Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I swear by it...

The other day I was talking to a dear friend about beauty products we cannot live without. And I thought it would be fun to share with all of you too! Everyone has their go-to gloss, their must-have hairspray or the perfect bath beads. Here are few items I cannot live without:
Acne Clarifying Primer by Philosophy - This stuff is magical. The "On a Clear Day" line is fabulous in and of itself. However, the primer is my super favorite part! Wash your face, pat dry, moisturize and then throw on a dime-size amount of this primer. It smooths out your skin without clogging your pores. Plus it makes your makeup last ALL. DAY. LONG. Pricey at $30 per 1 oz. bottle, but worth every penny. You can find this at Ulta or at philsophy {dot} com.

Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk by Garnier Fructis Style - My hair would be the size of Manhattan, everyday, if it weren't for this product. I have obnoxiously thick, wavy hair. But this smoothing milk comes to the rescue! I apply a healthy amount to my wet hair, blow-dry it in sections and then I use it again, as needed, during my straightening or curling process. It catches fly-aways and smooths out kinks! Super reasonable too at $2.99 per 5.1 oz. bottle at Target.

Nail Bonder by Orly - Want to make your homespun mani & pedi last just a bit longer? This rubberized bonder is the JAM! It extends my mani by at least 3 days without chipping. Just a quick base coat and you're ready to roll. Plus I love the Orly brush handles - no-slip grip! This is key for clumsy, right-handed peeps like yours truly. $9 per bottle and can be found at Ulta.
Super Shiny Natural Lip Gloss by Burt's Bees - You will not look in my purse and not find this 100% natural gloss somewhere in the depths of that bag. Chock full of vitamin E, almond oil and antioxidants, this gloss works WITH your lips, not against them. And it comes in a fun assortment of colors. I stick with the Zesty Red, because well, it's zesty! :) Bonus? Burt's Bees is based in Durham, North Carolina - hometown shoutout! $7 per tube and can be found at your local drug store, Wal-Mart, grocery store, Ulta...

Well, those are my essentials! What products can you not live without? Share in the comments, lovelies!


1 comment:

Ashley said...

some of my favorites!