Friday, January 31, 2014

{my beauty favorites}

Happy Friday! It's been a strange week with the snow day, but I cannot complain that Friday is here. This weekend will be pretty low key with a hockey game this evening and some much needed blonding tomorrow morning. I plan to make some cocktail recipes I found on Pinterest and kick my feet up.

I wanted to share a few items that I absolutely cannot go without on any given day. They are my "go to" for any type of day that lies ahead of me.

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1. I first mentioned this brush in a post a couple months back and it still stands true. I love this thing and use it It provides smoothness and added shine into my morning blow dry routine that other brushes just haven't done.

2. I am still somewhat of a "newbie" to the Josie Maran Argan Oil but since I've started using it, it has become a must have for my dry winter skin. I would classify my skin type as combination as some parts of my face are really dry while other parts can get oily. I was so nervous about putting an "oil" on my face, especially as sensitive as it is to certain products, but this stuff is seriously amazing, ya'll. I've read so many reviews that it actually helps your skin with continued use. Any readers that use this, are there any other uses for this that you love?

3. A little bit goes a long way with this bronzer. At first, the price seemed pretty steep, but I have a feeling it will last forever. I ordered it in the "blondes" shade as I have very fair skin, but this shade not only works for me in the winter but in the summer as well. It blends so nicely with my skin tone and provides an overall natural look.

4. I tend to find something I love and it eventually gets discontinued. I certainly hope that is not the case with the Jo Malone perfume that I've recently begun to wear. It really feels like a fragrance I could wear for a lifetime as it has such a fun yet classic scent. I have both the full size and the smaller size for travel!

5. I've been using the Clarisonic for about a year and a half and only ever used the brush head that came along with the MIA when I purchased it. I bought a few refills and when the time came to get new, I decided to branch out a bit. I decided on the Deep Pore brush head. I was skeptical wondering if it would be too harsh, but it does a great job at exfoliating while being gentle at the same time. I've found it works best for me to use mine about 3-4x a week as opposed to once a day. Once a day was a little too much for my skin type.

6. I probably have about 5 of these scattered around our house. One on my nightstand, one in the bathroom, one in my purse, you get the idea. I absolutely love this stuff. My lips are so dry in the winter and this product really works at locking in moisture. I'm sure Vaseline would work just as well as the texture is about identical, however I love the minty taste in them.

7. I first tried this compact after my mom purchased it. We have similar skin tone and I wanted to see what it was all about. From first application I knew I had to have this Dior compact. It provides smooth, full coverage without the look of a chalky "powdery" powder. I even use it over the Josie Maran Argan Oil and it glides effortlessly.

Happy Weekend!


1 comment

  1. Isn't Argan oil fantastic? I've been a huge fan of using natural oils for a while now, and JM's Argan Oil is one of the best. I've been dying to try that Jo Malone perfume for ages now -- I need to bite the bullet and order the travel size!