Favorite Things: Beauty

Let’s be honest. Going to the store to find the best colors, brand, and right type of skincare products can be so overwhelming. Everyone trying to sell their products regardless if it’s the right thing for you. A sale is a sale, right? I think it’s safe to say that for this reason many of us find what works, and just stick to it. It’s easier to just get what you know sometimes. So, I decided I would share some of my recent beauty finds. Maybe you’ll love them too. Or maybe it’ll just encourage you to try something different.

I think I should start by saying I am by no means an expert in the beauty field. I am simply a consumer looking for the products that make me look and feel best. This is also not an ad. These are just products that I am loving right now, and want to share with all of you.


Juice Beauty

My mom is the one who told me about this skincare line. She was using some of their anti-aging products, and really loved them. I happened to be in the market for new products, and saw the brand on The TODAY Show’s Steals and Deals. It was like 50% off, so I figured why not! Well, my mom was right and the products are awesome. They make my skin feel soft and moisturized, they smell great, and I love that they are organic. I am currently using the Cleansing Milk, Antioxidant Serum, and Nutrient Moisturizer. I definitely plan to purchase some other products from the line as well!

Here is a little information about the line:

  • At Juice Beauty we abide by our Eco-Values for everything we do. These values include: Authentically Organic Formulas Made With USDA Certified Organic Ingredients: to enhance the powerful antioxidants and to limit pesticide and synthetic fertilizer residue.
  • Powerful Action Without Potentially Harmful Endocrine-Disrupting Ingredients: formulated without parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, silicones, talc, carbon black, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, silicones, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. And for the several thousand commonly used ingredients we never add, go to CLEAN BEAUTY™ Challenge.
  • Vegan & No Animal Testing: formulated without animal byproducts, Leaping Bunny certified. PETA “Courage in Commerce“ award.
  • (Description via https://www.juicebeauty.com/)

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I’ve never really worn lipstick. At least not on a regular basis. I’d put it on for special occasions and within 30 minutes it was gone. It just felt like a waste of time. But about a year ago I discovered LipSense, and it was life changing. This product is made by a company called SeneGence, and is a long lasting, waterproof and smudge proof lip color. They have over 50 shades that can be combined to create so many more. Be careful…it’s addicting. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Here is a little information about the line:

  • LipSense is a unique product that is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off! And, just as important it does not dry out your lips. In fact, it helps to restore the moisture content of your lips when used properly.
  • LipSense Liquid Lip Color can last anywhere between 4 and 18 hours.
  • LipSense is initially sold as a set, which includes LipSense Liquid Lip Color, a moisturizing Gloss, and an Ooops! Remover.
  • (Description via https://www.lipsense.com/)

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Pravana: The Perfect Blonde

I’m a natural blonde. When I was a little girl my hair was practically white from spending weekend after weekend at the beach. However, as I’ve aged my hair has darkened a bit. So, when I go to the salon, I typically brighten it up with some cool blonde highlights. It’s so frustrating when you spend the money to get your hair done, and then just weeks later it’s left looking brassy and dull. My stylist recommended Pravana Perfect Blonde to me. I use both the Purple Toning Shampoo and the Purple Toning Mask, and they have kept my color looking bright and fresh for months. I recommend using them only every 3rd day or so with a regular shampoo in between.

Here is a little information about the line:

  • A sulfate-free blonde shampoo option, to keep blonde beautiful and brass-free between salon visits. Bring strength, shine and elasticity back into the hair with added keratin, wheat and silk amino acids with this crowd-stopping shampoo!
  • This deeply nourishing weekly treatment transforms hair from brassy to sassy in less than five minutes! Thanks to its exclusive dual violet dye system and optical brighteners, this luxurious, deeply nourishing treatment instantly neutralizes unwanted yellow tones and kicks brassiness to the curb.
  • (Description via http://www.pravana.com/)

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Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil

My brows were something I neglected for a long time. They’re so light, and you don’t really see them. But time after time when I was getting my hair done, the stylists would say that I should really color or fill in my brows. So, I finally took their advice, and boy am I glad I did. A well filled and shaped brow really helps to frame your face. I had a hard time finding the right color and pencil though. When I happened upon this Benefit Goof Proof Pencil I was thrilled. The color was perfect, and I love the blending brush on the other end.

Here is a little information about the line:

  • Everyone’s an expert with this super easy filling & shaping eyebrow pencil. It features a custom, non-sharpen “goof-proof” tip, soft color and a glide-on formula for easy & fast brow filling. Comes complete with built-in blending spoolie-brush and signature Tips & Tricks!
  • 12-hour* waterproof** formula
  • Awards – The Knot Beauty Award, Best Brow Definer, 2017
  • (Description via https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/us/en)

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Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo

This is my go to shampoo when I’m not using something specific for color. For the in between washes. My husband and three kids also use this regularly. It smells delicious, and makes my hair feel great. I’ve used it for years because it’s so gentle and moisturizing. It’s a top seller for the company and has a Super Rich Conditioner you can pair with it. Highly recommend this one!

Here is a little information about the line:

  • A creamy cleanser with enough moisture for everyone (and every day).
  • This ultra-mild shampoo gently cleanses and moisturizes to add shine.
  • (Description via https://www.bumbleandbumble.com/)

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