Current Favorite Beauty Products

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!

December Favorites

Just like the rest of 2018, the month of December has flown by. I seriously can’t believe that it is officially 2019! This month my favorite things were mostly either fashion or home decor items, but I do have a beauty item in there as well! Keep reading to find out what I’ve been loving this month!

1. Forever 21 Camo Jacket

In case you didn’t know, camo is in again, and I’m here for it. I don’t know why, but I’m seriously loving it. A couple months ago I saw a camo utility style jacket at TJ Maxx and fell in love, but it was the only one I could find in the store, and it was about two sizes too big for me. But after seeing it, I was on a mission to find one somewhere else. A few weeks later, I was shopping and decided to check in Forever 21. For the most part, I’ve stopped trying to shop there, because let’s face it, I’m almost 30 years old and their stuff just does not work for me anymore, but I knew there was a chance they would have one. I walked in the door, immediately spotted this one, and made a bee line for it!

I love this jacket because it’s lightweight, which is perfect for the chilly, winter in Florida, evenings. Plus, it was only around $30, it’s comfortable, and it’s just oh so cute! I couldn’t find the exact one I have on their site, but the one I linked above is very similar!

2. Wooden Blanket Ladder

I have been wanting a blanket ladder for FOREVER, and my husband finally got me one for Christmas this year! I’m a throw blanket fanatic, but I have a few that are special to us and I don’t like to actually use them because I don’t want them to get ruined by our pets. For the longest time they were just hidden away in the closet, but now I can finally display them!

I love this one because it has more of a modern look than most blanket ladders I’ve seen, plus the little shelf just adds a cute touch! Also, the color of this wood is just beautiful! This one rings in at around $90, but it is totally worth it!

3. Good Chemistry Queen Bee Perfume

I’ll be completely honest, I first found this perfume purely because of it’s cute packaging. I was strolling through the aisles at Target, looking for stocking stuffers for my husband, when it caught my eye. Once I smelled it and read a little more about the company thought, I just couldn’t resist buying it!

This scent is the perfect combination of floral and fruity, with notes of black currant, peony and amber. They had several other delicious smelling scents as well, but this one was definitely my favorite! Plus, as you might have guessed by their name, all of Good Chemistry’s products are vegan, paraben free, proplyene glycol free, and cruelty free! I bought the roll on, just because it’s easy to take with me, but they do sell bottles as well!

4. In Bloom by Jonquil pajamas

As much as I could love to sleep in men’s basketball shorts and a baggy t-shirt every night, my husband isn’t the biggest fan of that, so I’m always on the hunt for some cute and comfortable (and affordable) pajamas. I found these at TJ Maxx for $17 (they normally retail around $60) and I seriously love them! I really wish they would have had them in more styles/colors because I totally would have bought them all!

I love the print, the fabric is SO soft, and they have pockets. Everything is better with pockets, right?! Also, as I was searching for these online, I discovered that this line has a ton of other cute pj’s and I kinda want to buy them all! I couldn’t find this exact set online anywhere, but the pair I linked above are a similar style.

Safavieh Round Jute Rug

This cutie little rug is another item that was on my Christmas list that I’m so glad my husband bought! I’m obsessed with jute rugs, but haven’t really found a spot inside the house that one would work yet, but I knew I wanted one for the porch. I of course want to put a large rug in the area of the sofa and coffee table (and chairs when I find some I like,) but I have a special plan for this little beauty!

We will eventually be adding a hanging chair in one corner of the porch, and this rug will go underneath it! I love the way the pattern on this rug really makes it pop, plus the color of the print matches the cushions on the sofa perfectly! I can’t wait until we get the hanging chair so I can show you guys this whole little setup!