Monday’s 5 Essentials

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Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Vera//Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer//

GlamGlow Brightmud eye treatment//It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under-eye Concealer//Bath and Body Works Energy Body

Now we all know how rough Monday can be, either you’ve traveled for the weekend, gone out and maybe drank a little too much or you just feel like you didn’t get enough R&R this weekend. I happened to be in the sun all weekend, hence my first essential on a Monday – Vaseline Intensive Moisturizer with Aloe Vera. I love the fresh scent it gives off and if you forgot to apply SPF you may need that Aloe Vera to soothe you skin…aka I’m sunburned :(. But honestly, my friends and I love this just as a moisturizer on its own! Its great as a daily moisturizer and makes you feel refreshed.

My second essential – Clinique’s dramatically different moisturizer, just seems to perk my face up when I wake up feeling sluggish and also helps get some hydration back into your skin after a weekend full of neglectful skincare (you can tell my beauty routine kind of flies out the window on weekends). I have been using this moisturizing for years – stealing my mom’s when I was little because I liked the color. It has never failed to make my skin feel soft and moisturized, not to mention it creates a perfect canvas for makeup.

My next two essentials are both for the eyes – which seems to always be the dead giveaway that I’ve had a little too much fun the past weekend (whoops!) I was fortunate enough to snag the Glamglow eye treatment at Marshall’s in their beauty section and was super excited to try it out because their products are so expensive at the normal prices. I ended loving it my eyes looked so bright, big and beautiful, which is actually kind of a bummer because it is so expensive 😦 but regardless if you’re in need or a product to make you look awake, this is definitely worth a try! And if maybe you can’t get your hands on this magical stuff, try the It cosmetics Bye Bye under eye concealer, I’ve been using this for a year now and its heavy duty coverage, I wouldn’t suggest it for daily use, just because it is such a thick consistency, it’s really only needed on those days where you have a lot to cover up! I have the lightest tone which is very white-cream toned, making it a banging highlighter for your under eyes while also concealing! Honestly, its an amazing product and has been used as Nina Dobrev’s go to product for years on the set of The Vampire Diaries.

My last essential is a mood lifter for me, I’ve never been a big believer in aroma therapy or essential oils but I smelled this in the store and had to take it home. I spray it in the mornings when I’m feeling a little sluggish and it just magically lifts my spirits, its unreal. I also have the sleep mist which has lavender in it and I use that on a regular basis, its just such a nice relaxing scent to fall asleep to! Certain scents have been know to alter moods depending on their familiarity or potency, so I really recommend trying to find a scent like this one that can help you out when you’re low on energy.

I hope these 5 essentials can help you out with your Monday blues!

Happy Reading!

Maura

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