3 beauty products I swear by

 

Happy Tuesday, loves! I want to share 3 beauty products that I am loving right now. When it comes to makeup and skincare, I am pretty picky. The older I get, the more particular I get so when I actually find things I like, I love to share them with you all!

First up, Philosophy’s Miracle worker foundation. I started using this several months ago loved it so much that I just bought a second bottle. Here’s why I love it. It’s SUPER hydrating…probably the most moisturizing foundation I have ever used, has pretty good coverage, (not full but pretty darn close) and it has spf 30. I always put on a quality facial oil right before I use this and my skin looks dewy and hydrated. Facial oil + this foundation is a great combo for dry/winter skin. (For reference, I use shade 4)

I know I’ve written about this before, but the Beautycounter cream blusher is the besssssttttttt. So great for those of you who like natural color on your cheeks/eyes/lips. I have been using it on my cheeks and eyelids for just a hint of color on my pale winter skin. A little goes a long way so I’ll have this stick for a while. (My cream blush is in the color caramel.)

Lastly, Benefit’s Precisely, my brow pencil. This brow pencil is amazing!!! I have been on the hunt for a good brow product for about 3 years. Seriously! It’s hard to find one that’s this user friendly. It comes in 6 shades and is $24 and worth every penny. Seriously so good. I highly recommend giving this one a try. (I’m using the color 4.5)

Side note: I’ve been drooling over this Pottery barn catalog today as well…love a good brick wall and chandelier. So pretty. Many more home projects to come soon! Stay tuned…

 

The cream blush you need in your life...

 

Okay y’all, this is one of those products that I LOVE so much that I had to dedicate a blog post to it. Let’s be honest…it’s the dead of winter. Most of us haven’t seen the sun or gotten much color in a few months. It’s funny, I used to be obsessed with being tan and having color…spray tans, tanning lotions, etc. As I’ve gotten older and wiser though, I’ve started to embrace my skin and protect it! It’s all I’ve got for the rest of my life and I want it to be as healthy as possible! With that being said, I could definitely use a bit of color in this drab season. Enter, this cream blush! It’s amazing you guys. Here’s what I love about it:

1 It’s attainable financially. I know Beautycounter can be just out of reach for some people, but this product is $38 and will last close to a year so I think that’s a pretty good deal.

2 It is easy to apply and blend in.

3 It look NATURAL. It almost gives you that pink natural glow like after you’ve been outside on a really cold day. I mean this in the best way!

4. You can use it on your lips and lids as well!!!

Instagram (My friend Katie sells Beautycounter and also shares lots of tips and ideas for living a more toxic free life!)

To purchase directly from site, follow this link: Color Pinch Cream Blusher (I wear the blush in the color umber. It looks like a scary color but it’s actually so pretty and natural once it’s on!)

 

Winter skin must haves

 

Winter is here, and if you’re at all like me, you’re skin is super dry and unruly. Here are the products I’ve been using to attempt to combat the cold dry air this time of year. I use the Beautycounter facial oil in the morning under my makeup, and apply the Kiehl’s oil at night. I’ve also started exfoliating my lips (about once a week) with a homemade sugar scrub. I just mix equal parts brown sugar and honey and gently rub it on my lips for a few seconds. Wipe off with a damp washcloth and finish off with a good lip balm. I love this Bite Beauty one! Happy New Year, friends! Stay warm out there and don’t forget to moisturize!

Beautycounter facial oil

Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate

Bite Beauty agave lip balm

*side note: I’ve been using the beautycounter facial oil for over 6 months, and I’ve noticed it has helped my fine lines fade away quite a bit! I highly recommend giving it a try it you’re wanting to keep wrinkles at bay!!