This post has definitely been long overdue, but I need to give high fives and claps to some of these awesome beauty companies. All of the products mentioned are cruelty-free and 100% my opinion. I’m not a beauty expert in any way shape or form, but these are the things that have been working for my skin and daily make up routine.
Ren – Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
After my face completely broke out after using Drunk Elephant (more on that below), I went back to using Ren’s day cream and a few other products. Within a week and a half, my skin started to clear up dramatically. I now use Ren’s Day Cream, Daily AHA Tonic, Gentle Cleansing Gel, and Night Cream. Not only has my skin cleared up but I’m noticing a big difference in my skin’s tone and coloration. I highly, highly recommend anything
GrandeLASH™ – MD Lash Enhancing Serum
This serum was actually the reason I wanted to write this post. Back in December, I was getting really insecure about how short my lashes were. I think it was about the same time I realized everyone and their mother were getting eyelash extensions. Since I was desperate, I figured why not try a growth serum… what do I have to lose? Oh. My. God. I’ve been telling anyone who will listen to buy this product because it actually works! Before I go to bed, I put a faint line of the serum on like eyeliner and in a few months, my lashes started to grow. Don’t take my word for it look at my own before and after pictures!
Too Faced – Better than Sex Mascara
While I was using the serum, I started to use this Too Faced mascara and I’m hooked. It makes my eyes look enormous and doesn’t leave pesky flakes all over my face. I recently tried the waterproof version and am not loving it as much. It does not give me nearly as much volume as the non-water proof version. Although, I do think the waterproof version will be perfect for casual beach days.
Tarte – Tartelette in Bloom
I’ve had this eyeshadow palette for about two years and I’ve started to hit pan on a few different shadows. For those who have never bought a Tarte palette, they smell like chocolate happiness. This particular palette is made of Amazon clay and is incredibly easy to blend. The earthy colors have been my go-to for the past two years so I might actually pick up another palette once the shadows are completely gone.
Tarte – Shape Tape
I think this is my fourth or fifth bottle that I’ve finished and I’m still a huge fan of Tarte’s shape tape. I suffer from really dark under eye circles and this is the only thing that has been able to hide them. If you’re looking for a full coverage concealer this is the best one on the market.
BareMinerals – BarePro Pounder Foundation
I believe this is my third empty but it continues to be a staple in my life. I’m not someone who likes thick makeup on my face. With this powder, I can simply swipe it on my face and I’m good to go. It isn’t very long lasting and doesn’t offer a ton of coverage but it’s good for me.
MoroccanOil – Treatment
This is my second bottle of the Moroccanoil treatment and I love everything about it. If your hair ever gets flyaways or just looks super dry and dull, this is the product for you. My hairdresser, Joanne, showed me this and I love the smell and feel of it.
Drybar – Dry Shampoo
I saw Dress up Buttercup talk about this on her
Products I Haven’t Been Able to Finish/Don’t Recommend
MoroccanOil – Shampoo and Conditioner
Since I love the smell and feel of the treatment oil, I thought I would love the shampoo and conditioner. Unfortunately, that was not the case. The shampoo tangled my hair so badly and then I had to fix it with the conditioner. Although they smell amazing, I felt like I was wasting my money with such an expensive shampoo and conditioner set. Back to the drawing board…
Drunk Elephant – Minis
I know what you’re thinking. Everyone loves Drunk Elephant so this girl must be crazy. I am so sad to report that
Tarte – Make Magic Happen
Since I love Tarte’s other palette, I thought I would love any. Tarte’s Make Magic Happen does not blend well at the colors are very muted compared to the Tarte in Bloom. Whenever I use this palette it is because I’m forcing myself to use it.
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What are your current favorites? Have any recommendations for me? Have you tried any of these products out? Let me know in the comments down