Saturday, January 7, 2017

My Current Beauty Favorites

Happy Saturday, friends!! It's snowing again here today, and it's SO pretty. 

Today I'm sharing my latest favorite beauty products! Most of these are somewhat new products for me, while some I've been using for a little while. I love reading honest reviews and recommendations on beauty products, so I thought it would be fun to put this post together for you all. Comment below if you have any questions!! 

Wet Brush Shine ($9.99) // My mom just bought me this brush for Christmas and I looove it. It's great to detangle your hair and works well when applying dry shampoo. It's the brush all the hairdressers recommend at my salon! It's available at Target and comes in a few color options.

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer ($27) // Up until a few months ago, I wore bareMinerals powder foundation on a regular basis. I am a huge fan of this foundation, but due to acne scars, blemishes, and pale skin, I decided to try a liquid foundation for better coverage. After trying a few out, I discovered this Clinique 2 in 1 foundation + concealer. I'm really happy with this's lightweight, covers well, and is easy to apply with the applicator and a foundation brush to blend (see my favorite brush below). A little goes a long way too! I wear the alabaster shade.

Drybar 'Detox' Dry Shampoo ($13) // I recently started using this dry shampoo and I'm a huge fan of it!! I used to wash my hair often, but in the past year or so, I've been trying to only wash it 2-3 times a week. This dry shampoo absorbs oil, leaves your hair smelling great, and adds some lift to the roots! Make sure to shake the bottle well before use and for darker hair like mine, you'll have to rub it in a little more (a small amount of white residue shows until rubbed in). 

IT Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Complexion Perfection Brush ($24) // This foundation brush was recommended by an employee at Ulta. I'm so glad I took her advice and tried it out! The angled flat brush top makes application so easy and blends my foundation really well (it's so soft, too!). It's a bit pricey, but lasts forever if you take care of it. A high quality foundation brush makes a huge difference!

eos Body Lotion ($3.99) // I got this eos body lotion for Christmas in a set with a mini lotion and lip balm. I LOVE the it's moisturizing, yet lightweight! It's super affordable, too. I keep the travel size in my purse for when I'm on the go (my hands get pretty dry in the winter). 

Pureology Root Lift Spray Hair Mousse ($25) // I used to use the Redken Full Frame Mousse, which works well but leaves my hair feeling a little sticky. When I got a haircut a few months ago, my stylist used this Pureology mousse on me. He highly recommended it so I thought I would try it out on my own. I am sooo pleased with the results! It definitely adds volume to the roots of my hair, but is also lightweight and not sticky! It smells great, too. BTW, these hair products are pricey, but last a long time. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil ($21) // For years, I used the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade with an angled brow brush. Over the past few months, I've seen bloggers rave about the brow wiz pencil, so I thought I would give it a try. I love it and have been using it daily! This pencil glides on smoothly and stays put without smudging. I still love my dipbrow pomade, but the pencil is less dramatic and better for every day use. For application, use the pencil tip to fill in areas where hair is lacking, then use the spooley to blend everything together. For reference, I wear the dark brown shade.

bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer ($25) // A good foundation primer makes a HUGE difference for smooth foundation application and longer wear. I like how easy it is to apply and it dries quickly. It's also very hydrating for the skin! I've been using this primer for awhile and it lasts a long time. 

bareMinerals Ready Luminizer Duo ($24) // I just recently got this highlighter after reading good reviews! I don't have much experience with highlighters, but I can definitely see a difference when I use them. I love the shades of this luminizer duo and they give a little glow without going overboard! After applying foundation and bronzer, I sweep a little highlighter over my cheek bones, bridge of my nose, forehead and eyes. 

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you try any of these awesome products!!


  1. Thanks for sharing! I love these kinds of posts. I recently heard someone else talking about the Pureology. I might have to give it a try.

    1. You're welcome! Yes, you definitely should try out Pureology!