I like to keep you guys on your toes. In the span of three days we’ve gone from a salmon recipe to a yoga/personal growth story to a workout and now a beauty products review. 🙂
I am not affiliated with any of these products…I just love them and want to share since I love purchasing new products via personal recommendations.
I have been using Laura Mercier cosmetics for years and have been a long-time lover of the Caviar Stick. It’s a versatile eye stick that can be worn as liner or shadow. I recently picked up a new color at the recommendation of one of the girls at the counter and I have been wearing it every day since! It’s perfect for day and night wear. For day I just use it to give a subtle shimmer liner and at night I used it more as a shadow and pair it with a darker liner close to my lashes. It’s so pretty and neutral and I can’t recommend this shade enough.
The number one thing my mom said to me growing up in regards to beauty products was to put on a little blush to brighten me up a bit. I have since become a lifelong blush fanatic. I tend to go for bold pinks. They look like a little much at first glace but they give such a great pop of color and a little goes a long way. I used to wear Lancome in high school and I recently picked up a few new products from them. This blush is one of my faves!
Last time I visited the Laura Mercier counter to restock on my concealer I agreed to a small touch up since it was a rare Saturday that the counter wasn’t slammed. Usually I can’t get in and out of there fast enough because it’s such a zoo. This is how I ended up with the Amethyst Caviar Stick but I also came home with a new tinted moisturizer. IT’S PERFECT! It goes on smoothly, hydrates and provides really good coverage given that it’s a tinted moisturizer and not a foundation. It’s great for daily wear, especially since I’m in the gym and yoga studio all day. I feel like I have coverage but not too much and it really radiates on my skin.
If you are wanting more length, volume and overall definition with your lashes you need to do two things. 1) Curl them. 2) Use a mascara primer. I know you’re thinking, “mascara primer…really!???” YES. REALLY. I can’t even explain to you the difference it makes in the appearance of my lashes when I brush on a layer of this base before applying mascara. They almost look like fakes. It’s crazy! If you’re not looking for anything that dramatic for day, it’s a great tool for night looks too.
Let’s switch to hair to wrap it up. My grandmother got me totally hooked on switching up my shampoo and conditioner on the regular. I love showering at her house because she always has like five brands to choose from! One recent love is this Joico K-Pak. I picked it up at Ulta and I’ve really enjoyed it. The formula is meant to repair and strengthen hair. I do so much showering, ponytails, sweating and flat ironing that I almost always gravitate towards these types of formulas. The Joico shampoo and conditioner have left me with soft, manageable hair…even with the cold weather we’ve had!
Your turn…any new product discoveries? I love hearing recommendations!