Instagram Giveaway! {Beauty + Skincare}

Hey yall!

It’s GIVEAWAY time! I just want to thank you all for your support, and I can’t tell you enough how much every kind word, comment, dm, etc has meant to me! There are so many beautiful souls in this blogging community and I am endlessly grateful to know you all! To say thank you, I wanted to host a giveaway with some of my favorite products and a month of August Simple Joy Of Giving-shirt! I have some other collaborations coming up soon as well that I can’t wait to share with you all!

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I decided to bring together a few of my favorite products to help you look and feel your best in life! De-stress with bath bombs and face masks, support a mission trip while looking super cute in your Simple Joy Of Giving shirt, and get glam with Colour Pop products! The hand-painted bible verse canvas is such an adorable addition to anyone’s desk/workspace, and is a friendly reminder to focus on God, with whom all things are possible! 

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Giveaway Prize:

  • 1 TonyMoly Brightening Face Mask
  • 1 Colourpop Supershock Shadow in shade “Sailor”
  • 1 Colourpop Ultra Matte liquid lipstick in shade “Times Square” 
  • 2 Pura Vida Original bracelets
  • 1 Soap and Glory Original Pink bath bomb
  • 1 Bath and Body Works bath bomb in “A Thousand Wishes”
  • 1 Hand-painted canvas with Bible verse
  • 1 Simple Joy Of Giving “It Is Well With My Soul” T-shirt in size Medium

To enter:

  • Must be following me on Instagram! (@simplejoyofbeing)
  • Like the photo on Instagram!
  • Tag your friends! Each comment tag counts as an additional entry.

Extra Entry Opportunities!

  • For 5 extra entries, screenshot this post an add it to your insta story! Make sure to tag @simplejoyofbeing and #simplejoyofbeing

Good Luck! Giveaway ends on August 3rd! Winner will be announced on August 5th on Instagram!

This giveaway is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Instagram, ColourPop, PuraVida, Bath and Body Works, Soap and Glory, or TonyMoly. All products purchased by me except the Pura Vida Bracelets. 

What’s In My {Lipstick} Bag | Summer 2018

Hey y’all!

I recently re-discovered my love of lipsticks, so I wanted to share with you a few of the favorites that I ALWAYS have with me. Does anyone else have a specific “lipstick” bag that they keep in their purse to hold all of their lipsticks, or is it just me? Although I keep way more lipsticks than this in my bag, I narrowed it down to my 5 favorites to keep this blog post as short & sweet as possible!

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Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Dream Team Liquid Lipstick Bundle

Three of my current favorite lipsticks came in the Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Dream Team Liquid Lipstick Bundle! The three shades that this little set comes with are Moon Child, Dreamy, & Rêver.  This trio is the perfect set of lipsticks, and every color is so wearable! Yes, even the orange 🙂 I was really impressed with these, especially since they were my first ever liquid lipsticks from ColourPop! (crazy, right?). I was expecting them to be a lot more drying and not as long-lasting, but it hardly feels like I’m wearing lipstick when you have these on and they last all day! Like, put it on at 6 am, do a chemistry lab & eat lunch, then come home at 4 pm and IT’S STILL ON. Doesn’t look cakey, doesn’t crack, doesn’t do that weird thing where it wears off everywhere but the outline of your lips and it looks like you’re wearing a weird lipliner (does anyone else relate?). Dreamy is a matte rose-ish nude color and looks so pretty! I think I’ve worn this one almost every day this week. Moon Child is more of a light pink-nude gloss, but its so pigmented and has a really pretty gold shimmer to it. Rêver is definitely a pop of color! Ths one is a super matte orange-red, but its so pretty and is one of my favorite bright lipsticks!

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Bite Beauty Matte Crēme Lip Crayon in Glacé

Bite Beauty Matte Crēme Lip Crayon in Glacé is a gorgeous dusty-mauve, and is long-wearing, water-resistant, and super hydrating! I love Bite products because they’re all natural and contain ingredients such as agave, orange peel wax, and brown sugar. 

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in the shade Audition

The last lipstick that I always like to keep with me is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in the shade Audition. This lipstick is one of my favorite lipsticks ever because it’s such a gorgeous neutral rose color and is so creamy. It hardly feels like I’m wearing lipstick! This lipstick is so pigmented and stays on all day, so I hardly have to reapply. It works well with natural makeup, no makeup, or a full face of glam. 

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And that’s a wrap! I didn’t include everything that I keep in my lipstick bag, because that would be way too long of a blog post. These are just a few of the ones I wear the most often, and I hope you love them as much as I do. 

