Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Beauty Behind the Blog: The Fairy Princess Diaries

I always love when Byrdie, Into the GlossAllure, and more give us a look into the beauty routines of the rich and famous.  In my opinion a beauty routine is personal and intimate so it feels like you're getting a real look at someone's life and getting to know them better when they divulge their beauty secrets.  In the spirit of getting to know people through their beauty regime I thought it would be really fun to interview bloggers about theirs.  Today's post is the first in a new series Beauty Behind the Blog, in which I am going to give you a behind the scenes look into blogger beauty.  To kick this off I have my amazing blogger bestie (and Tutu Tuesday co-host!) Jordyn of The Fairy Princess Diaries.

Name: Jordyn 
Age: 24

Who taught you about beauty? 
My Mom and magazines! I've always loved reading magazines and I owe the little beauty knowledge I have to their glossy pages. 

What is your favorite thing about beauty?
I think feeling confident is crucial to happiness and success and I believe feeling beautiful is a big component of confidence.

Do you have a favorite beauty blogger?
I don't read too many beauty blogs honestly. Most of what I learn about beauty comes from experimentation and the nice ladies at Sephora.

Do you create any DIY beauty products? 
I love using honey and coconut oil. Honey face masks are my favorite and I even use coconut oil on my dog's skin. 

What is your skin type? 

What is your basic skincare routine?
My skincare routine is very basic-I wash my face with Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash, I apply Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum and the Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream and I'm set for the day. At night I wash off my makeup and apply retinol serum and the same Kate Somerville Goats Milk moisturizer.

What is your biggest skin issue?
Clogged pores.

What are your must have skincare products?
Anything Kate Somerville (as indicated above) and I love trying new serums!

What is your favorite skincare splurge? 
Definitely a spa facial!

What is the first thing you do when you get a breakout? 
I give myself a quick face mask with Kate Somerville Eradikate Mask and then try not to pick, but I'm guilty of touching my skin way too much.

What is your everyday makeup look? 
Most days I wear only eye makeup, I find that when I use face makeup for anything other than special occasions my pores get clogged.  For my eyes I use Stila Liquid Eyeliner for a simple cat eye and Diorshow Mascara. When the bags under my eyes are especially prominent I use an Urban Decay Concealer.

What is your go to makeup look when you go out?
When I'm out I try and spice up my makeup routine with Lancôme BB Creme, a natural smokey eye from the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and a fun lip color. 

What are your must have makeup products?
Definitely mascara, I can't go a day without it. I've also become addicted to punchy lip colors for special occasions. I bought a Bite color called "Radiant Orchid" a year or so back, it isn't sold anymore and I'm dreading when the shade runs out. It's my favorite!

What is your favorite makeup splurge?
Is it wrong to say having someone else do it for me at Sephora?!

What is your hair type? 
A lot of fine hair, meaning my hair gets tangly really quickly. 

What is your basic hair care routine?
I'm fairly simplistic when it comes to my hair. I get balayage every six weeks or so and wash my hair every day. I alternate between Pureology shampoo and conditioner, Bumble & Bumble, and Sebastian Drench. All three are great products, I just find my hair reacts best when I switch it up every few months.  I don't like how my hair looks up very much so I  generally style it curled and down.

What is your biggest hair issue? 
Dead ends.

What are your must have hair products?
Hair spray and a Kérastase treatment for my ends. My hair can have a lot of breakage so taking care of my ends is crucial.

What is your favorite hair care splurge?
A Moroccan Oil Hair Mask is great for treating my hair once a week and maintaining softness and shine.

How do you style your hair everyday?
Curled and down using a Chi Curling Wand.

How do you style your hair when you're going out?
Curled and down with a braid pulling back the front of my hair to keep it out of my face.

What is your best hair trick?
Coconut oil is great for dead ends. I also love whipping up a raw egg and avocado hair mask when my hair needs ultimate moisture (it sounds gross but works wonders).

