’ll be sure to tell you what I think :)

  • Oh my you always have such cute makeup bags :) still have to try kjaer weis, hopefully soon, love both bang bang and sway xx

    • Thank you Tammy, Apple & Bee really makes adorable cosmetic bags :) I think that you will like Kjaer Weis too! I love everything I have tried from her makeup line. xx

  • Mary_333

    I have been eyeing that scar cream! Does it calm post acne redness?

    • Hi Mary, sorry for getting back to you so late. My answer is yes, I find that this cream is really great at calming any type of redness, and I have also noticed that some marks I had from a 2 month old breakout have been fading. As for old scars, I have not noticed a great difference, but the company says that it takes longer for old scars to fade. I would give it a try. If you do try it I would love if you would send me a tweet to let me know what you think.

  • yourdailybreak

    love seeing what other people have in their bags :) xx

    Your Daily Break

  • Britanie

    I have a massive crush on W3LL People. Obsessed. I am also always having a love affair with RMS Beauty and am newly crushing over Ilia Beauty and Kjaer Weis! Their packaging is so, so luxurious.

    xo
    Britanie
    http://beautybybritanie.com

    • I like W3LL People too! I ordered about 15 different product samples a while ago and have liked everything I tried. I find that their powders are particularly nice and I am still using up the concealer/foundation stick. I also like that they are very sweet and kind people. As for Kjaer Weis, it was love at the first application :)

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