Thursday, March 23, 2017

My Top 10 Beauty Must Haves

Now, I'm no beauty blogger, nor do I claim to be, but I have spent the better part of my life on the hunt for the perfect beauty products. Now that I'm of a certain age (which will not be disclosed, haha) I have found some products that I am never without. So I've narrowed down my top 10 that I can't live without and wanted to share them with you!
Cetaphil- I am a fair complected, sensitive skinned person. Finding the best skin care routine for me has always been a struggle. I've done all the fancy stuff that has like 8 different products. Eventually I decided that less is best and switched over to Cetaphil and never looked back.

Rimmel ScandalEyes- I believe with beauty products there is places to splurge and places to save. Mascara has always fallen under my "save" category. I've bought the fancy mascaras (back when I worked at Ulta and got a discount haha) and I've bought the drugstore brands and I really haven't seen much of a difference. I recently tried out this Rimmel mascara (probably because it was on sale) and really liked it. I've repurchased it several times since then, which any girl knows, is how you KNOW you like a beauty product.

Biore Strips- Yes, the same strips you used when you were in high school. I try to always have some on hand. My bestie and I usually text each other and do them together. Haha, wow saying that out loud makes us sound so weird. There really isn't much as satisfying as ripping one of those babies off.

Embryolisse- Ok, moisturizer has always been a struggle for me. I have combination skin so it can be SUPER dry or SUPER oily. I first got this moisturizer in a Birchbox and surprisingly LOVED it. It's all I've used since then.

Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen- I used to WORSHIP the sun. Spending as much time as I could trying to get the perfect tan. I'm not proud to admit, most of the time I didn't even wear sunscreen (I know, I know). Now, I try to avoid the sun at all cost (this is 30, right?). When I am in the sun though, I love the convenience of a spray sunscreen. This one has been my go-to for the last few years.

Moroccan Oil- Now this is a little pricey but my husband has his cosmetology licence which helps. This stuff is great to add to your hair regimen to always have that fresh from the salon feel.

Nars Blush- If you know me, you know that my two beauty must haves are mascara and blush. This blush has been a staple in my beauty bag for I'd say at least 10 years. It looks great on everyone, seriously, go get you some.

Crest Whitestrips- Hands down my most asked "beauty" question is "How do you get your teeth so white?" I don't think my teeth are particularly white but, my secret is these bad boys. I have been using them since high school (I seriously still remember how sensitive my teeth were at prom because I was using like two a day). Generally I don't use them how the package says to, I use them mostly for maintenance now. Like I'll use a couple before a big event. I definitely recommend splurging and getting the "advanced seal", because those bad boys don't move and don't leave anything behind. These things are seriously life changing. If I had to change this list to 1 item, these would be it.

The Body Shop Make-Up Remover- As I said before, I have sensitive skin. Finding a make up remover that didn't irritate my skin was like attempting to find the holy grail and guys... I DID IT! Well, actually, my mom did. This make up remover is EVERYTHING, not only does it do the job, it has chamomile and is even soothing. I LOVE it, in fact, I love it so much, I even went and bought their travel version to take with me when I'm on vacation. (Finding out they even HAD a travel version was like the grown up equivalent to getting a bike on Christmas day.)

Mac Lipstick- And lastly, the most "Shea" item on the list. It's no secret that I like me a nude lip. My lips are so thin, I hate to draw attention to them. My go-to used to be myth from Mac but Mac's creme d'nude now has my heart. Seriously, I buy it in multiples. I usually have at least two on me at any given time.

And that rounds out my ten beauty must haves. What are your top ten? Do you have any beauty items that you can't live without?

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