It’s Friday, Friday, Friday!!! I am certainly looking forward to the weekend over here. Today I wanted to share some of my current favorite’s in the beauty department. I’ll just start with the fact that while I do wear makeup everyday it is pretty minimal and I don’t spend a lot of time on it. With a toddler underfoot I love having things that make my mornings go quickly. This applies to other areas like nails and shaving as well. So, here are a few of the beauty products that are my current jam.
Benefit Cosmetics They’Re Real! Mascara
After bouncing around from several different mascaras I recently switched over to this brand. I heard so many great reviews on it from friends and co-workers that I had to check it out. I started with the small sample size you can pick up at Sephora and I am totally hooked. My lashes look so much longer and fuller with this mascara. Plus it stays on all day but comes off easily with eye make-up remover. And it isn’t clumpy or flakey. The first day I wore it I got complimented several times that my eyelashes looked amazing. I think I have found my one true mascara love!
E.l.f. BB Cream SPF 20
Okay, so who doesn’t love bb cream in summer? It is so light, usually has sunscreen, and is perfect for the more natural look that goes so well with the casual style summer often brings. During the warmer months my skin is pretty clear with all the sunshine so I just need something light to even out the tone. I love that I can just quickly apply BB Cream with a Sponge Makeup Blender, add some bronzer and mascara, and be on my way. I am currently using the E.l.f. BB Cream and for the price it is pretty dang great. If you have not tried BB Cream before DO IT!
BB Creme: Make-up for your Nails
On that same note, I recently discovered that there is now a bb creme for your nails and I am in love! The reality is life is often too busy to sit down and give myself a manicure or make it to the salon. So when I tried the Orly BB Creme for nails I quickly realized it was perfect for me! It only requires one-two coats and it dries super quick. It gives your nails a nice natural nude look with just a little shine. I highly recommend giving this polish a try if you are looking for something subtle for your nails. Here is a bit more information from the bottle: The Orly BB Creme is an all-in-one topical cosmetic treatment for your nails. It helps to smooth, moisturize, and brighten natural nails. It isn’t meant to be used with or as a base coat or top coat. So it is literally one to two coats of polish (depending on how peachy you want your nails to look) and you are done.
Tinkle Eyebrow Razor
If you need a good laugh, but also some good points on why you should be using these check out this Youtube video from Michelle Money. A month or so ago, I learned about these little razors from some co-workers and we all watched the video and were totally convinced. I ordered a pack and have been using them ever since. I used to get my eyebrows waxed but we cut that expense out of our budget for now 🙁 So, tweezing it is. Well these little guys cut down on that time consuming task. I still use tweezers but shaving is much quicker for areas like in between your eyebrows, your upper lip, and anywhere else you have unwanted hair on the lower half of your face. My hair has not grown back thicker or darker as many would fear. These razors are cheap so I would recommend at least giving it a try and if you hate it, well you aren’t out that much money.
Coconut oil has many amazing benefits on its own and is a great carrier oil to dilute other stronger essential oils. But, one of my more recent discoveries is using coconut oil in lieu of shaving cream. It is seriously so amazing and I will never go back to using anything else! My skin is smooth and moisturized after shaving which are two things I used to never have after shaving. And I don’t even feel like I need to use lotion after so that saves me some time. You must try this, it will change your life! (As quoted by my co-worker that told me to test this out.) You can use regular coconut oil from the store and I assume you will have the same results. I just like that the DoTerra version is already in a liquid form making it quick and easy to use in the shower.
What beauty products are you currently unable to live without?