Much Love,

Chloe♥

Coming to the blog soon:

College Q&A! In honor of the upcoming school year, I’m doing a little Q&A for anyone who is starting college, high school, or just need a little advice regarding school 🙂 Go find the post on my Instagram (@simplejoyofbeing) and comment any questions that you might have! 

ALSO!!! The Simple Joy Of Giving is launching its second t-shirt campaign starting August 1st! Follow me on Instagram to stay updated, and don’t forget to purchase a shirt (supporting a FOCUS Catholic mission trip!!!) sometime between August 1st-21st!

All of the opinions in this blog post are my own. It is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or in collaboration with any of these brands. 

 

Sephora Haul!

Hey y’all!

Today is such a bright and sunny day and everything is so happy. I haven’t posted in a while, I know, but I’ll get back to posting regularly soon. Classes have gotten crazy and time has gotten away from me these past few weeks, and since school is my main priority right now, blog posts might be posted at weird times. I’ll get back on track with posting every Saturday soon, I promise! Anyway, this past week I went to Sephora (stress shopping… anyone else do that?) with the intention of getting new foundation but accidentally bought WAY too many things. I decided to write this post telling y’all about the products and my thoughts on each of them! 

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ESTEE LAUDER Gentle Eye Makeup Remover

As you may know, I have a little obsession with mascara. Taking off mascara every night has really taken a toll on my eyelashes, due to the scrubbing and harsh cleansers. I’m so happy I found this eye makeup remover by Estee Lauder, which takes off mascara and eye makeup (even waterproof!!) so easily and quickly. 

TOO FACED Born This Way Foundation

Y’all already know about my obsession with this foundation. It is so hydrating and hardly feels like you’re wearing foundation at all. I also occasionally mix this with my moisturizer (Clinique Moisture Surge gel-creme) to create more of a tinted moisturizer on days I don’t want or need a lot of coverage. This foundation is infused with coconut water to help replenish the skin’s moisture levels and contains Alpine rose to brighten skin’s appearance. Fun fact: I’ve never purchased the same foundation twice before discovering this foundation. It’s THAT good.

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TARTE Wide Awake Eye Set

This set is packed with all of your eye care essentials! It comes with a travel-size Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara; Maracuja C-Brighter Eye Treatment; and one set of the Pack Your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches, all for only $12. It’s also all vegan! This mascara is so volumizing and lengthening, I only need to use one coat. It is also the perfect size to stick in your purse or bag for traveling, in case of road trip touch-ups. The eye cream is packed with a complex of antioxidant plant extracts, light-reflecting particles, and essential fatty acids to hydrate and brighten under eyes. Unlike most eye creams that I have tried, this one doesn’t feel greasy or heavy, therefore much more suitable for everyday use. Finally, these little eye treatment patches work wonders! One use, and my dark circles, which were seriously bad from a weekend of late-night studying were seriously reduced. Yall, these are magical. 

SEPHORA COLLECTION LashCraft Big Volume Mascara

As some of you may know, I am very particular (and obsessive) when it comes to mascaras. I was planning to re-purchase another Sephora collection mascara that I LOVED, only to find that they didn’t carry it anymore. What was I supposed to do, find a DIFFERENT mascara? No. Way. Luckily, I picked up this one because it was super cute and also only $14 (yes I spent too much money at Sephora, but I’m still on a budget. don’t judge). This mascara also contains jojoba oil, which allows you to build lashes with multiple coats while not flaking, smudging, or clumping. This stuff is seriously good!

URBAN DECAY Vice Lipstick in shade Stark Naked

I have been searching for the perfect nude lipstick for SO LONG, and I have finally found it. This lipstick by Urban Decay is velvety matte but doesn’t feel like I’m wearing lipstick at all. It’s super moisturizing and, unlike most matte lipsticks, don’t dry out your lips or get cakey. It is also packed with so many good-for-your-skin ingredients, such as aloe vera, jojoba, avocado, and babassu oils which help nourish and soften lips. It is also formulated with Illipe butter, which is derived from Malaysian illipe trees and provides long-lasting moisture.  This lipstick is also infused with vitamins C and E, which help to deliver a hint of antioxidants. 

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(My cat decided she wanted to join in the festivities of shooting a few pictures for this post)

That’s a wrap! I really hope y’all enjoyed this post, and I can’t wait to share with you more of my favorite products! My next post will be about a book that has seriously had an impact on my faith life, and I can’t wait to share it with you all, It should be posted in the next week or two. (Regular posting coming soon, I pinky promise 🙂 )

Much love and many blessings,

Chloe ♥

(Also, you may or may not have noticed that I have been inactive on my Instagram. Expect regular insta posts and updates via Instagram starting back on April 1st!)

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My Top 10 Beauty Products

Hey yall! I’m going to be sharing with you my favorite beauty products that I use every single day (almost). I usually try to go for a more natural overall look, but I do have days when I really feel like rocking some winged liner. Let’s get started!

