Being the makeup and beauty product addict that I am, I’m always on the lookout for something great. I read beauty articles, magazines, and makeup review sites to get my info. I also count on my friends to let me in on their favorites. This week, I am going to share with you some of my current go-to products that I love and why they work for me.
Agadir Argan Oil Daily Volumizing Shampoo
This shampoo is incredible! It is sulfate free, so it doesn’t strip my color or fade my highlights. I have fine, limp hair so it is always a challenge to find a volumizing shampoo. Some shampoos give my hair volume, but dry it out. Then shampoos for dry hair leave it limp and oily. Not this one-it leaves my hair super soft, yet not feeling oily. The smell is lovely, too.
The Body Shop Dry Oil for Body, Face & Hair
I saw this at the Body Shop and was intrigued. What is “dry oil?” It is luxurious, that’s for sure! I put his on my body right after a shower, while the skin is still wet and it soaks right in-leaving no oily residue behind. My skin is sooooo soft for a full 24 hours. I am currently using it in the scent Sweet Lemon, but it comes in other scents, too. I also rub it into my heels. I have not used it on my face or hair; although the label says it is appropriate to do so. I wish it came in a larger bottle…I love it that much.
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Oh. Emm. Gee! I have never been a big fan of eye shadow palettes, preferring to select my own shades; but this one takes the cake. I find myself reaching for it every single day. All of the colors are beautiful and go on smoothly. I find that this one palette can produce hundreds of different looks, from natural to all out glam. Check out the picture with the all the colors. Love.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
Remember what I said above about having hair that tends to be oily? Well, this is my secret weapon. To keep my ends healthy, I don’t wash my hair every day. On the second day, my roots are looking oily so I put some of this powder on my palms, flip my hair over, and rub it into my roots. Brush it through and voila! All the oil is gone! As an added bonus, the powder gives the roots texture, and that gives me some added volume. This stuff is THE BOMB.
MAC Dazzle glass in Date Night
I love MAC lip glosses in general and I have several. This is the one I reach for the most, as it can be used alone for a sheer “dazzle” or on top of a dramatic lip color for a pouty look. It is thick, as MAC lip glosses are, but that means the lasting power is excellent. It looks more glittery (is that even a word?) in the tube than it does on the lip, so don’t let that stop you from adding this to your makeup bag.
Makeup Brushes by e.l.f.
Another one of my secret tools: eye shadow brushes that I get for a whopping $1! Yes, you read that correctly. My eye shadow looks are created with dollar brushes! These gems are from the budget beauty line e.l.f. and I buy them at Target. They never lose any hairs, keep the shadow from splattering everywhere and are soft on the skin. They have never disappointed.
Maybelline The Falsies Mascara in Black Drama
Want dramatic, false looking lashes for about $7? This is your mascara! When I am rocking a dark, smoky eye this mascara delivers the drama. It is super black, goes on glossy and doesn’t flake or smudge. Since I am all about beauty on a budget, I am forever thankful to my sister for this find. Not for the timid…this takes your lashes and really does make them look like “falsies.”
Have any of you tried these products? Are you planning on getting any? Please leave me a comment as I would love to know how they worked for you. Until next time, be beautiful on the inside and out!!