In a world full of ENDLESS possibilities when it comes to makeup and skincare products, it can be hard to narrow it down when given so many different options. I like to call myself a “product junkie” because I’ve tried everything. Many of them have gone in the garbage. I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing. That’s why I am known as a “VIB” at Sephora or AKA a VERY IMPORTANT BEAUTY INSIDER.” Hysterical. However I have a few tried and tested essentials that are a serious MUST-HAVE for any woman. So in this area I will just pretend for the sake of this blog that I’m an expert. Not to mention my BFF Jaclyn is a product junkie too and a lot the time she will try something and tell me about it and vice versa. I’ve narrowed down some of my all time favorites when it comes to beauty and skincare to share with everyone. Because when I find something that is amazing, I must tell everyone!
I have also been a Rodan +Fields Consultant for over a year now and I can honestly tell you that their products have changed my skin. Yeah I know it’s the same story for everyone right? People that actually know me know the truth: I don’t sell R+F for the money. I do it because I’m obsessed with their products and to simply put it…they fucking work. Period. I used to use Obagi, SkinCeuticals and Estee Lauder. Nothing compares.
So anyways, check out these awesome products below and go getcha some! Because they will make you happy, happy!
1. Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
I cannot say enough about this stuff. It’ll run you about $10-12.00. Cheap and amazing! Even when I put on other sunless tanners before bed…if I’m going out the next day and exposing my legs, I will put this on over it. It enhances the color so much and gives you this amazing shimmer as well. Also, if you forget to use sunless tanner and your legs are white as a ghost….put some of this on and head out the door! I use the MEDIUM GLOW color. It’s seriously the BEST! Half the time when I try to find it it’s sold out. Get it here!
2. Esqido Lashes-BFF Mink False Eyelashes
Va Va Voom! Hello Sexy Mama! These things are the bomb. They will set you back around $50 if you buy the glue they sell. (Which I recommend.) However these are top of the line eyelashes. They look incredible and with some tweeking you won’t even know you are wearing them. Plus you can use them over and over again if you take care of them. I like the particular ones called BFF however if you check out their website they have several different options. BFF is definitely more for “going out.” When I do wear them I feel sexy and so will you! Get them here!
3. Rodan+Fields Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
This stuff will knock your socks off. After just one use your skin will feel like a baby’s behind. FOR REAL. 9 times out of 10 when I give out a sample of this stuff they become a customer of mine. It’s THAT GOOD. Exfoliating your skin is one of the single most important things you can do. Use this stuff intermittently to enhance cell turnover and improve skin tone and texture. Lucky Magazine reports that it smoothes away rough spots. It also helps get rid of pesky black heads and leave your skin feeling oh so smooth. To order it send me a message @ email@example.com
4. Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Illuminating Beauty Balm SPF 30
A couple years ago I walked into Sephora and asked them for a good BB Cream aka Beauty Balm. A young man walked me over to the Stila counter and pointed straight to this! “David Beckham uses this and it’s the BEST” he said. My first thought was…Okay why would David Beckham wear BB Cream? My second thought was, I don’t give a shit if David Beckham wears it. I just want something good! Well kudos to David Beckham and his BB Cream because this stuff is pretty friggin amazing! I have wore it everyday for a couple years now. It’s super lightweight and gives your skin this incredible glow!! Throw your foundation in the trash and get this. It also lasts forever! Sadly, Sephora doesn’t carry it anymore but Ulta or any department store does! Get it here!
5. BENEFIT: Watt’s Up! Cream Highlighter & They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara
Ahhhh these are definitely two of my fav’s!!! Watt’s up! will give you this soft, luminous glow. It’s great for summer, however I use it all year round. You apply it to your cheekbones and it gives you a fabulous subtle shimmer!
They’re Real! Mascara isn’t an award winner for no reason. It’s AWESOME! I used to use DiorShow before this and found it hard to maneuver. This is super easy and looks flawless every time. Really plumps up your lashes!! Get yours here!
6. BIG SEXY HAIR Dry Shampoo
Don’t feel like washing your hair? No problem! I LOVE THIS stuff and I take it with me everywhere. It absorbs impurities, excess oil, and product build-up and creates instant volume and texture. It ALSO contains UV filters to protect hair against damaging sun rays. I’ve tried several dry shampoo’s and this one is my fav! It’s on sale right now at ULTA too. Score! Get it here!
