New Amazing Amazon Purchases for Style, Beauty and Home

Hi friends!  I don’t know about you, but this winter has been pretty busy, which means I haven’t had as much time as I usually do to shop for various products in person. Thankfully online shopping, and especially the convenience of Amazon has come to my rescue! There are a few recent Amazon purchases that I have been loving during these past couple months. Today, I want to share all the details. They are a random mix of beauty, style and home finds, but they are all very affordable and the level of quality is ah-mazing! So, here they are …

my latest Ah-mazing Amazon purchases

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Now, I want to talk about a few things in particular. First up, are the affordable workout leggings, I stumbled upon. They are $20 and oh-so-soft! I’ve been wearing them on repeat for the past month, have already washed them multiple times and they are holding up quite well. I also just found out the black ones below cost even less!

The gingham swing dress has been an awesome addition to my wardrobe, especially for the price! The fit is true to size and the a-line cut would be flattering on so many different figures. I am also loving the red, long striped cardigan. As I shared in one of my most popular posts, the tan version is a dupe from Topshop that is a quarter of the price. I thought it would be fun to try the red version, and its been a fun way to spice up the neutral tops I use for layering.

There are also a couple new beauty items from Amazon that I am loving. I tried a new collagen powder that is great! It is about $15 less than what I was using before. With the same exact beauty benefits, it has the same flavor-less taste and dissolves better in my coffee. If you haven’t added collagen into your beauty regimen, I highly recommend it. It does wonders for my skin, hair and nails!

The other beauty item from Amazon I am loving lately is a retinol cream. With jojoba oil and vitamin E in it, this stuff is very comparable to the creams I have tried that are 3 or 4 times more expensive. I first bought this stuff last summer, and when winter hit, my skin was not loving some of the higher-end creams I was using. So, I repurchased this stuff and it has been awesome! There’s no wonder why it has SO many good reviews.

In an effort to channel the little “Marie Kondo” inside me, I have been doing a lot of reorganizing. The pan organizer we got has been such a game changer. It expands and the inserts can be removed to create various widths. We no longer have to unstack and unload multiple pans or lids to get to the one we want to use.

Have you had any amazing Amazon purchases lately? I would love to hear if you guys like to online shop too.  Do you do more online shopping in the winter? Let me know in the comments.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Hello Good Hair Days: Customized Shampoo & Conditioner + Giveaway!

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When I wake up with a good hair day, everything else seems to fall into place. Hair is one of the most defining characteristics of our outward appearance. For the past year, I have been on the hunt for the best hair care products. But, it is been much harder than I expected. There are a lot of products out there. It is hard determine what all you really “need” to achieve that glorious “good hair day” status. Thankfully, a few months ago, Formulate asked me to try their customized shampoo and conditioner. I thought it might be too good to be true, but I love trying new products and new I wanted to test this out for you all. Now it’s time to share the scoop!

“If your hair is done and you’re wearing good shoes you can get away with anything.” – Iris Apel 

The Scoop on Formulate

How it works

The first step to get “good hair day” status is to take Formulate’s quiz. The quiz is where customization begins! It is your opportunity to share your hair type, needs and improvements you would like to see with your hair. Formulate’s quiz touches on every detail from length and color to strength and hydration needs. The last step of the quiz is picking out the scent – probably the hardest part for me because there were so many awesome choices! Once the quiz is done, your Formulate profile is complete. Here’s what mine looks like.

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If you want to see what the possibilities are for your hair in the hands of Formulate, take their quiz

Hello.. Good Hair Day? Is that you?

Formulate arrived in the mail after a few days. The packaging is sleek, simple and functional. The pump is a game changer as well! The first time I tried Formulate, something was off with the formula. I was one of the first people to try the product so I wasn’t shocked. What surprised though, was the Formulate team. They genuinely wanted to help me find the right formula.

My hair is very fine, color-treated and I have several hair goals. I guess you could call me a little high maintenance! But despite of that, Formulate kept working with me until I got the right formula. And let me tell you, my good hair days are no longer rare occurrences!

The Pros

Just as they did with me, the Formulate team promises to work with you to adjust your ingredients and ship you the new formula – free of charge. Customer service is everything and I can confidently tell you Formulate is top notch on that front!

Before using Formulate, my scalp was oily and I was constantly battling build-up of dry shampoo – one of my favorite hair care products! I also had heat damage on the ends of my hair, resulting in lots of split ends. Thankfully, I no longer have those problems with my customized shampoo and conditioner.

My hair is the healthiest it has been is several years. It is stronger, more hydrated, less frizzy and my hair color “stays” longer. My scalp is healthier, too. My nighttime routine of washing my hair twice a week is the same, but I am using less dry shampoo, which ultimately means more money in the bank!

In addition to helping me meet my hair goals and achieve “good hair day” status, one of my favorite things about Formulate is that it is good for the environment. Their cruelty-free formula doesn’t contain preservatives, sulfates or parabens that can be harmful our planet Earth. The formula also contains less water than most shampoos and conditioners.

