Beauty Roundup

Every once in a while I like to do some sort of beauty post to share my current favorites. Although I have a few things that are tried and true, it is usually ever changing.

I know a lot of ladies are a sucker for trying new beauty products out- I am no exception. New things always seem to find their way into my cart, and onto my bathroom counter whether it be a new lip gloss, a hair product, or even something as small as a new makeup brush.

Here is a roundup of my current faves:

Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser c/o

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry (local gals, available at Midtown Hair Co)

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick (Call the Shots)

Sally Hansen Nail Strips in Side Swiped

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Neutrogena Naturals is like a breath of fresh air on my skin sometimes. Yes, I love the facial cleansers and whatnot that have all of that nitty gritty stuff that you can really feel cleaning all of the gunk off of your face. But sometimes, you just want something that is gentle, smells good, and gets the job done. That is Neutrogena’s purifying facial cleanser. I feel like it really lets my face breath when I use it! Sometimes, with certain face washes, I feel like I have to swipe a makeup remover wipe after I wash my face-I don’t have to do that after I use their facial cleanser

You all know how much I love dry shampoo, right? Because it saves me from having to wash and dry my hair a lot. I really despised blow drying my hair for some reason. I just think it’s tedious, and I am not good at it- like I don’t use a round brush, or probably even the correct brush for that matter. My hair stylist, Rebecca at Midtown Hair Company has been using their Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry on me the last few times I have been there, and I finally caved and bought my own at my last appointment. The awesome thing about it, is that it is sort of a primer for your hair. It helps protect it against the heat, and (this is the best part) it cuts down on blow dry time. YES!! (It really does, I am a nerd and timed it)

I had been looking for a new red lipstick for the fall. Not too bright, sort of rich in color, long lasting, and Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie was my fave. I love the color and the feel on my lips. It lasts a long time too, which is great for me-I am terrible at reapplying! 

I am not the best at keeping up with my nail polish, so I have always been a fan of Sally Hansen’s nail strips. My most recent fave though is Side Swiped. It’s a fun alternative to a french manicure or some other outrageous print that she (meaning Sally) has. I like that it lasts, and doesn’t chip. I am known to leave my nail polish on until it is all chipped off, so something like this that doesn’t chip is perfect for me! I paired the nail strips with her Nail Art Studs

Didn’t quite turn out like the picture, but I tried! I tried to get all creative, but I am not the creative type! I will most definitely use them again- something fun to use to make an accent nail or something like that! There are also other colors and other fun nail art things!

I finally caved and purchased the Naked3 Palette. I have their original, and absolutely love it. When the three came out, I wasn’t a huge fan of it, but it has grown on me over the last few months. Loving it so far, and already have a couple that have been my go-to, everyday shadows! 

As always, my most favorite is my Cover Girl LashBlast. Seriously, since 2008 it’s been my favorite. I have tried others both equal in price and more expensive and I always find my way back to Cover Girl. I have had people ask me numerous times what mascara I use and my answer is always the same! 

What are some of your current beauty favorites? Would love to hear! 




  1. Kate at Green Fashionista
    October 15, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    Love love love all my Naked palettes! And that Red Ken spray sounds fabulous, I'll ask my stylist about it the next time I'm there 🙂

  2. MamaMia
    October 29, 2014 / 7:36 am

    I'd love to have you try and review Younique's 3D Fiber Mascara if you haven't already… Email me!

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