What is your basic body care routine?
I'm simple, I scrub and moisturize and exfoliate when necessary.

What are your must have body products?
Aveda Shampure Hand and Body Wash and Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish for exfoliating. I love baths so a great bubble bath and a few bath bombs are also a must (I love the bath bomb with pink glitter at Lush).

What is your favorite body product splurge?

What is your basic approach to nutrition and dieting?
I'm all about balance. I've been a vegetarian since I was twelve and incorporated seafood into my diet again over the past two years. I genuinely love vegetables but I also eat ice cream and pasta frequently.

What is your current workout routine?

I don't have a specific routine per se, but I do try and be active on a regular basis. I like to run primarily and mix in trips to the gym with occasional hikes and barre classes to keep things interesting and fresh.

A huge thank you to Jordyn for sharing a look into her beauty routine!  Do you use any of the same products?  Let me know below! 

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Today I'm linking up with Tutu Tuesdays, Confident Twosday, and Style Sessions.

Welcome to Tutu Tuesdays a linkup with The Blush Blonde and The Fairy Princess Diaries!  Linkup whatever you'd like and make sure to do a little mingling - our goal here is to create a community of bloggers where we can all connect, find new blogs, and support one another.  We love new friends, supporting other blogs, and meeting fellow girl bosses!

There are just a few rules we ask you follow to join in on Tutu Tuesdays:

1. Please follow both Jordyn and me, your lovely hosts, on Instagram and/or Bloglovin.
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2. Link to your specific post, not your blog's main page.
3. Grab our super cute button or share a link to Tutu Tuesdays in the post you are linking up so everyone can know about the party!
4. Have fun and mingle with other bloggers that have linked up!  Like I said we want everyone to make new friends!


  1. I like this post! It sounds like a fun series on beauty! Thanks for hosting the link up! I hope to see you on Friday at my new On the Edge of the Week Link Up!


  2. I have a lot of thin hair too, it creates a lot of problems! I'm just getting into actual makeup routines so I love reading about other peoples!


  3. Jordyn mentioned lots of Kate Somerville products that I have been meaning to try! I've gotten into skincare lately and love hearing about other women's favorite products

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  4. I love this! I'm so obsessed with going to Sephora and spending my money on things I don't really need and this just gave me a multitude of products to go in search of. I think it's really interesting to read about peoples' beauty routines!

    -Meagan | lovebymeagan.blogspot.com

  5. Love this idea!! I love finding out more about the girl behind the blog!

    xo CourtneyDrew

  6. Ooooh I love this, I love hearing about other's beauty routines and products!

  7. Jordyn is the cutest. I want to raid her closet.

  8. Love learning about Jordyn's routine and favorite products.

  9. These posts are always so much fun to read. I really want to try the egg and avocado hair mask, my hair is so dry and nothing I try seems to work!!

  10. I love what you said about being confident! That is so true about it helping with your happiness! It is always a good thing to help beautiful

  11. I agree about facials! Great way to splurge :)

  12. She's so gorgeous! I need to get myself some Kate Somerville!


    Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella

  13. Jordyn is so adorable! I love her blog. A few weeks ago, I made the decision to start only wearing eye makeup and lipstick. I'm glad Jordyn does that too! I love how simplistic her beauty routine is. It just shows that she's naturally radiant both inside and out.

  14. I feel the same way about getting to peek into someone else's beauty routines. I love knowing what products people actually use!

  15. Thank you so much for featuring me for your new series. I loved answering your questions about beauty, I can't wait to read other bloggers' answers!

  16. Love love love Jordyn! So fun to read all about her favorite beauty products. :-) I haven't heard of Kate Somerville but now I'm curious!

    xoxo A

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  18. I love this post! I love interview types of posts- they are so interesting to see everyone's different routines!


  19. Loved this post! What's your favorite lip color to wear out?

    XO Corbin Tate

  20. Loving this type of post! I'm always so curious to know others' beauty secrets and routines! XO


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