The Cons

You have to stay committed to Formulate and be patient to get see the full result. It can take a few times for your hair to fully let go of the old products you were using.  Since I only wash my hair two times a week, it took me a while, plus I didn’t get the best formula for me right away.

The price of for their customized shampoo and conditioner is also a little high for me, at $39 for the pair. However, now that I am spending less money on dry shampoo and have seen improvement in my hair, I can say it is definitely worth the price!

Bring on the Good Hair Days!

I am SO glad I stuck with Formulate and found a customized formula that fits my hair needs. It really has been a game-changer!

Thanks to Formulate’s generosity, I have a GIVEAWAY for a chance to achieve “Good Hair Day” status for free! Click the link below to enter. The winner will receive a customized shampoo and conditioner set and everyone else will receive a $5 off coupon code. The giveaway closes on February 18th. The winner will receive an email and I’ll share the news on Instagram.

>> Enter now to get a free custom shampoo & conditioner set! <<

Now, let’s chat! What does a good hair day looks like for you? How many days of the month do you achieve “Good Hair Day” status? I would love to hear about your hair care routine and if you would try customized shampoo and conditioner.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Disclaimer: Formulate provided me products to try in exchange for this review. All the opinions and thoughts I share are my own, unless stated otherwise. I only share content that I have a personal connection with. Your clicks, comments and engagement are very much appreciated, and may allow me to receive a small compensation. Your support of Sarah Camille’s Scoop and the brands I share help me keep doing what I love — and for that I am so grateful!

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My Easy & Natural Everyday Makeup Routine

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Hello friends! I know it’s been a little while, but I have good news — it is confession time! Today I am sharing the products and details behind my easy, natural everyday makeup routine. These are the products I have emptied, used for years, and continue to go through super quickly. For me putting on makeup is an important part of my self-care, but on a typical day I like to opt for a pretty natural look that takes less than 10 minutes tops.

In order to show you the full impact of my everyday makeup routine, I feel like it is necessary to show you guys what I look like without any makeup.

So, here is my au-natural face.

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After, applying here’s what I look like.

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Now, here are the products behind my everyday makeup routine!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Oil Free

• Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – Oil Free, Nude

• Cargo HD Picture Perfect Bronzing Powder

• Laura Mercier Eyelid Primer, Flax

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss, Flower Child

Before applying any makeup, I always wash my face and moisturize (I’ll save my morning skincare/pre-makeup  routine for another post!). Then, the first thing I apply is primer. I love how light this primer is and it really helps my tinted moisturizer go on easily and evenly. Both the Laura Mercier primer and tinted moisturizer last about 9 months for me because a pea-sized amount of product is all you need.

I love that this tinted moisturizer cancels out any redness and evens out my skin tone, while still letting my freckles peek through. With a beauty blender, I place an extra dab of tinted moisturizer under my eyes instead of fooling with a concealer. This method makes the skin a little brighter without feeling heavy or getting cake-y. I think it looks pretty natural!

To give my face a little color and dimension, I brush the CARGO bronzing powder just below my cheeks and sweep it up around my temples and the corners of my forehead. A little bit of this bronzer goes a long way, and it is great for anyone with a fair to medium complexion.

The eyelid primer I use acts like a concealer for the skin above your eyes, and it’s seriously one of my all-time favorite makeup products. You can use it on its own, like I do most days, or use it as a priming base for eyeshadow to go on smoothly. My eyelid skin tends to get a little red, so I love using this primer to conceal it. The flax shade perfectly counteracts any redness.

If I had to pick a single makeup product to live with for the rest of my life, I would pick mascara. I have blonde eyelashes, so I have always felt like mascara totally transforms my face. As a self-proclaimed mascara junkie, I have tried a wide-range of mascaras. But the L’Oreal voluminous waterproof mascara is the one I always go back to for my everyday makeup routine. I love how sturdy the wand is, and the mascara has the right balance of lengthening and thickening power. It never clumps! Some days I use eyeliner to give my eyes an extra pop, too.

Lip gloss is always the final touch to apply as I am walking out the door (or when I’m sitting in that good ‘ole DC traffic!). Lorac’s Alter Ego lip glosses have a really nice texture, and most importantly they aren’t sticky. The amount of pigment is also just right. I have been loving the flower child shade, as it gives a nice punch of color to my otherwise neutral everyday makeup look.

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So there you have it. Overall, I think my (not exactly) everyday makeup routine is pretty quick, easy and natural looking. For a regular day, I like a makeup routine that leaves me feeling like an enhanced version of myself. But, I would love to hear what your everyday makeup routine entails.

Do you have a natural, everyday makeup routine? How often do you wear makeup? Are you a tinted moisturizer girl like me or do you prefer a more full-coverage makeup look? I am curious if you consider applying makeup as part of your self-care routine as well. Share your thoughts in the comments so we can chat.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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