I think it’s time for a change of pace. Instead of another post full of oats, eggs, cheese, avocado and bowls of randomness, let’s get crazy talk beauty. I thought it would be fun to share some products I have recently discovered and am loving. I don’t know about you but I find it really helpful to receive recommendations on products before I try them. There are just so many options!
Here are five beauty products that I’ve started using in the past few months and want to share with you!
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Foundation – I am a makeup loyalist and it’s one of the things I believe in splurging on since I wear it every single day. I used Bobby Brown products for over five years but recently made the switch to Laura Mercier. I am completely obsessed with this Creme Smooth Foundation. It feels hydrating and provides excellent coverage without looking heavy. I love the “glow” it seems to give my skin.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage – staying with makeup, Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage is the most amazing concealer. It works for everything from under eye circles to blemishes and comes with two shades. One is supposed to mimic your skin’s undertone and the other provides a closer match to your actual color. You can create a custom blend of the two to cover various trouble spots. This concealer paired with the foundation totally covers some of the faint acne scars that I still have from the crazy breakouts I was having last year.
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil – I have been using various smoothing/defrizzing oils in my hair for years. Recently, a friend recommended that I try Moroccan oil. Traditionally, it’s pretty pricy but I heard that this brand was a great value and picked it up for $7 at the drugstore. It is amazing! First, it smells wonderful. Second, it is better than any oil I have ever used. I apply a little bit to my hair after I shower and then dry and straighten it. I can tell a definite difference in the texture of my hair when I use this product. Bonus, it protects your hair against heat styling and UV rays.
Jason Restorative Biotin Pure Natural Shampoo and Conditioner – my mom actually introduced me to this line of products. I have been trying to go more natural with my hair and skin products and this shampoo and conditioner is free of lauryl/laureth sulfates
and is enriched with marigold, ginseng and chamomile for natural hair care. I find the shampoo very effective for cleansing my hair and scalp and the conditioner leaves my hair soft and manageable.
South of France Lavender Ultra Moisturizing Liquid Soap – you would think that since I am constantly placing cold lavender towels over my yogis eyes during savasana that I would be sick of the smell but I’m not. Keeping with the natural product theme, this soap is infused with organic herbs and smells so good. I know this sounds silly but there’s something about not using my plain old Dove soap that seems to take my shower to a different level!
Please share in the comments if you’ve made any great beauty product discoveries lately!