Monday, July 29, 2013

Some of My Favorites

While getting things ready for our road trip to NOLA this week, I realized there are some beauty items I've been using for quite some time. My go to products that I must always have, ones that I won't trade for any other.

I don't have a very intensive beauty regimen. I also don't spend a lot of money on high end items. Here are a few of my favorites.

I have been using CoverGirl loose powder since I can remember. It's light and provides just enough coverage.

Bath and Body Works body sprays give me enough fragrance without being overpowering. I usually wear a body spray throughout the week, when I'm most causal. When I dress up or go out, I use a perfume. My favorite is Marc Jacobs Daisy.

St.Ives facial scrub has been a constant in my life since I was in junior high. Easily, 16 years. It's a great scrub to help remove any extra dirt and oils. The scrub is gentle enough to use daily, which I do. There are multiple scrubs to choose from but I like the blemish and blackhead control. It is amazing.

In regards to lips, I don't like anything that is scented or colored. It dries my lips out. I can't wear lipstick or lip gloss because the day after, my lips are dry and chapped. I only use Carmex and prefer the tube shown as opposed to the chap-stick option. You have to be careful or your lips can get a little greasy with Carmex but it leaves behind a smooth, soft lip when you use it regularly.

Avon's Mark "Get a Tint" is the newest member to my makeup bag. Before moving to Texas, I wore a much thicker foundation. With the Texas heat and sun, something light with an SPF was needed. Get a Tint offers enough coverage to make me feel comfortable with my skin yet is light and mostly fragrance free.

Olay Complete is amazing. It provides enough moisture to keep my skin healthy yet doesn't make my already oily skin oilier. It offers SPF 15 protection and is available in 3 different lotions, depending on your skin type.

Lastly, we have my all time favorite eye liner. This is also the most expensive piece of makeup I own. Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner is easy to apply and lasts all day. I wear black and can use a heavier hand to make a more dominant eye or a little stroke and a little smudging makes for a softer look. I've used just about every eye liner out there and hands down, this is the best.

So there you have it. Some of my favorites. I use each of these daily (IF I get a chance to put makeup on) and they each are budget friendly. With the exception of the body sprays, I can get everything from Ulta through Ebates, making it even less expensive to look fab.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading what products other people use. I really want that Marc Jacobs perfume! Like you I usually wear body spray and something heavier when I go out. Calvin Klein's Euphoria is currently my favorite.


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