You know the saying “don’t fix what isn’t broken?” There are some things in my beauty routine I’m always looking for recommendations on … please tell me how to beat mid-day facial oil! And others – my all-time favorite beauty products – that work so well, I just can’t imagine changing …
Pre de Provence Argan Silky Body Oil
This one comes with an ongoing family joke. You see, a bottle of this magical elixir was gifted to my mom. She thought it was weird and re-gifted it to me. I used it once and was hooked. I then convinced her to try it and now she’s hooked – it’s one of her favorite beauty products too. She’s kicking herself for giving up that first bottle.
I use this body oil right after getting out of the shower in place of regular lotion. It’s silky, soaks right in, and it stays soft all day without being greasy. I especially love it on days that I shave! Find it here.
N.4 Super Comb Prep and Protect
I have very thin hair that doesn’t really appreciate heavy products – or products at all for that matter. But this stuff is one of my favorite beauty products because it’s so light and makes my hair softer. Plus it makes it much easier to comb through tangled, wet hair. Find it here.
Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Mascara
Ah, my favorite drug-store makeup buy. In college, I went all diva and tried every mascara under the sun (read: expensive) trying to find the best one. Somehow I ended with Cover Girl. My childhood best friend saw me for the first time after a few years and this was a direct quote: “What are you doing to your eyelashes? I feel like this makes them pop when they aren’t very long to begin with.” Only someone who’s known you 20+ years can put it like that, but she’s right. Even if this stuff were $30 a tube, I’d still choose it. Find it here.
Lush Honey Trap Lip Balm
I keep three tins of this lip balm at all times – one by my bed, one in my purse, and one on my desk. It’s creamy without being goopy and lasts forever. I put it on before bed each night and my lips can still feel it on them in the morning. Plus, this doesn’t have that addictive quality that other balms seem to have … Find it here.
CND Solar Oil
One skill I’m happy to have is the ability to do my own nails. This cuticle oil is a big part of that. After I remove my previous nail polish, I put this stuff on the cuticle and whole nail and let it soak for 20 minutes or so. Then I wash it off and paint my nails like normal. Then after painting, I’ll throw on another coat since it also acts as a quick-dry agent. It’s really nourishing and helps keep the cuticles healthy and moisturized. In between paint jobs, I’ll put it just around the cuticle as a mid-week cuticle pick-me-up. Find it here.
What are your go-to beauty finds?