Beauty Buzzing

I know I’ve done a round-up like this before, but I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty items I just can’t live without! Taking good care of your skin is so important, especially in the winter, and many of these items are crucial for me and my dry, sensitive skin! So without further ado, here are just a few of my faves. Feel free to share yours too – I always love hearing about new beauty reccos!

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

This has been a must-have of mine since college. I have very sensitive skin and the winter cold just makes it so dry. This lightweight, fragrance-free formulation is gentle enough for my skin yet powerful enough to quench it. I love this stuff!

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

Another college fav! I keep one in my bag, at home and always have an extra just in case. The balm is light, smooth and not at all sticky. It moisturizes and works great worn under gloss or just by itself.

The Body Shop Elderflower Eye Gel
Let’s face it – sometimes we get bags under our eyes. This gel contains elderflower which helps cool the eye area as well as diminish the bags. Super helpful as a very busy, sleep-deprived mom!

Living Proof Prime Style Extender
I have incredibly thick, coarse hair and am always looking for that perfect smoothing cream. I think I may have found it. I use a small amount of this on damp hair before blowing straight and it makes my hair feel smooth, sleek and manageable.

Benefit Boiing 
A creamy concealer is key (see – undereye bags)! Sometimes there are dark circles to accompany the bags. This goes on with a quick swipe and hides all – no one has to know!

Smith and Cult Lip Gloss in Now Kith
My new go-to gloss! I love this rosy neutral that glides on easily and is the perfect glossy shade. 


Summer Skin Care

Hope everyone is having a good week and a great summer! Since my birthday is coming up soon, I received a postcard in the mail from Sephora for a free birthday gift in-store.  It’s a Fresh lip duo that looks pretty interesting. This got me to thinking about my current skin care regime and if I want to switch things up a bit.

I do like the products I use but am always looking to try something new. I have very dry, sensitive skin, so that is an issue that I need to consider when choosing a moisturizer. While perusing the Sephora website, I found these three moisturizers that intrigue me:

“Deeply nourish your skin with this luxuriously rich cream that delivers improved firmness, elasticity, radiance, and skin texture. Potent antioxidants provide protection from environmental stressors. The result—soft, smooth and naturally luminous skin, day after day.”

“This ultra-concentrated, non-greasy formula provides immediate and long-lasting hydration for all-day smoothness and all-day comfort. The most hydrating moisturizer Murad has ever offered, this velvety formula restores youthful resilience for skin that is perfectly polished and radiant. “

“The perfect pairing of star ingredients (oxygen and vitamin C) helps the skin rebound from external and internal stresses. Like an at-home version of Bliss Spa’s Triple Oxygen Treatment Facial, it delivers a targeted burst of O2 to help support cell respiration, reinforce collagen synthesis, improve skin hydration, and breathe new life into a lackluster complexion.”

Perhaps I’ll treat myself to an early birthday gift when I’m at the store.

What products are in your skin care routine? Do you have a go-to item that you absolutely love?

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