First Impressions: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer


While traveling over the recent holiday I ran out of my current concealer (I had been using this), so I quickly headed to the Walgreens to find something that would get me by for the rest of the weekend.  Of course, I can’t walk into any store and solely look for my intended item, so I browsed the beauty aisles to see what was new.  I came upon the Milani display and immediately looked for their newest foundation.  I had been hearing great things about it on YouTube, specifically from Tati of Glam Life Guru, and since Milani products were buy one get one half off, I decided to pick up a bottle.

Now, for the details: the foundation is called Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer.  It is 1 fluid ounce, comes in 14 shades and retails for $9.99 plus tax.  The back of the bottle claims the product is medium to full coverage, has a lightweight, oil free formula, is long-wearing, water-resistant and sweat-proof.  Sounds like all the things I want in a foundation, especially during the summertime. Continue reading “First Impressions: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer”

What’s In My Travel Bag: 

Today I’m sharing what I keep in my travel bag.  As I mentioned a few posts ago, my sister and her family are in from out-of-town and I have been traveling back and forth to our hometown.  On these quick weekend trips I like to throw some travel-friendly essentials into this cute Kate Spade pouch.

My hair is always getting tangled throughout the day, so I keep this mini version of my favorite hairbrush in my bag at all times.  It also works perfect to work in dry shampoo. One of the best travel-sized versions I have found is the Salon Grafix Play It Big! Clear Volumizing Dry Shampoo.

I always carry a few different lip products with me at any given time.  Lately, I’ve been enjoying the Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in the color Vintage.  It’s so pigmented that I don’t feel the need to wear any lip stick.  When I just need something moisturizing I reach for my go-to Carmex or the L’Occitane Vanilla lip balm.

In the summer I like to carry a small deodorant with me for a quick refresh.  The Lavanila is my favorite, plus it’s aluminum-free and smells wonderful!  I’ve been using it for years after hearing great things about it on YouTube.  It is a little pricey for deodorant, so if you are unsure, try the trial size first.

A few other things I will toss in are my favorite hand cream-seriously this almond scent is everything, as well as some Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer (I’m always changing up the scent). Lastly, If I’m feeling extra high maintenance, some eye shadow will find its way into my bag.

Some items are more practical than others, but I like to feel prepared.  And, honestly, who can resist the trial-size section as you are checking out at Sephora?  Answer: Not me!  What item(s) do you love to travel with?  Let me know in the comments below!