My favorite category, beauty! And while you’re dusting off the glitter & metallics from your New Years parties, make sure your make up collection includes these favorites.
Makeup was my go-to activity while I was living in Dubai, I didn’t have money to do anything else so I watched YouTube & tried to copy looks. Since then, it’s still my favorite activity. The whole art behind makeup, the feeling of pampering your skin, the smell of moisturizers & lotions – there’s nothing better.
Here are my favorite favorites of 2016:
1. Sheet Masks
Too easy not to do, and w my extremely dry skin there’s nothing better than throwing on a sheet mask for 30 minutes to pump in the moister. I also struggle big w allergies so my eyes get super swollen (so does my entire face) & I’ve noticed putting these sheet masks in the refrigerator, THEN on my face, it is the biggest life saving move yet! If nothing else, it’s 30 minutes of relief. And with Amazon Prime, they’re super affordable for anyone.
This is my holy grail of all make up products. I do everything with it. Highlight, shadow, contour, setting, smokey eye, conceal – I’ll try to make it happen with this pallet. I use it almost every single day I put makeup on.
3. Eye Pads
Going with the above… If sheet masks are too much for you, these eyes masks have been the easiest step to add into my routine. I also throw these in the refrigerator before I plan on using one & the instant cooling is priceless. I’ve tried A LOT of eye pads this year & these are one of the only ones I’ve liked.
I have to BE bronze. If I run out of spray tan I can’t leave the house – It’s ridiculous, but reality. And I struggled finding a bronzer that I liked on my face. I love this one because 1. It lasts forever 2. It’s buildable 3. Creamy and soft. If I ever run out, I’ll be buying it for many years to come.
5. Tepez Cream
I can pronounce every word on the ingredient list & I can buy it with Amazon Prime. Need I say more? Yes? I can also use it as a face moisturizer without a greasy finish but tons of moisture and a lil pretty fresh scent.
You already know! I love this palette so much, it just works w me. We get each other. I keep trying other palettes & products but always go back to grabbing this ($13!!) palette. It’s everything to my makeup drawer & me.
7. Coconut Oil
Late to the game here but none the less, deserves a proper shout out. Moisturizer for my face, acne prevention, shaving cream, body moisturizer, hair mask, dog treats, popcorn, fur mask – I use coconut oil for everything. E V E R Y T H I N G.
A lil late to this game too but if you haven’t added some type of beauty blender to your make up application process you’re missing out. Too easy, you’ll feel guilty.
9. Blue Nails
SUMMER, thank you for bringing me blue nails, it was my go to color last summer. I’m happy I stepped out of my comfort zone because the cool blue was the perfect touch to steamy hot days.
10. Pixi Toner
I’ve gone through bottles of this discovery. BOTTLES. I can’t say that about anything else because I’m always trying new products. I was never a toner person so I was hesitant about this product but since buying it I haven’t strayed away. I’m to the point where I feel like my face is dirty if I don’t use this toner after I cleanse.