recent beauty buys

Jan 6, 2015

Lately when buying beauty products I have been on the hunt for very specific things. Which is somewhat different from my normal "oooh maybe I'll give that a try". Most of these products I researched and read tons of reviews before purchasing, simply because my bathroom is over run with beauty products!

Sachajuan Hair Oil- My hair is out of control frizzy and brittle due to this winter. I had tried leave in conditioners but they just weigh down my hair. I was looking for an oil that was moistuirzing and would also add a little shine to my dull head of winter hair. This oil is truly amazing! I use about a nickle size amount on damp hair, focusing on my ends, and you can feel an instant difference. I have been using it for about three weeks now and am really loving my hair. 

Aesop Hydrating Facial Cream- Just like my hair, my skin as a whole is just dry. My face was taking an extra beating since we tend to spend a lot of time outside. No matter how much of this oil I was putting on (which I still love and use) I would wake up and my skin would feel tight. I have super OCD about soft skin, so you can imagine my need for moisture. I researched tons of facial creams, from super high end to drug store buys and settled on this one. So happy I did! I have been using this for almost a month now and my skin is nice and smooth. It also has a very natural refreshing scent to it as well. Chris keeps smelling my face which is both a good sign and incredibly weird! But this is a very thick cream, so for intense moisture. But I haven't seen any side effects and it works well under my make up as well! Highly recommend. 

Tarte Brow Gel- This product was more of a quick alternative to my normal brow routine. Since my eyebrows are very light and my hair is darker I usually have to use something on them so I don't look like Powder (have you seen that movie?). Anyway, this is a super quick and easy brow gel. The brush is so tiny so it really gets the color in there, and it is easy to manipulate them how you want them. I love my Anastasia brow gel, but for a quick alternative this is great! 

MAC Lipstick in Snob- This is actually and oldie but a goodie that I haven't purchased in years. I love a subtle pink lip, and this lipstick is perfect for that. It looks gorgeous in the winter when your skin is a little paler. Also if you are hesitant to try out a baby pink lipstick I would say this is the perfect place to start. Not to mention MAC lipsticks are a great purchase no matter what the color. 

bareMinerals Mascara- I have seen this mascara ev-ery-where lately so I thought I would give it a try. And to my surprise I really like it. The wand is very different from my normal Loreal mascara, but it is great at lengthening and separating. It is also easy to build upon, since I am one who likes a thicker lash. I will totally repurchase this!

YSL Concealer- I have actually had this one for a couple months now, but it is worth mentioning. This product has a cult following and I can absolutely see why. This concealer is no joke! It glides on beautifully, and it is so amazing for highlighting as well. I got it in a shade lighter than I normally would simply for a multi-use product. Not only to conceal under my eyes but to highlight above my cheekbones, and also right above my top lip to give it a fuller look. Singing it's praises over here, worth every penny!


  1. That lipstick is really pretty!

  2. I need a new face cream. My face is soooo dry and flaky.

  3. I've been wanting to buy that YSL concealer! I think it's time to buckle down and just do it, especially since it comes so highly recommended!



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