December 15, 2012 by Emily
1. One of the most soothing face mists I’ve ever used. It makes my skin really soft and has a sweet coconut smell that isn’t overwhelming. Super by Nicholas Perricone Hydrating Facial Mist – $38
2. One of the worst moments is when you are almost finished with your make up and then, WHOOPS, you smear your eyeliner. This make-up correction pen cleans up tiny mistakes without you having to reapply your entire face. Personally, I draw in my eyebrows so I like to use this pen with the help of a q-tip to create a more dramatic arch. Loreal Make-Up Correction Pen – $7
3. This is probably my most expensive make-up purchase but I can’t help myself. This is, hands down, the best bronzer on the planet. It is a perfect shade for day or night, lasts all day, and never looks caked on. Mac Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze – $29
4. Let’s talk moisture. One of the main reasons our skin begins to sag/age is due to skin dehydration. It’s always best to drink a ton of water, obvs, and ALWAYS wear moisturizer with an SPF (sun damage is also a huge factor in aging). This moisturizer is effective without being too heavy. It has an SPF of 15 and also soothes rough, uneven skin. It barely has a smell which is one of the main selling factors since I hate smelly stuff on my face. It’s oil-free and really just the most wonderful moisturizer ever. Like, EVER. I could go on for days, but I won’t. It also won’t hurt your wallet. I apply in the morning and before bed. (You will love it!) Purpose Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion SPF 15 – $7
5. I love Essie. You love Essie. We all love Essie. Unfortunately, I can’t really afford to spend 9 dollars on nail polish. I like to have an arsenal of colors and this polish gives me that option. Sally Hansen’s is great because it lasts a long time, doesn’t chip, and strengthens my nails at the same time! Target has the most colors!! I just picked up a lemon yellow so I can dream of Spring in this cold, cold, winter. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish – $3
6. Speaking of this cold winter, once the temperature drops my skin gets DRY. My knees, elbows, hands, and feet all become dull and ashy. I use this scrub to help combat the season. It has the most amazing honey smell and the Almond and Aloe oils soften the roughest skin. Sugar is better for exfoliation than salt in that it removes less moisture. This winter treat yourself to the softest skin! (These also make great gifts! Wink, wink.) Burt’s Bees Honey & Shea Sugar Scrub – $13
1. I was using conditioner to shave my legs until I found Trader Joe’s Honey Mango shaving lotion….DON’T JUDGE ME!!! I just never cared all that much until I found this….consider me CONVERTED. Not only does a little go a LONG way (one container lasts about a year for me..what?!) but it smells awesome, and adds great moisture to my skin, no more itchy ashy legs for me! In a pinch I’ve even used it as lotion (and conditioner…shhhh don’t tell my stylist!) — $7.60
2. I’m not an everyday lipstick lady, but I will have a full blown panic attack if I can’t find a chap stick or moisturizing lip balm when I need it. These little lip butter pots from the body shop are really nourishing and smell amazing. The grapefruit scent is my favorite during winter time because it gives me a little zing that reminds me of warmer weather — $6.00
3. Now that my hairs growing longer I try my best to keep it healthy, I can’t just chop it off every time it starts to get scraggly. One of the things that helps my keep my hair healthy and happy is skipping daily showers. I tend to only wash and blow out my hair twice a week… and what keeps my hair looking fresh and grease free is suave dry shampoo. A couple of spritzes on my roots at night and again in the morning bridges the gaps between styling my hair, and it doesn’t hurt that my boyfriend loves the smell! — $2.54
4. Did you know you’re supposed to toss and replace your mascara every 6 weeks?! I’m all about fancy cosmetics, but mascara isn’t one of them . Covergirl lash blast length gives me defined, long lush lashes without the price of department store makeup — $7.79
5. Mac Paint in Bare Canvas is one of my priciest beauty products, but I use it almost every day. Primer, highlighter, eyeshadow I put it everywhere on my lids to give me a brightening pop that opens up my eyes and gives me the appearance of being awake when I’m really not – $18.00
6. NYX jumbo eyeliner in gold is my go to when I’m too tired to actually do my eye makeup, just a swipe over the lid is liner and shadow all in one. Bingo-bango makeup is DONE! –$4.50
7. Coconut Oil… ok, ok I know this is mainly used in the kitchen but this makes a delightful hair and skin oil, I rub this into my dry skin about once a week to add extra moisture to my abused winter skin. Also, just a little bit will hydrate and protect your ends during a blow out and add shine as a finishing products, BONUS you smell like candy all day.
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