FACE. 

My favorite foundation and primer are the Too Faced  Born This Way Foundation in the shade Porcelain (applied with the Real Techniques expert face brush), and the Hangover Replenishing Face Primer, also by Too Faced. These are both so hydrating and it hardly feels like you’re wearing foundation. I set my foundation with a fluffy brush and the NYX Pressed HD Finishing Powder in Translucent. For Bronzer, I use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, which I have in their Cheekathon Blush Palette. My favorite blush is the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush in the shade Paaarty. (I love it). These products have such a good color and are nicely pigmented, and blend so nicely.

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EYES.  

I’ve started using the Colourpop Take Me Home eyeshadow palette, which I absolutely love because it’s so versatile. The palette only has six shades, but those eyeshadows are all you need for either a natural look or a more smokey, sparkly look. I use the light peachy shade on my lid, then use the slightly darker warm color for my crease. If I’m feeling fancy, I’ll thinly line my eyes with Revlon’s Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner in the shade Blackout, but I usually just go without eyeliner. I curl my eyelashes and apply a few coats of Sephora’s Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara in the color black. For brows, I’ll use the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown to shape my eyebrows and define them a bit. 

And that’s it! Somedays I wear makeup, other days (like today), I’ll just go without it. It totally doesn’t matter whether you wear super glam makeup every day, super natural makeup every day, go without every day, or mix it up. (like me!). I hope yall enjoyed this and don’t forget to check out my Winter Skincare Favorites!

-Products listed:

  • Too Faced  Born This Way Foundation
  • Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer
  • Real Techniques expert face brush
  • NYX Pressed HD Finishing Powder
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush
  • Colourpop Take Me Home eyeshadow palette
  • Revlon’s Colorstay Skinny Liquid Liner
  • Sephora’s Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara
  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown

Much love,

Chloe

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” -Jeremiah 29:11

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Winter Skincare Favorites

Hey y’all! It’s that time of year when skin gets dry, lips get chapped, and foundation just won’t apply the way you’d like it to. In this post, I’m going to tell y’all about my favorite skincare products for the cold months and hopefully can save some of you from the dreaded flaky foundation. you’re welcome! Now let’s get started.

First up is an overnight moisture mask from Clinique that I’m going to link Here. This mask is a creamy, oil-free facial mask that helps hydrate skin overnight for a soft, dewy glow when you wake up in the morning. I use this about once or twice a week in the winter, and around once a month the rest of the year, but you can also use it every night if your skin REALLY needs help.

Next is a serum by Estee Lauder ( here ). I use it around my eyes, on my lips, or on my entire face ( gotta do what you gotta do, am I right? ). This repair serum maximizes the power of skin’s natural renewal and really combats dry skin. I use it in the mornings before my daily moisturizer.

Alright, so this is my favorite primer anyway, but it’s ESPECIALLY lovely this time of year. The Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer (yep, click here) is a LIFESAVER… or should I say foundation saver? Either way, this primer is  “infused with coconut water, a probiotic-based ingredient, and skin revivers which work together to boost skin’s radiance, promote elasticity, and help hydrate while locking down makeup for fresher, longer, and more flawless wear.”(thanks, @ Sephora’s product info section). Anyway, this primer is super moisturizing and my foundation stays looking flawless all day. No kidding, like “I did my makeup at 7 am and now its 10 pm and still looking FLAWLESS” kind of good.

SKINCARE

For cleansers, the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (right here)  is fantastic at any time, but especially winter. This gel cleanser for all skin types gently washes off everyday impurities like dirt and makeup – EVEN MASCARA- without drying the skin. this stuff is good. Amino acid-rich soy proteins to help support natural elasticity and healthy skin, while rosewater is notable for its calming and balancing properties. The cleanser is further enriched with calming cucumber extract to soothe the skin and borage seed oil to nourish. In short: really good, doesn’t dry out your skin.

My favorite eye cream is the Yes To Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream (here ). This eye cream is super hydrating and diminishes dark circles. It actually works! Also, it’s relatively inexpensive, at only $15, but check your local T.J.Maxx, because I got mine there for $3.

Last but not least is a Goji Lip Balm by Sephora Collectio (lol right here). This product come in a range of six different balms, each with a different ingredient to nurture lips all day long. The Goji Lip Balm, specifically “nurtures and protects”. Also, this lip balm only costs $6. Just saying.

I hope y’all enjoyed this post and, from now on, will be blessed with hydrated skin.

I’m writing this while wearing fuzzy pants with ice skating polar bears on them as I procrastinate studying for finals. Maybe I should take my own advice from my last blog post?

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”  -Deuteronomy 31:6