If you follow me on Instagram (@publyssity) or Snapchat (alyssaamoroso), it’s clear to see that I’m always traveling during the summer months. In fact, my suitcase has doubled into a closet and my cosmetic case has become home to all of my essentials – like my makeup, personal care items, etc.
That said, I’ve actually found this method to be really helpful. I load my cosmetic case with everything I’ll need to get through the week, weekend or workday. I like having one case with everything vs. a million small bags with just some of my items. It’s easier for me to make sure I’m not forgetting to pack anything when I’m switching between carry-on luggage to tote bag to gym bag.
Keep reading to see some of the essentials I keep in my cosmetics case at all times:
I’ve been testing out and trying new beauty products all spring and have finally found some favorites that I wanted to share with all of you, as I know it could be hard to experiment with new items. At least for me, beauty products are hard to comb through when trying to find the best of the best. That’s why I’m pleased to share some of my top-picks with!
From exfoliating scrubs to brow highlighters to lipstick, I’m covering all of the bases. Check out my spring beauty haul items below and let me know your thoughts in the comments section! Also keep an eye out for some special offer codes on select items!
When it comes to beauty routines, I tend to be skeptical of using too many products with the fear that they will make my skin worse, not better. That’s why I generally use products with no scent and few ingredients. The more gentle, the better. For the last 3 weeks I’ve been using Simone France Classic French skincare products and have to say, I’m the biggest fan, so I want to share my success story with you guys!
Like me, the brand believes that fewer ingredients is better, so they keep their products simple with high quality ingredients and focus on the routine (which is my favorite part). I’ve been following a step-by-step 60 sec. daily routine in the morning, with another 60 sec. routine at night that is unlike anything I’ve ever done before. The routine uses a few different products (like mild soap, a toner, a refining scrub and moisturizer) and Simon France Signature Clothes. At first the routine scared me a bit, since I tend to be a soap and water type of girl, but now I’m breezing through it and love the results. I have to say, it’s the most effective routine I’ve used to date!
The products have really helped transform my dry skin into a glowing and balanced complexion. Take the 5 minute quiz to see what items in the line work for your skin-type! PS. use the coupon code BEAUTIFULSKIN to receive 20% off for any order made via Simone France website (including already discounted packages)! Any questions? Sound off below!
Lately I’ve been working with so many great, new brands and have been listing tons of discount codes via my Instagram, but wanted to put all the information in one place so you guys can enjoy awesome discounted products/services. Low and behold, my deals & steals! ENJOY!
About: Say goodbye to bad hair days! Vive is a new way to book and save on last minute blowouts at pre-vetted salons in your city. All you do is input your information, when you’d like your appointment and let Vive handle the details. They work directly with pre-vetted salons to get you a blowout at a nearby salon. I’ve gone the past two Friday’s in a row and am obsessed!
Discount Code: Use my referral code: https://www.vive.co/referrals/publyssity
About: For as low at $24/month Ditto allows you to get endless designer eyewear. How does it work? Select your favorite pair (from iconic brands to cult collections), keep them as long as you want and swamp them anytime. If you love them, you can keep them (members receive 15% off the purchase of their glasses).
Discount Code: Use code “PUBLYSSITY” for your first month free
About: A Daniel Wellington watch is stylish, elegant and can be worn by men and women, no matter what the occasion or the dress code. I recently got the DW Dapper Sheffield 34mm and LOVE it!
Discount Code: Get 15% off your order when you use code “PUBLYSSITY” on danielwellington.com
Hope you enjoy!
[Photo Credit: Zack Perl, The Bacyard Studio]
Like anything else, my makeup routine changes from year to year and season to season, but lately there have been a few tricks up my sleeve that I’m not yet ready to part with. As we enter summer, I’ve been really into pink and nude hues, as well as highlighters and shimmer. I’m all about creating a “glowy” look lately. Check out my go-to tips and tricks below.
- Do without the “cat-eye”– I have a secret! I haven’t used eyeliner in months. Hard to believe, right? Since I have really small eyes, I got in the habit of using liquid liner to elongate them by sporting a cat-eye look. Eventually, I started to realize my eyes actually looked a lot bigger when I stopped wearing liner altogether and started using natural looking false lashes instead (Tip: you can get a pair of lashes for as cheap at $3 at your nearest drugstore). If you want a more permanent solution and don’t mind making the investment, you can get lash extensions (I’ve been getting mine done at The Lash Loft and am obsessed, highly recommended).
- Save the smoky eye for the winter or nighttime – Now that I’m going for this “no liner” look, I also decided to tone it back on my eye shadow. I wasn’t a huge shadow person to begin with, but would apply more of a smoky look for a night out. However, let’s face it, smoky eyes are great from time to time, but they are way too harsh for an everyday look. I love lining my lids with shimmery nudes and tans. I’m most recently obsessed with my Charlotte Tilburry Luxury Palette in “The Golden Goddess” shade.
- Highlight your cheeks – I’ve gotten in the habit of apply highlighter or illuminator on the very top of my checkbones and up/around the edges of my eyes. By doing this, the goal is to emphasize your bone structure and get that glowy look.
- Go for a nude or pink lip – I’ve been opting for a nude lip-look since the winter, but now that the weather is warming up a bit, I’ve incorporated some pink into the mix (Tip: mix pink and nude lipsticks together for the best of both worlds and a soft pink look). My current favorites are: