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Monday, February 13, 2017

Current Beauty Favorites & Wishlist

Despite the fact that I don't wear makeup every day, I love trying new beauty products.  My friend Katie did my makeup two weekends ago for the gala we attended, and my beauty wishlist has grown by about a mile because of that.  If I could have one of everything in her makeup bag, I might just wear a full face of makeup every day ;)

I've also received some products lately that I'm absolutely in love with and that deserve a place on your beauty wishlist!

Current Favorites

Saying that I'm obsessed with this product is no exaggeration.  (Seriously, it made the cut on my daily essentials post!)  Exfoliation products are usually not my favorite; they take me back to my self tanning days and scrubbing my skin.  I wish I would have had a product like this back then!  To use the product, you use two pumps, massage it into your skin for 20 seconds, then rinse off the clumps.  Perfect for those days that you need a face mask, but don't want to spare 10 minutes.  This product has done wonders for my pores.  

I was nervous about trying out another eye cream because the last one I tried out was too much for my oily skin.  This is a gel, it's very light, and basically a dream for oily skin.

Katie and I both wore this for the gala, and I was so obsessed that I ordered it for myself!  (Tip - If you order, order from Nordstrom.  Free shipping, free returns, and three awesome samples.)  This is a really pretty nude, and I was pleased with how long lasting it was.  I only needed to touch up once between 6:30 PM and 1:30 AM, and that was right after dinner (and red wine.)

My blood sugar crashed the night that I was planning to get my spray tan, so I ended up just self tanning on my own a few hours before the event.  I use this product during the summer, and I was a little concerned about having flashback on my legs because of the SPF, but I ended up having no issues.  (I did carry around a towel while getting ready because there was a little bronzer transfer while getting ready.)  This product is perfect for spring break or a beach vacation!

Beauty Wishlist

I currently use a really basic contour kit that I bought while prepping for this gala in 2016 because I wasn't sure if I would ever use it again.  I have a really round face, and my cheekbones are nothing to write home about, so when I wear face makeup, contouring is my best friend.  Katie used this product on me, and I really liked all of the color options.

A serum based foundation
Katie used Bobbi Brown's Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 when she did my makeup, and I fell in love with it.  However, I didn't fall in love with the $65 price tag.  After browsing on Sephora, I've found a few more affordable options from Sephora ($11), Bare Minerals ($30), and Clinique ($35).  I'm going to make a Sephora run soon for samples, and I'll report back to you!

The Body Shop Vitamin C Liquid Peel
After trying the Youth Liquid Peel, I'm super intrigued by liquid peels and want to try more!  This one is oily skin friendly.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
I've been reading so much about this in the blogosphere and would love to give it a try!  I currently use a gentle cleanser and then have to go behind and remove my makeup afterward, so I love that this is supposed to totally remove your makeup.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil
This is another product that's great for oily and blemish-prone skin, which is what I'm dealing with right now.  This is clinically proven to give you visibly clearer looking skin in one week, so sign me up for that!

I want to hear from y'all - what are you current beauty favorites?  What's on your beauty wishlist?  I'll be reading your responses before making a Sephora (or Ulta!) trip this week!


  1. These all sound amazing. I've had the same skincare regimen since high school, and that was a LONG time ago lol! Definitely want to try that serum.. sounds too good!

    - Mary

  2. So many great picks here! I love Tarte products and that highlight and contour palette is something I need to try!

    April |

  3. I'm not much of a makeup wearer myself but I may need to try some of these!

  4. Thanks for sharing! That liquid peel sounds really good, i'm going to have to try that out.

    Lee Anne

  5. The it cosmetics balm is totally on my radar to try!

  6. Ekkk! I love finding new beauty products and you have given me lots of ideas on things to try!!

  7. Ugh I need that exfoliater! My skin has been freaking out with all this temperature change! Love these suggestions, I'm so bad at finding new products!

  8. I've never used The Body Shop brand but I use Tea Tree Oil all the time! I'm still dealing with my skin freaking out from coming off the pill. So frustrating.

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  9. been hearing great things about that tea tree oil! i one day aspire to be the kinda person who has beauty favourites haha but for now my beauty routine consists of a face wash and that is literally it. i'm a terrible fashion blogger.

  10. All of these sound great! I love anything Tarte, but I will have to give these other products a try!


  11. Love the It Cosmetics bye bye makeup! All of the products are amazing!

    Greta |

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  13. Ah yes! So many good products. The MAC retro matte liquid lipsticks are on my wishlist too!

    Sweet Spontaneity

  14. These are so many great products!! I need some new make up asap.

  15. Great round-up of your products! I don't currently use any of them; stick with what works :)

  16. That IT Cosmetics bye bye makeup remover is a dream!! So easy and leaves my skin feeling so clean and silky!

    How 2 Wear It []

  17. All of these products sounds great! I'm not really into make up, but love experimenting every once and a while!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  18. The Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette is definitely on my list. I have a basic one I use from Rimmel right now but I need an upgrade. :)

  19. Is it just me or does that MAC Matte Liquid lip color look sooooo soft?! I feel like I need that!

    Michelle | She's Not So Basic

  20. A lot of new goodies I need to try out! I haven't used any of these before!

    xo Amanda John

  21. That mac lippie is on my wishlist too! Great wishlist!

  22. Tarte products are my absolute favorite right now-I want to try more products (now I'm adding that contour palette to my wish list!) And I'm dying to try the cleansing balm as well, so many of my favorite YouTube gurus use it!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  23. I don't wear a lot of make-up, but I sure do love lipgloss! I gotta try that Mac lipgloss!

    Amanda ||