Favorite and Recommended Products

Here’s my list of current favorites –

Face

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce – this is gentle and cleans without messing up the outer layer of your skin. I use this every single night and love it!

St. Ives Even and Bright Scrub, Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange, St. Ives Scrub, Fresh Apricotonce every other week I will do a strong scrub like the apricot one, or once a week I will do the Pink Lemon scrub. It helps remove dead skin and keep the pores from getting clogged. 

Moisturizing –

Nerium Night Cream ADI have been using this for 6 1/2 months now and absolutely LOVE what it’s done for my skin!

Sibu Beauty Nourishing Facial Creamthis product has Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil in it, which is an amazing natural moisturizer and acne healer. One bottle lasts me roughly two months. Sometimes more. I use two pumps of the lotion on my face every morning. 

Nesura Charcoal Pore Stripsonce a week I’ll use this on my nose and I was surprised they actually worked!

 

Makeup

Foundations –

Maybelline Baby Skin Primer – This instantly smoothes out my face and allows for an even base for my foundation.

e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation in sandI am very picky about what goes on my face and have tried many foundations, both powered and liquid, over the years. Currently, this is my favorite. It goes on smooth, doesn’t crack or look caked on. 

Dew The Hoola Liquid Matte BronzerI didn’t think I would like this, but it is very easy to use and provides just the right amount of bronzing without a shimmer. 

Tarte Smooth Operator Finishing Powder – This powder is amazing! it creates a very smooth look on top of my foundation and evens out everything

Eyes –

 

Lips –

 

 

Hair

Shampoo/Conditioner –

 

Styling –

Ouidad Tress Effects Styling GelI have gone through many, many products for styling my curls. This was another recommendation from a stylist. It is one of the only products I’ve ever found that keeps my hair in defined curls. It is pricey, and one bottle lasts roughly 3-4 months. Oh, and it smells like cloves which I really like. 

Miss Jessie’s Jelly Soft CurlsBesides the Ouidad styling gel, Miss Jessie’s is the only other gel that works for me. I don’t like it as much as the Ouidad gel, but it is a good alternative. 

Octavio La Playa Sea Salt Spray – yet another Ipsy sample. I adore this spray. It brings my second day curls back to life and smells amazing.

Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring okay, these look funky, but I swear by these things now. Besides bobby pins, these are the only other things I use in my hair. 

Favorite sample splurges –

Ipsy

Birchbox

Boxycharm

Dollar Shave Club