Beauty Products Every Girl Needs8/13/2015
Happy Thursday pretty ladies! I'm not going to lie, when I was younger I was horrible with my skin and hair care. I used the cheapest products, often forgot to take all of my makeup off, threw my hair in a ponytail when wet (using a rubber band)... pretty much everything you aren't supposed to do. If I could go back and tell my younger self to take better care of my skin and hair, I would in a heartbeat and we all know our mother's already told us this but of course we didn't listen! I know I can't be the only one who broke all the beauty rules growing up but I'm here to share with you some great must-have products that can not only help hide those fine lines and sun spots but also keep you looking younger.
Let's start with skin prep. My life has completely changed after I bought my Clarisonic. There is a brush head for every skin type, lately I have been loving this one but if you're looking for the crème de la crème, this one is amazing! It really revitalizes your skin and evens out skin tone. I often rotate between facial cleansers as my skin is different in different times of the year. Usually my skin is a bit oily in the t-zone but it's also pretty sensitive.
After cleansing a good moisturizer is a definite must. I used to think a moisturizer would make my skin even more oily so I'd shy away from using one but now I realize how important it is to keeping your skin fresh and wrinkle free. I've been using this lightweight one for the summer since it's perfect for these humid Florida days. I also recently tried this one and love that it's all natural and light. For hydrating my skin I've been using this and it really surprised me. I wasn't a fan of the Glam Glow original but this is extremely hydrating.
I went back and forth on whether I thought a primer was necessary or not. Some I've found to be better than others (I mean, isn't that the case with anything?) but last weekend B introduced me to this primer and now I'm hooked. I was amazed at how great her skin looked (seriously though, that's mainly just good genetics and I'm totally jealous) but I loved how soft and smooth it was and it makes your makeup go on flawlessly. It's a bit on the expensive side but totally worth it if you're looking for a splurge. This eye shadow primer is the same one I have been using for years (I kid you not!) and even though they've changed the packaging (twice) I still keep coming back for it!
Everyone has their own preference on make up they use. I'm not big on liquid foundations and I often go back and forth between mascaras and liquid eyeliner or kohl but one thing I can say is a setting spray is a life saver. I personally have been using this spray and I love it. But I know a lot people are huge fans of this one. Both got used in Charleston and both completely saved our makeup from sweating off in the crazy Charleston heat and humidity!
I've been all about bold lipsticks lately and if you're going to wear a bold lip color, you need to exfoliate those lips. Especially if yours get as dry as mine do! I LOVE this lip scrub and have been using it for years now. It even tastes good... is that weird? My go to lipsticks have been MAC lately due to their pigmented and gorgeous colors but on days when I don't want to wear lipstick I love this Fresh Lip Balm. It adds a hint of color and has SPF 15!
Whew. That was a lot more than I intended to write but when you find great products you just want to share them with everyone! Have you found any must have beauty products? If so let me know what you can't live without, I'm always looking to try out new things!