Happy Friday!! I am excited to share some of my new favorite beauty products today!
Today, I am, admittedly, am wearing yoga pants and three-day-old hair, so by no means am I a beauty expert. But I have discovered a few products that are fairly easy to use and have big impact – just what a busy mom who has 10 minutes of alone time at 6:45am needs! 😉
I recently cashed in some Sephora Rewards for an Amika Travel Set, and let me tell you, it was life-changing. I took the products along with me to Vegas! First off, they smell SO good. It’s a light, airy, fruity (very subtle) scent. I had to have the full-size, since I quickly ran through the travel set! The dry shampoo worked wonders, and the hairspray doesn’t leave my hair crunchy. Amika also sells a dry conditioner, which I wouldn’t have every tried, if it hadn’t come in the sample travel set. It actually works! I used it after sitting out at the pool in Vegas on a really windy day, when I didn’t have enough time to wash and dry my hair before dinner – and the result was awesome! My hair was touchably soft and it didn’t leave any white residue!
I’ve been using an Opalex treatment on my hair between colorings, and it’s been a game-changer. You need to comb it through once it’s on, and this detangling comb works wonders. I also use it to comb through deep conditioners while I am in the shower!
I am far from a contouring expert, but I have been playing around with different highlighters, and I have been seriously obsessed with this Becca highligher. I have the champagne pop color, which plays up the paleness/pinkness of my skin tone, which means it blends so easily into my face! I was lucky enough to snag one of the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kits by Anastasia Beverly Hills before they sold out. I love the color options, and they blend so well with the smallest amount of sparkle. You can grab the small, similar kit here.
I am loving this brush set I received for Christmas, too!
Speaking of brushes, I recently read you’re actually supposed to clean them once per week. #whoops. I generally clean mine once per month! Making a mental note to be better at that! But I found this makeup brush cleaner at Sephora and really love it! It also leaves the brushes smelling like vanilla!
Once a week, I have been using this pure clay mask! It lasts forever, since you only need to use a little, and it washes off easily – without staining your towels! It also smells really good. It isn’t labeled with any fragrance, so maybe I just like the smell of clay? Regardless, it leaves my skin feeling really soft and refreshed!
I have been having fun making all kinds of sugar scrubs and lip scrubs, and then I discovered this! I have been using the Dior Lip Glow (in sheer pink) for years now, and love it. So I was excited to try the Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub! It has little grains of sugar in the balm, that exfoliate your lips (trust me, it’s a very small amount – you won’t be eating sand!). I apply it first thing in the morning, and it leaves a nice little pink sheen to my lips, while keeping them super soft!
I usually get my nails done at a salon, but I’ve taken a little break (since my favorite one closed and I feel displaced, lol). I impulse bought this Essie Gel Couture Polish Set at Target, and really love the results! You have to let them dry for forever (seriously, set aside a half hour of your life to do this), and the pink is very light, so you’ll need 2-3 coats. But the color stays on (and doesn’t chip) for a while. Mine lasted nearly a week before it started chipping – which is a lot for mom life (dishes, car seats, etc.)!
This is an old favorite, but I feel like it’s part of my daily routine, so it should be included! The L’Oreal Voluminous Primer and Voluminous Mascara are amazing. They don’t clump. I’ve used the Dior primer and mascara, and they are basically the same, except the L’Oreal set is half the price!
I would love to hear if you have any tried and true favorites of your own!
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