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Friday Faves- Madewell sale

Happy Friday everyone! Madewell is having a big sale right now for insiders, so I wanted to take the chance to share a few of my favorites of theirs with you. Madewell items can be a little pricy, but are for sure high quality so […]

Amazon Beauty Favorites

So if you haven’t noticed, I’m addicted to Amazon. Honestly, any time I can order something online and have it delivered to my home is a win. It is not that it is so hard to go buy a new lipstick or whatever, it is just annoying to have to remember to do it, to make the stop, and then to not buy the entire store while I am there. Also, I don’t actually spend much time in normal stores like Target or CVS. I buy my groceries at Aldi and Costco so to go buy a mascara is a special trip.

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Anyways, because of this I have been shopping for beauty products on Amazon more and more over the last year. Also, I have been using this as an excuse to try out new drugstore brand products. Hello saving $$!  My newest thing has been to use the Amazon subscribe and save option to subscribe to my favorite holy grail items so I always have them on hand.  The best part? When you subscribe to five items you get 15% off, and the prices are already low to start.

FYI this is not a sponsored post. Yes, a get a small commission if you buy anything from my Amazon links, but I am just sharing because this is awesome. 

So, on to my personal Amazon favorites. These are the items I am subscribed to. I get them every six months and if I don’t want an item one month I skip it.

This NYX concealer is my favorite. It is just as good as a $20-30 product for less than $5.  I have thin pale skin so without a concealer I totally look like I have a black eye.

My favorite moisturizer is a great Amazon staple. Sometimes I cannot find it in the store so knowing I can grab it on Amazon is helpful.

I am always a sucker for a new mascara so having one delivered is great.

This primer is a favorite. Super affordable and just as good as other pricy options.

This eyeliner is less than $4 right now. Cannot be beat. I use a liquid marker style liner on my top lids but I love these for the bottom as you don’t have to sharpen it. I keep one at home and one in my bag for on the go.

Other favorites include this NYX dewey finishing spray, ELF lip exfoliator,

All my Amazon beauty favorites as well as other favorite products are available on my Amazon page. I try to keep this page updated with my favorite things that are on Amazon. Remember, I do get a small commission from purchases, but that does not affect your price.

What are your favorite Amazon beauty staples? Share them in the comments or tag me in a photo on Instagram, I’m @_amberdowns.

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Friday Faves

Happy Friday! I’ve been busy with birthday stuff as well as some home projects around here, but I wanted to share a few things today for my Friday Faves. Last week I posted a photo on Instagram of a bowl of avocados that I said […]

Friday Faves- Nordstrom Anniversary sale

Happy Friday! Today I figured I’d share a few favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Honestly, I don’t shop at Nordstrom very often. We don’t have one here in Central Florida, and let’s face it, I’m cheap and they are not. But, they do carry […]

Friday Faves

Hooray for a short week being over, right? Things are finally starting to slow down around here and the summer and the rains are still in high gear. We were lucky to have a surprisingly nice Memorial Day and I even got a sunburn. Not great, but very surprising due to the fact that it was shady and windy most of the day. Anyhoo, my mother and I hung out in the pool and she brought over a great summer salad. I have been eating more and more salads lately, and I love how the blueberries in this one liven it up.

I avoided Memorial Day shopping just because I didn’t really need anything. However, I am looking for a new swimsuit. I am looking at either a two piece or a bikini, but I would like something that is a bikini bottom but actually covers my rear end. I am pretty sure I am past this “cheeky” stuff. If you have a favorite store for semi-modest swimwear let me know. I am still totally for  something cute, I just don’t want to fall out of it.

 

My garden is going pretty good. I can’t wait for these little lemon squash to be done. I have never had them before but I hear they are similar to other summer squash.

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I realized the other day that my work planner, an Agendio is almost finished.  I will be ordering a new one soon. I love they have a fully customizable planner builder on their site so you get exactly what you want. You can even have it start whenever you need it to. I will share more once I receive the new one.

 

Last week for work I did a mini presentation on one of my favorite apps, PicTapGo. Have you used it? It is perfect for image editing on the go. I use it all the time to edit images for the blog or just social media.

 

 

 

Friday Faves

Happy Friday everyone! I hope the end of the work-week is treating you well. I have family over this weekend so we will be out and about enjoying what we can in this semi-tolerable Florida weather. I will be having both my parents and my […]

Current Amazon favorites

Y’all know I love Amazon. For me, any time I can order something from them instead of stopping at the store to grab it is a win. In an effort to save time I am focusing on Amazon orders more and more. Honestly, knowing the […]

My Five Favorite Hair Products

I do not consider myself a hair expert at all, but I discovered some hair products that really work for me. I have slightly wavy that is thicker than you’d imagine. I wear my hair both straight and curly and use product and heat for both styles. I use a mixture of drugstore and department store products and of course love inexpensive options when available. These are the products that are my favorites.

My favorite hairspray is Kenra Volume Spray 25. This hairspray has a great hold for all styles and keeps my hair in place whenever needed. The bottle is a little pricey, but you don’t need to use a ton so it is worth it and lasts for some time.

Although I have a decent amount of hair I often find that I am lacking body at the root. I fix this I use Aquage Uplifting Foam before I blow dry to really pump my roots. I don’t blow dry every time I wash so I don’t used it all the time, but when I do it is worth it. This product was introduced to my by Kate at The Small Things Blog and is finally available at Ulta.

Over Black Friday weekend last year I tried two Not Your Mother’s products as they were on sale at Ulta. Not Your Mother’s Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray is amazing. I love using texture spray on clean hair to give it a little extra hold. It also works as a light hairspray on days I touch up curls. It has become a total staple on my vanity and is great to help make styles last.

The other product Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo. I use this dry shampoo on day two and three hair to take away some of the oil from my roots. I have tried many dry shampoos and this one is my current favorite. It cannot be beat for the price and it goes on sale regularly.

I don’t always flat iron my hair, but when I do I use  L’oreal Sleek it Flat Iron Spray. This spray is applied to damp hair before drying and protects hair as well as makes it super sleek after it goes through the iron. I was without for a few weeks and my straight hair was just not the same. This is also a great item for the price .

These are my favorites, what are yours? I am always looking to try something new!

Fall favorites

The heat is finally starting to subside here in Florida and so I figured it was time to talk about some new favorites. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amber Downs 🏙Orlando, FL (@amberdownsblog) on Oct 23, 2017 at 5:36am PDT I […]