Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Everyday Beauty Favorites

I'm not a beauty expert by any means, but I know what beauty products I like. These are just a few items currently in regular rotation. When it comes to makeup / beauty routine my rule of thumb is keep it simple.

Everyday beauty Favorites

Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash 
Let me start by saying I haven't tried an Origins product I didn't like. Throughout college I used Origins then switched from Bliss, to Dermalogica, to Aveeno etc. Recently I noticed I needed to switch things up and decided to go back to Origins. It's perfect for my combo skin and Tahoe climate.

Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
The budget version of the Clarisonic. I started using the facial brush last October and noticed a difference in my skin within a few weeks.  Since using the brush regularly for nearly a year I've noticed my skin is cleaner, smoother, a more even tone, and less oily. (shhh.. the hubby even use it from time to time)

Redken Body Full Shampoo and Conditioner  
This spring I finally jumped on the Redken wagon. I have fine then hair, but a lot of it :) The body full line doesn't weight it down. Typically my hair gets oily fast, but not since using Redken. However, I still wash my hair everyday. Sorry there is nothing worse than a head of dirty looking hair and when you're blonde it's easy to notice.

Redken Body Full Volume Amplifier Thickening Lift Spray 
The thickening spray adds a bit more volume and body I need. (Note: I also use a few other styling products)

Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur
I'm a big fan of bronzer. The Rockateur is a nice blend of bronzer and blush in one. It's perfect for everyday wear from the office to running errands.

Origins lip gloss
Perfectly simple. I like an sheer natural looking lip during the day and this gloss does just that. Next to Bobbi Brown this is one of my favorite lip glosses. (Tip: makes for a great stocking stuffer -- yes I went there)

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
I don't wear BB cream everyday, but when I do this is one that I prefer. I actually own various brands of BB cream and switch between them depending on season -- yes it makes a difference. I prefer the Maybelline BB Cream during the fall/winter because it acts as a nice moisturizer as well.

Make A Difference™ Plus+ | Origins 
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize. If there is one thing you don't want to skip or skimp on it's moisturizer. You don't have to break the bank, but you want a product that is actually working for you. The Make A Difference Plus is a nice and thick, not oily, night moisturizer. I like to think it will help postpone any wrinkles a bit longer ;)

CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara
Over the years I feel like I've tried them all and this one just keeps calling my name.

I could go on about a few others products, but that will have to wait or another time. What everyday beauty products do you love and think I should try?

1 comment:

  1. I'm so with you on Lashblast! I've tried at least 20 different mascaras the past few years and that is my absolute favorite. I also love all Redken products! I definitely need to try the Origins face wash! Great list!