Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Dose of New Beauty Faves...

Ok, so starting last summer my skin decided to have a major freak out and my normal Cetaphil or CeraVe was not cutting it. So I tried out a few new cleansers but nothing seemed to do the trick. It either made it worse or I felt like I wasn't getting that squeaky clean feel I love. But thanks to the angel at Sephora (I really should go in and thank her!) I've finally found a product I loooove! Enter Ole Henriksen. I started to notice results immediately. My skin and texture was smoother and the breakouts and irritation I was experiencing calmed down after just the first few days. I understand it could be pricey for some, but the bottle is huge (12 oz) compared to some other brands and it works great so I'm sold!

I'm sure you've already heard tons of great things about this product but I only just recently tried it out. *gasp!* I know. I just never felt the need to use a primer on my lids because I don't typically wear eyeshadow on a regular basis. However, sometimes I would have issues with my eyeliner rubbing off on my lids by the end of the day. This product keeps my eyeliner in place all day long and for days when I do wear shadow, it works wonders. Now it's a regular in morning beauty routine.

I'm officially pledging my allegiance to this mascara. Try it, you'll love it. I swear!
Have you ladies tried one of these yet? Let me preface this by saying I have never been one to use sponges when applying makeup! Yuck! However, after hearing about the "Beauty Blender" I decided to test it out with this cheaper version made my Sephora. And I love it! You dampen the sponge and squeeze it out, then apply concealer with the pointed end and foundation with the fat end using a blotting method, not strokes. It gives you an "air brushed" look and feels like your wearing nothing at all. It's definitely cut back the amount of foundation I'm using. Plus it's washable and reusable!

Bite Lip Shine - "Vintage"
For Christmas I received a lip gloss set of some Sephora favorites. One of them was a pretty gloss by a brand called Bite. I'd never heard of them before so I did a little research and let me tell you, they are serious about lip care! Their products are all-natural and healthy enough to eat! They contain ingredients like resveratrol, jojoba, argan oil etc. So any product that offers anti-aging fighters and other healthy benefits is a winner in my book!

Have you ladies tried any of these products or plan on giving them a go? If so, I'd love to hear what you think! Or do you have any new (or tried and true!) beauty favorites that you're loving? Please share in the comments!


  1. Eyeshadow primer... Always the best!! I highly recommend it and love using it, I can totally tell when I do and don't!!

    Cute blog!

  2. I use and love the Urban Decay primer!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  3. i have used the urban decay eyelid primer for years, and i won't use any other primer. that stuff is the best ever and my eyeshadow doesn't budge at all, wonderful product, HIGHLY recommend it!

  4. Fun post! I've been wanting to try a makeup sponge like that.