Sun, sand and beachy waves are all in store, this weekend I’m heading to the Caribbean. These fun finds are all essentials. What are you bringing to the beach?
Winter weather doesn’t reap the best benefits for my skin, so switching up my skincare routine is essential. Keeping skin exfoliated, and well-hydrated is key to a polished Winter glow. Dry brushing with a body brush before showering has countless benefits, including increasing circulation and sloughing away dead skin cells. Using an exfoliating body scrub twice a week, as well as a hydrating body wash will eliminate dryness. Seal in the moisture by applying a body oil, and/or a baby oil gel on damp skin (I like using both.) To add a hint of subtle color, use a buildable self-tanning lotion. The Q-10 properties in this one give skin added moisture.
I’m such a beauty junkie, I’m always testing out new products, so I love the beauty subscription trend going on right now with companies like Birchbox and GLOSSYBOX (highly recommend joining!) I’m sharing my top must-haves that I fell in love with this year. What are your favorite beauty products?
Cleansing Brush: Clarisonic Mia 2
Cleanser: Philosophy ‘Purity Made Simple’ One-Step Facial Cleanser + Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash or Mary Kay TimeWise 3-in-1 Cleanse
Toner: Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Toner Pads
Moisturizer: Mary Kay TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
Concentrate: Giorgio Armani ‘Luminessence’ Bright Regenerator Concentrate
Clearing Mask: Philosophy ‘The Oxygen Peel’ Kit (Super-Size Kit)
Anti-Aging Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Super Collagen’ Mask
Pore Reducing Mask: Mario Badescu ‘Cucumber Tonic’ Mask
Eye Products: Clinique All About Eyes Serum, Kiehl’s Eye-Brightening Concentrate
Lash Primer: DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
Brown Serum: Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum
Spot Healing: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Lip Balm: Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Lip Mask: Mary Kay Satin Lips Set
Foundation Primer: Giorgio Armani Fluid Master Primer
Foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation
Concealer: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
Powder: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Powder
Blush: Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush (72 Rose Initiale)
Bronzer: Tarte Mineral Bronzer (Park Avenue Princess)
Eyeliner: Lancôme ‘Le Stylo Waterproof’ Long Lasting EyeLiner (Cafe Nior)
Brow Pencil: Giorgio Armani Eyebrow Pencil (2 Brown)
Mascara: ModelCo Fibre LASHXTEND
Palette: Lancôme ‘Color Design’ Shadow & Liner Palette (Taupe Craze 100)
Lipgloss: Chanel Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer (Seashell)
Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Shine & Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour
Brush Set: Giorgio Armani Brush Set
Blush Brush: Chanel Blush Brush #4
Concealer Brush: Sephora Collection Pro Concealer Brush #45
Shadow Brush: Bare Escentuals Smoky Eye Brush
I have tried both eye creams and concealers from La Mer, Clinique and Makeup Forever. Nothing seemed to reduce or hide my dark circles, but I have experienced amazing results with these products.
I have found the perfect solution to repair dry, chapped lips. Mary Kay sells a life changing set called Satin Lips, which consists of a Lip Mask and Balm. Along with my coveted Kiehl’s Lip Balm, they create a powerful force that can transform any pout to be silky and smooth. Apply the Lip Mask for 2-5 minutes, remove with a tissue. Next apply Kiehl’s Lip Balm. Lastly, apply Mary Kay Lip Balm. You won’t believe how long the combo keeps your lips moisturized.