Thursday, February 5, 2015

These are a few of my favorite things...

Back in the beginning of 2011 before I had my first son Liam, I attended cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell School of Chicago. I have always enjoyed hair, skincare, and makeup.
Its just who I am.
I love trying out new products, so I would read blog posts about bloggers favorite beauty products.
Now I get to do a post about my own, and I am really excited!
I'm sharing some of my all time beauty favorites that I have either recently discovered or that I have used for years.

1. My first essential product is the Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar. I recently started using this, and I fell in love. I was looking for a cheaper face wash because I feel that they work just as good if not better in my experience.  Then I will splurge more on a face moisturizer and eye cream which to me is more important.  I read a lot of reviews on it, and decided to try it out. I mean you really can't beat the price, $6 for 4 bars. 

2. Faux Tan by Bare Minerals, I am all about self tanners, especially during these long winter months when you live up near Chicago. I use to use St. Tropez self tanner and it made my face break out, so I decided to switch to Faux Tan and it has worked wonders. It gives me such a nice bronzed sun-kissed look, I feel like I  never have to worry about looking too orange. I usually use a sponge to apply all over, but sometimes when I'm lazy I only apply to my arms and face. That is all that shows now anyways... right?

3. Redken Pillow Proof, As you probably already know a lot of hair stylist don't wash their hair.... like ever. I am a wash twice a week kinda girl. I'm always looking for an awesome dry shampoo. Then I found Redkens dry shampoo and it has worked awesome for me. It doesn't weigh your hair down and takes the greasy look away. It also smells amazing, so that's a plus.

4. My mom introduced me to the Ponds Cold Cream back in high school. I haven't turned to any other make up remover since. This stuff is amazing. It seriously can take off any type of make up without tearing your skin up. 

5.  Essie good to go. I love doing my nails, I feel like I do them every other night except when I get the professionally done which is rare. I find it relaxing to do my own nails. This has always been my go to top coat. It dries so fast and leaves your nails shiny for days. 

6. Nars Bronzer in Laguna I purchased this a couple months ago and have used it every day since. 
I use to use Arbonne's bronzer, which I loved but i ran out.  I'm always the kind of person that doesn't like to wait for product to be shipped, I rather just go out and get it. It is quite a bit pricier then some other bronzer's that might do the trick but I have fallen in love. 

7. Royal Apothic Cuppa Cuppa Tea Mask. I discovered this product in my monthly birch box. If you haven't heard of birchbox, its a monthly sample box that ships to your house at the beginning of the month and usually includes 5-6 deluxe size samples all for $10. This product came in my box, and I love it. It smells amazing! I'm not even kidding. It has a nice cooling effect that lasts the entire time you have the mask on. I usually use it about once a week and I am still using the sample size they gave me. I have yet to purchase the big size, I'm still trying to stomach paying that much for a face mask! ha! Its worth it right??

8. Anastasia Brow Wiz. If your into makeup like me, then you probably already know how important eyebrows can be. It can change the whole look of your face by just creating a shape and filling them in. Out of my whole makeup routine, half of it is spent on perfecting my brows. This brow wiz is amazing to say the least. I have mine in soft brown because I have heard you should go a shade lighter then your natural color of your brow. It has worked out perfect for me so far! 

9.  Beauty Blender This has been a game changer for me. I received this also in my birchbox. Who would've thought a sponge would do the trick? I'm telling you it truly does. I have noticed my make up going on so much smoother and have been able to use way less makeup to get a full coverage. 

10. Tinkle Face Razor Okay I admit it, I shave my face...My entire face, and I'm proud of it. Not only does this little guy take the unwanted hairs, it exfoliates too. You can actually see all the dead skin coming off. When I tell people that I use this, they always ask the question if the hair will grow back in darker and thicker. Honestly, no it doesn't. I have been using it for over a year and I haven't noticed any change. This also helps makeup go on so smooth because all of us ladies know what foundation and concealer looks like on top of hair... Not so good. You can also pick these up at Target also. 
If anyone has any questions on this, or would like to see how I use it!  I would love to help and show you.

These are my top beauty favorites as of right now, I am always switching them out though and trying new things!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend! 

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