Hi all! Sharing my go-to beauty product faves from April for you!
My new favorite mascara is the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara. I know this has been a beauty favorite for quite some time for other bloggers-but I am just now jumping on the bandwagon and I AM OBSESSED!! I didn’t love it at first, I thought it was too liquid-y, but after using it for a few weeks it is the BOMB. I ordered mine from Nordstrom because Sephora wouldn’t ship it to Alaska. 😐 I realize I could have just gone INTO the store, but I am an online shopper and Nordstrom has free shipping! You can get it here from Nordstrom or here from Sephora. It is 15% off at Nordstrom right now though! Making it $21.25.
I started a new skin care routine this month. So I have ALWAYS had skin problems. Since I was a teenager. Now 29 years old-still rocking the acne. SO awesome! Needless to say, I have tried A LOT of skin care routines over the years. This is the first time I have noticed a SIGNIFICANT difference and after only almost two weeks of use. I am using the Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner along with the matching Deep Cleansing Foaming Face wash. The alcohol free toner is the game changer for me I think. I have combination skin-so some of the toners I have tried have seriously dried out my skin. This is the perfect in-between. It actually has the WHOLE flower in the bottle which is kind of cool! I use the face wash at night and the toner both in the AM and PM. You can get the face wash here and the toner here! (I got them both from Nordstrom, but they are available at Macy’s, Sephora and the Kiehl’s website).
So-also Kiehl’s related, this was a free gift with purchase of the above, but I have never tried SUCH an amazing make up remover before!!! It is actually called Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. I use it all over my face, even the eye area. Removes waterproof eyeliner and mascara, doesn’t burn the eyes at all and it smells amazing! I used to ONLY use make-up wipes, but after trying this I wouldn’t go back to those. Highly recommend this product! It is a bit pricey at $32.00 for 5.9oz, but a little goes a LONG way. I use like not even half a pump for a full face of make up. You can get it here. P.S I SWEAR this post is NOT sponsored by Kieh’s! I am just really in love with everything I have tried!
My go-to, hands down, all time favorite lip product is the Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm. I use it EVERY DAY. I personally don’t smell caramel-but it wouldn’t bother me if I did. This is so rich and creamy but not sticky and lasts forever! It has grape seed oil and vitamin E. Best part-no parabens or sulfates. You can get it here from Sephora for $18.00.
I talked about this in my Get Ready With Angela! post, the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea. Still obsessed. The smell is amazing and makes my skin feel so refreshed! You can get it here! My sister loves Rosewater one linked below.
Last but not least is my shampoo and conditioner! I am a ‘wash my hair every day’ kind of girl. Nothing will ever change this. I have been using this combo for almost a year now and I love it. They are super lightweight. My hair always feels thick and bouncy. I have a ton of hair and don’t need to use a lot of product. I also rarely ever blow dry or curl my hair so I need something that is going to leave it feeling good to go just after brushing it (or running my fingers through it because sometimes I don’t even bother brushing it either.) The kind I use is Not Your Mother’s Way To Grow Long & Strong Shampoo and Conditioner. Shampoo here and conditioner here! I actually use quite a few of the Not Your Mother’s hair products. You can browse them here at Ulta, but some of my favorites are the Kinky Moves Curl Defining Hair Cream, Clean Freak Dry Shampoo, Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray (really great to just spray in your damp hair and go!) and the Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter. All linked below! 🙂 Did I mention ALL of these products are LESS than $10.00?! ANNNNND Ulta is having a buy one get one at 50% sale right now!
Hope you find some goodies in here that will work for you! As always, if you have any questions about anything please let me know!