Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo and Conditioner – I have pretty much always just used cheap drug store hair products that I could buy at Wal-Mart or Target, but I recently started using these Oribe products at the recommendation of my hair stylist, and I’m really loving them. My hair has always been long, and I’ve always colored it and used heat on it, so it’s never been super healthy. But since I’ve been using these products, I feel like my ends are much less damaged, and my hair overall just feels stronger and fuller, even with some postpartum hair loss happening. I also use the Transformative Masque once a week, which I feel has really helped to improve the health of my hair. These products are expensive, but they are very high quality, so a little goes a long way, and one bottle lasts a long time.
Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Mascara – This mascara is my go-to, ride or die, all time favorite mascara. I’ve used it since high school and I don’t think I will ever switch to a different one. I’ve tried lots of other brands, including several designer brands, and this one tops them all for me. I like a little length to my lashes, but more importantly, I want my lashes to be full and fluffy, with no clumps, and this mascara does exactly that. It comes in regular or waterproof, is available in a few different shades (I use Glam Black,) and is only $7! Doesn’t get much better than that!
L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer – This is my favorite brow pencil. It’s affordable, it goes on smoothly, and the shade Blonde matches my natural brows perfectly. I also really like that it’s such a fine tip, which makes it easier to get nice, precise lines. My brows are actually microbladed, but I have never had them touched up after my initial two sessions a couple years ago, so they’re very faded. But, the outline is still there, which makes it super easy for me to use this brow pencil to just fill in the shape.
Tarte Maracuja Oil – I know face oils can be scary to some people, but I promise this one will not leave you feeling oily. I apply this as a moisturizer after I shower and it leaves my skin feeling so smooth and soft. It absorbs quickly, is not sticky at all, and helps my skin feel hydrated and healthy. Since this is a pricier product, I usually just buy the travel size bottle. You only need a few drops of this, so even the small bottle lasts me several months of daily use.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo – I’m not super picky about dry shampoos, but this one is definitely one of my favorites. My hair is super thin and straight, so any extra volume or texture I can add, I’ll take it. This absorbs the excess oil in my hair really well, and gives me just enough extra texture to help my hair look a little more full. It’s also super affordable, which is always a plus!
True Religion Hippie Chic Perfume – This perfume is a little expensive, but it’s my all time favorite, and a bottle lasts a long time. I feel like it’s the perfect combination of fruity and floral-y, but nothing too overwhelming. Perfume preference is so unique to each individual, but to me, this one is a great feminine scent for just about anyone.
Aveeno Ultra- Calming Cleansing Makeup Removing Wipes – I love that these makeup removing wipes leave my skin feeling smooth, soft, and not sticky. They also remove my makeup really well, which is awesome because I feel like a lot of other remover wipes that I’ve tried don’t really take all of my makeup off. These are super affordable and great for sensitive skin, and I definitely recommend them!
Tarte Brazilliance Plus Self Tanner – I’m a newbie to the self tanner game, but I really love this one by Tarte. It comes with a mitt which makes it super easy to apply, and most importantly (to me at least) it doesn’t smell bad. When you first apply it, it just smells kind of like vanilla or just a regular lotion. As it sits on the skin, it does start to develop a slight “fake tan” smell, but it is nowhere near as bad as some other tanners out there. It also gives the skin a nice bronzed brown color, and does not make you look orange at all. The color lasts several days, so I’ve found applying it about twice a week keeps me looking nice and tan all the time! It is a little bit pricey, but I think it’s totally worth it!