7. Rodan + Fields Macro Exfoliator
Well obviously I’m a big R+F fan. BUT THIS…well, this is just a miracle worker. Exfoliation is so, so important when trying to achieve flawless skin. This tool has been featured in countless magazines and most recently the show The Doctors. It’s all that it’s cracked up to be and more. Use it once a week for 5 minutes and it removes millions of dead skin cells, revealing fresh, new skin.
When you don’t exfoliate your skin…it’s like watering the grass with out raking the leaves first! You have to get rid of all that stuff on top to really get deep down. This is pretty much an at-home microdermabrasion tool and it’s worth every penny. I haven’t gotten a facial in years. There is no need to.The proof is in the filter where you can see the dulling, dead outermost skin cells and debris that have been covering up your best skin. It will leave behind and smoother and more luminous complexion. To get yours send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. St. Tropez Instant Tan
There are a lot of sunless tanners out there that take hours before the color shows up. Sometimes I forget to put it on in the morning if I am going out that night. And other times I want color in the morning… but I don’t want to sleep in fake tanner. It grosses me out! Brace yourselves…(if you haven’t heard of this already!) St. Tropez Instant Tan! The BEST!!!!! Apply it right before your makeup and get a perfect tan. Washes off with soap and water which I love. I use this ALL THE TIME! Seriously one of my favorite products. Get yours here!
9. Tinkle Razors
Ahhhhh the famous Tinkle Razors. Quite a name I know. So do we have any Bachelor fans out there? Well, years ago during Brad Womack’s season (you know the guy who didn’t pick anyone and then later went on to appear AGAIN and proposed to Emily Maynard?) Clearly I’m a fan of the show. Soooooo, there was a girl on the show named Michelle Money and I found a video of her online a while back shaving her “peach fuzz” off with these razors. I had to try it because I had a few little hairs I wanted to get rid of…ehhh hemmm above my lip. She’s genius!! These cost $3.00 and they get the job done! I shave my whole face with these and I love it! Your skin will feel soo unbelievable soft. Contrary to popular belief-it will NOT grow back harsher. Try it. You will be hooked I promise 🙂
10. Rodan+Fields REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
There is a reason why this eye cream always sells out. It’s fabulous. Seriously a miracle in a jar. I use this every morning and every night and I swear even when I don’t sleep well it always comes to the rescue. Which is quite often. If you have really puffy eyes you can keep it in the fridge. It will instantly bring them down. Product Description: REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while special optical diffusers noticeably brighten the eye area. This formula is ideal for maintaining the delicate skin around the eyes. To order yours email me @ email@example.com
11. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
I have tried numerous, numerous concealers. A girl brought this amazing one to my attention in Sephora a while ago. Love, love, love!!! It has awesome coverage but doesn’t look to “thick.” It’s great to use also for highlighting and contouring. I use the color custard! Get yours here!
12. Spangle Body Wash Infused Buffer
Ohhhhhhhh these are sooooooo nice!!!! My sister in law gifted me with one of these babies for Christmas. I use “Coconut Verbena.” It’s basically a sponge with soap in it. You can use it around 15-20 times before you toss it. Smells divine! Leaves your skin feeling soft and beautiful. Great for anyone in a hurry too! Order yours here! or Anthropologie sells them.
13. Rodan+Fields Amp Md Roller
Well, I saved the best for last. Theeeeee R+F REDEFINE Amp Md Roller plus Night Renewing Serum. This tool is transforming women’s faces around the country. (And now in Canada & Australia too!) It is truly a miracle worker. This little blue roller consists of 192 surgical grade acupuncture needles. You roll it over your skin at night and it pokes tiny holes in your face (no it doesn’t hurt.) Then, you apply retinol night serum. Think about it…whenever you apply products to your face it stays at the surface. BUT, when you use the Amp Md Roller and then apply Night Renewing Serum filled with retinol and peptides is able to seep deep, deep down into the layers of your skin AND THAT my friends is what is producing amazing results. To order yours email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org