Friday, August 23, 2013

New Favorites

I've gone on a bit of a beauty buying binge lately.  I'm about to turn 34 and it's insane how after I hit 30, had a baby, and spent a good bit of time out in the sun, I felt like I needed a recharge.  This summer I've found some fantastic items that I just couldn't wait to share!

New favorites

Hawaiian Tropic After Sun Silk Hydration Lotion I love the coconut papaya scent and it leaves your skin looking nice and glowy.

Victoria's Secret After Sun Tan Enhancing Lotion There are no words.  I could use this stuff year round!  It's super thick and nourishing and has an amazing scent!

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation  I haven't been to a beauty counter for my foundation in years.  After traveling with my friend Lauren (who is OBSESSED with skin care and has yelled at me since we were 16 about not washing my face before bed) I realized it was time to upgrade.  After all, I'm in my 30's.  I should be able to find a foundation that is perfect for my skin, right?  After shopping around and trying many different samples, I settled on Lancome.  The 24 hour formula is non transferable and stays on all day!

Glam Glow Mud Mask I've heard lots of hype about this mud mask and it's amazing results, so I had to try is as well.  After one use my pores shrunk considerably and my face was baby soft!! This stuff really does work!!

Bliss Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Serum Hydrates Immediately leaves your skin feeling hydrated and fresh. A little goes a long way and I only apply this before bed.

StrVectin Eye Cream  Fantastic eye cream!!  I use this in the morning and at night.

StriVectin SD for Stretch Marks and Wrinkles  Who doesn't need a lotion for face AND stretch marks?  No lie, I can see more of a difference with this stretch mark cream than any I've tried so far!

Revlon Lash Potion Mascara I have quite the addiction to mascaras.  A new one hits the shelf and I'm the first to be the guinea pig.  This has been my favorite so far and I swear I can see a difference in the length of my lashes.  Good stuff and NOT expensive!

Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil I've only just started using this recently but really like it.  Just after reading the online reviews about this natural oil, I wanted to try for myself.  I only use it at night and sparingly, but I fell like it's helped reduce redness and dark spots already.  However, if you have super sensitive skin, you may want to try a sample of this before buying.  A friend of mine tried it and broke out, but so far, it seems to be helping my skin.

Tarte "Shades of Clay" Eye Palette  I'm on a Tarte kick, I realize.  After falling in love with the colors in this palette at Ulta (which was out of stock) I ended up ordering it from  Great shimmer and just the right colors for a natural smokey eye!

Tarte Smoldereyes Waterproof Liner in 'Champagne  I use this in the inside corners of my eyes to make me 'look' awake....and it lasts all day!  Great as a lower lid liner for extra drama or for evening.
E.L.F. Brow Kit  Includes 2 shades for lasting brow sculpting.  And only $3!

Happy Weekend! 


  1. I discovered the same Lancôme foundation about 6 months ago. A little more expensive than I would like to spend but it's awesome and totally worth it! I am just about out and will definetly buy it again.

    1. I was a bit reluctant at first and almost felt it was too thick/cakey, but after moisturizing and priming, it's fantastic!