I have been working on an updated beauty favorites post for a while now & wanted to share a few of the things I am currently using & loving. I have used a lot of the same things for years, which you can find in this post
, but over the last year or so I have tried lots of new things, and there are a handful that are totally worth sharing. With anything skincare or makeup related, I usually don’t try them unless someone else has recommended it, or if I have a chance to try it first in the store before purchasing. I would love to know what your very favorites are!
Tula Exfoliating Mask
& Hydrating Cream
// I recently tried this mask after reading wonderful things about this brand & I absolutely love it. My skin is crazy sensitive so I am always weary of trying new skincare regimens, this is super gentle on my skin but also does wonders for my complexion & how soft my skin feels after using.
Glow Time BB Cream
// The BB cream that I have used for years was recently discontinued, so I have been looking for a replacement for the last few months. I tried this in the store & immediately loved it!! It is full coverage, which I normally don’t go for, but it’s very lightweight & not too overpowering, and I love that I don’t even feel the need to put on concealer when I wear it. I like to apply it with my Bare Minerals brush to get the most even look. Also, it smells good, and that never happens! I use the lightest colorMac Lipglass
// Favorite nude lip glosses ever, I usually buy them two at a time because I always get scared they’re going to stop making it. My favorites are Florabundance, Underage & Myth.L’Oreal Eyeliner
// I have used this for years, it is liquid eyeliner with a felt tip. It is so easy to apply & you can make your lines as thin or thick as you’d like. Plus, super affordable!Honest Lip Balm
// Chapstick addicts unite. This is one of my very favorites, it is organic which I like since the kids always want some, and it comes in a three pack.Nars Bronzer
// I have also been using this for years, I love the super subtle bronze that never looks orange. I use Laguna, and also love the duo pack with Orgasm blush.
And last, but very not least, my eyelash extensions! I have gotten a ton of emails & questions about them, so I wanted to share a bit about the process & maintenance of them. My eyes have always been so bothered by mascara, and I feel like every time I wash off makeup, no matter how gentle I am, I lose tons of eyelashes. So I have wanted to try extensions for years! Here is a before & after picture wearing no makeup, other than lip gloss. Try to look past those crazy baby hairs growing all around my part!
They are amazing for so many reasons, the most obvious being waking up with gorgeous lashes & never needing to apply mascara! This is especially amazing for when you don’t wear makeup, which I don’t most of the time during the week. Lash extensions look so natural, but you can get them as long or as curled as you like if you want them to be a bit more bold. The only downfalls, are of course that they are a bit pricey & they do take an hour or so for application. Although I don’t know many moms who would complain about laying down with their eyes closed for an hour! 😉 Depending on your natural lash growth, you would need to get them filled every 3-4 weeks. Overall, they’re so fun & I have loved having them. If you’re local, I went to Anastasia at Blink & Wink Salon in Atlanta
& highly recommend them!! She truly takes so much pride in her work & does an amazing job.
If you have any questions, or of course any great beauty product recs, be sure to share in the comments!