Monday, August 5, 2013

My Holy Grail Beauty Products

 
 
 We all have those products we can't live without, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my holy grail items. Do you have any products that you absolutely LOVE?  Please share!  I love learning about new products.  I'm still on the look out for the perfect eyeliner!

 
 
 
 
I am a "little" crazy about this primer!  Ladies, if you don't wear a primer under your foundation/tinted moisturizer, get a sample and try it out today!   Feels like silk on the skin.  It's not heavy or greasy like some I have used in the past and goes on smoothly. Helps my tinted moisturizer stay on longer and look so natural.  Most people don't even realize I'm wearing anything, which is what we all want. 
 
 
 
 
 
After years of wearing traditional foundations that feel heavy on the skin, I was introduced to this amazing tinted moisturizer and I am hooked! Not only does it make my skin look flawless, but it gives just enough coverage without that "cakey" look.  I use the pressed setting powder over it to set it and voila! I'm ready for the day. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I know, there is a trend going here.  I am such a huge fan of theirs (and no I don't get sponsored by them!) Before this mascara I have tried many others, but after I tried this one, Let's just say, I don't need to continue searching for that "perfect" mascara.  It has a large easy to use brush that gives volume and length without much effort.   If you are a fan of Dior Show or Shocking YSL, try this one and see what you think! It looks like I am wearing fake eyelashes but more of a natural look.  People ask me all the time if my lashes are "real"!
 
 
 
 
 
Some people are blessed with naturally curled eyelashes...Let's just say I need a special little tool to achieve that.  I have straight, long eyelashes.  It gives my lashes the perfect shape without pinching.  I love how it covers ALL my lashes and really opens up my eyes.  Definitely a great investment!
 
 
I received this as a gift from my lovely MIL and let me just say, I am totally repurchasing this after I am finished.  I might try another scent for fun; the Crème Brulee is divine.  Don't let the price scare you away, this will last you for a long time! A little goes a long way.  I use it right after I get out of the shower and it smells heavenly.  My hubs absolutely adores the scent! I am thrilled at how moisturizing it is, and honestly even if you forget to put on perfume, no worries, this will make people stop and ask what you are wearing!  This is seriously heaven in a tube. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I live in Florida and I constantly go to the beach with my little one.  Badgers is my favorite brand of sunscreens!  Read more here about their natural ingredients and how they protect with minerals and not chemicals.  It has a white thick consistency and takes a little bit of getting use to, however I have been using this product for a few years and have not burned once!  I also buy the baby version for my toddler. 
 
 
 
 
I have a long history with my hair.  Let's just say I didn't have any for a very long time.  Read a small part here.  When I finally had hair again, I was on a search for an amazing shampoo/conditioner and this one really stood out to me.  I wash my hair twice a week, and I've tried different hair care products but this one is the best by far. The light coconut scent is natural and soothing. It lathers very well, and leaves my hair luxuriously soft and clean after each wash.  I use it with the Amino Acid conditioner. I remember when I was using another shampoo, my scalp would get a flaky by the third day, and with this one, I don't have that problem! Definitely a worthwhile purchase.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Where do I start?! Since starting to use this incredible hair dryer, I have cut my drying time in half!
My Stylist friend uses this on her clients at a high end salon in Seattle, WA, so there was my recommendation! I am in love! No more frizzy hair and long drying time!  I don't have the luxury of spending an hour getting that voluminous blow out (my hair is super long!) But with this hair dryer, when I section of my hair, it is dry in 15 minutes and I have the smooth shiny hair.  I recommend it to everyone!
 
 
 
OMG! Best product ever.  It does everything a girl dreams of.  I was first introduced this product when I was 17 vacationing in Seattle, WA and happened to stop by Nordstrom.  The lovely sales lady put a few sweeps over my cheeks and honestly, I felt like a million bucks!  I couldn't afford it at the time, but I kept regretting not purchasing it.  Several months later, I did just that! And I have been buying it since. It gives me that rosy glow and sheen, and looks natural! I use it as my eye shadow too! This one will never leave my side.
 


 
Ladies, this product is heaven sent! I am currently pregnant with my second child, and I use this religiously.  Many people say you "can't" prevent stretch marks, but it is definitely worth trying! This product leaves my baby bump smooth and moisturized and has a refreshing light scent.  I actually use it all over my body especially areas that I prone to stretching during pregnancy.  Even if your not pregnant, this can help smooth out your skin texture and leave you feeling Oh So Lovely!  This is a must have in my world!

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 Hope everyone has a fabulous week! XOXO!
 
 
 
 
 
 

27 comments:

  1. I have heard the Bobby Brown shimmer pallete is amazing and having been wanting to try!

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    1. You should definitely try it! There are different shades as well!

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  2. I love Laura Mercier beauty products!!!


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  3. Dying to try all these products now! If you get a chance, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  4. I love these products!!

    *Besos*

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  5. Oh yeah LOVE that tinted makeup I use it all the time.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  6. Thank you for the review. I am really curious about the shampoo and body creme. Will have to try them some time. x

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    1. Let me know if you ever do! You will love them!!

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  7. obsessed with Bobbi Brown's shimmer brick

    xx
    Staci

    www.leatherandleops.com

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  8. I'm totally with you on Laura Mercier - it is my favorite beauty brand:)
    xo,
    www.abitofsass.com

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    1. I have yet to find anything that compares! She knows what is she doing!!

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  9. Oh wow!I love all these products been wanting to try the Bobbie brown shimmer for a while now thanks for sharing x

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    1. Let me know when you try it! It is truly amazing!

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  10. LOVELY post!! love the red necklace!! great products!!
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  11. Looking up that blow dryer now because I am in desperate need of a new one!
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

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    1. I love it so much!! Definitely look into it if you need one!

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  12. We share a lot of the same favorites! I also like the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser and I can't live without my shimmer brick. I recently heard about Badger sunscreen so I bought two bottles and took one with my to my trip to California. It's a big "white" but after some blending and rubbing it's not so bad. I tried a sample of the amino acid shampoo recently and was pleasantly surprised! As for the perfect eyeliner, I swear by MAC fluidline. I use an angle brush to apply and it stays put all day.

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    1. Yay! I love seeing people that have similar taste in beauty products. I agree with you on the Badgers, and I feel for what it is, I would rather have to blend a little then use the regular type of sunscreen. I like knowing what is in my products. And thank you for sharing your go to eye liner. I have a gel one that I currently use by YSL and it is definitely a great one. I'm looking for a pencil one. Any recommendations?

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  13. j'adore your cover up!!

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